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NEW LISTING - In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2.5 bath in historic Alameda

Don't be fooled by other listings that show a beautiful Victorian home but you are renting the basement apartment.... this rental is for the house.

This lovely home was built in 1885 and offers Victorian spender along with all the amenities for an enjoyable stay.

Alameda offers easy access to San Francisco and many other Bay Area locations including the Oakland Coliseum (Go A’s and Warriors) and UC Berkeley (Go Bears). Oakland Airport is less than 5 miles away. Getting to San Francisco is quick and comfortable - use the ferry (from the Main St terminal), bus, the express bus to downtown SF or to BART is only 3 blocks away. You can also drive- getting to the I-880 freeway and the Bay Bridge is quick - driving to downtown SF takes 25-30 minutes outside of rush hour. But the ferry is a much nicer way to go and you don’t have to park in SF (free parking at the ferry terminal in Alameda)

The main floor:

This stunning house features 12 foot ceilings in the formal rooms and the master bedroom. The front parlor features formal seating while the back parlor offers casual seating to visit or watch TV. The TV has a DVD/Blueray player with a collection of action and family DVDs. Local TV stations and access to Netflix. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the house.

The dining room seats 6. The china cabinet is stocked with formal china should you wish to have a formal dinner – but since you are on vacation you might prefer to visit one of the many great restaurants that Alameda has to offer. Many within easy walking distance of the house.

The more modern kitchen has a fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, sink with garbage disposal, gas stove with a large oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and all the utensils a well-appointed kitchen should have.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and a large armoire as well as a dresser; the attached bathroom has an extra-long tub/shower with 2 shower heads (each separately controlled).

The 2nd bedroom has a full sized bed and lots of closet space as well as a dresser. This bedroom also opens into the main floor full bath. It also has easy access to the ½ bath.

The Attic:

The 3rd bedroom and a bathroom are in the attic.

The 3rd bedroom sits at the top of the stairs and features 2 twin beds.

The full attic bathroom features a beautiful walk-in shower and a heated floor in the winter.

(Alameda has great weather but on the rare summer days when Alameda is hot the attic rooms are warmer than the downstairs rooms- a free-standing AC Unit is available should the bay breezes not be enough to cool the rooms down)

The basement:

The basement offers tenants the use of the laundry room. The laundry room has a front load washer and dryer on pedestals and an area to sort and fold laundry. The rest if the basement is not available to tenants.

The yard:

The park-like large backyard offers a comfortable seating area and a gas bbq. Yard work will be done by the owners mostly mid-day – we will do our best not to disturb our guests any more than necessary

Security Cameras:

There are outside security cameras at the front and rear entrance to the house.

The garage/parking:

The garage is not available for tenant use. The driveway is and has off-street parking for 1 vehicle. Additional street parking is usually easily available.

This is a historic home built in 1885 and is for use as a temporary place to stay while visiting or working in the area. Only the bedrooms are to be used as bedrooms. No airbeds may be added to other rooms – this is a family home not a bunkhouse or party pad. An airbed is available to add to the back bedroom should 2 people want to share the room but not share the one full sized bed. The limit for guests is 6 people.

The rental is for vacation/short term rental only. No length of stay establishes residency- this is for temporary stay NOT a primary residence. By agreeing to rent the house you agree to all the terms listed in the description of the property as well as the house rules. Violation of the agreement terminates the rental agreement.

People in the area for construction or other work are welcome as long as they realize this is HOME and plan to treat it with the care a historic home deserves.

- Rates based on 4 person occupancy - Maximum 6 people ($15 per person 5-6)

- No parties, and please keep noise down as this is a quiet residential neighborhood

- NOT AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS, AS PARTY VENUE, OR FOR LARGE GATHERINGS (>8 people) - we have to be strict about this because we want to stay on good terms with our neighbors

- STRICTLY NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY- this includes the front and backyard.


More Details

Maria Love
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Maria Love

I grew up in this house. It has been in the family since 1966 and it a stunning example of Victorian architecture built in 1885. The house will be on ALAMEDA LEGACY HOME TOUR in the fall.

Maria Love purchased this house in 1966

Why Maria Love chose Alameda

You will be in the heart of the San Francisco bay area. Jump on the ferry and be in SF in less than an hour after a wonderful bay cruise that is worth the trip in itself. No worrying about parking in SF you will arrive at either the ferry building or stay on and get off at Peir 42 to visit the world famous Pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. Also easy access to the cruise ship terminal!

What makes this house unique

The house is fully equipped for an at home feeling. Come and experience this house

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely time we had at your vacation rental.

It was so comfortable for all of us and so beautifully decorated. We had a very relaxed time there. It was close to family and friends and worked perfectly for us
Jul 2017
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Alameda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO SMOKING anywhere on the property this includes the front and back yard
  • NO Parties and no more than 8 people at the house. No events or gatherings only booked guests. House rules will be enforced.
  • Renting of this property is as a vacation/temporary rental and in no way establishes tenancy as a primary rental reguardless of the lenght of stay
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , extra long tub with 2 shower heads with separate controls
    Main floor half bathroom - toilet , half bath is off the main hall next to the back bedroom
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , In the winter the heated floor is turned on
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Back Bedroom main floor - 1 double , Dresser and lots of closet space black out blinds
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has a large armoire, dresser and seating blackout blinds
    Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This room is walked thought to the other upstairs bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
This house was built in 1885 and is a treasure. Please treat it with care


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NEW LISTING - In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio

Beautiful home! Loved every minute of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Maria is awesome, the home was super clean and very well kept. Lovely home in a super quiet and convenient location. The beds were comfy and the home owner went above and beyond to make our stay five stars! We couldn’t be more appreciative. Would stay here again the next time we come this way to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous, wonderful and beautiful property. These are just a few words to describe it. The wonderful little touches and attention to detail made our stay a great experience. We truly felt we were at home. Everything we needed was there and available.

Maria, thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Wonderful host for a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this VRBO. Parking in San Fran/Alameda is AWFUL...the fact that we had a private driveway in this neighborhood was a HUGE plus and a big relief to not be worried about coming home late at night and finding a place to park.

Maria was a wonderful host. You cant tell she is new to VRBO! Went WAY above and beyond. We needed our boarding passes to be printed along with a couple other documents and she came over while were gone and set up a wireless printer so we could send our documents to it and print them out! Really saved us a lot of time. She also has lots of games and movies available. The house is quite large with lots of room and the large backyard is very nicely manicured. A jewel in the city!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect House for a Special Occasion ...

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property on the occasion of my daughter's graduation from Berkeley. I could not be more pleased with my decision. Its location is perfect in the sense that it is not too far from Cal yet distant enough to avoid the usual hustle and bustle of a college town. Most of all, the house is just charming; it is spacious, clean, and well-maintained. The entire family were able to catch up with each other in the comfort of a Victorian house instead of a sterile hotel room.

In addition, the owner Maria was responsive and considerable; her daughter was living nearby in the same neighborhood to provide timely assistance when necessary. They did not require me to launtry all the bedding and towels before check-out, which certainly made my departure day a bit less stressful. For any interested future renters, do not forget that there is a private and lovely backyard, where you can relax, read, and enjoy the beautiful California sun.

I will rent this place again in the future. Many thanks, Maria and Mary, for making this graduation/family union a sweet memory.



  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atascadero, CA

Beautiful Victorian family home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, well maintained home located in a quiet, pretty neighborhood of Alameda was the perfect place for our family gathering. The bedrooms and baths offered comfort and an abundance of towels and even bathrobes! The kitchen was clean and well equipped for our cooking adventures. We explored a park, restaurants and a church, all within easy walking distance. The yard was lovely with chairs and table that we utilized while barbecuing our dinner. Maria was attentive and responsive to any question or need. We hope to return and enjoy this house again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location! It was perfect for what we needed. Go Warriors!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
5.2 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Z's Cocktail Lounge
Nearest Ferry
2.9 Miles
Ferry Point, Alameda, CA 94501
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chuck Corica Golf Complex
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Jack London Square, 245 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort, 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach

Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100

No Parties
violating the house rules can result in being asked to leave and the booking canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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