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Neptune Beach Rentals - Guest Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming, sunny, one bedroom vintage cottage apartment on the Island of Alameda, just five minutes from a wide, sandy beach and a short ferry ride to San Francisco. Enjoy the ambiance of this lovely California beach town, with cafes, bookstores, resplendent Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, manicured parks, a historical business district, and a temperate climate.

Located just 3 miles from the Marina Village Campus, the Wind River Campus and 2 miles from the Alameda Maritime Institute.

Arrive to a bottle of wine from my private wine collection to help you settle into the moment. Be inspired by the lovely old character of the building, the large airy sunny rooms, and the private cottage garden tucked away in a private setting. Enjoy one of a kind vintage pieces hand picked by the owner purchased from local flea markets and specialty shops in the Bay Area.

Take a trip to Alameda Point and visit Alameda's Booze Alley (Rockwall Winery, Building 43 Winery, Faction Brewery, St. George's Spirits, and Hanger 1 Vodka). Or spend an afternoon in our Historic Park Street District shopping and dining. Take in a movie at our newly restored Historic Theater, or enjoy a day of golf on our 45 hole golf course at Harbor Bay.

Ferry across the bay to explore San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, North Beach, the Ferry Building, or Alcatraz. Ride on a cable car and enjoy a day of glamorous shopping at S.F. Union Square.

Neptune Beach rentals come fully equipped with urban farm house style furnishings, fine dishware, cutlery, linens, a full gas range, cable television, a DVD player, and wifi internet access.

Choose Neptune Beach Rentals for your short term, business stay or long term stay experiencing all that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.

Keywords: Vacation or Corporate Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have family in Alameda and rented this apartment for one month. It is in a great location that is quiet and very near the walking trail by the bay, bus stops, restaurants and a short drive to food shopping and a pharmacy. The apartment is spacious and very well appointed. The coin operated laundry is in the basement, directly below the apartment which was a welcomed convenience.

Off street parking was no problem, there is safety lighting at night and a very quaint backyard with a small garden and a lemon tree that was perfect for afternoon, lounging/reading ,on the Adirondack chair. The owner is very nice and very accommodating. I would stay there again.
May 2011
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West Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed sleeps two adults or two children
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed sleeps two, and Sofa Bed sleeps one adult or two children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Neptune Beach Rentals - Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Great little cottage, with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Karen's cottage is so nice! Perfect size for me and my husband as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary! Karen checked in twice to make sure all was well! Great location as well! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, Thanks so much Erin for a great review, and congratulations on your 20th Anniversary! I wish I had known; I would have done something special to help you celebrate. I'll be happy to reserve the Guest Cottage same time next year for you if you'd like, and I'll help you plan something special for your 21st! Best wishes, Karen
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Prescott, AZ, USA

Love apts, hate hotels

  • 5 of 5

I gave this a 5 star review because of the location, the cleanliness of the unit, and the quick response from Karen for a last minute reservation. Karen also provided a Keurig with lots of coffees and other drinks. She put bagels, cream cheese and orange juice in the refrig. You can see from the pictures that this is an older house which is typical for Alameda.

I do have a warning, if this applies to you. I am a 76 year old woman and was staying there alone. I did find the front steps steep and hard for me to get my small suitcase up and down. I was also concerned with the clawfoot tub being the shower as it was difficult for me to get in and out.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judith, Thanks for your review, and I’m glad I could accommodate you with such short notice. I hope your son is doing well, and I’m glad you enjoyed the breakfast treats I left for you. Regarding the tub, most people have enjoyed the claw foot tub, but I can understand and appreciate that it didn’t work well for you. Wishing you and your son all the best! Karen
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The apartment met my needs well with no problems.

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was very clean and well equiped. It is not ideal for an older person with steps at the entrance and a shower that is a little clumsy to use. The bed is on the firm side.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thank you for your comments. Sorry you had trouble with the stairs – there are only 3 steps and I’ve had older couples stay at the Guest Cottage before with no problems. In fact, they are some of my repeat guests. The tub is a claw foot tub, there are pictures of it on the website - many of my guests find it to be very relaxing. My apologies that these didn’t work well for you. You're welcome back anytime! Warm regards, Karen
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Princeton, Ma USA

Like stepping back in time

  • 5 of 5

I came to Alameda to visit my elderly father. I was seeking a place to stay where I could just be in his company...a hotel room was not an option. Neptune beach cottage was perfect for my needs. It is a cozy and comfortable apartment decorated with impeccable taste in a 1940-ish style. It is an easy walk to the Webster Street cafe and a short drive to beaches and the SF ferry. Karen, the hostess, is gracious. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne, Thank you for such a wonderful review! It was such a pleasure meeting you and your father and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Guests like you make it all worth while, so please come back and visit again. You're welcome anytime! Best regards, Karen
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Orange County CA

Charming, warm, and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is charming, roomy, and warm. It is filled with period details such as a claw foot tub, mouldings, stained glass, and a fabulous vintage range. Karen, the owner, has it adorably decorated to reflect its location in the bay area. She has thought of everything to make one's stay comfortable....premium select toiletries, towels and sheets, kitchenware, WIFI, cable TV, a selection of coffees and tea, and even hot chocolate for those chilly Bay Area nights. Upon arrival I was greeted with a vase of fresh flowers picked from her garden and a basket of lemons she harvested from her tree earlier that morning. The house where the apartment is located is surrounded by the most beautiful English garden, a perfect place to enjoy one's morning coffee. She provided a notebook with recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. The apartment is a short walk from the Bay, the Webster Street area, and the BART shuttle. Karen was very easy to work with, communicated clearly and promptly. I would stay again there in a heartbeat and plan on doing just that!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to write it. I’m really glad you enjoyed the personal touches; it’s something I really enjoy doing for my guests. It was wonderful getting to know you and I look forward to your next visit. You’re welcome anytime! Best regards, Karen
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Auckland, New Zealand

Immaculate and Safe

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Cottage. I was most impressed with how immaculately clean, secure and well equipped the Cottage was. Loved the extra personal touches, especially the beauty products in the bathroom, the selection of books and local reading material. Thank you Karen, I have no hesitation recommending your lovely place.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathryn for the great review. I enjoy making this place a magical place for my guests, and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you the next time you’re in Alameda. All the best, Karen
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Alameda Ferry Terminal
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crown Memorial State Beach

Located 5 minutes from the Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal, 5 minutes from Alameda Point, and 5 minutes from Crown Memorial State Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest. Holidays rates are $189.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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