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Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Boxwood House a completely furnished vacation/corporate garden apartment located on the first floor of a gracious 1893 Victorian home with its own separate entrance.

Boxwood House offers such amenities as a full kitchen, with all electric appliances, including a dishwasher, full size refrigerator, china, silverware, and glassware.

The Bedroom has a queen size bed dressed in Italian linens for a comfortable nights sleep. Plenty of closet space, a dresser, and a writing desk with wireless service for your laptop.

The bathroom shower features a Speakman shower head. There are plenty of thick white towels.

The Living/Dining Room is very comfortable with a sofa that makes into a double bed. The antique dining table and chairs seat four. AM/FM radio with CD player and cable LCD TV with VCR that gets up to 88 channels.

There is a back garden available during nice weather to sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine.

Conveniently located on the island of Alameda, in San Francisco Bay. Boxwood House is situated in the historic Gold Coast a few blocks from parks, beaches with beautiful views of San Francisco, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, bike riding, coffee houses, and restaurants. Direct transportation to San Francisco is accessible both by bus and ferry located a few blocks away.

Enjoy all the scenic attractions the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer from Boxwood House your home away from home. Available by the week or month.

Keywords: Vacation or Corporate Apartment

More Details

Marti McCune
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for one month in the garden apartment. It was immacuate, extremely well furnished, warm and restful. The best thing (in our opinion) was the experience of relating to the owners. No detail was missed; they extended themselves beyond what one might expect and truly cared about our comfort. They did this without "bugging" us. The bed is amazingly comfortable and the bedroom's "black out" draperies allow a very peaceful, long sleep. Just around the corner, you can see the stunning views of the city of San Francisco. The neighborhood has friendly people, and if you come close to a holiday you will greatly enjoy the festive decorations and celebration on this quiet, little street.

We very strongly recommend this property; especially it's wonderful, honest owners, Marti and Will.
Oct 2010
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Gold Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattress that is dressed in Italian linens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The bed lines are Italian linens. The kitchen is equipped with appliances, china, glassware, and spices. The bathroom has fluffy towels. The furnishing are nice antiques with oriental rugs in the hall.


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Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home
average rating of 4.891892 based on 38 reviews

Great Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and apartment was terrific. I will definitely return on next trip to Alameda.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay!! Marti has created a comfortable place to stay with all the amenities we needed for a ten day stay. The neighborhood she lives in is quaint and delightful! Marti is very hospitable and helpful!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place ..... lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. The cottage was very clean, queen size bed very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need. It felt like a home away from home!

Marti was a very gracious and helpful host.

We will return in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Miriam, Thank you for the terrific review. I so enjoyed having you and your nice husband here and meeting your family. I look forward to your visit in the future! All the best, Marti
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Little Rock, Ar, USA

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location

Wonderful hostess

Cottage has everything you need

We would stay again

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you, I look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Marti
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Great location. Marti was very welcoming and helpful. Excellent facilities

  • 4 of 5

Very well set up with a private entrance and plenty of room in the apartment. Well stocked with all the amenities one needs and we were there for 10 days. Marti was a great host and very helpful when needed but not at all intrusive. Nice garden to the rear although we had no time to use it. Very convenient location and parking was not a problem . Overall we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for the lovely review, I enjoyed meeting you and your nice wife. All the best, Marti
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Driftwood, TX

Very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, clean and great location. Marti was warm and welcoming. See ya next time

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning $75

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