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Peaceful Garden Apartment on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


West Alameda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom /Queen bed, 1 Bath/ shower over tub, LR- couch/full bed

This peaceful apartment is on the ground floor with the entrance off the garden. Alameda was developed in the late 1800's as a beach resort community. Today this 3 by 5 mile island is known for its tree lined streets and large collection of Victorian and Craftsman architecture not to mention the cute California bungalows.

Coming on to the island is like stepping back in time where people walk either the interesting neighborhoods or the beach. There are many owner run business from restaurants, nurseries, ice cream parlor, coffee shops, bike shops and a lovely restored Art Deco movie theatre. On the spirited end of the island you'll find award winning Rock Wall Winery, (try Scolaris for lunch while you're in this area) St. George Spirits (Hangar One Vodka) and Fraction Brewery , all facing the SF skyline. Oh, there are two 18 hole golf courses and a 9 hole par3 course at one end of the island. did I say we're only about a 15 min drive to the Oakland Airport?

This oasis is just a ferry ride from San Francisco. Or you could drive across one of the bridges to Oakland and catch the Bay Area Rapid Transit. Oakland (5 miles away) is home to Major league baseball, football, and basketball. An hours drive will take you to the wine country of Napa/Sonoma or to the coast at Half Moon Bay. A 15-30 min drive will take you to one of the Easy Bay Regional Parks with over 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Of Course there is the interesting town of Berkeley just about a 15-20 min drive north.

Within a 6 block radius of the apartment are independent restaurants, bars, grocery shopping,the beach, the movie theater, coffee shops, small shopping center (South Shore Center), many ethnic restaurants, bicycle rentals, bowling alley,public transportation, and the usual, hospital, post office and fast food.

The apartment is outfitted for comfort with crisp white linen dried by the sun, down comforter and pillows, good reading lights, hardwood floors, 2 closets, windows that open, a kitchen with the normal appliances plus sugar, splenda, plastic wrap, coffee and tea to get started, salt and pepper (the little things)- not a lot of clutter- just enough for interest.

Anticipating your needs is what gives me the most pleasure and hopefully that will be apparent as you make your self at home in our peaceful garden apartment.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Garden Apartment on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Charming & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in September. This one bedroom apartment was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. It is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood with beautifully restored Victorian style houses all around. Betty welcomed us with banana bread on the kitchen table and gave us lots of suggestions and her contact info in case we required anything. It was an easy walk to plenty of restaurants We didn't ride the local bus and needed a car to get to the ferry terminal or Bart system but parking at the terminals was easy. It did not seem economical to drive into San Francisco, due to limited parking and extremely high daily parking rates.

We were very happy with our choice and would recommend it to couples and single travelers

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Really appreciated the welcoming touches such as the banana bread, parking and the short walk to the beach and Trader Joe's. We were on a road trip from Vancouver and the apartment was a lovely home away from home after camping our way to Alameda.

Very clean and comfortable; also, I tend to cook to avoid expensive restaurants when travelling with my kids, so I appreciated the well-stocked kitchen. I also felt the area was very safe which was important when travelling with pre-teen and teen girls.

We were primarily visiting San Francisco and took the ferry each day which adds up when you are 5, if you are looking to keep down costs, take this into consideration. I felt it was worth it (places in San Fran were much more expensive) and I rather enjoyed the short ferry ride at the start and finish of our sightseeing days.

Thank you so much, Betty! I would happily stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Having been an Alameda residents for 25+ years, we were excited to find this comfortable well located apartment for a return visit after having moved 4 years ago. Great location, quiet, modestly but well appointed. Very clean & Betty was easy to work with. It's a great value for a Bay Area stay! Only caution for the older set: front steps are steep and a shower bar would be a great addition. Parking is a real plus: street parking generally available during the day & the driveway is also available ....we tended to use the street when possible because of the steepness of the drive but having it as a back up was great!! Nice to know we still have a home in Alameda!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy apt

  • 5 of 5

This apt was perfect for our 3 week visit to California! When you come here, you've come Home! Betty anticipates just what you need. From the banana bread welcome to the down pillows on the bed our stay was great! No problems with parking...Close to shopping, nice area, quick drive into San Francisco. Washer dryer and good internet! We've stayed many places in the area but this is our favorite.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seems like home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Betty and it went smoothly as we expected. The apartment is close to shopping on Park street and the South Shore Center. Parking was not a problem and the neighborhood is peaceful. Betty has the apartment well appointed with basics and the banana bread was appreciated. We will stay here again when we return to Alameda.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Parking

  • 5 of 5

This was a great way to see San Francisco without the breaking the bank. A short drive over the bridge or a fun ferry ride into the city. The apartment was cozy and comfortable. Betty was so easy to work with. She guided us all along the way! I was very nervous about parking before the trip. I had heard bad stories of parking problems. THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS HERE! There is plenty of parking on the street, and NO RESTRICTIONS. The neighborhood was very safe and there was always a spot close by to park. It was so easy. We rented a car and it worked out perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Park St.
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Oakland/Alameda Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chuck Corica/ Alameda Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
South Shore Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

West Alameda Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $75

Cancellation of reservation must be made 45 days before arrival for deposit refund minus $25 processing fee. If you're unsure about the trip I would recommend trip insurance.

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West Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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