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Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area

Alameda, CA, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Apartment House, One Bedroom + Conv bed. Sleeps 2-4, Close to Dwntwn Alameda

Welcome to our cozy one bedroom apartment in a lovely Victorian home close to downtown Alameda, located on the beautiful tree lined Central Ave. The proximity to downtown San Francisco and other bay area cities makes this the ideal location for your stay. SF Bay Ferries, AC-Transit Bus service and Bart are located just minutes away from the house Or simply drive 20 minutes and you will be in Downtown SF.

Alameda's Park Street Shopping is just two blocks away with an abundance of unique's stores, eating places of international cuisine, bars & coffee houses to match your tastes. Not to forget the recently renovated Alameda Movie Theater ...a must see if you have plans for a movie night.

You will find all of the things you will need in this beautifully set up home...away from home. This unit has a large one bedroom with plenty of closet space. There is a desk and a chair in the bedroom for your office needs. There is also a massage chair to relax after a long day. Or you can soak it up in the nice deep bath tub. The Kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of and if you still need any additional accessories, simply call up and we will have it for you as we the owners live upstairs. Plenty of safe street parking. Private entrance, outdoor patio seating for you to enjoy the sun, Laundry on site, BBQ grill in the back yard and many other features. Also, for your peace of mind, the home is equipped with outdoor security cameras.

This is a perfect place for your stay in the bay area whether for business or pleasure.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Passes Included:

Should you decide to stay with us, upon request we will loan you 2 adult guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium that you can use ($100 value) that . you can use during your stay. Ask us for more details regarding this special offer.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

Joe & Mimi


Joe Pappaly / Mimi

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Joe Pappaly / Mimi

We are Joe & Mimi, the owners who live in the main house upstairs in this beautiful Victorian. We purchased this house a few months ago, did some major renovation and decided to rent out the units below as vacation rentals. We would love to share our home with you and even give you some insights as to what to do, where to go and be of help if you are unsure of how to get around in the Bay Area, during your stay with us.

Joe Pappaly / Mimi purchased this Apartment in 2012

Why Joe Pappaly / Mimi chose Alameda

We bought this property because we always wanted to live in a Victorian and we simply love Alameda. The people, the weather, the proximity to everything and most of all the tranquility of this island.

What makes this Apartment unique

We chose this particular property because of its unique Victorian look & feel of it. This home was built in 1891 by Peter Christiansen who was a very well known builder during his time. History books claim that he had built several victorian homes in Alameda. This particular home that he had built was for himself. Historians claim that because of that, he used the best types of wood and construction materials available during his era to build this home. It sure seemed like that during our major remodel.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size bed (1) cozy with down comforter, blankets and extra pillows. Sleeper sofa (1). Sofa can convert to a full size bed in living room (Sleeps 2). Additional air mattress available upon request. Ipod/Iphone dock/ stereo with alarm clock in bedroom. Desk/Chair in bedroom. Massage Chair also in bedroom.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1


        • Budget
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Located in the laundry room. Gas Dryer.
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  24-hour fitness facility located only 1 mile away
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Baseboard Heaters
                • Internet
                  Wireless Broadband Access - Truly High speed internet connection - (Password access provided in the unit)
                • Fireplace
                  Cozy Electric Fireplace
                • Linens Provided
                  Fresh Bed & Bath Linens provided. Extras stocked in the closets.
                • Living Room
                  42-inch Flat screen TV with DVD/Blu-Ray player and 5.1 ch surround sound
                • Parking
                  Ample street parking in front of unit
                • Towels Provided
                  100% Cotton Bath Towels and wash cloths
                • Washing Machine
                  Located in a separate laundry room. Large washing machine. Detergent provided.


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Coffee grounds, Creamer, Sugar, Tea...etc included
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary kitchen utensils, pots, pans and bakeware for cooking & baking. Should you need anything special, we will do our best to provide upon request.
                    • Freezer
                      Ice trays provided
                    • Kitchen
                      Kitchen appliances include gas range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, stove top griddle, crockpot, rice cooker, hand mixer...etc.
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Bottle water, Olive Oil, Cereal, Coffee, and Tea
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size Fridge 2-Gallon Filtered Water Dispenser
                    • Stove
                      Gas Range with stove top griddle
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Separate dining area with table to seat 4
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                              Current News magazines available in the unit.
                            • DVD Player
                              DVD/Blu-Ray player with iPod dock. Can connect USB devices such as video camera..etc
                            • Games
                              Few board games and cards available. Additional games can be provided upon request
                            • Music Library
                              (2) Available upon request
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              U-Verse TV with free HD premium channels for your entertainment (HBO, Showtime...Cinemax...etc)
                            • Stereo
                              Equipped with 5.1 CH surround sound system with Ipod dock
                            • Television
                              42' Flat Screen
                            • Toys
                              Available upon request
                            • Video Library
                              DVD Movie Library available upon request. (over 1000 DVD movies)


                                • Bicycles
                                  Available upon request- 4 Bicycles. Min fee will apply
                                • Boat
                                  Boat Rentals nearby - ask owner
                                • Golf
                                  Chuck Corica Golf Course - within 2 miles from home
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Inflatable 1-person Kayak available upon request. Min fee will apply.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Front Lawn for use
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Gas Fired BBQ grill. Grilling utensils provided.
                                • Porch / Veranda
                                  Front of unit sitting area with table/chairs & bench
                                • Ski & Snowboard
                                  Ski Resorts in Sierra - 3.5 Hours Drive
                                • Tennis
                                  Public Tennis court within 2 miles from home
                                • Water Sports Gear


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Owner can provide information.


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          82 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location and excellent house!

                                                          Joe M.

                                                          Alameda is really the place to stay when you visit the San Francisco Area. Everything is laid back there. 25 mph on the streets and friendly people! This place is within walking distance of downtown Alameda with shops, a movie theater, and restaurants. This house was very clean and all amenities were provided. Would definitely stay here again.


                                                          Marjorie S.

                                                          I’ve stayed in many VRBO’s, but this one is so comfortable and pleasant, with such a welcoming atmosphere, that I keep coming back. It is a well-set up floor plan nicely furnished with many unexpected extra conveniences. It is one of the very few VRBO’s where I haven’t felt cold. The neighborhood is charming and I feel safe there. Joe and Mimi are excellent VRBO hosts and have been very accommodating to my needs this past trip. Great oasis in the middle of the Bay Area!

                                                          Highly recommended

                                                          Sarah C.NH

                                                          Lovely spot! Well appointed, spotless! Joe is a kind and accommodating owner. We’ll be back. Thank you Joe and Mimi.

                                                          Great Experience

                                                          Lisa A.

                                                          The place was very nice and clean. They supplied several items that made the stay so much more convenient. They also helped anytime with questions on where to go and the best options.

                                                          Will do it again!

                                                          Melinda B.Greater Kansas City area

                                                          This was out first experience with VRBO and certainly won't be our last.

                                                          From the moment we saw the wreath on the door to the Christmas tree, stockings, and other decorative touches inside, it felt like home. It was clean and comfortable and our hosts seem to have thought of everything we might need, and then some. They quickly responded when I called about 8 pm after getting there, and said I could not find the hair dryer. Within five minutes she brought down another hair dryer, and took the time to show us how to use the tv controls, etc. We thourghly enjoyed having "our place" to retreat to every evening. It was perfect for the two of us.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Melinda, so glad your first experience was satisfying. We hope to see you both again and next time, hopefully we can meet and have a glass of wine. Thank you for the kind review.

                                                          Lovely, affordable property

                                                          Karen G.

                                                          We use VRBO on a regular basis (this was out third rental in 2017) and this property was, by far, the nicest. The apartment is so well stocked - coffee, filters, spices, condiments, plus all of your paper goods, dish soap, body wash and shampoo! - we only had to buy the food we wanted to eat. There was a bottle of wine and some chocolates to greet us along with a binder with detailed directions for everything - so thoughtful, I wish every rental was like this (they aren't!!) . There is premium cable TV along with a surround sound system, a massage chair an electric fire place - just so many extras!!!. The house is 6 blocks from Park Street which has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. We did not rent a car, so we used Uber to get to the ferry to San Francisco - such a fun day trip! Overall, one of the nicest properties we have ever rented - it will be on the top of our list if we ever return to Alameda - highly recommended!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Karen. Appreciate the fact that you compared us to your prior rentals and gave us a Thumbs Up.


                                                          Alameda, CA, USA

                                                          The City of Alameda is located seven miles east of San Francisco, less than a mile west of Oakland, CA in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The island is served by international airports in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. It is also accessible from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and from the east, north and south by major highways. If you're coming to the city by water, Alameda is served by the Alameda Oakland Ferry Service (AOFS) and the Alameda/Harbor Bay Ferry Service (AHBFS). Miles and Minutes to Alameda Oakland International Airport -- just 6.7 miles away from downtown Alameda and less than 15 minutes by car from major business parks San Francisco Airport -- less than 28 miles away and a comfortable commute San Jose Airport -- within 35 miles and under an hour Amtrak Station and the Capital Corridor Line -- less than 5 miles away and under 10 minutes Bay Bridge Toll Plaza -- a convenient 7-mile trip that can be reached in less than 15 minutes. THINGS TO DO IN ALAMEDA Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire With hundreds of outdoor dealers selling merchandise on the first Sunday of the month, the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire is one of Northern California's largest. All merchandise sold at the show must be at least 20 years old; no reproductions are allowed. Alameda Theatre and Cineplex The historic Alameda Theare is an Art Deco palace. When it opened in 1932, it was as glamorous a destination as the finest Bay Area theaters. Throughout the decades, it fell on hard times, but in 2000, the City of Alameda became formally involved in its restoration. A three-part $37.3 million restoration has restored it to its original glory while also modernizing it. Altarena Playhouse in 1957, Alameda Little Theater, Inc. converted an abandoned grocery store into Altarena Playhouse where the troupe has since staged intimate, artistically ambitious plays and revues. Over 500,000 people have attended shows at Altarena. Boardsports School And Shop Since 2002, the Boardsports team has offered kiteboarding, windsurfing, and stand up paddling instruction, rentals, and retail sales. With exclusive teaching rights at two of the best beach locations, we assure you the best lesson and gear buying experience in the Bay Area. Crown Beach Memorial Park Intersection of Westline Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 Westline Drive, Alameda. Chuck Corica Golf Complex The East Bay's most popular golf courses are found at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex . The complex includes two spectacular 18-hole courses, a nine hole part 3 course, driving range, fully stocked pro shop and restaurant Crab Cove The Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features exhibits for visitors of all ages -- from bay creatures in an 800-gallon aquarium system to the chance to plunge into the San Francisco Bay without getting wet. Crown Memorial State Beach The showpiece of the park is its 2.5 mile beach, with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail. Crown Memorial State Beach also features the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the east end and Crab Cove at the north end, a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected. Frank Bette Center for the Arts The Frank Bette Center for the Arts fulfills and builds upon the legacy of Frank Bette by nurturing a space where fine arts, crafts, literacy and musical arts meet and thrive. The center offers meetings, readings, showings and other creative doings. Pacific Pinball Museum Dedicated to teaching science, art and history through pinball, and to preserving and promoting an important part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum hosts the world's largest pinball show, the Pacific Pinball Expo, and displays a beautiful selection of playable, historic pinball machines. Rosenblum Cellars From humble beginnings as a passionate home-winemaking operation Rosenblum Cellars has evolved into one of North America's most acclaimed wine producers. Working with fruit from all over California, founders Kent and Kathy Rosenblum continue to helm this one-of-a-kind shipyard winery... click here to learn more about Rosenblum Cellar's unique story. USS Hornet Museum The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th Century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. This extraordinary ship is now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point and has on display space artifacts, aircraft carrier memorials, and special exhibits

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          CANCELLATION POLICY: The entire rental fee is due in advance at time of reservation. Cancellations 60 days in advance - 100% refund (minus $50 processing fee) Cancellations 30 days in advance - 50% refund (minus $50 processing fee) Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days from check-in date. In certain instances, if a cancellation is made less than 30 days from check in date, a 50% refund may be processed should another guest rent the unit for those dates after cancellation. Additional persons over 4 people will be charged a rate of $35 per person per night.

                                                          82 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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