Island Living on San Fran Bay - Large Flat Sleeps 1-4 Park on Site(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Steps To Beach, Deluxe 2 Beds, 1-1/2 Baths/Laundry, Large Living/dining/parking
This is a lovely, light filled, comfortable, first floor apartment with high ceilings and some vintage pieces throughout which helps make it a unique place to stay. The huge kitchen comes with a microwave, refrigerator, gas stove, toaster, dishwasher and garbage disposal and is very well stocked. Ideal for the vacationer, to visit relatives nearby, or for month to month corporate rentals.
Walk to the beach, Southshore Shopping Center with 24-hour Safeway and Trader Joes, Old Navy, TJMaxx, Bed Bath & Beyond and many other shops. Wonderful local restaurants all within walking distance, ride a bike, take a walk and enjoy the lovely community that is Alameda. Sit on the porch and have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Safe, friendly, hospitable Alameda. San Francisco and the bay area is available by express bus, scenic ferry service or BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). You can even catch a free ride into the city in the morning with commuters. Or you could try out one of the several companies that rent cars for short trips. However, a car isn't necessary ....wonderful weather year round. Alameda Hospital half a block.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 1
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Master bedroom with vintage furniture but not the bed. Excellent quality queen sized bed, pillow top, super comfy, with cotton linens, down comforter. Multiple types of pillows to choose from, magnifying mirror, iron/ironing board, large window that opens, blinds, privacy and quiet. Walk in closet. Small second bedroom with sofa/bed sleeps 1-2. Rollaway bed also available @ $20 one time charge. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Housekeeping $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Extra person charge applies for third and fourth person or 30.00 per person, per night or $50 per person, per night over High Season periods. When property is rented to four or more persons including children, the cleaning fee is $125 or if the stay is for one week or longer. One time charge for rollaway bed: $20 plus tax. For more than four people in the apartment, please contact owners in advance. If there is a child/children in addition to four adults, please discuss with owners. A child's bed and crib is available with advance notice and for an extra fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Because of its unique location, the city of Alameda enjoys remarkable advantages as a place to live and visit. Situated on a flat island connected to a peninsula and stretching some 10 square miles on the east side of San Francisco Bay, Alameda is a small town in the middle of a major metropolitan area. With a climate rated as the most desirable in the continental USA by the National Weather Service (mean annual temperature: 71 degrees [14 degrees Celsius]), Alameda has temperate weather in all seasons. Add to that the world-renowned scenic beauty of the Bay Area and you have the perfect destination spot: an island beach town with easy access to the diverse cosmopolitan San Francisco and East Bay cultures.
There is no through traffic in Alameda – it is a destination with only five roads entering the island – another of its unique characteristics. Transportation in the Bay Area is accessible and affordable: bus service; the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) of monorail trains; ferries; a bicycle-friendly environment; and a superb freeway system crossing numerous bridges.
The venues for entertainment and enjoyment have a tremendous array of choices: fine dining; beach outings; boating; world class music and concerts; plays; street fairs, museums; tourist destinations like the Embarcaderos on both sides of the bay; the wine country in the Napa Valley; major sporting events by professional teams; universities; and even skiing within a day’s drive.
Alameda’s history makes it an interesting place to visit and explore. The transcontinental railroad ended in Alameda in 1869, and the estuary on the north side of the island was home to some of the finest ship-building companies in the world when wooden ships sailed the seas. With a population of about 75,000 inhabitants, the town seems friendly and accessible to all, enjoying a diverse community makeup. In fact, in 2010, Travel and Leisure magazine proclaimed Alameda one of the top ten American suburbs worth visiting, citing its well-kept beaches, spectacular views, and laid-back atmosphere.
The architectural heritage of Alameda is the jewel in its crown. The city acted to preserve its treasure of vintage Victorian homes in the early 1970’s, passing a municipal law forbidding the destruction of the structures by developers seeking to build apartment complexes. The result of that legislation is a town with truly beautiful views down its tree-lined streets, welcoming strolls and bike rides to all.
Visitors are charmed by Alameda. We’re sure you will be too.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Nicky and Eddie have lovingly restored this beautiful Victorian property over the years and now they would like to share it with vacationers. Nicky has many years in management in the hotel industry and knows all about hospitality. Eddie is a civil engineer and general contractor by trade and ensures the building is up to code and running smoothly. They take great pride in the fact that all systems of the building have been replaced from the foundation to the roof, electric and plumbing. The building has been retrofitted and is in top condition with modern amenities. The restoration was acknowledged in 2003 by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society with an award.
Why the Owner Chose Alameda, CA, USA:
When we bought the house, it was in need of some TLC. It had four rental units. Many years and lots of money have converted the property to three units with the most spacious now offered on VRBO. There are two owners who live on site. Lots of pride of ownership. We consider ourselves fortunate to own such a gracious 117 year old building, and to have been able to update all the systems of the house while maintaining its unique historic appeal. The builder of the house was himself a builder and his family lived here in 1898.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
1898 Victorian, fully restored, large, spacious, high ceilings, filled with light and all amenities. Great location, steps from a beach and a great shopping center. When we bought this home we fell in love with the simple lines and admired the skill and craftsmanship of the people who built it as well as the wonderful community that is Alameda with all the benefits of a small town in a major metropolitan area. Wonderful weather year round, clean and safe city with a real sense of community. Typically, Alameda is 8-10 degrees warmer than SF with no fog or wind. A great location for folks working in the East Bay including UC Berkeley and Emeryville. Suitable for families on vacation and corporate rentals. Ideal for relocation while you find a permanent home.
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Renovated Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast
Spacious living area with high ceilings, large windows - lots of light
Living room features 46' Flatscreen w/DVR, Netflix and WiFi
Alameda is known for it's Victorian homes and tree lined streets.
1920's restored vintage chest in master bedroom adds unique appeal.
Small bedroom with Ikea sofa, opens to full size comfortable bed, sleeps 2
Powder Room, off living room, with brand new Maytag washer and dryer
Laundry facilities with new Maytag washer and dryer, detergent provided
Oversized kitchen with all appliances including spices, coffee/tea and dishes
Many people enjoy para-sailing on the weekends in Alameda
Alameda Point Antique Show - first Sunday of every month. Free parking.
Fully restored 1898 Victorian - large first floor flat sleeps 1-4+
Have a glass of wine on the porch and enjoy the neighborhood
1898 Victorian with huge living/dining room modern amenities - 1000 sq ft flat
Master bedroom with walk in closet, robes, down comforter, magnifying mirror
walk in closet, robes, iron/board, choice of pillows to suit everyone
Master bathroom with tub and shower
European shower head and full sized tub
1898 Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast, an enclave of stately Victorian homes
Large kitchen with view of dining room
Kitchen and hallway to master bathroom
This lovely 1865 Queen Anne Victorian is in our neighborhood.
Art Deco restored movie theatre complex off Park St. shops and restaurants
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017
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