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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Steps To Beach Deluxe 2 Beds, 1-1/2 Baths/Laundry, Large Living/dining/parking

Award winning, beautifully and faithfully restored 1898 Victorian 'colonial revival' house with large and light filled apartment of 1000 sq. ft. main floor flat. Huge living/dining room w/ original hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the flat screen with Direct TV, Blu-Ray, Netflix, Wi-Fi and hardwired connectivity. Master bedroom features vintage pieces with super comfy pillow top queen bed and high quality linens. Walk in closet, iron, board, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, and a new second bedroom with 2 twin beds/1 queen bed, suitable for couple or two children. One full bath and a powder room including laundry facilities with Maytag equipment. Dishwashing and laundry detergent, body wash and paper products included in rental rate. Kitchen comes with coffee/tea and some condiments. Complimentary parking on site.

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 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.

Keywords: Vacation Rental

Corporate Rental

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Nicky and Eddie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nicky and Eddie

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.

Nicky and Eddie purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Nicky and Eddie chose Alameda

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. Lots of pride of ownership. We consider ourselves fortunate to own such a gracious 119 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink/toilet and laundry with Maytag machines
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full sized master bathroom with tub and European shower next to master bedroom. Powder/Laundry room off living room with toilet/sink and Maytag washer and dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with new queen bed; sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds OR 1 queen bed. Closet and dressing table.
  • 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. Large closet. New second bedroom with 2 twin beds or 1 queen. Sleeps 2. Rollaway bed also available @ $20 one time charge. Five people maximum.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Weekly housekeeping provided for a fee. Owners on site and available for all contingencies.


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(35 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property obviously take great pride in providing an exceptional experience for their guests!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to see you again in Alameda.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, well stocked, convenient location.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, great house and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Rented for work and was extremely pleased with the location and the house in general. Everything I needed was provided, great access to the internet and exceptionally clean. And a great area. The hosts were wonderful! Hope to be able to rent again next time I'm in town for business.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Eddie gave us a warm welcome to the home and surrounding area. Beautiful home, well maintained, stocked with everything you might need. Great location, close to restaurants and beach. Our only disappointment is that we did not have more time to relax and enjoy the home and neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house in Alameda , perfect location , supreme support from the owners

  • 5 of 5

Perfect !

Very recommended !

Highly value return for money in overall.

Enjoy, Itzik

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henlow, England

Immaculate Apartment in quiet Alameda easy access to San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, great hosts with easy access to San Francisco and lots of things to do on Alameda Island. Would recommend staying here if you have the chance.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Lounge
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alameda Oakland Ferry Service - Main Street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chick Corea Alameda Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Dot Cafe
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Crown Memorial Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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