|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
very clean and comfortable for two. thanks, we enjoyed our stay.
Don't pass this VRBO by!
A lovely place to stay within a short distance from San Francisco and all day trips nearby. The décor was lovely, the rental perfectly clean and with all the comforts of home! Hospitality was awesome-Nicky and Eddie were so helpful and did make our trip so much better. They were always available by phone to answer questions when we were out and about.
A great experience and we will definitely book again someday when we are in the area. Thank you Nicky and Eddie!
My family of 4 (husband and 2 children) stayed in Nicky and Eddie's flat for 5 nights in July. We are so glad we decided to stay here! The flat was very spacious and spotless! Nicky and Eddie were very gracious hosts, taking time to meet us and go over details of the flat, recommend restaurants and travel methods, etc. The ferry to San Francisco is just a short drive away...very convenient. Grocery store and restaurants nearby; quiet neighborhood. Great place to stay! We would definitely stay here again if in the area! Thank you! Elaine and family
We had a great stay in the apartment. I am an artist and we were able to convert the second bedroom into a studio for my work for the month we stayed in Alameda. We were able to walk to our daughter's house, shopping and restaurants without any issues. We joined a gym. My wife took yoga classes. In all, we lived as well as we do at home.
We had a great visit and plan to repeat the experience next year.
My husband and I stayed at this property over thanksgiving and had a lovely time. The space is very open and comfortable and the rooms, light and bright. We walked the short distance to the water daily and then up and down the beach before circling back to grab a coffee at the local shops on the way home. We especially enjoyed the teas and eggs at Julie's for breakfast. This is a great spot for a couple and is very convenient to local Bart stations and a quick trip across the Bay to downtown San Francisco. Eddie was close by and very helpful the one time that we needed some assistance.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Housekeeping||$100 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.