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Renovated Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 small second bedroom with full sized bed suitable for one adult or two children. Apartment layout is ideal for two-three adults and two children. Extra bedding on request. Discuss with owner. 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 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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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Up to 2 children under 10 years old welcome. 2 children can sleep comfortably in nook/second bedroom or couches can be used as well as rollaway bed @ $20 one time charge. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers need to be at least 15 feet from the property line. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master bedroom with new queen bed; sleeps 2 ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pullout bed for one adult or two children...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Sink/toilet and laundry with Maytag machines ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 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...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping provided for a fee. Owners on site and available for all contingencies. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with Showtime and Starz. ...moreless

  • Television:

    44 inch flatscreen HDTV...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Close to Park Street shopping area with antique and vintage clothing stores, coffee houses, restaurants, wine bars and classic movie house, all within an easy stroll. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining/living room area off kitchen with dining table and six chairs. Windows, high ceilings, unique decor, make this apartment special. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wired and wireless provided ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On street parking - no meters. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent, iron and board provided. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6 persons, wine glasses and tumblers, cutlery, kitchen knives and utensils provided. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Oversized kitchen with all appliances including garbage disposal, dishwasher, gas stove. All paper products and spices/condiments provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some condiments, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish-washing detergent supplied. Coffee, tea and oatmeal provided for breakfast. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Nice big side by side refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove and oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large front porch with seating area provided overlooking front garden. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Chuck Corea Municipal Golf Course close by ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016
Jun 6 - Oct 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$199 $219
Fri, Sat
$1,393 $5,572

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Dreamforce Special
Oct 3 - Oct 7, 2016
4 night min stay
$329

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fall Season
Oct 8 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$199 $219
Fri, Sat
$1,393 $5,572

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$189 $209
Fri, Sat
$1,323 $5,292

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

  • Alameda Theatre & Cineplex

    "Restored Art Deco Theatre complex next to restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques"

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  • Asena Restaurant

    "Wonderful Mediterranean restaurant - excellent food, moderately priced, new choices each nig..."

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  • Alameda Point Antiques Faire

    "If hunting for treasures and vintage fare is your kick, you have got to visit the number one..."

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  • Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach

    "Great beach ideal for swimming, para-sailing, sunbathing, hanging out with the family, walki..."

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  • Avenue - Alameda Towne Centre

    "Safeway supermarket is open 24 hours, Trader Joe's open 8am to 9pm daily, and many shops, re..."

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  • Park Street Antiques & Collectibles

    "Antiques collective - lots of great finds, reasonable prices. jewelry, objet d'art, furnitu..."

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  • Forbidden Island

  • Cafe Jolie

    "Great food, ambiance and service. good for breakfast and lunch. Patries and bread made on ..."

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  • Tomatina

    "Great neighborhood Italian restaurant, family friendly, fresh seasonal food. Reasonable pri..."

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  • Burma Superstar

    "Great Burmese restaurant. No reservations taken, very popular. Well worth the wait. Full ..."

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  • Mint Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant

    "Nice family run business - good, fresh food, excellent service. Good prices."

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  • Tucker's Super Creamed Ice Cream

    "No visit to Alameda is complete without a visit to this famous ice cream parlor. Open late i..."

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  • Rocket Reuse

    "Pop in to this vintage store with clothing, books, CD's, DVD's and other paraphernalia to in..."

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  • Alameda Main Street Terminal

    "Pick up a ferry to Jack London Square in Oakland or to San Francisco's Ferry Building and do..."

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  • University of California at Berkeley

    "A must see on any visitors itinerary. Zellerbach Hall offers lectures and concerts. Check o..."

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  • Greek Theater

    "Check out this wonderful venue for current productions. "

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  • Lake Merritt

    "Lake Merritt in Oakland is a lovely spot for walking, jogging and boat rentals. On Saturday..."

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  • Chez Panisse

  • Oakland Museum of California

  • Jack London Square

    "Great restaurants, a fabulous farmers market and beautiful location. You can get there by f..."

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  • Gregoire

    "A must visit --- fantastic takeout a la Francais....legendary Crisp Potato Puffs and a diffe..."

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  • Cafe Rouge

  • USS Hornet Museum

  • Zellerbach Auditorium

  • Pacific Pinball Museum

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tiki Lounge
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alameda Oakland Ferry Service - Main Street
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chick Corea Alameda Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-880
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Dot Cafe
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Renovated Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast

    Renovated Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast

  • Spacious living area with high ceilings, large windows - lots of light

    Spacious living area with high ceilings, large windows - lots of light

  • Living room features 46' Flatscreen w/DVR, Netflix and WiFi

    Living room features 46' Flatscreen w/DVR, Netflix and WiFi

  • Alameda is known for it's Victorian homes and tree lined streets.

    Alameda is known for it's Victorian homes and tree lined streets.

  • 1920's restored vintage chest in master bedroom adds unique appeal.

    1920's restored vintage chest in master bedroom adds unique appeal.

  • Small bedroom with Ikea sofa, opens to full size comfortable bed, sleeps 2

    Small bedroom with Ikea sofa, opens to full size comfortable bed, sleeps 2

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Powder Room, off living room, with brand new Maytag washer and dryer

    Powder Room, off living room, with brand new Maytag washer and dryer

  • Laundry facilities with new Maytag washer and dryer, detergent provided

    Laundry facilities with new Maytag washer and dryer, detergent provided

  • Oversized kitchen with all appliances including spices, coffee/tea and dishes

    Oversized kitchen with all appliances including spices, coffee/tea and dishes

  • Many people enjoy para-sailing on the weekends in Alameda

    Many people enjoy para-sailing on the weekends in Alameda

  • Alameda Point Antique Show - first Sunday of every month.  Free parking.

    Alameda Point Antique Show - first Sunday of every month. Free parking.

  • Fully restored 1898 Victorian - large first floor flat sleeps 1-4+

    Fully restored 1898 Victorian - large first floor flat sleeps 1-4+

  • Have a glass of wine on the porch and enjoy the neighborhood

    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

    1898 Victorian with huge living/dining room modern amenities - 1000 sq ft flat

  • Master bedroom with walk in closet, robes, down comforter, magnifying mirror

    Master bedroom with walk in closet, robes, down comforter, magnifying mirror

  • walk in closet, robes, iron/board, choice of pillows to suit everyone

    walk in closet, robes, iron/board, choice of pillows to suit everyone

  • Master bathroom with tub and shower

    Master bathroom with tub and shower

  • European shower head and full sized tub

    European shower head and full sized tub

  • 1898 Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast, an enclave of stately Victorian homes

    1898 Victorian on Alameda's Bronze Coast, an enclave of stately Victorian homes

  • Large kitchen with view of dining room

    Large kitchen with view of dining room

  • Kitchen and hallway to master bathroom

    Kitchen and hallway to master bathroom

  • This lovely 1865 Queen Anne Victorian is in our neighborhood.

    This lovely 1865 Queen Anne Victorian is in our neighborhood.

  • Art Deco restored movie theatre complex off Park St. shops and restaurants

    Art Deco restored movie theatre complex off Park St. shops and restaurants

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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ISLAND LIVING ON SAN FRAN BAY - LARGE FLAT SLEEPS 1-4 PARK ON SITE

Alameda, CA, USA #484615

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