Gorgeous Flat W/Free Off Street Parking

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Last updated: 11/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a very charming, beautifully furnished, immaculate and sunny two-story home with an upstairs Rental Flat and the owner's Flat downstairs. The home is located on a dead end street at a lagoon, so there is a peaceful water view from upstairs. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Parking in the driveway is free for one (1) automobile which is a necessity in this area as street parking is minimal, especially late evening. Flat is 1200 sq. and quite spacious. There are two large bedrooms both with pillow top Queen mattresses. Can accommodate 4-5 with 3 day minimum stay. I also welcome long term Corporate rentals. One bedroom rented as a single or two guests in one bedroom at the standard rate of $175.00. per night and $185 on Friday and Saturday nights. Holidays will have an increased daily rental fee and also a 4-5-day minimum stay from Dec.18 through Dec.25. If the second bedroom is used there is an additional fee of $25 per person per night. Cleaning fee is $125. There is a twin mattress that can be used for an additional $5 per night for a 5th person or child, if needed. Also, there is a mini crib for a child. There is a $25 fee for setup and take down as it is stored away. The white bedroom has a mini office/study off of a walk-in closet with a panoramic view of the lagoon. The dining room and living room are combined and adjacent to a newly renovated small kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a gas stove and microwave and a gorgeous view of a huge, whimsically landscaped backyard and a small peek of the lagoon. Beautiful, original hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of closet space. The bathroom has also been completely renovated with new slate flooring, bowl sink, brand new shower doors, The linen closet is also fully equipped ! There is a separate water closet next to bathroom with new toilet. Gorgeous diamond pane windows with wood blinds throughout. Forced air heating and a cooling system (but not air conditioning), and ceiling fans in most rooms.

What makes this Flat so desirable is the privacy you can have, if there is more than one guest. The two bedrooms allow that and also the small office area off the white bedroom for a quiet place to work as it has a door that closes. Everyone can have a place of privacy to read, take a nap, watch their own TV, have a private telephone conversation, etc. Also, you can access Netflix for movies in the Living Room TV, and a DVD on the side of the TV in Living Room . WiFi is provided. There is also a luggage rack in each bedroom.

A walk to the beach in the morning or evening to view the skyline of San Francisco and the evenings' gorgeous sunsets makes this island unusual. Nearby there is bus transportation and a short walk to a busy downtown shopping area where there are a variety of many types of cuisine on Park Street. Two ferry locations to take you across the Bay to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Bus nearby to take you straight to Bart. Also a new multiplex movie theater. There is quick, easy access to all major freeways, 20 minutes from UC Berkeley campus and many excellent restaurants on College Ave and Telegraph Ave, and nearby Jack London Square within a short distance from Alameda to Oakland or Berkeley. Fun to take a stroll on Park Street with consignment stores, antiques, lots of small unique stores, Thrift Store shopping. Oakland Museum nearby with great exhibits. Free the first Sunday of the month. We also have a new library that is truly an asset to Alameda. In Jack London Square there is a Farmer's Market on the weekends, also a Premier Jazz Club Yoshi's, is located in Jack London Square and many others close by venues for live music and dance lounges. Also, many upscale restaurants there and only 10 minutes away by car. So much to do in this area that is close by.

This is a Vacation and Corporate Rental.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


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

    23 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If they can manage a staircase seniors are welcome!...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1 : 1 queen


  • There are two large bedrooms, one with a small office space with panoramic view of the lagoon (the white room). There is an additional fee of $25 per night per person for the second bedroom. Cleaning fee for Flat is $125. Check in is 4 PM, Check-out is 11 AM. Early-check-in and late check-out are possible if not back to back booking....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Toilet is separated and is in a small water closet...moreless

  • The bathroom is quite large. Bathtub/shower combination, with a beautiful view of the backyard, new shower doors, slate floor, bowl sink with shutter doors. Linen Closet fully stocked. Water Closet is separate and adjacent to main bathroom. Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, and bath gels and bar soap are provided....moreless


  • Books:

    Located in Entryway Downstairs...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is also a 3 CD/Radio Player in Living Room Cabinet...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Lots of CD's just ask. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are three 32' TV's & Roku for Netflix. Each bedroom has one. The Living Room TV has a DVD player on the left hand side of TV. Netflix is only available in Living room....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walking Distance from Flat 10 minutes...moreless

  • Water View:

    This property is one house off a lagoon. See photos. It has a nice view from upstairs Flat...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Beautiful Crate and Barrel round white large table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Also has a cooling setting for warm days...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Also, tissue, shampoos, conditioners, toilet paper, toothpaste, mouthwash, bath gels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free for one automobile....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    $5.00 a load (use of washer and dryer). Detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Reg. Electric Coffee Pot and French Press, battery operated wine opener, coffee & tea selection provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and glassware, including wine glasses, bowls for five, silverware. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator double sinks, microwave, garbage disposal, gas stove. Has everything necessary for cooking, plus a mini view of the lagoon. Coffee & tea plus other items...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    A great gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    May request owner provide small amounts of items needed. Also, use of any food items in refrigerator or cupboards. Napkins, paper towels and leftover food containers....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There are some items in the refrigerator that have been left by other vacationers that you are welcome to use. Please check the refrigerator and cupboards to see what is there for your cooking needs....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Stove, top easy to clean...moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is also a blender, pots and pans, and all items that you might need to prepare a meal. Owner on site to provide any additional items ...moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    You may use the yard, but the small patio outside my kitchen is not available due to privacy for owner, but the deck, yard and Gazebo you may use anytime you wish except for events,...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Flat $125
  • Tax Rate 10%


HOLIDAYS: President's Day, Easter/spring break, Memorial Day, 4th of Jul., Labor Day. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Re:Damage protection $49 or option of $100 refundable deposit. 10% fee is for taxes that we pay to the City, County, State, and Fed. Gov. Cleaning fee is $125. Fee for extra guests is $25 per person, per day for second bedroom. If for any reason this booking is cancelled, there will be a $50 cancellation fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/24/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland Airport 10- 15 minutes
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
880 Freeway

Car: Not Necessary

An island is a special place to live in, especially here in Alameda. I live within walking distance of every type of activity there is on the island, so it makes it possible not to have an automobile because of its public transportation choices. You never get enough of sight seeing the beautiful historic homes here in Alameda, and the various neighborhoods. It has an invigorating climate, manicured parks, homes graced by shade tree-lined streets covering the island's 12 square miles. This is a city where many people walk and bicycle around the city. Several tennis courts, paddle board lessons on the beach with wind surfing, kite surfing, kite flying, sand castle contests. There is also the Alterena Playhouse that features an opportunity for residents to act in a small intimate playhouse. A beautifully restored art deco, multi-plex theater. The population is approximately 75,000 residents. The views are breathtaking, especially from the beach. It's an island that is full of activity with many choices of what to do either here are near here, since it has numerous transportation possibilities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: I am sole owner of the property. I've raised three grown sons in this beautiful home, I have worked in the business world, in the aeronautics industry, legal, as a court reporter and paralegal on environmental law suits, in a hospital setting, in Commercial Real Estate for 10 years,, and finally found my passion in the hospitality industry as an Outside Food Sales Person ,supplying restaurants, as Director of Special Events at Gramma's Bed & Breakfast just down the street from UC Berkeley campus, a wedding planner, wedding consultant, event planner, meeting planner, fund raiser for Marines returning from Iraq. At Preservation Park, an event site in downtown Oakland, I was booking 100+ events and meetings a month. ;Also set up an entirely empty new event site for the City of Oakland along the Estuary for special events and meetings. Also hosting events in my backyard and catering them. Now I have the privilege of hosting guests from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose Alameda, CA, USA:
I have kept this large property in excellent condition considering its age. It has a gorgeous double lot and is beautifully landscaped. I have done many special events here and catered, including several small weddings over the past 18 years. As people enter through the front door, their exclamations are amazement over its uniqueness of interior design and its feeling of Cape Cod or French influences. It's sunny and bright with beautiful sunsets in the evenings. A lovely house to live in and be a guest in, also it is very quiet on this dead end street. Privacy if there is more than one guest.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The benefits of staying here are free parking for one car in driveway. The parking in this neighborhood after 6 PM is not easy to find so having free parking in my driveway is a real plus! Laundry facility downstairs at $5.00 per load due to the drought. Detergent is provided. The best of all is that you are able to walk or bicycle to the beach, shopping on Park Street, with many unique stores to venture into. A mall shopping area at South Shore with a Safeway and Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Redbox there to rent movies, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Ross, across the street from the SF Bay, close to the Oakland Airport, and the best weather in the East Bay area. Close proximity to entertainment venues, a large stadium for professional sports and entertainment. Easy access to transportation to San Francisco by Ferry, Bart or bus. The backyard offers comfort relaxing and reading a book, grilling, dining al fresco. The beauty of the interior offers golden sun in the evenings and a romantic environment with a warmth of a home on the beach.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

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  • Front door entrance into entry to Flat from outdoor entrance

    Front door entrance into entry to Flat from outdoor entrance

  • Staircase windows to upstairs rental

    Staircase windows to upstairs rental

  • Stairway Flat upstairs

    Stairway Flat upstairs

  • Kitchen view of refrigerator, stove, microwave and double sinks

    Kitchen view of refrigerator, stove, microwave and double sinks

  • Peek at lagoon from kitchen

    Peek at lagoon from kitchen

  • Antique dresser in white bedroom next to small Study

    Antique dresser in white bedroom next to small Study

  • Italian Room, desk, chair, rocker , partial 4 Poster Bed and partial dresser.

    Italian Room, desk, chair, rocker , partial 4 Poster Bed and partial dresser.

  • Brown Room with 4 poster Crate & Barrel Queen Bed

    Brown Room with 4 poster Crate & Barrel Queen Bed

  • Gorgeous backyard available (Small Brick Patio adjacent to kitchen not available

    Gorgeous backyard available (Small Brick Patio adjacent to kitchen not available

  • Stunning sunsets from white B/R.  Also gorgeous view from beach of SF skyline

    Stunning sunsets from white B/R. Also gorgeous view from beach of SF skyline

  • Outdoor Entryway

    Outdoor Entryway

  • Inside entryway

    Inside entryway

  • Living room/DR with view of kitchen

    Living room/DR with view of kitchen

  • Dining Room area with view of backyard

    Dining Room area with view of backyard

  • Beautiful & Sunny, Large White Bedroom

    Beautiful & Sunny, Large White Bedroom

  • Watch 32' TV in the comfort of your bed

    Watch 32' TV in the comfort of your bed

  • Small office space adjacent to walk in closet, with door to close for privacy.

    Small office space adjacent to walk in closet, with door to close for privacy.

  • Comfy chair to read or watch TV

    Comfy chair to read or watch TV

  • Large Bathroom next to Water Closet

    Large Bathroom next to Water Closet

  • New seawall one house off the Flat with beautiful view from the front bedroom

    New seawall one house off the Flat with beautiful view from the front bedroom

VRBO #495316

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Gorgeous Flat w/Free Off Street Parking

Alameda, CA, USA #495316

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