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Beautiful Well Maintained Eco Family Home A 20 Min Ferry Ride From San Francisco

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A Beautiful Colonial Revival Home With 5 Bedrooms And Huge Entertaining Space.

This luxurious 3000+ sq.ft. 3 story home is situated in Alameda's prime neighborhood, the Gold coast. The house was built in 1921 and has the hallmarks of a beautiful period house, with beautiful hardwood floors throughout and lots of large windows creating a space with incredible light, which has been updated therefore boasts all the modern amenities required today including a large new pv solar system making it very eco-friendly. It has 5 spacious bedrooms (1king, 1 queen, 1 full, & 2 twin + 2 wooden cribs) and 2.5 baths. The home has a large eat-in kitchen with 2 ovens, dishwasher, 2 separate sinks. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed for cooking & entertaining, utensils, pots and pans you name it. There are french double doors which open out on to a large patio in the backyard which has a gas BBQ grill and patio furniture with seating for 8 and 2 sun loungers. The garden is completely fenced so children can play there safely without any worry about them. The backyard has just been updated and resembles an English country garden and has access to a private lagoon with a dock which is fun for sundowners and/or a paddle.

SPACIOUS; The house has lots of beautiful large windows making it a wonderful light home along with huge rooms. It has a large living room with a big fireplace. A library / TV room with a 52' flat screen HDTV and a Bose DVD/CD music system. There is wireless throughout the house. There is a children's play room next to the kitchen full of toys and a desk and sofa. A full bathroom is located on this floor.

On the second floor is a huge sunroom which is fantastic for curling up and reading a book in peace as well as the master bedroom with a adjoining reading room with views of San Francisco's city line, (there is a crib in there if needed). There are 2 further rooms (1 x queen, 1 twin bunk beds and a crib) and a full bathroom on this floor.

In the attic there are 2 more bedrooms (1 double, 1 x 2 twin) and half a bathroom. An extra single twin bed is situated in the in the corridor room between them if needed. This floor is accessed by going through the sunroom so it is easy to section off this part of the house if it is not needed. The are fans and electric radiators on this floor if needed.

The heating system is a radiant heating so far less noisy and less polluting than the forced air version. There are 3 zones to the heating system 2 on the ground floor and 1 on the second floor. The boiler is located in the basement along with the washer and dryer.

The home is very close to Crown Beach, a beautiful beach that runs for 2 miles along the south side of the Island. From the beach you can look across the water and see San Francisco and the Bay Bridge and all the way down to the San Mateo Bridge. There is a great ferry service that runs from the Island to San Francisco's Ferry Building and Fisherman's wharf and Pier 39. There is also easy access to the I-80 freeway that goes to San Francisco and the Bay Area at large, such as Oakland, UC Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma etc. Oakland Airport is 15 mins drive and San Francisco's International airport is 45 mins generally.

Alameda has lots of great parks, which are great for kids and adults alike. Our closest is Franklin Park (3 blocks) which has 2 free newly surfaced tennis courts as well as a great kids area. The Island is fantastic for biking as its very flat and has lots of bike routes. We have some bikes in the garage that you are free to use at your convenience. Chuck Corica golf course is 10 mins drive and available to non members and the USS Hornet museum and wineries with wine tasting on the Island are 5 mins . Oakland's Jack London Square is less than 10 mins drive and boasts an array of wonderful restaurants on the water including Boca Nova and the world renowned Jazz and Sushi venue Yoshi's.

This home is ideal for both families or corporate housing, i.e. business executives tired of staying in hotels.

Key words, corporate housing, family housing, House, Executive housing, short term housing, Business.

More Details

Lucinda Birch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Lucinda Birch

We moved to California in 2007 and moved to Alameda in 2011 and it was the best decision we made it is a wonderful neighborhood within easy reach of lots of fun activities.

Lucinda Birch purchased this house in 2011

Why Lucinda Birch chose Gold Coast

We bought this property in 2011 and i think it was the best decision we have ever made. It's a fantastic house in a wonderful neighborhood with so much to do on your door step.


Gold Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is an extra twin bed in the attic corridor which is big and more or less a room in itself.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Great Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this home for our whole family over Thanksgiving. Very nice location and accessible to all parts of the Bay Area. Would be especially good for younger families (due to bunk beds).

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our needs and owner was very helpful - would come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time in Alameda. Easy commute to Oakland and San Francisco. I would recommend this property for families only.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for large family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our extended family stay. Home was as advertised. Great playroom. Home not as clean as expected. Had to vacuum the floors . Beds comfortable. Would have liked more detailed instructions upon renting for key exchange etc. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
1400 Bar and Grill, 1400 Webster Street, Alameda
Nearest Ferry
2.9 Miles
Alameda / San Francisco Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chuck Corica Golf Complex
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Oakland Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Boca Nova
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe - many resorts
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crown Beach
Car: recommended

This is a great place to see San Francisco and the surrounding country and then to come back to relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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