Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Alameda, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $120 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Alameda. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

An island vacation in Alameda

Discover a wealth of West Coast fun in Alameda, an island getaway packed with family-friendly activities and tons of local history. San Francisco and Oakland are just a short drive away, so you’ll never run out of parks and trails to explore, tasty international dishes to savor, and insightful cultural sites to visit. After you locate your ideal Alameda vacation rental, you’ll find that the little island is the perfect escape from the neighboring big cities, whether you prefer to spend your days building sandcastles and learning to windsurf, or digging into the city’s aviation legacy at former military sites.

Things to do

Flying high in Alameda

Once the site of a United States Naval Air Station, Alameda preserves its military legacy at fascinating museums. The USS Hornet, a National Historic Landmark that served in World War II, has a Sea, Air and Space Museum located on the ship and more than a dozen historic aircrafts on display. Thrill seekers can try out the flight simulators, while kids will enjoy dressing up as sailors and learning to tie knots in an activity space. Close by, the Alameda Naval Air Museum tells the story of the former air station through a collection of photos, archived newspapers, model planes, and old uniforms and badges.

Activities

Swim and surf in Alameda

With the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean beckoning, there are endless options for enjoying the sand and sea near Alameda, but you don’t have to leave the island for a fun beach day. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family down to Crown Memorial State Beach, where you’ll find sand dunes and shallow, warm water perfect for swimming. Water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular here too, and in summer you can take lessons and rent boards to practice on. Bring your buckets and shovels if you plan to visit in June, when an annual sandcastle-building contest crowns the best creations.

Weather

Beautiful days in Alameda

This part of California has pretty mild weather in every season, with comfortable daytime temperatures that typically call for no more than a light jacket, even in the winter months. Look for an Alameda vacation rental with a hot tub or fireplace to enjoy cool evenings year-round. Summer is the dry season, so you’ll have more opportunities to fly kites on the beach, bike the trails at nearby parks, or take a whale-watching boat tour. You’ll find that different whale species migrate through during different seasons, though, so you won’t miss out on the experience even if you come in winter.

Natural features

Alameda marine life encounters

The waters around Alameda Island are a great place to view sea creatures, like the gray, blue, and humpback whales that pass by the San Francisco Bay area. For even more wildlife encounters, head to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which has more than 2,000 animal and plant species in several different ecosystems. There are miles of paths to explore and plenty of land critters to see, but don’t forget to look along the coast for harbor seals, sea otters, and porpoises. Alameda vacation rentals are in a great central location for discovering the park, which is spread out over 3 counties across the bay.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Alameda

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Alameda, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 714 vacation rentals around Alameda. From 298 condo and apartment rentals to 279 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Alameda?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alameda:

  • West Alameda: 20 vacation rentals
  • East End: 33 vacation rentals
  • Tenderloin: 194 vacation rentals
  • Financial District: 387 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 320 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Alameda?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Alameda. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • AMF Southshore Lanes: 1,837 vacation rentals
  • Altarena Playhouse: 1,815 vacation rentals
  • Rock Wall Wine Company: 1,878 vacation rentals
  • Alameda Museum: 1,791 vacation rentals
  • Crab Cove Visitor Center: 1,839 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alameda listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Alameda?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 298 Condos/Apartments in Alameda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alameda include:

  • Houses: 279 rentals available
  • Studios: 291 rentals available
  • Cottages: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alameda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 71 vacation rentals with pool available in Alameda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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