|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to our cozy one bedroom apartment in a lovely Victorian home close to downtown Alameda, located on the beautiful tree lined Central Ave. The proximity to downtown San Francisco and other bay area cities makes this the ideal location for your stay. SF Bay Ferries, AC-Transit Bus service and Bart are located just minutes away from the house Or simply drive 20 minutes and you will be in Downtown SF.
Alameda's Park Street Shopping is just two blocks away with an abundance of unique's stores, eating places of international cuisine, bars & coffee houses to match your tastes. Not to forget the recently renovated Alameda Movie Theater ...a must see if you have plans for a movie night.
You will find all of the things you will need in this beautifully set up home...away from home. This unit has a large one bedroom with plenty of closet space. There is a desk and a chair in the bedroom for your office needs. There is also a massage chair to relax after a long day. Or you can soak it up in the nice deep bath tub. The Kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of and if you still need any additional accessories, simply call up and we will have it for you as we the owners live upstairs. Plenty of safe street parking. Private entrance, outdoor patio seating for you to enjoy the sun, Laundry on site, BBQ grill in the back yard and many other features. Also, for your peace of mind, the home is equipped with outdoor security cameras.
This is a perfect place for your stay in the bay area whether for business or pleasure.
We are Joe & Mimi, the owners who live in the main house upstairs in this beautiful Victorian. We purchased this house a few months ago, did some major renovation recently and decided to rent out the units below as vacation rentals. We would love to share our home with you and even give you some insights as to what to do, where to go and be of help if you are unsure of how to get around in the Bay Area, during your stay with us.
Joe Pappaly / Mimi purchased this apartment in 2012
We bought this property because we always wanted to live in a Victorian and we simply love Alameda. The people, the weather, the proximity to everything and most of all the tranquility of this island.
We chose this particular property because of its unique Victorian look & feel of it. This home was built in 1891 by Peter Christiansen who was a very well known builder during his time. History books claim that he had built several victorian homes in Alameda. This particular home that he had built was for himself. Historians claim that because of that, he used the best types of wood and construction materials available during his era to build this home. It sure seemed like that during our major remodel.
This was our third stay with Joe and Mimi and, as we've come to expect, we had a lovely stay. The apartment is well equipped and has a large bedroom, dining room living room, foyer, kitchen, and bathroom. It is perfect space for a get-away week-end or week or month. Warm when needed, bright, quiet, clean, comfortable, and features the assistance of the owners, Joe and Mimi, just upstairs. It really feels like a home. We love Alameda and we love knowing we have the perfect place to stay when we want to go there.
Joe and Mimi have done an excellent job of providing a very comfortable and well decorated place to stay. I have rented both of their apartments, and they are both very nice to reside in; in fact I didn't want to leave at the end of my reservations. I can't say enough nice words regarding Joe and Mimi, they are very nice people and are very attentive to their tenants needs; they definitely go above and beyond they typical owner's responsibilities. I would definitely recommend staying at either of their rentals, it would be the best choice one could make. Their rentals were my favorite of the few rentals I have lodged in, in the East Bay area.
This is the perfect one bedroom apartment in Alameda. The owners have thought of every convenience. The most comfortable bed with lots of pillows and an overstuffed comforter. Lots of bureau and closet room. Two white terry robes are available for your convenience. Kitchen is fully stocked, including the basic pantry staples. There was a welcoming bottle of wine and candy. The location is in a wonderful neighborhood of homes and a short walk to downtown Alameda where there is an abundance of shops and restaurants. Walking in the opposite direction takes you to the bay where there is a paved walkway that goes for miles. This apartment is far superior to the hotel option and, I believe, less expensive.
This was our first time using VRBO and we were more than just satisfied with our accommodations. It was very much like home and that allowed us to focus on the main reason for our trip which was to spend as much time with our daughter, her boyfriend and his family that live in the area. The location is very accessible to shopping, hoping on the ferry to sight see in San Fran or drive to the many famous tourist attractions. We definitely will return again to this property as the owners are very friendly and super accommodating.
Alameda has a special place in our hearts. It continues to surprise us when we visit. Your home was a very nice surprise as well, so cozy and comfortable. So central to everything! My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 25th anniversary in your great apartment. Being there over Halloween was another great treat. We will recommend your VRBO to any and all that wish to visit the Bay Area. We hope to return again.
My husband and I stayed here for a month. This apartment is exactly as advertised. Very clean and all basics are provided i.e. coffee, shampoo, soap, conditioner, hair dryer. You can walk or drive to Park Street which has many restaurants to chose from. I would recommend this apartment to my friends.
Joe and Mimi are very nice and want their quests to be comfortable.
The City of Alameda is located seven miles east of San Francisco, less than a mile west of Oakland, CA in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The island is served by international airports in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. It is also accessible from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and from the east, north and south by major highways.
If you're coming to the city by water, Alameda is served by the Alameda Oakland Ferry Service (AOFS) and the Alameda/Harbor Bay Ferry Service (AHBFS).
Miles and Minutes to Alameda
Oakland International Airport -- just 6.7 miles away from downtown Alameda and less than 15 minutes by car from major business parks
San Francisco Airport -- less than 28 miles away and a comfortable commute
San Jose Airport -- within 35 miles and under an hour
Amtrak Station and the Capital Corridor Line -- less than 5 miles away and under 10 minutes
Bay Bridge Toll Plaza -- a convenient 7-mile trip that can be reached in less than 15 minutes.
THINGS TO DO IN ALAMEDA
Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire
With hundreds of outdoor dealers selling merchandise on the first Sunday of the month, the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire is one of Northern California's largest. All merchandise sold at the show must be at least 20 years old; no reproductions are allowed.
Alameda Theatre and Cineplex
The historic Alameda Theare is an Art Deco palace. When it opened in 1932, it was as glamorous a destination as the finest Bay Area theaters. Throughout the decades, it fell on hard times, but in 2000, the City of Alameda became formally involved in its restoration. A three-part $37.3 million restoration has restored it to its original glory while also modernizing it.
in 1957, Alameda Little Theater, Inc. converted an abandoned grocery store into Altarena Playhouse where the troupe has since staged intimate, artistically ambitious plays and revues. Over 500,000 people have attended shows at Altarena.
Boardsports School And Shop
Since 2002, the Boardsports team has offered kiteboarding, windsurfing, and stand up paddling instruction, rentals, and retail sales. With exclusive teaching rights at two of the best beach locations, we assure you the best lesson and gear buying experience in the Bay Area. Crown Beach Memorial Park
Intersection of Westline Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 Westline Drive, Alameda.
Chuck Corica Golf Complex
The East Bay's most popular golf courses are found at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex . The complex includes two spectacular 18-hole courses, a nine hole part 3 course, driving range, fully stocked pro shop and restaurant
The Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features exhibits for visitors of all ages -- from bay creatures in an 800-gallon aquarium system to the chance to plunge into the San Francisco Bay without getting wet.
Crown Memorial State Beach
The showpiece of the park is its 2.5 mile beach, with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail. Crown Memorial State Beach also features the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the east end and Crab Cove at the north end, a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
The Frank Bette Center for the Arts fulfills and builds upon the legacy of Frank Bette by nurturing a space where fine arts, crafts, literacy and musical arts meet and thrive. The center offers meetings, readings, showings and other creative doings.
Pacific Pinball Museum
Dedicated to teaching science, art and history through pinball, and to preserving and promoting an important part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum hosts the world's largest pinball show, the Pacific Pinball Expo, and displays a beautiful selection of playable, historic pinball machines.
From humble beginnings as a passionate home-winemaking operation Rosenblum Cellars has evolved into one of North America's most acclaimed wine producers. Working with fruit from all over California, founders Kent and Kathy Rosenblum continue to helm this one-of-a-kind shipyard winery... click here to learn more about Rosenblum Cellar's unique story.
USS Hornet Museum
The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th Century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. This extraordinary ship is now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point and has on display space artifacts, aircraft carrier memorials, and special exhibits
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$70 + Tax|
|Notes||The entire rental fee is due in advance at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days in advance to receive a full refund minus a cancellation & processing fee of $50.00. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days from check-in date. In certain instances, a refund may be processed if the unit is rented for those dates by another guest after cancellation.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.