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Joe Pappaly / Mimi

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Apartment House, One Bedroom + Conv bed. Sleeps 2-4, Close to Dwntwn Alameda

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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Joe Pappaly / Mimi

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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.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
+1 510-331-1124
Alameda The Bay Area

Almost perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
If the base board heat had worked without a hitch...but why quibble: This apartment was well-appointed, clean as a whistle, well-located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of Alameda's great (and great value) restaurants, and an easy strike to the SF ferry, and the Bart. We'll return when we next visit family in this sweet town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and my apologies for the baseboard heater hitch. I hope the portable heater was sufficient in the meantime. It was a thermostat that went bad and we have since got it repaired. We hope this will not create a roadblock towards your future stay with us.
Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
+1 510-331-1124
Alameda The Bay Area

Great rental, very reasonably priced :)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband and I recently signed up for sailing lessons in Alameda and stayed here for 10 days. Much nicer to stay in a "home" environment than at a hotel... This was nicely furnished and very comfortable!! Also very reasonably priced :) Hoping it will be available for our next visit!!
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am sure you both are happy that the seahawks won and the sailing was smooth. We enjoyed having you stay with us and we appreciate the business. We look forward to seeing you again.
Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
+1 510-331-1124
Alameda The Bay Area
Van Nuys, CA

Return Trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This was my second stay at this lovely unit in Alameda. Once again the place was clean and comfortable and Joe and Mimi were fantastic hosts. I came to visit family for Christmas and although I would be spending most of my time at their houses where they had Christmas trees and decorations, I felt bad that I would be staying in a place that would not have these cheery reminders of the season. I should have known better. The Pappaly's had a wreath outside and a small Christmas tree in the living room. Amazing! And Mimi brought me homemade Christmas cookies to boot. Unfortunately I got sick the second day of my stay, but again the Pappaly's were there asking if there was anything I needed. Soup? They are great and caring hosts and I can't say enough good things about them. But if I had to be sick I couldn't have had a better place to rest. The queen size bed is very comfortable and it is very quiet. Unfortunately Mimi was sick by the time I left, so I felt very bad about repaying their hospitality in such a way. I hope to stay again under better circumstances. Highly recommended!!
Owner's Response: Thank You Mary for this awesome review. We look forward to your next visit and taking good care of you.
Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
+1 510-331-1124
Alameda The Bay Area
Perth, Western Australia

Alameda accomodation,exceptional. Easily found, well located, quality throughout

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My family and I stayed at this wonderful place in Alameda late last year. The accomodation itself was spotless and every need was catered to. The address itself was easily found and positioned close to shops, transport, cinema, post office, restaurants and best of all, so close to the ferry to get across the harbour into the city itself. We felt we were living on a movie set, as it was so picturesque.The festive lights were amazing and added to the holiday atmosphere.
Our hosts were exceptional with their hospitality. They were available to answer even the most inane of questions and we enjoyed their company on several occasions. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to any traveller who needs a base that feels like home. It was a wonderful holiday, made that much more special by staying in Alameda ,with these great hosts. We will definately stay again, and are in the process of re-booking. The only recomendation I would make is there should be more stars!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jodie for your kind words. We enjoyed having you all here as much as you enjoyed being here. Your next booking is confirmed. We look forward to seeing you.
Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
+1 510-331-1124
Alameda The Bay Area

Par Excellence

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
When travel short term, it is difficult to prepare daily routine needs fully satisfactorily yourself. Well, you come to the right place, Mimi and Joe’s beautiful place, like your own home. We stayed in both apartments, each for about two weeks during the December holiday. We are thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and accommodating nature of the couple. All rooms were neat, clean and comfortable. Ample kitchen and bath room supplies of daily needs were very well-arranged. It was the best place we have ever stayed and enjoyed. We definitely will be back..

Li and Albert
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Albert for the kind review. It was truly our pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alameda Ferry
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 880 (Nimitz)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
165 Miles
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

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

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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.


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Availability & Rates

Alameda Apartment Rental Rates

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2 nights
Discounts: 31 nights or more: $85 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
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 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size bed (1) cozy with down comforter, blankets and extra pillows. Sleeper sofa (1). Sofa can convert to a full size bed in living room (Sleeps 2). Additional air mattress available upon request. Ipod/Iphone dock/ stereo with alarm clock in bedroom. Desk/Chair in bedroom. Massage Chair also in bedroom.
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  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • racquetball
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