|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 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 one bedroom with a closet. There is also a full size futon/sofa in the living room. A 42 inch LCD flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and a surround sound system will keep you entertained. 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.
Neither my wife nor I had ever been to Alameda, so we weren't sure what to expect. The description and the picture of the house were very nice, so we decided to take a chance. We were not reassured on our drive through Oakland to reach Alameda, but as soon as we arrived on the island, we were very pleasantly surprised. What a gem. And Joe and Mimi's place was wonderful. Though small, it was stocked with all of the necessities, and was very comfortable for our purposes. It was a short walk to restaurants, bars and other businesses, and the neighborhood was delightful. We took the ferry into San Francisco and back, and it could not have been easier. We did not have a chance to meet Mimi, but Joe was helpful and friendly and even provided us with enough DVDs to occupy our entire stay. We would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to revisit sometime in the future.
My husband, I and our 5 year old stayed at this great apartment. It was clean and great space for vacation rental. It has everything you need at a very affordable price, including ample parking. My son loved it and I have to say the sleeper sofa was very comfortable, which normally isn't. We had access to the washer and dryer. We're sorry we didn't get to use the backyard and grill, which was lovely. The owner was a gracious host and helped us out when I left my groceries (mainland goodies) behind. Highly recommend it and would stay here again. Close to SF and other local towns and sites. Thank you!!
This was our third year in a row staying at Joe and Mimi's apartment. Need I say more? We are looking forward to our fourth stay early in 2016! It is perfect for us as one of our children lives near Walnut Creek and another in San Jose.
This place is all you want in a vacation rental - clean, well-appointed, quiet, and the hosts, Joe and Mimi, are friendly, available, and hospitable. What a lovely service to offer the traveling public. We are coming back.
I have stayed here before, but in the larger unit. This is my first stay in the smaller unit and I have to say I loved it. The larger unit is wonderful, but since I'm a single I felt kind of guilty taking up all that space. And although the smaller unit would easily accommodate two people, it is perfect for one. Loved the bed. Slept better than I do at home. I continue to be amazed at the little touches. I used the laundry for the first time. It was easy. However after I put in my clothes it occurred to me that I needed something better than my dirty clothes bag to bring them back in. Of course there was a plastic hamper in the closet. They've thought of everything. Thanks again to the wonderful owners. It's always a pleasure! And I loved the banana nut bread!! How did you know it is my favorite?
We were looking for a quiet place to stay in Alameda that would close to relatives in the area. This cozy apartment was everything that we wanted - location, enough space for two comfortably, place to relax and cook while we were not visiting with family. All the reviews were true!
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 Theater and Cineplex
The historic Alameda Theater 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 kite-boarding, 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 West-line Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 West-line 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.|
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