Alameda Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 4-extra fee for more than two guests and use of second bedroom.
This is a very charming, beautifully furnished, immaculate and sunny two-story home (Flat) which dead ends at a lagoon. It is in a quiet neighborhood and you have free parking in the driveway and also free use of washer and dryer on premises, including detergent. The upstairs Flat is 1200 sq. ft. Owner lives downstairs. Home built in 1896. There are two large bedrooms: One bedroom rented as a single or two guests in one bedroom at the standard rate of $155. per night and $180 on Friday and Saturday. For Thanksgiving and Christmas the daily fee for November 26-29th is $195 per night. Christmas December 23 - 27th is $195 per night. If there are more than two guests, there is an additional fee for the third and fourth person and for second bedroom of $25 per person, per night. Cleaning fee for one bedroom used is $100 and two bedrooms is $125. There is a twin mattress that can be used for an additional $40. I do not take deposits and total booking amount is due upon booking to be added to my calendar. The white room has a mini office space off of a walk-in closet with a panoramic view of the lagoon. The beds are Queen size with pillow top and down pillows and comforters. (Can change if allergic to down). The dining room and living room are combined and adjacent to a newly renovated small kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a gas stove and microwave and a gorgeous view of a huge, whimsically landscaped backyard and a small peek of the lagoon. Beautiful, original hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of closet space. The bathroom has also been completely renovated with new slate flooring, bowl sink, European bath screen with new bath tub, fully equipped linen closet and separate water closet for toilet. Gorgeous diamond pane windows with wood blinds throughout. Forced air heating and a cooling system (but not air
conditioning), and ceiling fans in most rooms.
What makes this flat so desirable is the privacy you can have, if there are more than two guests. The two bedrooms allow that and also the small office area off the white room for a quiet place to do work as it has a door that closes. Every one can have a place of privacy to read, take a nap, watch their own TV, have a private telephone conversation, etc. Also, you can access Netflix for movies in the Living Room TV.
A walk to the beach in the morning or evening to view the skyline of San Francisco and the evenings' gorgeous sunsets makes this island unusual. Bus transportation and a short walk to a busy downtown shopping area where there are a variety of many types of cuisine on Park Street. Two ferry locations to take you across the Bay to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Also a new multiplex movie theater. There is quick, easy access to all major freeways, 20 minutes from UC Berkeley campus and many excellent restaurants on College Ave and Telegraph Ave, and nearby Jack London Square within a short distance from Alameda to Oakland or Berkeley. Fun to take a stroll on Park Street with consignment stores, antiques, lots of small unique stores, thrift stores shopping. Oakland Museum nearby with great exhibits. Free the first Sunday of the month. We also have a new library that is truly an asset to Alameda. In Jack London Square there is a Farmer's Market on the weekends, also a Premier Jazz Club Yoshi's, is located in Jack London Square and many others close by venues for live music. Also, many upscale restaurants there and only 10 minutes away by car. So much to do in this area that is close by.
Very Important. Please contact me to verify VRBO'a quote to ensure that it is correct.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
I am sole owner of the property. I've raised three grown children in this beautiful home, all male. I have worked in the business world, in the aeronautics industry, legal, as a court reporter and paralegal on environmental law suits, in a hospital setting, in commercial real estate at the Port of Oakland for 10 years and finally found my passion in the hospitality industry as an outside food sales person, as Director of Special Events at Gramma's Bed & Breakfast down the street from UC Berkeley campus, a wedding planner, wedding consultant, event planner, caterer, meeting planner, fund raiser for Marines returning from Iraq, doing 100+ events a month at Preservation Park in downtown Oakland.
I have kept this large property in excellent condition considering its age. It has a gorgeous double lot and is beautifully landscaped. I have done many special events here and catered, including several small weddings over the past 18 years. As people enter through the front door, their exclamations are amazement over its uniqueness of interior design and its feeling of Cape Cod or French influences.
It's sunny and bright with beautiful sunsets in the evenings. A lovely house to live and be a guest in.
The benefits of staying here are that you are able to walk or bicycle to the beach, shopping on Park Street, with a variety of good restaurants, friendly people, consignment and thrift stores. A mall shopping area at South Shore with a Safeway and Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Redbox there, Kohls, TJ Maxx, near water, close to the Oakland Airport, and the best weather in the East Bay area. Close proximity to entertainment venues, a large stadium for professional sports and entertainment. Easy access to transportation to San Francisco. The backyard offers comfort relaxing, tanning, and reading a book, grilling, dining al fresco. The beauty of the interior offers golden sun in the evenings and a romantic environment with a warmth of a home on the beach.