UNIQUE ISLAND LIVING NEAR SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Maria Angle

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Maria Angle

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UNIQUE ISLAND LIVING NEAR SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Alameda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4-extra fee for more than two guests and use of second bedroom.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO ANSWER AN INQUIRY FROM JULY 8 AND 9TH. WILL BE AVAILABLE ON JULY 10. DO NOT KNOW WHETHER I WILL HAVE GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION WHERE I WILL BE. I will respond on July 10. Thank you!

This is a very charming, 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. If there is 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. One bedroom, the cleaning fee is $100 and two bedrooms is $125. 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 is 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 store 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.

Regarding rates for the holidays and weekend rates they are posted at $165 for the actual holiday date and $165 for weekends Fri., Sat. Otherwise all other days are $145. Please contact me to verify VRBO'a quote to ensure that it is correct.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Maria Angle

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Speaks english, spanish
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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.

Maria Angle purchased this apartment in 1976

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Alameda The Bay Area
Los Angeles
5

LOVE THIS PLACE. BEST APARTMENT I'VE EVER RENTED ON VACATION

Love This Place. Best Apartment I've Ever Rented on Vacation
  • 5 of 5
I've rented this apartment twice, finding it the first time through Craiglist. I am glad Maria decided to list it here because it really is a wonderful find. The home is decorated beautifully and it's on a cozy, quiet street. Alameda is such a walkable city and the apartment is close to Park Street, the beach, several local parks and a mall where you can find shops, restaurants and a grocery store. I was in town for the birth of my niece and several family members came to hang out with me. The apartment is set up with every amenity you could think of, it's incredibly clean and well cared for. Maria is attentive, engaging, thoughtful and a true hostess. Looking forward to staying in Alameda on my next trip. I just cannot recommend this vacation rental enough. The lagoon views are wonderful for reading, writing or just daydreaming. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nichelle, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule. As a screenwriter, I would imagine, Hollywood is a very, demanding and busy place to work, especially in the TV world.

You have always left the flat just as you found it. I know it's great to be with family for those special occasions. and the "Welcome" mat is always open to you and your husband" for another stay on this lovely island.

Maria
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vb
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
We had a really wonderful stay at Maria's place. The flat is charming, spacious, clean and really comfortable. Maria is a perfect host and made us feel right at home. The views are amazing, and the backyard is a beautiful place to relax.

We were traveling with our 14 month old and the rental was perfect for that as well. Alameda is also a relaxing but interesting little city. It was a great home base for visiting friends in all of the Bay Area. All in, it was a great experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Eric & Shirley,

I'm so happy you chose my flat for your last leg of your vacation otherwise I never would have met you both and your beautiful little Henry. He stole my heart.

Thank you so much for your review, but most of all for taking the time to write it with such a busy schedule you both have.

I was so glad to get to know you better and getting together outdoors on the Gazebo enjoying food and wine and crackers and cheese. It made it a very special evening. I hope to see you again the next time I am in NY. I've never been to Brooklyn and would love to take some time roaming around your little city. I've heard it has become very trendy.

Thank you for leaving the Flat so nice. I've enjoyed a few of the many goodies you left in the refrigerator and other vacationers will be happy to see so many items left by your visit here.

Give Baby Henry a hug for me!

Maria
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Alameda The Bay Area
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

ALAMEDA GEM

  • 5 of 5
My Sister and I stayed in this beautiful vacation rental from May 4 - 7. Alameda is a close cab ride to downtown Oakland, and exists on its own little lagoon island.

Maria, the owner was fantastic upon our arrival and during our stay. She was very informative of what was available within the area for shopping, food, and attractions.

The vacation rental itself was very quaint and comfortable. The size of the apartment was perfect. It was so nice to have more room then what one would get in a hotel room. The kitchen was well equipped with all we needed. The bedrooms were very nicely furnished including a beautiful 4 post bed frame in the "Boys room". Both beds were very comfortable. The home is furnished beautifully and tastefully.

Maria's back yard is gorgeous. We spent some time relaxing and taking in all the beautiful greenery and sunshine.

I would highly recommend this rental to anyone going down to Oakland/Alameda. And will definitely stay here again on our next trip.

Thank you again Maria for all your hospitality.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam & Amanda,
Can't tell you how impressed with how the flat looked when I went up to clean. You left it immaculate. My friend who used to work for Canadian Airlines said "Yes, that's the way the Canadians are". Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking such good care of the flat and for taking the time to write the review. I would he so thrilled to have you back, if you come again to the Bay Area.

Maria
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vb
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
Alameda
5

IT IS WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
This is place to beautiful and the owner Maria is wonderful and warm. The rooms are as pretty as the pictures showed on the website if not better. Maria has a very good sense of decorating and each rooms are unique. We rent this place for my wife's parents while they were here for our wedding. When we checked in the this place, we regret not know Maria much earlier so we can rent the entire house for our rehearsal dinner or maybe even wedding. Maria has an amazing backyard which also maintained very well. There are so many good photography spots through out the house. To be honest, this house made our wedding photographer's job easier. Definitely a 5 stars rental, full of surprises (in a good way). Highly recommenced.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Frank & Jesse, I was honored that you chose my home for your parents' arrival for your wedding from China. They were quite comfortable upstairs. So much happiness is in the air for a wedding and Jesse had the beautiful White Room to dress in her wedding gown and take professional photographs in such a beautiful and appropriate setting. She looked lovely. I wish you both much happiness and prosperity in your lives together! Maria
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
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5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
New York
5

GORGEOUS FROM THE FIRST STEP IN THE ENTRY WAY!

  • 5 of 5
"Wow "was what I said as I entered the Flat. This is my kind of style. It was gorgeous! Every room was filled with light and cleanliness. The photos do not do it justice. Maria, the owner, showed me around the flat, and then offered to give me a short tour of the Island. So we climbed into her Z3 BMW, top down, for a beautiful drive around Alameda. She even took me to her favorite Restaurant, "Zen's" and did not just drop me off., she went in and talked with the owner about the menu and helped me select some of her favorite.dishes It was a delightful stay and I would love to bring my girlfriend at some point with me. Dinner at Zens's was perfect too. Hope to return again soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vb
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
Mesquite, TX, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
Maria, we loved your place! It could not have been more comfortable or perfect for my son & I to visit family. Can't wait to bring my husband back in May.
Your friendship means so much to my family
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Crystal & Brian, Thanks for staying at my property for your stay in Alameda and having the chance to know you. You were so gracious about everything!

Thank you for the sweet review. I appreciate it so much when guests take the time! I look forward to seeing you in May and hope all is well with your family

Best, Maria
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Oakland Airport 10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
880 Freeway
Car: not necessary

An island is a special place to live in, especially here in Alameda. I live within walking distance of every type of activity there is on the island, so it makes it possible not to have an automobile because of its public transportation choices. You never get enough of sight seeing the beautiful historic homes here in Alameda, and the various neighborhoods. It has an invigorating climate, manicured parks, homes graced by shade tree-lined streets covering the island's 12 square miles. This is a city where many people walk and bicycle around the city. Several tennis courts, paddle board lessons on the beach with wind surfing, kite surfing, kite flying, sand castle contests. There is also the Alterena Playhouse that features an opportunity for residents to act in a small intimate playhouse. A beautifully restored art deco, multi-plex theater. The population is approximately 75,000 residents. The views are breathtaking, especially from the beach. It's an island that is full of activity with many choices of what to do either here are near here since it has numerous transportation possibilities.

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Alameda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$195
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Chiristmas
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Cleaning 2 B/R's & Flat $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes HOLIDAYS: President's Day, Easter/spring break, Memorial Day, 4th of Jul., Labor Day. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Re:Damage protection $49 or option of $100 refundable deposit. 10% fee is for taxes that we pay to the City, County, State, and Fed. Gov. Cleaning fee is $100 for 2 guests, $125 for 3-4 for 2nd b/r. If for any reason this booking is cancelled, there will be a $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toilet is separated and is in a small water closet
  • The bathroom is a large bathroom. Bathtub/shower combination, with a beautiful view of the backyard, European shower door, slate floor, bowl sink with shutter doors. Linen Closet fully stocked. Water Closet is separate and adjacent to main bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two large bedrooms, one with a small office space with panoramic view of the lagoon (the white room). If there is only one or two guests, the second bedroom (the brown room) is locked during the stay, if both bedrooms are occupied, there is an additional fee of $25 per night per person for the second bedroom and the cleaning fee is $100 for one bedroom and $125 + 10% tax for two bedrooms. If you need to have five stay, there is a new twin mattress that would be an extra $25 cleaning fee. See fee schedule+ extra person fee.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • parasailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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