UNIQUE ISLAND LIVING NEAR SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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Maria Angle

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

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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.

This is a very charming, immaculate and sunny two-story home 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 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 a couple at a lower rate; The other bedroom is for one or two guests at an additional $25 per night, per person. Please check details under 'Rates'. 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 ceiling fans in most rooms.

What makes this flat so desirable is the privacy you can have, if there is more than one person. 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 evening's 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. within a short distance 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. So much to do in this area that is close by.

Regarding rates for the holidays and weekend rates they are posted at $175 for the actual holiday date and $175 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Maria Angle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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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. 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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Property Reviews

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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
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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
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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!
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
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vbi
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
Alameda
5

It is wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vbi
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
New York
5

Gorgeous from the first Step in the Entry Way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
"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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
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5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
Mesquite, TX, USA
5

Beautiful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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
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
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Unique Island Living near San Francisco Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p495316vbi
5109958360
Alameda The Bay Area
5

Great place for out of town visitors

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I rented this apartment for my business partners when they came into town for some meetings. They loved the location and the place was quiet and had everything they needed for business and relaxing. Although they didn't spend much time there it was a great base and I would definitely rent it again in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, Thanks so very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review. Stu and Paul wrote in my guest book how much they enjoyed Alameda and being here from New Zealand. They commented that they would highly recommend the flat. It's always a pleasure to have guests from other countries. Hope to accommodate your business partners again in the future. Maria
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter Sunday
Apr 17 2014 - Apr 22 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Father's Day
Jun 13 2014 - Jun 17 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 6 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Chiristmas
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
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

Property Damage Protection $49.00
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:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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 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. See fee schedule.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • recreation center
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • ice skating
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