BEAUTIFUL AND LUSH HIDDEN WISTERIA COTTAGE

Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals

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BEAUTIFUL AND LUSH HIDDEN WISTERIA COTTAGE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Alameda Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

The island of Alameda is considered by some as the hidden gem of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Your hosts have turned their circa 1890s detached carriage house and stable into a welcoming garden cottage. This tastefully appointed guest spot is perfect for a quiet getaway or extended academic or corporate visit.

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, you are just walking distance from Park Street, Alameda's central shopping district. Here you'll find everything you need....antique shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and the newly renovated Alameda Theatre. Less than a mile away you'll find a pristine beach park with stunning views of the San Francisco skyline.

Want to head into 'The City'? You are just 25 minutes away from all SF has to offer. We are close to the Alameda ferry, AC Transit and BART. A quick drive over the Bay Bridge drops you right into the heart of downtown San Francisco.

The Carriage House: The owners have spent decades collecting antiques and designing interiors and have used their talents to create a comfortable,quiet vacation space for those who appreciate a green way of living.

Virtually every item, from floor to ceiling is recovered or recycled in some way.

The Garden: The bungalow is covered by a gorgeous and legendary Wisteria tree that is the star of the spring season.

The practice of 'Living Green' extends to the lush surrounding gardens. Old San Francisco cobblestones, recovered copper downspouts and perfectly placed architectural elements create a serene garden so creative you'd think you were on a movie set.

A Coi pond that is sometimes visited by elegant egrets, sits just outside the bungalow door. The garden is surrounded by three small aviaries that house small families of canaries. Their song and the sound of flowing water will lull you while you read a book in the sun on your own private patio.

The Neighborhood & Beyond: Developed in the late 1800s as a beach resort community, the modern day version still holds much of it's charm from the early 20th century.

Take a drive through the different neighborhoods and you'll see beautiful examples of California architecture. Perfectly restored Victorians share the same street with cute California Bungalows and Craftsman style homes.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011

About Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals

The talents of your hosts, John and Arthur, have appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and in a series of books on Arts & Crafts bungalows by Paul Duchscherer – The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow. Their business, House of Orange, specializes in European Arts & Crafts furnishings, and some of their most outstanding pieces are now in the homes of local collectors who have become close friends over the years.

Why Melissa Burnley at Bella Bay Vacation Rentals chose Alameda

Their carriage house – circa 1890, has been turned into a garden guest cottage – and except for a few planks, tiles and a sofa bed, the cottage and its contents are all recycled in some way. The wood interior and exterior siding are bits and pieces from old projects, and with their creative eye, all the pieces work: as ceiling and wall sections, windowsills, door jambs, storage closets - you name it!

Their recycling even extends to the surrounding yard. Reclaimed copper downspouts from the roof divert rainwater into the koi pond and an existing well. The outdoor lighting is on a sensor to save energy, and old lanterns were rewired as lamps. Chimney liners were turned into water features and pulley hooks into sturdy plant hangers. All plants need little to no watering and bloom beautifully.

Wisteria Cottage – a name given to it by friends and guests – may be small, but every idea John and Arthur used was big on result and can easily translate on an even grander scale. They provide decorating, remodeling and landscaping services and advice.

What makes this cottage unique

John and Arthur are called the “Green Giants” because they are all about reducing, reusing and recycling in a BIG and BEAUTIFUL way. Whether shopping at thrift stores for clothing, repaving their driveway with old cobblestones from a San Francisco street, or resurfacing floors with reclaimed wood, they make mindful and creative use of materials with spectacular results!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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Alameda The Bay Area
Dallas, TX
5

Escape into Magic

  • 5 of 5
"Neverland" is one child's word for Wisteria Cottage - Nirvana, Shangri-La, Heaven also come to mind. Descriptions are accurate but can't convey the sense of wonder a guest feels here. John and Arthur provided everything everything I needed or wished for. John and Arthur's cottage and gardens are glorious. Opening the gate feels like "coming home." Factor peaceful down time into your schedule early on, and invite family or friends for a home-cooked or take out meal here. They will thank you. Hours spent at Wisteria Cottage, "at home" alone or with my friends, were more joyful than most of the big events that brought me here in the first place. I'm eager to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are too overwhelmed by your review ! We thank you and can only wish that we will maintain the joy and pleasure for others and for your return .
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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
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Alameda The Bay Area
5

Love!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I were fortunate enough to stay at this little gem when our previous lodging fell through. We loved the gardens, ponds and care that went into creating this hideaway

Thank you!

Cathy
Eagan. Mn
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that our little place has giving you some joy . We regret we were not there to greet you , but hope there be another time for you to visit ,so we can be of some service to you and make your stay even better !
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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
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Alameda The Bay Area
Victoria
5

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent almost 2 weeks in the converted carriage house in Alameda. Our first grandchild is nearby, so it was a quick drive to our family's home nearby. First impressions proved correct as we found a wonderful breakfast for the next day waiting in the kitchen for us plus a bottle of wine if desired.
The location is ideal. Owners John and Arthur are great sources of info on sites, eateries, and are more than accommodating for our every need. Crisp white linens and towels are always available. The bathroom is equipped for travelers if they need various toiletries. The place is spotless.
The property is an oasis and is fascinating with antiques, botanical displays, lemon and apple trees, koi ponds and live canaries in large enclosures. Every effort was made to make us comfortable. We hope that next time this coming winter, we can take the time to get to know them better.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
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Alameda The Bay Area
Chicago
5

Fabulous cottage and garden!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at the cottage this summer, and we have enjoyed it both times. The cottage is well-equipped and attractively furnished, with all the necessities for a short stay. The garden is truly wonderful. The hosts are very gracious, helpful and welcoming. This is the place to stay if you are visiting Alameda or Oakland!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
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Alameda The Bay Area
United States
5

Lovely little cottage in an enchanting garden

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this little cottage, a quiet private place well away from the street. The cottage is thoughtfully appointed with everything a guest may need. The decor is very tasteful, the bed is quite comfortable and the kitchen has everything one might need for cooking meals in. We will be sure to recommend the cottage to our friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Cottage
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Alameda The Bay Area
5

Peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this lovely cottage for 5 nights, and it was wonderful.
After a long day visiting our two small grandchildren we looked forward to coming back to this peaceful cottage. John and Arthur were the perfect hosts. We look forward to returning for more visits, and would definitely rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry Point
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Alameda Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Emeryville - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walking distance
Car: recommended
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Alameda Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014
May 30 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Notes If you must cancel, our cancellation policy is as follows:

- Within 30 days of arrival date = 50% will be refunded.
- 30 days or longer from time of arrival = 100% will be refunded.
Reservation & Deposits - A $250 deposit secures your reservation.

The balance is due 10 days before your arrival.

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Amenities

Amenities

Alameda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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