Where to stay around Alameda?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,405 vacation rentals near Alameda. From 712 Condos/Apartments to 632 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alameda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Alameda?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alameda:

  • East End: 21 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 117 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 163 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 120 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 136 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Alameda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Alameda. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Altarena Playhouse: 1,823 vacation rentals
  • Alameda Naval Air Museum: 1,893 vacation rentals
  • Alameda Museum: 1,802 vacation rentals
  • Muir Woods: 1,777 vacation rentals
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1,980 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alameda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Alameda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 712 Condos/Apartments in Alameda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alameda include:

  • Studios: 632 rentals available
  • Houses: 450 rentals available
  • Cottages: 40 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Alameda?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 164 downtown rentals in Alameda. You have also many other possibilities in Alameda area, including:

  • Golf course rentals: 76 rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 74 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 50 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with private pool in Alameda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with private pool among our 9 vacation rentals with private pool available in Alameda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    An island vacation in Alameda

    Discover a wealth of West Coast fun in Alameda, an island getaway packed with family-friendly activities and tons of local history. San Francisco and Oakland are just a short drive away, so you’ll never run out of parks and trails to explore, tasty international dishes to savor, and insightful cultural sites to visit. After you locate your ideal Alameda vacation rental, you’ll find that the little island is the perfect escape from the neighboring big cities, whether you prefer to spend your days building sandcastles and learning to windsurf, or digging into the city’s aviation legacy at former military sites.

    Swim and surf in Alameda

    With the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean beckoning, there are endless options for enjoying the sand and sea near Alameda, but you don’t have to leave the island for a fun beach day. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family down to Crown Memorial State Beach, where you’ll find sand dunes and shallow, warm water perfect for swimming. Water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular here too, and in summer you can take lessons and rent boards to practice on. Bring your buckets and shovels if you plan to visit in June, when an annual sandcastle-building contest crowns the best creations.

    Flying high in Alameda

    Once the site of a United States Naval Air Station, Alameda preserves its military legacy at fascinating museums. The USS Hornet, a National Historic Landmark that served in World War II, has a Sea, Air and Space Museum located on the ship and more than a dozen historic aircrafts on display. Thrill seekers can try out the flight simulators, while kids will enjoy dressing up as sailors and learning to tie knots in an activity space. Close by, the Alameda Naval Air Museum tells the story of the former air station through a collection of photos, archived newspapers, model planes, and old uniforms and badges.

    Beautiful days in Alameda

    This part of California has pretty mild weather in every season, with comfortable daytime temperatures that typically call for no more than a light jacket, even in the winter months. Look for an Alameda vacation rental with a hot tub or fireplace to enjoy cool evenings year-round. Summer is the dry season, so you’ll have more opportunities to fly kites on the beach, bike the trails at nearby parks, or take a whale-watching boat tour. You’ll find that different whale species migrate through during different seasons, though, so you won’t miss out on the experience even if you come in winter.

    Alameda marine life encounters

    The waters around Alameda Island are a great place to view sea creatures, like the gray, blue, and humpback whales that pass by the San Francisco Bay area. For even more wildlife encounters, head to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which has more than 2,000 animal and plant species in several different ecosystems. There are miles of paths to explore and plenty of land critters to see, but don’t forget to look along the coast for harbor seals, sea otters, and porpoises. Alameda vacation rentals are in a great central location for discovering the park, which is spread out over 3 counties across the bay.