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Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Boxwood House a completely furnished vacation/corporate garden apartment located on the first floor of a gracious 1893 Victorian home with its own separate entrance.

Boxwood House offers such amenities as a full kitchen, with all electric appliances, including a dishwasher, full size refrigerator, china, silverware, and glassware.

The Bedroom has a queen size bed dressed in Italian linens for a comfortable nights sleep. Plenty of closet space, a dresser, and a writing desk with wireless service for your laptop.

The bathroom shower features a Speakman shower head. There are plenty of thick white towels.

The Living/Dining Room is very comfortable with a sofa that makes into a double bed. The antique dining table and chairs seat four. AM/FM radio with CD player and cable LCD TV with VCR that gets up to 88 channels.

There is a back garden available during nice weather to sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine.

Conveniently located on the island of Alameda, in San Francisco Bay. Boxwood House is situated in the historic Gold Coast a few blocks from parks, beaches with beautiful views of San Francisco, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, bike riding, coffee houses, and restaurants. Direct transportation to San Francisco is accessible both by bus and ferry located a few blocks away.

Enjoy all the scenic attractions the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer from Boxwood House your home away from home. Available by the week or month.

Keywords: Vacation or Corporate Apartment

More Details

Marti McCune
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for one month in the garden apartment. It was immacuate, extremely well furnished, warm and restful. The best thing (in our opinion) was the experience of relating to the owners. No detail was missed; they extended themselves beyond what one might expect and truly cared about our comfort. They did this without "bugging" us. The bed is amazingly comfortable and the bedroom's "black out" draperies allow a very peaceful, long sleep. Just around the corner, you can see the stunning views of the city of San Francisco. The neighborhood has friendly people, and if you come close to a holiday you will greatly enjoy the festive decorations and celebration on this quiet, little street.

We very strongly recommend this property; especially it's wonderful, honest owners, Marti and Will.
Oct 2010
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Gold Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattress that is dressed in Italian linens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The bed lines are Italian linens. The kitchen is equipped with appliances, china, glassware, and spices. The bathroom has fluffy towels. The furnishing are nice antiques with oriental rugs in the hall.


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average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great owner

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was better in person.

  • 5 of 5

Home has everything that you need. Plenty of parking and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. The decor was well set, wifi was great. Marti was a great host, she greeted us as we got out of car and showed us were everything was. Wife and I couldn't have ask for anything more. Thanks Marti

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, well equipped. The area has many nice restaurants and is an easy drive to San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Clean and nicely decorated and maintained. Marti was a thoughtful hostess. We enjoyed Alameda and the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kai, I enjoyed meeting you and your family. I'm so happy you enjoyed Alameda, and had a nice time in San Francisco. Best, Marti
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice appartment

  • 4 of 5

A nice place to visit SFO. The ferry to SFO is great. The appartment is well equiped, but we didn't like the dogs running and stumbling at 8.00 AM.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I appreciate the comment about the sound of the dogs. I will keep them out of the area in the future so that things remain quiet. I'm glad you enjoyed San Francisco.
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We were very comfortable during our stay at Boxwood House

  • 5 of 5

Alameda is a very walkable town with beautiful public parks. All conveniences were within an easy walk of Boxwood House. The apartment was very clean and full of eye pleasing comfort. Our host made us feel very welcome. We can recommend Boxwood House.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at Boxwood House, we enjoyed having your family.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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