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Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

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Marti McCune
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 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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West Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

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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Clean, well appointed apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Martha's apartment. The bed linens were very comfortable, the kitchen stocked with all we needed and we were just a short walk to watch the sunset at the beach. We also enjoyed this area of Alameda, there were several delicious restaurants close, and it was simple to catch the Ferry into San Francisco. We will definitely rent from Martha again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice studio in Alameda

  • 4 of 5

The studio apartment is located in a beautiful neighborhood in Alameda a short walk to the beach. The host was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, Thank you for your review!
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Very nice home in a queit safe location

  • 4 of 5

Marti and Paige were very welcoming to us. Our first day there Paige drove us to a restaurant for lunch and later drove us to a grocery store to pick some things up for our stay. The kitchen was very well equipped which we appreciated. The apartment was very nicely decorated and the bed and linens were very comfortable. A laundromat was within walking distance to this location.

The only negative thing I can say is that there was no outdoor space to sit and relax after a day of sightseeing.

We travelled daily to San Francisco by Uber to the ferry terminal and then took the Bay Ferry across and back. This did add up over our stay but the ferry ride was lovely. We did walk around Alameda Island to the ferry, to the beach and to the mall also located near the beach. There seemed to be lots of lovely restaurants and fast food locations within walking distance to this location also.

I would recommend this apartment to those wanting a safe quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco but still close enough to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The rental process was very easy and convenient. Apartment was perfectly located on a street where parking was always available. Cute, quiet, clean, and comfortable and included everything you could possibly need. The main bed was very comfy but the fold out couch not so much. Marti was very gracious! Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boxwood Apt

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in the Boxwood apartment. It was perfect. The place was spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed at our fingertips. Marti was a wonderful host and very helpful in every way. We would love to stay here again on our next trip to the Bay area.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Letty and Kurt Thank you for such a nice review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. All the best, Marti
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