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Marti McCune

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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West Alameda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marti McCune (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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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based on 20 traveler reviews

Garden Apartment Located in a Wonderful Old Victorian Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Excellent Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Boxwood House for 10 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The entire apartment was clean, well-furnished and comfortable. Marti and Paige were very welcoming and helpful in every area. The ferry is conveniently located for traveling to San Francisco and avoiding heavy traffic. We highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced, safe and comfortable accommodation while in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pomona, California

quiet, quaint accomadations

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed 4 nights. The beds were comfortable and the place clean. Marti found a place for us to plug in our electric scooter. The kitchen worked fine for us for breakfast and lunch, we ended up having dinners out with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stillwater Minnesota, USA

Great place to stay in Alameda

  • 5 of 5

This home really worked out well for us. The unit was clean, comfortable and only fifteen minutes from family in Oakland. Easy access to the apartment and parking was always available. Kitchen is well equipped so we ate most of our breakfasts and several dinners in the apartment. Marti was a great hostess and made us feel very welcome. Alameda has a nice selection of restaurants, grocery stores and small shops. We didn't take advantage of the back yard this trip, but we will make an effort to use it on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska

Ann N

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs. It was close to family members who live in Alameda. We took advantage of the small grocery store and coffee house with wonderful bakery, both within walking distance. The kitchen was well stocked. This was our second stay at the Boxwood House. The last time we took advantage of the peaceful back yard--this trip we didn't have enough time. Wi-Fi is available. Marti is a wonderful hostess and has a decorator's eye which shows up in the apartment furnishings.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect recuperative retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home away from home was perfect for our needs, located in a quaint and quiet neighborhood, walking distance to beach, parks, cafes, and various restaurants. The unit was clean, comfortable, tastefully furnished, and the full kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and everything needed to prepare, cook, and serve meals.

My daughter had knee surgery that week and I needed a quiet place with street-level access for my temporary stay while attending to her. Marti, the owner, was warm, accommodating, and helpful. When she realized that my daughter just had the knee surgery she immediately offered up a toilet aid to help her in the bathroom.

Lastly, within a 2 mile easy driving radius are grocery stores, restaurants, and the vibrant and entertaining downtown area. I will definitely come back here in the future and stay at the Boxwood House.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cozy stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful cozy apartment for two. My husband and I enjoyed all the comforts of home while relaxing on our vacation. Would highly recommend staying here if they are visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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