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Peaceful Garden Apartment on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom /Queen bed, 1 Bath/ shower over tub, LR- couch/full bed

This peaceful apartment is on the ground floor with the entrance off the garden. Alameda was developed in the late 1800's as a beach resort community. Today this 3 by 5 mile island is known for its tree lined streets and large collection of Victorian and Craftsman architecture not to mention the cute California bungalows.

Coming on to the island is like stepping back in time where people walk either the interesting neighborhoods or the beach. There are many owner run business from restaurants, nurseries, ice cream parlor, coffee shops, bike shops and a lovely restored Art Deco movie theatre. On the spirited end of the island you'll find award winning Rock Wall Winery, (try Scolaris for lunch while you're in this area) St. George Spirits (Hangar One Vodka) and Fraction Brewery , all facing the SF skyline. Oh, there are two 18 hole golf courses and a 9 hole par3 course at one end of the island. did I say we're only about a 15 min drive to the Oakland Airport?

This oasis is just a ferry ride from San Francisco. Or you could drive across one of the bridges to Oakland and catch the Bay Area Rapid Transit. Oakland (5 miles away) is home to Major league baseball, football, and basketball. An hours drive will take you to the wine country of Napa/Sonoma or to the coast at Half Moon Bay. A 15-30 min drive will take you to one of the Easy Bay Regional Parks with over 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Of Course there is the interesting town of Berkeley just about a 15-20 min drive north.

Within a 6 block radius of the apartment are independent restaurants, bars, grocery shopping,the beach, the movie theater, coffee shops, small shopping center (South Shore Center), many ethnic restaurants, bicycle rentals, bowling alley,public transportation, and the usual, hospital, post office and fast food.

The apartment is outfitted for comfort with crisp white linen dried by the sun, down comforter and pillows, good reading lights, hardwood floors, 2 closets, windows that open, a kitchen with the normal appliances plus sugar, splenda, plastic wrap, coffee and tea to get started, salt and pepper (the little things)- not a lot of clutter- just enough for interest.

Anticipating your needs is what gives me the most pleasure and hopefully that will be apparent as you make your self at home in our peaceful garden apartment.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017


West Alameda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Garden Apartment on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days while we were in transition (moving out of state). The apartment was well appointed and exceptionally clean. It felt private and was quiet. Betty was super responsive both before and during our stay. We'll for sure stay here again when we're in town - beats all the local Alameda hotels/motels by a long shot!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a safe and welcoming community

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really cute, traditionally furnished and clean and tidy. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. We parked on the drive, which is a bit steep so you need a good parking brake! The apartment has a lovely little garden just outside and is in a quiet neighbourhood. We said hello to a few neighbours who were very friendly and welcoming. Betty was really helpful over the phone and there was plenty of information about the local area in the apartment. Betty's banana bread was very much appreciated by two hungry and tired travellers!

Even with having to drive to the ferry terminal and pay for tickets, this was still a much more preferable option than staying in the city. There's a great selection of shops and restaurants nearby and the indoor market is great.

We had a great stay and can highly recommend Betty and the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in September. This one bedroom apartment was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. It is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood with beautifully restored Victorian style houses all around. Betty welcomed us with banana bread on the kitchen table and gave us lots of suggestions and her contact info in case we required anything. It was an easy walk to plenty of restaurants We didn't ride the local bus and needed a car to get to the ferry terminal or Bart system but parking at the terminals was easy. It did not seem economical to drive into San Francisco, due to limited parking and extremely high daily parking rates.

We were very happy with our choice and would recommend it to couples and single travelers

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Really appreciated the welcoming touches such as the banana bread, parking and the short walk to the beach and Trader Joe's. We were on a road trip from Vancouver and the apartment was a lovely home away from home after camping our way to Alameda.

Very clean and comfortable; also, I tend to cook to avoid expensive restaurants when travelling with my kids, so I appreciated the well-stocked kitchen. I also felt the area was very safe which was important when travelling with pre-teen and teen girls.

We were primarily visiting San Francisco and took the ferry each day which adds up when you are 5, if you are looking to keep down costs, take this into consideration. I felt it was worth it (places in San Fran were much more expensive) and I rather enjoyed the short ferry ride at the start and finish of our sightseeing days.

Thank you so much, Betty! I would happily stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Having been an Alameda residents for 25+ years, we were excited to find this comfortable well located apartment for a return visit after having moved 4 years ago. Great location, quiet, modestly but well appointed. Very clean & Betty was easy to work with. It's a great value for a Bay Area stay! Only caution for the older set: front steps are steep and a shower bar would be a great addition. Parking is a real plus: street parking generally available during the day & the driveway is also available ....we tended to use the street when possible because of the steepness of the drive but having it as a back up was great!! Nice to know we still have a home in Alameda!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy apt

  • 5 of 5

This apt was perfect for our 3 week visit to California! When you come here, you've come Home! Betty anticipates just what you need. From the banana bread welcome to the down pillows on the bed our stay was great! No problems with parking...Close to shopping, nice area, quick drive into San Francisco. Washer dryer and good internet! We've stayed many places in the area but this is our favorite.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Park St.
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Oakland/Alameda Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chuck Corica/ Alameda Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
South Shore Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $75

Cancellation of reservation must be made 45 days before arrival for deposit refund minus $25 processing fee. If you're unsure about the trip I would recommend trip insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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