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Joe Pappaly / Mimi

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area

59 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

The Bay Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment House, One Bedroom + Conv bed. Sleeps 2-4, Close to Dwntwn Alameda

Welcome to our cozy one bedroom apartment in a lovely Victorian home close to downtown Alameda, located on the beautiful tree lined Central Ave. The proximity to downtown San Francisco and other bay area cities makes this the ideal location for your stay. SF Bay Ferries, AC-Transit Bus service and Bart are located just minutes away from the house Or simply drive 20 minutes and you will be in Downtown SF.

Alameda's Park Street Shopping is just two blocks away with an abundance of unique's stores, eating places of international cuisine, bars & coffee houses to match your tastes. Not to forget the recently renovated Alameda Movie Theater ...a must see if you have plans for a movie night.

You will find all of the things you will need in this beautifully set up home...away from home. This unit has a large one bedroom with plenty of closet space. There is a desk and a chair in the bedroom for your office needs. There is also a massage chair to relax after a long day. Or you can soak it up in the nice deep bath tub. The Kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of and if you still need any additional accessories, simply call up and we will have it for you as we the owners live upstairs. Plenty of safe street parking. Private entrance, outdoor patio seating for you to enjoy the sun, Laundry on site, BBQ grill in the back yard and many other features. Also, for your peace of mind, the home is equipped with outdoor security cameras.

This is a perfect place for your stay in the bay area whether for business or pleasure.

Contact us if you have any questions and would like to save on your booking.

Joe & Mimi

alamedavacation@gmail.com

510-331-1124

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe Pappaly / Mimi (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joe Pappaly / Mimi

We are Joe & Mimi, the owners who live in the main house upstairs in this beautiful Victorian. We purchased this house a few months ago, did some major renovation and decided to rent out the units below as vacation rentals. We would love to share our home with you and even give you some insights as to what to do, where to go and be of help if you are unsure of how to get around in the Bay Area, during your stay with us.

Joe Pappaly / Mimi purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Joe Pappaly / Mimi chose The Bay Area

We bought this property because we always wanted to live in a Victorian and we simply love Alameda. The people, the weather, the proximity to everything and most of all the tranquility of this island.

What makes this apartment unique

We chose this particular property because of its unique Victorian look & feel of it. This home was built in 1891 by Peter Christiansen who was a very well known builder during his time. History books claim that he had built several victorian homes in Alameda. This particular home that he had built was for himself. Historians claim that because of that, he used the best types of wood and construction materials available during his era to build this home. It sure seemed like that during our major remodel.

Reviews

5
based on 59 traveler reviews

Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! Very convenient to SF by a short ferry ride. Joe & Mimi were very hospitable and offered great travel advice.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Really appreciate it.
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Prescott Az
4

The house was really nice

  • 4 of 5

We had a really nice stay at the house, was cute and the neighbor was nice. Joe was their to help us when the internet was not working. The pull out was not very comfortable but the main bed was great. I would stay again.

Thank you,

Rhonda

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the review Rhonda. The mattress on the Sofa Bed is actually a replacement of the original one that comes with Sofa Bed Couches. We bought a good one to ensure that our guests are comfortable as we too are not in favor of the comfort level of the original sofa mattress. As a matter of fact we've actually received good reviews on the comfort of this Sofa Bed. My apologies that it was not as comfortable as you had expected. You know there was also an air bed in the closet that you could've used. I wish you had mentioned something during your stay. Well, I guess I can do some more research on finding a more comfortable sofa mattress. Thanks again for the review. Hope to see you again .
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Medford, Or
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay in Alameda. 1st time user with VBRO, my boyfriend and I were pleasantly surprised with the location and beautiful accommodations. Next time we visit his family, we will stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you both enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you both stay with us again.
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Chilliwack, British Columbia
4

Felt like home.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great experience for us. Very welcoming. Joe and Mimi thought of everything for our stay, right down to the toothpicks. It really did feel like we were coming home for the evening after running around the city all day.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Claude. Really appreciate the nice review.
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St Paul MN USA
5

Alameda hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month and hated to leave when our time was up! Unlike other vrbos we have used, this one had so many supplies! The hosts' generosity was amazing, providing everything one could want in a kitchen, plus paper towels, napkins, kleenex, tp, shampoo, lotion, soap, clocks, extra blankets - you will not need to add anything. The bed was the most comfortable ever (not too soft, not too firm), the shower - amazing (great pressure and plenty of hot water), the location - excellent (very quiet and safe neighborhood that is close to the best of Alameda), and the responsiveness of the hosts to any request was immediate. I won't say more as I do hope to return and don't want to find it totally booked.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you do much for the kind words. We are always striving to do better.
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed recently at this wonderful vacation rental in Alameda! Everything we could possibly need was available for us! The attention to detail is amazing. We were there during the Christmas holidays, and John and Mimi had taken the time to decorate it with a small Christmas tree and stockings. We will definitely book here every time we visit our family in Alameda!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate it and hope to see you again.
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Gather
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Several
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alameda Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Chuck Corica Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 880 (Nimitz)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several
Nearest Ski
165 Miles
Donner Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Alameda
Car: recommended

The City of Alameda is located seven miles east of San Francisco, less than a mile west of Oakland, CA in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The island is served by international airports in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. It is also accessible from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and from the east, north and south by major highways.

If you're coming to the city by water, Alameda is served by the Alameda Oakland Ferry Service (AOFS) and the Alameda/Harbor Bay Ferry Service (AHBFS).

Miles and Minutes to Alameda

Oakland International Airport -- just 6.7 miles away from downtown Alameda and less than 15 minutes by car from major business parks

San Francisco Airport -- less than 28 miles away and a comfortable commute

San Jose Airport -- within 35 miles and under an hour

Amtrak Station and the Capital Corridor Line -- less than 5 miles away and under 10 minutes

Bay Bridge Toll Plaza -- a convenient 7-mile trip that can be reached in less than 15 minutes.

THINGS TO DO IN ALAMEDA

Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire

With hundreds of outdoor dealers selling merchandise on the first Sunday of the month, the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire is one of Northern California's largest. All merchandise sold at the show must be at least 20 years old; no reproductions are allowed.

Alameda Theatre and Cineplex

The historic Alameda Theare is an Art Deco palace. When it opened in 1932, it was as glamorous a destination as the finest Bay Area theaters. Throughout the decades, it fell on hard times, but in 2000, the City of Alameda became formally involved in its restoration. A three-part $37.3 million restoration has restored it to its original glory while also modernizing it.

Altarena Playhouse

in 1957, Alameda Little Theater, Inc. converted an abandoned grocery store into Altarena Playhouse where the troupe has since staged intimate, artistically ambitious plays and revues. Over 500,000 people have attended shows at Altarena.

Boardsports School And Shop

Since 2002, the Boardsports team has offered kiteboarding, windsurfing, and stand up paddling instruction, rentals, and retail sales. With exclusive teaching rights at two of the best beach locations, we assure you the best lesson and gear buying experience in the Bay Area. Crown Beach Memorial Park

Intersection of Westline Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 Westline Drive, Alameda.

Chuck Corica Golf Complex

The East Bay's most popular golf courses are found at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex . The complex includes two spectacular 18-hole courses, a nine hole part 3 course, driving range, fully stocked pro shop and restaurant

Crab Cove

The Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features exhibits for visitors of all ages -- from bay creatures in an 800-gallon aquarium system to the chance to plunge into the San Francisco Bay without getting wet.

Crown Memorial State Beach

The showpiece of the park is its 2.5 mile beach, with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail. Crown Memorial State Beach also features the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the east end and Crab Cove at the north end, a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts fulfills and builds upon the legacy of Frank Bette by nurturing a space where fine arts, crafts, literacy and musical arts meet and thrive. The center offers meetings, readings, showings and other creative doings.

Pacific Pinball Museum

Dedicated to teaching science, art and history through pinball, and to preserving and promoting an important part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum hosts the world's largest pinball show, the Pacific Pinball Expo, and displays a beautiful selection of playable, historic pinball machines.

Rosenblum Cellars

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USS Hornet Museum

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Alameda Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$119
$2,940
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

The entire rental fee is due in advance at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days in advance to receive a full refund minus a cancellation & processing fee of $50.00. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days from check-in date. In certain instances, a refund may be processed if the unit is rented for those dates by another guest after cancellation.

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Amenities

The Bay Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size bed (1) cozy with down comforter, blankets and extra pillows. Sleeper sofa (1). Sofa can convert to a full size bed in living room (Sleeps 2). Additional air mattress available upon request. Ipod/Iphone dock/ stereo with alarm clock in bedroom. Desk/Chair in bedroom. Massage Chair also in bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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