|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 booking fees on your reservation.
Joe & 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
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.
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.
Shhhhh.......don't tell everyone because this is a perfect Alameda retreat! Clean, friendly and comfortable. Great hosts too!
Spent 4 nights over New Years - very clean, quality towels and linen, quiet, easy parking, and use of a washing machine is a bonus when travelling with kids. The kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook. Lovely comfy bed - best on our trip so far - thanks for a great stay.
We were in Alameda for our daughter's wedding. Our accommodations were so appreciated. Great neighborhood, quiet and awesome for sleeping at night, and so close to everything. After the wedding, we took the ferry to San Francisco and had a much needed restful day before our departure home. The VRBO has everything that you need and is a wonderful place to visit. We will definitely return. Thank you so much.
My husband's and my stay at Joe' & Mimi's vacation property for 2 nights in July was too short. We chose to stay at their property so we would be closer to Oakland's airport. We enjoyed our stay so much, we wished that we would have made arrangements to stay there for an entire week. We couldn't have asked for anything more than their welcome, hospitality, and privacy that we received While staying in their cute and roomy apartment. The kitchen was stocked with absolutely everything you could want and/or need to cook a great meal rather than eating out at one of the nearby restaurants.. The apartment was comfortable, very clean, and quiet. The shower was refreshing and the towels were the most luxurious towels that we've ever used. As well, the bedroom was roomy with a lot of storage and heavenly bed! We felt like we were sleeping on a cloud both nights and the sheets were exquisitely soft. Thank you Joe & Mimi for a GREAT stay. We hope that we will be able to spend more time at your place in the near future!
Joe’s place was one of the first ones in our CA and AZ trip. Joe set the bar very high, and after this one, we always compared the others with our excellent experience at Alameda. We were traveling with 2 kids (one who is over 6 feet), and we all managed to be comfortable in this place. Our son got the air mattress, and our daughter the pull out bed. There is also a nice back yard with a table and chairs which we often used in the evening. The location is great, a few blocks from Park St. where there are tons of restaurants. There is a grocery store not too far. We took the ferry from Alameda to San Francisco almost daily, and it is only 20 minute ride to Pier 41 or the Ferry building. The parking is free at the Alameda ferry.
Now about our Joe, we couldn’t have asked for a better host and tour guide. Joe gave us great tips of things to do in the area, and how to get around. Since this was our first family trip to the bay area, I don’t think without Joe’s excellent suggestions, we would have had a “great” trip. Thanks, Joe, and we will certainly be back!!
We stayed 2 nights last week. Very warm, cozy place. Clean and safe neighborhood. Would highly recommend .
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.
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
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.
From humble beginnings as a passionate home-winemaking operation Rosenblum Cellars has evolved into one of North America's most acclaimed wine producers. Working with fruit from all over California, founders Kent and Kathy Rosenblum continue to helm this one-of-a-kind shipyard winery... click here to learn more about Rosenblum Cellar's unique story.
USS Hornet Museum
The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th Century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. This extraordinary ship is now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point and has on display space artifacts, aircraft carrier memorials, and special exhibits
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.