Apartment House, One Bedroom + Conv bed. Sleeps 2-4, Close to Dwntwn Alameda
Joe Pappaly / Mimi
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 Alameda
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Retreat in Alameda
Everything you need is right here in this rental. After exploring the Bay area, you return home and it really feels like home.
This worked out just perfect for the 3 of us! The location was exactly what we were looking for. Away from the congestion of traffic, in a peaceful very friendly quaint neighborhood. Property was described exactly the way it was, check-in/out was a breeze. Being from a rural area, it was nice to be able to walk to a coffee shop & to breakfast/dinner. It was lovely to sit out front & watch people jog, ride bikes, push strollers, walk dogs, etc. Everyone was very friendly. If ever in the area again, I will definitely stay here again. Joe was a pleasure to work with.
Nice, Friend, Clean
All is well in this great unit. Would stay again. Very comfy bed.
Graduation time in Alameda
Very comfortable and well equipped. I would stay again without hesitation!
Perfect for our stay in Alameda!
So excited to find this property! Will definitely stay here again when we visit family in Alameda! Can't say enough good about our "home away from home!" Have stayed in many HomeAway/VRBO properties, and this place rates near the top! Thank you Joe and Mimi!
My husband and I have stayed here 4 times over the past few years (it is always our first place to look on airbnb - it gets booked fast!)... It is spacious, very nicely decorated, very clean, and has everything you need. Definitely a 5 star!
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