|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 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 one bedroom with a closet. There is also a full size futon/sofa in the living room. A 42 inch LCD flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and a surround sound system will keep you entertained. 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.
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Joe & Mimi
We are Joe & Mimi, the owners who live in the main house upstairs in this beautiful Victorian. We purchased this house in 2012, 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.
We are a family of 4 with two teenagers that were on a two week northern California vacation. It isn't easy finding a hotel or VRBO in San Francisco for under $250/night (at least in August 2016 when we traveled). This apartment worked great for us. First logistics ---We had a car, parking is on the street, free and safe right outside the apartment. To get into San Francisco it's about a 5-10 minute drive to the Alameda Ferry where there was lots of FREE parking for the entire day. The ferry is a beautiful ride (20-30 min)into the SF Ferry building or you can continue on to Pier 39. From there you can catch a Muni to anywhere in SF. Round trip was about $35 for all of us. Buy tickets on board. No traffic to deal with, no driving in SF looking for parking - easy, relaxing, ride that makes you feel like you are living there. If you are planning to stay late in SF this is not a good option - the last ferry leaves at 9:30 pm weekdays and 10:30pm weekends https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/route/sffb/alameda
The apartment - wonderful! This is our 10th VRBO rental and I'm just amazed that any family stays in a hotel anymore. The size is fine for what we needed. We were there for sleeping and a couple late night dinners where we got home and were so happy to have quiet and a kitchen to make some spaghetti. The kids used the pull out sofa which was comfortable for them. Beautifully decorated and many, many thoughtful extras to make you stay more enjoyable- like spices, some coffee, and a well stocked kitchen of appliances and cookware.
The Oakland Airport is right nearby. I booked flights before finding places to stay so we had a 6am flight out of SF airport and had about a 30-45 minute drive there at 4am. So if you stay here and are flying in, try booking through Oakland Airport, its very close by (but we never heard planes...just some dogs barking early in the morning)
We enjoyed our stay very much and hope you have a chance to stay here too.
This is a perfect place to stay!!! The description of the property was spot on, Joe and Mimi have done an amazing job making their property very cozy. Joe greeted us as soon as we arrived and offered recommendations for local restaurants. We really enjoyed Speisekammer , Ole’s Waffle Shop and of course Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream. We highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to the San Francisco area.
We stayed with Joe and Mimi to explore the S.F. area. The apt. is very well equipped, the place is quite and peacefull. Lots of restaurants and small shops are in walking distance, you need a couple of minutes by car to find a large supermaket.
The owners are very friendly and helpfully. Simply, it was very nice to stay there.
Fabulous and friendly hosts. The wine and chocolates were such a nice touch. Fantastic location with easy access to both Oakland and San Francisco. The most comfortable bed ever! We would return again and again.
We were greeted as soon as we arrived and given all the information we would need.
The house had everything we needed (incl a window A/C unit), nice private outdoor patio with grill and heater for later nights.
The location / town is beautiful! All the stores you would need are nearby.
We took a ferry to San Fran which took an hour of the day and $38 for the family. We drove the next day and located a garage by Pier 31 for $25 for the day! Parking at the pier was $45 for anything 3.5 hours +.
Lastly , do a DOUBLE D hop on / hop off bus tour right away. You can do the pier later. This way you know what you want to do and where you want to go after you see all there is to offer.
Back to the house.....it is great as well and I would definitely recommend it.
We love Alameda. Our 1 bed was very comfortable for our 1 week stay. We used local bus, Bart and ferry to get around the Bay. So many good restaurants. Thank You.
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 Theater and Cineplex
The historic Alameda Theater 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 kite-boarding, 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 West-line Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 West-line 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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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.