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Nicky and Eddie

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

ISLAND LIVING ON SAN FRAN BAY - LARGE FLAT SLEEPS 1-4 PARK ON SITE

26 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

The Bay Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Steps To Beach, Deluxe 2 Beds, 1-1/2 Baths/Laundry, Large Living/dining/parking

Award winning, beautifully and faithfully restored 1898 Victorian 'colonial revival' house with large and light filled apartment of 1000 sq. ft. main floor flat. Huge living/dining room w/ original hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the flat screen with Direct TV, Blu-Ray, Netflix, Wi-Fi and hardwired connectivity. Master bedroom features vintage pieces with super comfy pillow top queen bed and high quality linens. Walk in closet, iron, board, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, and a small second bedroom with full sized bed suitable for one adult or two children. Apartment layout is ideal for two-three adults and two children. Extra bedding on request. Discuss with owner. One full bath and a powder room including laundry facilities with Maytag equipment. Dishwashing and laundry detergent, body wash and paper products included in rental rate. Kitchen comes with coffee/tea and some condiments. Complimentary parking on site.

This is a lovely, light filled, comfortable, first floor apartment with high ceilings and some vintage pieces throughout which helps make it a unique place to stay. The huge kitchen comes with a microwave, refrigerator, gas stove, toaster, dishwasher and garbage disposal and is very well stocked. Ideal for the vacationer, to visit relatives nearby, or for month to month corporate rentals.

Walk to the beach, Southshore Shopping Center with 24-hour Safeway and Trader Joes, Old Navy, TJMaxx, Bed Bath & Beyond and many other shops. Wonderful local restaurants all within walking distance, ride a bike, take a walk and enjoy the lovely community that is Alameda. Sit on the porch and have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Safe, friendly, hospitable Alameda. San Francisco and the bay area is available by express bus, scenic ferry service or BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). You can even catch a free ride into the city in the morning with commuters. Or you could try out one of the several companies that rent cars for short trips. However, a car isn't necessary ....wonderful weather year round. Alameda Hospital half a block.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicky and Eddie (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Nicky and Eddie

Nicky and Eddie have lovingly restored this beautiful Victorian property over the years and now they would like to share it with vacationers. Nicky has many years in management in the hotel industry and knows all about hospitality. Eddie is a civil engineer and general contractor by trade and ensures the building is up to code and running smoothly. They take great pride in the fact that all systems of the building have been replaced from the foundation to the roof, electric and plumbing. The building has been retrofitted and is in top condition with modern amenities. The restoration was acknowledged in 2003 by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society with an award.

Nicky and Eddie purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Nicky and Eddie chose The Bay Area

When we bought the house, it was in need of some TLC. It had four rental units. Many years and lots of money have converted the property to three units with the most spacious now offered on VRBO. There are two owners who live on site. Lots of pride of ownership. We consider ourselves fortunate to own such a gracious 117 year old building, and to have been able to update all the systems of the house while maintaining its unique historic appeal. The builder of the house was himself a builder and his family lived here in 1898.

What makes this apartment unique

1898 Victorian, fully restored, large, spacious, high ceilings, filled with light and all amenities. Great location, steps from a beach and a great shopping center. When we bought this home we fell in love with the simple lines and admired the skill and craftsmanship of the people who built it as well as the wonderful community that is Alameda with all the benefits of a small town in a major metropolitan area. Wonderful weather year round, clean and safe city with a real sense of community. Typically, Alameda is 8-10 degrees warmer than SF with no fog or wind. A great location for folks working in the East Bay including UC Berkeley and Emeryville. Suitable for families on vacation and corporate rentals. Ideal for relocation while you find a permanent home.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

ISLAND LIVING ON SAN FRAN BAY - LARGE FLAT SLEEPS 1-4 PARK ON SITE
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
New Jersey
5

Suiting our Needs and Requirements

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the apartment. I am an artist and we were able to convert the second bedroom into a studio for my work for the month we stayed in Alameda. We were able to walk to our daughter's house, shopping and restaurants without any issues. We joined a gym. My wife took yoga classes. In all, we lived as well as we do at home.

We had a great visit and plan to repeat the experience next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are so pleased that Alameda and the apartment meet your needs so well. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Alameda next year. Kindest regards from Nicky and Eddie
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Peachtree City
5

Great Location,Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property over thanksgiving and had a lovely time. The space is very open and comfortable and the rooms, light and bright. We walked the short distance to the water daily and then up and down the beach before circling back to grab a coffee at the local shops on the way home. We especially enjoyed the teas and eggs at Julie's for breakfast. This is a great spot for a couple and is very convenient to local Bart stations and a quick trip across the Bay to downtown San Francisco. Eddie was close by and very helpful the one time that we needed some assistance.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for selecting our property for your Thanksgiving visit to Alameda and family! We are so glad you explored the area which is so pretty and great for walking. And thank you for the comments about the apartment and its open airy floor plan. We hope you will come back again soon! Nicky and Eddie
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and perfect location.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an AMAZING stay in Alameda. Nicky and Eddie's apartment was so comfortable and beautiful! We had everything we needed and more. We will absolutely stay there again on our next trip to fabulous Alameda!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kandace and family- thank you so much for the very kind review and your comments about the apartment and Alameda. We love it here and are always happy to share our home and the city of Alameda with visitors. We sincerely hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Nicky and Eddie
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Austin, TX
5

Awesome home in Alameda

  • 5 of 5

There are lots of great reasons to stay at this property in Alameda. The location is perfect - very close to groceries, shopping, places to eat and the ferry to San Francisco. It's quiet and there is not the busyness of a big city. The home itself is very well kept and clean. The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of towels. A big bonus was having the washer and dryer to do a few loads of laundry. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal. The best reason to stay is the owners. They have thought of everything to make a stay comfortable and homey. They have organized everything and left detailed instructions that you may need. Very nice people. Others said they had issues with parking but we were there four days and did not have trouble finding a street location near the house to park. I hope to stay again if I get the chance to go back to California.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela -- thank you for the great comments about Alameda and the apartment. We always strive to give as much information as possible with the comforts of home in mind for our guests. We have revised our parking policy and are able to offer parking in the back of the house so when you come back that wont be an issue! We hope you have a very happy holiday season and come back to Alameda again soon! Nicky and Eddie
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Atlanta, GA
5

PERFECT place for my son's birthday surprise!!

  • 5 of 5

I was born in Alameda in 1967 and have very fond memories of growing up on the Island and my mom taking me to the beach and the park as a child. I hadn't been back to Alameda in over 20 years, and as a surprise 18th birthday present to my son, we spent 3 lovely days and nights at Eddie's beyond beautiful home! Eddie was completely gracious and saw to it that our every need was met! The home is completely amazing, and it was a welcome respite at the end of our busy days. My son was amazed at the architectural designs of the homes in Alameda, and even more excited to be staying in one of the original homes! We visited Ole's for their awesome waffles, Foster's Freeze for ice cream {I remembered both of these from my childhood!}, and spent the day at the very same beach my mom and I visited so many years ago. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself needing a place to stay in Alameda AND this lovely home is available, SNAP IT UP! You won't regret it and will enjoy yourself immensely. :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review of Alameda and the apartment! We hope you will come back and visit again soon. it was a pleasure having you and your lovely family. Kindest regards, Nicky and Eddie
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Lounge
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alameda Oakland Ferry Service - Main Street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chick Corea Alameda Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-880
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Dot Cafe
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Crown Memorial Beach
Car: recommended

Because of its unique location, the city of Alameda enjoys remarkable advantages as a place to live and visit. Situated on a flat island connected to a peninsula and stretching some 10 square miles on the east side of San Francisco Bay, Alameda is a small town in the middle of a major metropolitan area. With a climate rated as the most desirable in the continental USA by the National Weather Service (mean annual temperature: 71 degrees [14 degrees Celsius]), Alameda has temperate weather in all seasons. Add to that the world-renowned scenic beauty of the Bay Area and you have the perfect destination spot: an island beach town with easy access to the diverse cosmopolitan San Francisco and East Bay cultures.

There is no through traffic in Alameda – it is a destination with only five roads entering the island – another of its unique characteristics. Transportation in the Bay Area is accessible and affordable: bus service; the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) of monorail trains; ferries; a bicycle-friendly environment; and a superb freeway system crossing numerous bridges.

The venues for entertainment and enjoyment have a tremendous array of choices: fine dining; beach outings; boating; world class music and concerts; plays; street fairs, museums; tourist destinations like the Embarcaderos on both sides of the bay; the wine country in the Napa Valley; major sporting events by professional teams; universities; and even skiing within a day’s drive.

Alameda’s history makes it an interesting place to visit and explore. The transcontinental railroad ended in Alameda in 1869, and the estuary on the north side of the island was home to some of the finest ship-building companies in the world when wooden ships sailed the seas. With a population of about 75,000 inhabitants, the town seems friendly and accessible to all, enjoying a diverse community makeup. In fact, in 2010, Travel and Leisure magazine proclaimed Alameda one of the top ten American suburbs worth visiting, citing its well-kept beaches, spectacular views, and laid-back atmosphere.

The architectural heritage of Alameda is the jewel in its crown. The city acted to preserve its treasure of vintage Victorian homes in the early 1970’s, passing a municipal law forbidding the destruction of the structures by developers seeking to build apartment complexes. The result of that legislation is a town with truly beautiful views down its tree-lined streets, welcoming strolls and bike rides to all.

Visitors are charmed by Alameda. We’re sure you will be too.

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Rates & Availability

Alameda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016
Jun 6 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,393
$5,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Dreamforce Special
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,393
$5,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$189
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$1,323
$5,292
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Extra person charge applies for third and fourth person or 30.00 per person, per night or $50 per person, per night over High Season periods. When property is rented to four or more persons including children, the cleaning fee is $125 or if the stay is for one week or longer. One time charge for rollaway bed: $20 plus tax. For more than four people in the apartment, please contact owners in advance. If there is a child/children in addition to four adults, please discuss with owners. A child's bed and crib is available with advance notice and for an extra fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

The Bay Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink/toilet and laundry with Maytag machines
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full sized master bathroom with tub and European shower next to master bedroom. Powder/Laundry room off living room with toilet/sink and Maytag washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with new queen bed; sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout bed for one adult or two children
  • Master bedroom with vintage furniture but not the bed. Excellent quality queen sized bed, pillow top, super comfy, with cotton linens, down comforter. Multiple types of pillows to choose from, magnifying mirror, iron/ironing board, large window that opens, blinds, privacy and quiet. Walk in closet. Small second bedroom with sofa/bed sleeps 1-2. Rollaway bed also available @ $20 one time charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly housekeeping provided for a fee. Owners on site and available for all contingencies.

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