|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
This is a very charming, beautifully furnished, immaculate and sunny two-story home with an upstairs Rental Flat and the owner's Flat downstairs. The home is located on a dead end street at a lagoon, so there is a peaceful water view from upstairs. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Parking in the driveway is free for one (1) automobile which is a necessity in this area as street parking is minimal, especially late evening. Flat is 1200 sq. and quite spacious. There are two large bedrooms both with pillow top Queen mattresses. Can accommodate 4-5 with 3 day minimum stay. I also welcome long term Corporate rentals. One bedroom rented as a single or two guests in one bedroom at the standard rate of $169.00. per night and $179 on Friday and Saturday nights. Please note: Holidays and summer months will have an increased daily rental fee and also a 4-5-day minimum stay in summer months (see rates) and holidays Dec.18 through Dec.25. If the second bedroom is used there is an additional fee of $25 per person per night. Cleaning fee is $125. There is a twin mattress that can be used for an additional $5 per night for a 5th person or child, if needed. Also, there is a mini crib for a child. There is a $25 fee for setup and take down as it is stored away. The white bedroom has a mini office/study off of a walk-in closet with a panoramic view of the lagoon. The dining room and living room are combined and adjacent to a newly renovated small kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a gas stove and microwave and a gorgeous view of a huge, whimsically landscaped backyard and a small peek of the lagoon. Beautiful, original hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of closet space. The bathroom has also been completely renovated with new slate flooring, bowl sink, brand new shower doors, The linen closet is also fully equipped ! There is a separate water closet next to bathroom with new toilet. Gorgeous diamond pane windows with wood blinds throughout. Forced air heating and a cooling system (but not air conditioning), and ceiling fans in most rooms.
What makes this Flat so desirable is the privacy you can have, if there is more than one guest. The two bedrooms allow that and also the small office area off the white bedroom for a quiet place to work as it has a door that closes. Everyone can have a place of privacy to read, take a nap, watch their own TV, have a private telephone conversation, etc. Also, you can access Netflix for movies in the Living Room TV, and a DVD on the side of the TV in Living Room . WiFi is provided. There is also a luggage rack in each bedroom.
A walk to the beach in the morning or evening to view the skyline of San Francisco and the evenings' gorgeous sunsets makes this island unusual. Nearby there is bus transportation and a short walk to a busy downtown shopping area where there are a variety of many types of cuisine on Park Street. Two ferry locations to take you across the Bay to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Bus nearby to take you straight to Bart. Also a new multiplex movie theater. There is quick, easy access to all major freeways, 20 minutes from UC Berkeley campus and many excellent restaurants on College Ave and Telegraph Ave, and nearby Jack London Square within a short distance from Alameda to Oakland or Berkeley. Fun to take a stroll on Park Street with consignment stores, antiques, lots of small unique stores, Thrift Store shopping. Oakland Museum nearby with great exhibits. Free the first Sunday of the month. We also have a new library that is truly an asset to Alameda. In Jack London Square there is a Farmer's Market on the weekends, also a Premier Jazz Club Yoshi's, is located in Jack London Square and many others close by venues for live music and dance lounges. Also, many upscale restaurants there and only 10 minutes away by car. So much to do in this area that is close by.
This is also Vacation and Corporate Rental.
I am sole owner of the property. I've raised three grown sons in this beautiful home, I have worked in the business world, in the aeronautics industry, legal, as a Court Reporter and Paralegal on environmental law suits, in a hospital setting, in Commercial Real Estate for 10 years for the Port of Oakland, and finally found my passion in the hospitality industry as an Outside Food Salesperson supplying restaurants all over the Bay Area; as Director of Special Events at Gramma's Bed & Breakfast just down the street from UC Berkeley campus, a wedding planner, wedding consultant, event planner, meeting planner, fund raiser for Marines returning from Iraq. At Preservation Park, an event site in downtown Oakland, I was booking 100+ events and meetings a month. Also set up an entirely empty new event site for the City of Oakland along the Estuary for special events and meetings. Also hosting events in my backyard and catering them. Now I have the privilege of hosting guests from all over the world and enjoying meeting guests from all over the world
Maria Angle purchased this apartment in 1976
I have kept this large property in excellent condition considering its age. It has a gorgeous double lot and is beautifully landscaped. I have done many special events here and catered, including several small weddings over the past 18 years. As people enter through the front door, their exclamations are amazement over its uniqueness of interior design and its feeling of Cape Cod or French influences. It's sunny and bright with beautiful sunsets in the evenings. A lovely house to live in and be a guest in, also it is very quiet on this dead end street. Privacy if there is more than one guest.
The benefits of staying here are free parking for one car in driveway. The parking in this neighborhood after 6 PM is not easy to find so having free parking in my driveway is a real plus! Laundry facility downstairs at $5.00 per load due. The best of all is that you are able to walk or bicycle to the beach, shopping on Park Street, with many unique stores to venture into. A mall shopping center at South with a Safeway, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Redbox there to rent movies, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Ross, across the street from the SF Bay, close to the Oakland Airport, and the best weather in the East Bay area. Close proximity to entertainment venues, a large stadium for professional sports and entertainment. Easy access to transportation to San Francisco by Ferry, Bart or bus. The backyard offers comfort relaxing and reading a book, grilling, dining al fresco. The beauty of the interior offers golden sun in the evenings and a romantic environment with a warmth of a home on the beach.
My husband and I stayed in Maria's flat to get a better feel for living on the island of Alameda -- what a find! The place is beautifully kept with tasteful decor and interesting art everywhere! It has everything you need, including comfortable beds, wireless, a functional kitchen, plenty of hot water and a reserved place to park 1 car (this really helps, as street parking is tough in this area).
We also loved the location -- walkable to Park St. and all the action, as well as close to the South Shore Center, where we found one of our new favorite restaurants, Trabocco.
We've stayed in several VRBO rentals, and Maria's is at the top of the list -- she's warm and welcoming and can tell you just about anything you want to know about Alameda, as she's lived there for several decades. She's also available yet respectful of guests' privacy, too.
In short, great hostess, great place to stay -- thanks, Maria!
-Lauren & Paul
Maria's home is light-filled and beautifully decorated. This charming flat is convenient to shops and restaurants. The off-street parking is a bonus in Alameda. We had a great stay.
My daughter and I came to visit Alameda for the weekend. The flat is spotlessly clean fresh and quiet. Maria greeted us on our arrival even though it was late. My son lives nearby by and we had such a terrific time - planning to make it an annual tradition. Thank you Maria your home is lovely.
A most gracious host. Would definitely return.
We loved the house, had a great stay, Maria was really nice and made things very comfortable. It felt very clean.
We had a lovely 4 night stay whilst visiting family in Alameda. Maria is a delightful hostess. The apartment had everything you could want (only thing missing - as international guests we would have appreciated a safe to keep our valuables safe like a hotel does, however we had no losses so all good). Both bedrooms are a generous size.the master bedroom was beautifully bright. The kitchen has lots of EVERYTHING so you can easily cook in (as we did a couple of times) if you choose.
The location was good for us, however if you have no car you will need to rely on Uber. We understand taxis are few in Alameda - Uber was great. The cost of Uber to the ferry terminal was $9. The ferry takes 20ish minutes to the ferry terminal in San Francisco. It is frequent and easy (cost $6.60 each way pp/ $3.20 seniors)
We walked (10 - 15 minutes) to the South Shore Centre Mall - which has everything you could need - food, clothes, pharmacy, banks, restaurants, takeaways, starbucks, etc. Restaurants are everywhere on Park and Encinal streets - of all types and prices - all a 10 plus minute walk.
If we had not been visiting family in Alameda we probably would not stay in this location, however it is considerably cheaper than downtown San Francisco, safer than Oakland and not that inconvenient if you are happy to catch the ferry.
Thanks Maria - a great stay. We were more than happy with our choice through VRBO. Should also add the payment was easy (unlike some other VRBO properties).
An island is a special place to live in, especially here in Alameda. I live within walking distance of every type of activity there is on the island, so it makes it possible not to have an automobile because of its public transportation choices. You never get enough of sight seeing the beautiful historic homes here in Alameda, and the various neighborhoods. It has an invigorating climate, manicured parks, homes graced by shade tree-lined streets covering the island's 12 square miles. This is a city where many people walk and bicycle around the city. Several tennis courts, paddle board lessons on the beach with wind surfing, kite surfing, kite flying, sand castle contests. There is also the Alterena Playhouse that features an opportunity for residents to act in a small intimate playhouse. A beautifully restored art deco, multi-plex theater. The population is approximately 75,000 residents. The views are breathtaking, especially from the beach. It's an island that is full of activity with many choices of what to do either here are near here, since it has numerous transportation possibilities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
HOLIDAYS: President's Day, Easter/spring break, Memorial Day, 4th of Jul., Labor Day. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Re:Damage protection $49 or option of $100 refundable deposit. 10% fee is for taxes that we pay to the City, County, State, and Fed. Gov. Cleaning fee is $125. Fee for extra guests is $25 per person, per day for second bedroom. If for any reason this booking is cancelled, there will be a $50 cancellation fee.