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Beautiful Victorian- In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco

Family-friendly Alameda vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Alameda, CA, United States of America
10.0.Exceptional.
  • We really enjoyed our trip to this beautiful, historic property. Perfect for our two kids…

    Jan 4, 2020

  • This house was just as advertised. It was larger than I thought it would be, and it was…

    Dec 29, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • USS Hornet Museum - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Jack London Square - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Fox Theater - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Paramount Theatre - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • RingCentral Coliseum - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Twin Beds

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About this home

Don't be fooled by other listings that show a beautiful Victorian home but you are renting the basement apartment.... this rental is for the house.


This lovely home was built in 1885 and offers Victorian spendor along with all the amenities for an enjoyable stay.



Alameda offers easy access to San Francisco and many other Bay Area locations including the Oakland Coliseum (Go A’s and Warriors) and UC Berkeley (Go Bears). Oakland Airport is less than 5 miles away. Getting to San Francisco is quick and comfortable - use the ferry (from the Main St terminal), bus, the express bus to downtown SF or to BART is only 3 blocks away. You can also drive- getting to the I-880 freeway and the Bay Bridge is quick - driving to downtown SF takes 25-30 minutes outside of rush hour. But the ferry is a much nicer way to go and you don’t have to park in SF (free parking at the ferry terminal in Alameda)



The main floor:

This stunning house features 12 foot ceilings in the formal rooms and the master bedroom. The front parlor features formal seating while the back parlor offers casual seating to visit or watch TV. The TV has a DVD/Blueray player with a collection of action and family DVDs. Local TV stations and access to Netflix. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the house.



The dining room seats 6. The china cabinet is stocked with formal china should you wish to have a formal dinner – but since you are on vacation you might prefer to visit one of the many great restaurants that Alameda has to offer. Many within easy walking distance of the house.



The more modern kitchen has a fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, sink with garbage disposal, gas stove with a large oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and all the utensils a well-appointed kitchen should have.



The master bedroom has a king size bed and a large armoire as well as a dresser; the attached bathroom (also accessible from the second bedroom) has an extra-long tub/shower with 2 shower heads (each separately controlled).



The 2nd bedroom has a Queen sized bed and lots of closet space as well as a dresser. This bedroom has direct access to the main floor full bath as well as to the 1/2 bathmi



To sum up the bedroom/bathrooms on the main floor there are 2 bedroom and one full bath that both bedrooms have doors into. There is also a 1/2 bath off the queen bedroom so you can lock the queen room door access to the full bath if you dont want to run into each other in the middle of thr night ;) There is also a door to the hall (yes there are 3 door into one bathroom! Remeber this house was built in 1885 so just having a bathroom inside was super cool! There is also another full bath in the attic.





The Attic:

The 3rd bedroom and a bathroom are in the attic.

The 3rd bedroom sits at the top of the stairs and features 2 twin beds.



The full attic bathroom features a beautiful walk-in shower with a calcite wall and floors.



(Alameda has great weather but on the rare summer days when Alameda is hot the attic rooms are warmer than the downstairs rooms- a free-standing AC Unit is available should the bay breezes not be enough to cool the rooms down)



The basement:

The basement offers tenants the use of the laundry room. The laundry room has a front load washer and dryer on pedestals and an area to sort and fold laundry. The rest if the basement is not available to tenants. As the owners

office is there.


The yard:

The park-like large backyard offers a comfortable seating area and a gas bbq. Yard work will be done by the owners mostly mid-day – we will do our best not to disturb our guests any more than necessary and will be happy to work around your schedule as much as possible.



Security Cameras:

There are outside security cameras at the front and rear entrance to the house.



The garage/parking:

The garage is not available for tenant use. The driveway is and has off-street parking for 1 vehicle. Additional street parking is usually easily available.



This is a historic home built in 1885 and is for use as a temporary place to stay while visiting or working in the area. Only the bedrooms are to be used as bedrooms. No airbeds may be added to other rooms – this is a family home not a bunkhouse or party pad. An airbed is available to add to the back bedroom should 2 people want to share the room but not share the one Queen sized bed. The limit for guests is 6 people.



The rental is for vacation/short term rental only. No length of stay establishes residency- this is for temporary stay NOT a primary residence. By agreeing to rent the house you agree to all the terms listed in the description of the property as well as the house rules. Violation of the agreement terminates the rental agreement.



People in the area for construction or other work are welcome as long as they realize this is HOME and plan to treat it with the care a historic home deserves.



- Rates based on 4 person occupancy - Maximum 6 people ($15 per person 5-6)



- No parties, and please keep noise down as this is a quiet residential neighborhood



- NOT AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS, AS PARTY VENUE, OR FOR LARGE GATHERINGS (>8 people) - we have to be strict about this because we want to stay on good terms with our neighbors



- STRICTLY NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY- this includes the front and backyard.



- STRICTLY NO PETS


What’s around

Landmarks

  • USS Hornet Museum - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Jack London Square - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Fox Theater - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Paramount Theatre - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • RingCentral Coliseum - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Oracle Arena - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km
  • Children's Hospital Oakland - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Telegraph Avenue - 7.2 mi / 11.7 km
  • Oakland Zoo - 8.5 mi / 13.6 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 37 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 11 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 31 min drive
  • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 7 min drive
  • Coliseum Station - 7 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 12 min drive
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The manager

Maria Love

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1501 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's toys
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Basketball nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 28

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 28

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between guest stays.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Q's Halal Chicken (14-min walk), Troy (14-min walk), and Pappo (14-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes basketball and birdwatching. Beautiful Victorian- In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco also has a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Girls Get Away

    My daughters and granddaughter stayed over Memorial weekend. The house is amazing, thank you Maria for sharing your beautiful family home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and felt very safe in your neighborhood.

    Tammy G., Other trip, Jun 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely comfortable family home

    Period features and extremely well stocked with everything you could need. This was our down time while visiting lseveral cities in the USA and we all loved the house and Alameda A quick Uber or Lyft to Fruitvale BART for a train to San Francisco. The lovely BART man was very helpful and patient explaining how to get the ticket machine to do what we wanted. There is a grocery store less than 4 minutes from the house which has all you need to stock up the fridge. The house is full of beautiful period features and has such a lovely comfortable feeling to it, we felt at home as soon as we got there. Maria was always available to help with any queries we had. Highly recommend this beautiful home.

    Janet B., Other trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Victorian House in wonderful condition.

    Everything about this property was great. We will stay there again next year.

    David B., Other trip, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome!!

    A most special home to spend time with family! Warm, comfortable, charming and lots of space to hang out!! We will return!

    Bonnie C., Other trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great home in Alameda

    We have stayed for 4 nights while visiting family in Alameda and Bay Area. This historic home was in a nice neighborhood, well maintained, clean, spacious and had a beautiful backyard. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had plenty of utensils and numerous books and games were a nice bonus. Definitely a home away from home!

    Ivana W., Other trip, Jun 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely spacious home w/ great location!

    The House: The home has a wonderful layout which offered our family plenty of space to spread out. It was much bigger than we expected from photos! The old Victorian charm was lovely and the kids and I enjoyed exploring the home, reading its history, and exploring the books, games, and even the collection of LIFE magazines from the 60s! There were plenty of linens and extra blankets and all the needed amenities for cooking or storing food. The yard is also really lovely front and back and we enjoyed picking fresh avocados hanging off the huge tree in the backyard. We came in August and while really hot coming from Southern California, the weather here cools at night with a breeze coming in from the bay. We slept with windows open for fresh cool air each evening: Location: We enjoyed the drive across the bay bridge to head into SF. The drive was beautiful and generally speaking we got to many places we wanted to go within 25-30 minutes. (Of course depends on where you are going but we found the house location excellent!) The neighborhood was also quiet and family friendly and I went out alone for a walk or jog near the beach in the mornings. (Less than a mile away.) A walk around the neighborhood is encouraged to see other neat Victorian homes. Alameda has a small town feel with plenty of cute shops and restaurants. We didn’t get a chance to explore them but did order take out from a few places. Maria was really helpful and quick to respond to my texts which is always a relief when staying in a rental. We would definitely stay in this home again in a future visit.

    Megan W., Other trip, Aug 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic and highly recommend

    We just loved this house. Great location in a really quiet area. Clean, comfortable and a little quirky. Maria is just a great host and we enjoyed talking with her. As in other posts like us we brought picnic stuff etc however previous guests had done the same so suggest waiting looking in the cupboards as there is a ton of stuff. Kitchen has every gadget you'll need. Beds are comfortable and good showers. All spotlessly clean. Great little breakfast spot at the bottom of the stairs and we enjoyed eating out in the garden. Location - we like to walk and found the area to be very safe and had many enjoyable walks looking at the houses on the way into town. Took us about 15 mins at a stroll. Best top tip is to forget the car into San Fran just take a 5 min drive to the ferry and catch the boat. So stress free it made our visits so relaxing. Fantastic house, host and location and highly recommend.

    Alan R., Other trip, Jul 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great house!

    Our family of five (kids 21, 18 and 15) stayed at the house to visit San Francisco and surroundings (Napa, Sausalito, etc.) and everyone loved the house. We preferred having some space than staying in the city and the location is perfect to visit Napa valley. The kitchen, which is very well equipped, and bathrooms have been updated making the house extremely comfortable. The house was also very very clean. We definitely recommend and would love to go back!

    Bernardo C., Other trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely. Location, great bouse

    Such a super find. A lovely quiet neighbourhood, spacious house with a private hotel feel. I would thoroughly recommend staying here to visit San Francisco.

    Jan P., Other trip, Aug 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great family home!

    This is a fantastic Victorian home in a great location! Our group ranged from 8 months to 70 years old and it was perfect for everyone. Very well equipped, and the property owner/manager was fantastic to work with. She even provided extra hanging/ storage in one of the areas for us. An historic home but so comfortable to be in for all ages. There were extra amenities everywhere, including lots of kitchen equipment, a barbecue and lovely backyard with lots of grass and tables outdoor dining. A perfect place for our family vacation!

    Tucker A., Other trip, Jun 6, 2021

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