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NEW LISTING - In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2.5 bath in historic Alameda

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 spender 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 has an extra-long tub/shower with 2 shower heads (each separately controlled).

The 2nd bedroom has a full sized bed and lots of closet space as well as a dresser. This bedroom also opens into the main floor full bath. It also has easy access to the ½ bath.

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 and a heated floor in the winter.

(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.

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

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 full 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.


More Details

Maria Love
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Maria Love

I grew up in this house. It has been in the family since 1966 and it a stunning example of Victorian architecture built in 1885. The house will be on ALAMEDA LEGACY HOME TOUR in the fall.

Maria Love purchased this house in 1966

Why Maria Love chose Alameda

You will be in the heart of the San Francisco bay area. Jump on the ferry and be in SF in less than an hour after a wonderful bay cruise that is worth the trip in itself. No worrying about parking in SF you will arrive at either the ferry building or stay on and get off at Peir 42 to visit the world famous Pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. Also easy access to the cruise ship terminal!

What makes this house unique

The house is fully equipped for an at home feeling. Come and experience this house

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely time we had at your vacation rental.

It was so comfortable for all of us and so beautifully decorated. We had a very relaxed time there. It was close to family and friends and worked perfectly for us
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alameda in Alameda County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO SMOKING anywhere on the property this includes the front and back yard
  • NO Parties and no more than 8 people at the house. No events or gatherings only booked guests. House rules will be enforced.
  • Renting of this property is as a vacation/temporary rental and in no way establishes tenancy as a primary rental reguardless of the lenght of stay
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main floor full bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , extra long tub with 2 shower heads with separate controls
    Main floor half bathroom - Toilet , half bath is off the main hall next to the back bedroom
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the winter the heated floor is turned on
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Back Bedroom main floor - 1 Double Bed , Dresser and lots of closet space black out blinds
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has a large armoire, dresser and seating blackout blinds
    Loft bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This room is walked thought to the other upstairs bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
This house was built in 1885 and is a treasure. Please treat it with care


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NEW LISTING - In the heart of Alameda. Minutes from San Francisco
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Atascadero, CA

Beautiful Victorian family home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, well maintained home located in a quiet, pretty neighborhood of Alameda was the perfect place for our family gathering. The bedrooms and baths offered comfort and an abundance of towels and even bathrobes! The kitchen was clean and well equipped for our cooking adventures. We explored a park, restaurants and a church, all within easy walking distance. The yard was lovely with chairs and table that we utilized while barbecuing our dinner. Maria was attentive and responsive to any question or need. We hope to return and enjoy this house again in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location! It was perfect for what we needed. Go Warriors!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful Victorian home, with all the trimmings in a quiet Alameda neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful Victorian home, in Alameda, over the Christmas holiday, celebrating the birth of our first grandchild who lives just blocks away. Maria is so easy to work with and is very attentive to detail. She asked us if we would like a Christmas tree for the holiday and had it set up with lights and had ornaments for us to decorate with. This house has everything you could possibly want or need. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking, and the formal dining room was perfect for Christmas dinner. We loved everything about this home and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful old house beautifully restored

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with our family in this lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maria is a delight to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Great, clean property with great access to public transportation. Excellent communication with Maria the property manager, and wonderful to work with. Returned our deposit the next day after departure. No waiting/ no hassle.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.2 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Z's Cocktail Lounge
Nearest Ferry
2.9 Miles
Ferry Point, Alameda, CA 94501
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chuck Corica Golf Complex
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Jack London Square, 245 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort, 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach

Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alameda, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3
Cleaning fee £74.26

No Parties
violating the house rules can result in being asked to leave and the booking canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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