This island is unique for it's gorgeous Victorian homes. The weather is moderate with golden sunlight mostly year long. Beautiful sunsets in the evenings. Walking distance to shopping & restaurants, theater and SF Bay. Best place in Alameda for Kite Surfing, Wind Sailing and Board Paddling and lessons. People are friendly. It is a very special place to live and visit here.
Want to note first that rates for the booking are auto generated and cannot pick up some of the extra fees. Due to the lack off street parking in this neighborhood, and probably other neighborhoods, off street parking is a must, especially after 6 or 7 PM. I offer off street parking in my driveway for your entire stay for 1 car, as you can only park on one side of the street.
Other Fees are as follows:
NOTE: Taxes are included in daily rate $189 night for one or two guests.
Weekend rate Friday & Saturday is $199
1. Occupying second bedroom is $25 per person, per night,
2. Crib $30 set up fee
3. Laundry per load is $5.00, includes wash, dry and detergent
4. Twin mattress is $25 fee for stay for 5th person
This is a very charming, sunny, two-story, immaculate historic home on an island in a quiet neighborhood with a Flat upstairs and a Flat downstairs. Upper flat is a spacious 1200 sf. Every room has been recently beautifully renovated. Home built in 1896 and is on the Historical List of Alameda homes, one house off a lagoon. It has two large bedrooms. One of the bedrooms and tiny office space adjacent has a panoramic view of the lagoon and stunning sunsets. The dining room and living room are combined and adjacent to a newly renovated small kitchen with gas stove and a gorgeous view of a huge whimsically landscaped backyard with a beautiful Redwood tree and a small peek at the lagoon. Beautiful, original hardwood floors throughout. Forced air heating and cooling thermostat and ceiling fans in most rooms. A ten minute walk to beach, A shopping mall that includes a Safeway, Trader Joe's, TJ Max, Ross, Kohls and many other shops, and restaurants, also close by San Francisco bus transportation to Bart and a Ferry to take you to San Francisco. Downtown shopping area has many small restaurants on downtown's Park Street. In the downtown area there is a newly renovated gorgeous Art Deco multiplex theater. Quick, easy access to all major freeways, 20 minutes from UC Berkeley campus. Single owner downstairs available to assist with any immediate requests guests have. Cable TV, Netflix and DVD player on the side of the TV in Living Room, WiFi, free parking for one car in driveway due to the difficulty of parking later in the evening. No pets. No smoking allowed. The island was created in 1902 when a tidal canal (the Estuary) was created joining Oakland's harbor with the San Leandro Bay. The quality of life Alamedans have enjoyed for more than a century is resplendent Victorian homes that grace shade tree-lined streets covering the island's 12.4 square miles. An invigorating climate, manicured parks. You never get enough sight seeing the beautiful historic homes here in the various neighborhoods and especially the Gold Coast homes where many movies have been shot. This is a city where many people walk and bicycle around the city. Several tennis courts, paddle board lessons. Kite surfing on the beach and wind surfing, kite flying, and sand castle contests. According to the 2010 Census, a special living environment. Also, a very safe city.
Minimum stay is 3 days. The week of a holiday, it is a minimum of 4-5 days. If 4 guests, it is a 4 day minimum, if 3 guests, it is a 5 day min. The holiday rates are as follows:
Memorial Day Fri. & Sat $209, 4 night min
Independence Day, Fri. & Sat $209, 4 night min
Labor Day, Fri & Sat.,$209, 4 night min.
Thanksgiving, Fri. & Sat. $209, 4 night min.
Christmas Fri., Sat, Sun., Mon. $209, 4 night min.
All taxes are included in the rates and free off street parking.
Guests have free parking in driveway. Guests have use of the yard and deck for guests, with exception to the small patio adjacent to my kitchen (for owner's privacy). There is also a small private patio with table and chairs for privacy outdoors behind the cottage shown in the outdoor photos.
I am very hospitable and have been awarded "Super Host", but like to give my guests plenty of privacy. We have different entrances, so it's rare that I have a chance to interact. If I do, it's always pleasurable to chat a while and get to know my guests a little more informally. I will be here to greet you and give you a tour before you get settled in.
I'm friendly and have an outgoing personality. I have been in the hospitality industry for 20 years and have loved interacting with hundreds of people at events that I've managed. My entire career, I have dealt with the public in many different industries.
I will provide upon your arrival