About this listing
This is your chance to live in a Queen Anne Victorian house while exploring the sights of The San Francisco Bay area. The flat is fully restored and beautifully decorated with two Bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, a double parlor, formal dining room and gourmet kitchen. There is also a laundry room and a lovely garden.
You will be 20 minutes from San Francisco by ferry, Car or bus, and only an hour from the wine country, Sonoma or Napa. Lake Tahoe is three hours away by car.
Alameda, our island city has lots to recommend it as well. If you like walking, biking, kite surfing or just laying on the beach, we have it here.
Alameda is very kid friendly. There are a couple of parks within walking distance of the house, and of course, there is the beach.
If sailing is your thing, there are 8 marinas on the island. There are lots of good restaurants and a beautifully restored art deco theater. And Jack London Square is right across the Estuary in Oakland, where you will find many more forms of amusement.
Upstairs flat, 2 bedrooms with Adjoining bath, plus 1/2 bath off the kitchen. Living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. There is a small apartment downstairs for our use when we are home.
Interaction with Guests
We will be at another location available by email only. A neighbor will be available to sort out any problems.
Very Quiet, great neighborhood feel, lots of friendly neighbors. Only 20 minutes away from San Francisco by car, bus or ferry.
Bus a few blocks from the house can take you direct to SF or to the Oakland BART. Also ferry from Alameda to SF or Angel island and the ball park during the summer.
Other Things to Note
We have a cat that lives with us. We take him with us when we travel but if you are allergic to Cats, this is not a good fit.
No Smoking, no pets,
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 30 nights.
About the Host, Marilyn And Alan
We are a retired couple with an empty nest and a big house. I was formerly a realtor and have a background in the apparel business. My husband was a general contractor. We are active and engaged in the community and love to help our guests get the most out of the Bay Area. We also love to travel and try to make our house the place we would most like to stay when away from home. In other words, a welcoming and accommodating environment where you can feel at home.
" My wife and myself stayed with Alan and Marilyn's place four nights and it was all a very comfortable and relaxing experience. The house is beautiful inside and out with a breakfast nook/kitchen overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden. The house is located in an upscale and quiet neighborhood in Alameda with the dead end street towards the Bay water. Location is convenient to all places in the Bay areas with easy commute to San Francisco, El Cerrito, Berkeley. We would certainly love to stay with them when we get the opportunity to travel back to San Francisco. Thanks Al and Marilyn!"Max and Ligaya S