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Family Home w/ Beautiful Backyard & WFH Studio

Alameda, California, United States
Rates from USD $5500 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From September 1, 2023 until July 31, 2024


Welcome to our charming home in Alameda, CA! Nestled in a safe and family-friendly neighborhood, our historic 1910 home offers a perfect blend of original details and modern comforts. With convenient access to San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, and just a short walk to Alameda's vibrant restaurant row and local parks, our home is an ideal choice for families, friends and professors looking for a memorable getaway. Upstairs, you'll find three serene bedrooms, each featuring a comfortable queen-size bed. The primary bedroom is a tranquil retreat with a well-lit sunroom, perfect for relaxing, reading, or enjoying board games. Overlooking the backyard and a majestic 100-year-old Avocado tree, it offers a peaceful ambiance. The second bedroom is a cozy haven with a spacious desk, reading chair, and a charming window nook. For families with little ones, the third bedroom is a delightful kids' room, complete with a canopy bed, bookshelf filled with children's books, and a convenient changing table. Safety is a priority, with gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. The upstairs bathroom is a haven of relaxation, boasting a bathtub and shower, kids bath toys, a double vanity with marble countertops, and a fully stocked bath with plush Brooklinen towels. Downstairs, our home features a family room that caters to both kids and adults. On one side, there's a cozy reading area for the little ones, equipped with a kid table, games, and an art easel. On the other side, a plush green velvet sectional sofa beckons for movie nights in front of the TV. The downstairs bathroom offers a large walk-in shower for your convenience. The dining room showcases the original 1910 details of the home, featuring a paneled design and an impressive built-in bar. Gather around the custom-built dining table, perfect for family-style dinners, and comfortably seating 6-8 guests. The kitchen is a haven for home cooks, fully stocked with high-quality Great Jones cookware, chef's knives, a Breville espresso machine, Insta Pot, Vitamix blender and large cutting boards. An original Saarnian table provides a charming kitchen breakfast nook. Step outside the kitchen onto the original deck, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or dine al fresco. The deck also features built-in seating and an outdoor half bath. Experience outdoor bliss in our newly landscaped backyard. Relax on the new deck, gather around the fire pit (with built-in gas for hassle-free use), or unwind on the spacious outdoor sofa. The backyard has a Meyer lemon tree, offering fresh lemons year-round for your enjoyment (please pick and enjoy them!). The smooth tiles are perfect for little ones to run around or scoot on. For those seeking a dedicated workspace or a place to exercise, our backyard offers a separate soundproof Studio building with sliding double doors, a flip-out window for bar-height seating, and a convenient kitchenette. It's the perfect spot for remote work or energizing home workouts, complete with light weights, a yoga mat, and a Mirror workout system. As your hosts, we're delighted to provide a curated list of our favorite spots in Alameda and the surrounding area, ensuring you make the most of your stay. In addition to its historic charm, our home features smart amenities such as a Nest system and keyless entry for your convenience. You can also rest easy knowing that our landscaper visits every Friday morning to keep the surroundings pristine. Step into the comfortable and family-friendly ambiance of our home, where historic charm meets modern design touches and amenities. Experience the best of Alameda's safe and welcoming neighborhood, with its proximity to San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. Explore the local restaurant scene, stroll through picturesque parks, and create unforgettable memories




Suited For

Property Type


From September 1, 2023 until July 31, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Flexibility on dates, preference is for a minimum 6 month stay


House in Alameda, California, United States

Closest University

University of California, Berkeley

Nearby Universities
Stanford University | San José State University | University of California, San Francisco | San Francisco State University


Nearby Cities

Menlo Park | Berkeley | San Jose | Oakland | San Francisco | Mountain View | Palo Alto

Comments: Our home is in a safe & family-friendly neighborhood. Built in 1910 it has a unique blend of original details & modern comforts. With convenient access to SF, Berkeley, and Oakland, and just a short walk to Alameda's restaurant row, parks & the beach

Explore the Area


  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $5500 Monthly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: We have a landscaper that comes every Friday and house cleaner that comes every other week, we can negotiate to continue.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Comments: Our home is an ideal family home. The third bedroom upstairs has a charming canopy bed, bookshelf with loads of kids books, an art easel downstairs and the backyard is perfect for scootering & running around as it is fully fenced in.

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

We have a very old and gentle outdoor-only cat. She has an automatic feeder but enjoys wet food every few days and fresh water, and requires very little besides that. She mostly lounges in her outdoor bed or in the sun.

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Please bring in mail.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking












Art Studio

Comments: Each bedroom in our home has a queen size bed. Baby gates on the top and bottom of the stairs for safety. The family room has plenty of kid’s spaces for reading & art and a newly re-landscaped backyard w/ a deck, fire pit & separate Studio building.


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Listing Owner

Member Since 2023

Trust Score (2)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

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Member Since 2023

Trust Score (2)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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