10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Alameda, California

vrbo alameda california

Alameda is a coastal town comprising of two islands - the Alameda Island and the Bay Farm Island along with a portion of land on the mainland. Surrounded by the pristine waters and sandy beaches, Alameda is a popular romantic getaway in California. Described as “the garden of California” by Mark Twain, Alameda is a beautiful town filled with museums, art galleries, fine drinking and dining spaces and, of course, the coastal nightlife. Being a popular getaway there are a number of waterfront resorts and rental spaces that offer quality services. Here is a list of the top Vrbo vacation rentals in Alameda, California.

1. Peaceful cottage surrounded by garden (from USD 135)

Nestled in a peaceful neighborhood this beautiful cottage converted from an old 1890s carriage house and stable is a quiet and welcoming space to spend your Alameda vacation. The house is located at an easy distance from the Alameda Ferry, AC Transit and BART. You will be able to reach downtown San Francisco in just a 25-minute drive. The cottage is covered with a lush green garden and a patio with an outdoor grill and dining facility. The patio leads to a beautiful koi pond that is often visited by egrets and canaries. May the sounds of birds and flowing water and the breeze lull you to tranquility during your stay.

Beautiful and Lush Hidden Wisteria Getaway
Alameda, CA, US
149 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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cozy comfortable accommodations with access to an incredible arts and crafts garden
the cottage is clean comfortable & exudes charm
the house is real clean peaceful and relaxed
it was quaint picturesque clean and well stocked
the cottage itself is clean quiet & so comfortable
the place is charming and spotlessly clean--and absolutely everything is done to ensure a comfortable stay for guests
this is such a peaceful little piece of paradise john & arthur are wonderful hosts
delightful cottage offered by wonderful hosts
the owners really thought of everything from bathroom supplies to a perfectly stocked kitchen
john and arthur are wonderful hosts and we look forward to our chats with them
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2. Duplex house with a refreshing outdoor garden (from USD 179)

This charming house in the bay area welcomes you with its lush gardens and flowers. The house has a modern decor and upscale setting with an open floor concept. The living room, with a queen sofa bed, is spacious, leading to the open kitchen. The kitchen is provided with all the necessary supplies and it has a breakfast bar. A few stairs with an open skylight leads to the master bedroom and the bathroom. The house is located close to BART and the Alameda ferry ride to San Francisco.

Bay Area Charming 1938 Art Deco Duplex
65 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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4 is a little more cozy since the others need to sleep on the pull-out couch in the living room
On the plus side the bathroom is on the main level with the living room
The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and basic cooking items
I loved the historic feel of the home
The side streets and parking can be a little tough Thanks again Margaret
The house was very clean and updated
This bright clean and well decorated apartment is in a wonderful location
Extremely clean and up to date Bedroom
Cell phone communication with the owner
Well thought out with an Art Deco theme
Our host Margaret was very helpful and available to answer any of our questions
This home is so conveniently located and the owner has thought of every amenity Very beautiful decor yard and kitchen
She had all of the amenities
The location near Park Street restaurants and shops is perfect
just blocks from fabulous bars and restaurants
The house is located about a 5minute walk from the Main Street with restaurants cafes and shopes
Town is a couple quick blocks away and a very easy walk
you would want Beautiful landscaping and we could walk everywhere in Alameda Restaurants Shops
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3. Remodeled Victorian home with a private deck (from USD 259)

Another spacious three-bedroom Victorian home located in the Gold Coast neighborhood is waiting to welcome you. This house has been recently remodeled with redwood ceilings, granite countertops, modern decor, new bathrooms, furnishings, and fittings. However, the 1895 charm of this home is still maintained with the original structures, floors, chimney and much more. The house has a spacious living room with an open kitchen leading to the bedrooms. There is a large private deck with an outdoor dining facility.

Alameda 3 BR Victorian apt. near city center with 2 free parking spaces
28 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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The only thing that might concern some is that there are fairly steep stairs up and down
The beds are very comfortable
Unfortunately it was too cold to use the deck
The unit was spacious with all the amenities
The bedrooms were very large just like home and the beds were very comfortable
The property was beautiful and clean apartment
The place is well decorated and comfortable
The property is extremely clean but could use some updating
Apartment is very clean and in a good area
The 3 teenage boys had 2 rooms and my husband and I had our own
They were there when we arrived to show us around and answer any questions
Im not sure I have ever had a better host/owner
Great place and great location Be sure to check out the hinges on some of the doors
the owner is very responsive Very safe neighborhood and parking in back fit our large SUV
and Ferry was a bonus and super convenient
which has many great restaurants and shops
A large property in a great location of Alameda
The location is awesome and in walking distance to many great restaurants
Restaurants Thoroughly enjoyed time spent in lovely Alameda
Across the "pond" from San Francisco 10 to 15 uber ride to anywhere
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4. Gorgeous flat by the lagoon, with free parking (from USD 197)

Enjoy the beautiful lagoon views from this spacious apartment. The apartment is located on the first level of the house, offering the most amazing waterfront views. The house is spacious and it has two large bedrooms (white and brown) which receive ample sunlight through the large windows. There is a small yet well-stocked kitchen and a dining space. There is a large recently renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower and tub. There is a big yard with a gazebo and outdoor seating for you to relax and enjoy the lagoon breeze.

5 Star Gorgeous Flat $199 Inc. Free Parking
73 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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the space was perfect for us-- two bedrooms, spacious bathroom, very functional kitchen, and very comfortable living area with dining table
my only suggestion is to replace the bed pillows as while i like down pillows, there was not enough filling to provide comfortable support - even with multiple pillows taken from the extra bedroom ...
upstairs 2 bedroom flat
if you have more than 1 car you will have to find street parking that might be up to a block away
the accommodations are great with a small kitchen, dining and living area
it was clean, bright and comfortable
great apartment very clean and plenty of space
good location and furnished with style
maria was a great host and very accommodating
maria was really nice and made sure we were well taken care of
our host maria has been very helpful with our delayed arrival, and flexible with our many requests
she is a lovely woman
she was helpful with information about the area too
the setting is so pretty, just a house away from the lagoon and just a 15 minute walk away from the san francisco bay
there are many restaurants and a grocery store and shopping area within walking distance
this home is a short drive from a bart station and also a short drive from the pier for the ferry to san francisco
grocery options are just a few blocks away
restaurants (some very unique) are within walking distance
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5. Master suite in a historic craftsman bungalow

This master suite space is located on the second floor of a historic craftsman bungalow in the Alameda downtown. The home is spacious and it has been constructed on an open-floor concept with office space, a kitchenette, two large bedrooms, a fireplace, an outdoor hot tub, an indoor jet tub, and a massage table. The house has a spacious patio with an outdoor grill and a dining facility. This rental is small and pet-friendly. Enjoy a convenient stay at the heart of Alameda.

Private Bungalow Apartment - 2 Level - Walk Score 96 - quiet oasis of downtown
21 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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There was plenty of street parking
It was private and quiet
There was plenty of space and the landlord stocked-up with drinks and goodies
The kitchen was well stocked
You will be greeted at the door by a life size Buddha
The house was very clean and as described
The home was clean and very comfortable
The owners stopped by to say hi and make sure everything was okay
nicely furnished and well stocked
well-stocked Hosts immediately responded to texts
Gary and Emerson were great to communicate and deal with Lovely home with many personal comforts FYI
They were very responsive when we had questions
We were met with s snack basket and an extremely welcoming home with many perks
10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Berkeley Cute neighborhood beach a few minutes away lots of restaurants
Amazing shops nearby and a Starbucks right around the corner
Easy access to the city and east bay Within walking distance to wonderful restaurants
Extremely comfortable 1 1/2 blocks off the main downtown commercial area Close to shops restaurants
We enjoyed a wonderful 2-night stay in this beautiful and clean home Easy to walk out for food or shopping on Park
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6. Alameda bungalow for a peaceful vacation

Located in the prestigious Fernside District, this Alameda Island Bungalow is a definite retreat to its visitors. The house has three large bedrooms and a spacious living room and a big kitchen. The kitchen has been recently renovated in the craftsman style. The master bath has a deep tub with a massage shower for you to relax after a sporty evening on the beach. The house is surrounded with ample lawn space, a backyard rose garden with an outdoor grill and a dining facility.

Alameda Island Bungalow Retreat
44 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The beds are so comfortable and the living room cosy
The home is so well equipped everything you need is right there
The house was well-equipped comfy cozy and safe
It was comfortable with a very nice kitchen
The home was very clean and provided plenty of space for our family of five
The neighborhood is gorgeous Great walking area and the house was spic and span clean
This was a lovely craftsmen bungalow centrally located in Alameda
Bob is a wonderful host and most accommodating
He met us and showed us around the home gave some helpful "local" guidance and was ready to answer any questions we had
The hosts took great care to make sure we had
The owner was very helpful
our host was very helpful and available
The house was great in a safe neighborhood
The backyard has rose trees everywhere and a big lemon tree Walk 15 minutes (or drive 5) to restaurants shops groceries parks
The entire place is very quaint
just a few blocks from a nice neighborhood grocery store and bakery and just a short mile walk from Park St with tons of bars restaurants and shops
there is a shop just 10 mins walk from the house
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7. Victorian home with a spacious patio

This lovely Victorian home is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and a spacious yard on the rear side. The backyard has a patio with a barbecue grill and an outdoor dining facility. The house has a fully equipped kitchen space, one master bedroom with comfortable bedding, and a fully functional bathroom. The house is decorated with beautiful indoor plants and bright lighting. This is an amazing space to spend your romantic vacation at the bay.

Affordable Vacation Rental in Alameda - SF Bay Area
129 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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and it really feels like home
Very comfortable and well equipped
House was like being at home
It was perfect walking distance to the small town feel of the shopping and dining area in town
Everything you need is available
It is spacious very nicely decorated very clean and has everything you need
My husband and I have stayed here 4 times over the past few years
We each had a mist made up for us
It was all unpacked and ready for us
incl additional drinks and food items we had asked for
the Ghirardelli store Golden Gate Park and Fisherman's Wharf
We just regret not having time to more discuss with them Many thanks
Beautiful neighborhood which is within walking distance of shops and restaurants
It was an easy walk to Park Street and all of the local restaurants
The house is in a lovely place with easy access to BART to go quickly to SF downtown or to get the highways to go to Napa or outside the area
It was close enough to places to eat and a 7 mins uber to the BART
The location was exactly what we were looking for Away from the congestion of traffic in a peaceful very friendly quaint neighborhood Property was described exactly the way it was check-in/out ...
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8. Victorian home with Monterey Bay Aquarium passes

Enjoy the best comforts in this cozy one-bedroom, furnished Victorian home located close to the Alameda downtown. The Alameda Park Street shopping, eateries serving international cuisines and local brews, and coffee houses are located close to the property. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden and flowery bushes along with an outdoor patio seating and a barbecue grill on the yard. Guests choosing to stay in this property can make use of the Monterey Bay Aquarium couple passes, available on arrival.

Even More Affordable Vacation Rental In Alameda - Sf Bay Area
122 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The apartment was a comfortable size for the three of us
The patio was cozy especially with all the plants and trees surrounding it
Alameda is a nice place with everything you need Nice beach calm neighborhood
This location is easy to find and park
Very clean space well-stocked with pots dishes and other amenities Great neighborhood close to downtown area of Alameda
The apartment was exactly as pictured and the owners were extremely professional and welcoming
The place was very clean and Joe is a great host
You wouldn't want to be there alone especially after dark
Apartment was clean spacious and well appointed
Joe and Mimi were wonderful hosts
I love the back patio and flowers
Met Joe who was helpful as was his wife who tried to get us an early check-in which just didn't work out
We enjoyed coffee on the back patio and walked to nearby restaurants and beach No car: We walked and used ride share BART and ferry Took Lyft to cool and beautiful Redwood Regional Park and hike...
Alameda itself is a lovely area and Joe and Mimi were welcoming hosts who have made sure that the apartment is furnished with everything one could possibly need We would return there if we came b...
Enjoyed the bakery and smoothies at Fruitvale Station after a day in the city
Nice walk to shops and restaurants
Park street is a 10ish minute walk
the house is near the center and it is close to San Francisco
The place is close to Park where you can find many restaurants and shops
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9. Victorian home in Alameda Bronze Coast

This is an award-winning Victorian colonial house, with ample lighting and space. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood of the Alameda bronze coast and it is at a walking distance from the beach and the south shore shopping center. The house has a large spacious living room with dining space that leads to a fully functional kitchen on the right side. The house has the original vintage chairs and furnishings. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and a European shower. There is a free parking space, and wireless internet connectivity.

53 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The only down side was the street parking
The apartment is well-appointed for relaxing cooking getting a little laundry done Plenty of hot water
The kitchen was well equipped
It's so beautiful that you feel like you're living in an episode of HGTV
and we enjoyed our Christmas vacation
My family of 4 (husband and 2 children) stayed in Nicky and Eddie's flat for 5 nights in July
The location was great (out of the city but convenient to most everything we wanted to do) and there was ample room for us
Eddie gave us a warm welcome to the home and surrounding area Beautiful home
The owner was very helpful and informative
I would recommend a car although everyone has different preferences
They were very helpful and available but kept to themselves
The island house was very spacious/comfortable for our family of 5 Eddie & Nicky was very warm & welcoming when we arrived
The city was quaint and the neighborhood quiet
but the airport is 35-45 minutes drive away from the island house
The ferry to San Francisco is just a short drive away very convenient Grocery store and restaurants nearby; quiet neighborhood
We were able to shop at the local Safeway to save on eating out and there are other local stores
We walked to Trader Joe's for breakfast supplies and ate a few nice in nearby restaurants which were really good
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10. Modern cottage with upscale decor

Last on the list is a stunning modern cottage located right next to the 1898 Alameda cottage. It welcomes you with a decorative garden entrance. The hall with a dining and kitchen space carries an elegant appearance with comfortable furnishings and modern decor. The two bedrooms are furnished with cozy beds for you to relax. There is a large outdoor patio with dining and a barbecue grill. Free parking is available on-site. Have a worry-free vacation in this contemporary home.

30 reviews
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Everything was top quality - from the dealings with Nicky to the furnishings in the apartment
Having a parking space was a great feature
Shared this lovely 2 bedroom cottage with our daughter and her husband
Perfect spot to recoup from our adventures Quiet comfortable and well stocked with the comforts of home
It was furished comfortably and had everything we needed to cook
The cottage is clean well decorated and had everything we needed
The unit is extremely clean and comfortable and the homeowners very responsive and welcoming
Eddie was great Great host
The owner was very helpful with info about the area
Warm and generous hospitality from our hosts Nicky and Eddie
They provided me with maps information on the ferry what to watch for how to manage the San Francisco system because they knew I was new to area
Our accommodations were nice and quiet and we could make some home made meals at our home away from home
Alameda is a great little island w lots of tasty restaurants and shopping walking distance from the house
Easy access to San Fran
Alameda is safe quiet and a great place to rest after a busy day
All of the five star reviews are right on Thank you Eddie and Nicky
Convenient location for getting into SF either by driving or taking the ferry
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Enjoy the relaxed and peaceful life on the island

Alameda is all about having a peaceful retreat on the island, away from the hustle bustle of city life. The island has over 40 restaurants that offer a wide range of dining and drinking options. Enjoy the charm and comforts of Victorian architecture with an occasional trip to the beautiful beaches and ferry rides in Alameda. It is not just a vacation, it is a new lifestyle.

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