About the Homestay
We are a family of four living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our recently added basement guest room has a private entrance and private bathroom. We have a large backyard with fruit trees, a fire pit and outdoor heater. Alameda is an island city approximately 20 miles outside of San Francisco and just 2 miles from Oakland. Our home is 1.5 miles from a ferry to San Francisco (20 minute ride) and within walking distance of restaurants, shops and the beach. Please note, the basement has lower than average ceilings and ranges from 6'4" - 7'2". The bathroom is not ensuite, but is private and not shared. Parts of the basement common areas are still unfinished but the bedroom and bathroom are complete with thoughtful touches. Refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker provided for your private use. We have one small dog, two cats that live strictly upstairs indoors, and two chickens in the backyard. If you are looking for a high-end hotel experience, this is not it. But if you are looking for a unique experience and a convenient and comfortable place to stay with welcoming hosts, this is it!
Dog, Cat, Other
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located east of San Francisco in the city of Alameda, a small city of about 85,000. Our home is located in a residential neighborhood four blocks from a street with shops and restaurants. Public transportation, specifically bus and ferry, are easy to access.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
* No drugs, smoking or vaping on the premises
* No parties
* Quiet hours are 10 PM - 8 AM
* Park on the street--it's a shared driveway and parking in it blocks the neighbors. If there is no parking on Pacific, please park on Marshall Way behind the house.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.