BREAKFAST & TWO PRIVATE ROOM SUITE
BREAKFAST & TWO PRIVATE ROOM SUITE
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 private bath
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日本語使えます、朝食付き - AMPLE FREE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET: Three minutes to S.F. Bay Ferry to downtown S.F.; close to freeway/bus/BART. Upscale home. Quiet, historic, marina lined island. Adjacent to former Alameda NAS and Hornet ship museum. Across estuary from Jack London Square, Old Oakland, Oakland's Chinatown with quick, easy access to local shopping.
Other Listings:
#2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1725368
#3 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3083937

The space

Very nice breakfast. Also, the space is two bedrooms [not ONE ] that enjoin either side of a shared (Jack & Jill) bathroom. Each of the two bedrooms has a single full bed, each of which accommodates up to two sleepers. It is a perfect arrangement for a small family or a group of close friends traveling together.

Guest access

Guest Access
Alameda is a small island town in San Francisco Bay across the estuary from Oakland. It is an attraction in its own right with many very nice stores, shops, restaurants and parks within the bustling, cosmopolitan San Francisco metropolitan area. Yet Alameda is only 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco by auto or BART train, and centrally located on the freeway system for ease of access to such attractions as the Napa/Sonoma Counties wine country, picturesque Marin County and the Muir Woods national monument, the Pacific Ocean beaches, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco and its many attractions, e.g. the DeYoung Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the SOMA Museum of Art, Academy of Sciences, AT&T Park (S.F. Giants

Interaction with guests

We have always experienced a very pleasurable interaction with our guests - at check-in, during their comings and goings, and at check-out.


Amenities
TV
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $88 NZD
Security Deposit $146 NZD
Weekend Price $203 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No pets/smoking. In Chikako's Japanese tradition shoes to be left
just inside front door. Maximum occupancy - 4. Accommodation: Sleeping room w/o kitchen. Enry/Exit: Ring doorbell - no key - text/call with your estimated return requested.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Sayli User Profile
October 2017
It was a horrible experience. He yelled at us(Me,My Husband, 66year old Father and my mother). I met my parents after 5 years, after 8years my cousin visited me and he yelled at us at 9.45pm.“Yah’ll need to stop and go to bed, its 10pm” seriously? He apologized the next day but it was too late. My father may be almost his age and he disrespected him, We couldn’t take it and decided to leave. (He already had pissed us with his unethical rules{not mentioned during reservation}) 1)I first time used AirBNB and booked the reservation. It wasn’t mentioned that the host would stay in the house. After the reservation in 1 hour, Patrick sent me an email with his rules and regulations. “No Parking, Only cold water to consume in the rooms, and best part is they live in the same floor right next to your room. I wanted to cancel in 2hrs of reservation but only 50% refund would be provided. Contacted Airbnb but they said Host policy was to be adhered. Then I called Patrick and he convinced me I would have a good experience. Without the whole heart I agreed because I did not wana waste my money. 2)We got there 10pm, he started with his rules- Footwear at the door, no walking on the grass, Last person wipe the bathroom glass doors, no access to washer dryer(Pay$10 for 1wash), there is no kitchen access at all please note it*(he let us use it and he said he did us a favor), no parking(his parking is for his neighbors), there is on corner as a hangout area, we did not get to see the patio, breakfast rules 7.30am,8am,8.30am only. I asked if we can do 9am coz we were traveling and tired he just said “8.30am is the last”. It was all awkward trust me. I asked him for glasses to drink water and he gave us 4 glasses and asked me to wash and keep, he wasn’t comfortable. I wasn’t able to follow, how am I supposed to drink water. We happily and respectfully accepted and followed his rules as this was his house and we are cultured people who respect others. He was nice person, he guided us with local attractions etc, I wana be honest. 3) The breakfast was great- At breakfast I asked if My cousin brother can come visit.. “He happily said, yes ofcourse” and in the evening when my cousin came and we were sitting in his hall room, he first told my mom upstairs that “we need to stop and go to bed” and then he walked down with my mom and yelled at us. “Yah’ll need to stop and go to bed, its 10pm” We all got shut and was totally awkward. My family wanted to walk out that min. We are not kids, or staying at his place for free. We paid but every min, there was restrictions and awkwardness. We left in 30hrs instead of 5days...
Patrick & Chikako User Profile
Response from Patrick & Chikako:
Sayli and her family made their own decision to leave early We did not ask them to leave. We asked them to stay, but, they insisted upon leaving. After Sayli's reservation request and before they arrived, Sayli had a question involving our house rules. We answered the inquiry and Sayli responded with a request to cancel her reservation explaining that what her family really wanted was a turn-key place where her family would have exclusive use of the premises. She added that she had not understood that she and her family would have to share the house. (URL HIDDEN) We replied back through the Airbnb service assuring her that we had a good record (reviews) with our guests and would she reconsider. She called Patrick on the phone and spoke for about five minutes - ending with her statement that she felt reassured and that the family would go ahead with the reservation. (URL HIDDEN) What thereafter transpired has caused us to conclude that Sayli and her family were only paying lip service to the notion of sharing our Airbnb accommodation, and, that at heart they intended to treat the reservation as one providing them exclusive use of the premises: (1) They were very late in arriving (11 p.m. - ish.). Chikako was in bed sleeping. Her duties as a host would require her to get up at 6:45 a.m. the next morning to begin cooking breakfast for Sayli and her family. Instead, the group was quite noisy - talking loudly, slamming doors, and running the water. It woke Chikako up. (2) The next morning the entire family came down to breakfast in the dining room on the first floor dressed in their pajamas. We could understand this if they had exclusive use of the house. As noted, Sayli had agreed to go forward with the reservation with the understanding they she and her family would NOT have exclusive use of the house. (3) On the evening of October 10th, Sayli and her family returned. We preface what happened next with a mention of our "Additional Rules" - which state that "Maxi- mum Occupancy is 4" and that the Accomodation is "Sleeping room without kit-chen". Upon arriving back, either Sayli or her mother asked Patrick if it would be permissible for a visitor to join them but only to visit and could they have plates and utensils to consume food in the nook next to the kitchen. Patrick decided to relax the rules relating to "occupancy" and "kitchen" to allow their relative to pay them a visit, and allow the use of the nook and family room to receive the visitor. He put out plates, place mats and silverware on the dining table in the nook. It was about 8:30 - 9 p.m. and Patrick informed the guests that he was going to bed. Chikako was not present, having already gone to bed (in light of the need to be up again at 6:45 a.m the next morning). On October 9th Sayli or her mother had asked Patrick where our accomodations were in the house. He pointed to the door to the master bedroom suite on the back side of the house. When Sayli and her family began to entertain their visitor in the family room (on the night of the 10th) it probably did not occur to them that this room was, also, on the back side of the house and under the master bedroom room suite. At ten minutes before 10 p.m. on the 10th, Chikako was jolted from her sleep by the sound of loud partying in the house below. Patrick, who had gone to bed shortly before, also noticed the loud voices. Patrick got up, put on his bathrobe, and went downstairs finding the guests in animated conversation. Patrick said, "It time to stop. It's 10 p.m." This was delivered without shouting - although at the time Patrick did not make an effort to conceal his irritation. Patrick then went to the kitchen, filled a cup with water from the kitchen tap and went back upstairs. There was no apology from Sayli or her group but a nodded assent from Sayli that the group would comply - which did occur, including a reduction, although not a cessation, of the sound of voices from below. The next morning at approximately, 8:45 a.m. Patrick came downstairs while the guests were at breakfast, said "good morning", and then, said, "I apologize for being grumpy when I came down last night. I could have been more sweet. It won't happen again." Sayli responded with words to the effect it was "alright". Later, Sayli's husband called Patrick out on the front porch and said that the decision had been made to depart, that a refund for the unused nights was desired, that the apology was appreciated, but, that the decision was firm to depart because of the sensibilities of the parents. Patrick asked him to reconsider, but, the husband indicated that the decision to leave would stand. (URL HIDDEN)It is clear to us in hindsight that our place was not a good fit for Sayli and her family. This can happen in Airbnb when a member doesn't have a grasp of the meaning of the shared economy (as exemplified by such institutions as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft) and the duties it imposes upon all participants. (URL HIDDEN)Also, the aforesaid facts make it clear that Sayli and her family were simply unwilling to change their behavior and share a house with their host family and show consideration for that family and not to request a relaxation of rules put in place to preserve for the host family a reasonable degree of comfort and peace and quiet and not behave in a noisy and disruptive manner during their stay. (URL HIDDEN) Our guest reviews have been almost universally excellent since we started Airbnb in 2013, causing one young guest from China to remark that staying with us was "better than staying in a 5-Star Hotel". It is our position that we represented Airbnb in our usual excellent manner, providing Sayli and her family with superior accommodation and service and that the guests' unwillingness to observe house rules, behave in a civil and considerate manner, and truly share the house with their hosts was the sole cause of Sayli and her family's decision to terminate their stay. The day after Sayli and her family departed we wrote to Sayli through Airbnb and informed her that we were unblocking our single rooms and that any revenue received from the booking of those rooms for 10/12 and 10/13 would be forwarded to her. In the event, no such booking occurred. We did not attempt to unblock Sayli's reservation (she could have put through a cancellation request with Airbnb of the last three days by contacting the Airbnb staff) as that would have amounted to a concession by us that her termination of the tenancy was justified. Finally, the word "Yah'll" is not in Patrick's vocabulary.
October 2017

Lauren And Trent User Profile
September 2017
Patrick & Chikako’s home is a great place in Alameda! Cute neighborhood across from a park, easy access to freeways. Chikako makes a wonderful breakfast and the house is absolutely spotless and tastefully appointed.

Lorna User Profile
August 2017
Our family of 4 adults started our US tour here and were treated like friends. The accomodation is integral to the hosts own home so privacy should be respected but it has a great space exactly as described. Beds and cleanliness was spotless and comfortable. The hospitality of initial lifts was valuable because you can't walk too easily to the ferry; ferry journey is a pleasant start the the day! Breakfast cooked by the host was a work of art, different every day, full of wholesome and tasty goodness and could never be surpassed. Dietary needs were accommodated so kindly. Truly can not fault Chikago and Patrick, they were excellent hosts, full of advice and interests. The best start to our holiday. NB We respected their home by not taking in hot food and there are no food storage or cooking options but there are places in driving distance. Parking next to hous was easy.

Gerhard User Profile
August 2017
We like to thank you again for the hospitality that Patrick and Chikako shared with us. We had an assume stay with a perfect daily breakfast mede by Chikako. Thank you again! Gerhard & Family

Sandra User Profile
July 2017
Chikako and Patrick are the greatest hosts ever. The house is exceptionally clean, comfortable and beautiful. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts Chikako prepared for us daily, with fresh fruit, omelets, French toast, crepes, smoothies, coffee and tea. Everything was delicious and fresh. The location is perfect for visiting San Francisco. A 3 minute drive to the ferry and 20 minute ferry ride to San Francisco. We enjoyed coming home to the peace and quite of Alameda after a day of walking around and site seeing in San Francisco. I highly recommend staying at C & P's when visiting this area. You will not be disappointed and will love it as much as we did. Guaranteed.

Wendy User Profile
July 2017
Our stay with Patrick and Chikako was wonderful. We had a great time. Breakfast every morning was delicious. Chikako is a wonderful hostess and cook! The rooms were wonderful. We had easy access to San Francisco.

海琛 User Profile
May 2017
It's wunderful days in Patrick & Chikako's house. Eveything is so beautiful and comforable. Chikako's breakfast is the best food since we came to USA. Cultural exchange interesting. Also we like their gardon. Many thanks to Partick and Chikako, and have good lucky. Samantha and her friends.

Alameda, California, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Patrick & Chikako User Profile

Patrick is a corn-fed Hoosier from Indiana and Chikako is a retired ski instructor from Japan. We moved to Bay Area in the late 70's and early 80's, respectively.

Languages: 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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