Looking for an apartment with character?  Check out Casa Baywood, One Duane, and others on the San Mateo/Burlingame border. Casa Baywood-

1920's Spanish Colonial Revival apartment building with 6 floors and 35 units.  Located on El Camino Real between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo.  Original detail, inside and out, and the units are really open and airy -- large rooms, hardwood floors, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows.  Walking distance to just about anything.  (photo row 1)

One Duane-

1930's French Normandy apartment building with 5 floors and 25 units.  Located on the corner of Duane and Whipple in Mount Carmel/Edgewood Park neighborhood of Redwood City.   Like Casa Baywood, units have original detail and open floor plans.  Walking distance to Downtown Redwood City's shops and restaurants on Broadway and Main Street.  (photo row 2)

San Mateo/ Burlingame Border-

A variety of a interesting buildings and older single family homes (Victorian, Edwardian, etc.) that were converted into apartments.  Rent an apartment on the Peninsula and not feel like you're renting an apartment on the Peninsula... or just be close to downtown -- Downtown San Mateo, Burlingame Avenue, and Broadway are all really close.  (photo row 3)