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HISTORIC J. NEELY JOHNSON HOUSE IN DESIREABLE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD

Dan Hood

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome

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HISTORIC J. NEELY JOHNSON HOUSE IN DESIREABLE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD

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Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lovely, unique 1853 home just north of downtown Sacramento in the quiet Alkali Flat residential neighborhood. Only 6 blocks from the State Capitol we are within walking distance to many restaurants, theaters and other attractions like the Crocker Art Museum, Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento, Sacramento Convention Center, and more. Walk to the exciting Midtown area and get a bicycle taxi back.

Our reasonable rates and a lenient refund policy make it convenient to book and guarantee your stay. We look like a B&B but are a vacation rental that rents from overnight stays to up to 45 days.

Leave the car behind! Sacramento Airport (SMF) is 22 miles away and a typical shuttle is $35 each way, groups are less. There's a zip car station three blocks away and bicycle rentals within six blocks. If you bring your car, off-street parking here is free and there is room for an RV or trailer.

So, what is the difference between the J. Neely Johnson House and the Bidwell Mansion, Stanford Mansion and the Governor's Mansion? You can't stay at any of those others! And sadly, due to state budget woes, you may not even be able to visit them in the near future. Today you can stay at this beautiful home for as little as $99 per night.*

Check out our features and amenities. For business or pleasure, we've got everything you need while you are in Sacramento.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the J. Neely Johnson House is Sacramento’s oldest surviving residence having once been the home to several Early California elected officials; the fourth Governor, a State Treasurer and Supreme Court Justice. Restored as it may have been in the late 1890s, we are delighted to share with you a bit of 19th Century Sacramento.

All proceeds from your visits help further the restoration and maintenance of this landmark property. Currently, there are no ADA accommodations, we are planning for access in the near future. All work accomplished in the restoration and rehabilitation is in accordance with or allowed by state and local codes as well as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation. This project is a previous grant recipient from the State of California Office of Historic Preservation. All current work is privately funded.

*45 days extended stay.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Dan Hood

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Retired Architect who worked on preservation and reconstruction of State historical buildings.

Dan Hood purchased this townhome in 1979

Sacramento is a just-right size town with a tremendous mix of people. This property is an extension of my interest and love of period architecture.

The home is a great place for entertaining friends and when not entertaining, fixing something!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome

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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
nevada
5

FATHERS DAY GET AWAY

  • 5 out of 5
our second time staying here. great walking location to the central city, museums, theater, eateries & state capitol. on-site parking. rooms are spacious, good biking location too. a trip back in time. cleaner than my house!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3

HISTORIC HOME

  • 3 out of 5
We chose to stay in this historic home because of its character. We appreciated the historic information and chocolates and wine left by the owner. The home itself was interesting, but could have been more thoroughly cleaned.( pizza left in oven, and lots of dusty plastic flowers)
Be aware that there seem to be a lot of homeless ,some exhibiting mental illness, in downtown Sacramento. The park that is adjacent to the lawn of this home is one area where they gather in the day. This did not pose a problem in itself, but we did have a few people from the park wandering to the house on occasion over the weekend.
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly apologize for the pizza left in the oven. Our regular housekeeper was unavailable for this one stay and the house is a challenge to clean. We do clean about 4 to 6 hours or more! between guests to be sure of a stellar experience. As for the artificial flowers, they were all treated within 60 days prior with anti-static cleaner so there should not have been any dust on them, perhaps they are just a little too old looking. As for the home location, we can't do anything about that, it is in the inner city and there are a lot of homeless in Sacramento. We have owned the property for over 30 years and have never seen them as a threat. There are homeless people even in Carmel. They are the unfortunates, especially the mentally ill, and we try to treat them with compassion and help.
business
Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
4

GIRLS ANNUAL GET-AWAY!

  • 4 out of 5
Property was very clean & maintained. Dan was great- very helpful on questions we had.Location was perfect for the areas of Sacramento we wanted to visit. The only drawback was that there were no comfortable chairs in living room area.
We had to sit on dining room chairs most of the time. Other than that the home was fine-beds comfy -kitchen well stocked etc.Very nice restaurants nearby.
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
California
5

STEP BACK IN TIME WITH GOOD COFFEE AND A MODERN KITCHEN!

  • 5 out of 5
Lovingly restored, beautifully maintained.
The owners went above and beyond with nice touches, such as great coffee, Sees candy, extra toiletries, Netflix streaming, puzzles, games, reading material.
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 out of 5
We just loved this house and it was perfect for our family of 5 (two adults, kids ages 5, 7, and 9). It's like stepping back in time, but with a modern kitchen and working plumbing :-) The owner is terrific and really wanted to make sure we had a great visit. The location was great and close to Old Sac/Train Museum, Sutter's Fort, great restaurants, shopping, downtown, and Land Park. Close to the freeway without being so close that you hear the traffic. Quiet neighborhood even though close to downtown. There is a green space next door that used to be part of the property so there is room for kids to run around, and sidewalks for riding scooters and skateboards. The downside is that the green space is also a pedestrian thoroughfare and so sees some homeless people, although we never had an issue and everyone was friendly. Our favorite part of every day was sitting out on the big front porch with coffee, watching the kids play on the lawn, and talking with the neighbors. As with anywhere in Sac, you will need to be careful of leaving items out or your car unlocked. We used to live in Land Park (upscale neighborhood) and had our minivan stolen out of our driveway, so no neighborhood is "safe." The house might not be workable for very rambunctious kids without much self-control (although ours have a LOT of energy), as there are breakables and beautiful furniture, but if your kids don't regularly climb the walls and swing from chandeliers then you should be fine. There is a stairway to the front door, bedrooms/bathrooms are upstairs, and there are stairs to one bedroom and to one of the bathrooms. Some doorknobs and window latches may not be workable for individuals with limited hand strength. Kitchen cabinets have really high knobs that were just within reach for me (5' 1"); step-stool is available. Other disability access issues did not appear to be problematic. The master bath is large and has a great claw-foot tub. There is a gorgeous balcony off the master, which would not be good for toddlers but the access doors can be locked. There are some upstairs windows that open up and could be potential fall hazards if you have a child determined to be Superman, but the windows can be latched (not locked) partway open. This is a gorgeous, romantic house and we all just loved staying here. We will definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p401931vb
9162486076
Sacramento Central Valley California
5

WONDERFULLY RESTORED HISTORIC HOME!

  • 5 out of 5
Owner was extremely accommodating of our 6 member family. The rooms were beautifully appointed, although we missed having our daughter play the piano (it was being repaired). Great location -- within walking distance of the Cathedral, the Capitol and even Old Sac.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

High Walkability Score

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday townhome in Sacramento, Central Valley California

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1 night minimum stay
$363
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$1,500
$4,636
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clng Sec Dep Refundable $150
Tourism Fee 3% $5.55
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Max occupancy: Lodging/ 6 persons. Ask for our complete rate sheet.
Min 2 nts for stays that include a Fri or Sat. Min. 5 nts stay over major holidays.
Cleaning and Security Deposit: Min. $150 - Ask. Fully refundable.
Late Bookings (made 1 - 14 days before stay) from $99/nt 1 BR and no min stay.
Special Events (addl to lodging): Ask, max 25 persons, + $500 Cleaning & Security deposit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Sacramento in Central Valley California

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bath for BR 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master Bath with claw foot tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Birdseye Bedroom - 1 queen , Chaise Lounge
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed and Balcony
    Empire Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed per room. Each room is different, Pillowtop, Beautyrest and Sleep Number. Luxury linens and your choice of 16 pillows. Don't worry if you left your own pillow at home. Each pillow with inner case, some are hypoallergenic.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Formal Dining Service. China, silver and accessories for 12 settings free to use with prior approval. Many crystal and silver serving dishes. Dining table seats 10.
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