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Wooded Cottage w Deck Close to River, CSUS, Cal Expo, State Capitol

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely Cottage Under the Oaks is Close to Everything

This cozy studio cottage is nestled on a private lane in the heart of Arden Park/Wilhaggen, two of Sacramento's most desirable neighborhoods. It is centrally located and within easy walking distance of the American River and its wonderful bike trail. CSUS is 5 minutes away, a 2 mile straight line down Fair Oaks Blvd. where you'll also pass a picturesque 9-hole golf course bordering the river. Downtown Sacramento and the state capitol are about five miles, also on the Fair Oaks/J St route. There are dozens of restaurants within a one-mile radius, from exceptionally fine dining to great local greasy spoons and everything in-between. There is also a Whole Foods about two miles away.

The cottage is a quiet place, about 500 square feet in size, cozy and well-appointed. It's nestled under numerous tall oaks and next to a green belt. When you are there, it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a bustling city.

The fully-equipped kitchen has a four-burner stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Cuisinart coffemaker, mixer and toaster. Also included are dinnerware and flatware, linen napkins, a variety of pots, pans and bakeware, candles, wine glasses and a selection of spices and oils.

The double french doors open to an expansive redwood deck under a canopy of oak trees in this rustic setting, courtesy of the green belt which is complete with a seasonal creek below. It's perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or dining al fresco under the stars. The deck has a table, chairs, and lighting and, if you're lucky, an evening view of the family of wild turkeys that has been hanging around for generations.

The cottage typically stays very cool due to its location under the trees, but has an oversized central heating and air unit to insure your comfort any time of year.

Comcast is our cable and Internet provider and the Hi-Definition Digital service includes HBO, Starz, Encore and other premium channels.

The walls are adorned with classic Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom posters and handbills and other music-themed art. A selection of books, including many about music, music art and the music business are also on hand.

The queen-sized bed comes with down comforter and pillows. A futon or hi-profile aerobed is available for a third person, also upon request. There is an iron, an ironing board and a hair dryer.

The tiled bath has a shower with shampoo and soaps.

There is a front-loading washer and dryer. We keep laundry detergent on hand.

The cottage includes a covered carport. There is also usually ample additional parking available along the lane.

The cottage is truly centrally located. There is easy access to Hwy 50 to Tahoe and the Foothills where more than 100 wineries abound; I-5 leads north to Lassen and Shasta or South to the San Joaquin Valley; I-80 to San Francisco, Napa and the Redwoods and Highway 99 to the levees of the expansive and wondrous Sacramento Delta, including the historic levee towns of Locke, Walnut Grove and Isleton.

More Details

Owner
Mike Farrace
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Mike Farrace

I am Mike Farrace, Berkeley-born and a Sacramento resident since 1972. I grew up in Antioch, Ca., and worked for Tower Records for almost 30 years, publishing Pulse! Magazine and creating and managing Tower's towerrecords site and direct to consumer businesses. My full-time gig now is selling rock art and photography which can be found in abundance in my VRBO dwellings. I am very excited to be doing this and enjoy it very much. I like learning and improving so, please, do not hesitate to comment or ask questions. I will respond promptly and enthusiastically. I want to be a great host and will make sure you are happy and satisfied.

Mike Farrace purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Mike Farrace chose Central Valley California

Even in my college years I lived near this neighborhood and wanted to buy here. In 1997, I found the right deal and that became a reality. It's a fantastic property -- full of trees and drama, great light, a stone staircase and creek, really interesting and fun. It is secure and very private, yet close to great restaurants and grocery, a library, quality retail, golf and excellent public schools. As you will see, it's a special place.

What makes this cottage unique

We're committed to offering a great experience to our lodgers. I am always be available to see to it that you will be 100% satisfied with your stay.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sacramento in Sacramento County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • One queen sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Wooded Cottage w Deck Close to River, CSUS, Cal Expo, State Capitol
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

GREAT

  • 5 of 5

Last of multiple stays. Great space, perfectly suited to one but two would also do well. Location is near perfect for access to all of Sacramento. Impeccably maintained. I plan to stay again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA.
4

Charming place to stay. Much better than a hotel.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy, safe atmosphere. Plenty of ammenties. Great nearby restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful weekend retreat at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage for our visit to Sacramento over marathon weekend (California International Marathon). We truly enjoyed our stay. Mike had left a bottle of wine, coffee, tea, etc. for us to enjoy. The kitchen was full stocked for everything we needed (including salt/pepper/olive oil). The cottage was cute but more than enough space for what we needed. The location was perfect --> close enough to downtown and about a mile from a beautiful biking/running path. Our only complaint was that the bed was a bit too soft, but all the positives of this VRBO experience outweigh this minor negative. Thank you Mike!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belle Vernon, PA, USA
4

Most relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need is found in this charming cottage. The kitchen was nicely equipped and washer and dryer was a nice plus. It has a feeling of seclusion yet is close to dining and grocery shopping. Freeway access is nearby making it easy to tour around. It is decorated with music memorabilia bringing back memories of our past youth. Owner Mike Farrace stopped by to be sure everything was OK.. We enjoyed sitting and dining on the deck while listening to the birds. We had a very relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the cottage with fresh flowers on the table and everything we would need for a wonderful stay. A perfect location to quickly get to river walk, shopping, spa and much more. It was nestled in a quiet, peaceful setting giving privacy and no loud neighbors like you could encounter at a hotel. The owner was very accommodating and terrific to work with. Our family rented the adjoining home and it too was perfect. If you are going to Sacramento, this is the way to go!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Small efficient space for two that has nearly everything needed for comfort.

  • 4 of 5

This property was converted to accommodate comfortable living arrangements for one or two people. Lots of closet space is available for whatever you may have brought with you. It is a single room with a separate small bathroom. The kitchen area is ample sized and equipped with full-sized appliances. It is located in to the rear of a larger VRBO property and we rented this cabin in combination with the larger house. With that in mind, we used the property essentially as another bedroom with the main house so that we did not utilize the kitchen area. However, everything seemed to be functional and the owner is very quick to resolve any issues you may encounter. The reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is that the HVAC filter was very dirty and resulted in accumulated dust in the cabin. One telephone call to the owner and that was resolved the same day.

The cabin is located in a very nice and seemingly safe area of Sacramento on a quiet lane off of Fair Oaks Blvd. Stores are within a short drive, but not within walking distance of the property. Even with the dust issue, and due to the rapid resolution of that issue by the owner, we would recommend this property to family and friends. And if we return to Sacramento and need accommodations for two we would happily stay in this cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SMF Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chinois -- Full bar, good wine list; Cafe Vinoteca
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Campus Commons $14.00 9 holer right on the river
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sacramento Area Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chinois, Cafe Vinoteca, Danielle's Creperie (3)
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Twin-Bridges-At-Tahoe Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Numerous beaches along the American River
Car: recommended

Leisurely walks along the American River; Foothill winery tours & wine tasting (our foothills are home to some of the best Zinfandel in the world); bird watching at the fabulous William B. Pond nature area are all very nearby; Historic Coloma Gold Country and Apple Hill are about 45 minutes; Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley and San Francisco are within 2 hours.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sacramento, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
19 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£247
for 3 nights
From
£70
£560
£1,933
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£271
for 3 nights
From
£77
£560
£1,933
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £38.65

Cancellation: Full refund up to 30 days before reservation date, none thereafter.
We also accept cashier's checks, money orders, cash and PayPal.
1BR/1BA (Sleeps 2-3) From $75-100/nt

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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