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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 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 Sacramento

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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(43 traveller reviews)

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Wooded Cottage w Deck Close to River, CSUS, Cal Expo, State Capitol
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 43 reviews
5

Cozy, secluded cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for 1 or 2 people. We found it to be clean, cozy and very comfortable. It is in a nice secluded neighborhood surrounded by beautiful oak trees, bamboo, and lush foliage that provide a nice amount of privacy and some buffer to the noise around you. It's close to a busy road that you can hear, but you don't really notice the traffic noise because the Cottage is in such a peaceful location. The deck is perfect for sitting on and enjoying a cup of coffee or a nice refreshing beverage of choice. While we did not use it, there is a really nice stainless steel grill available to guests. We really enjoyed the use of the ipod to listen to music too. The towels are nice and thick, the bed is very comfortable, although the pillows are a bit flat, there was plenty of closet space and the kitchen is pretty well stocked with utensils and kitchen stuff. We loved this place and will definitely stay again. I've already recommended the place to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect little cottage for 2

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to stay in Sacramento. The space is just right for 2 people- it's cheerful, well equipped, reasonably prices. On this trip, we rented the big bungalow for a party and the small house for some of our guests. in the past we have just rented the cottage. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty

  • 1 of 5

It Is a shame that this property is not clean. We spent eight hours cleaning things that were absolutely necessary for health and welfare. The owner did come over and clean the shower when we requested rubber gloves and shower cleaner. Cobwebs and spiders were in abundance. The bed was comfortable and the appliances a plus.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to even have to write this response, but this review is not only unfair, but preposterous. This person attempted to extort me for the cleaning fee, and this review was the result. I hope prospective guests will view this review in the context of the other 42 exemplary reviews of my property to date.
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5

Just terrific

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay.. even a bit magical at night

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great central yet secluded retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is only a few minutes from all amenities yet feels very private and secluded. We enjoyed sitting on the back deck in the shade of the trees. The property is well-equipped and we found it a great base for exploring the area. It is the ideal location for a trip to the Sacramento area.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the small cottage while other family members rented the bigger house next door. We had our own bathroom, dinning table and kitchen area. Great for us, fits 3 comfortable, and we could go back and forth to the bigger house while still having our own privacy.

Mike responds very quickly to emails and was available during our stay if we needed him. Would definitely come back! Thank you Mike!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.28
Damage Deposit £186.42

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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