Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood

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Last updated: 07/11/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We wish to express our appreciation for the many travelers who stayed with us since we opened in May 2011. We are now closed for refurbishment and construction and anticipate a reopening in 2017. We'll be posting new photos as the work progresses!

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.


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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome:

    A few safety precautions for very young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Birdseye Bedroom: 1 queen

    Chaise Lounge...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Sleep Number Bed and Balcony...moreless

  • Empire Bedroom: 1 queen

    Sleep Number Bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed per room. 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Master Bath with claw foot tub/shower...moreless

  • Jack and Jill: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared Bath for BR 2 and TV Room with sofa sleeper....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bath for Empire Bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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 12....moreless


  • Books
  • Music Library:

    Our music library contains many early 20th century recordings of your favorite radio and singing personalities. Hand crank a real Victrola phonograph and listen to some of our time capsules....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Enjoy programming from Roku channels and Netflix, or connect your wireless laptop for other choices. Channels include prerecorded major network news, cultural, classical, many others. All streaming movies are free....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Each bedroom has a 17 inch flat screen tv/monitor with free streaming programming. Connect to your laptop for more options. Additionally each bedroom has an ipod ready alarm clock radio. Relax in a comfy recliner or chaise lounge....moreless


  • Historic


  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling


  • Dining:

    Silver and China available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Master and Birdseye Bedrooms have individual Heating/AC Heat Pumps, remainder of house is central....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free wi-fi, high speed DocSIS 3.0...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Four Dryers located in Basement Laundry....moreless

  • Garage:

    Adjacent to alley, automatic garage door openers....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Front and Rear Parlors...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Adjacent to alley, up to three spaces. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading (2) in Basement Laundry....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Dual band...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinder and coffee beans provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    If you don't see it, just ask!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony:

    Due to building codes, balcony occupancy is limited to four adults at any time. Please see rental agreement for additional details....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Backyard lawn area available for lounging or croquet. Adjacent City Mini-park for romping and frisbee....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas fired BBQ located on rear Balcony adjacent to Kitchen...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Heated Swim Spa with two massage jet Captain's Chairs enclosed in an iron and glass atrium....moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Additional information about rental rates


  • Tourism Fee per night $7
  • Cleaning & Security Dep. $150
  • Tax Rate 12%


Max occupancy: Lodging/ 8 persons. Ask for our complete rate sheet.

Min. 5 nts stay over major holidays.

Cleaning and Security Deposit: Min. $250 - Ask. Fully refundable.

Special Events (addl to lodging): Ask, max 50 persons, + $250 Cleaning & Security Deposit.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: Retired Architect who worked on preservation and reconstruction of State historical buildings.

Why the Owner Chose Sacramento:
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 Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The home is a great place for entertaining friends and when not entertaining, fixing something!

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  • F Street front door

    F Street front door

  • Rear Parlor - Dining area

    Rear Parlor - Dining area

  • Parlors


  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Master Bath.

    Master Bath.

  • Birdseye BedRoom.

    Birdseye BedRoom.

  • Swimspa Building

    Swimspa Building

  • Swimaspa


  • View of home from Mini Park nextdoor.

    View of home from Mini Park nextdoor.

  • Balcony at the Master Bedroom.

    Balcony at the Master Bedroom.

  • Rear Parlor server and dining area

    Rear Parlor server and dining area

  • Front Parlor

    Front Parlor

  • Master Bedroom and Bath.

    Master Bedroom and Bath.

  • Master Bath claw foot tub.

    Master Bath claw foot tub.

  • Birdseye Bedroom Bath.

    Birdseye Bedroom Bath.

  • Swimspa


  • Statue Garden

    Statue Garden

VRBO #401931

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood

Sacramento #401931

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