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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood

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Last updated: 06/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Bookings beginning July 1, 2015: contact Owner to determine availability for short stays within 28 days of your request. There will be times the home is closed for construction.

*45 days extended stay.


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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1750 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 6, Beds for 6

  • 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: 2 Bathrooms

  • Jack and Jill: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared Bath for BR 2 and 3....moreless

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

    Master Bath with claw foot tub/shower...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 10....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 10 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Adjacent to alley, up to three spaces. Room for RV or trailer....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Open area in backyard, adjacent to alley....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading....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

  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 52 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning & Security Depo $150
  • Tourism Fee per night $6
  • Tax Rate 12%


Max occupancy: Lodging/ 6 persons. Ask for our complete rate sheet.

Min. 5 nts stay over major holidays.

Cleaning and Security Deposit: Min. $150 - Ask. Fully refundable.

Special Events (addl to lodging): Ask, max 25 persons, + $250 Cleaning & Security Deposit.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 06/03/2015
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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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  • Master Bath.

    Master Bath.

  • Birdseye BedRoom.

    Birdseye BedRoom.

  • Shared Bath for Birdseye and Empire Bedrooms.

    Shared Bath for Birdseye and Empire Bedrooms.

  • Balcony at the Master Bedroom.

    Balcony at the Master Bedroom.

  • Master Bedroom and Bath.

    Master Bedroom and Bath.

  • Master Bath claw foot tub.

    Master Bath claw foot tub.

  • Empire Bedroom.

    Empire Bedroom.

  • View of home from Mini Park nextdoor.

    View of home from Mini Park nextdoor.

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Date last modified - Monday, June 29, 2015

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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood

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