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Charming Old World Lodging Above Historic Traditional Japanese Bathhouse

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The Sento. Hot & cool soaking tubs & steam room

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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Walnut Grove bed and breakfast description

There is nothing else like this! Enchanting and comfortable lodgings for up to 2 couples (separate rooms) full kitchen with all amenities, hardwood floors, gorgeous light, surrounded by swaying bamboo above the Historic Japanese Osento (private bath house) where you can soak in hot and cool tubs, take a delicious steam, with your choice of homemade salt scrubs, essential oils and aromatic flowers while sipping fresh hot ginger tea in the winter and a cool refreshments in the warmer months.
WEEK-END RATES FRI. SAT. & SUN. $259 2ND BED FEE APPLIES $35 (flat rate )

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1. The fantasy bedroom: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2. Day bed in tea parlor: 1 queen

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          • Fantasy bedroom is small, hence the double/full size bed, however it's exceedingly comfy, private and charming. The window opens out onto high swaying bamboo making you feel like you're in a tree house. Hardwood floors. Located directly across the hall from the bathroom. Bedroom 2, (if needed) doubles as a tea parlor/living room and has a very comfy queen size day bed. Hardwood floors, large window by the bed looks out to the beautiful swaying bamboo. Bedroom 3, $249 on separate level can be rented for overflow for 1 more couple. Includes Tatami area with Cal. King custom futon on tatami platform. This area is an art gallery and lounging area for the Sento as well....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2 downstairs lounge area: toilet

            Handicap accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 3 in Sento: toilet

            Handicap accesssible...moreless

          • Bathroom upstairs has an antique lion claw tub with shower, sink and toilet. Also includes small cabinet with drawers for your toilet articles and full length mirror. Hardwood floors. Nice size window. Bathroom 2 downstairs in lounge area is wheelchair accessible. Bathroom 3 in Sento (bath house) is also wheelchair accessible and also serves as a changing room for the baths, with kimonos/yucatas for soaking guests....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining area is part of open floor plan with kitchen. Spacious and light, hardwood floors, windows look out through the swaying bamboo onto the community park. Large table, more chairs can be available...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Private kitchen for vacationers. The cupboards are original bead board, marble counter tops, farmhouse sink includes all appliances, open floor plan, hardwood floors and plenty of beautiful light!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator is not a full family size, but is not a mini either. It has custom bead board door, in keeping with the rest of the style of the building. Overflow fridge also in same room....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, sugar, olive oil, excellent coffee, caffeinated & decaf, half & half, assorted teas, spring water and paper towels....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of plates, glasses, cups, silverware, large & small bowls, serving platters and pots and pans. 10 settings....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            French press, coffee grinder and milk whipper. Electric coffee maker available upon request....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Simple 2 piece toaster and separate toaster oven....moreless

          • Oven:

            Lower part of antique Wedgewood...moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Located downstairs is primarily for the Sento. It can be made available for extended stays. Outside laundry line is always available....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Located downstairs is primarily for the Sento. It can be made available for extended stays....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Living room doubles as tea parlor/2nd bedroom if needed. roughly 20X15, seats 6. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Easy parking outside of building or tree lined parking lot 1 block away....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, kitchen towels and cloth napkins are provided...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All sheets, pillow cases and quilts provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We have an art gallery and is spring & summer we change shows monthly. All the galleries of the community are open on either 1st Fridays or 1st Saturdays of the month. Historic tour of the 'ghost chic' Japanese Methodist church are available for those who are interested!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Upstairs has a small eclectic library as well as new yorkers and science news magazines. Downstairs Lounge area has Japanese art books, Japanese american history, and books on rituals of soaking!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small library of DVD's, mostly art related subjects can be viewed on your personal laptop....moreless

              • Music Library:

                In lounge area of the Miyazaki only. You may plug into speakers with your own Ipod....moreless

              Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    This is the heart & soul of the place. The historic Sento is a private Bath house with the feeling of a temple. Includes hot & cool tubs, steam room, salt scrubs, essential oils, aromatic flowers, tea...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Our building opens onto the community plaza, a charming tree shaded area with tables, chairs & benches, small & sweet vegetable patch, which you are welcome to. Plum blossoms abound in spring! 100X75 ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have 2 single kayaks which you are welcome to use in the 1200 miles of mysterious waterways of the Delta. Deposit required....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Small balcony with side table and 2 chairs where you can sip your morning coffee or watch the sunset & moon rise....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    2 Life jackets....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Spa
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Nestled within the 1200 miles of the beautiful winding waterways of the Sacramento Delta, located 1 block away from the Sacramento river. There is a boat dock with handicap access. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Walnut Grove is a town of 730 people. We are located in the heart of Historic Japan town right on the community park....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    There are miles of gorgeous park land with romantic sloughs, excellent bird watching, organic farms abound....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Fishing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Shopping
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $239 $259
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Extra bed per night $35
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  $249 is the cost for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples) staying in vac. rental & using the Sento (private bath house) for 2 hrs. (soaking together.) If each couple wants a private soak, add $80

                  Additional sleeping area on 1st fl. Same pricing structure as upstairs. $249 for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples.)


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                  Last updated: 06/30/2014
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                  Location

                  29 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  29 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  beach
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  We are the only remaining functioning Historic Japanese Bath House (sento) in the country. The accompanying lodgings will take you back in time to enjoy old world charm as you tour this time machine of a town.

                  A unique and interesting setting within the small Historic Japanese and Chinese towns, now burgeoning artist community, nestled among 1200 miles of waterways and sloughs right on the Sacramento river and near the convergence of the San Joaquin, and Consumnes rivers. We are surrounded by farm lands and park reserves where bird migrations of all kinds make their magical appearance fall through early spring.

                  We have 7 art galleries within Walnut Grove and our neighboring town, Locke.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Eugene Phillips, builder, designer and artist, specializing in historic restorations and Montserrat Wassam, fine arts painter and installation artist, bought The Miyazaki bathhouse, an Historic landmark, as a virtual ruin. With their shared interest in water, history and the preservation of cultures, they devoted much of their time and love to the re creation of the Sento (bathhouse) as an expression of their mutual artistic vision, and as a vehicle to honor the customs of the Japanese culture and to introduce the love of the soaking ritual to Americans. Eugene grew up in Atascadero Ca. and Montserrat grew up in Paris France. They split their time between their home in San Francisco and Walnut Grove, Ca.

                  Why the Owner Chose Walnut Grove:
                  We stumbled upon The Miyazaki (built around the 1890's) as we took small back roads on our way home from 1 of our many excursions. We were very taken with the charming ghost town like quality of Walnut Grove and Locke and their haunting history. We had fallen in love while soaking in wild hot springs and the thought of owning and restoring a genuine Sento on the historic registry where we could soak and stay in the old boarding house upstairs, was... well...rather irresistible. Then we found out that there were once hundreds of these Japanese Bathhouses in the country, but after WWII they fell into disrepair and faded away. We simply loved the challenge of breathing life back into it as it was once the very heart beat of this Japanese community. Everyone thought we were nuts, and we were, but now we have a gem, and the community has blossomed around us, offering a ghost town with a burgeoning artist community. What a thrill!!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                  Where else can you stay that offers real comfort with such unique charm, in a restored Historic landmark of cultural significance, with the opportunity to use the private soaking hot & cool tubs and steam room of the Miyazaki Osento, while lounging in the tatami area with tea service? Did I mention we can arrange for you to get an amazing massage by a certified licensed massage therapist during your stay?


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                  Photos

                  • The Sento. Hot & cool soaking tubs & steam room

                    The Sento. Hot & cool soaking tubs & steam room

                  • Traditional stool for pre-scrub before entering tubs, a Japanese ritual...

                    Traditional stool for pre-scrub before entering tubs, a Japanese ritual...

                  • Sitting area among the art

                    Sitting area among the art

                  • Different view of Tatami lounge area for tea service

                    Different view of Tatami lounge area for tea service

                  • Art gallery

                    Art gallery

                  • Day bed in tea parlor

                    Day bed in tea parlor

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • A peak into the upstairs bathroom.
Even the fluffy robes are supplied!

                    A peak into the upstairs bathroom. Even the fluffy robes are supplied!

                  • Looking out on to the little town

                    Looking out on to the little town

                  • Beginning of Spring, side entrance

                    Beginning of Spring, side entrance

                  • Sandhill crane bird migration, 5 minutes away

                    Sandhill crane bird migration, 5 minutes away

                  • The Sento (Bath house)

                    The Sento (Bath house)

                  • A zen moment in the steam!

                    A zen moment in the steam!

                  • Making salt scrubs

                    Making salt scrubs

                  • View of Tatami lounge area and beyond into the Sento

                    View of Tatami lounge area and beyond into the Sento

                  • Tatami lounge among the art

                    Tatami lounge among the art

                  • Fantasy bedroom in The Bamboo!

                    Fantasy bedroom in The Bamboo!

                  • The tea parlor in lodging upstairs.

                    The tea parlor in lodging upstairs.

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • The front entrance

                    The front entrance

                  • Park side of building in Fall

                    Park side of building in Fall

                  • A little cafe in the plaza before your soak?

                    A little cafe in the plaza before your soak?

                  • Bucolic view of the Sacramento river from Walnut Grove (1 block away)

                    Bucolic view of the Sacramento river from Walnut Grove (1 block away)

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                  1 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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