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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 story single family home, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Thank you all for being so patient with our remodel. We completed our restoration of the home to a single family residence, and added many new features requested by our past guests, like more comfortable seating, downstairs bath, better hot water system. And we added the spa, home theater, dining, and chef kitchen. We opened in 2011 and are now reopening with all these added features. We are moving forward with plans to add ADA accommodations. If you are a former guest, please call us for special pricing! And for everyone else, if you don't need the whole house, get a custom quote.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the J. Neely Johnson House is one of 2 of Sacramento’s oldest surviving residences 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.

While we work out the listing details with VRBO, feel free to contact us for more specific information; we are flexible to accommodate your needs.

More Details

Dan Hood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Dan Hood

Retired Architect who worked on preservation and reconstruction of State-owned historical buildings.

Dan Hood purchased this house in 1979

Why Dan Hood chose Central 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.

What makes this house unique

For us, the home is a great place for entertaining friends and when not entertaining, fixing something!


Central Sacramento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Claw foot tub/shower
    Mistress Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Servant Bathroom - toilet , shower , Luxury shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed and Balcony
    Mistress Bedroom - 1 queen , Chaise Lounge
    Servant Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water skiing
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 8.


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Historic J. Neely Johnson House in Desireable Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.910714 based on 56 reviews
San Jose, CA

Loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Super cozy for our volleyball team of 6 players. The biggest perk was being able to have a bathroom per room! We were able to get ready and out fast to head to the gym. Then after the long day of playing to sit in the swim spa and wind down was priceless. The host was very responsive and was super hospitable! We plan on staying there again next year! Thank you...

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating owners who were friendly and gave me a complete tour of the house. The house was well-equipped and decorated in old Victorian style. Excellent value, we will definitely stay there again when visiting Sacramento. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape to the 1800s!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a lovely time in this historical, very well maintained house. Dan was very attentive and even offered us a cradle for our baby. The large jacuzzi/spa was a treat! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully restored mansion

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed this property for a base during a family wedding. The location was central to all of the weekend events. The home is quiet, comfortable and well equipped. We hosted a small wine tasting on the upper porch before the reception and an impromptu brunch for a few family members. Everyone loved this incredible home. I had read reviews about homeless folks in the park next door and was initially concerned about safety but found this to be a nonissue. I talked to the owner and he also alleviated my fears. I asked him what I should do with leftover food and he said I could feed my neighbors. My sister and I had extra food after bruch on Sunday. We made up plates of food for the folks in the park and they were so appreciative. These are nice folks who are far less fortunate that ourselves. This is a lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Igor M.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife stayed here for about a week after our wedding. We love the location, the history, the house is beautiful and fully furnished with anything you might need. The price was very reasonable for what you get. Dan was very helpful, friendly, made everything easy and just a great guy! I got his number saved if I need a place to stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & Classic

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in town and family members that we rarely get to see coming. The house gave us a chance to be all together on our crazy schedule. We loved the house and the history. Dan was a wonderful host and everything was so easy. We love the history and the beautiful furnishings. the house was also beautifully decorated for the holidays and very impressive. When we are visiting in Sacramento it will be our first place to check.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
AMTRAK Capitol Corridor
Nearest Point of Interest
State Capitol Building
Nearest Point of Interest
Crocker Art Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Sacramento
Nearest Point of Interest
Railroad Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Memorial Auditorium
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Zip Car Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Leland Stanford Mansion Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Governor's Mansion Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Sutter's Fort
Nearest Point of Interest
K Street Mall

High Walkability Score


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $250
Tourism Fee per night $7.5
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Damage Deposit is also the Rental Deposit, collected to guarantee your booking.
No cleaning fee required, we clean the home after each guest.
Max occupancy: Lodging/ 6 adults and any children under 5 years of age.
Ask for our complete rate sheet and house agreement.
Min. 5 nights stay over major holidays.
Damage/Security & Cleaning Deposit/Rental Deposit: Fully refundable per terms and conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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