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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.

City of Sacramento Permit No. 17-019 Issued May 1, 2017.

More Details

Dan Hood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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
  • Internet ...
  • 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 4.9180326 based on 61 reviews

Very Nice Historical house

  • 5 of 5

Nice historical house, comfortable we had a great relaxing evenings after a long day of work

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful historic house

  • 5 of 5

Great experience and excellent host. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is delightful!

  • 5 of 5

It is lovely spending a weekend enveloped in the history of California. The owners decorated the house for Christmas inside and out. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. We hope to come again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Service

  • 5 of 5

Dan was right there and willing to give us anything we needed. Trip was without a hitch and in a great location

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Thanksgiving Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this large historic house during the week of Thanksgiving. While there were just 3 of us, we made full use of all the amenities, inviting other family members who live in the area over for several meals including a mostly-traditional Thanksgiving meal. The large refrigerator and 6-burner stove with 2 ovens were especially handy during meal preparation (note: there are pots/pans/casserole dishes available but our locals did need to bring some additional items for this special occasion). The dining room, china and silver and classical music playing on the stereo added a touch of elegance. Aside from this memorable meal, we also very much enjoyed the swimspa, and the ability to keep our car parked securely in the back and walk to restaurants in the midtown and downtown areas. The beds were comfy, we appreciated having 3.5 bathrooms, and liked being able to sit on the balcony in the evening. Dan was a responsive and informative host, thoroughly explaining the features of the house and the neighborhood while making us feel at home. This house has its quirks and charms, and is great if you want a unique experience while staying in Sacramento.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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.
3 percent rebate if paying balance due by personal check or cash

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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