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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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 4.923077 based on 65 reviews

Outstanding location - walking distance to the Capitol, old Sac, entertainment, etc.

  • 5 of 5

Dan is a great host. The house has a remarkable history going back to California’s origin as a State. (Tour the Capitol.) Also, a great area for foodies. Hiking, redwoods, Napa & Sonoma, Tahoe - all within a couple of hours. Watch the drivers...all in a hurry, many appear to think turn signals are optional equipment. Also notice that the locals don’t jaywalk.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievably accommodating hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The house is decorated in period pieces rendering an authentic experience, with every modern convenience. We almost hear the walls talk!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Step Back in Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend stay with our family. Home is beautiful, very well maintained and we loved all the history in it’s natural beauty. Very comfortable and all needs were met. Great location and Dan is great, very responsive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem! What a treat to stay in a piece of hi

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! What a treat to stay in a piece of history! While it is full of beautiful antiques it is the molding, fireplace mantle and surround, staircase and the gorgeous porches that are the true stars. The kitchen is updated and functional.

We hosted a special dinner in the dining room and it the house provided the perfect setting for a memorable evening.

The thing to remember this is a very old home with lots of character and charm, which means having a sense of adventure in is important when staying in a home over 100 years old. I.e. The claw foot tub in master very charming, but you have to be careful climbing in and out. You have the jiggle the lock a certain way…. It is a home, not the Marriott. We did not realize there are parts of the home still being renovated. (Foyer, including picture frames without pictures.) Note there was no renovation issue which caused any discomfort.

The beds were extremely comfortable and the wifi worked well too.

It was a great location for us, we were able to walk to restaurants and many points of interest. This is in the downtown area and next to a park so there were homeless walking around at times. There is a gate to lock in cars for the house. We did not feel unsafe at any time. (We are from Houston where there is no zoning, so mixed neighborhoods are not new to us.) Cherry on top was the glassed in spa!

Dan was great! He educated on how the house and large spa operated so we could have a comfortable stay. Many thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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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