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Wooded Cottage W Deck Close to River, Csus, Cal Expo, State Capitol

(35 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lovely Cottage Under the Oaks is Close to Everything

This cozy studio cottage is nestled on a private lane in the heart of Arden Park/Wilhaggen, two of Sacramento's most desirable neighborhoods. It is centrally located and within easy walking distance of the American River and its wonderful bike trail. CSUS is 5 minutes away, a 2 mile straight line down Fair Oaks Blvd. where you'll also pass a picturesque 9-hole golf course bordering the river. Downtown Sacramento and the state capitol are about five miles, also on the Fair Oaks/J St route. There are dozens of restaurants within a one-mile radius, from exceptionally fine dining to great local greasy spoons and everything in-between. There is also a Whole Foods about two miles away.

The cottage is a quiet place, about 500 square feet in size, cozy and well-appointed. It's nestled under numerous tall oaks and next to a green belt. When you are there, it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a bustling city.

The fully-equipped kitchen has a four-burner stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Cuisinart coffemaker, mixer and toaster. Also included are dinnerware and flatware, linen napkins, a variety of pots, pans and bakeware, candles, wine glasses and a selection of spices and oils.

The double french doors open to an expansive redwood deck under a canopy of oak trees in this rustic setting, courtesy of the green belt which is complete with a seasonal creek below. It's perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or dining al fresco under the stars. The deck has a table, chairs, and lighting and, if you're lucky, an evening view of the family of wild turkeys that has been hanging around for generations.

The cottage typically stays very cool due to its location under the trees, but has an oversized central heating and air unit to insure your comfort any time of year.

Comcast is our cable and Internet provider and the Hi-Definition Digital service includes HBO, Starz, Encore and other premium channels.

The walls are adorned with classic Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom posters and handbills and other music-themed art. A selection of books, including many about music, music art and the music business are also on hand.

The queen-sized bed comes with down comforter and pillows. A futon or hi-profile aerobed is available for a third person, also upon request. There is an iron, an ironing board and a hair dryer.

The tiled bath has a shower with shampoo and soaps.

There is a front-loading washer and dryer. We keep laundry detergent on hand.

The cottage includes a covered carport. There is also usually ample additional parking available along the lane.

The cottage is truly centrally located. There is easy access to Hwy 50 to Tahoe and the Foothills where more than 100 wineries abound; I-5 leads north to Lassen and Shasta or South to the San Joaquin Valley; I-80 to San Francisco, Napa and the Redwoods and Highway 99 to the levees of the expansive and wondrous Sacramento Delta, including the historic levee towns of Locke, Walnut Grove and Isleton.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    I would only add that on a wet rainy day it would probably be a messy trip from the carport to the cottage door with a wheelchair. Check the photos....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    A number of music-related biographies, reference books and popular culture books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    High chair is available upon request. The table also has a leaf and can seat up to six using the patio chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The cottage has an oversized central heating and air rooftop unit which is very powerful, yet quiet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    There is a redwood carport with ample additional parking along the lane....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The cottage has an oversized central heating and air rooftop unit which is very powerful, yet quiet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is available in the redwood carport and there is an ample amount of frontage along the lane for parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    We know some super chefs and would be happy to arrange dinner in if you're so inclined. Be sure to give ample notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Pre-ground coffee, tea, sweeteners...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The basics -- spatula, large spoon, whisk, colander, measuring cups, tongs and cheese grater. If you have a special request, we'll be happy to take care of you....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for six. The table has a leaf....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    As you can see in the photos, the kitchen is perfectly scaled for this studio cottage. It has a 4-burner stove with oven, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a microwave added after we took the photos, a coffee maker and toaster. We also start you off with a pound of French Roast with sugar and sweeteners, and keep some basic spices and oils on hand....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, olive oil, ketchup, mayo, mustard, butter, pasta, pesto, bottled water, club soda....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four-burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    four-slot Cuisinart toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9 hole golf course ($14 per round) along the American river 2.5 miles west. A very cool little course with several 200+ yard holes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$675 $2,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$675 $2,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation: Full refund up to 30 days before reservation date, none thereafter.

We also accept cashier's checks, money orders, cash and PayPal.

1BR/1BA (Sleeps 2-3) From $75-100/nt

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
SMF Sacramento International Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Chinois -- Full bar, good wine list; Cafe Vinoteca
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Campus Commons $14.00 9 holer right on the river
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Sacramento Area Light Rail
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 50
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Chinois, Cafe Vinoteca, Danielle's Creperie (3)
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Twin-Bridges-At-Tahoe Ski Resort
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Numerous beaches along the American River

Car: Recommended

Leisurely walks along the American River; Foothill winery tours & wine tasting (our foothills are home to some of the best Zinfandel in the world); bird watching at the fabulous William B. Pond nature area are all very nearby; Historic Coloma Gold Country and Apple Hill are about 45 minutes; Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley and San Francisco are within 2 hours.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I am Mike Farrace, Berkeley-born and a Sacramento resident since 1972. I grew up in Antioch, Ca., and worked for Tower Records for almost 30 years, publishing Pulse! Magazine and creating and managing Tower's towerrecords site and direct to consumer businesses. My full-time gig now is selling rock art and photography which can be found in abundance in my VRBO dwellings. I am very excited to be doing this and enjoy it very much. I like learning and improving so, please, do not hesitate to comment or ask questions. I will respond promptly and enthusiastically. I want to be a great host and will make sure you are happy and satisfied.

Why the Owner Chose Sacramento, CA, USA:
Even in my college years I lived near this neighborhood and wanted to buy here. In 1997, I found the right deal and that became a reality. It's a fantastic property -- full of trees and drama, great light, a stone staircase and creek, really interesting and fun. It is secure and very private, yet close to great restaurants and grocery, a library, quality retail, golf and excellent public schools. As you will see, it's a special place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We're committed to offering a great experience to our lodgers. I am always be available to see to it that you will be 100% satisfied with your stay.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • Open the French doors for a little night music as the sun sets in the West.

    Open the French doors for a little night music as the sun sets in the West.

  • Open the French doors for a little night music as the sun sets in the West.

    Open the French doors for a little night music as the sun sets in the West.

  • Plenty of towels, soap and toiletries in case you forget something.

    Plenty of towels, soap and toiletries in case you forget something.

VRBO #424112

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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