SUPERB BUNGALOW IDEAL FOR SHORT TERM EXECUTIVE OR FAMILY STAY

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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SUPERB BUNGALOW IDEAL FOR SHORT TERM EXECUTIVE OR FAMILY STAY

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4 bedrooms, great cherry kitchen, beautiful grounds and an excellent vibe.

If you are an executive traveler, couple or family looking for fully-furnished, short-term lodging with character, look no further. This recently remodeled large, but intimate bungalow has all the charm of its 1920s architecture and all the convenience and comforts of an uncompromising complete remodel. We have been told by guests that it is bigger than it looks in the photos.

The 2000 sq ft craftsmanly home is well-appointed and perfectly located in the heart of Sacramento. It has a large front porch and is surrounded by trees. It was recently completely rebuilt from the frame up. Virtually everything -- hvac, windows (except for the front four), electrical, plumbing, interior walls, cabinets, staircase, all fixtures and appliances -- is like new.

The upstairs bedrooms have queen beds, dressers, closets and share a bathroom. These rooms feature deep, relaxing hues of blue and green. The laundry is conveniently located behind bifold doors on the upstairs landing.

The upstairs bath includes a jetted tub/shower, hand-rubbed solid wood cabinetry and granite countertop. The downstairs bath has a roomy hand-tiled shower, with cornerless heavy glass and two sinks. We keep a plentiful supply of towels on hand as well as a few toiletries in case you forget them -- toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo and bodywash.

Dishwasher and dish soap, spot remover, laundry soap and supplies, an iron and ironing board, are also provided.

We also have two Graco pack-n-plays and a high-chair in case some little kids show up.

Whether you are a beginner or a gourmet, you will find this is a wonderful place for a dinner party. The adjacent breakfast nook provides the ideal place for family members to kibitz while you whip up the feast. The granite and cherry kitchen is fully-equipped, state of the art and all-Kitchenaid, including a large french door interior-dispensing refrigerator, five-burner gas cooktop with large-btu center burner and powerful exhaust fan, large wall oven and microwave with convection feature and dishwasher. The kitchen sink is a white Kohler enameled cast iron with their dandy half-height smart divider and the well-designed Delta faucet disengages for spraying or streaming. There is also a KitchenAid mixer, Cuisinart Food Processor, food scale, coffeemaker and grinder, blender, 4-slice toaster and Belgian waffle maker, and a molten chocolate fountain which I have never had the nerve to actually use. It's a really fun kitchen to cook in and there is a variety of cookware, most of which is new. The large granite island is also perfect to lay out the take out, if you want to dial up Chinois, the wonderful nouveau Chinese restaurant across the street.

The large mission-styled dining table accommodates eight diners and there are place-settings, flatware and stemware for ten. Lots of glasses, too -- small, large, red wine, white wine, beer, aperitif, stemmed and stemless. And lots of coffee cups. And a three-burner gas grill on the back porch.

The living room has a comfy American Standard leather sofa, a corduroy armchair and jump chair. There is a 37' Panasonic HDTV with a Blue Ray DVD player hooked to a sound bar. Comcast is our cable and Internet provider and the Hi-Definition Digital service includes HBO, Starz, Encore and other premium channels. We have also installed Apple TV if you want to access your Netflix account or the many channels available, stream Pandora or Spotify, or content from your iPhone, Droid or other mobile device on the network. The sound bar is blue-tooth enabled, too. And there are easy to follow instructions on how to use the stuff.

The office has a small desk/table, small file cabinet with a network-enabled printer that should automatically find your laptop, executive chair, stylish guest chairs and a large secretary, which contains many volumes of excellent music and film biographies and reference books.

One downstairs bedroom has two twin beds, night stands, dresser and closet. The second downstairs bedroom contains a queen bed and dresser. There is also a twin-sized futon and robust queen-sized air mattress on site, for a total of 10 possible sleepers.

There is also a cottage on the property that sleeps up to three (queen + futon) and is available separately or in conjunction with the bungalow for up to 13 total sleepers. We have accommodated even more, so if you have a larger party, we can talk about it.

There is an abundance of natural wood everywhere, from the hand-rubbed custom doors to the carefully mitered baseboards and crown molding. It is a warm, inviting and pleasant place, and highly functional.

It's central location is also close to everything. Dozens of high-quality restaurants in all price ranges within a mile. A trio of neighborhood favorites just 50 yards up the street: the nouveau Chinese fare of Chinois City Wok, the Italian bistro Cafe Vinoteca, and the French cafe fare of Danielle's Creperie. There is a huge Whole Foods two miles away and a very good Save Mart within a mile. The American River is about a half-mile, Sacramento State about two and Cal Expo about three. The State Capitol is about five miles and the airport is 20, around 1/2 hour. Lake Tahoe is 100 miles east and San Francisco is 80 miles west.

The bungalow is also close to Watt Ave and Highway 50, but you wouldn't know it. It is on a large lot with dozens of trees and a large rustic greenbelt that makes it very private. It is perfect for working alone or relaxing with family or friends, and its location is in the Arden Park/Willhaggen neighborhood one of Sacramento's most desirable and secure neighborhoods.

The entire house is adorned with music-related art, including a large signed silkscreen of John Van Hamersveld's iconic 'Endless Summer,' a number of '60s posters and handbills from the Fillmore and the Avalon; some great vintage Sacramento concert posters and a bunch more silkscreens, original art pieces and chromelin proofs. Many were created for various publications I launched while at Tower Records, including Pulse! Magazine, which I published for around 20 years. There are also some interesting original Tower-oriented pieces, including art used in Tower's London grand opening. They are a lot of fun and beautiful, too. I have lots of interesting things I collected that I rotate in and out of the house, so there should always be some surprises.

We invite your input and your special requests. We want to make your stay perfect.

Please call or write with any questions.

Sincerely,

Mike Farrace

916 501 3937

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome

Mike Farrace

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My name is Mike Farrace. I was born in Berkeley, raised down the river in Antioch and have lived Sacramento since 1972. I worked for Tower Records for many years. My full-time job now is selling mostly music art and photography. I've discovered that I enjoy hosting travelers very much. I like learning and improving too, 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.

Mike Farrace purchased this house in 1997

I purchased this property in 1997 mainly because my kids were nearing high-school age and there is a great public high school in this district. But I also really loved this particular property. The lot is almost a half-acre with many huge oak trees, a creek and all kinds of visual interest. It feels like you're in the forest even though you are right in the middle of town. I recently moved along with my business and decided to offer the property as a short term rental.

It occurs to me frequently that my place never looked this good when I actually lived in it. The reason? No clutter! Conclusion -- it is not only better than a hotel, it's better than staying in your own house, at least temporarily!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Superb Bungalow Ideal for Short Term Executive or Family Stay
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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5

Lovely home and conviently located

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
What a wonderful home away from home. The house is spectacular and very, very comfortable. You won't want for a thing, Mike has thought of everything. If you're planning a trip to Sacramento, I highly recommend staying here. You won't be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Superb Bungalow Ideal for Short Term Executive or Family Stay
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5

WORDS CAN NOT EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW BEAUTIFUL, TASTEFUL AND FANTASTIC THIS PLACE IS

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My 8 girfriends and I get together twice a year from all over the country for a retreat (from life hubbys and kids) and this year we opted out of our traditional "Hyatt downtown" stay and wanted something more "homey" and relaxing. We looked all over and found this bungalow. I honestly do not know where to begin. The location is easy to get to and near EVERYTHING from fantastic shopping to every level of dining options! The grounds are private, well manicured and feel like you are escaping to a secret garden. The home itself is HUGE and perfectly maintained!!! The pictures on the site DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE! It is breathtakingly gorgeous, beautifully and tastefully decorated, warm and inviting. It slept the 9 of us VERY comfortably in the fabulous beds with really nice quality sheets and pillows. The beautiful window filled, gourmet kitchen had everything we could need. The custom-time-period-appropriate-yet modern updates that have been done throughout the home are fantastic. We walked the neighborhoods surrounding the home as well and were delighted by the beautiful area. The owner, Mike was very accommodating, professional and added some personal touches like fresh flowers throughout the house that just really added such a nice feel. We plan to make this our retreat spot going forward...and may have to make it more than twice a year!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, Miriam, thank you so much for saying such nice things. I am really glad you guys enjoyed the place. And thanks to all of you for those truly wonderful handmade notes. They went right in the scrapbook!
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Sacramento Central Valley California
Clovis, CA
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I rented this great house for a board retreat but I was so impressed I am considering bringing my whole family back for a vacation. The house is very comfortable and interesting. You feel like you are staying in a home instead of a rental house. If you stay there make sure you take time to look at all the artwork on the walls. They are really fun. Mike was awesome to work with. He was so hospitable and easy to work with. He provided us with excellent directions and information about restaurants and stores etc. in the area. He was very prompt to respond to emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend this home as a rental.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Lynn. It was very nice meeting your group. And thank you for leaving the place so clean! I would love to have you back with your family any time.
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Sacramento Central Valley California
Williams Bay, WI
5

Stephen & Lynne Railsback

Stephen & Lynne Railsback
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We read all the reviews before booking the bungalow and found all the positive comments to be right on! We were able to host our family for Christmas dinner and they all loved it. We recommend it for all ages and interests.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our place, Lynne, and for taking the time to write a review. I also appreciate the turkey soup. I had some the day we cleaned. It was great!
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Superb Bungalow Ideal for Short Term Executive or Family Stay
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5

Kim

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family of 5 stayed in this wonderful house for a month while our house was being remodeled. We loved the house. In fact, our 3 teenagers all decided it was their favorite house that they have ever lived in, and they were very sad to have to leave at the end of the month. It is a gorgeous house and everything was perfect. We highly recommend it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review, Kim. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and hosting your beautiful family. I hope you are enjoying your newly-remodeled home!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
AMTRAK Station, downtown Sacramento
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 50
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Along the American River
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Chinois -- Full bar, good wine list.
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Campus Commons $14.00 9 holer right on the river
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Chinois, Cafe Vinoteca, Danielle's Creperie (3)
Car: recommended

BUNGALOW LOCATION: The bungalow is centrally located in one of Sacramento's most beautiful and secure neighborhoods, and really is close to everything! Major and independent retail within a two-mile radius include Macys, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and numerous drug and grocery, boutique clothing, fine wine, massage, sports, specialty bakery, cooking and music stores. There are dozens of high-quality restaurants in all price ranges within a mile radius and we are happy to recommend our favorites. There is a Whole Foods two miles away, Save Mart, Safeway even less, and great Italian (Cafe Vinoteca), French (Danielle's Creperie), and Nouveau Chinese (Chinois City Wok), up the street about 50 yards, right by a great florist (Arden Park Florist). Dry cleaning, sign shop, shoe repair, liquor store, Starbucks, and other specialty retail are within a couple hundred yards.

RIVER & BIKE TRAIL: The American River and its fabulous biking/jogging trail is an easy half-mile walk (with many great places to sit and enjoy the water) and Cal Expo and Sacramento State are within two miles. The bike trail, otherwise known as the Crown Jewel of Sacramento, is a well-travelled and maintained paved biking/walking trail along the river which stretches for about 30 miles between Folsom Lake to Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento. We are ½ mile from River Access and about five miles from Discovery Park. There are countless access points to the river with sand and river view vantage points. Some definitely qualify as beaches and many sunbathers and fishermen can be found. There are bathroom facilities periodically along the trail (one of which is at the exact access point nearest our place), but they are not coordinated with these spots. If you are looking for official beaches with facilities, you will find them five miles down river at Discovery Park or 25 miles up river to Folsom Lake.

RAFTING & SUNBATHING: There is also a lots rafting down the American, which, from Folsom Lake to Discovery Park is a pretty mellow ride, and there are a number of rafting companies within 10-12 miles. If you like white water rapids, there are numerous white water choices just east of here, with rapids up to Class IV+. Here's a link to one rafting company that has lots of choices and looks pretty good: http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/american-river-rafting/

In any case, if you like to lay near the water and catch some sun, there are ample opportunities very nearby. The bike trail and riverfront comprise a highly enjoyable part of Sacramento. There are good rest stops, very beautiful views, and it is quite clean and well maintained.

NEIGHBORHOOD FACILITIES: Our Arden-Arcade neighborhood has a number of beautiful parks and playgrounds, and there are numerous tennis and basketball courts and libraries nearby. There is a very nice public pool about ½ mile from the property, in Arden Park. It's a family place with lots of kids, nicely located, very clean and well-run. Months and hours vary. Here's a link to their website: http://www.aprpd.org/page27.html

The Crocker Art Museum and The State Capitol are each about five miles away. The airport is 20 miles, around 1/2 hour. Coloma, the place where the California Goldrush began, is about one hour east and has plenty to satisfy students or the merely curious about a fascinating part of our State's history.

NOTE TO TOURISTS: If you are a traditional tourist coming here to explore the wonderful Northern California region, you could not find a better-located dwelling than this one. There are wonderful destinations in all directions and routes to all are vastly simplified due to our proximity to major arteries. The Napa Valley is around one hour southwest; Yosemite National Park is about 200 miles South; Lake Tahoe is 100 miles east and San Francisco is 80 miles west. And the Sacramento Delta levees both North and South of town offer many hundreds of miles of beautiful drives through vast farmland vistas dotted with historical communities like Locke, Walnut Grove and Isleton and their intimate cafes, greasy spoons and pizza joints. Sacramento's rich and varied surrounding communities have all played a role in its colorful past. Sacramento County and its surrounds are truly Northern California's secret oasis.

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Availability & Rates

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Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
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$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes $250 per night rate for up to four occupants. $25 per night fee for each occupant above four, ie: 6 total = $300 per night ($250 + $50 for 2 additional). For seven day or longer stays, additional nightly fee is $15 per person.

Cancellation Policy

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

Sacramento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) We can also easily convert the office to a bedroom. Affordable bed rentals are also available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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