CHARMING OLD WORLD LODGING ABOVE HISTORIC TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATHHOUSE

Montserrat Wassam

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
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CHARMING OLD WORLD LODGING ABOVE HISTORIC TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATHHOUSE

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Completely private, sleeps up to 2 couples, full kitchen, tea parlor Living room

There is nothing else like this! Enchanting and comfortable lodgings for up to 2 couples (separate rooms) full kitchen with all amenities, hardwood floors, gorgeous light, surrounded by swaying bamboo above the Historic Japanese Osento (private bath house) where you can soak in hot and cool tubs, take a delicious steam, with your choice of homemade salt scrubs, essential oils and aromatic flowers while sipping fresh hot ginger tea in the winter and a cool refreshments in the warmer months.

WEEK-END RATES FRI. SAT. & SUN. $259 2ND BED FEE APPLIES $35 (flat rate )

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Anne and her husband were so warm and friendly and were perfect guests!



Loved having them and would love to have them back.

I would recommend them very highly!
Jun 2014
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Montserrat Wassam

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Eugene Phillips, builder, designer and artist, specializing in historic restorations and Montserrat Wassam, fine arts painter and installation artist, bought The Miyazaki bathhouse, an Historic landmark, as a virtual ruin. With their shared interest in water, history and the preservation of cultures, they devoted much of their time and love to the re creation of the Sento (bathhouse) as an expression of their mutual artistic vision, and as a vehicle to honor the customs of the Japanese culture and to introduce the love of the soaking ritual to Americans.

Eugene grew up in Atascadero Ca. and Montserrat grew up in Paris France. They split their time between their home in San Francisco and Walnut Grove, Ca.

Montserrat Wassam purchased this house in 2003

We stumbled upon The Miyazaki (built around the 1890's) as we took small back roads on our way home from 1 of our many excursions. We were very taken with the charming ghost town like quality of Walnut Grove and Locke and their haunting history.

We had fallen in love while soaking in wild hot springs and the thought of owning and restoring a genuine Sento on the historic registry where we could soak and stay in the old boarding house upstairs, was... well...rather irresistible.

Then we found out that there were once hundreds of these Japanese Bathhouses in the country, but after WWII they fell into disrepair and faded away.

We simply loved the challenge of breathing life back into it as it was once the very heart beat of this Japanese community.

Everyone thought we were nuts, and we were, but now we have a gem, and the community has blossomed around us, offering a ghost town with a burgeoning artist community. What a thrill!!

Where else can you stay that offers real comfort with such unique charm, in a restored Historic landmark of cultural significance, with the opportunity to use the private soaking hot & cool tubs and steam room of the Miyazaki Osento, while lounging in the tatami area with tea service?

Did I mention we can arrange for you to get an amazing massage by a certified licensed massage therapist during your stay?

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
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Reviews

Charming old world lodging above Historic traditional Japanese Bathhouse
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Charming old world lodging above Historic traditional Japanese Bathhouse
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TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATHHOUSE

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I found this a lovely and very relaxing spot to spend the evening. The building is remodelled with the aesthetic of restoring it to the way it oringinally looked 100 years ago, but with modern amenities. The bath area is beautiful and very private. Restaurants are in walking distance.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

We are the only remaining functioning Historic Japanese Bath House (sento) in the country. The accompanying lodgings will take you back in time to enjoy old world charm as you tour this time machine of a town.

A unique and interesting setting within the small Historic Japanese and Chinese towns, now burgeoning artist community, nestled among 1200 miles of waterways and sloughs right on the Sacramento river and near the convergence of the San Joaquin, and Consumnes rivers. We are surrounded by farm lands and park reserves where bird migrations of all kinds make their magical appearance fall through early spring.

We have 7 art galleries within Walnut Grove and our neighboring town, Locke.

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Availability & Rates

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Isleton House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$239
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Extra bed per night $35
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $249 is the cost for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples) staying in vac. rental & using the Sento (private bath house) for 2 hrs. (soaking together.) If each couple wants a private soak, add $80

Additional sleeping area on 1st fl. Same pricing structure as upstairs. $249 for 1 couple ($284 for 2 couples.)
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Amenities

Isleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 downstairs lounge area - toilet , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 3 in Sento - toilet , Handicap accesssible
  • Bathroom upstairs has an antique lion claw tub with shower, sink and toilet. Also includes small cabinet with drawers for your toilet articles and full length mirror. Hardwood floors. Nice size window. Bathroom 2 downstairs in lounge area is wheelchair accessible. Bathroom 3 in Sento (bath house) is also wheelchair accessible and also serves as a changing room for the baths, with kimonos/yucatas for soaking guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1. The fantasy bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2. Day bed in tea parlor - 1 queen
  • Fantasy bedroom is small, hence the double/full size bed, however it's exceedingly comfy, private and charming. The window opens out onto high swaying bamboo making you feel like you're in a tree house. Hardwood floors. Located directly across the hall from the bathroom. Bedroom 2, (if needed) doubles as a tea parlor/living room and has a very comfy queen size day bed. Hardwood floors, large window by the bed looks out to the beautiful swaying bamboo. Bedroom 3, $249 on separate level can be rented for overflow for 1 more couple. Includes Tatami area with Cal. King custom futon on tatami platform. This area is an art gallery and lounging area for the Sento as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
We have an art gallery and is spring & summer we change shows monthly. All the galleries of the community are open on either 1st Fridays or 1st Saturdays of the month. Historic tour of the 'ghost chic' Japanese Methodist church are available for those who are interested!
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