Charming two bedroom garden cottage in quiet residential neighborhood in the heart of Sacramento. A short walk to restaurants, cafes and shopping.
For the health of our family and guests, this is a NO SMOKING, DRUG-FREE property.
Please, no pets.
There are few house rules, mostly regarding the kitchen. The stove is induction and is easily operable by using the touch screen to increase or decrease the temperature. We have pots that work with induction range top in the pot rack over the clothe washer. The oven is normal electric oven. The water from the fridge is filtered. The clothes washer and dish washer take eco-friendly soap and they take half the amount indicated on the box, there is scooper with a mark to show you how much. Both are high water efficiency models and work with less soap or they tend to gum up the machines. The temperature of the house is automatically regulated. In the winter I keep the house at 70 degrees and in the summer at 68 degrees. If you're uncomfortable with the temperature, it can be raised or lowered, but I ask that you keep the environment and the energy bills in mind if you do that. If you do change the temperature, return it to normal before heading out for the day etc. And try to keep the front and back doors shut to conserve energy. No loud music or noise after 10:00pm since it's a quiet residential neighborhood and I want to respect my neighbors. If you want loud entertainment, there's plenty 3 blocks away. We compost at the house, and all veggie/fruit kitchen scraps can be placed in compost bin under the sink. The kitchen trash is also located under the sink and recycle waste container is next to the dryer. When you check-in I can go over the TV and internet access.
Registered guests only, please. No overnight visitors, parties, etc., without prior Owner approval.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Hi, my name is Raymond and this is my home and I share it with my partner. I manage the rental house and the garden. I have lived in sunny Sacramento for over 10 years. I am originally from New Jersey, and lived in New York City for a long time before relocating to California. I grew up in a multi-lingual family and I speak Spanish and Portuguese in addition to English. I also understand a little bit of Italian, I am the son of an Italian father and Argentine mother. I enjoy meeting people from other parts of the USA and the world, and look forward to sharing my home with visitors on their journey.
I, myself, love to travel and try to go abroad at least once a year. I am very familiar with Latin America and Southern Europe. From traveling and staying in family run accommodations I have learned some insight on what makes travelers comfortable and try to provide that here.
I am an urban planner and designer by practice and training, and consult on urban planning issues in the Sacramento area. I love art, music and the physical city, including buildings and gardens, from the small to the monumental. I also enjoy nature and try to take advantage of all the wonderful beauty that California has to offer. The house tries to honor the environment and has many non-toxic and environmentally friendly features. The garden also strives to be organic, with no chemicals and many permaculture techniques. The chickens are mostly organic, minus the occasional dose of old scones from a local cafe. There is often a surplus of eggs here, and fresh eggs for breakfast is one of the perks of this Garden Cottage. If you stay, you may run into my mom Eunice who tends the Garden. She's a vivacious 80-something certified jokester, and always enjoys meeting new people.