About this listing
Our charming, luxurious, and private three-room "California Suite" includes breakfast and has all that you need: a living room, bedroom, full bath, a separate entry through our landscaped backyard, and a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen that looks over our pool and landscaped garden. If you have more than two in your group, and you would like us to set up a queen sized aerobed in the living room of your suite, please let us know. We will make it up with regular linens.
Step back in time to a period when life in California was more relaxed, without losing any modern comforts. This private suite is on the ground floor of our four-bedroom 3-bath tri-level home in Sacramento near American River College. The rest of the house is up one level, giving you the entire floor to yourself. The suite has a separate bedroom with featuring a 1940s "waterfall" bedroom set with a double/full bed, vanity, and dresser. There is also a closet where you can hang your things. The former half bath was totally remodeled in 2015 to add a luxurious shower with both a handheld and rainfall shower, and features a dual-flush toilet, granite counter with basin, and a heated floor too keep your toes warm.
The living room of suite is decorated with art featuring scenes of California. There is a couch, chair, and large cabinet that can be opened up to make a very large workspace with a work chair. The room has a microwave and a mini-refrigerator for your exclusive use. You are welcome to bring in your own food for lunch or dinner. In temperate weather, enjoy your meals on the covered patio outside your suite, which has a gas barbeque with a side burner, a deep utility sink (cold water only), a table and chairs, and a ceiling fan and spray misters if you would like to enjoy your meals next to our pool. The cabinet under the coffee maker has dishes and bowls, glasses, flatware, and a blender. The living room is large enough to set up a queen sized aerobed if you are traveling with more than 2 people. Please let us know if you would like us to set it up.
-Double/Full bed with European pillowtop and tempurpedic pad.
-Quality bed and bath linens.
-Remote controlled flat screen TV with Dish satellite (250 stations), roku, and a DVD player in your suite. Lots of DVDs you can borrow.
-Hi-speed wireless internet access throughout the house
-USB wall outlet for charging your devices
-Clock radio with IPOD dock.
-Stereo in your suite.
-Ironing board and iron.
-Coffee-maker in your suite. Freshly ground coffee and tea.
-Complimentary continental breakfast featuring home-baked goods and juice.
-Central heat and air conditioning.
-Remote controlled fan.
-Folding luggage stand.
-Solar heated pool with waterfall (summer only)
-Garden with fruit trees (your breakfast may feature fruit from our trees in season), pond, gazebo, and deck.
-New smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your rooms.
The suite has two entrances: in addition to the private keyed entrance to your rooms, there is also an entrance from the the main floor of the home via a stairway, making it convenient to access the main rooms of the house upstairs. There is a door at the top of the stairway, ensuring your privacy.
Guests have access to common areas of the house and garden. You can nap on the daybed in the gazebo, swim in the pool in the summer, and relax in the chaise lounge or the hammock under the redwood trees. The patio, deck, gazebo, pool and yard have lights for evening and nighttime use.
A continental breakfast of homemade muffins, quick breads, or other pastries; juice; coffee and tea is included. With advanced notice, special diets or dietary preferences can be accommodated. Weekend guest can enjoy a full breakfast for a small additional charge with advanced notice. There are several restaurants in the area that offer delivery service for lunch and dinner. You also may arrange for kitchen privileges. The main kitchen upstairs is fully-equipped with a gas range and double electric ovens.
Although the suite is a perfect for a couple, we also welcome children in the suite. We have a portable crib and high chair if you need them.
We want you to feel secure and safe. We (not the bank) own our home, so there is no risk of your reservation being cancelled due to foreclosure or landlord issues. We have a fire extinguisher and fire hydrant on the premises. We are both trained in CPR and first aid. In addition, if you have kids, our pool is separately fenced with a 4' fence for safety.
Interaction with Guests
We are experienced travelers, and we understand what other travelers require. Our goal is to provide all that and more. We have lots of tourist info for Sacramento and other parts of California as well as personal knowledge of much of the state. We can help you plan your day or the rest of your trip. Or if you prefer, you can just sit back and relax in privacy.
Sacramento is half way between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. We are both natives of Northern California (my husband is from Napa and I am from the San Francisco Peninsula). In our living room, we have a basket of travel materials for Sacramento and other parts of California for your use. There is also a binder with a variety of menus both for restaurants near our house and other parts of the Sacramento area.
We live in a tree-lined suburban neighborhood. We are located near the junction of I-80 and Business 80, about 9 miles to the northeast of downtown Sacramento, and 20 minutes by car from the Sacramento Airport.
There are two parks and a nature trail nearby. We are a short drive from recreational opportunities on the American River and the American River greenbelt. There is free street parking in front of our home.
If you are taking public transportation, we are less than 2 miles from the Watt and I-80 light rail station, where you can catch the #1 bus to a stop about that is 1/2 mile from our home. It takes about 45 minutes to get to our house without a car from downtown using public transportation. However, I work downtown. Depending on my work schedule, I am happy to pick up or drop off travelers downtown (the Amtrack and Greyhound stations are both a short distance from my office) or from the Watt and I-80 light rail station near my house. The new Megabus stop at the Q Street Light Rail station is an easy 45 bus ride (get on the #82 Regional Transit bus at the station and get off a short 4 minute walk from our house).
If you need to rent a car, there is also an Enterprise Rental Car agency open 7 am - 6 pm M-F and Saturday mornings that is an easy 1 mile walk from our house (and they will pick you up from here).
If you don't have a car, the closest restaurants within walking distance are a sandwich shop (0.8 mile), a pizza place (0.9 mile), an "American" restaurant (1.2 miles), a Denny's coffee shop (1.2 miles), a Mexican Restaurant (1.4 miles), and an excellent vegetarian restaurant (1.5 miles). Some of these restaurants, as well as other local restaurants, will deliver.
Please see our guidebook for this listing for restaurant and other recommendations.
Other Things to Note
We have a lot of guest information for you on our blog at
We have two very friendly medium sized dogs and a cat. The cat is an indoor only kitty. Please keep the gate to the yard and the front door closed at all times so the cat and dogs don't get out--even if they beg. Our animals are friendly and well behaved in the house once they get over their initial excitement of meeting new people. My border collie mix (Sophie) will protect you from wolves (she's very good at it -- we've never seen one around the house), and my bassett hound mix (Colin) will sit in your lap if you let him (but don't because he is too long to fit). Our kitty (Mulan) does what she wants, mostly. She might strike up a conversation with you if she likes you.
We have three listings at this location, including this one, on Airbnb. There may be other guests present during your stay.
We don't wear shoes in the house, but you can wear yours if you want.
Continental breakfast is included. Full breakfast on the weekends can be provided for a small extra charge. Please let us know in advance if you would like this option. Selections and prices are available on our blog.
Laundry privileges can be arranged for a small charge to cover our costs. See our blog under "Useful Information."
We accept cash or Paypal for any additional charges.
We have a port-a-crib and highchair available upon request. We also have a queen-sized aerobed that can be set up in the living room of the suite upon request for older children or adults. Please note that there is an extra charge for more than two guests.
No smoking in the house. You may smoke on the deck or in the backyard.
Normal check-in time is from 3 pm to 6 pm. Normal check-out is 11 am. Earlier check-in and later check-out may be available depending on whether there are other guests staying in your room the morning of your arrival and evening of your departure, respectively. If you need to check in or out at times other than our normal times, please ask before you arrive. In any event, we would be happy to store your luggage for you until your room is ready the morning of your arrival or afternoon of your departure, and you are welcome to use the common areas of our home.
Please do not leave wet items on the wood floors, furniture or bed covers. It ruins them. Coasters are provided for your glasses, and we can provide hot pads or trivets upon request.
No need to make the bed when you leave. We will wash and change the bedding. We try to converve water, but if you need fresh bed linens at any time, please let us know.
Please remember to leave your room keys! There is a $25 charge for keys that are not returned.