About This Listing
PLEASE NOTE: I'm only accepting reservations from people with at least a few Airbnb reviews.
That being said, if you have some reviews, thank you for considering my place. I'm renting out my entire one bedroom, one bathroom, 1100 square foot house in Sacramento to responsible travelers. This is an older craftsman home with beautiful yard that is close to downtown, walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, stores, and Safeway. I'm also a block from McKinley Park, with its rose garden, tennis courts, and duck pond. This is one of the best locations in town if you like accessibility to all Sacramento has to offer but also like some quiet and tranquility. The bedroom has a Queen bed, and two large couches can accommodate two additional people if needed. (The house has two bedrooms but only one is available. The other will be closed off)
I have two friendly indoor/outdoor cats, as well as four back yard hens (outdoor only). I also have a friendly turtle named Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The cats, hens and turtle have automatic feeders and should be self sufficient. The hens can stay in their coop for up to four days at a time, but they're pretty easy if you want to let them out to stretch their legs (and wings) during your visit. Both the cats and hens are quiet and well behaved. The bus line stops across the street and goes downtown, but you can also foot it if you don't mind walking. Feel free to use the kitchen. Washer/dryer available upon request.
Again, please do not request a rental if you do not have at least a few Airbnb reviews. I'm sorry to sound so adamant, but I've spent much time the past few months responding to requests from people with no reviews . The only way I can feel secure leaving my home to strangers is if you've been reviewed by other Airbnb users. A phone conversation or your employer website unfortunately will not do the trick. I hope you understand and thank you for your consideration. Thank you, Joe
I ask that you follow the golden rule and treat the house and animals as you would your own.
We had a great stay at Joe's place and it was a perfect home base for a nearby wedding. It is in a great location for walking, groceries, and places to eat, drink and hang out in midtown. His cats are sweet and the chickens are fun to care for. Joe was an exceptionally communicative and helpful host and left us very clear directions for everything we needed. His home is full of interesting pieces and architecture and the yard is wonderful.
Joe was very welcoming, gave great advice on how to get into town and showed us around the house in detail to make sure we knew where everything was. He left extra keys for us, which was very convenient and his place and neighborhood were really quite nice. The chickens were easy to care for and a lot of fun to have around. His cats were very loving too.
The Craftsman bungalow home was everything as described and met our needs perfectly. The cats were perfectly behaved, one very friendly, the other somewhat more typically standoffish, but still approachable and pet-able! :) Loved the hens and chicks, making our stay a unique experience. the neighborhood is great and conveniently close to anything you might want to do. Joe maintained good communication with us and there were no problems. Place was perfect for a stay in Sacramento!!
We loved staying at Joe's home. It was a home away from home! We loved the backyard and the chickens. My daughters enjoyed trying to get the chickens back in the coop. :) We got a lot of good laughs watching them. The cats are super sweet.
The location is wonderful. We loved the being able to walk to Safe-Way grocery store and McKinley park. We would definitely stay there again. Joe is wonderful to work with. Thanks for everything Joe!
Joe's place provided a wonderful location for us as we attended a conference at Cal State Sacramento. Joe provided excellent instructions and information which made our stay very easy. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and we have never met more affectionate cats! The area was perfect for finding good food options and easy shopping. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Joe was a wonderful host - good communication, easy arrangements!
A couple colleagues and I stayed at his house while at a conference at the convention center, and it worked out great. It's about a half hour walk, which I enjoyed, but others took the bus and said it ran pretty frequently and was easy to use. It was really nice to have a quiet place of our own, away from the sort of generic convention hotels.
The house was clean and well-equipped, and we enjoyed hanging out in the yard with the cats and chickens! Fresh eggs were a treat, too. I would definitely like to stay here again if I'm ever back in Sacramento.
About the Host, Joe
I'm an Air Pollution Specialist at the California Air Resources Board. I love to travel and live in Sacramento where I have a nice house with three backyard egg-laying hens. I'm easygoing, honest, responsible, fun and intellectually curious. I enjoy biking, yoga, coffee and people watching. I am not religious but believe in the Golden Rule.