We host in the style of a "guest-friendship" personal "concierge"... and are socially eclectic.
For a rejuvenating stay:
a single comfortable bed,
computer desk and wall closet,
combined shower & bathtub
shampoo, soap, towels are provided
full-use of kitchen,
fast Fiber-Optic Wi-Fi,
TV in the living room with the library of
Fruit and vegetables in season from our beautiful organic garden,
Choice of tea or coffee,
Pastries and dinners are upon request.
Neighborhood: Dining: Shopping: Transit: Personal Transport
Our neighborhood was the first suburban development over 35 years ago in this once rich agricultural location in California's central valley - called the Bread Basket. Today, just on the outskirts, development of new vineyards and wineries are reclaiming that history
The Oak Tree Park in the walking distance:
Nothing compares with jogging along the 2 mile trail through this lovely park. Expansive shaded oak trees, inhabited by a community of squirrels, Geese and ducks flocking about, and plenty of green grass space to take a leisurely stroll, or sit and just relax.
Fine restaurant cuisine selections, natural food grocery stores, and all service amenities are available in Elk Grove. Just ask and we'll direct you to what fits your taste.
For transit routes, please check the e- tran schedule online.
(San Francisco Airport arrivals may take BART to the Oakland Amtrak Station and then Amtrak to Sacramento.)
Guest has access to the kitchen and laundry. We have off street parking next to the house. You are free to come and go accordingly, just let us know what your plans are in advance.
We keep it open and flexible to what you prefer. We work at home, so one of us is usually around in the office. In the evening we retire early. More than happy to socialize and as well we respect individuals personal boundaries during their stay.
Our Elk Grove community is one of the older neighborhoods in comparison to the new development on the west side of Hwy 99. It's quiet and there is a large oak forest park less than a mile from our home. Easy access to Hwy 99 to go to downtown Sacramento to tour the Capitol and Old Town.
Public transit is not great in Elk Grove. If you're traveling by train or plane, let us know. For a minimal fee we will pick you up. Otherwise, check the Elk Grove eTrans website and Sacramento Metro for schedules. If you arrive at the airport, there is a shuttle, $35, that will bring you to our door. You can rent car if you prefer.
The best attribute, other than what our guests say about the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of our home is the big oak forest park nearby. Excellent for jogging of just taking a good walk. Plenty of good restaurants in the area.
Rich and Jelena are the very best of people. I was very comfortable staying with them and they did everything they could to make my stay enjoyable. Thanks guys. See you next time.
Jelena and Rich were very accommodating. The place was nice and clean. I had a great stay
WOW!! These guys are fantastic!!! Extremely clean environment. You will have privacy, homemade bread and possibly taste Rich's delicious beer. They have a dog who is large but extremely friendly, I even liked the dog!! If your hesitant, don't be, this was my first time living with people I didn't know, I was there 18 days and TOTALLY 100% satisfied!!
It was such a wonderful, peaceful and joyful time with Jalena, Rich and the lovely dog, Dusty. I was on the mission and purpose of my trip in the greater Sacramento area. It was very productive to me. I am grateful and so thankful to Jalena, Rich and Dusty to be part of my journey in 2013.
Jalena and Rich are one of the most loving, caring and fun host family, we had great laughers everyday and I truly enjoyed the humors and interesting and intelligent conversation around the family. They were very thoughtful, considerate and kind during my visit. I also felt very welcoming and inviting to the family. We had a great Christmas together. The fireplace, music, Christmas tree by the bay window, the blessed lunch with healthy green tea and home made desert by Jalena were absolutely delicious.
I am looking forward to my return in the summer next year. They will be missed especially the lovely Dusty. He is amazingly well train with great manner and understanding of human, Dusty is so smart, healthy, kind and good looking as well. I love Dusty!
Rich and Jelena are wonderful hosts. The house was clean and quiet. I would highly recommend these awesome people as hosts to any of my friends or family.
Rich was a great host. The room and bathroom were clean and very comfortable. The neighbourhood is beautiful, with a great park nearby for jogging! I had work at UCDavis, and it was a short trip to get there and back. I definitely recommend staying at Rich and Jelena's!
I did not get to meet Jelena but Rich and Dusty were great companions. Would definitely recommended to anyone who wants a peaceful place to live in Elk Grove with friendly hosts.
Jelena and Rich have a lovely home and warm hearts a perfect combination for a busy traveler like myself. The room, bed and bathroom were so clean and I felt right at home. Jelena was extremely accommodating even though I arrived quite late on my first night stay. I highly recommend this space for anyone looking for a perfect home away from home.
Our experience at Jelena & Rich was very good, we had a comfortable bedroom + bath and we enjoyed Rich's stories and followed his suggestions on our way to Napa valley!
That was all we needed for our stay in Sacramento and we hope we can be back at their place to stay for our next trip!
I liked them so much, I had another opportunity to pass by their way, so I stayed again! So accommodating, friendly, great conversationalist, enlightening, and just gotta say their dog Rusty is a sweetheart! Thanks R & J!
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