Russ from California. Civil engineer / real estate.
Norway 10th April 2014, after staying in the house from 27 Jan to 4th April...
We the Dybdahl Family (2 adults 2 kids 5 and 8) was happy and are already missing the place! The site was easy for me to commute from, studding at UC Davis.
And tanks for the great write up with good recommendations for dining and beer/ brew pubs.
My 8 year boy is saying….. If Russ gets to many kids to live in the house… can you buy it daddy :-) Thanks from us! Vebjorn, Vetle, Hege and Bjorn
House was great for us. Our toddler loved the yard. Overall interior design is fresh and classy. Bathrooms are really great, both with design and the material used. Russ was communicative, we needed more sheets and he brought them the same day.
Location is quite perfect. There is a bus stop right in front of the house, but unfortunately, during SXSW, Cap Metro's schedule was not going properly. It is very easy to walk to downtown if the weather is not very bad. House is close to Lamar Street and S. Congress, which have the best dining options in Austin in my opinion.
Our party was 4 adults + 1 toddler. Master bedroom has its own bathroom and there is a door between the living room and the guest bedroom, guest bathroom area. So there were enough privacy for both couples during our stay.
Russ was a great host. Didn't get to meet him face to face, but communication was good and the place was great. We stayed here for 5 weeks and couldn't have been happier. Hope to stay again next year!
The house was terrific! Everything you could ask for, great location, super clean & well appointed. Russ was a fantastic host, easy to reach, very nice and accommodating, I would rent this place again for both the accommodations and the host- I've already told several friends about this place! Thanks Russ!
Beautiful house, wonderful location and well appointed. We loved our stay here (especially the wine upon arrival) and would certainly recommend it. We used the BBQ, enjoyed the outside common area, and appreciated the close proximity to the parks and downtown. I loved being able to run to the River Parkway and back!
The description of the townhouse, its amenities and location were accurately described and met all four of our expectations during our 3 night stay. It is well decorated and furnished, immaculate and cozy. I was especially impressed by the level of communication provided by Russ, our host, who responded quickly to all inquires and stayed in touch by text to ensure that all was going well. I also appreciated the written instructions for the the TV, thermostat and other household appliances, as well as helpful suggestions as to what to do and see in the area. By doing so we could easily and more quickly settle in and enjoy our stay. Without reservation, I highly recommend the property and the hospitality of the host.
The location was incredibly convenient, the condo was very comfortable, and the price was quite reasonable. My young daughter and I greatly enjoyed staying there for 9 days and I would not hesitate to book it again on our next visit. I am from Sacramento originally (even West Sac!) and come home to visit quite often. Staying at friends' houses has become an issue because of my daughter's pet allergies and I can only handle so many days at a hotel--even the suite variety. There are not a lot of short-term rental options in Sacramento, so I was very relieved to stumble onto this one and even more pleased by the location.
We walked to her first baseball game (and my first Rivercats game!) and enjoyed a few meals at Sal's Tacos--there's a reason that place has been around forever. We had easy access to Fox and Goose, Beer's Books, Capitol Mall, all my friends and family in downtown and midtown, and easy freeway access for friends in all directions surrounding Sacramento. My only concern was some hiccups with the internet. Everything else was great!
This place is fantastic, a nicely decorated, up-to-date, and well stocked and appointed townhome a few blocks from the Tower and I-Street Bridges and very close to Old Sacramento, the American River Trail, and the Capitol Building. The townhome has everything you need for a both a short and long stays. Convenient to many major highways and interstates to easily commute to Davis or other locales and get to the airport. Russ was super responsive and helpful in arranging my stay and checking in to make sure my visit was worry-free.
I stayed here for several weeks while working at UC-Davis Medical Center and had a convenient 15 min drive to either UCDMC or UC-Davis main campus. MegaBus pick up 10 min walk away in Old Sac and Amtrak station close on I Street (5 min drive). Many excellent restaurants within 10 min drive in downtown (enjoyed Ellie's Pastries for a quick lunch, the Grange for dinner, and Tower Cafe for brunch). Recommend Target and Safeway in downtown near Broadway (15 min drive).
We REALLY enjoyed our stay at Russ's place! It was clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed. Russ was available to answer my questions and was so easy to work with. We all felt so much at home and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to spend our holidays while visiting family in Sacramento. SO much nicer then a hotel!
We HIGHLY recommend Russ's home.
What a great home! Nicely decorated, cozy and conveniently located. Russ was so quick to respond to my inquiries and so helpful. When he recommends Sal's Tacos, believe him. So close to Downtown Sac, just across the river, even on a holiday weekend it took no time at all to get to the popular sights. Thank you, Russ, for all your help and such a lovely home. We hope to stay there on our next trip to Sacramento.
Russ has been the perfect guest. He stayed at the cottage for an extended period, and was very easy to work and communicate with during his stay, and also very accommodating of all of the ongoing upkeep and maintenance. He is definitely welcome to stay again as our guest. Thanks, Russ!
Another awesome airbnb guest! Couldn't ask for more!
Russ is the first person I have hosted through airbnb and couldn't be happier; he has kept the place in great shape and is friendly and considerate. I would highly recommend him as a guest.
Russ has stayed with us previously, and we love having him. He's very clean, always easy to talk to, and is just an all around great guy/guest. He left our guest house in immaculate shape when he left, and I cannot say anything but great things about him. Russ rocks.
Russ is the perfect guest. Very considerate, clean, friendly, fun to talk to, smart, kind and communicative. We recommend Russ very highly!
We've had Russ stay with us several times, and he's always a fabulous guest. We would love to have him stay again.
Russ was a great guest, and we would like to have him back anytime! He was really flexible, a good communicator, and neat and tidy.
Russ extended his stay at our place, so I have an opportunity to review him twice in a row! In addition to what I said before in my prior review, Russ is a cool and friendly guy, very considerate. He is very agreeable and communication with him is clear and easy. Thank you very much Russ staying with us! Welcome anytime.