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Keith and Maurie Jacinto

Member since: 2014
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Beautifully restored 1922 craftsman bungalow in a prime Lodi wine tasting area

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Central Valley California - Merlot Bungalow

2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, big backyard, 2 blocks from local attractions.

Bring your family group or friends to this beautiful Ca. bungalow in the heart of Lodi and wine country. This home has been beautifully restored with antiques throughout. This craftsman style bungalow built in 1922 has hardwood floors and wood paneling and is over 2600 sq. ft. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a large front room, formal dining room with built in leaded glass sideboard, family/game room, den/office, atrium, and reading nook. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite counters but still has the remarkable 1926 Fridgidaire ice box that is perfect for storing wine. The sunny kitchen and dining area is surrounded outside by camelias which are by most of the unique windows that fill the house with natural light. They also allow for beautiful views of the tree lined neighborhood and the park across the way in this prime location. You can also enjoy reading in the cozy nook or the private plant filled atrium. The huge fenced backyard offers a patio for enjoying a cup of coffee or having a group get-together for a barbeque. The patio table seats 8 and there is additional wicker furniture and a picnic table with benches for larger groups. The Merlot Bungalow sits across the street from a popular kids park and is 2 blocks away from downtown Lodi which offers many wine tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries, shopping and theaters. In addition Lodi offers access to over 80 wineries with award winning wines for your wine tasting pleasure. Also within walking distance is Hutchins Street Square which hosts many events and weddings. You may also want to go to Lodi Lake and nature center with its beautiful park , picnic area and water activities. Near-by is historic Micke's Grove with history museum, zoo, golf, and Japanese Tea Garden. North of Lodi is the skydiving center, airport and restaurant. Just west of Lodi and Lodi Lake is historic Woodbridge.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Keith and Maurie Jacinto (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

Why Keith and Maurie Jacinto chose Central Valley California

We have an antique and estate sales business and had come across this house in disrepair. We had known the owner and this house for a long time and had admired it's architecture. We couldn't pass it up in such a beautiful location. It is close walking distance to everything! We have spent almost a year lovingly restoring it. We have just added another new central heat and air upstairs for the summer months.

The wine industry has grown so much in Lodi, but very few places are available for rent for the wine events. We have are own connections to the wine industry and we have a vineyard of merlot grapes, thus came the name 'Merlot Bungalow'.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Beautifully restored 1922 craftsman bungalow in a prime Lodi wine tasting area
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Thanksgiving feast / family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at this historic craftsman bungalow in the heart of Lodi. The house was clean, beds extremely comfortable (hard to get up in the morning) and all our needs were met. Because our stay landed over the Thanksgiving holiday our hosts kindly stocked the kitchen with platters, serving utensils, roasting pans, etc....The back yard provided another gathering space although we hit it on a particularly cold weekend but it was a little oasis that would be very comfortable in the heat of the summer. We walked downtown to the Main St for drinks and meals. We would book this again for our visit. We hosted many relatives who live nearby for gatherings and there were multiple spaces with seating to gather throughout the home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine that you'll ever meet nicer, more thoughtful owners that Keith and Maurie. They have given such care to this beautiful home. It's very well stocked with everything you'll need and we liked the wine they left for us so much that we're now buying it for ourselves. As others have mentioned, the house is walking distance from downtown Lodi and the Hutchens Street Square Community/Performing Arts Center. If you're in Lodi on the first Friday of the month, don't miss the Lodi Art Stroll. It's so much fun.

Maurie and Keith are very involved with the community and can provide you with information on just about everything. Two things to note: 1) The bedrooms are upstairs and the staircase has narrow steps if you have mobility problems and 2) If you like to have the windows open and are noise sensitive like we are, you might want to bring along some ear plugs for those mornings the gardeners in the neighborhood start working earlier than you'd like them to. This won't be a problem in the summer when you will have the windows closed. You'll notice I still gave this place the 5 stars it deserves. It's a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house! The house was clean, neat, spacious and decorated very nice. It was in downtown Lodi next to all the shops and restaurants. The owner even have a bottle wine and some cheese ready for us upon check-in. I am back in Lodi into weeks I will stay at this house again. It was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House of Character in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed here during Lodi's Sandhill Crane Festival in early November. We felt that this immaculate house was even better than described - a beautifully restored craftsman. The house has a well stocked kitchen, games to play for all ages, movies, a guest book with restaurant suggestions and menus, etc. It is an easy walk to downtown Lodi which has some very nice restaurants. We sampled the Dancing Fox Winery and Bakery, Rosewood Bar and Grill, and the Lodi Beer Co. They were all good. Hutchins Square, the meeting place for the Sandhill Crane Festival events, was a short walk from the house. I would definitely recommend this house to others and plan to rent it again myself as there really is quite a bit to do in the Lodi area. We sampled a few of the wineries and would like to visit more. The area is a great spot for those who enjoy birding and other wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a wonderful time. We would love for you to come back and sample some more wineries. There are so many terrific ones to visit and many other things to do.
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Fantastic space for large group.

  • 5 of 5

Our performance team stayed at this property for the weekend, providing us a home away from home that was beautiful. The living space was large enough to accommodate our large group comfortably, but it was the backyard that quickly became everyone's favorite place to relax. Everything we needed for our stay was provided, and whatever we needed otherwise (food, drink, etc.) was within a 5 minute radius. The only downside to the property was there was only one shower. We knew that going in, so no surprises there. . .but something to consider if your group is particular about needing time to get ready. If we ever perform in the Stockton/Lodi area again, we will surely be coming back to this amazing property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great stay. Isn't it amazing how everything is so close to walk to and still be in a residential area. Our next project is the downstairs bathroom. The tub is nice but a shower will be coming. The backyard with the extra patio furniture, barbecue and chimenea is nice for relaxing!
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this property while on a family getaway for the weekend. The house felt just like home. We were able to walk to Hutchins Street Square that was hosting a music/food truck event. We also toured some wineries. We spent the evenings just hanging out in the beautiful backyard. We would definitely go back to the charming town of Lodi and would love to stay at this property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

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Knowlton Gallery
The Dancing Fox Winery and Bakery
Harney Lane Winery
"Great wine tasting and beautiful wine tasting room."
Micke Grove County Park
"Micke Grove is located just 3 miles south of Lodi. It has a museum, zoo, Japanese Tea Garden..."
Scooters California Grill
M2 Wines
Lodi Airport Cafe
"This is a great place for breakfast and lunch. Newly remodeled with views of the airport and..."
Avenue Grill
School Street Bistro
Cheese Central
"Great selection of cheeses! Classes are offered."
Rosewood Bar & Grill
Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Rolling Scones Bakery & Bistro
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Lodi Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Lodi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 99
Car: recommended

Lodi is a huge area for tasting some of the best wines in the state, with over 80 wineries and events.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lodi, Central Valley California

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2 night minimum stay
£617
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£1,711
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £126
Refundable Damage Deposit £341
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holiday bookings require a 45 day cancellation notice for refunds. A cancellation fee will be charged for holiday bookings cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central Valley California in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the upstairs bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , This bathroom is located by the laundry area/back porch.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , It has classic tile and is located off of the den.
  • Two and 1/2 bathrooms. Upstairs bathroom has been just remodeled with new fixtures, new tile shower, new sink and vanity-cabinet and new tile flooring. The downstairs bathroom has an antique large tub and shower with unique tile flooring.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed with a flat screen TV and a view of the park.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two extra long twins (80') with books and toys for kids.
    Bedroom 4/ Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin sofa sleeper in the den / office with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed with flat screen TV, DVD, Great panaramic view
  • Bedroom number 1 has a king bed with a flat screen TV. Bedroom number 2 also has a king size bed and flat screen TV and access to the second floor bathroom. The 3rd bedroom has two XL twins (80'). The den has a sofa sleeper with sliding doors to close it off. All bedrooms have walk in closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Catering is available with advance notice. There are two fitness centers located nearby. Concierge information is available to enjoy the most from your stay. There is also a nearby small airport with restaurant, and sky diving center. Special wine and vineyard tours can be arranged. Lodi is 2 hours away from snow skiing in the Sierras and Tahoe and minutes from water skiing on lakes and in the delta. The historic gold country is an hour away. San Francisco and the ocean is 1 1/2 hours away.

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