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Beautifully restored 1922 craftsman bungalow in a prime Lodi wine tasting area

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lodi - 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Keith and Maurie Jacinto
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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'.


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Beautifully restored 1922 craftsman bungalow in a prime Lodi wine tasting area
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was so cute and charming. The little community of Lodi was also very cute. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for letting us stay it was perfect for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, spacious bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this restored 1922 craftsman bungalow. It was central to the Wine Bloggers Conference so we were able to walk. Loved how much space we had so that we were not on top of each other. Very charming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Wine Tasting Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect place for a girls weekend. There were 5 of us and only 2 of us had to share a room. The home is very comfortable, a little noisy since it is on the corner of an intersection that is a bit busy. We loved the large dining room where we could a meal together. It is within walking distance to downtown. The owners were very attentive and we found ourselves at a restaurant they recommended and the wait staff knew we might show up.

We would absolutely stay here again in the future. Location, size, comfort - it was great. The only reason it does not get a 5 Star is because it was a bit noisy. But other than that it was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in Lodi!

  • 5 of 5

This place is very cute and comfortable! It is in a older-upscale neighborhood and just a few blocks to the downtown area. It is super clean with all the amenities you could want in a rental. Don't hesitate to rent this place if you are a group staying in Lodi!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in the Heart of Lodi

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully restored home is only a few min walk to many of Lodi's best restaurants and bars, plus you are only a few min drive from tons of winery's. This house is quite large, very clean and very comfortable. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for the best Lodi has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Knowlton Gallery
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"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
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 for this holiday house in Lodi, Central Valley California

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £152
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 10.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lodi in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 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
  • 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
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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