This colonial style home is nearly one hundred years old, built by the Hutchins', a prominent family in Lodi's history. It is located in Lodi's favorite neighborhood, in the middle of town, with easy access to everything you need and want to do in Lodi. A vase of fresh flowers and a selection of Lodi wine will greet you upon arrival.
The house is beautifully designed with large rooms, natural light and custom details. Every room is individually decorated in a contemporary, comfortable style with lots of colorful accents. The large, updated kitchen features a gas stove and oven and is fully stocked with cookware and serving ware for 8. Pantry staples are provided and groceries can be pre-ordered or picked up from the nearby S-mart grocery store.
There is a sunny breakfast dining area in the kitchen and french doors lead to a wisteria covered, trellised courtyard with a kitchen garden, dining table and gas grill. The formal dining room has an antique table that can seat up to 8 people, hardwood floors, an antique crystal chandelier, built-in china cabinet and a buffet with linens and serving ware available to use.
The large living room has hardwood floors and a marble clad fireplace with firewood provided. There is comfortable seating for 6 with room for more if needed, an additional window seat and french doors leading to a shady porch with seating for 4. The porch provides a lovely view of the neighborhood, with custom homes and tree-lined streets and is perfect for a morning coffee, afternoon read or a little wine and visit in the evening.
There is a large, flat screen TV with U-verse service, DVD and VHS players. A selection of over 100 movies are available to choose from. Books and family games are provided for your use. Children's toys can be provided upon request.
A washer and dryer along with cleaning supplies are provided. Two laundry lines are available for line drying.
There are two large bedrooms and one den which provides sleeping areas for up to six guests. All beds have fine linens, down comforters and extra pillows. Please let us know if you have any special bedding requests - non-down bedding can be provided. Additional linens for all beds are available. A porta-crib can be provided upon request.
The Mocha room has a queen size iron bed, antique dresser and step-in closet. The walls are a cozy mocha color with elegant gold and brown bedding, hardwood floors and two large windows. The room is outfitted with bedside lamps, an iHome alarm clock, and many other comforts.
The Green room has an antique, queen size, four poster bed, armoire, and step-in closet. The walls are painted a soothing olive and the bedding is a classic floral design with light yellow, greens and blues. The room has a carpet floor covering and one large, north facing window. This room is also outfitted with bedside lamps, an iHome alarm clock, and many other comforts.
The Gold room is a smaller den that can be used as an office or guest room. It has a day bed with a trundle that can pull out to make up two single beds. There is a desk and chair with wi-fi and basic office supplies provided.
The house has one bathroom. It is recently updated with a beautiful marble countertop, glass tile accents and slate tile flooring. It has a large shower with a terrazzo floor.
A one car garage is available. There are some outdoor games ready for your use in the backyard where you can enjoy the established garden, two lounge chairs and a dining table for six with an umbrella.
A Lodi area guest book has been created for you including all of the local happenings, wineries, places to go and see, and menus from the best restaurants in town. We are happy to help you set up your trip in any way we can including coordinating a wine tour, drivers, dinner or spa reservations, local favorites, family activities, or any service needed. We can help make special occasions and celebrations perfect for you - just ask!
Both Steve and I (Marne) grew up in Lodi. Our families and many childhood friends still live nearby. We actually met in our college years in southern California and couldn't wait to move back to our hometown once we were married. Our two daughters were born while living in this house and although we love it dearly, our growing family needs a little more space as they enter high school. So, we moved across town but want to share our home with others visiting this little town that means so much to us. In all of our travels we have learned what makes us most comfortable while staying in a home away from home and have tried to include all of those special details to make you feel like this is your home too. I helped found the Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau as Lodi began developing it's tourist sites and know almost all there is to know about Lodi, the events, the businesses and the wineries. Lodi is a small town that has many 'secret' gems. I would love to help you plan your visit here and to make the trip even better than you had hoped it could be.
We are only the fourth owner of this almost century old home. It is beautifully built with fine craftsmanship and the perfect floor plan and has been lovingly cared for. The minute we first walked in the door we knew it was the house meant for us. It is set in the perfect location to enjoy the surrounding neighborhood and downtown area. The neighbors are friendly and the three outside patios give you lots of options for dining and relaxing all year round.
This older neighborhood is known for it's tree lined streets and families out walking the dog or playing in the park across the street. It is truly small town America with all the benefits of big cities. Celebrations are common, festivals are busy and the art scene is strong here. And all of it is happening within walking distance of our front porch.