|Space||3,450 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
~The original farmhouse on the property and additional guest house have been fully renovated with a luxury retreat in mind. The attention to detail and design that includes modern amenities shows the love we have for this 'new to us home'.
~ The main house has an open, bi-level floor plan centered around a stunning kitchen that is any chef's dream. As you walk in the front door, you will find a comfortable bright living room which opens to the backyard seating areas, fire pit, tennis court, Bocce court, pool and spa. There is a casual family room that is open to the kitchen and that has an impressive, whole-house AV and sound system set up for watching movies, TV or playing your favorite music both inside and outside. The adjacent dining room and bar area are the perfect setting for entertaining guests for dinner. For the wine enthusiast, you will find a stylish bar area in the dining & kitchen area which is set up with a wine cooler and bar service for serving wine or mixing up your favorite cocktails. The kitchen and dining room opens onto a porch where you will find a propane BBQ, dining table and rocking chairs... a great setting for breakfast, reading or appetizers before dinner. From this porch, you will find one of the best garden views, including numerous goldfinch and hummingbirds in the gardens & fountain. There is another patio and seating area on the west side of the house featuring a large gas fire pit that is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the vineyards.
~There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, each appointed with luxury linens and furnishings. The master retreat has a sitting area, fireplace wall, jetted soaking tub, marble shower and dual vanities. The second full bath is shared by the other two bedrooms in the main house and has a large walk in shower, unique vanity area decorated with a wall paneled in wood reclaimed from wine barrels.
~ The 'Petite Retreat' Guest House is a separate one bedroom, one bath home located on the south side of the pool area. It has a private entrance into an open great room with a dining area, family room, kitchen and bathroom. The Petite Retreat Guest House has a small patio with views to the pool and gardens as well as a larger private patio behind the guest house with views of the vineyards.
~ In addition to everything that you will find at your home away from home at Retreat Verdot, the property manager has a great selection of on-site personalized services that she can arrange for you; masseuse (massage table located in the guest house), private chef services, Concierge services, private transportation for wine tours in Lodi or Napa/Sonoma valleys nearby. There are 4 beach cruisers (winery cruisers) for your use to tour and picnic at the local family owned wineries.
We are native Floridians and have always loved our frequent visits to California over the past 30 years. We did a lot of research into different areas in California to find a place to call home while we are here with Kent’s work each summer in agriculture. (Tomatoes are the main crop for the family business that he works for– thus you will see subtle nods to red tomatoes here in the house.) We both love food, wine and entertaining friends while we are in California and this home in Lodi seemed to be the perfect setting for all of the above when we found it in Fall of 2013. We spent almost a year planning and completing a full remodel of every part of the house and gardens. Since we need to return to Florida for most of the year, we decided that we would love to share this special place with others when we are away. We hope that our guests will feel at home here. We hope that they will feel restored and relaxed from their time here. And we hope that guests will bless this home with laughter and great memories. ~ Kent and Lynn
Marne Simpson purchased this house in 2013
The house and guest house are in the middle of our Petite Verdot vineyard and the grounds are filled with fruit trees, flowers and lots of places to enjoy being outdoors. We love the unique wineries nearby, the friendly people in this small town of Lodi, the abundance of diverse fresh produce grown here and the proximity to so many amazing places to enjoy locally: Lodi Lake, the Delta, parks, wildlife, golf, antique shopping & wine tasting. And there are many great options for day trips to San Francisco, Yosemite, Napa, Big Sur – all within a few hours drive. Just a few minutes drive from the charming downtown and all things necessary, this home feels like you are in a world away from it all; the perfect retreat.
So many options are available to play, relax and enjoy friends and family like no other vacation you have every had. Your own tennis court or Bocce Ball court, swimming pool or spa, fireplace or fire pit. Sunrise to sunset, views of rose gardens and vineyards & orchards will delight you every minute you are here. So grill some dinner, pour a glass of local wine, sit back and relax.
Retreat Verdot was the most perfect, incredible place to stay!! It was my wedding weekend and it was the most perfect place for us to stay! Everyone had plenty of room and was very comfortable. We were able to sit by the fire pit while people enjoyed the hot tub and tennis courts. The master bathroom has the MOST AMAZING SHOWER!! Bike riding down the country roads the night before my wedding will a memory I will have for the rest of my LIFE! I felt like a QUEEN!! I hope I can find a reason to rent this home again! The property manager was very accommodating and personable! She made us feel like we were HOME for the weekend!!! THANK YOU!! These memories will last for my lifetime!!
Since retirement, I have rented homes all over the country for family vacations as well as homes for reunions with 8 college friends. This home is exceptional not only for the setting, amenities, and decor, but for the helpfulness of Marni, the property manager.
Comments from previous renters mention the fully stocked kitchen, which is not an understatement, with everything from 3 kinds of olive oil to almond flour, and every size of heavy weight skillet imaginable. Gold finch and hummingbird feeders outside the huge kitchen window (with seed and nectar available for feeder refills) added to the pleasure of preparing meals in the huge kitchen. Roses abounded making it lovely to clip a bouquet for the dining table.
The tennis court is a real plus - full size and near the pool for cooling off after a "heated" match. Landscaping around the entire yard truly gave the feel of a well tended resort. Herbs in the side yard, ranging from mint, rosemary, and oregano, to Italian parsley, were an added treat. Kale lovers can gather plenty for a salad!
Day trips to see the sequoias as well as Sutter Creek with it's gold mining history gave us a real sense of the beauty of the countryside in Northern California. Miles of vineyards bordering cattle and horse spreads, olive groves, and orchards made us want to return again and again, but alas it was back to the Washington DC area. We will never forget this wonderful home and the surrounding area.
What a place! The best VRBO we have ever rented. Beautiful home and grounds. The house was spotless and very well equipped. The yard was spectacular and very well maintained. Detailed instructions in the home for the operation of everything. The setting of the home is in a very peaceful area surrounded by vineyards, but a short drive to downtown Lodi (5 minutes). The nearest neighbor is about 100 yards away. Very minimal traffic on the street and area. The neighbors dog Rocky came by most mornings to say hi to us. The property manager Marne was fantastic and very east to communicate with before and during our stay. We are going to make this a annual trip. Retreat Verdot is a must stay if traveling to the Lodi area.
As usual Retreat Verdot was amazing! We call this place our home away from home... We will continue to stay year after year! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!
Spent New Years' weekend at the Retreat Verdot and had a truly amazing time. It was actually hard to leave the house on check out day! The main house and guest cottage both were tastefully decorated and had some nice holiday additions -- even a Christmas tree! The house was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with most everything you need to feel right at home. Furniture, bedding, and towels all were in 5 star hotel quality condition.
It really felt like a resort weekend: soaking in the hot tub, sitting around the fire pit, relaxing inside with food and wine, bocce at night at the lighted bocce court, watching football on the big screen, bike riding through the surrounding vineyards, even a rousing tennis match!
We were 4 couples and it was plenty of room. We did a bit of wine tasting in the area (McCay, St. Amant, and Viaggio), but all of us really just always wanted to be back at the house.
Communication with the property manager ahead of time was great. We had zero problems at the house.
This place is a hidden gem. We will be back to check it out in other seasons! I kind of want it to stay hidden so we have a better chance of booking again in the future!! :)
We stayed a year ago and have been eager to return. Our friends were a bit skeptical that our weekend away could live up to the hype. They were instantly win over upon arrival to the property. Everything was exactly as anticipated and our vacation was voted by all, one of the best! You can not be disappointed by the amenities, location, value and cleanliness. It is all top notch. A truly relaxing atmosphere to enjoy. We look forward to our next stay! Thank you for all your hard work and care.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Refundable Pet Deposit||$200|
Guests have a choice of purchasing Damage Protection Insurance or paying a refundable $1,000 Security Deposit. Cleaning fee of $185. Charge for an approved pet is a fee of $20 and a refundable deposit of $200 with signed pet addendum. Special rates and minimum stay requirements for holidays will apply. Please call for details.