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Stunning, Large, Beautifully Decorated Home in Downtown Lodi with Spa Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home Two Blocks From Downtown Lodi

Welcome to the Sideways House, named for its gracious entrance located on the side of the home, and a nod to the iconic movie that put wine tasting on the map. This stately home was built in 1926 and is perfectly located on one of "old" Lodi's most desirable tree-lined streets walking distance to tasting rooms, restaurants, theaters, parks and downtown.

This gorgeous home has been recently redecorated and lovingly brought back to her original grandeur. There is a large living room with beautiful, original molding, hardwood floors and grand windows. Ample comfortable seating is provided and a flatscreen TV, and fireplace will help you feel right at home. The living room opens up into a fun bar area that also provides access to the outside eating area. The beautiful, large dining room seats 8. The kitchen is well equipped with new appliances. (The home can be stocked with groceries if so desired) A cute, sunny kitchen eating area welcomes you in and offers a wonderful view of the large yard, fish pond and bocce court.

There are four beautifully appointed bedrooms which accommodate up to eight guests. Fine linens, down comforters (Non down bedding may be requested), robes and comfortable beds await you. Each bedroom has a television, IHome alarm clock, luggage rack and at least two windows in each bedroom to let in the cool breeze or warm sunshine.

The blue bedroom - California king bed

The red room - Queen bed.

The coral room - Full bed

The yellow room - Twin with trundle

There are two well appointed bathrooms with plenty of towels and other comforts to make your stay perfect. The upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower, granite counter tops and glass tile accents. The downstairs bathroom has a huge shower with bench, a rain shower faucet and other faucet features,

A washer and dryer are available along with laundry pods.

The backyard is park like and tranquil with an outside eating area with BBQ and bocce court, beautiful landscaping and a fish pond. The backyard has private access to Perfect Balance Day Spa's Hideaway for all your pampering needs. Spa packages are available.

More Details

Lisa Isola
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Lisa Isola

We have lived in this wonderful community for the past 23 years and can't wait to share it with you. We would love to make your stay as perfect and memorable as possible. Whether it be arranging a chef to come prepare you a celebratory meal,, organizing a wine tasting excursion, or making recommendations/reservations, we are here to assist you.

Lisa Isola purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

There are many VRBO's to choose from in the Lodi area. The Sideways House is unique in that it is adjacent to Perfect Balance's Hideaway. This full service facility is right out your back door and spa packages are available. Perfect for a wedding stay, couples' weekend, girls' getaway or for anyone who just needs some pampering and downtime, this home is your ideal spot.


Lodi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stunning, Large, Beautifully Decorated Home in Downtown Lodi with Spa Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Elk Grove

Amazing home, amazing furnishings, amazing host, just amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect home for family trip, girlfriends trip, just a get out of town trip.......this is the place. This home is perfect from the location, décor, bedding, robes, toiletries, hotel quality towels, cleanliness, sparkling clean kitchen with everything you could possibly need and a gracious, efficient host, Lisa. She is spot on with info and quick communication. We were welcomed with a delicious breakfast cake, a bottle of local wine and fresh flowers. I have rented around 12 VRBOs and this is in the top 2 by far !!!!! Look no further, you have found it.

We were here for 3 nights for our nieces wedding at The Viaggio. We had guests that ranged from 17 years of age to 86 and the house was voted a 10 !!!! Nancy - Elk Grove

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you so much for your review - Very kind and gracious of you! Look forward to welcoming you back to the Sideways House in the future, and thank you to and your family for being such lovely guests.
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Sideways House is phenomenal!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a girls' "staycation", and spa retreat at Sideways House and everything was wonderful from start to finish. We were treated with wine, upon arrival, and the decor and condition of the home are stellar. The resources provided in terms of things to do in Lodi, a well-stocked kitchen, comfy beds, great showers and towels, and even treats! The attention to detail is evident. The tasteful decor, light airy rooms, and responsiveness are impeccable. I would highly recommend this and would give it a 10, if I could!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GORGEOUS HOME! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! The house and decor appear to be a model home for catalogues or movie sets -- just perfect! We went to Lodi to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday and the New Year. The owners were so thoughtful and left a cake, candles, and a bottle of wine for us. We were 5 adults and two toddlers so the rooms worked out perfectly for our family. The house is located just a couple of blocks from the downtown area. Next time we would love to take advantage of the spa. We are already trying to come up with another excuse to go back and stay here again! Thank you so much for making our stay so special and for letting us into your home. Happy New Year!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy New Year to you, and thank you so much for choosing the Sideways House. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thanks again! Lisa
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What you see is what you get!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing and very comfortable. It was like a home away from home. We stayed during December and the house was decorated with numerous Christmas trees and decorations. I wish I has time to visit the Spa that was connected but the others that did go said very good things. I will return only next time I will make sure its is during wine season! Lisa was very accommodating and helpful with everything. She was even flexible with our changing schedules. I would rate this 10 Stars if that was an option.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chris, and thanks again for choosing the Sideways House for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Happy New Year! Lisa
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Perfect place for a girls weekend for 8

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Sideways House for a much need girls get away in October. Granted, we all live about 20 minutes away, we still felt like we had truly "gotten away". The house was really clean, comfortable and well equipped for the 8 of us. The beds were comfy and the robes appreciated. Being close to Perfect Balance Day Spa had mostly pros, but one small con (I'll get to that later). Each of us took advantage of at least one spa treatment and enjoyed the hot tub, sauna, etc. We all highly recommend the spa: great treatments and staff.

The Sideways House owner was super helpful and accommodating; she made it really easy and was very welcoming. She left spa gift cards for each of us; very generous. There was a lovely bottle of wine, coffee cake, and fresh flowers on the table when we arrived; a really nice touch.

The house looks like it was redone recently and it looks great: beautiful kitchen, living room with enough comfy sitting areas for all of us, nice dining room, etc. The 4 bedrooms are all upstairs, nicely laid out with nice linens, pillows and really comfortable beds. All nicely decorated. Nicely located too. Some of us walked to town for wine tasting a couple of times.

The house is a 5 without a doubt. A couple of things to note: The description says that the house "shares an entrance" with the spa, which it does, but there were people coming and going from the spa behind the house and the pathway next to the house while the spa was open and an hour or so afterwards. This really isn't a con, necessarily, but just be aware that people will be in the backyard somewhat regularly during business hours. We wouldn't hesitate to rent the house again, and again, and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Sideways House was the perfect place for our daughter's wedding weekend. Our family and bridesmaids stayed there and we loved it. Every room is meticulously decorated and gorgeous. The girls loved the robes in each room. We were welcomed with a delicious pumpkin cake, wine and a bottle of champagne for the bride and groom. The yard created a beautiful place for the rehearsal dinner and the bridal party made good use of the bocce court!

Lisa was so accommodating, responding quickly to all our questions. We absolutely could not have asked for a better place.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located south of Sacramento, east of the Bay Area and west of the Sierra Nevada, the Lodi wine region features 110,000 acres of vineyards. With a climate similar to that of the Mediterranean, warm days and cool evenings result in beautiful, full-bodied, award-winning wines. Lodi is home to over 85 boutique wineries specializing in wonderful wines. Lodi was given the prestigious Wine Enthusiast's 2015 "Wine Region of the Year".

Downtown Lodi is known for its tasting rooms, craft beers, boutique shopping and wonderful dining establishments. Numerous festivals and events are held in downtown each year including wine strolls, car shows, farmers' markets, holiday parades, and street fairs that bring the community together and offer visitors a perfect glimpse of this fun, hospitable, lovely town.

Lodi Lake, one of Lodi's gems, is approximately 1.5 miles from the rental property and offers boat rentals, paddle boarding, a nature center, nature walks, kayaking, swimming, picnicking.

Micke Grove, a 132 acre park is located about 5 miles south of the rental propery and has a zoo, 18 hole golf course, museum, garden walks including a Japanese garden, Tea house and koi pond, Fun Town with amusement rides and Wortley Lake


Rates & Availability

Lodi House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
House cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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