House to Share

San Joaquin County California 95220 United States of America

Listing # 140407

Rates From USD 1295 Monthly
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Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 2020

Wine Crest Estate Farm

Wine Crest Estate is a 1915 gem of a farmhouse shaded and protected by 100 year old trees in the middle of 200 acres of carefully tended vineyard. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long shift. Sit on the pool deck, listen to the birds, watch the sunset. The grounds are 2.5 acres of fully fenced and gated park like setting. Old roses, ancient trees, a lot of succulents. A hammock. Your room is upstairs at the back of the house with both east and west facing windows. Private bath, large walk in closet. Stairs.

Wine Crest sits in the middle of a 200 acre producing vineyard which means sometimes there is spraying, pruning and harvesting that will impact us (dust and noise). The vineyard is farmed by McManis Family Wines adhering to Lodi Sustainable guidelines. Spraying is usually performed in the late evening and impacts us for a few hours.

2.5 acres of gated, tended estate, surrounded by vineyards. The house was built in 1915 and has been lovingly cared for and judiciously updated over the years. It is an inviting and grand old home. Wine Crest is a place apart from the hustle and bustle of work and city life. At the end of your day, you will feel the stress slide away as you drive up the drive. Your hosts Gord and Annette are friendly and inclusive. You will be invited to participate with them and their friends for shared meals, casual BBQs, casual and formal wine tastings, holiday celebrations and the annual Polar Bear Plunge if you are in residence over New Years. And, please know that the house is big enough that if you choose to not join in, you have your own space to retreat to.

Arrive as strangers, leave as friends.

Housekeeping services are provided once a month. Guest is responsible for laundering linens and towels.
1/3 of a very large fridge (off the kitchen) is provided for each room as is a dedicated cupboard for dry goods.

The kitchen is shared and well equipped. 2 ovens, large cook-top, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, food processor, magic bullet, bread maker, Sous vide, vacuum sealer, salt, pepper, cooking oil and a gazillion spices and herbs.

Along with your room/bathroom you are welcome to hang out in the kitchen, nook, dining room, spacious living room, patio, pool, hot tub and the 2.5 acres of garden.

There are chickens free ranging on the grounds during the day, & ducks in the duck yard - yes, that means free eggs when they are laying.

As we are in the country you can expect to come across all manner of critter and fowl. We often hear the coyotes at night. We've seen a deer on the driveway once. A whole squad of vultures another time. What you will see is squirrels and birds, lots of birds.

We have two other rooms available as well. Please ask for details.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3800 Sq. Feet

Property Type


Available from Friday, May 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City San Joaquin County
Postal Code - State or Province 95220 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Lodi, Acampo, Woodbridge
Closest University University of the Pacific
University nearby California State University Stanislaus, CSU Sacramento, CSU Davis

Rental Price:

USD 1295 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: 2.5 acres of beautiful garden and old growth trees


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
Gord (P.Eng) is retired and can usually be found relaxing, wine tasting, riding, attending live theater, playing hockey, practicing yoga or fixing stuff. Annette "works" from home managing the family empire, creating costumes for local theater, teaching yoga at Now & Zen, and talking to the ducks and chickens. We've hosted numerous nurses, 1 cherry broker, a pipe fitter and a writer. Each has been a delight to host. We love getting to know you over the course of your stay. Wine Crest is the perfect antidote to the stressful life of a travelling professional. You can feel the stress slide off you as you make your way up the driveway. This is a sanctuary for busy souls. Our home is a happy home. For the most part quiet, occasionally busy as we host a monthly wine tasting and a handful of BBQs through the summer. You are welcome to attend anything we host. There is a small contribution of $15 for the wine tastings and the BBQs & dinners are usually potluck extravaganzas. We have three gorgeous rooms in the house and a one bedroom self contained suite in the Pool House. The rules are simple. "Play nice, clean up after yourself, consider your impact on others." Arrive as strangers, leave as friends.

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