About this listing
Arrive to our lovely cottage situated on Bella Donna Estate with dramatic entrance; Near 70 Lodi wineries & UOP. Cottage comfortably fits 2 w/ full kitchen / internet. Additional guest room in main home with twin beds. Great Pool, BBQ, animals, love.
It's a simply beautiful and historic country property (circa 1928); casual and laid back yet elegant and romantic. Lovingly stewarded and we continue to restore all aspects. The cottage you will stay in is cozy and the estate grounds are perfect to meditate, read, reflect, or swim and sunbath by the gorgeous garden pool. Guests are welcome to use grounds as seating spaces and tables throughout. Restoration.
Guests with well trained pets are welcome and will incur an additional cleaning fee.
Bella Donna provides you an opportunity to forget your daily worries and fully decompress.
Private iron gate with remote access. Check-in time is 3:00pm or after. Check-out is up until 12:30 pm on day of departure.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is made upon your arrival greeting and departure farewell. As this is our family home, you may engage family members on the property grounds as well.
If guests would like to join for morning coffee at the large family table on weekend mornings, they are welcome. During the summer months (beginning mid June), we will host Sunday brunch with homemade quiche Lorraine, fruit, good coffee and Prosecco.
You'll have to drive since it's the beginning of the rural area; close to the Interstate and easy to quickly get out to your wine country or Northern California destination. Approx. 83 miles east from downtown San Francisco - quick drive from Oakland/ SF East Bay or south of Sacramento.
If you are driving, load up your bike(s) for some backcountry cycling. Ground is flat. Or for water sports, bring your kayak, canoes, and jet skis for San Joaquin Delta and other waterways excursions. Or bring your fishing poles or go rent a boat for deep port fishing.
A major ski diving school for novices and experienced divers is approx. three exits north of Bella Donna.
There are major (big box) stores, cleaners, major grocer, drug store, etc. within 2 miles if you need that kind of thing. Trader Joe's is within 4 miles; Delta College and the University of the Pacific are within 5-6 miles each.
Other Things to Note
This is a country property in an agriculturally zoned area not within city limits; so make sure you are seeking a rustic environment with some animals, maybe a pile of leaves, some equipment out or a worker on grounds for property maintenance/ planting, etc. during your stay.
-Please make sure to wash dishes, glasses and pots/ pans before your departure from the cottage.
- Leave soiled and used items in a pile if possible.
-You can find a space to smoke on the grounds for smokers; yet please no smoking inside of cottage; just step outside.
-Take the time to rest, reflect, and get restored.
-If you have time, take a drive through this part of Central California and visit our wineries, farm stands, and downtown Lodi for food/ movies and other small towns. Great way to spend an afternoon.
House rules for your pet:
-Make sure your pet does not damage the cottage in any way; there is plenty of space (3 acres) to take your pet out onto the grounds. Pets love Bella Donna.
-If you have a pet please notify us through an inquiry in advance of making your reservation to address both host and guest expectation, needs, and the additional fee.
-Good communication is the key and we are glad to host both you and your pet.
Where you will stay: Private Guest Cottage with Separate Entry (also additional guest room with 2 twin beds available)