Estate Above the Clouds
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The stunning Napa wine country estate above the clouds is perched on Spring Mountain ridge with spectacular 275 degree views near St. Helena. Surrounded by 40 gated acres of vineyards & forests, this property is serenely quiet. Relax, Unwind & Experience the gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets!
This 5,500+ square foot, 'arts & crafts' style house is built entirely out of old growth redwood, (even the floors and ceilings). There is lots of artwork, making it a very unique home- unlike any other house you will see. Above all, its a very special experience. For wine lovers, there are several famous boutique wineries within walking distance.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 4.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Live Theater
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Mountain Biking
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What you would own if you could !
What you would own if you could !
After renting homes up and down Napa Valley and trying each side of the Silverado Trail, my wife and I were fortunate enough to find this property beginning in 2008 and it is as good as it gets .There is a warmness and sense of style here which reflects both the personality of its owners and how the property was used to raise a beautiful family. Residence is large enough to sleep eight comfortably but also intimate enough to be perfect for one couple to enjoy . Other reviewers have already touched on many of the property's amenities. Other attractive features I would add include the mile out to the primary road,providing plenty of room for energetic walks with your well-behaved dogs and watching them flush quail out of the brush. One will also never tire from reading by the pool, drinking wine from the more than four award-winning wineries within walking distance and gazing out over one of the finest views of Napa Valley(star gazing at night is incredible!) . We have entertained numerous friends at the house who live year-round in the area and they all comment on how special this place is . A visit here is worth every penny.
- Guest Texans who loves Napa Valley
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
European Experience in Terra Firma
European Experience in Terra Firma
The only reason we are not looking forward to our trip to the Dordogne next summer is that we will miss another summer at the Estate Above the Clouds. We have been coming to Spring Mountain (St. Helena) for the past six years, and this has been one of the most memorable trips we have had. The house is well-maintained, clean and rationally organized. Each bedroom has a unique aesthetic. The kitchen is designed for dedicated cooks. All of the appliances are top quality. The property is secluded, yet within easy walking distance to many prestigious wineries and an easy drive into town. (The wine produced on the property's vineyards is a rival to its neighbors.) We highly recommend this home to you, particularly if you appreciate an environ that has been developed over many years by an intelligent, unique, orderly, artistic, charming, European family.
- Guest Claire
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
far above the ordinary
far above the ordinary
all of us totally enjoyed our stay--it was great that each bedroom had its own bath, the large dining table overlooking the valley was a fantastic gathering point, and there was so much art to enjoy that we felt like we were living in a museum. yet, the owners were warm and helpful at every point. we hope to return again and again.
- Guest Shirley G.
- Date of stay 01/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/31/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Just returned from my second extended stay 'above the clouds'. The estate is like no other. High above the Napa Valley (elevation +2000 feet), the house sits as if it is part of the mountain, almost invisible, blending in naturally with the environment. You will discover this fact when you attempt to capture the house in a photograph. Regardless of the season or weather conditions, the views from almost every room are breathtaking (especially sunrise..each one is unique!). Nature is in abundance. During my most recent visit, a great-horned owl hooted a lullaby, most evenings and numerous song birds and hummingbirds frequented during the day. Rare mountain orchids and wild iris were in bloom. Frogs in the nearby pond chirped during the early evening, and later as the mountain became shrouded in silence and the blackest of night, the sky filled with stars and planets, too numerous to easily identify. The air is clean, and breathing it in is like drinking fresh spring water (which the house offers as its primary indoor plumbing water source). Out the front door and through the main gate, there are plenty of narrow and private roads to explore with several exceptional wineries within walking distance, where you may schedule appointments for wine tastings.The home itself is extremely private, magical, and decorated with European flair and whimsical artistry. It is a warm home well-lived in and enjoyed, not cold, stuffy or formal. If the gourmet kitchen and valley view don't entice you to 'eat in', and you decide to venture down the mountain (each trip seems to become easier and faster, as you become familiar with the mountain road), the Valley offers fine dining as well as some casual and inexpensive eateries, all with excellent menu choices. Wineries are numerous and each offers a special and personalized tasting experience. St. Helena is a great little town to explore. Don't overlook Woodhouse Chocolates for one-of-a-kind hand-crafted confections or Model Bakery, for their array of breakfast pastries, breads and granola. Whether dining al fresco by the pool in summer or sipping a robust cab in front of the cozy fire in winter, the Estate Above the Clouds is a retreat from the frenetic lives most of us lead. It is a place to remember what we may have forgotten; a place to unplug and relax, a place to reboot the soul.
- Guest aMUSEher
- Date of stay 03/20/11
- Review Submitted 04/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
My family and I stayed here recently and it was so beautiful and peaceful, we cannot wait to return. The house was clean, the bedrooms were private with gorgeous views. Sunrise was like nothing I have ever seen before. The homeowners were wonderful! I highly recommend this home as a getaway destination.
- Guest KC
- Date of stay 11/05/10
- Review Submitted 12/16/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
This setting is spectacular (the pictures are very realistic) and the house is beautiful, charming, full of character, and wonderfully clean and comfortable. We had 9 people for a week and never felt crowded. The owners made us feel absolutely at home and the amenities were outstanding. The drive up and down the mountain took some getting used to but it was worth every minute and we ended up doing the trip two times a day with ease. I would recommend this rental with absolutely no reservations and I hope to go back again some day soon.
- Guest zxcvbn
- Date of stay 02/12/10
- Review Submitted 06/12/10
$1200 a night. $7200 /week plus cleaning fee $200 guest cottage also available to rent with house $59 security deposit insurance 50% deposit required to reserve the house and the remaining 50% 2 weeks prior Deposit may be refunded upon cancellation if cancelled is 30 days pior.
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About the owner: We are vintners but spend a lot of time in Europe...
Why the Owner Chose St. Helena:
Its like no other property. Very private & unique. Great energy. Total Serenity.
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Sunrise above the clouds
Living room with wrap around couch, fire place, sky light & wrap around windows
One of the 2 master bedrooms with a view of the valley & huge walk in bathroom-
Living room with library and tv area above
lavender and vegetable and herb garden (heirloom tomatoes in the late summer)
One of the master bedrooms with view of the valley, en suite bathroom and deck
Porch Seating Area with views of the valley- perfect spot for lunch
Our beautiful Pool with 275 degree views of the Napa Valley
Dining Room overlooking the Napa Valley
Well equipped professional kitchen- door to wrap around deck & outdoor dining
Pool lounge with bed for sleeping under the stars!
A pleasant corner to sit and enjoy the view
View from one of the 4 bathrooms
one of the many outdoor areas to relax and enjoy
"Princess" bedroom with 2 alcove beds
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