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Not Affected by Quake Private Country Home W/Pool in Napa/San Francisco Area

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Peaceful country setting minutes from the Wine Country & San Francisco Bay Area


Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

American Canyon house description


THIS beautiful 2 bedroom. 2.5 bath home is located on a private California ranch near the Wine Country. The ranch is over 300 acres, so privacy in this wonderful country setting is a treat unto itself. BUT there is so much more. The property is located just off Interstate 80 and California Highway 12. Both are major connectors to all the fun, beauty & excitement California has to offer. Hwy 12 is the route to the Wine Country & 20 minutes of driving will find you in Napa. A few more miles down the road are Yountville, St. Helena & Calistoga & all the great wineries, restaurants & shopping this area offers. Or maybe you're interested in seeing the Sonoma Wine Country. It too is an easy drive. Maybe you are looking for some city life. Traveling from The Guest House, San Francisco is 33 miles on I-80 or a delightful one hour ferry ride and California's state capitol, Sacramento, is 50 miles.

The living area is a large open space with living room area, dining & kitchen. The furnishings in the home are high quality & were chosen for this home. The large screen HD television in the living room has surround sound, satellite receiver with HBO, Showtime, Encore, Starz, DVD player, DVD library, iPod dock, iPod (not 5 iPhone) & stereo. There is a large gas jetted wood burning fireplace; wood is supplied for winter stays. A piano adds loads of fun if anyone plays. Full wet bar complete with glassware, wine openers, ice maker & wine frig.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils for cooking & dining. Granite counter tops throughout the kitchen. Gas cook-top, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, full upright freezer, & in the laundry room full size washer and dryer.

Each bedroom has a King bed and its own flat-screen television with individual satellite receiver that have HBO, Showtime, Encore, Starz.

The private bath connected to each bedroom has a tub and stall shower. All the showers are tile as are the counters. In the master bath there is a vanity & large walk-in closet.

But that's not all. Outside is the private pool, propane barbecue, extra tanks are provided, umbrella-ed dining table with 6 chairs, a double chaise lounge, 4 single chaise lounges, 4 club chairs with ottomans, ping pong, badminton, croquet, stereo speakers. PERFECT for enjoying a sunny hot day or an evening in the cooling evening air.

Greeting you upon your arrival is a delicious box of See's Assorted Chocolates & a box of See's Gourmet Lollypops, a California favorite, and two bottles of Napa Valley wine, a Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are personal favorites of mine.

Property has security gate entrance.

Keywords: House, Country, Wine Country, Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Private Pool, Private

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Children must be supervised at all times, especially while around the pool, and not allowed to wander into the pastures beyond the perimeter of the home. Pool does NOT have security fencing....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Guests may smoke on the patio, but must be diligent in putting out any cigarettes, cigars, pipes. During summer fire danger may be HIGH....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age is 25 years old....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Other (See Description)


          • Bedroom, MASTER: 1 king

            Private bath, tub, stall shower, dbl sink, dressing table, ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Private bath, stall shower, tub...moreless

          • King size beds (2) 1 King bed in each bedroom. Bedrooms are large with attached private bath, satellite connected television, telephone and reading lamps....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: toilet


          • Bathroom 1 MASTER: toilet, tub, shower

            Double sinks, dressing table, makeup mirror, walk-in closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


          • 2.5 bathrooms. Each full bath has a stall shower and full size bath tub. Provided for stay paper products (toilet paper/facial tissue), shampoo, cream rinse, hand soap, body wash, Q-tips, cotton balls, plush towels, air freshener....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Place setting for 6, minimum. Dishes, flatware, glasses, wine & beverage, Henckle knives, complete set of pots & pans, frying pans, cooking forks & spoons, kitchen towels, sponge, dish detergent, etc....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, cooking oil, salt, pepper, spices, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper, tissue, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker with reusable Gold-Tone-Filter and fresh coffee beans....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Complete with gas range, double ovens, microwave, garbage disposal, etc....moreless

          • Dining:

            Beautiful high gloss plank wood dining table with 8 chairs....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room:

            Open space w/large fireplace, wet bar w/wine frig & ice maker, large leather couch, coffee table, HD television, DVD player, Ipod, Direct TV satellite service with HBO, Showtime, Encore, Starz, etc...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            The fireplace is equipped with gas jets for starting the fire. Wood is provided at no additional charge. Available for use in winter months only....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace with gas jets. Wood provided at no additional charge. Available for use in winter months only....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full size washing machine. Detergent provided. Private use for guests only. Located in Guest House's laundry room....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            There is room for RV/Boat/Trailer. Any hook ups to home utilities incurs an additional per day charge....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            All parking is off street as the home is located on a large piece of private property....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full size dryer. Private use for guests only. Located in Guest House's laundry room....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Plush bath, hand and face towels. Beach towels for swimming. Kitchen towels. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Attached 2 car covered carport, plus additional parking in front of house....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All sheets, pillow cases, pillows, blankets, duvets provided. ...moreless

          • Garage:

            2 car covered carport, which is attached to the house....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Attached Covered Carport for 2 full size cars....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating system....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The home is conveniently located near many popular activities & sites. It is secluded in the country on a 300+ acre private ranch with huge old growth trees, many deer, turkeys, squirrels. Also cattle and horses. So much to see and enjoy. But the spectacular view from the private back yard and pool patio is nature at it's best. Lush native trees envelope your surroundings and transport you to a place where relaxing is a way of life. Ice machine is a stand along ice maker, which is built into the bar. Picnic utensils with rolling cooler provided; plates, eating utensils, napkins, drinking cups, etc. ...moreless


              • Music Library:

                An Ipod is provided with a vast music selection. Many satellite music channels available. Ipod docking station (not Iphone 5) available for your own Ipod. Outdoor speakers around patio/pool area. ...moreless

              • Books:

                Coffee Table books about the wine country and variety of fiction novels. Local area informational books, pamphlets, maps about Napa & Sonoma wine country....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Each HD television has its own Direct TV satellite receiver. Premium channels include HBO, Showtime, Encore, Starz....moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVD's are provided for your viewing enjoyment. Pay per view is also available at an ADDITIONAL CHARGE....moreless

              • Toys:

                Pool toys: floats, noodles. Ping pong table. Badminton rackets & birdies, Croquet set. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Surround Sound system with outside speakers for enjoying while at the pool....moreless

              • Television:

                HD Flat screen television. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Cards, Yahtzee, ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                HD DVD player....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • CD Player


              • Computer Available:

                A Dell laptop computer, with local attractions listed in favorites, and an HP color all-in-one printer are provided. Complete Microsoft Office is loaded on computer for any work details that may need attention while on holiday....moreless

              • Internet:

                Internet access through Broadband connection. Dell computer provided with all-in-one HP color printer....moreless

              • Telephone:

                (3) One in each bedroom and a cordless phone in the kitchen....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Private wireless access....moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Private pool w/ outdoor furniture, barbecue, ping pong, badminton, outside stereo speakers. Pool does NOT have children security fencing. Pool is heated at an additional charge from October through April, charge quoted at time of booking or upon request....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                PRIVATE PATIO w/ outdoor furniture. Umbrella table w/ 6 chairs. 4 Club Chairs w/ ottomans & side tables. Dbl chaise lounge & 4 single chaise lounges. Stereo speakers. Ping Pong table. Propane BBQ ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane barbeque with additional tanks available at no additional cost. BBQ cooking utensils provided. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large lawn, great for croquet or badminton. Fenced yard. Seasonal flowers....moreless


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals
              • Churches
              • Swimming
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Library
              • Tennis


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              from 31 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              LATE SPRING/SUMMER 2014*
              May 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              FALL- HARVEST & CRUSH 2014 *
              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              FALL/WINTER 2014-2015 *
              Nov 1 - Mar 1, 2015
              1 night min stay
              FALL/SPRING 2014*
              Mar 2 - Apr 30, 2015
              1 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • CLEANING FEE $250
              • Tax Rate 10%


              *Travelers w/ extended stays contact owner directly by email/telephone # provided in listing

              *Additional guest charge of $30.00 pp, per night, over 4. Holiday weekends minimum 2nights

              *Bookings not using BOOK IT NOW, are not charged the Damage Protection fee, but a credit card is kept on file to cover any damage. CANCELLATION POLICY: Is clearly stated in PDF copy of Guest House contract provided.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 08/29/2014
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              12 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Vallejo Ferry Terminal
              18.5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Martinez, CA. Amtrak
              American Canyon
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 80 & California Highway 12
              55 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Stinson Beach
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar
              154 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              North Star, Truckee, CA
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Chardonnay Golf Course
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar

              Car: Necessary

              The Guest House is in an ideal location with easy access to all the great things Northern California and the Wine Country have to offer. A short drive will take you from the bucolic wine country to the California coast to the enchanting City by the Bay, San Francisco.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1960

              About the owner: My sister and I own the ranch. We have had so many wonderful experiences over the years we thought others might enjoy this unusual but convenient destination. Numerous attractions and destinations are noted on the map.

              Why the Owner Chose American Canyon:
              This vacation rental was not purchased as a vacation rental, it's a ranch. My family bought the ranch in 1960. Cattle graze on the acres, horses are raised and a sophisticated country life is enjoyed. Our location is one of the best in our area. Twenty minutes to an hours drive to destinations travelers hope to see when visiting the Northern California Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. My professional background is hotel management. So with my experience, knowledge and attention to detail every aspect of your stay is scrutinized, from the amenities throughout the house (cotton balls, Q-tips, bottle water, cooking spices, condiments) to the beautiful arrival gift made complete with a select bottle of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              11 miles to Napa, 25 miles to St Helena, 33 miles to San Francisco, 50 miles to Pacific Ocean, 60 miles to Sacramento...easy connections to Highways 80, 680, 12. Lake Tahoe about a 2 hour drive.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Peaceful country setting minutes from the Wine Country & San Francisco Bay Area

                Peaceful country setting minutes from the Wine Country & San Francisco Bay Area

              • Entrance of the Guest House.

                Entrance of the Guest House.

              • Living Room with fireplace, wet bar, HDTV

                Living Room with fireplace, wet bar, HDTV

              • Dining area and living room

                Dining area and living room

              • Eating bar looks into kitchen.

                Eating bar looks into kitchen.

              • Fully stocked kitchen.

                Fully stocked kitchen.

              • Master bedroom steps away from the private pool and yard.

                Master bedroom steps away from the private pool and yard.

              • Master bathroom has large walk-in stall shower and separate tub.

                Master bathroom has large walk-in stall shower and separate tub.

              • Private bath off second bedroom.

                Private bath off second bedroom.

              • Ping Pong anyone?

                Ping Pong anyone?

              • Elegant, casual living in a natural setting.

                Elegant, casual living in a natural setting.

              • Surrounded by country.

                Surrounded by country.

              • The Guest House as you arrive.

                The Guest House as you arrive.

              • Entry


              • The bar with ice maker and wine frig.

                The bar with ice maker and wine frig.

              • Great Room - Living Room & Dining Area

                Great Room - Living Room & Dining Area

              • Kitchen


              • View of Living Room from kitchen

                View of Living Room from kitchen

              • Mater bathroom. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet.

                Mater bathroom. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet.

              • Second Bedroom

                Second Bedroom

              • Bath off second bedroom has tiled stall shower and tub.

                Bath off second bedroom has tiled stall shower and tub.

              • Private pool & patio

                Private pool & patio

              • Not a neighbor in sight.

                Not a neighbor in sight.

              • Don't you deserve a little country break?

                Don't you deserve a little country break?

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Monday, August 25, 2014

              $300 - $375 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 08/29/14
              Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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