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Napa Valley Hideaway: Quiet Setting in St. Helena

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Helena house description

.We the owners, an architect and artist, built our modern home on a hidden lot overlooked for 150 years, conveniently located down a private lane just four blocks from Saint Helena’s Main Street. It sleeps a maximum of 8 guests.This was our family home for 14 years. With children grown, we increasingly enjoy our other home on Flathead Lake in Montana.
The main house features stained-concrete floors, galvanized metal finishes, stucco, rustic wood beams, re-purposed barn doors & windows, and antique light fixtures. Furnishings include one-of-a-kind finds, such as the beautifully restored bamboo living room set, as well as pieces that have been passed down through several generations. The living room has a flat screen TV with DVD/Blu-ray, a wood burning fireplace, 9' tall French doors, a beautiful chandelier and a grand piano.
A separate dining room is adjacent to the cook's galley kitchen, which is outfitted with a wide range of utensils and kitchenware as well as a Thermadore gas range and hood, Sub- Zero refrigerator/separate freezer and a dishwasher. The first-floor bedroom has an eastern king sized bed in a French-sleigh frame and adjacent bath. This floor also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer.
The vaulted-ceiling-ed second floor master bedroom has a cal king bed and ceiling fan. Wake up to morning birdsong and sun light pouring through an antique window with wavy glass panes and an old key hole from its’ former life as a door. There is also a bath and secluded deck. Additionally, there is an open loft that shares the second floor with the master bedroom. The loft has curtains for privacy and an antique four poster double bed.
We recently built a separate studio cottage with a private entrance, bathroom and high ceiling with a ceiling fan. It has a queen-sized bed. All beds have feather comforters and pillows. All showers have traditional ceramic tiles that we purchased from the old Healdsburg tile factory when building our home in 1998. The main house is air-conditioned, however, the cottage has a ceiling fan only. There is Wi-Fi throughout.
Outdoor spaces include a sunny front yard behind a privacy creating waxy-privet hedge. Between the cottage and the main house there is a casual partially covered outdoor dining area & barbeque. The living room views a heritage English walnut tree which shades the terraced area inviting you to relax on lounge chairs outdoors.
In summary, with six people, each two-some will have either a private floor or the guest cottage, all with private baths. If privacy is not a concern, for no additional cost, a maximum group of eight can be accommodated by using the 4th bed, located in the open loft on the 2nd floor. This requires sharing a bath, being a bit crowded around the dining room table and pulling up an extra chair in the living room.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Unsupervised children not allowed in cottage....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 1: First floor main house. Bathroom 2: Second floor (master bedroom & loft bedroom share) Bathroom 3: Separate cottage. All have tile showers (no tubs)...moreless



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


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                4 block walk to Main Street (Hwy 29); Bello Winery, Merryvale Winery, St Helena Helath Spa, Cameo Cinema, Gotts, Model Bakery, Sunshine Market, Goose & Gander Bar/Restaurant, several Espresso Bars...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining:

                French doors open to barbeque area. Sideboard with additional dining items....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air main house. Ceiling fan only in cottage....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer:


              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Napa Valley Health Spa with outdoor swimming pool and hot tub within walking distance....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central in main house. Additional Rinnai space heaters in living room and cottage....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All beds have down comforters and feather pillows and 100% cotton linens. (foam available upon request)...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Grand Piano Flat Screen TV with Blu-ray DVD. Wood burning fireplace...moreless

              • Parking:

                Additional parking on street....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                2 spaces on property....moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                local calls...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                100% cotton...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Energy efficient. Low E liquid detergent required. (not provided)...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Complimentary wireless internet service. Ethernet sockets not available for direct plug in. Service not guaranteed due to local conditions....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace


              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart 12 cup gold filter provided. (paper filters not required)...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                Separate Sub Zero...moreless


              • Balcony:

                Off second floor hallway....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                For rent on Main street (4 blocks away)...moreless

              • Boat:

                Lake Berryessa. rentals available....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor spaces include a sunny, private yard in front with a wonderful outdoor dining area; while off of the living room cool, shady terraced areas invite you to relax on comfortable lounge chairs....moreless

              • Golf:

                Public course in Yountville and Calistoga (8-10 miles). Private course at Meadow Wood nearby....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Front and back yards and hardscape with covered seating area between main house and cottage ...moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Weber grill with stainless steel counter....moreless

              • Patio
              • Tennis:

                Public. Crane park where the seasonal Farmers Market is held on Friday mornings. ...moreless

              • Terrace

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Napa Valley Health Spa within walking distance....moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Napa Valley Health Spa within walking distance...moreless

              • Sauna:

                Napa Valley Health Spa within walking distance...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 24 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Oct 3 - Dec 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $700 $825
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $700 $825
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $180
                  • Tax Rate 12%


                  50% of rental rate due at booking/Final payment due 21 days prior to arrival

                  $500 Security Deposit is refundable

                  City of St. Helena Short-Term Rental Permit # 2012-25

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Meadow Wood.
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Napa Valley Wine Train, Amtrak
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Beach

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: Fifteen years ago we came across a 150-year-old vacant lot hidden in the middle of a residential block in Saint Helena. We jumped at the chance to live there, and designed and built this contemporary home with a nod to the iconic western storefront with metal roofs and siding one sees around town.

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Helena:
                  Location and privacy. Walk to vineyards, specialty food and wine stores, bakery & coffee shops, farmers market, playgrounds, great restaurants, cinema, luxury shopping, tennis & bocce courts and a health spa with a pool.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Modern, unique architecture in a close-in yet private location. This comfortable gathering place allows guests to easily enjoy themselves without a car, creating a casual and relaxing atmosphere.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Front facade

                    Front facade

                  • Outdoor dining

                    Outdoor dining

                  • Front door entrance

                    Front door entrance

                  • Living room with flat screen TV

                    Living room with flat screen TV

                  • Living room & grand piano

                    Living room & grand piano

                  • Terrace off living room

                    Terrace off living room

                  • Back yard

                    Back yard

                  • Dining room as seen through french doors to patio

                    Dining room as seen through french doors to patio

                  • Cook's galley kitchen

                    Cook's galley kitchen

                  • Flowers under bedroom window

                    Flowers under bedroom window

                  • Loft bedroom with privacy curtains

                    Loft bedroom with privacy curtains

                  • Hideaway


                  • Front yard

                    Front yard

                  • Patio between main house and cottage

                    Patio between main house and cottage

                  • Entry hall to living room

                    Entry hall to living room

                  • Living room fire place

                    Living room fire place

                  • French doors to outdoor terrace

                    French doors to outdoor terrace

                  • lounges under English walnut tree (very delicious)

                    lounges under English walnut tree (very delicious)

                  • Hallway to dining room (post lamp on stairway to second floor)

                    Hallway to dining room (post lamp on stairway to second floor)

                  • Strawberries - help yourself

                    Strawberries - help yourself

                  • First Floor Bedroom

                    First Floor Bedroom

                  • 2nd floor master bedroom

                    2nd floor master bedroom

                  • Cottage bedroom

                    Cottage bedroom

                  • Grapes on espalier viewed from dining room

                    Grapes on espalier viewed from dining room

                  VRBO #426801

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $700 - $825 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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