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Napa Valley Hideaway: Quiet Setting in St. Helena

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Unsupervised children not allowed in cottage....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          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


          • Books
          • Games
          • Television:

            Sony Flat Screen in living room....moreless

          • VCR
          • Piano


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


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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          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 and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining:

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

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        2 spaces on property....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Main house, cottage and grounds....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

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

                      • Clothes Dryer:


                      • Parking:

                        Additional parking on street....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        100% cotton...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

                      • Telephone:

                        local calls...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Living Room:

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

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Heating:

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


                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher


                      • Terrace
                      • Patio
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • 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

                      • Outdoor Grill:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • Balcony:

                        Off second floor hallway....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

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

                      • Tennis:

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

                      • Golf:

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

                      • Boat:

                        Lake Berryessa. rentals available....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        Napa Valley Health Spa within walking distance...moreless

                      • Communal Pool:

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

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Napa Valley Health Spa within walking distance...moreless



                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 22 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring/Summer Season
                      Mar 1 - Sep 11, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $600 $750
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Harvest Season
                      Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $675 $825
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning Fee $180
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • 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: 08/18/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates


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

                      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 - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                      $600 - $825 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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