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Napa Valley Hideaway: Quiet Setting in St. Helena

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The owners, an architect and artist, built this modern home over time on a hidden lot, conveniently located down a private lane just four blocks from Saint Helena’s Main Street. It sleeps a maximum of 8 guests with 3 baths.This has been 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 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 ceramic tiles. 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.

Please note that due to the nature of our business, we can not accommodate requests for reservations that would start earlier than 21 days from the time of the inquiry.


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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); Merryvale Suttui Wineries, Health Spa Napa Valley, Cameo Cinema, Gotts Roadside, Model Bakery, Sunshine Market, Goose & Gander Bar/Restaurant, Coffee shops....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....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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Health Spa Napa Valley within walking distance. Saint Helena High School. Bothe State Park (seasonal) ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Health Spa Napa Valley within walking distance...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Health Spa Napa Valley within walking distance...moreless



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3 night min stay
$700 $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:

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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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:
Four beds and three baths all enclosed within the 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

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Date last modified - Friday, May 29, 2015

$700 - $825 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
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Napa Valley Hideaway: Quiet Setting in St. Helena

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