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Secluded Hilltop Home on 60+ Acres in California Wine Country

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Find summer! This serene property is located on a steep hilltop in California's wine country. The 4 bedroom 2 bath contemporary rustic house was renovated recently, top to bottom, with all new designer furnishings and beautiful landscaping. Take in the outdoors on the wrap-around deck with new patio furniture and lounge chairs, or relax in the hammocks in the front-yard over-looking the surrounding forests. For meals, gather around the natural stone island in the kitchen or the big dining room table. If you'd prefer to stay outside, there is a large fully equipped outdoor kitchen with BBQ and a large farmhouse style table on the patio. In the evenings, enjoy the large propane fireplace or the contemporary stove. High quality furnishings, finishes and linens complete the resort feel.

The Bird House is located on 60+ acres of hilly countryside adjacent to the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, only 65 miles North of San Francisco in California's Wine Country. The property provides a nice mix of seclusion and access to amenities and recreation. If you are interested in the popular Napa wineries off Silverado Trail, all are within 15 - 25 miles of the house. For those interested in lake activities, access to a commercial marina and all its amenities (boat rentals, water-skiing, fishing, swimming) is close by. Putah Creek wilderness area is also close by for world class trout fishing and great hiking opportunities.

The house is fully furnished with a large open concept kitchen/living/dining area with hickory hardwood floors throughout. The deck is a signature feature with sweeping views of the mountain forest and countryside. At night the hilltop location, seclusion, and clear skies make for unparalleled stargazing.

The property has 2.5 miles of well maintained private hiking trails rising hundreds of feet from the house for guests enjoyment and providing incredible views. Off the trail, there is a spot to set up a tent for camping under a lone oak tree on a round-top hill if you're looking for a bit more of an outside adventure for part of your stay.

Find the sun! When its foggy in the Bay Area, its often sunny at the property with highs typically in the mid-80's - 100's late spring through early fall (high season) and 70+ degrees November through March (low season). Temperatures routinely average 20-40 degrees warmer than San Francisco and 10 degrees warmer than even the town of Napa, just a short drive from the property.
*Free Wi Fi available to guests
*We are open to last minute reservations. Please inquire


Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Cleaning fee of $200 will be assessed for any evidence of smoking...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    En suite master bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    2 bunk beds, sleep total of up to 5 guests...moreless

  • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    A double and a single sofa bed available in the living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master en suite...moreless

  • Master features spa-like slipper tub, dual vanities and large body shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • * The garage and saloon outbuilding remain under construction and are inaccessible to guests ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Outdoor games including giant Jenga, corn hole, and others for use in the yard. Trivia games and video games available for in the house....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV cable available free to guests...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 LCD televisions with DirecTV cable in the house. 55' in living room, 47' in Master, and 50' in second bedroom...moreless

  • Video Games:

    X-Box 360 with games...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

    Sweeping views of hills and forests. Elevation 1000 - 1500 ft above sea level...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Extra large, awesome propane fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi Fi available up to 5 GB of usage per stay...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided on beds in all four rooms with extras included for both sofa beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful leather sectional, large propane fireplace, 55' LCD TV with DirecTV cable, and comfy faux fur pillows, a giant bean bag chair, and blankets from Restoration Hardware. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    land line telephone available for emergency use...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and bathrobes provided for guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Master bedroom has its own contemporary propane stove...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the cookware and utensils needed for your stay are available...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished kitchen. New appliances. Large natural stone island with surrounding saddle stool seating for entertaining and dining...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, dry rubs, gourmet coffee available for guests in the pantry...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck with ample patio furniture for hosting and entertaining...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    landscaped backyard lawn garden overlooking the mountainside with 2 cool hammocks for guest use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fully equipped outdoor kitchen with grill and surrounding seating area. Outdoor kitchen has its own stool seating and propane fire strip for accent and toasting s'mores...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Christmas / New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$699 $849
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$699 $849
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,999 $19,999

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$599 $699
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,499 $14,999

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $299
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


* Premium rates and increased nightly minimums apply to holiday weekends. Please inquire directly with the owner for rates as the VRBO automatic quote system doesn't reflect the correct rates on holidays

* Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed

* Additional supplemental nightly fee and cleaning fee will be applied for larger groups

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Recommended

California's Wine Country is a world class wine, food and outdoor recreation destination. Lake Berryessa is a large freshwater lake (over 150 miles of shoreline) located just over an hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Boat, kayak, jet ski and fishing equipment rentals are all available. The property itself is secluded and quiet, covering 60 acres with 2.5 miles of private hiking trails. A short drive West puts you in the Napa Valley for renowned wine tasting, restaurants and shopping. Local Napa markets will provide bountiful, local specialty foods if you enjoy cooking yourself. Major shopping outlets for anything you need are within 30 minutes drive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Married couple with child who spent over a decade looking for space, fresh air and respite from chilly San Francisco summers.

Why the Owner Chose Berryessa Highlands:
We fell in love with the spectacular views, the warm dry summers, the crickets, frogs and birds, the stars, the lake and the proximity to the city and wine country.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Scenery, seclusion and serenity - nearly 360 degree view without neighbors. 60+ acres of private property to enjoy the outdoors, with 2 miles of private hiking trails with stunning hilltop views. *We are open to last minute reservations

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Speaks: english



  • Landscaped back yard

    Landscaped back yard

  • Stone entryway

    Stone entryway

  • Master Bathroom with slipper tub, walk in shower, and two vanities

    Master Bathroom with slipper tub, walk in shower, and two vanities

  • 2.5 miles of private hiking trails

    2.5 miles of private hiking trails

  • Saloon outbuilding (under construction)

    Saloon outbuilding (under construction)

  • back deck from outdoor kitchen

    back deck from outdoor kitchen

  • Landscaped back yard

    Landscaped back yard

  • Open concept gourmet kitchen with large natural stone island

    Open concept gourmet kitchen with large natural stone island

  • Dining table seats 8-10

    Dining table seats 8-10

  • Rustic front door and entryway

    Rustic front door and entryway

  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • Master bedroom (king bed) with contemporary gas stove and large LCD TV

    Master bedroom (king bed) with contemporary gas stove and large LCD TV

  • Guest room 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV with DirecTV cable

    Guest room 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV with DirecTV cable

  • Sunset view from backyard

    Sunset view from backyard

  • parking area

    parking area

VRBO #464824

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