Feedback
Enter a location, property ID, keywords, and/or descriptive words.

Authentic Victorian Retreat in the Heart of Old Town - City Permit #Vr09-0045

You sent a message to this owner.

Front of Fox Cottage, Napa, CA

Front of Fox Cottage, Napa, CA Fox Cottage interior looking toward living room Fox Cottage during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12 Fox Cottage living room during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12 Dining room with 'Monticello' cabinet to kitchen, Fox Cottage dining room during historic home tour, 2012 Dining room looking toward bedrooms Living room looking toward dining Quiet master bedroom, Fox Cottage View toward living area, Fox Cottage rear (master) bedroom Front bedroom, Fox Cottage bathroom detail sparkling bathroom Fox Cottage historic bathroom with subway tile bathroom with 'subway' tile wainscot, porcelain tile floor bathroom tub/shower with new fittings and 'subway' tile Fox Cottage bathroom Kitchen looking toward lattice rear porch kitchen detail Fox Cottage rose garden, 2013 rear yard Classic front porch, Fox Cottage Historic streetscape, Napa, CA

Calendar

Last updated: 04/21/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Napa house description

Welcome to Napa and to the best wine country in the world!

This architectural gem in the heart of Napa's Old Town is conveniently situated among other Victorian homes, has easy highway access, and is within walking distance to everything from restaurants and shops to a grocery store and downtown wine tasting establishments. This is the perfect location for your wine country getaway. Walk to Celadon, Cole's Chop House, Norman Rose, Morimoto, Oenotri, Bounty Hunter, Angele, the Uptown Theater, the Napa Valley Opera House, and too many other special attractions to list here. Notable architect Luther Turton designed this group of homes. The Fox Cottage is a licensed and City permitted vacation rental house #VR09-0045.

With gleaming oak floors, fine cotton linens, pillow top beds, fluffy duvets and oriental carpets this home provides a romantic retreat. The bathroom has been recently restored with 'subway' tile wainscot, porcelain tile floors, and new fittings and details.

This lovingly restored 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home is well suited for one or two couples. Tree shaded streets, elegant Bed and Breakfast Inns and friendly neighbors surround this special house. There is even an ancient redwood-sided carriage house at the rear of the property (separated from the yard by a lattice fence).

As recent guests commented, 'The Fox Cottage was the perfect place to come home to after our daily 'adventures' in Napa! Walking and exploring neighborhoods in the morning was fun, as well as walking to Pearl's for dinner. We enjoyed golf at Eagle Vines and Silverado and wine tasting at Domaine Chandon, Miner Family Vineyard and Sterling. This is a terrific location for all activities! Many thanks!- Peggy and Jim B.'

Enjoy your getaway to wine country!

Keywords: Charming Victorian Home

Property Type

  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) heavenly pillow top queen beds

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Pillow-Top Queen-Sized Beds, Duvets, nice wine glasses and a corkscrew...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                some popular board games and jigsaw puzzles...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Wide screen HDTV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                phone extension for local calls...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                picnic table seats 4-6, outdoor wood Coleman 'fire pit'...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas grill and charcoal grills available...moreless

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic

              Activities

              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Cycling
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Ice Skating
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Winery Tours
              • Playground
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking

              Other Activities

                  • Wine Tasting, Thursday Night Chef's Market, the Oxbow Market, Live Music, Tuesday and Saturday local farmer's markets (in season), kayaking or canoeing on the Napa River, exploring the huge National Register Napa Abajo/Fuller Park Historic District, If you provide only an email address for contact information, please verify that it is correct...moreless
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review
                  • Fox Cottage Weekend Get Away

                    Fox Cottage Weekend Get Away

                    • Guest RedfernGlennSoaps (Silverdale, Washington)
                    • Date of stay 10/22/09
                    • Review Submitted 11/03/09
                    What a wonderful place to stay on our trip to Napa! Fox Cottage met our needs perfectly with plenty of entertainment room, large table, and abundant wine glasses! It was cozy and comfortable and only a short walk to downtown! We would definitely want to stay here again if we travel to Napa!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay at the Fox Cottage, and we look forward to seeing you again.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 19/20

                  • Napa Wine trip

                    Napa Wine trip

                    • Guest Sylvia (Slidell, La. )
                    • Date of stay 10/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/01/13
                    We enjoyed our stay in October 2013, this home is within walking distance to restaurants and WINE!! Cute home, everything was clean .

                    Owner response: Thanks for taking time to write a review!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Week in Napa

                    Week in Napa

                    • Guest diana s. (Houston, TX)
                    • Date of stay 10/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                    Wonderful property and Juliana was very helpful and friendly. The cottage is darling and met our needs perfectly. My friend and I were visiting for the week so it was nice to have two bedrooms. We found the property clean, orderly with everything we needed to get started for the week.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.

                    Owner response: It was so nice to meet you and make some wine country recommendations!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Napa house is the way to go

                    Napa house is the way to go

                    • Guest Golfer Guy (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 10/12/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/26/13
                    This was my first using VRBO and it was fantastic. The house was great and in a perfect location for us. Going with another couple it made the experience more enjoyable to sit and talk at day end over a nice bottle of wine in the family room. Beats going to you hotel room separately making a quick end to the night. I will do this again and when I go back to Napa I will stay in this house again.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for the review. I agree that a vacation rental home is a great way to stay in wine country!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Ideal Napa Cottage

                    Ideal Napa Cottage

                    • Guest Chrissy (Dallas)
                    • Date of stay 10/05/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/11/13
                    Fox Cottage was a wonderful place that provides a quaint cozy cottage in a terrific location. We enjoyed the easy walk to downtown Napa for morning walks and dinner at a variety of restaurants. The house provided all we needed to spend some of our meals at home with delicious wines we had discovered that day and fresh items from one of the markets nearby. Thank you for letting us use your home! We hope to return someday soon.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                    Owner response: I am so glad you had a good visit to wine country!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Would not stay again

                    Would not stay again

                    • Guest Kitkat (Kitkat)
                    • Date of stay 09/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                    First the pros: The location could not be better. You are close to everything. Downtown Napa has and is being revitalized. The riverfront is beautiful and the best dinner we had was there. The beds at Fox Cottage were amazing. Actually more comfy than my bed at home and that is saying something. Now the cons: this property is not well maintained. The bathroom needs updating badly. The bathtub faucets are hanging, they work but really they can't be replaced? There is a dent/hole next to the toliet. There were 3 partial end rolls of toliet paper for our use, very tacky. The showerhead is very weak. The coffee cups in the kitchen had chips around the rim. Sorry, cups are not that expensive. The slipcovers on the sectional have stains on them. The washer/dryer is in the basement. Be prepared, it is like walking into a show on hoarders. You can barely get to the washer or dryer. When I did, there were sheets in the washer and towels in the dryer I had to empty. The backyard is a mess. No urge to go back there and have a glass of wine. My impression of this property is that it is "good enough" to rent the way it is. I guess we were spoiled on a previous visit to Napa when we rented a property that was not only well maintained but furnished with every item you could possibly need. The backyard was beautifully landscaped. Since this trip was last minute the other rental was booked solid. My next trip back will be planned well enough in advance that I will rent the first property again.

                    Owner response: The bathroom has been completely renovated - with period correct "subway" tile and porcelain ceramic floor tile. All the fittings have been replaced, and the bathroom has been repainted. The basement had many of the construction supplies stored for the renovation project(s). The rear yard had a massive 80 year old redwood tree removed and re-planting was done over the summer and fall of 2013. Rental rates for 2013 reflected the interim condition of the home.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/10

                  • Barrie couples

                    Barrie couples

                    • Guest Fun (Ont, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 09/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                    We had a very lovely stay at this quaint Victorian cottage in Napa, yes it does need a little work, but then again it is a Victorian. The location is great and owner is wonderful. We hope to come back one day in the future when we have more time. Thanks again!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind review. All the necessary work has been completed, and I hope you can return again.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Charming house in lovely location

                    Charming house in lovely location

                    • Guest Nigel W. (Bath, UK)
                    • Date of stay 07/20/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                    This is a charming home in a lovely and convenient location. Clean inside and comfortable. We had a good stay. Very efficient air conditioning, good wi-fi, and reasonably well equipped. Juliana and John (owners) live next door and they were helpful and charming. We had a wonderful time driving to, and visiting, vineyards in this most attractive part of California. Quiet and comfortable to sleep in; 'white' noise of the air-con may have helped! Downsides that could, with a little TLC and time be easily addressed, are to make the back yard/garden rather more conducive to be in; clean the back steps and passage, and mend the door, and clear an easy path through the basement, to the washer and drier underneath; thoroughly clean the inside of the kitchen cupboards and bathroom cupboard (it took about 30 minutes, but should have been done); mend the taps in the bathroom - they worked but would be better if matching - and generally refurbish the sole bathroom/toilet.

                    Owner response: Thank you for your review. All the needed renovations have been completed, and I hope you can return and see the result!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                  • Exactly what you're looking for!

                    Exactly what you're looking for!

                    • Guest Jeanne H.
                    • Date of stay 06/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                    Fox cottage is the quintessential little cottage in the heart of Napa. Located on First street the traffic can be quite noisy, but not intollerable. Juliana & John came out to greet us, accompanied by their friendly puppy. A Highly recommended stay!

                    Owner response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure meeting your friends from South Africa. ~ Juliana

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                  • Great location, close to everything

                    Great location, close to everything

                    • Guest Marc A.
                    • Date of stay 05/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                    We had a great time in the cottage. The location is perfect, a very easy walk to downtown and all the restaurants. Centrally located for the vineyards. The property was very clean.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you Marc. We really enjoy living here on First Street and walking downtown.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My 3-6 night special rate
                  Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,685
                  My winter 3-6 night rate
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $325

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • non-refundable cleaning $90 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  $325/night for 2 night minimum stay. Reservations not confirmed until payment of rental deposit is received and acknowledged. Final payment due 30 days in advance of your stay. $50 cancellation fee over 90 days prior to arrival. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to arrival but over 31 days = one night's rent. No refunds in final 30 days. Special "Bottle Rock" rates apply, please inquire.


                  This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                  Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 04/21/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: SFO at 60 Miles
                  • Nearest Ferry: Vallejo at 16 Miles
                  • Nearest Train: Wine Train at 1.2 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Highway 29 at 0.25 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Dillon Beach at 45 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: Oenotri at 0.4 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Norman Rose at 0.4 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: Napa is a lovely town located in the heart of the Napa Valley. I've been active in the community for over 20 years, having served on boards, commissions and as an elected official. I am now Vice Mayor of the city and an Architect who specializes in historic architecture.

                  Why the Owner Chose Napa:
                  In 1996 I acquired the Fox Cottage and operated it many years as a regular month to month rental house. In 2005 I refurbished the house again and converted it to a vacation rental. In 2013 and 2014 we did more work on the house! Napa has a unique combination of local activities, perfect climate, the best agricultural soils, beautiful landscape, and proximity to the SF Bay area.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The Fox Cottage is within easy walking distance of the thriving downtown area. Downtown Napa has over 30 Zagat rated restaurants, almost as many wine tasting rooms and wine bars, shopping, river walk and interesting seasonal activities and festivals. The cottage is a fine example of a Queen Anne 'raised cottage' designed by notable local architect Luther Turton in 1892. The neighborhood is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front of Fox Cottage, Napa, CA

                    Front of Fox Cottage, Napa, CA

                  • Fox Cottage during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12

                    Fox Cottage during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12

                  • Dining room with 'Monticello' cabinet to kitchen, Fox Cottage

                    Dining room with 'Monticello' cabinet to kitchen, Fox Cottage

                  • Dining room looking toward bedrooms

                    Dining room looking toward bedrooms

                  • Quiet master bedroom, Fox Cottage

                    Quiet master bedroom, Fox Cottage

                  • rear (master) bedroom

                    rear (master) bedroom

                  • bathroom detail

                    bathroom detail

                  • Fox Cottage historic bathroom with subway tile

                    Fox Cottage historic bathroom with subway tile

                  • bathroom tub/shower with new fittings and 'subway' tile

                    bathroom tub/shower with new fittings and 'subway' tile

                  • Kitchen looking toward lattice rear porch

                    Kitchen looking toward lattice rear porch

                  • Fox Cottage rose garden, 2013

                    Fox Cottage rose garden, 2013

                  • Classic front porch, Fox Cottage

                    Classic front porch, Fox Cottage

                  • Fox Cottage interior looking toward living room

                    Fox Cottage interior looking toward living room

                  • Fox Cottage living room during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12

                    Fox Cottage living room during the Candlelight Tour 12/8/12

                  • dining room during historic home tour, 2012

                    dining room during historic home tour, 2012

                  • Living room looking toward dining

                    Living room looking toward dining

                  • View toward living area, Fox Cottage

                    View toward living area, Fox Cottage

                  • Front bedroom, Fox Cottage

                    Front bedroom, Fox Cottage

                  • sparkling bathroom

                    sparkling bathroom

                  • bathroom with 'subway' tile wainscot, porcelain tile floor

                    bathroom with 'subway' tile wainscot, porcelain tile floor

                  • Fox Cottage bathroom

                    Fox Cottage bathroom

                  • kitchen detail

                    kitchen detail

                  • rear yard

                    rear yard

                  • Historic streetscape, Napa, CA

                    Historic streetscape, Napa, CA

                  VRBO #67891

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, March 01, 2014

                  $185 - $325 per night (USD)
                  115

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Owner
                  Email owner

                  +1 (707) 226-5304 (California, USA)

                  Speaks: english
                  This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement