"We stayed at the Estate ATC during the month of November, in town for a friend's wedding. There were four couples in our party. The house is incredibly unique, the grounds well maintained, and the view is incredible. Three rooms very comfortably sleep a couple each, with their own bathrooms. A fourth room sleeps a couple on a pair of double beds butted up against one another, end to end. That particular room has a large bathroom across the hallway, tub only. Be prepared to zig and zag for about fifteen to twenty minutes to get to the property from St. Helena, the road is comprised of left after right after left turns, but that just adds to the experience:)
The kitchen, and all of it's supplies/cooking appliances work great and are easy to use. There is a BBQ on the deck that works great. The space is perfect, there is a large dining room table, and the fireplace is quaint in the evenings. There is a deck along the house were the view in the morning over coffee can't be beat.
The house is older construction with one of a kind design features. The owner's are very artistic and the house is representative of that. The outdoor pool area, weather permitting, would have been a magnificent use. Although it is not heated...good news was, the hot tub worked great.
Our stay was terrific, and I'd recommend this property to anyone not looking for granite counter tops and tile floors. The only thing that kept this from a five star stay was the heat. Unfortunately, one of the home's two furnaces had a mechanical issue. The property manager worked diligently to get technicians out quickly, but they had to order a part in that wouldn't be available until after our departure. The fireplace added an element of heat during the evenings, but the wives still had to bundle up quite a bit in the house. I can not say for certain when the furnace went down, only that it was not working on our arrival. It was still hard to complain because I felt the property manager went above and beyond to try and remedy the issue.
One additional note, we had a single friend arrive in town late on the second of our three nights at the Estate ATC. Because of the heating situation, the owners offered to let our friend stay in the extra cottage space free of charge, and he was able to cancel other accommodations he had made. It was a very nice gesture on their part."
Guest: Ray D.
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: November 26, 2015