About the property
- House1501 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
City of Napa Business License #27744
City of Napa Vacation Rental Permit #09-0049
The Mediterranean Cottage on First Street, listed in the historic register, has been fully restored to its original elegance. The entire house is appointed with many of the furnishing and fixtures from the 1930's.
Enter this traditional residence through the garden courtyard bordered with potted plants and feel immediately at home. The formal livingroom will welcome you with the sophistication of Persian rugs, built in shelves with books for your perusal, inviting fireplace, writing desk and comfortable sitting area. Continue through the French doors to the formal dining room that is certain to stimulate your appetite for delicious food, Napa Valley wines and discussion about your incredible day. Plan to cap off your day with a game of bocce ball in the regulation sized court off the back gardens.
The charming, refurbished kitchen, with its sunny breakfast room, is the perfect place to take pleasure in your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished, one with Mediterranean style furniture and Adra’s dressing table, the other with Art Deco Waterfall furniture. A wonderful night’s sleep awaits you in these dreamy beds, complete with fine linens.
Let the last bit of stress melt away while you soak in the deep, cast iron tub. Admire the skillfully tiled floor and craftsmanship of a time past.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
If only there were more moments like this!
Owner purchased this House in 1920
Why Owner chose Napa
My Grandparents built this home and it has been in the family ever since. Making it into a vacation rental allows me to still be able to enjoy it and keep it in the family and to share this beauty with others.
What makes this House unique
The location, on historic First St., withing a short walk to downtown Napa and a short drive to hundreds of wineries is ideal. Don't miss a game of Bocce Ball in the back yard!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely beautiful little cottage!
I would highly recommend staying at Massa Cottage. It was a beautiful place. Super close to downtown Napa(we walked everywhere right from the house), and all of the restaurants and shops. The house itself was something out of a museum. Fully restored cottage with so much history. Just spectacular. Very clean, and the beds were super comfy. Next time we visit Napa we will rent this little house again! The best part? Since it was our own house, and not one of the hundred's of B&B's we could comfortably come and go when ever we wanted, and had our own private space without the bother of strangers. It was perfect! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, and very clean. Such a great little house.
Ignore any negatives, we loved it. More than enough utinsils. BBQ grill, lovely back yard. Great location, plenty of Uber drivers.
Darling Napa Cottage
This darling, very clean cottage was a great place to stay for our mother/daughters trio. We loved the Spanish style charm and period details of this home and the proximity to downtown Napa was perfect for us! Although we never cooked a meal, morning coffee in the sunny breakfast nook was lovely. Thank you!!
The house was clean and spacious, but missing all the extras
It was a bit disappointing in all honesty. We visit the Valley every couple of months and have stayed in oodles of vacation rentals. This house is in a perfect location, close to downtown Napa and within walking distance of our favorite tasting room PureCru - but it's missing all of the thoughtfulness that goes into the convenience of renting a house.
We traveled with friends who came from the east coast and we're from MN. We stayed for a long weekend and were attending some events. Typically we eat some meals out, but like the convenience of having a kitchen so that we can cook in. This house had NOTHING that we are used to. Most often the homes that have at least some basics in the kitchen and we're used to the pay it forwards. If you buy things like butter, olive oil, etc. and don't use it all, you leave it for the next guest. Same with basics of condiments, especially at least SALT & PEPPER! The shakers were literally empty. Yes, there were a few packets that someone left behind from fast food, but seriously. There was a couple of coffee filters, but no coffee. There was only two rolls of toilet paper - for four adults, a Thurs. through Sun. - fortunately, we didn't run out because we were away from the house a lot.
The old house has a basement and smelled musty as soon as we entered. There were no rugs in the entry or kitchen and it was a rainy weekend. The beds were comfortable but the towels smelled musty when you dried off from a shower. Ish. There were robes in the closets, which we didn't touch, but they could skip that and invest in the kitchen goods. No water filter, no bottled water, notta.
The biggest problem for us was the Internet. We conduct work and fast speed is a must. We were able to log on right away, but the actual Internet service was sporadic and slow as heck. We even tried resetting the router, to no avail.
There were two monitors set up as televisions in the bedrooms, but no batteries in the remotes. There is not a television in the main sitting room, which was a problem for one of our sports fan guests. There were DVD's sitting around in that room, which seemed odd.
The lighting is poor throughout and the outlets in the bedrooms are old so the hairdryers etc. that we tried to plug in kept falling off the wall. The owners should invest in power strips for the guests.
Anyways, there are way better options out there. Look around at reviews. It's important.
Dear Chris- thanks for sharing your personal option & letting us know the house did not satisfy your individual needs. I hope you find a better fit in the future.
Dear Future Guests- I encourage you to take Chris advice & click on the other 39 reviews. I personally don't plan my day or travel based on stranger's online opinions, but if you do, you will find an overall 5 star rating. In the living room, there is a guest comment book filled with handwritten, cheerful compliments by guests who love, adore and cherish this wonderful, beautiful, charming, historic Napa home!!
I'm bewildered how Chris missed the fully equipped kitchen with all serving & cooking utensils, pots, pans, coffee cups & saucers, water & wine glasses, wine opener, plates, bowls, serving platters, kettle, timer..you get the idea. The only way to miss these items is to not open the cupboard door! Any leftover food remnants are cleared at checkout. I don't like to waste food, however I am not going to leave leftovers for the next guest. In my opinion this is basic sanitary procedure. I don't expect to find leftovers in the cupboard or refrigerator when I travel.
For fun, I asked the internet about average TP use. I found "The number of days a standard roll of bath tissue usually lasts in the most-used bathrooms in the house is five, according to Charmin customers." Based on this stat, 2 rolls should have been sufficient for a 3 night stay.
The house does have an open cellar which is typical of custom built homes in Napa in the 1930's. We stayed the week prior to Chris arrival, and noticed no smells. Perhaps the rain moistened earth created the this scent? Also had no issues with internet and no concerns voiced by previous renters. If Chris alerted us while she was there, it could have been assessed at the time. There is a rubber floor mat to wipe shoes as you enter, you walk right over it, go up two stairs & arrive at a landing area which is perfect to remove shoes before entering the main house. Bewildered this was missed as well! The original light fixtures with amber bulbs in the dining & living areas are absolutely beautiful. In our opinion, the main living room is for conversation or reading, not TV watching. We do not travel to watch TV & have no intention to add a TV in the living room. A TV with cable is in each bedroom. Perfect for use with the DVD's located in the living room.
Charming and beautifully cared for
A lovely house, cared for with love and respect - beautifully built, with historical touches that remind us how details help enhance the whole. We love staying here, and will continue to plan our trips to Napa around the availability of this marvelous home. The beds are comfortable, as is the whole house - it definitely feels like a lovely oasis within the city of Napa.
Cute Napa cottage
The Massa house is a very nice property right in the heart of Napa town. Easy walk to downtown and all that it has to offer! Easy access to 29 and the rest of the valley. Love the period feel of the house, the furnishings and the back yard/courtyard bocce court are a great place to spend an evening!
Bocce Ball Court on Site