Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

St. Helena Cottage - Walk to Downtown!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This cottage style home is situated in a very quiet neighborhood and an easy walk to downtown St. Helena. The year round climate is wonderful and perfect for drinking wine on the front porch or in the privacy of the backyard where there is a BBQ and large eating area.

There are two bedrooms with a Queen bed in each and French Doors leading out to the private serene backyard. The beds are high quality with high-end linens, down pillows and comforters. One bedroom has French antiques and a HD flat Screen TV with a Blu-Ray that offers instant feed (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc) and the other has American antiques and a beautiful iron bed that belonged to Chynna Phillips and William Baldwin. The house is equipped with an Eternal-On Demand hot water system for ample hot water. One bath is a ¾ bath and the other has a large step in tub and double shower heads. The third room is now an office.

The home is extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated with attention to detail. There are Oriental rugs through out the house on hardwood floors and art from the U.S.A., Spain, Russia, Italy and other countries. The living room has a HD flat screen TV, Direct TV and Blu-Ray for instant feed (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc). There are vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and living room.

The country kitchen is designed for a gourmet cook with a 36 inch Wolf range with griddle, Viking refrigerator, wine cooler and butcher block island. It is well equipped. There are Italian dishes and copper pots/pans by Bourgeat from France. On hand are all the essentials to cook including oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and a selection of spices in addition to flour, sugar and all the baking needs.

There is a music system in the office with high quality speakers in the main house and a wide variety of music. There is an adapter for Ipod and WiFi is included.

Our calendar on VRBO is kept current, please check your dates for availability prior to contacting us!

****NOTE: No children under 12 years of age, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please state child's age in rental inquiry. Permit #2012-30

Keywords: House, cottage, yard, private

More Details

Owner
Suzanne Nicholas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Suzanne Nicholas

We are a retired couple who have lived in St. Helena for over 30 years. If we are not traveling in the summer you will catch us fly fishing on Rock Creek in Montana or in the winter sitting on the beach in San Pancho, Mexico. The rest of the year we live in St. Helena and enjoy the beauty of the valley and the access to great wines. We hope you enjoy our home in St. Helena.

Suzanne Nicholas purchased this house in 1990

Why Suzanne Nicholas chose Napa County

We love the climate and we love the access to the charming downtown area.

What makes this house unique

Our renters that love to cook love our house! We have a gourmet kitchen with a Wolf range and an island great for prepping. You will have a choice of dining inside or outside, sipping wine and enjoying cheese in the front or the back. This house has a style that fits everyone.

A welcome basket is included for mid-week renters or weekend stays of four or more nights. The basket includes two 1-Liter glass bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water, six 16-ounce plastic water bottles, one 4-ounce jar of handmade organic berry preserves, one dozen farm-fresh organic and soy-free eggs, one stick of organic butter and one loaf of Model Bakery fresh-baked organic Sourdough bread. You may add the welcome basket to your reservation for an additional $50.

Amenities

Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The guest bathroom is not attached to the guest room but the door is adjacent, allowing for a pseudo dual-master experience.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full Bath attached
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Tempurpedic bed, full bathroom adjacent
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
We are pleased to offer you optional concierge services during your stay in the Napa Valley. If you would like to schedule time with a local tennis pro, arrange for an in-house massage, schedule a private wine tasting with local winemakers in their home and vineyard, or simply make meal reservations at our local world-renown restaurants, our Property Manager is happy to assist with any or all of these requests. A concierge rate of $50 will be billed and is be payable directly to the Property Manager upon your arrival.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

98% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
St. Helena Cottage - Walk to Downtown!
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews
5

Perfect place from which to relax, tour, taste wine, walk/bike, and eat!

  • 5 of 5

Loved your home...from the short walk to town to the evenings at the fire pit. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
United States
5

Great little town and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in Saint Helena at around 930p on September 15. We were amazingly surprised at how nice the house was. Nice fire pit in the back to burn wood. Lots of channels on tv. My husband pleased to be able to watch his football game Saturday afternoon. Beds were very comfortable. Cute little town within walking distance. Our only problem is when we got there the air wasn't working but it was quickly resolved the next day by Suzanne. The great thing is there were screens on the French doors so we were able to get a nice breeze at night along with a ceiling fan. Compensated for our trouble without even having to ask. This was a once in a lifetime trip for us and our grown sons but would stay here again if we ever did return. Thanks for everything! Terri

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Houston TX
5

Great house with great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful! The artwork is amazing and each day we noticed a new piece to talk about! The location is close to everything and walkable to Main Street. The beds were a little too firm for our taste but otherwise the house was fantastic. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Quaint Spot, Fantastic Location to Town of St. Helena

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location - so close to main street and all attractions / vineyards in St. Helena. Would definitely recommend and return for future visits to the area

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Morgan Hill, California
5

"Slow Down" in St. Helena

  • 5 of 5

A stay in this wonderful home allows guests to "slow down" in St. Helena and Napa Valley. As the valley has grown and gained in popularity, it has become crowded and expensive. A stay at this home allows guests to enjoy quiet evenings in the beautiful back and front yards. For those people who love to cook, you'll find high-end appliances which are so easy to use. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, glasses and dishes.

The home is perfect for two couples, each enjoying their own bedroom and bath. It's quite obvious the owners love the home as it is filled with art work and beautifully decorated. There were welcome gifts - freshly ground coffee beans, water, fresh eggs, and a delicious loaf of bread from Model Bakery. We cooked all of our meals and ate outside at the picnic table.

Even though this house has neighboring homes, because of the well-established plants, the yards are very private. Truly, the only sound we heard while in the back yard was the cackling of a hen - no human voices.

One of the best features was something we didn't use. There were detailed instructions regarding the use of the television. We have rented houses and spent time trying to determine how to figure out channels, movies, etc. This home had complete instructions located by the television. (We, however, were happy drinking Cabernet in the back yard.)

I felt the price was reasonable. Hotel rooms in the Napa Valley are quite expensive and many hotels have 2 or 3 day minimums. We loved our stay at this charming home. I echo reviews I have read, and give the home 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

comfortable, clean, quiet

  • 5 of 5

I never know exactly what to expect when renting a house, but this one was perfect! The house was very comfortable for our group of 4 adults. It was well stocked & clean. We had a number of events to attend during this trip in St Helena, Monte Rio, Sonoma & Napa. After spending so much time on the road it was nice to come home to cozy beds & a quiet neighborhood. Coffee in the lovely back yard was the start to our days & the food items left by Suzanne were a nice surprise. Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Kelham Vineyards and Winery
"Winemaker brothers Hamilton & Ron Nicholson have spent most of their lives in St. Helena and..."
Goose & Gander
"This relatively new restaurant replaced the old "Martini House" and succeeded in bringing an..."
W F Giugni & Son Grocery Co
"As "hole in the wall" as St. Helena can get, Giugni's (Pronounced "Joo-nees") is a local fix..."
Car: necessary

Nearby Crane Park hosts our weekly Farmer's Market on Friday mornings. We have some of the best restaurants in the world within walking distance and hundreds of wineries in the surrounding area.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

NO CHILDREN, NO PETS, NO EXCEPTIONS

We permit shorter stays than 3 nights only if it is either a) within 2 weeks of rental, b) weeknights only or c) the dates are booked on either end, thus not allowing a full 3 night stay.

**Please note that the monthly rate is for 30 nights or more and no taxes are charged on that amount. Additional fees are assessed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties