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Napa Valley Hideaway: Private Setting in St. Helena

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House: 4 beds, 3 baths (sleeps 8)

The owners, an architect and artist, built this modern home over time on a hidden lot, conveniently located down a private lane just four blocks from Saint Helena’s Main Street. It sleeps a maximum of 8 guests with 3 baths.This has been our family home for 18 years. The interaction between the architecture and landscape design creates a relaxed California indoor/outdoor living experience.

The house features stained-concrete floors, galvanized metal finishes, stucco, rustic wood beams, re-purposed barn doors & windows, and antique light fixtures.
Furnishings include one-of-a-kind finds, such as the beautifully restored bamboo living room set, as well as pieces that have been passed down through several generations.

The living room has a flat screen TV ("basis channels") with DVD/Blu-ray, a wood burning fireplace, 9' tall French doors, a beautiful chandelier and a grand piano. A separate dining room is adjacent to the cook's galley kitchen, which is outfitted with a wide range of utensils and kitchenware as well as a Thermadore gas range and hood, Sub- Zero refrigerator/freezer and a dishwasher. The first-floor bedroom has an eastern king sized bed in a French-sleigh frame and adjacent bath. This floor also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

The vaulted-ceiling second floor master bedroom has a cal king bed and ceiling fan and new plush carpet. Wake up to morning birdsong and sun light pouring through an antique window with wavy glass panes and an old key hole from its’ former life as a door. There is also a bath and secluded deck. Additionally, there is an open loft that shares the second floor with the master bedroom. The loft has new wool carpet, curtains for privacy and an American 1850's antique four poster double bed.

The separate cottage with a its' own separate entrance has a queen bed and compact bath with tile shower and is a short walk via a covered patio to the main house kitchen side door entrance.

All beds have feather comforters and pillows. The four bed sizes are eastern king, cal king, queen and a double.

The main portion of the house is air-conditioned, with the exception of the living room addition, designed to be cooled by natural ventilation through 9 foot high French doors with pocket copper screen doors. The cottage has an efficient and quiet Rinnai heater and ceiling fan (no air conditioning). There is Wi-Fi throughout.

Outdoor spaces include a sunny front yard behind a privacy creating waxy-privet hedge. There is a casual, partially covered outdoor dining area with charcoal barbecue. This space is easily accessible from the kitchen and cottage. The living room views a heritage English walnut tree which shades the terraced area inviting you to relax on lounge chairs outdoors. A third, sunny outdoor patio area provides another table with umbrella and lounge chairs.

In summary, with six people, each two-some will have a bedroom on a separate floor or the cottage with adjacent baths. Eight guests can be accommodated by using the 4th bed, located in the loft if complete privacy is not a concern, and there is a willingness to get cozy around the dining room table. The loft opens off the stairway to the second floor, however curtains can be drawn to provide visual privacy. The eight guest option offers a very economical solution when considering the typical cost of 4 hotel rooms in the Napa Valley.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/16/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Children must be supervised at all times by adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: First floor main house. Bathroom 2: Second floor (master bedroom & loft bedroom share) Both have tile showers with glass doors (no tubs) Bathroom 3: Separate cottage; tile with shower curtain. In room sink. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray in living room...moreless

  • Games


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    4 block walk to Main Street (Hwy 29); Merryvale Suttui Wineries, Health Spa Napa Valley, Cameo Cinema, Gotts Roadside, Model Bakery, Sunshine Market, Goose & Gander Bar/Restaurant, Coffee shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    French doors open to private outdoor area. Sideboard with additional dining items....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air main house plus ceiling fans in 2nd floor master bedroom and loft. Living room addition designed for natural ventilation. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning in living room. Firewood provided....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Napa Valley Health Spa with outdoor swimming pool and hot tub within walking distance....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central in main house. Rinnai space heater and wood burning fireplace in living room. Rinnai space heater in cottage....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have down comforters and feather pillows and 100% cotton linens. (foam available upon request)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Grand Piano Flat Screen TV with Blu-ray DVD. "Basic" channels- about 50. Wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Additional parking on street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 spaces on property....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    local calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Energy efficient. Low E liquid detergent required. (not provided)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary wireless internet service. Ethernet sockets not available for direct plug in. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart 12 cup gold filter provided. (paper filters not required)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Sub Zero...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Off second floor hallway....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    For rent on Main street (4 blocks away)...moreless

  • Boat:

    Lake Berryessa. Rentals available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor spaces include a sunny, private yard in front with a wonderful outdoor dining area; while off of the living room cool, shady terraced areas invite you to relax on comfortable lounge chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course in Yountville and Calistoga (8-10 miles). Private course at Meadow Wood nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back yards and hardscape with covered seating area....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill with stainless steel counter. Charcoal not provided....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Public. Crane park where the seasonal Farmers Market is held on Friday mornings. ...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Health Spa Napa Valley within walking distance. Saint Helena High School. Bothe State Park (seasonal) ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Health Spa Napa Valley within walking distance...moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $180
  • Tax Rate 12%


50% of rental rate due at booking/Final payment due 21 days prior to arrival

$500 Security Deposit is refundable.

Weekly or longer rates negotiable.

City of St. Helena Short-Term Rental Permit # 2012-25

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Wood.
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Napa Valley Wine Train, Amtrak
50 Miles
Nearest Beach

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Eighteen years ago we came across a 150-year-old vacant lot hidden in the middle of a residential block in Saint Helena. We jumped at the chance to live there, and designed and built this contemporary home with a nod to the iconic western storefront with metal roofs and siding one sees around town.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Helena, CA, USA:
Location and privacy. Walk to vineyards, specialty food and wine stores, bakery & coffee shops, farmers market, playgrounds, great restaurants, cinema, luxury shopping, tennis & bocce courts and a health spa with a pool.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Modern, unique architecture in a close-in yet private location. This comfortable gathering place allows guests to easily enjoy themselves without a car, creating a casual and relaxing atmosphere.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/16/2016

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  • Welcome to Napa Valley Hideaway

    Welcome to Napa Valley Hideaway

  • Living room with wood burning fireplace

    Living room with wood burning fireplace

  • Living room french doors

    Living room french doors

  • Courtyard off living room

    Courtyard off living room

  • Ground floor bedroom with eastern king bed

    Ground floor bedroom with eastern king bed

  • Dining/barbecue patio by kitchen door

    Dining/barbecue patio by kitchen door

  • Open Dining Room French Doors

    Open Dining Room French Doors

  • Loft bedroom with antique double/full bed

    Loft bedroom with antique double/full bed

  • Second floor bedroom with western Cal King bed

    Second floor bedroom with western Cal King bed

  • Bay window

    Bay window

  • Cottage Bedroom with queen bed

    Cottage Bedroom with queen bed

  • Sunny, third patio area, behind cottage

    Sunny, third patio area, behind cottage

  • Main house entrance

    Main house entrance

  • Living room, grand piano

    Living room, grand piano

  • Shady lounge area off living room

    Shady lounge area off living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Cook's kitchen

    Cook's kitchen

  • Beautiful Valley Oak viewed from outdoor table

    Beautiful Valley Oak viewed from outdoor table

  • Second floor loft bedroom with drapes at top of stairs

    Second floor loft bedroom with drapes at top of stairs

  • View from 2nd Floor Deck

    View from 2nd Floor Deck

  • Bay window in second floor bedroom

    Bay window in second floor bedroom

  • Covered seating between main house and cottage

    Covered seating between main house and cottage

  • Cottage Bedroom/Armoire

    Cottage Bedroom/Armoire

  • Main house parking and driveway

    Main house parking and driveway

VRBO #426801

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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