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A Private Luxury Estate in the California Wine Country

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 4,250 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6BR/6BA (Sleeps 12-15) Modern Ranch-Style Home in Heart of CA Wine Country

*** FIRE UPDATE - Oct 17th ***

Miraculously, our Wine Country Ranch on Sharp Rd in Calistoga and our section of the beautiful "Mayastoga" valley 1,200 feet above made it through the fires without harm! We are so grateful as many in neighboring areas we not as fortunate. The town of Calistoga also escaped and visible fire damage is minimal. Thank you to so many former guests who have sent notes of support! Please come visit our town and "Mayastoga Ranches."

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Modern luxury meets Napa Valley Wine Country ranch style in this beautifully 17 acre property nestled in a private valley in the Mayacamas Mountains 1,200 feet above Calistoga. We call it "Mayastoga." Learn more about "Mayastoga" and "Mayastoga Ranches" by searching the web.

The home is an elegant yet comfortable fully updated and beautifully decorated 6br/6ba modern ranch-style home on the border between Napa and Sonoma Counties. The ranch is within minutes of the best of both Napa and Sonoma wineries and is the perfect place for family reunions, groups of friends, or companies looking for a private, yet accessible retreat.

Walking into the home you'll be immediately impressed by the warm oak flooring accented with beautiful art and mid-century modern touches. The main gathering area to the right as you walk in includes a slate fireplace, large Italian sofa and designer finishes as well as a second seating area with four club chairs overlooking the grounds with large Live Oak trees.

The adjacent dining area comfortably seats 12 and is also steps away from the fully stocked chef's kitchen, set apart by a 165 year-old 5" slab of California Walnut used for additional seating or a convenient serving area. With its commercial sized refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, 150 bottle wine refrigerator, Miele automatic coffee maker, and virtually every small appliance imaginable, any chef will love this kitchen!

The home includes six large suits, each with its own private bath. Five of the suites have King Beds with extremely comfortable mattresses and linens. One suite has two queen-size beds for additional sleeping capacity. The bathrooms are fully stocked with luxurious Restoration Hardware towels and Napa Valley Soap Company bath amenities. Four of the bedrooms have 44" wall or furniture-mounted LED TVs with DirecTV. All have blackout drapes for complete privacy and comfort.

The home has a 3-zone central air and heat system, Wi-Fi, DirecTV, and a Sonos sound system that channels your music throughout the home, as well as on the front patio and rear pool area.

The outside backyard of the property includes a 1-acre fenced area with large, deep fully modern solar heated pool with built-in lounging deck and spa surrounded by Restoration Hardware furniture and numerous shade umbrellas for relaxing days. By the pool area is a large Weber propane grill. Sonos speakers provide the opportunity to create that perfect ambience!

The front deck is also complete with Restoration Hardware outdoor sofa, dining table and lounge chairs for relaxing and enjoying the view of the spectacular Mayacamas Mountains. Along with the Sonos speakers, umbrellas and propane fire pit, it's the perfect place to relax in the sun listening to your favorite artists, enjoy breakfast as the sun comes up, or entertain guests for a truly spectacular gourmet dinner.

Down the walkway is a regulation-size newly refinished tennis court. The property comes complete with ample sports equipment, hiking trails, tree swing & hammock and so much more.

We've heard from so many who have rented this property that they originally arrived with restaurant reservations for each night of their stay only to end up canceling them and staying in to cook and enjoy the private time. They just didn't want to leave the property!

Would you like help planning and preparing for and your trip? Do you prefer a guided experience to exclusive wineries and events in Napa and Sonoma while you are here? Mayastoga offers comprehensive Wine Country concierge services. Whether planning your wine tasting experience, setting up exclusive tasting opportunities, securing restaurant reservations, or creating unique experiences, our concierge can help. She can also accompany you on your tastings so you can forget about schedules and managing your group.

MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS: We have a 3-night minimum with the exception of a 5-night minimum June - August and major holidays (New Year, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.)

ADDITIONAL FEES: We do charge an additional fee of $150 for APPROVED" pets and also for small children due to the additional cleaning required for each.

LEGAL RENTAL: This property is a registered and legal Vacation Rental through Sonoma County. Our TOT Number is 1304N.

Effective January 1, 2017 Sonoma County Measure L goes into effect which raises the Transient Occupancy Tax to 12% (previously 9%)

ALSO, we DO NOT ask you to wire any money. If you are asked to wire money to anyone it is more than likely a VRBO scam so DO NOT let this happen to you!

Quiet Hours as mandated by Sonoma County Code Section 26-88-120 are between 10p and 7a.

Check out the current weather at the Ranch! http://rainwise.net/weather/wcr2013napa

2017 Farmer's Almanac Forecast:

SUMMARY: Winter temperatures and rainfall will be below normal, with below-normal mountain snows. The stormiest periods will be in late November, mid-December, and mid-January. The coldest temperatures will be in early and late December and mid- to late January. April and May will be warmer and slightly rainier than normal. Summer will be hotter than normal, with above-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and

mid- to late July and mid-August. September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.sun coast. 24–28 Sunny, warm. 29–31 Isolated showers, warm.

AUG. 2017: Temp. 72° (1° above avg.); precip. 0.1" (avg.). 1–4 Sunny, warm. 5–11 Scattered

showers, then sunny, cool. 12–15 Sunny; warm north, turning hot south. 16–21 Sunny

inland; a.m. sprinkles, p.m. sun coast. 22–25 Sunny inland; a.m. sprinkles, p.m. sun coast;

seasonable north, hot south. 26–31 Scattered t-storms, seasonable.

SEPT. 2017: Temp. 69° (1° below avg.); precip. 0.2" (avg.). 1–12 Sunny inland; a.m. sprinkles, p.m. sun coast; cool. 13–17 Sunny, cool. 18–25 Scattered showers north, sunny south; cool. 26–30 Sunny, quite warm.

OCT. 2017: Temp. 63° (2° below avg.); precip. 4" north, 0.5" south (2" above avg.). 1–9 Rain

north, some heavy; a few showers south; cool. 10–13 Sprinkles north, rain south; cool. 14–18 Sunny, cool. 19–25 Showers, then sunny, cool. 26–31 A few showers, seasonable.

More Details

Owner
Arthur
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Arthur

I was born in Midland, Texas to an oil man and his wife. The forth of four children and only boy. I attended Texas A&M and love to follow Aggie sports. I currently live between Texas and California, and prefer the dry Summers of California to the humid Texas Summer.

Arthur purchased this estate in 2011

Why Arthur chose Calistoga

The minute a saw this property it reminded me of the Hill Country in Texas, with its large Oak trees, rock outcroppings, and Manzanita. Built by Richard and Marjorie Patterson (parents of the writer, James Patterson) in 1981, the residence was in pristine condition, although it was in need of an update. It took the better of 2011 to fully gut and remodel the interior of home to its current condition. In 2014 the pool and rear yard area of the house was remodeled.

I love this property because it is so peaceful and quiet, yet very close to Calistoga. This is the perfect retreat I love to entertain and this is the perfect house and property for it.

What makes this estate unique

1. Private estate large enough for a big family to all be together without being on top of each other

2. It is 7 minutes down the hill to downtown Calistoga, yet when you are at the property it feels like you are in the middle of the country.

3. The property is perfectly situated to take advantage of the entire Wine Country, both in Sonoma and Napa Counties.

4. We accept Bitcoin for payment!

Amenities

Calistoga Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • RENTAL AGREEMENT - All renters must sign and return a fully completed Rental Agreement Form or reservation will be cancelled and fee of $500 applied.
  • MINIMUM AGE - We do not rent to anyone under the age of 30.
  • NO SMOKING - Smoking anywhere in or on the property will result in forfeiture of damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bath & TV with DirecTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private bath & TV with DirecTV
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV with DirecTV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Private bath & TV with DirecTV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Private bath & TV with DirecTV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Private bath. 2 twin beds can be configured as another King
  • King-size beds (4), Queen-size beds (2), Twin-size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Fabulous! Great place for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (13 adults, an infant and a toddler) enjoyed a wonderful stay. The house is very well appointed - great kitchen/bedding/bath supplies and the outdoor set up is pefect for relaxing. Plenty of umbrellas, great seating options in the front and back yards. Music speakers throughout the house and outside. The pool is pristine and there are plenty of beach towels and outdoor chairs that you can take into the shallow end of the pool - very nice! We also had permission to host a private party on premise for about 45 people and there was plenty of room. Arthur, the owner is very easy to work with and the house is immaculate. We would definitley stay again. PS - an unexpected benefit. . .deer feeding on the front lawn in the mornings and afternoons. A real treat! I wish we could have stayed another week! Thanks Arthur.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property. We were 4 couples, and we couldn't have found a more perfect residence. Everything you can imagine plus more: beautiful linens, towels, robes, and bath amenities. The kitchen was awesome; every tool, pan, or gadget one might need. Lots of dishes, wine glasses (of course), outdoor ware, and more. The pool and hot tub are spectacular including towels, hats, and flip flops. Our favorites were the two fire pits... just lounging around in the evening enjoying life and one another. The house is large, space for everyone. Three bedrooms one one side, three one the other, so everyone is spread apart. And nature outside the windows every day - deer, quail, jack rabbits, fox and even skunks. Arthur is the consummate host. Answered many questions and helped us several times. Thanks for sharing your Calistoga Mountain Ranch with us... we hope you'll have us back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CA
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was impeccable. It had everything you could ever think you might need and it was well laid out for a group of friends with and without kids, with plenty of different hang out spaces and a giant kitchen. I would highly recommend and will definitely keep it in mind for our next Napa/Sonoma trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Greenwich CT
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I never write reviews, but for this property it was impossible not to do so. We were 9 adults and 5 children and all of us loved the house, pool, tennis court and location. The kitchen was incredible and had everything you could ever imagine needing to cook any meal. Ample indoor / outdoor seating for meals / lounging, common space, etc. Somehow we all felt close yet never crowded and with many options for privacy. We are already planning our return!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved staying at the Wine Country Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group - 6 adults and 7 children -- and were incredibly comfortable. The house is spaciousand well appointed - we never wanted for anything: the yard and pool were incredible and the kitchen was Pete toy stocked with everything we needed. It's also conveniently located - close to a few great towns and a short drive to many wineries. Arthur was a lovely host - communicative, helpful and incredible generous

We didn't want to leave

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 12 Brits over for a wedding in nearby St Helena so used all the rooms in the house. Without exception all were delighted with the house which is very well appointed and comfortable. Although the place was "full" it did not feel at all crowded as the individual bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and there are 2 seperate outdoor areas, plus a big lounge area, so we were not penned in together at all times.

Also, it was very hot while we were there ( by Northern European standards anyway) so the pool was well used. It is salt water based rather than chlorine or some other chemical which was appreciated. Also, the very efficient and quiet aircon inside was a big plus.

We had agreed that the nights we were in that there would be an appointed chef who would cook for the house...which is when we realised how well equipped the kitchen is so some top class cooking was delivered.

All in all a genuinely good experience; understated luxury, everything worked and on the 2 occasions when we had minor issues Arthur was super-responsive which was appreciated.

The only downside was that when we wanted to visit Calistoga (great little town) the Uber drivers had difficulty finding the place so we had to wait a while. A small price to pay for the peace and solitude of such a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Suzie's
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
101
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

PRICING: We have a 3-night minimum, with the exception of a 5-night minimum June - August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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