|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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This lovely Tuscan retreat is located on Howell Mountain, just minutes from the charming town of St. Helena in the middle of the world-famous Napa Valley. The property presents a unique combination of luxury and open country living, all minutes from resorts, restaurants, wineries and shopping. The property offers 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, surrounded by dozens of varieties of fruit trees, flower and vegetable gardens, state-of-the-art pool, spa, sauna and open air pool house.
The approach is a drive lined with fruit and olive trees that takes you into a generous parking area that will accommodate up to six cars. The main house has an open space plan with beautiful limestone floors, modern art work, and a sunken living room with a cozy seating area centered around the fireplace, with a large flat screen TV. There is a dining area with table and chairs, and a spacious country kitchen and half bath. The space is light-filled and has access to the outside patio, gardens, pool and spa and pool house.The kitchen is fully equipped with kitchenware, cooking utensils and service for 12, pantry, a restaurant quality gas-burning stove, dishwfasher, as well as coffee, cream and tea for the morning. There are fresh farm eggs delivered from the chicken coop on the property available for guests, if they desire.
Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms, all with queen beds. All feature quality linens and towels and locally made bath products. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom with shower and tub. The master is spacious with an ensuite bath with shower, walk in closet, a fireplace and a separate sunroom with access down to the spacious patio and pool/spa area via a back staircase. There is a dramatic view east into the valley and toward Atlas Peak from the sunroom.
There is an additional small bedroom on the first floor off the outside patio with queen bed and ensuite bath with shower. The attached tower has its own private entrance on the first floor to a small living area with limestone floors, fireplace, love seat sofa, compact galley kitchenette and dining area for four. The kitchen is equipped with its own refrigerator, cooktop and microwave, dishes, silverware and basic cookware. There is a bookcase with a small library of books and information on the Napa Valley and wineries in the area, board games and a TV. The first floor features its own entrance to the courtyard, back garden, and landscaped grounds with pool and spa. There are views to the east valley and patio from a bay window.
Two queen bedrooms with ensuite baths are located on the second and third floors. Each bedroom has a private bath and balcony. The decor is casual-elegant European country with high-poster feather-beds, armoires, high quality linens and woven shades. The rooms have sweeping views of wooded hillsides,mountains and vineyards. The ambiance is clean, light, serene, quiet and private.
The mediterrainen grounds and gardens that surround the house are spacious and lovely and offer a myriad of choices for entertaining, dining and relaxation. The main patio directly off the kitchen has a comfortable outdoor seating area and there is a long wooden table for dining that seats up to 16 and overlooks the valley view for evenings. The beautiful pool and spa area are situated to capitalize on the view and anchored by an open-air pool pavilion and picturesque Italian pergola, that features an outdoor bar with a refrigerator and sink, TV flatscreen, outdoor table and chairs, chaises for sunning, storage, bathroom, and outdoor shower. The bocce ball court runs adjacent, and there is a small sauna. All is surrounded by a fragrant Italian garden of olive, rosemary, thyme and lavender.
This is the perfect wine country retreat for groups of family and friends that want to gather for special occasions, particularly retreats, family weddings and reunions, or to attend special events in the the Napa Valley, and want a bit of luxury and space in a prime location of the valley without the cost of the major resorts. Incredibly secluded and tranquil, but in the heart of Napa Valley within minutes of dozens of world renown wineries, restaurants, the town of St. Helena and Meadowood resort, it is an ideal consideration for those attending weddings, the Napa Valley wine auction, Napa Valley film festival, BottleRock Concert and harvest events. The property is a beautiful and a perfect spot for those who want a place to gather and relax, read, swim, play bocce ball and cook.
Keywords: Villa, Tuscan retreat, Meadowood, St Helena, Great for Groups
We have been owners of this property since 2014. This past year we enhanced the landscaping of our outdoor space, including improvements to the pool, spa, trellis, arbor, outdoor pool house and bocce ball court. The changes have made a wonderful addition to an already stunning property. Our family lives in San Francisco and we love the beauty, weather and tranquility of the Napa Valley. We are excited about the possibility of sharing this wonderful property with others!
Janie Green purchased this villa in 2014
This property is the perfect retreat for vacation travelers, and particularly groups, looking for a short-term rental in the Napa Valley that is close in proximity to everything, but a quiet retreat that offers independence and good value to guests. With its many bedrooms and baths, spacious outdoor living space, and over 5 acres of property with unhampered views, it is a perfect retreat for our growing family and visiting friends. More photos coming soon!
The views and grounds are secluded and beautiful and the property is a quiet oasis, yet very close to Meadowood resort and the town of St. Helena. We are less than 5 minutes to downtown and two minutes to the Meadowood Resort. It is the perfect location base for family and friend gatherings, weddings, and ongoing events in the Napa Valley. There are wonderful views of hillside and vineyards, but full privacy in your own small valley. Our guests love being able to enjoy all of the benefits of the area, but having this lovely retreat to return to at the end of the day.
Thank you for a perfect retreat only an hour 1/2 away from home.
We loved celebrating a birthday and anniversary here with the
lovely views and decor.
We stayed at this house for the weekend recently. Because we were attending a wedding, we didn't spend as much time at the house as we would have liked so we definitely want to return!
Beautiful valley views are the backdrop to the pool and guesthouse. The living area is a little cozy for a group of 4, but ample grounds and the rooms make up for it. The owner was wonderful in accommodating my requests, and we look forward to another relaxing stay here.
Really enjoyed staying at this quiet getaway! Fantastic views from above the valley and great grounds to wander. We really felt like we owned the mountain and were really isolated. Would definitely stay again - Strongly recommended!!!
We truly enjoyed staying at this lovely getaway - it was far enough to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, including our morning walks, yet close enough to be minutes from the wineries and the shops and restaurants of St. Helena. The grounds are spectacular and provide a very relaxing atmosphere -- ideal for a pre-dinner glass of wine. It was too cold for us to enjoy the lap pool but it was well maintained and a great addition to the property. The inside accommodations were excellent and we especially appreciated the very comfortable beds and linens. We truly enjoyed our trip with friends and would recommend this property for a great wine getaway.
I stayed here with some friends for a girls getaway and we had an outstanding time. It was very relaxing and the surroundings were breathtaking. We went for walks in the morning and came back each evening to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The accommodations were excellent and everything you need was available. I can't wait to revisit and I encourage everyone to stay here.
I booked the house for a relaxing weekend with some girlfriends and it delivered. The outdoor pool area is remarkable with impressive views out to the countryside. The pool, hot tub and lounging area was the perfect place to unwind. The location is ideal for exploring St. Helena and surrounding area. So close to town, but you feel miles away tucked into the countryside.
The rooms/beds were comfy and luxurious. We did most of our socializing outdoors because the weather was hot. However, if it had rained or been chilly the living room/dining room/kitchen is small and doesn't lend itself to easy visiting. We ate meals out as the kitchenette isn't really sufficient for meal prep. That said, with so many amazing restaurants to choose from why eat more than wine and cheese at home?
My friends and I would certainly return... and were already talking about it when we were loading our luggage into the car at the end of our weekend.
Shopping,Touring Wineries, art galleries, fine dining
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 3 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
14% Transit Occupancy Tax and TID Assessment for city of St Helena.
Minimum of one week rental over Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.