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Spa-Like Paradise Walking Distance To Wineries, Shops, Restaurants

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,910 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, With Pool And Hot Tub. Private Yet Close To Everything

Relax in our gorgeous, airy, quiet, spa-like retreat just three blocks from shops, restaurants, and winery tasting rooms. Luxuriate in high thread-count cotton sheets with goose down bedding. Each of the three guest rooms has its own bathroom, making each a master suite. Lounge by our fireplace. Cook in the fully-stocked gourmet kitchen. Shower outdoors in our heated spa shower next to the Jacuzzi hot tub. We have a gas grill, speakers in every room, and Wifi throughout. There are four bicycles to use, a ping pong table and DVDs and games. Every amenity awaits your visit. Sit in our steam shower to warm up on a cool day. There are lovely places to dine al fresco on our patios or sit in outdoor arm chairs with a glass of wine. Our West Side streets are fun to stroll and there are also acres of vines within a couple of blocks of our door. St. Helena is the best place to base a visit to the valley from because it is so central. Let us help you with recommendations for things to do, places to eat and restaurants to try. Lie on our deep window seat reading a novel (there are plenty of books in the house). We are eager to make your visit as fun and relaxing as possible! The house sleeps 6 in luxurious suites that feature king or queen beds. It really is paradise and you will feel yourself unwind from the moment you arrive. This is a NO SMOKING house and we can't do short rentals because we don't have a short term rental permit. We rent by the month, 30-night minimum, at a flat fee of 16K in peak season (see winter rates).


Owner
Mila Holt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Mila Holt

We have four kids, and bought this house as a family weekend getaway. We are TV producers in the Bay Area, doing shows mainly for HGTV. Mila always imagined creating a fun rental experience for guests, so she has had a great time getting the house ready with fluffy towels, toiletries, warm throws, and every comfort. She wants to know the minute a guest thinks something could be improved! We are fun-loving creative types who like to decorate.

Mila Holt purchased this house in 2013

Why Mila Holt chose Saint Helena

We made a bid on this house immediately after touring it because it is unique in its beauty, charm and design. Everything is so well thought out. There are endless ways to enjoy the home, and all of it is uncluttered yet cozy and serene. You can park your car and not use it for days if you want, or tour the valley from this very central location. There are lovely vineyard walks within a couple of blocks. The Wine Country is truly one of the most beautiful places in the United States, and the variety of great eating, drinking, hiking, and biking experiences that await you is unmatched. It changes with every season!

What makes this house unique

When you open the three huge french doors that face onto the pool, turn on the slow-moving overhead fans, and plug in your Ipod to our whole-house sound system, you will know why we love this home. The neutral colors of the walls are soothing, and the light pours in through the huge, steel windows. Outdoors, there is a veggie garden, from which you can usually pick lemons or tomatoes or herbs. At night, the outdoor lighting creates a magical environment for al fresco dining or wine tasting with friends. Set out the candles and relax!

Amenities

Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1910 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , shower and tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All three guest rooms have en suite bathrooms. Bathrooms share a blue/green tile decor with luxury showers, top of the line fixtures, and spacious showers. One has a tub as well. Bath products are provided as well as comfy robes.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This bedroom can be set up as two twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom can be set up as two twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms all include top of the line, high thread count bedding, down pillows and comforters. Two bedrooms also have down mattress toppers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Limos are easily available to drive you to wineries or around the valley. In addition, we are happy to help you by offering a comprehensive list of experiences you can enjoy and advice on winery tours, sites, and restaurants. We are even happy to help you with your bookings should you wish it.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Private Oasis in the Heart of Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Talk about meeting and exceeding expectations! We knew when we saw the pics on Homeaway that this house was "the one" for us. But once we got there, we were even more pleasantly surprised and pleased. My husband, myself and our 7 year old son got to enjoy this beautiful home for the whole month of July. There was nothing the owners didn't think about to provide the best hospitality. From the decor, to the kitchen accommodations, to the bath amenities, to the surround speakers, games, votive candles/holders, etc, etc.. I could go and on. Not to mention the lovely flower and herb garden, in which I picked flowers and kept them around the house in the many vases that were provided. We enjoyed fantastic dinners, at home, by the luxurious pool and soaked in the beautiful backyard scene (the lighting was on point!). We enjoyed playing ping pong, as a family, as well. During the day, my son played at the park with some of the local families and was able to attend Napa British Soccer Camp for a week of our stay. This allowed my husband and I the opportunity to go to nice lunches in Rutherford, Napa, and several of the wineries. We love Bistro Don Gionanni and the Rutherford Grill. Brunching at Meadowood wasn't bad either:) ...but, mostly, we stayed right where we were in St. Helena..Such a beautiful and safe town in which we, really and truly, felt like it was our "Home away from Home" with all the comforts of this lovely house. Walking into town for shopping and eating was such a treat, not to mention the awesome bikes the owner provided for us! I can't remember the last time I actually was able to ride a bike to the grocery store! So awesome! We rarely had to reach out to Mila, but when we did, she was very warm and receptive. We would recommend this home to anyone! It's amazing and perfect in all ways. Thank you so much for allowing us to spend the month! I can promise you that we will be back! Maybe next July! ;).

Kindly and Sincerely, The DeSantis Family from Tallahassee, FL..

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such kind words!! I hope you return soon. :)
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5

Incredible St. Helena home with beautiful pool

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of August in this beautiful home in the heart of St. Helena. We have rented homes before and often they don't quite live up to the pictures online. This home however exceeded all our expectations and was even more beautiful in person. We felt at home from the moment we walked in the front door. It is so beautifully decorated and light and spacious and has every amenity you could think of. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could want to cook a gourmet meal. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all spacious with plenty of closet space. The beds and linens and towels were all so comfortable and luxurious. My husband and I brought our own pillows from home but didn't need to because the pillows at the house were as comfortable if not more than ours were! The pool and the backyard looked like it could be a 4 star resort. The jacuzzi and outdoor shower were a bonus! The house is close to Main Street and we walked to shops and grocery stores and restaurants which was such a treat since we live in Houston and have to drive everywhere. The neighborhood is gorgeous and we took long walks everyday since the weather is so nice. I just can't say enough about this fabulous home and will definitely rent it again. It was so well maintained and immaculate and if we had any questions the owner and manager of the property were easily available to answer them. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to spend time in beautiful St. Helena in a resort type home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time enjoying this amazing place for a summer month. We wouldn't be able to write in this short review all the great things about this beautiful home and yard; not to mention that it is in the best location in St. Helena (actually in all of Napa Valley in my opinion). Mila and Tyler take so much pride in her home and yard that they go way over and beyond with amenities that you would never expect. We love it here so much that we will continue to come back over and over!

Rick and Lorna P.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect House in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mila and Tyler for opening your home to us, it felt just like home from the minute we walked in! We enjoyed daily walks around the neighborhood and surrounding vineyards, delicious dinners on the grill in the evening, and of course a daily visit to the spa like backyard for a soak in the hot tub. The location is superb, you can walk to everything (grocery store, downtown St. Helena, tasting rooms, movie theater, etc.) there were days we didn't even move the car. The linens and towels were exceptional and your attentiveness and quick responses exceed all expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely awesome home...Outstanding hospitality from the owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for the month of July and all I can say is that this home and yard are amazing in every way! The home was so warm and inviting with all the amenities that one can think of. We loved the comfortable beds and the washrooms were perfect. I could go on and on about how great the house is, but wanted to leave room for saying how we felt like we were at a private 5 star boutique hotel when we were in the backyard. The pool and hot tub are amazing, the seating area and table and chairs were perfect, and we loved the outdoor shower. The location of the home was key! We really enjoyed being so close and just walking into town for morning Latte, afternoon stroll down main street and also to some restaurants for dinner. St. Helena is for sure the place you want to be for your Napa holiday. Thank you Mila and Tyler for sharing your home with us. You were amazing hosts that cared so much that we were looked after and that we were happy with everything. Our stay at your home exceeded our expectations in every way!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm am so very glad you had a great time! Summer vacation should be relaxing and fun for the whole family. I'm happy we could contribute to yours! Mila
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5

Feels like arriving home again - a true gem in St. Helena

  • 5 of 5

We just spent another February in Mila & Tyler's lovely, warm, delightful, very special home - our favorite spot to stay now in St. Helena, where we have been coming for over 20 years. At this point, we feel like it is our very own home that we "share" with Mila and Tyler whenever we can. If you are coming to the wine country, and can stay awhile, don't miss it. I am a VERY picky vacation home renter, and this one is a real winner - comfortable yet stylish, very livable and inviting - and the backyard, pool and spa are incredible! We had superb weather and were outdoors most of our entire month-long stay - out in the back yard relaxing and/or using the strong WIFI throughout the yard, walking through the vineyards, walking to a great restaurant for another great meal (yes, you can walk anywhere in St. Helena in minutes!), or grilling at home in the lovely spa-like back yard. The pool truly looks like a photo from the Four Seasons, with 4 loungers, large umbrellas, a secluded spa tucked around the corner in a private nook, comfy wicker seating/conversation areas plus a dining table + 8 folding teak chairs for easy outdoor dining under the wisteria-covered pergola. Divine! And my husband and I can't say enough about the responsiveness of the owners, Mila & Tyler, and consider them to be friends now. We feel like locals now, and always feel immediately at home when we arrive at this blissful spot in the heart of the very best town in Napa Valley… highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You just made my day!! Knowing that you had such a great visit just makes me feel really good. We have been fortunate in renting to great folks all around, but you yourself are the true gem.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Saint
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowood Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Archetype

Wine tasting, historical sites, gourmet dining at many Michelin Starred restaurants, bocce courts (and balls in the house), The Wine Train, limo touring of wineries, farmer's markets, outdoor concerts in summer at wineries, food and wine events and auctions, the Napa Valley film festival, hot tub, jellybean factory and 6 Flags for kids, Safari West animal park, camps

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning $180

Refunds only available 60 days in advance of booking. No rental groups greater than 6 people. No entertaining for groups larger than 8 people.
We reserve the right to evict tenants who break these rules, and rent will be forfeit.

No smoking!

Pets are not allowed at the house.

Be aware that you and your guests use the house and pool at your own risk. The pool is not fenced off from the house, and children require close supervision.

Please don't eat on couches and do use coasters on wood furniture.

You are responsible for damage to the house or furnishings. Once you arrive, we will ask you to acknowledge that there are no spots on upholstery or circles on wood surfaces and that counters and tables are in good shape. So far, we have not had any damage caused by renters, and we feel confident you will continue this happy trend. ☺

One of our neighbors goes to sleep very early, so be kind by being quiet outdoors after 7:30pm


Most important policy: have fun!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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