Unique 'Off-Grid' Eco Napa Wine Country Private Retreat(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Chef's Kitchen, Vineyard & Meadow Views
The house is completely 'off grid' meaning all electricity is generated and stored on the property via solar. In case of poor weather a backup generator provides additional peace of mind protection. Fresh water is provided by a deep well and undergoes state of the art filtration, softening and UV sterilization to provide safe drinking water.
The first floor is open plan with zones suitable for entertaining. Two pairs of double doors open out onto a deck and delightful native California garden to provide indoor/outdoor entertainment.
Upstairs the master suite with queen sleigh bed, joining footed tub, shower & wc. Guest bedroom with twin iron frame beds.
Member since: 2014
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- The large master bedroom has plenty of room to relax in style. Space to read and work or simply lie in bed and take in the views off the nearby vineyard and hills. En suite bathroom includes freestanding tub overlooking field as well as walk-in shower. The second bedroom fills with light from two windows overlooking the front and side of the house. Two wrought iron beds add great style to this bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
Fill the house with your music via WiFi SONOS system. Amp provides sound to kitchen and living room. Extra speaker can be used indoors or even outside. Or choose digital radio from around the world....moreless
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The open plan space provides zones for different activities. Wicker armchairs and leather sofa by wood-burning stove. Iron high chairs at kitchen bar. Television area has L shaped swede sofa....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee $120
- Property Damage Protection $79
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We moved to nearby Marin County from London in 2000 and became US citizens a few years ago. We both work in creative fields - film production and writing. We have dogs and love to spend time in our house in St Helena, at the coast in Marin and Sonoma or visiting San Francisco.
Why the Owner Chose St. Helena, CA, USA:
Love at first sight! When we first took the beautiful 15-minute drive from Highway 29 in St Helena to look at the house, we felt as if we were entering an enchanted part of the wine country. The house is located at the end of a 1.5 mile lane lined with oak trees and surrounded by wineries and fields with the occasional glimpse of nearby Lake Hennessy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Come experience the beauty of off-grid living. In 2013 we worked with solar and water system specialists and invested in a complete update to ensure the very best reliability available in power and water. Solar energy is stored in a new 830 amp hour battery bank. Batteries usually recharge 100% by lunch time and can run for several days without recharge. In the rare event that the sun doesn't shine for days on end, an automatic backup generator kicks in to recharge the batteries powered by propane.
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Bluetail House is located in a secluded location surrounded by nature
Native California garden attracts butterflies and humming birds
TV area can also convert into a fold out full size bed
Magical native oaks on the drive up to house
View across garden to neighboring vineyard
Views of nearby vineyard
New cedar hot tub
View of house across neighbors field
House at dusk
View of lake as seen on approach to property
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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