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Wine Country Oasis. Pool, hot tub, vineyard views, walk to Downtown St. Helena

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Short Term Rental Permit Number PL14-052. EXCITING NEWS! We have just completed a complete kitchen remodel and now have a stunning, updated space for your gourmet meal preparations. The kitchen is truly gorgeous with brand new appliances, countertops, flooring, cabinets...the works!

Down a quiet country lane, surrounded by vineyards, yet only a short walk to Main Street St. Helena, the Heart of the Napa Valley, is our lovely home. Very few St. Helena vacation rental homes have all three of these desired elements: vineyard views, large pool, and a very short walk to town. Enjoy dinner at one of many St. Helena's fabulous restaurants and then stroll home along the vineyards. A beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a large yard, lush flower filled garden, swimming pool, and hot tub. And stunning vineyard views! All you need for the perfect Wine Country get away. We have nearly 3/4 acres of property fully fenced for your privacy. The home sleeps 6 people. Two bedrooms feature queen size beds and one bedroom has a full size bed. Master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a flat screen TV. We have a comfortable living room with a 40 inch flat screen satellite TV, and a stereo system with speakers both inside and outside by the pool. The fully equipped kitchen has a dining table that seats 6 and can be extended.

Our lovely lush lawn, patio and large 16 x 34 pool area provide a resort-like atmosphere and makes outdoor living and entertaining a pleasure with a gas barbecue grill, dining table, chaise lounges, and plenty of outdoor seating. Enjoy dining al fresco or relaxing with a glass of wine poolside. The large pool is perfect for both lap swimming and family fun with plenty of pool floats. The Sundance Hot Tub, which accommodates up to 5, is always hot and ready for a relaxing soak. Enjoy a soak with mountain views by day and the stars by night. You and your family or friends will feel they are in heaven!

Other features include central air conditioning and heat with Nest thermostat, 4 bicycles (2 adult, 2 kids), and a hammock. We also supply beach chairs, coolers, and beach towels. Concierge services can be arranged and also guest passes at Meadowood Napa Valley, where we are members, a 250 acre resort and spa with golf, tennis, croquet, gym, and dining.

This lovely home is our primary residence. Listing it on both VRBO and Home Exchange has allowed us wonderful travel opportunities. Rest assured that the home will be clean and tidy, with plenty of space for you personal belongings. Your perfect vacation awaits! Watch the You Tube video about our charming town in the video link below.

We hold one of the 25 Short Term Rental Permits issued by the City of St. Helena.

Permit number PL14-052. Our permit prohibits our home being used for parties, events, weddings, and wedding related gatherings.


Fully equipped with all appliances and utensils for all your cooking needs. A Nespresso espresso/coffee machine with a variety of complimentary coffee is provided as well as a selection of teas. Fully stocked pantry with all the spices and basics you will need.


Very comfortable living room with a 40' flat screen TV with satellite, Apple TV, and Netflix giving you access to hundreds of channels. Surround sound speakers further enhance your viewing. Adjacent game room has a piano, table and chairs for games, and a stereo system with hundreds of CDs which will play both inside and outside the home.


The master bedroom has brand new queen size mattress with down comforter and high thread count sheets. It has a flat screen TV and lovely French doors that open out to the patio and pool area. The master bath has been completely remodeled with a marble countertop, spacious shower with a marble bench, and Hansgrohe fixtures. If you would like to work out a bit, the room is home to our very useful NordicTrack treadmill!


The front bedroom has a memory foam topped queen bed, down comforter, and high thread count sheets. There is plenty of storage in the spacious closet as well as beautiful vineyard views from the window.


The middle bedroom has a very comfortable full size bed with down comforter and high thread count sheets. Lovely woven grass shades add a beachy touch to the room.


Our patio, pool, and backyard area is spectacular. We have total privacy, mountain and vineyard views, and a large, luxurious lawn. It is really a resort-like setting. The pool is 16 x 34 and large enough for lap swimming and family fun. We provide tons of floats, noodles, and beach towels. The lawn is large enough for croquet and Bean Bag Toss games, all provided. In addition, we have a hammock, 6 chaise lounge chairs with market umbrellas for shade, and ample additional seating. The outdoor dining table accommodates 6-8 and the Weber gas grill is always ready to go. In our orchard we have peach, apple and pear tress which you may enjoy in summer. We also have 2 raised vegetable beds and you may help yourself to tomatoes, lettuce, and herbs all summer long!


We have 4 bicycles, for 2 adult and 2 kids. We have coolers, beach chairs, and an umbrella for trips to the coast or nearby river beaches.


Our home is a 10 minute walk down a tree shaded lane to charming Main Street St. Helena with all it's shopping, dining, movie theater, and wine tasting. This home provides the best St. Helena has to offer in terms of amenities and location. We are also members of Home Exchange, listing #447971, in case you have property you would like to exchange with ours.

St. Helena Short Term Rental Permit Number PL14-052. Our permit prohibits our home being used for parties, events, weddings, and wedding related gatherings. There are only 25 legal Short Term Rental Permits issued in St. Helena. Many illegal rentals are being shut down by the City of St. Helena. Make sure you are renting from a legal Short Term Rental Permit holder that displays their permit number in their listing.

More Details

Kathi Brotemarkle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Kathi Brotemarkle

We have lived in the beautiful Napa Valley since 1990. We bought our home in 1995 and living in it has afforded us the Napa Valley lifestyle we had dreamed of. David is a semi-retired CPA and Kathi is a performer in local theater. We are both in our 60s, and love travel, skiing, scuba diving, exploring new cities, cultures, and food! Our daughters are 26 and 29 and occasionally travel with us.

Kathi Brotemarkle purchased this house in 1995

Why Kathi Brotemarkle chose Saint Helena

We fell in love with this home and the property because of its unique setting; a quiet country lane, but close to town, with privacy and vineyard and mountain views. We believe this is the perfect house for enjoying the Napa Valley. When I wake in the morning I marvel at how I cannot hear a sound, except the birds singing. No traffic noise, no noisy neighbors...just blissful quiet! Close to San Francisco in the Wine Country. A beautiful home down a quiet lane but still within walking distance to dining, movies, wineries, parks, and shopping. A pool and hot tub complete the resort like atmosphere. There are many lovely vacation homes in St. Helena but few offer all three of the highly sought after elements of vineyard views, pool, and a short walk to town. We are also 90 minutes to the Pacific coast, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. A bit further you will find Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Carmel and Yosemite. St. Helena is a sophisticated small town with world class dining and also offers weekly farmers markets, concerts in the park, and cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America. The Napa Valley is the premier wine making region in the United States and is home to more than 400 wineries, many within a short drive or walk from our home. Only two Francisco Bay Area restaurants earned the coveted Michelin 'three star' rating, The Restaurant at Meadowood, here in St. Helena, and the French Laundry in Yountville, only 15 minutes away. Combine a beautiful home in a resort like setting with all the benefits of a world class vacation destination and you have our home in the Napa Valley.

What makes this house unique

Our home is on a quiet country lane but within a short walking distance to Main Street St. Helena. One of the very few VRBO homes with this location as well as a pool. We have beautiful vineyard views as we stroll up the street to town. In town are restaurants, shops, movies, and parks. No need to drive to dinner unless you want to go a bit further to one of several Michelin Star restaurants within a 15 minute drive. Though our setting is rural, the town is very sophisticated. The area is popular for world class dining and wine tasting, bike riding, hiking, and hot air balloon rides, and simply enjoying the beauty of the Napa Valley. Some of California's best restaurants are located within minutes of our home. Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Market, Cook, Terra, Goose & Gander, The French Laundry, just to name a few. You will enjoy days by the pool, and evenings dining al fresco while soaking up the serene atmosphere. The only sounds you will hear at night are the grapes growing and the birds singing. This is the best the Wine Country can offer in a vacation home. A true Wine Country Oasis!

We are also members of Home Exchange listing #447971, in case you have property you would like to exchange with ours.


Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2, Master Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled with marble countertop and spacious shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6 Bedroom 1: 1 Queen Bedroom 2: 1 Queen Bedroom 3: 1 Full size
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Many wonderful amenities are offered at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort 5 minutes from our home. Tennis, golf, spa, sauna, fitness classes, croquet, pools, and restaurants. We are members and guest passes may be arranged for a fee. There are many tennis courts and golf courses in the area that are open to the public. Boating, with motor boats, canoes, or kayaks, is available within one hour of our home at Lake Berryessa, Lake Sonoma, or the Russian River. Both San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coast are within 1 1/2 hours from our home.


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Wine Country Oasis. Pool, hot tub, vineyard views, walk to Downtown St. Helena
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A fabulous stay in a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Kathi and David's home was just lovely. It is charming with a wonderful gourmet kitchen and walking distance to town. The grounds are gorgeous and such a comfortable home for us to enjoy the thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed dinner at the house for the holiday with our family and it was just lovely. It was a pleasure to deal with Kathi. St Helena is fabulous. It was a great getaway for the holiday in a charming home. The kitchen is beautiful with anything you might use. The grounds are just lovely. The Brenners

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Donna and Michael, for the lovely review. We are sincerely pleased that your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday in our home. Being within walking distance to many St. Helena restaurants and wineries certainly is a plus! Come back someday! Kathi & David
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Monmouth County, NJ

Paradise for 50th birthday

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described. It was stocked with everything we could have needed. The owners were very nice and responsive. The location was fantastic! Enjoyed our trip immensely. Sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City 6 Visits Napa Valley

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect oasis for any wine trip! Our group has stayed in many during our ten years of multiple trips per year, and this is our favorite! We've stayed at ones with pools and beautiful grounds before, yet this one has it all. The home is beautiful with the perfect kitchen to cook or just open a glass of wine. The owners couldn't have been more generous, allowing us to use spices, fresh garden foods, ziplocks (yah!) and their washer/dryer. They even provided beach towels! The pool, spa and yard is amazing. I think one of the best parts is that we could walk to restaurants, downtown Saint Helena, the market and spa. We were treated like family and highly recommend this home. We will definitely be back and thank the owners for a prompt refund of our deposit, too!

Many thanks, the Kansas City 6

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jan, for the complimentary remarks. We try very hard to provide a superior experience for our guests. We are so happy that you and your group were able to take advantage of all our home and St. Helena has to offer. Let us know when you would like to return! Kathi & David
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Irvine, CA

Fantastic St Helena location!

  • 5 of 5

We (four adults) spent a wonderful long weekend at the Wine Country Oasis to attend a wedding and to celebrate a special birthday. The home is quietly secluded down a country lane but minutes to the Culinary Institute, wineries, and the best restaurants in the area. Every morning we relaxed in and around the pool. Our time in the Napa Valley area couldn't have been more perfect! Looking forward to another trip to the Wine Country in the future. Thanks to our hosts exceptional hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, we are so happy that you and your family had a memorable stay. We love that we have a quiet and secluded location but are still close to everything...including the venue for the special wedding you attended. Let us know when you would like to return! Kathi & David.
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As advertised...a wine country oasis

  • 5 of 5

The property is exquisite with a newly remodeled kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a lovely private backyard including a pool, lounge chairs, and bursting with flowers. It is also in a prime location within the valley which provides access to St. Helena's many fine restaurants and is a central location for visiting wineries. The hosts were very pleasant to deal with and very informative both about Napa and providing specific info on the do's and don'ts of using the property. We will definitely rent this property in the future if someone hasn't snatched it up first!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, Darlene, and Karissa, Thank you or your kind words. We are so pleased that you had a memorable week and that the property lived up to your expectations. Please let us know when you would like to return! Kathi & David
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Charlotte NC

Wonderful home,garden,pool,and location

  • 5 of 5

Our family totally enjoyed our stay. The home with it's pool, hot tub, and beautiful garden was perfect. The location was great as you can easily walk into St Helena.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy and Donald, Thank you so much for the positive review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your "Christmas Present" to the Napa Valley. There is nothing better than making memories with family. Let us know if you would ever like to visit in the future. Take care, Kathi &David
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
SFO, Oakland, Sacramento
Car: recommended

Napa Valley is the premier wine growing region of the country. Restaurants, wineries, shops, and outdoor activities abound. Many within walking distance of our beautiful home which is located a short walk from Main Street St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation policy:
60 days prior, 100% refund
30 days prior, 50% refund
Within 29 days, no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.