Given that this has the potential to get lengthy, let me summarize: you will fall in love with Casa Cabernet.
As others have previously reported, the cottage itself is perfectly located, tastefully decorated and well-appointed. It is extremely well-designed and its open floor plan, coupled with cathedral-style ceilings and expansive sliders from both the living and bedroom areas to the private patio, make for a much larger indoor/outdoor living space than one would expect. As inviting as the cottage is, I found it hard to stay inside given the beauty of the grounds and the majestic 360 degree views present on this property. While nestled amidst vineyards, the property itself is park-like—beautifully planted and meticulously landscaped—all against a beautiful mountain backdrop. There are numerous outdoor seating options, including the dining table on the patio and picnic tables and benches under beautiful grape arbors. Take it all in with a glass of wine and make sure not to miss the stars at night. Serene? Idyllic? Absolutely!
Casa Cabernet is ideally located, minutes to the main street of St. Helena, and close to a myriad of wineries, shops, and, yes, Dean and DeLuca. It is also an easy drive to Yountville, Calistoga or the town of Napa. As it relates to location, I would simply add one other “new” comment: the property is part of a truly beautiful “neighborhood,” providing an ideal setting for early morning or evening walks or bike rides. This location provides the perfect combination of being close to nature and, at the same time, fine wine and dining. I was reminded of the line from the movie, Field of Dreams, “is this heaven?”
The cottage and the property are extremely clean and well-maintained. It would be easy to attribute this to the hard work exhibited by the weekly maid and gardening services. Their efforts notwithstanding, I suspect that it is more a reflection of the owner’s pride in and, love of, her property and the attention to detail that she strives for. She is extremely focused on ensuring that your experience at Casa Cabernet is a pleasant one and has struck the perfect balance of displaying heartfelt hospitality while affording as much privacy as you would desire. This is a special property owned by a truly special individual. I am confident you will enjoy it.