A Wonderful Vacation Home
Submitted: November 7, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
When I found Frog Hollow House online - I was hesitant to secure this rental property. The value seemed too good to be true - the pictures looked lovely - I was wondering where the catch was. Truth be told - there isn't one. It is actually everything it appears to be!
This lovely bungalow has a separate entrance to the bedroom on the 2nd floor for guests to access a private 2nd level deck. The 2nd floor bedroom is large enough to sleep 2 in the bed as well as another on the fouton.
The first level has another bedroom, a full eat in kitchen - with all of the neccessities to enjoy a gourmet meal at home - the gas stove is wonderful! The cabinets are stocked with lovely wine and champagne glasses to enjoy a bottle you may have picked up during a day in Wine Country (which is about 10 minutes away). The living room is comfortable and quaint all at once, it can be a room to watch tv or you can close the armoir and turn it into a formal living room.
The bathroom shower stall is exquisite - the towels are plush and the robes provided are comfortable and warm. There is a washer and dryer in the rear mud room, where we did several loads of laundry during our week long stay.
Any meal that we didn't eat at a restaurant - we ate in the backyard. There is a fountain in the yard, a full patio complete with grill and table for 6 - also a small deck of the back door with a small bistro table which we enjoyed breakfast on daily. There is also a front porch which the afternoon sunlight hits just right after a visit to the valley - where we enjoyed our late afternoon cheese and wine on the cushioned loveseat.
The house is about a mile away from downtown Napa, where we enjoyed several evenings out without having to worry about driving...as well as lovely morning walks to the Oxbow market - which is like a shopping mall for foodies!
This vacation was more perfect than we expected, the rates are a great value - there wasn't a hotel with these amenities in this price range. I'm sure we enjoyed our stay much more than if we had been in a 5-star hotel. It allowed us the freedom to cook our own meals or enjoy a walk to a local high-end restaurant - as well as one pizza delivery night we threw into the mix.
I wished we could have picked this little house up and taken it back home with us! I'm making this a yearly vacation and I will never stay anywhere else as long as this remains a rental property.
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