|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Napa VR Permit # VR09-0015; City of Napa Business License #26780 **Located on a quiet corner of Downtown Napa is Magnolia House, your home-away-from-home in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley. Magnolia House is an 1890 Victorian farmhouse that has been entirely restored and updated to feature today's modern conveniences. Magnolia House is located only two blocks from Napa Valley's finest and newest restaurants such as Morimoto's, Celadon, and Angele French Cuisine, wine bars, live music, shopping, galleries, and the new Riverwalk Promenade. Throughout the summer, Magnolia House guests enjoy the convenience of being only 3 blocks from the new Memorial Park which hosts Napa's free Friday Concert Series, and Fourth of July fireworks. The corner grocer is only a block away from Magnolia House, and a short morning stroll will bring you to Sweetie Pies, a local favorite, for morning coffee, scrumptious quiche and baked goods. Then head back to the charming front porch of Magnolia House to enjoy a good book, good friends and plan your activities for your day in the wine country.
Magnolia House sleeps up to seven guests and consists of a ground floor queen bedroom suite with a spacious bathroom featuring a tub/shower combo. Upstairs features two charming bedrooms (one furnished with a pillow top queen bed, the other has a pillow top full-size bed and a twin daybed) which share a hall bath with shower. High thread-count sheets, comfy latex pillows and fluffy towels are provided. During your stay you'll enjoy free wifi, 37' flat screen cable TV with DVD library, a comfortable living area, fireplace with gas insert, spacious indoor dining for 8, washer and dryer, a fully-equipped cherrywood kitchen featuring all stainless appliances, granite countertops, and gas range, and off-street parking on an over-sized driveway. The backyard features lawns, deck and paved areas with tables and seating, bbq, fire pit, and a hot tub that seats 6.
Also within walking distance: Napa Opera House, day spas, antique stores, movie theatre, and bike rentals. Easy access to Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail, home of the finest wineries in the world. Drive time: 5 minutes to Carneros Region wineries (southwest Napa) and 5 minutes to Napa wineries off Silverado Trail, 20 minutes to Sonoma Square, 15 minutes to Yountville, 25 minutes to St. Helena, 40 minutes to Calistoga. For the family with fun on its mind, the local playground is 5 blocks away at historic Fuller Park and Six Flags amusement park is 20 minutes south. It's a 55 minute drive to San Francisco, 55 minutes to Oakland International Airport, and 75 minutes to San Francisco International Airport.
To enhance your wine country experience, we are happy to supply our guests with concierge links on local activities and services such as wine tours and day spas, in advance of your visit to the Napa Valley. Your hosts live in the neighborhood and we wish to make our visitors feel at home in the Wine Country. Won't you be our guests?
Comment from recent guests:
'We enjoyed our whole experience at the Magnolia House. Your home surpassed our expectations and the pictures on line really do not do the house justice. It is such a neat house, the kitchen was absolutely fantastic, and the beds very comfortable. I was only sorry that we didn't have time to enjoy the beautiful back yard. The house was much better stocked than we had imagined, and we ended up returning a lot of items to Safeway that we found we did not need. I especially want to tell you how much I appreciated how easy you made the whole transaction. It was just terrific in every way.'
--N. Starr, Ft. Myers, FL
'My friends and I had a fantastic time and we all loved the house! I have stayed in other rentals and yours was by far the best stocked, and the kitchen was great. I am definitely going to pass the information on to others about Magnolia House.'
--C. Sharp, San Diego, CA
Suzy Ballesteros purchased this house in 2005
Since 2008, Suzy Ballesteros has owned and operated Magnolia House, the Napa vacation rental home situated closest to downtown Napa's dining and shopping district. Yet despite its convenient distance to town, the home is located on a quiet residential block, boasting lovely bed & breakfast mansions. The host's goal is to meet the needs of their traveling guests by keeping a well-stocked home with updated amenities that one would expect to find in one's own home, making the property, truly, a home-away-from-home!
We stayed in February 2015. House is very well appointed. Very clean. Great kitchen for cooking. Lovely backyard for relaxing. We enjoyed the front porch in the mornings over coffee. The living room area was comfortable for relaxing and reading. We had 2 couples and 2 singles; so the bedroom layout worked well for us. Very nice to have the laundry room with a 1/2 bathroom.
Would rent this house again!
**Only thing renters need to know up front: Attached to the house is a residence of some sort where the owners ex-husband and son reside (???). This info was listed in the agreement but we did not know they would come out into the yard when we were in the hot tub and engage us in conversation. Somewhat odd!
The yard is completely fenced and we did where clothes in the hot tub but no privacy.
Also, on Saturday, the homeowner came to the house to "work inside the garage". Made our guests feel uncomfortable, as though we were being watched. Again, odd!
We made the best of both situations because we really enjoyed the house, but if your are going for full privacy, this not the house for you.
There were 6 of us that stayed at Magnolia House last weekend and it was wonderful! Suzy was easy to deal with & very responsive in the rental process and the house was exactly as shown and had everything we needed & more. The location is really ideal - walking distance to many shops & restaurants. The beds were all really comfortable and Suzy provided so many little necessities that we hardly needed to shop for anything but food. We really enjoyed the backyard & fire pit at night and the hot tub was a bonus. This really beats staying at a hotel or resort and it costs a lot less.
Magnolia House was just as expected. All amenities were just as described. The home was clean and we thoroughly enjoyed the backyard fire pit and bbq area. This is an excellent and cost-effective alternative to standard, boring hotel rooms. We were in Napa for a family wedding and Magnolia House offered accommodations for what would have required 3 hotel rooms. Thanks, Suzi, for a great experience.
We recently returned from Napa and Half Moon Bay. Magnolia was perfect for our Stay in Napa. The house was well appointed and well stocked. Beds were very comfy with top of line linens. There were plenty of fluffy white towels for 7 adults for a 4 night stay. The hot tub was amazing and the yard was lovely. The pack n play for our toddler was in excellent condition and a stroller was provided. Suzy put me in touch with a local company for a high chair rental - the cost was reasonable and the high chair was awaiting us and was in excellent condition. The kitchen was amazing - just like coking at home. The location was perfect for sightseeing throughout Napa and Sonoma and walking into town was a breeze. If we ever return to Napa, we would definitely stay at Magnolia House. The owner was very helpful and responsive to all my questions.
I rarely write reviews unless I had an unusually good experience or a horrible story to tell, and I feel compelled to tell about the most wonderful experience at Magnolia House.
I had planned a "birthday" vacation for my two adult children...both have birthdays three days apart. It has been awhile since we had vacations together and I thought I would treat them to a California Wine Country vacation. It was truly awesome! We spent a week touring both Sonoma and Napa Valley, San Francisco, and even got some zip-lining in. In planning the vacation, I started looking at hotels and felt that something like home would be a change of pace. I couldn't have been happier with Suzy (Magnolia House) and HomeAway. One I found the place I wanted, Suzy was very prompt with arrangements and confirmations.
Upon our arrival was a very sweet note from Suzy. Everything was welcoming and comfortable. The home is everything the other reviewers say. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer than a week! We enjoyed cooking our breakfast and half our dinners in the well appointed kitchen. We used the grill twice, which was very nice...and we certainly took advantage of the spa every chance we got.
I look forward to another chance to visit the Magnolia House again in the future, and certainly would recommend it to anyone looking for a "home away" from home. Thanks, Suzy, for all the hospitality!
For our 4 night Napa vacation we searched for awhile for a house to accommodate six of us. We finally decided on the Magnolia House and we are so happy we did. Suzy was SO helpful and was very prompt in answering all my questions before we arrived.
Once we got to the house, we were so impressed with everything! The house is very pretty and has all the amenities we needed. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil and plenty of glasses. The beds were all great and very comfortable. LOTS of towels! The backyard is awesome and the hot tube was a huge reason we booked the house.
The house is even stocked with detergent, lots of toilet paper, etc.
We were able to walk to downtown and Oxbow (little bit of a walk) We never needed to take a taxi!
I would highly recommend this Magnolia House- awesome experience!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Peak Mar-Oct 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Minimum 3-night stay required. **Stay longer and SAVE! Ask Owner about reduced nightly rates for stays beyond 3 nights Mar-Oct.**
Upon short notice (3 weeks out), 1- or 2-night stays will be considered to fill in calendar. Inquire with host.
$125 departure cleaning fee (taxable)
12% City Transient Occupancy Tax
**Complimentary mid-stay tidy/linen change with every one-week (7-night) stay.**
50% deposit collected at time of telephone booking. Balance due 1-2 weeks ahead of arrival date.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.