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A Unique Find In The Wine Country (by the month or longer)

Gaye G. Cook

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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A Unique Find In The Wine Country (by the month or longer)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


St Helena Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage - 1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 1-2)

Casa Cabernet is a one bedroom cottage furnished in a country casual way with an exceptionally large living/dining room and well equipped kitchen all with a fireplace in view. All rooms open onto a patio and grape arbor with two picnic tables. Guests have the use of a beautiful pool and cutting gardens when in season. This architect designed cottage is in the heart of wine country and is surrounded by fifty plus acres of vineyards and lovely gardens designed by renowned landscape architect, Thomas Church. Everything is included-high speed wireless internet access, wood for the fireplace, a gardener, a once a week maid/ linen service, bottled water, and all utilities except telephone.. It is within walking distance of more than 6 wineries as well as Dean & DeLuca, a famous gourmet market. The views are spectacular with fields of grapes and gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. There are excellent restaurants nearby. It's the perfect place to relax.

2015 LONG TERM RATES For 6 mos. or longer the rate is $4,000 all inclusive. One month rate is $5,000, all inclusive. That translates to a daily rate of $167.00 for one month, and a daily rate of $133.00 for six months or longer. In addition, there is a damage deposit. All other expenses related to the rental are paid by the Owner.

The Napa Valley is pastoral and picturesque with acres of grapes and many wineries. The Valley sits between the eastern and western slopes and mountains. Casa Cabernet is located in the premier Rutherford appellation. Rutherford is located 3.miles from the charming,small town of St. Helena, 15 miles from the city of Napa, and approximately 66 miles from San Francisco. It is possible to fly into Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento or by private plane to the Napa Airport.

The seasons bring delightful changes to the Napa Valley. In the Spring, bright yellow mustard fills the vineyards. In the Summer, the valley is a carpet of green, and at Casa Cabernet, fresh cantaloupe, tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. are ripening along with delicious peaches and pears, and eventually apples and citrus. In the Fall, the valley turns many fall colors and the harvest of grapes begin late summer into Fall. In the Winter, the valley is a more quiet place, an unhurried time to visit. The stark brown twiggy vines in the fields are most attractive.

Long-term guests are welcome. It is an ideal place to stay while building a new home in the Napa Valley or looking for property to buy in the Napa Valley.

Long-term guests take advantage of the exceptional rate of $4,000 a month, or $133. per day, with all living expenses covered by owner.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Gaye G. Cook (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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What makes this cottage unique

This property, Casa Cabernet, is a small cottage for one or two people. When available a larger 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can be rented. Casa Cabernet Grande is truly stunning. It is only available when the smaller Casa is not rented.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Well your ears should be ringing practically every day, because as we are seeing people and are asked about our trip, the first place we talk about is Casa Cabernet, clearly the highlight of our trip. How could it not be, to have the privilege to spend time in Casa Cabernet, totally surrounded by vineyards, beautifully furnished and meticulously cared for grounds. It was grand. We miss it so very much, and we shall return."
Apr 2014
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A Unique Find In The Wine Country (by the month or longer)
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Wayne, NJ

Casa Cabernet--the best Cabernet in Napa Valley

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thanks to the generosity of these guests, Casa Cabernet now has two new bikes for the enjoyment of the guests. What a wonderful contribution to add to the pleasures of a stay at Casa Cabernet.


  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all the expectations we had for our stay. Idyllic, convenient location; idyllic, unmatched surroundings; idyllic, unparalleled cottage. Having spent the month of March as the Spring unfolded in front of us, around us on the property and in the surrounding neighborhood and the Valley, we can wholeheartedly endorse and confirm the words written by the reviewer who stayed at the Casa in April of 2014.

Minutes to an inviting Health Club with a heated lap pool, spa and gym; vineyards and neighborhood at your doorstep for walking and wandering; fresh fruits and vegetables , and prepared foods at the local independent market, and at Dean and DeLuca, for those nights you do not want to eat out but do not want to prepare the meal (so hard not to with all the many excellent and diverse choices just minutes away in St.Helena or only several miles away in the surrounding towns); even a weekend farmers market with locally raised meat. Convenient to whatever you would want to do and to explore in the Valley.

This IS truly a very special property, and the property IS truly a reflection of the owner's pride in and love of the property. Having seen other properties during our stay, this IS truly" a unique find".

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Exceptional in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

I can only begin by stating that the superlative reviews gathered over the years by this property, and the owner Gaye, are absolutely spot-on. My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at Casa Cabernet in the winter months during a portion of the time that our home was undergoing renovation. Our return to Casa Cabernet at the end of each day was the perfect respite from our construction project. Here we could truly relax in a quiet, private and beautiful location, in a cottage perfectly designed and outfitted for two people and meticulously maintained. When the rains came in December, we enjoyed the fireplace thanks to the unending supply of wood that Gaye graciously provides. We love to cook and found everything we needed in the smartly designed kitchen. Weekly cleaning and bed and bath laundry service, and other amenities, are provided at no additional cost - a step up from other properties we've rented. Gaye is always available if you need something, but she's not a hovercraft.

We’ve stayed in numerous vacation rentals over the years and have to rate Casa Cabernet as the finest in terms of location, design, comfort, maintenance, cleanliness and value. Gaye is a true steward of the property; her love of her home and gardens, this cottage and the Valley is evident everywhere you look and in everything she does. If you have the opportunity to stay here, don't hesitate a moment, no matter what time of year.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

An absolutely beautiful, relaxing month

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I saw Casa Cabernet on the HomeAway site I knew that's where I wanted to stay. I was visiting the U.S. for 3 months and, after a busy time on the east coast, wanted total relaxation and peace to unwind. The owner and I emailed over some time and that confirmed I had made the right choice. She is absolutely delightful and was a pleasure to deal with and to get to know. She has exquisite taste and it shows in both the cottage and the gardens.

I spent the month of October at Casa Cabernet and when I arrived at the cottage I thought "this must be heaven". Sooo peaceful, absolutely beautiful setting in gorgeous gardens with spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding vineyards. The cottage itself is perfect and beautifully maintained. From every window (even the bathroom!) there are stunning vistas that kept changing with the autumn colours. I went for strolls each day down the prettiest lanes that changed from green to yellow to red and I never tired of it.

I bravely hired a car (driving on the wrong side of the road for me!) so was able to explore not only the lovely town of St Helena, which is only a few minutes away, but all the other towns in the beautiful Napa Valley as well. I also ventured over to Sonoma and Healdsburg which were easy drives, as well as to the coast.

My one problem at the cottage was that I probably drank more wine than necessary! It was so lovely sitting in the courtyard having dinner and a wine, and then another ... looking at the sunsets and then the stars.

I was truly sad to leave St Helena and Casa Cabernet. It will be a month I will never forget and hopefully one day I can return from the other side of the world.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Really Nice Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay and accommodations in Casa Cabernet were perfect.

What a refreshing pool. We loved the vineyard & mountain views! The tranquil & scenic cottage setting provided a most relaxing vacation for Summer 2014.

As a former Napa Valley wine industry resident, I was able to see wine marketing & winemaking friends. Carol & I visited 50+ wineries enjoying the various architectural styles.

We loved cute St. Helena & we could easily visit Napa City, Santa Rosa & Sonoma.

We’re looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol and Bruce, Your booking for June, July, and August of 2015 assures me that you were truly happy with your summer stay in 2014 at Casa Cabernet. Thank-you for expressing that in your review. I always look forward to repeat guests, and I will welcome you next summer. Gaye G. Cook

An absolutely wonderful month!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as my husband and I saw Casa Cabernet on the VRBO website, we were hooked! The photos of the cottage, the grounds and the reviews only added to our excitement so we immediately booked it for a month. During the next few months our correspondence with the owner only reinforced the fact that we were in for a delightful stay. So, when we arrived at the cottage we looked at each other and said "this is to good to be true." However, it really was. (I might add that the photos do not do it justice, since you cannot feel the tranquility that the location has to offer.) All you have to do is unpack your luggage and you will immediately feel at home. Besides being very tastefully decorated (that comes from the owner's exquisite taste), the cottage includes everything you could possibly need. Like other reviewers have already said, because of its wonderful location, you can be in multiple cities within an hour or so (e.g., Yountville, Napa, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Calistoga, etc.). - that is, if you ever want to leave.

We have rented multiple houses/villas in the U.S. and Europe thru the VRBO website, but my husband and I agreed that this was the best experience we have ever had. We spent an absolutely wonderful month at Casa Cabernet. However, I have to say that our stay was made truly special because of the owner/host. She is the most gracious, interesting and warm person we have had the pleasure of meeting throughout our travels. And, we hope we now have a friend for life.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: necessary

Casa Cabernet is in close proximity to many of the areas finest restaurants and wineries, as well as downtown St. Helena. It is an easy drive to Sonoma County, Marin, and San Francisco.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning,wineries,visiting the Culinary Institute of America, walking to wineries nearby and buying gourmet foods at Dean and DeLucca.


Rates & Availability

From $5,000 Per month

St Helena Cottage Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Notes $5,000 a month whether you stay for 3 days, 14 days, or the full month, the rate is still $5,000.

For stays of 6 months to one year or longer the rate is $4,000. There are no off-season rates
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St Helena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom looks out onto the enclosed patio with garden and vineyard views. Weekly cleaning service is provided and included, with linen change each week.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
** Full Kitchen: complete kitchen with all new appliances ** Cooking Utensils Provided: the kitchen is equipped to cook for two ** Refrigerator: one refrigerator drawer, one freezer drawer, one under the counter refrigerator ** Private Pool: swimming pool is 20x42 ** swim towels included ** Wood Fireplace: firewood provided ** Charcoal BBQ Grill: charcoal is provided * * Deck/Patio: patio with table and four chairs,two chaises, arbor with two tables and four benches ** Mountain View: the cottage is on the valley floor with views of the Eastern & western slopes and mountains ** All of the rooms have skylights and are furnished with ceiling fans,and high beamed ceilings. Spectacular views from all rooms. There is a new Sony flat screen tv.

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