BJ'S NEST ~ PERFECT ROMANTIC GETAWAY! PRIVATE HOT TUB!

Barbara Schell

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BJ'S NEST ~ PERFECT ROMANTIC GETAWAY! PRIVATE HOT TUB!

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studio apartment, 1 full bath, sleeps 2. VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #09-0038

Cozy garden studio, perched on the famous Silverado Trail, gateway to the fabulous valley wineries & world renowned restaurants. Relax & recharge in this serene setting - comfort & style at an affordable rate.

Pet friendly...will take up to two pets. Please inquire.

[INSIDE]: Spacious studio, 1 bath, within the city just minutes away from all the valley has to offer. Approx 800 sq ft of privacy overlooking wooded garden area. Romantic bathroom has jetted tub for two, in addition a free standing glass shower with separate vanity. Queen bed & day bed w/two twins. Living room has sofa, love, upholstered ottoman, gas fireplace. See amenities.

[OUTSIDE]: After a busy day in the valley, soak in your intimate private hot tub overlooking wooded yard. Large BBQ w/complete accessories. Lounging chairs & table for outside relaxing. Property is 1/2 acre of many trees, lawn, gardens. Colorful picnic table w/benches on lower lawn.

NO OTHER RENTALS are on property.

Minutes away from downtown Napa. Close to San Fran/Berkeley

Amenities: TV, DVD, CD, radio.

Air conditioned, and ceiling fan.

Microwave, refrigerator, toaster, toaster oven, electric skillet, panini griddle, coffee maker,all dishware, cookware,

table linens & accessories.

Hair dryer, ironing board, iron.

Shampoo/conditioner/soaps/bath salts/candles.

High thread count linens, luxurious bedding, and bath towels. Beautifully appointed bath

with decorative mirrors, & vanity accessories.

Assorted board games, local maps provided. Video Library. References or recommendations to local events, activities.

Private Hot tub/spa: Cozy, romantic. Hot tub perched on redwood deck, overlooking spacious wooded yard, candlelit setting. So very private. Sip a glass of wine while enjoying a beautiful sunset. Large towels provided.

Activities and attractions: Wine tours; Napa Wine Train; Opera House, Oxbow Market. Great restaurants close by, and thru the valley. New to Napa's 'foodie' scene - Marimoto's, Fish Story, as well as Michael Chiarello's Bottega in Yountville.

River excursions, kayaking. Pampering at local spa's, mud baths.

Golf courses close by; Hot air balloons.

Nearby biking and hiking trails.

Silo's - downtown jazz club, with nightly music, by top name entertainers. Great places!

Summer time we have a 'Chef's Market', downtown, with local chef's, great food, music, & crafts.

Six Flags Marine World (approx 20 min drive)

San Francisco (approx 45 min drive)

Sonoma (approx 20 minute drive)

Concierge Sevices available. : Please inquire..

Happy to make reservations for restaurants, wine tours, hot air balloon rides. Provide recommendations of wineries, spa's, activities/events thruout the Napa valley.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Barbara Schell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 42 traveler reviews

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BJ's Nest ~ Perfect Romantic Getaway! Private Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
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BJ's Nest ~ Perfect Romantic Getaway! Private Hot Tub!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p201160
+ (707) 258-8901
Napa Napa Valley
5

GREAT BASE FOR THE NAPA VALLEY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cozy nest in June 2014 for our first trip to Napa, and I must say that the experience was quite enjoyable. This location is only a quick drive to downtown Napa, and is close to various grocery stores, including a whole Foods Market! This was a life-saver for us, since my wife and I have very restrictive diets. The property is also conveniently located close to the Sliverado Trail by which several wineries can be accessed.
There's a queen sized bed and a day bed in case you have extra travelers or kids with you, and there's enough kitchen equipment to make small meals and breakfast. It's also pet friendly, in case you want to bring those.
The owner runs a tight ship, and maintains a very clean rental. She provided lots of reccommendations for wineries and restaurants in the area, and she's available to provide service, but will not invade your privacy. All told, I had quite a nice time visiting Napa and staying at this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: James and Jenna....Thank you so much for being my recent guests! It was a delight to have you here. Am so please to hear that you enjoyed the studio and property, as well as our Napa Valley. This getaway was a most special occasion for you both, and I am so pleased that you chose my place for your stay.

The property is indeed quite close to some very good grocery markets, as well as conveniently located to reach wineries, and our town center activities. Do come back again....it will be a joy to see you both.
Warm regards, Barbara
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BJ's Nest ~ Perfect Romantic Getaway! Private Hot Tub!
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Napa Napa Valley
5

FANTASTIC RELAXING GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This place is so perfectly situated in Napa. It's wonderfully quiet and private and very comfortable. Close to the center of town, but felt like we were in the countryside with all the trees surrounding us. We stayed here for part of our honeymoon. Hot tub was so hot and felt great to relax in there. Barbara was so accomodating (we locked ourselves out of the place within 20 minutes haha and she was there to give us a new key) and always answered my questions and emails quickly, great service. The kitchenette has everything you'd need, the bed was comfortable, roomy bathroom and dining area, and we enjoyed looking through her book of recommendations and magazines provided. Overall, just so clean and comfy. We will definitely be returning here, I think our stay made Napa that much more enjoyable, felt like we had a home to come home to each night.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia and Heinz....
You both were an absolute delight! Am so happy you decided to choose my place for your honeymoon. And am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the studio, hot tub and gardens.

Thank you for the great comments in your review.....it means a great deal to me that my guests are happy here, and enjoy the accommodations.

I look forward to having you back one day!
Warm regards, Barbara
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Napa Napa Valley
Eugene, OR
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at BJ's Nest while visiting relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. BJ's is the guest room you wish your folks had: plush, comfortable, private, and quiet. We're provided with a small fridge, toaster oven, hot pot and coffee maker, sink -- all the essentials for quick meals and late night snacks (hey, who cooks while visiting Napa?). There's a hot tub outside (separate towels are provided) and jetted tub inside a spacious bathroom, four down pillows, cable TV, and DVD player. The location on famed Silverado Trail is very convenient and with windows closed we did not hear traffic noise at night. The tidy yard was great for dog walking. Barbara, the owner, is a welcoming, but unobtrusive, hostess.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Napa Napa Valley
Chicago, IL
5

OUR BEST EXPERIENCE IN WINE COUNTRY

  • 5 of 5
We've been to the Napa/Sonoma valleys several times but this was by far our favorite.

Beautiful grounds, serene location, convenient to the Trail and downtown Napa, BJ's Nest the is perfect place for spending some time getting to know the Napa and Sonoma valleys. We stayed 11 days and each day when we returned from our tastings and travels, we felt like we were coming home. We've never felt that relaxed on a vacation, ever!

Barbara is a font of knowledge about the local area and a very gracious hostess. She is very friendly and approachable no matter the question or concern. She excels at providing a friendly ambience in her manner and in the space.

We're coming back for 9 more days in 2014.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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BJ's Nest ~ Perfect Romantic Getaway! Private Hot Tub!
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+ (707) 258-8901
Napa Napa Valley
Where do you live?
4

PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE, AND MOST PLEASANT

  • 4 of 5
We had a very pleasant 5 day stay. This studio is very clean, spacious and comfortable, and Barbara overlooks no detail in ensuring that her guests have everything they could possibly need. The towels and face cloths are plentiful and changed out every second day. The living area furniture and the queen bed are very comfy (did not try the day bed) and the studio has very good lighting throughout. Bathroom facilities are superb! The little kitchenette is stocked better than most, with good quality knives and cookware, even spices and teas. Barbara had also left lots of fresh ground coffee in the fridge for us - both regular and decaf. The hot tub was a wonderful treat for the fall evenings as well, and we found extra towels in the bathroom cupboard for the tub. The only thing that prevented it from 5 stars in our opinion was the proximity to a busy road which made daytime sitting on the deck a little noisy. Having said that, we were out and about most of the day anyway. Inside, however, it is totally soundproofed so excellent for sleeping. And sitting in the hot tub in the evening is fine too because the tub jets override any traffic sounds, and all the large trees around make it very private. Barbara also respects the privacy of visitors as there is a separate entrance and private deck so it's really your own space. We would not hesitate in recommending this studio to others and we disagree entirely with the comments from the previous renter. VRBO is not for everyone perhaps, but we have used it in many countries and really enjoy it. We have found that each place is entirely different and you have to be flexible and willing to adjust to individual practices. Otherwise stay in a hotel. Barbara is welcoming and thoughtful and offers a lovely oasis for her guests.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Napa Napa Valley
St. Louis, MO
2

NOT SO SECLUDED...NEGATIVE MESSAGES IN NICE FRAMES ARE STILL NEGATIVE MESSAGES!

  • 2 of 5
10th anniversary trip in Napa! Excited to return and thought we'd try a new place. BJ's Nest, though charming in some aspects, was a real let down for us. Feared not getting our security deposit back the entire trip because of how we felt during our stay. House was about 30 yards from a very busy street & 2 others at the corner. Owner lives above & we could hear her throughout the evening moving around. For 2 adults, only 2 bath towels were provided & we were told they'd only be refreshed every other day due to water conservation in the area, even though we witnessed the sprinklers watering plants & grass several days (?). There were tons of decorative pillows, but few actual bed pillows (3). Luxury usually equates to multiple pillows & towels per guest, not scarcity. A day-bed had another pillow, but with all the cutely framed negative messages, we were scared to use for fear of losing our security deposit. Negative messages included, don't use the shams or decorative pillows as bed pillows (like she knows there's a shortage, but won't address it) or you might get dinged w/ a dry cleaning fee, Don't use the hot tub after 9 on weeknights and 10 on weekends (really??? We're in our 40's & can't enjoy), Take out trash and put it in the receptacles before you leave (what did we pay an extra cleaning fee for again??? We left the place spotless out of fear, not enjoyment). The hot tub itself had an unusually high smell of chlorine, so we didn't use it. I understand cleanliness, but I don't want to bleach my skin either - what an irritation! The light switches for the shower/tub area were hidden behind a bookshelf -very inconvenient. TV needs upgraded. And what about the SMACK of PET ODOR when you first open the door upon arrival -what a horrible 1st impression & it lingered w/ us as a result. Don't mind pets by any means, but the place has to be ODOR free!!!! Tons of locked doors & compartments -very strange and weird. And, let's not forget about the air conditioning. Though there was A/C & Heat, we had NO CONTROL over it. To raise/lower, the book directs you to call the owner (???? Really, who has time for that???)? We've stayed in very nice establishments throughout our life as I'm sure most people renting on here have. None of us need to be reminded of the things we shouldn't do in a rental. Tell us what there is to enjoy!!!! 2 water bottles in fridge -were those free? Wouldn't know -nothing told us? Truly a let down! Don't recommend as upper end.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests posting this inflammatory review have stated completely false information....not sure the "why", as during their stay (4/nights) they did not utter one complaint, nor request any assistance. The security deposit of $200 was returned to them within contract specifications - as they did leave the apartment nice and tidy.

1. Pet odor....since there had not been a guest with pet in over 2 months, a pet odor would be impossible. Plus prior guests to them would have said something.
2. Bath towels - 6 are provided, plus hand towels, plus wash cloths - every other day. Should any guest desire more, this is supplied w/o question.
3. Bed pillows - 6 pillows are supplied. Should any guest wish more, they are supplied, as well as pillows w/o down.
4. Hot tub - The City of Napa requires and posts time usage "rules". As a owner, I have no say on this. Guests are permitted to use hot tub even at later hours than the city demands, and all I ask is that guests be quiet, so not to disturb neighbors. Most guests simply ask.
5.All apartments have adjoining walls/ceilings (thus an apartment - not a cottage), so naturally soft foot steps can be heard.
6. Studio is fully sound proofed - ceilings & walls, so therefore very quiet within.
7. Street - Silverado Trail can be noisy at times, but this property does NOT have 2 other "busy" adjoining streets.
8. Framed notices/requests within studio - some guests need to be informed that decorative pillows are not part of the sleeping pillows.
9. A/C is automatic. Goes on when temp is hot, off when cooler.
10. We provide coffee/teas, sugars, spices, all paper goods/foil, bottled water, plus shampoo/condit, even many candles for guests to enjoy during their stay. And this is stated on the websites.
11. Security deposit of $200.is a low amount as we try to accommodate the average guest.
It is sad that these guests spent their time being "fearful/afraid" during their stay. Communication is available via email, telephone or simply knocking on my door. Should these guests have simply looked within the bathroom cabinet for the extra towels they were there - along with the hair dryer, hair spray, toilet paper, Kleenex etc. All of this information is stated within the studio notebook, and where everything is located.
My vacation rental is of high standards, as the many guest reviews show; fully licensed w/city permit.
Thank you. Barbara
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Vallejo Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Stinson Beach, Marin County
Car: necessary

Located on the Silverado Trail, city limits, within 5 minutes from downtown Napa. 1/2 acre of property, spacious gardens, abundance of trees. Feels like being in the country, yet so close to restaurants, wine tasting, & theatre.

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Napa Studio Rental Rates

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Spring - Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$195
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning fee $110.00 + Tax
Personal check or credit card - Visa or MasterCard only.
Credit card 3% processing fee, within USA; 4% outside US.

Deposit is 50% at time of booking reservation, with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Pets allowed: 1/pet $50 fee; 2/pets $75 fee. Pets to have flea treatment prior to arrival.
Winter weekly rate: $1150.00
Spring-Summer weekly rate: $1415.00
Please note: Higher rate to apply for holidays, special events & require 3/night minimum stay.
"Bottle Rock" event, May 29th - June 1st, special rates apply, with a minimum 4/night stay. Please inquire.
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Amenities

Napa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Bath has romantic jetted tub for two, in addition a free standing glass shower with separate vanity. Bath salts, shampoo's, and soaps provided. Relax in a soothing candle lit bath, with plush fluffy rugs underfoot.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen bed accommodates 1 couple. Day bed is 2/twins, with lower bed pulled out into room. TV armoire w/swivel tray for directional viewing. Furnished in detail with original artwork, antiques, candles, bath salts. 600 thread count sheets, plush towels.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Pet Friendly. Pets enjoy the spacious yard. We love pets, and we also have a very large chain link dog run on lower part of property if you wish to use. Private Hot Tub: Cozy, romantic. Hot tub perched on redwood deck, overlooking spacious wooded yard, candlelit setting. So very private. Sip a glass of wine while enjoying a beautiful sunset. Entertainment extra's: Silo's Jazz Club - nightly entertainment, downtown, music/entertainment by top name entertainers. During summer, we have a 'Chef's Market', downtown, every Thursday evening, featuring local chef's, great food, music, crafts. Access to 'up valley' is easy, via the Silverado Trail which is one of the main scenic routes to Yountville, Calistoga (mud baths), and St. Helena. Hundreds of wineries are located along the Trail. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland areas are just 45-60 minutes away. Vallejo ferry is closeby & takes 45-60 min to SF
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