SPECTACULAR TUSCAN VILLA WITH VINEYARD, HORSES AND 80 FOOT POOL

Lance Dildine

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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SPECTACULAR TUSCAN VILLA WITH VINEYARD, HORSES AND 80 FOOT POOL

St Helena House Rental Photos and Description

Villa has 3BR/2BA and Guest Apt has 2 BR overlooking Vineyard

THE ENTIRE ESTATE which includes the main house & the guest apt is available for rental starting JULY 1rst, 2014.

This spectacular vineyard estate is 10.3 acres of absolute splendor located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine region. The ambiance of country living couldn't get any better as we are directly off the Silverado Trail in a rural area that includes some of the top wineries minutes away from our front doorstep! We are 5 minutes to downtown St. Helena, 3 minutes from Meadowood Country Club and golf course. 8 minutes to Calistoga, and only 30 minutes to the city of Napa or over the hill to Santa Rosa.

The house is 12 years old Tuscan Villa style home with Mediterranean foliage and landscaping. Besides the sweeping vineyard view from the terrace, the natural and planted landscaping has several gardens, fruit trees, olive trees, roses, and lush green lawns surrounding the property. There is also a vegetable garden to add fresh vegetables to your dinner plate or salad.

The main house is 5000 sq. ft. with multiple French doors opening out onto 4500 hundred feet of gorgeous flagstone terraces. There is a beautiful cement balustrade railing surrounding the vineyard side of the terrace. Vineyard views from this terrace are breathtaking, and include the 80 ft swimming pool. There's an old limestone fountain directly off the rear of this terrace near the entry to the master bedroom which also has a large outdoor wood fireplace with seating area, plus table/umbrella and chairs for reading or enjoying a glass of wine. Past the fountain and rose garden there is a Bocce Ball court beneath the shade of old Oak trees.

The main house features a living room with exceptionally high ceilings, an enormous fireplace and mantel with bookshelves full of art, sculptures and books. Further beyond is an elegant dining room which can seat 12 people comfortably. The floors have large glazed clay tiles with radiant heat. The entire house has newly installed central air & heat to keep you comfortable all year round.

The gourmet kitchen features high ceilings, wolf stove, TV, a fireplace and a small den. Adjacent to the kitchen is the courtyard with outside dining, a fountain, rose/herb garden, and a large charcoal BBQ. Off the kitchen is the laundry area and the full guest bath. Also, from this hallway is the entrance to the loft up a ladder of stairs. The loft features a large comfortable bedroom with a queen size bed, large roll top desk, dresser with night stand, and flat screen TV. The entrance to the master bedroom quarters is also in this vicinity. There is a large master bath, separate double head shower, and a separate room with toilet. The master bedroom has an impressive 30 ft. ceiling, beautiful beautiful carved wood poster bed, wood fireplace, with 2 French doors that go out to the terrace where another fireplace is on the back side of the one in bedroom with outdoor rod iron seating.

The Guest House entry is located off this courtyard upstairs above the garage. This very comfortable 1600 sq. ft. apartment has 2 spacious bedrooms, full bath, full kitchen with brand new top of the line appliances, and living room. All windows have great views of the vineyard, and the horses graze right outside during the day on hillside.

This is the ultimate destination for peace and quiet. Breathtaking views abound! Besides fresh eggs, we also have our own Artesian well water which is absolutely the best tasting water out of the tap! During the summer months there is an abundance of fruit from our many fruit trees. We also have a vegetable garden which include tomatoes, peppers, and fresh basil. Help yourself!

This is the perfect family retreat, corporate getaway for small teams and of course if you just wanted to rent the Main house or Apartment for your anniversary or romantic getaway we can accommodate you.

We are located in the very heart of Wine Country. Crystal Springs Road is directly off the Silverado Trail and is perfect for walking, hiking, jogging, and biking. Calistoga and St. Helena are both just 8 minutes away.

Contact owner for more info. 2 BDRM Guest Apartment can be rented separately if available. Main house is not available to rent after the end of September.

Keywords: 3 BDRM Tuscan Villa & 2 BDRM Separate Guest Apartment (Rented together or separately)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Lance Dildine

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I grow Cabernet grapes for Luc Morlet, who scored 98 points in Wine Spectator this past year.

Lance Dildine purchased this house in 2006

It is very picturesque with the many colorful trees and mountain views surrounding the property. This area has very rich soil and is on a hill making it perfect for Cabernet grapes. It also has a lot of Black Obsidian, thus the name nearby 'Glass Mountain'. The climate is perfect for the vineyard. Some of the best wine comes from this region.

Total privacy and very quiet, flowers abound, fantastic views, nice big pool for daily exercise and cooling off. We love the wide open rural spaces, lush vegetation and plenty of room for the horses to play.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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5
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AMAZING PROPERTY WITH MAGNIFICENT SURROUNDINGS!

  • 5 of 5
Truly transported to another world. The location was incredible with great amenities. We enjoyed the pool and outside dining on the patios. Close to the town of St. Helena and the host helped point us to some great restaurants and wineries!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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BLISSFUL!

  • 5 of 5
The house and property are way better than the photos! Drive up past the chickens and horses and leave your cares behind (but you’re still just a 5-min drive to St. Helena)!

The vineyard setting, the gorgeous pool (where we spent much of our time—plenty of pool towels provided!), the tennis and bocce courts, the many outdoor seating areas and patios (with twinkle lights, barbeque, and outdoor fireplace for those relaxing evenings at home).

Now venture inside: beautiful tile floors throughout, large and comfortable living room, dining room, enormous master bedroom and bath, comfy small bedroom up front. The twenty-somethings stayed in the loft bedroom (ladder too steep for elders!) and were thrilled with their upstairs lair.

Then there’s the kitchen…fabulous! We hung out here a lot. Two ovens, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, big gas stove top, butcher block prep area, and all the tools, platters, bowls, etc. you could want, which we did, as we celebrated my husband’s milestone birthday in amazing wine country style.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the separate but adjacent apartment (we called it the “casita”…it’s up a flight of stairs right off the patio with the barbeque) with beautiful tile floors and lovely living room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms, where more family members stayed in total comfort.

Like the previous reviewer, we had some minor TV issues (but didn’t really care about watching, so it wasn’t a problem), and would have preferred central A/C (they’re supposedly putting it in). One more bathroom would have been welcomed as well. But these are truly small quibbles…the place is immaculately maintained, very well equipped, and beautifully situated. It’s the perfect place to go bliss out in wine country. We just didn’t stay long enough, so definitely must return!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Last winter 2013, we installed top of the line central air & heating in the main house! The A/C works like a charm, keeping the entire house cool. We are now enjoying use of it this summer!
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St Helena Napa Valley
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5

LOVELY!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a long 4th of July weekend at this house and had a fantastic time! We had several families staying with kids ages 12-16.

The basics: house was very clean - impeccable bedding and towels, clean fridge, pool ready to swim in, outdoor furniture clean and ready to use, etc.

HIghlights for us:
- Spacious and comfortable interiors. Common rooms (living/dining) are large, but honestly we spent very little time in them. We were either hanging out in the kitchen or outside or sleeping! The nice thing is that if you have a larger group, there are common spaces to be together or the house is big enough that you can get away from the group if you want some quiet.
- Kitchen is large and well-equiped - two refrigerators side by side, two dishwashers, two ovens and a big gas stove. Our families love to cook so this made things nice and easy. Outdoor bbq is on the patio right off the kitchen. We were able to pick ripe peaches and figs from the trees on the property and ate fresh eggs from the hens every day!
- Outdoor areas are awesome! The pool is terrific - 80ft. for swimming laps but wide enough that the kids had room to play. My favorite spot was the vine-covered arbor over the pool chairs. It was perfectly situated so that you always have shade but are right next to the pool. There are also many different seating areas outside. We could have drinks and apps down by the pool near the vineyard while the kids played bocce ball up above, eat dinner off the kitchen, and have a night-cap and star watching from the patio with the fireplace.
- For us the location was perfect. It is rural yet still quite easy to get in to St. Helena (about 5+ min. by car). The road in front of the house is quiet and flat and perfect for bike riding. There was a quick hike up to a reservoir or you can just go for a stroll on the road.

Things to consider:
- Does not have central air con. There are portable room air con units, fans and the most amazing built in door screens. We caught a couple days of an unusual heat wave (100+) - it was pretty warm in the house but we just spent more time by the pool. Once the heat wave broke it was perfect!
- TV system was glitchy and remote didn't work (though I think will be fixed soon) - it ended up being great since the kids couldn't park in front of the TV!
- The loft (3rd) room in the main house is up a really steep ladder/stair. Awesome for older kids but not for the really young/old.

We all agreed, we would go back anytime!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Central air & heat newly installed in main house is awsome!
Direct TV system can be tricky for those not understanding system & handset. We did get that corrected immediately and advise guests on how to use the handset and system for surround sound & music!
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Car: necessary

Our own Bocce Ball Court on site, Amazing Top Wineries within minutes of each other, Fun to do 'Wine Train', Hot Air Balloon, Calistoga Mud Baths and Massage, The Exclusive 'Meadow Wood Country Club' (Golf, Spa, Fine Dining)only 3 minutes away, Gourmet Restaurants throughout Napa County, Fantastic Shopping/Gift Shops

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St Helena House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rate For Entire Estate
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$30,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Houseclean Apt $150.00
Houseclean Estate $600.00
Cashiers Check.
Full payment required if reservation is less than 2 months of arrival date.
Notes Rates are $550-$650 per nt for guest house only through June 21, 2014, and available again September 1. Summer rental rate for the entire estate (main house & guest apt sleeps 10 persons) is $1500 per night, monthly rental discounted $32,000 a month.

2 BDRM Apt Rate is $550 per night for use of master BDRM only, or $650 per night for use of both bedrooms. This unit sleeps 4 persons comfortably.
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Amenities

St Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master BDRM in main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BDRM located in main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master BDRM in Guest Apt
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd BDRM in Guest Apt
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This large BDRM is located in loft of main house
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Hen House (Fresh Fertile Eggs Daily), Horse Stable with 2 Arabians, Vegetable Garden and Fruit Trees, Lawn Area and Gardens.
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