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Secluded hilltop bungalow guesthouse on 70 private acres in the Napa Valley. Lovely one-bedroom cottage, swimming pool shared with main house, high speed wireless internet, xeriscaped cactus and lavender gardens, (and valley, mountain, and vineyard views). We have friendly dogs, a weekly housekeeper, and an on-site caretaker. We're one hour north of San Francisco. Monthly rentals preferred—weekly minimum. Please contact us via email to discuss your particular needs, as we use our own calendar. Sorry—no pets or smoking.
As VBRO and Homeaway users, we can say that our stay at the bungalow was beyond our expectations. Our hosts made us very welcome and saw to every detail. Although they were in residence during our stay and made themselves available, the property is so large and private we felt alone, but had the comfort of knowing they weren't far. Every amenity was thought of; 2 sets of his & her robes for seasonal temps., an abundance of extra linens, blankets, pillows etc., a fully equipped kitchen stocked with basic condiments and spices, coffee, tea to get you started. Faith has added her incredible touches throughout the bungalow so that the eye is never disappointed. There is what we came to dub "the red bible" on the desk which answers almost any question you might have about the bungalow before you have it. Very helpful. The bungalow is about 10 minutes from downtown Napa, half of which is a beautiful drive down the mountain through deer gated vineyards. The highway is easy to access and daily trips to St.Helena, Sonoma, Yountville and Calistoga were a breeze. Faith and Peter were very helpful with info on where to market, restaurant and visit locally. Favorite food and wine pairing was St. Francis Winery. Don't miss Artesa winery. Loved downtown Sonoma for shopping and lunch. Unexpected highlight was meeting Peter & Faith and their canine and feline family Dorji, Rosie and Fred! We literally could have stayed forever!
We arrived in Napa from Los Angeles after flying out from England. Our Son treated us to this wonderful break. We have always wanted to visit Napa Valley as we have heard so much about it. We were not disappointed and positively excited as we approached our hideaway home for our holiday break. The owners (and the dogs & cat) couldn’t have been more welcoming. The bungalow was full of character, had everything you needed and more. The views and atmosphere were just stunning. Both day and night the bungalow was just perfect for temperature. Each day we used the pool is was like living in Shang Gri La – warmth, peace and tranquillity, the perfect environment to relax. All too quickly our vacation ended and we were all very sorry to leave and can’t wait to return. I strongly recommend his holiday home to anyone who just needs to ‘chill-out’ in the most stunning of all locations in the Napa region. Thank you so much to our gracious hosts for creating something VERY special indeed.
I am 67 years of age. Of all my vacations, this one was the one that I most hated to see end. This is secluded property whose atmosphere is serene. Our hosts were readily available--- at the end of the vacation, my wife and I saw them as new friends. We enjoyed the afternoons poolside.; mornings we walked the countryside either in the contingous state park or the road up the hill and through the vineyards. It's a great place to have a glass of wine while watching the sunset. We would gladly stay a month at such time as our careers allow.
For the amount of money we paid to rent the guest house . . . . it didn't meet our expectation. The house needs repair, upgrading and cleaning. Unless you like using a stained shower, toilet and sinks, cracked floors, old furniture, and sleeping on a futon bed with blankets that don't fit. We rearranged the furniture a bit and under the area rug there was plenty of dirt. Obviously the rug had not been shaken out in some time. Otherwise the pictures represent the property. Surrounding views are great and the house is private and quite.
Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
Stayed: Jul 2013
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this guest says, the pictures posted do indeed represent the property. Imagine our surprise when we saw this review as we were in residence at the main house throughout our visitor’s stay and the only issue we heard about was one problem with a ceiling fan that we promptly adjusted.
We ourselves are longtime users of VRBO and HomeAway and always extend the courtesy of talking to our hosts directly about issues or concerns—especially when they’re readily accessible. We are sorry that our guests found dirt under a carpet. Living in the countryside does mean that our guests often live as much outside as in, (French doors open onto the large deck that runs the length of the house—people leave them open). This does mean that some of the outdoors does come inside at times—usually it’s just leaves. Our housekeeper says she’ll ensure there won’t be dirt under the rug again. We are incredibly careful to keep dirt in the bungalow to a minimum, but we missed this one spot.
As for the blanket situation—we are unsure of their issue. The bed is queen-sized, and the blankets and comforters we have are queen-sized. If they were unhappy with what was on the bed they were more than welcome to use one of the other blankets and comforters available in the closet—all queen-sized, or ask us for others. As for the quality of the bed itself—it is a top-of-the-line, all-weather, wrapped-core, futon mattress on a custom wood frame. It is amazingly comfortable, good in both hot and cold weather and we’ve never had a complaint about it.
The “old furniture” they mention are antiques and vintage—the pieces are there by design. As these guests may recall when they first contacted us, before they even booked we suggested, given their line of questioning, that they might be more comfortable in a hotel as it seemed to be more in keeping with what they were looking for.
Our bungalow is beautiful, but it is a lived-in house and not a hotel room. Yes, there is a crack in our Saltillo tiles. The staining is from mineral-rich well water (filtered and softened now for a number of years). As for the cost—our price is lower than that of other very private similar properties. We value greatly the guests who have appreciated an eclectic rammed-earth home of character and uncommon beauty in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
About 3 years ago I had my first trip to Napa, and I said to my wife we need to go back as many times as we possible can. So far we have been back once a year. The last trip in 2012 was very special. Me and my wife had the great pleasure of staying at this beautiful property for a month, we stayed there for all of July 2012. The bungalow is placed so you have the most beautiful views of the property, overlooking Napa City/ Napa Valley. I do travel extensively throughout the year. This place is the first place I have been to were you instantly feel calm, relaxed and balanced right away, (that has usually taken me 3-4 days on all of my other vacations). To top it all the owners Faith & Peter are the nicest people you can meet. They really carry their hearts first, really making an effort for your stay to be perfect. I wish the world had more people like them. We will be back!!
a bottle of wine, a bowl of ripe cherries and a fresh loaf of sourdough bread greeted us...
5 of 5
Honeymoons in general are wonderful experiences by nature, but this place made it the experience of a lifetime! We spent 9 days in secluded beauty. We were met by our host and greeted with the wine, cherries and bread on the beautiful artisan butcher's block. The enormity of the view from the deck was completely overwhelming. I have never seen something so incredible! We enjoyed the feeling of being in a home while being on vacation, Dorji reminded us of our own dog at home. The owners could not have been more helpful with places to eat and ideas on wineries. It is the small things, such as the fresh (from the lavender garden) sachet that I got to take home to remind me of the evenings we spent watching the sun set in the garden. My husband and I are taken back to the deck when we smell a bottle of good Napa cabernet, where we rocked in the chairs and talked about our future. The drive in is beautiful, you are incredibly close to downtown Napa, but feel like you are truly 100 miles away from the worries of the world. Both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys are extremely accessible, along with the Russian River Valley. We were centrally located enough to spend a few days in San Francisco. I wish I could express the true thankfulness I have to the owners for sharing their BEAUTIFUL piece of Shangri-La with us. It is rustic and stunningly simple, which makes the glorious views the centerpiece of your stay. We felt like family. There is no higher recommendation I could give. We LOVED it.
Submitted: Dec 3, 2010
Stayed: Jul 2010
VRBO, from HomeAway
Families with Young Children,
All the privacy you could ask for at our hilltop hideaway, but you'll still be close enough to leave only 15 minutes before a reservation at any of Napa's fantastic downtown restaurants. Or, take a half-hour's leisurely drive past vineyards and wineries to some of the most renowned restaurants in the USA (Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena). Just a little further up the Silverado Trail, there's Calistoga. And there are hundreds of wineries within a 1/2 hour's drive of the bungalow.
Queen-sized Bed, full closet, and dresser, stand for suitcase, and ceiling fan. French doors open onto the deck, which overlooks the Napa Valley. Shutters on the doors can be closed to darken the bedroom, as needed.
Convertible bed in the living room, can be made private with wood screens.
Satellite / Cable
Deck / Patio
non smoking only
not suitable for children
pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
Sports & Adventure Activities:
Hilltop view: No neighbors. Unobstructed views of valley and mountains.