3 bedroom / 2 bathroom historic shingle house with antiques. Built in 1928 above scenic Silverado Trail, the historic home offers privacy above Napa River in oak woodlands. 0.9 mile walk/bike down a vinyard-lined road to historic St. Helena, 'Napa Valley's Main Street.'
We named the house 'Preservation House' because our focus has been to restore rather than modernize or remodel, both inside and out. Except for upgrades important for safety, like electrical service, kitchen ventilation, and fire protection, keeping the house's historic and authentic features is our goal. The house is 1,400 square feet and centers around an open livingroom-diningroom space with historic knotty pine walls and ceilings, in the tradition of a 1928 lodge. A large hearth with a woodburning stove adds to the cozy, intimate feeling of the livingroom, and both rooms are furnished with a mix of comfortable contemporary seating and period antiques and artwork. The woodburning stove is NOT operable because of fire restrictions in Napa Valley. The kitchen has a large refrigerator and historic gas stove that works beautifully (no microwave). A covered porch off the kitchen is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and as a place to unwind in the evening. In the vernacular Italian building tradition, the house's downstairs bathroom is accessible through the covered outdoor porch rather than through an interior entrance. According to a historian of vernacular architecture, Arne Alanen, Prof. Emeritus, U. of Wisc., many Italians thought it was unsanitary for a bathroom to open into the first story kitchen and living spaces directly. Both the finished upstairs bathroom and utilitarian downstairs bathroom have a shower and the upstairs bathroom also has a tub. As throughout the house, the bathrooms feature authentic historic elements rather than remodelled features.
The house has three bedrooms with large operable windows, some with screens. There are box fans in each bedroom but no air conditioning. One bedroom has a king-sized, another has a queen-size, and the third bedroom has two twin-size beds. Upstairs there are softwood floors and an exterior entrance from the upstairs landing to the oak woodlands behind the house. Although we try to abate poison oak on the property, it is a native plant. Please be cautious of poison oak on the property.
We have several REVIEWS of our home on the OTHER well known vacation rental site, vacation rental 1223646.
NOTE: Price increase for reservations AFTER OCT 1, 2014. We allow up to 6 guests per night. If this does not accommodate your needs, please contact us.
Edward & Yvonne are the parents of four 'children.' We live between St. Helena and San Francisco. Edward is an architectural historian and we both love historic buildings of all kinds.
Edward Yarbrough purchased this house in 2013
The house has character and is uniquely of its time and place, a true Napa Valley vernacular house. Built in 1928, we are the third owners. The house is set on 4.35 acres on both sides of Silverado Trail and is bounded to the west by the Napa River.
It would be hard to find a property in Napa Valley more centrally located to the very best wineries, historic downtowns (i.e. St. Helena & Calistoga), or more bike-accessible than this property. Silverado Trail is the backbone connecting the finest wineries in the Valley and has continuous bike lanes. The house has the privacy of oak woodlands and vinyards, the Napa River Wildlife Refuge and historic Pratt Ave. Bridge while still being a quick walk, bike, or drive into historic downtown St. Helena - (website hidden)
There are great bike rental options in St. Helena.
We enjoyed our stay! Big, spacious charming home close to many wineries and good eats. Home was comfortable and relaxing. Kitchen was fully stocked for all your cooking needs. Our hosts welcomed us with local bread, orange juice, and eggs - delicious and very kind. Edward was a pleasure to work with and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend this home. Thank you!
Loved the house and the experience with the owner was nothing less than fantastic.
Took 6 friends to st Helena for a 40th birthday bash. The preservation house was so quaint and well designed. I loved the feel of the house. The Silverado Trail gets pretty busy, but despite some road noise this was an amazing vacation destination. I'd study there again in a heartbeat.
We really enjoyed our stay at the house! We only needed a place to spend one night and Edward was kind and welcoming during our stay! He was willing to let us stay just one night over the weekend and if need be, check in early or check out late. He was easy to communicate with via email and text and was so gracious to provide us with bread, OJ and eggs for our breakfast!
Would definitely stay here again and recommend this house to anyone looking for a cozy house to spend a weekend!
Perfect launching off location for biking the Silverado Trail! Front-row seats to the Napa marathon - and Edward communicated well about our parking situation on race day :) We felt welcome and spoiled - great breakfast options (we brought veggies to go with the eggs); the coffee pot and gas stove were a treat to play with; the shampoo selection was better than at home; the fluffy, new duvets were luxurious! Mom got her own room, and it was nice to have an upstairs/downstairs to separate the talkers from the sleeper :)
Based on the photos and explanation. It was not was I expected. The owners are SUPER nice and that was great. Responsive to emails and calls. However, the home overall is LITERALLY on the street a busy street and you can hear the traffic all day and night. Very hard to sleep in. Walls and windows are very very thin. The home is super old and it seems and looks that way. The place is clean but not comfortable. I understand they want to keep the home in the 1929 "period" but it needs a lot of work to make it feel comfortable. Many of the windows are cracked. There is only 1 very old bathroom in the house. The other bathroom is outside and not very usable.
The house is located in the heart of the St. Helena Apellation that includes 50 of the most celebrated wineries of the Napa Valley region.
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Dogs (or other pets) and more than six (6) guests are subject to host approval and additional fees.
We provide complementary quality breakfast foods and coffee & teas.
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