Submitted: June 16, 2009
Stayed: May 2009
My family and I rented this house for a week in May 2009. We travelled over from the United Kingdom for a wedding in St Helena and needed a base which was close to the centre of St Helena, but far enough away to feel like we were still getting a relaxing break away. I have always been a bit apprehensive about booking places over the internet; however, with the Ghost Winery we were not disappointed.
It is a gorgeous house surrounded by hills that feels remote, yet, being located just off highway 21 it is literally a 10 minute drive to the centre of St Helena, and for us, all the wedding festivities. The outside of the property was very well maintained with a beautiful patio and lawn area with a table big enough to fit all of us round. Sitting outside in the early evening enjoying a few bottles of Napa wines and watching the sun set over the hills was idyllic, my 10 month old son even took his first steps out here.
. The inside of the property is decorated in a beautiful Tuscan style. The downstairs is an open plan kitchen dining room leading round to a magnificent open fire place and lounge. Even though there is only one room downstairs it still feels very large and spacious with the high ceilings and beautiful furniture. Upstairs there were 4 bedrooms, all well decorated and comfortable.
We didn’t actually have time to use the guest passes to the Meadowood estate, but some of the wedding festivities were held there and it is absolutely stunning. If we were to visit again we would make much more use of this resource. I would definitely rent this house again if we were coming to St Helena and recommend it to anyone. It is close to the action and activities St Helena has to offer but is secluded enough to offer privacy and relaxation. We had a trip of a lifetime, which was enhanced by the house we had to call home for the week.
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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