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The Napa Art House - Old Town Napa

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The "NAPA ART HOUSE" is a home filled with original, colorful art. It is a unique, 3 bedrooom 2 bath, Craftsman style home built in 1927 and located in Old Town Napa. It is just blocks away from world class dining, over 40 wine tasting rooms, micro-breweries and shopping. There is a robust nightlife featuring The Jazz Club, Uptown Theater, Copia and Silo's. Make plans now to stay during multi-day events including Bottle Rock, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Flavor! Napa Valley (5 days of fabulous food and wine downtown and around the Valley) and the Safeway PGA Golf Tournament at Silverado.

Owned and operated by a local artist and her husband, the home is light, airy, comfortable and filled with colors found in the original paintings hung throughout the house. All paintings in the Napa Art House are available to purchase.

The property features a secluded back yard with gardens, a hot tub, gas barbecue, and comfortable outdoor furniture with mature shade trees. There is also a separate cottage that is business ready; a quiet spot with Wi-Fi, a large desk, and big screen TV, the perfect place to catch up on some work, simply relax or take a nap.

There is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with gas stove, ice maker, microwave, and cappuccino maker, everything you need for a wine tasting, simple meal or a feast!

The NAPA ART HOUSE is perfect for entertaining either inside or outside. It is a great place to stay while enjoying our beautiful Napa Valley.

City Permit #VR16-0061 City Business License #36960. Make sure your staying in a Licensed VR or you may not have a place to stay when you get here.

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Kim Gauer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Kim Gauer

We are the owners of the "Napa Art House" in downtown Napa. Joel grew up in Napa and Kathy is an artist whose work can be seen throughout the home. Their fondness for color and comfort is obvious in the casual furnishings and attention to detail that makes this home a special place. They are happy to share their love of the Napa Valley by making your stay as enjoyable and fun as possible.

The "Napa Art House" is one of only 42 legally permitted "whole-house" vacation rental homes in Napa (permit #VR09-0001).

Kim Gauer purchased this house in 2016

Why Kim Gauer chose Napa Valley

The Napa Art House is perfectly located for visitors to the Napa Valley. It is walking distance to Old Town Napa and less than a mile from Hwy 29 for access to the rest of the Valley.

Don't miss out on the 2017 Flavor! Napa Valley. Five days of fabulous food and wine downtown and around the Valley. Dates still available, March 22-26th.

What makes this house unique

The Napa Art House was built in 1920. It has all the charm and character of an original Craftsman house but also offers all the comforts and amenities that modern technology can provide. There is a beautiful and private back yard with a separate studio where you can work or relax after a hard day of wine tasting.


Napa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom
  • Master Bath has a claw foot tub and a separate Shower. Middle Bath has a shower over tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Private bathroom
    Front bedroom - 1 king , Shared bathroom
    Middle bedroom - 1 queen , Shared bathroom
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Inflatable Queen Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, Hypoallergenic Pillow top/feather beds, queen inflatable bed, detached office with wifi, Plasma TV with High Definition Cable


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

The Napa Art House - Old Town Napa
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

Fabulous house! Awesome kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples shared this house for a week and rang in the new year here! We were all very comfortable and the private bedrooms were terrific! It's perfect for cooking in and was truly one of the nicest kitchens regarding layout and amenities that I've ever encountered and we visit the valley monthly due to work. The pans, knives, glasses, etc. were excellent and we appreciated the pay it forward with many basics on hand. The landlord lives upstairs but we never heard a thing until we asked for assistance finding the laundry, which was a big plus when staying a week.

The yard was nice but it was a bit chilly to hang outside - the added little cottage/study in the back was darling and heated! The only "complaint" is that it is a "warm" tub and not a "hot" tub and it's tiny, so we didn't use it.

Awesome park near by and super close to downtown - making it easy to walk to our favorite tasting room PureCru. Go there! Amazing wines and great customer service from Steve and the winemaker Mitch Cosentino himself! Cheers!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling, well maintained house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Art House for 2 nights. I would love to see it in the spring or summer in order to enjoy the backyard and patio. The kitchen is well appointed. There was a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge.

It's a 25 minute walk into downtown but a good way to burn off some calories before and after dining in Napa.

I recommend a stay at the Art House.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We frequent the Valley because we're getting into the industry and have rented numerous vacation houses in the past. This house by far had the nicest kitchen and was fully equipt with everything we needed to cook and prepare meals. You wouldn't think you need to wonder if pots and pans are decent enough to fry an egg in, or knives sharp enough to cut steak, but you would be surprised and this one's great! I usually travel with basics like olive oil and small zip top baggies and was pleasantly surprised to find these items and so many other spices and items that could be incorporated. It sure makes life easier than trying to go buy all of those basic supplies for such a short trip so THANK YOU for the pay it forward concept and for providing so many things for us to share.

It was our first time sharing a house with three couples and these accommodations are terrific! Plenty of space and privacy and we didn't even use the little cute private cottage out back. The house is in a great neighborhood with sidewalks near a park so we were able to get out and get walking. It is also very close to downtown where we walked for dinner and wine (PureCru Winery is amazing and you can order pizza etc. from the Oenetri menu while you sip on wine!) uber is also available and very reasonable if you don't want to walk.

We appreciated the availability to use the laundry and the gal on site came right down to answer any questions that we had. We never heard them in them in the apartment above the large house.

The only downfall is that it is a tiny hot tub and it was really just warm.

If we come with a group, we'll absolutely stay again! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Art House very much - it was like borrowing a friend's home, not renting a sterile living space. Comfortable beds with nice linens, very well equipped kitchen, plently of room for the six of us to relax in. We would go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Downtown Napa Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay here. The house was as described. The three bedrooms are quite nice. There is also a separate little structure in the backyard with a gas fireplace, desk, and sitting area. This was next to the hot tub, which we did use one night. The hot tub was clean and very hot. Overall, we had no major issues during our stay. The onsite property manager, Kim, was also very prompt with any questions/concerns that we had.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Around the corner from our offices and a $7 Uber ride from Downtown Napa. Great location!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
SFO, Oakland, Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many in Downtown Napa
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle Vines & Kennedy Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many in Downtown Napa
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

Nearby attractions---Wine Tasting, Wine Train, Oxbow Market, Wine Auction, Uptown Theater, XD Theater, Fine Dinning, Bottle Rock, Napa River, walking trails, Porchfest


Rates & Availability

Napa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Bottle Rock
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
PGA at Silverado
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates vary by season and length of stay. Contact us for a quote. There is a 12% city tax and $120 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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