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Steve Podesta

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

4B-LEGAL short-term St Helena Luxury Rental walking distance to town

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Special Offer! Summer Special Jun - Aug 2016 Rate drop to $1000 per night June 30 - August 31

Napa Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A stunning house in the Wine Country (Napa Valley), our house is located in walking distance to top wineries, shopping, and restaurants in Saint Helena, California. We are one of the 21 licensed vacation rentals in the area. Never risk your vacation being cancelled, and book with us. Our home contains all the opulent amenities you'll need and homely comforts. We could also extend our own third-party luxury services upon request.

Take notice: It's amazing that there are over 200 listings on VRBO for our small town. Be sure to rent only a legal rental if you wish to protect your vacation. The city is being vigilant and shutting down illegal rentals daily. You can have piece of mind renting our home for this reason.

We have had many people come to view our home prior to renting, and our home ends up the choice of every occasion. It is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, with a designer kitchen, high ceilings, granite and French limestone touches. Outside we have an 'al fresco' dining area next to a koi pond with a trickling brook containing fish and our pet turtle 'Fred'. Here you will also find an outside gas fireplace and SPA. We have planting boxes filled with fresh herbs, tomatoes, etc. You can pick cherries, lemons, oranges, pomegranates, apples and pears from our garden depending on what time of year you are here. We also have an outside industrial gas grill under a wisteria trellis for barbecuing and dining. We also have a beautiful screened in front porch with outdoor furniture that seats 5 - 8.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Steve Podesta (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Steve Podesta

Meet the Podesta's. We are a happy family of four with two adult son's. Are home is so lovely, we can't seem to get rid of them. We love to travel and play and taste wine. Come visit!

Steve Podesta purchased this house in 2006

Why Steve Podesta chose Napa Valley

Located between Yountville and Calistoga, St. Helena is known as the 'Jewel of Napa Valley'. It is well loved by all who visit. We have repeat visitors every year. We have famous and the not so famous stay here. The location you can't beat. Plus, it's a beautiful home. If everyone staying with you likes the freedom to roam, shop, have breakfast out, wine taste, dinner...or just stay here and enjoy the property. It's beautiful inside and out. When you leave, you really feel like you've been in the Wine Country.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. Walk a couple of blocks to Main Street St.Helena where you will find a diverce selection of fantastic resturants and shops. Several wineries and wine tasting shops are also within walking distance. Come and enjoy!


based on 13 traveler reviews

4B-LEGAL short-term St Helena Luxury Rental walking distance to town
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews
Torrance, CA

Beautiful Home/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home in St. Helena over Memorial Day weekend. Home is beautiful, well appointed, and very comfortable.

The home is located walking distance to restaurants and Sunshine grocery. The kitchen has everything you could need to cook (although we didn't use it during our stay). All you bring is the food to prepare. There is a nice screened in porch for enjoying coffee in the morning (bring coffee with you) or you could sit in the peaceful backyard.

The neighborhood was nice and quiet. Beds were plush. Thanks again for letting us stay at your home :)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind response. We enjoyed having you! Steve and Brenda
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Great home and Ideal location in the Napa Valley

  • 5 of 5

My family had an incredible trip to St. Helena! This was our third time traveling to the area and we knew we wanted to stay in St. Helena given it's our favorite part of the Napa Valley area. However, this was our first time using VRBO and we had a great experience. This home is in a great little neighborhood, a short walking distance to St. Helena shops and restaurants and an easy drive to the greater Napa area wineries as well. The location can't be beat and the home is lovely and well appointed. We would love to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you had such an enjoyable stay. Hurry back. Steve and Brenda
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Great house, location and owner

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful for our family vacation. It is the perfect location - walking distance to plenty of restaurants and wineries. The house itself is great as well - unlike most VRBOs it is nicer than the pictures convey. Would absolutely stay again. It made our trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jenny, both Brenda and I are so happy you had a great time. Happy New Year!
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Northville mi

Best of Napa-owner easy to work with ,Very accommodating Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Traveling from Michigan on our big rivalry football game day- Steve made sure he upgraded his Direct TV so we could watch the game. Steve also taped it for us so we wouldn't miss any thing! Steve is very responsive to any communiction-email, text, phone call.

Easy to walk to EVERYTHING even though we had a car we chose to walk into town for shopping and dining. Morning walks by vineyards yet very short walk to all restaurants in town. Morning coffee on the front side porch. Beds are very comfortable. Quiet neighborhood.

We used Napa Dave as our driver to Porter Family Vineyards, Robert Baile Vineyards, Chateau Lane as well as Silver Oak. Also visited T-Vine and its sister tasting roomTank . Would recommend all again- but the top of the list is this home and area.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review! So happy you had such a great stay. Come back soon. All the best, Steve Podesta
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Great Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property when attending a wedding (guests included bride's father). The house is gorgeous and well appointed. It is an easy walk to Main Street or Railroad for dining and shopping. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay, and will go again if traveling with a group to NAPA again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful luxury in downtown St. Helena

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home served as our headquarters for a recently family visit to St. Helena. The town is 2-3 blocks away. The house is wonderfully appointed, and our chef son was happy with the kitchen and its contents. We were comfortable from the spacious inside, to side porches, gardens, and the BBQ and patio outside, complete with hot tub and pet turtle, Fred. Enjoyed long walks around town and the vineyards, and of course walked to dinner at Archetype, Bar Terra, Goose and Gander, and the grocery stores. Love Caymus, Del Dotto, Frank Family, Spottswoode, Rutherford Hill, and Far Niente vineyards.

One caution -- this house has white carpets in the bedrooms! I followed my grown sons around like hawks trying to be sure we kept them clean. This is not a house for children. It is definitely high end and very comfortable! The owner even let us add a night on to our stay at the last minute. Couldn't have been nicer. Thanks, Steve. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary! So glad we could accommodate you. We are so thrilled to hear you had such a lovely time. We would welcome you back anytime. Kindest Regards, Steve and Brenda Podesta
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco or Sonoma
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Anna's Cantina
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Meadowood Country Club
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
We have several a block plus away
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, traveling around to the local areas. Within 1 hour you can reach the ocean, Stinson Beach and Bolinas are the closest. You can be in San Francisco in 1:20 min. You can visit Lake Barryessa which is only 20 minutes away. In 45-50 minutes you can be at 6 Flags Marine World Amusement Park in Vallejo. For transportation, wine country tours, we have used many times with great success , Call Evans transportation in Napa 707-255-1559, or Barry's Limo & Transportation plus he is a Wine Concierge and offers Tours at 707-949-7748.


Rates & Availability

St Helena House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Summer Special Jun - Aug 2016 Rate drop to $1000 per night

Special Offer From:
Dates Jun 30, 2016 to Aug 31, 2016

We are offering a summer special for all stays starting June 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016. Please ignore the valid dates below, they would not allow us to include June. But our offer starts June 1. Our normal nightly rate is $1150 with no discounts on extended stays. Must book before June 30th.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

The standard rate for $1000 a night is for a current special we are only offering for stays between June 1 - Aug 31, 2016. All bookings for this special rate must be made by June 30th. Otherwise, our Standard rate is $1100 a night throughout the year except during high season. In all cases, $250 cleaning fee, 12% TOTax and a $99 fee for insurance which we accept in lieu of a security deposit.

With the exception of 30+ days stay, all rates are subject to a 12% TOT "transient occupancy tax"

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Napa Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms with their own private full bathrooms, Plus another full guest bathroom. All with tubs, showers, etc. full baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) 1, Queen size Beds (2) 2, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed that turns into two comfortable twin beads or pushed together to make a King.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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