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Finest Victorian Retreat In the Heart of Downtown Napa - License #VR09-0045

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Welcome to Napa and to the best wine country in the world! Our conveniently located home is within walking distance of the lively restaurant and tasting room scene in downtown Napa and has easy access to Highway 29 and the hundreds of wineries of the Napa Valley.

The Fox Cottage has City of Napa permit #VR09-0045. This architectural gem in the heart of Napa's Old Town is elegantly situated among other Victorian homes, among tree shaded historic streets, and is within walking distance to everything from restaurants and shops to a grocery store and downtown wine tasting establishments. Walk to Morimoto, Celadon, Cole's Chop House, Bounty Hunter, Norman Rose Tavern, Angele, the Uptown Theater and the Napa Valley Opera House. Notable architect Luther Turton designed this group of homes.

With gleaming oak floors, fine cotton linens, pillow top beds, fluffy duvets and oriental rugs this home provides a romantic retreat. The bathroom has just been restored with 'subway' tile wainscot, porcelain tile floor and new fittings and details.

This charming two bedroom, one bathroom house accommodates 4 guests very comfortably. The back yard includes a private dining area, gas grill, 75 rose bushes, 20 peonies, and a collection of fruit trees and camellias.

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More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Juliana

I'm an architect who specializes in historic architecture. I am also a councilmember of the City of Napa. My husband, John, is a software engineer for Oracle, he works full time from our home next door and is an avid gardener and pianist, hence the roses, peonies, and fruit trees.

Juliana purchased this house in 1996

Why Juliana chose Napa Valley

I acquired this property in 1996 and operated it for many years as a regular rental home. In 2005 I refurbished the house and began operations as the Fox Cottage. You can walk to downtown Napa.

What makes this house unique

This is a very special group of historic homes designed by Luther Turton in 1888-1892. The neighborhood is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. These homes are unique examples of Queen Anne architecture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay in Napa at Fox Cottage. We really enjoyed the proximity to downtown Napa. Went to great restaurants - Oenotri, Bounty Hunter (beer can chicken!), Celadon, Carpe Diem. Ca Momi at Oxbow Market, and a standout Sunday brunch at Brix!

Visited lots of great vineyards - Artesa, Grgich Hills, Sterling, Plumpjack, Honig, Kelly Fleming, Shafer, Michael Mondavi, Paradigm, Robert Sinskey, Kuleto Estates - had a very nice picnic lunch at V. Sattui. We enjoyed touring Castello di Amorosa.

We used Janette from "My Napa Valley Driver" to take us to all the wineries - she picked us up at the house and helped us plan itineraries for each day. Terrific service and well worth it after all the wine!

Fox Cottage and Napa = great vacation!!

Thanks, Juliana.
Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Norman Rose
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Dillon Beach

The house is located in a beautiful Victorian neighborhood, just a short walk to downtown Napa restaurants, tasting rooms, festivals, the Uptown Theater, the Napa Valley Opera House, and The Oxbow Marketplace. There is easy access to Highway 29 and all of the wineries of the Napa Valley.

Other Activities: wine tasting, vineyards, historic districts


Napa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pillow top
  • luxury beds, linens and towels provided
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
a lovely romantic retreat!


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Finest Victorian Retreat In the Heart of Downtown Napa - License #VR09-0045
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Silverdale, Washington

Fox Cottage Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay on our trip to Napa! Fox Cottage met our needs perfectly with plenty of entertainment room, large table, and abundant wine glasses! It was cozy and comfortable and only a short walk to downtown! We would definitely want to stay here again if we travel to Napa!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay at the Fox Cottage, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely Napa Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The location couldn't be better. We walked to Oxbow, tasting rooms and the waterfront downtown for dinner. The beds are very cozy. The linens are top notch. We travelled with a 1 1/2 year old and it was perfect for a child also. We'd stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Napa Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was a great, cozy cottage that was the perfect location for our Napa visit. The house was charming and several excellent restaurants and bakeries were in easy walking distance. Would highly recommend staying here and would stay here again myself in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quick stay in Napa

  • 4 of 5

Great location on a fairly busy street but easy access to downtown or the highway. We were just there two quick nights which is never enough to appreciate it. Overall it was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sue Ellen Adams

Napa birthday visit

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Napa and our comfortable stay at this cozy, historic bungalow. Plenty of room for our party of 4 with all the comforts of home. The neighborhood is charming and in close proximity to downtown. Juliana and John provided dozens of links for wineries, restaurants, and other local amenities. Truly a memorable 60th birthday vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very charming with great character and a perfect layout for our stay. The kitchen had everything we needed and the location was great. Walking distance to great restauarants, tasting rooms and a market. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch with some wine too. Juli was very responsive and available as needed. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
non-refundable cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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2 night minimum.

Reservations not confirmed until payment of rental deposit is received and acknowledged. Final payment due 30 days in advance of your stay.

All reservations canceled are subject to cancellation charge of $50 plus the HomeAway/Expedia “Service fee” deducted from deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until payment of the rental deposit is received and acknowledged. Balance of payment shall be made at least 30 days in advance of your stay. For cancellations more than 90 days prior to arrival, there is a fee of $50.00 plus the HomeAway/Expedia “Service fee”. For cancellations less than 90 days prior to arrival and more than 31 days prior to arrival there is a fee of one night's rent plus the HomeAway/Expedia “Service fee”. There are no refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival. Travel Insurance is advised. NO refunds will be made for early departures or if number in Lessee’s party decreases.

Damage deposit is to ensure NO SMOKING policy anywhere on the premises, quiet times, and any minor damage.

This is not a party house, it is located in a residential neighborhood. We live next door to the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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