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Napa's Finest Victorian Retreat - License #VR09-0045

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


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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, 'fire pit', gas grill, 75 rose bushes, 20 peonies, and a collection of fruit trees and camellias.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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 bought 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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Napa's Finest Victorian Retreat - License #VR09-0045
average rating of 4.48 based on 132 reviews
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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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't spend much time in the house because we planned very busy days exploring Napa. However, the house was in a perfect location. We were able to walk to downtown Napa for dinner and drinks. Neighborhood was quiet and it was an added positive to have parking for our rental car. House was clean and was a great place to rest. I wish we had more time there to spend relaxing in the backyard because it looked spectacular. John was very responsive and accommodating--even with a special request with a gift I had shipped there! Definitely plan to stay here again when we visit Napa!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was so much fun to participate with your surprise gift -- it's what makes hosting feel like family and rewarding. Your next stay at Fox Cottage, we assure you, will surpass this one.
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Amazing Downtown Napa Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I as well as his sister and hubby stayed here in August 2015. The home was perfect for the four of us. It was close to everything and really helped make our trip exceptional. Our favorite part was heading to the back yard after wine tasting all day and sitting my the fire with a couple glasses of wine. If we ever head back to Napa we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Alas, we put in a new lush lawn with sod and no longer have the fire pit.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location within walking distance to downtown. The owners sent us links to all kinds of events in the area. Property was adorable , clean and perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great choice for Napa visit

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little house! Perfect for two couples. Easy Uber ride from the house to wineries/Yountville/etc. and even easier ride/walk to downtown. Great backyard for a glass of wine at the end of the day, too! I recommend visiting Oxbow Public Market - very cool little spot right around the corner (only a mile if you wanted to walk for coffee/breakfast in the morning!).

Thanks for the hospitality! Really enjoyed ourselves and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! We stayed here with another couple for our one year anniversary and the trip was amazing. We walked into town one night for dinner, and another we used a driver that they suggested for driving around the wineries. Perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Napa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
BottleRock 2017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

non-refundable cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$275/nt regular, $325/nt weekend, 2 nt. 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 and quiet times.

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

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Napa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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