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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 - 6 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, 'fire pit', 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:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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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Napa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Finest Victorian Retreat In the Heart of Downtown Napa - License #VR09-0045
average rating of 4.5 based on 138 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 place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy cottage! Stayed a few nights for a girls trip and loved Napa. Great amenities, excellent location and super comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Warm, comfortable and stocked with anything you might need. Close to downtown and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Central to everything, clean, pretty and well-stocked.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house with ample living area

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage with large living/dining area. We walked to downtown (Oxbow Market) in 15 minutes.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved where we stayed for our vacation in mid November. The cottage was cozy, and we loved being less than a 5 minute drive from just about all restaurants and shops downtown. Such a pretty neighborhood as well. The only thing that stuck out, although not a huge deal was the fact that we had to empty all trash and recycle and locate the bins in the basement on our way out. I figured since we already paid for a cleaning lady in our fee- why was that our responsibility? But like I said- not a big deal at all, just something that stuck out. Overall it was great, and would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Good point regarding the trash. Trash pick-up is early Friday morning (often 6:00 a.m.) and the requirement we had was to make sure the trash for the week went out rather than having it sit in the house or basement around for another week, especially when our housekeepers did not necessarily arrive shortly after a departure, e.g. days later. We now have housekeepers who promptly arrive and we've considered your point and are revising our lease terms to specify that if you are staying over on a Thursday night, then the guest must empty any trash on Thursday afternoon/evening for the Friday pick-up since we do not enter the main floor. Thank you and we regret you had to fuss with that. -- John
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Norman Rose Tavern
Tarla Mediterranean Grill
Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ
Pearl -- CLOSED
"Walk to the grocery store"
Oxbow Public Market
The Uptown Theatre Napa
Napa Valley Opera House
Downtown Joe's
Angele Restaurant and Bar
"Outdoor dining by the Napa River"
Napa General Store & Cafe
"patio overlooks the River"
Beringer Vineyards
"Great tour for beginners, fabulous Rhine House Victorian for experienced wine lovers"
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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Refundable damage deposit $400
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.

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