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Massa Cottage ~ Walk to Downtown Napa ~ Bocce Court

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Napa House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

License #27744 VR09-0049

The two bedroom one bath, Mediterranean Cottage on First Street is listed in the historic register. This beautiful home has been fully restored to its original elegance. The entire house is appointed with furnishing and fixtures from the 1930's.

Enter this stunning residence through the garden courtyard bordered with potted plants and feel immediately at home. The formal living will welcome you with the sophistication of Persian rugs, built in shelves with books for your perusal, inviting fireplace, writing desk and comfortable sitting area. Continue through the French doors to the formal dining room that is certain to stimulate your appetite. Enjoy a bottle of wine in the garden over a game of Bocce Ball!

Take a short walk up First Street to the heart of the downtown where restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops abound. St. Helena Hwy is just a few blocks away and will take you to any of the vineyards and wineries you have dreamed of.

The charming, refurbished kitchen, with its sunny breakfast room, is the perfect place to take pleasure in your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished, one with Mediterranean style furniture and Adra’s dressing table, the other with Art Deco Waterfall furniture. A wonderful night’s sleep awaits you in these dreamy beds, complete with fine linens.

Let the last bit of stress melt away while you soak in the deep, cast iron tub. Admire the skillfully tiled floor and craftsmanship of a time past.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Jason Podsednik
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Massa Cottage ~ Walk to Downtown Napa ~ Bocce Court
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Very comfortable, clean house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Massa with one other couple, for a total of 4 adults. We fit comfortably. The kitchen was well set up for cooking on Thanksgiving, with a beautiful dining and living room to gather around and enjoy. We would have liked a TV in the living room for Football on Thanksgiving, but other than that, the house was perfect for our needs. It was just a short walk to beautiful downtown Napa. We enjoyed the use of the charcoal grill. Thank you for the wonderful accommodations! The owners were easy to get ahold of, and we had no problems!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a cool house! The pictures really don't do it justice. We were able to walk to restaurants, bars and coffee houses. Great place, thank you Jason!


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The Massa Casa was adorable! So charming and comfortable. It was our first time staying in Napa and we enjoyed being able to walk and explore the town. The owners were very quick to help! Visit the Oxbow Public Market--it's a perfect morning walk to get coffee.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was as advertised and beautiful. It was clean and comfortable. Great location. We'll be back !

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Was a really nice place and perfect for our girls weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house / Unaccommodating property manager

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the house was fine. The location was good, and if you're enamored by the 1930's art deco, this is the house for you-- lighting fixtures, furniture, bathroom tile, etc., all created an authentic look. However, the 1930's mirrors and light fixtures did make it a challenge to do one's makeup. If you battle allergies, you'll struggle here. The basement is damp, and although the owner has both a door and dehumidifier between the basement entrance and the house to combat the problem, the damp smell remains. I've been home for two days and have realized that I need to launder even my clean clothes because they smell like that house. The garden is pretty and well maintained, but outside seating is limited, and the chairs by the bocce court were broken. The bath towels were dark brown (and could have benefited from a good bleaching), but the sheets were of high quality and the beds were comfortable.

Most notable for us was the rude interaction with the property manager. We contacted him to ask if we could leave our luggage at the house past check-out because our friend (who was also our transportation) had to return to work in San Jose on our last day, and we had hoped to just pack up, leave our bags, and spend the day walking around downtown Napa before going to the airport. To be honest, I had really expected him to say "sure," since the property wasn't going to be re-occupied for the next 3 days. His response was quite the contrary. He informed me that I should have "reserved a full service hotel rather than a house!!!" and that he was "not responsible for [my] items after check-out!" The negative interaction magnified the house's flaws, which is a shame because despite the dampness, the house really was charming and convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveller, It is easy to read between the lines here and realize this note was written in spite since Alison was told "no" in response to her special request. It is unsettling to read, first hand, that we have created a society where someone would label another as rude if they do not receive the response they desire. Wow!! As any rental home owner, hotel, B&B, etc, etc would agree, we are not responsible for your belongings, and Yes, if you require storage for your personal items after check-out time, it would be prudent rent a facility that provides this type of amenity. Check out time is 11am, and in this particular instance a red-eye flight scheduled. I rest my case! We have a guestbook in the living room full of handwritten, cheerful opinions from past guests who love the simple charm and history of this beautiful home as well as a long list of repeat guests who visit year after year. Cheers and Happy Travels! Jason Podsednik Property Manager
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Ideal location close to downtown Napa and just a few blocks from St. Helena Hwy.

Other Activities: spa, racquetball, hot air ballooning, shopping, basketball court

Rates & Availability

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December through February
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Napa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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