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Gracious, spacious comfy home with gorgeous pool and spa overlooking vineyard

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights


Calistoga House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, sleeps 5, huge pool, hot tub, modern kitchen, private grounds

Close to shops & restaurants in historic Calistoga, an unexpectedly private garden overlooking a vineyard provides a serene setting for sipping a glass of local wine from a nearby winery. Should you soak in the spa and then take a dip in the 40 ft lap pool, or swim first and lounge later? How about a stroll in the orchard among walnuts and olive trees? You'll find a bocce court that's shaded even when the sun is high. Maybe just enjoy a good book on the shady porch away from the summer sun.

After dark, watch that movie you've been meaning to catch on the home theater or surf the net on the high-speed connection. A computer is also available for use by our guests. Or cook that recipe you never had time for in the newly appointed gourmet kitchen. Strut your stuff at a professional pool table or feel young again at Foosball in the game room with fireplace.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert Sonderegger
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We did enjoy our stay at your lovely home and had a wonderful time hiking on the trails you had told us about as well sitting in your hot tub at the end of the day, soaking our aching muscles!
Feb 2013
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Gracious, spacious comfy home with gorgeous pool and spa overlooking vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A wonderful place -cool ,calm and collected!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a family holiday in California ,the first week of which we spent in this wonderful property in gorgeous Calistoga.

From start to finish this house was a superb base for a wonderful week .The house has everything one could need -and more!

Wonderful huge pool ,hot tub ,excellent garden space and total privacy and yet set amongst the comfort and safety of houses close by .We awoke in the mornings to a swim and watched the sun rise over the close by hills .Within hours we were charmed and won over.Within days we felt at home (if only!!) .More than enough garden furniture ,three outside tables ,and wonderful veranda space gave us everything we looked for .

Inside -the quality continued.Excellent kitchen equipment,well stocked with all the kitchen requirements one could ever have .The well stocked fridge and cupboards ensured that we did not have to rush out immediatly for small essentials.Our kids and i played pool before going out every night ,and sometimes after lunch .

To have a computer available was brilliant allowing us to check up restaurant reviews,plan trips and even catch up on the news back home.(we smiled guiltily when we checked the bad weather back in ireland every morning!!)

The bedrooms were comfortable ,charming and ideal .

A little walk into town in the morning gave us access to one of the friendliest communities of people it has ever been my pleasure to meet.Superb restaurants ,great coffee houses and wonderful collection of shops gave us plenty to see ,do and engage with .

And in such connectivity for all of those other wonderful napa valley towns.

The owner Robert was a gentleman to deal with from start to finish and i have no doubt that he and I will be talking again for we will most deffinitely be back!

To sum it all up in a word???.......superb .

I felt that i was sharing someones home and not merely a vacation property.

I would thoroughly recommend this property -and would be convinced that a good time would be had by all .

As i said in my intro -its cool ,calm and oh so collected.

A gem ,and we were delighted to be allowed share its lustre.

Until next time ....we look forward .

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified every time one of our many guests lauds "our little Narnia" in their own words!
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Beautiful setting in a peaceful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

I spent my birthday here with my family, it was wonderful. Spacious and well equipped. The pool table was great fun. When they were gone, it was peaceful, with beautiful landscaping to relax and enjoy the very vocal birds in.

The pool was the highlight of the house for me. I love to swim and the water temperature was perfect. One day it was 93º outside and we were thankful to have the pool. We cooked at the house 5 out of 7 nights. We just enjoyed being there.

The house is an easy walk to Calistoga if you enjoy walking. Spas, restaurants, shops everything you could possibly want.

It is an easy and mostly flat bike ride to St. Helena. We rode there on a glorious 72º day. Went to a few wineries by bike.

Overall a lovely spot in a very beautiful area of Calistoga. The Oat hill mine trail is right down the street. A great hike and beautiful views.

I look forward to staying here again. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys privacy yet convenience. It is the perfect location

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Roberts' home! The house was amazing...from the bedrooms and updated kitchen to the immaculate (and edible!) landscaping to the incredible pool and hot tub! We loved staying there. The location was also fantastic. Just far enough outside of "town" to be peaceful and quiet...but, just close enough to walk to restaurants and shops! We strolled down to Lincoln St. every night and had some awesome meals. Overall, just an extremely relaxing and satisfying stay.

Thanks for welcoming us into your home!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We went to Calistoga for our son's wedding. The location of the property was fabulous for all the events and walking distance to downtown Calistoga. The property was beautifully maintained . We could see hot air ballons go above us. The outside living space, gardens and pool are lovely. Interior had everything we needed and then some!. We would definately go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic. My sister had her wedding in town and the home was within walking distance to everywhere we needed to be. The pool was fantastic with tons of seating and there was plenty of room for the 5 of us staying there to spread out.

Kitchen was perfect and had all of the appliances and necessary items to prepare meals and snacks.

Robert, the owner was helpful, timely in response and incredibly easy to deal with. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone vacationing in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe what an easy/pleasurable experience it was renting this property from start to finish. The owner, Robert, is incredibly friendly, honest, polite and takes MUCH pride in his property. I 100% will be back to stay/rent this property. A+ for a rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Castello di Amorosa
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Francisco or Oakland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Routes 29 and 128
Car: necessary

California's Napa Valley is world-famous for its wines and glorious climate, hot and dry in summer, sunny year-round. Historic Calistoga used to be the end of a railroad line from San Francisco. Then as now it is known the world over for its natural springs and geysers such as Old Faithful just outside of town.

Take a mud bath with subsequent massage, stroll down main street or explore nearby Sharpsteen museum. Shop for fine local jewelry or visit several art galleries featuring local and American artists. When in Carlo Marchiori's Ca'toga art gallery, don't forget to ask to visit his sprawling property featuring reconstructed classic temples and Etruscan tombs.

Enjoy Haute Cuisine at Restaurants near the Napa River or drive 15 minutes to nearby St. Helena for the world-renowned French Laundry restaurant or the Culinary Institute of America.

For something different, undertake a self-guided, all-inclusive winery tour by bicycle, starting just a few blocks from property!

Other Activities: Wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Calistoga House Rental Rates

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Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 4 2016
30 night minimum stay
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Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Calistoga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private window opens to orchard
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private window opens to orchard
    Powder Room - toilet , Conveniently off of family room
  • Two bathrooms are tiled and well-lit, each with tub and shower. Additional Half-bath has toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Opens to deck with spa
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Own bath & closet; room for aero-bed
    Home Theater - 1 queen , Dual sleep & TV/computer room
  • Master bedroom has walk-in closet and own bath, as well as seating area and direct access to deck with spa. Take steps down from deck to reach swimming pool. Second bedroom has large queen-size bed and a large couch/futon for one additional person. A self-inflatable Aerobed with matching cover and sheets is also provided. Has private bath and closet. The comfortable couch in the TV/computer room opens into a generous queen-sized sleeper. Half-bath down the hall. No closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children welcome. Regrettably, no pets. As to elderly, house is all on one level, but 4 steps off the ground. Not wheelchair-accessible because of steps and insufficient door space in bathrooms. Smoking OK outside only.

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