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Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 27 - 30 nights


About the property

House- 1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 1-2)

Casa Cabernet is the perfect retreat in which to relax and soak in the NAPA VALLEY LIFESTYLE. "It is the ultimate destination for those seeking chic tranquility." It is located in the premier Rutherford Appellation, just 2 miles from the town center of St. Helena. Your stay at Casa Cabernet, in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country, is owned and lovingly operated by Gaye G. Cook, a longtime resident of the Valley.

This is the kind of place that feels like home from the moment you enter, with first class amenities, to ensure that your stay is luxurious-think boutique hotel without the hotel feeling. Rooms are spacious, all with lovely views, a private terrace and grape arbor under which you may enjoy a picnic or evening under the stars. Guests can cook in the well-equipped kitchen, using what the vegetable garden has to offer, or imbibe in one of the many fabulous restaurants throughout the Valley, many of which are nearby.

You can take the cottage bikes for a spin or walk through the lush vineyards. One of the many walks takes you directly to the gourmet market, Dean and Deluca, where you can indulge in anything your heart's desire. Many of the fine wineries are within walking distance of the cottage. On a warm summer's day you can lounge around the beautiful swimming pool and soak in the gorgeous views of Mount St. John.

Your cottage is set amongst the vines with forty two acres of privacy. You can be in the town of St. Helena in minutes or travel to nearby destinations, such as San Francisco, Sonoma, Healdsburg, and even the north coast beaches such as Bodega Bay.

The cottage is a fabulous place to recharge your batteries after a day of exploring.

I think you will enjoy reading the reviews to get a real sense of living in a truly special place.


term residents are welcome and are offered a special rate.


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Saint Helena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is convenient to the bedroom. It has all the necessary conveniences, a tiled vanity with ample storage underneath, good lighting, and gorgeous views, but still so private. The shower/bath tub are tiled with a high quality shower head. It is impeccably clean. An ample supply of towels are available, and cleaned weekly. Terry bathrobes are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom looks out onto the enclosed patio with garden and vineyard views. Weekly cleaning service is provided and included, with linen change each week.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
** Full Kitchen: complete kitchen with quality appliances ** Cooking Utensils Provided: the kitchen is equipped to cook for two ** Sub Zero refrigerator drawers with an ice maker. **Under-counter refrigerator ** Private Pool: swimming pool is 20x42 ** swim towels included ** Wood Fireplace: firewood provided ** Charcoal BBQ Grill: charcoal is provided * * Deck/Patio: patio with table and four chairs,two chaises, arbor with two tables and four benches ** Mountain View: the cottage is on the valley floor with views of the Eastern & western slopes and mountains ** All of the rooms have skylights and are furnished with ceiling fans,and high beamed ceilings. Spectacular views from all rooms. There is a new Sony flat screen tv. Weekly maid service is included.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all the expectations we had for our stay. Idyllic, convenient location; idyllic, unmatched surroundings; idyllic, unparalleled cottage. Having spent the month of March as the Spring unfolded in front of us, around us on the property and in the surrounding neighborhood and the Valley, we can wholeheartedly endorse and confirm the words written by the reviewer who stayed at the Casa in April of 2014.

Minutes to an inviting Health Club with a heated lap pool, spa and gym; vineyards and neighborhood at your doorstep for walking and wandering; fresh fruits and vegetables , and prepared foods at the local independent market, and at Dean and DeLuca, for those nights you do not want to eat out but do not want to prepare the meal (so hard not to with all the many excellent and diverse choices just minutes away in St.Helena or only several miles away in the surrounding towns); even a weekend farmers market with locally raised meat. Convenient to whatever you would want to do and to explore in the Valley.

This IS truly a very special property, and the property IS truly a reflection of the owner's pride in and love of the property. Having seen other properties during our stay, this IS truly" a unique find".

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a God Wink!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cabernet was truly a God Wink. I had prayed for a place to take a month long sabbatical from everything in my life. I wanted a place to be still and reflect. I found that in Casa Cabernet - quiet, beauty and a place full of peace. I took cooking classes, toured winery's, ate at many of the local restaurants, meet wonderful people, visited the local farmer's market once a week, read, wrote, laid out by the pool and sipped wine in the lovely courtyard. I got to watch the harvest of the grapes towards the end of my trip. The aroma of the grapes in the air was unreal. Oh, Did I mention the stars!

The property was beautiful, immaculate, well appointed. The views were breathe taking from the property's gardens and vineyards to the surrounding vineyards and mountains views. I had to pinch myself at times.

I can't say enough about it. I truly fell in love with Casa Cabernet and the owner Gaye. She was lovely, warm, kind, helpful, fun and inspiring. I made a wonderful friend. I feel blessed to have meet her.

Casa Cabernet has everything you would need for a lovely vacation. I felt at home from the moment that I got there. I did not want to leave! I will be going back as soon as I can. It holds a very special place in my heart.

Thank you Gaye!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan--it was such a joy to know you and a real pleasure to have you stay at Casa Cabernet. I marveled at your ability to move around and enjoy all facets of the great Napa Valley. Yet, you easily kicked back and were able to enjoy the relaxing environment that the Casa offers. Do return. My Best, Gaye
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  • 5 of 5

Once again, on our second stay, the Casa met all of our expectations. The cottage is warm and comfortable, immaculately clean, offering all the comforts of home. Sit by the roaring fire on cool nights listening to your favorite music on the Sonos sound system. The grounds are carefully maintained, dotted with olive trees Surrounded by vineyards, yet minutes to several of the finest wineries and restaurants in the area. Discovered several new walking trails in St. Helena, and at neighboring Lake Hennessey, in addition to just walking in the vineyards in the neighborhoods surrounding the Casa. All of the Valley is within easy access - from Calistoga to Napa,. Within an hours drive is the ferry (a 60 minute ride) to the San Francisco Ferry Building for just a day trip or overnight if that is a desire. One can relax at the Casa by the pool with its unparralled views of the surrounding landscape, or if both a gym and outdoor lap pool is a preference, as it was for us, minutes away at the local Health Spa and Fitness Center. Gaye is caring and attentive to the needs of her guests. The Casa is a reflection of her love and pride in this very special treasure.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you return to Casa Cabernet, and I look forward to seeing you again in March of 2018.
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The cottage & property were absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cabernet is all that the description says it is. Gaye is a wonderful host and her entire property is immaculate. She is lovely and very attentive to your needs while maintaining your privacy.

The cottage was definitely my home away from home for the month and I hated to leave. My only concern is that I told so many people about my find that I fear she will be booked when I want to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class Setting

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, charming and ideal setting to explore the Napa Valley.

All the amenities you need to create a 'home from home' whilst you are away.

The owner is charming and delightful allowing use of her own Pool should you wish.

If you are looking in this area, look no further.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calming Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cabernet proved to be a most relaxing and comfortable cottage surrounded on all sides by views of vineyards. Coming from a flat, humid state, it felt surreal to be surrounded by mountains in the distance and vineyards as far as the eye could see. With a beautiful, dry climate, temperatures were so comfortable at night that we had the windows open giving us the best sleep ever.

Our host, Gaye, was most welcoming and shared many useful suggestions for restaurants, shopping, and more.

The pool was a welcome and refreshing respite to our daily outings which included day trips to Sonoma, San Francisco, Bodega Bay, nearby golf courses, and of course wineries.

The location couldn't have been more perfect - close to the main thoroughfare but protected enough by the vineyards that there was no noise.

A highlight was watching workers harvest a nearby vineyard! Also, on property we enjoyed grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh basil.

The cottage was well equipped with a flat screen tv and dvd player, washer, dryer, and every kitchen amenity you could imagine.

Casa Cabernet became our home, and leaving was a sad day. In the future, we plan to revisit our casa and new family member, Gaye.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Gaye G. Cook
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Gaye G. Cook

I am a long time resident of the Napa Valley, having moved here in 1973, when we began the process of developing five acres, some in grapes and the remainder in home, garden structures, swimming pool and guest house.

Prior to that, I graduated from The University of Ca. Berkeley where I affiliated with the Kappa kappa Gamma Sorority. After graduation, I taught first grade in Berkeley for six years.

My husband and I raised two sons who have families of their own, and I am a proud Mother and Grandmother.

I now rent my guest house and enjoy the process.

It is fun to meet new people and to provide for them so that they have a memorable time in The Napa Valley.

Why Gaye G. Cook chose Saint Helena

This property is considered to be one of the most desirable in the Napa Valley. It is a five acre property with 42 acres surrounding it. There are magnificent views of the vineyards and Mount St. John.

It is within walking distance of Dean and DeLuca, a nice walk for coffee and treats, or one of their outstanding sandwiches. If you choose not to cook, you can get a gourmet dinner to take home.

It is a short distance to the town of St. Helena and Rutherford, Ca.

What makes this cottage unique

This property, Casa Cabernet, is a small home for one or two people. When available a larger 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can be rented. Casa Cabernet Grande is truly stunning. It is only available when the smaller Casa is not rented.

Guestbook comments from the manager

HEAVEN--that is where we are right now. Such a lovely welcome from you--the charming jar of native plants in the living room, the enticing bottle of wine, the camellias in the bedroom, and all of the shining spaces, and organization. So happy to be back.
Mar 2017
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The bar at Press and Rutherford Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Meadowood Country Club and Silverado Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many Closeby -Press, Farmstead, Auberge , Mustards
Car: necessary

Casa Cabernet is in close proximity to many of the areas finest restaurants and wineries, as well as downtown St. Helena. It is an easy drive to Sonoma County, Marin, and San Francisco.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning ,wineries, visiting the Culinary Institute of America, walking to wineries nearby and buying gourmet foods at Dean and DeLuca. The French Laundry, Press, and many other fine other dining experiences are within an easy drive. Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, and Napa, and Bodega Bay and other beach areas are other places to visit that are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

2018-2019 RATES: Monthly $5,000, Long-term Rates 6 months or more, $4,500
Before securing the reservation, my guests must agree to receive and sign a rental agreement. The rental agreement will specify when monies are due. The first payment of $2,500 be due shortly after booking with the owner. The remainder will be due 60 days before taking occupancy. The security deposit of $1,500 is due 15 days prior to residency. Credit Card Charges will be the responsibility of the tenant. Weekly Cleaning is included in the price. It is always beneficial for both future tenant and homeowner to discuss the property and payment methods before booking.
PLEASE CONTACT Gaye G. Cook at 707 963-5589
RATES FOR 2017 $5,000 per month or $4,500 long term (6 months or longer)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund