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


About the property

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

Please feel free to call the owner with any questions you might have--707 963-5589. Casa Cabernet is located in the country, just outside of St. Helena, "the beating heart of Northern California Wine Country." Casa Cabernet is a very private cottage/home on five acres of land. It is a one bedroom and furnished in a country casual way, with an exceptionally large living/dining room and well equipped kitchen, all with a fireplace in view. All rooms open onto a patio and grape arbor with two picnic tables.

Guests have the exclusive use of the owner's beautiful swimming pool and the gardens.

This architect designed home is in the heart of wine country and is surrounded by 42 plus acres of vineyards and lovely gardens designed by renown landscape architect, Thomas Church.

Everything is included-high speed wireless internet access, Sonos Sound System, Sony Flat Screen TV, wood for the fireplace, a gardener, a once a week maid/ linen service, bottled water, and all utilities except telephone. Other amenities include complimentary wine and terry robes.

It is within walking distance of more than 6 wineries as well as Dean & DeLuca, the famous gourmet market. Casa Cabernet is approximately 2 miles from the town of St. Helena. The views are spectacular with fields of grapes and gorgeous

mountains as a backdrop. There are excellent

restaurants. It's the perfect place to relax. You are removed from the congestion and noise of town living, but within close proximity to the town of St. Helena.

Ca. Home and Design Magazine says "ST. HELENA IS A NAPA VALLEY creative enclave that, though only a quick drive from San Francisco, feels a million miles away from the bustle of the big city. It's there, in the beating heart of Northern California's Wine Country, that people go to relax, to enjoy fantastic food and even better vintages, and to escape the manic pace of the day-to-day

"2016-2017 RATES The one month rate is $4 750, all inclusive. That translates to a daily rate of $158.00 per day. For stays of 6 months or longer, the rate is $3,750 per month. That daily rate is $125.00. In addition, there is a damage deposit of $1,500. Should you wish to stay a partial month, the rate is the same. All other expenses related to the rental are paid by the owner--weekly cleaning with professionally laundered linens, bottled water, wood for the fireplace, and all utilities including high speed internet.

I do not accept pets of any kind. It is a non-smoking environment.

The Napa Valley is pastoral and picturesque with acres of grapes and many wineries. The Valley sits between the eastern and western slopes and mountains. Casa Cabernet is located in the premier Rutherford appellation. The cottage is approximately 2 miles from the town of St. Helena, 2 miles from Rutherford, 18 miles from the city of Napa, and approximately 66 miles from San Francisco. It is possible to fly into Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento or by private plane to the Napa Airport.

The seasons bring delightful changes to the Napa Valley. In the Spring, bright yellow mustard fills the vineyards. In the Summer, the valley is a carpet of green, and at Casa Cabernet, fresh vegetables are ripening, along with delicious peaches and pears, and eventually apples and. In the Fall, the valley turns many fall colors and the harvest of grapes begin late summer into Fall. In the Winter, the valley is a more quiet place, an unhurried time to visit. The stark brown twiggy vines in the fields are most attractive.

Long-term guests are welcome. It is an ideal place to stay while building a new home in the Napa Valley or looking for property to buy in the Napa Valley.

More Details

Property Manager
Gaye G. Cook
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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.

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 Napa Valley

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 house 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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Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 24 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: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Feb 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: Oct 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: Aug 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: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Privacy and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Cabernet. Kitchen is well equipped and garden is magical. Enjoyed picking fresh herbs and using them in our cooking. Very clean and pleasant all around.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Saint Helena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

2016-2017 RATES: Monthly $4,750, Long-term Rates 6 months or more, $3,750/
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 $2,375 will be due shortly after booking with the owner. The remainder will be due 15 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 $4,750 per month or $3,750 long term (6 months or longer)

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