|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Located on the Sonoma border, this contemporary, calm, private cottage, designed by a famed Bay Area architect, was carefully completed to blend in with the garden and vineyard surroundings. Close to a variety of activities, yet secluded and private. Wide plank warm wooden floors, marble bathroom, loads of charm. French doors lead to private one acre garden with luxurious lap pool.
Queen bed appointed in 400 thread count luxury sheets. Bed is under skylight, so you can look up and fall asleep under the stars.
Mini fridge to accommodate your wine selections.
Full wrap around deck that steps down to fire pit (wood provided). Also deck leads to a full acre formal garden designed by Master Gardner and HGTV star David Alosi. Garden has bamboo forest, rose tunnel, labyrinth, rose garden, grapevine covered pergola and more.
Gorgeous 45 ft solar heated lap pool set into lush lawns.
I have spent several months at this lovely cottage and will be going back again soon. The cottage is beautiful, clean and truly well appointed and maintained, and has been a peaceful oasis for myself and my pups. The garden is truly exquisite, and includes fruit trees and a vineyard, not to mention a beautiful pool, and a fire pit. The cottage is near the main house, yet set apart right in the middle of the landscaped garden, so that I had complete privacy. And it is only 8-10 minutes drive from downtown Napa and 15 from Sonoma, with one of the best cafes right across the highway - Boonfly Cafe. Just 5 minutes away you will find Domaine Carneros, as well as Artesa Vineyard and Winery. So, it is really the perfect location for all that the Sonoma & Napa wine country has to offer. John and Dona are charming, helpful and genuinely friendly people, who go out of their way to make sure their guests are comfortable.
I cannot rave enough about this place, and wholeheartedly recommend it. As I also recommend you try some of their excellent Arthouse wine, produced right in their vineyard!
"Is this heaven?" he asked..."Why, no...it's Napa" was the answer! What a wonderful month of July we spent in this charming little cottage. We came off of a few months of non-stop activity and our retreat to this haven was the most relaxing we have had in a very long time. The perfect location to access Napa Valley and Sonoma County...fabulous wines, food and sights. Our only regret is that we were not there during the harvesting of the grapes. The cottage itself was comfortable and delightful...very serene...very bijoux. To wake in the morning and see the gardens outside the French doors facing the bed was truly a romantic experience. Our host and hostess could not have been more accommodating. We enjoyed meeting them and their extended family and friends. Our family visited us several times there and we used the beautiful pool...it couldn't have been nicer and we had our privacy at all times. We definitely will go back and would highly recommend the property to any prospective guests.
My wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary and didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on a place to stay. I'm glad we found this property! It's exactly what we were looking for and MORE! Nice clean welcoming driveway that's tastefully landscaped, the hosts came out to greet us and show us to our cottage. The cottage itself is cute and super cozy, but large enough so you don't feel cramped. Open up the french doors and you have a view of the garden, go out the other door and you have a view of the fire pit and pool. It was perfect to just sit on our porch, have a snack, a bottle of wine and a cigar.
We brought stuff to make s'mores, but after coming back to the cottage after a big dinner both nights, we were too full and tired to take advantage of this feature. Fire starter, lighter, fire wood, and sticks to roast marshmallows were readily available. The pool was clean, warm, and perfect to cool off and relax in. The gardens and the whole property was well maintained, beautiful and picture perfect. I would consider doing family or couple portraits here.
The hosts were awesome! Continued to let us know if we had any questions or issues, just let them know. They gave us figs from their garden, put fresh cut roses in our room, offered us a taste of their very first pinot noir that they've produced, and even invited us to a screening with some of their friends. When we were outside, either by the pool or just sitting on the porch, we really felt like we had the place to ourselves. Lots of privacy, really quiet with the occasional car passing by, and felt like we were in the middle of the woods, vineyards, garden with so many plants around. My wife said "this is my kind of camping"...obviously, not even close hahaha
All in all, we had an amazing time in Napa and at this property, didn't have any issues, and we loved how cozy and romantic this property was. Thank you to the hosts for making this available to us. We hope we'll be back again really soon!
The nature surrounding the area was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. The garden and the grounds were so peaceful, I would have been happy just sitting around outside all day. It was so quiet with only the occasional car passing by. The bathroom and interior were very clean and well cared for.
- The place is a little smaller than we thought. It is a studio cottage with only a bathroom and no kitchen, but Donna and John were kind enough to provide a BBQ for us.
- It was a bit cold and rainy when we stayed, but luckily the heater worked very well and imitated a cool little fireplace with fire FX and all.
- The only real problem we had during our stay was the appearance of ants in the bathroom. We left some dishes over night and the ants were all over them. There was some ant spray already provided in the bathroom which took care of them real quick, but I assume with the ant spray that this may be a bit of a common thing as they were prepared for it already. Honestly though, you're in the wilderness, so some bugs are to be expected.
- Even though you're surrounded by nature it was a very quick drive into town and everything we wanted to do in Napa. I would absolutely recommend this cottage and both John and Donna really are friendly kind people. Thank you again for everything.
- Jacob and Thea
This was my third stay here with my wife and we can't express enough how much we love it here! Cottage is situated between Napa and Sonoma and just far enough off the beaten path to feel like you're really away from it all. There are several great wineries within a few miles (Domain Carneros & Bouchaine are two of our faves) and not far from our favorite breakfast spot Boone Fly Cafe. Dona and John are very welcoming and do everything they can to make sure you enjoy your stay. Look forward to many more stays here!
We stayed here for two nights in the beginning of October. The location of the house is very convenient to both Napa and Sonoma. The house is closely situated near the two other buildings on the property with the pool located in the middle. The outdoor landscaping and lights are very nice. There is also a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. However, there were a few issues that we had with our stay here. There is no heat in this house, only a small 1.5x2ft heater that produces heat for about 20min and then nothing at all for the rest of the night. This was only a problem because it dropped to 45 degrees at night during our stay. The cleanliness was another issue which including a moth in the bedding when we arrived, large cobwebs at eye level, black dirt/mold around the rim of the bathroom sink, as well as a small ant problem in the bathroom. Overall, it was an okay place to stay for a few nights but we don't plan on returning.
Other Activities: Wine tasting, kayaking.
|Doggie Fee: $15/day||$150|
Monthly renters have a one time $195 utilities fee that covers: gas, electric, wi-fi, trash, recycling and propane for the grill.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.