|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Located on 8 acre vineyard and Orchard in NAPA VALLEY, contemporary, calm 1200 sq ft artist studio designed by famed Bay Area architect. Minutes from downtown Napa and downtown Sonoma yet private and secluded. The house has a king bed appointed with 400 thread count luxury sheets, queen bed with 400 thread count sheets, travertine marble bathroom, french doors lead to a private one acre garden, with 45’solar heated lap pool set into lush lawns. The garden, featured in Garden Design Magazine, has a giant bamboo forest, rose tunnel, labyrinth, rose garden and a vine covered pergola; great for outdoor dining. Walking distance to wineries and world class resorts. Two minute drive to the Napa River for Kayaking, and bicycle paths passing by property. This has the seclusion of a private resort with the access to the best of wine country.
We both grew up in the midwest and moved to the Napa Valley (a dream) in 1989. We knew as artists, this special property was a creative endeavor. We are both full time artists whose work is in many private collections across the US and Hong Kong as well as the diRosa Art Museum. John is a painter whose work is on permanent display at several Bloomingdale Stores across the country. Dona is a photographer whose work is in every room in the Westin Napa Valley as well as photographing Francis and Eleanor Coppola, the Mondavi's and countless others. Check out the photo website www.dkbphoto.com and John's art website www.johnbonick.com
We create a project/year to keep improving this beautiful, historic property. We planted a beautiful 3 acre vineyard on April 18, 2014 which will be harvesting this coming September 2016. We are already producing a highly acclaimed www.arthousewines.com, which can be ordered directly from the website, or purchased through several of the top restaurants in Napa Valley; Don Giovanni, Morimoto, Lucy at Bardessono, Michael Chiarello's Bottega and Farm at the Carneros Inn. We would love to have you stay with us.
Treat yourself to a true Napa experience surrounded by lush vineyards and gardens and warm hospitality. The studio is set on a unique property that gives you everything you want from comfort, to convenience to privacy and a great location lending easy access to Napa and Sonoma. The Studio is incredibly clean, spacious and well-appointed. The pictures accurately show the uniqueness of the cool design and decor. The grounds are so lovely and beautifully maintained with paths to wander from gardens and arbors to pool to orchard and vineyard. My hosts D &J are long-time Napa residents and artists, who were creative, warm and helpful in their suggestions of what to see, do and taste in the area. This is so much more memorable than any regular hotel experience- you'll feel like you were truly immersed in wine country life.
My new wife and I had a wonderful experience. We came here right after our wedding to unwind. The lovely garden, pool, fire pit, vineyards, and comfortable studio allowed us to do just that. J & D were very hospitable and went the extra mile. We hope to go back soon and will recommend to anyone looking for somewhere special to relax. They plan to release a new wine in a couple months and we hope to get a taste!
My partner and our 2 dogs just came back from a relaxing weekend at this wonderful property. We stayed at the studio, enjoyed the gardens and the grounds - grilled on the back porch - and took day trips to the surrounding towns - PLENTY of dog friendly places, vineyards, and areas to hike and walk. It was just amazing to be able to enjoy the day out and come back to this wonderful property. The studio is comfy, had everything we needed. The hosts were wonderful too - they provided us with a lot of useful information - a list of dog friendly wineries and restaurants, etc. This was very helpful! One day we had a hard time finding a walking path near the property and Dona took us there herself! The overall experience exceeded our expectation - we will recommend this property to our friends and families and we will be back!
We were lucky to have stayed in the Artist Studio this past weekend to help us relax and unwind after the chaotic excitement that is a wedding. The property was exactly what we were looking for -- clean, modern, quiet, relaxing, and romantic. The studio is a beautiful light-filled space with all the modern comforts while still maintaining a warmth and charm. We enjoyed strolling through the spacious gardens that are immaculately cared for -- they even have small weddings in their lovely gardens! John and Dona were the perfect hosts -- friendly, helpful, but unobstrusive. They were very responsive to any questions we had and were happy to provide us with dog-friendly winery and restaurant recommendations. Most nice rentals are not pet-friendly (and as a fellow dog-owner, I can sympathize since there are the few exceptions of irresponsible pet owners that cause damage and destruction) but I really appreciated how welcoming John and Dona were of my westie. Furthermore, the studio was very clean with great furnishings (something that you don't always find in pet-friendly rentals).
I thought it would be helpful to clarify that the studio is a 2-story "loft" with the bedroom upstairs (no separate wall or door but it is separate and secluded from the main living space). There is a beautiful lap pool, lush gardens, and cozy firepit that is shared between the cottage and studio but we hardly saw the other couples staying in the cottage so we felt like we had the whole property to ourselves. :)
We would absolutely recommend this property to our family and friends and would love to stay here again in the near future!
My husband and I rented this studio for a getaway trip to Napa and loved every minute of it. The studio is very nice and has all of the up-to-date additions you could ask for. Every morning we ran through the vineyards right across the street from the studio which was breathtaking. The property is within close proximity to a lot of good wineries, restaurants and shopping areas. The beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces around the property are a perfect place to have a glass of wine at sunset. However, like the previous reviews mentioned you do have to share the property with other guests in an adjacent cottage. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves until the last night but it made a big difference. Dona and John were wonderful host and if we needed anything they ran it right over. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a romantic, care free experience in the beautiful Napa Valley.
What a serene & beautiful piece of property! We stayed 4 nights with our 12 year old son and two dogs. The lap pool was amazing - warm, cared for, and perfect for our son. Got sun until about 4:00 p.m. so perfect amount to warm the water and take advantage of "tanning". Owners have put a lot of care into the grounds - beautiful array of plants & flowers. So many garden areas to explore. The guest house was a treat! Huge ceilings, windows galore creating a nice breezeway, cement floor (perfect for dogs), extra large, tiled shower, and the bed and sheets were the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The added plus, the owners' artwork and photographs making the home one-of-a-kind. Not only were John & Dona courteous but great communicators, perfect for recommendations on food/wine, and knowledgeable about Napa. We were minutes away from a bike trail through grapevines which we took advantage of. Also located closely to the town of Napa. The only things I would want to know ahead of time with regard to this rental is that you may have to share the pool if there are others utilizing the 2nd guest house on the property and the house we stayed in is right on the road so you can hear vehicles. Good thing is this is a dead end road and not a lot of traffic. All in all, a magnificent place to stay that is centrally located to all Napa has to offer. Thank you John & Dona for letting us share this experience with you. We truly enjoyed our stay!
Other Activities: kayaking, wine tasting
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
If you need a different time frame you don't see listed, please contact us. We can possibly refer you to a friend.
Utilities are $195/month to include: electric, gas, wi-fi, trash
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.