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Marcus Carr

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

St. Helena Cottage - Walk to Downtown!

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Napa Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This cottage style home is situated in a very quiet neighborhood and an easy walk to downtown St. Helena. The year round climate is wonderful and perfect for drinking wine on the front porch or in the privacy of the backyard where there is a BBQ and large eating area.

There are two bedrooms with a Queen bed in each and French Doors leading out to the private serene backyard. The beds are high quality with high-end linens, down pillows and comforters. One bedroom has French antiques and a HD flat Screen TV with a Blu-Ray that offers instant feed (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc) and the other has American antiques and a beautiful iron bed that belonged to Chynna Phillips and William Baldwin. The house is equipped with an Eternal-On Demand hot water system for ample hot water. One bath is a ¾ bath and the other has a large step in tub and double shower heads. The third room is now an office.

The home is extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated with attention to detail. There are Oriental rugs through out the house on hardwood floors and art from the U.S.A., Spain, Russia, Italy and other countries. The living room has a HD flat screen TV, Direct TV and Blu-Ray for instant feed (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc). There are vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and living room.

The country kitchen is designed for a gourmet cook with a 36 inch Wolf range with griddle, Viking refrigerator, wine cooler and butcher block island. It is well equipped. There are Italian dishes and copper pots/pans by Bourgeat from France. On hand are all the essentials to cook including oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and a selection of spices in addition to flour, sugar and all the baking needs.

There is a music system in the office with high quality speakers in the main house and a wide variety of music. There is an adapter for Ipod and WiFi is included.

Our calendar on VRBO is kept current, please check your dates for availability prior to contacting us!

****NOTE: No children under 12 years of age, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please state child's age in rental inquiry. Permit #2012-30

Keywords: House, cottage, yard, private

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcus Carr (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Marcus Carr

We are a retired couple who have lived in St. Helena for over 30 years. If we are not traveling in the summer you will catch us fly fishing on Rock Creek in Montana or in the winter sitting on the beach in San Pancho, Mexico. The rest of the year we live in St. Helena and enjoy the beauty of the valley and the access to great wines. We hope you enjoy our home in St. Helena.

Marcus Carr purchased this house in 1990

Why Marcus Carr chose Napa Valley

We love the climate and we love the access to the charming downtown area.

What makes this house unique

Our renters that love to cook love our house! We have a gourmet kitchen with a Wolf range and an island great for prepping. You will have a choice of dining inside or outside, sipping wine and enjoying cheese in the front or the back, this house has a style that fits everyone.


based on 54 traveler reviews

St. Helena Cottage - Walk to Downtown!
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 54 reviews

Great Location & a Great Property

  • 4 of 5

The Cottage on Hudson was PERFECT! We had 2 couples and we love to cook - the kitchen, cookware, appliances and sundries were the best I'd ever seen. We didn't need to buy anything additional, that we were cooking for a meal, except coffee.

The beds are super comfy and the couch is luxuriously soft! Nice linens, welcoming feel and fantastic front porch and backyard for grilling, eating outside, and just hanging out with a glass of wine.

We walked all over the neighborhood and to dinner one night. It was really the perfect location. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, comfortable, and well worth it!

  • 5 of 5

This rental will definitely meet and go above your expectations. The property is very well maintained and there is plenty of outdoor space, front and back. The front porch is perfect to relax and enjoy golden hour or even the fog that comes over the area in the morning (there is a great mountain view across the street). The neighborhood is friendly and peaceful. The home itself is very eccentric, unique, and interesting. The kitchen is wonderful and has everything you could need. The beds are very comfortable and each bedroom has fan. The walk from downtown St. Helena is about .5 miles which was convenient and easy. The point of contact and owner's daughter, Tara, was easy to reach and responded immediately when contacted about an issue we had, which was fixed immediately. We definitely recommend and would return! Thank you!

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

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the cottage. Quick walk to downtown St Helena shops and restaurants. Gorgeous backyard and patio. Lovely and comfortable farm house feel. It was a pleasure stating at this cute home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable property for 2 couples. Close to downtown St. Helena - and all the Napa Valley has to offer. The cottage feels like home. Comfortable beds and well decorated. We will definitely stay at the cottage next time visiting Napa!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely furnished felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The property manager was excellent, our stay went as planned. From description, Home location is a bit far from in town restaurants, I was under the impression Main Street was a much shorter walk from home. That being said, Place is fine, beds comfy, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO home rental and we could not be happier. The house was perfect for our stay - beautiful backyard, nice landscaping with fragrant flowers to enjoy, along with many seats, and the french doors from the bedroom to open and enjoy the perfect weather! The house had more amenities than you could ever find in a hotel. We walked to downtown area for dining, shopping, and of course wine tasting! All less than 10 mintes away. The neighborhood was extremely quiet - perfect for a relaxing weekend! Thanks to Tara - she was great to help with any questions we had. We will definitely look to stay here again when visiting the Napa Valley area and this has convinced me to look at VRBO for future vacations!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearby Crane Park hosts our weekly Farmer's Market on Friday mornings. We have some of the best restaurants in the world within walking distance and hundreds of wineries in the surrounding area.


Rates & Availability

St Helena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2016 special
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%


We permit shorter stays than 3 nights only if it is either a) within 2 weeks of rental, b) weeknights only or c) the dates are booked on either end, thus not allowing a full 3 night stay.

**Please note that the monthly rate is for 30 nights or more and no taxes are charged on that amount. Additional fees are assessed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Napa Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The guest bathroom is not attached to the guest room but the door is adjacent, allowing for a pseudo dual-master experience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full Bath attached
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Tempurpedic bed, full bathroom adjacent
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We are pleased to offer you an optional concierge service during your stay in the Napa Valley. If you would like to schedule time with a local tennis pro, arrange for an in-house massage, schedule a private wine tasting with local winemakers in their home and vineyard, or simply make meal reservations at our local world-renown restaurants, our Property Manager is happy to assist with any or all of these requests. A concierge rate of $50 will be billed and is be payable directly to the Property Manager upon your arrival.

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