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St. Helena Cottage - Walk to Downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Suzanne Nicholas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Suzanne Nicholas

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.

Suzanne Nicholas purchased this house in 1990

Why Suzanne Nicholas 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.

A welcome basket is included for mid-week renters or weekend stays of four or more nights. The basket includes two 1-Liter glass bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water, six 16-ounce plastic water bottles, one 4-ounce jar of handmade organic berry preserves, one dozen farm-fresh organic and soy-free eggs, one stick of organic butter and one loaf of Model Bakery fresh-baked organic Sourdough bread. You may add the welcome basket to your reservation for an additional $50.


Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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 optional concierge services 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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average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews

Great location, great kitchen, front porch, and back yard entertaining

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a near-perfect four night stay here with her sister and her husband. This location is perfect for getting to any of the wineries in the Napa valley or even Sonoma, and you can walk into St. Helena and the nearby wineries and great dining options. We also cooked about 4-5 meals in the kitchen which has a high-end gas stovetop/oven, and all-clad pots and pans. If we get an opportunity we would definitely stay here again. The living areas and especially the front porch and back yard sitting areas were all very comfortable and made for an excellent vacation spot. Sipping coffee on the front porch on the cool early mornings was particularly nice. My only critical comment is that the beds weren't quite as comfortable as I might have liked. Specifically, there may have been a mattress protector on the bed, as it didn't seem to "breathe" well, so I ended up feeling hot quite often during the night on the side of me resting against the bed, and the bed pillows were quite thin. Again, this is just being picky compared to the overall experience we had, and could be chalked up to my own peculiarities. It was a great place in a great location, and one we hope to visit again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling Cottage, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage with another couple and it was a perfect size. We had never been to Napa Valley before and are so glad we stayed in St. Helena. We had beautiful weather and made good use of the large back patio. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

A week of wine tours and tastings!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a true two bedroom/two bathroom home.

It has a very open kitchen/living area where two or more couples can gather.

The kitchen was well stocked in the cabinets and fridge.

The back yard is beautiful!

We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shakopee, Minnesota

What a delight!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the July 4th holiday - 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The cottage is awesome. It is clean and comfortable and beyond cute. Great layout, comfortable beds, fabulous outdoor spaces.

The neighborhood is very quiet and super convenient to downtown St. Helena (both walking and driving). Being a little north kept us away from the holiday weekend crowds and allowed us to explore north into the Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley. Found a few new favorite small vineyards and had a phenomenally relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! The house was so charming and the scenery couldn't have been more perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with another couple for a dual anniversary weekend. The house has a fantastic kitchen and outdoor space. We were able to grill out and hang out in the backyard after a day of wine tastings. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $300


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.