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Location, comfort, design; experience the Napa Valley at its best

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House & Cottage: 4 beds, 3 baths (sleeps 8) ideal for 3 couples

Our modern home is located down a country lane just 4 blocks from Main street. It sleeps a maximum of 8 guests with 3 baths. Six guests will enjoy a bedroom on either a separate floor or in the cottage, each with a private bath. Eight guests will use the 4th bed, located in the loft and share a bath.

All beds have 100% cotton linens, feather comforters and pillows. The first floor bedroom has an antique, French- sleigh, king bed and adjacent bath with tiled shower. The airy, vaulted-ceiling 2nd floor bedroom has a king bed with deck and bath with tiled shower. Additionally, there is an American 1850's four poster double bed in a curtained loft. The private cottage has a queen bed and compact bath with a tiled shower and is a covered patio away from the main house.

A separate dining room is adjacent to the cook's kitchen, with its Thermadore gas range and Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer. Three uniquely different outdoor areas include a dining area off the kitchen with a Weber Performa charcoal barbecue; a shady spot off the living room with lounge chairs; and a sunny, crushed granite surface patio are with another umbrella/table.

The house features stained concrete floors, galvanized metal finishes, stucco, rustic wood beams, re-purposed barn doors and windows, and antique light fixtures. Furnishings include a beautifully restored bamboo living room set, as well as pieces that have been passed down through several generations. The living room has a smart TV("basic channels"), DVD/Blu-ray player, a wood burning fireplace, rustic chandelier and grand piano. Main house is air-conditioned. The cottage has a ceiling fan (not air-conditioned). There is Wi-Fi throughout the property.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Byron

Eighteen years ago we came across a 150-year-old vacant lot hidden in the middle of a residential block in Saint Helena. We jumped at the chance to live there, and designed and built this contemporary home with a nod to the iconic western storefront with metal roofs and siding one sees around town.

Byron purchased this house in 1998

Why Byron chose Napa Valley

Location and privacy. Walk to vineyards, specialty food and wine stores, bakery & coffee shops, farmers market, playgrounds, great restaurants, cinema, luxury shopping, tennis & bocce courts and a health spa with a pool.

What makes this house unique

Modern, unique architecture in a close-in yet private location. This comfortable gathering place allows guests to easily enjoy themselves without a car, creating a casual and relaxing atmosphere.


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadow Wood.
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Napa Valley Wine Train, Amtrak
Nearest Beach
50 Miles

We are located in a very pleasant off the road spot with an easy level walk to downtown's mid area. Across from our lane is a small park with picnic tables and benches.


Saint Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • Bathroom 1: First floor main house. Bathroom 2: Second floor (master bedroom & loft bedroom share) Both have tile showers with glass doors (no tubs) Bathroom 3: Separate cottage; tile with shower curtain. In room sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , separate cottage
  • Bedroom 3 on the second floor is in an open loft with privacy curtains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Location, comfort, design; experience the Napa Valley at its best
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Napa Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Napa Hideaway, quick walk to downtown St. Helena and all it's delicious restaurants. We have stayed two years in a row, love this house and location!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and the perfect size

  • 5 of 5

This spot was perfect for our group, the location was great and the house had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the outdoor spaces when it came time to relax!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and accommodations for a girls weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

A total of seven of us stayed at the Napa Valley Hideaway for four days while on a long weekend trip and were quite pleased with the location and accommodations. The house is a quick walk to Main Street St. Helena which has a ton of restaurants, shopping, and things to do. The house itself was clean, roomy, and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is detached from the house, but is a 10 step walk through a little patio / courtyard to a door to the main house. There is no air conditioning in the cottage, however the windows opened allowed for a nice breeze to cool off the warm midday sun. The kitchen was small, but had everything you could imagine needing and more to make breakfast and dinners for all of us. We enjoyed drinking our morning coffee in the courtyard and settled in each night in the same. It was perfect for our group and we would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem in St. Helena

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in April of 2017. This is the fourth year we stayed at this property. It meets all our needs, but the best is the location. It is off a quiet street in St. Helena and is about 4 blocks from Main Street. That is perfect for us because we can walk to our favorite restaurant, Cook. The house is spacious and well equipped. We don't do a lot of cooking but it has everything we need to have a light breakfast in either the dining room or outside on the patio. On warm afternoons, we love to sit at the outside table, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the Napa Valley climate. I always tell folks that the air is a little fresher and the sun a little brighter there! Do consider this property for your next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was great. Clean and well kept.

  • 4 of 5

Our only complaint, there is one towel and one wash cloth per person for 3 days. No extras, no laundry soap to wash them. Everything else was great. We would probably stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed here for our Napa wedding. 7 adults fit comfortably.

  • 5 of 5

My now wife, her family+significant others and I stayed at this location for my wedding. In total, it was three couples and my mother-in-law for five nights. The rooms were spacious enough. The loft area was larger than originally thought and more private than described (you can't see it from the ground floor). The cottage is nice and private. The kitchen is a little cramped but we weren't hosting dinner parties. The location is close to a grocery store and several restaurants; we walked to dinner most nights. It's down a private lane so there is privacy and no noticeable street noise.

The night before our wedding, the fridge flooded the kitchen. I was able to easily reach Byron who guided me to the water shut off valve. That was unavoidable and I don't fault them. The positive was that communication was easy and quick.

A few suggestions:

A motion sensor light near the cottage or a way to unlock the cottage door nearest the kitchen. The property gets very dark at night and we had to escort my MIL back to the cottage since the closest door from the kitchen is unable to be unlocked from the outside. I also think that is why the outside bulbs were all burnt out. Prior guests probably kept it on all the time. There was a spare bulb in the laundry room that I installed but we did not want to leave the light on all evening.

The doors are all unlocked by a punch code. I hope this is changed after every guest. Although very convenient, we did not feel very safe leaving all of our wedding cash and gifts in the house. If the code is changed after each guest, it would be nice to note that in the house rules for piece of mind.

Please wipe down the outside chairs and loungers before guests arrive. Had to wipe down the patio chairs. The loungers had some bird poo on them.

The house rules stated no smoking or we would lose the deposit. We weren't sure if that meant no smoking on property. I would loved to have celebrated my wedding with the friends who traveled with a nice cigar. There is a bbq grill outside. I don't see much difference.

Privacy curtain in the living room. At night, outside can see everything inside.

These are small things compared to the wonderul time we had. I'd still give it 4.5 stars. That's not possible so I rounded up.

Another positive: we accidentally left a pair of shoes behind and they were kind enough to mail it back to us in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very detailed and generally positive review. We have incorporated several of your suggestions.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% of rental rate due at booking/Final payment due 21 days prior to arrival
$500 Security Deposit is refundable.
Weekly or longer rates negotiable.

City of St. Helena Short-Term Rental Permit # 2012-25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.