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Napa Valley Hideaway; Quiet Setting in Saint Helena

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


About the property

Architect designed main home (3 bdrms, 2 baths) and cottage (1 bdrm, 1 bath)

This is the rare house that includes two separate structures: the main house and the cottage. The modern home is located down a country lane, 4 blocks from downtown, Saint Helena, the "heart of the Napa Valley". You will be a short walk or drive from dozens of wineries, restaurants and shops for which Saint Helena is famous. The year around beauty associated with the wine industry surrounds our home in every direction.

There are 3 private bedrooms with adjacent private baths. Additionally, there is a 4th bed in a loft. This property is great for weddings, family reunions, special birthdays, as well as business meetings. Gather around the grand piano and fireplace in the living room.Three different outdoor areas invite enjoying that great bottle of wine. Indoors, gather around the fireplace, grand piano, and dining/conference table that comfortably seats eight. Careful planning has create spaces to facilitate group gatherings in addition to peaceful secluded areas to retreat to and recharge.

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. The tiles were locally hand made by Healdsburg Tile. 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 10 steps under 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 and lounge area by the front lawn with a great view; a second, sunny area with a charcoal barbecue next to the cottage and a third, secluded shady spot with chaise lounges for two in the back yard. The two patio tables, with umbrellas, comfortably seat eight.

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.

The main house is air-conditioned. The cottage has a ceiling fan (not air-conditioned). There is Wi-Fi throughout the property. The first floor laundry room has a complimentary washer and dryer.

Please check out our guest reviews. We are proud to be designated as a Premier Homeaway property; consistently providing the best vacation rental experience available in the famed Napa Valley.

Saint Helena Short-term Vacation Rental Permit #2012-25 since 2012.

More Details

Byron and Kelly
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Byron and Kelly

Twenty 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 purchased the lot; then designed and built this contemporary home while Byron worked as an Architect in a firm in Saint Helena. The design is a nod to the iconic western storefront with metal roofs and siding one sees around town. Kelly worked as the Art Director at the Saint Helena Boys and Girls Club. We have lived in Saint Helena since 1997.

Byron and Kelly purchased this house in 1998

Why Byron and Kelly chose Saint Helena

Location and privacy. Walk to wineries, 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 in a safe,

upscale, small town location. This comfortable gathering place allows guests to easily enjoy themselves without a car, creating a casual and relaxing atmosphere.


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 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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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Napa Valley Hideaway; Quiet Setting in Saint Helena. (permit #2012-25)
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Great location new a lot of wineries and shopping

  • 5 of 5

Home was clean but would be nice to have some extra towels. Bedrooms were comfy and outside space perfect for enjoying some wine and friends. Showerhead needed replaced and owner was easy to reach and resolved quickly. Perfect location near all off Napa’s wineries and shopping!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 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: April 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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
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Sogni Di Dolci
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Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
Charles Krug Winery
Salvestrin Winery
Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company
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Prager Winery & Port Works
V. Sattui Winery
Sunshine Foods
Saint Helena Catholic Church
Ballentine Vineyards
Markham Vineyards
Freemark Abbey Winery
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
Goose & Gander Pub, Sogni di Dolce, Anna's
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowood Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Napa Valley Wine Train, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
Highway 29 (Main Street)
Nearest Restaurant
Goose & Gander, Cook, Market, Archetype, Farmstead
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: recommended

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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

50% of rental rate due at booking/Final payment due 21 days prior to arrival
$500 Security Deposit is refundable.
Rates longer than a week are 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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