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David Rude, Jr.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Private Vineyard Estate, Stunning Views of the Napa Valley

16 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Napa Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Private Hilltop Home, Chateau Style, Luxurious Furnishings, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

This spectacular 4 bedroom, 4 bath private vineyard home is on 6 very private acres of which 3 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The view from this hilltop house and grounds alone makes one never want to leave (Read our Five Star reviews from past guests). The view is for miles across the Napa Valley to the west and up-valley, The Silverado Trail. With a magnificent and enormous outdoor terrace on the top of a hill facing the Napa Valley it is the perfect place to entertain, or enjoy the private vineyard yourself. The outdoor area, half of which is decked and the other grass with a gazebo has a pool with spa attached that looks out over the surreal Napa Valley and the city of Napa. The city view at night is breathtaking! Located only a few minutes from downtown Napa, great dining, entertainment, shopping, The Napa Wine Train and Oxbow Market. Perfect for an all girls trip to the Napa Valley. Wine & dine at your very own visual paradise.

The house is spacious with a newly remodeled kitchen with all granite counter tops and top of the line appliances. The kitchens view of the valley below and the Skyline Park Green Belt is wonderful to look out as you enjoy your morning coffee or prepare a snack between vineyard tours. The house is professionally furnished by Thomas Bartlett Interiors & decorated with a splendid new garden and landscaping.

Two of the four bedrooms have king size beds one of which is a master with a gorgeous and sprawling bathroom with separate shower and large jacuzzi. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two twins and large jacuzzi. All bedrooms have a private bathroom and flat screen TVs with Direct TV and Wi-Fi.

Located in the Coombsville wine area of the Napa Valley just five minutes from downtown Napa and The Silverado Trail insuring wineries & vineyards are an easy drive. The residence itself is privately gated and also on a private gated road. Wi-fi throughout the house for all your internet needs. High end propane Webber Grill just off the kitchen. Outdoor trail lighting for enjoying the vineyard at night.

Easy access to airports in Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco.

Two complimentary bottles of our Cabernet Sauvignon when you arrive. Cheers!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
David Rude, Jr. (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About David Rude, Jr.

We live in Houston, Texas and purchased the property two weeks after we saw it for the first time. Our property's views of the hills, mountains and vineyards reminded us of so many of the beautiful places we have visited over the years; all neatly wrapped up in one package if we wanted it. And we did, so we did.

David Rude, Jr. purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why David Rude, Jr. chose Napa Valley

Our property has a Property Manager to take care of the House & Grounds. We have a Housekeeper in the house every week to manage the inside of the house. We have a landscaping crew at the house every week. The Vineyard has a Vineyard Manager who is also managing the 70 acre vineyard property of our neighbor.

Our family and family guests typically occupy our house. Hence please inquire as to availability for your desired dates. We do not use the VRBO calendar.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We will have 2 bottles of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon waiting for you in our kitchen. Please enjoy with our compliments!

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Private Vineyard Estate, Stunning Views of the Napa Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I recently was fortunate enough to stay at this lovely property with a party of 7. It is hard to describe how great it was. You know how most rentals have a sort of stripped down feel, like half the decor has been hidden away? Not here. It is like visiting the home of your well-heeled friend with great taste. Gorgeous, elaborate decor. Everything you could need in the kitchen and plenty of nice toiletry items. Lots of space to gather. Then there's the

outside. Huge patio with a variety of sitting areas, one which was covered and had a firepit, which was where we mostly sat. Great pool and hot tub circled by beautiful landscaping and flowers. Killer views across the valley, complete with sunsets. A vineyard to stroll! It wasn't far to the grocery store and downtown Napa, but it felt like we were in the country. David the owner and Bill the property manager are very helpful and responsive. This home was the centerpiece of a fabulous vacation. Thank you for making it available.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

5 Star Villa, Location, and Views!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the pictures on this site cannot possibly capture how stunning this property is. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the house and toured the house itself, to the moment we exited the back of the house to the patio and grounds and views, views, views, it was all jaw dropping gorgeous! We actually felt as though we were staying in a five star hotel with all of the amenities provided -- an endless supply of all toiletries and towels and luxurious bedding and sheets. The decor is stunning, the huge kitchen feeling as though you're in a Tuscan villa. The master suite is massive, and the other 3 bedrooms beautifully furnished, all with ensuite bathrooms. The back patio is very large with a lovely pool, spa, fire pit, lounging area, and outdoor dining. Not to mention the vineyard that starts where the manicured lawn ends, and the breathtaking views of Napa beyond. And we were treated to some spectacular sunsets, as well as hot air balloons rising in the morning. So, so peaceful. A wonderful retreat after long days of wine tastings and tours. The booking process with David was quick and easy, and Bill, the property manager was very helpful and great to deal with. Bill is also the property manager at the Oxbow Market in downtown Napa. Visited several times, as well as the outdoor market across the street on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. A must! All in all a very memorable vacation. My husband and I are 5 star travellers, and we will definitely stay here again when visiting Napa. I very highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
5

The Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

WOW just about sums up this house! What could be better than waking up in a magnificently decorated/appointed home in the middle of a vineyard and then sipping wine in the hot tub with a sun set as the backdrop every night. The house is an easy 5 minute drive into the town of Napa, yet is very secluded and peaceful. The Chef's kitchen was lacking for nothing. We were there at harvest and must admit to sneaking into the vineyards to snitch grapes...what fun! The neighboring vintner, John "F." Caldwell, is delightfully "salty". I highly recommend booking a tasting with him. We arrived six days after the earthquake. The property manager and owner (both of whom are wonderful to deal with) had everything in top shape. We can't wait to go back! Cheers!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You!
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5

Beautiful and Relaxing Home for Couples on Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home and property are beautiful and magical. Our group of 6 adults had a wonderfully relaxing experience and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

We enjoyed every amenity offered including the fire pit in the morning while having the first cup of coffee, chaise lounges in the afternoon looking out over the valley watching the beautiful birds soar above us, the pool and jacuzzi, relaxing afternoon naps beneath the huge Weeping Willow, dinner around the island in the kitchen and daily hikes in the surrounding vineyards.

John Caldwell of Caldwell Vineyards and Winery entertained us with his remarkable unique story-telling and afternoon tasting of his wonderful wines.

Bill, the property manager was great to work with and helpful when needed.

Thanks for letting us enjoy your home in Napa. We definitely look forward to staying with you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all of your comments and you are always welcome!
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Bittern Lake, Alberta, Canada
5

Awesome Property... Wonderful People!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a group of 4 couples from Canada to stay at this beautiful property. Hard to describe how beautiful this home is with professional landscaping and magnificent views of the valley. The house is completely "enjoyment ready" with lots of room for the 8 of us to have space to ourselves, but also get together for time spent in the kitchen, dining room, living room... and the yard is totally awesome! Can't beat sitting in the hot tub watching the sunsets after a day of touring! Both the owner and the property manager were great to deal with. They responded immediately to any questions or concerns we had. We would highly recommend this property to others and hope to be able to visit again someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA ( used to be Las Vegas !)
5

Wonderful Harvest Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently stay at this wonderful home. It was absolutely perfect. Every amenity you could think of. Sunsets at the end of the day in the pool or Hot Tub were a treat for our group at the end of busy wine tasting days. The home is well appointed and set on a beautiful hill top. The views are incredible. We are already planning on returning again. The owner is also a pleasure to work with and has a superb property manager that made sure our stay and orientation of the home was very detailed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Myrna and we hope to hear from you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Oakland, Sacramento & San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Napa
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Napa City Park & Silverado Couintry Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Wine Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 21 & 29
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Downtown Napa in 5 minutes!
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Tahoe

Coombsville Wine producing area of Napa Valley. Due east and up above downtown Napa. Overlooks Skyline Wilderness Park to the west.

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Rates & Availability

Napa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
$32,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000

The on-line VRBO calendar is not used. Please contact by email for rates and availability. We only rent to one renter per 30 day period, in accordance with Napa County regulations. Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Napa Valley Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two bottles of wine from our vineyard provided to our guests upon arrival.

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