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Estate Above the Clouds

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

St. Helena House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Guest House (See Description), 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 8-10

The stunning Napa wine country estate above the clouds is perched on top of of a mountain on the ridge with spectacular 275 degree views. Surrounded by vineyards & forests, this property is serenely quiet. Relax, Unwind & Experience the gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets!

This 5,500+ square foot, 'arts & crafts' style house is built entirely out of old-growth redwood, (even the floors and ceilings). There is a lot of artwork, making it a very unique home- unlike any other generic rental house you will see. Above all, its a very special experience. For wine lovers, there are several wineries within walking distance.

The daily rate is $1200/night. Should you wish to stay a partial month, the rate is the same daily rate/night.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

About The Owner

We are vintners.

Why The Owner chose Napa Valley

Its like no other property. Very private & unique. Great energy. Total Serenity. Not a typically generic vacation rental. This house has soul.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Estate Above the Clouds
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

great, intersesting, comfortable house, wonderful property and neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous property with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully maintained and the grounds/yard were stunning! We had a great time every morning drinking our coffee and watching the sunrise.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 fantastic days in this home! The views were spectacular and the home was warm, comfortable and eclectic. Everywhere you look, inside and out, there's something new to discover!

Julia was great to work with. She gave us wonderful recommendations about what to do and where to go. Perata limo was one of her suggestions and they were also great. Nothing bad to say! Honestly, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Estate in the Clouds

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing family time in Napa. Although the drive up to the top was a bit long and winding, the property was worth it and had stunning views of Napa Valley. The house was very eclectic with so much to see that 4 days was definitely not enough time to see everything. The lay out is very spread out with private bathrooms for each bedroom so a great place for several couples or larger groups who like their privacy. We enjoyed picking fruit from the trees in the morning for breakfast and really enjoyed the outdoor patio spaces in the evenings for grilling and eating dinner and talking and playing games. Kitchen had everything you could need to prepare meals. Although the house was old, it was maintained nicely and everything was clean and well kept and comfortable. Morning view from the Master bedroom and bathroom with the clouds hanging over the valley is breathtaking and an outstanding way to wake up each morning. We had a great time and would highly recommend this peaceful and unique property.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend above the clouds!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful at this amazing location. The people involved from the owner to the person who checked us in and out were marvelous. The location was beyond words - sincerely above the clouds. Each morning the valley below is carpeted in a shroud of fog clouds with nothing but pure clear skies above and the tops of the mountains popping out - such a view! Wake up early and see the horizon turn orange as the sun approaches from the east and then see Mr. Sunshine pop up over the top - what an experience, do it! The property is huge and way up top of Spring Mountain. The drive up initially is daunting, but it is no big deal after the first time (just expect a 15 minute drive from St. Helena up to the property). You pass vineyards and lovely forest on the way, so it is beautiful. Now to the property itself. The grounds are simply amazing - on the edge of a vineyard, fantastic plant life and of course so many views. The pool area is amazing and great to spend time (if we only had it - I suggest if the weather is good to plan a few hours relaxing there). The home is HUGE and decorated to the hilt with art. To some it may be a bit much, but regardless of your decorating taste you have to appreciate the effort put in to this place. Bedrooms and baths are large and comfortable. We needed all 4 bedrooms for my family and everyone felt comfortable and had their own privacy and bath. The common areas are also so comfortable. The kitchen is a country kitchen and we did cook in one night and had dinner out on the porch which was fabulous. It helped avoid having to drive back up from dinner in the dark, which on evening #1 was kind of challenging but doable.

Great place for a large family (like ours) or a group of couples to spend time - totally central to all wine areas in the valley. We did 2 per day which is plenty.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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While we would likely return, there are a few caveats for potential visitors.

  • 3 of 5

The “Estate Above the Clouds” house has some really terrific views down a side valley and farther down into Napa Valley below making the fifteen minute drive up from or down to St Helena worthwhile. Whether watching the sunrise over the clouds below or hawks circling above the hills, the views are unmatched. The house is situated on a large, quiet property with multiple locations for gathering and relaxing. Sun or shade, inside or out, you will find a spot to sit with your friends. There are several vineyards located close by and you could spend a couple days visiting them with no need to venture further down into the valley. Yet even at this mountaintop location, we were able to call for and use Uber drivers to visit wine tastings and restaurants in the valley.

That said, there are some caveats: People sensitive to dust and mold will need to bring their allergy medicine as every horizontal surface in the house is packed with knick-knacks and all were covered in dust. The house was ralatively clean, but there’s no way to clean the hundreds of garage sale art items located throughout. The multiple wood decks surrounding the house are starting to rot and have a fair amount of mold. The house has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Unfortunately, the shower in one of the baths was situated inside a deep, wooden tub. The difficulty in getting in and out was only mitigated by the fact that none of our guests would actually try get into the tub due to the poor condition of the wood on the inside of the tub (pretty high ick factor here). So guests using the bedroom associated with that bath were forced to use someone else’s shower each day.

There were a couple other specific problems during our stay: When we arrived in mid-afternoon, the house was 85 degrees inside. The AC had not been turned on and the house didn’t cool down until overnight. Also, we lost all water pressure midday on another day with no toilets, showers, etc. until hours later that night. Both issues ended up as relatively minor bumps in the road but could have turned into significant problems if not resolved when they were. When we called them in, there was no commitment that these issues would be rersolved quickly. The stress of waiting for resolution and the concern that we might have to move to a hotel was certainly palpable.

Finally, our contact prior to arrival, Julia, was a pleasure to work. Julia was easily able to accomodate changes to our schedule.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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90 Minutes from San Francisco, 15 Minutes to Sonoma Valley

Other Activities: Shopping, Hot Air Ballooning, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing

Rates & Availability

St. Helena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
COTTAGE $275
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250

Absolutely NO SMOKING OR PARTIES allowed on the property at any time. This is strictly enforced due to high fire hazards in the area.

CANCELLATION POLICY- A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or $200 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

St. Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Large en suite bathroom with double sinks, large closet, etc
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , private bathroom across hall-only room on that floor
    guest cottage - 1 queen , Option to rent this separately
  • 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 2 Double Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

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