Nestled in the eastern foothills of Napa Valley, leave your keys behind for an easy, 10-15 min stroll into the heart of downtown where you may enjoy great shopping & entertainment, coffee houses, a plethora of dining options, & wine & brewery tasting bars. Everything Napa Valley at our fingertips while living perched atop the city in the quiet of one of Napa's charming & coveted neighborhoods. *No firestorm in our neighborhood nor can you see evidence of it from our area…we are the lucky ones.
WE HAVE 2 SEPARATE BEDROOM LISTINGS WITH SHARED BATHROOM. THIS LISTING IS FOR BEDROOM #1 ( Laura's Bedroom). Continental breakfast available: Coffee, tea, juice, bagels w/ cream cheese & jelly, muffins. (Napa Hosted Accommodation License #VR16-0052)
* Fresh bed linens
* Country quilts & down comforters
* Desks & floor lamps
* Lighted ceiling fans & floor or desk fans available
PRIVATE (OR SHARED BATHROOM if both bedrooms are occupied):
* Unlimited hot water & rain style shower head
* Fresh towels
* Vintage dresser vanity & satin nickel sink
* Pendant lights made from wine barrel rings
* Christine's mother's backlit collage adorns the entry wall
COMMON LIVING ROOM & DINING AREA:
* Flat screen TV
* Fireplace & wood pellet stove
* Large picture window facing west w/ quaint dining area
* Thin walls, so please be sensitive to noise levels when other bedroom
occupants have retired for the night - thank you!
SHARED GARDENS & PATIOS:
* Narrow French Courtyard
* String lighted arbor
* Back Patio w/ shade sails, lighted gazebo, & picnic tables
* Mature trees & morning glory covered fencing
* Flower beds w/ water fountain & bird bath
FRONT VIEWING PORCH:
* 2 Adirondack chairs to enjoy a glass of wine & views of up valley, front
gardens, western sunsets, gardens, eastern hillsides, & joyous school
children at play
* Enjoy the front gardens, Alta Heights community, eastern hillside
* Please feel free to enjoy the front porch at any time during your stay, but
thank you for being respectful of your noise level when other guests have
retired for the night
* Free street parking * Wifi-password made available for your use * Front entry porch key * Use of washing machine & dryer, if needed *Space in shared fridge * Disposable replacements for some personal items left behind (toothbrush, razor, etc) * Christine's Chocolate Chip Cookies!
It's fun & enriching getting to know our guests; however, how much or how little contact we have w/ you is up to you. We are Napa natives, and we're happy to share our local expertise.
2-NIGHT MINIMUM; however, if there's an odd night available it is possible to stay 1 night.
PREFERENCE GIVEN TO THOSE WISHING TO RENT BOTH GUEST BEDROOMS.
NON-REFUNDABLE $30 CLEANING FEE & REFUNDABLE $500 SECURITY DEPOSIT
SENSITIVITY TO OTHER GUESTS: Thank you in advance for being sensitive to your noise level in shared spaces if the other guest bedroom is occupied. Also note the city's quiet hours begin at 10PM.
ALLERGIES? Kramer, our super-sized Yorkie, is uncomfortable with strangers so stays on our side of the house & private patio area when there are guests, but otherwise he's in the living room with us. Our kitty, Lulu, comes in and out during the day but spends nighttime with us upstairs.
SCHOOL HOURS: We live close to a school & love the happy sound of children at play during the school year, followed by the quiet of the summer months. When possible, avoid parent drop-off/pick-up hours (8-8:30AM & 2:00-2:45PM) because street parking becomes temporarily congested w/ children scampering about and dashing in and out.
DEER DEFENSE SPRINKLERS: We have these to keep the deer from helping themselves to our flowers. We'll turn them off for you, so you and your car won't get sprayed!
GAP IN REVIEWS: For a few short months in 2014, we loved hosting for Airbnb. Meeting people from all over the world was rewarding and enriching. Unfortunately, it came to a quick end when we discovered the city required a permit and hadn't allowed any new ones since 2009. We were forced to take hiatus until 2016 when the city reopened their permitting process. We're happy to say we're back in business! Our reviews during our short time of hosting were excellent, and we strive to continue to receive glowing remarks.
We are sharing our home with you which we have lovingly restored, built, or planted. Please be respectful & responsible, leaving it in the condition in which you found it.
1) No objection to enjoying wine or beer if you do so responsibly;
2) Observe the city's & our own quiet hours which are 10PM-8AM;
3) Smoke off premises & dispose of butts appropriately (leave no trace) & when the other room is occupied, please be sensitive to noise level if they are in for the night;
4) Use room air conditioner sparingly, when the fans are not enough; do not leave it running while away (in which case we'll turn it off for you) or overnight;
5) No food in living room; however, kitchen, dining room table, bedrooms & patios no problem;
6) No more than two guests overnight.
Retired after teaching elementary school in Napa for 34 years. Enjoying myself volunteering at one of my favorite organizations, having the perfect cappuccino every morning at Ritual Coffee in the Oxbow Market Place EVERY morning, and keeping up on my favorite hobbies, such as gardening & bocce. I miss being with children (no grandchildren just yet), so I tutor students after school and over the summer.
My husband and I are HUGE SF Giants Fans and go to many games, catching the ferry in Vallejo where we are delivered to and from the park via McCovey Cove. We also spend a week or so at the Giants Spring Training in Scottsdale - terribly fun! We consider the B&B's and motels as if it were our home, and are about to become airbandb hosts ourselves!
We are quiet (except while watching a Giants game or playing a league bocceball game), and do not smoke. My hubby doesn't drink at all, but I'll occasionally have a glass of wine with a friend or when we're out for a special dinner.
I'm a native Napan (my grandmother came to Napa in 1903 as a young girl) and I'm an original Napa Valley Prune Picker. I live only 2 blocks from my place of birth, and we're only about 5 blocks from "Little Italy," the neighborhood in which my father was born and raised.
My husband, John, is a general contractor, but considering cutting back to 3 days a week. He's always be a sports enthusiast and played nearly every sport. We have 3 children: his (Jason - 40), mine (Emily - 30), and ours: Joey (26). All are up and out and we dearly miss the hub-bub of having kids in the home.