My home is located at the doorway to the beautiful Napa Valley vineyards. Many many excellent local restaurants within a few miles. Walking distance from the house to grocery store, pharmacy, Starbucks. 5 year old neighborhood with the an interior of contemporary customized decor. Recently purchased GREAT comfy bed and your own private bathroom :)
Second floor with very comfy bed. Enough towels and privacy. And if u r a pets lover. Rita got two lovely ones there.
Although, over the years, we have had good experiences on airbnb in various countries, it is only on rare occasions that one meets a host with whom one wishes that the end of the stay is the start of a long friendship. Rita is one such host who made us feel that we were staying with a friend!
Two days before our arrival, Rita called my cell and her easy demeanor on the phone immediately put me at ease. She later sent me email instructions on how to get to the house and included a list of wineries and restaurants she likes in the Napa area. I thought this highly thoughtful as the main reason of our using airbnb is to get a somewhat local perspective of a place we are visiting.
Most experiences at an airbnb property start upon arrival. Our story though starts a little earlier and you shall soon understand why.
We spent most parts of the day of our arrival taking a tour of San Francisco. The ballet flats that my wife was wearing did not agree well with walking on the hills and her feet were so bruised that we had to leave the tour prematurely. We headed towards Napa with the plan to stop by a shoe shop on the way to buy something more comfortable for her to wear. But we completely underestimated how horrendous the traffic leaving San Francisco would be. Not wanting to arrive terribly late, we made haste directly for Rita's house.
She welcomed us at the door. Her easy manner on the phone was obvious in person. She immediately made us feel comfortable in her house and took us upstairs. The bedroom and bathroom were well appointed and clean. Our conversations with Rita was just warming up. But we sought her excuse explaining our need to buy a pair of shoes for my wife before the stores closed down. Rita asked what size shoes did my wife wear and immediately offered her a pair of new, unworn tennis shoes. We were so touched by her kindness that we could not refuse. As she put on the tennis shoes to go shoe shopping, I could the sense the relief in my wife at not having to endure the prospect of painful flats any further or having to go barefoot to the shoe stores.
Since Rita would leave early for work and come back in the evenings, we did not see as much of her in the next few days as we go busy visiting the wineries and eateries in Napa. She left coffee for us and let us have warm water for tea. The bedroom and the bathroom upstairs were comfortable and clean. I love books and was delighted to see all the books in her house. We had all the privacy that we needed. Rita's cat Boo would come and give us company sometimes.
We had a wonderful chat on the day of departure and left with warm memories!
Rita gave us great recommendations and her house is in the perfect location to access the gems of Napa Valley. Very comfortable accommodations and a great deal of privacy on the second floor of her house. Would definitely stay with Rita again!
Rita was very accommodating and friendly. Her home was comfortable and the room was well cared for and very clean. Thanks Rita!
Rita was great host and her house was beautiful. She was a good listener and warm. She decorated house with tiffany box and her bathroom towel was so nice. Thanks to rita!
Rita was a wonderful host. Not only does she have a very pleasant place, she made sure that I had everything I needed for the short time that I was there. She was very friendly. Thanks Rita!
Rita was great - took care of us the entire time we were there. Her house is lovely, and has a great location. She was super friendly, chatted with us, and provided recommendations.
We couldn't recommend staying with her any more. We enjoyed every second!
-Jordan & Megan
The host canceled my reservation 28 days before arrival.
Great house, host and cat! You can't go wrong. This was new to us but turned out delightful and exactly what we hoped for.
We were there for a wedding and wine tastings so we were in and out most days. The bed is super comfortable and the cat was a snuggler but gave you your space if needed. Love Boo the cat! Rita was very nice and definitely gave you your space to feel comfortable.
I loved this place! It had a very friendly cat and an even friendlier dog, and Rita was extremely happy to offer coffee and travel advice. The bathroom was nice and large, as was the bed. The only 2 small issues we had were that the bathroom was not ensuite, and there wasn't very much space for luggage in the bedroom. But these didn't bother us very much - we were just happy to have clean and comfy facilities!
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