About this listing
Enter the walled garden and be met with European hospitality. The cool and gracious guest rooms are just that GUEST rooms complete with crisp linen, electric blankets, flowers and bedtime coco. Here, the rule is hospitality! You've come home.
Charming, elegant and friendly surroundings but comfort is the operative word.
The Napa River Room is furnished with an exceptionally comfortable queen bed and costs $158 on weekdays and $168 on weekends. The included breakfast is continental on weekdays and a hot full breakfast on weekend; we also serve breakfast in bed on weekends!
Should you need a second room there is the nursery or the Mare Island room which is furnished with a twin bed; the addition of the nursery comes with a $30 surcharge inclusive of breakfast.
If both guest rooms are requested the cost is $188 weekdays and $198 weekends a night inclusive of breakfast.
The nursery is only available as a surcharge to guests who are staying in the Napa River Room.
Breakfast is not included on a monthly rental as we are sure we could not do it justice!
Private shower or the family bath. Your choice.
Comfortable pillow top queen size bed (it's a real bed even thought the listing says sofa bed - we're technologically incompetent!) made for one of Europe's leading hotels.
European douvet. Crisp linen.
Interaction with Guests
Willing to include you or give you privacy.
Walking distance to the Vallejo ferry then 52 minutes to San Francisco. 14 miles to the heart of Napa and Sonoma is about 20 miles further.
Public transport is easily accessible.
Walking distance to the SF ferry and public transport to Napa
Other Things to Note
Must like people and dogs though not obligatory in that order. Expect to leave as a family friend.
If we're going to the Vallejo Yacht Club or the Bay Terrace Theater (both in walking distance) you'll be invited.
Smoking permitted in the garden terrace
The Mare Island room or the Nursery. It's a small room only available with a modest supplement when the Napa River room is booked. This room is comfortable for one. The bed, an old sleigh bed is a small full.
Charming is the word for this home, hosts were friendly, cottage was comfortable and breakfast was fantastic!
I really enjoyed staying at Ayse and Amna's B&B with my daughter and our dog. It has a nice view of the water and takes only 25-min drive from downtown Napa. The studio comes with full kitchen and bathroom equipped with antique collections, which created a very nice European feeling. Amazing three-course breakfast was served each day, and it was way beyond our expectation. Ayse and Amna, young twin sisters, and their parents were very nice hosts. Staying at their B&B reminded me of my fond memory of the B&B in Belgium we stayed some years ago. If you are looking for a gateway, this is a very nice hidden spot!
This was my first experience with AirBnB and it was amazing! House was welcoming, dogs were friendly and the family was fabulous. We got food prepared for us after a long night of drinking. Which hit the spot. The bed was so comfortable. Breakfast in bed was over the top and lovely. I would definitely stay here again!
ABSOLUTELY LOVED everything about Ayse and Amna's house! Such a warm welcome and everything was easy. We really felt at home.
And a big shout out to their breakfast in bed on Monday morning. It was a real treat! Recommend 100% for a lovely stay in the napa valley.
Our stay with the family was fantastic! The minute we walked in the door, the whole family, friends and neighborhood were welcoming, warm and made us feel right at home. Not to mention, the decor is unbelievable, along with the homemade breakfast. Would definitely reccomend to anyone looking for a place in the area or just outside of wine country.
It was the last night of our honeymoon and the first-time airbnb. The experience was fabulous. We had a wonderful time with cool people and their hospitality. Edward, Karima, and their friends welcomed us warmly and chatted with us even they had a really long day.
The bed was soft. Though my husband and I prefer a firm one but this bed was surprisingly comfortable with electricity blanket on. The room was next to a busy street so it's a bit noisy. However, we love this place and would definitely come back again!
Our hosts were extremely welcoming and gracious. They even invited us to join them for a dinner party they were having that evening. The food was wonderful and the company, even better.
About the Host, Ayse And Amna
So here's the rub. We are twin fifteen year old girls. Amna does the cooking and Ayse does the cleaning and laundry. We both make the bed!
All the money raised goes to our extra curicular activies like horseback riding, ice skating, waterpolo and school trips. Once in a while we can argue our mother and father into a treat or two.
Why did our mother agree to this?
First our mother comes from a huge family (52 first cousins) and she thinks that the more people you love the happier you are. Airbnb gives us the chance to spend more time liking or loving people.
Mom thinks that hospitality and kindness is IT and that welcoming people, being hospitable and generous is a skill a young adult need to practice and practice often.
Then, there's the money aspect. Our mother truly believes that money is hard to earn and easy to spend; she wants us to equate school trips to four breakfasts and five laundry loads. Apparently that equation is supposed to be helpful as we get older. Then she wants us to learn to give more than we get, that it's important to go the extra mile. Apparently our grandfather is fond of saying 'never let an employer have to justify your salary'.
Finally, the reviews are an added bonus according to our mother. Its usually a relaxed family meeting, on our way to dinner or to our grandparents ... and our mother reads it out to us. The interesting thing is that it has taught us that appearances may be deceiving, that some are shy with their feelings and that its important to always assume the best.
Our example here was a guest that we thought was so-so about our breakfast but when the review came in it was wonderful. The guest was just reserved in person.
Why did our father agree?
Frankly he was horrified at first. He comes from a large family too and he likes our house when its full of neighbors and friends, but he didn't think that 'strangers' would be fun. He's traveled alot in his life and we think that's what made him agree, the promise of meeting travelers.
suffice it to say, he loves meeting guest. In a way he travels more now!
All in all, our family has tons more friends now more than ever. We have invitations to India, Korea, France, Canada, Mississippi ... the world!
Thank you for sharing our space, you're really a gift in many ways. Thank you!