Magical Estate in Wine Country!

House - Entire home/apt · Twin Sisters Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534, United States
Your host, Stuart
47 Reviews
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The Space

Welcome to the estate we lovingly call, "Compound Joy"!

The tree-lined, dappled sunlit approach to our property on Mt. Twin Sisters feels like you are entering a mystical and magical land. As soon as you set foot on the property, your whole family or group will smile, feeling right at home in casual comfort and elegance.

With 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, you have your choice from king-size bed with adjoining bathroom privacy to 6 bunk beds for the kids or others in your entourage. Perfect for a family retreat, your own version of "The Big Chill" type of reunion, or group spiritual journey.

In fact, the house decor is intended to evoke peacefulness, energetic renewal and conscious expansion. A Native American ceremonial drum and other percussion instruments are available for your soul awakening, group bonding and delicious JOY!

We're on 20 acres, so expect all the quiet and privacy you can fathom... and enjoy the panoramic views of Suisun Valley.

We're 20 minutes drive from downtown Napa, only an hour from both San Francisco and Sacramento. Local wineries are within a 5 minute drive. The local Jelly Belly factory is a few miles away and great fun for kids of all ages! From June through December, nearby Larry's Produce is a throwback to a simpler time of getting fresh, locally grown food at prices that will make you smile. Trader Joe's and Safeway are about 10 minutes away. The highly rated, Mankas Tapas & Steakhouse, is also only a mile away.

The solar heated pool is sheer delight (in season). Given our unique micro-climate on Mt. Twin Sisters in bucolic Suisun Valley (rarely found in the Bay Area), you may enjoy a warm summer evening stroll or dip in the pool or soak in the hot tub under the stars. Large kitchen area connecting to indoor dining room makes meal preparation a fun social event. Or grill outside and have your meal outside on the deck or poolside.

We have wi-fi internet access, 60 inch TV, DVD player, iPod ready speakers, ping pong, tennis court, basketball hoop, outdoor gas grill, built-in charcoal grill, 10kw solar panels and fire pit to make Compound Joy your very own playground as well as sanctuary. And if you appreciate wildlife, we have regular visitors including deer, wild turkeys, hawks (and doves!), hummingbirds, rabbits and lizards. Feel free to hike our 20 acres or walk up the road for breathtaking views.


Beginning January 1, 2014, $65 per person per week day night (Sun-Thurs), single or double occupancy guaranteed for first 6 people. $90 per person per weekend night (Fri-Sat).

Group discount rates available for 12 or more. Just ask!

You will have entire house and hot tub to yourselves! (Stuart, his son and a tenant live in a separate structure/guest house on the property).

Cleaning fee is $250 flat fee (not per night).

NOTE: When you make your request to stay, you will receive a "special offer" for your rate as the AirBnB computer system does not currently calculate these variable per person rates correctly.

For groups larger than 20, camping is also available at $25 per person per night.

If you like, your host, Stuart Zimmerman, an author, former radio talk show host and seminar leader would be more than happy to come on by, share a glass of wine and engage you in entertaining and informative conversation. Stuart lives in a guest house apartment across the driveway in a separate building on the premises.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 16
Extra people: $90 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $4100 /week
Monthly Price: $13900 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $250
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had such a great time at the Magical Estate!

    Our group of 23 was looking for a quiet place to have a weekend-long BBQ party, and this was the perfect place. Stuart was super nice and accommodating. We immediately felt so welcome and relaxed.

    The common areas in the house are huge. We had no problems fitting 23 hungry people, all cooking and eating in the kitchen every morning. There's also enough separate areas to hang out in smaller groups, or just go nap on your own quietly.

    We did a lot of cooking and feeding, and the kitchen had just about every kind of spatula, spoon, and pan that we could want.

    When we had a maintenance issue during the weekend, the owner showed up with a professional team within minutes of my call, and started fixing it immediately. Their attitude about it was excellent.

    The area is delightfully secluded and quiet. The great-room is exactly that.

    We are SO coming back.

    June 2014
    Response from Stuart:

    Ido, you and your friends are great guests! We are SO looking forward to your return! Stuart

    June 2014
  • Stu was a great host - we had an incredible stay at his place which is in a beautiful location. Loved the hot tub. Everything was great, just hope we can come again and stay longer :)

    May 2014
    Response from Stuart:

    Thank you, Lottie! Come back soon! Stuart

    May 2014
  • The house was the perfect size for our group of 17 girls, was in a great location near a bunch of wineries and had great amenities! Stuart was extremely responsive and helpful to work with, would definitely recommend!

    April 2014
    Response from Stuart:


    So glad you and your friends had such a great time here! Come back soon!


    April 2014
  • My time at Stuart's Magical Estate in Wine Country was awesome...
    His description of the estate is spot-on!
    He was there to greet me when I arrived; provided fresh towels and clean amenities; and was an overall pleasant guy to talk to!
    I recommend this place to anyone, really, and especially if you're a city-dweller who needs some peace and quiet.
    Anyone who stays here will be in for a treat, because this was Stuart's former home; it has a peaceful presence and is beautifully decorated with lots of Egyptian art (I loved that).
    Sit outside in the swinging bench under the stars at night or relax in his hot tub ...if it is hot enough, dip in the pool. And don't forget to enjoy a morning walk with lots of pretty views and nature to nurture you.
    What more could you ask for?!
    Enjoy your stay!

    April 2014
    Response from Stuart:

    Thank you, Brittany! Come back soon!

    April 2014
  • What a phenomenal place!

    We had 15 guests stay over for a night and took a limo from the house down to wine country. Here is a quick summary of the place:

    1) It's huge! If you're worried about fitting 10-15 guests, you really don't have to. We had 15 people in the house and you can easily get lost
    2) Amenities - B-ball court, hot tub, pool, good kitchen. Even though you're far away from any part of a city there's plenty to do at this place
    3) Beds - They were all comfortable
    4) Stuart - Super easy to work with and excellent at being patient with you while your plans are still getting settled
    5) Peaceful location - We wanted to get away from the city for a day and it was the first time a many of us felt "disconnected" from work and other things. Felt good to have some peaceful time with friends.

    1) Cleanliness - In particular the pool. There was some grime on the floor of the pool.
    2) Not that close to napa - We took a limo from the house to Rutherford wineries and it took about 45 minutes. If you're looking for a quick retreat back to a place this isn't necessarily the right location.

    Overall, great experience and I would definitely come back again.

    April 2014
    Response from Stuart:

    We take great care and pride in providing our guests with a wonderful getaway here. I'd like to address the cons: We have a professional cleaning crew come in before each guest for inside the house. Even though the pool was highlighted for lack of cleanliness, I trust the inside of the house was clean, if not immaculate.

    The pool is cared for by our pool service every Thursday. We did have guests leaving on Saturday morning, and I wasn't on the premises to examine the pool before Atul arrived. I'm sorry there was some grime there - normally, I would clean it (website hidden) Location: We are about one mile SE of Napa, 25 minutes to Silverado Trail and the southern part of Napa Valley. Rutherford is a little further north. That said, many of our guests tour Napa wineries from here and claim to enjoy the leisurely pace and proximity isn't an issue for them.

    Atul, hope you return soon. I look forward to meeting you next time!


    April 2014
  • This house was perfect for our large group of 9! We stayed here after an afternoon in wine country.

    - Stuart was very easy to communicate with (responded quickly to messages and calls) and accommodating of our arrival time
    - There was a really nice outdoor deck with patio tables/chairs and charcoal grill
    - Lots of space to hang out including a ping pong table in the garage, large kitchen, basketball court, huge room with TV
    - House is on a beautiful property
    - Great breakfast place nearby (Valley Cafe)

    - Hot tub and fire pit are not available yet
    - We noticed a lot of doors that opened to the outside had broken locks

    Thanks, Stuart!

    March 2014
    Response from Stuart:

    Yes, we have experienced some delays in finishing our outdoor upgrading of the property which has led to the fire pit and hot tub being out of service. To my knowledge, all the doors than open to the outside do have functioning locks. Grace, please let me know what doors in particular you are referring to.

    Thank you again for staying here! Hope you come back soon... with hot tub and fire pit raring to go!

    March 2014
  • Stuart was a fantastic host. He is very responsive and thoughtful. The property was exactly as described and the outdoor area - pool, bbq and dinner table - surpassed my expectations. It was perfect for my group of 14 - everyone had a lot of space and there were plenty of communal areas that could sit everyone.

    October 2013
  • Our group of 12 came into Napa Valley for an event and wanted a place where we could all wind down and hang out together. Stuart's house in Fairfield was an excellent option! Everyone couldn't stop saying how nice and big the area was and how nice it would be to stay for a longer time. Everything worked like clockwork. Thank you so much for a great experience!

    September 2013
  • Our tech startup went here for a retreat and had a great time! Highlights included cooking in the big open kitchen, swimming in the pool on a warm evening, and staying up late in the hot tub sharing stories. The place is great for groups to go hang out, relax and do strategy planning, etc (in the Great Room... which is a wide open room with lots of comfy couches). It was a great experience and we would definitely recommend this house to others who are looking for a nice place to stay.

    August 2013
    Response from Stuart:


    So glad you and your team enjoyed your time here... and even accomplished some strategy planning! Please come back soon!


    August 2013
  • Our team of eight had a great time staying at Stuart's wine country estate! Although our stay was short, we got great value out of the expansive home and outdoor amenities.

    The 6 bedrooms allowed almost everyone to have their own room, while the wide open common areas made for a perfect group collaboration space during our company retreat.

    The outdoor amenities nicely rounded out our stay -- the pool was a pleasure was perfectly suited for cooling off in the 80 degree sun, right after a work session under the veranda nearby.

    Stuart and his cleaning team are great hosts and I'd highly recommend the property for work retreats or personal gatherings.

    August 2013
    Response from Stuart:

    Kieran, It was an absolute pleasure to host your time here! Please return soon!


    August 2013
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John F. Kennedy High School, Cornell University
In Joy Media, Inc.
Originally from New York (Long Island), I've been out in Bay Area 30 years. Used to manage money in the stock market, now focused on the wealth that money alone can't buy. I love to sing, dance, laugh, play and meditate. We've hosted buddhists monks, spiritual retreats and some amazingly delicious parties. Come on over and add to our and create your own legacy! Whole lotta love... Stu
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