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 5 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 kitchen with gas grill, built-in charcoal grill and 10kw solar panels 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, 2015, rates will be $70 per person per weekday night and $95 per person per weekend night.
We also charge a 5% occupancy tax.
Group discount rates available for 12 or more. Just ask!
You will have entire house and hot tub to yourselves!
Cleaning fee is $275 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.
Other Things to Note
If you have moved any furniture, please move it back to where it was upon your arrival.
Remove sheet and pillow cases from beds used and place the m in the middle of the room. Leave blankets, comforters and pillows on the bed they came from.
Place used towels on bathroom floor or in laundry room.
Make sure all pots, pans, cutting boards, etc. are clean, dried and put away.
All glassware, dishes and silverware needs to be rinsed, cleaned in dishwasher and put away.
Put all garbage and recycling in their respective outdoor receptacles. If overflow of trash or recycling, please bag and place in the garage.
Make sure heater or A/C is turned off before you leave.
After dusk, outdoor noise after dark must be kept to conversational levels to be respectful to our neighbors. Sound carries up and down the hill!
Please only use non-breakable plastic/paper cups and pitchers by the pool and hot tub to avoid unwanted accidents.
Please no red wine, coffee or tea without lid/top in great room. (Cream colored carpets)
Only toilet paper in toilets as we are on a septic system. Please use trash cans for all other refuse (including hair, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
Also please minimize use of garbage disposal at kitchen sink by using trash receptacle or compost pail (no meat products in compost) for food scraps.
Please rinse off all plates well (even if you're placing them in the dishwasher) to reduce likelihood off ant visitation.
Please keep the screen doors closed to minimize unwanted flying creatures inside the house.
For you smokers, please smoke outside the house on paved or cement areas only, and pick up all cigarette butts and place them in the garbage once extinguished.
Stuart and the house were both fantastic. He was accommodating and solicitous of our comfort at every turn, and the house is huge, well-kept and in beautiful surroundings. Our foodie group particularly appreciated that there are two full-size refrigerators available!
Stuart was extremely awesome! He was very helpful, responsive and lots of positive energy. Everyone had a great time. We had too many people on the wifi, so had to leave early, but Stuart was very apologetic and sincere. Normally in a setting like this you wouldn't need to worry about wifi, so for those looking for a retreat, this is the place! The grounds were gorgeous and the views were lush, the pool was clean and inviting, the house was tidy, expansive and had plenty of room for a large group to work, cook and relax. Thanks again Stuart!!
Nellie was extremely awesome too! Clear and enthusiastic communicator! Nellie, come back soon!!!
PS Our wi-fi is typically sufficient for most users, but given that we are in a rural setting, our hi speed options are limited. No DSL or cable modem available, so we have an independent wireless hi-speed internet provider. Clearly Nellie's work group needs went beyond our current capacity :(
The estate was great for our team offsite, and Stuart was an excellent host - it has a massive amount of space, a well-supplied kitchen and grill, a pool and hot tub, and is right by a tennis court.
I made a reservation here to celebrate my birthday. The setup worked out perfectly for me and my family and friends. We had plenty of room to fellowship in different areas of the house. The jacuzzi tub was perfect. Make sure you really heed the closing the doors behind you thing. It will keep the house cool and the flies out. Bed was comfy! We made a couple of meals and the kitchen was well stocked with all utensils needed for cooking anything you may want. The drive into town is super convenient. People fly down the road there so be careful and be on alert driving up to the house. Perfect views. Really great facility. Can't wait to come back for the next celebration.
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.
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 :)
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!
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