We have a cozy fun treehouse with amazing views and a deck for having coffee in the mornings. If you want to feel like a child again with that spirit of adventure this is the place for it.
The treehouse is located within a 42 acre property with a private gate in what we call a "mountain retreat". We're up in the mountains of Saint Helena. We have a big saltwater swimming pool with mountain views.
We had to remodel and upgrade the interior of the "treehouse" recently. It now has a full size bed, a skylight and new floors since, the tree that used go through the middle of it died and had to be removed.
There is an additional charge of $25 for a second person.
The bathroom/shower is shared if we have other guests at the Loft, and it is available at the second floor of the "Barn" not too far away.
A "continental" breakfast in the morning is included. Which is usually coffee, cereals and fruit when available.
This is really a TREE HOUSE not a house on a tree. It has no electricity, heat or AC. We have a power bar in the barn for charging your devices if needed. We also provide a battery operated lantern and flash light.
We're in the middle of may acres of wilderness and there are creatures around so, if you're uncomfortable encountering spiders, bugs, lizards, frogs, bats, very rare but, occasional snake, etc., spending the night in the second story of a barn or a treehouse may not be the best choice.
We started bee hives on the property which is a common and generally harmless farm activity but, if you are allergic to them, it is certainly a consideration that needs to be done.
We are 15 miles (about 1/2 hr. drive) from downtown St. Helena, which is full of great shops and restaurants. Napa is 20 to 25 miles depending on which way you go (30 to 45 minutes drive).
We are also close to great wineries and two fantastic lakes, Lake Berryessa and Lake Hennessey, which have great hiking trails, fishing and boating.
Please remember you're visiting a home, not a hotel.
No check in after 9 pm unless previously agreed.
We do this not only because we work and need our sleep but also because it is a curvy mountain road and it's best traveling up here in daylight.
We do not allow smoking. We live in a very dry wooded area so, fires are a major danger.
We have a septic and a compost system so please be kind to it and don't throw anything in the toilet (other than toilet paper) or down the drain. Always use the fan when in the bathroom and shower and keep the lid down on the toilet.
We recycle the gray water from the sink and shower so, please only use biodegradable soaps and shampoos which we provide.
Please "squeegee" the shower glass after you're done. It is a small bathroom so please hang your towels out on the hooks in the loft.
The Bathroom in the loft is shared with the tree house if we have guests in both places. Please be considerate of our other guests and keep it tidy. Use the curtain in the loft if you would like more privacy.
We are pet friendly and welcome well behaved socialized doggies as long as you are responsible for them at all times. This is a large unfenced property with lots of wild life around so please keep an eye on your pets. There is an additional $20 fee per dog, per night.
We do not receive young children as guests. Sorry, too many potential liabilities with the pool, the dogs and many acres of open wilderness with a wide range of wildlife.
The fee for the loft is $70 per person per night. If you would like to bring additional guest please let us know and we can alter your reservation though AirBNB. We prefer all additional charges like extra guests, and dogs be done in advance and though AirBNB. We used to hold a reservation for less people and then ask for cash upon arrival for any additional guests but, unfortunately we've been burnt more than once by doing that and the sour after taste of the unpleasant experiences, however few indeed, lasts for a long time. So, You'll have to make your reservation through AirBNB for the maximum number of guests and nights you could anticipate. We want to avoid last minute, once here and after stay financial negotiations as much as possible.
We do not receive "day guests" or "guests of guests". If you are at the property means you are a paid guest.
No kitchen or laundry use is included. This means no cooking, weather you bring your own grill or camp stove. You are not staying on a campground. There is a refrigerator available in the barn for drinks or snacks and that's fine.
Please don't leave food or drinks laying around unattended, there are mice, bugs and other creatures attracted to that. Remember it's a barn or a treehouse in open wilderness.
Please remember to check out at noon, specially if we have other guests coming.
If you have any questions please email us though AirBNB it is too hard to keep track with my private email.
Please keep in mind that there is no cell phone service up here, we ask that all our guests review the house rules and manual before their arrival. And please PRINT your directions and gate code. Gps is not always reliable and cell phones don't work up in the mountains.
Please enjoy the pool and the outside areas. Let us know if you need anything and most of all enjoy your visit!
Gus & Mr. Big
We enjoyed our stay at the treehouse, although we did not spend much time there - only to sleep. The property was beautiful and Wendi and Carlos were very friendly and welcoming. The only thing I disliked about my stay was having to use the restroom (which was disclosed in the ad!!! I am just a little prissy) as I would have to go down the treehouse steps in the middle of the night, cross the small lawn to the loft and that was just too inconvenient for me and also a little scary. If stuff like that doesn't bother you, then this is a super cool place to stay. Bummed it was a little too cold for the pool, but the dogs were adorable!
Treehouse was true camping experience, which we totally wanted! Unfortunately we couldn't use swimming pool for swimming, despite gorgeous weather. Make sure with host before hand that that beautiful pool is set up for swimming, if u wish to swim of cause. And also bring extra water for brushing teeth if u mind sulfur smell of local water from tap
Always a pleasure to visit with Carlos and Wendi! The tree house is quiet, simple and charming!
Our trip to Napa was truly incredible. The tree house was exactly how it was described; quiet, personable, and the perfect place to stay when you want to spend your money on good food and wine and not at a fancy hotel. Wendi, Carlos and their two wonderful dogs were great hosts. They were friendly and hospitable. It was a wonderful experience!!
This was a great, rustic experience, brought us back to our childhood memories of sleeping out under the stars. The night was very peaceful. There was no electricity, as mentioned, but we were exhausted from traveling anyhow. If you plan to stay up past dark, I'd bring an additional high powered lantern. Wendi showed us around the property and supplied fresh towels, etc. A Keurig and cereal and milk was available for breakfast. I spent a perfect morning sitting on the bench under the treehouse listening to the birds as I ate breakfast. The bed was very comfortable and we were plenty warm with the blankets. We were a little nervous using the compostable toilet, but all worked out fine! I would definitely come back!
Wendy and Carlos are warm and lovely. The treehouse is amazing, with stellar views. I felt like I was floating the whole time. There's a swimming pool and an inviting gazebo on the property, all available to guests. And the barn has a fridge and all the electricity you need for charging your phone. There's coffee and cereal for breakfast. Bring your own snacks. There is a bit of noise from the road below, but nothing a pair of earplugs couldn't block. If you're tall, the treehouse could prove challenging, but it was just perfect for me. Sitting on the deck with my coffee, watching the sunrise and listening to the birds was a little slice of heaven. I can't wait to go back!
Wendi and Carlos were wonderful hosts. They are very friendly and interesting people who create amazing art. My boyfriend and I stayed in the treehouse which was cozy, and just the right amount of space for the both of us. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! I highly recommend staying with Wendi, Carlos, and their awesome pups Gus and Mr. Big.
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Carlos and I are warm and friendly hosts and also artists. We make ceramic pottery and sculpture. We also have day jobs too so we are often busy.
Carlos is from Mexico city and speaks fluent Spanish. I speak a little Spanish too.