This very private cabin like retreat is very secluded, yet convenient to both famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The house is hidden in a forested canyon, surrounded by 100 foot tall firs and redwoods. We are located 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, and only a few miles from the towns of Calistoga & St. Helena, and a short drive to Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Sonoma.
The House & Garden Cottage: 3 bedrooms total, and 1 bath. 2 bedrooms in the main house and 1 in the Garden Cottage. Each bedroom has 1 large bed with luxury linens and blankets. There is 1 custom slate tile bathroom for the whole house, and a large fully equipped chefs kitchen with bar seating. Views from every window look into the forest, and a whimsical English garden with fountains, and flowers abound. The house is professionally decorated with an eclectic art collection and cozy furniture both inside and out. A large deck outside the living room and kitchen are perfect for outdoor eating and BBQing on 2 gas grills.
This secluded location makes cell phone service unreliable, and there is NO internet provided at the house. A land line is provided for your calls in/out, and the house is stocked with guide books and maps of the local sites and wineries. This is and ideal getaway for couples, or anyone looking for a private and peaceful getaway, still convenient to all the beauty the wine country has to offer.
READ THE FINE PRINT...Then read the REVIEWS!!
This is a secluded location, up a long windy country road. The house is set in the middle of a dense forest and there is NO INTERNET nor CELL SERVICE. There are 3 bedrooms/3 beds, and ONLY 1 BATHROOM.
Maximum number of guests at any time is 6 persons. Not appropriate for very young children nor elderly persons whom may have ambulatory difficulties. This house is 'split level' and has stairs to the front door as well as inside the home. house is not baby-proofed and contains breakable art and collections. Homeowner does not live in immediate area and needs 48 hours minimum notice, of request to check-in date.
Matt is a wonderful host. He is very accessible, organized and informative. Since we were visiting during Christmas, he offered thoughtful, generous items to make us feel more at home during the holidays. He walked us through the house, answered questions and made suggestions. He is so kind.
The house is really welcoming and has so much character. The beds are super comfortable and the kitchen is fantastic. We sat by the fireplace, took a lovely walk, made delicious meals and slept in late. We had a wonderful stay,
We were a group of 5 including one couple, and Matt and Ken's home was an excellent choice for our pre-Christmas getaway in wine country. Comfortable, eclectically-furnished, with an amazing kitchen! Comfortable beds, with lots of space for us to spread out. Really great location - close to Calistoga and the other beautiful towns in the Napa Valley, and also close to Santa Rosa for anything you might need from a larger town. Matt gave us great recommendations for wine tastings, hikes nearby, and dinner spots. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a home away from home for their vacation.
Matt was very communicative and thorough in allowing us to successfully arrive at his retreat!
Matt was so helpful not just getting us settled unto his home but in giving us lots of information about the area. The home lived up to its description! We had a great stay!
Matt's lovely home and cottage and grounds were our getaway for out-of-town family members attending a graduation at Sonoma State University. We found it to be everything that was advertised in the photos and description, and more. In addition to the whimsical interiors and multi-tiered gardens and deck areas, it was a place of total quiet at night and constant birdsong by day. The kitchen is a dream for those who are serious about cooking. A well-deserved five-star rating for this one.
Wonderful retreat- beautifully decorated, fantastic kitchen, and luxurious bedding. Perfect for friends, family, or a romantic get-away.
My first airbnb experience was great! Matt was very helpful & a pleasure to communicate with. The house was absolutely amazing & full of charm, I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it more. Highly recommended! Thanks again Matt for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
This place is amazing! Great for people who like to cook and convenient to Dry Creek Valley, Napa Valley, Russian River, and Sonoma! It's literally in the middle of everything, but because it's deep in the woods, is still very private. The greatest part is the decor! My parents and I marveled at the collection! Matt was also very helpful in giving hints on where to eat and where to go for wine. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and despite being well traveled, my Dad claims this was the "greatest trip he's ever taken."
Matt's home is an absolute charmer. The location is defintely remote, up a windy hill, but just the coolest place! Every nook of the home is decorated impecabbly with an wonderful eclectic charm. We LOVED it. We couldn't stop taking pictures of the decor to show family and friends when we returned. All the beds are comfy and the kitchen is FULLY stocked with some of the coolest cutlery and a crazy awesome salt collection!!!
Located VERY close to wineries and restraunts. Matt was the best host and explained all details of the house very clearly!
We wish we could have stayed longer!!!!!
What a charming getaway in the wine country mountains. From the moment we arrived to the time we left we enjoyed every second. The multiple patios were perfect for relaxing with a book and the variety of art and plant life really creates a unique and picturesque experience. Thanks for everything, Matt!