My husband Rich and I are very low key, easy going folks. We will be able to direct you to the best restaurants and winery visits as we have lived here for 29 years.
We stayed with Kathleen and Rich for two nights during our California roadtrip in July and couldn’t have made a better choice for accommodation in Napa!
We got prompt replies from Rich to all our inquiries before our trip which was nice.
The house was about 10 min away from the center of Napa in a quiet and nice neighborhood. The guest bedroom upstairs was cosy and quiet and the bed was super-comfortable. We also had our own bathroom which was bright and nicely decorated. We had enough privacy though-out our stay and even managed to squeeze in a few naps in during the afternoon!
Rich and Kathleen went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Rich offered to give us a ride to town (and back!) on both evenings for our dinner reservations so we didn’t have to worry about driving! We also got some great tips for our trip (in Napa and California in general) and before our arrival Richard even made a dinner reservation for us at Cole’s Chophouse, a great steakhouse where they (thanks to Rich) gave us a complimentary starter.
Also on both days when we got back from our wine tasting Rich offered us some tasty wine and refreshing margaritas. Rich also prepared us an awesome breakfast on both mornings. The first morning it was a continental breakfast with fresh fruit and English muffins, the second day it was his famous hearty American breakfast. YUM! And the coffee was great, gave us a good kick to start our day!
Also we really enjoyed hanging out on their patio, the view was beautiful!
Rich and Kathleen were both a pleasure to talk to, really hospitable, nice people and by the end our short stay it felt like we’d known them forever! We got a lot more out of our stay than we expected and really enjoyed the experience as it was our first time booking though Airbnb. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone thanks to our hosts!
Ps. If you want to do some wine tasting and don’t want to drive we took a tour through the Napa Wine Shuttle (website hidden) which was really good, got a chance to visit 6 different and interesting wineries during the day!
Kath and Rich are wonderful hosts. We had many emails prior to our visit so by the time we got there we felt as if we knew Kath and Rich, buy the time we left we felt as though we had been staying with old friends. Rich had arranged a wine tasting for us which we enjoyed and both he and Kath gave us some information on places to eat which we probably wouldn't have found ourselves. We enjoyed some great conversations over a glass of wine or two. Our room was comfortable and spotless and I loved waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Our stay will be one of the highlights of our trip.
Our time at Richard's and Kathleen's place could not have been better. The room is more than perfect, we felt perfectly taken care of - and Richard's legendary breakfast lives up to its reputation. We did not want to leave and will hopefully return!
I checked in late and left early--was busy at a wedding in Napa--but Kathleen and Rich kept in touch and worked with my schedule. They made me feel very comfortable and let me rest. And did I!
Slept beautifully. Room is comfortable and quiet. I'd go back again!
We stayed two days in June in Kathleen and Richard’s house and we really enjoyed. Richard was unbelievable helpful: he made appointments for us in wineries and took care of our dinner reservation at Cole’s (you MUST eat there!). The room is nicely decorated and the house has an amazing location in a lovely neighborhood and with a stunning view from the terrace. Kathleen and Richard are very welcoming and warm hosts – we definitely would go there again.
What a wonderful stay! Kathleen and Rich were great and made us feel like family. We got to see Napa and really benefited from their suggestions as to wineries to visit. Here is a tip - Go to the restaurants that Rich recommends. He was dead on perfect with his suggestions for each one that we tried! Thanks Kathleen and Rich - see you next time. Tony and Maura
dear rich and kathleen, thank you so much for such a wonderful stay! you are both so warm and kind and helpful!! the location is just great and the neighborhood is beautiful. we will always highly recommend your lovely home to other travelers! hugs, ananda and jeff
Totally awesome first experience with Airbnb. If all Airbnb hosts are like Kathleen and Rich, I would never stay at a regular bnb again! They served us wine when we arrived, cooked us gourmet breakfast, set us up with a free wine tasting, and helped with restaurant recommendations. They thought of everything - even chilled water bottles to take with us so we wouldn't get dehydrated while wine tasting. Very thoughtful hosts and enjoyable to hang out with, too. A++!
We couldn't have asked for nicer and more welcoming hosts than Rich and his wife Kathleen. Rich prepared delicious breakfast for us each morning and even offered to pick us up at night from downtown Napa if we were unable to drive home. It felt more like visiting family than staying with strangers. Apart from their hospitality and warmth, Rich is also very knowledgable about the area having lived there for 30 something years. He set us up with some complimentary tasting through some of his friends in the industry and recommended some great vineyards and restaurants. We were sorry to leave and would definitely love to stay with the Montgomerys again when we return to Napa. Thanks again!
This my second stay with Kathleen and Rich (I told them I'd be back!) and my friend Randi's introduction to airbnb. The room was quiet and comfortable and the hospitality as warm and gracious as before (we like to joke that we're the old people on the airbnb circuit). Our only disappointment was that we slept until noon, by which time Rich had given up on serving us his usual hearty breakfast.