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Our family came to Maison Bleu from Virginia, Pennsylvania and SFO for a wedding. The house is well stocked and had everything we needed. One night, after a short trip to the local Safeway food store, we grilled veggies, chicken and steaks for an enjoyable meal. All the dishes, glasses, cookware were on hand to meet our needs. Other family members staying at Calistoga hotels stopped by, and after a tour of Maison Bleu were envious. The house is clean, warm and comfortable with plenty of seating areas. The upstairs bedroom and four bedrooms downstairs were very comfortable. All three bathrooms are modern and clean. The front porch looks out to a vineyard across the street, and was a regular meeting place at all times of the day. We used the bikes to go into the town, and had a ping-pong tourney at the table in the back yard.
We could not have been happier with Maison Bleu. We were a group of six women celebrating one friend's significant birthday, with four of us flying in from the east coast, and some had never been to Napa Valley before. The house was very clean, warm and welcoming with comfortable sitting areas and a beautiful well-appointed kitchen (important for this group). Paul was very helpful and accomodating and almost always got back in touch quickly. The upstairs bedroom was beautiful, and four bedrooms downstairs were very comfortable; the only odd part is the downstairs bathrooms, where the showers are open to the room and the floors get very wet as a result. Other than that, it was practically perfect. The front porch looks out to grapevines across the street, and was a great place to have morning coffee and afternoon wine, watching the fog lift and the skies clear. We did not take advantage of the backyard area due to limited time, but it would be a great addition for a group in warmer weather. The neighborhood is nice and welcoming; great running/walking and friendly neighbors. Spottswood Vineyard is literally steps away, so our only regret was that we didn't book a tour well in advance, as they request. I recommend this place highly and hope to be back one day.
Madison Bleu is wonderful. We rented it to celebrate a friends birthday. The house was perfect. It is well stocked with everything we needed. The location is perfect and the sunset from the front porch is stunning. Thank you very much for the use of your lovely home, and hope we can use it again sometime.
Great house, great location, great experience...I highly recommend staying here!
We had an awesome stay at the Maison Bleu over New Year's 2014-15. There were eight of us, and house had plenty of space for everything we wanted to do. We cooked a bunch, hung out in the back yard and great common space, and overall had a great time.
The house itself is beautiful. It's clean, well-appointed and nicely decorated, and stock full of cooking equipment, plates/glasses, and all that good stuff that you need when you're cooking and eating up a storm. The bedrooms were nice and a good size, and the bathrooms were super clean and modern. The master in particular is really large with a great window that looks out onto the deck over the backyard. We were able to use the backyard quite a bit, even in the middle of winter. There's great furniture out there, with a huge dining table and outdoor couches as well as a firepit that really helped when it got down close to freezing at night.
Paul was a fantastic host and provided us with everything we needed to have a fun, comfortable few days. We'd go back for sure.
Maison Bleu was a great experience for my family and I. The house had every amenity thinkable for hosting a great Thanksgiving dinner for 13 people. Bedrooms worked out great, comfortable living areas, and the beautiful backyard had us never wanting to leave. The bathrooms are awkward at first, but people got over the glass doors. The washing machine was not working, so over all that was the only issue we encountered.
Beautiful house perfect for large gatherings.
The house was absolutely fantastic. Great back yard, beautiful view of the vineyard out the front, and a wonderful kitchen for cooking with everything you need. Paul was very helpful, including providing us with some delicious coffee for our stay. We spent a weekend with 4 couples and it was very comfortable and well equipped. Great location close to town as well. Would definitely recommend to others.
Will echo what some of the other folks said about the unusual downstairs bathrooms (frosted glass doors and no separation between the shower and the toilet), but they are perfectly functional. Also, be aware of the extra charge you will need to leave upon completing your stay.
***Important, there is a tax to be paid to the owner ~12%/day for transient occupancy tax which is not included in your airbnb fees. This is not the owners doing but is city regulation***
The house is beautiful and spacious. There are 5 rooms with the master on the top floor. The other 4 rooms are downstairs with 2 bathrooms (3 with 2 twin beds each, and 1 with a full).
The backyard is beautiful with a large outdoor table, a firepit, grill, room to relax in two hammocks and even a pingpong table. The front overlooks a beautiful vineyard and gorgeous (website hidden) Helena main street is a few minutes walk but there are a few cruiser bikes that may also be used, present on the premises. A perfect location!!!
Ideal place for a large group or a family without feeling cramped.
- Not a lot of privacy because of the frosted windows of the bathrooms.
- 12% tax must be paid outside of airbnb cost
We had a wondering experience at Maison Bleu. The home was perfect for what we were wanting. The interior of the home is perfect for entertaining. We would love to come back.
Paul was wonderful- the house was in perfect shape and he was super helpful with any questions I had. The property exceeded my expectations and I will def plan on renting it again!
Alonda and her entire family were wonderful! They left the house in excellent condition and were just lovely during their stay. It was a warm weekend and Alonda, took the time to water the plants in the yard. Just absolutely thoughtful!