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Private Lakeside Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Cottage at Wright’s Pond is located at the foot of McGuire Peak in the beautiful Callayomi Valley of Middletown, Ca. about 35 minutes from Calistoga. For many years this secluded retreat has been a favorite of the Wright family and friends for BBQs, swimming, and canoeing.

Enjoy the solitude along with the convenience of being within a 10 minute drive to great wineries and excellent restaurants. The scenic drive through Pope Valley to the Napa Valley is about 30 minutes.

While staying at the cabin on Wright’s Pond, you will have full access to the outdoor kitchen, canoe and kayak, walking trails and wonderful nights under the stars.

Hear the bullfrogs croak and the crickets chirp on your 10-step, starlit stroll to the elegant bathroom and shower (for 2!).

Keywords: cabin, secluded, cottage, glamping, private, wine country, lake, relax, Harbin, Napa, Clear Lake, bike, canoe, boat, hike, walk, Calistoga,Middletown

More Details

Bill and Gail Wright
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Bill and Gail Wright

Bill and Gail have lived, worked and raised their children in the community of Middletown. They are active in the community and have enjoyed living on their unique property.

Bill and Gail Wright purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Bill and Gail Wright chose Middletown

We are long time residents of the Middletown area. We have lived on these 12 acres since 1986 and have developed our pond area over the years into a wonderful retreat for ourselves, family and friends. We decided to offer this unique experience as a vacation rental in 2010 and have had very positive feedback from our visitors.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage on Wright's Pond is very private. It is located on a secluded part of the property. Quiet, serene, beautiful. Enjoy relaxing by the pond during the warm summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gail & Bill,

Thank you for you hospitality, your kindness, and your generosity. Staying here was just what I need right now in my life. It was the best combination of break and shake-up I needed.

A very unique accommodation for staying in the area for work!I can't wait to come back so I can play and bring my husband too!
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Middletown, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautiful tiled walk-in shower for two.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed, TV, deck overlooking private pond.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private pond with canoe, kayak, walking paths


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Can't speak highly enough about Wright's Pond

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect peaceful getaway in a unique part of wine country. The cabin is very comfortable in hot and cool weather, the outdoor kitchen is beautiful and has absolutely everything you need including satellite tv! We enjoyed sitting along the pond and watching the sunset on the mountain side every evening. The owners do a great job making sure you're taken care of. We had massive forest fires in wine country during our trip which did not affect any of our area, but made it very difficult to get to San Francisco safely. The Wrights called us and gave us detailed directions of the best and safest highway to get out safely and even texted to make sure things went well after. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 2 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

Bill, thanks again for making our stay so relaxing. We spent 2 nights after driving and living in hotels and nice B&Bs for 9 nights. The quiet was very appreciated as was the cabin, We grilled in the outdoor kitchen which was well stocked with everything we needed. The "outhouse" was very nice not your typical idea of an outhouse, Very clean warm super shower toilet and sink and warm robe! The main cabin is very nice nice porch to watch the stars from at night. Would stay again if we ever get back that way!!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wright's Pond was amazing! Perfect romantic get away, beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed using the canoe, it was our first time ever being in one. The pond was refreshing. The Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom is perfect for two! We were wanting to camp without the uncomfortable tent and icing the cooler to keep food fresh. We enjoyed the small towns such as, Calistoga, St. Helena, Lakeport and Lake Berryessa in Napa. Looking forward to visiting next year!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene. We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin on the edge of the pond was perfect. We enjoyed cooking in the outdooor kitchen and taking a dip in the pond. Thanks to the Wrights for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Private spot to relax while visiting Napa

  • 5 of 5

Loved how quiet and private this property was. The two of us loved using the outdoor kitchen and enjoying the nearby wineries.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing disturbs the tranquility of this cabin

  • 5 of 5

We drove in to the private road leading to the cabin and we're greeted happily by Daisy (owners dog). The place was more than enough accommodation for 2 people. The chairs were comfortable and the bed was like my very own. We saw frogs, squirrels and geese which stopped by the pond. We wandered in the wooded area around the property. It was a nice weekend change from the hustle and bustle of the city but still feels like home!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wine tasting, casinos, 20 minutes to Harbin Hot springs, 30 minutes to wine country.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Middletown, California

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$66.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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