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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Sipping on a glass of wine, relaxing on the deck gazing at the lush vineyards below, surrounded by the tall forests of oak, fir and madrone trees in the lower foothills of the Napa Valley, just outside ST. HELENA, best describes life at EZ Valley Ranch. Tucked away on a private drive in this secluded setting in the country, yet only 5 minutes from the quaint town of St. Helena and fine dining or 2 minutes to the nearest winery . Our home provides the best of Napa Valley at your fingertips. (SEE PERSONAL PREVIOUS GUEST COMMENTS FOR GREAT PAST EXPERIENCES UNDER OWNER INFORMATION SECTION)

Completely remodeled in 2011, we transformed a simple ranch style into a serene Napa Valley Tuscan design home. We offer a gourmet kitchen, providing you with the ability to have delectable meals in your own backyard, The main rooms are decorated in a mustard gold with walls resembling the Italian villas in Tuscany. This theme is carried into the two bedrooms as well.. The master bedroom is done in soft cremes and rust colors accented with high gloss mahogany moldings, floors and furniture. The master bathroom also done in a romantic faux hazing of rusts and cremes accompanied by Tuscan marble design tiling, extra large glass enclosed shower and jacuzzi jet tub with french doors leading to the pool area. The second guestroom is designed in light sage and linen white, with white crown moldings, mahogany floors and white wicker furniture. The bathroom is done in mint green and white marbled tiling, large glass enclosed shower. Both rooms have walk in closets and french doors leading to the rear yard and pool area. Thruout the house are many french doors and large windows, providing views of the hillsides and vineyards around the property.

On warm days (usually 5 months per year), our courtyard patio invites you to have lunch or dinner on our teak table and chairs while listening to the babbling hillside rock waterfall or the soft music flowing thru the outside speakers. In the evening, treat yourself to a cozy fire in our antique outside wood stove in the courtyard patio, or outside living area gas firepit, roasting marshmallows for chocolate smores, along with a fine cabernet.

After busy days of wine tasting, biking or shopping in the valley, retreat to the pool area for a relaxing float in the pool chair, a nap in the oversized hammock or a massage in the bubbles of the hot tub with a glass of sparkling wine from one our renown wineries. After a fine dinner at one of our famous 5 star restaurants or possibly your own fine quisine from our gas barbecue grill, relax in our comfortable leather recliners for a viewing of the latest movies from Direct TV on our 42 in flat screen tv. Don’t forget at the end of the evening to take a moment to wander out on to the living room deck to view the stars with music in the background and of course, a nice sherry or port to finish the evening. Then it’s off to sleep in our comfy soft pillow top beds for a dreamy sleep, only to awake the next day and enjoy this wonderful Napa Valley Experience all over again.

Come visit us at EZ Valley Ranch and discover all Napa Valley has to offer. Our motto:




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Karen Zimmer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Karen Zimmer

Eric and Karen with their 2 boys, moved to Napa Valley in 1984 Living in the country in the hills of Oakville, on a 10 acre ranch. Eric enjoyed 17 years in the wine business, Karen in the medical field, and our 2 boys participated in 4H , raising animals, football and basketball. After the boys left for college, we downsized to our smaller home in the foothills of St Helena. We decided to remodel our home for our future older age and spend the next few years traveling and visiting our grandchildren and enjoying all life has to offer. We hope you will enjoy our home and the wonderful relaxing lifestyle of our Napa Valley and all its beauty.

Karen Zimmer purchased this house in 2000

Why Karen Zimmer chose Deer Park

Secluded on a private drive with sequoia, fir and oak trees surrounding the home, with vineyard views and yet only 5 minutes from St. Helena.. Location is in the heart of the gorgeous Napa Valley, close to restaurants & wineries, yet a hidden gem.

What makes this house unique

Close to the wineries, restaurants, views of the vineyards, privacy and total relaxation

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed two nights over the weekend in this wonderful immaculate house. The owners Karen and Eric went out of their way to make sure everything was taken care. The house was in a great location and fully stocked with any and everything you need. We loved the hot tub and the sitting areas all around the house. It made it so pleasant to wake up and have a place outside to enjoy the weather and views. We will come back for sure.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Deer Park, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master bathroom-single sink vanity-venetian marble tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , guest bathroom- single sink vanity-mint green marbled tile
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , IN HALLWAY-single sink vanity-earth slate tile
  • hand soap, shampoo, body wash, bar soap available
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , green guest bedroom
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom-pillowtop mattress, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, tv armoir, sofa chair, french doors to rear yard and pool area, Queen size Beds (1) guest bedroom-down/foam pillowtop mattress, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, armoir desk/tv, wicker cafe table & chairs, french doors to rear yard and pool area, Twin mattress available for 5th person or portacrib for toddler or infant . Three bedrooms available on monthly rentals.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our Direct TV system provides a wide variety of music thru our surround sound system in the living room, outside speakers in courtyard and lawn/pool area


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San Diego

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

EZ Ranch was the perfect spot for our family Napa trip. It is centrally located and easy to access both north and south Napa. Very convenient to St Helena for shopping and dining. The house is well stocked and VERY CLEAN! everything you need to make meals in the kitchen, and if the weather had been nicer, we would have eaten outdoors. We enjoyed champagne and charcuterie on the deck one evening and used the jacuzzi 2 nights. Every morning we would drink coffee and watch a covey of quail and one morning a mom and baby deer came to visit. The beds/linens were comfortable, the area very quiet. Karen was really easy to work with and super responsive to any email I sent her. Even though I want to keep this little gem a secret so it's always available to me...I need to is the PERFECT spot! Thank you so much for making our first family trip to Napa soooo special!

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed our home. We hope to see you again, hopefully in better weather. Have a great 2018!
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Great Home Base for a Napa Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with another couple at this home and loved it. It is partway up Howell Mountain just off Deer Park Road. It is only 10 minutes to St Helena and is a great base for touring up-valley wineries. We cooked in two of our three nights and enjoyed drinking wine on the back patio overlooking the vines. The pool was a great place to drink coffee in the mornings. The home was very clean, and one neat aspect is there were two “master suites” so it is perfect for two couples. The kitchen was well stocked, and there were plenty of towels and linen. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We love sharing our home with others and all our future guests. We hope to see you again.
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Great location, lots of outdoor space and comfy beds!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location for all of the activities we had planned. The house itself was clean, had a lot of outdoors space for our evenings spent at the home and very comfortable beds! Karen was great to communicate with.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect! It was immaculately clean and had everything we needed. Exactly as described. Loved that it was out of town, but close to town. Karen is a fantastic and gracious hostess.

Tuscan country describes it well. Everything in good working order and very cute , stylish, classy, tasteful. The bathrooms are uniquely constructed/decorated, very much liked the stonework in the master bathroom. Very much appreciated having access to washer/dryer.

We used the hot tub (it really does take a day to heat up -- make sure to turn it on right away if you're hoping to use it). So relaxing. Enjoyed sipping wine and watching for falling stars in the hot tub in the evenings. Although we didn't use the outdoor fire pit or grill or swimming pool, we certainly would have if we'd been here longer.

We were here for a conference at the Culinary Institute of America - so close by (only 2 miles), and I even walked to the conference one day just for the exercise and to enjoy the warmer-than-Minnesota weather.

We were at conferences so much, that we didn't get to explore the area very much. And most of our meals were at the conference. But we had dinner one night in St Helena at Cook St Helena. Super scrumptious! I had an amazing duck dish that was runner up only to a fantastic grilled duck I used to get in Alsace, France in the 1980s. Definitely worth checking out!

Lots of wineries close by. Again, we didn't have much to explore, but did make it to V Sattui (a favorite of mine since the 1990s).

Highly highly recommend. Definitely will request to stay here again if we're in the area again.

Thank you so much Karen!!

  • Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at EZ Valley Ranch. We love hearing about them as well as great information for our future guests. We have a great team at our home keeping it in clean working order, which makes my job so much easier. Our location , being in the center of the Napa Valley, truly does provide easy access to all the wineries and great restaurants. A kind of a hidden gem of privacy and peacefulness in the busy wine country. We hope to see you again and please refer your friends too! Eric & Karen
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house for a 3 day trip to the Valley. Karen was great to work with and very helpful. All I would change are the rocks on the shower floors, I would suggest guest bring flip flops to take showers as it is quite rough if you are not used to them. But the beds, kitchen, whole house was great. Even though we were there in January with a bit of rain and cool, we used the hot tub and loved it. Would definitely return again and stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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EZ VAlley Ranch - all you need!

  • 4 of 5

For another couple and ourselves, this was our 6th 'Annual Napa Wine Trip' -always in September around harvest. We have never stayed in St Helena - but I will say, this location was fabulous! We could be anywhere in 10-15 minutes, and sometimes less than that.

Great accommodations and the Owner was easy to work with.....although we never had any issues.

The house is thoughtfully and thoroughly stocked and arranged to make a lovely and comfortable stay. Lots of outdoor seating arrangements -all with great views and the fire pit made for very enjoyable evenings outside with a glass of something great to sip!

Visited several good wineries: Titus, Keenan, Duckhorn, Frank Family, Failla, Pride,

Louis Martini, Frogs Leap, Pine Ridge, Robert Sinskey and even did the 'Wine Making Experience' at Raymond one afternoon - and that's a fun thing to do!

House is close and convenient to some great food as well: Au'berge, Two Birds/One Stone, Bar Terra, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, PRESS and you can't leave town without a stop at Gott's Road Side!!

EZ Valley Ranch ~ truly, all you need!


  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Lake Berryessa 30 min, San Francisco 1 1/2hrs, Calistoga 10 min, Russian River 45min, Pacific Ocean 1hr, Napa 30min, Bothe Park 5 min, St Helena 5 min

Activities & Winetasting, Bocce Ball courts can be found in the above mentioned areas. (ask owner for more specifics on desired activity)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Deer Park, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
July 11-October 31, 2018
Jul 11 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2019 - Jan 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
Jan 31 2019 - Feb 27 2019
2 night minimum stay
Feb 28 2019 - Apr 10 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$132.04

Credit Card number & signature required on contract for security damage guarantee.
Any funds paid on reservation are non refundable but can be applied to new booking within 1 year of previous arrival.
First payment is due within 5 days of actual booking.
PREFERRED PAYMENT-personal check, US clients/bank draft in US dollars, International clients-NO 5%-7% SERVICE FEE CHARGED
3 bedrooms included in monthly rates.
Monthly rates in summer will vary depending on month. , utilities, included in all monthly rates. Check with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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