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Fantastic Family Home in the Heart of the Napa Valley (STRP# PL18-009)

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,831 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom with extra large lot within walking of downtown St. Helena

Bedroom 1 with King Bed and walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed and French Doors to back deck. Master Bedroom with Cal. King Bed, Jacuzzi Tub, Walk-in Shower, Fireplace and private balcony. Fireplace in Family Room and Dining Room. Chef's kitchen with all premium appliances and bar seating. All bathrooms have been newly remodeled, with hardwood throughout the main level. Massive outdoor living space on back deck with Bocce Court, Fire Pit and BBQ.

Matthew Demchuk
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Matthew Demchuk

This has been our families home since 1986 when my mother decided they didn't want to rent a place in St. Helena any more and bought the quaint little 2 bedroom 2 bath home on Tainter Street. I have lived here in St. Helena since 1990 and am currently raising my three young daughters here in this idyllic place we call home.

Matthew Demchuk purchased this chateau / country house in 1986

Why Matthew Demchuk chose Saint Helena

This property was purchased by my parents in 1986 as a weekend getaway. They eventually remodeled the home in the early 1990's with the intent to eventually retire here. Didn't quite work out that way, but now this home is available as a fantastic short term rental and is one of only 25 permitted Short Term Rentals in St. Helena. This property has many unique features and is suitable for adult couples or families.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This home is wonderful for entertaining and is designed to truly enjoy the outdoors. There is a full size bocce court, with balls, in the backyard, as well as a fire pit and BBQ. There is private patio with a dining table near the hammock. Both of which are under a tremendous Elm Tree that is one of the largest in town. With a large back deck and outdoor dining table, meals can be enjoyed while taking in the sunset. Indoors, you will find an amazing kitchen with two separate cooking and prep areas. Perfect for the inner chef in all of us. There are also three fireplaces located inside. The home is located just a block from downtown St. Helena and all of it's shops, restaurants and tasting rooms.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Saint Helena, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2831 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king
  • Sofa Sleeper in Family Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
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  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...


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Fantastic Family Home in the Heart of the Napa Valley (STRP# PL18-009)
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Great Place to Drink some wine

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 staying in St Helena. What a great place to stay. A wonderful place, walking distance to downtown and a short drive to many local wineries. The three bedroom/three bathrooms worked well - we had the large room upstairs. The downstairs and outside area was great for hanging out - cooked dinner on the grill and ate outside. We also enjoyed the spacious and well stocked kitchen. The Booce ball court outside was a big hit for us - both from a competitive standpoint and enjoying wine on several nice evenings. A good setup for three couples to enjoy.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what was expected

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for three couples, had all the amenities needed to cook at home, short walk into downtown St. Helena, bocce ball court was sweet...couldn't have asked for more (ok maybe a hot tub). We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed My Expectations

  • 5 of 5

5 nights, 3 rainy days, with 4 adults and my two grandchildren, 11 months old and 19 months old....and never felt cramped or out of sorts. The amenities were incredible, and overall comfort surpassed my expectations.

Very centrally located and easy to get to town and multiple wineries. I would highly recommend this property to anyone with a group of 4-6 plus people.

Definitely a thumbs up!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully charming home for a family or friend get-away

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this charming home in a perfect location (a few blocks to town), it is a perfect home for family/friends to gather. The open kitchen/living space is perfect for all to visit, and all of the beds are extremely comfortable. A quiet neighborhood, with plenty of space to lounge inside and out. This is my second visit to the home and plan to return again....

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This property looks far better inside than out! Spacious & well-stocked for family activities! The upstairs master is perfect if parents desire peace & quiet. Owner is very helpful & accomodating. My only suggestion for improvement would be to get the carpets cleaned.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thanks for the nice review and glad you had a great stay. Per your suggestion and since I have a small break between guests, we did just have the carpet cleaned today. Matthew
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  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect setting for any type of Napa trip. Lots of room and all the amenities you can think of. Perhaps one of the best rentals I’ve ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Saint Helena, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Wine Auction
May 31 2018 - Jun 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$320.95
Damage Deposit C$641.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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