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Preservation House: 3 Bdrm & Acreage, Silverado Trl, St. Helena

#412165 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
6 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

3 bedroom / 2 bathroom historic shingle house with antiques. Built in 1928 above scenic Silverado Trail, the historic home offers privacy above Napa River in oak woodlands. 0.9 mile walk/bike down a vinyard-lined road to historic St. Helena, 'Napa Valley's Main Street.'

We named the house 'Preservation House' because our focus has been to restore rather than modernize or remodel, both inside and out. Except for upgrades important for safety, like electrical service, kitchen ventilation, and fire protection, keeping the house's historic and authentic features is our goal. The house is 1,400 square feet and centers around an open livingroom-diningroom space with historic knotty pine walls and ceilings, in the tradition of a 1928 lodge. A large hearth with a woodburning stove adds to the cozy, intimate feeling of the livingroom, and both rooms are furnished with a mix of comfortable contemporary seating and period antiques and artwork. The woodburning stove is NOT operable because of fire restrictions in Napa Valley. The kitchen has a large refrigerator and historic gas stove that works beautifully (no microwave). A covered porch off the kitchen is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and as a place to unwind in the evening. In the vernacular Italian building tradition, the house's downstairs bathroom is accessible through the covered outdoor porch rather than through an interior entrance. According to a historian of vernacular architecture, Arne Alanen, Prof. Emeritus, U. of Wisc., many Italians thought it was unsanitary for a bathroom to open into the first story kitchen and living spaces directly. Both the finished upstairs bathroom and utilitarian downstairs bathroom have a shower and the upstairs bathroom also has a tub. As throughout the house, the bathrooms feature authentic historic elements rather than remodelled features.

The house has three bedrooms with large operable windows, some with screens. There are box fans in each bedroom but no air conditioning. One bedroom has a king-sized, another has a queen-size, and the third bedroom has two twin-size beds. Upstairs there are softwood floors and an exterior entrance from the upstairs landing to the oak woodlands behind the house. Although we try to abate poison oak on the property, it is a native plant. Please be cautious of poison oak on the property.

We have several REVIEWS of our home on the OTHER well known vacation rental site, vacation rental 1223646.

NOTE: Price increase for reservations AFTER OCT 1, 2014. We allow up to 6 guests per night. If this does not accommodate your needs, please contact us.

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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 6

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 King Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 3
2 Twins


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
No Minimum Stay
$150 CAD - - -
12/02/17 - 12/02/20
1 Night Minimum
$480 CAD - - -
12/02/17 - 12/02/20
7 Nights Minimum
$480 CAD - - -
12/02/17 - 12/02/20
30 Nights Minimum
$300 CAD - - -



DVD Player


Heated Pool


Tennis Court


Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours
Gym / Fitness Centre

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
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17 Reviews

Overall Rating

Great space for people to relax, cook and entertain.

Nicely equipped kitchen with an outdoor grill. Could have better knives but enough of everything else to create a feast. We were 5 chefs and were comfortable and content. Driveway could be a little more smooth to get up the hill. Thanks Ed.

August 2017

Quaint, cozy, a perfect place to get away and be close to everything

Booked for a Mom's weekend. Owners were fabulous, very responsive. House was lovely, simple, very much of the perioday it was built. Will likely make this our annual destination. THANK YOU!!

March 2017

Quaint house off the road

The house was perfect for four people and our pups! The appliances were a little old, which was initially concerning, but they worked great!

December 2016

Great stay

Cute little house. Loved that the owners left some juice and breakfast food for the guests. Nice, private location. Kept windows open at night due to heat upstairs (during summer), and traffic was subsequently a little loud at times but nothing too bad. Overall really enjoyed my stay here.

July 2016


The home was nicely kept and very true to the 20s time period. There is supposed to be 2 bathrooms but there is only one! It is also very noisy in the morning with the traffic on the silverado trail. But overall we enjoyed our stay!

January 2016

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