The French Farmhouse ~ 5 bedroom 8 1/2 bath Overlooking St. Helena

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms


A veritable nature preserve of 50+ secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma line, this has a breathtaking vanishing edge pool with views to Mount St Helena and beyond. 300 degree views of both the Sonoma and Napa valleys are seen from the 1200 sq ft Summit viewing/dining deck. Nature is BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to improve ones ability to sense and absorb the splendors of rural Sonoma county. We do our utmost to create the ultimate vacation environment, anticipating ones every need. The gardens at the house are at their beginning: wisteria will droop over the metal armature at the front of the house and roses will abound in the side yard

Every one of the 5 bedrooms has its own bath, house easily sleeps 12. The pool is 60 feet long, the surrounding deck exceeds 3000 sq ft with barbecue area and fire-pit. 8 person (known to hold more!) hot tub in a high meadow clearing with open skies overhead to allow for optimal star gazing, bocce in the back yard, and a media room with 70' flat screen. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables for 18 both inside and out. The kitchen was designed for our chefs, thus professional quality: 10' island, 4' range, 3 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, options for state of the art cooking equipment, etc. The owner is an interior designer and has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the interior design adds much to the overall experience and level of relaxation affordable at this awe-inspiring property

Sleeping option details: In addition to the 5 bedrooms (4 k, 1 q), we can convert the Media Room to an 6th bedroom. A large space, this is not a traditional bedroom, minimal storage, does include private connecting bath, no AC but has large ceiling fan. Has 3 twin beds with option for an additional king. When set up with optional king mattress, the majority of theater seating is eliminated, then this room no longer functions as a media room for other guests. Obviously accommodating a group of couples vs a group of singles a different set up. There are a variety of daybeds/trundles on property; fees can apply for additional guests, linens and or set ups, please inquire for full details

Particulars: We have a caretaker who lives on a neighboring property, you can be assured of prompt assistance; someone is almost always on call. There is firewood on the premises and all the fires will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches

Events: We now have access to nearby rural event facility or can help you locate a back-roads venue of choice. The size and scope of this property affords unique venue choices for wine tasting events, dinner parties for all celebrations, rehearsal dinners, even hayrides to a private dinner on the Summit deck if you are in the mood!

Corporate Retreats: We are uniquely well configured to provide both the mind expanding natural environment plus the required amenities and services to truly insure blue ocean level creativity

Location, unique features: We are extremely high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms have ac and for cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb climate control. The 70 acre ranch is located near the Napa/Sonoma county line and thus affords easy access and touring of both valleys. We are 20 minutes from the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Rd in the Sonoma Valley or just under 20 minutes from the center of St Helena in the Napa Valley. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic. We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house

Culinary options galore: We offer have a myriad of culinary and wine services for our guests. We are fortunate to have the renowned wine country chef John Ash and his staff managing our culinary offerings. Many believe John to be the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. The sky is the limit for culinary events or classes, winery tours or private tastings, or any scale of private dining or catering that John and his staff can arrange to meet your preferences

Services we can arrange:
Private chef for dinners on the pool deck, the living room or at the summit viewing deck
Catering for large or small events, wine tastings, classes, or tours of local wineries
On site cooking classes
Team building culinary workshops
Daily cleaning
Stocking the frig or running errands
In residence facials, massage, yoga, etc


  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


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