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The Aquarius Cottage Aquarius Cottage
Private Cottage in Wine Country
Private Cottage in Wine Country
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Three private, peaceful cottages in the mountains north of the Napa Valley. King Sized beds, skylights. Dogs can be in the Pisces Cottage, and one exra person in either the Pisces or Virgo Cottages. Delicious breakfasts are served in the main house.

The space

Located 20 minutes from Calistoga, Napa Valley and Lake County Vineyards, and 10 minutes from Harbin Hot Springs in the Mayacama Mountains, just 2 hrs away from San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento. Backyard Garden Oasis is a peaceful respite for those wanting a nature-filled retreat surrounded by some of California’s most beautiful country.

Backyard Garden Oasis offers three separate, light-filled, contemporary cabins, each with it’s own deck, shower and bathroom, fireplace and air conditioning, as well as a refrigerator and coffee maker; making it the perfect retreat for those wishing to avoid crowds.

Greta, your hostess, is also a Massage Therapist with an inviting massage studio on the property. She makes a truly delicious breakfast and is happy to accommodate all types of special diets from bacon and eggs to vegan or lactose intolerant dishes...see our wonderful reviews .

The cottages are simple but elegantly furnished with a king-sized bed with skylight above, a table and chairs for reading, writing, or snacking, and a refrigerator and coffee maker. For your comfort we have air conditioning and an overhead fan, and either a gas or electric fireplace. All the lights are on dimmer switches.

Each cottage also has a private spacious bathroom, a TV/DVD with satellite service. The channels include music, movies, and sports channels as well as local, Bay Area stations. programming. We also provide large, soft cotton bath sheets, bathrobes and hair products. An extra thick single futon is set up to accommodate a third person.

Internet access is available in all the cottages as well as the main house’s covered patio and dining room. The Aquarius Cottage is wheelchair accessible with a shower big enough for a party!

A sliding glass door leads to a private redwood deck with patio furniture - enjoy watching the wildlife come and go, or watch the changing light on our lawns and gardens, the quail, the Manzanita Grove, the pond, waterfall or a clear view of Mt St Helena.

On weekends and holidays a typical breakfasts starts with fresh orange juice and fresh fruit and proceeds to main dishes such as , Omelets or Eggs to your taste, with Bacon or Sausage, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Pancakes, Frittata, Pastries, Fresh Garden Salsa and fresh fruit and berries. We can accommodate most dietary needs including raw food or vegan breakfasts. Special requests are honored whenever possible. Each cottage has a refrigerator and coffee maker to make your own coffee or tea. Ask for a separate tea maker if you are a purist tea lover. We provide gourmet coffee and teas and fresh Half 'n' Half . These are also available at the main house with breakfast.

Guest access

Guests have access to their own private cottage and are served breakfast in the dining room of the main house.

Interaction with guests

I always greet and check-in guests on arrival and serve breakfast in the morning. Living in a separate house on the property means that I am available at any time. Also, therapeutic massage is available on premises.

Other things to note

The price listed includes all taxes.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Suitable for events
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

There is a $20 pet fee per dog, which is permitted in our Pisces Cottage.

There is no smoking in any of the cottages, but permitted outside.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Clayton User Profile
November 2017
Greta's three cottages are a lovely getaway to explore the northern area of napa wine country. Greta provides breakfast every morning, a hot tub, and cottages that include everything needed plus some extra. Greta also has an in depth knowledge of what is fun to do in the area. We asked her for winery recommendations and all of them were excellent. Thanks Greta! If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you. Greta has a beautiful backyard, covered in trees and a creek that runs through the back of the property.

Jonny User Profile
October 2017
Excellent spot with absolutely thoughtful attention to detail and service. Lovely bohemian garden surroundings. Close to the highway, but secluded enough that you won’t notice. Hotel-like accommodations and service from a caring host.

David User Profile
September 2017
The backyard oasis is a true get away. Best for those looking for the way off the beaten path. Very close to Calistoga and St Helena.

Thomas User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ashley User Profile
February 2017
Greta is a wonderful, experienced host who has basically thought of everything! There wasn't a thing we were lacking with our accommodations. The cottages look small from the outside, but are quite spacious - as well as clean and quiet. And breakfast was amazing! The bed was ginormous - and very, very firm, so beware if that's not your thing. We enjoyed the remoteness of the location (so many stars!), but it might have gotten a little tiring had we stayed longer than 2 nights - there's not much in the way of kitchen amenities (fridge, coffee maker, but no microwave) so you're kinda forced to trek for lunch and dinner. Overall, a great stay and Greta is such a lovely host!

Craig User Profile
January 2017
My fiancé and I really enjoyed our two night stay in one of Greta's mini cabins. Comfy large bed, homemade breakfast, and a relaxing hot tub to boot. Greta's dog Rusty was fun to have around too! 5 minutes from the Twin Pines casino, 5 minutes from hiking trails, and 20 minutes to downtown Calistoga, so it's a good location too. Thanks, Greta!

Margaux User Profile
January 2017
Greta is an extremely gracious host, and a wonderful breakfast cook ;), we throughly enjoyed our stay at the Backyard Garden Oasis. It had everything we needed for our short, very relaxing stay. The setting is pretty and very peaceful. Only wish we could of stayed longer. Thank you Greta and Rusty, we hope to return soon!

Middletown, California, United StatesJoined in April 2011
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