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2 Houses on 25 acres, 25 mins to Napa downtown

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 8 and 2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathrooms • Sleeps 6

*****Weddings and Special Events are welcome,special rate and terms applied,please email owner for details *****




Our beautiful Pleasants Valley homes offer outstanding accommodations in an excellent location far away from all city noises, yet only 25 minutes to Napa downtown for all it has to offer.

There is a ~5 acres flat land in front portion of our property,where our guests host all kinds of special event: wedding ceremony,wedding receptions,graduation party,reunion party,etc。

In the middle of our property, right before the hill, there are a house compound, which contains 2 single family houses and yard around those 2 houses。

The first house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom country style 2 story, approximately 1900sf, with picturesque orchard and western hills views. It can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests (10 max possible with someone sleep on the couch in living room...please inquire first to confirm).

The first floor has a formal living room, formal dining room (with seating for up to 10), chefs kitchen with breakfast nook, sun room, half bathroom and master bedroom with private bath across the hall.

The second floor has 2 bedrooms, each with mountain view and a full bath in between.

There is a wonderful wrap around deck over-looking the front yard and llama and alpacas gazing area (~ 5 acres).

The second house is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom one story cottage, approximately 1100sf, with picturesque orchard and western hills views. It can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests (there is a Queen size futon in living room besides a couch).

It has a formal living room, huge kitchen with dining area (with seating for up to 6), 1 full bathroom and 2 bedrooms.

All rooms offer designer furnishings and elements to make your country stay comfortable and enjoyable, with a feeling of 'home'.

There is a wonderful deck over-looking the side yard and orchard area and west hill view in distance.

There are about 50 ft distance (paved steps) between the two houses,far enough to have each private yard but yet close enough no hiking needed :-)

In the back of houses, there are 15 acres of orchard and hill, which offers you with private hiking trail all the way to the top of hill and stunning valley panoramic view of whole valley.

You will find our farm offer the best location to unwind and relax, stargazing is one of our favorite night game since city light are so far away, and yet it is so close to all the area has to offer: 25 minutes to napa downtown, 1 hour to san francisco downtown, 7 minutes to all local conveniences (grocery, shopping mall, bank, hospital,etc) .

More Details

Lawrence and Bin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, mandarin
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Why Lawrence and Bin chose The Bay Area

We looked for a farm that provides peace and tranquility. This one caught our eyes with the convenient location, beautiful rolling hill view, right acreage, good irrigation water source, and 2 lovely single family houses with a large barn.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Gorgeous views of the valley from the ridge. Magnificent oak trees on hillside along the hiking path. Llama and alpacas in the field. Beautiful rustic barn that can be used for events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a mid-May wedding here and it was wonderful. The owners are such lovely people... I found myself wishing that they were with us for the weekend.

The location feels remote, while being an easy drive from SF & minutes from major grocery stores & other amenities (nice when planning a big event!) Our guests were able to stay late and still drive home to SF, while many stayed the entire weekend and camped throughout the property. The houses were comfortable (my bed was a dream to sleep in!!!) and easy to cook in, even for 85 people!

I have to say... I've been hesitant to write this review because I fear someone will not take care of the property, appreciating it & it's generous owners, in the way that it deserves. It is a precious magical place... a rare gem! That said, if you're looking for hot tubs and tennis courts, this isn't your place. But if you appreciate natural beauty and the people you're with... it's perfect.

Several of our guests have asked about renting it, either for weddings, or just to hang out for a weekend with friends. We really loved it.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Vacaville, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

2 Houses on 25 acres, 25 mins to Napa downtown
average rating of 4.647059 based on 36 reviews
Dallas, Texas

Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us were looking for a house large enough to accommodate 5 couples traveling to Napa for a friends wedding. Having been to napa multiple times we knew finding a property that large was going to be a challenge! We are so happy to have come across Bin & Lawrence! Their farm was perfect! The two houses are ideal for a large groups and the property is beautiful! The larger of the two houses was spacious enough for all 10 of us to cook and have dinner together each evening which was an added benefit not having to go back out for dinner. You are away from town (which is very peaceful) but as mentioned in their listing you are only 10-15 minutes away from anything you would need including a trader joes :) Bin and Lawrence were wonderful hosts and available by text any time we needed them! Thank you again for a very pleasant stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bin and Lawrence are such great hosts, very considerate and accommodating, aside from the fact that they provided a heavenly place to our family.

I rented the house for my family reunion; my family came from different parts of the country, all have different departure schedules, Bin kindly agreed to let us stay over check-out time till we have to separate later in the afternoon. Bin and Lawrence, thank you for the perfect memory!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angels

Ideal place for a mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

Many many thanks to our host Lawrence and Bin! The limo and winery they recommended were awesome, so we booked the limo to get to the winery and we had a great time there. And the night we spent in the ranch was just soothing and relaxing, we woke up in the fresh, cool air in the morning and enjoyed our freshly made coffee in the bright kitchen. Nothing is better than a mini vacation/getaway in such a great place! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed our farm! Thank you for choosing us for your vacation.
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Let me start by saying that we own 4 vacation rental properties, and we have used VRBO numerous times on our own vacations and this is by far the worst experience EVER. The owner states that the house is 25 minutes to downtown Napa and she told me it was 20 minutes on the phone. In fact it is 30 miles to downtown Napa and will take you at least 35 minutes if you have no traffic. If you want to go to a winery, plan on spending 45-60 minutes minimum driving each way. The house is old and in disrepair. There is no privacy in the bathroom, door knobs came off in hands and things didn't work properly. There is only one thermostat for a two story house which won't allow you to keep the whole house at a comfortable temperature. The pictures of the house make it appear nicer than it is. "Designer Furniture" includes old sofas with slipcovers and very average or below average furnishings that you would expect to find at a thrift store. The house is over-priced for the location, size and decor. The housekeeper was cleaning the house upon arrival. When told that the BBQ didn't work, the housekeeper was unable to fix it. If all this were not enough, the owners charged an exorbitant "security deposit" three times greater than any deposit I have been asked to place on a rental property in the past and far greater than the amount recommended by HomeAway in their owner's guidelines. There is no mention of security deposits in their rental agreement or procedure for returning them. In my experience, security deposits are a fraction of what they charged and all the responsible property owners that we have stayed with in the past have returned our deposits immediately after the stay. It has been almost 3 weeks, and she has not provided us any information on the return of our money or any explanation for why she is holding it except to say that the house was "messed badly". Really? 4 people were in your house for less than 24 hours and the kitchen was cleaned prior to departure and the house was so messy that the ample cleaning fee didn't cover the cleaning?

This was an absolutely terrible experience, stay away from this property!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we saw this review, we felt like the real life of “The Farmer and The Viper” story just happened to us! We could hardly believe our eyes because the review is so blatantly false.   The reviewer Belinda C — who as she said owns her own VRBO vacation rentals ( — has never set foot on our property.   Belinda C double booked her own vacation rental property with 2 parties. When both parties showed up at her property she found us online and pleaded with us to accept one of her guests (Sindha) with 20 mins notice. Subsequently both her guests wanted refunds from her so she tried to get us to compensate her. In addition, the guests that she sent to our property caused quite a bit of damage to our property. They spilled red wine on our white sofa, scratched our floor(~500 sq ft), tore the leather cover of our bench, and disable the TV, among other damages. We also found our Mikasa bone china bowls and fireplace key missing. We have worked hard to build our reputation and we believe that it shows in all the other reviews. ***The following is a more detailed account of this booking for those who are curious. Please feel free to skip.*** A few facts we would like to share: * Both Google map and iPhone map show that our farm is 25 minutes away from downtown Napa.  I told her that it depends on who is driving — my husband would takes only 20 minutes to get to downtown Napa, while if I were driving, it would takes 25 minutes or more :-) * There are 2 central AC units, and 2 thermostats in the main house (a 2 story building): 1 for upstairs and 1 for downstairs.  * All 4 bathrooms in 2 houses have good working lockable doors; all the door knobs were firmly attached; and both houses went through complete kitchen and bathrooms remodeling in 2014. * We do consider furnitures from Pottery Barn, Restoration hardware, as well as Subzero refrigerator and Wolf range as “designer brands”. * Our property manager was kind enough to go to the farm with only 20 mins notice, change the door access code for the newly booked guests and greet them.  And this is what what Belinda present in her review as "The housekeeper was cleaning the house upon arrival”!  * Belinda agreed to a security deposit of $1500 because VRBO requires the insurance purchase occurs 24 hours before check-in date. * We would be lucky if the deposit can cover all the damages.
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for anybody who has a large group! The two houses made it so everyone could fit and sleep comfortably. Lake Berryessa isn't too far away and that's what we did during the day. The lamas/alpacas were very cute and everyone had a good time going out to the front and watching them. The property owners were very friendly and were very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Farm in the Middle of Beautiful Sprawling Hills - Great for Weddings too!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided we wanted to get married on a farm, in front of a barn, and Bin and Lawrence's place was the perfect spot for that occasion. As soon as we pulled into the long driveway, we knew this was going to be the perfect place for our wedding. Right from the beginning, Bin graciously came out to meet with us at her beautiful property to show us around. She even worked with our wedding coordinator and was super accommodating to our needs. Bin was very responsive anytime we had a question or concern, and she was instrumental in making sure the farm was ready for our event.

The property was exactly as described. It sits a huge piece of land with two good-sized houses nestled into the hillside. My husband and I, along with my parents, stayed in the two houses on the property and they were well-stocked with all the amenities we needed. Each house was clean and comfortable, had washer/dryer, internet, plenty of bedrooms and beautiful views. The feeling I had sitting on the front porch of the front house at dusk, surrounded by the quiet hillsides and beautiful lush greenery was a feeling I can't describe. We didn't want to leave.

Regarding our wedding, we got so much positive feedback on the venue location! We are still hearing from our guests that it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a rustic, romantic setting for their wedding, or even those looking for a peaceful weekend surrounded by breathtaking views. It really has it all!

Thank you Bin and Lawrence for sharing with us your beautiful farm! We can't wait to come back soon with our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Napa County Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Paradise Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Miles
Texas Road House
Nearest Ski
143 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Vacaville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$132.87
Cleaning fee A$402.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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