This review is for the Villa:
My husband and I enjoyed a five night, six day stay at Mille Vigne over the holidays. It was the best vacation we have had in a very long time.
The property is located exactly 10 minutes from downtown St Helena, up Spring Mtn Road, close enough to the restaurants and wineries, but far enough to relax and unwind.
The Villa itself is a more luxurious cottage than a cabin, making for a very romantic weekend. On our first night we were planning our next trip! My only regret is not being able to meet the owner, Rebecca, during our stay as she was out of town. To note, she did check in on us several times to make sure we were okay, which was greatly appreciated. Every email I sent received a prompt response. Prior to our arrival I must have rattled off two dozen questions, and each received a quick and pleasant response.
Rebecca has seen to every last detail- from from toiletries and bath robes, to snacks and plenty of tea. The wood burning fireplace was set with kindling and wood and all we needed were matches (which were provided). There is a very cozy reading nook, breakfast table, decent sized mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, plenty of glasses, utensils, corkscrew, etc. We did not eat out once during our stay- we got take out every evening and enjoyed it with a glass of wine by the fireplace. It could not have been more perfect!!
From the king sized bed you can enjoy sweeping views of the morning sunrise, and sip tea on the expansive deck. We brought our dog along and think he would argue he had a better vacation than us! From the deck you have views of a vineyard (which you can walk through) and mountains. There are several hiking trails minutes nearby the Villa and a fantastic winery, Pride, which we walked to one morning. Rebecca provided references to local restaurants, health clubs, wineries, etc.
The only suggestions I have is to update the shower head and an extra luggage rack, but everything overall was leaps and bounds beyond our expectations. It also would have been helpful to have a few more open surfaces to place our "things." We loved that the cottage had a "lived in" feel, but the downside was limited space. One could also argue that I might have overpacked for our stay, and someone with a shorter trip and less stuff would not have had an issue. For those who can not live without their laptop, the wifi signal was weak and occasionally down. The cell phone reception is limited depending on your service provider.
We can not thank Rebecca enough for a memorable stay at the Villa. Of all the times we have visited Napa Valley and stayed at five star hotels, never have we had a more blissful vacation than our time at Mille Vigne.
- Also Known As:
- Mille Vigne St. Helena, Napa Valley, California