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For the first morning in a very long time, you wake up to the sound of birds chirping outside your window, instead of a blaring alarm clock.

A gentle breeze wafts in, carrying in the scent of freshly mown grass. You hear the friendly sounds of pots and pans from the kitchen below at your chosen vacation home, heralding you to a home-cooked breakfast that is sure to have you reaching for seconds. A day of wine tours and relaxing beckons you.

This is not a dream scenario. This is what awaits you if you give yourself the chance to enjoy a luxury weekend vacation.

Give yourself the perfect gift

Truth is we don’t need month-long vacations to rejuvenate ourselves. All we have to do is find a place that indulges our senses, and offers calm and quiet, and we’ll feel refreshed in no time.

That’s where ideas such as vacation rentals in the luxurious Wine Country come to mind.

Taking the luxury weekend vacation

Vacation rentals are your best bet when it comes to taking weekend vacations. Far less expensive than your average hotel room, a vacation home lets you enjoy all the comfort of home — and more!

For example, let’s say you choose a vacation home in classic destinations like Napa Valley, Sonoma, or Healdsburg. At The Wine Stay we provide you with just the right Wine Country vacation home that suits your needs. Plus, we offer concierge services — driving, cooking, day trips, wine tasting — so you can have an extra special getaway, and won’t need to worry about a thing.

Wine and dine in the wine country

Of course, with a weekend vacation surrounded by vineyards and fabulous wine, you can expect an unforgettable wine tasting experience.

Visit a few boutique wineries — there are numerous wine tasting rooms dotting the countryside between Napa and Healdsburg, and beyond. You’ll easily be able to plan a full day touring the Wine Country, meeting winemakers, and tasting select vintages that you wouldn’t get to sample at your local wine store — the perfect touch to your already luxuriously comforting holiday.

Vacationing the weekend away

You’ve worked hard to live the life you have. Isn’t it time for a relaxing getaway? Let your life stand still for a moment and take a breather. Go to the Wine Country and rent a luxury vacation home to give yourself the relaxing mini-vacation you so richly deserve!

Luxury home rentals

Luxury vacation rentals experiences. We want your vacation experience to be more than a getaway. Enjoy from wine tasting tours to a personally tailored guided hike. Contact us for more information!

Charming, intimate, upscale — the village of St. Helena offers you everything you want for a Wine Country getaway. Situated in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Yountville, it’s only about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco.

This quaint community of about 6,000 residents has always been an agricultural hub. Over the years as Sonoma and Napa valleys became known for growing grapes and producing world-class wines, the town has made its place on the map. Within walking distance of each other are plenty of tasting rooms, but bucolic St. Helena offers much more to its visitors who hail from the Bay Area and far beyond.

St. Helena as your getaway

As Healdsburg does for Sonoma, St. Helena lends Napa Valley a small-town atmosphere that welcomes you to stay awhile. Downtown brims with chic boutiques, art galleries, and farm-to-table eateries. You can choose from a handful of local spas that will pamper you in style. This is the land of “feel-good,” where it’s all about the experience. Rolling, oak-studded hills, Mediterranean climate, vineyards, fresh air and blue sky add up to paradise. And you might as well enjoy the wine, too.

Napa Valley is a small wine-growing region, relative to how many acres across the globe are devoted to grapes. This preserves the artisan quality of the family-owned wineries and the craft of winemaking. St. Helena may be small, but its winemakers are world renown. It’s home to some of the big names like Charles Krug and Beringer, but there are loads of smaller must-taste wines such as Sinegal, V. Sattui and Trinchero. A day in the valley wine tasting topped off by dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant? It doesn’t get much better.

Those foodies among us know St. Helena for its gourmet fare, and the CIA (Culinary Institute of America). You don’t have to be an aspiring chef to enjoy its cooking and wine classes, tastings, and demos though.

If you prefer a homemade culinary experience, check out the St. Helena Farmer’s Market downtown in Crane Park. Every Friday, May through October, this is the place to find exotic mushrooms, fresh-caught fish, hand-crafted cheeses and baked goods —  you name it! Select fresh ingredients, grab a couple bottles of wine and experience the fun of preparing food with friends at your pied-a-terre in the Wine Country.

Luxury home rentals

Luxury vacation rentals experiences. We want your vacation experience to be more than a getaway. Enjoy from wine tasting tours to a personally tailored guided hike. Contact us for more information!