in Calistoga, Hot Springs of the West
Villa Palma is a masterfully renovated Mediterranean-style home nestled in a crook of the
Napa River, an acre of gardens with a natural hot mineral spring-fed swimming pool, a gurgling antique fountain,
and a capped geyser whose hot mineral waters augment the spring in winter, keeping the
pool warm enough for year-round healing and relaxing. On the small secluded river-bank
beach one often finds napping turtles, and wild geese and ducks are frequent visitors.
Villa Palma consists of two apartments which can be rented separately or together as a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. The Poolside Apartment has a master bedroom with marble fireplace, queen bed, and French doors opening onto the fountain courtyard. There is a large well-equipped eat-in kitchen with microwave, ice maker, dishwasher, automatic coffee maker, food processor, etc. One bathroom has a tub and shower, the second with TV/VCR, has a marble fireplace with French doors opening onto the back porch and main doors opening onto the fountain courtyard and pool. The Riverside Apartment has a double bedroom, bathroom, a kitchenette and dining room with fireplace, TV/VCR, as well as a larger sitting room with fireplace and French doors which open onto a private walled courtyard and can be conformed into the second bedroom.
The Villa is beautifully furnished with antique paintings and furniture. Interior floors are terra cotta tile, with tiled courtyards and decking around the pool as well. Exterior walls, windows and ceiling fans were designed according to Italian methods to keep the rooms comfortably cool in summer and cozy in winter. Each apartment's courtyard is enclosed by a wall and iron gate, has its own barbecue grill, and outdoor dining and lounge furniture. A shared laundry room off the back porch has a washer and dryer.
The large pool, which is filled by the natural flow of hot mineral water from the spring, drains continuously into the river, so that the healing water is always freshly renewed. During cool weather, the spring is augmented by very hot water from our capped geyser, keeping the pool temperature perfect for year-round bathing. A high wall with lattice and gates assures privacy at the pool, which has deck chairs, a lion's head shower, and perimeter lighting for moonlight swimming.
Located on the northern edge of the village of Calistoga, Villa Palma is a stone's throw from the renowned Chateau Mont Helena Winery, the Old Faithful Geyser, and pony-drawn carriage rides. Half a mile away is the Mt. St. Helena golf course. Bicycle or walk to the center of town, a pleasant, level 2-mile road which meanders through quiet residential neighborhoods, small vineyards and walnut groves. Once in town there are spas and mud baths, shopping, and an incredible selection of fine restaurants.
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