Villa Nel Bosco

Napa and Sonoma, California


This beautiful Tuscan-style home; its warm, earthen tones and crushed Sonoma Gold rock paths encircle the home, offering their own internal glow and flower beds burst with brilliant colors and a mix of native plants.

Luxurious outdoor amenities, such as the sparkling new pool with a sunken whirlpool spa, and an outdoor shower and changing room, as well as a well-equipped grill, an exquisite outdoor space in the dappled shade of a wooden pergola entwined with flowering vines, or choose a more casual meal around the pool with the refreshing sounds of the stone fountain in the background.

Below the balcony is a conversation area of comfortable chairs ringed around a unique firepit of stacked “cannonball”-like forms. At the edge of the lawn and vineyard is a venerable old oak tree. Hiking the hillsides opens up new sights and glimpses of nature and the three-acre property is completely fenced.

A curving staircase descends from the second floor, creating a graceful entryway, which opens to the various main floor rooms. Each room has windows and doors that open to the grounds. Rich green wooden exterior shutters imported from Italy are practical and decorative.

The kitchen—always the hub of the home—is well equipped for gourmet preparation or a simple and delicious meal of local ingredients.

The kitchen is open to the dining area and its hand-hewn table and leather chairs. As all doors lead out to the grounds, it’s also easy to have your meals outdoors.

Beyond the dining room is a media room/den with a large flatscreen TV, media center and some unexpected touches such as authentic mid-century modern leather chairs, a zinc cabinet and a leather couch with contrasting canvas pillows. The house is wired for sound that can be controlled from individual rooms.

Massive carved wood doors match line of the archway into the front guest bedroom and roll closed. The king bed with a padded linen headboard faces out the window to the lawn and vineyards—a scene almost too perfect to be real. Lose yourself in contemplation from the down-covered bed, or curl up on the window seat. The room has artisan iron lamps and a burlap rope hanging light fixture and two armoires, one with a flatscreen TV. All the iron fixtures were made for the home in Mexico.

In the living room you can sink into the butter-soft cushions of the tufted leather couches. A slat table sits between them on a thick carpet in front of the stone wood-burning fireplace. It’s easy to envision an evening with friends, sharing a glass of port and good conversation with the crackle of the fire in the background.

On the second floor the staircase widens out to a landing and an alcove with a unique “two-partner” antique desk. The polished wood plank floor continues throughout the second floor and the vaulted ceilings are natural wood with broad beams.

The master bedroom is an oasis of tranquility. A sumptuous king bed with a linen headboard faces the wood-burning fireplace with its raised hearth and beamed mantle. Dark gray herringbone armchairs and two chocolate-colored leather chairs offer cozy seating areas and a rare Dutch Colonial wooden cabinet from Java contains a flatscreen TV. The vaulted ceiling gives a feeling of space and intimacy at the same time. There is a glass door that opens to an almost secret petit balcony overlooking the bocce court.

An oversized soaking tub in the master bath is just the thing for the end of a celebration or can be a simple indulgence. Gaze out at the vine-covered pergola and pool below as your cares disappear. There’s a glass-walled shower with European-style fixtures, a custom concrete vanity with two sinks and a separate toilet.

A second bedroom with its wide windows creates a painterly impression of the grounds. Furnished with a fluffy queen-size bed and a blend of elements such as an Indonesian headboard, a zinc chest and crisp linens, the room has an inviting air. There are ample closets and a Flatscreen TV.

The third bedroom has a fresh country quality and contains “antique” twin beds that can be configured into a king bed. This room has a flatscreen TV, double closets and a vaulted wood ceiling. Windows bring the outdoors in and keep you in complete privacy, and a glass door opens to the sleeping porch.

The two guest bedrooms share a spacious bath with two ceramic sinks and a custom marble counter. The stucco walls are finished in a cool, blue, and the theme is carried into the separate shower and toilet with light blue stone tile.

But, in what is perhaps the most enchanting and inspirational use of a space, the rear balcony overlooking the pool has been turned into an “Arabian Nights” fantasy. A cascade of billowing muslin curtains envelopes the bed, made by hand in a rustic style—and transforms it into an exotic escape during the day and at night, a serene connection with nature unlike any other.


Appoximate location



Babies welcome
Children welcome
Pets welcome
Toddlers welcome


8 people
4 bedrooms

Bathroom facilities

2 bathrooms


Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Swimming pool


Coffee machine
Music player
Built-in fans
Iron and ironing board
Satellite or cable
Washing machine
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