Napa Yacht Club & River Park Estates
Napa Yacht Club The Napa Yacht Club is a gated community of contemporary style villas with unique architectural features and innovative amenities. It is a community of unrivaled, water-oriented luxury surrounded by rolling hills and lush vineyards that provide a background of green and gold to the rippling blue of the bay. As a yachtsman, you'll experience few greater pleasures in life than sailing home to your own villa at The Napa Yacht Club along the Napa Riviera. Take your boat from your dock to the Delta, San Francisco Bay or beyond. Construction started in 1989 and the first 62 homes were built by William Lyon Co. By 1994, a second developer, O’Brien Group, took over the project, adding an additional 152 homes for a total of 214. Each homeowner pays between $146 and $180 a month in homeowner association dues used to maintain streets and common areas and make other improvements. The waterways around the homes include four lagoons and a fairway channel. $1.43 million was spent on a dredging project in 2011-2013. A security gate restricts entrance to residents and their guests. A call box allows visitors to contact homeowners. Of the 214 homes, 128 are located “on” the water, with access to boats via private docks. Most homeowners without access to a private dock can have access to one of 64 deeded slips at the private marina. There are approximately 126 private use docks adjacent to homes. The longest is 95 feet. The streets are nautically themed with names such as Newport Drive, Spinnaker Way and Cove Court. The community has its own newsletter called “The Napa Yacht Club Grapevine,” which includes board reports, columns, poetry and advertisements. — All 2.5 miles of Yacht Club sidewalks are open to the public, although the club’s Marina Park is for residents and their guests use only. The waterways are also public. Sea lions, birds, fish, otters and other animals regularly visit the community. River Park Estates is an older subdivision of waterfront homes that have private or shared boat docks.