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Charming Home & Guest Cottage on the River

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Tucked away in a lovely redwood grove on the banks of the Russian River in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Redwood Tree House is one of California's most enchanting vacation rental lodging experiences. The charming 3-bedroom/2 bath home offers many unique charms and amenities, offering guests the option of renting just the Main House or adding 'La Casita' guest cottage for extra privacy and comfort.

Located only 3 miles from Healdsburg's historic and vibrant Town Square, it's the perfect vacation retreat for 2-3 couples or families. Here guests can relax and enjoy the lovely and private riverside setting, complemented by attractive furnishings, artwork and creative accents, courtesy of the interior designer owners.

From the home's spacious wraparound deck, guests enjoy sweeping unobstructed views up and down the Russian River. A flagstone patio with teak furniture offers a separate space for dining, reading and river gazing. A romantic HOT TUB hidden in a secluded fern grotto is the perfect spot to watch the moon rise over the river.

Redwood Tree House takes its name from the stately California redwoods that flank the home. One of the giant trees, its trunk encased in glass and lit from within, grows right up through the center of the house! The entire property consists of the Main House (2/1) and La Casita guest cottage (1/1), which may rent separately or together (see Rates).

The secluded waterfront property has been enthusiastically described in popular publications such as Wine Enthusiast magazine, The New York Times, the Marin Independent Journal, 'Renting Paradise' (Northern California/Sonoma edition)and The Fine Living Channel's popular TV travel show, 'Around the World in 80 Homes.'

Guests can check email and surf the Internet from the home's handy computer via free wireless high speed cable Internet connection.

Special Notes:
*The home is just a few steps to river and path to nearby beach

*Short drive (only 3 miles) to historic Healdsburg Town Square and wonderful boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, theaters, bistros, bakeries, farmer's markets, wine tasting rooms and more.

*More than 60 wineries within 10 miles of the property in 3 world class wine growing regions: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley

*Local Driving Destinations & Airports: 30 minutes to Napa Valley (Calistoga); 20 minutes to Lake Sonoma; 40 minutes to Pacific Ocean; 15 minutes to River Rock Casino gambling; 65 miles to downtown San Francisco; 2 hrs. drive time from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports; 15 minutes to Sonoma County Airport, currently serving Los Angeles and Seattle via Horizon Air.

*LARGE GROUP OPTION If your group is larger than Redwood Tree House can accommodate comfortably (Max. 6 persons), the owners may be able to provide overflow lodging in other quality rental cottages on the same street. Details and pricing available on request.



Keywords: Main House + Guest Cottage

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Queen size Beds (4) 3 queen beds in Main House + 1 queen bed in guest cottage, Twin or Single Beds (1) Redwood Room in Main House offers day bed w/roll out trundle...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor patio, swings, house is built around live giant redwood tree, trunk encased in a glass window. Master Bath in Main House was remodeled in 2008, featuring custom limestone tiles, 6' double sink vanity and spacious walk-in shower with redwood view through high windows. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A collection of CDs and DVDs are provided. An iPod docking station and mp3 Player are also provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen TVs in all rooms. HD TV in Main House....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Property overlooks the Russian River. It's only a few steps to the water from lawn. Riverside path leads to nearby beach. Swimming, rafting, canoeing and fishing all easily accessed directly from property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed cable Internet service is provided...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for guests staying 4 nights or longer. Available to short term guests for modest fee....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    House laptop computer available for guest use....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Guests can make free local and long distance calls...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplaces in Main House and Guest Cottage...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All beds offer high thread count cotton linens and hypo-allergenic pillows ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    park up to 3 cars in off street parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Phones in Main House and Guest Cottage...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for guests staying 4 nights or longer. Available to term guests for modest fee....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi available for guests to access Internet with personal laptop computers....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    In home chef-prepared meals and private wine tastings available on request. Please inquire at time of booking....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare food, from morning coffee to Thanksgiving dinner. Refurbished kitchen with open reclaimed shelving and a brand new gas range and double oven....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Prep island, microwave, gas range, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishware, glassware, cookware, cooking utensils, table linens, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    85-ft. wraparound deck with sweeping 1/2 mile unobstructed views of the Russian River; a remote private patio area with teak furniture and swing overlooks the river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Located outside in secluded fern grotto overlooking river...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$675

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Location

Car: Recommended

World class wineries & tasting rooms (60 wineries within 10 miles of property), 4 star restaurants & numerous taverns, breweries & cafes, antique stores, eclectic boutiques, charming Spanish Colonial Town Square, Farmers Markets, live concerts, first-run Movies, garden & farm Tours, Golf Courses, Casino Gambling. Easy drive to Napa Valley, Pacific Ocean, Lake Sonoma and Redwood Forests.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are long time residents of San Francisco, avid local and international travelers, and enjoy the charm , food, climate and beauty of the Healdsburg area. In 2012, we began 'idly' searching for a vacation property, and very quickly realized that if we were going to commit to a property, we really loved the area around the Fitch Mountain Road area, on the Russian River. In January of 2013, after some fruitless researching and an offer that went nowhere, we came upon this beautiful property, which was listed, but not yet officially for sale. We arranged a viewing, and it was love at first sight. It really didn't take a lot of consideration , when within minutes, we knew this was the place for us. The charm and quality of the property, the intriguing history of the house, the river view, nature, serenity, and most impressively the magnificent Redwood Trees, which are an integral part of the house, all easily convinced us this was the One. We had not bargained on buying a long time, very successful rental vacation property, but the previous owners have been great at easing us into being the new custodians of this wonderful and unique place. We stay as often as our lives allow, and love the idea that when we are not able to, this amazing spot can be enjoyed by others.

Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
The Redwood Tree House offers a unique combination of location on the riverfront and close proximity to Healdsburg. The charm, natural beauty and serenity of the property are world class. Wineries , outdoor activities, fantastic food are all within easy reach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is located at the end of a dead end street, set down off the street on the river, ensuring the privacy and tranquility many guests enjoy. A few steps takes you to the water's edge where you can jump in and swim, cast a fishing line or take a short stroll to a nearby beach. The opposite bank of the river is a large natural green belt and attracts many species of waterfowl (heron, egrets, cormorants, ducks, etc.). Upon leaving this tranquil setting, you will find more than 60 world class wineries within 10 miles in three major wine growing regions (Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley). The Pacific Ocean is a scenic 45 minute drive, Lake Sonoma State Park is only 20 minutes away. However, there are few greater pleasures in life than sitting on our deck surrounded by redwoods, watching rafts and canoes float by, while sharing a bottle of local wine with friends and family.


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Photos

  • Secluded hot tub is tucked into a fern grotto with river views

    Secluded hot tub is tucked into a fern grotto with river views

  • Dappled sunlight through the redoods above the house

    Dappled sunlight through the redoods above the house

  • Gas operated fireplace in the living room

    Gas operated fireplace in the living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Bedroom #2, french doors open to the deck overlooking the river

    Bedroom #2, french doors open to the deck overlooking the river

  • River view from the deck

    River view from the deck

  • The beautiful redwoods soar above the house

    The beautiful redwoods soar above the house

  • Serene twilight on the river

    Serene twilight on the river

  • A wraparound deck offers unobstructed 1/2 mile views up and down the river

    A wraparound deck offers unobstructed 1/2 mile views up and down the river

  • River facing side of the house

    River facing side of the house

  • Evening on the deck

    Evening on the deck

  • Swim, raft, canoe and fish directly from our property

    Swim, raft, canoe and fish directly from our property

  • The cozy redwood paneled living room

    The cozy redwood paneled living room

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Dining area, adjacent to Kitchen. seats 8-10.  View of river and garden .

    Dining area, adjacent to Kitchen. seats 8-10. View of river and garden .

  • Bedroom #1. Skylights above afford a view of the beautiful redwoods

    Bedroom #1. Skylights above afford a view of the beautiful redwoods

  • Morning on the deck

    Morning on the deck

  • Oscar, our guardian gnome

    Oscar, our guardian gnome

  • Sun setting over the river from the garden swing

    Sun setting over the river from the garden swing

  • Side of the house viewed from the Hot tub

    Side of the house viewed from the Hot tub

  • One entry to the Main House is through a redwood tree trunk

    One entry to the Main House is through a redwood tree trunk

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