Children Welcome! Quiet Country Setting Only 5 Minutes from Healdsburg Plaza

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Please read the reviews of our lovely cottage which follow this information.
Enjoy the serene quiet of our rural setting just minutes from beautiful Healdsburg. You will be surrounded by vineyards, and our property sits amidst a large organic flower and vegetable garden filled with butterflies, birds, and bees.

A private patio overlooks the Russian River Valley and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of our special coffee blend, or cup of tea at the beginning of the day or a glass of wine at the end. Dinner can either be at a local restaurant, or a BBQ on your own private patio. We try to provide everything to make your stay with us memorable. We are also beekeepers and sell our own raw organic honey, as well as eggs from our chickens.

This VERY PRIVATE 650 square foot 1-bedroom guest apartment with its own entrance is attached to the main house. The handy mini-kitchen is equipped with coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster, micro-wave, fridge and a 1-burner cook top. There is a gas BBQ right outside the door. The private bathroom in the guest suite is accessible to both the living room and bedroom area sleepers.

Ours is a gay and child-friendly property.We will be happy to accompany your children as they visit our chickens, cats and our dog Mitzi.Children can also pick ripe fruit and vegetables from the garden. If you are coming for a wedding why try to keep your children quiet in a hotel room,when they can enjoy running around our garden?
We do not charge a security deposit, or a cleaning fee and, of course, your children 12 & under stay free. This may result in a slight discrepancy as to how VRBO calculates the full rental fee. They count children as extra guests, we do not. We trust that you will take as good care of our cottage as we do ourselves. We look forward to hearing from you, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Kristine and Charlie Siebert


Keywords: cottage ..self contained. Private, quiet, views, gardens, animals, children


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children. We have a swing set in the garden, and chickens, cats and a dog to play with. and LOTS OF TOYS in the drawers under the 'coffee table'....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because some guests are allergic to certain animals, we keep the cottage pet free. However we have cats, chickens and a wonderful friendly dog for our guests to interact with outside in the garden....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There are no steps to enter the cottage or in the cottage....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King size bed. Please read the reviews, most people comment on our wonderful, comfortable bed. Child Beds (1) We have a port-a-crib for infants and can set up a small cot for an older child. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board,high chair, port-a-crib and small cot....moreless


  • Books:

    lots of books to choose from, and current magazines too....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite including HBO for your over 200 movies on DVD!...moreless

  • Television:

    32' Flat Screen in living room. Additional TV in Bedroom. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    toys for the youngest child up to pre-teen....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Healdsburg Plaza is only minutes away, yet here you are in a beautiful country setting with bees, birds, butterflies and hummingbirds all around you....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    As you sit in your own private patio you look out over the Russian River valley, the vineyards and the mountains beyond. This is a peaceful retreat and a quiet place to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day....moreless

  • Rural:

    While we are in the country and totally private, we are only minutes away from the Healdsburg Plaza. No funky, dark country roads to navigate to get home after dinner....moreless

  • Water View:

    A Beautiful View of the Russian River Valley and the Hills beyond. Settle down on the patio and sip wine while watching the sun set, and the Hummingbirds battle for territory....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large drop leaf table, over looking the front patio and bank of white roses and where the hummingbird feeders are hung. Plus a table and chairs on your own private patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC plus electric fans for additional comfort...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guests are welcome to use the old fashioned clothes line in the garden if they have things to dry. Using the dryer can also be arranged....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, plus additional electric radiators in every room for guests who want it warmer....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ironed sheets, fluffy pillows and duvets for your sleeping comfort....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large sunny room with 2 futon sofa's, and a game table for children, plus the TV and entertainment areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking room right outside the cottage. No steps to navigate....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right at your front door....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    May be arranged with the owners....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes. No charge....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We also provide Large white towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Can be arranged with owners...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, you can use your computer in the cottage. We know how important it is to have high speed internet connection....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker, plus electric tea kettle. We also supply coffee, teas and spices....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you would need to prepare your own meals, or bring in take out from one of our fabulous local restaurants....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full compliment of dishes, pots, pans and utensils. Everything we could think of that we would want in a place we rented....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    1-burner cook top,electric frying pan, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, pots,pans,dishes. We happily provide Coffee and teas plus basic spices should you choose to cook or BBQ. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    Included are basic spices, and if the chickens are laying, I put some fresh eggs in the fridge for our guests..and butter!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    small, under counter fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    one burner electric plate, plus electric frying pan. Gas BBQ just outside the door....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven included....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two patios. One outside the front door with a table and chairs, and another with a view over the Russian River valley.There are several private seating areas in the garden for our guests....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge garden with several seating areas. Plus a coop full of chickens with a bench nearby to observe their antics....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ right outside your door....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


Base rate is for two persons. A charge of $50 per person per night for a 3rd adult. Children under 12 stay without charge. We have a port-a-crib, cot, and high chair, and welcome children to our cottage.

Sonoma County Tax Certificate #756N

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Healdsburg Plaza
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Windsor, Shiloh Road or Healdsburg
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route #101 north from the Golden Gate Bridge
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
All within 5 miles
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Russian River, Memorial Beach

Car: Necessary

The small, quaint town of Healdsburg is only a 5 minute drive away. The town offers outstanding restaurants for those special meals, and many smaller but equally good places to eat. There are interesting shops and boutiques and several wineries have tasting rooms around the main Plaza. Armstrong Woods,a small state park with towering Redwood trees, is similar to Muir woods,but much less crowded.Its only a short drive away.Enjoy various drives around the area which will all be free of traffic, and each vista a beautiful sight. Sonoma county is so close to San Francisco (a one hour drive) yet so far away, and certainly not as touristy as the Napa Valley. Come enjoy our neck of the woods.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We retired to beautiful Healdsburg in 1992 after long careers in film,TV, and stage in Los Angeles. We've never regretted this decision because Healdsburg is a magical place to live.We decided to open our home several years ago, so we could share with our guests our lovely gardens and peaceful setting.

Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
Our guest cottage was part of our home, but once our children left we thought the space was so beautiful and private that it would make a lovely vacation rental for guests coming to the wine country of Sonoma (not Napa)... So several years ago, we transformed the space into the wonderful guest cottage that it is today. Please read our reviews.Our guests seem to share this opinion, and we hope you will too. .

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage is very quiet and private. However its only 4 miles to downtown Healdsburg. Our guests can sit in the gardens, read books from our extensive library, or watch movies chosen from our large selection.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, norwegian



  • Welcome!


  • Cottage Entrance

    Cottage Entrance

  • Queen-sized & Double Futons

    Queen-sized & Double Futons

  • reading area

    reading area

  • Comfy King-sized Bed

    Comfy King-sized Bed

  • Down in the Valley

    Down in the Valley

  • Perfect Spot to Begin or End Your Day

    Perfect Spot to Begin or End Your Day

  • Breakfast Makers

    Breakfast Makers

  • Island of Tranquility

    Island of Tranquility

  • Doris


  • the valley

    the valley

  • Country Garden Cottage

    Country Garden Cottage

  • BBQ Just Outside Your Door

    BBQ Just Outside Your Door

  • Living Room with Flat Screen TV

    Living Room with Flat Screen TV

  • kitchennette


  • Morning View

    Morning View

  • Garden View

    Garden View

  • Take a Break

    Take a Break

  • Aloe in Bloom

    Aloe in Bloom

  • Happy Hummingbird

    Happy Hummingbird

  • poppies


  • Country Garden Cottage

    Country Garden Cottage

VRBO #228670

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, November 09, 2015

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