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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman Detail, Modern Comforts & Stunning Views

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Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Healdsburg house description

Enjoy extraordinary views and re-connect with what matters in this secluded, completely remodeled cabin with custom craftsmanship and creatively repurposed materials in every room. The setting is private with nearly 200 acres of unspoiled woods out the back door - yet we're just seven minutes from Healdsburg square with great shopping, a wealth of tasting rooms and restaurants to please every palate. Wine tasting along Russian River's still-small and beautiful wine road is close and convenient.

Climb the steps to a tranquil getaway with exquisite views, and you'll not want to leave (many don't). Our most consistent feedback is that this 'tree house' feels like a world away from it all with its own little peaceful gravity well.

From April through August, we enjoy walkable Russian River access down the street for kayaking, tubing, or lounging on the beach. Year-round, there are hiking trails to choose from just outside the front or back door, as well as biking and paddle-boarding on the river. Within a short drive are some of the area's most beautiful trails and rides.

We have hand-crafted hardwood floors and (heated) tile throughout with well-placed windows for a very open feel, that never-the-less maintains total privacy. Enjoy the outdoor patio while taking in the views, napping, reading or sipping wine. Or venture out back to take in 180 degree views from above the trees, BBQ under the open sky, recount the days' events, or just play horseshoes.

For all the charm & craft, you'll find that the layout makes sense. In the master suite is a Cal king bed, 'en suite' full bath and private patio. Upstairs in the guest bedroom are two twins looking out into the forest, with a separate full bathroom on this main level. We also have two more twins available on the covered porch, as well as a convertible twin/full sofabed in the entry den. The kitchen opens onto the porch, looks out beyond the trees and is connected with the main living room.

We strive to keep the house tastefully appointed and amply stocked with all that you'll need for a comfortable & relaxing stay - from toiletries & hair dryers to a cook's kitchen, 'smart' TV & WiFi, and plenty of games for the playing.

Be prepared to be enchanted by this unique home on Healdsburg's Fitch mountain! It's worth the climb.

See our Flickr stream for more photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96378452@N08/

PLEASE NOTE ::
~ We have a 3-NIGHT MIN. throughout the high season, and 5-NIGHT MIN. on holidays.
~ Do CHECK the CALENDAR before sending an inquiry, we keep it up to date.




Keywords: House; Healdsburg; views; mountains; river; retreat; wine country; romantic.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • 1 Cal King bed in the master, 2 Twin beds in the guest bedroom (can be made into a King), 1 Full bed (fold-out couch in the den) & 2 Twin beds (on the covered porch, one of which is a pop-up trundle). *In addition: the upstairs couch is an Orson from Room & Board, it comfortably sleeps one. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Heated tile floors upstairs, custom wood floors downstairs

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Take-one leave-one library available for sharing. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room:

                    No game room, but plenty of board games & puzzles available....moreless

                  • Games
                  • Stereo:

                    Bluetooth speaker w/universal audio jack & an iPhone docking speaker. Bring your Pandora & Spotify channels!...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Brand new, internet-enabled HDTV. (i.e. Amazon, Netflix, Hulu - yes, but cable - no)....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    50+ DVDs available. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Extendable dining table comfortably seats 4-6. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Radiant floor heating & space heaters....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Parking for 2 cars. 3 can be accommodated: be in touch w/owner. ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    New Cuisinart drip maker & a grinder are both available. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Stocked with coffee fixin's, maker & grinder, as well as spices & condiments. We have pots/pans, plates, glasses, utensils, etc. A blender & food processor are also available. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    salt/pepper, spices, olive & veg. oil...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low season
                  Nov 3 - Mar 15, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $240 $275
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,445 $4,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Shoulder season - Spring
                  Mar 16 - May 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $305 $335
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,815 $4,750

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  High season
                  May 2 - Sep 20, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $120 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  No smoking on the property. Please note that we have 5-night minimum on most major holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/26/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  We are situated close to the Healdsburg town plaza, and to the Russian River wineries. Hiking/walking and biking trails are available out the back door and up Fitch Mtn. Even more stunning trails are available a short drive away.

                  Perfect jumping off spot for enjoying the best of Healdsburg and its surroundings.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are a couple from San Francisco who have long loved the Russian River valley and Healdsburg in particular. Sharing this place with others is a pleasure and a privilege for us.

                  Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
                  It's a well-situated, peaceful getaway with stunning views & incredible craftsman detail. Healdsburg & the Russian River wineries are still intimate & small, yet sophisticated.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Best of both worlds :: At the end of the paved road & up in the trees, time slows down & life feels quieter here - but then Healdsburg food, shopping & wineries are 7 minutes away.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

                    Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

                  • View from the master porch. No neighbors on 3 sides of house

                    View from the master porch. No neighbors on 3 sides of house

                  • Looking down at the entry den, with a sleeper sofa.

                    Looking down at the entry den, with a sleeper sofa.

                  • Master bathroom w/heated floors & handmade cabinets.

                    Master bathroom w/heated floors & handmade cabinets.

                  • Guest bath with tiled shower, custom cabinetry Top of stairs.

                    Guest bath with tiled shower, custom cabinetry Top of stairs.

                  • Upstairs: Living room looking into guest bedroom. Backyard & forest behind.

                    Upstairs: Living room looking into guest bedroom. Backyard & forest behind.

                  • Backyard. Deck & BBQ to the left, Fitch Mountain conservation reserve to right.

                    Backyard. Deck & BBQ to the left, Fitch Mountain conservation reserve to right.

                  • Seating area on porch. This is everybody's favorite place to lounge!

                    Seating area on porch. This is everybody's favorite place to lounge!

                  • Mists rising in the valley, as seen from the porch.

                    Mists rising in the valley, as seen from the porch.

                  • Woods & horseshoe pits behind the house. 200 acres of nature preserve!

                    Woods & horseshoe pits behind the house. 200 acres of nature preserve!

                  • Looking up at the house from the street.

                    Looking up at the house from the street.

                  • View from the covered porch w/tiled floor.

                    View from the covered porch w/tiled floor.

                  • Entry landing, with custom stairs, wood floor & cabinet. Washer & dryer.

                    Entry landing, with custom stairs, wood floor & cabinet. Washer & dryer.

                  • Master bedroom, w/private porch & inspiring views to the left.

                    Master bedroom, w/private porch & inspiring views to the left.

                  • Stairs, with brass railing from an old victorian in San Francisco.

                    Stairs, with brass railing from an old victorian in San Francisco.

                  • Well-stocked kitchen w/new appliances. Custom cabinets & just off the porch.

                    Well-stocked kitchen w/new appliances. Custom cabinets & just off the porch.

                  • Guest bedroom. Looks out at the woods & backyard. Off the living room upstairs.

                    Guest bedroom. Looks out at the woods & backyard. Off the living room upstairs.

                  • Front yard, inside the fence.

                    Front yard, inside the fence.

                  • Daybed on the covered porch. Everybody's favorite place to sleep!

                    Daybed on the covered porch. Everybody's favorite place to sleep!

                  • New flagstone patio in the woods just behind the house.

                    New flagstone patio in the woods just behind the house.

                  • Woods & 200 acres of nature preserve behind the house.

                    Woods & 200 acres of nature preserve behind the house.

                  VRBO #240445

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

                  $240 - $350 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2014
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