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Private, Well-Equipped Retreat on 1.6 Acres, Tucked at End of Country Road

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Healdsburg house description

Is it possible to at once be away from it all and at the center of it all? It is if you spend your wine country vacation at our home less than 3 miles from Healdsburg Plaza.

Our home is just 3 miles (5-10 minutes) from Healdsburg Plaza and its variety of restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and galleries. It is also practically at the very center of the extraordinary Northern Sonoma wine country, just minutes from the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. In fact, there are over 150 tasting rooms within a 10 mile radius - making this an outstanding home base for your Sonoma Wine Country vacation. The house is also only about 40 minutes from outstanding wineries at the northern end of the Napa Valley for those seeking even more variety.

The property offers a variety of features and activities to enhance your wine country vacation when your not out wine tasting or enjoying the other pleasures of Northern Sonoma County.

Our home is around a bend at the end of a country road that dead ends at our automated gate. Outdoors, you can relax by the solar heated, salt water swimming pool (open from mid-April through mid-November), and warm up at night by the wood burning fire pit surrounded by fragrant lavender. Or enjoy your morning coffee under our covered gazebo next to our vegetable garden and near our recently planted fruit and olive tree orchard. The property is richly landscaped, with lush front, rear, and side gardens and a manicured front lawn. We also have a young hobby Cabernet vineyard at the very front of the property, which hopefully will begin producing fine Sonoma County wine sometime around 2016! There is a basketball hoop above the garage where you can practice your jump shot, or brush up on your ping pong skills on our indoor/outdoor table.

Indoors, the home is equipped with central air conditioning, central heating, and wifi Internet access. Our fully-equipped kitchen is stocked with practically everything you could possibly need to prepare a gourmet meal. The kitchen has a stainless steel GE refrigerator and dishwasher, Jenn Air range, granite tile counter tops, as well as the full array of kitchen essentials. For wine lovers there is lead-free crystal glassware and a dishwasher safe decanter. We also have a full array of unbreakable dishes and wine glasses suitable for outdoor use. The pantry is stocked with spices and other cooking staples to make preparing your meals at the house an easy and pleasant experience.

In an open floor plan, the kitchen opens to the dining room which seats 8 and to the den. The den has a comfortable modern sectional, a 40” high definition flat screen LCD television with DirecTV, and a stereo receiver with iPod/iPhone and Bluetooth jacks that powers speakers in both the den and outdoors next to the swimming pool.

Or you can sit back and watch a movie on our home-theater equipped living room, with its 7.1 surround sound, 55 inch flat screen HDTV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, and Xbox 360 gaming system. The living room also has a wood burning fireplace to provide additional warmth on cool Sonoma County nights.

The master suite has a king sized bed and a private bath with a double vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower. The other 2 bedrooms each have queen sized beds, and all the bedrooms are equipped with custom Elfa closet storage. In the hallway, you’ll find the second bath, which has a shower/tub combination and dual vanity. An additional ½ bath is accessible through the laundry room next to kitchen. The laundry room is equipped with a front-loading LG washer and dryer.

Enjoy the best of both worlds - the privacy and tranquility of the country just minutes from Healdsburg Plaza!!!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets allowed only with express permission of owners; pets must never be left alone in house or on property...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Master bath, double vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            double vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Well behaved dogs considered with additional security deposit. Pets are NEVER to be left alone in the house or on the property. Children are welcome, but given that the swimming pool is not securely fenced the home is suitable only for children 6 and older who can swim well. Parent/guardian pool/spa waiver required for all guests under 18 years of age. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property, by anyone, at any time. We are unable to allow guests to host parties or events at our property....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • DVR
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2)...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Game Console:

                XBox 360 with Kinect...moreless

              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Gazebo
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Small Cooler
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub
              • In Ground Pool
              • Jacuzzi
              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool
              • Spa Whirlpool
              • Whirlpool
              • Jetted Tub
               

              Reviews

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              from 32 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $575
              $2,975
              Summer
              May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $695
              $4,165
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $595 $695
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,850

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $175
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $495
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Well-behaved dogs considered with additional deposit ($1000 refundable security deposit instead of standard $495) OR purchase of $89 Property Damage Protection policy via Homeaway. Dogs may not be left alone in the house or on the property at any time.

              Renters with children will be required to provide a waiver signed by the child(ren)'s parent(s) for the pool/spa as a condition of their rental.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 12/25/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              We are located in Healdsburg, just 3 miles south of Healdsburg Plaza. The home is about 65 miles north of San Francisco and 7.5 miles north of Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS).

              Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. Our home is within 5 miles of over 40 tasting rooms and within 10 miles of over 150 tasting rooms, making it the ideal place to experience the best of Sonoma County's wine country. Explore beyond the town square and you’ll find incredible hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing within minutes. Venture less than an hour away to the Sonoma Coast and enjoy whale watching, tidepooling, and surfing.

              In addition, our home is only about 45 minutes from prominent Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Spring Mountain, and Diamond Mountain.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: We are a family of 4 (plus 2 Portuguese Water Dogs) that purchased this property in 2010. We live in San Francisco and spend many weekends in Healdsburg - particularly in summer. We find the property to be an incredibly relaxing retreat and a great place to spend time with our family and friends.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View from driveway circle

                View from driveway circle

              • Front garden

                Front garden

              • View of front of home from across front lawn and garden

                View of front of home from across front lawn and garden

              • View from dining room into kitchen. New stainless appliances & Jenn-Air range

                View from dining room into kitchen. New stainless appliances & Jenn-Air range

              • Living room with 55 inch HDTV and Blu-Ray home theater system with XBox

                Living room with 55 inch HDTV and Blu-Ray home theater system with XBox

              • Master bedroom with private bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower

                Master bedroom with private bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower

              • Whirlpool tub in master bath

                Whirlpool tub in master bath

              • Second guest bedroom, with queen bed and Elfa custom closet

                Second guest bedroom, with queen bed and Elfa custom closet

              • Fire pit area surrounded by lavendar field. Former horse stable to right

                Fire pit area surrounded by lavendar field. Former horse stable to right

              • Shaded gazebo, with view to front garden

                Shaded gazebo, with view to front garden

              • View from just inside front gate; recently planted hobby vineyard in foreground

                View from just inside front gate; recently planted hobby vineyard in foreground

              • View toward driveway circle lawn and garden

                View toward driveway circle lawn and garden

              • View of front lawn and garden toward front gate

                View of front lawn and garden toward front gate

              • Family room/dining room combination, with kitchen to right

                Family room/dining room combination, with kitchen to right

              • Living room with 55 inch HDTV and Blu-Ray home theater system with XBox

                Living room with 55 inch HDTV and Blu-Ray home theater system with XBox

              • Inside master bedroom, with closet and bathroom to left

                Inside master bedroom, with closet and bathroom to left

              • Guest bedroom #1, with queen bed and Elfa custom closet

                Guest bedroom #1, with queen bed and Elfa custom closet

              • View of custom closet in 2nd bedroom

                View of custom closet in 2nd bedroom

              • View along path toward front garden

                View along path toward front garden

              • View of front garden, decomposed granite path leads to shaded gazebo

                View of front garden, decomposed granite path leads to shaded gazebo

              • Rear garden

                Rear garden

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

              $575 - $695 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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