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1950s Custom Cottage on 3+ Beautiful Acres Above the Dry Creeek Valley Floor

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Charming 1950s cottage on 3+ acres just above the Dry Creek Valley

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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Healdsburg house description

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Very well located at the eastern end of the famed Dry Creek Valley and only 2.5 miles to historic Healdsburg’s Downtown Plaza, this charming Wine Country Cottage maintains the beautiful craftsmanship of its time, and yet is newly renovated, upgraded, and modernized with comfort and convenience all around. This ‘lovely lady’, in her spectacular setting, is newly furnished and beautifully decorated with original, eclectic, and handmade artwork painted in lovely relaxing hues, with newer dual paned windows, a new roof, hardwood floors, and a newly remodeled kitchen.

Just off of Dry Creek Road, a short drive up an oak-studded, paved, private lane, leads you to this heavenly, peaceful, and serene paradise. Enjoy the 3+ private acres with the beauty of nature all around and the hillsides covered with oaks, conifers, madrones, manzanitas, etc. An adjacent Zinfandel Vineyard provides vineyard views and grapes for the Rafanelli and Dry Creek Vineyard wineries’ excellent Zinfandel wines, and beyond enjoy the beautiful southerly views of the Dry Creek Valley and foothills. The property is primarily flat with half of the property on a slight downslope just below the house, and half rising behind and above the house.

Outdoor amenities abound for enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature, including a large side deck with umbrella and outdoor table and chairs for 8, and a separate spa deck with brand new 7+ person Hot Springs spa. A wild, natural, and peaceful garden area with a small lawn creates a special environment on the gentle downslope side of the home below the side deck, and is adorned with lovely plantings, shrubs, a graveled pathway, with seating areas, planting boxes, and is shaded by beautiful, mature California oaks. For the birders in your group, this beautiful bit of heaven attracts an incredible variety of all kinds of indigenous and even some migratory birds, including woodpeckers, steller and scrub jays, California quail, chickadees, nuthatches, owls, redtail hawks, song birds, hummingbirds, and on.

You can walk the many picturesque trails of this 3+ acre very special property and soak up the morning light as you begin your day, or find the perfect spot to view the fabulous sunsets, the experience of which will stay with you for weeks to come… it is truly a magical place! Additionally, several seating areas are provided on this lovely property for communing with nature, a quiet read, or simple contemplation. In the season, please enjoy watching the grapes grow! A propane Weber grill is provided for your grilling needs and the outdoor amenities are completed by a one-car covered carport and an adjacent large gravel drive area where there is room for another 3 or 4 cars when needed.

Now come on in and enter the beautiful living room with an original open-beamed, Redwood, cathedral ceiling, oak hardwood floors, and a ceramic gas logged fireplace with brick and oak mantle. For your entertainment pleasure, a 42” Sharp flatscreen HD TV is provided with DirecTV including the NFL Ticket and a Samsung DVD player. The well appointed living room is also ‘home’ to a newer deluxe queen sleeper sofa, comfy chairs, and a coffee table.

The living room opens to the dining room with bead board wainscoting, two windows, and a full glass door which leads to a brick railed porch transitioning to a large redwood deck with outdoor table, umbrella, and seating for 8+. Centered in the dining room is a beautiful handmade, recycled, wooden table seating 8+. The kitchen’s adjacent countertop also seats another 2-3 guests, as well as your ‘backseat chefs’. Open to the dining room is a newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops and built-in workstation.

The ‘heart’ of this lovely kitchen is a new stainless steel Frigidaire ceramic cooktop range with custom overhead hood. Additional appliances include a GE Fridge over freezer, Frigidaire dishwasher, Cuisinart toaster, Sharp Carousel microwave, and a coffee maker. The kitchen is also bead board wainscoted with custom, built-in cupboards and cabinetry including some crackled glass-faced cupboard doors. Post-feast cleanup is made easy with a double deep stainless steel sink with a garbage disposal and a high end pullout faucet. A large window over the sink provides beautiful views of the oak forested hillside abounding with ivy and madrones.

In moving on, we reach the bedrooms and bathrooms hallway; to the far right is a guest bedroom with a leather upholstered queen wooden sleigh bed, beautiful windows treated with decorative drapes for privacy and aesthetics, hand carved decorative art from recycled doors, and wooden decorative panels from Indonesia. In the center of this hall is the first shared full bath which is original and in mint condition. The original butter cream and ivory checkerboard tiled shower and vanity brings you back to the 50’s, and also provided is a tiled shower over tub combo, a single porcelain sinked vanity, and a large opening window with a privacy shade.

The hallway is also ‘home’ to the linen cupboard with drawers and a closet. On the left side of this hallway is the second guest bedroom with a queen platform bed, more beautiful and original artwork, and also includes a curtained indoor laundry enclosure with a stacked new Electrolux HE frontloading washer and dryer combo. This room features a beautiful Italian-themed oil painting, as well as a very interesting Spanish Renaissance-styled painting of a lady hanging above the bed with a window looking out on the brand new spa and deck, with more beautiful views beyond.

Indoor access to the private Master Suite’s entry hall is through this second bedroom. This lovely Master is carpeted wall-to-wall but for the tile floored ensuite bathroom with single sinked vanity and large walk-in shower, providing easy access for those who do not want to step over the tub to shower. The Master Suite also has a comfy queen carved wooden sleigh bed with beautiful artwork above and lovely vanilla colored wainscoting from floor to ceiling. The Master Suite also has its own private outside entry/exit door which opens to a small private fenced courtyard; on through the gate and you can re-enter the home through the front door.

Our guests are also welcomed at Healdsburg’s premier Parkpoint Swim & Health Club with a heated lap pool, aqua aerobics pool, children’s pool, as well as all the workout equipment and exercise classes you can enjoy, and day passes are available for purchase.

The Dry Creek Vista is a wonderful and charming ‘home base’ for enjoying Healdsburg, the crown jewel of Sonoma County Wine Country, with its 3 wine growing regions, the Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys. Many more nearby activities are also available including canoeing, kayaking, or fishing on the Russian River, and the Lake Sonoma Recreation area with marina and boat rentals.

The Armstrong Old Growth Redwood Preserve is just about 30 minutes away, off River Road and on the way to the beautiful and rugged Sonoma Coast. With a day trip, you can also explore the Silverado Wine Trail through Calistoga to the city of Sonoma. With so much to see and do, you will want to spend as much time as you have, and come back again soon for more fun and relaxation!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT ‘FAR AWAY FROM IT ALL’ FEELING AND YET CLOSE TO THE WINE COUNTRY ACTION OF HEALDSBURG, THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY. PLEASE COME AND ENJOY THIS VERY PRIVATE, TRANQUIL, AND CHARMING WINE COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH 50’S STYLE, QUALITY, AND ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES AS WELL!!!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $495
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$425/nt to 4 guests; $525/nt to 6; $625/nt to 8; 3 night minimum

3 night minimum for Holiday and Special Event Weekends.

Ask about our special weekly, monthly, and off-season rates!

11% Sonoma County Tax - Detailed cleaning, laundry, and reset - $175 - $225

$495 Refundable Security Deposit – a small well behaved mature dog considered

TOT License #: 641N; Permit #: ZPE14-0010

$395/nt to 4 guests; $495/nt to 6; $595/nt to 8; 2 night minimum

3 night minimum for Holiday and Special Event Weekends.

Ask about our special weekly, monthly, and off-season rates!

11% Sonoma County Tax - Detailed cleaning, laundry, and reset - $175 - $225

$495 Refundable Security Deposit – a small well behaved mature dog considered

TOT License #: 641N; Permit #: LIA in process


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  • Charming 1950s cottage on 3+ acres just above the Dry Creek Valley

    Charming 1950s cottage on 3+ acres just above the Dry Creek Valley

  • Front of this charmer w/ covered front porch & seating area

    Front of this charmer w/ covered front porch & seating area

  • Lovely garden w/ home in the back ground in this Dry Creek Valley setting

    Lovely garden w/ home in the back ground in this Dry Creek Valley setting

  • First enter the beautiful living room queen sleeper sofa

    First enter the beautiful living room queen sleeper sofa

  • Dining room opens to the newly renovated kitchen w/ stooled counter

    Dining room opens to the newly renovated kitchen w/ stooled counter

  • First shared bath w/ original 50’s checkerboard tile & shower over tub combo

    First shared bath w/ original 50’s checkerboard tile & shower over tub combo

  • At the end of the hallway on the left is the second guest bedroom w/ queen bed

    At the end of the hallway on the left is the second guest bedroom w/ queen bed

  • From this second bedroom, hallway continues to entrance of private master suite

    From this second bedroom, hallway continues to entrance of private master suite

  • Private ensuite bathroom w/ door leading through the second bedroom

    Private ensuite bathroom w/ door leading through the second bedroom

  • Covered carport & lg. graveled area allows plenty of room for parking

    Covered carport & lg. graveled area allows plenty of room for parking

  • From the inside of the master suite, its private entry door to the outside

    From the inside of the master suite, its private entry door to the outside

  • Private courtyard w/ café table for 2 for your morning coffee

    Private courtyard w/ café table for 2 for your morning coffee

  • Vineyard views from the new spa deck w/ new Hot Spring 7+ person spa

    Vineyard views from the new spa deck w/ new Hot Spring 7+ person spa

  • Side deck w/ dining table & chairs for 8 & spectacular vineyard views

    Side deck w/ dining table & chairs for 8 & spectacular vineyard views

  • Welcome & come on in under the covered porch

    Welcome & come on in under the covered porch

  • Living room opens to the lovely dining room w/ a table & chairs for 8+

    Living room opens to the lovely dining room w/ a table & chairs for 8+

  • First on your right in the hallway is a guest bedroom w/ comfy queen

    First on your right in the hallway is a guest bedroom w/ comfy queen

  • Master suite w/ wooden queen sleigh bed

    Master suite w/ wooden queen sleigh bed

  • Master’s private ensuite bath w/ lg. walk-in shower

    Master’s private ensuite bath w/ lg. walk-in shower

  • Beautiful natural informal garden paradise just off the side porch

    Beautiful natural informal garden paradise just off the side porch

  • Door opens to a private, enclosed, fenced, & gated courtyard just off the master

    Door opens to a private, enclosed, fenced, & gated courtyard just off the master

  • Shaded seating area on the upper level of the property

    Shaded seating area on the upper level of the property

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
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  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/26/2015
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