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3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Healdsburg farmhouse description

This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bath home is located on a paved private road ½ mile off of West Dry Creek Road and just 4 miles from downtown Healdsburg. It is great walking and biking country. If you are a biker bring your bike and enjoy the experience of seeing Dry Creek Valley by riding one of the premium bike roads, West Dry Creek. West Dry Creek is also home to about a dozen wineries, including Everett Ridge, Quivira, Lambert Bridge, Bella, Preston and more.

Home is located on 20 acres of mostly hillside land with majestic oaks, bay laurels and wild grasses. There are two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on the property. You might be lucky and see wild boar, bobcat, wild turkeys, coyote and deer. Since the property is not fenced, the deer think they own the place and wander through at will. You can tell by the hoof prints on the Bocce court.

The home has a large kitchen with inside and outside dining areas. The kitchen has a six burner Dacor cooktop, two large ovens and a large microwave, an extra large dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, two warming drawers, double sinks, and even a wood burning cast iron stove. You will also enjoy the great views looking out onto the hillside where you can catch glimpses of the local wildlife.

The indoor dining room seats 10 and there is a table in the kitchen that easily seats six for those who want to chat with the chef or for a casual meal. There are two outdoor dining tables, one on the deck that will seat 6 comfortably and 8 in a pinch. A second one on the terrace seats 8 comfortably while you are watching an active game of bocce.

If you like to cook you will appreciate the extensive herb selection, olive oils and vinegars.The dining room is separated from the kitchen / family room by beautiful pocket doors with glass panels. There is a built in china cupboard in the dining room and a lovely chandelier. The family room area off the kitchen has a reclining leather love seat, a reclining reading chair and a 50 inch Sony TV with DirecTV service. There is a cast iron stove that can be used for heating and general ambiance.

There are French doors leading from the kitchen / family room area onto the oversize deck. On the deck is a Weber gas BBQ that is hooked up to the propane tank that is used by the home for heating. The deck has a love seat and two arm chairs that are metal and have cushions plus multiple other chairs that can be used with the glass top table or just for relaxing. Going down from the deck there is a lovely outdoor seating area with a round teak dining table and chairs, service cart, plus additional small tables and chairs and benches. There is a tree swing and a bocce court with teak benches and tables at each end.

Off to the side of the deck is a 6 person “Hot Spring” Spa that is very private and has a lovely view of the hillside. There is an outdoor shower near the hot tub where you can quickly shower before getting into the hot tub and rinse off after you get out.

The master bedroom is upstairs and has a cal king sled bed with 540 count sheets, down comforter, and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. There is a seating area with a comfortable reading chair and an antique wooden bench. Off the master bedroom is a deck with beautiful vistas. There are two chairs with cushions for you to enjoy the morning sunrise or just to sit and enjoy the view. The tiled master bath has two sinks and a large tile tub / shower combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The two other bedrooms are downstairs. Each has a queen bed with down comforter and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. Both have closets with build in shelves, a supply of coat hangers and a luggage rack. They share a tiled bathroom with a shower / tub combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The interior of the home was professionally painted by a painter trained in Switzerland and has 17 different colors throughout the home. There is wireless interest service in the home but no local phone so you will need to use your cell phone.

The property has a seasonal creek the flows in winter, spring and early summer. The outdoor mood lights wash the front of the house and come on automatically at dusk lighting up a gorgeous oak tree, three redwood trees, and pathways to the house. The lights in the back have a manual switch and light up two beautiful oaks, a large walnut tree, barn, and pathways.

I have owned property in Healdsburg since 1992 and have been involved in the wine industry since 1993. Let me know if you need recommendations for wineries, restaurants, or other activities. David, who lives in the guest house on the property, offers services to set up wine, farm, and vineyard tours, designed especially to meet your needs. He can also set up your pantry before you arrive with local produce, wine, cheese, and other products and could be hired to be your chef.
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Come enjoy a fabulous home only four miles from downtown Healdsburg.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The property is not fenced and therefore unsafe for children and pets....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            The property is not fenced and therefore unsafe for children and pets...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 22 or older or 18 and older with parents...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            cal king with sitting area, and private deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            down comforter, wicker sitting chair, big closet, ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            down comforter, wicker chair, access to deck...moreless

          • Each bedroom has down comforter, sitting chairs, closet with built in shelves, luggage racks, bed side lights, and delightful art...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            one sink with large tile counter top and decorative art...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            beautiful garnite countertop and designer sink...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower - what fun - next to spa...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            master has two sinks, magnifying mirror, view to to hills...moreless

          • All indoor bathrooms have silent closing for toilet lids and seats. There are new shower heads in each of the indoor showers and curved shower curtain rods for more room in the showers. Art has been carefully selected for each of the rooms in the house including bathrooms...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Separate dining room that has a designer table with 8 large chairs. There is also a table and 6 chair in kitchen area plus two out door dining areas, sitting for 6 and sitting for 8...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, oils, vinegars, flour, sugar, and a number of other basics like mustards, BBQ sauce, chinese condiments like soy sauce and hot sauces...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            A unique color of granite for the counter tops, some whimsical drawer handles, and 6 different painted colors on walls and cupboards...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Extensive dishes, silverware, glasses including wine glasses, cooking utensils and pots...moreless

          • Oven:

            2 large Dacor ovens that can do convection bake or regular...moreless

          • Stove:

            6 burner Dacor range with set in griddle and downdraft fan...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side Kitchenaid with filtered water for ice...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Extra large Dacor microwave ...moreless

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Usually not needed but two units one for the ground floor and one for the master bedroom suite which is upstairs...moreless

          • Heating:

            Two units - one for ground floor and one for master bedroom suite...moreless

          • Living Room:

            with wood burning fireplace and southwestern art...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Wonderful fluffy towels Seperate towels for spa...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood burning cast iron stove in kitchen area...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace in living room ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for at least 3 cars...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Kenmore Elite - front load...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Kenmore Elite...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • There is a bocce ball court on the property. David Bedford, who is my manager if I am away, is available to be your private chef and / or to set up exclusive wine and farm tours...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                no local phone - need to use your cell phone. at&t service seems to work best...moreless

              • Internet:

                wireless - no password required ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Paved road 1/2 mile from West Dry Creek Road and 4 miles from downtown Healdsburg...moreless

              • Communal Pool:

                There is a pool that can be used for a fee at a heath club called Park Point...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Large hot tub that seats 6 comfortably...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                Healdsburg has public tennis courts at the high school and the park in town. There are also a number of private clubs in Santa Rosa. I belong to a tennis club in Santa Rosa...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                There is both a deck right off the kitchen with dining and seating areas, and there is a patio between the deck and bocce ball court that has seating and dining areas...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                There are a number of companies that offering canoeing and kayaking on the russian river and dry creek river...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The property does not have lawns but there are multiple landscape areas for your enjoyment...moreless

              • Boat:

                Lake sonoma is near by where you can rent boats and boating equipment...moreless

              • Golf:

                Healdsburg has a public golf course...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    private setting with views of hills, oaks, vineyards, and stars at night...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hunting
                  • Marina
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $575
                  $3,500 $13,500
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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                  • Cleaning $225
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Santa Rosa Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 101
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Spoonbar
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Madrona Manor

                  Car: Necessary

                  Healdsburg is in the middle of five distinct wine regions, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Russian River, Chalk Hill and Rockpile. Healdsburg has a world class jazz festival usually the last part of May through early June, farmer’s market from May through October, dry creek passport wine event which is the last weekend in April, Lake Sonoma for boating activities and / or swimming, and extensive hiking and biking trails. Only 40 miles from the pacific ocean and 70 miles from San Francisco

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: I am a second generation California. Started to buy property in Healdsburg in 1992 and moved to Healdsburg in 1999. I own a winery called Proud To Serve which supports non profits who provide services to veterans. My ex husband, Marshall Harris, and I bought our first vineyard in 1992 and established a great zinfandel vineyard called Harris Kratka.

                  Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
                  This beautiful home has all the benefits of wine country life; views, quiet and charm yet it is only 4 miles to downtown Healdsburg. The decor has been selected by a professional decorate and the owner to make it comfortable, relaxing and appealing whether you are inside or outside the home. This property is not set up to accommodate people under 18.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  Fabulous kitchen, deck and outdoor patio with bocce and spa and a tree swing. Great places to go for walks and ride bikes. When you travel what do you like to do? I enjoy feeling like a special visitor to an area or one of the natives. My home is a wonderful place to do both. I love to cook and entertain and my home is set up to do that but I also like to have someone else cook – restaurant or bring in a chef. My guest house is rented out to David Bedford who can be your chef for the evening so that you can sit at home and enjoy the area (no worries about driving or cooking). David also has great contacts with the local farmers and wineries and can set up special tours for you. If you want he can pick up local supplies for your pantry and have them in the home before you arrive.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Side of home from private road

                    Side of home from private road

                  • living room looking towards entry

                    living room looking towards entry

                  • fireplace in living room

                    fireplace in living room

                  • Kitchn and french door leaving out to deck

                    Kitchn and french door leaving out to deck

                  • kitchen with view into eating area and tv area

                    kitchen with view into eating area and tv area

                  • master bedroom with cal king sled bed and sitting area

                    master bedroom with cal king sled bed and sitting area

                  • Upstairs deck off master bedroom

                    Upstairs deck off master bedroom

                  • bedroom 3 with queen and door out to deck

                    bedroom 3 with queen and door out to deck

                  • 2nd bathroom next to bedroom 2 and 3

                    2nd bathroom next to bedroom 2 and 3

                  • deck eating area

                    deck eating area

                  • bocce court

                    bocce court

                  • hildside views

                    hildside views

                  • front entry

                    front entry

                  • Living room looking into dining room

                    Living room looking into dining room

                  • dinning room

                    dinning room

                  • kitchen, 6 burner stove top, large window above sink area for wildlife viewing

                    kitchen, 6 burner stove top, large window above sink area for wildlife viewing

                  • half bath next to kitchen with granite countertop and designer sink

                    half bath next to kitchen with granite countertop and designer sink

                  • Master bedroom with antique bench and private deck that gets early morning sun

                    Master bedroom with antique bench and private deck that gets early morning sun

                  • master bath with dual sinks and built in magnifying mirror

                    master bath with dual sinks and built in magnifying mirror

                  • bedroom 2 with queen bed

                    bedroom 2 with queen bed

                  • deck sitting area

                    deck sitting area

                  • patio eating area down from the deck and next to bocce court

                    patio eating area down from the deck and next to bocce court

                  • 6 person spa off deck - outdoor shower to right of spa

                    6 person spa off deck - outdoor shower to right of spa

                  • 2 arcres of cab on property - vineyard views

                    2 arcres of cab on property - vineyard views

                  VRBO #458821

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                  $575 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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