Fitch Mountain Cottage with Private Beach Access and River Views
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Healdsburg cottage description
Welcome to Shangri-La on the Russian river, a relaxing and regenerative vacation home in the 'heart' of the Sonoma County Wine Country. The river 'comes alive' through the lens of a wall of windows and a wraparound deck which creates a front row seat to exotic wildlife, seasonal landscape, and the ever-changing river.
This Craftsman 1940's style cottage is airy and light, which is enhanced by newly installed skylights throughout the living areas. The cottage features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Frigidaire Professional 4 burner gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, and microwave. A kitchen door opens up to the wraparound deck and easy access to the outdoor gas grill. All bedrooms are cozy and feature newly purchased queen size beds. A new LA-Z Boy sofa/sleeper with an upgraded air comfort mattress provides another sleeping option in the living room.
Original art by internationally acclaimed artists gives this vacation home a European sensibility. Dining on the birch table with Italian inspired William of Sonoma tableware furthers this eclectic atmosphere. The dining table, with retractable leaf, seats up to 10 guests. A kitchen door opens onto the deck, with easy access to an outdoor gas grill and the wraparound deck. You will enjoy great outdoor living while enjoying an espresso, fine wine, or a barbecue masterpiece while dining on Teak outdoor furniture that seats up to 9 guests.
The living room has open wood beamed ceilings with a ceiling fan, abundant windows with new window treatments and skylights. The queen size LA-Z Boy sleeper/sofa is tastefully positioned and is easily converted to sleeping position. Guests enjoy a large selection of books, over 1000 DVD's, many board games, foosball, a 60' HD TV with cable and a Blu-Ray player, radio, and WiFi service.
The spa is completely private, accommodating up to 6 guests, and offers an enhanced experience with nature as one views the stars at night while listening to the gentle song of the river. The Sunroom opens up to the spa and deck through sliding glass doors and has a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the river. This same room has a couch which easily converts to a single bed. Built in cabinets provide plenty of extra linens and towels for the spa and bathroom. Between the two bedrooms is a Jack and Jill bathroom with soaking tub and freestanding shower.
A detached 'Game room' sits next to the main house. This 'bonus' room opens onto a Zen style wooden deck overlooking a meditation garden and stairway to the beach. The 'Game room' has a newly remodeled bathroom with shower, sink and commode. This room also has 2 sofa/sleeper beds and a Murphy bed. For sports fans, there is a classic wooden foosball table by Harvard.
Seasonal guests can use 4 large river tubes with paddles. This season begins when the river dam is in place (approx. July 4th through Labor Day). A private railed concrete stairway leading from the East garden to the River's edge is easy access to water sports, swimming, fishing and sunbathing on the beach. An outdoor shower is conveniently located near the river stairway for a quick and easy rinse-off when returning from the beach.
The cottage is surrounded by trees include huge redwood and bay trees. A fence surrounds the property. There is ample off-road parking on the property. The cottage is secluded with only one nearby neighbor.
Day passes to the Parkpoint Health and Swim Club are available for reasonable rates and just minutes away. Sonoma Lake, Wineries and Sonoma adventures are all at your doorstep while staying at the Healdsburg Riverside Retreat. Additionally, the owner, who is a Sonoma County Certified Tourist Ambassador, is available to help you create an exciting itinerary during your stay.
Come and enjoy a Zen like getaway in the mystical setting of Shangri-La on the Russian river!!!!
- 1260 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Sentence Scrabble, Playing Cards, Sour Apples to Apples, Wine Tasting Kit, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Rubric's Cube, Magic Magnetic Beads, San Francisco Trivia, Balderdash...moreless
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
Pool & Spa
- Lawn / Garden:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
There is a wide view of the Russian river from the deck, which sits about 30 feet above the river in the summer time. In the winter, when the river swells, the distance is reduced to 15-20 feet....moreless
- Mountain View:
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
ReviewsWrite a review
wonderful relaxing getaway!!
wonderful relaxing getaway!!
My husband and I stayed here with our twin 5 year old sons and could not have had a better time! We were visiting from Va and planned to visit vineyards but could hardly stand to leave the cottage! This cottage truly has one of the best spots on the Russian River with lots of beach area, an island, calm areas and some gentle rapids...perfect for the kids as well as very relaxing for adults! The house was very clean and had a fully equipped kitchen. We enjoyed getting all the delicious groceries we needed at the near by John's Market and cooking at the cottage. We also really enjoyed the huge dvd collection! We don't watch a lot of TV but it was a nice treat to watch movies at night. My boys are now Star Wars fanatics! The game room was also a great bonus. We had the privilege of meeting the owners before checking who are very nice and accommodating. We'd love to make it back. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
- Guest Sara (United States)
- Date of stay 08/12/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Family and friends gathered at the aptly-named Riverside Retreat for a long weekend. We had a fantabulous time. The home is beautifully appointed, well equipped, comfortable and inviting. The amenities are first rate. The kitchen is spacious and stocked with everything one needs for cooking. We ate all of our meals outside on the huge deck that provides a wonderful view of the river. The hot tub is delightful. We are already looking forward to our next stay!
- Guest Terry (Oakland)
- Date of stay 07/25/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
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2 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change unless reservations are confirmed.
Half payment is required to confirm reservations. The other half is due 3 weeks before the reservation. There is a cancellation fee of $50/night if cancellation occurs prior to 6 weeks of the reservation. There is a cancellation fee which is half payment if cancellation occurs between 6 and 3 weeks before the reservation. There is no cancellation 3 weeks prior to the reservation.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
There is a housekeeping and reset fee of $150 per visit. The Sonoma County occupancy tax of 9% will be added to the total cost.
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Rosa at 20 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Larkspur Landing at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: AMTRAK, Richmond (take AMTRAK bus in Santa Rosa) at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: U.S. 101 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Russian River at 40 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Ravens Inn at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Heavenly Valley at 214 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Teyman Park Golf Course at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Healdsburg Inn at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I am a curator and professional art dealer. The Zen like nature and serenity of the Healdsburg River Retreat inspires me and I want to share this experience with others.
Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
This property has been handed down through the family and has been a family retreat for many years.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the closeness to nature and watching the changing seasons. This creates a peace of mind and an awe for the forces of nature.
- Primary: 510-301-2068
- Secondary: +1 925-980-7295 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. PST
- Fax: +1 925-373-6326
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Sunny deck over looking the Russian River with a Kayak in the water.
Master bed room with skylight, large window view of the river.
Secluded hot tub accessible from the sun room.
Private stairway to the river and beach.
Front of the cottage.
Flower garden on the side of the cottage.
Canoeing fun on the Russian river just below the cottage (canoe not included).
Mallards viewed from the deck.
Sleeping Mallard viewed from the bottom of the stairway to the b each.
Sandhill fishing in the river viewed from the deck.
Sun room over looking the Russian River
Detached game room with bath, deck, and view of a flower and meditation garden.
Foyer with view of outdoor hot tub.
View of part of the beach and river at the bottom of the stairway.
Deck of detached game room.
Rear view of the cottage from the stairway to the beach.
Distant view of a Sandhill crane from the deck.
Ducks and Sandhill crane viewed from the deck.
Another view of the river near the bottom of the stairway.
Distant view of a Sandhill crane on the opposite bank of the river.
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2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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