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Fitch Mountain Cottage with Private Beach Access and River Views

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Sunny deck over looking the Russian River with a Kayak in the water.

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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!!!!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Living room converted to bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size LA-Z Boy sleeper/sofa with air confort matress...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have a skylight. The master bedroom has a large window with a view overlooking the river. The master bedroom also has a large sliding glass door that leads onto the deck. Also, both bedrooms have HD TVs with Blu-Ray DVD players and access to over 1500 DVDs. For infants, there is a Graco portable crib and a high chair....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Game room convenience bath room: toilet

    half bath with shower...moreless

  • In the master bathroom there are senior friendly hand rails.

Entertainment

  • Game Room
  • Games:

    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

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    60' 1080p HD in living room with DirecTV including sports, and smaller TVs in the bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive video library....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The stone beach is in view from the deck....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Stone beach with limited public access in just down the outdoor stairway to the river....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The front of the house faces the steep side of Fitch mountain, about 50 feet away, covered with many large trees and thick under growth....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Just in the master bed room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Enclosed gas fire place in both cottage and game room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

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

    Ammple parking for guests....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    This kitchen is stocked with William of Sonoma table ware and a variety of stainless steal and iron clad pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rentals available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural flower garden setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Tubes and paddles....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Secluded Bull Frog hot tub (with an insulated cover) protected by a tall fence, sitting under a large tree, two steps off of the deck, and just a few more steps from the sun room sliding doors....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$335 $360
Fri, Sat
Low Season II
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$270 $300
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$335

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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.


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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ravens Inn
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Landing
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Teyman Park Golf Course
20 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK, Richmond (take AMTRAK bus in Santa Rosa)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Healdsburg Inn
214 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Valley
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
Russian River
 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Sunny deck over looking the Russian River with a Kayak in the water.

    Sunny deck over looking the Russian River with a Kayak in the water.

  • Master bed room with skylight, large window view of the river.

    Master bed room with skylight, large window view of the river.

  • Secluded hot tub accessible from the sun room.

    Secluded hot tub accessible from the sun room.

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • Private stairway to the river and beach.

    Private stairway to the river and beach.

  • Meditation area.

    Meditation area.

  • Front of the cottage.

    Front of the cottage.

  • Flower garden on the side of the cottage.

    Flower garden on the side of the cottage.

  • Canoeing fun on the Russian river just below the cottage (canoe not included).

    Canoeing fun on the Russian river just below the cottage (canoe not included).

  • Mallards viewed from the deck.

    Mallards viewed from the deck.

  • Sleeping Mallard viewed from the bottom of the stairway to the b each.

    Sleeping Mallard viewed from the bottom of the stairway to the b each.

  • Sandhill fishing in the river viewed from the deck.

    Sandhill fishing in the river viewed from the deck.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Sun room over looking the Russian River

    Sun room over looking the Russian River

  • Detached game room with bath, deck, and view of a flower and meditation garden.

    Detached game room with bath, deck, and view of a flower and meditation garden.

  • Foyer with view of outdoor hot tub.

    Foyer with view of outdoor hot tub.

  • View of part of the beach and river at the bottom of the stairway.

    View of part of the beach and river at the bottom of the stairway.

  • Front door.

    Front door.

  • Deck of detached game room.

    Deck of detached game room.

  • Rear view of the cottage from the stairway to the beach.

    Rear view of the cottage from the stairway to the beach.

  • Distant view of a Sandhill crane from the deck.

    Distant view of a Sandhill crane from the deck.

  • Ducks and Sandhill crane viewed from the deck.

    Ducks and Sandhill crane viewed from the deck.

  • Another view of the river near the bottom of the stairway.

    Another view of the river near the bottom of the stairway.

  • Distant view of a Sandhill crane on the opposite bank of the river.

    Distant view of a Sandhill crane on the opposite bank of the river.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/29/2015
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