"Out of the five vacation rentals we've stayed at around the world, most have often fallen short of the provided photos and description, hence we have been reluctant to consider vacation rentals that often, but this Healdsburg gem exceeded our expectations! Located on a vineyard estate, the grounds and the apartment were well-maintained, and the windows on every wall provide unobstructed views of nature. We were extremely pleased with this spacious, private apartment in the northern Sonoma Co. wine country, and it was an incredible value for the quality and location. Susan was in constant communication to ensure we were taken care of, and esp. when we were tied up in traffic, she was very understanding and advised us of the alternate check-in/key pick up option. Ethan Allen furnishings and bed linens were of high-quality, and made you feel as if you were in an executive suite compared to the majority of generic hotels throughout Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The kitchen is convenient for heating up any restaurant leftovers, but also the added touch of providing provisions in the mini-fridge and snacks was very thoughtful, where we made coffee and breakfast each morning. The bathroom provides more than enough toiletries, esp. in case you forget anything (such as a toothbrush, as one of us did!). Many hotels and other rentals nowadays neglect these little details and touches. Also, the location amidst vineyards means you'll enjoy only the sounds of nature, and none of the cacophony of a busy highway or the usual urban and even suburban sounds we're accustomed to. Also, there were plenty Alexander Valley wineries nearby open for drop-in tastings. For example, the nearby Silver Oak Winery's tasting room is less frenetic or crowded than the Napa/Oakville one, and the tasting is the same at both locations, except you don't feel as rushed, and can actually relax and enjoy your wine tasting. For the most part, we already had reservations at other wineries, and none were that far a drive, and downtown Healdsburg with its restaurants and shops was also easily reached. Finally, Susan was very amenable to our 11 lb dog being a guest as well, and that was much appreciated. We recommend this apartment without hesitation!"
Guest: Gloria L.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 28, 2015