|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Alexander Valley Vineyard Estate, Healdsburg
Enjoy magnificent vineyard views from this exceptional wine country estate. Completed December of 1999, this home boasts exquisite custom craftsmanship designed with an open and inviting indoor/outdoor floor plan that lends itself to a relaxing wine country experience. It has 5,600 square feet of living space, which includes five bedrooms, four and a half baths, a large great room, professional gourmet kitchen, 2,100 square feet of covered verandas and patios. A great place to a have that memorable milestone birthday or family celebration. Each suite has windows on 3 sides which invites the natural light into every room. Some of its many amenities include radiant heating, T-1 instant wireless internet, and zoned air conditioning.
The property consists of ten acres. Approximately five acres are planted to a Zinfandel boutique vineyard in addition to 500 Lavender plants arranged across the front hillside together forming a dramatic entry statement. The private backyard has a 30' by 40' foot swimming pool and spa with a covered pergola offering shade and an outdoor dining table that seats 12. Stroll out into the orchard in the summer months and pick fresh peachs, apples, pears and apricots to name a few from our many 70 fruit trees. Set away from the main residence you will find a spring fed pond and a replica of the original Alexander Valley School custom made playhouse All this and just minutes from the historic Healdsburg Plaza!
Wineries within a 5 mile radius include Alexander Valley Vineyards, Jordan, Murphy Goode, Hanna, Stryker-Sonoma, Robert Young Estates & Stonestreet just to name a few. 10 minutes away is the Dry Creek Valley with over 50 wineries to explore.
World famous Jimtown store is within walking distance, a unique country shopping experience as well as a great breakfast and lunch spot.
Hop on a bike for a gentle ride on Red Winery Road to have an upclose view of the vineyards or turn right out the driveway for a world class bike ride up Pine Flat Road, 12 miles of uphill road through a beautiful valley with an Audubon reserve, rolling vineyards and spectacular views. Truly a test for the seasoned cyclist...a must for cycling enthusiasts.
Healdsburg, the town center is a short 10 minute drive offering world class shopping and dining experiences. Healdsburg was voted America's No. 1 small town in the US in 2013.
Hiking abounds with Mount St. Helena just 30 minutes to the south and Armstrong Woods, a California state park featuring first growth redwood forest a 30 minute drive to the West. Continue from Armstrong Woods to the west another 20 minutes, to the Pacific Ocean, to explore the rugged Northern California coastline, enjoy a bowl of Clam Chowder in Bodega Bay.
The Russian River carves through the valley, canoes can be rented while you navigate your way through the valley by river.
I recently Nancy and Doug's home along with nine college friends from across the country. The home and the property were spectacular! It was perfect for our group in every way. The house itself if stunning, and as others have commented, it really does have everything you could possibly need. Nancy was fantastic to work with, and the personal touches she provided made us feel at home...wine upon our arrival, bottled water and chocolates in every bedroom, tomatoes from her garden just to name a few. We had an amazing reunion and hope to be back again!
Our group consisted of 8 adults from Colorado and California. This house was perfect for a gathering of friends. The house is very spacious and well appointed; the views are gorgeous and the landscaping is lovely. The pool and hot tub are big and in a very attractive setting. The entire house is well equipped, including the kitchen. Nancy and Doug have thought of every thing to make you feel welcomed and comfortable; they are gracious and thoughtful hosts. Our group plans to come back next year to this beautiful and relaxing home and setting.
My friends and I have been renting houses in the Northern California wine country for many years, but this is by far the best rental we've ever found. We can't wait to go back. The home is beautifully designed and appointed, and the owners couldn't be more charming and accommodating.The location is perfect-- just outside Healdsburg for convenient shopping and dining, yet situated in the heart of the Alexander Valley wine country. Mornings were spent walking among the vines of the neighboring vineyards or along the back country roads, soaking up the sun by the beautiful pool or playing a quick game of bocci on the ball court. Afternoons were for wine tasting at the excellent selection of vintners within an easy drive. Then back to the house in time to watch the sunset from the front porch. And if you like to gather over a home-cooked meal, the kitchen is beautiful--roomy and well appointed. You can eat informally in the kitchen or by the pool, or use the more formal dining area in the great room. We came back from our stay at this beautiful property happy and relaxed and already planning our next trip. Don't miss this house. It's a gem!
We just came back from a nine day stay in this fabulous home. The pictures do not begin to convey the beauty of the home and it's grounds. The house is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We had breakfast in the kitchen overlooking vineyards and lavender beds, lunch by the pool and spa, and dinner as we watched the sun set over the hills. I can't imagine a more beautiful location. The house is an easy drive to the many shops and restaurants of Healdsburg. The owners have thought of everything in preparing this house for guests and their hospitality really tops it off. Can't wait to come back!
This house has created life-long memories for us. We could not love this house more. And the owners are absolutely fantastic. 2012 will be the fifth year that we have rented this house. There are eight of us that rent this house. Four couples with ten children between us. But we leave the children at home! And we have an absolutely incredible time. Each bedroom is like a suite from a five-star hotel with beautiful views and your own luxurious bathroom. Although we have never assigned rooms, every year each couple gravitates to the same room.
After finding our rooms, it’s like being back at an old friend’s house (a very affluent and tasteful friend). We can sit in the front of the house admiring the incredible valley views (with a wonderful glass of wine in hand (of course)). Or we can sit poolside in the back and soak in the rays. The kitchen is massive and another great place to stand around and catch up with old friends. We have also watched football games on the terrific plasma screen in the family room (Go Blue) and have had fictitious concerts in the back (I can explain this over a glass of wine).
If the house was not enough, the owners are incredibly hospitable. We have forgotten wines in past years and the hosts have saved the wines for us and left them at the house on our next trip. On our last trip, the owners arranged a wine tasting from their winemaker that makes wines from grapes grown on the grounds. Wow. It’s like borrowing a house from a very dear friend.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the house is one of our favorite spots on earth. Every year, we spend 3-4 days catching up with old friends over excellent wine in the greatest of spots. It’s truly a special place. If my summary is at all unclear, I cannot recommend this house enough. Make your own lifelong memories in this wonderful spot!!
We’re often skeptical about 5-star ratings on rental properties. Are those comments for real? Will the property measure up? Simply put, this home far exceeded our expectations and met or exceeded all the glowing comments we read prior to booking! We invited 12 of our closest friends to leave their kids with the sitter and spend three getaway days celebrating a 40th birthday. The experience we had was incredible in every possible way.
First are the owners, Nancy & Doug. They were very easy to work with before and during our stay, were full of helpful tips and advice, and are very warm and personable. They made the whole experience so easy!
The property itself is magnificent. Ten vineyard-covered acres that rises just above the Alexander Valley – enough to have a lovely hillside to the rear of the house and incomparable view of thousands of acres of vineyards to the front. The property is situated in a way to provide the perfect level of privacy and solitude. It’s as if we had the whole valley to ourselves. The new back yard is an adult paradise with full bocce court, large pool, large capacity spa, modern sport court, pool house with full bath and workout equipment, patio table seating for 12+, plenty of lounge chairs and three types of BBQ grills including a Big Green Egg! The side and front yards include beautiful stone patios and lovely soft grass lawns. Did I mention the parking situation? We had seven cars and barely made a dent to the upper driveway area.
But the house itself is the main event. Five spacious “master-style” suites, some with fireplaces and several with built in day beds next to the windows perfect for lounging and reading. There’s a mezzanine with grand piano and pull-out bed and even a “sleeping nook” downstairs that everyone seemed to think was the best place for napping. Of all the houses we’ve rented, this was by far the most well-stocked. Each room includes flat screen TVs with satellite service, plentiful towels and supplies and the best kitchen setup we’d ever seen. The spice rack was full, there were multiple coffee makers, two dishwashers and three sinks, two ovens and the list goes on and on. There were even three types of sprinkles for our cupcakes! We never ate out – we ate like kings because of this gourmet kitchen, including a prime rib and Yorkshire pudding dinner one night.
We are very picky when it comes to rental properties and we cannot recommend this property enough! We can’t wait to come back!
POOL AND SPA in a very private backyard setting. Bocce ball court and sports court.
Wine tasting. World class restaraunts. Fabulous shopping
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|refundable security depo||$500|
Peak season rates apply for all holidays
50% of rental rate at time of booking. Balance due at least 30 days before arrival.