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Modern-Private-Luxurious-Views-Hot Tub - at Lavender Hill Vineyards

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6max)



Since 2008, over 100 five-star guest reviews confirm Dry Creek Villa to be a truly exceptional, idyllic retreat. Dry Creek Villa consistently rates 5/5 stars from prior guests. Among the various comparable options in the Healdsburg environs, Dry Creek Villa is totally without comparison: Modern, private, sophisticated and luxurious. It is also a legal vacation property. If you find a property within the Healdsburg City limits, it is more than certain to be illegal, subject to sudden eviction. Don't take such a chance when the countryside and Dry Creek Villa are mere minutes away from town.

Perched on a hilltop in the grapes at Lavender Hill Vineyards, about a mile up a newly paved private road and behind automatic gates, this secluded & modern 2BR, 1BA guest house comfortably sleeps 4 - up to 6 people max - and is the perfect retreat in rural wine country. It's just 12 minutes to the downtown Healdsburg plaza and is very close to many award-winning wineries. Lake Sonoma is also 10 minutes up the valley. The iconic Dry Creek General Store is a short drive away.

The Villa's two stylish bedrooms are both furnished with contemporary queen-size platform beds, ultra-comfy premium mattress and quality linens for a restful night's sleep. There's also a clock radio dock for your iPod in each bedroom and room-darkening shades to enjoy a lazy morning in bed. Reading lamps help snuggle up with a book or magazine.

The spacious modern bathroom with vessel sink and over sized shower with room for two is not connected to either bedroom, making it convenient for all guests. Fluffy towels and robes make you feel right at home.

The full electric kitchen with granite counters comes complete with all the accessories to prepare light snacks or a complete gourmet feast, while a dishwasher helps make cleanup a breeze. Outdoors, there's a gas BBQ available seasonally to grill your favorite foods.

The vaulted, airy main room with its bamboo flooring has a rectangular dining table that seats up to six. There's also a pull-out sofabed that converts to an additional sleeping platform. Two comfy Fatboy beanbag chairs completely meld to your body after a full day of wine tasting. For entertainment, there's an AV receiver +iPod connection, and a flat screen TV with a DVD/VCR player and DirecTV satellite with 100's of channels including premium HBO/Showtime/ESPN for your viewing enjoyment. Board games, puzzles and reading materials round out the relaxation options. If business calls, there is a built-in desk for use with your laptop to connect to the available Wi-Fi broadband connection throughout the villa. Locals calls can also be made from the in-house phone.

After a long day's adventures, soak yourself in the secluded, six-person hot tub while viewing the the deep starry sky and then rinse off under the private outdoor hot-water shower. By prior arrangements made during your stay, you may also take a dip in the 48 ft. solar-heated lap swimming pool at the owner's house nearby (from approximately May thru September). Guest passes to the full-featured Parkpoint Health Club in Healdsburg are also available for $20/person/visit.

For special insider tips and advice, take advantage of the owner's local knowledge to introduce you to winemakers, shop-owners and restaurants and other off-the-path info. We can even arrange to pre-stock the villa with items from your shopping list to make your arrival care-free and ready to relax. Wine country living doesn't get better than this!

The pictures shown are how you will find the Villa for your visit. Please email with any questions, or if you are in the area, call us to stop by for a look. We have taken great care to think of everything you'll need to make your wine country visit truly exceptional. Thanks for checking us out. We respond to all inquiries promptly.

Dry Creek Villa is operated in conformance with Sonoma County Zoning Code section 26-88-120 and required TOT license (#609N). Quiet hours are from 10p-7a. Maximum of three vehicles overnight. Please note that the city of Healdsburg prohibits all vacation rentals. If you are considering a property advertised for rent within the city limits of Healdsburg, it is not legal to do so, and there have been cases of some renters being evicted by local authorities without recourse! Be diligent in your research of all Healdsburg rentals!

By contacting us through this website, you give us express permission to contact you regarding this or future rental offers. All bookings require a signed rental agreement by the renting party where the terms contained therein supersede and replace any and all conditions stipulated by this website and your use thereof to contact or book with us. Any "Service Fee" shown in a quote provided by this site is automatically added and collected by Homeaway/VRBO and is not paid to owners.

Keywords: Luxurious, contemporary, private, wine country, retreat, Healdsburg, hottub, private, quiet, modern, drycreekvilla.

More Details

Bill Carney
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Bill Carney

We are incredibly fortunate to live where we do in the glorious Dry Creek Valley and want all of our guests to experience the authentic wine country lifestyle, no matter how short or long the visit. Ask us for tips and advice for the true locals/insider perspective. We are happy to lend our knowledge to make your stay at Dry Creek Villa at Lavender Hill Vineyards truly memorable.

Bill Carney purchased this house in 2008

Why Bill Carney chose Healdsburg

Imagine a secluded sanctuary where you can escape the rat race, and thoroughly enjoy the simple pleasures of wine country in a private, modern, elegant setting. We take pride in introducing you to all that our area offers.

What makes this house unique

Amazing views, complete privacy and so quiet at night you will never sleep better. Plus, it's only minutes to some of the best wineries in the world and only 7 miles or 12 mins to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would absolutely recommend Dry Creek Villa to friends and family because of the value of having such a unique and beautiful experience in a secluded hillside, surrounded by mountain peaks and valleys.
Jun 2016
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Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our rental agreement is the sole contractual relationship in this transaction. This site is not party to any legally binding terms between us and you.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days from arrival are subject to a $50 service fee and this condition supercedes anything different stated by this site.
  • All bookings through this site require a signed rental agreement, a valid credit card number disclosed to us and a copy of govt ID by occupying party.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Premium mattresses. Sleep Sofa (1) Pull-out QN sofabed. Queen blow-up mattress also available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Modern-Private-Luxurious-Views-Hot Tub - at Lavender Hill Vineyards
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 134 reviews

Privacy, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the dry creek villa. Weather was cooler than normal for August, but it made for a very relaxing time. Close to all the wineries we planned to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply luxurious....

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the perfect getaway for 2 (or 4!). Nestled right in the vineyards on this amazing property.

Perfectly appointed to the restaurant grade plates and dishes, towels, linens, and plush robes to enjoy the hot tub...IN THE VINEYARD!

Incredible views and naturally back door to dry creek valley...many amazing wineries...spent the day, then finished with drinks and cheese on the balcony.

Scott and Bill are the most gracious hosts...from the check in tour to tips and suggestions for wineries and restaurants...and a bit of vineyard management tips if your interested!

Thank you gentleman, we'll see you next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, we are happy to hear that your experience was exactly what we hope our guests have at Dry Creek Villa Healdsburg. We hope to see you again. Cheers. B&S
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Such a special place

  • 5 of 5

As usual we had a fantastic time at your place, so peaceful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Take Care.



  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super close to our favorite places!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and private feel made for great long weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

100% (and more) as advertised.

We had a great stay. Thanks so much Bill and Scott!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harm and family: we hope you enjoyed your holiday stay and that you'll find the time to return again during the better weather season. cheers. B&S
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Andover, Massachusetts

Superb location, excellent trip!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stay in Healdsburg at least once a year and got married there three years ago. We chose to come back for our wedding anniversary and Dry Creek Villa was beautiful! What a location, the views were amazing, it was so peaceful and quiet. Bill and Scott were very helpful and responsive, and we had an excellent time. It's perfect for 2 people or 4 (we were supposed to go with another couple who couldn't after the fact) and was equipped enough to make some meals at the house too, which we love to do when we rent! Excellent spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jolene & Miguel, we're happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dry Creek Villa. With such nice comments, we hope you meant to include that 5th star. Cheers. B&S
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Rosa (STS)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dry Creek General Store
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Over 80 wineries within 15 minutes drive.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning/Turn $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

1. Standard rates are $329/night, $2,100/week for 4 adults (two nights minimum).
2. $50 per person/per night for each adult guest over 4, up to 6 total.
3. $500.00 Security deposit refunded within 10 days of departure in the form of a check or refund to credit card.
4. Cleaning fee = $125.00 per stay. Dog cleaning supplement = $100.00.
5. Sonoma County occupancy tax is 12% and applies to both rental and cleaning fees.
6. Half of total is required to confirm reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival date
7. Contact us directly for cash discount rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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