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Nest is our Adorable Storybook Cottage with Sweeping Vineyard Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Nest, Our Storybook Cottage is tucked away on 15 beautiful acres of vineyards and gardens, with views that will take your breath away. Only 1.5 miles from the Healdsburg plaza, the cottage feels worlds away amongst the rolling hills of farmland. The Wine Country Cottage is budget-friendly getaway --you can dine out in the close by restaurants or save money and prepare meals on the grill to enjoy on the deck.

Nest is perfect for 1-2 people - a cozy, vintage one room farmhouse with an extremely comfortable queen bed, organic sheets, and a small but charming bathroom.

The location is close to everything so you won't spend a lot of time in your car. A country setting just a mile and a half to charming downtown Healdsburg. Just 3 minutes in the car or a 20 minute walk! Great local wineries are only .5 miles away, as is the Russian River swim and canoe beach. The perfect place to adventure out or to just linger, relax and soak in Sonoma County.

This is truly a wine country getaway - we invite you to walk through our gorgeous private vineyards and truly experience life like a local.

Please visit our website so see more photos of our beautiful gardens, 100 year old barn, and olive garden |

You've discovered a wonderful place for your next getaway to the heart of Sonoma wine country. Healdsburg is known as one of America's most charming small towns.

Check the availability calendar -- I update it daily!

Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am. We allow 1 vehicle per Cottage.

Tax ID: 368

Keywords: Perfect location, close to Plaza, charming Cottage, gorgeous garden, vineyards, affordable, private.

Guests say, ‘An absolutely beautiful, blissful getaway”!

More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Leighann

Healdsburg - what a great place to live and to visit. Our 15 acre farm property "Ru's Farm" has our home, 2 vacation cottages & 15 acres of vineyards. We can walk 20-25 minutes to Healdsburg Plaza -- just 1 & 1/2 miles. What a beautiful place to wake up every morning. My husband (John) and I both grew up in Sonoma County. We live on Ru's Farm with our children, dogs, cats, chickens and birds. John and I love to recharge by going on hikes through the California mountains and reading on the beach. We are looking forward to meeting you! -Leighann

Leighann purchased this cottage in 1992

What makes this cottage unique

Location is everything when you are on vacation--we are 1 & 1/2 miles to the Plaza -- you can walk or drive 4 minutes. Having wonderful restaurants, shops, and 200+ wineries all nearby makes for plenty of things to enjoy. Plus the Russian River is an 1/2 mile away -- the swim beach and kayaking add fun to summertime. Healdsburg is a friendly town for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss the Tuesday night free concerts in the Plaza in summertime. Great golf is nearby--we like the public course in Windsor + others in the area. Great weather & lots to do makes this a great place to live and visit.


Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small bathroom with stall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed There is one queen bed in the Cottage
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Vineyard views ~ 15 acres of private vineyards and beautiful private gardens surround this romantic cottage for two. You are invited to stroll through our private vineyards! Location - 1 & 1/2 miles to Healdsburg Plaza. It's a 20 minute power walk or 3 minutes in the car! Wineries galore - over 200 within 30 minutes. We have Wine Road maps for you! World class restaurants in Healdsburg -- what a great place to enjoy the good life!


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Nest is our Adorable Storybook Cottage with Sweeping Vineyard Views
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
New York, NY

Good things come in small packages

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in the cottage for 4 nights and it was perfect! The kitchenette was perfect with coffee pot, microwave, and toaster, and mini-fridge to get us through the morning and the grounds couldn't be more peaceful. We had a couple of days of rainy weather and we found the cottage cozy for sleeping as well as relaxing. Bathroom is small as others have commented, but water pressure and hot water were not lacking. It was a short drive or 20 minute walk to town, and offered the feeling of a true getaway. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cottage ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the nest over New Years and had a magical experience. Nothing could beat waking up in an adorable cottage, having breakfast on the porch overlooking the vineyard, and running into our abundantly welcoming hosts. So much charm and attention to cozy detail. Only a few minutes from town and plenty of wineries around. Can’t wait to come back! (Good thing we’re small because the bathroom is wee) #hygge

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet little cottage inb eautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

We celebrate our wedding anniversaries by going away for a couple of days. Our 57th was spent in this lovely little cottage set in a magnificent garden and with gorgeous views of vineyards. An ideal place to relax, read and reflect. One of the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

20 year anniversary

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. The property managers were wonderful and accommodating. Grounds were spectacular. Lovely walk into town

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Sasha :) and I can't wait for your return visit - Thank you for the review! -Lele
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Fantastic Location, Amazing Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend a long weekend at the absolutely amazing cottage in Healdsburg. The pictures are exactly as the cottage is and it is perfect for 2 people. The little kitchenette is great and the bathroom is very tiny - but totally functional. While we were there we never saw another person - it was like we had the whole beautiful location to ourselves. It is very close to wineries - we went to the Coppola Winery (spectacular) and the Korbel Winery (a highlight of the trip - go on the tour!) and we drove all over the area. Thank you so much - it was a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Storybook Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from or stay at the lovely Healdsburg Country Gardens. The cottage provided the perfect respite after the Healdsburg half marathon. A glass of wine on the porch while enjoying the beautiful views of the vineyard was the perfect way to end our day. I was really charmed by the photos of the cottage online and I was not disappointed. From the wrap-around porch to the beautiful gardens to the amazing views it exceeded our expectations. Barbara and Walt are lovely hosts - they provided us with many recommendations of things to do in Healdsburg, a lovely little town with amazing restaurants and wineries. We can't wait for our next stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wine Tasting at more than 200 wineries within 30 minute of the property. Explore charming Healdsburg Plaza just 3 minutes away--shops, spas & world class restaurants! 1/2 mile to Russian River swim beach, kayak and canoe trips! The sweet spot in Healdsburg is the Plaza -- we are a 3 minute drive away!

Our location is perfect -- country but close to everything! Good won't spend a lot of time in your car!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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