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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman Detail, Modern Comforts & Stunning Views

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Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy extraordinary views and re-connect with what matters in this secluded, completely remodeled cabin with custom craftsmanship and creatively repurposed materials in every room. The setting is private with nearly 200 acres of unspoiled woods out the back door - yet we're just seven minutes from Healdsburg square with great shopping, a wealth of tasting rooms and restaurants to please every palate. Wine tasting along Russian River's still-small and beautiful wine road is close and convenient.

Climb the steps to a tranquil getaway with exquisite views, and you'll not want to leave (many don't). Our most consistent feedback is that this 'tree house' feels like a world away from it all with its own little peaceful gravity well.

From April through August, we enjoy walkable Russian River access down the street for kayaking, tubing, or lounging on the beach. Year-round, there are hiking trails to choose from just outside the front or back door, as well as biking and paddle-boarding on the river. Within a short drive are some of the area's most beautiful trails and rides.

We have hand-crafted hardwood floors and (heated) tile throughout with well-placed windows for a very open feel, that never-the-less maintains total privacy. Enjoy the outdoor patio while taking in the views, napping, reading or sipping wine. Or venture out back to take in 180 degree views from above the trees, BBQ under the open sky, recount the days' events, or just play horseshoes.

For all the charm & craft, you'll find that the layout makes sense. In the master suite is a Cal king bed, 'en suite' full bath and private patio. Upstairs in the guest bedroom are two twins looking out into the forest, with a separate full bathroom on this main level. We also have two more twins available on the covered porch, as well as a convertible twin/full sofabed in the entry den. The kitchen opens onto the porch, looks out beyond the trees and is connected with the main living room.

We strive to keep the house tastefully appointed and amply stocked with all that you'll need for a comfortable & relaxing stay - from toiletries & hair dryers to a cook's kitchen, 'smart' TV & WiFi, and plenty of games for the playing.

See our Flickr stream for more photos: flickr.com/photos/96378452@N08/

PLEASE NOTE ::
~ We have a 3-NIGHT MIN. on WEEKENDS, during the high season, and 5-NIGHT MIN. on holidays. If a weekend remains open, we will release it for a shorter booking the Wednesday before.
~ Do CHECK the CALENDAR before sending an inquiry, we keep it up to date.




Keywords: House; Healdsburg; views; mountains; river; retreat; wine country; romantic.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 1 Cal King bed in the master, 2 Twin beds in the guest bedroom (can be made into a King), 1 Full bed (fold-out couch in the den) & 2 Twin beds (on the covered porch, one of which is a pop-up trundle). *In addition: the upstairs couch is an Orson from Room & Board, it comfortably sleeps one. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Heated tile floors upstairs, custom wood floors downstairs

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Take-one leave-one library available for sharing. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    No game room, but plenty of board games & puzzles available....moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker w/universal audio jack & an iPhone docking speaker. Bring your Pandora & Spotify channels!...moreless

  • Television:

    Internet-enabled ("smart") TV. (i.e. Amazon, Netflix, Hulu...). Tons of DVDS, but no cable TV. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    50+ DVDs available. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extendable dining table comfortably seats 4-6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating & space heaters....moreless

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

    Parking for 2 cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New Cuisinart drip maker & a grinder are both available. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with coffee fixin's, maker & grinder, as well as spices & condiments. We have pots/pans, plates, glasses, utensils, etc. A blender & food processor are also available. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt/pepper, spices, olive & veg. oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season - 2016
May 27 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$325 $385
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder season - Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 11, 2016
2 night min stay
$315 $345
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,980

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low season
Nov 12 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$240 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,710 $5,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High season - 2017
Apr 1 - Sep 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$335 $385
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$325
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

HOLIDAY & WKD MINIMUM STAYS :: Please note that we have a 4- to 5-night minimum on most major holidays (Memorial Day, Passport Wkd, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Wkds have a 3 -night min. during high & shoulder seasons & a 2-night min. during the low season.

*No smoking of any kind* on the property.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

We are situated close to the Healdsburg town plaza, and to the Russian River wineries. Hiking/walking and biking trails are available out the back door and up Fitch Mtn. Even more stunning trails are available a short drive away.

Perfect jumping off spot for enjoying the best of Healdsburg and its surroundings.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are a couple from San Francisco who have long loved the Russian River valley and Healdsburg in particular. Sharing this place with others is a pleasure and a privilege for us.

Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg, CA, USA:
It's a well-situated, peaceful getaway with stunning views & incredible craftsman detail. Healdsburg & the Russian River wineries are still intimate & small, yet sophisticated.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Best of both worlds :: At the end of the paved road & up in the trees, time slows down & life feels quieter here - but then Healdsburg food, shopping & wineries are 7 minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

    Seating area on the patio up behind the house. Stunning views & deep tranquility

  • View from the covered porch w/tiled floor.

    View from the covered porch w/tiled floor.

  • Entry landing, with custom stairs, wood floor & cabinet. Washer & dryer.

    Entry landing, with custom stairs, wood floor & cabinet. Washer & dryer.

  • Master bedroom, w/private porch & inspiring views to the left.

    Master bedroom, w/private porch & inspiring views to the left.

  • Stairs, with brass railing from an old victorian in San Francisco.

    Stairs, with brass railing from an old victorian in San Francisco.

  • Well-stocked kitchen w/new appliances. Custom cabinets & just off the porch.

    Well-stocked kitchen w/new appliances. Custom cabinets & just off the porch.

  • Guest bedroom upstairs. Looks out at the woods & backyard. Note: 2 twin beds now

    Guest bedroom upstairs. Looks out at the woods & backyard. Note: 2 twin beds now

  • Front yard, inside the fence.

    Front yard, inside the fence.

  • Daybed on the covered porch. Everybody's favorite place to sleep!

    Daybed on the covered porch. Everybody's favorite place to sleep!

  • Flagstone patio in the woods just behind the house.

    Flagstone patio in the woods just behind the house.

  • Woods & 170 acres of nature preserve just behind the house.

    Woods & 170 acres of nature preserve just behind the house.

  • Looking up at the house from the street.

    Looking up at the house from the street.

  • View from the master porch. No neighbors on 3 sides of house

    View from the master porch. No neighbors on 3 sides of house

  • Looking down at the entry den, with a sleeper sofa.

    Looking down at the entry den, with a sleeper sofa.

  • Master bathroom w/heated floors & handmade cabinets.

    Master bathroom w/heated floors & handmade cabinets.

  • Guest bath with tiled shower, custom cabinetry Top of stairs.

    Guest bath with tiled shower, custom cabinetry Top of stairs.

  • Upstairs: Living room looking into guest bedroom. Backyard & forest behind.

    Upstairs: Living room looking into guest bedroom. Backyard & forest behind.

  • Backyard. Deck & BBQ to the left, Fitch Mountain conservation reserve to right.

    Backyard. Deck & BBQ to the left, Fitch Mountain conservation reserve to right.

  • Seating area on porch. This is everybody's favorite place to lounge!

    Seating area on porch. This is everybody's favorite place to lounge!

  • Mists rising in the valley, as seen from the porch.

    Mists rising in the valley, as seen from the porch.

  • Woods & horseshoe pits behind the house. On 170 acres of nature preserve!

    Woods & horseshoe pits behind the house. On 170 acres of nature preserve!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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