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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman detail, modern comforts & stunning VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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/

Our Transfer Occupancy Tax (TOT) number is 782N

Sonoma County quiet hours: 10pm - 7am

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.

More Details

Owner
Heather
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Heather

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 Heather chose Healdsburg

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Sonoma County quiet hours are from 10pm - 7am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Heated tile floors upstairs, custom wood floors downstairs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman detail, modern comforts & stunning VIEWS
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews
5

The house was beautiful and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the property. The view from the porch was especially stunning. The house was clean and the instructions for everything were clear.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this gorgeous cottage! It was beautifully furnished, very comfortable and well stocked. The owner was wonderful to work with and very responsive. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful Retreat with great views - tastefully appointed with attention to details and comfort

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat. It is challenging to write this review in the midst of the wine country fires overwhelming and devastating Northern California. We were in the house when the fires started and our host came in person to let us know and bring us extra water. Her responsiveness and concern went beyond from the process of booking through this unfortunate event. I pray for all the people, animals and properties.

The house is beautifully done with attention to each detail. There was even a blender so I could make my morning smoothie. A beautiful feature of the house is the large deck/lanaii with views of the mountains. There are ample spaces to chill out and relax around the property which comprises two floors offering lots of privacy. The second bedroom is a little small but there is so much other space we barely noticed it. We were three adult friends but this would also be great for a family or two couples (if one is willing to have separate beds). The internet was a little spotty and the roads a bit rugged to get up the hill where the house is situated (we did not mind at all) but you can be in town or by the river in 5-10 minutes. The only downside would be for people who are less physically able, the stairs going up to the front door are steep. I workout and was quite breathy after two trips carrying my things up.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for two couples!!! The view is just amazing from either the front porch or the back patio! First rate accommodation! enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Porch Life!

  • 5 of 5

The Hilltop Retreat is a beautiful home tucked into the hillside of Healdsburg. While it's only minutes from Downtown Healdsburg and wine tasting in Dry creek you feel like you are in the mountains.

The home itself is nicely appointed, comfortable beds and well stocked kitchen. The porch is amazing. There are multiple living spaces in the home but the porch is hard to beat. We happened to be staying during a heatwave and the house stayed cool. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Healdsburg slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Classy, clean, getaway with plenty of space for small groups or families. Owners very attentive to details and we did not have to ask any questions during our stay because everything was very clear and organized for us. Great views as well and very close to town. Need to be an adept parker and driver to fit car in tight spots on narrow road but all manageable with patience. We used bbq and it worked great. All told, highly recommend this place for a stay in Healdsburg, we really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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).

Weekends 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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