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Sunset Magazine Meets Healdsburg - Foodies & Wine Lovers

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Step into this beautifully updated mid-century modern house and enjoy the beautiful garden, the serenity, and the attention to every detail that anticipates your every need.

Use this as your luxurious home away from home. Venture out to enjoy the farm fresh flavours of Healdsburg Plaza's many top rated restaurants and local organic markets. Cook up a storm in the HUGE fully-stocked kitchen.

Expand your knowledge of Sonoma's phenomenal wines. Healdsburg is where three well known appellations meet: Russian River, famous for big, rich, Pinot Noir's; Dry Creek, known for Zinfandels; and Alexander Valley, for its high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah; and all three for superb Chardonnay. Enjoy this magical place with your family and friends, sharing wonderful meals and starlit evenings. Then sink into fabulous bedding in complete peace and quiet until waking up to another day in paradise.

A bit of planning is called for if you are to explore dozens of nearby wineries and still have time for cycling, hiking, shopping, visiting the Sonoma coast, and enjoying all the wonderful things Sonoma has to offer. Uber has arrived, adding another option to wine-country exploring!

More about our Garden: Peaceful, private, large and sun-filled, with landscaping that creates zen-like tranquility. An amazing surprise in the heart of town, handy to all the town square has to offer (restaurants, shops, farmers markets, gourmet and organic grocery stores, and, of course, wine tasting). You feel the peace of total privacy once you step into the garden. With views to enjoy, you can wander into the year-round herb garden, or pick your own sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, to supplement your culinary activities. Help yourself to Meyer lemons and oranges, plums in season, and watch the walnut tree ripen! Seasonal highlights change, but this garden is beautiful all year long.

Am I Inside or Out: California living at its best, the house flows onto decks and into the garden. The decks are designed to provide dappled shade, comfortable even in the summer sunshine. The French doors pull you into the garden, the house seamlessly flows outside, making the living and entertaining space enormous. Inside feels like a stylish loft - open, with comfy down-filled sofas to relax in with a book and glass of wine. Beautiful antiques, Persian carpets on the dark hardwood floors, and stylish ice-blue walls, make you want to stay forever. Bring your i-Phone and fill the house with the music that you love the most. Dimmer switches throughout and beautiful lighting lets you set the mood that you want. A real wood-burning fireplace in the living room banishes any cool evenings, while you watch a movie on Netflix, check out the full sports spectrum on Direct TV, or nestle into the den and flip through cook-books planning tomorrow's gourmet adventure.

Bedroom Choices/Kitchen Delight: Bedrooms: Hate to decide who gets the nicest bedroom? This house is perfect! It has two master suites and a third bedroom with a beautiful full bathroom right across the hall! Three couples can enjoy total privacy and each be in love with their own room.

Kitchen: The heart of any home, ours is a gourmet entertainer's dream - Gas Range, with grill, two huge sinks, loads of counter space - for us, cooking is a group activity - plenty of room for all who want to pitch in! For the spectators, bar stools overlook the action. Steps to the covered barbecue area, outside dining table and beautiful indoor dining. Everything you need is at hand - from high-end Henkel knives, Calphalon pots and pans, to Sophie Conran china (service for 12), cloth napkins, beautiful serving dishes, and a coffee machine that turns out espresso, capuccino, and more! A chef's dream, the perfect place to create delicious meals together to accompany the spectacular wines you've just discovered.

This Healdsburg home is magical - romantic and serene with beautiful surroundings inside and out. Classic California easy living with a house that opens into a private garden. Use our yoga mats to start the day with yoga on the deck while watching the sun rise. End the day with a glass of wine on our elegant lounging furniture looking at the golden sun set over a beautiful open sky. In-between go exploring, on foot, by bicycle, or by car - you'll be occupied with restaurants, tasting-rooms and shops, but it takes only minutes to be in the countryside, with endless choices of country roads to find and follow! The night sky is full of stars, and the garden has subtle landscape lighting, so tuck yourself into the outdoor jacuzzi and stargaze in a way that simply isn't possible in a city. If you want to combine rest and exercise (the ultimate way to return home refreshed) it is so easy, take the bikes for a spin, use our racquets to play tennis at Giorgi Park, or take a hike on the well marked trails at nearby Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve.

Calling all cyclists: Healdsburg is made for cyclists of all levels. We have six Trek bicycles that you can use and there are two bike rental shops in town, or, if you are elite cyclists, bring your own! You can mosey along the gently rolling hills of Dry Creek Valley (our favourite ride is out West Dry Creek Road and back on Dry Creek Road - either a 12 mile loop or a 22 mile loop - both of which are spectacular). Zoom up to Geyserville, or use our maps to find the super challenging hills! If the concept of exercise is better than the reality - cycle to The Shed or Costeaux Bakery for breakfast, or cycle to one of the nearby wineries for a picnic!

Amazing restaurants and wineries: Check them out - wonderful wines from Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Knights Valley, Napa Valley and Anderson Valley are all a beautiful easy drive from your home-base! You can stroll into town and enjoy world-class restaurants including the new and highly acclaimed Single Thread (warning - book ahead and be prepared to participate in a truly amazing, but expensive, evening), also acclaimed are Dry Creek Kitchen and Valette. For more casual dining, but with truly amazing food and ambiance, our favourites include Bravas (Spanish tapas, with an amazing back garden and bar), Barn Diva (Farm to Table, beautiful garden seating, and an incredibly stylish bar and restaurant inside), CampoFino (Italian, with a fun back garden including bocce courts), and Willi's Seafood (small plates, amazing ceviche, and a very fun bar!) If you want to venture further afield, Diavolo in Geyserville has arguably the best pizza in the world - and they make their own sausages. And it is easy to explore the emerging restaurant scene in the hamlets along the Russian River, or take Hwy 128 over the top to Napa - and visit the stylish Solange, or Greystone at the Culinary Institute of America, or many others like Redd, Bouchon and Bistro Jeanty further away in Yountville. Tip - drive the Silverado Trail not Hwy 29 through Napa Valley - way prettier, and possibly faster by skipping in-town Napa traffic jams (or just stay in the prettier and more relaxing Sonoma Valley)!

More Details

Property Manager
Morris Nord
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Morris Nord

Canadians who love food and wine, we found ourselves returning several times a year to Sonoma Valley and began to think about having a vacation home here, that we will be able to use more often when we eventually get to retire. We found the most amazing realtor, and fell in love with the first house he showed us! We looked at a few more, just to be sensible, but we returned to the house the same day and made an offer! It is a truly amazing place that is perfect for us! We are pleased to be able to share it with you. We have filled the house with things that we love, we think you also will love the house, and Healdsburg, and Sonoma Valley as much as we do. We live in Vancouver, it is only a 2-hour flight to San Francisco, and depending on traffic, less than a 2 hour drive to the house - Highway 101 takes you right to Healdsburg! Santa Rosa is 20 minutes away, there are direct flights from places like Seattle on Horizon Air, and for those of you with a plane of your own, the tiny Healdsburg airport is right around the corner! Healdsburg is like heaven on earth, apparently it gets its rain between November and May, but is virtually rain-free from May to November, and for those of us used to Vancouver-style rain, even that seems pretty mild - besides which it doesn't rain inside the wine-tasting rooms! We have umbrellas at the house, but we haven't had to use them yet!

Morris Nord purchased this house in 2009

Why Morris Nord chose Healdsburg

Perfect get-a-way. Easy access to restaurants, shops & the plaza, as well as to amazing wineries.

What makes this house unique

In-town, can walk to everything, amazing cycling into the countryside just minutes away, the garden is peaceful and the house is a wonderful place to entertain.

Amenities

Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) Located in large Master bedroom; Queen size Beds (2): One queen bed in 2nd Master bedroom; another queen bed located in third bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
This wine country home offers a true California indoor/outdoor retreat with plenty of comfortable seating, surrounded by exquisitely maintained flower/herb gardens and extensive decking. The outside comes in with fifteen (15) skylights throughout, which provides a warm and light-filled interior. You will also find fireplaces in the livingroom (wood burning) and one master bedroom (gas). Two bathrooms have in-floor radiant heat for those cool, crisp mornings. In addition to private bedrooms, perfect for 3 couples, the shared space is enormous - kitchen, dining, living room and outside living all flow together. The den provides a cosy getaway space.

Reviews

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Sunset Magazine Meets Healdsburg - Foodies & Wine Lovers
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
4

The owners do everything possible to make you feel at home.

  • 4 of 5

The home is well stocked with everything from Aveda shower products to a 5 star gourmet kitchen. We enjoyed staying at this convenient location for a month, and when weather permitted, we walked easily to nearby restaurants and shops.

People who prefer firm mattresses will enjoy the wonderful bedding, and sunny master bedroom skylights.

We had a fantastic time at this great property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven in Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

The photos hardly do justice to this beautiful, stylish and immaculate home. I'd rate higher than 5 stars if I could. This has been our 4th rental to this very comfortable and relaxing Healdsburg property. It’s both close to town and outdoor activities. Whether visiting vineyards, walking to town to explore the shops and restaurants, or biking the nearby terrain, this beautifully appointed and well maintained home is a jewel. There's an herb garden and gourmet kitchen for the creative chef, the scent of lavender and rosemary on the shaded patio, as well as landscaping that's a feast for the eyes. The owners have thoughtfully provided every creature comfort with style and charm. We can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sullivan's Island, SC
5

Luxury and Amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, our family of 5 had a wonderful 4 day stay at this home! Barbara was so gracious and welcoming. The pictures of the house can not convey the warm atmosphere and luxury appointments. Every inch is maintained immaculately and every convenience was thought of (great sheets, fluffy robes, wood for the fireplace, and a kitchen that was so much fun). Barbara invited us to enjoy the bountiful cherry tomato plants on the deck, what a treat with our afternoon glass of wine. We were the envy of everyone we rode by on the bikes that were at our disposal. the convenience to town whether walking or biking can't be beat. Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home, and great location! We enjoyed the back patio / outdoor kitchen area, and the house was easy walking distance (~15min) to the square downtown. Quiet neighborhood, great amenities and we will most likely be back on our next trip to Healdsburg! House manager was knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

40th wedding celebration/vacation perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two adult children and their spouses, and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. We toured wineries everyday, drove to the bay, took a bike tour and visited the redwoods. The location was central to everything, and the lovely home and yard allowed us to enjoy morning coffee on our own schedules, gave us plenty of space, and we could relax in the evening when we were too tired to go out. The house had everything we needed, and it was such a help when Barbara met us there to go through the house. Although we only used the bikes twice it was great to have them available. We encountered one problem with the water heater but a quick call to Barbara solved the problem. We would love to go back and stay at the same place again and have some friends who would love to go along on the next trip. Certainly we would not want to stay anyplace else. THIS house and yard made the entire trip absolutely amazing! Thank you for allowing to use your piece of paradise (although our Florida Panhandle beaches aren't bad!)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nashville
5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

we've stayed at Healdsburg's leading hotels. this time we decided to try a house. it'll be tough to go back to a hotel. there were four of us, two couples. this house is better than you expect. the large kitchen/great room is great for cooking and visiting. the bedrooms are well sized, especially the master suite (that we lucked-out and got). there is nothing negative about this listing. my wife and i were already lamenting the fact that we're not there right now while we view our photos. it's a stunning residence. Barbara, the house manager, is great. she sets you up. leaves you alone, but is there ready to answer any questions (we only had two). let me clear up one thing: i read in some of the reviews that it's "a close walk into Healdsburg." this house is in Healdsburg, it's just not on the square which is where the hotels, restaurants, tasting rooms, etc. are located. this house is within an easy walk to all this. it's about eight blocks from the square. we will be back. highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bear Republic
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Healdsburg Tayman 9 hole
Nearest Train
10 Miles
SMART train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bravas, Barn Diva, Willi's...
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Veterans Memorial Beach
Car: recommended

Healdsburg is the heart of Sonoma's wine country and its farm to table food movement! Located where Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley meet, and a short drive to adjacent Napa Valley, there are hundreds of beautiful wineries to visit, many with charming picnic areas. We have full picnicking supplies for your use.

It is also a well known cycling area - from the gently rolling hills along Dry Creek Valley to more challenging hills for super cyclists, there is something for everyone, all with breathtaking vineyard views. We have six Trek bicycles, with helmets, for your use.

Sonoma County has created many beautiful parks, including well marked rolling trails in the nearby Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve, and shady, hilly trails at the top of Fitch Mountain, both of which are on our doorstep.

There are two pretty 9-hole public golf courses nearby - the local Healdsburg Tayman Golf Course, right in town, and the Northwoods Course, a 30 minute drive down the Russian River - voted the prettiest 9-hole course in America.

The Russian River is scenic and provides many activities including canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, tubing, and swimming, all .5 miles from our house.

The Farm to Table movement is easy to participate in - from the local farmers markets, to the road-side stands, and to restaurants that celebrate it - from the highly acclaimed Single Thread Restaurant, to the casual Shed restaurant/store, both with seriously delicious and adventurous menus. Other favourites of ours include Bravas, Barn Diva, Campo Fiona, and Willi's Seafood! Our open concept living area includes a gourmet kitchen, stocked with everything we can think of. It opens onto the dining area, living room, and large back deck and garden, making indoor/outdoor cooking and dining a breeze.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

30 DAY RENTAL $9,750.00
Security Deposit $1,500.00
Cleaning $200.00
Our home is not available for hosting events. No smoking allowed on property. NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.