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Private, Well-Equipped Retreat on 1.6 Acres, Tucked at End of Country Road

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Is it possible to at once be away from it all and at the center of it all? It is if you spend your wine country vacation at our home less than 3 miles from Healdsburg Plaza.

Our home is just 3 miles (5-10 minutes) from Healdsburg Plaza and its variety of restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and galleries. It is also practically at the very center of the extraordinary Northern Sonoma wine country, just minutes from the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. In fact, there are over 150 tasting rooms within a 10 mile radius - making this an outstanding home base for your Sonoma Wine Country vacation. The house is also only about 40 minutes from outstanding wineries at the northern end of the Napa Valley for those seeking even more variety.

The property offers a variety of features and activities to enhance your wine country vacation when your not out wine tasting or enjoying the other pleasures of Northern Sonoma County.

Our home is around a bend at the end of a country road that dead ends at our automated gate. Outdoors, you can relax by the solar heated, salt water swimming pool (open from mid-April through mid-November), and warm up at night by the wood burning fire pit surrounded by fragrant lavender. Or enjoy your morning coffee under our covered gazebo next to our vegetable garden and near our fruit and olive tree orchard. The property is richly landscaped, with lush front, rear, and side gardens and a manicured front lawn. We also have a young hobby Cabernet vineyard at the very front of the property, which hopefully will begin producing fine Sonoma County wine this year! There is a basketball hoop above the garage where you can practice your jump shot, or brush up on your ping pong skills on our indoor/outdoor table.

Indoors, the home is equipped with central air conditioning, central heating, and wifi Internet access. Our fully-equipped kitchen is stocked with practically everything you could possibly need to prepare a gourmet meal. The kitchen has a stainless steel GE refrigerator and dishwasher, Jenn Air range, granite tile counter tops, as well as the full array of kitchen essentials. For wine lovers there is lead-free crystal glassware and a dishwasher safe decanter. We also have a full array of unbreakable dishes and wine glasses suitable for outdoor use. The pantry is stocked with spices and other cooking staples to make preparing your meals at the house an easy and pleasant experience.

In an open floor plan, the kitchen opens to the dining room which seats 8 and to the den. The den has a comfortable modern sectional, a 43” ultra high definition LED television with DirecTV, and a Sonos sound bar for streaming your favorite music.

Or you can sit back and watch a movie on our home-theater equipped living room, with its 7.1 surround sound, 55 inch flat screen HDTV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, and Sonos component. The living room also has a wood burning fireplace to provide additional warmth on cool Sonoma County nights.

The master suite has a king sized bed and a private bath with a double vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower, and a Sonos speaker. The other 2 bedrooms each have queen sized beds, and all the bedrooms are equipped with custom Elfa closet storage. In the hallway, you’ll find the second bath, which has a shower/tub combination and dual vanity. An additional ½ bath is accessible through the laundry room next to kitchen. The laundry room is equipped with a front-loading LG washer and dryer.

By the pool is a set of outdoor speakers powered by a Sonos amplifier.

Enjoy the best of both worlds - the privacy and tranquility of the country just minutes from Healdsburg Plaza!!!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed only with express permission of owners; pets must never be left alone in house or on property...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Master bath, double vanity...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Well behaved dogs considered with additional security deposit. Pets are NEVER to be left alone in the house or on the property. Children are welcome, but given that the swimming pool is not securely fenced the home is suitable only for children 6 and older who can swim well. Parent/guardian pool/spa waiver required for all guests under 18 years of age. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property, by anyone, at any time. We are unable to allow guests to host parties or events at our property....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonos system with speakers in living room, den, master bedroom and by pool. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn Air gas range with electric oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have 2 grills. One is a top of the line Weber E-670 grill with rotisserie, sear station burner, and side burner. The other is large 26" Weber kettle charcoal grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2016
5 night min stay
$795
$4,750
Fall 2016
Sep 7 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$750
$4,250
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$595
$3,450
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
$795
$4,750
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$695
$3,950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $495
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax certificate # 808N

Per Sonoma County regulations, quiet hours (10 PM - 7 AM) to be observed by all guests and maximum 3 cars per group.

Well-behaved dogs considered with additional deposit ($1000 refundable security deposit instead of standard $495) OR purchase of $99 Property Damage Protection policy via Homeaway. Dogs may not be left alone in the house or on the property at any time.

Renters with children will be required to provide a waiver signed by the child(ren)'s parent(s) for the pool/spa as a condition of their rental.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival, owner will retain 10% of Rental Fee Deposit (which is 50% of rent, tax, and cleaning fee). If cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival, owner will retain 100% of Rent, Tax, and Cleaning Fee.

Cancellation must be received by owners in writing via electronic mail. We strongly encourage you to buy travel insurance at the time of booking to compensate you in the event you must cancel and forfeit funds.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

We are located in Healdsburg, just 3 miles south of Healdsburg Plaza. The home is about 65 miles north of San Francisco and 7.5 miles north of Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS).

Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. Our home is within 5 miles of over 40 tasting rooms and within 10 miles of over 150 tasting rooms, making it the ideal place to experience the best of Sonoma County's wine country. Explore beyond the town square and you’ll find incredible hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing within minutes. Venture less than an hour away to the Sonoma Coast and enjoy whale watching, tidepooling, and surfing.

In addition, our home is only about 45 minutes from prominent Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Spring Mountain, and Diamond Mountain.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a family of 4 (plus Portuguese Water Dog) that purchased this property in 2010. We live in Marin County and spend many weekends in Healdsburg - particularly in summer. We find the property to be an incredibly relaxing retreat and a great place to spend time with our family and friends.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The den and dining area are connected, with the kitchen to the right

    The den and dining area are connected, with the kitchen to the right

  • The kitchen is well equipped; access to the pool is to the right.

    The kitchen is well equipped; access to the pool is to the right.

  • Living room is right by front door and includes queen sofa bed

    Living room is right by front door and includes queen sofa bed

  • First guest room with queen bed

    First guest room with queen bed

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Laundry room off kitchen with view to half bath.

    Laundry room off kitchen with view to half bath.

  • We have 35 fruit and olive trees including apple, pear, plum, peach, and citrus

    We have 35 fruit and olive trees including apple, pear, plum, peach, and citrus

  • There is a covered gazebo for relaxing on sunny days with solar panels on top

    There is a covered gazebo for relaxing on sunny days with solar panels on top

  • Hot air balloons to southwest of property

    Hot air balloons to southwest of property

  • Our gate is at the dead end of a country road, offering exceptional privacy.

    Our gate is at the dead end of a country road, offering exceptional privacy.

  • In front of the house in the driveway circle is a large lawn.

    In front of the house in the driveway circle is a large lawn.

  • Looking out from the kitchen, 2 guest rooms to the right, master at end to left.

    Looking out from the kitchen, 2 guest rooms to the right, master at end to left.

  • Living room with 55 in. TV, Blu-Ray, X Box 360 and collection of movies and game

    Living room with 55 in. TV, Blu-Ray, X Box 360 and collection of movies and game

  • Second guest room with queen bed

    Second guest room with queen bed

  • Jetted tub in master bath.  Also has separate shower and 2 sinks.

    Jetted tub in master bath. Also has separate shower and 2 sinks.

  • Solar-heated salt water swimming pool.

    Solar-heated salt water swimming pool.

  • View of side gardens to left of front entrance.

    View of side gardens to left of front entrance.

  • We also have 230 vines near the entry gate including Cabernet and Cabernet Franc

    We also have 230 vines near the entry gate including Cabernet and Cabernet Franc

  • Our fire pit is surrounded by scores of lavenders

    Our fire pit is surrounded by scores of lavenders

  • Our mini pond.

    Our mini pond.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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