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9 minutes to Healdsburg Plaza: 1.6 Acres of Privacy with Brand New Pool and Spa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, sleeps 8. Solar pool/spa open mid-April to mid-November.

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 our brand-new for 2017 heated pool or luxuriate in our stainless steel spa built into our ipe deck. You can 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!!!

More Details

Ed Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Ed Cooper

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.

Ed Cooper purchased this house in 2010


Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath, double vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is also a queen sofabed in the living room
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
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.


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9 minutes to Healdsburg Plaza: 1.6 Acres of Privacy with Brand New Pool and Spa
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews

Absolutely wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful vacation at Ed's beautiful Healdsburg home last month. We were a family of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids), and this home was exactly what we were looking for in a wine country getaway. It was luxurious yet comfortable. The house came stocked with all of the amenities to make it feel like home, but all you had to do to realize you weren't at home was step out the back door and admire your view. The rolling hills, the impeccable landscaping, the friendly cows and horses that were your next door neighbors. It's easily accessible for you to feel like you're a taste away from a multitude of wineries, but remote enough not to feel like you're in the middle of the wine capital of North America. Ed's house exceeded our every expectation, and he himself went above and beyond to ensure we were well taken care of. We were staying at his home the morning of the Sonoma county fires, and if it wasn't for his insistent texts and phone calls in the early morning, we would not known about the dire situation just south of us. We made it out safely and it's a relief to know that Ed's and his neighbors homes weren't affected, but tremendously sad that we can't say the same for everyone in the area. What Sonoma county needs most now is the business and synergy that tourism brings. We will definitely be back to show our continued patronage and love for one of our favorite places on earth.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time at Wine Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5


We had a great time at your home. It was positioned perfectly for our trips to visit winery' s in Napa and Sonoma. When we got home it was a perfect place to relax. Either hanging out by the pool or the fire pit we where able to unwind. We can't wait for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing outdoor space..great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The house is located in a great area that was close to extraordinary wineries and restaurants and the outdoor space was phenomenal.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay yet again!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several times now (including our wedding in Healdsburg) and it NEVER dissapoints! The new pool and hot tub were amazing and beautiful, and the house is always fully stocked with everything you could need. Perfect location near so many wineries and downtown, and Coco the 'house cat' outside is such a little cutie! Definitely highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Heaven away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This house has virtually all you could ask for and then some! It's equipped with everything you could think of, and then some. Ed is beyond accommodating and helpful. The grounds, pool, hot tub, vegetable garden...I could go on all day! Oh and the Sonos sound everywhere!

Would recommend this house highly and hope to return another time in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay here. Conveniently located and well stocked for a great weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything to make for a great stay. Kitchen was especially well appointed. We cooked dinner on two evenings, so we really got to use the kitchen. A nice home to enjoy the area!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $495
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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

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