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The Farm on West Dry Creek Road

Bedrooms 1
Space 280 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

In the heart of the wine country, a golden room with private bath and a hot tub just outside on the deck overlooking the vineyards of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, California. Separated from the main house, high up on a second floor over a quiet Feldenkrais studio, behind the garage, it has it's own entrance and much aerie, your own private heaven. The eyes meet with dramatic views of the valley floor with Geyser Peak in the distance.

What a wonderful place to stay for local events! Find yourselves one mile from the Vineman bike route, three miles from Lake Sonoma, nine miles from Healdsburg, where you can rent a kayak for kayaking down the Russian River or rent a bike to go biking in the Dry Creek Valley, and also located within walking or biking distance of numerous wineries for an exquisite wine tasting experience.

Winter brings a more quiet time and our farm can become a secluded restorative hideaway for rest and relaxation. Reading, long walks in the fresh air, contemplation and clarification...all are possible..

You may hear occasional sounds of tractors, roosters, dogs & cats. You'll be on a small farm.


More Details

Charlotte Chavez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Charlotte Chavez

We are a 70 year-old married couple who work at their own businesses. Stan manages small vineyards and Charlotte is a Feldenkrais Practitioner.

We have lived here for over 25 years and this is our most favorite spot in all the world!

Charlotte Chavez purchased this studio in 1986

Why Charlotte Chavez chose Russian River

Stan built this vacation rental over Charlotte's studio and connected to a garage so that we could have room for family and friends when they visit.

What makes this studio unique

Walks in the vineyards, kayaking out at the lake, bike riding, wine tasting, wonderful local restaurants and a great Farmer's Market! Plus lots of things to do in the nearby towns of Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Cloverdale!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

David and I had a great time and really enjoyed getting to know you and Stan. Sitting on the deck eating breakfast as the sun came up, looking out at the incredible view of the vineyards and mountains, and then being in the hot tub at night under the enormous blanket of stars are memories I'll always cherish. It was perfect!

We look forward to going back again.

Thank you for sharing your home (and pooches!) with us!
Jun 2014
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Healdsburg Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full size bathtub with shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Very comfortable Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wi-fi available


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The Farm on West Dry Creek Road
average rating of 4.943396 based on 54 reviews
Titusville, FL


  • 5 of 5

Stan and Charlotte provide a top notch experience in every way. They have a very special location where the serenity is palpable -- a real farmstead with orchards, vineyards and farm animals, in the midst of some of the best wineries in California, what more could one ask for? Talk about good vibrations and a peaceful easy feelin' !!

Everywhere you look there is tasteful decor and fine craftsmanship The bed itself was so comfy and a special surprise was the Vita Bath shower gel which I've always loved but forgot even existed!

The room itself, the property and the hosts were so perfectly charming.

A small fountain outside gurgled to soothe and calm us weary travelers.

The views and surroundings of the farm , the starry night seen from the bed, a dip in the hot tub with tea and croissants and yummy home made jam await you.

It did not go unnoticed that only the BEST of everything is at your fingertips .

We're in gratitude for a great stay and warm extra accommodating hospitality . Couldn't have been better (OK maybe if we heard a rooster cock- a- doodling)! HA!

If you're looking for a place in Dry Creek, don't let this place go unbooked!!

Tess & PJ

June 2017 Record Heat Wave -- No Sweat!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear from you, lovely that you enjoyed your stay so much! Charlotte
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Absolutely amazing and exactly what I wanted from my wine tasting weekend in Healdsburg.

  • 5 of 5

Charolette and Stan were such amazing hosts. If you're looking for a nice get away then this is a great spot. They have two dogs which were very friendly and they will bring you muffins and fruit each morning with a very good homemade jam. The view from the place you stay at is such a great thing to wake up in the morning to. My stay was 5/5 stars and I would highly recommend this spot. If you are planning a wine tasting weekend then you're in a great area.

Thank you for the nice stay.

-Nick and Heather

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick and Heather are exactly the type of person we love to have come to visit. We are fortunate that most of our guests, like them, appreciate a space of tranquility, peace and beauty. Charlotte
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SF Bay Area

Idyllic retreat overlooking vineyards

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Charlotte and Stan's place, and it was every bit as wonderful as we had remembered. We love the peace and beauty - vineyards all around, songbirds, fresh air, star-filled sky - aaaah :-) And what a treat to have a hot tub just outside our door. The loft studio is clean and cozy, with a very comfortable bed, soft lighting, and lovely furnishings. Although there isn't a kitchen, we found everything we needed to enjoy food we brought in, including things like paper towels, plastic wrap, and of course a wine opener. (If there's something you can't find, just ask.)

We really appreciated the beautiful vase of flowers on the table as well as lovely fresh flowers in the bathroom, and of course the fresh-baked croissants and a fantastic bowl of fresh fruit (local best!) delivered to us each morning. Charlotte and Stan are superb hosts as well as interesting and engaging people, and we enjoyed talking with them. We felt a perfect balance of privacy and connection. We are also dog lovers, so having two friendly dogs around - Farley and Rosie, the official greeters! - was a bonus.

We've traveled in northern CA a fair amount and this is hands-down our favorite place to stay for a weekend getaway. We definitely look forward to another visit there soon.

Thanks for everything, Charlotte and Stan!

Laura and Rob

SF Bay Area

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Returning guests and so nice to have such appreciative folks as these! They were kind enough to point out something that we hadn't noticed and were happy to address.
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Kalamazoo, MI

A quiet little piece of heaven amongst the vines

  • 5 of 5

Let me preface this review for those considering this location by saying: This is a farm setting. Really. Mostly it is peaceful and quiet but you may hear a dog barking in the morning or a rooster. Again, it is a farm setting. Expect that.

We absolutely loved our time in the adorable loft apartment that Charlotte and Stan have created. The views over the vineyards are beyond stunning. Sitting in the little hot tub in the evening looking out over the vineyard while the sun went down was sublime, especially after a day of winetasting or shopping in Healdsburg. The peacefulness of this setting encouraged us to disconnect and unwind in a way that most vacation locations do not. While Charlotte and Stan's residence is right next door, they respect your privacy and the views from the apartment face away from their home. You really don't realize they are there until you walk down to your car.

The loft apartment is perfect in every way. Great bed. Plenty of space. All amenities have been thought of. And if you forget something, there is a good chance that Stan or Charlotte can accommodate you in that regard. The breakfast on our day of arrival and departure was delicious, with fresh fruit and almond croissants that were scrumptious.

In short, this is the perfect place to be close to all of the attractions of Healdsburg and Sonoma but not be in the middle of all of the chaos of the tourist district. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants to unwind!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review warms our hearts because our guests had the experience that we hope everyone who comes here can find. We want people to be able to have quiet and peace and be able to return to themselves and have the feeling that everything is all right in the least for the time they are here! Thank you Michelle! Charlotte
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for anything more! Our stay was absolutely fabulous! The view is spectacular, the hot tub divine, incredibly peaceful and quiet. The cottage has everything you need. Fully stocked bathroom, incredibly comfortable bed and pillows. Loved having small refrigerator. The hosts are wonderful! Kind, friendly, gracious. Incredible attention to detail.

Fresh cut flowers on arrival, delicious homemade breakfast.

The location is perfect. Walking distance to a few local family owned wineries. And short driving distance to town.

We are grateful to have found this gem on VRBO. I have a feeling we will be back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love guests who like to enjoy so many of the activities available in our area!!
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Perfect location in this cycling mecca. The hot tub and great hosts put it over the top.

  • 5 of 5

The room was clean and comfortable. Every comfort for a quiet unplugged get away is considered. The views of the vineyards, nice deck with table, chairs and hot tub were awesome. We really enjoyed getting to know our hosts Stan and Charlotte. We are cyclists and could ride everywhere right from their home. Tons of great vineyards. We found the local food very fresh, a culinary delight to dicover.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie and Scott were the perfect guests! This is a wonderful perk of renting a vacation rental, to meet so many nice people!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tayman Park in Healdsburg
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Catelli's Family Restaurant
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Jenner, CA
Car: recommended

We now have Wi-fi!

Charlotte is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and it is possible to arrange one or more private sessions with her during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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