Welcome to Shangri-La on the Russian river, a relaxing and regenerative vacation home in the 'heart' of the Sonoma County Wine Country. The river 'comes alive' through the lens of a wall of windows and a wraparound deck which creates a front row seat to exotic wildlife, seasonal landscape, and the ever-changing river.
This Craftsman 1940's style cottage is airy and light, which is enhanced by newly installed skylights throughout the living areas. The cottage features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Frigidaire Professional 4 burner gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, and microwave. A kitchen door opens up to the wraparound deck and easy access to the outdoor gas grill. All bedrooms are cozy and feature newly purchased queen size beds. A new LA-Z Boy sofa/sleeper with an upgraded air comfort mattress provides another sleeping option in the living room.
Original art by internationally acclaimed artists gives this vacation home a European sensibility. Dining on the birch table with Italian inspired William of Sonoma tableware furthers this eclectic atmosphere. The dining table, with retractable leaf, seats up to 10 guests. A kitchen door opens onto the deck, with easy access to an outdoor gas grill and the wraparound deck. You will enjoy great outdoor living while enjoying an espresso, fine wine, or a barbecue masterpiece while dining on Teak outdoor furniture that seats up to 9 guests.
The living room has open wood beamed ceilings with a ceiling fan, abundant windows with new window treatments and skylights. The queen size LA-Z Boy sleeper/sofa is tastefully positioned and is easily converted to sleeping position. Guests enjoy a large selection of books, over 1000 DVD's, many board games, foosball, a 60' HD TV with cable and a Blu-Ray player, radio, and WiFi service.
The spa is completely private, accommodating up to 6 guests, and offers an enhanced experience with nature as one views the stars at night while listening to the gentle song of the river. The Sunroom opens up to the spa and deck through sliding glass doors and has a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the river. This same room has a couch which easily converts to a single bed. Built in cabinets provide plenty of extra linens and towels for the spa and bathroom. Between the two bedrooms is a Jack and Jill bathroom with soaking tub and freestanding shower.
A detached 'Game room' sits next to the main house. This 'bonus' room opens onto a Zen style wooden deck overlooking a meditation garden and stairway to the beach. The 'Game room' has a newly remodeled bathroom with shower, sink and commode. This room also has 2 sofa/sleeper beds and a Murphy bed. For sports fans, there is a classic wooden foosball table by Harvard.
Seasonal guests can use 4 large river tubes with paddles. This season begins when the river dam is in place (approx. July 4th through Labor Day). A private railed concrete stairway leading from the East garden to the River's edge is easy access to water sports, swimming, fishing and sunbathing on the beach. An outdoor shower is conveniently located near the river stairway for a quick and easy rinse-off when returning from the beach.
The cottage is surrounded by trees include huge redwood and bay trees. A fence surrounds the property. There is ample off-road parking on the property. The cottage is secluded with only one nearby neighbor.
Day passes to the Parkpoint Health and Swim Club are available for reasonable rates and just minutes away. Sonoma Lake, Wineries and Sonoma adventures are all at your doorstep while staying at the Healdsburg Riverside Retreat. Additionally, the owner, who is a Sonoma County Certified Tourist Ambassador, is available to help you create an exciting itinerary during your stay.
Come and enjoy a Zen like getaway in the mystical setting of Shangri-La on the Russian river!!!!