Lovely large country home with views nestled between fruit trees in a picturesque rural setting. Plenty of room for family or friends, an ideal place to relax and be close to nature—sip wine on the spacious deck, or take a daytime dip in the pool. Also just 5 minutes to charming downtown Healdsburg and more than 150 wineries within 30 minutes. Water activities include Lake Sonoma skiing & fishing and Russian River swimming & canoe beach nearby.
2 Bdrm Country Home with 2 Bdrm Guest Unit
The Natsch Family
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 15, 2018
About The Natsch Family
The owners live in San Francisco and fell in love with the Healdsburg area, and this property in particular. With 2 small children under 5, Jack Pine serves the family as a retreat and break from city living.
The Natsch Family purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2010
Why The Natsch Family chose Healdsburg
Great location, beautiful views, fruit trees, pool, large deck for entertaining outside.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Extra guest unit has heat and A/C - there is enough room for a small family
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fails to meet current rental standards. It appears to be neglected.
We rented this home to be near to our family for Thanksgiving. We were disappointed by the state of the rental in comparison to others for the same cost. This space was not worth the daily fee. We have rented various properties thru VRBO and Others for several years and this was the worst.
The property is made up of two separate living spaces( the property description informs you of this). The main house was dated and shabby. The other building was a dorm room set up with four beds and no bathroom. It was very musty and the family members that stayed in that space left the windows open the entire stay.
Here is the list of small problems but when added together makes me think the owners or property management isn't able to sustain the quality of current rental expectations: water leak in second bathtub(green stains on tub made us wonder how long the leak has been happening), no smoke detector in second bedroom, iron didn't work, guest bathroom curtains were moldy, burner on stove not working, burnt out lightbulbs in both main house bathrooms, window in second bedroom wouldn't open, the wifi was glitchy even after resetting it, no Kleenex, no coasters (odd with all the wooden furniture), the house guidebook had outdated information including gate code.
The cleaning fee seemed excessive when asked to strip the beds, take garbage and recycling cans to the curb.
Overall, I was left with the impression that the property owners had not kept up with the times(maybe they've never stayed in a rental?)
In the day and age where people are choosing to rent space in someone's home vs a hotel, this space appears to be out of touch with expectations. We have spent similar for family vacations but the standard of the space and amenities were much better.
We are truly sorry to hear that the property did not meet your expectations! We and our local property managers work very hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience, and we were truly saddened by your review. Our property managers are available at any time day or night, and I’m sure they would have immediately rectified the issues you raised. As for the property being dated, the property has been completely updated since your stay in conjunction with a leading wine country interior designer. The home now reflects the type of character, style and furnishings that make wine country so spectacular.
Beautiful views, very comfortable!
Had a wonderful stay with friends and family celebrating a wedding in the area, it was amazing waking up to that sunrise each morning with view from the deck, very hospitable and accommodating hosts, responsive immediately to inquires, would highly recommend!
Nice views with some issues
We had a group of 4 couples staying for a cycling and wine tasting vacation.
The views from the property were great.
The bedrooms in the outbuilding were a pain. No bathroom and having to exit from one through the other was not ideal.
The house itself was functional but dated.
The internet and wifi was problematic. This could use an upgrade.
Overall an average place to stay with great views over Dry Creek.
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the gorgeous views and expansive deck. We have recently updated the home (as of Dec 2018), and it now reflects the style and character of this special wine country area!
Beautiful Property, Great location!
So great to be only a few minutes from downtown, but enjoy the quiet peacefulness and amazing views from this house! We really enjoyed the fruit trees and grapes around the property, and my son loved having toys to play with. We also appreciated the ease of check-in and responsiveness of the manager/owner.
easy check in, very responsive when we needed a replacement blow up mattress would recommend!
This house is in an amazing location! Huge deck with a million dollar view. The layout of the guest house is a little funky, you have to go through the bigger bedroom to get to the smaller one and it didn’t have a bathroom. The kitchen was well stocked. The house is great for kids...high chair, diaper pail, toys, and books!
Rates & Availability
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3 Night Minimum Required for Holidays in Winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, MLK Weekend, etc). Holiday Rates may apply.