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Charming Year- Round Healdsburg River Home Just Minutes From Healdsburg Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Healdsburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our rustic Russian River cottage offers everything you need for an enjoyable stay in the heart of California wine country. Tasting rooms and wineries galore are located just minutes away in Healdsburg, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Calistoga, Forestville, and Guerneville (Armstrong Redwoods).

The living area is comfortable and cozy, complete with river stone fireplace (decorative only), cable TV, wifi, central heat, and AC. The bedroom is just off the living room and sleeps two. Main bathroom has a shower (note: there is no tub). Large adjoining light-filled charming knotty pine room with a vaulted beamed ceiling adds an additional private sleeping area with two twin beds and a couch/love seat with an adjacent 1/2 bath. The large front deck and back patio (with 3-4 person hot tub) offer up the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of wine tasting, shopping, or Russian River adventures. There is parking space for 3 cars on the property.

This house is located across the street from the beautiful Russian River. There is a public access path to the river just 500 feet from the house. There is a public access path to the river just a short walk from the house. Important to note: While you can access the river at this point, there is no beach at the end of this path. Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Park is located 3 miles from the house.

Nearby, the Healdsburg Plaza resembles a miniature Carmel CA, with fine art galleries, specialty and antique shops, restaurants, wine bars, and tasting rooms. Other special surroundings include golf, world-class wineries, festivals, canoeing, kayaking & picnicking. Healdsburg is just over an hour away from from San Francisco (easy access from scenic 101 North), two hours from Sacramento, 45 minutes from Bodega Bay and Jenner by the Sea.

I live and work in San Francisco. I always have my phone on me and I'm just a call away if you have any questions or issues.

Requirements: Guest has to sign a rental agreement before arrival. All paperwork must be signed, emailed, and confirmed upon receipt after completion. No exceptions.

TOT Cert #1356N

Quiet Hours 10pm- 7am are to be observed by all guests (Sonoma County Code Section 26-88-120).

There is parking space for 2 cars on the property. The maximum number of vehicles allowed is 2. (Sonoma County Code Section 26-88-120).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katie Scharer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

About Katie Scharer

I live and work in San Francisco. Our beautiful home in Healdsburg is our weekend getaway. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Katie Scharer purchased this cottage in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our cottage was left very clean upon departure. We had pleasant interactions through email and text -- there were absolutely no issues with this renter. I would be happy to rent to him and his party again.
Mar 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Year- Round Healdsburg River Home Just Minutes From Healdsburg Plaza
average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews

Cozy weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here this past weekend. The house is on the smaller side but provided plenty of space for our small group - very cozy and charming. We made good use of the fully stocked kitchen tools for making breakfast, and of course enjoyed the hot tub! Katie was very accommodating for any questions/issues that we had and was very prompt to respond. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield, Ohio

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this quaint cottage along the Russian River. The home has everything needed for a comfortable stay including Wi-fi and satellite TV. It truly is just a short drive from downtown Healdsburg. The front deck, private back deck and hot tub added to the enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! You are welcome back any time! Thanks again, Katie
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay! The house was perfect for the four of us and the location was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review, Sarah! I'm happy you enjoyed yourselves. You are welcome back anytime! Thanks again, Katie
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Very cozy property for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs- there were four of us and we fit just perfectly. It's very cozy, well-maintained and the hot tub was a great addition in the back. We stayed there in order to go to Healdsburg/wine taste and it was less than 15 minutes away from everything we wanted to do. The owner is super responsive and gave good directions for finding the house (the street numbers are a little hairy). Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen, Thank you so much for you kind review! Thank you for taking such great care of our little cottage. You are welcome back any time. All the best, Katie
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Milwaukee, WI

Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Katie's vacation home. Katie did a fabulous job of communicating with us before we arrived, and she was available to answer questions once we were there. The location was nice - a quiet neighborhood and pretty setting. We were very comfortable staying there.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, warm and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rustic Russian River cottage. The house is comfortable, clean and has really nice beds! My only complaint is that we didn't stay longer. Hope to return soon for an extended stay.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70
Tax Rate 8.25%

-Check-in is at (or after) 2pm - no exceptions
-Check-out is at 11 am - no exceptions

An informational page on house rules will be sent separately if the home is rented

Please treat my house like it is your own. The neighbors are wonderful people -- they are mature and quiet. This is not your place if you're planning a wild party.

-No Smoking on the property
-No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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