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Tanda Tula, Wine Country Sanctuary

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The Property Consists Of A Main House Opening Onto A Pool, Hot Tub And Gardens

Tanda Tula means ‘place of peace’ in the Zulu language, and you will find the home and its grounds the perfect place to relax. On 1.25 flat, landscaped acres, and surrounded by vineyards, the property consists of a main house opening onto a pool, hot tub and gardens, as well as a private cottage, a barn and a studio.

Main House

The house consists of three stylishly appointed bedrooms, with one large tub for two, and showers in the two bathrooms. The beds all have Duxiana, Simmons Beautyrest or similar hotel quality mattresses with high thread count Egyptian cotton linens, and down duvets and pillows. There is a California king in two of the rooms, and a queen in the third.

The living and dining room are furnished with modern country pieces and wine country artwork on the walls. A wood burning stove and 42 inch flat panel TVs with DirectTV and DVD player provide comfortable areas to relax around a game or to watch a movie. A high quality Sonos music system and ceiling mounted speakers throughout the house provide rich music for your stay, controllable from your phone, and wireless internet and a computer are available if you wish to stay connected.

A modern kitchen with Subzero refrigerator and 5 burner chefs stove with warming tray provides everything needed for the most delicious meals. Coffee maker, French press, toasting oven, mixer, waffle maker and Wusthof chef knives are among the many appliances and accessories to this well equipped kitchen.

The home is equipped with both heating and air conditioning for all seasons, as well as washer and dryer. Large French doors bring the outdoors and views of the vineyards inside from every direction.

A mains connected Weber barbeque is available on the deck for outdoor cooking.

The patio offers a modern concrete firepit and comfortable lounge sofas for enjoying a cheese plate and a glass of wine, while a large rustic outdoor table seats 10 comfortably under the filtered shade of the arbor. French style café tables and chairs offer additional seating under the redwood or walnut trees, and adirondacks by the pool or on the lawn are another lovely choice for relaxing.

Cottage

The cottage is newly remodeled and private, with open beams and a sliding barn door, sleeping two on a queen bed, and another two on a futon. Ceiling fan, heating and air conditioning help offer a good nights sleep. Well appointed shower, Bluetooth music system and flat panel TV are further amenities.

Gardens and Pool

The gardens offer a large lawn for throwing a ball, or a game of croquet, surrounded by palette of wine country grasses, olive trees, and a little vineyard with 8 different varietals of table grapes. Fruit trees include persimmons, plums, apples, figs, pears, nectarines, pomegranates and cherries, while a seasonal herb and tomato garden are yours to enjoy.

The regulation size bocce court offers another great way to enjoy an afternoon.

The hot tub warms up quickly to 104 degrees and the pool is solar heated to extend the season for its enjoyment. Several modern chaise lounges and large adjustable umbrellas set the scene for a perfect day by the pool.

Studio

The Studio is a classic, small and private wine country cabin, next to the main house, recently remodeled, and consisting of a well-appointed room with queen bed, 42” flat panel TV and Xbox, with beautiful French doors opening onto a private patio with French café table and chairs, in the shade of a mature redwood tree, and with commanding views of the pool and garden. The studio is detached from the main house and does not have its own bathroom, so may be more suitable for day use, depending on your needs.

Barn

The barn is the perfect place to enjoy a game of pool or table tennis, or for the kids to hang out and listen to music or play on the back deck.

The Area

Dry Creek Valley, a premium winegrowing region, is located in Northern Sonoma County, California, only an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge/San Francisco. Renowned for its idyllic undisturbed beauty, Dry Creek Valley is home to over 9,000 acres of vineyards that carpet the intimate 16-mile long x 2-mile wide valley, floor to hillside. Visitors to Dry Creek Valley can find a complementary mix of wine country history and modern luxury in nearby Healdsburg. Only moments away from the wineries and vineyards, the quaint charm of this town has made it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Activities in the Healdsburg and the Dry Creek Valley include wine tasting, cycling, kayaking, hiking, spas, boating, dining, exercising, and yoga. You also have the option of hiring a personal chef.

Due to neighborhood noise and parking sensitivities, Tanda Tula is not available for loud events or parties, or for day use by more than 15 people. It is a condition of the rental agreement that any security deposit will be forfeit in the event of a neighbor noise or parking complaint. TandaTula is available for a maximum of 10 overnight guests. A surcharge of $200 per guest per night over 10 will be charged. TOT# 1248N

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Brown TOT# 1248N
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Car: necessary

Healdsburg is unquestionably the jewel of Northern California. A beautiful, historic and charming town, over 150 years old, with a gracious central square, huge old redwoods and well preserved vintage Victorian homes. It is in a premier wine producing region of famous Sonoma County, and retains its quieter, rural and small town feel, unlike its larger neighbor, Napa to the east. It strikes just the right balance between upscale and gentrified, with world class restaurants, shopping and galleries, without losing touch with its farming heritage.

Healdsburg offers a host of activities, including wine tasting, cycling, hiking, kayaking, golfing, boating and fishing, and is a perfect base from which to explore the rugged California coast, the redwood forests and the abundant wine regions of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

If its wine you’re after, you will have over 100 wineries to choose from, between the Alexander, Dry Creek, Russian River and Napa valleys, all within a short drive of the town.

Dry Creek Valley is a premium growing area lying at the foot of Lake Sonoma which feeds the creek that runs through the vineyards, connecting up to the Russian River, and flowing out to the Pacific Ocean, 30 miles to the west. Over 70 family owned wineries practice their craft, creating a diverse range of world class wines. Located on the West side of the Dry Creek Valley, West Dry Creek Rd is one of the most beautiful country roads in America. With rolling hills on the west side, and the valley floor on the east, and surrounded by vineyards, boutique wineries, and old growth oaks and redwoods, this area is perfect for a morning stroll or an afternoon bike ride. Each turn of the road brings a new, beautiful vista that make this area so romantic and enchanting. A short drive or easy bike ride will take you to the Healdsburg plaza where the many restaurants, boutiques, galleries and cafes offer a perfect way to spend a few hours or a day.

A few miles to the north is Lake Sonoma, a popular area for boating, waterskiing and fishing, while the many wineries will satisfy the most discerning tastes. A picnic basket and a delicious bottle of wine on the lawn offer the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

For the more adventurous, the California coast beckons with a day trip out to the west and a windy drive through the redwoods down Skaggs Springs Road to the sea.

As the sun sets, the locals collect at the Dry Creek General Store and bar for a sundowner and to watch the changing colors over the vineyards, or perhaps take a drive over to the Medlock Ames bar in Jimtown for a more sophisticated cocktail and a game of bocce.

In the springtime the fields are yellow with mustard plants, while the abundant fruit trees are in full blossom, and the road is lined with daffodils, lilies and wild flowers. The vines are just beginning to bud while the ground is moist from the spring rains and verdant green grasses are abundant. Colors are everywhere and the landscape is alive.

Summertime brings the dry Mediterranean heat that will have you lounging by the pool or taking long lazy naps in the hammock. The vines are full and becoming heavy with their fruit while the days are long. Mornings are great for bike riding or hiking, before the sun becomes too strong. Late afternoon is a perfect time for a leisurely stroll along the quiet lanes, or to take a picnic down to the river. A game of bocce with friends in the shade of the large walnut tree, and a chilled bottle of rose keep the temperatures down.

The fall is a busy time, as the leaves turn from a lush green to purple, and pink, red, yellow and orange. The grapes are heavy on the vines, and the vineyards are bustling with workers bringing in the harvest. The spruce and plum and maples bring bright splashes of color and contrast to the landscape. There is an expectancy in the air as the vintners begin the process of turning their bounty into the luxuriant wines that will grace tables and meals around the world. The air is fresh as the cooler breath of winter approaches.

Winter is a reflective time. The fields are quiet and the morning fog and cool winter showers bring a peaceful quality to the area. Thoughts turn to wood burning stoves, delicious home cooked meals, puzzles or games of scrabble and a good book. The hot tub is a perfect place to laze and enjoy the crisp air or the bright evening sky while the early evenings provide a good excuse to relax in a bubble bath for two, with candles, soft music and a bottle of your favorite wine.

Amenities

Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The house consists of two bathrooms, with one large tub for two, and showers in both. The cottage has one bathroom with a well-appointed shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen
    Studio Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The house consists of three stylishly appointed bedrooms, with one large tub for two, and showers in the two bathrooms. The beds all have Duxiana, Simmons Beautyrest or similar hotel quality mattresses with high thread count Egyptian cotton linens, and down duvets and pillows. There is a California king in two of the rooms, and a queen in the third. The cottage is newly remodeled and private, with open beams and a sliding barn door, sleeping two on a queen bed. The Studio is a classic, small and private wine country cabin, next to the main house, recently remodeled, and consisting of a well-appointed room with queen bed, 42” flat panel TV and Xbox, with beautiful French doors opening onto a private patio with French café table and chairs, in the shade of a mature redwood tree, and with commanding views of the pool and garden. The studio is detached from the main house and does not have its own bathroom, so may be more suitable for day use, depending on your needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
TOT# 1248N

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews
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5

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house. We have been here before and always have a good time. The grounds are beautiful as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special Property in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend I ventured out to Tanda Tula hoping for a fun, relaxing and memorable time with my friends. Upon arriving at the house it was immediately apparent this was a special place. We spent the weekend cooking great meals, biking from winery to winery, swimming in the pool, playing croquet and bocce ball in the garden looking out over the vines. The property manager was exceptionally kind and made us feel at right at home. That's what the place really felt like - your home away from home. I can honestly say this property stole my heart and left it in Healdsburg. While I was initially hesitant to spend the cash I am so happy I did and I CANNOT WAIT to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW. Impressive. Unforgettable. An Experience.

  • 5 of 5

Words do not express how amazing this place is!!!! Pictures do not do justice. My friends and I from all over the country came to Sonoma for a getaway and to celebrate my birthday.... and we were in awe of how beautiful the property is!

From cleanliness to how the feeling of being away... if I could give 10 starts .. I would! I cannot find anything bad to say about my stay or experience. My friends travel a lot and they agreed that this was one of the most memorable and beautiful property they have ever been too.

We also had a private chef and a few of their staff to come over and cater to us. We sat at the table outside during sunset and it was just incredible. The is a switch that turns on the lights on the tree as well... bonfire pit, the pool at night.... and under a million stars... it just felt magical!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A 40th birthday I will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving through the gates of Tunda Tula was mouth-dropping. The main house with 3 cottages surrounding it, the pool and hot tub, the fire pit which had comfortable seating surrounding it, vineyards on the far end of the pool and a table on the other end perfect for all 12 of us to sit around, eating and drinking the wine from the valley.... OH MY GOSH-- this trip was already starting out to be "pinch" worthy- seemed too good to be true. We were there for 3 nights and 4 days (all of us from different parts of the country--many meeting for the first time), we wine tasted, ate amazing meals, we floated in the pool, read by the pool and relaxed in the hot tub mostly every night (okay, and maybe right when we got up in the morning). The surround sound was perfect as we created playlists for the weekend. The kitchen was a perfect size and had every thing you could think of. We took turns cooking breakfast, serving snacks and making dinner--- oh and of course pouring wine. This trip is one that all 12 of us have already decided we need to do yearly-- or at least every other year. Tundra Tula is by far the MOST EXQUISITE place I have ever stayed at. I recommend this to anyone for any event. I feel so lucky we found this gem and I got to start my 40th year feeling like a queen! Thank you so much to Sarah and all the people who help make this home a magical place where endless laughs, stories, friendships and memories were made. Cheers to all of you! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! Everything you could ever want in a vacation rental in wine country. The photos don't do the property justice. We loved the gardens, pool, and home decor. Plus the home was clean and very well maintained. Thank you! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Heaven in Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

Tanda Tula is more than an address, it's a feeling. Total relaxation at this superior property that has charm but also a soul and feeling of peacefulness. The home is not only beautiful, set amist part of Healdsburg's most lovely vineyards, but it's well stocked to ensure that your stay is comfortable, relaxing, and easy. We can't wait to stay again. A special shout out to the property manager who helped us each step of the way. I wish we could share more than just 5 stars, such a special property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

Due to neighborhood noise and parking sensitivities, Tanda Tula is not available for loud events or parties, or for day use by more than 15 people. It is a condition of the rental agreement that any security deposit will be forfeit in the event of a neighbor noise or parking complaint. TandaTula is available for 10 overnight guests. A surcharge of $200 per guest per night over 10 will be charged. All guest cars must be parked within the property grounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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