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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This was our second stay at Tanda Tula, and that in itself says a lot. Our daughter was the last of our three children to hit the 50 year mark, and celebrating her birthday there was very special for our family. The property is idyllic, with green views and a small vineyard. There is a hot tub to be enjoyed any time of the day and evening, a swimming pool, and a lovely neighborhood for walks. The kitchen is gourmet level; the living room is modern and comfy with room for all; the three bedrooms in the house have wonderful beds and bedding; there is a separate cottage, a pool room, a and a studio, and all are well appointed and just fun to spend time in. We all had a great time! Thank you, Tanda Tula!
I rented this house with a group of girlfriends for the weekend. It was awesome! The interior decor is very chic. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. There was plenty of space to cook and hang out with the group. The outdoor area was spectacular! Loved the pool, hot tub and fire pit. I'm bummed that we didn't get to play bocce but we ran out of time. The location is great! Very close to wineries and great restaurants. We participated in the Wine and Food Affair and the house was a great place from which to start. We had fun cooking together and hanging in, too. Again, we ran out of time to use it but the game room is very cool!!! I think that would be great for a bunch of couples to use. All in all, I'd definitely stay here again if we are visiting the area.
8 of us stayed for a weekend at Tanda Tula and had a fantastic experience. The setting is just stunning - set on a quiet road among the wineries of the region, with beautiful views.
The main house has an open kitchen perfect for cooking and socializing, and the living room area is very comfortable with views of the outdoor pool and wineries in the distance. It rained while we were there, so we did not use the pool, but hope to next time.
Apart from the main house, two other structures provide comfortable lodging as well. But the highlight of the property is an additional structure with a projector TV, pool table and sitting area. The furnishings are very cool.
We absolutely loved the home - it was luxurious and well located. We hope to return!
several gals rented this house for the weekend. it was wonderful! 100% of it! we also have a vrbo so it was interesting to see and spend time at another property. it was cozy and had everything we needed. i only wish we could have stayed longer. this is a very special home and one that is a no brainer to rent! thanks so much for allowing others to enjoy your special home!
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Tanda Tula. The house was well maintained and included all the amenities one would expect from a 5 star resort. Close to many great Sonoma wineries and downtown Healdsburg. Our only disappointment was that the weather was warm but the pool was too cold to experience. Would definitely recommend this property to any who want to enjoy the Sonoma Wine Country. Thanks for your hospitality, Susan!
The property was absolutely fantastic. It was beautiful, of course, because this is Sonoma. But we spent the day in the pool, the evening around the fire. We grilled, we cooked, we even shot a few hoops in the back yard. Great location right in the middle of all the dry creek wineries and super convenient to healdsburg and geyserville even though it feels a world away. I can't recommend it enough
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan - Feb Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Cleaning Charge||$240 + Tax|
|Refundable 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.