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Spacious Modern Home - Pool, Views And Acres

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Poolside Retreat, Vineyards, Mountains, And Tranquility

Starlings Rest:

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma's famous Alexander Valley, and just 20 minutes from downtown Healdsburg (use the summer bridge), this four acre poolside retreat offers beautiful mountain and vineyard views, a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, hot tub and much, much more.

Parents Relax: the large salt-water pool is chemical free and comes with a PIN coded motorized security cover, so that everyone can relax and enjoy the surrounding views, gardens, swings and wildlife set in a tree lined amphitheater.

The house is a spacious four-bedroom, two-bathroom, ranch house featuring a great room with a large granite island centerpiece. The gourmet kitchen comes complete with high-end appliances, including Viking range, Fisher Paykel double oven, and the convenience of a microwave, warming draw, dishwasher and all the accoutrements you need -- this is the perfect place to entertain and release your inner foodie.

Your dining options extend outside with a large cedar 10-seat dining table on the expansive front deck overlooking the valley’s vineyards and mountains, and the back deck too, which enjoys its own views of oaks, redwoods and a recessed hot-tub. There's also an additional viewing patio just above the pool, perfect for that sunset cocktail.

Set in four acres this retreat offers the perfect indoor outdoor experience, modern amenities (inc Sonos digital music system, internet, PS3 and TVs) in a beautiful tranquil setting. Starling's Rest is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle, and ideal as a home base for enjoying the many outstanding and exceptional attractions that Sonoma County offers. Enjoy charming and historic Healdsburg, the artisans and restaurants of Windsor, Geyserville, Cloverdale; Sonoma Lake for Boating, Russian River for Kayaking. And of course all the famed vineyards of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley are on your doorstep.

More Details

Property Manager
Pam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Pam

Small family, who love to get away to Cloverdale. The girls ask 'is it Clover day?' meaning are we going to the house this weekend.

Pam purchased this house in 2006

Why Pam chose Cloverdale

We were struck by this property for is views across Alexander Valley, and for the secluded rear nestled in an amphitheater surrounded by Oaks.

Asti is between Cloverdale and Geyserville, two lovely small towns, with wine at their heart without pretensions.

What makes this house unique

If you can, go to the Cloverdale live music Friday Nights. If arriving on a Friday get here early and start your stay with music, food and art.

The house and grounds offers a great retreat for families, lots of exploring to be done, and a lawn for games, a pool for fun games and swimming.

There are lots of places to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Map

Car: necessary

Amenities

Cloverdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful new large shower room.
    Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanities, bright and spacious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Great showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , SW facing, bright room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Middle room, cozy with reading zone couch
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bright room, catches early morning sun
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large room, ensuite bathroom walk in wardrobe, digital music
  • additional queen sized bed is available in the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Spacious Modern Home - Pool, Views And Acres
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Oakland, CA
4

Wonderful place for families

  • 4 of 5

We escaped to this property to seek refuge during the record breaking heat wave. Pretty close to civilzation but feels very off the grid. We (3 families and 3 kids aged 3 - 5) loved our stay and will def. come back next year.

Pros:

- Property mgmt is responsive.

- Spacious, nice kitchen, reasonablly stocked with pots, pans, dishes, cups, and some spices, etc.

- A/C, hot tub, pool, well maintained lawn

- Lots of plastic wear for outdoor eating and for children.

- Sonos speakers throughout the house

- Clean pack n play in the closet to use

Minor / helpful things to know beforehand:

- Kitchen is stocked w/ some but not others. (Had salt but no sugar; handsoap but no dish soap; coffee maker but no filter that fit the machine, etc. We left a bag of coffee filter and our dishsoap, so future guests can enjoy. The closest grocery store is about about 12 - 15 min. drive, so it wasn't too bad to make a store run).

- Not whole lot of kid friendly toys, games, or movies (we brought our own).

- Strict warning about not using the A/C all day -- I didn't know A/C could freeze up if you use it all day long. We followed the instructions and turned it off at night.

- Play structure is functional but it's a bit worn down. It's fine and kids loved to swing but it's a big rickety.

- Limited internet usage. There's strict warning about overusage charge. Everyone just used their phones and we brought a bunch of movies to watch. The house has PS3 to play DVDs.

- Outdooar patio string lights no longer work. We couldn't figure out how to use speakers on the patio.

- Fridge is nice and big but it takes forever to make ice. We ended up buying a bag of ice from the store, because we ran out of ice on Day 3.

- Pool is great but the shallow end is pretty limited. Watch your kids.

- Master bedroom could use a king size bed instead of queen.

- Pillow are a bit worn out but beddings were overall decent. Not 5 star Ritz Carlton quality but not 1 star motel 6 either. It was fine and clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR
4

Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

The views were beautiful and the pool was amazing. My only problem with the house was the lack of a basic stocked kitchen. No proper cooking oils, salt and pepper, foil or anything... so be well prepared and packed for that! But overall we loved our stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our vacation home. It's correct that we do not leave kitchen staples in any way except garbage bags. - Pam
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5

The property is beautiful and just as advertised. Well furnished and perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Well come back for certain

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house but horrible property management and customer service, ad is misleading.

  • 2 of 5

House is very nice and as pictured but disappointing experience. Healdsburg Property Management did a horrible job and misleads consumers. Its not 15 min from Healdsburg its 25-30 min. based on how long it took us to drive it and Google maps which doesn't lie! When we complained that the ad was misleading the property management company accused us of try to scam them and that we were wrong. Really not a great way to handle it. I have since learned some property management firms will intentionally quote short times to rent homes. With young kids a 50 min round trip is different than a 30 min round trip. There were also a lot of bees/wasps when we went in August which made it impossible to eat dinner outside. My 3 year old was bitten twice and her wrist swelled to the size of a baseball. and mother once. Again we were told it doesn't happen and to go buy a wasp trap. Whoever is the owner of this property should get a new management company, period. Will never rent through this company again! Very disappointing.

Email Response from the property management company below judge for yourself:

We feel you are scamming us.

Your quote its not possible to do over any of the roads, so that's an untruth.

We go back and forth routinely. We live here. We know the roads and distances, and know the time of 15 min. is correct.

Second the bees - we cannot control bees and their habits. There are no nests, and have been no problem up until your complaint.

Go to the hardware store and get some yellow jacket traps if they are swarming you. Are you swimming? You must be, right? And you're not stung out there, so obviously if the beekeeper was a problem they would be at the pool, too. We haven't had any complaints before yours which either indicates you're fabricating or the bees are in some sort of natural patterns, which I can't control, like other pests in the country they come and go.

I believe all you wanted was a discount from the get go.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, well I've learned long ago not to respond negatively and I will respond with facts. I do not wish to go back and forth negatively almost one year later. This guest actually stayed in August of 2016. There are words inserted here that were not mine so the context is skewed. I've known the property owner for many years and we've had hundreds of successful stays. We do try our best to satisfy each guest and remedy complaints. I do remember this guest wanted a refund because of bees and road distances and that was their primary focus, not working to resolve issues. When we are treated rudely not once, twice, or three times, the desire to serve and be of help wains. Even so, I apologize that we caused so much anger that even one year later you're holding on to it. I hope 2017 is a year that sees good things for your and your family.
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5

Perfection: A roomy, gorgeous and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a quiet weekend away with several of our friends and were awestruck when we pulled up to the house. The view of the lush green canyon from the front patio was gorgeous. Inside - a spacious, comfy home with a great Sonos speakers for your music/mood. The kitchen was super well-stocked for cooking and entertaining. If you want this home for a summer getaway BOOK NOW or hold your peace! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for families. Beautiful views. Very clean. Large kitchen. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Contractual booking deposit: 50% rent
This is a managed property. The service is excellent, giving you peace of mind.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.