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Family Friendly Wine Country Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Views, Landscaping And Activities To Last For Days.

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If you can see yourself sitting by the pool drinking a glass of wine (in a plastic goblet of course) having the sun shine down on you while taking in the beautiful property, this place is for you. From the children's playground area,trampoline, to the solar heated pool (which is usually around 85 degrees in the summer), hot tub and Petanque Court - you will be in a home that is meant to entertain and delight you. The interior with 4 bedrooms, one with a bunk bed is roomy and large - all with their own bathrooms. You can have up to 9 people at the home in beds. If you want to have more, you can use the blow up mattress we also provide, but with beds we typically say 9 people comfortably. 2 Bedrooms have King Beds, the other one is a queen and the kids room is a full bed with a twin above. The kids room also has toys in there for the enjoyment of children, or if it's an adult trip- they will be out of sight. :) There is a play structure outside, along with an enclosed trampoline. Please note that this home is lived in half the year, so it is a family home with toys to play with, spices to be used by you, and we do have personal items, but we put most of them away. We Clear out the fridge and freezer and leave ample space for guests in the pantry, but we do leave most of the additional food in the cupboards. Please help yourself and just replace things if used. Please enjoy our home as it is your own, maybe sometimes better!! :) ...

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Heather Hughes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, croatian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Heather Hughes

We are a family who spends our time between Marin and Healdsburg, San Diego, and Costa Rica. We have fallen in love with the wine country and the more time we spend at our home the more we love it.

Heather Hughes purchased this estate in 2008

Why Heather Hughes chose Russian River

We built the home - love our layout and the flatness of the yard. We are still continually working on the home adding additional features. It is close to town, yet far enough away to feel country. We ride bikes to town all the time - one mile away - and a short short walk to a few tasting rooms in the area.

What makes this estate unique

Solar pool, the house maintains coolness due to the thick insulation - this is why we have never required AC, however, we may be putting in a unit this spring/summer. The hot tub is custom, so it is needed to be turned on and off when wanting to be used. The summer months the pool is typically around 85 degrees. We built a large modern firepit in the courtyard for enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi, we just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful stay. You were so accommodating, and we really appreciate it. Your home is so lovely, we never wanted to leave. We look forward to coming again in the near future. Our family couldn't have been happier with our choice of staying there.

Thanks again!

Dec 2016
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Healdsburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Car, private chef, babysitter and massage therapist can all be arranged for an extra fee - as well as if you would like maid service daily.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , A large jetted tub and steam shower in this suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bathroom attached - this room is separate from the others.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkbed with full bed below and twin top. kids room optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , We use this room as office and Bedroom
  • jack and jill bathroom with tub and shower between bedroom 3 and 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Car, private chef, babysitter and massage therapist can all be arranged for an extra fee - as well as if you would like maid service daily.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Wine Country Estate
average rating of 4.2 based on 18 reviews
San Diego

More than I expected

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival I was immediately taken in with the landscape. The home was so beautiful. I came with my girlfriends for my bachelorette weekend. We are in our early 40s, and found the house to be perfect for our group. The host was so kind and available for any and all questions we had during the time. There was ample dishes and pots and pans to cook with. The bedrooms were very clean and the bunk bed was so fun. I wish I was the child living there! The house is lived in half the year which was explained to us prior to arrival. The host made sure to clear out the closets so we could hang out things. The fridge was cleaned out and the bathrooms were spotless. We are looking forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coming back for more

  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay - it was last minute and the owner was very accommodating, even though she was out of the country. The bathrooms were clean, the kitchen impeccable, and the scenery was just beautiful. My only wish was it were summer so that I could have enjoyed the beautiful pool.

When the owner asked me to write a review, I immediately responded. I read another review with someone else having problems, but I didn't experience any of this. The other nice thing is she doesn't charge a deposit, but rather charges $99 for a security deposit, so I don't have to take up a bunch of space on my CC and wait for it to be returned. The home is perfect for families, young adults, and older people as well. My kids had a great time, and it was very easy for them to enjoy it. The kids room was very cool - and there were toys for the kids to play with. the bunk bed is such a cool design as well. Thank you for such a great stay - can't wait to come in the summer!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

I am an older woman and therefore wanted something one story so it was easy to get around. The home had hardwood floors and was beautifully decorated. I wish I could have brought my grandchildren as it is certainly a childs paradise. Every cooking gadget available was there. I love to cook, so it was a delight to not have to go purchase anything extra. The house stayed warm throughout the night, and cool during the day. The hot tub was simply amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lamesa, Texas

disasterous joke

  • 1 of 5

Please read reviews with bad ratings knowing that the owner's response will not be truthful and she gets the last word. The house was suppose to sleep 10- but including a bunk bed that is only accessible by a unity ladder? Also- blow-up mattress had a hole in it. The house was a mess- spider webs and dust and filthy mattresses. Several things were broken- to which Mrs Hughes has excuses and responses that are a joke: example would be the 1/2 broken shower door she calls "modern." When we showed up 15 minutes early to make sure we could find it, the owners were packing up to leave. Mrs Hughes was very rude and angry that we saw them packing up. In her response, she will try to say that we were drunk- which is false. We have since found out that it is illegal for this house to be rented out in this part of Hearldburg and she has received several citations. She claims to have refunded our deposit; however, I have seen no return and only threatening texts that has led me to contact the Healdsburg police. Be aware that the positive reviews are from her friends and that they can put these reviews up at anytime- to cover the negative ones. I have also tried to work with VRBO customer service; but, they said it is between the owner and renters. Stay clear- for the price you pay, a 5-star hotel would be way better!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a blast - love this family home

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family for a quick getaway with my inlays. We have 2 teens and one child who is 6, and one that is one. I cannot speak better about this home. The owner is my sisters good friend, and my sister didn't event think to tell me how awesome it was. She just said, go - you will love it. Wow - we loved so much about it. It felt like home. I guess since they live there part of the year it made us feel really comfortable with having our children there. They left out toys for the kids to play with, and a highchair for our little guy, and even asked if we needed to use a stroller or playpen. The house was clean and beautifully decorated. I could tell the home was loved. We spent what time we could outside due to the weather, but that was really fun - there was a mini playground, trampoline, small bocce court, rope swing, and not to mention of course the hot tub (we didn't use the pool for obvious reasons). We spent the evenings in the courtyard with the fireplace that was just built- and it had beautiful lighting all around it.. This home is a family paradise, or adults of all ages - although I would say that more elderly people wouldn't appreciate it as much, as it is more of an entertaining home. We can't wait to go back in the summer and try out more fun things they are creating there. I highly recommend the owner and the home.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Loved my quick getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly don't think there could be a more fun, cooler spot in healdsburg. The place was clean, the activities were endless, the host awesome. We brought our children and boy did they have the best time playing in the hot tub, and on the playground. This is A plus plus- especially like the host said, for families. the

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry!!! Your family is really really awesome. We loved hanging out with you guys and getting to know you more. Please come stay with us anytime! x H
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport


Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 18 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
4th of july
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nightly Rate
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99

You must agree to the VRBO damage protection of $99 in lieu of security deposit before arrival. Check in is at 2pm - check out is at noon. Some of the times I can be flexible - and I hope the same for you as well if we have other guests checking in.... Communication is key with our home. Please dont be shy to ask questions. As far as pets go - I am not allowing unless they are approved by me. We have many expensive landscaping items and furniture. Thanks for the understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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