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Elegant - Peaceful - Romantic - Private

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Cottage Three Blocks From Downtown Healdsburg.

Filled with antiques, art, a touch of modernism, and surrounded by trees and gardens, Grandma's Victorian cottage is situated only three short blocks from the historic, downtown plaza in Healdsburg and world-class dining, wine tasting, and shopping. The cottage includes two sitting areas, a complete kitchen/dining room, a four-piece bathroom, and a quaint bedroom with a queen-size bed. There is a front porch, and as well, a back deck with an additional patio to enjoy early-morning brunches or get-togethers with family and friends. Wireless. Cable. Air-conditioning. Magazine library.

Property Manager
Jennifer Ortiz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jennifer Ortiz

Paul and Nellafay bought the "old Byington home" to rear their children. Their children are now grown, but through their love, devotion, and hard work, they have restored the home and added a cottage so that others might enjoy the small town they fell in love with and watch grow into one of the premiere vacation destinations in the country. Paul and 'Nell' are elderly now, and we their children live close by and manage the cottage.

Jennifer Ortiz purchased this cottage in 1969


Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed. Vaulted ceiling with fan. Two dressers. Large closet. Iron. Ironing board. Hair dryer.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Elegant - Peaceful - Romantic - Private
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 72 reviews

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot recommend Grandma's Victorian Cottage Enough! Simply beautiful inside and out! Wonderfully and comfortably furnished, this private, get-away spot manages to provide a full kitchen which is only one of its features. Patios lined with lush, flowering pots or trellis after trellis blooming to please you.

If you're looking for a romantic weekend, need a bit of quiet, alone time or visiting the Sonoma area Vineyards Grandma's Victorian Cottage is for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review! We really appreciate your compliments. We hope you come again.
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Cozy, comfortable, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best VRBO property we have rented! Very well equipped in every room that makes this cottage "turn-key" ready. The weather turned wet and cold but the cottage provided a comfortable living room and large television to escape unseasonable rain (and hail). The cottage is two blocks from the main square and one block to a natural foods grocery store. The owner provided us upon request of a list of restaurants that were "gluten-free" friendly and Baci turned out to be an absolute gem! A printed list is provided upon arrival that gives a thorough explanation of how everything works, what to do when leaving, and contact information.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Cottage is very quaint and looks exactly like the pictures and the outdoor sitting areas are a bonus. We liked the cottage’s location close to the downtown area and restaurants and to the surrounding wine county. We like to cook our own supper after a day of sightseeing and would have appreciated having a starter package of basic condiments and would have like to have a basic dish cloth and oven mitts.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never purchased a "starter condiment set" because we haven't any way of knowing how the condiments are used. (Example: were knives/spoons licked and then put back into a jar?) The third drawer to the left of the sink has four dish clothes; in addition, there is a roll of paper towels on the counter. There are also oven mitts in the drawer next to the stove. However, we are thrilled that your stay was comfortable as that's our main goal for our guests. We're also glad you enjoyed the outside sitting areas surrounded by centuries-old gardens. Thank you for staying with us.
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Although I didn't cook anything, the kitchen was large and well equipped. The outdoor area has tons of seating. The house was just as cozy as the pictures.

I dont think the location could be any better. The neighborhood is gorgeous and Everything is easily walkable from the house. The area seems very safe and peaceful.

Big John's Market is a great place to buy groceries and take away food.

Hosts were very helpful with area recommendations.

If I have to come up with an area to improve I'd say the living room could use a big ottoman to put your feet up after lots of walking, maybe with a serving style tray to sit things.

We really enjoyed our time here and could have moved right in. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tammy Yes the neighborhood is totally safe, your assumption was correct. We are delighted you enjoyed the peaceful surroundings too. We appreciate your idea for the ottoman! Take care, Jennifer
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Perfect location for two!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we wanted. It is close enough to walk to the Square for food and wine tastings but secluded enough for privacy and quiet. A perfect retreat for two. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in the cottage and for your kind words. The walking distance to town is great- we agree! We hope you can come again too. Jennifer
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Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

As advertised. Very comfortable and quiet, yet easy walking distance to the Healdsburg square. Decently equipped kitchen although we ate dinner out every night. The bed was very comfortable. Jennifer responded quickly to our minimal questions. As a note to future visitors, Spoonbar, Cafe Lucia, and Dry Creek Kitchen charge no corkage fee if you bring in a Sonoma County wine. Other places charge $15-25. Our best meal was Spoonbar. The lady at the visitor's center had complimentary tasting tickets to a number of local wineries. Worth a visit. Cheers!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mark for the great review and extra info for future guests. We hope you come again. Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Healdsburg Golf Course
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Memorial Beach/Russian River
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 16.0%

NO Smoking allowed. No pets. Off-street parking in front of cottage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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