The Perfect Retreat
My wife, daughter and I rented this home for my daughter's April vacation. We were looking for a property with convenient access to Healdsburg and the vineyards of the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, but also for privacy and comfortable space for lounging.
This house exceeded our expectations in every regard. To begin with, location is fantastic. The house is indeed very convenient to Healdsburg and sits just up the hill from some the region’s best vineyards - the private road leading up to the house winds through the vines and past the tasting room of the Lambert Bridge Winery. The glass fronted side of house offers an 180 degree view of the valley and the hills beyond. The lush green hills on the remaining sides offer complete privacy for the house and the pool area.
Opening the door for the first time, we were captivated by the house’s architecture (the website photos don’t do it justice.) The house is entirely framed in steel, clad in corrugated metal and sits directly on the finished concrete foundation. This simplicity highlights the enormous windows, incoming light and views in every direction. The open main room is organized around a 40 foot central atrium and spills easily onto the patio, lavender patches and bocce court. The kitchen is well equipped, the seating areas are contemporary and comfortable and the dining area perfect for enjoying the valley view. Wifi and an excellent sound system worked without a hitch.
While we did visit vineyards and ate a few times in town, the highlights of this particular vacation were sitting by the pool, cooking on the grill, having a glass of wine by the outdoor fireplace and waking up to sunrise over the valley. Whether for a small family retreat or a multi-couple gathering, we would recommend this property without reservation.
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