3 BEDROOM, 2 ½ BATH, BOCCE COURT, SPA, GOURMET KITCHEN, WONDERFUL DECK

Cheri Kratka

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 BEDROOM, 2 ½ BATH, BOCCE COURT, SPA, GOURMET KITCHEN, WONDERFUL DECK

Healdsburg Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, Sleeps 6, Home is not set up to accommodate children under 18

This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bath home is located on a paved private road ½ mile off of West Dry Creek Road and just 4 miles from downtown Healdsburg. It is great walking and biking country. If you are a biker bring your bike and enjoy the experience of seeing Dry Creek Valley by riding one of the premium bike roads, West Dry Creek. West Dry Creek is also home to about a dozen wineries, including Everett Ridge, Quivira, Lambert Bridge, Bella, Preston and more.

Home is located on 20 acres of mostly hillside land with majestic oaks, bay laurels and wild grasses. There are two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on the property. You might be lucky and see wild boar, bobcat, wild turkeys, coyote and deer. Since the property is not fenced, the deer think they own the place and wander through at will. You can tell by the hoof prints on the Bocce court.

The home has a large kitchen with inside and outside dining areas. The kitchen has a six burner Dacor cooktop, two large ovens and a large microwave, an extra large dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, two warming drawers, double sinks, and even a wood burning cast iron stove. You will also enjoy the great views looking out onto the hillside where you can catch glimpses of the local wildlife.

The indoor dining room seats 10 and there is a table in the kitchen that easily seats six for those who want to chat with the chef or for a casual meal. There are two outdoor dining tables, one on the deck that will seat 6 comfortably and 8 in a pinch. A second one on the terrace seats 8 comfortably while you are watching an active game of bocce.

If you like to cook you will appreciate the extensive herb selection, olive oils and vinegars.The dining room is separated from the kitchen / family room by beautiful pocket doors with glass panels. There is a built in china cupboard in the dining room and a lovely chandelier. The family room area off the kitchen has a reclining leather love seat, a reclining reading chair and a 50 inch Sony TV with DirecTV service. There is a cast iron stove that can be used for heating and general ambiance.

There are French doors leading from the kitchen / family room area onto the oversize deck. On the deck is a Weber gas BBQ that is hooked up to the propane tank that is used by the home for heating. The deck has a love seat and two arm chairs that are metal and have cushions plus multiple other chairs that can be used with the glass top table or just for relaxing. Going down from the deck there is a lovely outdoor seating area with a round teak dining table and chairs, service cart, plus additional small tables and chairs and benches. There is a tree swing and a bocce court with teak benches and tables at each end.

Off to the side of the deck is a 6 person “Hot Spring” Spa that is very private and has a lovely view of the hillside. There is an outdoor shower near the hot tub where you can quickly shower before getting into the hot tub and rinse off after you get out.

The master bedroom is upstairs and has a cal king sled bed with 540 count sheets, down comforter, and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. There is a seating area with a comfortable reading chair and an antique wooden bench. Off the master bedroom is a deck with beautiful vistas. There are two chairs with cushions for you to enjoy the morning sunrise or just to sit and enjoy the view. The tiled master bath has two sinks and a large tile tub / shower combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The two other bedrooms are downstairs. Each has a queen bed with down comforter and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. Both have closets with build in shelves, a supply of coat hangers and a luggage rack. They share a tiled bathroom with a shower / tub combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The interior of the home was professionally painted by a painter trained in Switzerland and has 17 different colors throughout the home. There is wireless interest service in the home but no local phone so you will need to use your cell phone.

The property has a seasonal creek the flows in winter, spring and early summer. The outdoor mood lights wash the front of the house and come on automatically at dusk lighting up a gorgeous oak tree, three redwood trees, and pathways to the house. The lights in the back have a manual switch and light up two beautiful oaks, a large walnut tree, barn, and pathways.

I have owned property in Healdsburg since 1992 and have been involved in the wine industry since 1993. Let me know if you need recommendations for wineries, restaurants, or other activities. David, who lives in the guest house on the property, offers services to set up wine, farm, and vineyard tours, designed especially to meet your needs. He can also set up your pantry before you arrive with local produce, wine, cheese, and other products and could be hired to be your chef.

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Come enjoy a fabulous home only four miles from downtown Healdsburg.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Cheri Kratka

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Speaks english
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I am a second generation California. Started to buy property in Healdsburg in 1992 and moved to Healdsburg in 1999.

I own a winery called Proud To Serve which supports non profits who provide services to veterans.

My ex husband, Marshall Harris, and I bought our first vineyard in 1992 and established a great zinfandel vineyard called Harris Kratka.

Cheri Kratka purchased this farmhouse in 1997

This beautiful home has all the benefits of wine country life; views, quiet and charm yet it is only 4 miles to downtown Healdsburg. The decor has been selected by a professional decorate and the owner to make it comfortable, relaxing and appealing whether you are inside or outside the home. This property is not set up to accommodate people under 18.

Fabulous kitchen, deck and outdoor patio with bocce and spa and a tree swing. Great places to go for walks and ride bikes. When you travel what do you like to do? I enjoy feeling like a special visitor to an area or one of the natives. My home is a wonderful place to do both. I love to cook and entertain and my home is set up to do that but I also like to have someone else cook – restaurant or bring in a chef. My guest house is rented out to David Bedford who can be your chef for the evening so that you can sit at home and enjoy the area (no worries about driving or cooking). David also has great contacts with the local farmers and wineries and can set up special tours for you. If you want he can pick up local supplies for your pantry and have them in the home before you arrive.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Cincinnati, OH
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5
This home was simply a delight! Cheri was very easy going and a pleasure to work with. Leading up to our stay, she was particularly helpful in providing information and activities in the area, as well as events that were going on while we were in town. The home was clean, comfortable, and very private. I especially enjoyed the cozy beds and deck overlooking the vineyard & "golden hills" of California! I would definitely recommend a car if you're staying here - it's close to downtown (less than 10 min), but not really walkable. Enjoyed this place very much, will stay here again on our next trip out to wine country!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am always so glad when I know a group has had a good time in my home and enjoyed the town of Healdsburg and the surrounding areas. My goal is to provide my guests with information to help in planning their stay and to provide the household essentials that make it easy to use the home without worrying about essentials like additional Kleenex, paper towels, spices.
business
3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
+1 707-481-3277
Healdsburg Sonoma County
campbell, California
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the house for Dry Creek passport. The house was amazing! We enjoyed cooking in the well stocked gourmet kitchen. We made good use of the BBQ on the deck, played bocce, and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings after a long day of wine tasting. The house is close to town, as well as many wineries. We felt like we were in another world, it was tough to leave! We will definitely be back!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vicky,
I am glad you and your friends enjoyed my beautiful and peaceful home. As you found out I set up the home so that you can use the gourmet kitchen and all its essentials to show off your cooking skills and just relax relax relax. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review.
business
3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
+1 707-481-3277
Healdsburg Sonoma County
5

Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this home from the moment we arrived. The rooms were clean and comfortable (and even with 6 people, plenty of space). The kitchen was fully stocked (spices, butter, lemons and limes, even chilled glasses in the freezer, you name it!) so we ended up cooking in several nights. We enjoyed breakfast on the porch and evenings in the hot tub with wine and deer walking up the hill behind us. All our dealings with Cheri were professional, honest and pleasant. She even helped us coordinate a driver for a day of wine tastings. We would certainly come again.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Megan,
I used VBRO/HomeAway when I travel and have, based on my experiences, tried to make my home a hassle free vacation for my guests by providing things like spices, oils, vinegar, sugar, flour, ground coffee, extra TP, Kleenex, and paper towels. That means my guests just have to provide the perishables for their meals.
I also used an interior decorator to make the home feel like a beautiful home, not a home with left over furniture and kitchen items.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again.
business
3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
+1 707-481-3277
Healdsburg Sonoma County
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4, and two adult friends, spent Thanksgiving at Cheri’s beautiful home. It couldn’t have been better and the home itself is more spacious than the photos reveal. The large kitchen is well stocked and has a wonderful, huge window overlooking the hillside. The living room has a working stone fireplace. Bedrooms are large and have comfortable beds. Deck has a heat lamp which allowed us to eat Thanksgiving dinner outside. We played boccee, took long runs, visited wineries, and all within an easy drive to Healdsburg. I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
+1 707-481-3277
Healdsburg Sonoma County
5

Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5
Great place to relax. Wonderful kitchen - very well stocked.Beautiful deck - see every star in the sky ! We sat outside every night and didn't want to go inside. This was a fabulous house. We had a wonderful time relaxing here. Very clean and well appointed. Great location to visit all the wineries of Dry Creek. We highly recommend this house. The owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome in her home.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458821vb
+1 707-481-3277
Healdsburg Sonoma County
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5

Everything Nicely Done

  • 5 of 5
My husband Steve and I (Paula) stayed here with 2 other couples and we all enjoyed this charming farmhouse. The owner Cheri and caretaker David could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The house was well equipped for multiple guests from the well stocked pantry down to the laundry room. Besides the house being beautifully appointed, we were centrally located to Healdsburg, highways, and just down the street from many top-notch wineries in Sonoma. I would definitely recommend this property because it offered all that is needed for a great recipe- fun, relaxation, and the heartbeat of wine country- living at it's best!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Spoonbar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Madrona Manor
Car: necessary

Healdsburg is in the middle of five distinct wine regions, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Russian River, Chalk Hill and Rockpile. Healdsburg has a world class jazz festival usually the last part of May through early June, farmer’s market from May through October, dry creek passport wine event which is the last weekend in April, Lake Sonoma for boating activities and / or swimming, and extensive hiking and biking trails. Only 40 miles from the pacific ocean and 70 miles from San Francisco

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Healdsburg Farmhouse Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,500
$13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $225
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until booking is confirm. A reservation is firm when a rental contract has been accepted and a deposit paid or the full amount paid

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Amenities

Amenities

Healdsburg Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , beautiful garnite countertop and designer sink
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower - what fun - next to spa
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , one sink, large counter top, magnifying mirror
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master has two sinks, magnifying mirror, view to hills
  • All indoor bathrooms have silent closing for toilet lids and seats. There are new shower heads in each of the indoor showers and curved shower curtain rods for more room in the showers. Art has been carefully selected for each of the rooms in the house including bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cal king with sitting area, and private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , down comforter, wicker sitting chair, big closet,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , down comforter, wicker chair, access to deck
  • Each bedroom has down comforter, sitting chairs, closet with built in shelves, luggage racks, bed side lights, and delightful art
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hot air ballooning
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
Notes:
There is a bocce ball court on the property. David Bedford, who is my manager if I am away, is available to be your private chef and / or to set up exclusive wine and farm tours
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