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Modern Sophisticated Private Luxurious W/Views & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6max)


Since 2008, over 100 five-star guest reviews confirm Dry Creek Villa to be a truly exceptional, idyllic retreat. Dry Creek Villa consistently rates 5/5 stars from prior guests. Among the various comparable options in the Healdsburg environs, Dry Creek Villa is totally without comparison: Modern, private, sophisticated and luxurious. It is also a legal vacation property. If you find a property within the Healdsburg City limits, it is more than certain to be illegal, subject to sudden eviction. Don't take such a chance when the countryside and Dry Creek Villa are mere minutes away from town. You can also find us at drycreekvilla (d0tc0m).

Perched on a hilltop about a mile up a newly paved private road and behind automatic gates, this secluded & modern 2BR, 1BA guest house comfortably sleeps 4 - up to 6 people max - and is the perfect retreat in rural wine country. It's just 12 minutes to the downtown Healdsburg plaza and is very close to many award-winning wineries. Lake Sonoma is also 10 minutes up the valley. The iconic Dry Creek General Store is a short drive away.

The Villa's two stylish bedrooms are both furnished with contemporary queen-size platform beds, ultra-comfy premium mattress and quality linens for a restful night's sleep. There's also a clock radio dock for your iPod in each bedroom and room-darkening shades to enjoy a lazy morning in bed. Reading lamps help snuggle up with a book or magazine.

The spacious modern bathroom with vessel sink and over sized shower with room for two is not connected to either bedroom, making it convenient for all guests. Fluffy towels and robes make you feel right at home.

The full electric kitchen with granite counters comes complete with all the accessories to prepare light snacks or a complete gourmet feast, while a dishwasher helps make cleanup a breeze. Outdoors, there's a gas BBQ available seasonally to grill your favorite foods.

The vaulted, airy main room with its bamboo flooring has a rectangular dining table that seats up to six. There's also a pull-out sofabed that converts to an additional sleeping platform. Two comfy Fatboy beanbag chairs completely meld to your body after a full day of wine tasting. For entertainment, there's an AV receiver +iPod connection, and a flat screen TV with a DVD/VCR player and DirecTV satellite with 100's of channels including premium HBO/Showtime/ESPN for your viewing enjoyment. Board games, puzzles and reading materials round out the relaxation options. If business calls, there is a built-in desk for use with your laptop to connect to the available Wi-Fi broadband connection throughout the villa. Locals calls can also be made from the in-house phone.

After a long day's adventures, soak yourself in the secluded, six-person hot tub while viewing the the deep starry sky and then rinse off under the private outdoor hot-water shower. By prior arrangements made during your stay, you may also take a dip in the 48 ft. solar-heated lap swimming pool at the owner's house nearby (from approximately May thru September). Guest passes to the full-featured Parkpoint Health Club in Healdsburg are also available for $20/person/visit.

For special insider tips and advice, take advantage of the owner's local knowledge to introduce you to winemakers, shop-owners and restaurants and other off-the-path info. We can even arrange to pre-stock the villa with items from your shopping list to make your arrival care-free and ready to relax. Wine country living doesn't get better than this!

The pictures shown are how you will find the Villa for your visit. Please email with any questions, or if you are in the area, call us to stop by for a look. We have taken great care to think of everything you'll need to make your wine country visit truly exceptional. Thanks for checking us out. We respond to all inquiries promptly.

Dry Creek Villa is operated in conformance with Sonoma County Zoning Code section 26-88-120 and required TOT license (#609N). Quiet hours are from 10p-7a. Maximum of three vehicles overnight. Please note that the city of Healdsburg prohibits all vacation rentals. If you are considering a property advertised for rent within the city limits of Healdsburg, it is not legal to do so, and there have been cases of some renters being evicted by local authorities without recourse! Be diligent in your research of all Healdsburg rentals!

By contacting us through this website, you give us express permission to contact you regarding this or future rental offers. All bookings require a signed rental agreement by the renting party where the terms contained therein supersede and replace any and all conditions stipulated by this website and your use thereof to contact or book with us. Any "Service Fee" shown in a quote provided by this site is automatically added and collected by Homeaway/VRBO and is not paid to owners. Such fee is also non-refundable according to the terms of using their site.

Keywords: Luxurious, contemporary, private, wine country, retreat, Healdsburg, hottub, private, quiet, modern.

More Details

Bill Carney
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Bill Carney

We are incredibly fortunate to live where we do in the glorious Dry Creek Valley and want all of our guests to experience the authentic wine country lifestyle, no matter how short or long the visit. Ask us for tips and advice for the true locals/insider perspective. We are happy to lend our knowledge to make your stay at Dry Creek Villa truly memorable.

Bill Carney purchased this house in 2008

Why Bill Carney chose Sonoma County

Imagine a secluded sanctuary where you can escape the rat race, and thoroughly enjoy the simple pleasures of wine country in a private, modern, elegant setting. We take pride in introducing you to all that our area offers.

What makes this house unique

Amazing views, complete privacy and so quiet at night you will never sleep better. Plus, it's only minutes to some of the best wineries in the world and only 7 miles to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would absolutely recommend Dry Creek Villa to friends and family because of the value of having such a unique and beautiful experience in a secluded hillside, surrounded by mountain peaks and valleys.
Jun 2016
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Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Premium mattresses. Sleep Sofa (1) Pull-out QN sofabed. Queen blow-up mattress also available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(107 traveler reviews)

Modern Sophisticated Private Luxurious W/Views & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.953271 based on 131 reviews

Super close to our favorite places!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and private feel made for great long weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

100% (and more) as advertised.

We had a great stay. Thanks so much Bill and Scott!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harm and family: we hope you enjoyed your holiday stay and that you'll find the time to return again during the better weather season. cheers. B&S
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Andover, Massachusetts

Superb location, excellent trip!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stay in Healdsburg at least once a year and got married there three years ago. We chose to come back for our wedding anniversary and Dry Creek Villa was beautiful! What a location, the views were amazing, it was so peaceful and quiet. Bill and Scott were very helpful and responsive, and we had an excellent time. It's perfect for 2 people or 4 (we were supposed to go with another couple who couldn't after the fact) and was equipped enough to make some meals at the house too, which we love to do when we rent! Excellent spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jolene & Miguel, we're happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dry Creek Villa. With such nice comments, we hope you meant to include that 5th star. Cheers. B&S
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Relaxing Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Villa with my girlfriend and another couple to attend a friends wedding in Healdsburg. We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting. The house sits on top of the valley and is as peaceful and scenic as any place could be. Bill and Scott were very easy to correspond with leading up to our trip and they greeted us when we arrived, but then gave us full privacy the remainder of the weekend. Nothing more perfect then the hot tub underneath the stars late night after the wedding. I would highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It's always nice to hear that Dry Creek Villa once again delivered everyone an enjoyable stay and long lasting memories. Cheers. B&S
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for the three days weekend on February 19. The place was quiet and tranquil with a gorgeous view of the mountains and vineyards. The sunsets and sunrises with the mountains as a backdrop were surreal; my daughter took lots of photos. We enjoyed the scenery and the comfort of the house so much that we stayed in most of our trip and relax even though we are the types who like to go exploring. Bill and Scott were very responsive and accommodating, and we appreciated it very much. We had a wonderful experience overall, and we will definitely come back when we have a chance.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thanks for your kind words and we're delighted to have fulfilled our promise to provide a restful getaway. We hope to see you again. Get ahold of us directly next time and let any friends know as well. Cheers. B&S
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By and large a very positive experience

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was quite a nice rental for our party of two couples on our two night stay. The views were outstanding, just as promised, and the villa is very well equipped for cooking and comfort. The location is quite private, and a bit isolated (1.5 miles off of the "main" road), but not at all inconvenient by any means...some of the best vineyards in the north county are only 10-15 minutes drive away from the house, and the town plaza in downtown Healdsburg is about 15-20 minutes drive. The hot tub was a nice feature that we really enjoyed having the chance to use after long days out on the wine trails, and lots of windows and doors gives plenty of opportunity to bring the outside air in, which we the weather was perfect during our stay. Lots of extra towels and linens made our short stay worry free when it came to spending time doing the laundry, and the beds are really comfy! The kitchen is pretty well equipped for someone who enjoys cooking, as I was able to find most everything I needed to prepare a couple of good meals during our stay. Some of the kitchen and bath finishes were slightly worn, but honestly this didn't matter much to us as it did not detract from the experience. Perhaps the only negative was the visit of a few ants inside the villa kitchen during our stay. Having the villa in such close proximity to an active vineyard probably contributes to this problem, so I am not sure how much could be done by the owners to address this issue through a professional pest control company.

Again overall our experience was very positive, and I would recommend this rental to others. We would love to be able to visit it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thanks for your comments. We hope next time you visit that you will be able to give us that extra star. Cheers B&S
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Rates & Availability

Healdsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 6 2016 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Turn $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

1. Standard rates are $329/night, $2,100/week for 4 adults (two nights minimum).
2. $50 per person/per night for each adult guest over 4, up to 6 total.
3. $300.00 Security deposit refunded within 10 days of departure in the form of a check or refund to credit card.
4. Cleaning fee = $100.00 per stay. Dog cleaning supplement = $75.00.
5. Sonoma County occupancy tax is 12% and applies to both rental and cleaning fees.
6. Half of total is required to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival date
7. If paying by credit card, a 3% convenience fee applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Rosa (STS)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Car: necessary


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