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Healdsburg Pension Amongst the Vines

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Healdsburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage - 1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2)

The perfect weekend retreat for nature and wine lovers alike. Situated amidst a Pinot Noir vineyard and overlooking a picturesque 6-acre lake, this charming French-style cottage offers the peace and serenity of a wine country setting but is only 4 quick miles from Healdsburg’s downtown attractions.

A cozy studio kitchen, dining area and living room with sofa bed open upon a Mediterranean garden with bubbling fountain and stairs leading down to the water’s edge. French doors give way from a spacious bedroom, furnished with antiques and romantic-canopied queen-sized bed, to a Wisteria-covered patio with bistro table and pair of rustic rocking chairs; the ideal setting for sipping a fine wine or enjoying a famous Downtown Bakery sticky bun.

Whether you’re interested in actively visiting the area’s many excellent wineries and bike trails, relaxing on the dock watching the local water fowl, or dozing in hammocks beneath the willow pergola, this cottage’s location and ambiance make it one of the most unique accommodations in the Sonoma wine country. A private lake, Pinot Noir vineyard and rose and lavender gardens offer plenty of different venues for relaxing and enjoying the peace and serenity of this rural retreat, just 4 minutes from the shops, restaurants and wine attractions of town.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ann Van Noy & Jim Van Noy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We feel as though we hit the jackpot finding your guest house on VRBO! Thanks so very much for taking the time to make perfect suggestions for food and winderies. We will never forget our time in Healdsburg thanks to you.
Mar 2010
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Healdsburg Pension Amongst the Vines
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

A BIG slice of heaven amongst the vines

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time traveling to Healdsburg. We found this gem called Pension Amongst the Vines and thought we'd give it a try. And my, are we happy we did!

Jim and Ann, the owners were very responsive and helpful with our trip. But this is overshadowed by the sheer beauty and tranquility of the property. Located off the road along a winding path, Pension is set among rolling hills and fragrant grape vines. A small path through the vines leads to our private dock and lake where the bass fishing was spectacular. This was an unexpected highlight of our trip. The sunrise coupled with the mist beaming off the lake in the early morning is breath taking, peaceful and a welcomed escape from the city.

Without question we highly recommend Healdsburg and a stay at Pension Amongst the Vines...although for us, 2 days simply wasn't enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights (not long enough) and had time to relax in the beautiful serenity of the pension, gardens, vineyards and dock. We don't want to repeat other reviews but all that was said in them is true. It was completely private, luxurious and comfortable. Private gate opens to tree-lined gravel road and that leads to an amazing home and cottage set within the vines. You could just easily be driving on a small road to a villa in Tuscany. The cottage portion of the property is beautiful, as is everything else on this property. Jim and Ann left a very nice bottle of wine and came to greet us with enjoyable conversation and suggestions. They also were spot on with their recommendations - our favorite winerey not on our radar but Jim's suggestion (Benovia). We did not see them again ever until checkout - by their design- but were readily available by cell phone and text. Property is very close to downtown Healdsburg and its wonderful restaurants (Madrona Manor was like nothing we've ever experienced - $$$$ but 14 courses and each dish was a work of art and flavor; Scopa, Dry Creek, Dry Creek General Store, Parish Cafe our other favorites), family-oriented fourth of july celebrations and the wine road their property is located on led to great wineries, vineyards and winding roads (took Sweetwater Creek road to Armstrong Redwoods- dont miss this white knuckle drive). Many afternoons with wine and cheese sitting on their shaded dock on the pond watching blue heron, turtles and ducks. They have bikes that you can use to easily to get to a half dozen amazing wineries a short ride away. Little quail family so cute. Petanque court fun. Also have a small boat and fishing poles. Highly recommend - we travel alot and this property made us a VRBO fan and would stay here again any time. If you a looking for a romantic stay for two people in Sonoma Wine country you can't do any better than staying at Pension in the Vines.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Now we know the reason for all the 5-star reviews!

  • 5 of 5

When we booked the Pension, we were hoping that the property would be as nice as the pictures depicted and as good as the reviews sounded… and to our delight it was! We stayed here for two nights and loved the serenity and beauty surrounding the Pension. The room is lovely and comes equipped with everything we could have required. The bed was very comfy and the high-quality linens felt luxurious. When we arrived there, we were met with a warm, friendly welcome by owner Jim, and then we never saw him or his wife after that, though we knew they were available if we needed anything. The location is perfect; just a short five-minute drive into downtown Healdsburg, easy driving distances to loads of wineries, and only 30 minutes to Armstrong Redwoods State Park (highly recommended). We are already looking forward to staying here again, and we will wholeheartedly recommend staying here to our friends and family. Thank you Jim and Ann for opening up your beautiful, peaceful Pension for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Our own private dock

  • 5 of 5

We loved our getaway to healdsburg! The property itself was gorgeous, private, and very comfortable. Only a few minutes driving to the downtown square we enjoyed great dinners and spent our days lounging on our own private, reading and drinking wine of course! Jim even left us a bottle of Pinot Noir to enjoy during our stay. It was a great way to decompress after our wedding. Perfect all the way around.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC, USA

Lovely, secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

The "Pension" was a beautiful property, and a great location from which to explore Healdsburg and the surrounding wine country. My wife and I stayed here for three nights after a wedding on the coast, and it was really, really hard to leave.

The guest house is small but well-appointed, with countless loving touches - a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival, a lovely old Underwood at the desk in the bedroom, fishing gear ready to take down to the private pond, a pair of well-maintained bikes for exploring the area. The sheets on the bed were so soft, we had to find the tag so we can try to buy our own.

We spent hours lounging on the private dock, reading and soaking up sun. There were all kinds of beautiful birds - the whole property felt alive. And don't miss the Pétanque (bocce's Provence cousin) court up on the hill!

Ann and Jim were excellent, friendly hosts, quick to share suggestions on local wine and food. They were always accessible when we needed them, but otherwise left us in blissful privacy. The house has wineries on every side, including one directly next door (Matrix), and is less that a five minute drive from the foodie haven that is downtown Healdsburg.

We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Healdsburg Pension

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much loved our week stay in wine country. The Pension was a perfect size for us. The bed was divine...super comfy and soft sheets. It was so nice to make coffee and sit on the rocking chair to enjoy the beautiful view from our patio. Our hosts were super helpful with lots of touring and restaurant information. We enjoyed fishing and hanging out on the dock. Unfortunately, the week we visited it decided to rain almost everyday so we didn't get to enjoy all the local hikes and trails...but we are hoping to be back soon to do just that. And hopefully catch the fish that got away. Thanks for our wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Francisco or Oakland
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in the Russian River wine appellation, famous for award-winning Pinot Noir. Just 3.5 miles from the town of Healdsburg in beautiful, Sonoma County Wine Country, California, USA. Easy access to San Francisco, just 1 hour north of Golden Gate Bridge off Highway 101. 30 miles east of Pacific coastal beaches and headlands & 40 minutes west of the Napa Valley's famous wine estates.

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Nightly $275 Weekend night $325 Weekly $1825.
Available year round $325/night weekends (2-night minimum stay) & holidays (3-night minimum stay) $275/night mid-week (2-night minimum stay) $1825/week. Cleaning fee weeknights and weekends $50.00 per stay. A one night security deposit is required. Cancellation Policy: Greater than 30 days: Full refund of deposit less $75 cancellation fee. Less than 30 days: 50% of deposit refunded less $75 cancellation fee. (Sonoma County TOT Certificate #526N)

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Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Romantic canopy bed with luxury linens and duvet for cool nights.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
No Children Please. Fishing gear available for bass fishing on private lake.

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