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Adorable Storybook Cottage - Sweeping Vineyard Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our Storybook Cottage is tucked away on 15 beautiful acres of vineyards and gardens, with views that will take your breath away. Only 1.5 miles from the Healdsburg plaza, the cottage feels worlds away amongst the rolling hills of farmland. The Wine Country Cottage is budget-friendly getaway --you can dine out in the close by restaurants or save money and prepare meals on the grill to enjoy on the deck.

Our cottage is perfect for 1-2 people - a cozy, vintage one room farmhouse with an extremely comfortable queen bed, organic sheets, and a small but charming bathroom.

The location is close to everything so you won't spend a lot of time in your car. A country setting just a mile and a half to charming downtown Healdsburg. Just 3 minutes in the car or a 20 minute walk! Great local wineries are only .5 miles away, as is the Russian River swim and canoe beach. The perfect place to adventure out or to just linger, relax and soak in Sonoma County.

This is truly a wine country getaway - we invite you to walk through our gorgeous private vineyards and truly experience life like a local.

Please visit our website so see more photos of our beautiful gardens, 100 year old barn, and olive garden |

You've discovered a wonderful place for your next getaway to the heart of Sonoma wine country. Healdsburg is known as one of America's most charming small towns.

Check the availability calendar -- I update it daily!

Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am. We allow 1 vehicle per Cottage.

Tax ID: 368

Keywords: Perfect location, close to Plaza, charming Cottage, gorgeous garden, vineyards, affordable, private.

Guests say, ‘An absolutely beautiful, blissful getaway”!

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Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Leighann

Healdsburg - what a great place to live and to visit. Our 15 acre farm property "Ru's Farm" has our home, 2 vacation cottages & 15 acres of vineyards. We can walk 20-25 minutes to Healdsburg Plaza -- just 1 & 1/2 miles. What a beautiful place to wake up every morning. My husband (John) and I both grew up in Sonoma County. We live on Ru's Farm with our children, dogs, cats, chickens and birds. John and I love to recharge by going on hikes through the California mountains and reading on the beach. We are looking forward to meeting you! -Leighann

Leighann purchased this cottage in 1992

What makes this cottage unique

Location is everything when you are on vacation--we are 1 & 1/2 miles to the Plaza -- you can walk or drive 4 minutes. Having wonderful restaurants, shops, and 200+ wineries all nearby makes for plenty of things to enjoy. Plus the Russian River is an 1/2 mile away -- the swim beach and kayaking add fun to summertime. Healdsburg is a friendly town for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss the Tuesday night free concerts in the Plaza in summertime. Great golf is nearby--we like the public course in Windsor + others in the area. Great weather & lots to do makes this a great place to live and visit.


Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small bathroom with stall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed There is one queen bed in the Cottage
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Vineyard views ~ 15 acres of private vineyards and beautiful private gardens surround this romantic cottage for two. You are invited to stroll through our private vineyards! Location - 1 & 1/2 miles to Healdsburg Plaza. It's a 20 minute power walk or 3 minutes in the car! Wineries galore - over 200 within 30 minutes. We have Wine Road maps for you! World class restaurants in Healdsburg -- what a great place to enjoy the good life!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Adorable Storybook Cottage - Sweeping Vineyard Views
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Salt Lake City

20 year anniversary

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. The property managers were wonderful and accommodating. Grounds were spectacular. Lovely walk into town

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Sasha :) and I can't wait for your return visit - Thank you for the review! -Lele
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Fantastic Location, Amazing Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend a long weekend at the absolutely amazing cottage in Healdsburg. The pictures are exactly as the cottage is and it is perfect for 2 people. The little kitchenette is great and the bathroom is very tiny - but totally functional. While we were there we never saw another person - it was like we had the whole beautiful location to ourselves. It is very close to wineries - we went to the Coppola Winery (spectacular) and the Korbel Winery (a highlight of the trip - go on the tour!) and we drove all over the area. Thank you so much - it was a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Storybook Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from or stay at the lovely Healdsburg Country Gardens. The cottage provided the perfect respite after the Healdsburg half marathon. A glass of wine on the porch while enjoying the beautiful views of the vineyard was the perfect way to end our day. I was really charmed by the photos of the cottage online and I was not disappointed. From the wrap-around porch to the beautiful gardens to the amazing views it exceeded our expectations. Barbara and Walt are lovely hosts - they provided us with many recommendations of things to do in Healdsburg, a lovely little town with amazing restaurants and wineries. We can't wait for our next stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second visit to Healdsburg Country Gardens, such a great little getaway. The owners are so great and provided tips on restaurants and activities. The propery is beautiful, lush gardens, and great views of the vineyards. We had a romantic weekend and it was the perfect place to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay at cottage

  • 5 of 5

The reviews are accurate as well as the pictures. It is a small cottage, so don't get any Misconceptions and the bathroom is very tiny. However, for a four night stay for the two of us, it was perfect. Owners were accommodating yet not intrusive and I felt immediately comfortable. The gardens are incredible and no picture could do them justice. Loved the views of the vineyard. We spent every evening on that deck and enjoyed the evening breezes and mild temperatures. Felt very private and quiet. We would come back here again without question. Love having the directions laid out to to us for walking to town or driving to Safeway. Although I have to say that walking to town was a bit of a challenge as the traffic on Bailhache can resemble a raceway at times and there is no sidewalk, just a soft shoulder. We would probably not attempt that again. We were late arriving on the first day and having a bottle of wine awaiting us as well as coffee for the next morning was a life saver. Highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly, MA

Wonderful Cottage in the Heart of Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage captured my heart when I first saw it online. I found it to be exactly as advertised. It was a perfect getaway for my husband and I, right in the middle of wine country. The owners were very thoughtful and we found a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge. They always had a smile and a wave. The cottage is very private. The view from the kitchen window and decks is amazing. If I had to make one small criticism it would be of the size of the bathroom. My husband is 6'2" and he felt a little cramped in there. Other than that, we had an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our charming Cottage...our location and views are hard to beat! We've lived here for 20-some years and never tire of the views...all year round! Even the bathroom has a great view out the tiny window ... but, you are right...the bathroom in the Cottage is tiny. We are unable to enlarge the building and the Cottage doesn't have the room within to enlarge the bathroom. Glad you enjoyed the area and your stay ~ Walt and Barbara, Owners
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Car: necessary

Wine Tasting at more than 200 wineries within 30 minute of the property. Explore charming Healdsburg Plaza just 3 minutes away--shops, spas & world class restaurants! 1/2 mile to Russian River swim beach, kayak and canoe trips! The sweet spot in Healdsburg is the Plaza -- we are a 3 minute drive away!

Our location is perfect -- country but close to everything! Good won't spend a lot of time in your car!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Hotel tax is .12%
Cleaning fee is $60
$200. Refundable deposit
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