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Kristine or Charlie Siebert

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, norwegian

Quiet Country Setting Only Minutes From Healdsburg Plaza

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment + Convertible Futon. Sleeps 3 adults, 2-3 children

Please read the reviews of our lovely cottage which follow this information.

Enjoy the serene quiet of our rural setting just minutes from beautiful Healdsburg and surrounded by vineyards. Our property sits amidst a large organic flower and vegetable garden filled with butterflies, birds, and bees.

A private patio overlooks the Russian River Valley and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of our special coffee blend, or cup of tea in the morning and a glass of wine in the afternoon. Have dinner at one of the area's many fine local restaurants or BBQ on your own private patio. We try to provide everything to make your stay with us memorable. We are also beekeepers and sell our own raw organic honey, as well as eggs from our chickens.

This VERY PRIVATE 650 square foot 1-bedroom guest apartment with its own entrance is attached to the main house. The handy mini-kitchen is equipped with coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster, micro-wave, fridge and a 1-burner cook top. There is a gas BBQ right outside the door.

The guest suite's private bathroom is accessible to both the living room and bedroom area sleepers.

We will be happy to accompany your children as they visit our chickens, cats and our dog Mitzi.The kids can also pick ripe fruit and vegetables from the garden. If you are coming for a wedding no need to try to keep your children quiet in a hotel room when they can enjoy running around our garden.

We do not charge a security deposit, or a cleaning fee and, of course, your children 12 & under stay free. This may result in a slight discrepancy as to how VRBO calculates the full rental fee. They count children as extra guests, we do not. We trust that you will take as good care of our cottage as we do ourselves. We look forward to hearing from you, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Parking available for 1 car

Quiet Hours are between 10:00pm & 7:00am

Sonoma County TOT# 756N

Kristine and Charlie Siebert

Keywords: cottage ..self contained. Private, quiet, views, gardens, animals, children

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kristine or Charlie Siebert (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, norwegian

About Kristine or Charlie Siebert

We retired to beautiful Healdsburg in 1992 after long careers in film,TV, and stage in Los Angeles. We've never regretted this decision because Healdsburg is a magical place to live.We decided to open our home several years ago, so we could share with our guests our lovely gardens and peaceful setting.

Kristine or Charlie Siebert purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Kristine or Charlie Siebert chose Sonoma County

Our guest cottage was part of our home, but once our children left we thought the space was so beautiful and private that it would make a lovely vacation rental for guests coming to the wine country of Sonoma (not Napa) so several years ago we transformed the space into the wonderful guest cottage that it is today. Please read our reviews.Our guests seem to share this opinion, and we hope you will too.


What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is in a very quiet and private rural setting. However its only 4 miles to downtown Healdsburg. Our guests can sit in the gardens, read books from our extensive library, or watch movies chosen from our large selection.


based on 69 traveler reviews

Quiet Country Setting Only Minutes From Healdsburg Plaza
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews

Perfect Retreat for a Working Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Kristine was a lovely host - she made sure we had everything we needed, that it was clean and well-maintained. I was visiting to plan and execute a wedding in the nearby area and having a cozy bed, kitchen and wifi at my disposal was just perfect. What I didn't expect was the stunning and peaceful environment - it was a wonderful way to wake up post-event to recuperate. I definitely would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You worked so hard on that wedding during a heat wave. So we are delighted you were able to get some good rest after your event. Do come back again. We loved having you all here.
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Location Location Location!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Our hosts were very lovely. We enjoyed fresh pluots right off their property. The location was superb - 5 minutes from Healdsburg, and smack dab between the Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. The accommodations themselves were comfortable and safe. A rustic and secluded setting with gardens to the left of you and chickens to the right. While not posh and not elegant, perfectly adequate for the price. There are no real accommodations for cooking other than a microwave, hot-plate, and coffee pot. This is a guesthouse that was set up for the property owners’ children and grandchildren to sleep while visiting. It is loaded and adorned with items for young children. So if you have 3- to 6-year-olds, and you're bringing them, this is a bonus! But I can’t stress enough the perfect location if you are in Sonoma to explore its glorious wines.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Country Garden Cottage and absolutely loved it!! Kristine and Charlie were the perfect hosts for our stay in Healdsburg!! We loved being a short drive from Healdsburg but were just minutes away from the town square and anything we needed.

The cottage is perfectly situated on a hill with lovely views, a spectacular flower garden and vegetable garden. The perfect spot to sit and drink coffee/wine and watch the sunrise/sunset. We arrived to wonderful hospitality and fell in love with our wonderful cottage. The bed was so comfortable and everything about our stay was absolutely perfect. Although it was just the two of us, it would be perfect for a family with young children or a group of girls. Just wonderful and the roses/bottlebrush were in full bloom.

Can't wait to come back for another visit very soon~

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a treat for me to have you be so interested in the garden. I loved showing you around. Come back in the summer when the veggies garden I plant for guests is producing tomatoes etc.
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Positively Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a girls trip! This place was quiet, peaceful, and absolutely perfect. The owner welcomed us when we first arrived and settled us in the cottage- and gave us recommendations for activities to do in Healdsburg. Mitzi the dog was very sweet as well, and the cat peeked in on us the first night.

We loved that the house was only a couple of minutes from Healdsburg, but out in the country at the same time. It was just the right size for everyone to have their own space, but quaint as well. The garden areas were peaceful- a great spot to enjoy evening cocktails, or morning coffee, with a gorgeous view.

We didn’t have any children with us this trip, but we will definitely be returning with our husbands and children soon, as it would be the perfect place to bring the little ones!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Charming and Gracious.

  • 5 of 5

It is possible to be helpful without being gracious, but impossible to be gracious without being helpful. Our stay was the epitome of "gracious". To say that this was a "perfect" is to redefine that word. Although to call a place "cozy" it synonymous with "small" that isn't true in this case. Both the living room and bedroom are very spacious, they are also "cozy". You never get a "cramped" feeling. There is at least 8-10 feet from the base of the comfy king bed to the window. The living room easily holds 2 large futon beds.

The suite is surrounded by lush gardens. When we were there (March) many, many flowers were in bloom. There are even seating areas in the gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the front porch; sitting at the table for breakfast and looking at the white wisteria which hung from the overhead trellis.

The suite is located near the top of a very large hill. It was grand to look out in the morning and see a arch trellis with climbing roses and down into the valley.

I can't imagine coming to the area and not staying here. Within 24 hours we were looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the garden and all the flowers. Even more are blooming now and the hummingbirds and butterflies have returned as well. Please do come back again, we loved the fact that you were able to enjoy all of what the cottage offers. Your comments about the cottage itself made me smile. Esp. measuring the distance from the bed to the window. It is spacious and we know people are surprised when they arrive for the first time. Please do come back again.
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Private, Cozy, and Close to Town

  • 5 of 5

Our little family (my husband, our infant son, and a friend of ours) stayed here for several days this winter on a return trip to Healdsburg. This was our first time staying at the garden cottage, and we had such a wonderful time. Our son loved the animals around the property (chickens, cats, and the dog), and us adults loved the privacy and that the owners were so helpful with anything we needed. Even when we arrived at nearly 11 pm our first night, they were so accommodating and quick to get us settled in.

Drive time into downtown Healdsburg was less than 10 minutes, but being surrounded by vineyards and the hills, it feels like you're miles away.

Definitely recommend this property and we'll certainly be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Healdsburg Plaza
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Windsor, Shiloh Road or Healdsburg
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway #101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dozens within 5 miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Russian River, Memorial Beach
Car: necessary

The small, quaint town of Healdsburg is only a 5 minute drive away. The town offers outstanding restaurants for those special meals, and many smaller but equally good places to eat. There are interesting shops and boutiques and several winery tasting rooms around charming Healdsburg Plaza. Armstrong Woods,a small state park with towering Redwood trees, is similar to Muir woods,but much less crowded and it's a short drive away.Enjoy various drives around the area all free of traffic, with each vista a beautiful sight. Sonoma county is so close to San Francisco (a one hour drive) yet so far away, and certainly not as touristy as the Napa Valley. Come enjoy our neck of the woods.


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Base rate is for two persons. A charge of $50 per person per night for a 3rd adult. Children under 12 stay without charge. We have a port-a-crib, cot, and high chair, and welcome children to our cottage.

Sonoma County Tax Certificate #756N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sonoma County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large, walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed. Please read the reviews, most people comment on our wonderful, comfortable bed. Child Beds (1) We have a port-a-crib for infants and can set up a small cot for an older child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Hairdryer, iron and ironing board,high chair, port-a-crib and small cot.

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