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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman detail, modern comforts & stunning VIEWS"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy extraordinary views and re-connect with what matters in this secluded, completely remodeled cabin with custom craftsmanship and creatively repurposed materials in every room. The setting is private with nearly 200 acres of unspoiled woods out the back door - yet we're just seven minutes from Healdsburg square with great shopping, a wealth of tasting rooms and restaurants to please every palate. Wine tasting along Russian River's still-small and beautiful wine road is close and convenient.

Climb the steps to a tranquil getaway with exquisite views, and you'll not want to leave (many don't). Our most consistent feedback is that this 'tree house' feels like a world away from it all with its own little peaceful gravity well.

From April through August, we enjoy walkable Russian River access down the street for kayaking, tubing, or lounging on the beach. Year-round, there are hiking trails to choose from just outside the front or back door, as well as biking and paddle-boarding on the river. Within a short drive are some of the area's most beautiful trails and rides.

We have hand-crafted hardwood floors and (heated) tile throughout with well-placed windows for a very open feel, that never-the-less maintains total privacy. Enjoy the outdoor patio while taking in the views, napping, reading or sipping wine. Or venture out back to take in 180 degree views from above the trees, BBQ under the open sky, recount the days' events, or just play horseshoes.

For all the charm & craft, you'll find that the layout makes sense. In the master suite is a Cal king bed, 'en suite' full bath and private patio. Upstairs in the guest bedroom are two twins looking out into the forest, with a separate full bathroom on this main level. We also have two more twins available on the covered porch, as well as a convertible twin/full sofabed in the entry den. The kitchen opens onto the porch, looks out beyond the trees and is connected with the main living room.

We strive to keep the house tastefully appointed and amply stocked with all that you'll need for a comfortable & relaxing stay - from toiletries & hair dryers to a cook's kitchen, 'smart' TV & WiFi, and plenty of games for the playing.

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Our Transfer Occupancy Tax (TOT) number is 782N

Sonoma County quiet hours: 10pm - 7am


~ YOU WILL SAVE $ PAYING BY CHECK, and are welcome to do so.

~ We have a 3-NIGHT MIN. on WEEKENDS, during the high season, and 5-NIGHT MIN. on holidays. If a weekend remains open, we will release it for a shorter booking the Wednesday before.

Keywords: House; Healdsburg; views; mountains; river; retreat; wine country; romantic.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Heather

We are a couple from San Francisco who have long loved the Russian River valley and Healdsburg in particular. Sharing this place with others is a pleasure and a privilege for us.

Why Heather chose Healdsburg

It's a well-situated, peaceful getaway with stunning views & incredible craftsman detail. Healdsburg & the Russian River wineries are still intimate & small, yet sophisticated.

What makes this house unique

Best of both worlds :: At the end of the paved road & up in the trees, time slows down & life feels quieter here - but then Healdsburg food, shopping & wineries are 7 minutes away.


Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Sonoma County quiet hours are from 10pm - 7am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Cal King bed in the master, 2 Twin beds in the guest bedroom (can be made into a King), 1 Full bed (fold-out couch in the den) & 2 Twin beds (on the covered porch, one of which is a pop-up trundle). *In addition: the upstairs couch is an Orson from Room & Board, it comfortably sleeps one.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Heated tile floors upstairs, custom wood floors downstairs


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Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman detail, modern comforts & stunning VIEWS
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews
Long Beach, CA

Great place to stay for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Heather really put together a great home away from home for her guests. The house is simply but beautifully decorated with soothing colors, heated floors and great outdoor space. It rained the whole time we were there so we really didn’t get to enjoy the green space outside but the views are super. The kitchen is well stocked with everything one needs for a weekend. There are a lot of stairs up to the front door but that’s part of the coolness of it. It’s serene and peaceful and we hope to get back up to stay here in the summer to enjoy the outside amenities more.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, IL

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The location just up the mountain from downtown Healdsburg was ideal. We were able to hike up Fitch Mountain our first morning there before taking a wine tour. The house was appointed with all the necessities. Heather has an eye for detail. Beds were comfy and the surroundings quiet and peaceful. A wonderful stay all around!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, clean. The owner was a pleasure to rent from. Healdsburg is charming.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cottage overlooking the river

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this amazing property. The outdoor space overlooking the Russian River is perfect for late night visiting and early morning coffee. This is a true Gem and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was beautiful and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the property. The view from the porch was especially stunning. The house was clean and the instructions for everything were clear.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, USA

Gorgeous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this gorgeous cottage! It was beautifully furnished, very comfortable and well stocked. The owner was wonderful to work with and very responsive. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Car: necessary

We are situated close to the Healdsburg town plaza, and to the Russian River wineries. Hiking/walking and biking trails are available out the back door and up Fitch Mtn. Even more stunning trails are available a short drive away.

Perfect jumping off spot for enjoying the best of Healdsburg and its surroundings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

HOLIDAY & WKD MINIMUM STAYS :: Please note that we have a 4- to 5-night minimum on most major holidays (Memorial Day, Passport Wkd, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

Weekends have a 3-night min. during high & shoulder seasons & a 2-night min. during the low season.

*No smoking of any kind* on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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