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

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only


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


~ 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.

~ Do CHECK the CALENDAR before sending an inquiry, we keep it up to date.

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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Healdsburg Hilltop Retreat :: Craftsman detail, modern comforts & stunning VIEWS
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

great; but

  • 3 of 5

Let me say that the accommodations are first rate - this is a beautiful house in which to vacation - and the porch is a wonderful spot to enjoy a glass of wine at night or coffee in the morning. Furniture, linens, decor, facilities- top notch. BUT.. the pictures above which show the stair case are misleading - that picture only shows the final section of stairs. If you have ANY mobility issues you will not be able to get to the property. And, note that the kitchen, sleeping porch, bedroom with twin beds, dining/family room are UPSTAIRS. And finally, there is nothing on the description that warns anyone of the treacherous road up the mountain to the home. Narrow road, twists turns, cliff edges on one side, deep ruts on the other and no lighting. The only way to park is to continue past the house until you get to a home with a paved driveway in which you can turn the car around. If you don't mind that sort of thing then go for it. But it was a scary drive. I feel as though I should have been told about this. If this was lower down the mountain - then it would be perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solitude in wine country

  • 5 of 5

The house was as good as last year. I wish the weather was.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Healdsburg.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Healdsburg. House is only five minutes from town center. The place is exceptionally clean and well taken care of. It was a little too cold to use the porch, but the porch looked amazing. Great views of the valley. Would stay again and recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I Could Have Stayed FOREVER!

  • 5 of 5

Wow....What a great house! I love staying in a home where the owner has a definite eye for a well-stocked kitchen....and so homey. Our favorite places were the front covered porch and the top outside patio. The views were amazing.....fog in the early morning then replaced by crisp blue skies and vineyard covered hills in the distance by mid morning. So refreshing to sleep with open windows at night! Heather was absolutely great and even told me where I can purchase Adirondack chairs like the ones we fell in love with at her home. I would go back in an instant!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love this place!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, five stars is not enough, I give it 1000 stars! Writing this review makes me miss your lovely home even more. I am definitely coming back! From the start, Heather, you were so sweet and patient; thank you so much for helping this amateur VRBO traveler... The pictures do no justice for this lovely home which has the forest for its backyard. The home was also very well stocked with everything my family needed (bath soap, laundry soap, flashlight and even disposable razors) and were thankful for. Most if not all the major appliances were like brand new, including the washer/dryer. Heather recommended a variety of places to eat and wineries to try. Our favorite places were Willy's and Chalkboard! The chef at Chalkboard is a food wizard! The wineries were so nice too! Anyway, getting back to the lovely home. The master bedroom downstairs, was so nice and spacious with it's own cute little porch, making it very private from the rest of the home. There was also a bed upstairs on the beautiful outdoor covered porch which my whole family took turns napping on, whether to soak up the morning sun or enjoy the evening listening to the owl. This was also where we would plan our next day because there was so much room and seating to accommodate us all. Oh, please don't hesitate to water the pretty plant between the doors. When we first arrived, it's poor leaves were so droopy and sad, looking like it was dying. So, I watered it and to my amazement the next morning, all of the leaves were perked up and so pretty. I don't normally do well with plants, but this one was special. We also played horse shoe in the back yard and relaxed by having a few drinks and taking in the vast view of Healdsburg. One more thing, the drive to the house is a bit windy, but sooo beautiful. Just try to make it before nightfall. We arrived at 11pm, making it a little difficult to find the house and having teenage girls made it more dramatic! The road nearing the home was very narrow and a little spooky when trying to turn around, but I think that's why I miss it so much, my wild and adventurous side came alive. Also, if renting a car, please rent a small'll make parking way easier. Lastly, the steps to the house are many, but well worth it for sure--top of the world! Just bring your inhaler, just kidding. It was a great way to work off all the delicious food we ate at Chalkboard. I can go on and on...JUST STAY HERE, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on a hill

  • 5 of 5

It was great! We loved the location. Close to the great restaurants in Healdsburg, and being wine drinkers, we liked being right in the middle of all the different AVA's. The house couldn't have been stocked with more amenities. The view was awesome. Next time we stay we will pick a warmer week so we could spend more time on the wonderful porch.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Healdsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder season - Spring
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
High season - 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder season - Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Nov 18 2017 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + 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.
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