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Healdsburg Bliss House-Sonoma Wine Country Sweeping Panoramic Vineyard Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6 maximum)

Healdsburg Bliss House is a noted unofficial hillside landmark. This comfortable ranch style home is high up on a ridge above the stunningly gorgeous Dry Creek Wine Valley. Just 1.5 miles from downtown Healdsburg, the home is a blissfully peaceful escape surrounded by 80 acres of lush vineyards. The 100ft deck and expansive windows provide endless opportunities to take in the literally 100 mile-180 degree views of vineyards, forests, mountains, big skies and florid sunsets. Watch the hot air balloons rise to the south or the plumes of steam from The Geysers in the surrounding northeast mountains. Bring binoculars and check out the myriad of birds swooping by. Sunbathe or read on the deck, bbq while sipping wine and taking in the views. An outdoor dining table for 6 is a commanding location from which to dine and leisurely watch the sunset. The master suite opens to the deck and the spacious kitchen/dining/family great room has views as does the generous living room with rock hearth.

Bliss House Hillside Setting: This truly unique location is up a 1/4 mile shared paved drive which is in good condition and suitable for all types of cars. The property is not fenced and adjoins neighboring vineyard property and as such is not suitable for small children.

The setting backs up against rural wilderness area and thus is plush with wildlife...wild turkeys, deer, raccoons, wild pigs, etc. are all a part of the close to town but country lifestyle. As tempting as it may be, we encourage our guests-for their own safety to observe and enjoy the wildlife from a distance.

Bring the camera and the binoculars and no matter what season-warm outerwear as evenings can be cool. If guests are planning to walk, bring sturdy shoes.

The Weather: From April through August, most afternoons are pretty and bright with breezes. Mornings and nights are usually cool and sometimes the early morning fog comes in to kiss the grapes. Temperatures can range 30-40 degrees in a 24 hour period. September and October is almost always warm and there is less early morning mist or fog. However, there are don't forget the pullover or wrap. Even in winter, when we get the rains that make this such a lovely place...there are many many break through days with crisp sunshine.

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Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Separate vanity area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate vanity area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are spacious and have generous selection of towels. Shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body soap, body lotion, and hair dryer are provided. All have large mirrors and good lighting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 16x20 ft Master Bedroom has comfy couples' sitting area looking out to the deck and the views. Master opens to the deck and has a armoire with Dish Network TV, walk in cedar closet and private bath with dual vanities and shower walk in shower generous enough for two. 2nd bank of windows face the southern vineyard views. Second bedroom is also spacious with Thomasville furnishings, view to west of trees and vineyard. A shared bath is just next door in the hall with dual vanities and shower over tub. Bedroom 3 also has some Thomasville pieces and opens to the 2nd bath with privacy doors. All bedrooms have Queen beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Comfortable quality furnishings. Fully stocked kitchen. Good quality Queen beds. Spacious throughout. Private and quiet. Bliss House is a big view with a generous home in a perfect wine country location.


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Healdsburg Bliss House-Sonoma Wine Country Sweeping Panoramic Vineyard Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Location is amazing

  • 4 of 5

Great location and views. Mornings were the best. Home was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Third time to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying at the Bliss House. What wonderful accommodations. Beautiful morning view of the fog rising over Healdsburg.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great front porch with spectacular 180 degree view of vineyards and mountains.

  • 5 of 5

Three couples stayed at this house over New Year's. The house is spacious, comfortable, and clean with plenty of room for 6 people and very well equipped. The house is a short distance from downtown Healdsburg, a charming small town with lots of shops, restaurants, etc. The house is up on a hill, giving it a spectacular view of the vineyards and hills in the distance. We had a terrific time and would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mokelumne Hill, CA

Family visit to Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful stay at the Bliss House. It is spacious and comfortable with beautiful views. This time of year there is fog and the house sits above it. Sunrise is beautiful from this house. The beds are all comfortable with nice linens. As has been said before, the house could be updated. Jim was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home away from home! The house has beautiful views, conveniently located, well equipped and made for an amazing trip to wine country for the holidays. We cannot thank Kathleen enough for helping make our holiday perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cool Place!

  • 5 of 5

Never written a review before, but.....beautiful place sitting on top of a hill overlooking vineyards and the town of Healdsburg. About a 3 minute drive to the town square. the house is far from updated, however, it doesnt matter because you spend most of your time outside on the huge deck. master bed/bath are huge. this place is worth it

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Property Manager

Jim or Andie Carroll
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jim or Andie Carroll

We are both are native Californians and retired teachers. My wife was born in Healdsburg and raised on the property before it was split into the winery and the vineyard properties.

Jim or Andie Carroll purchased this house in 1968

Why Jim or Andie Carroll chose Healdsburg

The property was inherited from my father and was part of the property where I was raised and grew up. The view is great, the people are nice and the town is small and has a certain charm.


Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Downtown Healdsburg
Car: necessary

Bliss House is smack in the center of Sonoma Wine Country, just outside Healdsburg in the achingly beautiful Dry Creek Valley appellation. Over 100 boutique wineries can be discovered within a half hr drive including one which guests may walk to from the home. Historic Healdsburg Plaza with its fashionable boutiques, restaurants, tasting rooms and galleries is 1.5 miles from Bliss House. Healdsburg has live music several days every week most of the year. Numerous festivals and wine related events abound. Lake Sonoma is a scenic 15 minute drive. The dramatic Sonoma Coast is another lovely back roads drive 45 minutes from Bliss House. Summer brings kayaking or canoeing on the Russian River and the launch point is a mere 5 minutes away. Cycling is a popular pastime. Guests may rent bikes in town or bring their own. A delightfully abundant Farmer's market is open 8 months of the yr on Sat. Numerous parks and hiking trails help burn off the extra calaries. Enjoy it all!

Other Activities: WINE TASTING!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/turnaround fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until dates are booked. Sonoma County charges a 9% Tourist Occupancy tax on the daily rental fee and cleaning/turnaround fee.

Money transactions are handled through PayPal.

Refundable security deposit is due when contract is signed.

Total cost is due 60 days prior to arrival or with signed contract if booking occurs less than 60 days before arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.