|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Is it possible to at once be away from it all and at the center of it all? It is if you spend your wine country vacation at our home less than 3 miles from Healdsburg Plaza.
Our home is just 3 miles (5-10 minutes) from Healdsburg Plaza and its variety of restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and galleries. It is also practically at the very center of the extraordinary Northern Sonoma wine country, just minutes from the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys. In fact, there are over 150 tasting rooms within a 10 mile radius - making this an outstanding home base for your Sonoma Wine Country vacation. The house is also only about 40 minutes from outstanding wineries at the northern end of the Napa Valley for those seeking even more variety.
The property offers a variety of features and activities to enhance your wine country vacation when your not out wine tasting or enjoying the other pleasures of Northern Sonoma County.
Our home is around a bend at the end of a country road that dead ends at our automated gate. Outdoors, you can relax by the solar heated, salt water swimming pool (open from mid-April through mid-November), and warm up at night by the wood burning fire pit surrounded by fragrant lavender. Or enjoy your morning coffee under our covered gazebo next to our vegetable garden and near our fruit and olive tree orchard. The property is richly landscaped, with lush front, rear, and side gardens and a manicured front lawn. We also have a young hobby Cabernet vineyard at the very front of the property, which hopefully will begin producing fine Sonoma County wine this year! There is a basketball hoop above the garage where you can practice your jump shot, or brush up on your ping pong skills on our indoor/outdoor table.
Indoors, the home is equipped with central air conditioning, central heating, and wifi Internet access. Our fully-equipped kitchen is stocked with practically everything you could possibly need to prepare a gourmet meal. The kitchen has a stainless steel GE refrigerator and dishwasher, Jenn Air range, granite tile counter tops, as well as the full array of kitchen essentials. For wine lovers there is lead-free crystal glassware and a dishwasher safe decanter. We also have a full array of unbreakable dishes and wine glasses suitable for outdoor use. The pantry is stocked with spices and other cooking staples to make preparing your meals at the house an easy and pleasant experience.
In an open floor plan, the kitchen opens to the dining room which seats 8 and to the den. The den has a comfortable modern sectional, a 43” ultra high definition LED television with DirecTV, and a Sonos sound bar for streaming your favorite music.
Or you can sit back and watch a movie on our home-theater equipped living room, with its 7.1 surround sound, 55 inch flat screen HDTV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, and Sonos component. The living room also has a wood burning fireplace to provide additional warmth on cool Sonoma County nights.
The master suite has a king sized bed and a private bath with a double vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower, and a Sonos speaker. The other 2 bedrooms each have queen sized beds, and all the bedrooms are equipped with custom Elfa closet storage. In the hallway, you’ll find the second bath, which has a shower/tub combination and dual vanity. An additional ½ bath is accessible through the laundry room next to kitchen. The laundry room is equipped with a front-loading LG washer and dryer.
By the pool is a set of outdoor speakers powered by a Sonos amplifier.
Enjoy the best of both worlds - the privacy and tranquility of the country just minutes from Healdsburg Plaza!!!
We are a family of 4 (plus Portuguese Water Dog) that purchased this property in 2010. We live in Marin County and spend many weekends in Healdsburg - particularly in summer. We find the property to be an incredibly relaxing retreat and a great place to spend time with our family and friends.
Ed Cooper purchased this house in 2010
The house had everything to make for a great stay. Kitchen was especially well appointed. We cooked dinner on two evenings, so we really got to use the kitchen. A nice home to enjoy the area!
We stayed here for 1 week and can't wait to come back. We traveled with 2 other couples and all had an amazing time. Although the pool and hot tub weren't working, we enjoyed the fire pit and the other beautiful outdoor areas. They are doing a complete renovation of the pool and hot tub next month, so we'll have to come back to try it out! They have a produce and herb garden that I would loved to have packed and taken with me. We ate tomatoes every day for breakfast and dinner!!! The kitchen is well stocked with the basics, spices, sugar, paper goods, and other prep items which is nice, cutting costs for those that like to prepare meals. We cooked most nights and every breakfast since the house was so well set up and the produce in the garden and at the stores are plentiful. All the beds were comfortable which is the biggest thing for me. We all slept well every night and there were 2 living areas in case the boys wanted to watch sports and we didn't! There were plenty of towels, blankets, pillows, bath supplies so no need to pack a lot of extra items.
We were there primarily for wine tasting. We like staying in the Sonoma valley over the Napa valley due to better options and more outdoor spaces. The drive to Napa for wine tasting isn't too bad, about an hour, but we're from Texas so we're use to it! There's several different ways to get there and all the drives are nice and scenic.
We had some special needs due to medical requirements and Ed was more than helpful with getting our supplies ahead of time. He was always available when we had problems (hot tub not working), and tried to fix it during our stay. We had no other issues during our stay, but knew Ed would have taken care of it if anything were to come up. All in all, I would highly recommend this location, the evenings out at the fire pit listening to the 'quiet' was amazing.
Our experience start to end with the property was wonderful. I have to say the pictures don't even do it justice! The property is gorgeous, the garden was beautiful, and the natural light that flows into the windows was amazing. We found the house very easy, with the step by step directions from the owner. Everything was clean and ready for our arrival. Multiple outdoor seating areas allowed us to quickly relax. The house was fully stocked with everything you'd ever need to be comfortable (something I don't see too often with rentals). All the personalized touches made us truly feel as if a friend lent their keys for the weekend. Great location to feel tucked away from the noise, but easily accessible to the wonderful town of Healdsburg. There is no doubt I'll rent this house again and again and again. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
My family of 6 adults (3 couples) stayed here for 4 nights in July and had the best time! The house was in the perfect location for downtown Healdsburg and lots of wineries. We loved the pool and hot tub, and the open communal space between the kitchen, dining room and family room. We had a chef come one night and prepare dinner for 8 and did't feel strapped for space at all. The grounds are beautiful - we even had a photographer come photograph our family on the last night at the house. Ed is extremely helpful and responsive, and left us a bottle of wine for our arrival. I would absolutely recommend this house for families or a girls weekend!
I rented this house with 4 other friends to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was the perfect getaway and met all our needs. We arrived on a Saturday late afternoon and left Tuesday mid day. When we arrived on Saturday, we discovered that the Sonos music system was not working properly but this was more likely due to user error than an issue with the system itself. We also tried to get the hot tub activated and it didn't cooperate. I immediately contacted the owner, Ed, and he responded in minutes. He came to the house the next day while we were wine tasting and sorted everything out (and left us another bottle of wine in addition to the one he left us upon arrival). Needless to say, I was more than impressed with his customer service and follow up. The entire visit was smooth after that. This property has it all...well equipped, spacious, clean, gorgeous gardens and, most importantly, fantastic location. It is a less than 10 minute drive to downtown Healdsburg where we went to do grocery shopping and rent our bikes at Spoke Cycle for our winery tour. It is also very close to many of our favorite wineries that we also visited by car (Ridge, Ferrari Carano, Trattore). We thought we would go out to eat dinner some nights but after being gone for the majority of the day, we found that the perfect place to be for happy hour, dinner, hot tub, chatting and dancing was this house. I highly highly recommend it and will come back should an opportunity present itself.
We are located in Healdsburg, just 3 miles south of Healdsburg Plaza. The home is about 65 miles north of San Francisco and 7.5 miles north of Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS).
Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. Our home is within 5 miles of over 40 tasting rooms and within 10 miles of over 150 tasting rooms, making it the ideal place to experience the best of Sonoma County's wine country. Explore beyond the town square and you’ll find incredible hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing within minutes. Venture less than an hour away to the Sonoma Coast and enjoy whale watching, tidepooling, and surfing.
In addition, our home is only about 45 minutes from prominent Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Spring Mountain, and Diamond Mountain.
|Refundable damage deposit||$495|
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax certificate # 808N
Per Sonoma County regulations, quiet hours (10 PM - 7 AM) to be observed by all guests and maximum 3 cars per group.
Well-behaved dogs considered with additional deposit ($1000 refundable security deposit instead of standard $495) OR purchase of $99 Property Damage Protection policy via Homeaway. Dogs may not be left alone in the house or on the property at any time.
Renters with children will be required to provide a waiver signed by the child(ren)'s parent(s) for the pool/spa as a condition of their rental.
If cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival, owner will retain 10% of Rental Fee Deposit (which is 50% of rent, tax, and cleaning fee). If cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival, owner will retain 100% of Rent, Tax, and Cleaning Fee.
Cancellation must be received by owners in writing via electronic mail. We strongly encourage you to buy travel insurance at the time of booking to compensate you in the event you must cancel and forfeit funds.