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Ed Cooper

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Private, Well-Equipped Retreat on 1.6 Acres, Tucked at End of Country Road

49 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, sleeps 8. Solar pool/spa open mid-April to mid-November.

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!!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ed Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Ed Cooper

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

Private, Well-Equipped Retreat on 1.6 Acres, Tucked at End of Country Road
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, beautiful property and excellent customer service

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can I Please Come Back?

  • 5 of 5

Even now I close my eyes and dream of a property at the tail end of a graveled country lane. Cradled by forested hills to the south of the wine country

town of Healdsburg, this home offers a unique combination of easy access to area attractions, as well as considerable privacy. The fact that the property

is gated ensures that there will be no unexpected visitors to mar one's solitude. The house is impeccably maintained, clean, and sensibly laid-out. Everything in the house is designed for comfort, and ease of use. The surrounding property is well-imagined in terms of providing various environments for quiet contemplation, or play. I loved the sizeable arbor and the shade it provided from the day's warmth. The pool was just the right size and depth. I spent my first night there, and was treated to the sound of wild turkeys calling to one another in the nearby woods as dusk fell. Lazy afternoons were interrupted solely by the daily (and strikingly quiet) migration of a small herd of the glossiest cows I have ever seen. I have been coming to this area for 20 years, and I was delighted by the fact that the house is located within easy driving distance of various attractions found within the larger Napa and Sonoma areas. It was wonderful to be able to hop into Healdsburg for dinner, without having to contemplate a long drive home. Three of my favorite wineries--Skewis, Davis Family, and Holdredge--were literally 10 minutes away! I think the owner, Ed Cooper, will be surprised by how quickly he hears from me again!

Carmela

Fallbrook, California

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property 2 weekends ago, my mom, my husband and I and our 2 kids, the house was a true piece of heaven, the grounds are beautiful I loved sitting out by the pool in the morning with my coffee and again at night with a glass of wine. The kids loved roaming the grounds and playing by the pool. It was the most relaxing weekend we have had in a long time. The sunsets were so picturesque. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house this past weekend for three nights. It is fantastic. If you are looking for your own little paradise this is it. You have your own gated property along with pool and spa. We made great use of the spa,BBQ's,outdoor fire pit and interior fireplace. Nothing better then coming back after a day of wine tastings to relax and enjoy a spa and fire. It is close to town and the wineries.We were three couples and plenty of room to not feel cramped.The separate family was a hit, fire up the logs and talk tall tales. No tv's ever got turned on. Nor did we want to. Beds were great. Everyone loved it. Hope to return next year in May. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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What a great house and location, very close to town!

  • 5 of 5

Just a couple of miles from Healdsburg, this is such a great home to stay. There were 6 of us (all adults) visiting Healdsburg for all the wineries and we couldn't have been happier or felt more at home here. We have attended barrel tasting for a few years now and the location is so close to everything.

The house is spacious, in a beautiful country setting with a pool & spa, fire pit, gardens and nice landscaping. The beds were very comfy and it was really nice having that extra half bath. Along with a fireplace in the living room.

The kitchen was really well equipped with great cookware, dishes, serving platters, etc.... The owner even left some staples, olive oil and spices for us to use!!

We would return each day after many wine tastings, turn the music on and get happy hour ready to enjoy in this gorgeous setting!! We cooked at home a lot. That was so nice.

We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Healdsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
$795
$4,750
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,250
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,450
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$795
$4,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$695
$3,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $495
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

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Amenities

Sonoma County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath, double vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is also a queen sofabed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Well behaved dogs considered with additional security deposit. Pets are NEVER to be left alone in the house or on the property. Children are welcome, but given that the swimming pool is not securely fenced the home is suitable only for children 6 and older who can swim well. Parent/guardian pool/spa waiver required for all guests under 18 years of age. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property, by anyone, at any time. We are unable to allow guests to host parties or events at our property.

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