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Dry Creek Farm--Stunning Valley View -- Pool, Spa and Vineyard, Dog Friendly

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely gated and fenced property on quiet lane, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Fall and Winter are both magical seasons at the Dry Creek Farm Stay! Sweeping views of Geyser Peak and Dry Creek Valley, just 12 minutes from town. The fall colors and natural beauty of the Dry Creek Valley exceed expectations, and we would love to have you visit! Perfect for nature lovers and wine tasters alike, great starting point for many beautiful bicycle rides/tours in the Healdsburg area. House is situated on a 20 acre dog-friendly fenced property with five acres of vineyards, a seasonal creek and a wonderful mixture of benchland and upland flora and fauna. Quiet nights with stars abound, listen to the owl duets, and treefrog symphony, even in winter! Gourmet kitchen with huge Garland range (two ovens, salamander) Subzero fridge and large island for communal food prep. Large handcrafted dining room table seats ten to twelve. Handmade Windsor chairs by American woodworker/artisans are beautiful and comfortable.

Energy efficient home by Siegel and Strain architects of Emeryville, California includes hydronically heated stone and tile floors and other green amenities. Solar hot water systems and a photovoltaic array provide the electricity for the farm. Electric vehicle charging stations provided, a TESLA destination charger (48amp) at main residence. A separate J1772 EV charger is available elsewhere on premises for charging EV's other than TESLAs.

Stone terrace surrounds the pool and in-ground hot tub and also includes a poolside pergola, unique changing cabana /enclosed outdoor shower. Kitchen garden provides year-round herbs for cooking and flowers to enjoy. Come and immerse yourself in this private farmstay retreat!

The Dry Creek Farmstay holds a valid permit with Sonoma County as a vacation rental (Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate # 1014N)

Quiet Hours in Sonoma County are 10pm to 7am

Maximum number of guests allowed by Sonoma County in this residence is 8, but homeowner may limit guest count further due to limited resources (esp. water). Maximum number of guest vehicles allowed on this property per Sonoma County ordinance is 3 vehicles. Owner may be able to assist guests with management of additional cars as needed since parking is plentiful inside this 20 acre property (but car traffic coming and going on the road must be limited). Please inquire via email for monthly rates.

More Details

Owner
Sally Weed
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Sally Weed

I love living in the Dry Creek Valley and have been here for ten years. As a fifth-generation Northern Californian and former resident of SF and Oakland, I moved to the Dry Creek Valley in 2006 to devote my time to living sustainably and creative pursuits and have never looked back. You will see me from time to time engaged in projects around the property or just walking my two McNab/Border Collie dogs, Jack and Queenie. However, I assume my guests will want maximum privacy and am available for questions on request but will never intrude without invitation. I hope you will enjoy your stay and return year after year!

Sally Weed purchased this chateau / country house in 1998

Why Sally Weed chose Healdsburg

Nestled in a side canyon of the Dry Creek Valley, this is a central location for wine tasting and it is perfect for a week or weekend of living the wine country lifestyle without any of the cares of managing it yourself! Grape creek, a seasonal stream has been involved in several habitat enhancement projects for the endangered Coho salmon and also has breeding populations of steelhead trout as well as many other aquatic creatures and birds. Wild blackberries and grapes line the edges of the creek as a treat for humans and wildlife alike! The house is nestled into the side of the hill at 400' elevation where the oak woodland begins to transition to redwood, madrone, and douglas fir forest. It feels very far away from civilization, but of course it is a quick drive to the center of town (12 minutes) and even faster to our great local grocery, Big John's (10 minutes). There is WiFi and reliable internet access as well as a media room for watching movies/cable tv etc.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Great environment for walking, both on trails within fenced property (dogs can run safely off-leash!) and also in the immediate neighborhood. Four very nice wineries (Michel Schlumberger, Mounts, Quivira, and A. Raffanelli) are within easy walking distance (but do call ahead to confirm hours and also to make an apointment if needed). A nice longer walk (just under two miles) gets you to the Dry Creek General Store (and the adjacent awesome local bar where EVERYONE is welcome!) where you can pick up snacks, picnic food/sandwiches, cold and hot beverages. Open for morning coffee at 6:30am! If you bring or rent bicycles, the options are awesome, too. Take a spin up to Lake Sonoma and there is a nice climb up into the Rockpile AVA. Another great trip is over Canyon Road into Geyserville for lunch at Diavola. The cycling options are truly as diverse as your dining options in Healdsburg! I am happy to make recommendations about local restaurants and day trips as well. When you are here, you will feel like you are truly Out in the Country but you can be on the freeway in six minutes from my front gate and you can get to the Healdsburg Plaza (the beautiful tree-encircled town square...music all summer on Tuesday nights) in twelve minutes. I love living in Healdsburg, and I know you will love it too!

Amenities

Healdsburg Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • My permit with the county requires limits on overnight guests and daytime visitors, please list the full name of each guest in the rental agmt.
  • There is a cap on the amount of propane a guest may use (it is metered), so turning off the spa when not in use will keep you within the limit
  • Please read the contract and fill out completely, retuning the completed signed copy to me, either to my home address or via attachment here.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed shower & changing cabana combo in Pool area
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • Both baths have large walk-in showers with thick glass enclosures and heated tile floors. Fixtures are Waterworks and Rohl, both shower heads are set for a rainshower type of experience and can accommodate 6' plus with great comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeps three couples in private rooms, sleeping combinations allow for sleeping up to eight upon owner consent
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
TESLA 48AMP Electric Vehicle Charger located at residence, J1772 EV Charger suitable for most EVs available at vineyard barn. Private Woods, seasonal creeks run throughout property. Amazing bird-watching opportunities. Chef and catering service referrals are available for anything from a picnic to a full dinner with service.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Could live here forever

  • 5 of 5

Sally Weed, the owner of this very special home, has created an oasis of calm, artistic beauty and a true gathering place. There is something for everyone; warming by the fireplace, stargazing in the well heated hot tub or reading one of the hundreds of books that line the many bookcases. Fully equipped, there is little to want for. Even the kitchen garden outside the sundeck could provide lemons, persimmons or thyme. The bedroom sleeping beds had lovely linen sheets and the bathrooms are stocked with fluffy towels. Everything was immaculately clean. The only drawback of this well designed home is despite being able to easily sleep 10-12, it has just two bathrooms - one of each floor. The bathrooms themselves were of ample size and fully stocked but it slowed down the morning routine just a bit. The location is within easy reach of great wineries, food or shopping. And the views........amazing!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Powder Springs, GA
5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the area. We were two couples and we all fell in love with the property. We had perfect weather. The house was perfect and better than we could imagine. The pictures do not do it justice. The view overlooking the vineyards is breathtaking. Sally provided a bottle of wine made from her vines - it was amazing. The house and surrounding area was so quiet at night and the view of the stars was incredible.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

She's thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dry Creek Farm. There didn't seem to be a detail missed with this place! The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms immaculate and the professional kitchen was a joy to use. The view from the spa is amazing - in fact, we couldn't stop using the word "amazing" during our entire stay. Loved walking to the nearby wineries through the forest with eucalyptus. Perfectly located for wine tasting, and Healdsburg was a 10 minute drive. Sally was responsive and courteous. I highly recommend this place. I hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can I give this place 7 stars?

  • 5 of 5

We had the greatest of stays at the Dry Creek Farmhouse. The place is so cozy and the views are just incredible. The house is fully stocked with everything you could imagine, you can tell the owners have thought of everything in advance of your stay. Attention to detail is obvious everywhere. The location of Dry Creek Farm is heavenly, away from it all but close enough for quick day trips to all of the nearby wineries.

Will try to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as beautiful as the pictures. The home was well equipped and the owner was very helpful when we had questions. The location is well located among some of the nicest wineries. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Beautiful and amazingly well-equipped Healdsburg getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for a long weekend with our family and another family. The outdoor space is perfect- large pool and hot tub with stunning views, long outdoor dining table with lots of seating, and several beautifully-landscaped private seating areas throughout the property. It's quiet and peaceful and the house had everything we needed, including an amazingly well-stocked kitchen. We stay frequently in the Healdsburg area and we all agreed this was one of our favorite vacation rentals!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.3 Miles
STS Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Dry Creek General Store
Nearest Motorway
5.1 Miles
California Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
6.6 Miles
Scopa, Healdsburg
Nearest Beach
35.8 Miles
Jenner
Car: necessary

Dry Creek Valley holds quirky nooks and secret beauty to explore, including scenic vistas, wonderful wineries and country roads great for cycling, walking and running. Many bicycle tour companies bring clients of all levels here to train or just enjoy the scene. You can ride out from the front gate and come home for a soak in the beautiful spa sunken into the terrace by the pool! A six mile ride from home will take you on scenic West Dry Creek Road to Preston Farm and Vineyards for freshly baked bread, fermented treats of all kinds, fresh organic fruits and vegetables and lovely wine in a quirky, rustic and beautiful garden setting. We love to share our road (and our home) with cyclists...and dogs, too! You will find everything you need to cook your own gourmet meals, (including sou vide and instant pot available on request). Enjoy the beauty of Dry Creek Valley at Weed Farm!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

This is a certified Sonoma County vacation rental in compliance with all local regulations (Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1014N). This property has a four night minimum stay except for June, July and August which have a six night minimum stay and holiday weeks, which vary.
Guests must be registered through the return rental contract, including any day visitors. No additional visitors are allowed on the property and violating this term of the agreement will result in termination of the agreement with no refund.
Cleaning $300 per stay
Sonoma County Occupancy tax at 12% (for stays under 30 days). For stays 30 days and longer, no Occupancy Tax will be charged or owed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.