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Sally Weed

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Dry Creek Farm--Vineyard, Pool and Spa with Stunning View, Dog friendly

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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

Sweeping views of Geyser Peak and Dry Creek Valley, just 12 minutes from town. Perfect for cyclists and wine tasters alike, great starting point for many beautiful rides/tours in the Healdsburg area. House is situated on a 20 acre dog-friendly fenced property with five acres of vineyards, a fish-friendly creek and a wonderful mixture of benchland and upland flora and fauna including closed canopy oak forest with redwood and evergreens up the hillside. 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.

Home completely renovated in 2000 by Siegel and Strain of Emeryville, California to include 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 herbs year round and vegetables in season. 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 7pm

Maximum number of guests allowed by Sonoma County in this residence is 8, but homeowner may limit guest count further due to limited resources.

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 not in short supply on this 20 acre property.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sally Weed (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sally Weed

I am a fifth generation Northern Californian from the Central Valley. After living in Oakland and working in San Francisco for many years, I moved to the Dry Creek Valley in 2006 to devote my time to farming and crafting.

Sally Weed purchased this chateau / country house in 1998

Why Sally Weed chose Sonoma County

This is a special place, nestled in a side canyon of the Dry Creek Valley. Grape creek, a seasonal stream that provides habitat for steelhead as well as many other aquatic creates and birds, runs through the benchland portion of the property. The house is nestled into the side of the hill where the oak woodland begins to transition to redwood, madrone, and douglas fir forest.

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!

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Dry Creek Farm--Vineyard, Pool and Spa with Stunning View, Dog friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Dallas, TX
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at our stay in Healdsburg.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Absolutely perfect property in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property, facilities, position and the beautiful views. This feels more like a home from home than a holiday let. Sally (owner) was friendly and helpful but not at all intrusive. Lots of vineyards nearby for wine tasting and Healdsburg (about 10 minutes by car) is a lovely small town with plenty of good quality shops and restaurants- we really liked Barndiva. I would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

The perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sally's beautiful Healdsburg home to celebrate our one year anniversary. Neither of us had ever been to Healdsburg, so didn't have any set expectations. Now we always will - Sally's incredibly beautiful home has become Healdsburg to us.

The home was perfect - the couches leather and comfortable, a separate tv room (I'm going to completely copy for our house) so the living room can be used for entertaining, and a kitchen that if the pool itself wasn't so incredible would be the center point of your time there.

The house sits upon a hill so you enjoy not just morning sunrises, but miles and miles of the striking Healdsburg countryside. It's easy walking distance to several Dry Creek vineyards (definitely try the Zinfandel at Lambert Bridge Winery and the Italian varietals at Unti Vineyards) and also very close to downtown Healdsburg for dinners, etc.

Highly recommended - and Sally, we ordered those great Mason jar solar lights and they just arrived in the mail. We'll always think of your great spot when we enjoy them in our backyard.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a country getaway combining luxury, beauty, practicality, and comfort? Look no further than this superbly appointed estate nestled in the wine country 15 minutes from Healdsburg. You will escape the crowds in Napa, especially as you lounge around the superb pool and hot tub commanding vineyard and mountain views the townsfolk can only dream about. This is a LARGE home, with three commodious bedrooms upstairs that each have both king or queen beds plus twins, and an upstairs sitting area and sunset porch. The living room downstairs features floor to ceiling windows and doors for appreciating the priceless views. We cooked frequently in the well-stocked kitchen and on the outdoor grill, though the food had a lot of competition when we set the table outdoors under the long patio gazebo with its limitless views. Forget your budget and come here. They had to drag me away. Oh, and dozens of wineries are a short drive away if you can stand to leave the place for an hour or two.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

As I told the lovely, helpful owner, Sally, her divine home pleased our entire group which included a one year old, a four year old, those in their 30's and those in their 60's. The house is beautiful and comfortable with attractive bedrooms, fabulous bathrooms and an amazing kitchen. It was wonderful to eat outside or inside. As for the view of the vineyards, it could only be described as breathtaking. Sally's house made this a perfect vacation. It is far more beautiful than the website and Sally was constantly available. We would definitely recommend this property !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we turned into Weed Farms we all said to ourselves,"OK, NOW we're on vacation!". Sally's grounds/vineyard is amazing. With the views we had from the house, we didn't need to go anywhere else the whole week! But, we did... and how could we not, her location is in the middle of the best part of wine country — Dry Creek!

The house is beautiful, and it has everything you need! We only dined out one night out of the 5 and did our best turning her kitchen upside down pretending we were chefs! SO much fun! Really — everything you would ever need for cooking & relaxing is right there.

The pool is beautiful — it looked a bit small in the photos, but when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised! Lots of diving for footballs and cooling off during the hot days :)

The long outdoor table for entertaining with lights strung above was one of our favorite parts. Great place to sit after dinner (we ate there too) and have a glass of wine!

We took LOTS of pictures and will hopefully post a link to them here once we get the film back!

Sally, THANK YOU!! We cannot wait to come back! :)

Sincerely,

The McCartneys

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

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 is a wonderful starting point for world-class bicycle tours at all levels. 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. A more strenuous ride can be had by heading up to Lake Sonoma and continuing a climb up into the Rockpile AVA, or through Alexander Valley (gorgeous) over to climb Pine Flat up into the Geysers. We love to share our road (and our home) with cyclists...and dogs, too.

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Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 9% (for stays under 30 days)

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Amenities

Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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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