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Stunning Perched Home with Glorious Views

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights


Healdsburg House Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, & 800 sqft wrap around porch w/stunning views

Sleeps 8. 11 foot ceilings welcome you as you climb the porch steps to the front door. Beautiful, gourmet kitchen with stunning views. Kitchen is equipped with a Thermador 6 burner (and grill) gas stove top and double electric oven. Butcher block counter tops. Dishwasher, Professional quality knives and cookware. Large microwave. Spacious walk-in pantry. 12 cup coffee maker. 4 slice Krupp toaster. Kitchen Aid hand mixer. Dark wood dining table for eight. Extra large, sumptuous, couch that can accommodate eight and converts to a full-sized sleeper. Bedroom off long hallway w/full-sized bed and easy access to half-bathroom (both showers are on top floor off a bedroom). Stunning views from all windows, especially from the 800 sqrft wrap around porch, adorned with six pinewood rockers, a full-sized redwood picnic table and natural gas fitted Genesis Weber BBQ. The 3rd Floor caters to a spacious master bedroom w/king-sized bed, Jacuzzi bathtub with gorgeous views, attached full bath, dual sink, 32' TV, and private patio. Across from master is the third bedroom w/Queen sized bed and attached full bath. Laundry room with Large capacity, energy efficient, matching washer and dryer. Roof: Solar panels. Colonial style architecture. two car garage and private drive that can accommodate a combined total of 3 large cars. 1st level: garage and a 6 person Jacuzzi.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marisol Schowengerdt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2016
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About Marisol Schowengerdt

We live in San Francisco because of our jobs. We love to travel and enjoy living life and are inspired by those who can do it all better. The name of the home is Kenya's Kastle because when we lived here we had a beautiful dog, Kenya. She would patrol our porch day and night like a vigilante, daring any raccoon or deer to come onto the property. It makes us think of her and reminds us of just how much we love it here. We want to rent our home to caring, loving people who are considerate of their neighbors and treat our home as we would.

Marisol Schowengerdt purchased this house in 2006

Why Marisol Schowengerdt chose Sonoma County

I fell in love with this home because the living room, dining room and Kitchen are one big rectangle with high ceilings, and it's all hugged by the gorgeous porch and views. I love to cook and host and this home is perfect for those who love to spend an evening with friends enjoying the great things in life-- as you can see, I am in love with this home. We lived here for close to six years and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, the commuting back and forth from San Francisco eventually took its toll. We now live in the city, but we love this home and feel lucky to be able to continue to enjoy it. As travelers, we too rent vacation homes from time to time and have had both positive and negative experiences. Our main goal was to ensure that everything in the home was of excellent quality and that it left our guests with a positive experience, and hopefully we have succeeded in this. from the knives to the washer and dryer, we want our guests to enjoy a quality stay. We know we won't get it ALL perfect, but we will continue to try.

What makes this house unique

The home exudes a serenity that is soothing from the instant one turns up the private drive. An inviting, generous porch greets you with six rocking chairs lined up along the length of the home, inviting you to take a moment and relax. On occasion, a family of deer will sit below the porch for the guests to enjoy (this is primarily why we institute the no pet policy, we want nature to trespass without intimidation), or a fox will scurry across, hoping it hasn't been spotted. The home is set back from the street, on a hill, enhancing the view. Even though Kenya's Kastle is only 2.1 miles from downtown, it is private, surrounded by lush trees and vineyards in the distance, and very accessible. Cyclists and foodies will love it here. The home's main living space is perfect for for enjoying the wine country. Windows line the second floor, which holds the living room, kitchen, bedroom half-bathroom and porch.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Stunning Perched Home with Glorious Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
San Francisco, California

Loved it! So beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay. When we left last summer we couldn't wait to go back. The property is gorgeous, up on the mountain with beautiful views of the vineyards down below. Sipping wine in the rocking chair while watching the sunset can't be beat. I strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winthrop, Washington

Great house, very helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for about 6 weeks. The house is as advertised. A million dollar view, big kitchen, quiet neighborhood. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous House in a Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful, comfortable, well-outfitted, and very much has the feeling of a home. We were lucky enough to stay for several months and enjoy Fitch Mountain, the gorgeous views from the deck, and family walks on the residential hills behind. The owners are very responsive, professional, caring and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great view! Wall to wall, floor to ceiling view.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice and well maintained. It was roomy enough for two couples to spend a month without being on top of each other. It was stocked with about everything you would need to make meals, and the gas grill on the wrap around porch was put to good use. That porch was a nice evening retreat to recover from the tough schedule of tourist-ing and wine tasting. The large wooded lot was a peaceful retreat and the view of the river valley and mountain beyond it was just beautiful. Everything in the home is accurately depicted in the descriptions and pictures. Bedrooms were well appointed and very comfortable. The owners were great to work with and were always very responsive to any questions we had.

We found this was a good base camp for visiting San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Lake Sonoma, Muir Woods, Mt. Tam and the coast. There are so many wineries in and around Healdsburg it's ridiculous. We stayed for a month and never had trouble finding something fun to do.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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San Francisco, CA

Great extended stay

  • 5 of 5

My parents stayed at this home for 2 months and had a wonderful time. The home was extremely conveniently located in the hills of Healdsburg and had great views of Sonoma hills from the porch. The owner is extremely responsive as well, which made the experience even more pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Larkspur, California

Thanksgiving Weekend in Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four wonderful nights here over Thanksgiving weekend. The house is spacious and well appointed with a great kitchen. We were two miles and a five minute easy drive from the Healdsburg Plaza with all its great restaurants and shopping. The views of the vineyards and fields were wonderful; we saw a family of deer and a turkey vulture from the front porch. We highly recommended this rental for families or two or three couples for both short and longer stays. The owners are supportive and responsive. Healdsburg is a great place to visit with lots to see and do.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
2.1 Miles
downtown Heladsburg
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Hwy 101
Car: recommended

Healdsburg is the premier wine country for the well heeled. It is host to world renowned wineries, beautiful cycling paths and walking paths. The restaurants are superb and there are plenty to choose from. Big John's grocery store is located within town and it caters to the gourmet chef in all of us. Healdsburg is an adorable town with plenty of charm and romance. it's beautiful when the leaves fall and when the trees are in full bloom. It's romantic, inspiring, and absolutely beautiful. A perfect get away for a romantic weekend or a family gathering.


Rates & Availability

Healdsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Kenya Special
Oct 17 2016 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $79
Housekeeping $400

The housekeeping charge is the fee collected for housekeeping of the home after a guest's stay. There are no housekeeping services provided during a guests stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to bedroom on same floor as Master (3rd floor).
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On the main floor, across from third bedroom.
  • There are 2.5 bathrooms. Both showers are adjoined one of the two bedrooms on the third floor. Guests staying in the guest room downstairs or on the sofa bed will need to have access to these showers. There is a half bathroom on the primary floor of the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , on third floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Main floor (2nd fl), down hall from living room & Kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On third floor.
  • There are 3 bedrooms in this home and an over sized couch that is a full sized sleeper (sofa bed).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • rafting
Cloth Napkins.

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