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Updated Healdsburg River Cottage: Minutes from Plaza, Tasting Rooms & Vineyards

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This Cottage on Fitch Mountain is a perfect retreat for a couple or a small family. Recently fully renovated, the cottage offers modern comforts and sleek style distinctly influenced by its mid-century roots.

Centrally located for a wine country vacation yet only a five minute walk from the Russian River, three miles from the Healdsburg Plaza and less than 10 minutes away from wine tasting in the Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley.

This cottage was originally built as a vacation home on the Russian River. The entire building was renovated to modern standards then decorated in a classic 1940s theme. It retains the charm and feel of a country vacation rental with modern conveniences. The cottage has easy access to the River, the Healdsburg Plaza and the surrounding wine area.

The cottage has an open living and dining room, one bedroom, one bath and a full kitchen. The kitchen has a gas stove and modern appliances. The dining room has an oversized table with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a meal, a game or to plan the next day's adventure. The living room of this vacation rental is furnished with a leather sofa and a leather loveseat and several large ottomans to curl up in for conversation or to enjoy a movie on Netflix.

The master bedroom has a luxuriously comfortable queen sized bed and classic mid century era antiques. The bathroom sports classic white subway and hex tiles and a claw foot tub.

Upstairs is a sleeping loft with a full sized bed and library area with low ceilings. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer and a patio with a picnic table out back. The front porch has a semi-private enclosed sitting area.

The house is designed for two people but there is room for a couple of kids upstairs in the sleeping loft. On one side of the loft is a library with a comfy reading chair. The other side has a full sized futon bed on a sleeping platform.

With more space, more privacy and more amenities, make your own breakfast, pack a picnic for the afternoon and fix a romantic dinner with fresh produce found in our local markets. This Healdsburg vacation rental is a comfortable home base for your Wine Country vacation.

Transient Occupancy Tax#1029N, Quiet hours 10pm - 7am, Maximum number of vehicles is 1.

Keywords: Healdsburg Vacation Rental, Wine Country, Fitch Mountain, Russian River, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, Knight's Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Winery, Vineyard, Wine, Affordable, River, Cabin

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Monique

I love living in Healdsburg. I have the vineyards, the ocean, the redwoods, the river, San Francisco, the Sierras, small town boutiques and big town shopping all within driving distance.

Monique purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Monique chose Sonoma County

The location is perfect for a wine country vacation. Fitch Mountain is cooler at night and the easy river lifestyle is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. The cottage is only a few minutes from wine tasting, the Plaza and everything Healdsburg.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to enjoy the vacation atmosphere of staying on Fitch Mountain. We especially enjoy the front porch and walking down to enjoy the river. In the summer, we love to take our nieces and nephews to swim and play in the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

*** Review copied as published on another booking site ***

Owners were very nice people to deal with. Great location for touring that part of wine country. Cottage was very well equipped. Slept soundly every night.

If I say too much good about the place I'm afraid they will raise the rates when they realize what a value it is.
Oct 2013
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Healdsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Quality adjustable Comfortaire sleep number bed., Double Beds (1) Full sized futon in the sleeping loft. Perfect for young kids or one adult. The upstairs is not full height and the spiral staircase leading up is narrow.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Sleeping loft with library. Walking distance from the Russian River. Three miles from the Healdsburg Plaza and close to wineries, bike roads and hiking trails..


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Updated Healdsburg River Cottage: Minutes from Plaza, Tasting Rooms & Vineyards
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 46 reviews

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little cottage for a romantic getaway. It's very clean, and a nice blend between rustic and modernism. The small backyard features a BBQ, herbs and an outdoor shower. Needless to say we took advantage of it all.

The river itself is a short 5 minutes walk and although it was only mid-April, the weather was so hot that we took a dip and enjoyed the tranquility of the area. For dinner and brunch we went to nearby Healdsburg and wineries.

We loved it. It was exactly what we needed to relax from our SF daily city life.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit!!!
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Great Healdsburg location

  • 5 of 5

Want to thank Monique for working with us thru a change . Really accommodating. House is in a wonderful location just outside of downtown Healdsburg. This was a girls trip ... 2 of is really best for a couple as the upstairs room is tough to get to....really narrow spiral staircase... Bed on the floor, no mirror or window coverings so bright in the morn and almost impossible to get luggage up there! But lower level and backyard is perfect. Would have been nice to have some bottled water available after traveling from east coast and driving 75 min to get there. ... Or maybe even a bottle of wine. Could use a mirror on a door too. But otherwise perfect for 2 with really accommodating owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cerrito, CA

Very relaxing property with lots of charm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the height of the January 2017 rain/flooding. The Russian River was a couple feet shy of flood stage, but we were warm and dry in this very nice cottage. John met us on the first day to go over the property, and we were all set. The house is clean and has lots of charm.

We were able to use netflix and pandora on the TV. However, if you're hoping to catch the college football championship like us, you may need to arrange your own streaming option or check out one of the bars downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes and we hope that you visit us again!
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Just what we expecetd

  • 5 of 5

The property is a perfectly quaint cottage right near the Russian River. It's just outside of downtown Healdsburg in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The home was very clean and included all the amenities listed on the website. In addition, the kitchen was stocked with little extras like sugar, butter, jams, and teas. Not something you can always count on with a VRBO property, but greatly appreciated. The owner was very nice and greeted us at the property when we arrived. My husband and I were visiting for a wedding, so we didn't get much time to explore, but we did get a little time to walk along the river, which was beautiful. We would definitely try to rent the property again if we are ever back in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our short stay in Healdsburg.

  • 5 of 5

After spending the week in San Francisco at a conference, this was the prefect place for needed weekend R&R. It was comfortably furnished and had the necessary amenities. Close to Healdsburg Square and Dry Creek Valley / Alexander Valley wineries.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute house, but no AC in hot weather with baby and inflexible management

  • 1 of 5

I really wanted to like this place - good locations in Healdsburg, cute cottage. Would have been perfect if it wasn't up to 105 in Healdsburg while we were there. We arrived and were very happy with the house, however, when we got there, it was hot so we tried to turn on the AC, but there was no AC. We called management and they stated that it never got hot enough for AC, that we could open the windows at night (temp improved around 10 pm) and we could try to portable AC unit. The house got hotter and hotter and I had our 2 month old baby who started to sweat and cry hysterically from the heat. I tried setting up the AC, which read the inside it was 88 degrees. The AC unit did nothing for the heat and my infant started to sweat. As a physician, I was all to aware this was an unsafe situation for my infant. Therefore, my husband and I had to leave for the safety of my baby. I tried explaining this to Monique, but she stated the house couldn't have been that hot and that if I had set up the AC unit, it would have been fine. I let her know that I did set up the AC and it didn't help. They refused to give me any money back. I know they have a no refund policy, but given the unsafe, unsuitable living circumstances, I do think we should have been refunded - it was not OUR choice to leave, it was there lack of safe living situation - my baby would have ended up in the hospital. Of note as well, there were no screens on the window and the window in the bedroom didn't even open (as noted by a sign on the window). I am very disappointed with the managements handling of this circumstance and would not trust them to stay at this place. Plus, if it's hot, it is totally unlivable. Would recommend finding another place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura called us and told us it was hot. My husband told her about the AC. The next call from her was to tell us she had left the house because it was hot. When we arrived at the house, there was no indication that Laura had made any effort to turn on the AC. After they left, the next day was very hot, too, so my husband went to the house and turned it on and the house cooled down in very little time. If she had called us and said that she would have liked us to help with the AC, we would have gladly come over and set it up for her. Instead, Laura left, demanded her money back and threatened me with a bad review. July is booked out months in advance. I tried to re-rent it so I could give her her money back but, with such short notice, I had no success. The whole situation was completely avoidable if Laura had taken a moment to call us and ask us to set up the AC. We have a darling cottage and pride ourselves on keeping it clean and providing cheerful hospitality to our guests. This review is retaliatory because she didn't want to make the effort to either set up the AC or call us to set it up. I returned her security deposit and cleaning fee in full in spite of the fact that we had to clean the house after they left.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Russian River
Nearest Point of Interest
Fitch Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Healdsburg Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
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Kayak and Canoe Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Rentals and Tours

Wine Tasting and tours with wineries 5 minutes away and more than 100 within 25 miles. Downtown Healdsburg is three miles away with shops, spas, local food markets & world class restaurants. Wineries in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, Knight's Valley and Russian River Valley are all within a scenic half hour drive. Walk to the Russian River. Sandbar and swimming seasonally depending on water flow but river access for fishing or wildlife watching is available year round.


Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Clean/Turn Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Additional per person fee of $25/person per night applies. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
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