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Cheri Kratka

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Healdsburg Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, Sleeps 6, Home is not set up to accommodate children under 16,

This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bath home is located on a paved private road ½ mile off of West Dry Creek Road and just 4 miles from downtown Healdsburg. It is great walking and biking country. If you are a biker bring your bike and enjoy the experience of seeing Dry Creek Valley by riding one of the premium bike roads, West Dry Creek. West Dry Creek is also home to about a dozen wineries, including Everett Ridge, Quivira, Lambert Bridge, Bella, Preston and more.

Sonoma County license 1099N. Rates are set up to add Sonoma County taxes. Sonoma County limits are 6 people maximum sleeping in the home and no more than 10 people at any time on the property. Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM and are to be observed by all guests.

Home is located on 20 acres of mostly hillside land with majestic oaks, bay laurels and wild grasses. There are two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on the property. The grapes are sold to Jackson Hole winery in Wyoming. You might be lucky and see wild boar, bobcat, wild turkeys, coyote and deer. Since the property is not fenced, the deer think they own the place and wander through at will. You can tell by the hoof prints on the Bocce court.

The home has a large kitchen with inside and outside dining areas. The kitchen has a six burner Dacor cooktop, two large ovens and a large microwave, an extra large dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, two warming drawers, double sinks, and even a wood burning cast iron stove. You will also enjoy the great views looking out onto the hillside where you can catch glimpses of the local wildlife.

The indoor dining room seats 10 and there is a table in the kitchen that easily seats six for those who want to chat with the chef or for a casual meal. There are two outdoor dining tables, one on the deck that will seat 6 comfortably and 8 in a pinch. A second one on the terrace seats 8 comfortably while you are watching an active game of bocce.

If you like to cook you will appreciate the extensive herb selection, olive oils and vinegar. The dining room is separated from the kitchen / family room by beautiful pocket doors with glass panels. There is a built in china cupboard in the dining room and a lovely chandelier. The family room area off the kitchen has a reclining leather love seat, a reclining reading chair and a 50 inch Sony TV with DirecTV service. There is a cast iron stove that can be used for heating and general ambiance.

There are French doors leading from the kitchen / family room area onto the oversize deck. On the deck is a Weber gas BBQ that is hooked up to the propane tank that is used by the home for heating. The deck has a love seat and two arm chairs that are metal and have cushions plus multiple other chairs that can be used with the glass top table or just for relaxing. Going down from the deck there is a lovely outdoor seating area with a round teak dining table and chairs, service cart, plus additional small tables and chairs and benches. There is a tree swing and a bocce court with teak benches and tables at each end.

Off to the side of the deck is a 6 person “Hot Spring” Spa that is very private and has a lovely view of the hillside. There is an outdoor shower near the hot tub where you can quickly shower before getting into the hot tub and rinse off after you get out.

The master bedroom is upstairs and has a cal king sled bed with 540 count sheets, down comforter, and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. There is a seating area with a comfortable reading chair and an antique wooden bench. Off the master bedroom is a deck with beautiful vistas. There are two chairs with cushions for you to enjoy the morning sunrise or just to sit and enjoy the view. The tiled master bath has two sinks and a large tile tub / shower combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The two other bedrooms are downstairs. Each has a queen bed with down comforter and coordinated duvet cover and decorative pillows. Both have closets with build in shelves, a supply of coat hangers and a luggage rack. They share a tiled bathroom with a shower / tub combination with a new ‘Speakman’ shower head.

The interior of the home was professionally painted by a painter trained in Switzerland and has 17 different colors throughout the home. There is wireless interest service in the home but no local phone so you will need to use your cell phone.

The property has a seasonal creek the flows in winter, spring and early summer. The outdoor mood lights wash the front of the house and come on automatically at dusk lighting up a gorgeous oak tree, three redwood trees, and pathways to the house. The lights in the back have a manual switch and light up two beautiful oaks, a large walnut tree, barn, and pathways.

I have owned property in Healdsburg since 1992 and have been involved in the wine industry since 1993. Let me know if you need recommendations for wineries, restaurants, or other activities.

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Come enjoy a fabulous home only four miles from downtown Healdsburg.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheri Kratka (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cheri Kratka

I am a second generation California. Started to buy property in Healdsburg in 1992 and moved to Healdsburg in 1999. I travel and use VRBO myself to book accommodations so know what I like to find in my rentals (all the things you would not want to buy yourself, like ground coffee, spices, paper products, etc). My home is stocked with most everything you will need except fresh food items.

Cheri Kratka purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Cheri Kratka chose Sonoma County

This beautiful home has all the benefits of wine country life; views, quiet and charm yet it is only 4 miles to downtown Healdsburg. The decor has been selected by a professional decorate and the owner to make it comfortable, relaxing and appealing whether you are inside or outside the home. This property is not set up to accommodate people under 16. Sonoma County regulations only allows for maximum of 6 people to spend the night and for a maximum of 10 people at any one time to be on the property and does not allow for special events to be held on the property - like weddings.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fabulous kitchen, deck and outdoor patio with bocce and spa and a tree swing. Great places to go for walks and ride bikes. When you travel what do you like to do? I enjoy feeling like a special visitor to an area or one of the natives. My home is a wonderful place to do both. I love to cook and entertain and my home is set up to do that. A great selection of spices, oils and vinegars and staples like pasta, rice, quinoa, coffee, sugar, and flour. You just need to bring your fresh ingredients.

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, Bocce Court, Spa, Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Still the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this relaxing property. We love having coffee and bakery treats on the deck every morning and stargazing at night. Cheri made sure we had everything we needed to settle in for the week - all we had to do was relax and enjoy everything wine country has to offer! Truly a home away from home for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review and you are the best guests
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5

Beautiful and peaceful setting for a Healdsburg getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented Cheri's house for a birthday celebration with friends. What a wonderful setting! While the house is just off of West Dry Creek, it feels like you are miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The house is beautiful and has several places where you can relax and soak up the beauty and serenity of the wine country. There is bocce ball and a hot tub as well as numerous decks to relax on while drinking wine, having breakfast or dinner, or just hanging out. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you need. And Cheri is wonderful "host" with just the right amount of direction and incredible forethought into what her guests might want or need. She was also extremely helpful before we arrived with all kinds of suggestions for how to make the weekend birthday celebration special. This house in its gorgeous setting is perfect for a true getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful birthday celebration. Please come visit us again
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5

VRBO 458821 Healdsburg Review

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed at this house. We do vrbo's all the time and feel we have gained the experience to identify potentially good options. We probably have done over 20 vrbo's. This house exceeded expectations. Our research determined that this would most likely be a very good vrbo house. It exceeded our expectations. Great location next to Healdsburg and local wineries. The host, Cheri, was the best host we have experienced. She showed us around the house, was avialable to answer questions immediately, and was very kind. The house could not have been more well stocked with any supply needed. It was nicely decorated and provided group and private space. Outdoor space was great. We decided we would all like to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to provide a review and for being lovely guests. I do hope to see you all again
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house and property. Cheri was a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Fabulous home

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful. I did not expect from the pictures that there would be 2 separate common rooms for sitting. Everything was beautiful and the house could not have been more fully appointed. In fact far better than my own home! We had the bad luck of being there during a rare couple of days of chilling rain which kept us from enjoying the outside areas. We all left saying we would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Derbbi and family Thanks for enjoying my home - that what I want my guests to do. Please come again
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5

Superb Stay in Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

As with the other reviews, we had a wonderful time in this home. It was much larger than I'd anticipated. More than enough room for six adults. Every room is well appointed and very comfortable.

Having a fully stocked kitchen was fabulous and something I'd never had before in a home rental. We had a wonderful time cooking and hanging out in the kitchen/table/family room area.

The grounds are just lovely. I wish we could have played bocce ball but the weather did not cooperate. However, the hot tub was very popular with everyone.

I must also point out how warm and welcoming everyone was in the wineries we visited. We've been wine tasting in pretty much every location available in California, starting in the 1970's, and have never been treated as well by winery staff as we were in the Dry Creek. area. A rare treat!

Many thanks for a lovely, long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Glen Ellen Star
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Spoonbar, chalkboard, Bravas
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Larkspur - goes to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Madrona Manor
Car: necessary

Healdsburg is in the middle of five distinct wine regions, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Russian River, Chalk Hill and Rockpile. Healdsburg has a world class jazz festival usually the last part of May through early June, farmer’s market from May through October, dry creek passport wine event which is the last weekend in April, Lake Sonoma for boating activities and / or swimming, and extensive hiking and biking trails. Only 40 miles from the pacific ocean and 70 miles from San Francisco

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Rates & Availability

Healdsburg Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer & Fall
Jun 24 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$620
$4,025
 
 
Dry creek passport 2017
Apr 27 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirm. A reservation is firm when a rental contract has been accepted and a deposit paid or the full amount paid. Upon payment of deposit and or total amount implies that renter has read and accepted the rental contract terms and conditions.

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Amenities

Healdsburg Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , beautiful garnite countertop and designer sink
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower - what fun - next to spa
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , one sink, large counter top, magnifying mirror
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master has two sinks, magnifying mirror, view to hills
  • All indoor bathrooms have silent closing for toilet lids and seats. There are new shower heads in each of the indoor showers and curved shower curtain rods for more room in the showers. Each bathroom (including half bath) has a hairdryer. Art has been carefully selected for each of the rooms in the house including bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cal king with sitting area, and private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , down comforter, wicker sitting chair, big closet,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , down comforter, wicker chair, access to deck
  • Each bedroom has down comforter, sitting chairs, closet with built in shelves, luggage racks, bed side lights, and delightful art
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a bocce ball court on the property. I know chefs who might be available for in home cooking but you need to book early. I also know of companies who will drive you but again you need to book early. Once you book my property I will send you an activities file that will include names and contact information.

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