Close to everything: wineries, restaurants, shopping while secluded on 2.5 acres
About Michelle Kunkel
Originally from Michigan, we moved to California over a decade ago for our jobs in the Biotech and Solar industries. While we love living in San Francisco, we dreamed of a nearby vacation home where our daughter (now 5 yrs old) could build memories similar to our childhoods including running outside with a lot of open space. We are at the house as much as possible and look forward to sharing it with other families and friends seeking to build amazing memories in a really special place.
Michelle Kunkel purchased this Estate in 2015
Why Michelle Kunkel chose Windsor
Some of our best friends (and our daughter's official "Uncles") live in Healdsburg and it was important for us to be close to them. When we first saw the house online, we instantly knew that this was the place for us. It had the perfect layout, beautiful landscaping, and a spot in the yard that was destined for a pool. About 4 months of intense work and rehab on the place and it now feels like a new house with the soul of a true farmhouse. 2018 Update: The house is now fully renovated top to bottom. The pool is warm, landscaping lush, and garden in full production! Read recent reviews for updates on all the details and amenities that guests are enjoying!
What makes this Estate unique
While we want to be "away from it all" on the weekends, we also needed to be realistic. We are usually city people who rarely use our car on the weekend, so having to trek to pick up a few groceries was out of the question. Finding Woody Creek Retreat with extraordinary proximity to everything from shopping to wineries was terrific. Add on the views, the gardens, fruit trees, and SPACE and we can't imagine finding a better place!
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absolutely loved this home!
We stayed at Woody Creek Retreat over December 2018 holiday. We loved the property - beautiful home that was perfect for families; the surrounding property was breathtaking as well. Also, Windsor is a really quaint town with a lovely downtown area. We highly recommend this home!
Beautiful Home on Spectacular Property
My husband, sons, and daughter-in-law spent 4 nights here in October celebrating my birthday. The location was perfect for our wine tasting itinerary. The home had everything we needed for cooking and watching football, but the grounds steal the show. We enjoyed the fire pit, hot tub, and especially the garden. Will definitely come back.
THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE EVER!
We had a group of 7 adults staying at the house for a cycling event and it was so perfect. The house is the nicest house we've ever rented and the property is so cool! There are sheep, a pool, a veggie garden, fire pit, and the house is fully stocked with everything you need. This house has more kitchen utensils than my own kitchen! It is in a convenient location to town as well. I would recommend this to anyone staying in the area. GREAT GREAT GREAT! (Oh and the beds are comfy too...that is important.)
Booked this VRBO for a reunion with friends from college and it was perfect. It's located in a rural area, quiet and peaceful. However, it's right on the edge of the town of Windsor and not far from countless wineries, the Russian River and great hiking. You really could stay within a few miles of the property and have a great trip.
The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms clean and modern. The kitchen has everything you could need for a big meal. The den had more than enough space for the five of us to stretch out and watch a football game.
The outdoor living area is even more impressive in person than in the pictures. The views of the rolling hills and mountains are amazing. The pool/hot tube, grill and fire pit make hanging out around the house an event.
Bryon is prompt, thoughtful and responsive. His instructions on where to find stuff and how to work things made our trip easy and convenient.
In summary this is an incredible property and Bryon does a fantastic job of making you feel at home. Compared to other vacation rentals I've stayed at, this one is unique in that the property itself is such a destination. Thanks Bryon for hosting us, we had a great time.
Beautiful house and perfect for families
This house was the perfect combination of beautiful renovations/finishes (it's as nice in person as it is in the pictures!) and incredibly kid friendly. We stayed with our three young children and loved it. Brand new kitchen and bathrooms along with a beautifully designed interior/furniture complimented by kids toys/books/puzzles and a very kid friendly space. The owner's house notes allow you to make the most of the house with minimal effort and their recommendations on the area (wineries/restaurants, etc) were spot on. Highly recommend this house!
Amazing House with Great Outdoor Space
This is a wonderfully appointed house. Everything is very well designed and has been well maintained. The outdoor landscaping is outstanding and was great to host a birthday party. The pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor fire pit were perfect! Overall, we had a great experience, and the hosts were very communicative.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for taking good care of the property and we hope to welcome you back soon!
Bryon & Michelle
Located just 5 miles from Healdsburg, considered the "Crown Jewel" of Sonoma, with countless high-end retail shops, wineries, and top rated restaurants.