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Perched Home w/Glorious Views-- Only 5 Minutes From Downtown!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, & 1100 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, fully stocked 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 queen-sized sleeper. Bedroom off long hallway w/full-sized bed and easy access to full bathroom. Stunning views from all windows, especially from the 1100 SqFt wraparound 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/Cal-King 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 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.

Marisol Schowengerdt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Marisol Schowengerdt

We live in beautiful, chaotic San Francisco, love to travel, enjoy living life on a whim, and are in perpetual awe of those who can live life fully. The name of the home is Kenya's Kastle, in honor of our beautiful dog adopted from the Healdsburg Shelter who liked to patrol the porch, day and night, like a vigilante, protecting us from the deer and occasional fox.

When we're here, we like to sip our wine while taking in the views from a rocker. Sometimes, on those brisk summer mornings, when the fog is floating in the valley below, we have our morning coffee upstairs on the porch that's just off the master bedroom. And on summer nights, we always eat outside, with candles lit, Chopin in the background, and my husband on the grill.

We hope 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 Healdsburg

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.

What makes this house unique

Our main goal is to ensure that everything in the home is of excellent quality and that our guests leave 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. The home exudes a serenity that is soothing from the instant one turns up the private drive (and you're only 5 minutes from downtown AND in city limits). 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Healdsburg in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Adjacent to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent to bedroom on same floor as Master (3rd floor).
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the main floor, across from third bedroom.
  • There are 3 full bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , on 2nd floor.
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor across from master bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Main floor down hall from living room & kitchen
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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. Housekeeping is not included.


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Perched Home w/Glorious Views-- Only 5 Minutes From Downtown!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Healdsburg CA

Couldn't be much better than this

  • 5 of 5

All is positive!

Marisol & David are very easy to work with and are very responsive.

The kitchen has about everything one could want to have in a home.

The beds are very comfortable --- above average in our vacation rental experiences.

The porch and rocking chairs, along with incredible views, are a big plus that bring wine country into your every moment.

The general feeling of the house is very comfortable and welcoming. Ahhhhhhhh...

Views everywhere and friendly wildlife to enjoy outside the windows/porches.

The location is convenient to Healdsburg and all five wine regions which surround it.

As you might guess, we liked it and would happily stay here again. If they had a sixth star to give, we would gladly award it. We've stayed in many vacation rentals, and this one is easily in the top 10%. Great value for all that is provided.

Cons: We aren't there enjoying it anymore. At least not yet.

You can rent this vacation home with no hesitation. We hope you get to enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Home away from Home - Very Comfortable !

  • 5 of 5

Great home - Great location. A retirement gift from my husband to spend an extended time in Sonoma. The home was very well equipped with a great kitchen if you are in to cooking . In suite bathrooms and the beds

were very comfortable and linens were very nice. I would recommend to families with grown children or couples vacationing together.

The owners were very responsive and I hope to rent again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The owners take great care of the house. It is fully equipped with everything we needed. Beautiful views and quick 5 minute ride to charming Healdsburg. Looking forward to coming back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best hidden charm in Healdsburg

  • 5 of 5

Marisol and David are really awesome and reliable owners and you can tell they love their home. This property is really a hidden charming gem with best views. We stayed for whole month and I can honestly tell you that if you are looking for relaxing peaceful place to stay during your wine tasting, biking or whatever you are looking for to do in Healdsburg this home is the perfect place. It has everything you will need and more. Can't wait to be back..

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Healdsburg, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £2,137.2
Property Damage Protection £42.03
Housekeeping £249.34

IMPORTANT: Gas is included up to $200 a month. Any amount exceeding the $200 amount will be deducted from the guests deposit.
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. Guests are responsible for full Gas, Water, & Power when stay exceeds 60 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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