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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:
6 August, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Healdsburg in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
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..


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Updated Healdsburg River Cottage: Minutes from Plaza, Tasting Rooms & Vineyards
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 49 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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit!!!
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Cozy cottage in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We had ourselves a fun wine tasting getaway weekend in Healdsburg and this cottage was the perfect place to stay. All the amenities were as described. Check in and out were both smooth and easy. Thanks for an excellent time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves, Kristen. Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. You are welcome back anytime!!!
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House is adorable and met all of our needs. Close enough to town and river.

  • 4 of 5

All was great. Noisy neighbors (loud party on Saturday night and loud barking dog early in morning)on the right as you face the house but we still loved the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Passport Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friend and i were going to passport weekend and wanted a place to stay so i looked on VRBO and found this cute cottage . It worked great for us . It was close to town and easy access to all the wineries . The cottage was clean and great air conditioning as it was very hot that weekend .

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 us....house 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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Nearest Point of Interest
Russian River
Nearest Point of Interest
Fitch Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Healdsburg Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Healdsburg, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84
Additional Guest Fee £38.84 per person per night
Damage Deposit £233.04

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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