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

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq ft
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:
April 12, 2018

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 Healdsburg

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 Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Healdsburg, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • 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..


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Updated Healdsburg River Cottage: Minutes from Plaza, Tasting Rooms & Vineyards
average rating of 4.6862745 based on 52 reviews

Perfect getaway house for Bay Area travelers

  • 5 of 5

Monique and John’s rental house was a perfect place to get away for a short weekend and they were very accommodating. It was cozy, clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The house is in a quiet neighborhood near the river, which made for a nice walk in the morning, and is a short drive to downtown Healdsburg and to multiple nearby wineries. We would definitely stay at this house again!

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!!! Thanks for staying with you :)
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Durango, Colorado

Pretty location. Lots of room. Vintage cabin.

  • 5 of 5

There were only two of us but there was plenty of room for more guests. We enjoyed drinking wine on the front porch and walking to the beach

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage minutes from the river!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, stocked and everything they promised...minutes to the river and a very short drive to town. Beautiful location to run every morning. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 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.

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 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 .

  • Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Healdsburg, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Oct 24 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$63 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Clean/Turn Fee C$63.14 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$378.81
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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