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LUXURY Russian River Farmhouse with Amazing Views, Pool/Spa

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Close to everything: wineries, restaurants, shopping while secluded on 2.5 acres

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS: 8 (strictly enforced)

We take time to really serve our guests - everything from stocking the fridge as requested to helping with activity planning.

Situated on 2.5 acres, just minutes from the quaint downtown of Windsor and about 10 minutes from the Healdsburg square, Woody Creek Retreat is at the pinnacle of convenience while offering the serenity of a quiet country luxury farmhouse.

Ideal for families, couples, or friends wanting a to experience the Russian River Valley, Woody Creek will surpass your high expectations and will leave you wanting to stay for yet another day/week/forever.

Whether you are seeking adventure on a bike, at a vineyard, or in the culinary offerings nearby, wanting to relax in the salt water pool & spa, or cook in your own chef's kitchen, Woody Creek is your ideal home-base in the country.

Property Amenities:

-20' X 40' Salt Water Pool/Spa

-Fruit Trees, Vegetable & Herb Garden

-Heat & central air conditioning

-Smart TV w/cable

-Indoor & Outdoor Speakers powered by Sonos

-Wireless Comcast Internet

-Outdoor patios & gas grill

-Indoor & outdoor games

-Fully equipped kitchen

-Children's books, toys, and pack n' play

-Luxury bedding

-Rustic gym including commercial grade free weights

-EXCELLENT AT&T cell service (highly uncommon in the area)

Area Activities and Attractions:

-Windsor Town Green (1.3 miles)

-Healdsburg Town Square

-Local World Class Wineries

-Fine & Casual Dining

-Windsor Golf Course


-Mountain & Road Cycling

-Antique and Outlet Shopping

-Hot Air Balloon Rides


-Grocery Store (2 miles)

Officially approved by Sonoma County

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) #2392N

3 "official" (as approved by the county) bedrooms plus a bonus room currently used as a Master

No more than 8 adults permitted to stay overnight and is very strictly enforced

Please note: We do not have a permit or sufficient septic capacity to host events (weddings) on the property

Recent Texts from Guests:

"The property is awesome and we are looking forward to the day next to the gorgeous pool. We all just wanted you to know how much our family is enjoying your beautiful home! We appreciate all the details, love your taste, and are taking great care of the house" - Lori A (OR)

"You have a beautiful home and it is immaculate. We're hanging out by the pool. Thanks!" - Anita W (CA)

"We just arrived about a half hour ago. Your home is gorgeous. I never want to leave! Thank you for letting us stay here. Your instructions are impeccable" - Bernadine T (MA)

More Details

Michelle Kunkel
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

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 nearly 3 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.

2016 Update: We are embarking on the final part of our remodel - the kitchen! Meanwhile, the fire pit and stars are making for incredible relaxation in the winter months. Also, we are lucky to have a couple of the the neighbor sheep (Ian and Ryder) mowing our pastures and providing entertainment.

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!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Windsor, California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bonus Room (Master) - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 55" flat screen TV, direct outside access
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • ****Will comfortably sleep 8 adults. Maximum number of guests >3years old is 8. All linens, pillows and mattresses are new (July 2015) Window shades have been installed throughout the home. (Aug 2015)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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LUXURY Russian River Farmhouse with Amazing Views, Pool/Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

This is beautifully situated and appointed home. Great attention to detail and guest comfort. Plus the owners are great. We contacted them with a couple of questions and they were very responsive and gracious. Highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing retreat!

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith for the thoughtful note and for taking terrific care of our farmhouse! We hope to have you visit again in the future. Cheers, Michelle & Bryon
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Beautiful, Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and great hosts! Bryon and Michelle made you feel so welcome in their home!

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice note, Marcus, and for taking such great care of our home! Warmest regards, Michelle & Bryon
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Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, a beautiful setting!

We enjoyed being so close to everything, yet feeling we were out in the country.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT getaway with family and friends!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this property! First of all, Bryon and Michelle were incredible hosts, always available and responsive from beginning to end. We were able to communicate effectively and quickly them regarding any part of our stay. Secondly, the house is just incredible. The owners have taken care to make every last detail perfect. It is spacious and airy but still has a wonderful rustic/modern luxury style. It is a wonderful house for entertaining and lounging with friends and family... we cooked every night and noticed that the kitchen was even better stocked than our own kitchens! It was a real treat using vegetables from their garden for our meals! We stayed in the house with two other couples and their toddlers. The pool was perfect for people of all ages... our toddlers loved the sheep and horses grazing around the property. You are very close to wine country and it is so easy to make day trips into town, but when you are at the house you feel peaceful and secluded. The rooms were large and very well-appointed (very comfortable beds!!). We will definitely be back and can easily rank this place one of our best rental experiences yet! Thank you Bryon and Michelle for making this stay so special!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great russian river/wine country family retreat

  • 5 of 5

this was the ideal place for our family (our two grown children, their significant others and our grandson) to spend a long weekend with us. the location is perfect: a ten minute run into healdsburg for the shed and noble folk, five minutes from a gourmet market, thirty minutes from the redwoods in armstrong. we loved everything about the property - the tranquility (it's at the end of the road up into the hills), the gorgeous pool and spa, the fresh vegetables from the garden, the firepit for s'mores, the horses and sheep and the serene views. inside, the rooms are spacious, the beds and pillows especially comfortable, the kitchen finely appointed and the deck accessible. we plan to make a tradition out of coming here.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay here with our family of nine( 5 adults and four young children ages 7, 5, 3, 3 months)

We especially enjoyed the pool, which was perfect for all ages. The quiet setting is lovely with picturesque views in all directions. The kitchen, baths, electronics, lighting were all state-of-the-art. We had a few little glitches which the owners resolved very quickly. We also enjoyed the wood-fired fire-pit in the back of the property. Highly recommended for families including young children.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Sonoma County
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Windsor Town Green
Car: recommended

Located just 5 miles from Healdsburg, considered the "Crown Jewel" of Sonoma, with countless high-end retail shops, wineries, and top rated restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Windsor, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Oct 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$350.93
Damage Deposit C$1,914.15

No fees for payments made via direct bank transfer, PayPal, or check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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