Lovely Healdsburg Vineyard Home - 3br/2ba (up to 8+ guests, children welcome, small lapdogs considered), in the vineyards.
Shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree, this very special home â€˜livesâ€™ on 30 vineyard acres and is off Dry Creek Road, just one mile west of the north end of charming, upscale, historic, Healdsburg in the heart of Sonoma Countyâ€™s Wine Country. Newly renovated, this 3 bedroom/2 bath, Ranch House with central heat/AC is beautifully landscaped and decorated with European styling, wall paper, draperies, clean Scandinavian lines, warm wood flooring throughout, and newly landscaped backyard with Sundance Spa.
Enter and enjoy the open flowing floor plan with the living room area to your left and the dining area to the right, and the kitchen just beyond. A decorative fireplace with candelabra, sleeper sofa (full size), 2 leather chairs, and a lovely area rug with coffee table, grace the living room; entertainment is provided by the Sharp LCD HD 26â€ wide screen TV with a Sony HD DVD player and a Panasonic compact audio system with CD, cassette, and radio.
The dining area with beautiful built-in floor to ceiling cabinets, is a warm, welcoming, and wonderful space for sipping, supping, and good conversation, and the dining table expands to seat 8+, with 2 more spaces at the counter. All new kitchen cabinetry (one is lighted with glass shelves and doors), black granite counter tops and all new GE stainless steel appliances, contribute to a wonderful cooking experience and the creation of divine cuisine to be enjoyed by all.
Your chef will enjoy using the very efficient ceramic cooktop with oven below and a built-in microwave-exhaust vent combo above; the fridge, dishwasher and large stainless steel double sink complete this very efficient and well designed kitchen. There is also a second â€˜overflowâ€™ fridge in the garage for extra vittles, vino, and beverages.
A short hallway leads to the master suite with a luxurious king bed, wood floors and area rug, vineyard views, and a newly redone ensuite bathroom with a granite topped vanity and large beautifully tiled shower. The second bedroom has two double beds and the third bedroom has a queen bed, both bedrooms wood floored.
When also using the living room double sleeper sofa, â€˜Big Oakâ€™ can accommodate as many as 10 guests, if you do not mind getting cozy with family and/or friends, although ideally suited to smaller gatherings. The lovely second shared bath also has a granite topped vanity and a tastefully tiled large shower to facilitate preparing for your dates!
Beautifully landscaped, the front yard, shaded by the Big Oak, has two lawn areas, abundant plantings & shrubs, and a front porch seating area to watch the world go by. Leading to the 2-car garage, is a large driveway and the backyard is fenced with acres of vineyards just beyond and a back patio with table and chairs, umbrella, and a Wolf propane BBQ for your grilling pleasure (a Weber briquette grill is also available for the â€˜kingsfordâ€™ purists).
The Big Oak Vineyard House is very conveniently located and a great â€˜home baseâ€™ for exploring the diversity of Sonoma County Wine Country. Only minutes away from Healdsburg, the â€˜crown jewelâ€™ of our â€˜Tuscanyâ€™ in northern California, you will need plenty of time for wine tasting, fine dining, shopping, art & antique galleries, and enjoying the Russian River with many more adventures nearby.
At the beginning of the Dry Creek Valley Wine Trail, just a few minutes west, and you are in the middle of the renowned Dry Creek Valley with many award winning wineries including Amista, Dry Creek Vineyards, Dutcher Crossing, Ferrari Carroro, Lambert Bridge, Mauritson, Mounts Family, Preston, Quivera, Rued, Talty, Wilsonâ€™s, and Zichini Family, with many more to explore.
Very importantly, the beautiful Lake Sonoma Recreation Area with marina & boat ramps is only a few minutes further west for water activities, fishing, or just enjoying the beauty of it all. The Alexander Valley wine growing region is just a few minutes to your east, the west Russian River Valley, about 20 minutes south and west and do not forget about the gorgeous rugged Sonoma County Coastline
FEEL THE JOY, PEACE, AND SERENITY OF MOTHER NATUREâ€™S SPLENDOR IN THIS SPECIAL SETTING WHERE YOU MAY GET â€˜ROOTEDâ€™ AMONG THE 25 ACRES OF CHARDONNAY, SAUVIGNON BLANC, AND VIOGNIER VINES!TripAdvisor property ID 4290834...Read more
“Perfect house for a memorable bachelorette weekend”
Left on 06/14/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
I was planning my best friend's bachelorette party and wanted everything to be perfect. When I pulled up to the house, my best friend was so excited and loved the big oak tree in the front - especially because her wedding is 'tree themed'. Off the bat I knew it would be a great weekend. The house comfortably fit six girls, and all the rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. We planned to do some cooking and really enjoyed using the beautiful kitchen - it's been newly updated and had all the supplies we needed. The best part of the house though was the backyard - it had a very nice spa which we utilized numerous times over the weekend. The spa even had a convenient 'drink tray!' There was no better place in the world to be than in that spa overlooking acres and acres of gorgeous vineyards. Another aspect we liked about the house was that West Wines was next door, and if you stay at the house then you get a free tasting there. After our limo dropped us off, we ended our day of wine tasting at West Wines. The man working there was so friendly and fun, pouring us wine even though the tasting room was already closed. He let us sit on the back patio for the wine tasting and we had a blast drinking the delicious wine and taking in the view. I have zero complaints about the house, and want to thank the house managers for making the entire booking process so easy. I hope to stay here again real soon!
Left on 06/04/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | LauraReviewed Jun 4, 2013Stayed May 2013
I stayed at the Big Oak House with a group of friends in May and we loved it! The house was very comfortable, with enough space to easily accommodate 6 of us. The house has a great kitchen and a patio overlooking the vineyards. The location is ideal. Though it's just a few minutes from downtown Healdsburg, it's far enough out of town that you feel like you're in the country. It offers easy access to wineries in Dry Creek and alexander Valley, and it's only 15 minutes or so from the wineries in Russian River along Westside Road.
Left on 04/05/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | jayyoungReviewed Apr 5, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
We rented Big Oak House for a few months while we were in transition from
selling and buying a house. Staying at Big Oak felt as an extended vacation
as it was fully furnished and set nicely in beautiful Dry Creek Valley. We
found the home to be very cozy and accommodated with all the amenities
you would expect - from a well stocked kitchen, to linens and towels, and
internet/cable. The grounds were well cared for as well.
Everything seemed to be new or nearly new, fresh, clean and ready as one
would expect in a vacation rental. We enjoyed many beautiful sunsets in the
backyard patio while barbequeing dinner, overlooking the acres of
vineyards. One morning we woke to a great horned owl flying on to a tree in
front of our bedroom window. A rare treat! And the Big Oak was inspiring
to see daily - absolutely beautiful and awesome.
A few let downs that I can think of is the TV is rather small and the picture
not so great. The entertainment center overall is not up to snuff. Also the
water pressure was a bit under par. The patio furniture in the front and
back is under par where I think it should be.
Beyond that, I very much recommend this place.
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