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Dry Creek Valley Vineyard Home and Spa with Swimming Pond, Guest house

Bedrooms 3
Space 204 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Vineyard / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, + 2br 1b guest house

2-night minimum at $625/nt, plus 9% county tax and $125 cleaning charge.. 3-br (each has queen bed, 1 bedroom has trundle bed which sleeps 2 including queen bed same room) PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT ACCEPTING PETS. .

Special rates 2018:

BARREL TASTING: March 2-4 & March 9-11, 2018 3 NIGHT MIN. 750/NT





The "pond house" is a screened in room and not livable space.

We also have a two bedroom one bath, kitchen, living, deck, garden, guest house . It is IMMEDIATELY adjacent to our vineyard, fenced for privacy, and newly remodeled $275/nt ++ rented alone, or $225 ,plus 9% county tax, and $75 cleaning fee when rented with the main house rental. It does NOT come with Pond access privileges if main house is rented separately by another guest. Please ask for additional details while we preparing photos.

Event dates such as Barrel tasting , Passport weekend, major holidays, others is a 3 night min. stay.

Arbor Bench is a private family vineyard. Located on approximately 100 acres in the heart of Healdsburg's Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County California, this premium location offers the perfect wine country experience. Included is your charming and private lake in addition to the home's many comforts. The main house, directly adjacent to our grapevines, is an open plan filled with natural light and comforts. The home's great room with cathedral ceilings and open beams offers a 'wall of windows' view of the vineyards, a cozy wood burning fireplace , great vintage jukebox filled with 'oldies but goodies' tugging at you to get up and dance. The gourmet kitchen with open bar counter dividing it from the great area offers everything necessary to please the most discriminating cook. A private dining room, with seating for 12, opens onto the great room and to the porch overlooking the front garden and kids play area. Hot tub located on patio overlooking our vineyards.

Enjoy the gardens surrounding the house, the stone paved shaded patio perfect for outdoor cooking and dining. Kids will enjoy the fenced garden area and playhouse set within the many flowers from which you are welcome to make your own flower arrangements. On our adjacent parcel, just across from main house and high up overlooking the valley, you'll enjoy our private lake and daytime lake house over many hours of just 'hanging out', swimming, outdoor cooking, your favorite local wine at sunset overlooking the lake, and endless lazy hours of just sun tanning and 'floating' on the lake. The lake house is a one room, screened hide-away with decks and a sand beach. Take a dive from the floating dock into our fresh water artesian spring fed lake. Catch fish and cook them on the gas grill or just release them back into the lake to grow larger for the next 'hook'. You'll find you'll want to spend more time at the lake than just about anywhere else. It's a mostly year round spot to enjoy, even in winter it has it's charm. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CONDITIONED STRUCTURE, WE HAVE ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTS, NO KITCHEN. THERE ARE TWO PORTA POTTIES ADJACENT TO POND HOUSE WHICH ARE SERVICED BI-MONTHLY.

Master bedroom has private bath, fireplace, and queen size bed. Two guest rooms share a divided bath. Both have queen size beds and one with both queen bed and Trundle bed which sleeps 2.

This is a private working vineyard. We produce our private label of Arbor Bench wines exclusively with grapes from our vineyards. Normally you will not experience any vineyard 'operations', however your visit may coincide with times when vines are being pruned or during the grape harvest. We will let you know at time of your inquiry if any such activities will likely occur during your stay. In no way should any of these farming activities interfere with your privacy or enjoyment.

Arbor Bench is a rare find, perfect for adult only or family holidays and vacations with rustic elegance and a magical and enchanting setting. We are happy to assist you with special needs that would make your stay even more perfect. Stay with us at Arbor Bench Vineyard and enjoy what nature has created for you to appreciate.

Keywords: Wine, Vineyard, Country, Estate

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Healdsburg, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No large events , parties, weddings, etc. maximum 8 persons over nighting in house.
  • Dry creek Valley has 10pm curfew for any music that can be heard beyond property limits.
  • please take your trash to bins provided and remove any open food items from frig. do not leave food items at pond.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • en suite bath in master bedroom hall bath has divided sink and bath/toilet areas
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , trundle bed sleeps 2 in same bedroom with queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    guest house w/bath,kit, LR - 2 large double bed , guest house can be rented with or without main house
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
main house setting is adjacent to 100 acres of our private grape vineyard, separate pond on parcel across the road for daytime only house and private pond for swimming, cookouts, fishing, daytime fun, heart of Sonoma wine country renowned wineries, minutes to popular Healdsburg local restaurants, minutes from Lake Sonoma water skiing, fishing, private airport nearby, commercial airport 30 minutes away, wine tasting, year round destination,


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Dry Creek Valley Vineyard Home and Spa with Swimming Pond, Guest house
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
SF Bay Area

Wonderful home! Wonderful setting, Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped, well located, as described.

We did have some issues. (1) The soil at the backyard seems to have been just fertilized, and the stench was major. Sitting outside at the beautiful table and sofas was out of the question. (2) Light in the bathrooms is but symbolic; putting on make-up is impossible; and (3) the upper hinge detached on the door to the bedroom on the left. We tried to fix it but he nails are just too short.

These are all correctable, and I am sure the attentive owners-managers will take care of these without delay, so the next guests can enjoy the home fully.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thsnk you so much for bringing these items to our attention. As i type someone is there making corrections. We just need to determine cause of that smell. Thanks for staying with us. Please come again.
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Great wine country retreat

  • 5 of 5

pleasant house to stay in with great kitchen and family room,

wonderful courtyard surrounded by vineyards with hills rising beyond,

nice hot tub

amazing hike up to pond and then a bit more hiking to great views

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Wonderful time in Healdsburg!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing and in a great location close to town and lots of wineries! Very comfortable stay and everything we needed was provided- would definitely stay again and would highly recommended to others!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As close as you can get to Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

You won't be unhappy to stay in this spectular home on the Vineyards. Everything was perfect. My daughter came to do the ironman, and the location was perfect for the Start.

The home from the well supplied Kitchen, the great jukebox, games, The beds and sheets were like sleeping on a cloud. I could call this home in a heartbeat and so sorry the weekend had to end.

We had a great time out on the wonderful patio, eating our meal, the evening we spent in the hottub. Then we took the walk to the pond, and made a few wine stops on our way back home.

Thank you so much Janet, We Will Be Back. And P.S. Thank your wonderful girl that watches over your property she is a jewel.


The DiFatta's

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate hearing from our guests. This guest could not have been more pleasant to work with and we welcome her and her daughter back anytime. The kind words are ALWAYS so much appreciated. Janet and Sonny
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Bay Area, CA

Great Healdsburg House

  • 5 of 5

Our group of old college friends stayed here for our friend's wedding weekend. Renting a house is such a better experience than a bunch of hotel rooms - seriously, there's no comparison. Arbor Bench is a great house for this (or any other) purpose. It's private, quiet, and very well-appointed. We never did make it to the pond, but if I were here with kids, I'd be all over it. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the weekend before a friend's wedding. The space was beautiful and accommodated the 8 of us easily and comfortably. The lake house was private, quiet and generally awesome. Great experience from beginning to end!

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
santa rosa ( STS)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
pacific ocean
Car: necessary

wine tastings


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$159.29

guest house cleaning fee is $75 (rented without main house or with, $250 without, $200 with plus county tax
main house cleaning fee of $125 is added to total.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.