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Dry Creek Valley Vineyard Home and Spa with Swimming Pond

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Healdsburg holiday chateau / country house

Vineyard / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + living room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

2-night minimum at $600/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) NO ANIMALS PERMITTED, UNFORTUNATELY, AFTER YEARS OF ALLOWING PETS WE'VE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED TOO MUCH PROPERTY DAMAGE TO CONTINUE .

Payments invoiced through PayPal for all credit cards, no checks accepted. Event dates such as Barrel tasting , Passport weekend, major holidays, others is a 3 night min. stay. We have not adopted the online booking feature at this time, guests are charged a 6% service fee by vrbo, paid to vrbo, so we are still evaluating the value to our guests for the 6% additional cost to make a reservation with us.

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveller reviews

Dry Creek Valley Vineyard Home and Spa with Swimming Pond
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Bay Area, CA
5

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: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

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: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice House but Unexpected Visitor

  • 4 of 5

Great location for anyone interested in doing a bike tour through Sonoma wine country. There are a ton of vineyards within biking distance of the home. We stayed in the house for five nights while attending my sister's wedding. The house itself was nice, clean, etc. however we did have an unexpected visitor during our stay. Without warning, the owner of the home walked into the house and back into the bedroom where my 2 year old daughter was taking a nap. After rummaging through the house and waking up my daughter, the owner of the home just said "sorry" and left the premise. It was very awkward and extremely frustrating. My 2 year old daughter was a flower girl in the wedding. Anyone who has children will understand how important keeping to a schedule is for a 2 year old who is expected to "perform." So, having the owner of the house interrupt her nap without warning or even asking if it was ok to proceed back to the bedroom was very unprofessional when tenants are paying to rent the home. For that reason alone, I don't think I would ever stay at this house again. Sonny (the person I booked the rental through), however, was absolutely amazing and very accommodating. We were there during harvest and Sonny politely gave us a heads up prior to our arrival that workers would be on site harvesting grapes. We greatly appreciate his advance notice and professionalism. Thanks, Sonny!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our apologies certainly go out to this guest with hope my sister's email to them apologizing and explaining that she believed one of the other guest gave her their ok for her to enter the house in search of her car keys. in any event, the harm was done for which none was intended and we hope our guest will accept this in it's sincerity.
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phoenix, arizona
5

50th Birthday celebration and couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect spot for our 3 couple celebration in honor of my husbands 50th birthday. I rent from VRBO several times a year and I can tell you , without any reservation , this was a wonderful experience. Sonny is responsive in communicating. he is very well seasoned at renting and has all the amenities needed for comfortable stay..... plenty of paper products, lots of spices etc....the views are breathtaking! We enjoyed coffee on the porch and wine and appetizers at the pond house. We fished and caught lots of little bass,we threw them back of course! We even had a chef come in one night and she made us a fabulous dinner. After a long day of wine tasting it was a nice treat!!

The beds were comfortable and there were lots of towels! The instructions for using the appliances etc in the house were easily accessible and clear. We loved the juke box and the ipod dock station. This allowed for many different types of tunes and dancing of course!!

There was also a nice surprise waiting for us when we arrived........let's just say the Arbor Bench vineyard produces some very nice wine!

Thank you Sonny. You treated us like royalty and quite the host . My only hesitation in leaving this post is that you will be booked the next time we want to return. Thank you again!

The group from Phoenix.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: with such wonderful guests like you how could we be anything but thrilled to have you back anytime!!!
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Amazing property in wine country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four days and were amazed that a real working vineyard was just a few steps outside the door! Sonny and everyone else we talked to were friendly and helpful. The house was a perfect space for the seven of us, but the real gem of the property was the pond retreat. We spent a couple of evenings there grilling out and relaxing underneath a beautiful starry sky...it was magical. The Dry Creek area is quite scenic with lots of great vineyards, and it's not as busy and commercialized as Napa Valley. A convenient distance away, the town of Healdsburg has a cool town square with restaurants and tasting rooms, but we enjoyed the property so much we didn't spend as much time in town. We would definitely stay here again - it was a wine country getaway we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Travis.We're so pleased when we hear our guests enjoyed the magical setting at the pond. It really does create a vacation all in it's own environment making everyone just happy to hang out and enjoy life and nature in this secluded setting. I agree with this guest, no need to spend alot of time in town when you have this escape!
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5

Excellent family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Arbor Bench for three nights and wish it would have been more. The house is very well located close to vineyards, and fully equipped. We were two families with 4 kids in overall (ages 10 -7). The kids loved the patios, the jukebox, and just walking through the vineyard was a once in a lifetime experience. We had a blast on the lake house, it was so hot in the afternoons that all we could think of was getting to the lake house and enjoying the lake. Definitely recommend it and stay again on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate hearing from our guests that they had a great time. We recently had a family wedding at the pond area so lots of tree trimming work, sprucing up the pond house, new deck furniture, new diving platforms in the pond and enlarging and adding new sand to the beach were done in preparation for the wedding. We hope to update the pond photos very soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
santa rosa ( STS)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
pacific ocean

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Healdsburg, California

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
standard rate
22 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$802
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$802
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$167
Tax Rate 9.0%

cleaning fee of $125 is added to total.
CANCELATIONS: IF YOU CANCEL 15 OR MORE DAYS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED CHECKIN DATE, YOUR DEPOSIT IS FULLY REFUNDED. IF YOU HAVE PAID THE FULL AMOUNT OF RENTAL AND CANCEL LESS THAN 15 DAYS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED CHECK IN DATE, YOU FORFEIT HALF THE AMOUNT PAID.

We use Paypal for sending invoices in order to accept credit cards. first a 50% deposit invoice is sent to confirm your reservation, then two weeks prior to arrival the final invoice is sent through Paypal.

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • en suite bath in master bedroom hall bath has divided sink and bath/toilet areas
Bedrooms:
  • 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
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
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,