Beautiful Retreat in the Sonoma Wine Country

Beautiful Retreat in the Sonoma Wine Country




Jan 2009

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a beautiful Victorian Cottage built in 1865. We bought it in 2007 and restored it to its original charm while updating it to modern standards. We furnished the house in 1930's, mostly French, art deco. The house has 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and 2.5 bathrooms. There is also an office that can serve as a bedroom with addition of a full-sized aerobed. The kitchen is a fully-equipped gourmet's delight as I love to cook. The house is our retreat and is equipped with the finest in entertainment systems. There is a large HD-TV with DVD library, Apple TV, and wireless internet access (computer included). Wes loves to play the piano and there is a lovely Pleyel piano and Yamaha keyboard. The peaceful backyard has a swimming pool and garden with decks for barbecuing, drinking wine, or sunning. Car exchange is optional. We also have a large house in the Oakland hills overlooking San Francisco that we could add to the exchange for a city/country vacation option. Our house is 5000 sq ft and is very modern in design. It was remodeled by renowned architect Fu-Tung Cheng ( a few years ago and has 2 bedroom suites plus a gym and a library and an amazing kitchen/great room that can be seen on Cheng's website.


More about us

  1. Wes is a physician and Shelley is a consultant to the biotechnology industry. We bought the Healdsburg house as a weekend house and plan to make it our retirement home in a few years. We love the town, the surroundings, the friendly people, and especially our beautiful house. We love to travel and try to take a few trips every year. As this is a second home, we are flexible regarding exchange times, and although 2 lovely cats share our homes with us, no cat care is needed.

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Where is it?


Healdsburg is a wonderful town at the intersection of 3 Sonoma County wine-growing regions--the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek valley and Russian River Valley. Our house is located downtown, a short 6-minute walk to the town square with its wonderful restaurants, shops, and wine tasting rooms. Within a few minutes drive from our house is the Russian River with beaches and kayaking, Lake Sonoma with boating and hiking, and of course, hundreds of wineries for tasting and picnicking. The country roads around our wine valleys are known as a bicyclist's paradise. San Francisco is a little over an hour away and the Sonoma Coast with its dramatic beaches is 45 minutes away. Healdsburg provides the perfect blend of city sophistication and wine country relaxation. See,,6057,00%20en-USS_0FSCC.html

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