Fitch Mountain Retreat TOT# 1524N
Fitch Mountain Retreat TOT# 1524N
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This beautifully renovated 1930s cabin is tucked into a hillside on Fitch Mountain. Come enjoy the peace and serenity the mountain offers while still being just 10 minutes from the plaza and the many activities offered in and around Healdsburg.

The space

Hidden away on a hilltop, this two bedroom cabin is ideal for a couple and can accommodate two couples if you're good friends (bedrooms are close together and share one bathroom). It's surrounded by beautiful views of vineyards and forests. The morning sun through the trees will make this serene getaway feel magical and secluded, though the lively Healdsburg plaza is just three miles away. The porch is furnished with plush chairs and sofas perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon glass of wine. This cabin is uniquely refurbished using american clay walls and low VOC paints in the most environmentally friendly reconstruction process possible. As soon as you set foot inside you'll feel how welcoming it is. A three-day stay is ideal - spend one day shopping and wine tasting on the Plaza, a second on a country or coastal drive, and a third enjoying the peace and comfort of the cabin, and hiking the open space just behind the house or sitting by the river.

Guest access

There's a gorgeous, sheltered but open porch, and a flagstone patio with adirondack chairs, a bbq, and a firepit. Guests have access to two flat screen TV's (32 and 48 inch) as well as high speed wireless internet access and Netflix streaming. There's also a small speaker in the kitchen which you can connect to via bluetooth or cord to play your own tunes.

Interaction with guests

We know part of the fun of renting a house is pretending it's yours, so we don't plan to bother you - and we hope you enjoy the feeling that it's really and truly all yours. We'll send you complete directions before you come. We're always available by phone, text, or email, and are happy to make recommendations for outings and dining, and we have an in-town contact for emergencies.

Other things to note

The house is gorgeous and comfy and all on one level but since it's on a hill, there are a few steps to go up from the driveway. In town you have access to kayak/canoe/bike rentals and a multitude of first class eating establishments and shopping, and there are hundreds of wineries in the surrounding area.

Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please make yourself at home; all we ask is that you treat the home as your own when caring for it.

Minimum age to rent the FMR is 30 years old.

The primary person who rents the FMR is responsible for all of these rules, and the management of any other party joining them. (One couple rents for a stay that includes another couple, for instance). See Garbage Rules as a fine will be imposed for any mis-management of the disposal of trash.

Strict noise/quiet rules for Sonoma County: Quiet hours from 10pm-8am. If we hear from neighbors or Police, grounds for eviction and forfeiture of deposit.

Please use "inside" voices outside as a general rule: on the covered porch, there is an "amphitheater effect" which projects out into the neighborhood, FYI.

GARBAGE ISSUES: Unfortunately, our guests have been putting their garbage in our neighbors bins (despite super-clear directions, this seems to happen when the responsible party delegates the departure responsibilities to friends)...A $50 fine will be imposed if we hear that your garbage has ended up in our neighbors bin. Please take a moment to look at the "Garbage/Recycling" information sent with your arrival packet.

Sonoma County also limits the number of guests allowed to stay over (4) and the total number of cars allowed on the property at a given time (2).

Please smoke only on the flagstone patio (not on the covered porch!) by the fire-pit.

There may be wood for fires, but we suggest you bring some up or buy some when you shop.

We welcome your well-behaved, smallish dog ($25 per night additional). Please pick up after the pooch...there are doggie bags provided.

We also ask that you accompany your dog at all times...we require that you do not leave the dog alone in the FMR at any time, either in the house or on the property.

For those attending weddings or other events, please plan accordingly. We have had one renter who has arranged for a dog-sitter to come out and stay with their dog. We are ok with this, please give us the name of the dog-sitter so we also may contact that person directly.

No cats, sorry.

Thanks for respecting our "rules" and helping us to continue to integrate and introduce our guests to the wonders of Fitch Mountain.


87 Reviews

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Ousi User Profile
October 2017
Great place to get away from the weekend. Peaceful, very clean with all the amenities and we loved the outdoor porch.

Terri User Profile
September 2017
This place is in a nice quiet area. Very calm and serine. Great place to stay if you want to relax. Very close to the town center. Would highly recommend this place.

Wei-Jen User Profile
September 2017
Great location - very close to downtown Healdsburg and nearby vineyards. We were here with another couple for a wedding over the weekend and the secluded mountain top location was great! Steve and Beth are very responsive and have a lovely home. highly recommended!

Kerina User Profile
August 2017
Perfectly quaint space. The best way to review is to share in bullet points, the many ways it checked off and exceeded our expectations. ☺ Clean (bedding and linens too!) ☺ Scenic View ☺ Although it has nearby neighbors, the layout feels very secluded ☺ Modern appliances, beautiful kitchen and bathroom ☺ Many seating spaces (outdoor and indoor) for gathering and appreciating the outdoors ☺ 10-15min to Healdsburg Square ☺ Simple check in and check out ☺ Extra friendly and responsive owners There may be more perks I'm not listing here, but you get the gist, I highly recommend this location for a relaxing getaway with friends and family. Do note, this is not the place for rowdy parties due to the noise curfew in Sonoma County. But great location in the hills not far from the square which has a great selection of restaurants, local wine, bars, spas...we had a great time :)
Steve & Beth User ProfileSteve & Beth is a superhost.
Response from Steve & Beth:
Thank you for the kind words, Kerina! You are welcome back anytime... Steve & Beth
August 2017

Scott User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying here! The house is modern yet cozy. The location is secluded but still close to town. You can even see vineyards from the balcony. We would definitely stay here again.

Melinda User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I shared the house with another couple. We managed the one bathroom just fine. The house is cozy but spacious. Our favorite thing was sitting on the porch every evening sharing a bottle of wine we had found during the day. The owner's description, instructions and suggestions were spot on. We would stay there again in a flash!

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
Steve and Beth's is a perfect place to get away from it all but still be close to Healdsburg and your favorite Sonoma wineries. You definitely stay there again. We'll miss the view every morning from the back deck!

El Cerrito, California, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Steve & Beth User ProfileSteve & Beth is a superhost.
She: California native, PhD history professor turned communications executive who dreams of raising chickens (when I'm not traveling, of course). He: former printmaker and photographer, now turned wine-broker who fortunately also dreams of raising chickens, and perhaps a small do…
Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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