$395 Per Night During High Season Weekends



Welcome to Shangri-La on the Russian river, a relaxing and regenerative vacation home in the "heart" of the Sonoma County Wine Country. The river "comes alive" through the lens of a wall of windows and a wraparound deck which creates a front row seat to exotic wildlife, seasonal landscape, and the ever-changing river.

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This Craftsman 1940's style cottage is airy and light, which is enhanced by newly installed skylights throughout the living areas. The cottage features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Frigidaire Professional 4 burner gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, and microwave. A kitchen door opens up to the wraparound deck and easy access to the outdoor gas grill. All bedrooms are cozy and feature newly purchased queen size beds. A new LA-Z Boy sofa/sleeper with an upgraded air comfort mattress provides another sleeping option in the living room.

Original art by internationally acclaimed artists gives this vacation home a European sensibility. Dining on the birch table with Italian inspired William of Sonoma tableware furthers this eclectic atmosphere. The dining table, with retractable leaf, seats up to 10 guests. A kitchen door opens onto the deck, with easy access to an outdoor gas grill and the wraparound deck. You will enjoy great outdoor living while enjoying an espresso, fine wine, or a barbecue masterpiece while dining on Teak outdoor furniture that seats up to 9 guests.

The living room has open wood beamed ceilings with a ceiling fan, abundant windows with new window treatments and skylights. The queen size LA-Z Boy sleeper/sofa is tastefully positioned and is easily converted to sleeping position. Guests enjoy a selection of books, a huge library of DVD's, CD's, board games, a 60 inch 1080p HD television with DirecTV including sports, a Blu-Ray DVD player, and WiFi service.

Spa and Shower

The new Bullfrog spa accommodates up to 6 guests and overlooks the river, although completely private. The Sunroom opens up to the spa and deck through sliding glass doors and has a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the river. Built in cabinets provide plenty of extra linens and towels for the spa and bathroom. Between the two bedrooms is a Jack and Jill bathroom with soaking tub and freestanding shower.

Game Room

A detached "Game room" sits next to the main house. This "bonus" room opens onto a Zen style wooden deck overlooking a meditation garden and stairway to the beach. The "Game room" has a newly remodeled bathroom with shower, sink and commode. This room also has 2 sofa/sleeper beds and a Murphy bed. For sports fans, there is a classic wooden foosball table by Harvard.

River Fun

Seasonal guests can use 4 large river tubes with paddles. This season begins when the river dam is in place (approx. July 4th through Labor Day). A private railed concrete stairway leading from the East garden to the River's edge is easy access to water sports, swimming, fishing and sunbathing on the beach. An outdoor shower is conveniently located near the river stairway for a quick and easy rinse-off when returning from the beach.

The Grounds

The cottage is surrounded by trees which include huge redwood and bay trees. A fence surrounds the property. There is ample off-road parking on the property. The cottage is secluded with only one distant neighbor.

The Neighborhood

Day passes to the Parkpoint Health and Swim Club are available for reasonable rates and just minutes away. Sonoma Lake, Wineries and Sonoma adventures are all at your doorstep while staying at the Healdsburg River Retreat.

Come and enjoy a Zen like getaway in the mystical setting of Shangri-La on the Russian river!!!!

Contact Information

Contact: K.Cook@HealdsburgRiverRetreat.com


Healdsburg River Retreat - 2 bedrooms and 1 bath (up to 6 guests, children ok, no pets). Plus there is a detached "Game room" with 1 bath. Single level Craftsman style 1940's renovated cottage in the redwoods, above the river with private access to the beach, a new spa, a wraparound river deck with a spectacular beach.



The following defines the terms used in the table below to calculate the cost of your stay, A stay is consecutive days of at least 2 days. Katherine Cook Rentals reserves the right to change these prices at anytime,

Holiday: Each Holiday is two nights, the night before and the night of the named Holiday. The Holidays are: New Years, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Weekend: Friday and Saturday nights and not a Holiday.

Weekday: Sunday through Thursday night and not a Holiday.

High Season: The nights of May 1 through October 31.

Low Season: The nights of November 1 through April 30.

10% Discount: If you have a total of 7 or more days, you get a 10% discount. This does not apply to the cleaning fee.

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Call 510-301-2068 or email K.Cook@healdsburgriverretreat.com to confirm pricing and to make payment arrangements.


Operating under the County of Sonoma Vacation Rental Permit No. ZPE11-0642 and TOT Certificate number 1110N. Katherine Cook is a Sonoma County Certified Tourism Ambassador and a proud member of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerse. Healdsburg has become a top destination. You can read more about Healdsburg in a recent publication of VIA. Katherine is a professional art critic and has been published in numerous art magazines. Katherine represents a group of artists including Kurt Oscar Weber. Some of the art from these artists is on display at the cottage.