Go off grid at this luxury private estate villa amid the magnificence of California’s towering Redwoods, across 120 private acres of rolling hills and verdant farmland. It's easy to see why Travel + Leisure included this Healdsburg hideaway in their "50 Best Places to Stay" in 2021.
This luxurious hideaway combines the privacy of a luxury estate, the restorative energy of immersion in nature, and the warmth and attention to detail. Create culinary magic in a professional standard chef's kitchen, and make the most of multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas where you're free to curl up with a good book and immerse yourself in the sounds of Mother Nature, as amplified music isn't permitted outdoors.
The property sprawls well beyond the confines of the comfortable, with outdoor sofas and a fire pit, an inviting private pool and, of course, a relaxing hammock swaying in the breeze. There are horse stables for rides through the surrounding redwood forest and you're welcome to bring your own horses and family pets along for the break if you'd like.
If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil haven, you're 4.7 miles from downtown Healdsburg – it's a 10-minute drive to all the fabulous wineries, shops and some fantastic restaurants that specialise in everything from Spanish tapas to steak frites and stunning fresh seafood.
Home truths: *Access to the home is via a private entrance *Given the location, a car is a necessity when staying here – there's on-site parking for up to four vehicles available *The home is set over a single storey, so it may be suitable for those with more limited mobility *Outdoor equipment including two mountain bikes, a canoe, and a paddleboard are provided for you to use *Child-friendly amenities such as a cot are available on request *Farm animals tend to rise early – light sleepers may want to pack some earplugs *The pool is solar heated from May to October, but is available all year round