Welcome to Villa Ariadna. This attractive ranch estate is set on 7 acres of vineyard, hillside, and offers green lawn and fruit trees, views and play area. Located on a gated country lane, you arrive at Villa Adriadna only 5 minutes from central Healdsburg. A large fountain, emerald green lawn, and fruit trees decorate the front walkway, and two large brick stairs and brick patio adjoin the front of the home. In addition, you will immediately notice the four adirondack chairs and firepit, ideal for those clear star lit evenings in Dry Creek, where good conversation and a glass of wine top off your day.
Two entries are possible. One through the living room and one through the kitchen. Most convenient is the kitchen, where you can quickly unload grocieries, and unpack your gourmet goodies from the dozens of nearby wineries and shops. Here you will also find a well appointed welcome packet, welcome card and a renter's handbook, which has operating instructions to help make your stay trouble free.
Villa Ariadna's kitchen is a true country kitchen with lots of hardwood -- floors, cabinetry, island, dining table, all accented with cherry red wall paper, rich cabinetry and wonderful view windows to the garden area in front, or the hot tub and vineyard area to the south and east of the home. Wine refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, kitchen aid mixer, dishwasher, gas stove and oven, and large refrigerator freezer complete the kitchen.
To the left of the kitchen is the master bedroom. This oversized room has a king size bed, beautiful white tiled and updated bathroom with high end fixtures and pedestal sinks, and a beautiful thick glass shower/tub combination. The owners have put in a remote weather station, where you can check the outside temperature from inside...just in case you'd like to sleep in a little longer on a chilly morning, if maybe just light a fire and stay put before heading out to the dozens of nearby wineries or restaurants and coffee houses in downtown Healdsburg, a bike ride on one of the many routes through the valley, or your morning walk.
To the right of the kitchen is the living room -- a large room with a lodge-like feel to it offering wood beamed ceiling, wood walls, and a brick fireplace with wood stove insert. There is access to the back deck and teak furniture set, hot tub, gardens and vineyards through the living room. The owner has provided a high definition plasma TV, VCR, DVD, CD, and multiple location speaker system for your enjoyment.
Through the living room and down a small hallway is the second guest bedroom, with yellow and blue accents, white wicker furniture, and king size bed, this room gives the guest a country daisy feeling and atmosphere. There is also an exit door here from which to slip out, leaving other guests undisturbed. A second bathroom just down the hall has shower, sink and toilet.
One of the amenities we like best at the Villa Ariadna is the luxury pool house. Enter through sliding doors or side door into a small sitting and dining area, 2nd full kitchen with marple counters, bedroom with queen bed, full bathroom and steam room, all just off the solar heated saline filtered swimming pool approximately 100 feet from the main house. A large patio area is great for lounging or drying off from your swim. We suggest stocking the pool house refrigerator with drinks and sandwiches, and you'll have everything set for spending the day at the pool. The patio is also next to part of the vineyard on the property.
Completing the amenities this home has to offer is the studio Casita. It is a separate and detached cottage just a few feet from the main house and offers a queen bed, TV, full bathroom (shower, sink, toilet and nice counter space), fan for the summer, and heater for the winter. It is fully self-contained, and just steps away from the hot tub!