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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Healdsburg house description

Casa Colibri or 'House of the Hummingbird' is a -story 3+ bedroom, 2-bath home is situated in the heart of Alexander Valley, one of the finest -growing regions in the world. It is ideal for families and groups who wine and the ambiance of wine country.

You can literally walk to 3 wineries and the always entertaining Jimtown store which features serves breakfast and lunch, and sells antiques, unique gifts and hand-crafted foods unavailable anywhere else. Dozens of other fine wineries are located within minutes by car or bike.

Cyclists come from all over the world to ride and train here as there are scenic and safe roads for all abilities.

The charming towns of Healdsburg and Geyserville are within a 10 minute drive and offer a wide range of and dining. Calistoga and Santa Rosa are both within a 20 mile scenic drive.

This home is right next to a Community Church which has service on Sunday's at 10 AM. The .68 acres is very private and serene and suitable for BBQ's with all amenities provided.

If you or someone in your party likes to gamble, River Rock Casino is a ten-minute drive away and offers a full range of gaming and dining.
The home has been recently remodeled with a gourmet kitchen with vineyard views in every direction. One bedroom with a queen bed has a separate child's room attached. Two other bedrooms offer another queen and twin beds for a variety of accommodations.
The large family room has a flat screen TV with DVD,CD, and VCR. Classic board games like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuits and others are supplied.
Casa Colibri lives up to it's name as hummingbirds visit the kitchen window every day. Raptors, and a full range of year-round and migratory birds abound. The British Starlings flock and put on incredible aerial shows in the fall between feasts of grapes left on the vines. For those who have not witnessed them, their synchronized acrobatics are mysterious and remarkable.
The Russian River is also within walking distance and offers year-round flow and activities from Steelhead and Bass fishing to kayaking to plain old swimming. Canoe outfitters provide equipment and shuttle service.

The walkable Medlock-Ames Tasting Room provides fine wines, picnic areas, gardens and bocce courts. They also have a full-bar which opens every evening at 5 PM.

This home has everything you need to enjoy your wine-country getaway. We are in our second full year of operation and have improved our facilities to maximize the value of your experience. Please check out our reviews. We are resource conscious and the 2014 capital improvement plan includes a solar array to match the energy use. You can use the spa guilt-free at Casa Colibri!
Concierge service for almost any interest or activity is available. Let us know what you want to do and we will help you make yours a memorable stay.

Keywords: In the heart of Alexander Valley surrounded by vineyards. You can easily walk to the unique and quirky Jimtown Store and several tasting rooms. The epi-center of World-class biking, birding and wines. Great restaurants nearby.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            This house is on one level. There is one step on the front entryway but there are ramps on-site and can be made available. There are two 3-inch level changes leading to one bedroom and the family room. Ramps can be made available here too, upon request....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the house. Outside areas are up to party with one requested exception: please respect the Community Church next door on Sundays between 9:30 and 11:30 AM. It is their only scheduled hour of worship....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There is a small child's bed in an 'annex' off one of the queen bedrooms. Also a bunk room with 2 sets of bunkbeds that can sleep 4 adults or children. ...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Other (See Description)


          • Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) One bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds sleeping 4. Each of the queen rooms has an additional bed; one full-sized and one child's bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything you need to cook your own meals is provided....except the food and any special accoutrements....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            There are 3 refrigerators: one full-size with freezer, smaller under-counter, and wine fridge....moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room adjoins the kitchen, has a fireplace and gorgeous vineyard views. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The gourmet kitchen is open, full size, concrete counter tops and large island. ...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Catering is easily arranged for almost any palate: Downtown to downhome....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            drip and french press. Coffee grinder, electric and stove-top teapots...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            all basic tools for cooking/baking. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic cooking staples and spices. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Bosch full size dishwasher...moreless

          • Oven:

            electric oven and range...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            fans are located for every room. House is shaded and stays cool in summer if windows and doors are shut during the day....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Separate living room with Dish TV, board games, cards, etc....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Plenty of towels are provided for both the bath and spa. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            electric baseboard heating in every room...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is parking on-site for 4-5 cars. ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Fireplace
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • walk to Stonestreet, Hawk, and Medlock -Ames wineries. Medlock-Ames has a full bar after 5PM. Walk to Jimtown Store and Russian River. World-class biking of every ability. Surrounded by grapes and private but convenient. Next to charming Community Church. Flyway and habitat for many bird species. 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg and fine dining. Also Geyserville and Calistoga. Full casino 15 minutes away for those feeling lucky. This newly remodeled single-story house is easy and fun for a variety of interests including just enjoying the .68 acres of private setting and fantastic vineyard and mountain views.Catering to the active and passive recreators. If you are a bicyclist you will not find a more accommodating launch point to some of the finest cycling roads in the world. Certified massage therapists and aestheticians are available by appointment End the day with a soak in the hot tub and with great wines on the private deck....moreless


              • Books:

                cook books, wine books, reference, local info etc. ...moreless

              • Games:

                normal fare: Scrabble, cards, assorted games....moreless

              • Television:

                flat screen...moreless

              • Toys
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Wireless Internet:

                This is in the country, there is no cable service. Suggest that you bring your own aircard for your laptop. There is free WiFi at the nearby Jimtown Store and Medlock-Ames Winery: both are walkable...moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    brand new and functioning well; not an inflatable!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bring yours! This is world-class cycling country with beautiful routes for every ability. There are flat, wine-country scenic routes and there is terrain that will kick your butt!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The property is on over 1/2 acre and surrounded by vineyards. The very private backyard has unobstructed vineyard and mountain views. The birdlife is exceptional. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    The nearby Russian River offers swimming, as well as canoe, kayak and raft touring. Commercial guides are located in Healdsburg. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a big rear deck and yard with sweeping, unobstructed views of the surrounding vineyards. A dining area which seats 10+...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Mayacamas Golf Club, Larkfield-Wikiup, Windsor, and the Tayman Club in Healdsburg are all within a 20 minute drive. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    There are 2 outdoor grills: one propane and one charcoal. Both are cleaned after every use. ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    There is a separate, private patio with spa and dining/lounging area with vineyard views...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The Mayacamas Mountains loom to the east and north to contain and frame the incomparable Alexander Valley with its lush carpet of grapes. Nearby, the Russian River winds through the vineyards creating a distinct riparian ribbon on its way to Healdsburg and the Pacific ocean....moreless

                  • Resort:

                    15 minutes from Francis Ford Coppola's resort in Geyserville and numerous Russian River and Calistoga resorts and spas. ...moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Surfing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Live Theater
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Cycling


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                  2 night min stay
                  $375 $375
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,475 $10,200
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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • cleaning $90 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  Rates and minimum stay may change on holiday weekends.

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                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sonoma County Airport
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 101
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Medlock Ames
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Jimtown Store

                  Bird watching and biking are world class any time of the year. The house sits on open land, surrounded by vineyards, trees and horse pastures. The Russian River riparian corrididor is less than a mile away. This unique combination of micro-climate and habitat range creates a steady show of avian wildlife. Binoculars are provided but bring your own if you are already a bird nerd. The flocking of British Starlings in the Fall is a must-see for those who haven't. The Russian River is an easy mile away and affords it's own span of adventures. You can fish, swim, float, snorkle, lay on the bank and look for otters and at others. Medlock Ames is a halfway to the river and is a wine tasting room from 9-5. At 5 PM the AV Bar opens up out back. Fun place within staggering distance. There is a casino nearby if you are feeling lucky.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: I live about 4 miles away and am ready to help you with any activity or pursuit you may wish to pursue. I enjoy all the fruits of Alexander Valley and Northern California and know many local winemakers, wine growers. I also bicycle, hike, love fine dining and can help you with any local activity. Sonoma County bristles with opportunity from the very active to just sitting on the deck looking at the vineyards and birds. I am available at your request for any activity or issue you may have with your accommodations. I am equally happy to make myself scarce so you can enjoy the privacy this country home offers.

                  Why the Owner Chose Healdsburg:
                  This location is ideal. It offers privacy and charm of the wine country yet close to many amenities. The biking is second to none. Sonoma County has an average of 248 sunny days a year. This home is not only ideally situated, it is set up to fill a wide variety of needs so that everyone in your group will have a great experience.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The benefits have been well described with the exception of this: This home has everything you may need to have a fun and easy time. The decor captures the spirit of Sonoma wine country. It is extremely easy to feel at home here for a wide variety of group types and ages. There is a new spa to help you unwind from a day of biking, wine tasting, hiking, or whatever you chosen activity is.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Kitchen


                  • Vineyard view from front window

                    Vineyard view from front window

                  • back yard and outside dining area

                    back yard and outside dining area

                  • private spa looking out to vineyards

                    private spa looking out to vineyards

                  • open and well-appointed kitchen with cement countertops

                    open and well-appointed kitchen with cement countertops

                  • Front of the house

                    Front of the house

                  • Adjoining small child's room

                    Adjoining small child's room

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • Family room

                    Family room

                  • vineyard observation knoll in backyard

                    vineyard observation knoll in backyard

                  VRBO #399102

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

                  $375 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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