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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Casa Colibri or 'House of the Hummingbird' is a single-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 love wine, food, birds, bicycling, and the ambiance of wine country. A new solar panel array generates enough power to totally offset electrical usage. It also has an electric vehicle charging station which makes this a carbon-free getaway.


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 Las Vegas style 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. The second bedroom has another queen and a single bed. The third bedroom is the 'bunk room' with two sets of bunk beds which is perfect for children or close friends.
The combination of these 3 bedrooms offer a variety of accommodations.
The large family room has a flat screen HDTV with DVD, CD, and VCR. Classic board games like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuits and others are supplied. The queen bedroom with the child's annex also has a flat-screen HDTV.
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 or 'murmurations' 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 fourth 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 included the solar array to match the energy use. You can use the spa guilt-free at Casa Colibri! A vehicle charging station is available and free to guests who own a Tesla, Leaf, Prius or any other EV. The house also features an outside shower.
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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is not a party house. Only those people staying at the house and listed as guests may be at the house. Exceptions to this rule can be made but must be cleared in advance. ...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

  • 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 12 noon. It is their only scheduled hour of worship....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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 are available here too, upon request....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • 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. Sleeping is for a maximum of 7 adults. Small children may increase the house capacity to 9 but must be approved prior to booking. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 2- one has a bathtub and the other a stall shower. There is a shower seat available. There is also an outside shower. ...moreless

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    normal fare: Scrabble, cards, poker chips, checkers, and assorted games....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 HD flat screen TVs...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Healdsburg is 10 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bicycle. Geyserville is about 12 minutes by car and 30 minutes by bike. Santa Rosa and Calistoga are 20-25 minutes by car. All scenic routes...moreless

  • 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 rich riparian ribbon on its way to Healdsburg and the Pacific ocean....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The stunning Pacific Coast is a super scenic one-hour drive. The route takes you along the Russian River until it empties into to ocean at Jenner where you can watch seals feast on salmon....moreless

  • Resort:

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

  • Rural:

    This property is in the heart of grape growing country; very private yet close to many wine-country amenities. You can see the vineyards from every window and a wide vista of vineyards and mountains....moreless

  • Village:

    The Jimtown area is a village with a church, restaurant and unique one-of-a-kind gift shop, 2 winery tasting rooms and full bar with live musical events all within 10 minute walk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • 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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is an electric clothes dryer, clothesline and clothes pins for your use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace which is full of candles allowing you to create the ambiance of a hearth without the work, mess, and insurance issues surrounding an open woodburning fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric baseboard heating in every room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Separate living room with Dish HDTV, stereo, DVE player, VCR, board games, cards, wide assortment of magazines and other publications related to wine country. ....moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    There is off-street parking for 4-5 cars. The number of cars must be identified during the booking process....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a full laundry room for your use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There is satellite WIFi free to quests...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    Catering is easily arranged for almost any palate: Downtown to downhome. The Jimtown Store is a few steps away and is renowned for their unique wine-country fare and catering skills....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch full size dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven and range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking staples and spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    This is an all-electric home; totally offset by the power being generated by solar panels on the property. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a big rear deck and yard with sweeping, unobstructed views of the surrounding vineyards. A dining area which seats 8+ There is also a new high quality all-weather ping pong table....moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are 2 outdoor grills: one propane and one charcoal. Both will be cleaned for your use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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



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Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,700 $8,000
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2 night min stay
$2,700 $8,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $90 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates and minimum stay may change on holiday weekends.

Dear Future Guests, The standard minimum stay is 2 nights at $400.00 per night plus taxes and cleaning fee. For holiday weekends; like 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc the minimum stay is 3 nights. If you would prefer only a 2 night stay on these long weekends, the rate is $475.00 per night plus tax and cleaning, and a single night stay is $550.00 per night plus taxes and cleaning fee. Stays a week or more are negotiable depending on number of people.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Medlock Ames
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Jimtown Store
190 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl
35 Miles
Nearest Beach

THINGS YOU CAN DO AT THE HOUSE OR WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: There are 3 wineries and tasting rooms within easy walking distance. Right out the back door on the deck bird watching is exceptional. Biking is world class for all abilities any time of the year; you can pick the flat and scenic 5-mile loop thru the vineyards, challenge yourself up the incomparable Pine Flat Road and everything in-between.. 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. Anna and Allen hummingbirds patrol the backyard feeders year round and are always ferocious and fun. Acorn woodpeckers, Downy woodpeckers, flickers, Western bluebirds, titmice, nuthatches, Bullocks orioles, Redtail hawks and other raptors are common sightings right from the back deck.

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 Alexander Valley Bar opens up out back. This Medlock-Ames complex offers wine and full-service bar with premium beer on tap as well as top shelf spirits. They also have Bocce and Petanque courts, and live music and Food Truck events during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Medlock-Ames is a fun place within easy walking distance. The Jimtown Store is a few steps away and offers breakfast and lunch. In addition the Jimtown Store has an antique store, penny candy, and locally crafted gifts. Do not miss this! The picturesque Alexander Valley Community church is next door and will welcome you to attend their services held every Sunday from 10 AM till noon.

THINGS WITHIN A 10 MINUTE DRIVE OR 20 MINUTE BIKE RIDE: There are literally scores of premium wineries open daily. You really cannot miss when it comes to fine wines here. If you don't already know which wines you like I will be happy to suggest a few that specialize in the type you favor. The nearby France Ford Coppola winery, restaurants and movie museum offers a pool with private cabanas for a real Hollywood experience set above the glorious Alexander and Dry Creek wine country. Allow a couple of hours for this multifaceted venue, even if you don't spend the day by the pool. The nearby towns of Healdsburg and more intimate Geyserville have a full range of high-end dining as well as more casual and economical fare. Shopping in Healdsburg offers unique shops, wine tasting rooms, health spas, and a small-town charm which is unrivaled. On Tuesday's during the summer season free concerts are held in the town Plaza where you are free to spread out a blanket and enjoy a meal, dance, drink wine or whatever else you want. All ages are welcome to this civic event. The music starts at 6 PM and ends at 8 - go a little early to find a good spot. Food trucks line the north side of the Plaza so you can just bring yourself, your dancing shoes and have a fun evening. Geyserville is a smaller but fun little town with good restaurants and a few shops. The Dry Creek Rancheria Vegas-style casino is within 5 miles if you are feeling lucky.

Casa Colibri truly is a central location that offers vineyard, country, small town, and urban culture while providing you and your family and friends a private spot to gaze out upon the vineyards, drink fine wines, relax in the spa and recount your day's events. Aesthetician and masseuse services are available on-site upon request to round out your girls or couples getaway.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live very nearby and can respond within minutes in most cases. My default behavior is to let my guests enjoy themselves without my involvement. I may stop by to meet you at some point in your stay but will contact you before i do. I am also available and will happily help you with any activity or pursuit upon request. I enjoy all the fruits of Alexander Valley and Northern California and know many local winemakers, wine growers, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, etc. I also bicycle, hike, love fine wines and dining. 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, CA, USA:
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. A new photovoltaic energy system has been installed which generates as much energy is used so you will be having a carbon-free vacation! In addition, there is an electric car charging station free for your use. This property is a Sonoma County certified vacation rental property: TOT# 983N

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. You can walk to several tasting rooms, the unique and acclaimed Jimtown Store which serves breakfast and lunch, and the Alexander Valley Bar which is part of the Medlock-Ames Winery. The AV Bar opens at 5PM and is a full-service bar; literally within walking distance.

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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

  • view from the back deck

    view from the back deck

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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