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Bicyclists, Birders, Wine Lovers, River Revelers Welcome!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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 wine-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.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A "PARTY HOUSE". MY RURAL NEIGHBORHOOD IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN A BOOKING. OCCUPANTS AND VEHICLES ARE LIMITED TO THE NUMBER SPECIFIED IN THE AGREEMENT.

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 a California King and a single bed. The third bedroom is the 'bunk room' with a single bed over a Queen bed and a single trundle underneath.

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.

More Details

Owner
Dell Tredinnick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Dell Tredinnick

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.

Dell Tredinnick purchased this house in 2012

Why Dell Tredinnick chose Russian River

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed here with a group of 9 friends- all in our late 20s- most of whom flew in from NYC for a weekend getaway in wine country. We had the most wonderful weekend and can't say enough about this great house and amazing location! The property is literally surrounded by vineyards, and the sunset from the large backyard, complete with grazing horses in the field next to the house, was gorgeous! The backyard has a couple of tables which were perfect for eating outside, and several hummingbird feeders which were quite the hotspot for hummingbirds all weekend. There is also a hot tub just outside the house, which was so much fun for me and my girlfriends at the end of the day while our boyfriends played darts next to us. The location of the home is wonderful. So many vineyards within walking distances, and great ones a short car ride away. The Jimtown Store, a really cute old-fashioned general store, is just up the road, and you can eat breakfast or lunch there or order lunch boxes ahead of time for a day of wine tasting. The interior of the house was just what we needed. The beds were comfortable, and best of all was the really large, open kitchen complete with large dining table. We had a great time eating and playing board games at night. This house is really the perfect place for a large group looking for a fun, relaxing weekend or week together. Dell, the homeowner, was so easy to work with and had great suggestions for us. When we arrived, the house was full of fresh flowers, plus a bottle of wine for us and a bowl of apples to feed the horses with! We will definitely be coming back next year! Truly an idyllic wine country experience.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Medlock Ames
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Healdsburg
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Jimtown Store
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Jenner

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.

NEW in 2017 is a Pétanque court in the backyard. This simple game has French origins and is fun for folks of all ages and physical abilities. Equipment and rules are provided.

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 Francis 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.

Amenities

Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • King bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) One bedroom has a single bunk bed over a Queen bed with another single trundle under. Another bedroom has a Queen beds an additional child's bed. The 3rd bedroom has a California King bed with additional single 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.901961 based on 53 reviews
5

FRIENDLY HORSES

  • 5 of 5

There are FRIENDLY HORSES on the adjacent property who enjoy being fed ONE PEAR PER DAY PER HORSE! I enjoyed these equine....nayyyyyyyybors! The big one is named Sparkle and the little one is named Toothpick. He's a bit of a nibbler!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week stay at Casa Colibri. It was a hot week but we stayed COOL in the new air conditioning.

The kitchen is well stocked and open to the eating area. Laundry room well stocked with washer/dryer, clean linens, towels etc.

It was so much fun to have horses meet you at the fence in the mornings and the yard has ping pong and pentaque too!

The hot tub was clean and felt great as nights cooled off. The hummingbirds were amazing and birds of many species right outside the windows!

Large deck area and outdoor table and seating made eating outside comfy and fun.

Great wifi and cable, books, games, lots of linens, comfy beds and in a great location!

Near the Russian River, wineries, vineyards, Healdsburg, Calistoga and Santa Rosa.

Day trip to beaches.

Very quiet location and right next door to a church and Jim Town Store with great food and atmosphere. Also enjoyed being in walking distance of Medlock Ames winery and wine bar.

Del was wonderful to work with and made sure we knew what to expect on arrival.

We will hopefully be back soon to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfort, location and excellent owner

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights here and loved the location. Rustic feel inside with a beautiful backyard filled with peace, birds and horses! The owner Dell was excellent with information and helpfulness. Many of the locals at Jimtown (Great breakfast) and AVB had great things to say about him. Thanks and would return for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and easily slept our group of 6 adults. The hot tub was great and easy to use, and there were abundant towels provided for that purposes. The common areas of the house were updated and nice, as well. The real selling point of this house is the location! Walking distance to the Medlock Ames tasting room, Hawkes tasting room, and the Jimtown store, right in the heart of wine country. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and are welcome back anytime!
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a lovely weekend stay at Casa Colibri with my husband and some friends. The home is beautiful, very well maintained, and quite comfortable for several adults. The host, Dell, is very accommodating, helpful and even left carrots so we could feed the neighboring horses! There were also fresh flowers throughout the house- nice touch. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to enjoy the wine country and have a cozy place to return to at the end of the day. Thank You, Dell, for letting us enjoy your wonderful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, So glad you enjoyed your visit to Alexander valley and Casa Colibri. Thanks for being such great guests; you are welcome back anytime! Dell
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4

Great Alexander Valley Location

  • 4 of 5

The home is nice, the birds are fantastic. While we were there the area was expereincing a heat wave, most days exceeded 100 and the house does not have air conditioning. Aside from the lack of AC, the house has everything you need. The solar that powers the car charging station is a nice perk too.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $59

Rates and minimum stay may change on holiday weekends.
Dear Future Guests, The standard minimum stay is 2 nights at $500.00 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 $575.00 per night plus tax and cleaning, and a single night stay is $700.00 per night plus taxes and cleaning fee. Stays a week or more are negotiable depending on number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.