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 small groups who love wine, food, birds, bicycling, and the ambiance of wine country. This property is private but near any wine-country amenities. There is parking for four cars including one covered spot. The private backyard looks out onto grapes, mountains and the Russian River riparian corridor. Bocce and Pétanque courts are new for 2018 and are regulation size for you serious players. If you are ping-pong players, an aluminum-top table will be set up upon request. There is a regulation Bocce court, regulation Petanque court and the oddly named "corn hole" game. (I guess "bean-bag" is a wee unhip.)
There is an outdoor spa and shower. A 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.
OK, now that you've read the BOLD but sadly necessary pre-emptive admonishment, here are some combinations of family and small groups of friends who are perfect for this property:
-3 couples, with total of 2 children (1-12 years old)
-2 couples with 2 children and grandparent or Au Pair
-1 couple with up to 4 children
-6-7 really good adult friends
-5 really good adult friends and up to two more you're not sure of yet, but know.
-You get the idea.
The number and type of beds in each room are detailed below.
Please contact me with the exact configuration of your group and it may work out. As stated dramatically above, this a sweet retreat for the right people. It is amazingly situated and well-appointed. If you are the right group, you will have fun here.
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 plug-in 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 delightful Jimtown Store and several tasting rooms. The epi-center of World-class biking, birding and wines. Great restaurants nearby.