|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 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.
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
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 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.
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
Great experience for a group! Plenty of room to spread out, to be together or separate. Beautiful peaceful location but not far from great restaurants and boutique shopping in Healdsburg (5 ladies and we did some damage - to our credit cards, not to the house.) Neighboring horses were a special treat to feed and pet. Beds and bedding all wonderfully comfortable. Hot tub under the stars. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Extremely helpful owner, anxious to make sure we were happy. We plan to return in the spring.
We were a group of seven women, mothers and daughters in our 40's-70's and we felt like we were at home in Dell's house. The large kitchen was our center, perfect for cooking and our on-going scrabble game. The bedrooms had enough beds for all of us to have our own one and surprisingly all the bunk beds were very comfortable!!
We took small walks and loved stopping at Jim Town store on the way. It's only 6 miles from downtown Healdsburg and close to many wineries. We especially liked the outdoor shower with the hummingbird feeder above it. Watching them fly around while bathing was amazing.
It rained most of our stay and that did not deter any of our fun- this place is magical!
Thanks Dell we had a blast and made some long lasting memories!!
What a wonderful spot for visiting Healdsburg and wine country! The backyard is great for watching birds, sitting on the deck under the trees eating dinner or drinking wine, feeding the neighbor's horses or even a game of ping pong. The nicely decorated house itself is well equipped for cooking, eating, lounging and sleeping. There is ample parking in the driveway for several cars. The house is situated in a very quite area with easy access to wineries on foot, by bicycle or a short car ride. It was an easy drive into Healdsburg where there were many nice restaurants and stores. This would definitely be a first choice when staying in the area again.
We had a great family weekend at Casa Colibri! The bunk room was awesome for the kids, and they had a great time running around, watching all the hummingbirds, and saying hello to the friendly horses next door. Huge, fabulous kitchen and outdoor grill/dining area - perfect for cooking up our loot from the farmers market! Dell was a really thoughtful host - detailed information on the property was emailed prior, and fresh flowers and a bottle of wine were there to enjoy on our arrival. The house was very clean and there was plenty of space for 2 couples and 3 younger kids. And you can't beat the location - the Jimtown store is a short walk, Healdsburg and Geyersville are quick 10 minute drives, and perfect to just hop on your bike and enjoy the winding wine-country roads.
Lovely spot for a weekend getaway with a group, one of the few times where the house is better than the pictures! Came here with a group of girlfriends and had a wonderful weekend. There were comfortable beds for everyone, and two nicely updated bathrooms. Having the nice open kitchen in the middle of the house made it feel like the heart of the house and was a great for cooking together and hanging out. The location is incredible, we were able to walk to two wine tastings and then it was a quick trip down to the river, truly ideal!
Dell is also an exceptional host! We booked this house last minute (3 days before) because another house backed out. Dell was great about getting back to me even when traveling, was very accommodating and easy to work with. He left flowers and wine and a lovely note with lots of tips, made us feel very taken care of at welcome! It was all very much appreciated!
I highly recommend this spot and would stay here again in a heart beat! Perfect retreat! Thanks so much Dell!
We had a lovely time at Casa Colibri - the name is so fitting. There are humming birds all day long at the feeders right by the windows! The home is centered by it's large kitchen and dining table, the perfect gathering spot. There are plenty of comfortable beds, a great hot tub, and beautiful yard. The surrounding area is great too - very easy access to wineries, Jimtown Store next door for coffee/light fare, and of course great area for running/cycling. Dell made us feel so welcome, filling the house with fresh flowers and a welcome bottle of local wine. We can't wait to go back!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$90 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.