Hummingbird House is a beautiful find: a lovely well-equipped home on a sunny property with views, privacy, numerous amenities, and a central Russian River Valley location. Sit out on one of the lovely decks with morning coffee, soaking up the sun, enjoying the tranquility. Then, set off on a great day of exploring all Sonoma County has to offer! When the day is done, come back, make dinner with the local ingredients you’ve collected, and take an evening soak in the large hot tub.
Hummingbird House is a 3 story home nestled against a sloping hill and overlooking a grove of redwood tree...s. The top story, which is also the entry-level, has the open living room, kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is well-equipped, the dining table comfortably seats 6 people, and the living room has floor to ceiling windows, a large couch, a flat screen TV (you can log in to your Netflix, Pandora or HuluPlus accounts) and a wood-burning stove. Sliding doors lead from the dining area out to the first of three decks, where the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table are located. Also on the top story are a small office, with a desk perfect for finishing a bit of work or browsing the internet, and a bathroom with a free-standing tub.
The second story, accessed by stairs from the living area, has a bedroom with a queen bed, a half bath/laundry room, and the master bedroom, with a king bed, its own bathroom and sliding doors to the middle story deck. The master bedroom bathroom has a shower/bathtub combo. Stairs from the middle story hall lead to the lowest story, which is entirely made up of a bedroom suite with a queen bed, small sitting area and a bathroom with a shower. A door leads from the suite to the lowest deck, where the large hot tub and lounge chairs are located. The hot tub deck can also be accessed by a spiral staircase from the second level deck or from stairs leading up from the yard.
The meadow-like yard is large and is full of open space and scattered fruit trees. The upper portion of the sloping hillside is tastefully landscaped. There is plenty of space for kids to play and dogs to run (please note the yard is not fenced, so unleashed dogs need to be under voice control). Surrounding the open meadow area is a forest of redwood trees. The Russian River is just down the road, and river access is less than a mile away. The start of Russian River Valley Wineries is less than 3 miles away.
Hummingbird House features a keyless entry system, meaning you will have the convenience of an express check-in directly at the home!
BED SIZES:Master bedroom: King bed; Second bedroom: Queen bed; Downstairs bedroom: Queen bed
HEAT SOURCE:Central heat, wood stove in the living room, gas fireplace in the downstairs suite
LOCATION:Great wine country location! Hummingbird House offers a deal of privacy. Although there are other homes in the tucked-away nieghborhood, there are no visible homes from the back decks or the back side of the house. There are no immediate neighbors. Despite the privacy, Hummingbird House is located on a very accessible, well-maintained road and is just a short drive to wineries, restaurants, and other attractions the area has to offer.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Cleaning Fee of $150, 11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning and a $49 Damage Protection Fee*
Optional Travel Insurance is available at the time of reservation.
*For this home, a $500 Refundable Security Deposit can be taken in lieu of the Damage Protection Fee, in which case a $20 Booking Fee will be added to the reservation. Request to substitute the Security Deposit for the Damage Protection Fee must be made at the time of reservation. If booking online, this request can be entered in the comments section.
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Two Night Minimum Year-Round except the following.
2 night minimum October 1st - June 18th (excludes the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Memorial Day Weekend.)
3 night minimum June 19th - June 25th
4 night minimum July and August.
Week minimum the first week of July and the first week of August.
3 night minimum August 21st - October 1st
All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.
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for more information on our policies, including rates and night minimums for holidays.
Additional amenities include: baby items porta crib, spa/hottub spa, check-in time 4:00 pm, check-out time 12:00 noon, view forest, laundry facilities washer/dryer, heat source central heat, fireplace, wood/gas 2, see unit info, express check-in check-in at the home, square footage, est. approx. 2500 sq.ft., pet policy dog friendly, cleaning & linens $150, yard large and private.Read more
Left on 01/09/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Kourtnii
We were a group of three couples and had a fabulous New Year's holiday at Hummingbird House through Russian River Homes. Their staff were prompt in replying to all my inquires, booking the reservation, and following up after our stay. The property is remote, and included an excellent backyard for our three dogs (but make sure they're on tick medication!). There was ample space and privacy for everyone in the multi-tiered design of the house, with four decks and a large, open living room/kitchen/dining area. We especially enjoyed the word burning stove and outdoor fire pit, as well as the collection of old school records and record player hooked up to the home sound system! We would recommend RR Homes and this property to our friends in the future. Thanks!
Hummingbird House last week of December 2013
Left on 01/09/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Tom
Stayed 3 nights at the Hummingbird House the last week of Dec. 2013. Loved the House, loved the layout. Having the bedrooms on separate floors was nice. The separation reduced the noise and gave some privacy. Used the Kitchen a lot, Cooked in every breakfast and dinner. Used the hot tub a couple of times, but really liked the patio fire pit. Great for sitting around and relaxing after each day. Regarding location, it fit our needs perfectly. We visited several Pinot Noir wineries and all were a short distance away. Also made it to the coast and the the State Park with the old growth Redwoods. Nice. Would rent this house again.
San Antonio, TX
great place to stay!
Left on 11/28/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Shannon
We celebrated my Mom's 60th in Sonoma and it was the perfect house! We enjoyed everything from cooking in the kitchen to listening to the old albums in the office.
Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Left on 11/18/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Alan
We had the most amazing stay at Hummingbird House. We were a party of two couples - the house was very clean and well furnished with lovely big bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms were ideal and there was so much room on all three levels. We really enjoyed the outside space too - the balconies and garden were perfect for us. We saw lots of wildlife and birdlife and enjoyed several grills on the BBQ watching the sun go down with a cold beer - perfect!
The area was also great and the rental people were so helpful and friendly - I would recommend Hummingbird House and the Russian River area to everyone. We can't wait to return for another vacation.
Left on 08/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Vineman Team
The house was amazing- nestled in the trees! So much room. Each couple had their own floor. The yard was beautiful. We had deer that would visit us and eat from the apple trees every day. Would definitely stay again. The staff at Russian River Vacation Homes was very friendly, very willing to help and go the extra mile.
A Wonderful Stay
Left on 06/04/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Cassie
The house was absolutely wonderful and exactly as described. It was also large and very accommodating for me and my group of friends pup. They had a very nice patio with an easy to use barbecue grill as well as a very relaxing hot tub. Only a few minutes drive along the main road, we also found access to the beach lake and rentals for canoeing and kayaking! We will definitely be back to the Russian River! Read more
Response from Russian River Vacation Homes - 06/07/2013
Thank you for sharing a review with future guests!
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Perfect house for what we needed!
Left on 12/06/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Kathy
This house was perfect for three couples. It has bedrooms and baths that provide plenty of "away" places so that people can get away from each other if they want to. The location at the top of a winding canyon road ensures that you have lovely forest views all around. The decks and the hot tub were treats. I was impressed with Russian River Vacation Homes because they quickly and cheerfully handled some minor house glitches. Lots of stairs, though,, so anyone with mobility issues might want to reconsider. But if you are healthy, all the stairs are a great way to work off the excellent wine and food of the region. Read more
Response from Russian River Vacation Homes - 12/07/2012
Thanks for the review - I'm concerned about where you may have seen the dishwasher listed... I just double checked our website and related materials and next to Dishwasher is says "none." If you remember where it says otherwise - please let us know!!! We want to get it fixed!
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Monica, Mike and family
A wonderful escape
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Monica, Mike and family
The hummingbird house was a perfect fit for the 3 adult couples in our group. The view is wonderful and the house was claen and comfortable. Our only complanint was that the stereo speakers were fried, so we couldn't listen to some of the classic records.
The multi-level home gives you privacy, and the main floor worked great as a gathering space
great place for the family
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Cody
Nice large space, well appointed. Nothing crazy special, but worked just right.
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