About This Listing
Long term accommodations available in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Please check with host for cancelations, special offers, and availability. Priced just right, friendly and gracious host welcomes you into her riverside home.
Just outside of the city limits, we have a nice house, tucked away in a cul-de-sac within a small riverside neighborhood. The tidy room with private bath adjoining has a comfy queen size bed and lovely Victorian furniture. Large bright window looks out onto stone courtyard with fountain and Coy pond. Private entrance through side garden by home pool and hot tub. Back of home opens onto grassy picnic area with BBQ pits and tables, volleyball and badminton net, Borders riverside path along the Russian River. Walking or bike path to the East leads to river beach and kayak put in. West along river path takes you to Badger Park with a large playing green and jogging track. Short paddle by river takes you to Memorial Beach.
Friendly single mother and son with cute Westie welcome you upon arrival. Dog can be enclosed away from guests if desired.
Small neighborhood with clubhouse, large pool and hot tub available for guests to enjoy. 20 minute walk to Plaza, fine dining and wine tasting. Bikes, kayaks and canoe available for guests to hire for a small fee. No helmets. Must provide transportation to and from kayak put-in. (Sometimes I am available to help you.) Truck recommended. Public transit nearby.
Healdsburg is a very lovely little town with many attractions, best known for its fine wine and dining, the Russian River, and charming plaza with local artist galleries and hot spots. Jazz festival in June, and plaza concerts on Tuesday nights all through the summer and house concerts in private venues.
Families or friends with an extra person may appreciate the option of an extra single bedroom which is also available. The Blue Sky Room has recently been made available on airbnb. Please inquire or investigate if interested.
Guests have access to the club house pool and hot tub, private gardens, poolside dining area, volleyball and badminton green, river path, Badger Park. In the winter breakfast is served inside at the family dining room, or on a tray in your room. Summers are perfect for an outside breakfast at the picnic table .under the maple tree. Guests have their own entrance that provides refrigerator space and a microwave for their exclusive use.
Interaction with Guests
I try to give my guests privacy and options for being on their own inside or outside of the house. I am happy to chat or help them out with logistics around the town. Mostly, they are happy to be on their own. Lucky the Westie makes friends easily and ingratiates himself to guests who like to scratch a tummy or hand out a treat. For those who prefer a pet free environment, I make sure that Lucky is enclosed in his own area.
I love being at the very end of our small neighborhood in the cul de sac, and I especially like it that my house has the largest garden space that opens out onto the common garden space with badminton and volleyball court.
Walking, biking and buses are alternate forms of transport for those folks who are reducing their carbon footprint. I myself enjoy riding my very cool Vespa Scooter around town and out in the countryside.
Other Things to Note
The neighborhood streets are small and parking is limited but I always leave a place in the driveway for my guests.
Single night stay does require a $20 cleaning charge, envelope in room to accommodate cash fee.
Smoke in the green garden only, away from house.
Close gates and doors behind you.
Supervise your children at all times.
Use Home Pool and Spa with permission, follow pool rules for safety. Bathroom towels stay in bathroom. Pool or beach towels available upon request.
Use Club House pool & spa anytime before 10 PM.
Plastic glasses only in pool area.
Be kind to animals.
Ask for what you need.
Elizabeth was truly a wonderful hostess. The room was clean and exactly as it was advertised. The neighborhood was very safe and Elizabeth made sure that I had a parking spot in the driveway. We enjoyed many meals together despite having very different schedules and I absolutely loved her outside patio and pool area. Healdsburg is very close and, while a bit expensive, has a lot of great restaurants and stores to explore!
I would gladly return to Elizabeth's home as a renter and a friend!
Elizabeth was a warm and gracious host who made me feel welcome and comfortable in her beautiful home. She is in an ideal location for visiting Healdsburg whether you are on foot or driving. And her dog Lucky was so much fun! I had a wonderful experience and highly recommend it.
Our stay at Elizabeth's Birdhouse was the icing on the cake to our wonderful weekend in Healdsburg. Elizabeth (and Lucky!) is a lovely host - friendly, thoughtful, respectful of your space and very accommodating. She even offered a lite breakfast each morning, which was far more than we anticipated, but very much appreciated.
The room was very cozy and comfortable, with good space to set aside luggage, unpack and relax. And the overall location was great. In addition to having a beautiful garden and patio area to relax, Elizabeth's Birdhouse is just close enough to the main square in Healdsburg that you can easy reach it by walking.
We would definitely recommend this for anyone traveling through Healdsburg and would gladly stay here again on a future trip!
Elizabeth was such a delight, making sure we had everything we needed. Our room was perfect for our overnight stay. Elizabeth answered all our questions so quickly and we could not have asked for more. Thanks Elizabeth!
I decided to stay with Elizabeth while in town for a 2-day workshop. She does a terrific job making you feel at home. The fridge is stocked full of cold water and OJ.
Elizabeth helped me find places to eat around town and even offered to cook breakfast! The room + private bathroom are great. The area is amazing. The next time I am in the Sonoma area, I'll be sure to book with Elizabeth.
Our stay with Elizabeth was great. She was very friendly and her dog was very sweet! Our room was lovely and clean as was the bathroom. Elizabeth provided a partition so that we had some privacy from the living room, this was nice, although it didn't mask out the "hustle and bustle" noises from the living room in the morning. This didn't bother us however as we were planning on getting up early anyway! We also had out own private entrance, and access to a fridge and microwave. Elizabeth's garden is fantastic, and there is access to the neighbourhood pool which we would have used if the wheat her was a touch warmer. We really enjoyed out stay and would recommend!
A truly amazing place to stay. It was peaceful and absolutely beautiful. Elizabeth made us feel right at home and was super hospitable.
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About the Host, Elizabeth
I am a recently retired teacher, now working as an Environmental Educator with Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a non-profit which supports the State Parks. and I work in Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve. I am an author, a music teacher and a singer. I have an 18 year old son named Rocco. We live in a cosy house with our Westie whose name is Lucky, and two canaries. I love animals and the outdoors. My home environment is clean, peaceful and safe. I don't smoke or do drugs and neither does my son. We prefer guests who do not smoke or do drugs. I enjoy beer and wine with meals, but rarely indulge in hard alcohol. I was raised in Scotland and was married to a Brit for quite some time. In the summer I swim every day. I have a canoe and two kayaks and use them regularly in the summer months. I am planning on buying a boat and yachting from Alaska to Mexico in the next 5 years. My Daddy was a preacher and I sing in a choir called One Heart. I teach ukelele to children. I studied classical music in Vienna, and supported myself for many years singing folk music in pubs and clubs with my first husband. My second husband was a funk bass player. I am presently single and quite happy about it. I love to read and have an extensive library. I pride myself on my easy going style of hospitality and do my best to make folks comfortable and at ease.
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