Heron House (formerly The River House)

  • Cottage in Healdsburg
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Heron House (formerly The River House)

Cottage in Healdsburg

Stay Information

  • From: $295 per night

Property Details

With direct river access and its own private beach, HH is a 3 bedroom oasis amongst the Redwoods. Enjoy the cool river breeze while being only minutes from the Healdsburg Plaza!

Enjoy the Heron House, where the Redwoods meet the Russian River. With direct river access and its own private beach, this very special riverfront home is located just minutes from downtown Healdsburg, yet feels as if it's a world away; nestled on a wooded knoll on North Fitch Mountain, safely above the river. The Heron House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, renovated home. The living room boasts a new deluxe queen LA-Z-BOY sleeper sofa with an up-graded ‘air-comfort’ mattress allowing the home to accommodate up to 8 guests and is child friendly. This lovely cottage also has central heat/AC, and hardwood oak flooring. With a wood-burning fireplace and skylight, the living room provides a cozy seating area with the new sofa bed and 2 comfy love seats, a wall mounted flat screen TV with cable and WiFi internet access. The kitchen and dining room with a fan/light combo over the table, are bright and airy with a skylight, river views, and a new slider, opening to the patio with stainless steel BBQ, and river deck. Hot tub replaced April 2019. Fully equipped for your cooking enjoyment, the kitchen has a gas range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, new pots and pans, crock pot, dishes, glassware, flatware, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and grinder, pantry essentials, and more. The 3 bedrooms are appointed with queen beds, new linens, pillows and bedding, end tables with lamps.

Drip coffee maker available for guest use (coffee not supplied).

Guest access
Whole house, yard and private parking. An indoor laundry room with washer and dryer, as well as an ironing board and iron are also provided. This special, redwood fenced property is private and serene, with a double carport inside the fence, which can also be used as a shaded sitting and/or play area. Abundant outdoor amenities include beautiful landscaping, and a redwood deck with a 6-person The natural SALTWATER Sundance Hydrotherapy spa under the mature Redwoods, overlooking the river. Follow the beautiful handmade rock stairway down to your own private beach.
Other things to note
Wooded rustic setting - 3 miles from the plaza in Healdsburg. Road is a bit bumpy with recent rains. Peaceful quiet setting - with privacy and fantastic river access.

We recommend checking out "Sonoma Magazine" online for some great suggestions on where to go and where to eat/drink!

Booking is contingent on guest's acceptance of property manager's rental agreement.


Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed



  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours

Cleaning Protocols

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • EV Charger
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Crib
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Table
  • Fenced yard
  • Free wifi
  • Kitchen Island
  • Meal delivery
  • Smart TV


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Riverfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Kayak
  • Water Sports Gear

Regional standard for sanitation practice

  • Regional standard for sanitation - Not Sure


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golf Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Family
  • Romantic



Cancellation Policy

Written notice of cancellation must be received and acknowledged by Owner before 30 days prior to the check-in date in order for Occupant to receive a full refund of the Reservation Deposit. Upon receipt of written notice to cancel, Owner will send email confirmation of cancellation. For cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the check-in date, 100% of the rental fee is forfeited. Furthermore, it is understood that Owner may reject this application and return the deposits in full; and Occupant hereby waives any claim for damages by reason of non-acceptance of tenancy. If cancellation is due to any circumstance caused by Owner, or by any act of nature that renders the home uninhabitable, then 100% of all deposits will be promptly returned to Occupant. After the first day of the rental, there will be no refunds for any reason. No credit will be given for shortened stays due to late arrival or early departure for any reason. No cancellations due to weather.

Deposit Policy

Accidental Rental Damage Insurance Required in lieu of security deposit.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

13 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #886309796566063870 #197973"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197973


Gorgeous view of the river! We had a great weekend away here and the location was close enough to wineries and downtown.

"Airbnb Review #881976738412745607 #198467"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198467


Beautiful location and perfect for our group of friends. We had a great time hanging out on the deck, enjoying the beautiful riverside location after a full day of wine tasting. House worked well for 3 couples, plenty of room to sit inside & out. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and cookware as well as a laundry room if one was needed. Owner was responsive fairly quickly when we had an issue. It was such a relaxing location and we're all still wishing we were back again! If we are back in the area would definitely plan to stay again!!

"Airbnb Review #819688388585555280 #187698"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #187698


Comfortable and clean house.

"Airbnb Review #759522489782250585 #178086"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #178086


Great stay! Host was very responsive!

"Airbnb Review #744256127061976775 #175006"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175006


Great location, beautiful view, very cute house. Would definitely recommend!

"Airbnb Review #739236359117853882 #174117"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174117


Gem of a find! So clean! And comfortable!

"Airbnb Review #733406359804726902 #173288"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173288


Excellent location on the river with a slight rustic feel surrounded by beautiful nature. A great escape from the bustle of your daytime wine country activities. Check in and communication was super smooth!

"Airbnb Review #730486885710254223 #172640"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #172640


My parents and I stayed here for three nights, and had an amazing time. The kitchen had everything we needed and the grill got super-hot in no time; the hot tub was relaxing with amazing views sandwiched by two beautiful redwoods; we enjoyed sitting by the riverside and watching the blue and white herons wading across the river; the location was hard to beat - quick 10 min drive to Healdsburg town center, but secluded enough to get a nice array of stars and planets in the sky. Highly recommend.

"Airbnb Review #723932216277020725 #171376"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171376


Cozy, super clean bungalow on Russian River. Perfect location for wine tasting weekends, plus the guys had a blast kayaking!

"Airbnb Review #714583824913751093 #170059"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170059


We really enjoyed our stay. The house was just wonderful and even better than advertised. The location on the Russian River in the woods in Healdsburg was superb. We especially enjoyed having dinner on the wonderful large table on the back porch overlooking the river.

"Airbnb Review #705134673280042171 #168743"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #168743


Great location, near the square with peaceful forest and river views. Hot tub and deck were ideal for relaxation.

"Airbnb Review #689985565304221603 #165060"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #165060


Great place very relaxing !

"Airbnb Review #686300887673045389 #164171"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #164171


We look forward to returning back to visit again. The location of the house to the river was amazing and of course downtown Healdsburg is beautiful!

from $295 / night


Oct 9-14