Heron House (formerly The River House)

  • 1100 SF
  • Cottage in Healdsburg
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Heron House (formerly The River House)

Cottage in Healdsburg

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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!

Retreat to the exquisite Heron House, a riverside haven where the grandeur of the Redwoods meets the flowing beauty of the Russian River. This special riverfront dwelling offers direct access to a private beach and is located just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Tucked away on North Fitch Mountain's wooded knoll, the home provides a secluded feel above the river.

The Heron House is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home designed to accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably. The living room boasts a new Tempur-Pedic® sleeper sofa and features hardwood oak flooring, offering a cozy space with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, cable, and WiFi. The kitchen and dining area, illuminated by a skylight and large windows, are fully equipped for your cooking pleasure and offer a slider opening to the patio with a stainless steel BBQ and river deck.

Step outside to revel in the natural surroundings. Delight in the saltwater Sundance Hydrotherapy spa on the redwood deck, surrounded by mature trees and overlooking the river. A private rock stairway leads down to your secluded beachfront for serene relaxation.

The property offers indoor laundry facilities, ample parking within a redwood-fenced area, and a shaded sitting or play space. Experience the peacefulness and privacy of this wooded setting, just a short distance from Healdsburg's lively plaza. Though the road might be slightly bumpy post-rains, the tranquil ambiance and exceptional river access make it worthwhile.

Discover an unforgettable riverside retreat at the Heron House, offering an idyllic fusion of natural beauty, comfort, and easy access to the region's acclaimed culinary and wine scene for your Healdsburg getaway.

Carport height clearance: 8'
Carport length clearance:
With gate closed: 25'
With gate open 32'

Enjoy exploring Sonoma Magazine's online recommendations for local dining and activities. Please note that booking requires acceptance of the property manager's rental agreement.
The property holds TOT#1681N, PERMIT#ZPE11-0168, and LIC#: LIC23-0121

 
 

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Amenities

Accommodations

  • Housekeeper Optional

Attractions

  • 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)

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Features

  • 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

Flexcation

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

Kitchen

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

Leisure

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

Local

  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Location

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

Outdoor

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

Regional standard for sanitation practice

  • Regional standard for sanitation - Not Sure

Safety

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

Sports

  • 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

Themes

  • Family
  • Romantic

Availability

Location

2195 Redwood Dr
Healdsburg, California

Policies

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.

30 Guest Reviews

5 star

90%

4 star

7%

3 star

3%

2 star

0%

1 star

0%

by Review from Airbnb Guest #240484

02/25/2024

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful location, great house which was well appointed for a long weekend stay.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #238546

02/06/2024

I spent the weekend with a few friends in this wonderful home on the Russian River. Check-in was easy and when we walked in we saw the view from the deck and knew this was going to be great. The deck is huge and overlooks the river and across you see nothing but trees. It feels very private and the hot tub was put to use each night! All the beds were comfortable and bathrooms updated and clean. The kitchen was well stocked and had nice appliances and coffee maker. We cooked a great meal one night and went out to dinner in Healdsburg the next. It's only a 7 min drive to the downtown Healdsburg. Guiso was fabulous... latin fusion. This house is close to so many wineries and the town of Geyserville is only 15 min away .. another great place to eat..Diavola. All in all we had a great time and I would definitely come back in the summer but it was great even with some rain. 🙂

Response From: Debra Sacco

Dear Mariette,

We're absolutely thrilled that you chose our Russian River home for your weekend getaway with friends! It sounds like you truly made the most of every moment, from enjoying the breathtaking view on the spacious deck to relaxing in the hot tub under the stars. We're delighted that you found the beds comfy, the bathrooms clean, and the kitchen well-stocked for your culinary adventures.

Exploring the local dining scene in Healdsburg and Geyserville must have been a delicious adventure! It's clear you had a fantastic time, rain or shine. We can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable memories in the future.

Warmest regards,

WC Lodging

by Review from Airbnb Guest #237667

01/29/2024

We loved our stay here - beds were comfy, tons of pots and pans for the kitchen so were able to make great dinners every night. The hot tub and deck were the icing on the cake after a long day hiking and wine tasting. Absolutely recommended an thanks for everything!

Response From: Debra Sacco

Hi James,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you loved your stay at our property.

At WC Lodging, we aim to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for our guests, and we're delighted that you found the beds comfy and the kitchen well-equipped for making great dinners. It's fantastic to know that the hot tub and deck added the perfect touch to your relaxation after a day of hiking and wine tasting.

Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for your kind words. Thank you for choosing WC Lodging, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again for your future stays. If there's anything we can do to make your next visit even more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Warm regards,

WC Lodging

by Review from Airbnb Guest #237421

01/27/2024

We loved staying in this house for our girls' getaway wine weekend! The kitchen was a chef's dream; we wished we had planned to cook all of our meals there rather than going out. The home was so cozy during a cold and rainy weekend. There was plenty of seating in the living room with lots of blankets and a large TV where we could access any of our streaming services. Though we didn't spend as much time outside as we would have liked due to the rain, we did get one night in the hot-tub and it was so relaxing! The winding road to get to the home was a little scary, but we felt safe at the home and had plenty of privacy. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to visit Healdsburg area!

Response From: Debra Sacco

Hi Erin,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you loved staying in our house for your girls' getaway wine weekend.

At WC Lodging, we aim to provide a memorable and comfortable experience for our guests, and we're delighted that you found the kitchen to be a chef's dream. It's fantastic to know that the home was cozy during the cold and rainy weekend, providing the perfect retreat for your group. We're glad that you enjoyed the ample seating in the living room, the blankets, and the large TV for streaming services.

We're pleased to hear that you were able to relax in the hot tub despite the rainy weather and that you felt safe and had plenty of privacy at the home. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for your kind words.

Thank you for choosing WC Lodging, and we look forward to hosting you again for your future visits to the Healdsburg area. If there's anything we can do to make your next stay even more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Warm regards,

WC Lodging

by Review from Airbnb Guest #236064

01/15/2024

Warm and welcoming private and right on the river . Close to town for all the great shops and restaurants . We rented bikes in town and visited a few local
Wineries which was a great experience. Highly recommend

Response From: Debra Sacco

Dear Trish,

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you found our place warm, welcoming, and perfectly situated right on the river. It's wonderful that the proximity to town allowed you to explore the great shops and restaurants easily.

Renting bikes and visiting local wineries sounds like a fantastic experience, and we're delighted that you highly recommend it. We appreciate you choosing our place, and we hope to welcome you back for more enjoyable moments in the future.

Warm regards,

WC Lodging

by Review from Airbnb Guest #235435

01/08/2024

Very pretty location. House is comfortable, but small. Sound carries throughout the house so if people aren’t planning to all sleep at the same time, it can be challenging.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Dear Mia,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear that you found the location beautiful and the house comfortable. We appreciate your insights regarding the size of the house and the challenge with sound carrying. Guest experiences are vital to us, and your input helps us identify areas for improvement.

We're constantly working on enhancing our offerings, and your feedback will certainly be taken into consideration. If there's anything specific you believe would contribute to a more enjoyable stay, please feel free to share your thoughts.

We hope you enjoyed your overall experience and would be honored to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards,

WC Lodging

"quiet mountain retreat near Healdsburg #234354"

by Review from Hosted Guest Review Form #234354

01/02/2024

Quiet, well-equipped cottage with a massive deck, nicely situated on the Russian River. The neighborhood has the ambiance of a mountain retreat yet is only 10 minutes from many lovely shops and restaurants in Healdsburg.

"Simply incredible! #232631"

by Review from Hosted Guest Review Form #232631

12/08/2023

The Heron House is perfect! Very well equipped kitchen, amazing hot tub (even with a not so good weather, we use it!), nice view from the deck, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds. We had a very nice stay there! Hope to come back one day 🙂

by Review from Airbnb Guest #231044

11/22/2023

Lovely place on the river with an amazing deck. Private even though there are houses nearby. Probably the best-stocked kitchen Ive ever encountered in a rental. I always wonder what type of coffee maker they have so will share that its a combo drip and pod Keurig as of Nov. 2023 so bring whichever you prefer!

Pay attention to the note that indicates the road is a little rough when approaching -its not the whole road but there are a couple of big dips that you can easily miss if not paying attention.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted that you found our place lovely and enjoyed the amazing deck overlooking the river. It's fantastic to hear that the property felt private despite nearby houses.

We're thrilled that you found our kitchen well-stocked—it's our aim to ensure our guests have everything they need. Thank you for sharing information about the coffee maker; your input about the combo drip and pod Keurig is helpful for future guests!

Your note about the road is appreciated. We always want to ensure our guests have a smooth arrival, and we'll make sure to emphasize the directions regarding the road for future visitors.

It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable experience. If there's anything more we can do to enhance your next stay, please don't hesitate to reach out.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #226356

10/13/2023

The Heron House was a great choice for our weekend get-away. It is private and peaceful yet very close to everything in Healdsburg that you might want to do. The house looks just like the pictures, is clean and very well stocked. The host is extremely responsive to any and all emails. We’d definitely stay there again.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our property met your expectations. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and it serves as a great motivation for our team to continue providing excellent experiences for our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. If you ever have any more feedback or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #217795

09/18/2023

What a great place for a girls weekend get away. Very clean and a quest spot to chat cook and relax. Simply wonderful.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #216695

09/11/2023

It was a lovely house and very approachable. the kitchen was pretty wells stocked for cooking, but be sure to bring your own oils and vinegars, but the knives were sharp! Bonus!! Overall very comfortable including the beds and sofas.... easy for a big family and long term stay.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Hi Stacey. Thank you for the review. We do ask that towels be left on the floor in the bathroom so wet towels are not left on the carpet. We appreciate you taking out your garbage, starting the dishwasher and ensuring towels were not left on carpet. Have a wonderful day.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #213351

08/25/2023

Heron house was clean, comfortable and relaxing for our stay with family. Kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to enjoy a peaceful week. The hot tub was wonderful , overlooking the Russian River with amazing views on the deck. Very close to downtown and vineyards. Would definitely book again!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #212271

08/19/2023

Incredible location, very clean, great amenities. Would definitely stay here again.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Thank you Jienna for the five star review and feedback. You were a pleasure to host and we would love to welcome you back!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #209867

08/01/2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Heron House. The location is wonderful and the Russian River is just steps out of the door. A great jumping off point for exploring wine country and all that the RRV has to offer.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #201052

06/05/2023

The location was absolutely lovely.

There were a few odd smells and issues here and there but the stay was nice, and the kitchen did have quite a lot of useable tools, which is great for an Airbnb.

An FYI to future guests: I think it’s always a bit ridiculous when guests are asked to take out the trash if they are paying a cleaning fee (understandable if there are a lot of guests saying for a while, but there were two of us for two nights).

Overall it was a lovely experience right on the water for a surprise engagement, but not sure it was worth the amount we paid.

Response From: Debra Sacco

Hi Sonali, trash left in the house encourages ants and rodents to enter. We strive to keep our houses spotless and free of critters and appreciate you taking out your trash upon departure. Safe travels!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #201444

06/01/2023

Great place!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197973

05/09/2023

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

Response From: Debra Sacco

Thank you Nicole, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198467

05/03/2023

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!!

Response From: Debra Sacco

Thank you Anita, We would love to welcome you back soon!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #187698

02/04/2023

Comfortable and clean house.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #178086

11/15/2022

Great stay! Host was very responsive!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175006

10/23/2022

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

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174117

10/16/2022

Gem of a find! So clean! And comfortable!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173288

10/08/2022

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!

by Review from Airbnb Guest #172640

10/05/2022

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.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171376

09/25/2022

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

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170059

09/14/2022

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.

by Review from Airbnb Guest #168743

09/05/2022

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

by Review from Airbnb Guest #165060

08/10/2022

Great place very relaxing !

by Review from Airbnb Guest #164171

08/04/2022

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

4.9

Oct 9-14