USA California Bay Area Santa Rosa Listing #4566

Hummingbird Garden Retreat - Santa Rosa, CA

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Max. occupancy: 4 (3 adults) 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Sonoma County Stunner Near Wineries & Parks with a Shared Hot Tub & Free WiFi

Explore the restaurants and wineries of Sonoma County with ease from this one-bedroom Santa Rosa vacation rental, where you'll also enjoy a shared hot tub, easy access to shopping, local history, and a handful of gorgeous regional and state parks.

Conveniently located near the vineyards of the Highway 12 corridor and only blocks from the lakes and other outdoor amusements of Howarth and Spring Lake Regional Parks, this bright and charming in-law unit is also less than four miles from Railroad Square, the historic heart of downtown Santa Rosa. The trails of Howarth and Spring Lake parks directly connect to the premier trails of Trione-Annadel State Park. Local hikers and bikers rate these trails a high choice for Sonoma County. Also, right down Montgomery Drive is the unique Trail House Cafe, bike shop, and pub where you can eat, pick up trail maps, and tune your bike before you head out. It's also a great place to conclude your adventures with a cool drink with the locals. And up close by Jackson Lane is an access trail to Howarth Park (maps are provided in your rental).

With 400 square feet of comfortable living space, this cozy home is an ideal getaway for couples looking to explore the world-class restaurants, 17 American Viticultural Areas, and more than 400 wineries of Sonoma County. You'll also have a hot tub and sauna you can use during your stay.

Full of natural light from the front yard, which is planted with flowers in the spring and summer, the interior living space is intimate yet well-appointed. You'll find a selection of games for relaxing evenings at home, as well as WiFi throughout.

Planning to peruse the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market or enjoy several delicious meals at the nearby St. Francis Winery & Vineyards? The Hummingbird Garden Retreat is equipped with a basic kitchenette (including a mini fridge and a microwave), for storing your picnic fixings and reheating your leftovers. There's also a coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, and toaster, as well as dining space with seating for four.

And on quiet evenings in, you'll find a flatscreen cable TV in the bedroom, complete with Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu, and Pandora for your viewing and listening pleasure. Or, head outside for a leisurely soak in the shared hot tub under the stars.

At night, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit can accommodate as many as four guests (two adults and two children), or three for smaller parties (three adults). The bedroom features a queen-size bed and its very own air conditioning unit for balmy summer evenings. A double-size sofabed (6'4' x 4'10') in the living room provides additional sleeping space.

As the seat of Sonoma County, the thriving city of Santa Rosa is perfectly located for guests hoping to discover one of the most stunning regions of Northern California. In search of outdoor beauty? You're only two miles from Annadel State Park, and just 10 miles from Hood Mountain Regional Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Looking for storied local history? Jack London State Historic Park, the home of the late writer and adventurer, boasts 26 miles of beautiful trails.

Wine and food lovers can also venture to the charming town of Sonoma just 18 miles south, sampling the plentiful local wines by day and snagging a coveted table at Cafe La Haye by night.

Don't wait another day to book your Northern California wine- and food-tasting adventure - reserve this Sonoma County home today!

Things to Know
Free WiFi
* Please note that the owner has installed a solar backup battery and a backup generator that will power the hot water heater, lights in the shower, TV, refrigerator, crucial lighting elements around the home, and a forced-air unit for heat in the winter.
* This home has four active security cameras: mounted above the garage door, at front entrance, the side yard near compost bin, and at the sliding door to the owner's home attached the rental

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining







Wireless router

Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Board games

Sauna : Shared

86 reviews

Wolber M. Jul 2022
It is a very nice place to stay! Very private, appreciated the natural surroundings and the spacious accommodations .
matthew s. Jul 2022
Bruce, the host, is a cool, welcoming gentleman that helps give the place character. This is not to insinuate that you won’t have your full privacy as I only met him once briefly. Conveniently located, it is easy to park and unload. I had a small issue that the management company was very responsive and reasonable to fix. I recommend.
Kim H. Jun 2022
Everything was wonderful. It looked just like the picture except better. The hot tub was to die for and the gardens were just lovely. It was like a fairy tale. Just loved every minute
gerald d. May 2022
This place was clean, well equipped with everything you need for a short visit to the wine country, and everything worked very well. Bonus: beautiful outdoor sauna and hot tub.

I would definitely stay here again!
Jan B. Apr 2022
Nice cozy cottage.
Catherine M. Feb 2022
This is a cute, comfortable apartment connected to the main house, with a small kitchenette, full bathroom, and large bedroom. It's close to everything in Santa Rosa as well as the Calistoga area.
Bruce R. Jan 2022
Excellent all around ! I recommend this rental highly .
Kiran S. Jan 2022
We loved the hot tub, the spaciousness and the coziness. Will definitely be back here next time we're in the area.
Bruce R. Nov 2021
I will definitely be staying here every time I am in Santa Rosa!
Carmen B. Nov 2021
The Owner Taking Pride of what they do😊
Sean M. Nov 2021
Convenient to restaurants
Zoeieann T. Sep 2021
Such a great place. Love this stay. No issues. I adore the artwork and the nuances. Only improvement would be to get a new bed mattress, it's kinda lumpy. I would stay here again. Thank you.
Samantha K. Aug 2021
The home is nice on the outside and clean on the inside, but lighting is extremely dim on the inside and the wifi/TV is very slow and kept closing out the apps on the TV so when we started a movie, it would stop and restart.
Manager response:
Hi Samantha, Thank you for providing your valuable feedback. We are sorry for any issues you encountered during your stay. Local staff is always available to assist if there are amenities in the home that fall short. We let the local property manager know to repair the internet and the lighting the next time they are in the home. hope to have a chance to host you next time. Thank you.
Shawn M. Aug 2021
Great Place to stay for 3 people.
Lindsay S. Jul 2021
We enjoyed our stay at the Hummingbird Garden Retreat. It had everything we needed for our stay. It was clean and the landscaping was beautiful! We loved being in Santa Rosa and its proximity to Sonoma and Napa. Wine country is beautiful! We can't wait to visit again.
breanne m. Mar 2021
I was in the area for a training so I was not at the space except to sleep essentially but it was clean, and had all of the amenities for a cozy stay. The hot tub was a major plus!
Colleen R. Jul 2020
The home was clean and had all necessary amenities. It was the perfect size for our family of 4 to stay for the night. It’s good for a single, couple, or someone with 1-2 small kids. I wouldn’t recommend for an extended stay, as there is limited space. The backyard had a great sauna and hot tub, along with a beautiful garden. It was an easy 20 minute drive to Sonoma County. The host was quick to respond and very polite.
Aaron P. Jul 2020
Very nice “Room(s)”.. I said it like that because I was unaware this was a shared house with a room with a living room which they called a 2 bedroom cottage. I probably would not have rented. It was a shook to me but to late to back out. I gave it 4 stars because it was a nice place to stay at. No complaints about the place.
Katerina H. Jun 2020
Clean place, wonderful garden, and amenities. Bruce, the owner was friendly and gave great recommendations.
John B. Mar 2020
This is a one BR rental with partial kitchen which was great for my wife and I who traveled there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We planned to be out and about most days eating the majority of our meals while out so the rental worked out great. Thanks!
sue anne m. Jan 2020
We did not receive an email with access information
When the number that is associated with this site was called a pre recorded computer voice answered with the message that no one was available
Paid for in advance but had no other option than to reserve a hotel stay for our pre paid three nights stay instead
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Sue Anne. All access information our guests require is provided with the check-in email we send out one week prior to arrival, and our guest services line is available 24/7 for support. We apologize you had difficulties with your stay and hope we can impress you in the future.
Anna B. Jan 2020
this place is very cute, just a little hard to find. the accommodations were comfortable, the yard amazong
Mary Katharine A F. Dec 2019
Apartment was very nice. Hot tub was great. We had a lovely stay.
Virginia E H. Oct 2019
Comfortable rooms in a pretty garden setting. Easy to find, check in and check out were a breeze. I would be happy to stay here again!
Sally R. Sep 2019
Cute, cozy, and perfect for our Santa Rosa area visit!
David C. Sep 2019
Easy way to find. Easy to get the key. Perfect for a 1 night getaway in Sonoma.
Michelle W. Sep 2019
Nice location - I enjoyed using the local lake trail for morning runs before we drove out to wineries for the day. Everything was clean and comfortable. Would recommend!
Lou G. Aug 2019
The place is small but has all you could expect: a comfortable bedroom, all the necessary kitchen equipment (except for hot plates), and a dedicated parking spot. We loved the cute garden and the view from the windows: plenty of trees and flowers!

On the negative side, you can hear traffic from the street and the futon is a bit too short (someone 6 feet tall could not stretch their legs). None of these things were big issues for us and we had a very pleasant stay. It is ideal for a couple (the bedroom is large and very comfortable), and can accommodate 3 or 4 people if they don't mind the small couch to sleep on.
Elizabeth R. Jul 2019
We loved having this as our home away from home in Santa Rosa. I think the house would feel a little cramped for more than 2 people, but for just 2 of us it was great. We both absolutely LOVED relaxing in the hot tub in the beautiful backyard after a day of wine tasting. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Kyle M. Jun 2019
Was given option of early check in which went above and beyond as an unexpected surprise. Sauna was a unique bonus in addition to a hot tub and made the experience memorable.
David K. May 2019
This was a gorgeous little property. Everything was clean and well cared for. The garden is breathtaking and is a great place to hang out and read. The rooms were quiet and we have no complaints.
Jill K. May 2019
Nice rustic settings in Sonoma! Close to so much! Nice and quiet.
Paul S. Feb 2019
It was like having your own house. Very quiet, reclusive, and private, except Hiway 12 is 20 ft from the door. It truly was peaceful except for the road noise. I would stay there again.
Carol R. Dec 2018
This location really can't be beat for a romantic, relaxing stay.
Eleesha W. Nov 2018
Really pretty garden. Cozy house
Daniel C. Oct 2018
This property suited us perfectly for our visit to the Sonoma wine country. It was within a short drive of restaurants and the tasting rooms we wanted to visit.
Vicki G. Oct 2018
I loved the garden but the property is on a busy, noisy street & the fees attached to my stay were ridiculously high. The rental is part of another house. The "kitchen" was behind sliding panel doors in a former closet. Inconvenient!
Manager response:
We are sorry to see our guest missed some critical information we provided them about their rental, including the location and nature of the rental. Hopefully this stay was enjoyable. Thank you!
Christian T. Oct 2018
House is very clean, well stocked with all needed amenities.
Jukka H. Sep 2018

Kevin & Yvonne C. Sep 2018
Traffic noise kept me awake, cars speed on Montgomery Road at all hours of the night. Quaint little cottage but no wine opener, dishwasher or washing machine were supplied as per itinerary. Bed needs upgrading. Pleasant surroundings and more roomy than a hotel room. The apple tree out front and gardens were a nice feature.
Manager response:
We apologize for any inconvenience. The wine opener has been replaced, and the home does not list a washer/dryer or dishwasher on-site. Thank you!
Christian T. Aug 2018
Very clean location with great amenities in the property! Would definitely stay there again!
Carol R. Aug 2018
My stay was peaceful and everything was exactly as described, no surprises but plenty of wonderful amenities and solitude.
Carol S. Aug 2018
Loved my stay at the Hummingbird Garden retreat. Close proximity to Nature, food and entertainment make for the perfect relaxing getaway.
Troy C. Jul 2018
Great place to stay I definitely will stay there again
Julie G. Jun 2018
We truly enjoyed our stay...
Jeanne H. Jun 2018
Everything you need is provided. Clean and comfy.
Dante L. May 2018
Great quiet little get away. Good amenities. So happy I stumbled upon it.
Nathan U. Apr 2018
The place was surprisingly nice. Very comfortable, well maintained, with a beautiful garden. Extra nice sauna and Jacuzzi.
Cindy B. Mar 2018
This place was advertised on as quiet, peaceful but was on a busy road and was charged double the price advertised online, fraudulent advertising and had not been cleaned properly, nor were there stove top cooking facilities nor a kettle to boil water.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed and wish they had reached out during their visit. The home is not located on a busy road, but there is a road nearby that will sometimes provide a hum of traffic. We do charge some fees in addition to the nightly rate; all total costs are visible before booking. The kitchenette in this unit consists of a microwave and mini-fridge as pictured and described. We apologize if this came as a surprise. We will follow-up with housekeeping regarding the cleanliness complaint in this review. Thank you!
Katharina P. Mar 2018
Hummingbird Retreat was wonderful. The property was beautifully kept, inside and out.
Amenities in the room were great, lots of TV choices, cute kitchen, and the decor fitting for the space and location. I would recommend to anyone traveling to Santa Rosa.
Barry W. Feb 2018
Very comfortable place to rest when we are in Santa Rosa. We only need lodging, so this is perfect. Driveway is tricky as you need to back out onto a busy road, but we’ve stayed twice now and have figured out how to get onto the road safely.
Steve W. Dec 2017
The house is close to restaurants and shopping. It felt very private outside in the Jacuzzi. That was lovely.
Anne W. Nov 2017
The price you see is not the price you pay. We paid more in fees than one entire day stay - and we only could stay two days. The property is very nice and well taken care of - just would have liked to know, going in, what we were being charged for!
Eric R. Nov 2017
This is more like a hotel room than a home. "Kitchen" is a converted closet. No freezer space in the mini fridge (which means no ice or place to store purchased ice). No TV in living space. Bedroom is large. Traffic noise is very high - it is right along a busy road. Parking is very difficult as it is a tight space, and there is no real way to back out into the heavy traffic. Bathroom is very dated, and the mildew in the shower needs to be addressed.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed. The photographs and description very accurately describe this home. The owner has replaced the refrigerator with a refrigerator/freezer combo. The home has a double-wide driveway. Two cars can fit into the guest side of the driveway in tandem. The owner uses other side but parks in the garage.If guests back into the driveway they can more safely exit if backing out into traffic is a concern. The owner has removed the mildew and recaulked the tub. Thank you!
Thomas M. Nov 2017
If you are looking for something a lot better than a hotel room that gives you some real space to relax - this place was it.
Michelle M. Nov 2017
Nice enough place. Easy enough to find and in a good area. Definitely adequate for only 2 people.
CLINTON J. Oct 2017
Friendly, comfortable, and relaxing. Nice time.
Cindy J. Sep 2017
A very busy street so difficult to get in/out. Always suggest to back in. Think if we had 2 cars, this was be extremely difficult. No freezer onsite as well so no ice for drinks, something I usually like.
Jack G. Aug 2017
Quite noisy. House construction next door.
Road is quite noisy starting early in the morning and sometimes at night.
Ajay K. Jul 2017
The love seat pull-out is too small to be considered a 2nd bed; our friend is 5'4" and she had trouble sleeping comfortably on it. Please do not advertise it as a 3-person property. Luckily we had read other reviews ahead of time and brought a blow-up mattress that she used the 2nd night.

The hot tub and sauna were great!
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was unable to get the love seat to work for them; we would have been happy to assist had they called. The property manager will provide a photo with step-by-step instructions so guests can pull the sofa bed out to create a full-sized double bed. Thank you!
Veilleux L. Jun 2017
We enjoy our stay.
Dacia C. May 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It's fairly small, but very clean and comfortable and has everything you need, especially if you're planning on doing more exploring than lounging around (it's only a few minutes to downtown Santa Rosa). I really enjoyed special touches like the pile of fluffy blankets to use, cute dishes in the kitchenette, and neat artwork on the walls. I would not recommend cooking anything other than a light meal in the 'kitchenette' as there is only a coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave and a tiny sink (no dishwasher). This did not bother us as we ate out for most of our meals. Also, it takes quite a while for the hot water to come on (approx. 3-5 minute wait each morning) but once it does it stays hot and there's plenty of it. Overall would recommend this place for 2 adults, and maybe 2 kids on the pull-out couch. I think 4 adults might find it difficult sharing the small space.
Marcia C. May 2017
The flower gardens are beautiful, so lovely. The place is furnished beautifully with lovely decor and pictures. Great kitchenware. Yet it would have been so helpful to know more information than from the listing and reviews:
1. Listed as accomodating 4 people, but really only accomodates 2 adults and 2 children or adults under 5'. The sofa bed can only fit someone around 5' or so. I'm 5'5" and had to sleep diagonally to fit, and there was no way another person could sleep there with me.
2. The kitchen "closet" has sliding doors, so you can either use the sink or use the toaster oven/fridge. Very annoying to slide for eithe side. It would be much better to have a curtain you could attach to one side, so you could use the whole thing at the same time.
3. There is a coffee pot, but no coffee....lots of tea! So although many amenities are provided: tea, paper towels, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc. no coffee. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time, I could easily have brought some from home.
4. Listed as able to use private hot tub and sauna which are beautiful and very clean, but they would not heat up for us! COLD! We followed the instructions as given in the notebook, waited an hour to heat up, but the hot tub never got above 85 degrees (tho we set it at 100 as instructed) and the sauna never above 73 degrees tho we set it at 125 degrees as instructed! We waited even another hour and it never moved upward to warm/hot.
Manager response:
The listing for the home will be changed to give more information regarding the sofa bed. Vacasa does not supply tea or coffee; the tea was left by a previous guest. We will provide more explicit instructions for the hot tub and sauna so guests can enjoy them during their visits. Thank you!
Reid V. Apr 2017
Came to Santa Rosa on a business trip and stayed in this unit for a week. It was clean and welcoming. The unit is connected to the main house, so if you're looking for something a little more private you may want to look elsewhere. Also, this is on a very busy street, so it noise is an issue for you, you may want to pass on this property. Cars are constantly driving by and the speed limit is 45 so it can be very loud. Other than that it is a great property.
Sarah H. Nov 2016
Nice location. Everything was fine, except for bad smell in the place.
Manager response:
Housekeeping will look into any odd odors present in the home.
Clay J. Oct 2016
This was a darling cottage and provided a bit of home while we were away from home.
Julia C. Sep 2016
Stayed here for two nights-we booked late on holiday weekend but it was only a 25min drive to Sonoma square and surrounded by vineyards and hikes in short driving distances.
Joylene S. Sep 2016
The place was easy access to everything yet calm and quiet. Close to spring Lake for hikes and swimming for kids. The accommodations were clean and of good quality. I look forward to coming back!
Grace M. Aug 2016
Overall, the cottage is charming and nicely decorated. People are friendly and helpful.
Elaine C. Aug 2016
Nice experience at the house. The owner was nice and the manager was very helpful. I would like a tv in the living room but we made due using the one in the bedroom but it would be nice. The house was very clean but did have a musty odor. It wasn't too bad and went away after the fan was on or we opened up the house. Overall a good experience.
Kelly L. Aug 2016
the place was cute and a great location. agree with other reviewers on the busy road. The traffic noise was intense, even at night and with the windows closed. there plenty of nice amenities, shampoo, soap, extra blankets, games, etc. the only reason I wouldn't use this place again was the shower. the vacillation from scalding to freezing every few minutes made showering really annoying.
Manager response:
We apologize that the shower temperature was so unreliable; upon inspection it was discovered that there was a plumbing issue causing the radical temperature changes. A plumber has been to the home and resolved the problem so it should no longer be an issue for our guests.
Shirley M. Jun 2016
This was a comfortable spot for 3 of us to stay. It was clean and reasonably well-furnished, although the love seat that folds out cannot accommodate 2 people. It should be noted that the kitchenette is inside a closet in the living room. The garden was pretty but sadly, the hot tub was cold and we could not use it...
Lorena C. Jun 2016
We enjoyed our stay in the Hummingbird House. The place is clean, well maintained, and nicely decorated with antique furniture. It is very close to all the interesting places to visit in Santa Rosa. Great location.
I do agree with previous reviews stating that getting out of the driveway is a challenge. You have to back out into a busy road and it is hard to check for the upcoming traffic.
The bedroom is spacious and cozy, however, being that the house is close to a busy road, you do hear the cars passing by, even late at night. It didn't bother me that much, but if you are a light sleeper, this could be an issue. The tiny kitchen was not great, but we managed.
The only reason I give this place 4 stars instead of 5 is the internet. It barely works. It was very frustrating trying to use our electronic devices with such poor connection. I hope this get fixed. If it does, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your review and giving us some great feedback. We have placed a white noise machine in the home to eliminate the road noise and so far it is working wonderfully. We have also purchased and installed a wifi booster to fix the weak internet. The home has excellent internet speed now! We hope to see you back soon and want to thank you again for staying with Vacasa.
Milagro C. May 2016
Cozy, quiet and clean.
Valerie S. Apr 2016
Molly - Trish H. Apr 2016
Very pretty property! If a light sleeper, recommend ear plugs to block out the street noise. Short driveway can be dangerous to back in & out -helpful to use a "spotter" if you're a couple
Manager response:
Thank you for letting us know about the road noise being a concern. A white noise machine has been placed in the house to help our guests find their way to a restful night's slumber! We are always looking for ways to make sure our guests have the best experience possible and appreciate you helping us with that.
Zoe E. Apr 2016
We stayed here with our two small kids while visiting friends in Santa Rosa.

Overall we were very pleased with the property and had a comfortable 3 night stay. The garden is lovely, the kitchenette well equipped, and the AC saved us on a very hot spring day.

That said, when we arrived I was disappointed to find that the cottage was just off a very busy road, which wasn't clear from the listing. It was loud during the day but thankfully quieted down at night. My only issue was that of safety -- if our kids had been smaller or less biddable, I would've felt very unsafe letting them run around outside (which is kind of a shame with such a lovely garden.)

The wifi was also very bad, which isn't good for those of us who have to work on our vacations, and the hot water timer and heater were both temperamental and hard to get used to. The kitchenette was well laid out but had closet doors over it that made it even harder to manage with such a small space.

Even with these issues, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again.
Kate B. Mar 2016
This lovely little cottage was perfect for me while staying in Santa Rosa. I enjoyed the surrounding restaurants and therefore the kitchenette was fine. It's close to town and to a beautiful lake with running trails. The house itself was well decorated and comfortable. I would definitely come back!
Mark F. Feb 2016
Nice, clean and well appointed. Staff helpful , location and neiborhood very quiet. Just a little tricky to find, the house number comes up rather fast. Just need to be looking closely.