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FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg

FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Firefly Lodge's spectacular setting, comfortable furnishings, upscale rustic decor, beautiful views, outstanding cleanliness, high quality appointments, private beach with kayaks, central location to Healdsburg and all wine country attractions, all with truly exceptional customer service.

Firefly offers upscale comfort, relaxation, peace and quiet. Situated in an ideal location to access all that Sonoma Wine Country has to offer, it's just a mile outside Healdsburg, which has been referred to as the 'Belle of the Wine Country Ball'. Guests are close to all the exciting venues in Wine Country, yet feel worlds apart from the crowds. Enjoy boating, swimming, adventure, and even wildlife viewing, in this beautiful, natural setting.

This rustically elegant cedar home is limited to 10 overnight guests, plus children under three. There are two bedrooms with king size beds, a bedroom with a queen bed, and a suite of two rooms with queen beds, a daybed/trundle unit in the recreation room, and also a baby Pack 'n Play. This two story home has two bathrooms and an outdoor, hot and cold shower with river views.

Firefly is just one of our four beautiful, vacation homes located on the river in Healdsburg. For information on the others, please call our friendly reservations staff or visit our website for detailed photos of all our properties.

.... Share cozy gatherings around the river rock fireplace with friends. Sink into soft leather sofas, and enjoy private views of the Russian River, or venture out into one of the kayaks and paddle the afternoon away.

.... Firefly is just minutes from Healdsburg, with its tree shaded, historical, central plaza, around which everything in this part of wine country revolves. Stroll to acclaimed restaurants, charming shops, art galleries, winery tasting rooms. From Firefly Lodge it's only a 4 mile drive to world-class vineyards in three distinct wine growing regions (Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys), and only two miles to the Healdsburg Golf Club.

.... The home has a chef-pleasing, contemporary kitchen, a large dining table, a covered deck for comfortable outdoor dining, and a Weber gas BBQ for grilling.

.... Firefly's river's edge location is one of the choicest spots around for spectacular views and unspoiled beauty. Enjoy the private beach with excellent swimming and boating, in season. We even provide two kayaks for your use. Or choose to lounge in the riverview hot tub.

... Sleep peacefully on rustic log beds with high quality, pillow-top mattresses and soft white linens.

.... Firefly Lodge's casual, rustic elegance, spectacular location, and careful provision for its guests' comfort and enjoyment, make it an incredible wine country getaway.

At Wine Country Lodges, we've been inviting guests to enjoy these outstanding and unique pleasures of Sonoma County Wine Country since 2003, and have been consistently maintaining a 5 star rating.

The following comments were made by a recent guest.

'What a place'

'Great location, great view and everything needed to make for a wonderful vacation. We have been coming to Healdsburg for a while and never have stayed in a better spot...What a view from the deck. We will be back, I can't wait for next year.' JM, San Diego, Feb,11, 2013

For more guest comments please visit our website and click on 'online comments'.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wine Country Lodge's owner, Lisa Neisingh, was raised in Sonoma County, where she enjoyed vacations with her family at their summer home in Occidental.

Wanting to share similar getaway experiences with her children and others, she bought Firefly Lodge

in 2003, in the vicinity of her great grandparents' home at Healdsburg's historic river resort, Camp Rose.

Soon after, Lisa, she bought three, additional, nearby riverfront homes, and has been inviting guests ever since. The homes are elegant, rustic residences; that are both casual and eye appealing. Each home comfortably accommodates guests seeking a place to gather for memorable retreats with family and friends.

The very restful, natural settings offer guests a welcome respite from urban life. Each home enjoys an incredibly beautiful and unspoiled natural environment. Our family enjoys filling these wonderful riverfront homes with comfortable furnishings, beautiful amenities, and the opportunity to enjoy a choice of many adventurous and leisurely activities, to the delight of guests.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you to our guests for all of their glowing comments.

We are so thrilled that such wonderful times were had by all, and that we were able to play a part in making that happen. We enjoyed working with all of you and hope you'll return again, soon!


Jill Jensen

Firefly Lodge Reservations

Jul 2004
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FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
San Jose, California

Firefly Lodge

  • 5 of 5
Loved the place, especially the sauna and the hot tub. Only downside is that a lot of the window screens have holes in them which lets in the swarm of bugs that swarms at sundown. Woke up to tons of bugs on the sink and counter which we cleaned up. Other than that minor issue the place is awesome and totally relaxing, we would definitely come back again!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
San Diego

Lovely Holidays at Firefly

  • 5 of 5
What a terrific place this was to stay over the holidays! Our family of 10 enjoyed every moment in this beautiful elegantly rustic cabin right on the river. The owners even left up holiday lights and a Christmas tree which made it so festive for us. We've rented many places on VRBO and this one ranks among the very best.

The beds were incredibly comfortable, and I'm a real stickler for good beds and bedding. Indoor activities were important as it was too chilly outside to play in the river, so the ping pong table got lots of use. The kitchen was spacious with a great selection of pots and pans for all the chefs, and the dining table handles a large group perfectly.

The location couldn't be better to visit nearby wineries and charming Healdsburg, all within a very short drive. Because the cabin is on the north side of Fitch Mountain, it doesn't get much sun in wintertime which makes me think it'd be ideal in the hot summer months with the river right there to swim in and cool off.

For us, being in the gorgeous redwoods, above the river, sitting in that glorious hot tub with a glass of wine and watching all the beautiful birds passing through the river corridor was pure heaven! We will definitely come back in summer--those kayaks looked so tempting!

Thank you for a marvelous stay and a perfect way to end 2014!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Orlando, FL

Beautiful lodge on the river.

  • 4 of 5
Firefly was our home away from home over the Food & Wine Affair in Oct/Nov 2014. The reservation and checkin/checkout processes were very simple. The house easily accommodated our group of 9. Literally on the river, we enjoyed views and sunrises daily. Anything you need in the kitchen for staple items or supplies are plentiful. Plenty of towels and a large table everyone can fit around are available. The guys enjoyed the game room with ping pong too. This is such a convenient location and Healdsburg is definitely where you want to be!

I would recommend this property for sure. There is one point worth mentioning for consideration though... The house is nestled between other homes on the street/River, and while no fault of the owners, the neighbors - who must not like that Firefly is a rental for temporary guests, were not particularly welcoming and were pretty intolerant of any noise. While we weren't particularly loud, whenever you fill a home with 9 people reuniting for a great time, there is going to understandably be lots of laughter, fun, and yes - a bit of noise. If your group won't have this issue, Firefly is the place for you. We worked through it, but after a neighbor actually said something to us within an or so after our arrival, we had to be very conscious of our laughter etc when the door to the deck was open.

It's really a beautiful place and we loved our stay at Firefly.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County

Lovely setting on the Russian River!

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed our stay at Firefly Lodge! What a perfect setting right on the Russian River with a great view from the deck to see salmon swimming in the river below. The lodge felt like a home away from and had all the amenities you would need and more! We really enjoyed our stay and will be back, thank you Firefly Lodge!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
San Francisco

Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home and an amazing home make for an extremely relaxing weekend. Perfect for a weekend getaway if you live in the Bay Area. Jared & Alexandra, who manage the property, could not have been more accommodating or kind. I would recommend to anyone!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
FireFly Lodge - River Views, Spa, Beach, Kayaks - 1 Mi to Healdsburg
-+011 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
My girl friends and I stayed at fire fly lodge with our daughters for our yearly girls and mom trip. I couldn't have picked a better place! Our girls spent the whole day going up and down the river in the canoes and floats that where there for us to use while the ladies and I sat in the beach chairs playing cards and drinking wine. The house was beautiful and clean. The beds were great with nice linens. We have decided that there isn't a better place to go, its so close to the bay area why drive for hours when you can stay at Fire Fly lodge!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

I was searching for a rustic riverfront getaway - the kind I remembered as a child - a place to go with family and friends and leave the cares of the world behind! I wanted it not too fussy... so it would have that 'relaxing' feeling. I wanted it to be waterfront, with plenty of beautiful views and fun water activities. I wanted it to have a big, covered deck, and plenty of room around the table. I looked for a LONG time, and when I finally found Firefly, I felt, 'This is it!', and the family fun began! Now 11 years later we have shared this great home with thousands of guests from far and near and have made wonderful friends and memories, with many guests returning year after year.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : STS - Charles Schultz Sonoma County Regional Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : In Downtown Healdsburg (multiple to choose from) at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : 30 minute drive from Ocean Beaches at 30 Minutes Nearest Golf : Healdsburg Golf Club at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : 30 minute drive south on Hwy 101 to San Rafael at 30 Minutes Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 at Central Healdsburg Exit at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : in Downtown Healdsburg (many to choose from) at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Tahoe/Truckee at 300 Miles Nearest Beach : Beach Located On Property at 5 Metres Car: necessary

We are located in Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, and enjoy frontage on the upper Russian River, where the water is clear and the river uncrowded for great family fun and outdoor adventure opportunities. There are activities to interest all ages and tastes, from winery tours, to hiking, biking, golf, swimming, kayaking, soaking in the hot tub, just relaxing, or watching wildlife from the deck. In town, there's the historic Healdsburg Plaza, with shaded benches, a gazebo for weekly summer concerts, fresh produce on farmers' market days, and paths for strolling; surrounded by charming boutique shops, highly respected restaurants with acclaimed chefs, antique shopping malls, art galleries, a theater, bicycle rentals, and tasting rooms with wine-food pairings. Surrounding the charming little city are World Class vineyards, wineries, and breathtaking vistas. Scenic country roads lead to ancient, giant redwood forests, Pacific Coast beaches, and natural hot springs.

Healdsburg has been described as the 'Belle of the Wine Country Ball', and to find out why, come and savor the experience. Travel beautiful wine roads to picturesque wineries, taste some of the finest wines in the world at their source, enjoy incredible cuisine prepared at highly rated restaurants by renown chefs, join popular annual events, shop in charming and unique stores, golf at one of the oldest and most scenic courses in Sonoma County. In summer, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking on the Russian River are a huge attraction. It's also just a scenic 45 minute drive to sandy coastal beaches to enjoy whale watching, tide pooling, or savoring fresh clam chowder. Only 30 minutes drive to visit ancient redwood groves at Armstrong Woods and Korbel Champagne Cellars for a wonderful guided tour. Passes are available to a Healdsburg health club with lap swimming and children's pools. The home is directly on the Russian River. Enjoy beautiful views, wildlife and unspoiled scenery.


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From the Owner

River Front Vacation Home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10) Great River Location, Close to Downtown Healdsburg, World Class Wineries and Breathtaking Vineyards, Mountains and Valleys Growing Some of the Greatest Wine Grapes on Earth....

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2300 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • We provide white, terrycloth towels (bath, hand, wash cloths, and bath mats), summer colored beach towels, hand and shower soaps, hairdryers, tissues, and toilet paper.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 King, 2 Twin, 3 Queen


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Our Marquis Spa overlooks a private and panoramic view of the river, and sits on our riverside deck above the private beach. The spa for 4-5 has special, premium hydrotherapy features. There is covered outdoor dining, multiple decks, a Weber gas BBQ, 2 kayaks, CD and DVD players, Ipod and MP3 Player with docking station, and recharger, clock radios, WIFI Broadband (wireless internet), indoor table tennis (ping-pong), a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining table, and is secluded, but close to town, in a location central to all of Sonoma Wine Country attractions, as well as Healdsburg's acclaimed restaurants, charming shopping, winery tasting rooms, outdoor musical events in the plaza gazebo, art galleries, and antique emporiums. We are a bike friendly property, and can offer indoor storage for bikes, as well as other services. Healdsburg's golf course is just 2 miles away.

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