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Butte Creek Perfect Getaway

(34 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chateau / Country House on Butte Creek, 2500 Sq Ft, 4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8-10)

Chico Creekfront Perfect Getaway in beautiful Butte Creek Canyon. 2500 sq ft home GREAT for family reunions, getaways or as a romantic retreat or stay. Swim with the salmon all summer in the deep hole off the back deck where 40-100 salmon stay from April to October when they spawn. Largest wild run of Chinook Salmon in California and therefore protected from fishing. Fishing is allowed mid November and anglers have pulled dozens of steelhead when fly fishing at my place. (Catch and release at that time but very fun!) Watch the salmon jump as you enjoy dinner on the deck or use the mask & snorkle to see them up close as they flutter by you. Take the sturdy stairs that lead down to some great diving rocks. There are kayaks to rent if you wish to adventure down to the historical cover bridge. It is an easy go of it but exciting and beautiful all the same. Enjoy bird watching or get lucky to see deer, quail, turkey vultures, otters or a variety of waterfowl. Listen to the creek as you soak in the tub or enjoy the hot tub on the back deck. This is truly a perfect getaway just minutes from Chico. If you love to bike, it is a perfect 7 mile ride downhill to the 6 hole golf course or bike up for a great scenic workout. This is also a historical sight and you can learn about the diamondville area in the gold rush days at the museum just 2 miles further up. There is even a mining cave on site. You may book directly and save VRBO service fee as well by calling 530-354-5353.

Keywords: Home, Getaway


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King, large walk in closet, adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 sleeper sofas...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Grand Piano and guitar. Please only use if know how to play.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong Room, video games ...moreless

  • Games:

    board games, cards, chess ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii on Big Screen - 50+ games...moreless

  • Video Games:

    (2) Old Arcade PC games and 50+ Wii Games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Good assortment...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front:

    My place is right off of golf course drive where there is a driving range and 6 hole course you can play for under $15. Chico is home to some beautiful golf courses. Bidwell is my favorite....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    My home has a large deck that sits above beautiful Butte Creek which hosts the largest wild run of chinook salmon in California. Watch them spawn in early October. They arrive in April to swim with....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    My home sits on Butte Creek which hosts the largest run of wild chinook salmon in all of California. Enjoy them April through October hanging out in the deep pool right below my deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Expands for 8 plus there is an extra card table with 4 chairs ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    This home only has a one room air conditioner and when it is over 95 degrees it can be warm. If you open it up at night and run the fans then it is comfortable. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful gas insert that provides the heating for the house....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weight set and elliptical machine...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Beautiful gas insert ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Insert keeps main house at any temperature guests set it to. Bedrooms have their own heaters as needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI limited to 3GB for email and surfing the web. Streaming video and gaming will incur extra costs of $15.00 an hour....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With Pool Table...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee and basic coffee provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty for 10-15 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Possible rental...moreless

  • Boat:

    possible wakeboard/waterski excursion options...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    skyway golf 7 miles bidwell golf 15 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    possible rental and guide options...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Owner is 4.0 players. If looking for match or place to play... we can help you out!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    possible rental...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Not a pool but creek that is clear with deep hole to swim in....moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 25 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,300 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


Owner prefers echeck payments to avoid the 2% CC charge that could increase costs and it is safer in many ways.

Basic Cleaning Requirements: Property must be left as found other than towel and linen cleaning which is included with your stay. Please leave used beds unmade and towels in tub or laundry room. Renters can pay $100 cleaning fee for owner to do all cleaning . Full refunds only available if reservation cancelled 30 days in advance and re-booked. Otherwise a $50 processing fee applies. Small Weddings or Events ($20 per person for additional guests not staying) 2 GB Wifi during stay for surfing and email (online gaming & streaming video will use this quickly). Any usage over this will be charged at $15.00 per GB. For additional guests, please contact owner at 530-354-5353. Pets are no longer allowed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tackle Box
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Skyway Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 99
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Italian Cottage
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
On site

Car: Recommended

A local historian who runs the Centerville museum is also master sportsman who can set up raft, hiking or kayaking excursions. Just call for details or I will provide contact information at the home.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I work full time at the local community college but this getaway I bought is my true dream and renting it helps for me to afford it while continuing to work on making it even better year after year. It feeds my soul and my love of nature just minutes out of town. I go here to unwind, play with my friends and family. We ride dirt bikes on the local trails and swim with the fish. My dream is to share it with others, improve it each year and have others appreciate it as much as I do and hopefully return year after year or tell their friends.

Why the Owner Chose Chico, CA, USA:
You have to come stay and you will know instantly why. It is truly natures fun world!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Dirt biking on the local trails, swimming with the salmon, tubing, hot tubbing, kayaking, mountain bike riding, gold panning, skipping rocks, soaking up the sun, watching the wildlife, playing pool, watching a movie, playing ping pong, foosball, video games, basketball, laying in the hammock. Eating, drinking and enjoying nature, friends and family.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Looking down off the deck

    Looking down off the deck

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Back Deck w hottub

    Back Deck w hottub

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Bedroom 4 - Trundle with 2 single beds

    Bedroom 4 - Trundle with 2 single beds

  • The back deck

    The back deck

  • Location of house is just up the road from beautiful historical covered bridge

    Location of house is just up the road from beautiful historical covered bridge

  • Horseshoe pit and Volleyball/Badmiton

    Horseshoe pit and Volleyball/Badmiton

  • family room

    family room

  • View salmon from April to Oct from back deck

    View salmon from April to Oct from back deck

  • dinning room and pool table

    dinning room and pool table

  • Kitchen fully stocked

    Kitchen fully stocked

  • view from deck upstream

    view from deck upstream

  • Master bath tub looking out at creek

    Master bath tub looking out at creek

  • Bathroom


  • Turkey Vultures Nesting across the creek

    Turkey Vultures Nesting across the creek

  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

  • A waterfall on Centerville about a mile away.

    A waterfall on Centerville about a mile away.

  • flume hike just up the road

    flume hike just up the road

VRBO #334654

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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