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Rustic Spanish Oasis

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Private Spanish style house with courtyard and pool that is shared with the main house. Beautifully landscaped with high end artistic touches throughout home. Private guest house with separate entrance. 2 bedrooms, full bath and living room. Queen bed in one bedroom, pull out couch in living room, twin trundle bed that can be converted to a king size bed if needed (just let us know in the reservation and we will have it all set up for you). Non-Smoking guest Only. Quiet neighborhood with country club across the street. Birds soaring overhead and butte creek flowing behind the house. Great walking/running trail on levy that meanders the creek. Easy freeway access and minutes from downtown and durham. Chico mall is just a few exits away with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Silver dollar speedway is within 5 minutes. House comes equipped with microwave, small fridge, coffee machine (coffee, sugar, and teas) and toaster. Brochure with best of chico hotspots will be in living room as well as the WiFi password and TV/DVD player. Please note that this property shares a courtyard with the main house where the owners live. Please note if you are planning on having other guests visit the home beyond the reservation number you must receive prior approval. No Diving or smoking on or around property. Keep a close eye on young children as the pool does not have a fence around it. Please note spa is not available to guests.

Kelly Hock
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kelly Hock

I love my family, I love my town and I love life! I love to help people yet give them space. I enjoy coffee and a good book. My family and I live in the main house so you can get ahold of me for anything you need. I have two boys and two dogs (golden retriever & chocolate lab). All are very friendly to people.

Kelly Hock purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kelly Hock chose California

I cannot tell you how amazing this property is. It truly is an oasis away from the busy life.

What makes this cottage unique

This house shares a courtyard with the main house (where my family and I live) so anything you need is just a few steps away!


Durham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Option of making into 1 king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sofa is in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
We charge $10/guest/night after 4 guests no matter their age. If you have children under the age of 12 the quote will not reflect the $10/guest/night. This total will be adjusted prior to the reservation booked. If an automobile is damaged or broken into we are not liable. We require a release of liability form to be filled out upon arrival if planning to swim. No smoking and diving. No pool fence so keep close eye on young children. Thank you!


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Rustic Spanish Oasis
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews

Quaint poolside quest cottage:)

  • 4 of 5

Property was charming. Guest house was comfortable and clean. Owners were very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. Kids loved the pool and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place for a quick college tour trip! Clean, comfortable, easy. Met with one of the owners and he was very personable. If our son chooses Chico State, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet place to rest up

  • 4 of 5

I was in town to visit friends and family. It is in a very nice neighborhood surrounding a private country club. The rental itself has nice sized bedrooms. I arrived during a heat wave so didn't spend much time outside. Was very thankful it had central air and kept the place cool. The owners were friendly and all questions prior to trip were answered promptly.

I have read other reviews and the subject of privacy came up. You are renting a pool house that sits across the patio from main residence. It was summertime and the kids were out of school so looking out my slider I could see into the main residence and they me. I had no issue with it. They seemed like nice people and it wasn't a big deal and if I wanted more privacy all I had to do is pull the curtains. It was a perfect place for me to rest up between my visits. I only gave it 4 stars because I'm old school and a perfect score is hard to get..

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. Everything was clean and nicely decorated. There is a short drive to downtown Chico, where our son will be attending in the fall, so we will probably be staying again in the future! :) Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marysville, Washington

Lacks privacy, not at all did it feel welcoming at all! Looks pretty, dont touch!

  • 1 of 5

The property is not in Durham for starters. I see they've changed that now. Their dogs were everywhere, the entire side of the house facing the cottage is glass, therefore it offered absolutely no privacy. We essentially spent a vacation behind a curtain as not to impose on the owners. We were asked not to smoke on the property which is fine. However, they offered no alternative place their answer when asked was away. It would have been nice to have been told there was a walking path directly attached to the property we could have used. Instead we sat on a curb in the parking lot of the country club across the street. My son has thousands of dollars in tattoos, they treated him like he was a convict, he is NOT. the pool was filthy (not to mention it was uncomfortable spending any time by the pool with their children and friends playing right next to me. and the cabin hadn't been cleaned in a while. So long that in fact I wiped it down and vacuumed it when we arrived and prior to leaving. They're nice enough folks, but they should reconsider renting on vrbo without making some serious changes to allow privacy for future renters. We were home for a funeral and had to explain people would be coming by offering condolences. I was told they had not authorized a gathering. We were having a nice chat with a single family member and the owner came and literally let his dog relieve himself 2 feet from us and practically walked him through our conversations. We felt like we needed to sneak in and out as not to impose or disturb them. Not a vacation friendly place. Definitely don't drink, smoke or have tattoos and do not like privacy cuz there's none. Never again! We will pay for a hotel next time!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa we were sorry to have read your review and wish you brought up these issues while you were here so we could have dealt with them then. We have had many guests with tattoos over the years and have been 100% ok with them and do not project anything onto people based on what they wear or choose to have on their skin. That is why we communicated that to your husband when he arrived saying you guys felt out of place in a country club setting, we reiterated that you were welcome here and our attitude towards you showed that. We are a little confused on what made you think the house was in Durham as the address nor the map has ever shown Durham in it. The location is close to Durham and since we have set it up on the website it has shown our address which is located in Chico and on the country club has stated such. We are sorry for the inconvenience of finding a place to smoke as we should have spent more time creating a place for you we just don't typically have to deal with that since the description is very clear that it is a non smoking property, we will think through where people should go should they choose to smoke. We tried to be as accommodating as we could with the early check in and allowing other guests to come over ever day of your stay when it was agreed upon that one day of your stay family members would come over. And our dogs ... we are so sorry you found them to be in your way. We keep them inside when we have guests but do need to take them to relieve themselves. We make it a point to use a leash so they do not walk over to bother any guests. The cottage is also professionally cleaned each time a new guest arrives. You are correct in regards to the glass door... there is a glass door and we are very clear in the description that the courtyard is a shared space. Over the years we have only received great reviews so this one caught us off guard and feel bad that your stay was less than perfect.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sacramento Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Butte Creek CC
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 99
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Ski
116 Miles
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
San Francisco
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

We charge $10/guest/night after 4 guests no matter their age. If you have children under the age of 12 the quote will not reflect the $10/guest/night. This total will be adjusted prior to the reservation booked. No smoking anywhere on the property. No diving into pool and keep close eye on young children as there is no pool fence. Release of liability form must be filled out if planning to swim. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.