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Fully Furnished Cottage with Bbq and Pool - Pet Friendly!

(55 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, extra air mattress, appointed Cottage With Large Yard

Outside The Cottage:
Wonderfully large, private backyard with water feature, palapa,fire pit and lots of places to relax.
Comfortable and cute, the cottage comes fully furnished: kitchen with Dansk dishes, silverware, cutting knives, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Cuisinart, blender, coffee maker, Keurig style also available, pots, pans, mixing bowls...gas stove; whatever you may need, it should be there. Extra rolls of paper towels and new sponges are provided as are any cleaning supplies you may need. Dish soap and liquid hand soap are also stocked.
The wall unit is both air conditioning and heat and can be operated via remote control. There is a ceiling fan in the living room and bedroom plus portable fans for additional air circulation in the summer time.
Handmade quilts by my mother grace the bed and sofa. Soaps, towels, razors, hand lotion, puzzle books and pencils are stashed in the bathroom along with extra t.p. and Kleenex.
There is also a stacked washer/dryer with laundry soap provided, built-in ironing board (I know, who irons?), iron, spray starch, queen sized bed (additional inflatable bed)… dog treats. I provide snacks, drinks, bread, eggs, and seasonal fruit upon your arrival, and am also happy to pick up specific items you may want. There is also coffee, tea, and coca, mix for hot drinks.
The T.V. has basic cable, Netflix, commercial free Hulu plus, and Amazon. There is also a DVD and VCR player if you care to bring your own tapes. The amazon box for the Netflix/Hulu options has the HDMI cord, which you can plug into your laptop if you want to stream from that. And, yes, that would mean there is WIFI! I know I can’t live without my computer, and I wouldn’t expect you to live without yours either! There is also a pretty nice stereo in the living room with CD, cassette and AM/FM. I didn’t think the CD part worked, but one of the guests said it did… I keep forgetting to test it… so it might. But the FM/cassette is great for sure!
The area is well-lit at night, and there are tiki torches you can also light if there is little to no breeze.
Your large covered deck looks out onto the digging grounds for my dachshunds. My hope is that someday they will actually catch a gopher! The garden is also here and guests may helps themselves to whatever is ripe.
Competing for your attention will be Bean, Cooper, Mem (short for Agamemnon), and Obi-Wan. They are particularly fond of the treats in the cottage. Feed them, they’re yours! Doesn’t work with Bean – my oldest - he’s all about the ball – but if you throw his ball in the pool on a hot day - that will be treat-like enough!
If you are bringing a dog, we will work out a system to have yours out and mine in and visa versa. This works well, and during the week mine are used to their outdoor kennel which is where they stay. They do not need access to the yard during the day. If you leave your dog in the cottage while you are away, please crate your dog. Also, Chico has fleas, so make sure your dog has been treated for fleas before arrival. If you forget, I have extra - please notify me and we will get him/her treated.
The heart of Chico is our downtown and it is a mere 5 minutes drive from the Cottage (exactly one-mile). Chico State is also very close and is easier to visit by foot or by bike. The area where I live fronts Big Chico Creek and is a haven for walking, jogging, and biking.
With the addition of instant booking the check-in and check-out times are not always flexible. If no one is scheduled to check in the cottage the day you leave, then you can leave as late as you like, however, if someone is coming in, then check out will be 11 a.m., however, you can store your belongings in the main house for as long as you like.
No maid service unless prearranged.
Thank you for taking the time to read this rather lengthy description… I look forward to meeting you…


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs Under 25 pounds are welcome (maximum of 2). I will make exceptions for larger dogs on a case by case basis. I'm more willing to allow larger, non-shedding dogs in the cottage. Dogs must be current with their shots and be treated with flea guard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • This is a one-bedroom cottage (queen-size bed) but there is also a twin and queen inflatable mattress for extra guests (or the kids). TV in bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower/tub with bath gels from Bed and Bath, soap made by artisans on Etsy, bed head shampoo and conditioner, blow dryer, crossword puzzle book, etc. designed to make you feel like you're home!...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable, Netflix, huluplus, apple box...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Nice dining table and chairs. More can be provided upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Heating:

    space heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless plus basic cable from Comcast, Netflix and Hulu Plus. Amazon fire in bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig type coffee maker with a selection of pods to choose from. Hot apple cider, tea, and hot chocolate. Regular coffee maker if you want to bring your own coffee. Sugars and creamer supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen - blender, cuisanart, kitchen aide mixer, pots, pans, dansk dishes, measuring cups, fridge, freezer, gas stove, faucet with sprayer......moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Palapa with seating for 6...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice bbq under the palapa with electrical outlets and small fridge....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Less than 10 minute walk to lighted tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Not heated, mostly shaded, beach towels provided...moreless



from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650 $1,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



All deposits are non-refundable. There is a $15 per night charge for additional guests over 2.

There is lots of room for outdoor entertaining. If you would like to host a group of 15 or more people, there is a large party fee of $25. This covers my time to assist you in getting the yard set up for your party, and of course, in some cases, clean up. If you bring a pet, there is a $25 cleaning fee which I ask you to leave on the kitchen counter when you leave.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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0.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rancho Chico
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lots of 'em
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bidwell Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 32
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sophie's Thai Food

The Cottage by the Creek is within walking distance to the Chico State baseball fields and graduation ceremonies and is exactly one mile to town (and 1-1/2 miles from Bidwell Park). The neighborhood is quiet and a mecca for biking and walking. Bidwell Avenue is fronted by Big Chico Creek.

The Saturday Farmer's market is a year-round event and a must do for all visitors. During the summer months there is also a Thursday night farmer's market downtown with added vendors for dinner.

Our downtown does not have a bad restaurant! We have all types of food, and a restaurant that isn't good will not last a month, so they are all fantastic!

Sierra Nevada Brewery is another popular attraction and is only a little further from town - probably 3 miles from the Cottage.

There are many wineries in the area and there is a special two-day tour of all of them sometime in April.

The Cottage has magazines, maps, and brochures depicting these attractions and more!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: I have lived in Chico since 1978 when I first attended Chico State. I love our town and the wonderful activity and diversity the University brings. I have 4 weiner dogs...they're a wonderful breed albeit a tad noisy at times...but they are great company and provide an excellent warning system! If you stay with us, you must like dogs, as three of them are very affectionate and will want to give you kisses! Chico is a great place to experience small town life with big city choices. There's also a lot of recreational opportunities in the area, beginning with Bidwell Park...just 2 miles from my home.

Why the Owner Chose Chico, CA, USA:
I love this part of town because it is old Chico. The Oak trees are enormous, there are chickens in the alley and the location is close to town and the park.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Bidwell Ave. is basically a one-lane street with lots of foot traffic and the occasional biker. Big Chico creek runs along the Avenue (approx. 3 miles long), and adds much beauty to this unique side of town.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Night view of your cottage

    Night view of your cottage

  • Table beneath the redwoods looks toward the pool

    Table beneath the redwoods looks toward the pool

  • Living Room with full size couch

    Living Room with full size couch

  • Living Room TV. with Apple box, Netflix, Hulu, and basic cable.

    Living Room TV. with Apple box, Netflix, Hulu, and basic cable.

  • Gas Stove/Oven

    Gas Stove/Oven

  • Dining Table can seat 6. Please request add'l chairs before check in

    Dining Table can seat 6. Please request add'l chairs before check in

  • Queen Bed with 3" topper. T.V. is antenna plus Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon

    Queen Bed with 3" topper. T.V. is antenna plus Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon

  • Bathroom with full-size tub or shower

    Bathroom with full-size tub or shower

  • Summer garden - help yourself! Fire pit under the umbrella

    Summer garden - help yourself! Fire pit under the umbrella

  • Just outside your front door

    Just outside your front door

  • Covered deck with Picnic Table

    Covered deck with Picnic Table

  • Graduation party

    Graduation party

  • Palapa with outdoor bbq, ref ridge, and seating

    Palapa with outdoor bbq, ref ridge, and seating

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Your choice of coffee makers. The Keurig style comes with lots of pods!

    Your choice of coffee makers. The Keurig style comes with lots of pods!

  • Hot Sauces and Coloring Books

    Hot Sauces and Coloring Books

  • Bedroom T.V.

    Bedroom T.V.

  • Lotions, tooth paste, soaps, blow's all there!

    Lotions, tooth paste, soaps, blow's all there!

  • From the palapa to back garden

    From the palapa to back garden

  • Overall Deck View

    Overall Deck View

  • Picnic Table with rockers overlooks the pool. Dog kennel behind the fence

    Picnic Table with rockers overlooks the pool. Dog kennel behind the fence

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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