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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, next to Greenhorn Creek.

Creekside is located in the Sierra Nevadas, along Highway 70. It is 2.5 miles from East Quincy and 6 miles from downtown Quincy. I think you will find the home a welcoming place to relax. This home, where I grew up, is surrounded by the Plumas National Forest. And it is actually one of the most economical places to stay in town, for this is a town where a spartan motel room costs about $85.

WHAT CREEKSIDE HAS: A friendly creek that runs year-round and also runs right past your back deck. It has deer and foxes and turkeys and squirrels and wonderful songbirds and, yes, there’s even a chance you’ll see a California black bear but, in fact, it isn’t likely. In the 6 years I’ve been hosting, only 1 guest has seen a bear. I want you to know it’s possible but unlikely, in case you’re fearful. FYI: A California black bear’s behavioral traits are NOTHING like a grizzly bears.

WHAT CREEKSIDE DOES NOT HAVE: These are stumbling blocks for some guests, so I want to be clear:

1) It doesn’t have television reception.

2) The internet is not unlimited. By this I mean, there is a data cap. If this worries you, we can discuss how the cap works and what it means as far as being online. Basically it only effects video streaming.

I very much enjoy hosting and would enjoy hosting you! I just want all potential guests to be aware of the two technological disadvantages of my little spot of heaven. I hope to have the internet cap lifted but the electric company has been promising that it would happen for 4 years now. Every time I call they say, “We hope it will happen in the next 5 or 6 months.”

So, for your entertainment there are games to play and there are movies to watch on the dvd player and there is a creek to sooth you and animals to look for. I hope that’s enough for you to choose to stay “Creekside”.

More Details

Barbara Stricker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Quincy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tub and shower. New whole-house water filter system just installed, very nice, clear, water! New, fluffy, towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be shoved side-by-side to make California King
  • New 'Malouf' sheets; new bamboo pillows; down comforters and down alternative comforters
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
An hour from Reno, 1.5 hours from Truckee and Lake Tahoe, 40 minutes from Lake Almanor and about an hour from Lassen National Park. The very popular Lakes Basin area is just 30 minutes up the road from my house.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Awesome place to stay! Very nice. Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Nice and clean. Loved It.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hospitality is second to none!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. The house is a perfect rustic hideaway in close proximity to beautiful Quincy. Everything you need is there and Barbara is on hand to help with any difficulties - particularly reassuring your London born city boy husband that bears are not going to eat him!!!!

Thank you Barbara - we grew to love your home, it was a pleasure to meet you and we will return :o)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rest and Reflection in Nature's Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property, surrounded by forest, with a creek right next to us constantly providing music for our ears as well as our hearts. The home is old and has the feel of times gone by. Yet, it is well cared for. We had everything we needed, and it was comfortable and cozy. We will definitely go back to Creekside.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the Creek

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy home. Beds comfortable and Barbara was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Quaint, well stocked, private residence!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay there again if we are in the area. Comfortable bed in master but it's up on stilts and a little wobbly. Other than that, everything was great. Kitchen had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our time

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wondered if that might be true, the wobbly thing! No one ever said it was so I thought it was okay! I like the way it looks, raised like that, BUT I think I'll change it now! :) Thanks for letting me know, I appreciate the input. And thank you for the positive feelings about my good old family home!
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Cozy retreat

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Creekside. Barbara made sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Check In is 4pm and Check Out is 11am
Sorry but no pets. Also no smoking.
And no young children due to the creek!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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