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Fully Furnished Cottage With BBQ And Pool - Pet Friendly!

#413763 · Vacation Rental in , ,

1 Bedroom
3 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

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…


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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 3

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Twin
2 Queen Beds


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
$63 CAD - - -
01/16/18 - 01/16/21
2 Nights Minimum
$115 CAD - - -
01/16/18 - 01/16/21
7 Nights Minimum
$93 CAD - - -
01/16/18 - 01/16/21
30 Nights Minimum
$63 CAD - - -
05/15/18 - 05/21/18
7 Nights Minimum
$114 CAD - - -



Spa Services
Guided Fishing Tours

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 16, 2018
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45 Reviews

Overall Rating

Wonderful comfy cottage!

Darling property with private outdoor area for the cottage. Everything you could possibly want was provided. Very comfortable bed and beautiful hand made quilts. Very convenient location to downtown Chico. We would recommend this property to others and would definitely stay here again!!

October 2017

Cozy, comfortable and clean

This is our third stay at Darcy and Steve's Cottage by the Creek, and we now consider it our "home away from home." The hosts are gracious and friendly, and are readily available if anything is needed. But you probably won't need anything; the cottage has everything a traveler could want, as if the hosts have anticipated everything that could possi... Read More

September 2017


This was an excellent experience. I highly recommend this place.

August 2017

Charming and great location

Lovely cottage with lots of amenities and personal touches. Easy bike ride to downtown. We will be back!

August 2017

Charming, pleasant cottage

We stayed here for a week and absolutely loved it. The owners are very accommodating, and the cottage is really lovely and very well-equipped. The quiet creekside location is an added bonus. We enjoyed using the gas grill and pool and picking blackberries, tomatoes, and other stuff from the garden. Very comfortable and quiet too -- we slept great!

August 2017

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