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FULLY FURNISHED COTTAGE WITH BBQ AND POOL - PET FRIENDLY!

Darcy Davis

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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FULLY FURNISHED COTTAGE WITH BBQ AND POOL - PET FRIENDLY!

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Chico - Cottage By The Creek

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

The Cottage By the Creek isn’t just an alternative to a hotel/motel, but rather a truly wonderful experience when you visit our lovely town of Chico.

I decided to rent the cottage as a bed and kitchen property when my mother left her and my father’s home to move to the medical center where my father was suddenly a permanent resident due to multiple strokes. Many of their furnishings were too beautiful to part with, but too large for her new, one-bedroom apartment, so she shipped them to Chico in hopes that I could use them myself, or sell them for her. Well, selling her pieces was not an option in this economy, and there was no room at the main house in which to store them. While looking for cheap storage alternatives for her many things, the long-term renter in the cottage gave notice. Suddenly, there was my solution...furnish the cottage and make it available to those adventurous travelers seeking a different kind of experience.

I have been renting the cottage on the airbnb site this past year. There are 38 reviews on that site, and until I have bookings through this site, you may wish to read the reviews on airbnb.

Comfortable and cute, the cottage comes fully furnished: kitchen with Dansk dishes, silverware, decent cutting knives, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Cuisinart, blender, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, rice steamer, tortilla maker, ceramic bowls for cooking, gas stove; whatever you may need, it should be there. Extra rolls of paper towels and new sponges are under the sink as are any cleaning supplies you may need. Dish soap and liquid hand soap are also provided.

The newly installed wall unit is both air conditioning and heat and can be operated via remote control. The ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom are new, as is the faucet in the kitchen.

Handmade quilts by my mother grace the bed and loveseats. 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 queen sized Coleman inflatable bed)… dog treats. I provide flowers, snacks, drinks, and seasonal fruit from our Farmer’s Market upon your arrival, and am also happy to pick up specific items you may want in addition to these. There is also coffee, tea, coca, and apple cider mix for hot drinks.

The T.V. is set up for local channels, Netflix (basic subscription) and Hulu plus. There is also a vintage Nintendo Player (Mario Bros.!), DVD and VCR if you care to bring your own tapes. The 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!

There are two bicycles with locks and helmets (I usually use one during nice weather to commute to work with), tennis courts (rather new and only a short 10 minute walk or 3-minute bike ride away), outdoor dining with furnishings from the World Market (bug spray is also provided), water feature right outside your door for a relaxing atmosphere and a place for your dog to cool his/her feet. Outdoor kitchen (BBQ) and pool (lounge chairs and towels provided) with three different sun screen SPF lotions to choose from. 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 training grounds for my first dachshund, Bean, who has now placed twice in the Chico Elk's 'Best Male Dog Ball Catcher' in Chico - and he competes against the big dogs! He will insist you throw the ball... so bring your throwing arm - he'll provide the tennis balls! (New as of May 2012, Bean made the cover of the AKC Family Dog Magazine!). Competing for your attention will be Coco, 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 – 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, there is a secure, rather large dog run that was just built this summer. So, if you are not able to take your dog somewhere, you have access to this. I also have two large crates, if you are more comfortable crating your dog.

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.

Traveling with another couple? There is a master bedroom and spare bedroom available in the main house for overflow guests for an additional fee. Bathroom is shared - dogs may want to sleep with you.

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.

So there you have it… not a cheap alternative to a motel/hotel, but a comparable one, with way more amenities… and the chance to experience Chico as if you lived here! I work Mon-Fri, so the backyard (pool) is completely yours all day.

Thank you for taking the time to read this rather lengthy description… I look forward to meeting you…

Darcy

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Suitability:
  • pets considered

Darcy Davis

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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! If you have a small dog - bring it - mine hang with many small dogs on a weekly basis and they get along just fine!

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.

Darcy Davis purchased this cottage in 1992

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.

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Chico Shasta Cascade
Granite Bay, California
5

LOVELY PRIVATE COTTAGE

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was close to campus and downtown. The cottage is very well appointed, wonderful linens and cozy. Darcy has left many things around in case you forgot something. She also left fresh laid eggs and fresh bread which made for a wonderful breakfast when our daughter visited us at the cottage.

I love having the extra space to relax instead of a hotel room. Darcy does have a few small dogs who will visit you if you let them in and bark a bit. We are big dog people but we didn't find it an issue. We didn't use the pool or BBQ, but looks like you could have a lovely summer evening BBQ. Dates associated with the Campus Activities seem to get booked early. Missed another date.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Chico Shasta Cascade
sunnyvale ca
5

PARADISE

  • 5 out of 5
THIS PLACE IS EXCELLENT.
DARCY WAS THE BEST HOST.HER DOGS WERE A BIG DELIGHT. WE WOULD STAY AT THE COTTAGE AT THE CREEK AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fully Furnished Cottage With BBQ And Pool - Pet Friendly!
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Chico Shasta Cascade
5

WARM AND INVITING

  • 5 out of 5
We have been on a month long vacation and the highlight was our week long stay in Darcey's wonderful home. She bent over backwards to welcome us. We recommend this home for everyone. Oh by the way, the puppies!!!! So sweet and lively. The funniest thing to happen was our pug Holly wandering into her house one evening...a little cat burglar...she got past the group and just made herself at home!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico Shasta Cascade
willits, ca
5

INCREDIBLE PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 out of 5
We am so glad we decided to stay with Darcy and her doggies. The cottage was clean, loaded with extra snacks, coffee , fresh eggs and more. The pool was clean and ready for a swim. Bikes we available for our use. Nice tiki lights flickering in the evening when we arrived home. We will always opt to stay with Darcy instead of a hotel in Chico. Thanks Darcy.. You Rock!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico Shasta Cascade
5

A RARE GEM!

  • 5 out of 5
If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet, in-town location, within walking or biking distance to UC Chico and downtown, then Darcy's cottage will supersede your expectations, as it did ours. My husband and I spent a delightful week exploring the Chico area. When we arrived we saw a well-appointed and enchanting cottage with beverages stocked in the fridge, fresh organic eggs, fruit, and snacks of all sorts awaiting us. There wasn't a thing we could have wanted that wasn't supplied. The frosting on the cake was Darcy. She made our stay memorable by being an excellent host. She went above and beyond anything we could have expected. She was considerate, offered us full use of her bikes, barbecue grill, swimming pool, garden and lawn area. Then the dachshunds! Even if you are not a dog lover (which we are), you can't help but fall for these sweet natured wee ones. They provided the ultimate entertainment. I fell in love with all of them. I had a wonderful, relaxing week and cannot wait to return. You won't be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico Shasta Cascade
orleans, ca
5

WONDERFUL RENTAL!

  • 5 out of 5
this was such a great place for our family to spend the wknd! our girls esp.loved the pool, bikes and dogs (go bean,go!)and relaxing around the yard (many cozy spots to read, snack, play cards) we also appreciated how clean, nicely decorated and well-equipped the cottage was - comfy memory foam bed and two decent twin blow-up mattresses for the kids... also enjoyed all the little extras like a cheese and crackers++ platter upon arrival, fresh eggs and sourdough bread and yummy fruit and snack foods....the neighborhood was quiet, the yard full of beautiful flowers and huge trees and colorful lights and tiki torches lite up the nite....thanks darcy for all your hospitality and creating such an awesome alternative to a hotel!
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
0.8 Miles
Rancho Chico
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hwy 32
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lots of 'em
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bidwell Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
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!

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Chico, Shasta Cascade

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Graduation
12 May 2015 - 18 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
$765
for 7 nights
$765
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$205
for 2 nights
From
$95
From
$115
Fri,Sat
$615
$1,965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 50
Additional Guest Fee 15
Notes All deposits are non-refundable

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chico in Shasta Cascade

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 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). I also have two spare bedrooms in the main house for an additional fee (one room with twin bed, one room with queen-size bed).
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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