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Fully Furnished Cottage With BBQ And Pool - Pet Friendly!

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

Inside:

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…

Darcy

More Details

Owner
Darcy Davis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Darcy Davis

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.

Darcy Davis purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Darcy Davis chose Shasta Cascade

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chico in Butte County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Fully Furnished Cottage With BBQ And Pool - Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 55 reviews
Grover Beach, California
5

Perfect & I Hope To Be Back!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage & backyard was the perfect place for my stay! Darcy has done an amazing job in creating a space that is neat & clean, and very comfortable. I brought my little dog (Cowboy) and he had a blast running around the large backyard, which is 100% enclosed.

The inside of the cottag has everything one might need, and then some! Immediately outside the kitchen window is a lovely hand built pond/running brook & the sound was very soothing!

Darcy has added her own personal touch & provided beverages in the fridge and treats (for people and dogs) on the counter. She was very responsive when I contacted her prior to my arrival, and during my stay was always available if I needed anything.

I'm not sure when I'll be back to the Chico area, but I will absolutely want to again stay in this lovely setting!

This is a Five Star stay for sure!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute cottage as advertised. Very well stocked and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay when traveling with dogs since they have 5 of their own.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and clean. Seemed to have everything we could ever need and more. It was very nice to have snacks and drinks provided to us. We even had enough food provided that we did not have to go out for breakfast. Was great to be able to have our small dog with us without any extra cost, she felt secure and liked going out in the yard and smelling for Darcy's dogs, who went out at different times than ours. We had gorgeous weather and enjoyed sitting out on the porch in the evenings and taking a walk on the tree lined street. My ten year old daughter even swam in the unheated pool, she said it was not too cold. Very beautiful setting. My daughter wants to live in Chico when she grows up.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a couples needs

  • 5 of 5

The hosts and the place were perfect for us. Close to the University and biking area. The Host were very helpful and considerate. Will book again if coming back to Chico.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay...little treats throughout the cottage which made you feel like you were at home. Darcy and the pups were great! Would definitely stay again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Darcy is a great hostess.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely visit here, as always. Really enjoyed the outdoor area this time around. Great place to gather family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
0.8 Miles
Rancho Chico
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lots of 'em
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bidwell Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hwy 32
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chico, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£178
for 2 nights
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£502
£1,469
 

Additional pricing information

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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