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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:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quincy in Plumas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Perfect, beautiful, and so cute.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful host, wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We love the setting and the sound of the stream throughout the house..Very clean inside, with lots of notes to help you navigate a new place..and everything you need is there. Didn’t even watch the TV.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful , the perfect getaway.

Above and beyond our expectations, the house had everything you needed. Was spotless, beds comfortable.Creek was fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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I had an amazing week in a really beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara's home is so quaint and comfortable. She is such a gracious hostess and she has thought of everything that you might need or want during your stay. The creek is very peaceful and beautiful. I enjoyed long hours just sitting by the creek reading a book. It was fun to explore Quincy and the surrounding area. I can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay! Very nice. Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Nice and clean. Loved It.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Quincy, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Sierra Music Festival
27 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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