The Lilac Lane Residence

chico, sierra nevada foothills
4 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
$325 - $354 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This traditional home with a lush, shaded backyard is family-focused and blocks from Bidwell Park, the University and downtown Chico. The cul-de-sac is safe and friendly and the proximity to Bidwell Park, with trails that lead to Chico's adorable downtown or up to Butte Creek Canyon, make it a great location for active families. The house is baby-proofed, clean, and decorated with neutral, serene decor. Parents can enjoy a quiet family neighborhood and several outdoor spaces in both the front and back of the home for relaxing time together.

Why Kids Love it

The home is filled with books, toys, musical instruments and play spaces suited for children under 10. Two dedicated children's rooms are colorful and playful, and the fenced backyard includes a baby swing, hammock, wooden playhouse with slide and a shaded outdoor space with grass to run and play ball. Just a 10-minute walk to a great multi-age park and a 7-minute walk to a lovely beach along a creek. There is also access to hiking, biking, running trails from lower park downtown to upper park in the Butte Creek canyon.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. This single-level detached home on a cul-de-sac is located in a safe, friendly neighborhood with driveway parking. There are bikes to borrow and several miles of running and biking trails nearby. Air conditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher and WiFi included. Large projector connected to AppleTV for entertainment. Car rental advised. Travel cribs, high chair, booster seat provided on request.

About the Location

The residence is a block from 2,500 acre Bidwell Park with ponds, swimming holes, hiking and playgrounds, and a short drive/bike ride down Vallombrosa Avenue to the University and downtown Chico with boutique shopping and all necessities. Only 1 hour from Lassen Volcanic Park and 3 hours from San Francisco. The nearest international airport in Sacramento is about a 90-minute drive.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, single-story home has an open floor-plan with the kitchen at the center of 2 living areas and a dining table that seats 8. The master bedroom includes a California king-sized tempurpedic bed and a small ensuite bathroom, and there are 2 children's bedrooms and an office with a trundle bed, plus a family bathroom with bathtub. The back yard has a 10-person table under a pergola, a patio seating area, and a 2-story play house. There is a small vegetable area, fruit trees, and a covered sand box, plus a flagstone patio in front of the house.

Style Notes

Nature-focused and light-filled. This traditional home with lush, shaded backyard is family-focused and serenely decorated with reflections of nature throughout. Children's rooms are cozy, sweet, and inviting, and the whole home has a Pottery Barn influence and 'Pinterest DIY' feel to it. There are oak hardwoods throughout, granite countertops and stainless appliances, and especially organized spaces. We love the thoughtful outdoor space with extended table and rustic pendant lights, hammock and hanging guitars in the living room.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
1 air bed
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Kailin R.
Member since April 10, 2016
Our family loves to hike, sing, play music, and spend quality time with friends. We enjoy running through Bidwell Park and our two young boys spend much of their time outside or reading from their extensive book collection. Our favorite travel destinations take us further into the outdoors and getting to know new cultures and people. We joined Kid & Coe in hopes to exchange homes with families from around the world.

Chico, Sierra Nevada Foothills

Trees, culture and city parks

Butte County's biggest city, 1.5 hours north of Sacramento, is known for its trees, culture and city parks. On the edge of the Sacramento Valley, the city limits reach into the Sierra Nevada foothills and there are plenty of hiking trails nearby. Don't miss the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation if your kids like big snakes and bigger cats, the unique playground at Caper Acres, and the city's Saturday farmer's market for a taste of the local area.

2 reviews

Michelle R.
Visited in September 2020
Our three favorite things about this home: 1. Wonderful hosts, very thoughtful and helpful; 2. Perfectly suited to and well-equipped for young children; 3. Fantastic location just steps from Bidwell park and a stone's throw from other great activities as well. Chico is a wonderful town for little kids and families, and the close proximity of the large creek is refreshing on a warm summer/fall day. We enjoyed evening stargazing in Bidwell park, hanging out at swimming holes in the creek, and lounging around the house by playing in the backyard or watching movies on the projection screen. This house isn't a rental that feels sterile and un-lived in - it feels more like you're staying at a friend's house while they're away. It's also nestled in a cul-de-sac, so very nice and safe for playing outside.
Janice K.
Visited in August 2020
We had an amazing stay at the Lilac Lane Residence in Chico! Even in the heat of the summer, our kids were able to play in the well-shaded backyard and loved having the hot tub (or warm tub, as my 4 year old called it!) to splash around in. They also loved all the toys and books and having movie night every night on the projection screen. We explored a different nearby swimming hole on each day of our stay and had a thoroughly wonderful trip. We'd definitely stay here again and hope to come back and explore Chico even more, when Covid is under control.