10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chico, California - Updated 2022

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Chico is a small city in Northern California that is known for its lifestyle and natural scenery. Known as the “land of natural wealth and beauty”, Chico is an important stop for migratory birds such as the Canadian snow geese flocks that descend upon the city every winter. The various woodland trails in Chico are also well-known for the native flora and fauna that can be spotted, especially at the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. There are plenty of other activities in town as well. Popular things to do include golf, a visit to Chico Community Observatory, Gateway Science Museum, and National Yo-Yo Museum. Take a trip to this small city and find great accommodation with this list of Airbnbs in Chico, California!

1. Delightful bungalow with a mix of comfort and luxury (from USD 149)

This modern bungalow is newly renovated to give guests a comfortable stay amidst luxury and comfort. The hardwood floors and craftsmen tiles across the property lend a bright and airy feel to the house, while plush bedroom fittings such as a queen-sized bed, premium bedding, and light-reducing curtains will give you a restful night. The Airbnb listing is also outfitted with a fully functioning kitchen with brand-new appliances and a spacious heated tub in the remodeled bathroom. In the colder months, going to the bathroom will not be a torturous experience with heated floors throughout. Chico’s famous Bidwell Park is also nearby for a leisurely walk in the outdoors.

| Chico Cabana | Downtown Chico |
Chico, California, United States
305 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we didn’t cook anything but the kitchen seems well equipped with a real coffee maker
the couches are worn but there is a nice hanging chair in the living room
the only downfall was the lack of kitchen supplies in a great big beautiful kitchen to cook in
the beds were very comfortable
beds are comfy heating was nice - it got cold in chico
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
very clean and put together
clean nice and well equipped
bedroom was very clean and comfortable
it was exceptionally clean and pleasantly quiet
Host:
host was super nice
the host is very nice as well
great responsive and friendly host
thank you for hosting us we loved our time there
the stay was very beautiful and they were very friendly
Location:
great location and price
super modern and cute place
great style and convenient location
great place that is located in a nice neighborhood close to downtown and walking distance to many nice shops
very cute space within walking distance to all kinds of restaraunts and shops
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2. Clean and modern apartment in downtown Chico (from USD 117)

Good for two guests, this one-bedroom apartment at the edge of downtown Chico is perfect for guests who want to be close (but not too close!) to the action. This Airbnb is newly renovated and fully furnished, with a garden view, a queen-sized bed plus bedding, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom towels, cable television, WiFi, and parking. It is also located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, making it ideal for a weekend getaway.

Heart of Chico
252 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchens are amazingly well stocked and functional for a small space
ac/heaters in bedroom and living room kept us nice and toasty
the bed was especially comfy the kitchen nice and all of the furnishings were topnotch
free wifi was nice and the little extra touches were so thoughtful
chico was hot but the apartment stayed cool and had nice blackout shades
Cleanliness:
clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable
super clean too
the place smelled looked and was so clean
the unit is clean comfortable and charming
Host:
great recommendations from the host and staff as well
lovely place and excellent host
very responsive hosts
awesome host really cool place
and host is also the best
Location:
the location was perfect and centrally located
really cute house great location
great location walking distance to everything which we love
perfect location with thoughtful touches
location could not have been more ideal everything in the city center was in easy walking distance
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3. Charming cottage with vintage vibes (from USD 130)

This lovingly restored Airbnb cottage is cozily furnished with comfortable furniture, plush bedding, and adorable little knick-knacks in unexpected nooks. Guests who book this cottage have access to the private outdoor backyard with a grill as well. Upon request, more bedding can also be provided in addition to the two beds already in the cottage. Located in the heart of Chico, this property is also just a few blocks from the downtown district, where many restaurants, bars, local shops, and markets serve the community. Guests can also easily visit the renowned Bidwell Park and Sierra Nevada Brewery from this location.

Charming Vintage Chico Cottage. Close to downtown.
Chico, California, United States
492 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the ac it worked wonderfully with minimal fan noise
the kids enjoyed the roku and tv’s
the air conditioning in the summer was a blessing
the outside space was great and the table tennis was lots of fun
the beds were super comfortable thank you
Cleanliness:
comfy beds clean house very homey
beautiful and clean home in downtown chico
the house itself was clean roomy and had good facilities
the check-in was very easy and the accommodation clean
we found ourselves tidying up putting away dishes and dusting before we could relax and enjoy the place
Host:
excellent host and service
the host was quick with responses and communication was great
easy check-in with responsive host
this host has everything you will need plus a adorable outside sitting space had a great time
checking in was very easy and communication with the host was great
Location:
super cute place and great location
great house in a beautiful location
nice place and great location
super cute and charming place with character
charming house in a nice central location
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4. Private house in the heart of Chico (from USD 132)

This private house is popular for its proximity to just about everything in Chico! From this Airbnb location, guests can walk to Cal State University, Chico downtown, Bidwell Park, Laxson Auditorium, Saturday Farmers Market, and many other local dining establishments, shops, bars, and art galleries in between. The apartment, which has many big windows in the bedroom and living area, also received plenty of natural light - making it a bright and cheery place for either short or long-term stays. It fits up to four guests, with a queen-sized bed and a queen-sized sofa bed as well!

Close to everything that makes Chico special!
Chico, California, United States
198 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is fully equipped with linens and appliances i enjoyed the kcup machine for fresh coffee
loved the decor artwork and the sweet touch of fresh flowers on the dining table
i love the kitchen and all of its amenities it comes with
the artwork in each room is a nice touch
great location adorable cottage furnishings were perfect for the space and plenty of room to lounge
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained
very clean and has everything you need
clean stylish well thought out space
the apartment was beautiful and extremely clean and well appointed
the house was lovely and clean
Host:
host very responsive
the hosts were very accessible and easy to communicate with
the hosts were gracious and provided everything we needed in order to make our stay comfortable
the owners are so on-top of your stay and make you feel like you are their only guest
sally was a wonderful host and was incredibly responsive to our needs
Location:
the location is fantastic
nice place walking distance to everything downtown
amazing location across from the farmers market and right next to downtown
location comfy bed such a cute place
great place right across the street from saturday farmers market
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5. Warm and cosy cottage by Little Chico Creek (from USD 98)

Ever fancied living next to a bubbling creek in a fairytale cottage? Now you can with this Airbnb listing called The Cottage! Situated by the side of Little Chico Creek, this property is surrounded by old Sycamore and Ash trees, which you can admire from the private backyard patio. In the cooler months, guests can also gather around the fire pit while the hammocks on the property are great for lazing in on a hot summer’s day. This cottage is also accessible to the Chico downtown with a walk or a short car journey for the excellent local eateries and lively nightlife.

The Cottage
544 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities we're amazing: tasty coffee snacks comfy bed bidet and my favorite
comfortable and shaded outdoor patio
the cottage was an absolutely adorable stay they have really optimized the space to create a cozy private cottage
the cottage is cozy quaint and secure
the shower has good water pressure a keurig tea/coffee plateware/mugs and a great larger mini fridge
Cleanliness:
super clean and easy
great clean and cozy place
it was very clean and comfortable
very clean lots of attention to detail
super clean and cozy little cottage
Host:
hosts were super communicative
thank you for hosting us
james and nickie are super accommodating
the hosts were great communicators too
james and nickie are super accommodating and responsive
Location:
the location was safe and central to the fairgrounds
the location is very central and easy
a great location quiet and close to downtown
super cute cottage and close to everything
amazing cozy place located close to downtown
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6. Downtown private home close to Chico's bustling community (from USD 149)

This two-bedroom Airbnb property is popular for its location in the heart of downtown Chico and its proximity (on foot!) to many of the city’s attractions. Cross the street to lose yourself in Chico’s well-known Saturday Farmers Market then take a slow stroll to Bidwell Park. Many great restaurants and pubs, as well as local shopping streets in Chico’s downtown district, are also within walking distance. This property is fully furnished and sleeps up to four guests comfortably on the queen-sized bed and two additional beds. You and your party can also cook in this cottage as it comes with a fully equipped kitchen that includes a dishwasher, microwave, filtered water, stove, and oven.

Essence of Chico on Edge of Downtown near Park
Chico, California, United States
230 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely heavenly beds and a sink in and relax sofa in living room were my highlights
perfect sleeping arrangements and very comfortable living space
the air conditioner keeps the apartment nice and cool
the beds were super comfortable
we loved sally’s place super comfortable very clean appreciate the thoughtful touches fresh flowers coffee and cream etc
Cleanliness:
very clean and thoughtful touches
very clean and comfortable
clean comfy & quiet home
very nice clean and comfortable place to stay
her place is beautiful very clean and spacious
Host:
the hosts were amazing and friendly
host was great at communicating throughout the trip
responsible and thoughtful host
sally was a wonderful host
sally was also a great host and very easy to communicate with
Location:
excellent location walking distance to downtown
excellent walkable location in chico
great central location could easily walk downtown from the house
excellent location and cozy comfortable
great place in a perfect location
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7. Historic home good for young families (from USD 126)

This private house, which was built in 1905, is sheltered by an old valley oak tree that stands in the spacious front yard with a swing. Besides the usual amenities such as comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, and high-speed WiFi, this Airbnb also comes with an indoor playroom and toys. Families with kids will love this listing as the kids have ample space for play both indoor and outdoor, regardless of the weather. This property is also within easy access to Sierra Nevada Brewery (20 minutes’ walk or 5-minute drive) for parents who need a little break!

Bright home in relaxing setting. Close to it all!
Chico, California, United States
68 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning works great and the projector is a nice touch
same goes for the playroom that space could be better utilized as a bedroom with another actual bed
this is a really charming and quaint space with everything that someone would need for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
cosy clean and convenient location
wonderful clean quaint home in a great location
the whole house was smartly decorated and very cute and clean
an's place is clean stylish comfortable and stocked with good quality foods
the house is clean bright and the hostess provided organic breakfast and local snack items
Host:
an was a welcoming host and was very attentive to a couple questions i had
great hosts would definitely stay again
easy self check-in and responsive hosts
Location:
wonderful location and an is so accommodating
the house is in a cute neighborhood close to downtown
great girls weekend place close to downtown
the location is great with easy access to downtown and the cscu campus
very cute place we enjoyed our stay
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8. Chic and modern private home for six guests (from USD 166)

This private home, which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is great for a bigger group. Centrally located in Chico, guests are near the famous Bidwell Park, some of Chico’s best hiking and biking trails, Wildwood Play Park, and two different golf courses. The property is also close to Chico downtown, where guests can shop and eat to their heart’s content. Another bonus of booking this Airbnb is the thoughtfulness that goes into making guests’ stay comfortable; complimentary breakfast items are provided for your eating pleasure!

"The Modern Fox" Guest Retreat
Chico, California, United States
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and couch
the beds were very comfortable as was the couch and other seating areas
we had a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
great spot clean and comfortable
sparkling clean thoughtful touches and a comfortable sleep
simple but stylish decor — very clean and lots of room
this house is really nice very clean comfortable and spacious
the house was well decorated and very clean
Host:
ashley was the perfect host
ashley was very responsive and flexible with the checkout time
the owner also went above and beyond to make sure our accommodations were met
ashley was also very responsive which was helpful
ashley is super friendly and helpful and was always available
Location:
good location to our events
very centralized and within walking distance to the cutest park
this place was very stylish and a great location
this is a lovely spacious house in fantastic area green surroundings yet close to many shops and facilities
lovely house great location check-in and communication were great
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9. Cheery guesthouse that is your home away from home (from USD 94)

This cozy and cute guesthouse in the spacious backyard of the host’s main house makes for a comfortable stay for up to two guests. The Airbnb listing provides guests with a queen-sized bed, private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, and heating, as well as a private entrance. While guests will not be able to whip up a full meal while staying in the guesthouse, the host has provided a coffee and tea cart for hot drinks as well as a mini-fridge. This property is within walking distance of Bidwell Park, Chico downtown, and Shubert’s Ice Cream, which is a well-kept local favorite!

Detached Guest House Near Bidwell Park
Chico, California, United States
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked great
great bathroom amenities and comfy bed
the cottage was private and comfortable
a charming room with everything to make your stay comfortable
the space was adorable and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
spacious quiet clean bright comfortable
the house was clean and everything worked great
perfect quiet clean decorated very nicely
a very stylish clean place to stay
-most importantly very clean
Host:
kevin and his family are welcoming hosts
kevin was welcoming and responsive to any questions i had
the hosts were very friendly
the hosts were welcoming and helpful
kevin and lauren were very helpful and gracious hosts
Location:
excellent location close to town
the best location in chico
wow what a cute place
great location for everything we wanted to do
the room and location were so great
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10. Private guesthouse in the midst of nature

For nature lovers, this Airbnb property is right up your alley! Located in the middle of Chico’s Bidwell Park, this guesthouse has easy access to the numerous hiking and biking trails in the park. Guests can also get to downtown Chico via a well-paved path from Big Chico Creek, which is nearby as well. The property includes a spacious bedroom with French doors that let ample natural light in, while the living areas include an indoor sitting area and an outdoor patio with a propane grill for cookouts in the warmer months. A private bathroom and shower are available as well. For guests who are driving up, parking is provided upon request. This property is also pet-friendly, so good news for all ‘paw'rents who are making a trip to Chico!

Guesthouse at Bidwell Park
Chico, California, United States
289 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was toasty warm with a propane heater that looks just like a wood stove
plenty of space and comfortable beds and furniture
beds were comfortable heating system and tv easy to operate
warm ambience and even some local beer as well as breakfast items in the refrigerator
a very relaxing spot with room to spread out
Cleanliness:
super clean nice personal touches
super clean and well stocked
clean quiet and a really comfortable bed
their place is adorable very clean and convenient to local activities
the cottage was clean comfortable and well-appointed
Host:
erika & kevin are the most gracious hosts
erica is a great host
wonderful wonderful hosts and home
the hosts are great too
erika is a nice host
Location:
great location to bidwell park
a perfect location
this is located in a quiet beautiful area near bidwell park
easy access to downtown by bike through park
i really liked this place and love the location
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Enjoy Chico like a local

Choose to stay in an Airbnb bursting with local color and learn how to appreciate a slower lifestyle with this list of Airbnbs in Chico, California. From a cozy apartment to a private home with an outdoor area, there is something for every traveler here!

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