Animal Haus | Villa w/ Hot Tub, PingPong, BBQ


Entire villa hosted by Jade

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to the Animal Haus!
Break the confines of the big city and relax or work remotely at our rustic vogue retreat in Chico, CA just 5 minutes from the entryway to Upper Bidwell Park.  Our recently remodeled space highlights local artists & a high vibe design that will captivate you during a comfortable stay.

The space
Reconnect with friends on the outdoor patio, immerse yourself in nature on one of the many nearby trails, or take a soak in the hot tub. The pool is the perfect temperature for you cold plungers out there too (52 degrees) if you’re looking to further balance your system and get rejuvenated!

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We have fast and strong wifi, open concept kitchen, living room and dining area with a 55” screen smart TV with complimentary guest Netflix so you don’t have to hassle with remembering your own username & password (we’ve all been there).

Enjoy a workday, weekend or extended stay like a local in this quiet Chico neighborhood off of the Lindo Channel.

The space
Discounts offered for stays of 2 weeks and longer.

Your hosts are born and raised Chico locals and love to create custom itineraries for our guests to help them uncover all of the gems our area and community have to offer.
Looking for something to do nearby? The house is situated close to downtown Chico where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while wandering through local boutiques and you should probably hit our favorite bakery. When nightfall rolls around this small town comes alive with many options for good vibes, tasty bites & bevies! It’s usually not too chilly here even in the late hours so outdoor patios are always an option for patio dining in town.

Nature lover? Just 5 minutes away is Upper Bidwell Park with renowned mountain biking trails, hiking trails, birding, seasonal wildflowers and great swimming holes to enjoy on summer days. Upper Bidwell Park leads to Lower Bidwell Park via paved trails where you can explore open fields under ancient oaks. Rose, charcuterie, blanket & and binoculars anyone?

Craft beer folks will not be disappointed as the Sierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom is a short drive away from the house. Ask us about the pretzel with Torpedo Beer Cheese…
We’d love to share with you our other favorite breweries and taprooms in town as small artisan businesses are the heart of Chico, CA.
Can you tell we are foodies? ;)

Our mid century home features 3 cozy bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower and tub, & a modern kitchen with “vintage” appliances. The outdoor spaces give you plenty of room to stretch out and play or entertain friends & family with multiple couches, pillows and lounge chair. The back patio is equipped with a 36” Smart TV that can be viewed from the couch or hot tub, built-in stone grill with searing burner & mini fridge, quality dart board & ping pong table.

While our house is well decorated with modern amenities, some of the original mid-century details have been preserved and not been fully renovated to keep that retro charm alive.

The Animal Haus has all you need for a relaxing stay. We provide the following:
- fast and strong wifi
- dining room table (up to 8) that doubles as an office space
- all towels & linens
-Central heat + AC with smart Nest thermostat
Open floorplan in common areas
- Propane Grill & mini fridge on patio
- Tv's and streaming devices, including Alexa and Bluetooth speakers
- Modern kitchen with all the basics and more to chef it up during your stay

For warmer months, use our numerous beach chairs, outdoor games

Guest access
The Animal Haus and all of its outdoor spaces are yours to enjoy during your stay. Rental agreement and photo ID are required for each stay.

Commercial activities must be requested.
Cuddly pets are welcome for $50/per pet per stay

All Amenities:

Nest Smart Thermostat
Smart Locks with Easy Self Check-In 
Indoor Smart TV 55” with complimentary Netflix
Outdoor. Smart TV 36” with complimentary Netflix
Private Backyard
BBQ Grill
Hot Tub
OutdoorMini Fridge
Ping Pong Table
Dart Board
Hammock Chairs
Towels & Linens
Extra Blankets
Turkish Bathrobes
Poker, Cribbage, Backgammon, Twister etc.
12” Memory Foam Mattresses
3 Phone Wireless Charging Dock
2 Charging Lamps in each bedroom (wireless or with lightening cord)
Heated Blanket
Velvet Hangers

Fully Equipped Kitchen:
-Farmhouse Dining Table with Benches seating up to 8
-Variety of Cocktail Glassware
-Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cookware
-Cocktail Shakers
-4 Slot Toaster
- French Press
-Drip Pot/ K- Cup Combo Machine with biodegradable pods (regular and decaf)
- Cleaning Supplies

-Shampoos, Conditioner, Body Wash
(cruelty & paraben free with essential oils only)
-Hair Dryer / Diffuser Attachment
-Mini Flat Iron
-Microfiber Washcloths
-Organic Cotton Tampons
-Biodegradable Shaving Kit
-Cosmetic Wipes
-Toothbrush Kit

Safety Items:
First Aid Kit
Smoke Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Fire Extinguisher
Minut Home Monitoring System

*For families with children, user activated door alarm on the sliding door leading to the pool area can be enabled for their protection

Washer & Dryer Coming Soon!
Meanwhile ask us about our laundry service package.

Using any of our additional amenities, including but not limited to:
Outdoor furniture
BBQ grills
Indoor Hammock Chairs
are at your own risk.

Other things to note
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
2-night minimum stay; 3-night minimum for holiday weekends**
3 night minimum for summer months

All guests are required to sign a rental agreement via email that outlines house rules and guest responsibilities. Copies of photo ID is required.

Quiet hours: 9pm-9am - strictly enforced in outside spaces.

Only 8 guests are allowed to stay overnight. Day guests over 8 people must be announced and approved ahead of time.

Minut house monitoring system is installed indoors and outdoors. This non recording. systems are monitored for guest safety and neighborhood safety, ensuring quiet hours and guest count is respected.

Pets stays are subject to approval at $50 per stay, per pet.

We welcome groups and families where adults over age 25 will be present. Groups with renters under 25 are subject to approval and require an additional $500 deposit.

All commercial activities are subject to approval.

Please remember you are staying at a house, not a hotel and treat our space with respect. If any problems arise, we will do our best to take action ASAP, but there is no one living on-site 24/7.

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If you are on Insta gram, we’d love to see you share your photos from your stay using the hashtag #ainmalhaus.bnb tag us: @animalhaus.bnb

Our home is in a very family oriented neighborhood. Guests are expected to act as a member of the community. We trust you would treat the home, our neighbors, and the surrounding area as if it were your own personal residence - with care and respect.

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Fire TV, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Roku
Air conditioning

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews


Where you’ll be

Chico, California, United States

Quite, safe neighborhood with many families and friendly neighbors.

1.5 miles from the entrance to Upper Bidwell Park trailheads and Wildwood children's park/playground.

Hosted by Jade

  1. Joined in January 2016
  • 14 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hey! I'm local to Chico, CA but have lived all over the US & abroad. I'm a hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience and care deeply about bringing people together over good food and ambiance wether that be art, music or nature. My main line of work is in portrait/nature photography & small business creative direction. My partner Taylor and I have two dogs, Sugar & Oso and are in love with all dogs (and animals) in general. We both work in wildfire mitigation and love sharing knowledge and education about this important topic and how it effects our communities in the West. Taylor is fluent in Spanish and happy to communicate. I'm a BIG food nerd. If I'm hosting you don't think twice about picking my brain in this department! Wines, cocktails, candies, pastries, spices, pickles! You name it. I'd love to hear about the flavors from where you come from too. Ask me about why Chico is awesome :) Find me on Insta gram @jadeelhardt @animalhaus.bnb
Hey! I'm local to Chico, CA but have lived all over the US & abroad. I'm a hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience and care deeply about bringing people together…


  • Taylor

During your stay

We are available by text or call so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We also live within a 5 minute drive so should any problems arise one of us can popover as soon as needed.

Jade is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1000

Cancellation policy