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Arcata is located on Humboldt Bay just 7 miles north of Eureka, 10 minutes to beaches, and less than an hour's drive to State and National Redwood Parks, home to the tallest trees in the world.
Enjoy lush redwood groves, miles of pristine coastline, a famous wildlife refuge and a lively town square in a progressive and colorful city. Arcata, which is located between scenic Humboldt Bay and a forested hillside, is a popular destination for visitors who come to experience the tallest trees in the world, enjoy rafting down swift flowing rivers, walk along uncrowded beaches and attend events on the town square, including the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the Oyster Festival, Pastels On The Plaza, the North Country Fair, Arts Alive and the Farmers Market (Saturdays only).
Within a 15 to 30 minute drive from Arcata other popular destinations include Eureka's Waterfront District, also known as 'Old Town', the Victorian Village of Ferndale (where parts of the Majestic and Outbreak were filmed), the quaint fishing village of Trinidad and Patricks Point State Park.
This craftsman-inspired cottage is in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Stewart Park and is only a ten minute walk to the city center or to the Humboldt State University campus. The cottage interior is comfortable and well appointed, with open floor plan which includes a living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range, microwave and a refrigerator. The tiled bathroom features a tub/shower combination. The living room sofa makes into a bed which can sleep either one additional adult or two children. Also included at no additional cost is a large selection of DVD movies, wireless internet and many books. Beautiful maple floors, hand woven carpets, a leather sofa and chair, historic photography and original works of art add warm ambiance to the main living area. PARKSIDE COTTAGE is a one bedroom (not a studio)unit which allows privacy from the guest using the sofa bed in the living area. Enjoy a good nights sleep on the queen sized bed which features an ultra-plush pillow top mattress, down pillows and fine linens. Paintings by the owner, an accomplished artist, enhance the bedroom decor. Our accommodation is child friendly and for a small additional charge we can provide guests with the following items: Graco Pack And Play, a safety gate, a high chair and a stroller.
We have lived in Arcata for over 30 years and we have lived at this property since 1987. We thoroughly enjoy living in Arcata and we especially like our neighborhood. Mountain bike riding is only minutes away. The area is excellent for road riding. No matter what one’s preference for scenery is – forest, seascape, or pastureland, its always easy to take a great ride! We enjoy going to the farmers market on Saturdays, which is only a ten-minute walk from where we live. Local produce is organic and abundant! We enjoy films so consequently we have a large collection of DVD movies, which are available to our guests. We enjoy preparing good meals and do so often. We share our house with our cat Jewels. Jewels was a stray who decided to live with us about 10 years ago – so now we live with royalty.
We purchased a vacant lot in a newly developed subdivision in 1986. What was unique about this subdivision is that the land it was created from was originally used as a playground/ball field for the public school that it is adjacent to. Because of earthquake safety, the school had to be relocated and the property, including the structure that was used as a school, was sold to private developers. Originally, these investors wanted to develop a medium density multi-unit subdivision without a park. The surrounding neighbors protested vehemently and ultimately the subdivision was reduced down from 39 living units to just 17, which also included a 1.25 acre park. Only 3 of the 17 building lots were designated for a supplemental living unit, ours being one of the 3. The other unique feature about our subdivision is that because it is surrounded by historical homes, we were required to build a structure that had historical architecture. This wasn’t a concern for us because we wanted to build a Craftsman style home anyway, which we did. The end result of all of our efforts (community members and neighbors) is that we created a highly desirable area in which to live and it now serves as one of the “jewel” neighborhoods of Arcata. We moved into our cottage in 1987 and lived there until our house next door was completed. What we offer you is a charming place to stay in a quiet, secure neighborhood conveniently located in Arcata.
Such a peaceful cottage environment--small yet full of space. We love the beautiful trees nearby, the interesting book collection, a movie for every taste, lovely art on the walls--a charm to share with our family members who live here in Arcata and McKinleyville--a great way to be an Arcatan for awhile! Thanks.........Marsha
We booked for four nights and decided to stay a fifth-- Jim easily accommodated us.
We were so pleased with this cottage- it exceeded our expectations. Cozy, clean, convenient, quiet, great light, well-stocked kitchen, comfy bed. Close to town but in a very quiet area. Would definitely stay here again!
Thanks for making it so easy, Jim and Christine.
We have stayed several times in Parkside Cottage. It is our home away from home whenever we are in Arcata. The cottage is very well-appointed, and is a better value than many of the area hotels. We can cook together with our HSU student, walk to town, and enjoy a quiet moment on the deck. There is a sofa bed for an extra guest. The cottage is immaculate, has sunny south-facing windows and is mildew-free -- a rarity on the north coast. Five minute walk to Wildberries, ten minutes to the plaza, and adjacent to a children's park. Jim & Christine are the perfect hosts -- attentive but not intrusive.
This was an exceptionally good rental. Tastefully furnished, very clean, private, within walking distance to most things, quiet street, good neighborhood. Owner really wonderful.
Thank you Jim, I will stay here whenever I am in Arcata.
This is our third stay at Parkside Cottage. Each time we found it very clean, quiet, comfortable and a thoroughly enjoyable place to stay. Our son attends HSU and the Cottage serves as a very good home base for us to hang out and relax while waiting for our son to get free from school responsibilities. I know that our son likes that he can get a "home cooked" meal from mom because the kitchen has everything needed and we make good use of it. Great location that is easy walking distance to HSU as well as the downtown plaza area, and the park is a real bonus.
It is a great deal for price/size/location/amenities--far better than a hotel room! I am certain we will be staying here many more time over the next few years.
We are always pleased to stay at Parkside Cottage which became our second home in Arcata. Christine and Jim are so kind and helpfull, the Cottage is well located, not far from downtown, and the location is very quiet.
This was our second stay at Parkside Cottage. We enjoy being within walking distance of town and the Redwood Community park. It is situated on a quiet residential street with a beautiful little park at one end. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking including pie making for the holidays! Super comfortable bed from which we could see the stars at night through the window. Lovely little porch at the top of the stairs to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset. Jim and Christine are the perfect hosts! We were treated to freshly caught yellowtail prepared in various ways during our stay. Superb! They are also full of information of the surrounding area. Can't wait to return!
Bicycling, Mushrooming, Beaches, Rivers, Mountains, Humboldt State University, Redwood Trees (tallest in the world), Jet Boat tours, Ocean & River Fishing
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||For guests staying 3 to 4 nights, we are offering a discounted rate of $145.00 per night; 5 to 6 nights will be discounted to $135.00 per night; 7 nights and longer will be discounted to $125.00 per night. Use of the sofa bed is $10.00 per night. A ten per cent (10%) bed tax and a two per cent (2%) Tourism Fee must be charged to guests staying less than thirty (30) nights.|