5 hours north of San Francisco, right in the heart of the redwoods.

North Star Vacation Rentals

Covid Procedures

We are taking the Coronavirus seriously and attempting to do our part to keep our guests (and ourselves) safe from being infected by the virus. We have a protocol in place, which we intend to follow for the coming months, which begins with maintaining a minimum of 24 hours between current guests checking out and new guests checking in. Shortly after the current guest checks out, staff will enter the cottage using a charcoal filtered respirator to open all of the windows allowing the aerosols inside the cottage to dissipate.

The following day, housekeeping will prepare the cottage for the new guest. All of the used linens and towels will be washed using bleach or ammonia. The bed duvet cover will also be laundered as well as any of the blankets which have been used. The bedspread as well as the pillows on the sofa bed will be sprayed with disinfectant. Surfaces will be disinfected, which will include the kitchen counter-top, the dining table, light switches, door knobs/handles, etc.

Housekeepers have been trained to be careful regarding cross-contamination. Nitrile gloves will be worn when cleaning the bathroom and handling potentially contaminated towels, linens, bath mat, etc. After removing the nitrile gloves, hands are thoroughly washed before resuming the cleaning of the rest of the cottage. Being that the cottage does not contain a disinfecting dishwasher and it is not feasible for the housekeeper to wash all of the dishes, bowls, glasses, stemware, cups, pots and pans, utensils, etc. after each guest has left, we encourage guests to wash kitchen items before using, even if items appear clean. Disinfectants and cleaning towels will be provided.

Please remember to bring face coverings, which are required in Humboldt County to enter stores, and hand sanitizer.

Parkside Cottage

Parkside Cottage

This craftsman-inspired cottage is in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Stewart Park and is only an easy ten-minute walk to the city center or to the Humboldt State University campus.

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Minutes from Humboldt State University and the Arcata Plaza, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

What are people saying?

Real reviews from real customers!
  • Parkside Cottage is a gem: beautifully decorated, thoughtfully equipped, and immaculately kept. Great privacy, quiet location in a charming neighborhood, and walking distance to Wildberry Market are additional attractive features. The owners are very organized, easy to communicate with, and super-helpful. What a comfortable home-away-from-home! A great place to stay to visit HSU, with lots of recreational acivities near-by: hiking, kayaking, bird-watching, beach-walking etc. Can't wait to come back!
  • The location was ideal for visiting the Redwoods Parks and the northern California coast. Additionally, the home is conveniently located close to restaurants, markets, shopping, and Humboldt State University. But what sets this home apart is the quality and tasteful remodel of this charming Craftsman style house. Fine furnishings and attention to detail abound. The kitchen is fully equipped to please chefs of all levels from the quality knives to the KitchenAid mixer. Lovely bay views from the dining room table make morning coffee a real pleasure. All this plus a gracious host puts this home at the top of the list....highly recommend.
  • We were so comfortable in this lovely bungalow that it felt like our home. It was our home base to hiking in the Redwoods and what a treat it was to return to after each day's adventure. The spa bathtub was a real treat after being outdoors all day. We plan to return to Arcata & look forward to staying in this bungalow again. We highly recommend this property.
  • The Parkside Cottage is in a great location - you can walk to the town square easily - but it's away from the noisy part of town in a quiet neighborhood. The proprietor is super friendly and helpful, and that can make all the difference when booking a vacation rental. The cottage itself is cozy (perfect for two people), nicely appointed, and spotless. We'll be back!