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

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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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Bayview Heights Bungalow

This freshly remodeled Craftsman-inspired 2-bedroom, 2-bath house is located on a hill overlooking Humboldt Bay and is only a 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.

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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!