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Jim Gurman


Parkside Cottage VRBO Listing

Arcata, CA

Arcata is located on Humboldt Bay just 7 miles north of Eureka, 10 minutes to beaches, and less than an hour’ 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 un-crowded 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).

The Owners

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.