Parkside Cottage. Walk to Town Square and H.S.U. Great Location

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Charming Craftsman Style Cottage with no adjoining neighbors


Last updated: 11/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen-sized bed with Sterns and Foster mattress in the bedroom. Sofa bed with full size mattress in the living area (memory foam available upon request). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom including a tub with a shower faucet. Titled floor and tub surround. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Full Kitchen complete with a range, refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, dishware and utensils. Multipure water filter for drinking and cooking. Also included: Wireless Internet, flat screen high definition television, DVD/CD player, bed linens, towels & DVD movies. Bathroom features a tub/shower combination. Baby/Toddler Accommodations Available to guests for an additional charge are the following: Graco Pack n Play playpen, safety gate, high chair & a stroller....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    high definition flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes sofa bed, television and DVD/CD player. A selection of DVDs are available complimentary for our guests. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking for one vehicle. Safe neighborhood. Vehicles have never been vandalized or tampered with. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed WiFi with strong signal inside the cottage. Complimentary to our guests. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full sized kitchen, including a range, refrigerator and microwave. Fully equipped for preparing meals at home. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $145
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tourism Fee $1
  • Tax Rate 10%


For guests staying 3 to 4 nights, we are offering a discounted rate of $125.00 per night; 5 to 6 nights will be discounted to $115.00 per night; 7 nights and longer will be discounted to $110.00 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.

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Bicycling, Mushrooming, Beaches, Rivers, Mountains, Humboldt State University, Redwood Trees (tallest in the world), Jet Boat tours, Ocean & River Fishing


Manager info

About: We have lived in Arcata since 1978, which is a testament to how much we enjoy this area. Humboldt County is a unique area which includes mountains, rivers, lagoons, forests, beaches and of course the Pacific Ocean. Because of so much diversity, we are able to enjoy many different species of birds, wildlife, trees, fungi, etc. Christine enjoys visiting the Arcata Marsh, which attracts native birds as well as migrating birds. Jim enjoys hunting for highly prized edible mushrooms, which grow in abundance here. We both enjoy bicycle riding, especially going up into the community forests on our mountain bikes. Riding our road bikes to other communities is another favorite activity. Preparing tasty meals is a passion for us and fortunately we have access to an abundance of fresh ingredients, especially when the farmer’s market on the Plaza is happening.

Why Arcata:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy staying in a comfortable cottage in a desirable neighborhood. Because of the park, which is only a short distance away, we live on a dead end street, so consequently there is no traffic noise.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Charming Craftsman Style Cottage with no adjoining neighbors

    Charming Craftsman Style Cottage with no adjoining neighbors

  • Kitchen and dining area.  Bright and sunny.

    Kitchen and dining area. Bright and sunny.

  • Sleep in absolute comfort on the Sterns and Foster mattress.

    Sleep in absolute comfort on the Sterns and Foster mattress.

  • View to the south from cottage deck

    View to the south from cottage deck

  • Stairway to private deck and Parkside Cottage entry

    Stairway to private deck and Parkside Cottage entry

  • Sofa bed in living area which now has a memory foam pad on top of the mattress.

    Sofa bed in living area which now has a memory foam pad on top of the mattress.

  • Enjoy morning coffee or an evening libation on the sunny private deck

    Enjoy morning coffee or an evening libation on the sunny private deck

  • Stewart School Park, Parkside Cottage is to the right of the blue residence

    Stewart School Park, Parkside Cottage is to the right of the blue residence

VRBO #68502

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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