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Private garden, bathhouse luxury!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment


About the property

Private apartment with deluxe bath - a perfect base for Northcoast adventures!

This is a pretty and private garden apartment, which comfortably accommodates one or two people. The space has a lovely tile bathroom, with a soaking tub and a double shower built for sharing. Inside you have a well equipped kitchenette, which tidies away behind closed doors, or you can barbeque outside in the garden patio area. This studio comprises part of a larger high end residence, but is fully self contained with it's own private entrance and a designated parking space.

Bayside is a sweet Arcata neighborhood with a semi-rural feel, just two miles from the very center of Arcata and Humboldt State University, and seven from downtown Eureka.

The property has panoramic views over Humboldt Bay and marsh areas that are part of the Pacific flyway for many kinds of migratory birds. Depending on the season, the sound of cows in the fields is complemented by the sounds of thousands of wild geese coming and going; frogs chorusing; coyotes yipping.

There is a delightful coffee house at the corner, or head into Arcata or Eureka to find a nice range of local restaurants. The closest supermarket is a mile away, but venture a mile further to find two remarkably well stocked natural foods supermarkets in downtown Arcata. Alternatively, stock up at one of the many local farmers markets - especially Saturdays on the Arcata Plaza - which offer great local produce and fun people watching. We also have an organic community farm with farm stand about a 1/4 mile down the road.

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Bella Holmes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Bella Holmes

I grew up in Brisbane, Australia, but have been based in Humboldt County, California, for most of the last twenty plus years.

I first left Australia as a 17 year old exchange student to Mexico for a year, and have since traveled quite a bit. One way or another, that first overseas adventure played a big part in me spending most of my adult life on the other side of the world from where I started.

My husband, Don, is originally from Florida, but has been in Humboldt County since the early 1970s. He's a general building contractor by trade, but these days we mostly work together on our collection of rental properties. We love remodeling and fixing places up and we have a lot of fun creating sweet places for people to live and stay. Most of our rentals are regular longer term tenancies, but we are considering opening a hostel/guesthouse in Arcata, so we are excited to be offering short stay options as well as a fun way to transition toward providing more traveler and visitor accommodations.

We have two girls who are 11 and 13, and a flock of backyard chickens. We are also in the process of setting up a big veggie garden and planting more fruit trees. We love to cook together, drink a little red wine, mountain bike in the forest, and run away to the beach or the mountains when we can wrestle our various projects into submission. It's a good life and a lovely place to live (and visit!).

Bella Holmes purchased this apartment in 2003


Jacoby Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Two person tile shower designed for sharing!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews
Gaithersburg, MD

Well planned, neat and tidy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just checked out of this property after a 9 day stay. Bella, the landlady, is very nice and helpful. Excellent use of room space has been made with two deep closets (one of which has all you need by way of a small kitchen), a comfortable window seat plus a small dining table. The bed is comfortable. The bathroom is neat, well-lighted and spacious. The neighborhood is quiet and there is a scenic view from the backyard plus a very nice porch up front.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would come back

  • 5 of 5

Great Place, good location, quiet, it has everything that you need. thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had just come from a 1700 sq.ft. vacation rental and thought- oh boy, this is too small- bed, small table inside, kitchen in a closet…but as we unpacked and got settled, it really felt comfy & cozy. The patio was nice too. We really enjoyed the ambiance of the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

This was one very pretty place with lovely touches inside. Bella, the hostess was very nice and helpful with any questions. There was a nice kitchen area with many cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc. The bathroom was so very nice with a big soaking tub, two head shower. Wish I'd had more time and some bubble bath. I would have used that big, beautiful tub. Everything was top-notch. Even had my own private patio and barbecue right outside the lovely door in the picture. Bed was big and very comfortable.

My only complaint - and not many people would even mention this - I am a news junkie and there was no t.v. Oh, lord!! I would bring a radio so that you could have music. Or in my case, news!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turlock, CA

A wonderful spot for a get-away!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a tranquil getaway, this place is the perfect spot. It is a little Bayside oasis! We had the privilege of staying 4 nights at the Bella House. We highly recommend this spot to any couple!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very cozy! Loved that it was so close to a great coffee shop for breakfast. And very smooth check-in and communication with the host.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Arcata Plaza
Car: recommended

If you're up for an adventure, you can hike and mountain bike to your heart's content along miles of trails in the the Arcata community forest (2350 acres) or stay on flatter ground in the Arcata Bottoms and along the Hammond Trail.

A little further afield, explore majestic old growth redwood forests and beautiful seascapes among the many stunning National and State Parks that Humboldt and Del Norte counties have on offer.

Enjoy the temperate coastal weather or head a little inland for some serious sun and great river swimming. In fact, there are a terrific range of scenic rivers to be found in all directions, offering swimming, rafting and paddling opportunities for all skill levels.

Twenty minutes north is the picturesque fishing village of Trinidad with beautiful rocky coves and beaches to explore plus regular sightings of seals, sea lions and whales (in season). Kayak the myriad lagoons and sloughs in the area to get up close and personal with birds, otters and elk.

For a more cosmopolitan adventure, Eureka and Ferndale are brimming with gorgeous Victorian architecture; enjoy the evening Art walks held monthly in a range of local towns; or check out the local theatre, music and other performing arts offerings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35

Please note that this property is entirely Tobacco free. We are also unable to accommodate pets. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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