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Old Purple Thumb Works

Entire guest suite hosted by Steven
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Enjoy a peaceful stay in our quiet, earthy community between the bay and the sea, in an creative, artistic space. 10 minute walk to beach. No TV (who needs it?) You must either have a COMPLETE PROFILE on Airbnb, or several reviews, preferably both. If neither, your booking will be declined.

This apartment shares a NON-soundproof wall with my art studio, where I work full time Monday through Friday. Weekend stays are best, but weekdays will work too if you can be very quiet.

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1 queen bed

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
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Hair dryer
Iron
Security cameras on property

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 124 reviews

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Arcata, California, United States

Manila is an unincorporated community with a mixed socioeconomic population in Humboldt County. It has hidden gems, and some not-so-hidden messy areas. There are no services at all, no stores, no gas, no laundry, nothing. But the beach and dunes are an easy walk away, less than ten minutes, and there is a near-by park with a disc golf course and access to Humboldt Bay.
Manila is an unincorporated community with a mixed socioeconomic population in Humboldt County. It has hidden gems, and some not-so-hidden messy areas. There are no services at all, no stores, no gas, no laun…

Hosted by Steven

Joined in October 2012
  • 124 Reviews
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I'm an artist and Old Purple Thumb Works is my studio & workshop as well as my largest art project; it is and always will be a work in progress. My studio, while mostly an art rubber stamp workshop and mail-order house (Meer Image), is also set up to accommodate whatever type of art I feel inspired to create, including hand drawn animated films, life drawings, photography, pyrography and inventions to aid is the creation of all these things. The kitchen doubles as a home brewery. I like whiskey and have pondered the idea of distillation, but decided to stick to brewing because it can't kill you. My new life motto is "P2p" which stands for "pencil (or pen) to paper". It is a reminder that when gadgets and the internet start to suck your creativity, it's time to put pencil to paper - doodle, draw or write - just put the gadget down for a while. My wife Carol and I live very nearby on Humboldt bay with our two cats, Euro and Sirus. We like hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching and having bonfires big enough to see from space.
I'm an artist and Old Purple Thumb Works is my studio & workshop as well as my largest art project; it is and always will be a work in progress. My studio, while mostly an art rubb…
During your stay
Whenever possible, we like to personally greet our guests and show them around the place. I love to show people my art studio, so if you are interested please ask about that. We welcome interaction and want to be helpful; we also understand your need to be left alone sometimes.
Whenever possible, we like to personally greet our guests and show them around the place. I love to show people my art studio, so if you are interested please ask about that. We…
Steven is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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