The "perfect little place to stay in Arcata" is now an award-winning place to stay as well...
Recently the Historic Design and Review Commission of our fair city, gave us a design award for our storybook style home, noting the "...outstanding level of craftsmanship and artful detailing..."
As longtime design/builders of handcrafted homes,we are grateful and happy about the recognition. And we're glad to be able to share our place with guests who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary.
What guests will find, attached to the larger home:
A new, friendly, private apartment, with its own brick-walled, terrace entry, 1 separate bedroom, 1 bath, an open kitchen-living area.(...in other words,cozy,but not a studio) Completely furnished ...you'll discover an easy place to stay and enjoy feeling 'like a local' in Arcata. It's so charming, you could call it a "pied-`a-terre"...French for 'foot on the ground' or a lodging for a short time.
Just a few blocks walk to the HSU university campus or the village plaza. Arcata is filled with cafes, artful shops, theaters, interesting, above-average groceries/delis,bakeries and a farmer's market. The famous Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Refuge and the Arcata Redwood Community Forest are just minutes from the apt.
Easy day-trip driving or biking distances to the redwoods, rivers, and scenic coast.
Fully equipped kitchen, w/dishwasher, gas oven/stove and microwave.
Plush queen bed, 2 twin sofa beds, slate-tiled shower, all linens and towels provided.
Wi-Fi, flat screen tv/dvd, and a selection of movies, books and games.
Pick up some locally-made Cypress Grove chevre and fresh-baked bread from one of the nearby bakeries. Make a salad with greens from the kitchen garden.
Have a glass of wine in the private, brick-walled garden terrace and pretend you are in Paris.
Offer a toast to your good fortune in choosing a place that's a lucky find.
No smoking indoors.
Sorry, we aren't able to accommodate pets.
We don't charge any extra cleaning fees, but do appreciate that guests have cleaned the kitchen and dishes etc. used, as well as removed any food items before they checked out of the apt. Garbage removal and recycling is easily accomplished, containers provided.
Information about the apt. and general housekeeping as well as local info. is in a folder on kitchen counter.
Beautiful place, and very convenient to campus. The host is proactive with e-mail contact, and very responsive to questions.
Christine, pulled in right after us and showed us where the lovely apartment was. She was lovely. Made us feel right at home. The apartment is in a good location. You can walk to many things. The street was quiet and even though Christine warned us about the loud trash collection, we didn't find it to be that loud. All in all, it was a very nice stay. We couldn't have asked for better.
Enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage. Our hosts were most accommodating. Very close to HSU campus.
The host possessed an inviting, warm, and welcoming spirit. They were accommodating, attentive, and friendly. Their interest at making the guest feel comfortable is clearly demonstrated. For instance, the cottage was extremely clean, plenty of clean towels were available, and the bed was very comfortable (to mention a few things important to me). I most appreciated the proximity (walking distance) to HSU, Downtown, and the HealthSport gym. The peacefulness allowed me opportunity to relax and take a much needed break. My stay was better than my hotel experiences in the area and having access to a kitchen was a huge bonus. Worth mentioning, the neighbors I saw were very friendly, the neighborhood felt safe, and my friends had no trouble locating the property. Overall, I felt at home and safe in my environment and the space was great for entertaining friends. As far as I’m concern, this will be my location of choice anytime I’m in town.
Christine was a great host. She left a hand-written note welcoming us to her downstairs unit. She also left for us some bagels, fruits and even a bottle of white wine in the fridge. The house is located on a quiet street within walking distance to HSU and downtown Arcata. It was three of us staying there: my wife, my 17 year old daughter and myself and the place was a perfect size for our family. Highly recommended.
Communication with Christine was so easy. We arrived late and Christine reached out to make sure the apartment would be accessible and were also happy to find some fun treats for our stay upon arrival. The house is incredibly charming from the outside and the apartment was very comfortable and cozy, with all the details we could ask for. There is a great info book on the apartment as well as plenty of magazines on the area. Christine and Gene were so welcoming and friendly, we really enjoyed spending some time chatting with them. We will definitely be back the next time we visit the area. Thank you!
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My husband,Gene, and I are longtime partners in designing and building homes on the north coast. We met as students at Humboldt State University and stayed to make this community our home, raising our family here.
Some things we love to do: Gene is crazy about kitesurfing, hunting for mushrooms,keeping our kitchen garden and little fruit orchard growing (do you need any lettuce? ...how about a nice apple?) ... we both enjoy making dinner with friends (-the less-planned-ahead the better),picking blackberries and huckleberries, picnics at the beach, mountaintop sleeping out for the meteor showers,sunset happy hours, canoeing,reading, going to plays, movies, live music,travel, any time with our grown kids and the World's 3 Most-Perfect grandsons. =^ )