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.
Wonderful, beautiful place hosted by kind, communicative people. Truly, I couldn't have hoped for a better experience.
It is difficult to imagine a more perfect place than the one Christine has created! The apartment is gorgeous, the location is within walking distance to downtown and HSU and the hosts are gracious and kind. We wish we could have stayed longer. It is Perfect. Honestly. :)
My boyfriend and I decided to spend Valentines weekend in Humboldt County, checking out Arcata/Eugene and hiking in the Jedidiah Smith Redwoods. Christine's place was amazing. It was cute, comfortable, and we felt right at home. I was very thankful for the bagels and fruit in the morning before our hike. Christine also left us a bottle of wine that we enjoyed over a few rounds of Boggle before bed. Would definitely stay here again! Thank you Christine!
Christine's place was a delight to stay at. We loved the design of the place. It was clean and charming. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. The location was conveniently located walking distance from town and the community forest. There was an ample selection of books, DVDs, and information about local hikes and attractions. Coffee, snacks, and wine waiting for us upon arrival. Christine was a friendly and gracious host.
A great stay! Quaint, clean, and extremely quite. We stayed two nights and enjoyed being very close to everything. Walking distance to Humboldt State University and hiking trails. Perfect.
The previous reviews were right. Christine's place was indeed perfect for the three of us. It has a lot of charm, is spotless, quiet and we made good use of the kitchen. Thanks again!
My husband and I had a quick but very nice stay in Christine's "Perfect Place". It was just exactly what we were looking for and more. When we arrived we found a basket with a bottle of wine and fresh apples from Christine's garden. Yumm! The little apartment is just the right size with a very well appointed kitchen and a perfectly cozy bed. The last night we were there, we found the most wonderful brownies waiting for us hanging from a basket by our door when we came home from dinner. Double Yumm!!
Also the location can't be beat. We were able to walk everywhere we needed to go in town. I can't wait to go back to visit our daughter and we will not hesitate to call on Christine and ask to stay here again.
We had a delightful time and felt quite pampered in such a beautiful home! The craftsmanship was beautiful and the Callahan's hospitality was very heartfelt. We will definitely stay again when we are in the area!
Thank you for a lovely stay. The bed was particularly comfy!
Everything about our first AirBnB experience was wonderful in every regard!! Christine and Gene were so nice, we wish that we were neighbors. The coffee, wine, & apples (from their own trees) they left for us were wonderful and very much appreciated:) Plus, Christine made us snicker-doodle muffins! YUM!
The space was great. Plenty of room. The kitchen had all the tools, pots, and pans you need if you wanted to take advantage of the Sat farmers mkt and cook your own meal. The bed was super comfortable. Don't know how to add more, other that to emphasize that everything was awesome and we can't wait to go back and stay longer!
We stayed in Christine's adorable, quaint, and very clean cottage guest house. The place was full of charm and beauty, nearby HSU but also a close walk to the plaza. All of us at one point lived in Arcata, and it was so special coming back for a friend's wedding and staying in such a nice place. THANKS to Christine, who is a wonderful host and very accommodating!!