We have an Airbnb listing in Arcata ca. It is the Black Cat Alley Hideaway. Bob is an arts and entertainment writer for a local alt. weekly. I teach art in the schools and am a painter.
This was a great spot in a great location. Our hosts were great and provided us with a wealth of information about the house and the area. The house is cute and only about 5-10 minute walk to the center of town where everything is located. It is a two-minute walk to the University (Humboldt State University-HSU) and the area is great. The hosts are very accommodating and I will definitely stay there again.
Bob and Amy were wonderful to work with. I booked their Hideaway at the last minute and they were able to accommodate me with no problem. Amy was even waiting to show me in- outside in the rain!
The place was wonderful; comfortable bed great kitchen and bathroom and everything you could need for a stay in (email hidden) addition to the record player they had an amazing book collection to peruse, I'll definitely be booking with them again!
Amy and Bob's Black cat alleyway is amazing. My girlfriend and I went up for a quick weekend out of the city and had a great time. Incredibly homey/private/fun place. We watched a movie the first night and played records the second while cooking dinner. Close to everything in Arcata. I have a feeling we will be back to Black Cat Alleyway in the future.
Bob and Amy are great! Their place is adorable and super clean. They're responsive and very helpful when it comes to finding their place and making sure their guests have all their contact information and are comfortable. And they're close to a really cute downtown area... Definitely recommend this spot!
Great location - close to College, Downtown, and the Redwood forest.
Amy was there when we arrived and very helpful.
We played records all night.
Bob and Amy were great hosts for our week dtay in Arcata. The studio was comfortable, cozy, and the record player was key for our morning coffee. They left goodies in the kitchen for us and felt right at home. When we return we will stay again at this spot!
We had a wonderful stay here. Amy welcomed us when we arrived and showed us around and she'd left us some champagne and chocolate to wish us congratulations as we were on our honeymoon which was lovely of her. She gave us recommendations for dinner which were excellent too. The hideaway was perfect - the bed was really comfortable and the shower hot. There were loads of records there and a record player which we loved and a variety of films to watch too if we had wanted. It was cozy and comfy and we really wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks Amy and Bob!
Bob and Amanda were wonderful hosts! We were arriving after a long drive and got in much later than we would have liked -- they were totally friendly, understanding, and welcoming about the whole thing. The cottage is charming and very comfortable and quiet, and Bob and Amanda gave us a great restaurant recommendation and left us eggs and coffee for breakfast. Highly recommend and will return next time we're in the area!
We had a really great stay at Amy & Bob's. The place was incredibly comfortable and we loved the record player! We had a nice chat with Amy on arrival and she gave us a good suggestion for dinner. Were sad to go after just one night.
Black Cat Alley Hideaway was a great weekend getaway for us. It's very clean and well stocked. The towels are fluffy and there's lots of them. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a simple breakfast - including the eggs! The bed is very comfortable. It's quiet and private, and a short walk to the main square. We loved the record player and the eclectic choice of vinyl to play. Bob and Amy are very friendly and helpful. It's very cozy, very comfortable, and very affordable!
Bob was a great guest and welcome anytime.