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.
Cute cottage, very close to the University, and downtown Arcata. Very comfortable, clean and warm, airy and bright space. Lovely and artsy. The garden area is very pleasant and beautiful as well. The hosts take great care and pride in their place. Host Amy greeted us on arrival and gave us a thorough orientation, and we felt very welcomed. As well, many of amenities we could wish for were provided - such as soap/shampoo, and breakfast items, coffee. I felt like we were staying at a friends home. They also gave us great directions, so finding it, and parking were super easy. It also felt private so we could come and go as we pleased without disturbing anyone. A wonderful place to stay.
The Black Cat Alley Hideaway was comfortable & welcoming after a long drive up to Arcata. Best part - there was food & drink in the fridge for a nice breakfast, and we were located right next to Humboldt State University & the sweet town of Arcata. Recommended.
Bob and Amy were very communicative and we arrived at a well kept studio. The place was clean, cozy and the fridge was even stocked with bread, eggs and beer! I would definitely recommend the Doran's place for those of you traveling through Arcata.
The Black Cat Alley Hideaway was absolutely perfect for my week-long stay in Arcata. It was less than 10 minutes of walking to downtown, 3 minutes from Humboldt State University, and like 5 minutes from the forest. The studio was very nice and clean and comfortable. Amy and Bob were excellent hosts and shared a lot of good information about the area with me. I would definitely stay here again, I was extremely happy with the whole stay.
Awesome place for a home away from home. We enjoyed our stay and the place was perfect for our small family. Highly recommend Bob and Amy as they are wonderful host. They made us feel very welcome.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Amy and Bob's place! The hospitality was superb and the decor made our stay a real experience, with fun things to look at all over. We hope to return someday!
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!
Bob was a great guest and welcome anytime.