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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.
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Bob and Amy's space could not have been more perfect. The locale, the neighborhood, the easy driving to downtown, and beyond to Eureka. The house and yard are so intricately appointed that you know an artist's hands have been lovingly everywhere. I was lucky enough to grab a couple days in the Black Cat Alley Hideaway, and if you're lucky, they'll be able to accommodate you too. The yard, and all its details and chachkies, is worth the price of admission!
We arrived much later than we had promised after underestimating the time it would take to get there from Berkeley. Bob and Amy were stayed up and waited for us and met us with cheerful and warm hospitality. Amy showed the house and suggested good places to eat and to visit, which was quite helpful.
Very gracious and friendly hosts.
I spent 3-nights in Arcata with my wife and 2 year old son. We used Black Cat Alley Hideaway as a home base for the Redwoods and surrounding area. I was extremely pleased with the location, amenities and cleanliness of the property. Amy and Bob were extremely helpful and made our stay very special. The property is a lot larger than the pictures shown online. Amy and Bob provided eggs, English muffins and coffee. They also provided books and maps of the city and surrounding area. The kitchen is fully stocked if you choose to do your cooking at home, but also close enough to Arcata if you want to eat out. I traveled with my bike and was able to ride into the town square in a matter of minutes. I would definitely recommend Black Cat Alley Hideaway to anyone who plans to visit the area. I look forward to visiting again soon and would absolutely stay with Amy and Bob again.
Room was great! Lots of art on the walls painted by the host gives the place a very cool homey feel. The hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Amy is such a great host. The little cottage even feels bigger than the pictures show. Every detail was thoughtfully considered. Its very clean and comfortable. Their home is located in a great part of town, too! I'll definitely stay again. Thanks, Amy and Bob, for your hospitality!
Thanks, Bob for the great hospitality again; it was great spending a very special birthday and new years there this time. Kara
Bob and Amy were genuinely nice and great hosts. They helped us get settled and then gave us privacy. The room was wonderful and clean, with everything we needed. The refrigerator was stocked with english muffins, Pellegrino, and coffee beans-- a really thoughtful touch. We would highly recommend Bob and Amy's place to anyone, and we hope to stay with them again soon.
Great time once again! Thanks for the hospitality!
Bob and Amy are lovely, they were a big help with recommendations on where to eat, drink and shop. Amy met us and told us all about the apartment, it is really well furnished with everything you could need, lovely and clean. She also provided some food for our breakfast which was a huge help. Thanks Bob and Amy!
My husband and I had a lovely stay. Amy gave us a very warm welcome. She very attentively noticed us driving around the block a bit lost and guided us to the right entrance. Amy then showed us around and informed us of good places to eat in town. Everything we needed was provided, the kitchen was well stocked! We loved listening to records when we returned in the evening. Thank you Amy & Bob for your hospitality.
Bob was a great guest and welcome anytime.