Close to Arcata Plaza - Comfortable Two Bdrm House


Entire residential home hosted by Paul

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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This two bedroom home is 4 blocks from the Arcata plaza and within walking distance to everything you may need.

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The house is a "No Shoe" house. Please request to stay only if you are willing to comply with this. You may want to bring slippers and/or easy on-off shoes.

The house was built in 1945. Downstairs is the living room, dining room, kitchen, full bathroom and laundry room. The two bedrooms are upstairs. There are fir wood floors throughout the house.

The beds have down alternative comforters and both feather pillows and non-feather pillows.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything that you may need including microwave, tea kettle, toaster, blender, and coffee grinder, as well as filtered drinking water. If you need anything else please just ask, we are a phone call away and right next door.

In the living room there is a large screen television that you may use for Netflix and Hulu that we provide. Amazon Prime may also be accessed. The only broadcast television available are the five PBS (Public Broadcasting System) stations. There is a Blu-ray DVD player. There is a small amplified speaker set in the dining room that you may use with a MP3 player or a cell phone.

The larger bedroom has a TV that is set up to view DVDs only.

This house may work well for people who are sensitive to dust, mold, smoke, and pet dander.

The back patio is semi-private in that there is a studio in the back that we use, however we will not disturb your privacy when you are in the patio. The studio has an alternate entrance. The vegetable garden, barbecue and patio furniture are available for your use.

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Arcata, California, United States

The house is within five blocks from the Arcata Plaza, the Northcoast Arcata Coop, Safeway, and CVS Pharmacy. We are right next to a small market and one block from the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. We are within close range of several eating/drinking establishments on the plaza and several others even closer. Humboldt State University (HSU), is less than two miles away. Everything you may need is within walking distance. There are two bus stops within a 3 minute walk.

The Finnish Hot Tubs and Saunas is two blocks away and they serve a variety of teas and coffee. It is a cozy place to spend the evening reading the newspapers, magazines and you may even have the chance to hear some live music. It is one of the best places anywhere to take a hot tub or a sauna.

Arcata has a great Farmer's Market on the plaza with live music every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On the 2nd Friday of every month is Arts Arcata from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the businesses on and off the Plaza keep their doors open to display the artwork of local artists. Many of the stores serve refreshments and there is often live music playing in some of the stores.

On the first Saturday of the month is Arts Alive which is Eureka's monthly evening to display local artist's works. It takes place in Old Town Eureka from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Many stores serve refreshments and often there is some live street music happening.

Arcata has it's own community forest about 20 minutes away on foot, and the ocean is 10 minutes away by car. The Humboldt Bay is a 10 minute walk away through the Arcata Marsh/Bird Sanctuary.

There are some wonderful beaches up in the Westhaven/Trinidad areas about 15-20 minutes north of Arcata. They include Moonstone Beach, Baker Beach, Trinidad State Beach, College Cove, and Agate Beach which is in Patrick's Point State Park. Further north is Big Lagoon County Park, Dry Lagoon, Stone Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon.

Eureka is 6 miles south and has a wonderful waterfront area and a thriving old town.

Hosted by Paul

Joined in August 2015
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I have lived in Arcata for 28 years. I am very involved in the community. I have 3 grown sons. When I travel, I like to meet the locals. I travel to Europe annually to Spain to visit my son and his family and cousins in France.


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During your stay

Regarding check-in times: The host will be checking you in at a prearranged and agreed to arrival time to show you around and give you the key code. You may check-in as early as 3:00 p.m. Please notify us as soon as you know within at least 24 hours of your arrival what time you want to check-in and choose a time you are pretty sure you will be able to make. We will be taking time out of our regular daily schedule to meet you. If you are going to be more than 1/2 hour late from the agreed to check-in time please message us so that we will know when we can expect you in case we need to reschedule our time. If necessary please keep us updated along the way. We understand that sometimes delays may occur but it is important to keep the host updated.

We live next door and someone will be available either by phone or in person to assist you with anything you may need. We have intended to stock the house well but if you need to borrow something please give a call. We are happy to share information about the area if you are in need of advice. We also may be available to give you a private tour if you are interested. Please feel free to call us anytime.

The house and patio are in close proximity to the hosts and other neighbors. Quiet time in the patio begins at 10:00 p.m. Low noise level conversation should be okay if you remain conscious that people may be sleeping nearby.

We want to give guests space but we are open to any interaction that you may want. We enjoy meeting new people.

If you are flying into the local airport we may be available to pick you up and/or drop you off. Please inquire if you need this service.
Regarding check-in times: The host will be checking you in at a prearranged and agreed to arrival time to show you around and give you the key code. You may check-in as early as…

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £216

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