Arcata Vacation Rentals

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With Humboldt Bay on one side and pristine Redwood forest on the other, Arcata California is a truly unique and beautiful vacation destination. Everything is within walking distance in this small town including many boutique shops and restaurants catering to Humboldt State University (HSU).

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the renowned Arcata Marsh wetlands as well as the Hike-Bike-Horse trails of Redwood Park. Nightlife includes many big name entertainment acts presented by HSU Center Arts as well as a vibrant downtown with venues such as the historic Arcata Theater Lounge. Special events such as the worlds first and only Kinetic Sculpture Race, the North Country Fair, and the weekly Arcata Farmer’s Market, all taking place downtown on the Arcata Plaza.

For mountain bikers Arcata offers well-maintained accessible trails throughout the community forest (trail map). For more ambitious cyclists the trail now extends deep into the redwood forests of the surrounding hillsides thanks to the Samuels Conservation Easment.

The Arcata Marsh is known for it’s natural beauty and extensive bird and wildlife habitat. It is also known for its leading example of environmentally friendly wastewater treatment facility. After decades of wetlands restoration the marsh is now the home to over 300 species of birds, and wildlife including River Otters, Pacific Tree Frogs, Gray Foxes, Bobcats, Red-legged Frogs, and Rough-skinned Newts. Learn more about the marsh here.

Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure in the redwoods or to enjoy a locally brewed beer and catch a show, Arcata CA has much to offer. Arcata Vacation Rentals are available for all group sizes and budgets.

When planning a Redwood Forest Vacation, Arcata is a town you will definitely not want to miss!

Plaza Casita in Downtown

Enjoy this recently refinished 3 bedroom home in Arcata’s Sunny Brae neighborhood, located about 1.5 miles southeast of the Arcata Plaza, and easy walking distance to markets, two neighborhood restaurants, and a local coffee house. Sunny Brae Getaway was newly refinished as a vacation home in mid 2019. It offers a fresh and modern aesthetic, a large back deck with hot tub, spacious kitchen and living spaces and very quiet and comfortable feel.  The living area offers comfortable seating, vaulted ceilings and opens to the dining area and kitchen.

Holly Yashi Hideaway in the Creamery District!

Relax and Enjoy the Redwood Coast at the Holly Yashi Hideaway. This beautiful, loft-style 2 bedroom home is perfectly located; walking distance to downtown Arcata and next door to Arcata’s own world renowned ‘Holly Yashi’ Jewelers. Completely remodeled in March 2018, this accommodation leaves little to be desired. With a fresh, open and inviting aesthetic this home is the perfect accommodation to retire to after a Redwood Coast excursion. Perfect for your Arcata Retreat!

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Manila Cove Majesty – Sweeping Views of the Humboldt Bay

Manila Cove Majesty is a spacious, contemporary custom 3 bedroom 3 & 1/2 bath home with panoramic views over the Humboldt Bay and the foothills of the Trinity Alps sprinkled with city lights across the bay in the background. Sleeps 6! A cedar fence encloses the property with 100 yards of bay shoreline.

Additional Vacation Rentals in Arcata Include:

Fickle Hill Open Studio 

Downtown Digs – New, Slick & 1 dog allowed, Sauna, Bikes, Ping Pong

Magic Garden Home – Beautiful yard and Japanese Soaking Tub

University Townhouse – Next to Campus with nice deck

Willow Suite  – New & Central Location

Alder Flat – New & Central Location

Upscale Exclusive – Beautiful Yard with Deck, Redwoods, and Forest

Pristine Arcata Studio – in fun Sunnybrae

Redwood Roost – Right next to the Community Forest

Downtown Loft – Sauna, Ping Pong, Bikes

Downtown Drift – Sauna, Ping Pong, Bikes

Plaza Casita – Fresh, New & in Downtown Arcata

North Plaza Loft – Brand New & Downtown

South Plaza Loft – Brand New in Downtown

Lincoln House – 3 bdrms & near HSU

Manila Cove Majesty – 3 bdrms, private, beautiful Bay Views & Walk to Beaches

Yashi Stay in the Creamery District – clearly Holly Yashi style

Little Blue House – 2 Bedrooms, Cute

Cozy Coastal Cottage – Walk to the Beach

Upscale Serene Redwood Retreat – Private and Inviting

Park Avenue Guest House – Beautiful inside and out, Deck, Arcata Forest

4 Bedroom Estate – Your own Tennis court, Spacious Deck, Sprawling Yard & Outdoor Kitchen

Classy Craftsman – 3 bdrm, Sauna, Hot Tub, Downtown & HSU

Hillside Home – Beautiful mid-century style, Deck, Forest

Sunny Cottage in Blue Lake – Walk to River, Brewery, & Logger Bar

Baxter’s Bayview Suite – Sweeping Bayviews, Shared Garden & Patio

Villa Retreat – New, Fenced Yard, Deck, in Town

Sunny Brae Getaway- with Hot Tub, BBQ & Fenced Yard