Master Bedroom (private.)Sitting area, with french doors to back deck!
Private Master Bedroom in Downtown Victorian House
Private Master Bedroom in Downtown Victorian House

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Enjoy this private master bedroom, with access to all shared spaces in this extraordinary Victorian House in the heart of downtown Arcata. Walk to the town's finest restaurants, health food stores, and the famous Saturday farmers market. Also, neighbors a beautiful marshland with world renowned bird watching. A short 10-minute drive to breathtaking beaches and giant redwood forests! Perfect for couples or solo travelers looking for a rejuvenating stay, walking distance to downtown!

The space

This beautiful craftsman Victorian home boasts with skylights and french doors opening to an east facing patio downstairs, and private east facing deck off of the master bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped, including coffee grinder/french press and vitamix. The kitchen, breakfast bar, living area, dining area, and downstairs bathroom are all on the first story. Located upstairs is the master bedroom, a second private bedroom, the linen closet with fresh towels, and a shared bathroom. In your bedroom you will find an essential oil diffuser with french lavender oil, as well as soothing salt crystal lamps next to the bedside. Water filtration systems are attached to the kitchen sink for drinking, and the upstairs shower for bathing.

Guest access

Included in this rental is the private master bedroom and attached east facing balcony. The other areas of the house are considered community areas and are "shared spaces" with other guests, (if the second bedroom is occupied.) These "shared spaces" include both full bathrooms, the kitchen, and living areas :)

Interaction with guests

Communication is available through initial e-mail and then by phone :)

A self-check-in lockbox (supplying a house key) is located by the front door, a code will be provided to registered guests for ease and flexibility of checking-in.

Other things to note


Meet Shalimar. She is your live-in hostess, who lives on the property, and keeps the space in top-notch order. Shalamar is present to make sure all of your needs are met. Shalamar resides in a private room off of the main living area, and shares use of the kitchen and downstairs facilities. She is more than happy to offer guests privacy and is also available by phone 24/7.

Shalimar's Air BnB Profile:
(so ya can get to know her a bit beforehand, and also please feel free to offer her a hostessing review here, if you'd like!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 26
Security Deposit: 130
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Sorry, there is a strict no unregistered guest policy.
- Please have common courtesy for our neighbors, other visitors (if the house is occupied by multiple private parties. (Quiet hours are between 10:00pm and 7:00am.))
- Check out 11am. Check in after 3pm--some flexibility possible depending on other bookings.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
August 2017
Great spot and nice place to stay.

Gary User Profile
July 2017
Close to town, close to the 101. Gretchen gave us great tips about the local area and was very nice and welcoming. The house had everything we needed and we are happy we stayed there.

Laura User Profile
July 2017
Thank you for a restful and enjoyable evening in your beautiful home. There was plenty of privacy and we felt welcomed. The home is well decorated and looked recently updated. Walking distance to the square.

Evelyn User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed this beautiful home. It had very good energy and we were able to make breakfast in the morning and use their stove and refrigerator. It was a short walk to downtown where we enjoyed a nice meal. We would stay again!

Matthew User Profile
July 2017
Place was perfect! I was so glad I stayed in this home. It was close to the redwoods, the beach and really good food/drink spots. The farmers market was amazing as well. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend this place.

Dan User Profile
July 2017
Everything at the house was thought out and reached a next level of comfortable. It's a house with some quirks but they are small and easily smoothed over with labels/directions. There were some ants but they're the really tiny slow ones.

Karin User ProfileKarin is a superhost.
July 2017
Outstanding! This is a jewel in the Arcata area with it's beautiful, cozy, impeccably cleaned , small Victorian home set up to accommodate 2 sets of guests with the two lovely 2 bedrooms. The bedrooms have quality furniture, bedding...the most comfortable bed ever!, and such thoughtful attention to comfort with the essential oil diffuser , salt lamp, and lovely old time ceiling fan that keeps the air circulating. The option for fresh air with a window and french doors to a sweet tiny porch is a huge plus. The bathroom room next to the upstairs bedrooms is exquisite, the old fashioned hardware, tiles, the thick soft abundance of towels and high quality Dr. Bronners peppermint pump soap made it one of favorite bathrooms of all time. There is also a lovely bathroom on the first floor where the open kitchen, living and dining room are. Warm, gracious, helper on site, Shalamar, if you need anything! Highest recommendations and I would definitely return.

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Arcata, California, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Gretchen User Profile

Hello! I am excited to be hosting this beautiful downtown Arcata home! I'm really looking forward to presenting the space in a way where it can be both rented completely as a private unit and as a "shared space" with private sleeping corridors. Community is so important to me and my family! It is my hope that offering the house to multiple parties with the utilization of "shared communal spaces'' will promote laughter and connection. It is my pleasure to provide a comfortable place for people to gather. I feel like I am doing a great job when my guests can truly unwind and relaaaax.

In my time off I enjoy spending time in nature, and gardening. Two of my greatest passions are yoga and dance! And I love spending time with loved ones, listening to live music and laughter!

Here's to peace and serenity and the wonderful feeling that all your needs are met.

Happy Trails to You!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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