Route 101 is the longest highway in the California, and Eureka, an old gold mining town is on its route towards the ancient Redwood forests in Humboldt county. Eureka is popular for both this reason and the bay area which is known for its stunning views and excellent dining options. If you’re driving up the Route 101 and wondering where to stay for a few nights we definitely recommend Eureka, and with our Top 10 Airbnb listings below we can guarantee that you’ll have a fantastic time.
We love this cute vacation rental because not only is it neutrally decorated, being suited to most travellers, but they also offer free breakfast and personalised itineraries. Perfect for those of you traveling along the Route 101, hungry from your trip. It is in walking distance to amenities, and the one bedroomed offered in the house hosts a double bed, although sofa beds are also available.
Comfy & Clean Craftsman +Itinerary & BreakfastEureka, California, United States
Built in the 1940s, this quaint cottage is a fantastic stop over on your Route 101 trip. There is a 2 night minimum stay, but in this comfortable house we don’t think that you’ll have any problems with that. If you have children the house even comes with a garden that has a white fence around so they should be safe playing outside.
The 13th St. CottageEureka, California, United States
This modern style home in downtown Eureka is in a fantastic location, close to the restaurants, bars and entertainment that Eureka has to offer. The 2 bedrooms both host queen sized beds meaning that this location is perfect for a family outing or perhaps even two couples on holiday! The wood furnishings throughout the house gives a feel that you are already within one of the ancient Redwood forest areas, whilst the decking space with sun-loungers means that you can enjoy a cocktail and relaxation outside in the Californian sun. What more could you ask for?
2 Bedroom Modern Home In Downtown EurekaEureka, California, United States
This private room is a perfect getaway from the rough driving of the Route 101. We like to think of this property as a little haven in Eureka. The wooden decking area outside with twinkling windchimes and the scent of flowers is perfect for your morning cup of tea; sit down, relax and think about the day ahead. The wooden features continue inside with grand curved drawers in the bedroom, to the wooden table in the dining area. The bedroom offers a queen bed and so is perfect for two people, although a sofa bed is available in the communal lounge area.
Private Room in Artist's Garden CottageEureka, California, United States
Ever wanted to stay in a ‘wing’ of a house? Well now is you chance with this 2 bedroomed private wing in the Old Town part of Eureka. There is a large wooden decking area outside with a full set of table and chairs so that diners can be enjoyed outside in the setting sun. The bedrooms are neutrally decorated and each offers a queen-sized bed with all of the expected amenities, and some perhaps not so expected; such as the walk in wardrobe! We absolutely love this space and we’re sure that you will too.
Private Entrance- 2 Room quiet studio apartmentEureka, California, United States
Something a little bit different now to add to our list. This Sailboat B&B can be summed up in just one simple word: unique. Moored on the marina close to the bars and restaurants, you can’t get a better location than this. With handcrafted furniture built with comfort and style in mind for the congressional cup race circuit, you can surf the web, watch tv or play games. It is worth noting that there are some bathroom restrictions but 24 hour toilets are located nearby as are sufficient showering facilities just 3 minutes walk away. You can consider yourself master of the boat whilst the hosts will pop by once a day to make sure that the boat stays in good working order for the duration of your stay. A fantastic option for any adventurous travelers heading along Route 101. The bedding options are all in the communal lounge space and offer one queen bed, one king bed and two couches.
Cozy Waterfront 38' Sailboat B&BEureka, California, United States
From the unique Airbnb to the decadent Airbnb with this incredible one-bed apartment in Eureka. This quiet location is the perfect place to relax, they even have a Chaise Lounge so that you can truly unwind and relax. The decor is deep reds and purples, set off perfectly with the white wooden furnishings thoughout the house. The apartment is above an award winning spa so we think that some of this luxury has seeped upstairs to this Airbnb property.
1 bed fully furnished Pied-à-terre #5Eureka, California, United States
This artist 3 bedroom 1902 Victorian house is in a fantastic location on the edge of the picturesque Humboldt Bay area. The house offers neutral decoration with splashes of turquoise and blue colouring which really brings in some of the beautiful views from the bay area. Entrance through the back door offers privacy, whilst the house amenities such as lounge area, kitchen and bathroom are shared but the host Kath, offers massages so after a long day in the Redwoods we are sure that you’ll be looking for some relaxation.
Charming Victorian By The Sea
This creative loft apartment is in a central location, perfect to enjoy Eureka and the surrounding areas. The decking area offers a private entrance point so you have extra privacy. The loft apartment is cosy but has everything that you could need including a kitchen and lounge area which are both more than adequate. Our highlight for this location has to be the bathroom with its joint shower and clawfoot bath combination, you’ll momentarily step back into the Victorian period as you shower. Who knew time travel was possible in a bathroom!
Bright Loft With Deck
This bungalow has a homely, cottage feel that makes you want to settle right in with a cup of tea (or glass of wine!). The furniture is handcrafted and original artworks can be seen throughout the property, our favourite is the dining room mural that depict areas of Eureka itself. For all of you budding musicians be sure to check out the wooden piano in the living room, perhaps you could entertain your friends for the evening! There are two bedrooms each fitted with a queen bed, and an additional sofa bed in the communal lounge if you need to fit an extra person in. Worth noting that there is a two night minimum stay.
Art Deco Bungalow
These Airbnb properties are so fantastic that we know you’ll be tempted to stay indoors all day, but with so much to explore in Eureka and the surrounding areas, consider this a gentle nudge to get outside and go exploring! Remember to comment below if you book up one of these options because we’d love to hear about your own experiences.
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