10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Arcata, California - Updated 2021

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Located all the way in Humboldt County, California, Arcata is a tiny city that provides a lot of natural beauty. There are Redwood trees that you can admire throughout the city. In addition, Humboldt State University is also located here. Each of the following 10 Vrbo vacation rentals provides many opportunities to enjoy your stay while at Arcata. Whether you are here to see the Redwood forests or visit Humboldt State, these rentals make great places to both start and end your day. From beautiful cottages to bedroom lofts, you will find a nice rental that can accommodate your needs. Do take a look at these Vrbo vacation rentals in Arcata, for an enjoyable stay here.

1. Well-appointed cottage near the town (from USD 150)

This two-bedroom one-bathroom cottage is on a private property that is shared by two other residences. You can see wildlife such as deer around the surrounding area. It is a perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a quiet retreat while you’re exploring the Redwoods or visiting Humboldt State University. The cottage contains a nice covered porch. This home feels like a restored farmhouse, as it contains both modern and vintage decor. There are plank faux wood floors that help add to the atmosphere. There are two comfortable queen beds that are new and have high-quality bedding. The bathroom contains a nice walk-in shower. The cottage also has a smart TV that contains over 200 channels as well as free WiFi. There is also a detached laundry room next door to the cottage that contains both washer and dryer.

Charming & Close to HSU - Jane' Creek Cottage (Professionally Managed)
75 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need for
The mattresses are super comfy and the kitchen is spacious and well equipped
so comfy as was everything in the house
I'm happy that there is access to laundry now
Has everything that you need for a short or long term stay Easy to get to town as well as easy access to the freeway
Cleanliness:
it was so clean and comfortable
It was very clean and cozy and looked like Joanna Gaines decorated it
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
I was more than happy with the location
Great visit Comfy lodging delicious food beautiful surroundings
(We brought Tide Pods with us )
Well appointed Good location and very comfortable
Had no need to call landlord for assistance as all our questions were answered in the visitors info book and previous instructions Kudos to all involved
Location:
is the Chinese Massage place in the Union Shopping Center
Easy walk to the park Close to the Plaza
it was a 3 minute drive from
A fantastic place to stay if you want to be near Humboldt State or are driving up to the beaches or Redwood National Park Lots of room very clean nicely decorated and a perfect quiet location
We left business cards at the house for
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2. Rustic bungalow for a group of six (from USD 148)

This three-bedroom one-bathroom bungalow provides a rustic charm that is 1936 Craftsmen inspired. It can accommodate up to six people. The home was completely restored by an artist as well. The bungalow’s exterior has a nice sunny yellow color that provides a warm welcome. The bungalow has a family/dining room that is open to the kitchen that contains a breakfast bar. Accommodations include a flat-screen TV. There are three bedrooms that each contain a king-, queen-, and two twin-sized beds, respectively. The bathroom has a stall shower and contains nice looking tilework as well as unique looking light fixtures.

1 Mile to Downtown Plaza, 3 bedroom w/ laundry~Potter's Bungalow
88 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of room for the 4 of us
The twin bed room was great for the kids
The double bed mattress very comfortable but the king mattress not so much
The cottage with its cute decor and cozy living space was perfect for game nights cooking together and laughter
Not luxurious but spacious and solidly adequate
Cleanliness:
House was very clean and decorated very nice
It was clean and comfortable
The bungalow was very clean when we got there and had plenty of all the basic supplies needed to make your stay comfortable
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
Easy check in Lovely home
The property owner was very quick to respond when we needed assistance
nice linens and a well supplied kitchen
nicely furnished well decorated and had comfy beds
I was very happy with the location
Location:
The location is just outside of the main part of Arcata but not inconveniently far
It is within 30 minutes from a Costco
The central square of the town is within walking distance
The home is conviently located near the end of the street
Great location to see my daughter at HSU with some friends
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3. Charming house in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 145)

This one-bedroom cottage can accommodate up to three people. It is located in a quiet neighborhood close to Stewart Park as well as the Humboldt State University. The interior is comfortable and contains an open floor plan that integrates the common, dining, and kitchen areas. The fully equipped kitchen contains a range, a microwave, and a refrigerator. The bathroom contains a tub/shower combination. The living room sofa can convert into a bed, which can accommodate a single adult or even two children. The cottage has a warm ambiance thanks to the beautiful Maplewood floors, carpets that were hand woven, a leather sofa bed, and an original Morris-style chair. There are photographs and original artwork in the living room that adds to all of this.

Charming One-bedroom Cottage. Upscale quiet neighborhood. Convenient location.
155 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
basic cooking supplies a skylight and comfy furniture
2-3 people can be very comfortable at the Cottage
Adorable cottage with full (small) kitchen separate bedroom
Clean convenient and includes fully equipped kitchen
The property is beautiful and the cottage has everything you need
Cleanliness:
The cottage was extremely clean and well appointed
The adjacent bath is well-supplied with spa towels soaps and shampoo Important for travelers and sojourners
The owners are very helpful and friendly
Host:
were very nice and helpful hosts
Very nice rental great location and very friendly and helpful
- they even gave us a bottle of handmade wine Thanks
We had an emergency and had to leave early and they were so understanding
Many nice running routes Single bedroom with pull out couch Enough space for family of 3 Unit has been recently updated
Location:
Easy walking distance to shops in Arcata
the Community Forest and downtown Arcata
The cottage is close to downtown Arcata and easy to get to
We really liked the location close enough to walk almost everywhere
We have stayed in this lovely apartment several times and enjoyed ourselves and the surroundings It is within walking distance of Humboldt State and downtown Arcata but seems miles away This hosts...
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4. An enchanting cottage for a romantic getaway

Located at the top of a hill that overlooks Arcata, you witness stunning views from the large front windows. It is within a short walking distance to the state university, as well as local shops, eateries, grocery, and the Arcata Community Forest. The studio has hardwood floors, oriental rugs, a fully equipped kitchen, as well as significant counter space. The studio contains a comfortable queen-sized bed that has Egyptian cotton sheets as well as a down comforter.

The Carriage House, an Enchanting Studio
30 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Mellow evening lighting so pack a book light if you enjoy cozying up to read in the evening
The bed is not big but comfortable
I am giving it one less than 5 stars because I think it was over-priced no dedicated parking
Quiet private close to everything
It was the perfect place for our minimoon after the wedding
Cleanliness:
Very clean and firm comfortable bed
Sweet and Charming Cottage very clean and quiet
it was charming and clean
The CH was also impeccably clean
No problems with internet access (as was reported in previous posts)
Host:
the instructions were posted with the door code
so he could participate Since I can barely walk
Extremely nice property L-shaped studio with plenty of room for two Garden is gorgeous
My husband and I had a hiking trip planned with our hiking group
we would definitely do business with these folks again
Location:
Plus it is walking distance to grocery and great restaurants
Yet it is only a few blocks from Arcata's downtown with its shops restaurants and cafes
This cute little cottage is near downtown Arcata tucked behind the main house (a big Victorian)
came from Toni's 24hour restaurant and breakfast from los bagles
Very private (although lot of people living near by) Great location easy walk to the square Great communication from host
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5. Nice one-bedroom loft in downtown Arcata

This nice one-bedroom loft is located in downtown Arcata, making it walkable to many different places. It has a nice fenced yard, a kitchen, a full bathroom, and a private deck. The place is pet-friendly. There is a shared lounge area that includes a three-person sauna. The loft also has complimentary bicycles and a washer dryer for a small fee. Despite being in a central location, it is also quiet. The place is only a block away from various restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, and shopping centers. It is a twelve-block walk from Humboldt State University.

Downtown 1 Bdrm Loft in Arcata - Walk to Everything! Sauna & Bicycles
52 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed was so comfortable
The place was adorable and so comfortable
The loft was spacious and has a nice private deck
The deck was large and private
There is a full kitchen available though be sure to open the vent with any cooking
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
I cant say enough about how great everything was 10/10
Host:
as well I would have been stranded if not for the help of family in Gasquet
Clean comfortable attractively decorated Fantastic private deck
The sauna and laundry facility was so appreciated
With that being said we would absolutely stay again
I was very happy with the location
Location:
a literal stones throw from downtown Arcata
This loft is cozy charming romantic and centrally located in Arcata Within walking distance to the square restaurants shops and bars
Perfect location and a very comfortable stay
Love this place Love the location and easy of walking to everything
So close to the square and restaurants
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6. Plush apartment for a family of four

This remodeled two-bedroom one-bathroom home can accommodate up to four people. It comes with a full kitchen, one bathroom that has a shower/tub combination, a dining area, and a seating area attached to the kitchen. There is also a lounge that contains an infrared sauna. The place also has a washer/dryer combination and bicycles as well. There is also an old-style gas stove, which links it to the historical significance of the home, which was built in 1860. This home is also walkable to many different restaurants, theatres, lounges, and parks. Humboldt State University is even a short walk away. There is a large backyard which features a ping pong table and a gas barbecue grill.

Downtown Digs - New, Slick & Conveniently Located
57 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It does feel like home 1 bedroom we use for our stuff and the other we sleep in
Very comfortable and well appointed flat
plenty of space in both bedrooms Loved the open kitchen/living room area and great outdoor space
As nice as it looks in the pictures
Owner's need to address to funky danke smell in upper west bedroom
Cleanliness:
Lovely decor and very quiet in apartment
The vacation rental was very clean
The house doesn't have central AC which for that region isn't needed
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:The property is very clean and updated
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
When we arrived about 3:30
the unit was not ready
The shared sauna was a very nice touch and though we didn't use them the beach cruisers looked very cool
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
Excellent location walking distance to the Square and Arcata Marsh
well stocked lots of samples from surrounding businesses
Lovely and easy Great area to walk in
It's so close to downtown that we didn't need to drive at all and were able to easily walk to some awesome restaurants shops and parks
It's convenient to the town square with shops and restaurants
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7. Brilliant studio rental for utmost privacy

This private studio home has an open layout. It is located in a park setting with Redwoods all around. It is a sanctuary for the creative minds and those in love with the Redwoods. It is well furnished and features hardwood floors. The property has heated flooring too. There is a nice kitchen and dining area. The shower has nice tiling and skylights that make it visually pleasing.

Serene Redwood Retreat in Arcata -Perfect Couples Retreat
118 reviews
House 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was convenient the bed - cozy
and it proved to be true
Natural light filled the space with warmth
views out the windows fully equipped kitchen quiet floor heating and is close to town
Exceptionally quiet and private The heated floor was fabulous and kept the space very comfortable
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
Cooking utensils were limited; if you plan to cook consider bringing a few of the basics
:The vacation rental was very clean
It is tastefully decorated and built with quality
Host:
Love love love the redwoods and all the ferns
This studio home was very comfortable
This home is near the lost coast and the Redwood forest
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
The setting was beautiful but it’s really convenient to town
Beautiful property surrounded by redwoods
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:Beautiful place in a lovely setting in the middle of alot of redwoods Minutes from the freeway and restaurants
It's conveniently located a short drive from Arcata
Thoughtful pack of coffee and treats left
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8. Splendid home for four guests

This two-bedroom one-and-a-half bathroom single-story home is within a short walk from Humboldt State University and Redwood Park. You can get a nice panoramic view of Humboldt Bay and Arcata. This home is wheelchair friendly as well. It has beautiful grounds as well as private off-street parking. The home can accommodate up to four guests. There is a front deck where you can relax in the sun, as well as an underneath secret side deck that towers over the Redwood trees. There are nice hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings as well. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining table can accommodate up to six people. Accommodations include fast wifi, a flat-screen smart HDTV, and a laundry facility. The bedrooms contain queen beds as well as carpet throughout. Spa robes and hair dryers are also provided.

Park Avenue Guest House - Fresh and inviting 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Close to HSU
85 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The nightly rate was a bit high
Everything we needed was included in the home
dining room table or out on deck enjoying the weather
The beds were comfy and the kitchen well stocked with great utensils and pans
but it all worked out
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and light with beautiful views from inside and out
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
Little extra gifts made us feel welcome
We shared both the savory and sweet options
The little extra touches and thoughtful gifts made us feel welcome and appreciated
they were very quick with reservations
I was more than happy with the location
Location:
The location of the house was close enough to everything (grocery stores
and it is in the best location for our needs
Finally we loved the location of the property
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:Never disappointed with Park Ave Guest House
the couch and chair were low and a bit hard to get out of
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9. Remodeled residence featuring shared sauna

This home has two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. It can accommodate up to four people and has a shared backyard that contains outdoor seating, gas barbecue grill, and a ping pong table. There is also a sauna, a washer/dryer, and bicycles in the shared lounge. Built around the 1860s, this home was one of the earliest built in Arcata.

Downtown Drift - New & Fun 2 Bdrm,1.5 bath-Full Kitchen & Shared Sauna, Bikes
70 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well stocked with all the amenities needed
Plenty of room in the main bedroom to put a blowup mattress as well
Comfortable beds fully equipped kitchen quick response to minor light bulb issue great laundry facility
The place itself was very nice
The apartment was comfortable and clean
Cleanliness:
The property was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The bathrooms seemed brand new and very clean
Can't say enough good things about this place
Host:
Ping pong table made for great fun Would book again
They had lots of nice pans to cook with as well
but they really did have awesome add ons
Wonderful location well equipped clean
This property is so well managed
Location:
We enjoyed the proximity to downtown businesses and restaurants
We have also stayed at The Loft right upstairs in same building and loved it
The Downtown Drift is a lovely rental A short 2-block walk to all of the activity of Arcata square and in a peaceful neighborhood
We take the harbor cruise on the Madekat out of Eureka and visited Fern Canyon and Clam Beach and Trinidad head
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:Loved our stay at The Drift perfectly located with in walking distance to the square Very comfortable and quiet
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10. Wonderful bay-view home for two

This nice one-bedroom one-bathroom cottage has significant lighting that permeates from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It can be a nice honeymoon getaway or place where you can go explore redwoods or the coastline. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a queen bed, and a desk that overlooks Humboldt Bay. Original artwork from nationally known artists decorate the walls of this cottage. It is only six blocks away from downtown Arcata Plaza, and ten blocks away from Humboldt State University and Arcata Redwood Forest.

Cozy Redwood Cottage
22 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cottage and kitchen are well equipped
the kitchen/living room is full of windows with very thin curtains causing the cottage be be on the warm side without opening the windows and doors which was fine with us
Quiet and private Everything we needed was there; the bedroom was cozy but maybe a little tight for a longer stay
i agree with another reviewer that the shower is very small
At night the view of Arcata and the bay below was gorgeous
Cleanliness:
The cottage was neat and very clean
Cute place and was very clean
The cottage was very clean and comfortable
My adult daughter and I stayed in the "cozy redwood cottage" and it was delightfully bright and cheery
The cottage was quiet clean and felt like home
Host:
The owner communicated with me well and check in was a breeze I would love to return again
Communication was also very clear and helpful throughout
Loved the info about finding restaurants and things to see and do
The heating (needed there at night even in late June/early July) was good
Small but very adequate when the purpose is to enjoy the locale
Location:
Stores are a few blocks away - easy walking distance
Small cozy cottage within walking distance of downtown Arcata
The location is near the high school in a residential neighborhood
Nice neighborhood close to downtown
It was great to be able to walk downtown and easily access the redwood parks
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When in Arcata, please check out these places

From beautiful cottages to comfortable bungalows, you will find a nice, cozy place to stay while Arcata. Each of them provides modern amenities while keeping you close to nature. Please consider these places when planning your next trip to the Redwood forests or Humboldt State University.

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