USA California Humboldt County - California Arcata Listing #30903

Downtown Drift - Arcata, CA

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56 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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Eco-friendly/solar-powered home w/ a shared backyard & sauna - dog-friendly!

Built in 1860, this historic Arcata home, once home to author Brett Hart, has been newly remodeled and updated. This lovely rental is located on the first floor and features a full kitchen, small dining table, and a comfortable, sunlit living area warmed by a gas fireplace. Outside, enjoy the shared, enclosed, grassy backyard with outdoor seating, a gas BBQ, and even a Ping-Pong table. Guests of this rental will also enjoy access to a shared, on-site sauna.

What's nearby:
This location is ideal for walking to local cafes, restaurants, theaters, lounges, parks, and Humboldt State University. If you want to hit the beach, this rental is just four miles from Ma-le'l Dunes Park and five miles from Humboldt Beach and the Dunes Trail. Only 40 miles north, discover Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail, with over 100 miles of hiking trails.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Sofabed included
The family dog is welcome to join you here
Shared laundry facilities
Four beach cruiser bicycles provided

** To accommodate groups of up to 11 guests (and three dogs), consider booking the entire home consisting of this rental as well as the other two properties, Downtown Loft and Downtown Digs.
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: We cannot guarantee a spot in the driveway as they are shared between guests of all three units on a first come, first served basis. Ample street parking is available for guest use. On 10th Street, you can park right in front of the home between 4:00pm - 10:00am the following morning. Outside of these hours, there is a two-hour limit for street parking spots. There is no time limit across the street, so guests can park there anytime.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

City/town permit number: 605418

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining








Netflix streaming


Nearby activities & attractions


Disc golf

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Adult bikes

Board games

Ping-pong table

Sauna : Shared


Gas grill : Shared


Beach towels

Enclosed yard

56 reviews

Rita A P. Oct 2021
As always this property met all of our needs... Will stay there again and again...
Lara W. Aug 2021
A cute little space with everything you’ll need for a stay on the gorgeous Humboldt Coast. Very comfy beds, close to Arcata Square, HSU, restaurants, beaches, rivers and forest. The upstairs neighbors do get a little noisy, but nothing a fan didn’t fix.
Carol K. Jul 2021
Loved the location to town, the secure laundry facility, and comfy beds.
Deborah C. Feb 2020
Love the location and the access to downtown. Always stay here. Great for the pups as well.
Elizabeth C. Jan 2020
If you plan to stay DO NOT LEAVE ant food our. The whole kitchen was covered in ants and they trickled into the beds. If you don't mind ants, you'll love it!

The location was good and the property was cute.
Manager response:
We are so sorry to read ants were an issue during your stay. We have set up monthly pest control for the ants. Thank you for staying with us!
Alicia J. Jan 2020
Clean, cozy and just steps from everything downtown
Daniel V. Jan 2020
Small but immaculate. Dog friendly was a must and this unit w3as perfect. Had fenced in(safe) backyard even supplied poo bags! Only small complaint was trash ca way too small for multiple units. Location was perfect for walking to cafes, restaurants and groceries. Iwould stay agaain
. Oct 2019
As always this property was in very nice condition. I have stayed here many times, and look forward to staying there again. My only request is that there was local channels available on the television. In case of an emergency I would like to have a local news station that I could watch to receive information.
. Oct 2019
. Oct 2019
Absolutely love this property. The management team is fantastic. Great location, so clean, better than pics. Spacious and comfortable. The sauna and laundry room are so appreciated. We have stayed at the upstairs unit (Loft) as well and will stay again at this location. You can't go wrong!0
. Sep 2019
Wonderful location, well equipped, clean. Mgr was very nice. Would stay again in a heartbeat .
. Aug 2019
Redwood coast vacation rental staff were very friendly and helpful. Downtown Drift in Arcata was in excellent condition and located in walking distance to everything Arcata. The property was very clean, beautiful and I would definitely stay there again!
. Aug 2019
Absolutely perfect spot. We walked to everything we needed and didn't have to even move the car. Comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, quick response to minor light bulb issue, great laundry facility. Will definitely stay here again with future visits to family in the area.
. Aug 2019
All 3 units were perfect for our extended family! Would give it a 10!
. Jul 2019
We loved being within walking distance from the plaza, great restaurants, shopping, and the farmers market. The apartment was comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with all the amenities needed . The bathrooms seemed brand new and very clean.
. Jun 2019
Very nice and clean.
. Jun 2019
The house was very nice and clean. Could have used another chair in livingroom and a couple more plates. The gas stove in the livingroom was very nice. Did not use bikes, but looked nice.Cafe Brio for breakfast is wonderful, love Wildberries grocery store and we always eat at Salt. We take the harbor cruise on the Madekat out of Eureka and visited Fern Canyon and Clam Beach and Trinidad head.
. Jun 2019
Great location and price. Comfortable house.
. Jun 2019
Loved our stay at The Drift perfectly located with in walking distance to the square . Very comfortable and quiet .
. Jun 2019
Wanted a place close to town that was cozy, clean and welcoming....and it was!
Bikes were a plus. Would stay there again for sure.
. May 2019
The property was very cozy and perfect for my group of four. Upon arrival we were greeted with welcoming jazz music and warmth from the fireplace. The beds were so comfy after a long day of hiking in the Redwood forest. The property was very clean and located within walking distance of local restaurants, bars, and shops. They provided a box of cookies and coupons to various local shops. I would definitely stay here again if I visit the area in the future.
. May 2019
This charming house is situated in the perfect place in downtown Arcata. Walking distance from every shop and restaurant, spotless, updated, lots of outdoor relaxation room, modern appliances and comfortable as ****. My 80 year old parents were pleased as punch with the convenience factor and comfort. Simply the best!
. May 2019
We enjoyed our stay. The small bathroom didn't have much room for toiletries, etc.
. May 2019
Great team, clean place, amazing location, easy entrance and exit process. Would recommend 100%
. Mar 2019
Great location to downtown shops, stores and restaurants
. Mar 2019
A great location, and a very cute and cozy apartment right by downtown Arcata. We loved it!
. Feb 2019
Stayed here while my daughter visited HSU. It was super close to the campus so I could drop her off easily then go back to the apartment and enjoy it. One block from coffee, restaurants, and shopping. We were able to walk everywhere. The place was super clean and had everything we needed.
. Jan 2019
Great rental experience. The house was comfortable and clean. Great location.
. Jan 2019
This is our favorite location. It's nice to be able to walk to practically all of Arcata. They have also done some nice improvements to the property. It was nice having bicycles available along with a washer and dryer. The last place we stayed had no parking, and a thousand stairs to climb up and down...
. Jan 2019
Perfect house , perfect location!
Very clean, everything we needed, close to downtown. Quiet, cozy and convenient.
. Nov 2018
May stay was very pleasant, As always the rooms were clean and set up nicely. The only issue we had this time was access to the local channels on the TV. Everything was great.
. Nov 2018
We had a lovely stay. The house was in a perfect location. It felt cozy, and had very thoughtful touches. Plenty of linens for everyone. I would highly recommend this place for anyone going to Arcata.
. Nov 2018
The Downtown Drift was an excellent choice for our stay in Arcata. It was located walking-distance from the city square and near several restaurants, grocery stories and other shopping establishments. We have stayed in the upstairs loft many times, but I think we will be moving downstairs from now on. The only thing that would make it better is if it had a second comfortable chair in the living room. We company comes over, it is difficult for everyone to comfortably watch TV.
. Oct 2018
Perfect location, great accommodations. All you need for a short or long stay in Arcata. Perfect for a couple or family visiting their Humboldt student. Walking distance from EVERYTHING. But off the beaten path enough to be nice and quiet.
. Sep 2018
This perfectly clean and comfortable home has a slight slant which is the only indication of age. We loved the location within walking distance of downtown Arcata. Lush towels, and plenty of them. Comfy beds. Well-supplied kitchen. Plenty of street parking. Info brochures for the redwoods. Affordable. Quiet. We would stay again.
. Sep 2018
. Aug 2018
We come to Arcata often in the fall for HSU Men's soccer and downtown drift is our new favorite location. Redwood Coast adds nice personal touches with cookies or local favorites. The unit is clean and well organized, the location is ideal for farmers markets and just doing your own thing - and the bikes to the watershed are an amazing bonus. We will stay here again and again.
. Aug 2018
My husband and I spent one week in this cottage with our son and daughter in law. We enjoyed our stay there. The cottage is furnished comfortable. We slept well, and we enjoyed using the kitchen for some of our meals. This cottage is a good place to relax. We visited a number of nearby nature treasure, including the redwood forest.
. Aug 2018
I booked the Drift and the Diggs for some friends who were coming to Humboldt. They loved the apartments, the location, the furniture, especially the mattresses and pillows. ( what brand are they?)
The sauna and the bikeswere appreciated as well!
. Jul 2018
This was our second time staying at the Downtown Drift and it was wonderful once again. We love that our dog was welcome. The place was clean, cozy and so close to downtown Arcata. We highly recommend this cute little “home away from home”.
. Jul 2018
The property was as described. The property management was very responsive. It was well equipped with coffee and cookies included, (no creamer for coffee). The bagel restaurant they recommend in town is amazing.
. Jun 2018
This is a very nice little place. Great location within walking distance to most anything in Arcata. Comfortable living area with nice outdoor space as well. The only down side was the bed in the master was quite hard. Outstanding value and very clean!
. Jun 2018
Cute, clean house in a very good location. Had a great time and would definitely stay there again!
. Jun 2018
Downtown drift is in a great walkable location in Arcata. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Me, my husband, adult son, and his dog were very comfortable sharing the space. The yard was great to walk the dog in. The remodel was very well done with tasteful decor. We would definitely stay again! We also had no problems with parking. Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals have also been very friendly and easy to work with. We stayed upstairs last time we were here and enjoyed that as well.
. May 2018
this is a sweet little cottage with a location central to the plaza area. easy walk to great restaurants and shopping.
. May 2018
Clean, cute and convenient. Water pressure is good.
. May 2018
Property was as advertised. Very clean with everything we needed. Appreciated having laundry facilities available. Parking was a bit of an issue but manageable. Would definitely stay again if ever in the area.
. May 2018
. May 2018
Cozy little place to stay with a great location with it being close to shopping and restaurants. It was clean and comfortable plus they had Netflix which was handy after being tired out from shopping.
. Apr 2018
We really enjoyed our stay. Great location and price. Comfortable for all 3 of us.
. Feb 2018
The property was easy to book, clean, well furnished, great location, no problem parking. Looks exactly as pictured, and no annoying nautical themed KnicKnacs!
. Feb 2018
The Downtown Drift is lovely. The location could not be better and the space is great. There are actually no complaints, just some caveats: the floor slopes, so no, you are not losing your balance! It is not a super quiet location given it's centrality and actually, the weekend we were there, there was major tree work being done across the street, so we listened to chainsaws and chipper/shredders all day Sat and Sun. The shower has no water pressure and takes ages to warm up. Clean and well appointed and great central location, we would definitely stay again.
. Feb 2018
We really enjoyed this location. It is very central, an easy walk to the town square for the farmer's market, shops & restaurants. It was spotless inside, and we especially enjoyed the gas stove on a cold, rainy weekend. Plenty of info in the unit on local sites, and we appreciated the local coffee and cookies. The beds were very comfortable. The water pressure in the shower isn't the best, but other than that all was perfect! We didn't have any issues while there, but communication leading up to the visit was quick and thorough.
. Jan 2018
Comfortable well equiped property in great location
Slight downside bathroom & kitchen a bit chilly although portable heaters availble and Shower pressure a bit low
Would definately stay again
Staff very helpful and quick to respond to any communication
. Dec 2017
In Arcata to visit our son and his family. A perfect spot, close to them and our own space as well. Well appointed, clean and very cozy.
. Dec 2017
Very pleasant spot to stay while visiting Arcata for a few days. There was construction right next to the unit we were supposed to be in, and Redwood Coastal Vacations was very accommodating- they moved us to a unit further from the construction within minutes. The property manager was very responsive. Would highly recommend staying here!