USA California Humboldt County - California Arcata Listing #30904

Downtown Loft - Arcata, CA

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56 reviews
Max. occupancy: 3 1 Queen Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Sleeps 2 comfortably  1 dog max 
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Eco-Friendly / Solar-Powered Downtown Loft w/ a Deck & Enclosed Yard - Dogs OK

Walk to almost everything from this charming loft in downtown Arcata. Part of a lovely historic home, this rental features private access via a staircase in the back, a furnished deck area, a full kitchen, and a relaxing living area with a flat-screen TV and a small table for dining or setting up your laptop. Out back you'll find an enclosed back yard complete with a gas grill and an outdoor Ping-Pong table! Guests will also enjoy access to a shared lounge area and a three-person sauna!

What's nearby:
This home is located within a couple blocks of restaurants, cafes, bars, the Far North Climbing Gym, the Arcata Food Co-Op, and the Plaza. If you are heading to Humboldt State University, you are only about 12 blocks from campus. And 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.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
For the third guest in your party, a mattress pad and bedding are provided
The family dog is welcome to join you here
Shared laundry facilities
Four beach cruiser bicycles provided

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.
This rental is located on floor 2.

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.

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

Space heater

Kitchen & dining








Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Adult bikes

Board games

Ping-pong table

Sauna : Shared


Gas grill : Private



Enclosed yard

56 reviews

Sandra W. Sep 2021
It was a nice space in a cute house that had been split into several apartments. The location was great for accessing restaurants and the Redwoods Natl Park.
Kathleen K. Sep 2021
This was such a great little loft. I stayed here while visiting family. Perfect little place to escape to after long days of taking care of business. Great location, close to the square downtown, and the Coop! Shopped there almost every day. Also, the Arcata Marsh path network was very nearby. I really enjoyed walking there. Would definitely stay at the loft again!
John M. Sep 2021
Like a mini resort. Hot tub, ping pong, and good vibes.
Debi F. Aug 2021
This is the second time we’ve stayed in the loft. We absolutely love the location. Most things are within walking distance. The only downside is the lack of parking. There simply isn’t enough. However, it will not stop us from staying again.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Debi. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and proximity to nearby attractions. While the home has limited parking in the driveway as they are shared between guests of all three units on a first-come, first-served basis, there is ample street parking available for guest use. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
Rose R. Jul 2021
Walking distance to everything - downtown plaza, community forest, Humboldt state. Note that while the unit has a sink, stove, microwave, and refrigerator, it's not really set up for cooking - very limited cookware, dishes, and no counter or prep space. It's perfect for making morning coffee or warming up takeout, though.
Linda G. Jul 2021
Great location. Comfortable rooms just right for one or two. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need. Just wish you had a box of Kleenex somewhere! Great stay!!
Lisa K. Jul 2021
The downtown loft was comfortable, and we'd stay there again if ever returning to Arcata.
Craig N. Jun 2021
This was my third or fourth stay at Downtown Loft. Love the ambiance of the place and the wonderful front porch. Can't beat the location. Great, responsive management. I'll be back again.
Kathleen V. May 2021
Location is the best feature. Restaurants, businesses, coffee shops, farmers market, grocery (Co-op), walking trails, etc., all within short minutes from VRBO. Enjoyed this convenience. No car needed for 4-night day stay, except for one hike. VRBO is compact. Extremely limited closet space! One chest of drawers. Mattress (soft) was very comfortable. Accustom to firm mattress & king size bed but queen was manageable. Loft size and layout is good for short-term visit for two people. Veranda nice feature. Would have enjoyed it more; weather cold and very windy. Veranda could use maintenance. Did no cooking; took advantage of convenient eateries. No kitchen space (counters) to easily prepare meals.
Eric S. May 2021
The loft was a very conveniently located, comfortable, and clean apartment in downtown Arcata. Within walking distance to many choices for shopping, dining, local shops, and the farmers market. Very responsive host, who quickly dealt with a few issues at the beginning of our stay. We would definitely stay there again.
annika h. Apr 2021
lovely private deck, quiet and quite comfortable, even for a 1 week stay. Could use a dresser for unpacking clothes and some additional kitchen ware like plates, forks, knives etc. All in all we really enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you!
Angel Y. Feb 2021
This location was great for me, close to my business. Nice amenities and would stay again. Great place to stay with my White Swiss Shepard.
Charles W. Feb 2021
Nice digs in a good location with fun amenities. Accommodations would have been better for a couple than for three friends, but hey that's on me haha.
Caseylee F. Jan 2021
The bed was comfy it was clean and perfect size for 2 people we loved the hot tub and yard! Chill neighbors
Stephen H. Sep 2020
The apartment was perfect for a couple and had all the things we needed for our stay and visit to the Redwoods. The check in and out process was easy and the customer support provided was very good.
Andrea S. Aug 2020
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely loft! Walking distance to restaurants and shopping.
Sarah A. Aug 2020
I really enjoyed my stay here. There was a full kitchen so I was able to cook many meals and save in going out. The place was decorated in a way that felt very fresh, clean, and charming. It was the perfect little retreat. I loved spending my mornings reading on the deck in the morning sunshine. :)
Randa B. Mar 2020
The loft was cosy and peaceful yet right in the heart of Arcata, a block away from the Co-Op and restaurants and brew places. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. We hope to visit again.
Karen W. Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our stay in the Downtown Loft. Bonus we were able to bring our furry friend along. Very clean and modern, so comfortable, everything we needed. I would love to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the outside seating. So convenient to walk into town. We enjoyed a couple local restaurants. They were delish. Only one negative, no coffee for the coffee maker. Oh well it got us out of there and walking into town the first morning. Great stay and a good value also.
Ronald M. Feb 2020
Everything as shown. Very close to town square and HSU. Great coffee less than a 5 minute walk away!
Alanna A. Jan 2020
Always easy and great.
Chris B. Jan 2020
This is the perfect place for visiting downtown Arcata. Everything is close, and there's lots of great shopping. Great dog friendly place with a fenced in yard.
. Nov 2019
We loved our stay here. The space was bright, very clean and well appointed. The bed was super comfy and the nights were restful. Highly recommend!
. Nov 2019
A perfect location close to everything you want in downtown Arcata, this home comes complete with special touches, ultimate coziness, and great additional amenities. A very wonderful experience topped with prompt, great customer service too.
. Oct 2019
My stay was amazing, everything was better than described. The loft was nicely decorated and the little touches were perfect (the space heaters, the gifts from local businesses). The deck was perfect for reading in the morning and the sunsets were amazing too. My only recommendations would be to have better upkeep on the deck (many leafs all over) and some more outdoor sensor lights along the pathway. Overall this was an amazing stay!
. Oct 2019
Love this place! Love the location and easy of walking to everything. I will stay again but I would just like to suggest one thing: I was in Arcata when the PGE rolling blackout occurred. At that time, the cable TV was not woking in the complex. Because I couldn't watch the local news, I was totally blindsided by the blackout. I didn't have the opportunity to get gas or money the night before and therefore did not have enough gas to drive home on US 101South. I had to go through Del Norte County to buy gas and then home through Grants Pass and Redding. It took me ten hours to get home where it usually takes me five. My suggestion: If you know there is going to be an event witch will affect your clients, please email them ASAP with a warning. I know the people downstairs were frustrated as well. I would have been stranded if not for the help of family in Gasquet. Actually, I would have left on Tuesday had I known. Just an idea for the future.
. Sep 2019
We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and close proximity to food and shopping while we attended our Daughters Volleyball tournament.
. Sep 2019
. Aug 2019
Wonderful property in a perfect location. Tasteful and comfortable. So clean and well-stocked. Wouldn't change a thing. The sauna and laundry facility was so appreciated. The deck was large and private. The property management team was awesome. Will definitely stay again.
. Aug 2019
Excellent ! This was my third stay here and I look forward to my next stay.
. Jun 2019
Cute place - enjoyed the view from the patio. :-)
. Jun 2019
The Loft was clean and well supplied--a roof deck provided a nice space to sit in the sun. The apartment provides easy access to all things in Arcata. In spite of the in-town location, very quiet and pleasant. It's a small place, enough room for two people, but tight if you plan on having guests.
. Jun 2019
This place was wonderful! It was quiet and perfect because they allow dogs and our dog is our baby. Would stay at this spot again for sure. Thank you for the peace :)
. Apr 2019
I had the most pleasant experience! The bed was so comfortable, I felt like I was sleeping at home! That is always a struggle when traveling is the bed. I will 100% continue to book with Redwood Coast because I believe this location (super close to the plaza) is what made our stay an even more enjoyable vacation. I cant say enough about how great everything was! 10/10!
. Feb 2019
Everything was great.
. Feb 2019
Another great spot in the RCVR family! Slick little upstairs apartment a literal stones throw from downtown Arcata! Always clean, easy, and fun places to stay. This one has a great second story deck.
. Dec 2018
We had a great stay in Arcata. The loft fit our needs well and we loved how close it was to downtown Arcata, the Coop, etc.
. Oct 2018
The place was perfect for my stay. It was close to everything. Highly recommended!
. Oct 2018
We had a nice stay over Homecoming/Family weekend. There is a full kitchen available, though be sure to open the vent with any cooking. Overall a nice stay.
. Sep 2018
We just loved the Downtown Loft! Upon arrival there was music playing, cookies and coffee and spices from the local Bagel shop.
It was so warm and welcoming. The place was adorable and so comfortable.
The location was ideal. So close to the square and restaurants. The only thing I would mention is the parking was confusing. There are 3 rentals at this particular property with only 2 assigned parking spots. Directions given to all guests apparently are to park in the driveway. This was not an issue until we came back late one night and had to park on the street. It would be nice for the property owners to disclose this to future guests. With that being said, we would absolutely stay again. It was just great. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.
. Aug 2018
This 2nd floor apartment is charming, clean and airy.
The location is especially convenient to downtown Arcata and the University. An excellent value.
. Aug 2018
The Downtown Loft was just the right amount of space for my husband, mother, baby and me. The amenities were great. And the location was just perfect. We could easily walk to restaurants, markets, bars, event the marsh and wildlife area.
. Jul 2018
We had a wonderful visit to Arcata. We felt very comfortable in the loft apartment. It had more room than expected, and was very cozy and so cute! We loved having a private deck upstairs, as we were blessed with lovely weather during our stay. We would love to stay here again when we visit our daughter at HSU. The location is great, so close to the downtown square yet away enough for quiet and great parking. We loved the views from the upstairs loft! Thank you for the extra amenities, the coffee and cookies were very appreciated!
. Jul 2018
Saubere, herzige Unterkunft. Gutes Internet. Küche zweckmässig eingerichtet. Wurden mit Kekse und Kaffeemischung begrüsst. Achtung: beim Herd nicht mehr als auf 6 einstellen. Ansonsten geht der Feuermelder irrtümlicherweise los. Etwas viele Vorschriften mit Zusatzvetrag.
. Jun 2018
Clean, quiet with a very comfy bed complete with gourmet coffee and cookies and coffee.
. Jun 2018
The Loft is a wonderful deal: super cute, clean, and quiet. I don't think the cover picture does it justice. Bed was comfy. Views out the windows are very nice. Loved it.
. Jun 2018
Lovely, well equipped one bedroom with a private porch. Great location in Arcata, short walk to the square and the Arcata marsh.
. May 2018
The location was perfect for me. Just a block from my fav Los Bagels! Apt was very clean and comfortable. Nice amenities - like a bottle of Slug Slime! Shower was great and bed comfortable. The nice tv didn't work for two days due to a cable problem but all the staff was very helpful and quick to respond. All in all a very nice stay!
. May 2018
Perfect artsy chic loft for two with great patio, light , flair and comfy bed! Location was perfect, easy walk to the plaza but still quiet. Parking easy too. Property is comprised of 3 vacation rentals and very well taken care of. Pretty garden with lounge chairs and BBQ. Sauna was a great addition but didn't get over 120F, hopefully will be fixed. Beach cruisers for uss. We were in the upstairs loft and enjoyed our stay! Felt like home away from home. The only comment we would have is that it's kinda shapoy chick. The furniture is well worn but tasteful. Books and scrabble. The kitchen and bathroom could use updating. Everything was clean (8 out of 10) but it felt a little shabby prob due to the need to update. We got used to that very fast. Also if you are smell sensitive, well be aware that other guests smoke weed, so you can't escape the smell of it. The sink smelled a bit moldy, really the only thing not clean was the dish rack and the bathroom fan. We made recommendations to the host and loved our stay. We will be back. The two downstairs units are roomier and feel more updated.
. Apr 2018
this is the 3rd time we've stayed at the Loft because it's clean, easy access into the square and other places, it's quiet, and it works well for our needs.
. Mar 2018
Loved the location. You can walk to everything in downtown Arcata. The little loft had everything you need. The loft is clean and quiet. Super easy to book, etc.
. Feb 2018
This was a great little space to stay in while working in Arcata.
. Feb 2018
Two of us stayed in this quaint 1-bedroom + full kitchen loft. The price was excellent and the location was in the heart of Arcata. We really liked it and will stay again.
. Feb 2018
I highly recommend this place. My wife and I had a wonderful visit and hope to stay here again sometime soon. The place was very clean and comfortable. It is also in a great location walk around downtown.
. Jan 2018
Wonderful place and perfect location
. Jan 2018
We have stayed in all three of the units on this property, and Downtown Loft was just as nice as the other two. Great location, just two blocks from the Arcata Plaza.