USA California Humboldt County - California Arcata Listing #30905

Downtown Digs - Arcata, CA

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Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 dog max 
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Historic, dog-friendly, downtown home w/ shared sauna & enclosed yard

Find yourself at this charming, completely remodeled, historic home with a full kitchen, dining area, and a nice seating area. Take advantage of the recently-completed, on-site lounge where you can warm up in the shared three-person, infrared sauna! Create your own story while you're here just as famous former resident, author Brett Hart, once did back in the 19th century! The large yard is shared by all and includes a gas BBQ and a fun, outdoor Ping-Pong table. We also have an area in the back area that is fenced off that you access from your back door.

What's nearby:
The location is great for walking to local cafes, restaurants, theaters, lounges, parks, and of course, 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. And 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
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 Drift.
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.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

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

Enclosed yard

43 reviews

Leslie B. Sep 2021
Our third vacation in Downtown Digs and, as always, it was wonderful. It was the first time I used the vintage oven to cook dinner and it was spot on. Our dog feels like the yard is her home away from home. We shall return.
Lesley T. Mar 2020
Needed a place to stay in an emergency. Uncle was airlifted to Mad River Hospital in Arcata. Not from the area and clueless on location, I was lucky to rent this adorable place for my aunt and me to stay in. She felt very comfortable and safe in a stressful situation. Place was very clean and even had a nice laundry for her unexpected extended stay. It has a beautiful outdoor space where my aunt could sit and meditate. Although this is a multi-unit place, we did not hear a peep from any others staying here. Again not being familiar with the area was again lucky to be located walking distance to shops, Co-Op and restaurants and 5 minutes from the hospital. I hope to rent this again, but for a vacation situation to really enjoy the area. I highly recommend!
Thom S. Mar 2020
This place had an amazing Sauna which my party of 4 used as soon as we arrived. It was great to use after a long trip. Everything in the two bedroom place was well thought out. We were within walking distance (or biking) to EVERYTHING except the beach which was a short drive. it was such a memorable and fun time. our host came by on Sunday to check-in on us. Downtown Digs made our great stay even better. Two thoughts for the traveler 1. Bring Coffee 2. No Dishwasher so prepare yourself
Suzette G. Feb 2020
perfect location
easy to wall in town and bring the dog
definitely will return
Deborah C. Jan 2020
Great location and quiet too! Clean and comfortable.
. Nov 2019
We had a pleasant stay as a family of four. We can definitely recommend this beautiful rental. It is nicely decorated and close to the plaza. The sauna and bikes are nice as well as the tv arrangement.
. Nov 2019
Downtown Digs is very close to everything Arcata. If you want to walk to the town square for farmers market on Saturday or do some shopping its literally 2 blocks away. The neighborhood is quiet and has a good vibe. The beds were super comfortable definitely worth noting.
. Oct 2019
. Sep 2019
Excellent location, walking distance to the Square and Arcata Marsh. Very comfortable and well appointed flat. This is our third time at this location and we will stay here again.
. Sep 2019
We love being a repeat guest. It does feel like home. 1 bedroom we use for our stuff and the other we sleep in. The bed is very comfortable but squeaky and not as big as we're used to. Owner's need to address to funky danke smell in upper west bedroom. Making memories in Arcata. Baked an apple crisp this time. Yum!!
. Aug 2019
Overall we had a fine stay. I was a bit disappointed with the cookware, and making meals was challenging (e.g., no spatula). When we arrived about 3:30, the unit was not ready, but the cleaning staff was nice and let us in anyway. I will definitely come back.
. Aug 2019
a lovely and conveniently located place to stay in Arcata. There were many little surprise extras including delicious cookies. The price was very reasonable. We will come back again.
. Jul 2019
Two day stop on our way to Oregon. Motels are boring. Rentong wa house is way much more fun. The Downtown Digs fits petfect. The only downside is the bed. We're used to hard matrasses. The beds in Digs are too soft. But that's personal.
. Jul 2019
Location was perfect for base to travel up and down coast. Will definitely book again.
. Jul 2019
Property was very clean, well stocked, lots of samples from surrounding businesses. The house doesn't have central AC which for that region isn't needed , but it does get stuffy when your gone with all the windows closed. I also don't think you should have to pay extra to use the washer and dryer, first time I've seen that in a VRBO.
. Jul 2019
Lovely decor and very quiet in apartment. Very clean everywhere and kitchen had all appliances needed. We would stay there again! Thankyou.
. Jun 2019
the rental was comfortable and convenient to down town. we would stay here again.
. Jun 2019
This was our third stay in Arcata and by far our favorite. The layout of the place is perfect, plenty of space in both bedrooms. Loved the open kitchen/living room area and great outdoor space. Walk-able to everything in Arcata that you could ask for. The only possible negative I can give this place is that the couch in the living room is uncomfortable. Seriously, that's the only minor complaint I can come up with, this place is that good.
. Jun 2019
We Louisiana folks had an amazing time checking out this quaint, artistic and nature filled wonderland of a town, Arcata. Downtown Digs was perfectly equipped with all the amenities we needed - bikes, ping pong table, bbq, full kitchen, TV and nice full bathroom. Having our own Sauna was also a huge bonus!! Very clean, very responsive reservations front desk help and property manager made sure the place was dialed in with some smooth jazz on when we entered the property. Thanks Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals team!
. Apr 2019
The property is very clean and updated. It's convenient to the town square with shops and restaurants, just minutes away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
. Mar 2019
We loved the location! Great for our family with two small boys! Hope to return sometime.
. Mar 2019
Relaxing fun vacation with daughters. House was cheerful, clean, cozy with a sauna, backyard, and so close to town a few blocks away. The place is very charming and inviting. Kitchen is well stock with items to use to cook with and a gas stove. Beds were very comfy. We will always remember this vacation spot, close to the redwoods. Thank you.
. Feb 2019
Downtown Digs is located in a nice central Arcata location. The full kitchen, along with a gas grill in the backyard, makes it easy to prepare some meals. It snowed during our stay and someone built a (small) snowman in the backyard.
. Jan 2019
We enjoyed staying in a convenient location to visit family in Arcata.
. Jan 2019
Perfect place to stay for a short or extended visit. Walk to a great selection of restaurants or cook at home in the well appointed kitchen. The yard is big enough for any dog. When you hit the ping pong balls over the fence, the neighbor is very accommodating in allowing open access to find them! Property manager is VERY responsive.
. Nov 2018
We rented Downtown Digs to have a Thanksgiving dinner with our two sons (one who attends Humboldt State, the other Oregon State). The dinner was a success; although the kitchen was a bit small, we managed to cook turkey with all the trimmings. Digs was comfortable and clean and it had all the amenities we required. I really liked the backyard; it was large enough for our dog to chase balls. Our sons enjoyed playing ping pong (in the rain) and hanging out in the sauna. Digs was very close to a lot of downtown shops and restaurants. The managers Jesse and Joanna were helpful. Highly recommended.
. Nov 2018
Awesome spot! Clean and the location was close to everything. Loved the ping pong table in the backyard!
. Nov 2018
Overall this property is a quaint, well-stocked, nicely decorated, cozy place. Super close to Arcata square with all that has to offer. After a very long drive up to Arcata, it was so pleasant to walk in and find a few lights on, place at a comfortable temperature, and a music station playing on the TV. The bedding was SUPER comfortable and the thoughtful touches throughout the place were appreciated. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend to a friend and/or stay here again.
. Oct 2018
This was a really cute place with a great location close to the arcata plaza and great restaurants and the HSU campus. The rental person was very responsive to our questions as well
. Jun 2018
We loved our stay here while visiting my daughter in Arcata. It's in a great location downtown so we could walk to shops and restaurants. This is a cute, clean and quiet two bedroom that will be my top choice when I return.
. Jun 2018
We really enjoyed our stay. This house was perfectly located in the heart of town but still quiet. It was nice to be able to walk to a bunch of restaurants and the grocery store. It was a good location to visit the Redwoods as well. The beds were cozy and the backyard was a perfect place for the kids to play. I really liked that there was a washer/dryer in the garage, it saved me a ton of time going to the laundry mat after being on the road for 3 weeks. The only thing I thought was tacky is that they want you to pay 2 dollars per wash and dry. We paid the money to stay here and the machines we advertised as being part of the rental. There are no 'fees' for the bikes or sauna. I just thought it was tacky. I would have liked it pay an extra five dollars a night if needed and just had it included. Other than that is was a great stay.
. Jun 2018
perfect place to stay
. May 2018
Nice little unit, perfect size for my wife, my son & I. It's a 5 minute walk to the plaza & most of the restaurants. Also the North Coast CO-OP market is 2 blocks away.
The knotty pine floors are beautiful. The beds are comfy & there is a nice couch & a TV with Netflix access.
The only gripe would be the cookware in the kitchen. It could use an update.
I would definitely stay here again.
. May 2018
Very nice unit in a delightful house.
. May 2018
was a great time to relax. not too far from red woods that makes it really great location for the vacation.
. May 2018
Very cute. Great location. Friendly property manager and owner. Only problem was beds were a little too firm.
. Apr 2018
Downtown Digs is clean and in a good location. Excellent spot for those traveling with dogs. The yard also has several motion detectors for safety. It's nice to have a parking spot as well. The beds are comfortable however one makes noise when you move around and the other needed a pillow between the wall and headboard. There are hardly any kitchen amenities so bring your own (foil, plastic bags, sweetener, food containers,etc). I would also like to see a chair to sit in as the only area to relax has one well used sofa. The property managers are awesome, available and responsive.
. Apr 2018
Stay here if you want to walk to all the great stores, restaurants and beauty Arcata has to offer. Walk in the redwoods is a 10 minute drive. Downtown Digs is well renovated although the basics for a home stay are sparse. Bring your own TP, Paper towels, etc if you are there more than a day. But you are told too do so in the contract small print. Still, it's unusual. The yards are great.
. Mar 2018
We had a lovely stay at this house. It is in quiet neighborhood in short walking distance to the Co Op and town center.
The beds were comfortable and the living space was sunny and bright.
. Mar 2018
Very nicely done, well appointed, quiet two bedroom flat. Short walking distance to the Arcata Square and the Arcata Marsh. This property management company is organized and responsive. We have stayed in several of their properties and all have been just great. Highly recommended.
. Dec 2017
Cozy, great spot for a weekend visit. Walking distance to everything in downtown Arcada. Would definitely return.
. Dec 2017
Very easy. Thanks to carpenter who halted noisy work during our stay. Nice light space. Good bedrooms, adequate kitchen equipment. Perfect for what we needed, a place to crash after vigils in a hospital and quick breakfast prep. Liked the touch of the puppy treats -- Bessie loved them!