USA California Humboldt County - California Arcata Listing #30918

Park Avenue Guest House - Arcata, CA

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44 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Inviting home next to Arcata's Redwood Forest w/ panoramic views of the bay

An inviting home adjacent to Arcata's Redwood Forest and with panoramic views, this delightful, single-story unit offers plenty of space for up to four lucky guests. Relax in the sun on your front deck or chill on the secret side deck beneath towering redwoods. Inside, pristine hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings highlight the open floor plan where the kitchen, living area, and dining room all overlook the bay and offer gorgeous, sunset views. A well-equipped, full kitchen has everything you'll need to prepare home-cooked meals, and guests can tumble into the two queen-size beds after a perfect dinner.

What's nearby:
This rental is located just a short walk through the park from Cal Poly Humboldt. Grab your cameras and hike almost five miles of groomed trails at the Arcata Marsh and Bird Sanctuary, only two miles away. A mile from your rental, check out the Natural History Museum and visit the Plaza with its year-round Farmers Market. Downtown Arcata is also home to exceptional shopping, dining, and wine tasting.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Access for guests with limited mobility. There is no bathtub.
One parking spot is available to guests.
Homeowner lives on-site

City/town permit number: 605502
City/town permit number: SSVR-038

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining










Step-free access

Wide clearance

Nearby activities & attractions


Disc golf

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games





Safety & accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

44 reviews

Jennifer S. Jul 2022
The house was well organized, clean, quiet and in a beautiful setting
Molly W. Jun 2022
Spectacular views-both front and back! Quiet neighborhood and easy access to Arcata plaza!
We would recommend and like to stay here again.
Rebecca R. Mar 2022
Lovely guest house! We've stayed before and again, the house was perfect! The view is fabulous. The house is comfortable, cozy and so welcoming! We loved cooking breakfast and enjoying our meal and the view from the table. Thank you!
Jennifer M. Feb 2022
Clean, comfortable, and nice location. Quiet and in a nice neighborhood. Well equipped with everything we needed. Easy access. We arrived after dark and home was nicely lit and access was straightforward.
Christina R. Nov 2021
The house is very lovely with a beautiful view. We slept well and enjoyed the easy access to the redwood park. The late afternoons on the deck were gorgeous with the sun shining and sunset views.

There is no bathtub at the house which wasn't clear in the description and was challenging with little kids. The door to the second bedroom locks on the inside but has a key lock instead of a standard indoor bedroom lock. Our 3 yr old locked herself in there one night which was scary! We had to disturb the owners to get a key and thankfully they were home. That is a safety issue and really needs to be addressed. There were no spare blankets in the house. My husband ended up sleeping on the couch so our 3 yr old could skew better and he had no blankets. We didn't realize until we booked the place that we couldn't have any guests over which was a bummer because w were up there to visit family and would have liked to have had a dinner with everyone at our place.
Louise F. Aug 2021
We loved watching the fog and cloud roll in and out from the coast . The convenience of the forest for taking a walk among the Redwoods. Also tasting the great local produce of the area!
Jeanne A. Aug 2021
Such a lovely spot to stay in as we explored Arcata and Humboldt county. Quiet, clean, lovely views, adjacent to the a beautiful redwoods and contains everything you need to cook full meals.
Sheila L. Jul 2021
Very cozy home with a gorgeous view. We enjoyed our stay & had access to park & trails. Close to all stores and very clean & well stocked. Definitely would rent again 😊
Richa S. Jul 2021
Very good layout of the house
Gary S. Mar 2021
Just a great location with a redwood forest as a back yard and not a bad view of the bay. Clean and comfortable, close to the University and convenient to downtown.
Jane C. Jan 2021
What a beautiful, tastefully decorated place, right alongside Arcata’s redwood park, with a view of the bay and distant ocean. The property is super well maintained, and it feels safe. I would happily stay alone in this house.
Jennifer C. Oct 2020
My daughter is a second year student at HSU and I have been wanting to find a perfect home to relax, cook meals, visit the beautiful area and simply be with her. I’m so glad I found this home- it exceeded my expectations. It was quiet, private, comfortable, well stocked and updated. There are two decks to choose from to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. So much better of an experience over a standard hotel stay! I will definitely be booking future stays here while my daughter attends HSU.
Janice P. Sep 2020
Great location, nicely decorated and clean. Beautiful views.
Maria A. Sep 2020
This home is set in a beautiful area overlooking Arcata and Humboldt Bay. It is close to downtown Arcata and the Redwood Park. The deck is a great place to sit and have a drink while enjoying the sunset. Bed was very comfortable as were all the furnishings. Kitchen was well stocked so we were able to eat in during our stay. We would definitely stay here again!
Karin B. Aug 2020
I've stayed here on four different occasions and have enjoyed it every time. It's a lovely little place perfect for two to four people. It's a wonderful location with a great view and lots of light. I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Arcata and the Part Ave Guest House.
Michael E. Feb 2020
Clean, elegant, gorgeously situated. Redwoods in the backyard, panoramic bay view in front. Spacious but cozy. Quiet neighborhood but close enough to the center of town. What's not to love? This place is a destination.
. Nov 2019
Everything went smoothly
. Sep 2019
Beautifully appointed, gorgeous views, excellent layout, great place to cook a family meal and share time with loved ones.
. Aug 2019
Well-managed home that was a pleasure. The view of the bay was great in the morning fog!
. Aug 2019
I was very pleased, I rented this for 2 couples and there was plenty of room, the beds were comfortable, home was very clean, kitchen had everything you needed. We really enjoyed the deck with the views of the bay. The parking was a little bit of an issue as we brought a trailer with a buggy to ride on the sand, but it all worked out. I would rent again if we are back in the area
. Jun 2019
Absolutely lovely!
. May 2019
Great house in a terrific location.
. Apr 2019
Never disappointed with Park Ave Guest House. This was our sixth time and there is always something new to look forward to. Everything you need for a home cooked meal in the kitchen. The view inside and out, quiet surroundings, and all the comforts of home keep us returning.
. Apr 2019
Loved how at home we felt the moment we walked in. It was just big enough to house us (two teens and two adults) with every accomodation taken care of. Kitchen and bathrooms well equipped and super clean. The little extra touches and thoughtful gifts made us feel welcome and appreciated!
. Apr 2019
My daughter and I had a very comfortable stay in the Park Ave Guest House. I was happy to find the home so spacious and clean. We arrived on a cold and drizzly evening. The guest house was a warm and welcome respite from our long drive. The nightly rate was a bit high, but we found it worth the splurge for the comfort and convenience. One afternoon we went into town and enjoyed crepes at Ranata's Creperie. We shared both the savory and sweet options. They were delicious and thoughtfully prepared. We also visited holly yashi jewelry shop. We were amazed by the selection. Definitely a highlight of the trip. Finally, we loved the location of the property. We were in town to tour HSU, so we were thrilled to find the home so close to the campus. My daughter and I had a wonderful visit and stay at Park Ave Guest House and would definitely choose to stay there again.
. Oct 2018
. Oct 2018
We loved this house! It was very clean with all kitchenware we needed. Great notes explaining how things worked and many added special touches. Just like stepping into home with a great location next to the beautiful Arcata Forest Reserve. The property management was very responsive. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!
. Sep 2018
Our stay at the Park Avenue Guest House was wonderful. The home is beautifully decorated, private, clean, well stocked, has great views of the Bay and it is in the best location for our needs. We loved being able to hike in the redwood forest that is in the backyard, easily slip down to the town and out to the beaches. We hope to come back!
. Sep 2018
Great location, good home base for exploring the area. Clean, well equipped and comfy. Nice view over the town to the wildlife marsh. Just a few minutes from everything in Arcata and 101 to nearby areas.
. Aug 2018
We had a really comfortable stay in Arcata. The house is super clean and spacious. Close to town with a beautiful view, since it's situated on a hill. Will definitely stay here again when we're back in Arcata.
. Aug 2018
ALWAYS love our stay here! Disappointed its not available at Christmas. Just hope the other rental we found exceeds our expectations, like this one does.
. Jul 2018
Excellent!!! Beautiful house and location!!!
. Jul 2018
The Park Avenue Guest House is one of the most welcoming, orderly, generously appointed, thoughtful, nicely documented, comfortable, and very clean venues we have experienced with VRBO. And that's before you add redwoods, Arcata, privacy and views to the mix.
. Jun 2018
Had a great time in Arcata. Was here for a baseball game with the Humboldt Crabs and this was in the perfect location. Very clean and cute home!!
. Jun 2018
Another great visit. We'll be back.
. Jun 2018
Excellent! We felt at home at Park Ave. Guesthouse in Arcata!
Beautiful house and location.
. May 2018
We came up for my oldest's graduation. We had 4 of us staying at the house and each night we had a few people over for dinner to celebrate. The space was very nice, perfect for our small groups, and very clean, and warm/welcoming. The patio could have been cleaned off better. But overall I would still give it 5 stars.
. May 2018
We were in town to visit our son, a student at HSU. This property was perfect for the three of us travelers, and provided easy access to the town, the campus and many points of interest. The furnishings and amenities were great (so nice to have washer/dryer access!), and manager Jesse was readily accessible when needed. We'd definitely try to book here again!
. Mar 2018
The guest house was clean and beautifully furnished with lots of amenities. It rained 4 out of the 5 days we were there so it was a welcome refuge to come back to after hiking in the redwoods in the rain with the grandkids. We slept well and appreciated how quiet it was up on the hill. At night the view from the living room windows was exquisite. A great place to stay!
. Feb 2018
Couldn't have been a more perfect getaway. This rental is a perfect blend of convenience and escape. The view of the redwoods and the bay was so wonderful. Then easy access to the freeway and Arcata made little jaunts a breeze. I wouldn't change a thing inside or out.
. Feb 2018
This is a beautiful home with wonderful views.
. Dec 2017
This house was charming, clean, and well equipped. The beds were great! Best yet, it backs on a redwood park, which is beautiful to hike in, and had gorgeous views of the bay from its hillside location. I loved waking up every morning and having coffee on the front deck and looking out at the bay. Just a 5 minute drive into town as well. Will definitely return!