Private apartment with deluxe bath - a perfect base for Northcoast adventures!
- English, Spanish
About Bella Holmes
I grew up in Brisbane, Australia, but have been based in Humboldt County, California, for most of the last twenty plus years. I first left Australia as a 17 year old exchange student to Mexico for a year, and have since traveled quite a bit. One way or another, that first overseas adventure played a big part in me spending most of my adult life on the other side of the world from where I started. My husband, Don, is originally from Florida, but has been in Humboldt County since the early 1970s. He's a general building contractor by trade, but these days we mostly work together on our collection of rental properties. We love remodeling and fixing places up and we have a lot of fun creating sweet places for people to live and stay. Most of our rentals are regular longer term tenancies, but we are considering opening a hostel/guesthouse in Arcata, so we are excited to be offering short stay options as well as a fun way to transition toward providing more traveler and visitor accommodations. We have two girls who are 11 and 13, and a flock of backyard chickens. We are also in the process of setting up a big veggie garden and planting more fruit trees. We love to cook together, drink a little red wine, mountain bike in the forest, and run away to the beach or the mountains when we can wrestle our various projects into submission. It's a good life and a lovely place to live (and visit!).
Bella Holmes purchased this Apartment in 2003
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wonderful place, helpful host
Great location, fabulous studio, wonderfully done!
Very cute and clean
We had a great stay at this property. Very quiet, clean and close to Arcata plaza. Will definitely stay here again!
The room was clean and the appliances were all updated. The area was super quiet, too! We’d definitely stay there again ourselves and recommend it to anyone.
Easy check in, very quiet and comfortable. Every thing we needed was there. Enjoyed the outdoor patio.
This was a great little place to return to after hiking in the Redwoods.
Property was clean, well stocked and furnished, and location was fantastic! Was a bit tight but that’s what is meant by a romantic getaway! Bed was comfortable!
If you're up for an adventure, you can hike and mountain bike to your heart's content along miles of trails in the the Arcata community forest (2350 acres) or stay on flatter ground in the Arcata Bottoms and along the Hammond Trail.
A little further afield, explore majestic old growth redwood forests and beautiful seascapes among the many stunning National and State Parks that Humboldt and Del Norte counties have on offer.
Enjoy the temperate coastal weather or head a little inland for some serious sun and great river swimming. In fact, there are a terrific range of scenic rivers to be found in all directions, offering swimming, rafting and paddling opportunities for all skill levels.
Twenty minutes north is the picturesque fishing village of Trinidad with beautiful rocky coves and beaches to explore plus regular sightings of seals, sea lions and whales (in season). Kayak the myriad lagoons and sloughs in the area to get up close and personal with birds, otters and elk.
For a more cosmopolitan adventure, Eureka and Ferndale are brimming with gorgeous Victorian architecture; enjoy the evening Art walks held monthly in a range of local towns; or check out the local theatre, music and other performing arts offerings.