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155 Houses

(1) Excellent 

31

Hillside Home with Views of the Bay & Downtown Arcata

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$224

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$224

(1) Excellent 

40

Downtown Digs - New, Slick & Conveniently Located

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$83

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$83

(19) Excellent 

35

Gateway Stay Midtown Historic Redwood Artisan 2 BD/2 BA Apartment Near HSU

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata apartment

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Love this apartment for its convience and charm” Our family and friends stayed here for arcata's Oyster Festival this year. Being a Humboldt State alumni, this cute and charming apartment was located next to some of my favorite places to shop and eat
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Price per night from

$228

Price per night from

$228

(12) Excellent 

20

Upscale Serene Redwood Retreat in Arcata -Perfect Couple's Retreat

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata studio

Studio 3 min stay varies

  • Studio
  • sleeps 3
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
“Peaceful and quiet within the redwoods” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and even prolonged our time there. The place is well equipped with all one needs. Looked up at stars through skylights at night. Loved sitting in the backyard gazing up at the t
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Price per night from

$123

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$123

(1) Excellent 

7

Redwood Bungalow

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$218

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$218

(1) Excellent 

21

Charming and Classy Cottage in Downtown Arcata

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$103

Price per night from

$103

44

Plaza Casita – Fresh, New, near Downtown Arcata!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$129

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$129

(4) Very Good 

35

Sweet Home Stay Dog-Friendly 2 BD/2 BA Fenced Yard Bungalow Near Plaza & HSU

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The Hippie Hut” We loved this place! Nicely tucked in on main street and amazingly quiet for the location. Short walk to town square, which is really fun and full for great food and coffee and shops. The bed is very comfortable. The retro living r
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Price per night from

$205

Price per night from

$205

(33) Excellent 

30

Forest View Stay Elegant Studio Near HSU Gateway

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Arcata Winner” My husband and I loved this studio apartment! It is charming and so comfortable. Having a full kitchen available if we wanted to use it was great. However, we found the town to have some great little restaurants. The bed is wonderfully
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Price per night from

$194

Price per night from

$194

21

Downtown 1 Bdrm Loft in Arcata - Walk to Everything! Sauna & Bicycles

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

1 3 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$78

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$78

(4) Very Good 

28

Park Avenue Guest House - Fresh and inviting 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Close to HSU

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$144

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$144

31

River Side Getaway~ Enjoy Wildlife, Long walks on Beach, Paddle on River,

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$144

Price per night from

$144

(1) Very Good 

6

Carriage House

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata studio

Studio 3 min stay varies

  • Studio
  • sleeps 3
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$149

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$149

(1) Excellent 

30

Fickle Hill Open Studio w/ Full Kitchen - Quiet Private & Beautiful Views

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata studio

Studio 2 min stay varies

  • Studio
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$98

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$98

37

Downtown Drift - New & Fun 2 Bdrm,1.5 bath-Full Kitchen & Shared Sauna, Bikes

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$87

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$87

44

Classy Craftsman in Downtown Arcata - 3 Bdrm Sleeps 6 with Sauna

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$202

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$202

24

Easy Walk or bike ride to Plaza & Farmer's Market. Bikes Included!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$149

Price per night from

$149

6

Tasteful Arcata Cottage with Redwood Views

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$155

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$155

(1) Excellent 

20

Kelly's Arcata Get-Away

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$201

Price per night from

$201

(3) Very Good 

8

Pristine Arcata Studio in Quiet Neighborhood

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata studio

Studio 2 min stay varies

  • Studio
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$86

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$86

5

Cozy Redwood Cottage

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$144

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$144

(53) Excellent 

28

Arcata Rose Court Cottage in Serene Garden Setting Midtown Cozy Studio

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cozy and sweet” We had a wonderful time at the Rose Court Cottage--the setting is very charming, Christy (the owner) attends to all of your needs and the cottage is within walking distance of all the interesting shops and restaurants in arcata (not to
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Price per night from

$171

Price per night from

$171

30

Great Value for Newly Remodeled Arcata Cottage Close to Campus & Town!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$126

Price per night from

$126

7

The Lemon Haven

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$212

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$212

30

Class, Comfort & Charm in Sunnybrae, Close to Great Hiking Trails & Downtown!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$132

Price per night from

$132

(1) Average 

8

Charming Historic Craftsman

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$155

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$155

40

Magic Garden Home in Arcata 2 blocks from HSU - Quiet, Secluded, and Serene

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$201

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$201

8

Attractive Downtown Cottage

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$155

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

Price per night from

$155

28

Lincoln House – Fresh and New, Close to HSU

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 4 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$144

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$144

46

Manila Cove Majesty - New! Sweeping Views of the Humboldt Bay

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$224

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$224

22

Little Blue House - Cute, cozy, minutes from Downtown Arcata

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$126

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$126

20

North Plaza Loft – Views of Arcata from Private Balcony

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata apartment

1 3 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$115

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$115

23

Rocky Creek Cabin~ A peaceful wooded retreat complete with a custom sauna!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata log cabin

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$115

Price per night from

$115

28

Holly Yashi Hideaway – Loft Style 2 bedroom Downtown Arcata!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

1 5 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning

Price per night from

$129

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$129

20

South Plaza Loft – Views of Arcata from Private Balcony

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata apartment

1 3 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$115

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$115

22

Parkside Cottage in desirable neighborhood. Quiet & private Off-street parking

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$144

Price per night from

$144

12

Classy New Cottage Near Plaza with Construction Discount Now thru April!

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata cottage

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$103

Price per night from

$103

(1) Very Good 

24

Upscale Exclusive - Spacious and Quiet

Humboldt County / Arcata

Arcata house

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$181

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

Price per night from

$181

About Arcata

Arcata, California

It may be one of the most eco-friendly and progressive towns around, but there’s more to Arcata than its hippie culture and vegetarian restaurants.

Book your vacation rental with FlipKey and come to discover what this hidden California gem has to offer for yourself.

About Arcata

Arcata was founded in 1850, to provide a base for those working in the nearby lumber camps. Today it’s better known for its progressive politics and green credentials, with bike lanes on almost every street and tandem bicycles collecting residents’ recycling. Home to Humboldt State University, the town has a laidback vibe and unique culture, plus plenty of green spaces and outdoor activities to keep even the most active types happy.

If you’re into clean eating and vegetarian cuisine, Arcata’s cafes and restaurants will prove a delight, with no shortage of smoothie and juice bars to choose from. There are other options too, from Mexican food trucks to cozy coffee shops and restaurants serving the freshest oysters and seafood. Don’t miss the annual Oyster Festival which takes place every June at the Central Plaza, a great spot for people watching.

What to do

Get outdoors and enjoy the countryside—there’s plenty of it nearby. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary has five miles of trails and is a popular spot for birdwatching. Or drive 45 minutes north to Redwood National and State Parks where you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing—or just relax in the sunshine with a family picnic.

It’s less than a 10-minute drive to some great family-friendly beaches where you can work on your tan or give surfing or skim boarding a go. Or rent a bike in the town center and explore on two wheels—there are bike lanes crisscrossing the town, making it easy to get from A to B.

From spring to fall, the Central Plaza hosts an organic farmers’ market on Saturday mornings, an opportunity to shop for local produce—it’s also a good place to relax in the sunshine.

Top travel tips

The nearest airport for domestic flights is Arcata/Eureka Airport in McKinleyville, just 6 miles to the north of town. For international flights, you’ll need to drive some 292 miles to San Francisco International.

Center Arts hosts regular events and has attracted names like Lou Reed in the past. Those in the know pick up tickets in the HSY Bookstore on the third floor of the University Center.

Dry season here runs from June to September, although there can be foggy days during the summer months, and it can get cool at times, so layer up if you’re going hiking!

For a relaxing vacation in a small, friendly town with plenty of activities for all ages, Arcata is the perfect destination.

FlipKey has dozens of rentals to choose from, whether you prefer a cozy log cabin or modern downtown digs. Browse our range of accommodation today.