Arcata Area California Home w/ Courtyard!

Property ID: 433793Blue LakeCAUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


Take a break from ocean exploration to relax at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental, 1 mile from the town of Blue Lake! Equipped with mountain views, modern essentials, and a mural in the private courtyard, this one-of-a-kind house has everything you need. Explore Redwood National and State Parks, visit Humbolt State University, or taste brews at Mad River Brewery a short walk from home. Return to unwind by the wood-burning stove or with an evening cookout on the courtyard’s flat-top grill!


  • Near Ocean
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen


Location Details

PARKS / HIKING: Redwood National and State Parks (42.0 miles), Redwood Park (8.7 miles), Patricks Point State Park (24.8 miles), Arcata Community Forest (11.1 miles), Hiller Park (9.3 miles), Arcata Marsh (9.6 miles), Six Rivers National Forest (75.0 miles)

BEACHES: Mad River Beach (10.2 miles), Luffenholtz Beach (17.1 miles), Old Home Beach (19.2 miles), Agate Beach (26.0 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Sequoia Park Zoo (18.0 miles), Cher-Ae Heights Casino and Bingo (19.8 miles), Holly Yashi (9.4 miles), Madaket Harbor Cruise (16.4 miles), Dell'Arte International (0.7 miles), Humboldt State University (7.5 miles)

FOOD & DRINK: Blue Lake Casino Hotel (0.7 miles), Logger Bar (0.7 miles), Mad River Brewing Co (0.9 miles), Six Rivers Brewery (7.1 miles), Papa Wheelies (9.1 miles), Moonstone Grill (16.6 miles)

AIRPORTS: California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (12.3 miles), Sacramento International Airport (286 miles)


26 reviews
  • Like family being welcomed home


    From the moment we booked, we weren't just guests, we were welcomed like family. Serena had my heart when she made sure to discover what we may need and made available accommodations and games/toys for my young children to enjoy. Upon arrival we forgot the exhaustion of travel because we felt the comfort of Home. Everything one would need at home (bedding, towels, kitchenware, clean washer/dryer/detergent, family games) was generously provided as others have described. The back yard had good lighting and the home felt safe and secure. The home and courtyard were beautifully maintained reflecting the host's pride and love of their home. The cleanliness, attention to detail, generosity, and warm welcome from the hosts speak to their kindness and love for people. Serena communicated with me like a sister or a best friend, and her love is what I will remember most about this stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 5, 2023
  • Great experience, the best host we have ever had!


    Beautiful home, in a beautiful setting. Wonderful host, helped make the stay even better.

    We would do this stay again. All the grandkids had a great time, saw some deer and a fox.

    Great time was had by all.

    Published August 9, 2023
  • A real gem in Humboldt County


    Beautifully decorated and appointed property. About 12 minutes away from Arcata. Easy on and off the highway. Very quiet neighborhood. A great location from which to explore the area. Responsive and communicative host. We will be back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    James G.
    Published March 14, 2023
  • A Beautiful, Comfortable, Completely Furnished Place to Stay


    This beautiful home has EVERYTHING one might need for a family vacation. We don't have little kids, but it would be a perfect place to bring them, with games (indoor and out), books, toys, even a portable crib right there ready to use. The kitchen is better equipped than my own! Be sure to check the fridge and cupboards before you go shopping for groceries, there's a lot there! Also, I really appreciated the shelves and luggage stands in the bedrooms.

    Serena is a wonderful host, providing clear information about check-in and -out procedures, local services, and activities. She is super responsive to questions, too. I didn't expect a welcome packet, but the one she put together was fantastic!

    The locking driveway gate gave us a sense of security as we came and went. The back patio was a great place to gather rain or shine, and the front porch was a beautiful retreat with a fab view over the valley and the little town of Blue Lake. The three bedrooms provided private space for six adults (or kids), but the fold out couch in the living room seems small for the last 2 adults. Luckily, we only had 7 and that worked out well. Two kids could sleep on it without trouble, but I don't think two adults would be comfortable (at least, not two OLD adults like us).

    The house is beautifully decorated! It was a pleasure just to spend time there. And there is so much to do in a day's range from Blue Lake, it is a great center point for a Humboldt Vacation. Even if it had rained all week, and we had been stuck inside, we wouldn't have run out of things to do, with all the games and books around.

    We hope to go back again someday!

    Published September 24, 2022
  • Family Visit to The Redwoods


    The Blue Lake property was perfect for our family of four. The place has a great and creative vibe about it.Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was there.We will definitely return to the property again as there is so much to see on the north coast.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    william M.
    Published September 27, 2022
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