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At home in the heart of Arcata, The Front Porch is your hidden oasis. Our cozy studios are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay in Humboldt. Close proximity to downtown and HSU makes getting around super easy. Have a drink on the covered porch or relax by the pond. Snuggle up & Netflix. Make yourself at home!

The space

This cute and cozy unit is within walking distance to Arcata's Plaza with local shops and amazing restaurants, Om Shala Yoga studio, and Redwood Curtain Brewery. Humboldt State University is just a quick bike or 2 minute drive away, and the Ma'leil Dunes are a fantastic adventure that's just down the road on Samoa Boulevard. The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is less than a five minute walk down the road.

Guest access

Enter the private courtyard through a coded gate. Unit #3 is on the right side of the property (to the right of the pond when entering the courtyard, third door). Guests have access to everything inside this unit, along with use of our bistro tables, and benches throughout the luscious courtyard. Please use the space, that's what its there for!

Other things to note

Humboldt County requires a 12% short-term occupancy/bed tax (required from all hotels and vacation rentals in Humboldt Co.), and AirBnB does not collect this tax so you will receive a special message from us with that minor alteration to your rate to include that tax.--

Our parking lot is secured behind an automatic gate and remotes are available for your use. It is a small parking lot and requires mindfulness to navigate. We have installed various safety features, but please park at your own risk.

All of our units are NO SMOKING and guests will be charged $250 if evidence of cigarette smoking is found in the unit.

Cats are NOT ALLOWED in the units. Guests will be charged $250 if evidence of cat occupation is found in the unit.

Both of these rules are for the safety and comfort for all of our tenants and guests. Thank you for understanding.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $35 NZD
Security Deposit $141 NZD
Weekend Price $139 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

#3 shares walls on both sides, so keeping noise down after 9 is a great way to be respectful. The courtyard is available for use and is communally kept clean, so please pick up after yourself and use the trash cans provided.

Dog owners, your pals are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please inform us of the demeanor/type of dog in a message before you plan to book. And once accepted, all we ask is that you please pick up after your pets in the courtyard, and do your best to help with the dog hair woes by keeping them off the furniture and definitely off the beds. Thanks!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

139 Reviews

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Lex Joaquin User Profile
September 2017
Nice spot conveniently located near downtown Arcata, clean, safe and comfy.

Tegan User Profile
September 2017

Monique User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place. Will definitely be back.

Kayla User Profile
September 2017
If you're looking for a private, sustainable, and romantic experience, look no further! We fell in love with our studio. Overall, a wonderful experience worth the price and more!

Catherine User Profile
September 2017
Hands down, the best Airbnb experience EVER The room was super cute and comfortable, with a very comfortable bed, and lots of thoughtful touches (fresh eggs in the fridge, popcorn, etc.) Both Julia and Jake (the onsite guy) were awesome. It's about a 10-15 minute foot trek into downtown, which was no issue, as I return to the quiet oasis of The Front Porch after spending the evening in Arcata, which can be rowdy with students and others. And SO dog friendly. If your dog is friendly and quiet, then he/she will enjoy their time at The Front Porch as much as you do -- I know mine did! I will definitely be back.

Jason User Profile
September 2017
This place is excellent. Serene. Well-thought out. Everything you need is there.

Samantha & Danny User Profile
September 2017
Though we were only at The Front Porch for a little over 10 hours, it was a nice place to stop for the night on our drive down the coast from Portland to San Francisco. The room had more than we needed with the stove but it was wonderful to have a full fridge for our cooler full of stuff. You can tell a lot of care went into the decor and furnishings. Cute place!

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Blue Lake, California, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Julia User ProfileJulia is a superhost.

I've lived in Arcata for nine years and I'm so happy to call this beautiful place home. I moved here to attend HSU and received a degree in Elementary Education. Now my husband and I live in Blue Lake on our farm where we are raising almost eight-hundred fruit and nut trees and a small herd of beef cattle, which we sell at the Arcata Farmers Market on Saturdays (a must-visit if you're here on a weekend!!).

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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