The Front Porch, #8
Hosted by Julia
Julia is the host.Julia is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Your hidden home in the heart of Arcata, The Front Porch offers handcrafted lodging in true Humboldt style. We are fully equipped with everything you need. Have a drink on the covered porch or relax by the pond. Snuggle up & Netflix. Make yourself at home!

The space

#8 is our micro studio, a small and cozy space with:
- a fully equipped kitchenette
- sumptuous queen size bed with hypoallergenic bedding
- small custom tile shower stall
- Smart TV w/ Netflix and free Wifi throughout the courtyard
- vivacious and joyful decor and wonderful window view of our private pond and garden courtyard

Guest access

Enter the private courtyard through a coded gate. Unit #8 is on the east side of the property (walk straight through the courtyard). 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!

Interaction with guests

The owner lives nearby and a property manager is 5 minutes away. Both are available to help your stay be the best it can be.

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.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Security Deposit $148 NZD
Weekend Price $132 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Unit 8 shares walls with two other units, so respecting a quiet-time after 9pm is a great way to respect the space.

Dog owners, your pals are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please inform us of the demeanor/type of dog(s) 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!

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

131 Reviews

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Tricia User Profile
October 2017
Super cute and quiet place. Julia provides a home away from home in this cute getaway. The location is perfect and the room provided everything that I could think of. Definitely a fun experience! We will be back!

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
This place was the best place we stayed in Arcata yet! It's small and charming. Julia has done a fantastic job creating and designing these rooms. I would recommend any of my friends in a heartbeat!

Brenda User Profile
October 2017
Julia’s place is the best!! It’s cozy, quiet, super clean and accessible to the downtown and outdoor trails and recreation. We enjoyed walking everywhere. Our bed was super comfy, kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals, and we loved the funky vibe and dog friendly space. Our neighbors were welcoming and we felt right at home. Julia is very responsive and has created an oasis in the middle of a great neighborhood. We will definitely be back.

Joe User Profile
October 2017
Clean, very artistic, full service, we could have just lived there, nothing else needed. The thoughtful arrangement of everything, two seats with table, tablecloth, placemats and cloth napkins. Truly a class act. And the wash sink on the toilet, we've never seen before. Excellent, but we rarely flush the toilet to conserve water. The few other people we encountered were friendly and eclectic. We wish we could have stayed.

Mary User Profile
October 2017
Pros: This is a quaint spot in good location, nice secure parking, reasonable price in an expensive area. Cons: so-so finishes in bath and kitchen and pervasive sense of mold.

Benjamin User Profile
October 2017
Julia's Front Porch was an amazing place to stay while visiting Arcata. It is a very cute place with all the privacy and amenities needed. it was great to be able to walk almost everywhere since her property is so close to downtown. Thank you Julia, we'll be back.

Stefano User Profile
October 2017
second time i stay here,great place,highly recommended

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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