Rose Court Cottage

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It has been an absolute pleasure to be your guests. You have taken great care of us, with pride and perfection in every single thing. Your beautiful nature and attention are apparent in every detail at Rose Court Cottage.   Comment in our Guestbook…….

Great little cottage, a perfect gem with lots of fun details and touches, great hospitality and a friendly, helpful host. All we could want in an accommodation. The cottage is private and very quiet, and the entry courtyard is filled with roses, a fountain, and beautiful plantings.”    Five Star guest review on…….


ROSE COURT COTTAGE vacation rental, which can accommodate up to 4 guests, is a street level studio/1 bath cozy cottage in a great central Arcata location, known locally as Arcata’s Top-O-The-Hill Neighborhood, 4 blocks from the Humboldt State University Gateway, northtown retail district, and from Arcata’s downtown Plaza square. This property is EXCELLENCE RATED by Tripadvisor.

Rose Court Cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood within a landscaped brick courtyard surrounded by roses, jasmine, and wisteria. The interior is appointed in a richly hued motif with warm wood trim, custom faux finishing and stenciling, multi-light windows, Plein Air paintings, art-glass lighting, and sumptuous furnishings and textiles. The studio’s  living/dining/sleeping main room features an antique queen bed with exquisite linens, nightstands with reading lamps, bistro table and chairs, entertainment armoire, fireplace, ceiling fan, sofa bed which can accommodate 2 additional guests, and a book library. Off of the main room is an equipped kitchenette, and bathroom with tiled shower and European 75 jet shower head. Guests may enjoy their private outdoor seating area in a lovely and fragrant English cottage garden setting.

Indulge in the attention to detail at Rose Court Cottage. Visitors are provided thoughtful amenities guaranteed to make their stay a memorable one: high-quality bedding, memory foam mattress topper, wireless internet, flat screen TV/cable/streaming channels, Blu-ray player, DVDs, spa robes, and personal bath amenities. On-street parking is available in front of the cottage.

This vacation rental’s ideal location allows guests to leave their vehicle and stroll down the street to the downtown Plaza or northtown retail districts, the world famous Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, or Redwood Park trails. Shop at Wildberries Marketplace nearby (like a Whole Foods Market, but locally owned), or if visiting Humboldt State University campus, the HSU Gateway is just 4 blocks away.

The owner, Christy and Aldaron Laird, have lovingly renovated their Tudor-revival home inside and out and landscaped it in the English cottage garden style. Their residence was featured on Home and Garden Television’s Old Homes Restored program in 2002, has been a garden tour favorite of the Humboldt Botanical Garden Society on three occasions since 1997, and was featured on the Historical Sites Society of Arcata Home Tour in 2008.

Christy, the host, enjoys sharing her knowledge of the area and its finest attractions and hopes her attention to detail and service will enhance her guests’ travel experience, whether they are vacationing here, visiting family, the university or their HSU student, are here for business, or may be simply passing through.


PLEASE NOTE Single nights may be booked in some situations but are subject to Owner/Manager’s discretion.


Read what guests have shared about Rose Court Cottage in our guestbook:

“Thank you for your warm hospitality. The cottage was lovely in every detail. We wish we could take you home with us . We will be back.”

“This is one of the most charming places I have every stayed. Thank you for having such a beautiful lovely space available for restoration and rejuvenation.”

Clouds of godwits swarming like bees,
Fog enveloping us on rocks,
Arcata in August,
A respite for Midwestern souls,
Rose Court Cottage our nest.

It was a beautiful gift to be here in this enchanted little piece of heaven. We will treasure it always.

Christy, thanks so much for making our stay here such a lovely experience. In the cozy cottage  we felt very well cared for and uplifted. We will never forget this!

The sweetest place we’ve ever stayed! Christy is the face of pure California hospitality. We have had such a great time here for 4 days. What a wonderful start to our California adventure!

Thank you for the wonderful retreat you’ve provided here at your quaint little cottage. Every detail is perfect. Any need we had was met in a beautiful way.

Can I just move in? This was such a pleasant stay; cozy, comfortable, quiet, perfect in every way.  The cottage is lovely and well appointed-you’ve thought of everything! Can’t wait to return.

All of your attentiveness to detail far exceeds other accommodations we have experienced in our travels. Your helpful knowledge of Arcata and the surrounding area made our 2 days an unforgettable adventure.

Wonderful to return to this enchanted cottage from our daily forays. Your thoughtful attention to every detail and your welcoming smile completed the lovely sojourn. Meeting the charming lops was a bonus!