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.

Christy we truly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is cozy and welcoming, bed is so comfy,  and your bunnies delighted us! Thank you for your special hospitality.”…..Comment in our Guestbook.


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

ROSE COURT COTTAGE, in its 13th year in operation, with Christy Laird as host, is part of the Arcata Stay Lodging Network of Exceptional Accommodations, which has rated an “Excellence Award” from, the highest ranking travel review website on the internet. Christy created the Arcata Stay Network in 2004 and manages bookings for 7 Arcata vacation rentals besides her own property. Rose Court Cottage is a fully self contained upscale studio vacation rental which can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Nestled in a lovely English garden setting, comfort awaits guests at this charming retreat, in the historic heart of town. Within the rose-planted brick courtyard adjacent to the Laird residence, French doors open into a warm sumptuously appointed cottage with combined sleeping, living, and dining areas, antique queen bed, sofa bed which can accommodate 2 additional guests, a fully equipped kitchenette, private bath with a tiled shower and European 75 jet rain shower, and an outdoor seating area in a lovely garden setting featuring a fountain and pond. The décor combines Craftsman-era ambience with country French charm. The interior is appointed in a richly hued motif with warm wood trim, custom faux finishing and stenciling, multi-light windows, Plein Air pastel and oil artwork, art-glass lighting, and appealing furnishings and textiles.

Indulge in the attention to detail at Rose Court Cottage. Christy has made every effort to provide visitors with thoughtful amenities guaranteed to make their stay a memorable one: sumptuous high thread-count Supima linens, down duvet and pillows, monogrammed Renaissance of England towels, spa robes, personal bath amenities, picnic set, hair dryer, umbrella, library of in-room DVDs, expanded cable TV, wireless internet, IPod  dock, menu book, tourism information, book library, ceiling fan, and fireplace. And of course, we must not forget the most popular amenitie on the property, the “official greeter,” our French Lop house bunny Buddhleigh.

The kitchenette features a sink, counter, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, electric skillet, Brita water filter, glassware, dishware, and utensils. Locally roasted Kinetic Koffee dark roast and de-caf, creamers, and sweeteners, as well as a variety of teas, cocoa, and cider are provided in the room for convenience and enjoyment.

Our 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 across the street (like a Whole Foods Market, but locally owned), or if visiting Humboldt State University campus, the HSU Gateway is just 4 blocks away.

The Laird property, located on the northwest corner of 13th and H Streets in Arcata’s Top-O-The–Hill Neighborhood, is notable in Arcata for its charm and garden. The Lairds 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 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 the university or their HSU student, are here for business, or may be simply passing through.


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

You have thought of everything! It is simply perfect-harmonious, restful, charming! We found everything we needed. Enjoyed the bunnies. Thank you for everything-this place is amazing.

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!