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Rose Court Cottage, is a street level studio/1 bath cozy cottage accommodating up to 4 guests, located in Arcata’s Top-o-the-Hill Neighborhood. We’ve been welcoming guests since January 2004 and are pleased to house our visitors in finely appointed lodging in the heart of town.


Rose Court Cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood within a private brick courtyard surrounded by roses. The interior is richly hued with warm wood trim, custom finishes, multi-light windows, art-glass lighting, and sumptuous furnishings and textiles. The living/dining/sleeping main room features an antique queen bed, nightstands, reading lamps, bistro table and chairs, entertainment armoire, fireplace, ceiling fan, and a sofa bed which can accommodate 2 additional guests. Off the main room is an equipped kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle and skillet, toaster, sink, glassware, and dishware. The tiled shower features a European 75 jet shower head. Guests may enjoy their private outdoor seating area in a lovely and fragrant English cottage garden setting. Small dogs may be acceptable with pre-approval and a $25.00 pet fee.


Indulge in the attention to detail: high-quality bedding, memory foam mattress topper, down pillows and duvet, spa robes, fresh flowers, coffee and tea in the room, hair dryer, and personal bath amenities. Entertainment is provided by wireless internet, flat screen TV with cable and streaming channels, Blu-ray player, and a movie library.


A 2-night minimum stay is required. COVID 19 sanitizing practices following guest check out include thorough laundering of soft goods, cleaning with disinfectant, and running an ozone gas generator which purifies air and all surfaces.


Book with us directly, and you will never be charged a booking fee to make your reservation. We are certain that our attention to detail and customer service will enhance your northern California redwood coast travel experience.


Rose Court Cottage has been awarded an Excellence Rating, the highest ranked travel review site on the internet, and has been ranked as Super Host by


On-street parking is available in front of the cottage. This vacation rental’s ideal location, 4 blocks from our plaza square commercial district, Cal Poly Humboldt Gateway, and Northtown and Creamery retail districts, allows guests to leave their vehicle and stroll around Arcata. Shop at Wildberries Marketplace nearby (comparable to a Whole Foods Market, but locally owned). We also are home to Redwood Park Community Forest with thousands of acres of redwood trees and trails on the east side of town, and to our world-famous Arcata Marsh Wildlife Refuge on Arcata Bay.

Guest Comments

“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.”

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

“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.”

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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!