Samoa, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Samoa

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The SpaceOld Purple Thumb Works is the creatively renovated Humboldt Pulpworkers union hall. A large barn door separates the apartment from my art studio - it is NOT sound proof. I work in the art studio Monday through Friday, from around 8:30 am to around 5:30 pm, guests are requested be be quiet during these times - other than that you'll have the place to yourselves and can make noise. There is a full kitchen, radiant heat floors, a VERY comfortable sofa-bed, and a beautifully tiled bathroom and walk-in shower. The ceiling is blue, the walls are white and there is lots of artwork hanging - including figure drawings (tasteful nudes). Electricity is supplied by a net-zero grid-tied solar PV system. Hot water for your use and for the radiant floor is heated by an air-source heat pump. Outside there is a picnic table, off street parking, bird feeders and some funny looking plants. Guest AccessThe apartment is self contained, but we encourage you to take a tour of the art studio! If interested, please let us know when you arrive and we'll set a time. I make art rubber stamps, animated films, photographs, life drawings, bird houses, homebrew, pyrography, buttons, and various other things as the muses come and go. I work full time in the studio. Interaction with GuestsWhenever possible, we like to personally greet our guests and show them around the place. I love to show people my art studio, so if you are interested please ask about that. We welcome interaction and want to be helpful; we also understand your need to be left alone sometimes. The NeighborhoodManila is an unincorporated community with a mixed socioeconomic population in Humboldt County. It has hidden gems, and some not-so-hidden messy areas. There are no services at all, no stores, no gas, no laundry, nothing. But the beach and dunes are an easy walk away, less than ten minutes, and there is a near-by park with a disc golf course and access to Humboldt Bay. Getting AroundThe bus stop is a five minute walk. Arcata is a few miles north, and Eureka is a few miles south. The airport is about a 20 minute drive. Other Things to NoteI don't live here, I just work here, so the kitchen is not fully stocked with food stuff. There is coffee and tea, and few basics which you are welcome to.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur cottage space is clean, comfy and very functional for 1-4 people. We can accommodate 6 with prior notice but remember there is only one bathroom. The cottage stands alone in our backyard and has a small private patio which is in close proximity to the neighbors. Our immediate neighborhood is very friendly and quiet. Guest AccessThe entire cottage is self contained and for your private use. No sharing necessary! Interaction with GuestsWe live on the property and will be happy to assist guests with anything they require. If privacy is what you prefer, you will be left to your own devices with written instructions and helpful directions available in the cottage. The NeighborhoodManila is a very eclectic community made up of artists and working folk of very mixed socio-economic backgrounds. It's rural living at its most diverse. Getting AroundWe are a two minute walk to the bus stop. You can bike to both Arcata and Eureka but it is on a two lane highway with limited space for bikers. We recommend this only for super advanced bikers! Other Things to NoteManila is four miles south-west of Arcata and Humboldt State University is a ten minute drive. We are approximately six miles north west of Eureka on Highway 255 (Samoa Blvd). We are situated on a peninsula that runs between the Pacific Ocean and Humboldt Bay. It is a beautiful drive in either direction. The Eureka drive boasts amazing views of Humboldt Bay as you cross over the Samoa Bridge. The drive between Manila and Arcata will afford views of what are known as the "Arcata bottoms". Complete with grazing cattle, sheep and horses, the Mad River Slough and the forested hills that surround Humboldt State University. If you have time and are so inclined, stop and pull out your binoculars for some raptor or shorebird viewing. You might spy a white-tailed kite, red shouldered hawk, northern harrier, American kestrel, red-tailed hawk or peregrine falcon. There are a wide variety of shorebirds on any given day. Please contact our friend, Rob Fowler for a guided tour: (URL HIDDEN) You can also wander around on your own but please do not stop on Highway 255! Take a side road for birding or sight seeing. I am happy to give directions and supply a map and a field guide. If this is your interest or passion, please also stop at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (it's also a waste water treatment plant) which sits on the very northern edge of Humboldt Bay and has wonderful trails and birding opportunities. It is a truly fabulous place! (URL HIDDEN) The Manila Dunes are expansive and welcoming as you pass through on your way to the beach. From our cottage you can walk (ten minutes), ride your bike, or drive to the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center or the Manila Community Center. Both are gateways to the beach with clearly marked trails. (URL HIDDEN) A very short walk will bring you to Manila Community Park where you will find a very popular disc golf course, tennis courts, and access to Humboldt Bay.
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1br Other
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Quiet street with very low traffic. This unit is available now to rent by the week or month only. Weekly rate is $500. Monthly is $1200.This 1 bedroom place with a California King-sized bed.