Los Bagels Bungalow
Vacation Rental downtown
Los Bagels, Arcata's beloved bagel, bakery & cafe for 35 years now offers their historic bungalow just around the corner! It has the perfect location combined with comfort and charm to make for an incredible visit to Arcata. This 1930's historic home has been completely renovated inside and out to maintain it's character yet provide new contemporary comfort.
The kitchen is fully stocked (Los Bagels granola included) for easy meal preparation and is a blast for cooking on the restored antique stove. Head 2 blocks over to Arcata's Farmer's Market or go to the Co-Op for delicious local fare to enjoy. The small table and chairs make it fun to hang out while cooking. The dining room with a table and seating for 6 is the best room in the house with large picture windows for fun people watching in downtown Arcata! The spacious living room is filled with natural light, offers plenty of great lounging space with 2 sofas (1 sleeper sofa) and a pair of leather barrel chairs plus includes a large smart T.V. for easy entertainment. Hardwood floors and a faux fireplace add to the ambiance. The bedrooms both have new, comfortable King beds and garden views (landscaping in progress this Spring). The bathroom has a new retro style black and white tiled combination tub/shower with a rain shower head. Head downstairs for fun in the old basement with a ping-pong table, pair of bicycles and a card table and chairs for hanging out. Additional bikes can be rented all around downtown Arcata.
The bungalow also serves as a local art gallery for renown local artist, Joyce Jonte's beautiful watercolors. Each piece is one of a kind and is available for sale. Purchasing her art as a reminder of a memorable vacation is a real treasure.
Entertainment & Adventure Galore - Walk just across the street to The Griffin for delicious cocktails and bar snacks or stroll down to the Plaza for a wide offering of bars, restaurants, music venues and movie theaters. Everything is just minutes away. Want to get outside and explore? Drive just 5 minutes to Arcata Community Forest for miles and miles of hiking and biking trails in the Redwoods. Visit Arcata's local beach, Mad River Beach for endless walking on the sand or venture out to Mal'el Dunes for beautiful beach vistas and hiking. Bird-watching is also a favorite past time at nearby Arcata Bird Sanctuary and Marsh with a variety of walking and cycling paths.
Out back, a BBQ and Picnic table make the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the warm summer days.
Although now named Los Bagels Bungalow, the historic house at 946 10th St. will always be thought of as “Helen’s House”. From 1984 to her passing in 2003, Helen was a friend and neighbor to all who visited Los Bagels. Her lovely garden gave joy and inspiration to those who watched her diligently work at her passion. She also struck a bit of fear into the young rascals who let their basket balls bounce a little too close to her tulips.
Helen was born on November 15, 1900, on a farm in Illinois. Her family later moved to the “wild west” to a town called Round Up in Montana where she married Dave Davis in 1926. Eventually the couple found their way to Arcata where Dave operated a barbershop and served on the city council. Helen and Dave constructed their dream home from the ground up in 1937 and lived there for 60 years. Helen was an avid gardener and planted many varieties of vegetables and flowers on their property. She became a Campfire Girls leader, inviting as many as 60 girls a week into her home, and also invited boys who lived at the Presbyterian rooming house to her home for dinner once a month. At age 76, Helen began volunteering at the Presbyterian Thrift Shop, continuing until 92. Helen lived to be 103, passing June 2, 2003 she left behind many grateful friends and family.
After sitting unoccupied since Helen’s passing, the Los Bagels Partners and their families purchased the house in the Fall of 2018.
The house was completely original as constructed in 1937, and included charming features such as original light fixtures, switch plates, and built in cabinetry.
Working with an array of local contractors, the Los Bagels Bungalow owners spent 6 months restoring the house to like new condition with an 1930’s charm.