Plans underway to revive Samoa Airport Bed & Breakfast


Redwood Coast Properties

On Tuesday December 16 at 630pm, Redwood Coast Properties (RCP), will present to the Eureka City Council its plan to renovate and revive the City of Eureka’s Samoa Bed and Breakfast. This will be RCP’s second step in the process after winning the City of Eureka’s August “request for qualifications” public bid.

Since winning the bid, Redwood Coast Properties has been working cooperatively with City of Eureka staff to develop a plan in which RCP will invest over $100,000 into the city building and property. With plans to renovate four bed and breakfast units, airportbnbfrontthe restaurant/bar, and a 2500 square foot unused hangar, RCP is bringing life back to this historic former blimp base.

Mike Reinman, owner of Redwood Coast Properties, is enthusiastic about the plans. “It has been a pleasure working with Eureka staff on this project. We appreciate their enthusiasm in preserving the airport’s historic character while repurposing it for public use.”

RCP plans to offer room specials in conjunction with existing Samoa drag strip events.
First Ward Eureka City Councilmember Marian Brady states, “It’s another exciting venture for the city to lease out the Samoa Airport B&B property for a fully functioning fly-in, drive-to, or even bike-to tourist accommodation in the near future. I applaud the plan to include the current use as a drag strip as an attraction to bring aficionados of racing to stay at the B&B. Planning to ensure the compatibility of the two uses is a way to make a success of both.”front

Reinman plans to sublease the restaurant/bar and hanger, partner with a kayak and bike rental operator and work with the City to add picnic tables and park-style barbeques. “We envision a location where locals and visitors can stay, have a meal, grill their own oysters, picnic, and enjoy the bay.”

Richard Stenger, Media and Marketing Manager of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited about the project, “Planes, kayaks, oysters, a hangar and a place to overnight near the bay. What isn’t there to love?”

Former Arcata City Councilmember Alex Stillman appreciates the multi-use aspect of the project, “Whether you ride, fly, drive or boat, there is now a perfect place to stay at the tip of the Samoa peninsula. It feels isolated yet minutes from Eureka and provides opportunities to hike, bird or attend special events on the strip.”

Redwood Coast Properties is currently doing business as Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, which operates over 60 rentals including Eureka, Arcata, Trinidad, Lagoons, Ferndale, Willow Creek, Redwood National Park, & Crescent City with all price ranges, styles, sizes, and locations around Humboldt County, California. For more information please go to or call (707) 834-6555.


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