Highlight Words in TextArea

Vaadin newbie here.

I wish to implement a component in a Vaadin project, very similar to a TextArea, that will be able to:

  • accept user input text (like a textArea)

  • highlight single words
    (like a Label when using HTML content)

As such a component does not exist in the standard Vaadin library, is there a simple workaround?
I tried using a richTextArea and disabling the menubar, however then I cannot define standard font, commands as CTRL + B still work the richTextArea by default has two visible scroll bars. This is not an elegant solution.

If this means I would have to create my own custom component, how would I implement these functionalities?
Is there a way I can just extend a TextArea with HTML compatibility?