Many different ways.
- VRBO – 60% of our guests use
- AirBnB – 35% of our guests use
- Call us, Text us or e-mail us. Lori at 925-200-6934. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many different ways.
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website where we answer questions we get asked often. If you do not see the answer to your question here, consider sending us your question using the form on this page.
Otherwise, Places to Find Answers to your questions:
Sugarloaf Marina is next door. No other homes at Shasta are closer. See “Map of the Lake”
There are several boat ramps. The closest is next door at the Sugarloaf Marina. If lake is low then you have to drive about 1/2 mile (also very close). See “Boat Ramps”
Yes, but only by exception and approved by the owners as we want to keep the homes very nice. We charge $95 extra per pet for your stay.
No. Although we do garages at all these homes, we have our personal belongings in them and they are not big enough for boats. The neighborhood and marina is safe. No need for garages.
Easy 25 minute drive
Yes. See our “Calendar” page on this site for current availability
NO. NO. NO.
We try to take care of everything except Food, your clothing and your personal items.
Approximately 50% of the total cost
Yes a simple 3 page rental agreement that we will send you. This is to protect you and us and to avoid misunderstandings. Note: We have never had to use it as we have great guests.
There are over 100 FIVE STAR reviews on the “Reviews” page of this web site. You can also see them on VRBO, AirBnB, Google and Yelp.
Yes. $500 for one home or $1000 if both homes are rented. Note: we have not had to keep one as we have wonderful guests.
No. Sorry. You can have a great time…but not a loud party. Sound travels too far and the neighbors will not tolerate. We recommend a houseboat for big loud parties.
The main floor of Retreat 1 is easy to get to from a car. Unfortunately the bathroom doors and space in bathroom does not provide much room. Retreat 2 requires access via a slight slope. Retreat 3 has some slope also. Best to discuss with us first.
These three homes have the best views in all of Shasta. They look out at the lake, mountains and frequent wildlife. Trust me….you can’t beat this. See the “Reviews”.
Yes, all houses.
We try to release within 24 hours. This is our intent.
Yes. 2-3 miles to local store in Lakehead. 25 miles to Costco, Safeway and more in Redding
Rarely. Although we are up in the mountains and you will love it, if you want a cabin in the snow….we prefer you stay somewhere else as we do not want you to be disappointed.
Yes at Mt. Shasta about 45 minutes away.
In a normal, non-drought year the lake will fill close to the top around memorial day. Since it is a water reservoir for California, it will dropped slowly until the rains start in the winter. The distance from the house to the water will very greatly for this reason. There is always a great trail to the water. All three homes are lakefront.
Unfortunately not. Much of the shores of Shasta Lake are either rock or red dirt. Great clear warm water but without the sand.
Although at some point in the future when we retire we would like this to be a source of income, currently all money received from our wonderful guests go to paying the loans, utilities, taxes and what is left over is re-invested into the homes. Our objective is that every year our guests come back they see new improvements based on their inputs
Yes. Although we have room, we highly recommend you book a slip at Sugarloaf Marina for your stay. $25 a day. This is what we do.
Yes at both houses. Good strong units. You will not be warm inside.
Yes. Recently improved to a pretty fast signal that allows streaming video and more.
You can rent retreat #1 and #2 at the same time which will sleep up to 24. There is a dedicated booking page on VRBO at: https://www.vrbo.com/934760
If you add Retreat #3, we can handle up to 36. Contact us if interested.
Although we can’t support more than 36, you can add additional homes in the area. Although they are not lakefront like ours, they are nice homes and very close. Here are the VRBO pages for them.
Yes, in May 2018 we started to make 2 Kayaks and 2 Paddle boards available complementary to our guests. They are shared between the two homes.
No, none of the Lakehead/Sugarloaf area was impacted. On the lake you will see some of the burn areas on the west side of the Sacramento arm and the farthest North part of the McCloud Arm. Less than 10% of the shoreline of Lake Shasta was impacted.
No, unfortunately being a smaller marina, they tend to open be open from about sometime in May to Labor Day. A larger marina is 3 miles from our homes which is Antlers. Please note as the water level drops, Antlers moves their marina many times down to Sugarloaf. Call them for additional information. See our “Marinas” page for more information.
Yes, go to “retreat homes” and then to either “Retreat 1” or “Retreat 2” or “Retreat 3” on our web site. They are also in the brochure on this page which you can download.
Yes, Shasta Vacations 4 Rent is our Vacation Rental Property Management Company for Shasta County and we also have one for other areas. Contact us for more details or go to www.shastavacations4rent.com