You really can’t go wrong on Shasta Lake as it is the best lake in California for enjoying a vacation on the water. You have many options with the two most popular ones being houseboats and vacation rental homes. Although we rented houseboats for years, once we found a nice home right on the water we preferred staying on land but each person is different. We have put the document below together to provide you some thoughts to consider when making your choice. We hope whatever you decide, you have a great time.