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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Planning your summer escape from the heat of the city? We've got the perfect spot for you at the foot of Mt Shasta with clean air and delicious crystal clear glacial water: Shasta Rainbow House! Summer dates are filling fast so check the calendar page and reserve your cool getaway spot.
As always, the front porch swing with it's view of Mt. Shasta awaits you. Ice cold tap water quenches your thirst and cools you on those hot summer afternoons. This updated historic mill house has an incredible kitchen, three bedrooms, three full baths, and easy access to all that the Shasta area has to offer.

Shasta Rainbow House is pet friendly with a fenced yard and plenty of space. It can be whatever you desire: a hiking base camp, fly-fishing retreat, romantic weekend getaway, or week long family reunion site. It's a great spot for fisherman, skiers, snow shoe'rs, rock hounders, quilters, mushroom hunters, square dancers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and bocci ball players.

The house has been outfitted for comfortable, casual living. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Books, board games, and playing cards stock the shelves and, yes, there is Sat TV as well as a DVD player and an iPod dock. The front porch, with it's view of Mt. Shasta, is a great spot for morning coffee or sunset reflections. A fully fenced yard surrounds the house and the herb garden provides fresh seasonings throughout the summer. The well stocked cook's kitchen is a delight to prepare meals in or you can BBQ on the patio. Minutes from all sorts of recreation, the Rainbow House is the perfect place to enjoy the clean air and coveted waters of Mt. Shasta. All you need to bring are friends and food!

For more photos and descriptions check out our website by clicking the 'CLICK HERE-Our Rental Website' text at the bottom of this page.

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Keywords: house, mill, bungalow, historic, single level, view, fenced, dog friendly, trout, fishing, flyfish, dancing, ski, snowshoe, mountain bike, bicycle, kayak, square dance, climb


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum of two well mannered dogs on flea and tick programs allowed at no extra charge....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Seasonal herb garden,well stocked spice cabinet, fenced yard, two water heaters, new beds, refinished pine floors and original pine countertops....moreless


  • Books:

    Quite a few on the shelf. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Moustrap, Monopoly, Operation, Scrabble, Sequence, Skip-Bo to name a few plus Cribbage Board and decks of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    iPod dock and boom box. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Well really DVDs with a small book library too. Not a big selection of movies so make sure to bring your must sees. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sip your favorite beverage on the front porch swing while watching the colors change across the mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dining area is next to the kitchen and adjoins the family room. Pleanty of light and windows. Chairs for up to 8. Also table and chairs on back patio for the BBQing fans....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Monitor heat supplemented with toasty wood stove....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big open room with DirecTV, plenty of seating and games. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    No land line but most carriers work well here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Dual sets in each bathroom with extras too....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    wood provided at no charge...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two drip makers with filters provided. Capressos milk former and espresso maker so you don't have to leave those cappuccinos at home. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pretty much everything you can imagine to prepare a big family feast: plenty of dishes, silverware, implements, pots, pans, blenders, Cuisinart, waffle iron...if we don't have it, let us know and we'll get it!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a dozen with many duplicate items....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Not yet but think of counter time as bonding time....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Truly a cook's kitchen with a full compliment of utensils, accessories, spices, a seasonal tomato patch, and a fresh herb garden. Stove is a DCS with 6 burners, a grill, and double oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dual ovens with convection. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Read the house reviews: Stocked with spices, flour, sugar, coffee filters, olive oil, vinegar and then there is the seasonal herb and tomato garden....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New, big and roomy fridge with an icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Professional gas stove with six burners, two ovens, and a grill along with all the pots and pans you need to feast....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Extra wide for bagel fans....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    View of Mt. Shasta from the front porch. Summer dining under the cool shade of cedar trees or the private back patio also with a glimpse of the mountain....moreless

  • Golf:

    McCloud Golf Course is just down the road with designer courses in Mt. Shasta City and at Lake Shastina....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals in town....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Alpine lawn with seasonal herb garden and tomatoes. Roses for picking please. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas grill in the summer. Charcoal Weber available on request....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow Park is just a few minutes away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts at the high school...moreless



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from 17 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8%


One time $90 cleaning fee not included in rental amount.

Hotel tax on rental amount only and may be raised from 8% to 10% summer of 2015.

Deposit waived for repeat guests.

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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Car: Necessary

Shasta Rainbow House is a fantastic central base camp for winter sports (skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling) and summer fun (fly fishing the legendary waters of the Cascades: McCloud, Fall, Pitt, Klamath, and Sacramento Rivers as well as the abundant lakes and reservoirs in the area). If that's not enough, there's hiking, rock hounding, mushroom hunting, square dancing, quilting, and just being with family and friends. The house is two blocks from the Mercantile, the hub of 'downtown' McCloud, and a few more to the dance hall. Bocci Ball courts and baseball fields are available nearby at Hoo Hoo Park.

Recently renovated with refinished pine floors, the house has maintained it's charm with the original pine counters and cabinets, cozy wood stove (wood provided), porch swing, and view of the mountain. Few kitchens are better stocked. Each of the three bedrooms has it's own full bathroom with dual water heaters. There's a hand stamped patio for backyard BBQing and two separate fenced areas for canine companions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: McCloud has been my getaway place for years. My mother was born and raised here and my family camped here often when I was a child. It's a quiet and peaceful place with abundant activities. It's a pleasure to share McCloud's beauty and fun with others.

Why the Owner Chose McCloud:
This old house, probably built around 1908 typifies the traditional mill house with modern conveniences. It's well located away from the highway and just short walks to downtown, the park, or the rail yard. You will find it a quick and pleasant getaway spot from the bay area or valley, a simple drive up I-5.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Three Bedrooms with Three Full Baths and a Kitchen like no other in town. Fenced yard and view of Mt. Shasta

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Speaks: english, American

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Mt. Shasta at sunset

    Mt. Shasta at sunset

  • All you need are food and friends!

    All you need are food and friends!

  • Entertainment and room for all.

    Entertainment and room for all.

  • 3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths

    3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths

  • Pine floors in this one.

    Pine floors in this one.

  • Two water heaters and three bathroom: no need to wait on anyone for a shower.

    Two water heaters and three bathroom: no need to wait on anyone for a shower.

  • Plenty of wine glasses and pretty much all kitchen items.

    Plenty of wine glasses and pretty much all kitchen items.

  • A Simple Drive Up I-5

    A Simple Drive Up I-5

  • Relax on the porch swing

    Relax on the porch swing

  • Dining area and part of family room. Cozy up to the wood stove and flat screen.

    Dining area and part of family room. Cozy up to the wood stove and flat screen.

  • Good ole recliners!

    Good ole recliners!

  • King size bed in this bedroom.

    King size bed in this bedroom.

  • Adjoining bathroom.

    Adjoining bathroom.

  • Roomy, original cabinets and counters.

    Roomy, original cabinets and counters.

  • A good day's catch.

    A good day's catch.

  • NOVEMBER 20, 2014 Snowing while Christmas tree hunting

    NOVEMBER 20, 2014 Snowing while Christmas tree hunting

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