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Turning Creek- Squaw Creek Runs Through Property -Over 2 Acres

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Turning Creek- Note: all photos are taken on Turning Creek's property.


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-9)

Turning Creek is a custom executive home in the historic community of McCloud, CA, set on 2.3 acres with Squaw Creek running through the property. The western portion is beautifully landscaped with Colorado Blue Spruce, huge lawn, Rhododendrons, and Sun Azaleas. Large decks and patios and built-in lavarock barbecue invites one to the backyard. The bridge from the back yard crosses the creek to the natural woods.

This 2000-foot (approximately) home features the Creek View bedroom with a California King sleigh bed and a sleigh daybed. A window seat looks out to Squaw Creek. Just before the bathroom is a huge walk-in closet. The master bath features a luxurious whirlpool tub.
The Shasta View bedroom contains a queen bed and an extra long twin with a spectacular view of Mt. Shasta, with an attached 1/2 bath. Both the California King and Queen beds feature Tempurpedic mattresses. Two rollaway twin beds are stored in a closet, for guests up to 200 lbs. Complete privacy for 4 people, we are licensed for up to 9. The bedrooms are at opposite sides of the house, perfect for 2 couples or a couple with children.

A large sunken Living Room with mountain views and a wood-burning stove, games, puzzles, a library and cable TV (35') and a DVD player help you enjoy your stay. A fabulous dining room and kitchen (with a 1920's Wedgewood stove, decorative use only) complete the charm of the home. Additionally there is large entry hall with a desk for your laptop, laundry room and two car garage. A full bath is accessible from the hall. There is now a WiFi modem onsite so there should be no problems connecting. There is a small TV with built in DVD player and cable in the Shasta View bedroom

The house has recently been remodeled with new carpeting, new hardwood sanding and finish, new wallpaper in the Master Suite and new tile in the baths. A few bugs are still being worked out. We are no longer accepting dogs because of some damage to the house and all the new finishes and carpeting. There is a boarding kennel in Mt. Shasta if you'd like your pet close. Some dogs that have been previous guests are exceptions.

Take a taste of McCloud home with you, be sure to bring empty jugs to fill with the famous McCloud spring water from the tap.

Your stay at our home offers some wonderful options included in the package:

Wine Exchange...
We had to eliminate this because of our insurance rules for Vacation Rentals.

Photographs and Fine Art...
The photographs and fine art used to decorate Turning Creek are by local artists.

Paperback Exchange...
A section of our library offers paperback novels we have already enjoyed. Feel free to start a new novel from our library and take it with you to finish at your leisure. If you have one you have finished, feel free to leave it on the shelf.

We also have a library of books to enjoy but not take, including books about the area, fishing musings and children's books, and other eclectic choices.

* Anyone with young children please take note. Squaw Creek is beautiful and shallow but very cold and fast-running. Attendance to small children is imperative. There are flip-locks on the doors leading to the back, please use them and make sure an adult watches them at all times near the creek.

Keywords: custom, large, modern, large rooms, private, creek side, forest, creek, fishing, relax, large lot, skiing, hunting, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, wood stove, monitor heaters, 2 ovens, barbecue, deck, lawn, trees,
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be age 21 to rent house...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on decks okay, ashtrays provided, be fire safe....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We are no longer accepting dogs because of scratching damage and carpeting damage as well as some guests not picking up carefully after their pet. We now have new carpet and new hardwood floors. Dogs who have stayed previously and been excellent guests are welcome on a case by case basis...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen is a Tempurpedic Bed, Twin is extra long....moreless

  • Creekview: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    CA King is a tempurpedic bed. ...moreless

  • Other (See Description)

    2 rollaway twins, hotel quality...moreless

  • King size beds (1) CA King Tempurpedic, Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Tempurpedic, 1 Queen Airbed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 twin daybed, 1 extra long twin, 2 hotel quality rollaways ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    sink. Attached to Shasta view bedroom and deck...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub

    sink, attached to Creek View Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    sink, off hallway near living room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Near Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park (5 miles), Close to Hoo Hoo Park with children's play structures, baseball diamonds, horseshoes and bocce ball. A great place to come back to after a day fishing or hiking. Open from April 1-October 31 for minimum stays of two nights. From November 1-March 31 we are accepting guests for a wekk or more only. Costs too much to have house heated and snow removed for a short rental....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Is in smaller TV and in Living Room....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    32' flatscreen in Living Room. small TV with DVD player in Shasta View bedroom. Bring your own DVDs. Cable TV with 41 channels goes to both TVs. Power and cable can go out in extreme weather. ...moreless


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


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous view of Mt. Shasta...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Squaw Creek winds through property. Year-round flow....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    2 monitor heaters, 2 space heaters if you need extra at night. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are all made up and there are extra linens...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Please use the beach towels outside and the white towels inside. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Installed in the house so an ethernet cable can be used if you have trouble connecting. Help line provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Turning Creek is also heated with two Monitor heaters....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Lovely old antique for display only....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Icemaker not attached because of freeze damage possibility in winter....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.8
from 48 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,100 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Please call or email for a quote. I often charge less for returning guests and certain situations. Cleaning Fee is based on number of people. Closed from November 1-April 1.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The McCloud Lodge
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
McCloud Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Shasta Ski Park

Car: Necessary

We are located in town, north of Hwy 89 but the property is 2.3 acres on a private drive with the upper portion of Squaw Creek running through the property. We are less than a 3/4 of a mile from Main Street and and around the corner from Hoo Hoo Park. This is not a Mill house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We fell in love with McCloud after my husband worked in this area as a land surveyor. After a vacation at Old Station we were driving to a college friend's house in Lake Shastina when Ian drove me around McCloud. I looked around and said, "I could live here". A month later I called him and in 2005 we bought our house, the one next door upstream. In 2006, Turning Creek came up for sale and we figured we would never get two houses side by side on the creek. I made the offer without my husband even seeing the place with his go-ahead. It closed on his birthday and we use it for family reunions and when our kids come up, or down or across. They are well spread out so that leaves plenty of times for guests at Turning Creek. I spend most of my time in McCloud while Ian still works in the Bay Area until I can get him to retire.

Why the Owner Chose McCloud, CA, USA:
Turning Creek is a beautiful blend of space and comfort with the feeling of living in the woods. A friend named it "Turning Creek" as she was thinking what the Native Americans would call it. The creek twists and turns on the property, from the Master Bedroom bay window the creek comes straight at you and then turns and continues straight for awhile.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Creek. Gazebo. Tall older growth forest. Convenience of being in town yet feeling like you are miles away. On a private drive. Tempurpedic beds. 2.3 acres to spread out on. Landscaped on one side of the creek, wild on the other. Wildlife, including deer, squirrels, our bear who likes garbage and an occasional ottter going after the native trout in the creek. Large rooms. 2 ovens. Small TVs.(not kidding the largest is 30 something inches.) Cable, electricity and internet, though on site can sometimes go out in storms or accidents. Sitting in the Bay window seat looking at the creek. Standing on the bridge across the creek letting my cares wash away and go downstream. Fresh, cold spring water without any treatment straight from the tap. Nearness to so many naturals wonders and when you visit no one is there! I could go on. Winter power outages can occur and there is no cable or wifi (can set up you phone as a portable hotspot) during the winter season. Travelers will shovel their own snow but the private drive is plowed as well as the lower driveway if your car is not in it.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Turning Creek- Note: all photos are taken on Turning Creek's property.

    Turning Creek- Note: all photos are taken on Turning Creek's property.

  • Kitchen


  • Jetted tub in Master Bath

    Jetted tub in Master Bath

  • Turning Creek's Mt. Shasta View

    Turning Creek's Mt. Shasta View

  • Looking from the patio to the deck

    Looking from the patio to the deck

  • Garden


  • Bridge (rebuilt) to back wild woods

    Bridge (rebuilt) to back wild woods

  • Squaw Creek

    Squaw Creek

  • The new Gazebo overlooking the creek

    The new Gazebo overlooking the creek

  • Creek winding in backyard

    Creek winding in backyard

  • Turning Creek

    Turning Creek

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroon with hallway leading th Master Bath

    Master Bedroon with hallway leading th Master Bath

  • Shasta View Bedroom with 1/2 bath

    Shasta View Bedroom with 1/2 bath

  • One of the many rhododendron bushes in early June

    One of the many rhododendron bushes in early June

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Seat overlooking the creek

    Seat overlooking the creek

  • Looking toward the house from the bridge

    Looking toward the house from the bridge

  • Blue Spruce in front yard.

    Blue Spruce in front yard.

  • New 12' gazebo from the creek

    New 12' gazebo from the creek

  • Many lenticular clouds form near Mt. Shasta.

    Many lenticular clouds form near Mt. Shasta.

VRBO #111855

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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