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Best Value in Lakehead - Sleeps 8 - Small Pet Permitted

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Located in the community of Lakehead, California,

on the Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake. This home is generally available from just before Memorial Day to just after Labor Day. A minimum of a full-week rental may be arranged during other times of the year.

Nestled among pines and oaks, this Shasta Lake vacation home is best suited for smaller parties (there are beds for eight persons). Fully furnished, including linens and kitchen utensils, it also includes satellite TV, a DVD player, wireless internet, and use of the washer and dryer. Bring your own movies, or rent them at the nearby market. The home has two large bedrooms (each with a queen-size bed), two baths, and a large L-shaped living room. In a corner of the living room is a trundle bed that can be made up as two twin beds. In addition, we can supply two twin rollaway beds to be located wherever you choose. The Retreat is air conditioned for your summer comfort.

The house is within easy walking distance of the lake's shoreline. Nearby there is a public boat launch ramp. Also available there are numerous lake services/rentals, including termporary dock rentals.

There is plenty of room on the adjacent lot for RV and boat trailer parking.

More Details

Randall McNames
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Randall McNames

Now retired, I enjoy the activity of the lake by day and the serenity of the lake in the evenings. The neighbors and merchants of this small resort community have a strong bond that endures during our long winter, and blossoms during the summer.

Randall McNames purchased this house in 2002

Why Randall McNames chose California

The village of Lakehead is one of the few locations that offers such convenient access to the lake. And there are several small businesses that provide for common needs so you don't have to drive into Redding for routine suppllies. This property is best suited for smaller groups.

What makes this house unique

This vacation home is relatively private, located on a wooded 1/2 acre. Besides being a short walk to the water, there is ample chance to experience wild life just outside the door. It is often the case on many afternoons to see deer snacking on the landscaping. And the birds provide their entertainment as well. The neighborhood is well suited for an evening walk with the dog. Please remember there is a leash law in Shasta County.


Lakeshore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath is en-suite with full bath including large tub and separate stall shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed (2 singles) in corner of living room
    Roll-Away beds - 2 twin/ single , Two single roll-away beds also available.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom is large enough to accommodate a roll-away bed as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Short walking distance to shoreline in quiet cove, Caution: Lake level varies from week to week and year to year, This house is clean and well-equipped but not luxurious, Small-pet friendly with additonal fee, No fenced yard, Garage not available, Suitable for smaller groups, Master bedroom has en-suite bath with large tub and separate shower, Each bedroom has a queen bed, Also 2 single roll-away beds and twin trundle beds available, Smoking not allowed indoors, Everyone is welcome!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Best Value in Lakehead - Sleeps 8 - Small Pet Permitted
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Memorial day fun

  • 4 of 5

Private and quiet property. Well maintained. Less than 10 minute walk to the lake. Very enjoyable weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We will never camp again. Staying at Randall's home was the best decision we've made when it comes to vacations. It is close enough to the water that you can walk. It was very clean which is very important to us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for 2 weeks. Lakehead is close to many sightseeing opportunities-Shasta Dam, Shasta Caverns, Castle Crags State Park and it is close enough to Redding for any shopping needs. The home itself is very well laid out, spacious and very clean. The deck is private and the neighborhood is very quiet. The home is well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Lake Shasta for a family reunion and found this home (instead of staying at the camp grounds) It was only .5 miles from where the reunion was, and less than that to the grocery store. We were surprised how spacious this home was, the pictures don't do it justice. Very nice, clean and comfortable. It has pretty much everything you may need for your stay. Nice large kitchen with lots of counter space, enjoyed making meals and eating out on the spacious deck. The water levels on the lake were very low but that didn't stop my boys from walking down to it and going swimming. We were very grateful of Randall's accommodations, he made sure we had everything we needed and made us feel at home. Thank you for sharing your well cared for home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review. This is the kind of feedback we strive for. And for those of you considering this vacation rental, let me remind you that while many potential guests at first consider this a "cabin," it is actually a 1400+ square foot home. Both bedrooms are over-sized.
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Very nice accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great value and a great house! It's spacious and very well maintained and there is a lovely deck area with a gas grill. The kitchen is nice and roomy and has new utensils (nice pans!), a blender and everything you need to prepare a meal. The beds were comfortable and there are roll aways in each closet. The house is situated in the neighborhood so you feel secluded when sitting on the deck. A grocery store, a couple of restaurants and the lake are all very close. We are going back again and recommend it highly to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value, great location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

This home is well cared for and it's spacious, clean and comfortable. It's a five minute drive to the lake and marina, and 2 minutes from the local Lakehead eateries, market and gas. We rented it for a girls getaway and it was perfect! The kitchen was big so we could all be in and around there at the same time, and it was well stocked with everything and more than we needed. The big open living dining kitchen area was ideal.

If you don't have a boat, get Sandy's phone number and rent her patio boat for the day and enjoy the lake! We spotted 2 juvenile bald eagles and their nests in a cove, and watched in amazement as they soared over the aqua blue water, and up against the clear blue sky. This was pure enjoyment, relaxation, comfort and style - Shasta style!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words regarding our vacation rental. This is the kind of comment we strive for. And for those possible guests wondering about the lake level, this experience occurred while the lake was down about 135 feet from the "full pool" level. There is still plenty of water further down the Sacramento river arm.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Redding Municipal
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Camp Shasta
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeshore Villa Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Antlers Resort Marina
Car: necessary

Lots of shopping in Redding about 22 miles south, At least 4 cafes and restaurants located nearby, grocery store & video rental nearby, Mountain trail for hiking / biking located nearby, Shasta Caverns 5 miles south


Rates & Availability

Lakeshore House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Extra cleaning fees may be imposed under certain conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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