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'Castle of Lake Shasta' - GREEN

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

NEW - The Castle has gone GREEN! The Castle is the ONLY Vacation Rental on Lake Shasta that does not pollute the lake with untreated sewage. NEW on site systems purify and release water cleaner than the water in the lake. IF you are conscious of pollution and your impact on this beautiful mountain resort location, then the CASTLE is the vacation rental for you. This exclusive 3000 plus sq.ft. English Tudor is affectionately called, 'The Castle of Lake Shasta.'

The Castle has a unique history and setting that attracts people from all over the United States. From New York to L.A., Washington to San Diego, vistors find solace within the Castle's design and comforts.

Located DIRECTLY on the Lake, this 5 bedroom 3.5 bath Castle offers fabulous views of the Lake from every room. With just a 25 to 50 foot walk down 1 of 5 paths to the lake, in seconds

after leaving the Castle, you can be swimming in your own private cove or getting into your boat which you have moored at the water's edge.

Whether you are looking for the abundant wildlife of the Lake (bald eagles, osprey and other fauna) or the serenity and beauty of this mountain wonderland (Mt. Shasta, waterfalls, Shasta/Trinity Forest)this Lake Shasta rental has been the perfect getaway since 1992.

And yes, this Castle has a turret topped with a finial!! Each room is decorated as a Castle should be with lots of antiques, yet most comfortable and cozy for a great nights rest!! The Great Room has ceilings 18 feet high with an 8 ft. high fireplace. The breakfast nook area is great for morning coffee and roll and the formal dining room offers spectacular views of the lake!!

The outdoor Bar-B-Que pit with picnic tables offers outdoor cooking/marshmallow roasting in the total family atmosphere while the back deck cooking area/dining table offers yet another delectable selection for Castle dining.

The Castle is located at the end of the cul de sac and is set back away from the street. This feature tends to add more peace, quiet and privacy to your visit.

With notable quotes from former guests like:

'If you are looking for the first and best vacation rental on Lake

Shasta, look no further than the Castle'

'We've tried the others on the lake, but they weren't as fun or

relaxing as the Castle'

and finally..

'The Castle Rocks!!!'

Keywords: English Tudor House

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018


Lakehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Full (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) PLUS 4 Air Beds standard height (1Queen and 3 Singles)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Enjoying a book and a cup of coffee on the back deck

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 27, 2009

We knew we had chosen the perfect place for our long weekend getaway the moment we first saw The Castle in Lake Head, California. Walking through the door, our first impression was the attention to detail. The Castle was beautifully decorated as one would expect a castle would be. The home masterfully balanced new modern conveniences with beautiful old world antiques. Marc, the owner was a very gracious host and ensured everything was perfect for our arrival. Plus, he made himself available for any questions or concerns during our stay. Upon our arrival, we enjoyed exploring The Castle. The property featured little areas tucked away within the structure that provided something new to look at and discover around every corner. After exploring the whole house, I chose the master bedroom as my favorite out of the five bedrooms. The decision was hard since four of the five bedrooms have wall mounted flat screen TVs! The master bedroom featured a king sized bed, comfy mattress and little window seat that overlooked the valley. It was the ideal place for me to sit and read my favorite novel. The master bedroom also included a large soaking tub with a variety of bubble baths, bath salts and soaps to pamper myself. The kitchen was a cook’s dream with granite countertops, a double oven, large refrigerator, dishwasher, and lots of pots and pans for whipping up the perfect meal. The kitchen even featured a wall mounted TV to listen to while we cooked. While staying at The Castle, there were a variety of activities to keep us busy. Inside the house, we had fun playing ping pong, Foosball, card games and more. We spent a lazy morning sunning ourselves on deck chairs from the home’s large deck featuring scenic Shasta Lake views. Most afternoons, we headed down the hill to Shasta Lake for swimming and fishing. If you have a boat, there’s nearby places to dock and launch it close by The Castle. Additionally, Shasta Lake National Park provided opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and hunting. In addition to many outdoor activities, the city of Redding was only a short drive away. In Redding, we visited many of the local attractions including the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, Shasta Dam and local gardens. We shopped and enjoyed a wide variety of restaurants. After a long day in Redding, we enjoyed returning to The Castle and soaking our tired paws in the hot tub as we watched the sunset. Overall, The Castle was a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s the perfect place to relax and make lasting memories for any family large or small. The VRBO Bear

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'Castle of Lake Shasta' - GREEN
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Vancouver, WA

Excellent Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start!? The Castle was everything we hoped for and more! We were a group of 8 adults and 8 kids! We had plenty of room for everyone. We put a couple of kids on two of the air beds and our 3 yr old sleep in what he called the "king bed", (a window seat in the master, which was a perfect bed for him). The beds were all very comfortable and we slept great all week! The house has everything you need, crock pot, rice cooker, two barbecues, nice bath towels, and 2 extra fridges and an extra freezer in the garage! This came in handy with keeping our drinks cold. The temp outside ranged from 100-114 while we were there! The AC never had a problem keeping up! We've stayed in rentals in the past were the upstairs never really cooled off, this was not the case at the Castle.

The house is perfectly located on the lake. A short walk down to water where we anchored our boats every night, super convenient! It was a rocky, I would recommend water shoes or keens for the hike up and down. There is a shower outside the house which was super convenient in washing the kids up after a day on the Lake.

Marc the owner is super easy to work with and very knowledgeable and helpful! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation @ Shasta

  • 5 of 5


What a great time we had at the castle. We had several families come and go throughout the week. We had plenty of space for everyone. We were all very impressed with The amount of thought put into every detail of the kitchen. We didn't go without anything. We forgot our rice cooker and there we found one right in the pantry! The beds were comfortable. The kids all loved reading the guestbook with the different stories people told of the visits throughout the years. Marc The owner was helpful and gracious throughout our stay. The lake was extremely fullthis year so the walk down to the water wasn't too bad but the walk up was a bit of a workout. The deck is beautiful. The hot tub was clean. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the property inside and out when we arrived. Loved the Wi-Fi also. Our family goes to Lake Shasta every year. This by far have been Our Favorite Place to stay. We were happy to have bear boxes as bears did visit us a couple times throughout the week !!We are looking forward to a visit next year. Thank you Marc for sharing your Beautiful Lake Shasta home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kati C

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places we have ever stayed. It was extraordinarily clean and packed with everything 4 adults and 4 teenagers need to space out, come together for food, and play games or hang out on the beautiful deck. It had everything you could possibly need for a great vacation, for any occasion. Both kids said how homey and comfortable the house felt and the surroundings are beautiful. The beds were more comfortable than our ones at home, almost didn't leave!!!! Will definitely be going back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our time at "The Castle "

  • 5 of 5

We found "The Castle" through VRBO, as we love Lake Shasta we looked at houseboats but then came across The Castle. It looked great and has gotten great reviews so thought we'd give it a shot. It was my family and our friends family, 8 people total.

From the very start dealing with the owner, Marc, was very easy, no problems at all.

We arrived and from the moment you pull up you know this place is cool. You can tell it's been very well taken care of, very clean. Not your everyday rental, kitchen is awesome and very loaded, great pots and pans, tons of silverware, glasses, plates bowls. Granite countertops, nice refrigerators, also 3 refrigerators in garage also. 5 bedrooms all with very nice beds, sheets, flat screen TVs in every room.

Then you go out back where there is this huge deck, with tables, lounge chairs, hot tub, and the hot tub is a great one, not your average rental hot tub. Beautiful trees all around, view of lake right from the deck. We had our boat in the water and you can see it right from the deck. Very short walk down to the lake, you have your own path straight down. 2 minute walk.

We are all planning on making this a tradition, hoping to get back up to The Castle before the end of the summer again.

Thanks Marc for sharing your place with us!! Price is cheaper then a houseboat, and you don't have to put gas in it! N

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Plus, Plus, Plus Stars

  • 5 of 5

Our experience renting this house from the start was exceptional. I enjoyed working with Marc every step of the way. When we arrived, we noticed the house is more impressive than the photos depict. The size and layout of the house provides a lot of privacy. With 12 adults and 3 teenagers we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy our week at Lake Shasta. The location of the house is perfect for easy access to Antler’s Resort & Marina where we rented ski and patio boats, and with an easy walking path to the beach we were able to play in the water with our water toys or easily access the boats we rented. Being able to enjoy the lake without traveling was priceless. The house itself is well appointed with some of the most comfortable beds, new TVs, quality furniture, well-stocked kitchen supplies, top-notch patio furniture, etc. The house is clean and it is obvious that a lot of pride is taken in owning this home. I travel frequently and rent homes several times a year. This is by far my favorite experience. We can’t wait to go back so we can explore the areas we didn’t get to this time. Thank you Marc!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA

Spectacular home! Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house is far above any of the 20+ vacation rentals that we have stayed at. Upon arrival, the first thing you notice is how meticulously clean this property is, even the driveway...not a rock out of place. The house is gorgeous inside and out. It is well-lit with natural light as well as light fixtures. The kitchen is loaded with dishes, utensils and high quality cookware. We lived on the deck! Huge well-constructed deck facing the forest with the lake just beyond the trees. The furnishings are plush and tasteful. The pictures on the wall give the home character and a sense of rich history. Our group included people from 5 years to 50 years. There was plenty of space to spread out and do your own thing and gathering areas for quality family time. Everyone in our group said, "We have to come back."

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.