Discover a selection of 344 vacation rentals in Shasta Lake, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $152 per night, and houseboats and houses are popular options for a stay in Shasta Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Life on the waters of Shasta Lake

There's really nowhere else in northern California like Shasta Lake when the summertime swings around. Pontoons bob on the waters, jet skis dart this way and that, kayaks drift lazily through the manzanita boughs, and others sit sharing stories of their trout catches in the bubbling marina bars. The surrounding hills are the province of hikers and bikers, who test out their hardy boots and rubber on the fringes of the mighty Cascade Range. Then there are the homey Shasta Lake vacation rentals, ranging from wood-shrouded lakeside lodges to luxurious retreats with pools overlooking the peaks.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Shasta Lake

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Shasta Lake has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterworks Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Oasis Fun Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Swasey Recreation Area (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Tucker Oaks Golf Course (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)

Summertime skylarking in Shasta Lake

Whether you come to skim over the sky-blue waters on a kayak or recline with a fishing rod on the deck of your private pontoon, to camp and picnic around the 365 miles of wonderful wooded shoreline or to SUP from marina to marina, life on Shasta Lake is sure to suit. And if you don't fancy getting wet? No worries. Crack out the hiking boots and hit the trails, which wiggle up to the fir forests of the Klamath Mountains. Or, just take it easy by hopping the local coffeeshops and taking in the "never-forget-me" views.


It's summer vacation time in Shasta Lake

You won't need long on Shasta Lake between May and September to realize that the hot summer months are when this sprawling reservoir really comes into its own. That's when Shasta Lake vacation rentals close to the water are at their most coveted, and when most outdoors adventurers flock to the peaks and lakeside parks for well-earned R&R. That said, winter can be a great time to make Shasta a base for skiing in California, what with hardly anyone competing for the best-priced cabins, and the pistes of the Klamath Mountains right around the corner.

Natural features

An arena of peaks around Shasta Lake

With the start of the great Cascade Range just to the east and the rock-ribbed ridges of the Klamath Mountains towering over the spruces, ponderosa pines, and alpine woodlands that hug the banks of Shasta Lake, it's fair to say that this reservoir marks in earnest the start of the North California highlands. The whole region around Shasta Lake is protected under the vast Shasta-Trinity National Forest. That's got sections of the iconic Pacific Crest Trail, scenic byways that wiggle beneath potentially active volcanos, and fabled inhabitants like Big Foot.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Shasta Lake

Fly into Redding, CA (RDD-Redding Municipal), the closest airport, located 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Shasta Lake:

  • Around 35 miles from the center of Shasta Lake, you'll love staying at "Ultimate Lassen House Cedar Hot Tub Private Trout Stream 20 Acres Of Woods". It has 5 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a wood stove and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Spacious, Beautiful Panoramic Sunset And Mts". Around 5 miles from the heart of Shasta Lake, it has 4 bedrooms and features a nearby casino and towels.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Shasta Lake vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Shasta Lake?

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Shasta Lake. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend quality time with your love, we'll have something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Lassen Creek - Side 4 Bedroom Home With Giant Sequoias Pines And Cedars" is around 30 miles southeast of Shasta Lake and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the convenient amenities here, including a phone and heating.
  • Alternatively, throw a spare set of clothes into an overnight bag and head off to "Fish On The Sacramento River". This sought-after property is about 15 miles south of Shasta Lake and has housekeeping services and a hair dryer.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Shasta Lake?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. The following options in or near Shasta Lake are sure to please:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Entire 1 - Bedroom Guest Suite. Completely New". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a TV and towels.
  • An equally fantastic choice is "Victory Suite - Private Entrance + Bathroom". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is packed with useful amenities like heating, a kitchenette and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

Whether you're after a compact apartment or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these top picks in or near Shasta Lake:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, settle in at "Fish On The Sacramento River". It's near the center of Shasta Lake, along with countless things to see and do.
  • "Heart Of Shasta Lake City" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Shasta Lake?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your partner away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Shasta Lake:

  • Put on some soft music and slow dance the nights away at "Spacious, Beautiful Panoramic Sunset And Mts". Around 5 miles from Shasta Lake, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including outdoor furniture and shopping facilities.
  • "Social Distance On 140 Private Acres In The Largest National Forest In Ca" is another wonderful option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 10 miles from Shasta Lake and has massage services and beauty services.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Shasta Lake?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most desired. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Shasta Lake and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Nor - Cal Country House. . . Adventures Await". There's plenty to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as towels and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "The Sereniti House :: Tranquil Escape With Hot Tub" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Childrens activities and a TV are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Shasta Lake has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Shasta Lake vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

Step one of any big family trip is searching for the right place to stay. Whether you're planning a fun-filled escape with the kids or a catch-up with lots of relatives, Vrbo has large family vacation rentals in and around Shasta Lake with plenty of room for everyone. Here are two popular options that would love to welcome you:

  • Approximately 5 miles south of Shasta Lake, "Spacious, Beautiful Panoramic Sunset And Mts" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. Some amenities here include towels and a travel crib.
  • "Lassen Creek - Side 4 Bedroom Home With Giant Sequoias Pines And Cedars", around 30 miles to the southeast of central Shasta Lake, was made for spending time with the family. As many as 8 of your loved ones can fit into this welcoming property which offers 4 bedrooms, towels, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, Waterworks Park is a great day out for young and old.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

Cozy up with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Shasta Lake and get ready to make some unforgettable new memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Lovely Mountain Home With Large Deck And Forest View" - This popular escape offers outdoor furniture and free toiletries and is located approximately 9 miles to the north of the center of Shasta Lake.
  • "Camping Cabin B With A Lake And Creek" - This cabin is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 30 miles southeast of Shasta Lake. Offering pet-friendly facilities, a dining table and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Shasta Lake vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

Often situated in prime positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution for one or two travelers. Here's a quick taste of our range in or near Shasta Lake:

  • Great things really do come in small packages, and "Log Cabin In Redding, Ca Great Reviews" is no exception. This one-bedroom property is not far from the central streets and features amenities like off-street parking options and pet-friendly facilities.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Shasta Lake, "Secluded Furnished Cabin In Woods Next To Seasonal Creek In Shasta Lake City" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, return and enjoy a firepit and high-speed internet services.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Shasta Lake?

If you need a bit more space for the youngsters (or that last-minute tagalong friend), a three-bedroom vacation rental will be just the ticket. Vrbo can help you find the best options in or near Shasta Lake, starting with these:

  • It won't take you long to figure out why "Nor - Cal Country House. . . Adventures Await" is a top choice for many travelers. This expansive retreat comes with a firepit and a water park and makes vacationing with friends or family a breeze.
  • Another appealing three-bedroom rental is "Bookstayhop - Kokanee Grove House". Take advantage of a kitchen and a garden while spending precious time with your favorite people.