Holiday Harbor

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Kathleen Whitt

Great resort. Houseboat rental went smoothly. Staff go out of the way to be accommodating. We'll be back!

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Kelley Verhoog

Their house boats, jet skis, and patio boats are all in such good condition! Great staff, great prices, I can’t wait to rent again! FUN!!

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Deb Paulet

I cannot say enough GREAT things about this place💕🛥Theresa out did herself making

Our 40th wedding anniversary a high light in our lives! We thank you from the bottom of

our hearts!! We had our adults kids with us for their first time …

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Kathaleen Waltz-Gilles

This is the third or fourth time I have rented from Holiday Harbor. My family and I love the staff and their courteous service. The houseboats are well maintained and it is just the place to go on a family vacation. We will be back next …

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Dionne Ekstrom Campbell

We have rented from Holiday Harbor several times. We just spent 5 days on one of their houseboats and had a great experience. The staff is always so courteous, helpful and nice. Our boat was very clean and in good shape. Can’t wait to visit…

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Lynn Dearman

This is the third time we've rented a houseboat from Holiday Harbor and each time we've had a great time and experience with them. The staff is always friendly and helpful!

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Bethany Minor

I cannot explain how awesome the whole entire staff is at holiday harbor! Lisa and her husband at the campgrounds have ALWAYS gone above and beyond to make everything perfect! They are both so sweet and welcoming! The staff at the marina …

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Bethany Minor

I cannot explain how awesome the whole entire staff is at holiday harbor! Lisa and her husband at the campgrounds have ALWAYS gone above and beyond to make everything perfect! They are both so sweet and welcoming! The staff at the marina …

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Whattheduece

We really enjoyed our week on the Holiday Harbor houseboat. We have rented there before years ago and when we returned Holiday Harbor was where we went because they really care about their boats and their customers. We highly recommended …

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Lisa Chie

Great company. Friendly and take good care of you. Recommend!

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myvega

From check-in to return everything the staff did was outstanding. We had the boat for 7 days during value week. The boat was clean and ran perfect. On the third day we were going by the dam and the low engine oil light came on. I called the…

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Jonalee Wilson Stephens

We keep our boat here and are familiar with their excellent service so we weren’t surprised it was extended to our houseboat experience. They make you feel like family. Our radio died about 2hrs into our vacation. When we called they sent …

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68gretchenp

We’ve been renting houseboats for years from Holiday Harbor on Shasta Lake and highly recommend them! We tried a competitor one time and would never do so again. Friendly knowledgeable staff from check-out to check-in, responsive crew if …

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CoryBiggs

We have been house-boating on Lake Shasta for over 40 years. We have rented from Bridge Bay and Silverthorn numerous times. This was our first time renting from Holiday Harbor. We will be back to Holiday Harbor. They are now our first …

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Cathy Lamb

What a great place everyone is very friendly and helpful. They all made our entire vacation wonderful my family had a great time. My grandkids can’t wait to come back.

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Jf H

The marina and staff are awesome. We had a great experience all around. The houseboat was well equiped and everyting was explained very well. A memorable family vacation.

Lake Shasta is full of little inlets and cove and even when crowded …

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I3973AHmartinr

One adult and 2 boys under 10, and we had a great week on a boat with a water slide. Comfortable, spacious and well fitted out. Highly recommended and the staff were superb. We rented jet ski and ski boat at separate times and Logan was …

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Claudia Aranka Florian

Thank you so much to the staff at Holiday Harbor for helping my family to have a great vacation last week. My 16 year old daughter and I rented a Diplomat and we brought our two poodles with us. Everything was well organized from the check-…

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Robin M

Dear Teresa, Carol, Randy, Dan, James, and others whose names I didn’t catch, including the young man who rescued us from the sand bar. We had a wonderful time! It was our first time on a houseboat, but it definitely won’t be our last. …

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Mom_to_E-n-D

We booked a Grand Marquis houseboat during the summer of 2019. The ladies at the office were all very nice and helpful. There were no extra charges on the rental other than for the gasoline and optional insurance. Our boat was clean but …

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baryl

We rented a houseboat from Holiday Harbor to relax with family after celebrating a wedding in Mount Shasta. The lake is full and absolutely beautiful! The water is warm, we saw several bald eagles high in the trees. We parked in a beautiful…

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PAULA S

Renting a houseboat from Holiday Harbor has always been easy. Family run business that has good customer service. These are not the top of the line, fancy houseboats, but they are clean, function well, are reasonably priced and the staff …

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islandgigi

We had an excellent week long houseboat trip on The Empress houseboat from Holiday Harbor. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable! This was our 6th time with Holiday Harbor houseboats. All 14 of us said “best trip ever” can’t say enough …

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Richard M

Everyone is so nice, friendly and helpful...from the gals in the store to the folks on the docks. Our houseboat was very clean and ready for us at the scheduled departure time... Can't wait to go again next year!!!

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Hart B Mel

Best camping experience ever! We took our trailer for 3 nights and it was such a perfect place! Well kept campgrounds, super dog friendly, shuttle drivers were Amazing, Lisa was the best host ever! Loved this spot and will definitely be …

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Marion Sewell

Had the best time renting one of their ski boats for half a day on Shasta Lake!

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wifelytraveler

We called and then traveled down to the Harbor for our same day half day ski boat rental only to find out that there had been a mistake made and we would not be getting a boat after all. They tired to book us a...

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Seth M. Curry

We booked a houseboat for a week and a ski-boat for a day from holiday harbor and it was the best vacation we had in years.

Pros: – Customer service went above and beyond expectations – Assisted docking (if you are unsure of your skills…

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Shae Mesker

Been boating here for years! A great place with great employees. Always friendly! The cafe is delicious and comes with a great view!

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Mona Koussa-Broker

Very nice staff. Our boat was ready when we checked in and check out process was quick. Boats are older but the prices can't be beat in comparison to other places. This was our 6th time renting a houseboat from HH.

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scurbox

We booked a houseboat for a week and a ski-boat for a day from holiday harbor and it was the best vacation we had in years. Pros: – Customer service went above and beyond expectations – Assisted docking (if you are unsure of your skills)...

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smiley1451

Holiday Harbor has always been welcoming and friendly. Every couple years we usually will rent a houseboat from them. Always friendly and helpful. Would and have recommended them to other people. Always fun on lake shasta.

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Margaret D

Booked houseboat rental with holiday harbor on the Empress. The whole process of loading, fueling, trash disposal and return went smoothly. Very responsive and easy to work with. Will definitely book again.

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Dale Thomas

The Crew at Holiday Harbor are over the top. From check out to check in everything was great. My wife and I do this every year and will always go to HH. Can't wait for next year.

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Julianne Lewis

One of my very favorite places to vacation!! Holiday Harbor has the most amazing prices on their houseboats that makes it possible to rent one for just my husbands and I and the dogs! The houseboats are clean, function well and provide …

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Danette Julian

The staff was friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed ourselves a lot

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Debra Steeg

Last week we spent a week at the Holiday Harbor Resort & Marina. What more can I add that I haven’t said b4...every year its a great experience!!Their staff who goes the extra mile, shuttle service-so pleasant, toy box area for boats/jet …

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Pamela Welborn

This marina is at the exit I live on exit 695 on I5

And from Memorial Day to Labor Day there’s a little café for breakfast and lunch that’s out of this world with a view of Shasta Lake

Add a houseboat rental to that and this is the marina …

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Pamela, it is always a pleasure serving our local neighbors and we appreciate your kind words!

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Pamela Welborn

This marina is at the exit I live on exit 695 on I5

And from Memorial Day to Labor Day there’s a little café for breakfast and lunch that’s out of this world with a view of Shasta Lake

Add a houseboat rental to that and this is the marina …

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Response from business owner

Pamela, it is always a pleasure serving our local neighbors and we appreciate your kind words!

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Ron Lara

Eight of us Bass fishermen caught over 800 bass in 4 days of fantastic fishing!

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Cruzbob

Fantastic. Great choice for Houseboating Easy access and great experience. If you want to have fun and a very nice house but they have many choices and the location on the lake is perfect so you can go left or right and explore Shasta the...

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Ron Robbings

Awesome employees and awesome marina !!

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We are happy you enjoyed Holiday Harbor, Ron! Thank you for the review.

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iseko

Our second trip this year to Holiday Harbor. Friendly workers, fast check in and sites are nice with trees and picnic tables. Bathrooms and showers were clean, laundry room also available.

Originally we had reservation in early Sept. but …

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Janell M

Staff was very friendly and helpful! Great help accommodating us for getting there a day early and being able to board a day early! Let us know some great coves and waterfalls! Shasta Caverns were fun too! Hope to come again next year!

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daviddsr

Staff is the greatest from the counter to the dock. They treat you great. Any issues are handled quickly and with out excuses. Boats are well maintained and clean. Would recommend to all. Off season prices are great and so is the weather

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hulamama2018

We love this lake and being on a houseboat is the best way to enjoy it! The Holiday Harbor Crew makes it easy even for a first timer to take a boat out. It takes a little practice but if you love camping this is everything all rolled into …

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Sean Kyle

We recently rented a houseboat on Sept 14 2018 for a four day weekend. I would totally recommend Holiday Harbor for any houseboat rental. These people define the word service. They respond to phone calls and emails quickly. The staff in the…

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Tina Cruz

A group of us stayed at their RV campgrounds over Labor Day weekend and we also rented a party boat. We had THE BEST TIME! I want to thank the team there for all their help, they were wonderful!

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JUDI J

Our 10th year renting with Holiday Harbor – hope to do another 10 years. Office staff and dock crew very helpful and friendly, boats are clean and we really appreciate that they are dog friendly as well.

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Lana Sullivan

This was our first time on a houseboat. HH was easy to get to and the service was good. The houseboat was clean and everything worked. Staff answered all our questions. I had to call in and get directions for working the radio which …

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Storyteller548840

From the boat to the amazing staff that run this harbor, to the people on the dock that keep the boats zooming and in tip top shape, we had a fantastic experience! We will definitely be coming again! Thank you!!

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Yvette Kone Nishikawa

The staff went well beyond expectations – Rusty arranged to have our trailer fixed while we went houseboating and was incredibly helpful. Great people and exceptional service is an understatement!

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bsmk2000

We had planned our trip months In advance. As the day for departure fast approached. Their were several fires burning in the area. The ladies in the office kept us informed of the progress. Even offered for us to take the trip next year and…

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Jordan Shapiro

We've gone the last three years and will definitely return next year. The houseboats are clean and in good shape. We always have an absolute blast on the lake. If there's ever an issue with a boat, they send someone out to fix it very …

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legallljones

As always the place was great and we had a good time. The only problem was that there really was no camp host to take care of things. When we got there, there was a camper and 2 trucks in our camp sites (sites 21 and 22). The owners were …

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Alan Glenday

Great houseboat. Great service and value. 5th rental and we will be back!

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ramiehinckley

The staff at holiday Harbor were fabulous. They provided a clean boat in excellent condition that allowed for a great weekend. They were friendly and helped when I made a mistake on the dates of my reservation. The chauffeur to and from the…

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Gillian A

Despite raging wild fires in the area we had a wonderful weekend. The Diplomat houseboat was ready on arrival and was clean and well equipped. The staff were pleasant and helpful even though some of them had been evacuated from their homes…

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Ric Bout

Great experience! Loved the party barge. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They explained everything about the boat. We will definitely be back and would recommend them.

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rjsg2018

We’ve rented houseboats for the last 10 years.This was our first time using Holiday Harbor. They were extremely helpful and courteous. The boat was clean and well equipped. The shuttle to and from the parking lot is extremely helpful. We …

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mmbmichelle

We camp at holiday harbor for many years and have seen many changes. The campsite is always clean and very peaceful. The bathrooms are clean and include showers. The garbage is picked up daily and the people are friendly.

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Dan J

We ending up going there for a smallish patio boat... but alas they were all taken. Next closest thing is a 25 passenger barge. 3 people 3 dogs why not!! We had so much fun. Loved every minutes of being on the boat, great staff, amazing …

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Rick Schaal

Great place to vacation

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skhow62

When we wanted to rent a patio boat, the usual marina we go to was all booked. So we looked at Holiday Harbor. Not only did they have a patio boat, it was less expensive too! When we arrived, we expected a long wait while...

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Jim S

Our houseboat was older, but it was well maintained and clean. The marina staff was friendly and helpful...you got the sense that they wanted you to have a good time on the lake from the moment you arrived to the time you departed. We had...

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Bryon Macpherson

You made our 4th of July 2018 wonderful great staff

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_jolenecearley

We rented a party barge for the weekend and was met with a very friendly, helpful staff, they didn't even mind blowing up a giant swan. Check in and out was fast and easy. We enjoyed a fun filled day, full of relaxation. I would highly …

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John Larson

Enjoyed our stay in the campground with our RV. Looking forward to the improvements that are planned. Staff were helpful and restaurant served up a great breakfast. Narrow road coming in. So, abe careful if pulling a trailer.

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McCullochFam

Professional and friendly and couldn't have been any easier to rent a boat for a day! Highly recommend Holiday Harbor. No hassles. We even commented that we forgot a tennis ball for our lab to fetch in the water and they quickly provided …

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Linda J. Chambers

My sister owns a boat and I rent ocassionally! When we are here, we are treated like family by the entire staff! Always friendly and helpful!

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Joe Lugo

What a wonderful time we just had for 3 days at this quaint little get away. It is a tight 1 1/2 road off of the I-5 ,but very doable. We pulled a 21ft. boat with a 27ft motorhome into our site with no problem. The entire staff were …

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sarosi1

I rented a houseboat and ski boat for 4 days. I was drawn to the family friendly easy going, unpretentious atmosphere of holiday harbor. Being a rookie I was a bit nervous but everything was easy and low stress. They even backed up the …

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audsor

Holiday Harbor was awesome! Everyone there was super friendly and helpful, check in and check out was super easy, the boat while older was in very very good condition and very very clean. Great mid season rates, best value. Would definitely…

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Lori F

We had a wonderful weeklong vacation on the lake! The Holiday Harbor staff were friendly and helpful. Our houseboat was clean and comfy. We will be back again soon!...Hopefully next summer to check out another area of the lake 😀

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cfasiano

After trying several other houseboat companies on Lake Shasta, we discovered Holiday Harbor. Now we rent every summer from them! They are the best, with the best prices! We have never been disappointed with the service, from start to finish…

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realtorsonomacty

This is our third trip with Holiday Harbor Houseboats and I can’t tell you what an amazing opportunity they provide for an incredible vacation. First of all when you rent one of those big fancy Houseboats you pay so much you have to invite …

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Michael Henry

!!!!!!!

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Contessa Mendoza

Best prices, friendly staff, generous w time and equipment

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Jessica Sides

We had an amazing time on our houseboat trip. The Holiday Harbor boats are clean and have most everything you need. The customer service was excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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mbsb

The RV park here is small and simple, but we had a great time at Holiday Harbor. It had good lake access, and plentiful trees. The bathrooms were about as clean and fresh smelling as I have ever been to at a campground. There is...

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patricia d

We rent a houseboat at least once a year with Holiday Harbor. This year as always, it was a great trip. 7 adults 3 kids and a few dogs. We forgot our paddles and they were so sweet to lend us a pair from the...

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lancebish

My family, 18 of us, rented the empress boat from holiday harbor. What a great experience!! From the staff in the check in office to the staff at the toy box rental area and especially Randy on the dock, everyone was so helpful and always...

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RRamon Fulcher Sr.

Great staff and they handled our small issue very quickly.

I would recommend this company.

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Lance Bishop

My family went on the Empress! Great boat, easy to handle and plenty of room!! Great trip, great memories!!!

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George Padilla

I have been houseboating for over 30 years with about 25 years at Holiday Harbor and I have always enjoyed every experience. From the staff in the office to the staff on the dock everyone are always friendly and helpful and the houseboats …

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lmtamwclw

This weekend was our first experience with Holiday Harbor. The time we had was great. The staff extremely helpful. Fully stocked kitchen. My only suggestion is staff available after hours for the unexpected.

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Tom M

rented the "Premier" houseboat from Holiday Harbor the weekend of May 31-June 3, 2018. Check-in process is smooth, boat was clean, operating instruction thorough, and staff was friendly. Returning the houseboat was also quick and easy. Special commendation to "Randy" out on the dock for...

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Jeff W

Friendly helpful staff made our check in and checkout fast and easy. The lake was beautiful with lots of wildlife to see. The boat performed flawlessly. it was a very relaxing trip. I would highly recommend this type vacation.

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AdmiralBalzer

The boats are always kept in good working order and the staff is the friendliest on the lake. We have been going with this same group of friends for 24 years and Holiday Harbor is always there to make everything perfect.

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dnberry

My wife and I have been staying at the Park with our RV and mooring our boat at the docks below since 1984! While there we fish, visit and have fish frys and pot lucks with our friends. Town is close by with all the...

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maday2u

I have been coming and renting houseboats from Holiday Harbor for the past 8 years and it is always a great trip! The gals up in the office are super friendly and helpful and the guys down at the dock are great too. Randy has...

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David Raun

I rented my first boat from here 30 years ago. It is one of the marina's we recommend to our guests at our lakefront vacation rental. Boats! Boats!

@shastalakeshoreretreat

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Lisa Dirks

We go to Holiday Harbor twice a year rent house boats alwayz a great expierence w/the ladies in the store and workers on the harbor...absolutely a pleasure to see randy carolyn & Lisa..we've NEVER had a bad expierience...if there's any …

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Ella Smith

We are going back for the 3rd time. The staff is awesome. They have the best rates.

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Angela Holmes Herbert

We had the best vacation. Such a beautiful lake with so many private little nooks. It was amazing!

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Gretchen P

We've rented from another company on the lake but Holiday Harbor has the best deals, the best boats for the money and excellent customer service! We've been houseboating with Holiday Harbor for over 20 years for our family vacations and …

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Celia Lopez-Wetherell

We were welcomed by Randy who showed us how to operate the houseboat, very nice fellow. Able to rent paddle boards and they let us leave them on the houseboat and just walk back to get our deposit back. All staff were very helpful, …

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Kathleen Hinton-Wachter

We love the ambience of this little cafe that sits at the edge of the waters of Holiday Harbor. Hailey was our server and her personality and service was 5-star. Hector was the chef. Our breakfast was perfect. The pricing is reasonable…

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Carol Marie Wood Littleford

Only here for breakfast. Was amazing food as well as sceenary!

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Scott M Rodriguez

Awesome experience!!!!!

We had Aaron help us turn everything in and he was AWESOME! This cat is definitely manager material and has such a great customer service character!

I own my business up in Mt. Shasta and I would hire this guy in …

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