Holiday Harbor

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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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Michelle VerMeer

We had a wonderful time! Everything worked great on the boat. The staff was so helpful in teaching us how to use the boat, drive it etc. The person getting us registered was genuinely interested in us having a great trip and not just …

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Marleene Fenno

Our camp host was so wonderful. And we love Gunner, the camp host dog.

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Renee Johnston

Had the best time. Staff was so helpful, kind and fun. We extended our trip by three days because of the awesome service and fun we were having. Definitely making this a annual trip.

The boats are clean, easy to maneuver and worth every …

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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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matthew hepworth

The Best place on the lake to rent a houseboat

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Josh Hipple

We love Holiday Harbor on Shasta Lake. We’ve been going here for 28 years. We now travel across three states to get there each year for our annual trips.

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Igor Ezersky

Always great service! Great location. Although houseboats are dated, but for the price can't beat. Jet Skis are also dated. Love the staff, everybody from check in to boat service is great! I keep coming back from the time I was a teenager …

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Rich Rose

Very nice, polite, and accommodating. Highly recommend Holiday. I've been a loyal customer for over 30 years.

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Megan Alcalay

The folks at Holiday Harbor are among the nicest I've met. Great boat, great price, can't wait to return next year.

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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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Dennis Sweeney

Absolutely one of the best vacations we have ever had. We rented an 8 person Ambassador with a slide for all grown up kids and had a great time. We also brought along extra toys like kayaks, skis, stand up paddleboards and towables. The …

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Jill albright

Beautiful views and scenery along Shasta Lake. The houseboat was comfortable, and clean. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks everyone at Holiday Harbor!

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Jennifer Gage

I just finished my second annual family houseboating trip on beautiful Lake Shasta, and rented my houseboat both times at Holiday Harbor. These guys are amazing! They are super helpful and friendly, and they have great boats and equipment …

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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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Frankie Fernandez

First time driving a boat, wish we had more instructions. When backing up we almost hit other boats and had to learn how to dock alone. Would have loveed more instructions on driving and docking a boat. Ppl are super nice and helpful. For …

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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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Bob Thomas

Every staff member did an awesome job. Always smiling and wanting to help. The boat was perfect and ran great. Thanks again and I will be back.

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Desiree Goldstein

Just spent 8 days on the Empress. Great boat, so much room, clean, nicely laid out, nicely decorated but not so fancy that you feel bad coming in wet and sitting down. The best part of holiday harbor is the friendly staff. Everyone we had …

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Joanne Dao

The boat was perfect and the lake seemed uncrowded as kids were back in school. It was the end of the busy season so I kind of expected staff to be a bit tired and annoyed with all us landlubbers after a long busy season. But not at all. …

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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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RUSSELL BURRIEL

Holiday Harbor experience was outstanding! The staff was A+, the house boat rental was very affordable and clean.

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JF Hayet

Great folks all around. The houseboat was clean and well equipped. The marina is easy to get to and everyone is helpful.

Lake Shasta is amazing and we found great spots to anchor for our nights.

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Cindy Gannon

Thank you Holiday Harbor for everything! Friendly service and affordable. We will be back and would book through them again in a heartbeat! A beautiful week out on the lake.

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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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Beth Watt

They were awesome! Holiday Harbor staff allowed us out onto our boats as soon as we arrived. They had the launching and parking dialed. The boats were clean, the check out was quick. THANK YOU!

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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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Yvette van Zyl

Friendly people, great customer serivce and very well equiped boats. We had a blast!

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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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Dan Thompson

This is our 5th time renting from Holiday Harbor...we have also stayed in the campground on many occasions over the last 20+ years....with our RV.

Easy Check in with Randy...office staff was pleasant and helpful as alway. Only issue we had …

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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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Scot Byerley

Everyone who was involved with Holiday Harbor is extremely helpful and seems genuinely happy to be working there. Kudos to all, and the company in general, for making our experience awesome.

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Todd Lintner

This was our honeymoon first time out on a houseboat at Shasta they made us more than welcome with banners and wine and of course s'mores 4 the campfire if you're looking to you get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is the place …

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Wilbur Witt

Spent three nights on a houseboat, vessel was clean and outfitted perfectly. Staff was extremely helpful. No problems with the boat everything worked flawlessly. Will definitely rent again next summer. The most peaceful vacation we have had…

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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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Shirley Giardino

The best....clean, great service, good people

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Seth 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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Pach Bengo

We love Holiday Harbor. Friendly staff. Laid back attitude. Still professional. Clean boats. Our first choice.

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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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Tonya Rowe

From the time of booking over the phone to picking up the houseboat and then even returning it at the end of our trip we had nothing but the best most positive experience with super helpful staff all across the board.

We will absolutely be …

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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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Carey Greiner

Great place to rent boats on Lake Shasta.

Very close to Redding easy access.

They the cabin cruiser for four hours half day.

We dodged the big crowds of July 4th 2019 by showing up on the 9th!

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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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David Vodden

Great family trip from Friday to Friday with lots of water in between. House boat was excellent as was all the rest

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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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David Rowe

Very helpful, friendly staff.

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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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Daniel Jensen

Great place to rent a houseboat. Very simple and quick rental process. The boat I rented was good condition. Had a great weekend fishing and hanging out on the water.

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Daniel, the Holiday Harbor staff appreciates your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend aboard one of our houseboats.

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Patty Seitz

The houseboat was clean and the entire holiday harbor staff are friendly and helpful !

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Patty, we work hard to provide quality services and thank you for the kind review.

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greypimps chass

While it was fun and great.. our fun ends in tragedy. Would recommend friends to it, but just be very careful as some staff aren't very well train on procedures and protocols.

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We always appreciate feedback from our customers. If you wish, we welcome you to contact our offices with further details. Thank you for reviewing Holiday Harbor.

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Melody Martino

Holiday Harbor staff made everything about our trip so easy, from reserving the houseboat, to picking it up and returning it. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. I don't remember the name of the man who did our orientation, but we forgot …

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Melody, we strive to provide our customers with courteous and quality services and we are very happy to hear that we have done that for you. Thank you for rating and reviewing Holiday Harbor!

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michelle koker

We had a wonderful time and this is a great place to stay. A great welcome and absolutely beautiful place to stay.

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Michelle, the Holiday Harbor staff is happy to hear that you enjoyed our services and we appreciate your kind review!

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George Haines

Rented the Empress for 6 nights and had a great trip. The boat had virtually everything we needed for our trip, and what wasn’t included was suggested on the website.

Nice to do business with a smaller company; everyone was very friendly …

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George, we are always pleased to hear that our services and staff have lived up to a customer's satisfaction. We appreciate your review!

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

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KD Markovich

We had the best vacation ever. Holiday Harbor Staff is absolutely great, we thank you so much for your assistance and service! We plan to return this fall. THANK YOU AGAIN!

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KD, the Holiday Harbor staff thanks you for reviewing our services!

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clay wahlgren

I’ve been renting house boats and small fishing boats from holiday harbor for over 30 years and have rented a total of 32 times. Their service is outstanding from the front desk personnel to Randy on the docks. Yes, there have been a few …

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We appreciate the feedback, Clay, and thank you for reviewing Holiday Harbor!

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Ron Horvath

Have been using HH for our houseboat on our annual fishing trip for over 40 years. They have always been great. If ever an issue with the boat, the front office staff and Frank will so everything in their power to make it right. Would never…

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We appreciate your feedback and thank you for reviewing our services, Ron!

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Bill Peter

Holiday Harbor is the best, they appreciate your business. Don’t waste your time with Siverthorn, they won’t treat you like these people do. Holiday makes sure your Vacation is their top priority and are very accommodating and Customer …

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We are pleased to know that we were able to accommodate your needs. Thank you for your review of Holiday Harbor, Bill!

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Sn C

Great place to stay. Very friendly atmosphere. We will be back.

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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed, Holiday Harbor.

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Michael Mellinger

The best value on Shasta lake!

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We appreciate your rating, Michael.

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Paul Renne

They were friendly, knowledgeable and overall very nice to work with. I was there in March, before regular season, and though their operation wasn't fully in swing yet they were on top of it. Couldn't ask for better service, quality boat, …

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Thank you for your review of our services, Paul!

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Tina Hill

Just call for a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

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We are happy we could help and appreciate your review, Tina.

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Matthew Behrens

We used to use another resort to get our houseboat on our yearly trip. The houseboat had an issue every year. The office staff was always pleasant but the dock staff always seemed to be bothered by us. We made the leap to Holiday Harbor. …

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Matthew,

The Holiday Harbor staff greatly appreciates your review of our services. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Jenell Farley

The staff was really nice and helpful. We had a great time on the house boat. Would definitely do it again.

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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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Carrie Tovar

No warning sign saying dock hot for my dog! Enough to burn paws carried her out in wheel barrel other then that very nice place! Everyone's helpful and nice!

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We very much appreciate your feedback, Carrie. Thank you!

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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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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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Ellen Talbot

A great place to rent houseboats. Great service, clean boats and reasonable prices.

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We appreciate your review, Ellen!

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Greg Allen

I have been coming here for years and i will continue coming to Shasta its a special place and Holliday Harbor has never let me down they are one of my favorites and i have rented from all of them.... the only thing i would like better …

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Greg,

The Holiday Harbor staff thanks you for reviewing our services and appreciates your continued business.

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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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Terry Carlson

The houseboat was well maintained with no surprises. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great experience and a great time. We will be back.

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Terry,

The Holiday Harbor staff thanks you for the kind review and we hope to see you again soon!

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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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Rick Moultrie

Great cruise, great boat, great crew. This was our 40+ time houseboating on Shasta Lake. We have used Holiday Harbor since 1982. Back in the days when Kevin’s dad ran the place and his mom took care of the reservations. It was the family …

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The staff at Holiday Harbor is pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything we have to offer and we thank you for reviewing our services.

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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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