Holiday Harbor

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ann malotky
ann malotky

I have been renting houseboats on lake shasta for thirty years. The Crew at Holiday Harbor go out of their way to make your experience seamless. Its all about getting you on the boat and out on the Lake as quick and hassle free as possible…

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Dani A
Dani A

The boat appears exactly as advertised online. The lake is beautiful and the staff at Holiday Harbor was kind, helpful and fun. We'll be coming back next summer! The boat is fairly easy to manage so long as you listen to instructions before…

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quincytriker
quincytriker

House boating has become our yearly vacation for the past 30 years ,and Holiday Harbor is the best resort. Friendly staff starting with the lady's at check in to the guys on the dock. They have a size boat to fit everyone's needs. My wife …

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Kathy George
Kathy George

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a shuttle, which is great. The place is on a hill, so access to the lake is not easy. There are alot of stairs! We were RV camping. Shuttle takes you to the Cavern boat. They have a nice …

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Kathleen Whitt
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
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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Garveydis Productions
Garveydis Productions

Andrea and Angie were amazing at the Toy Box rentals! They went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience and told us the best spots for our family! Thank you so much!

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Deb Paulet
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
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
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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Renee Johnston
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
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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Igor Ezersky
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
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
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
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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Jill albright
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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jenibaby
jenibaby

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Holiday Harbor. The boats are well stocked with almost everything we needed. I only recommend bringing kitchen towels, hand soap and floatie devices like noodles. And Lake Shasta was amazing. We …

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Gin772
Gin772

It was our first time renting a houseboat (or even driving a boat really) and our first time at Lake Shasta but the staff at Holiday Harbor made it very easy. They gave us good instructions when we checked in and then Randy on the dock was …

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Wally B
Wally B

everyone from the office staff, guys on the docks, and the gas dock were very helpful. they helped me back my rig down that crazy busy hill to unload my ski boat and then re-load the boat at the end of the trip. thanks, to Randy and his "…

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Danny boy Floyd
Danny boy Floyd

Boat was ready upon arrival, the staff even pulled boat out of harbor for us for easy departure. Boat comes supplied with most everything except food and beverage and was very easy to drive. We are planning a trip for next year with more …

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Sblibmo
Sblibmo

Great staff led by their GM. Staff were extremely friendly and made sure our vacation was all we expected it to be. This was our third time on the lake with Holiday Harbor, all three were outstanding. We will be back.

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Jennifer Gage
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
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
Lisa Chie

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

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myvega
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yvette van Zyl

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

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Richard M
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
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
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
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
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
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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wifelytraveler
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
David Rowe

Very helpful, friendly staff.

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Dale Thomas
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
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
Danette Julian

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

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Debra Steeg
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
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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Pamela Welborn
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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LDWA ADVISOR
LDWA ADVISOR

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
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
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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Michael Mellinger
Michael Mellinger

The best value on Shasta lake!

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We appreciate your rating, Michael.

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Tina Hill
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
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
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
Ron Lara

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

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Cruzbob
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
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
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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Nasim H. Mahdavi
Nasim H. Mahdavi

We had an amazing time on our boat provided by Holiday Harbor. The staff was very helpful and super friendly.

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We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, Nasim. Thank you for your review!

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Cheryl Laudato
Cheryl Laudato

Nice selection of Houseboats. Wonderful staff. Will return next year.

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Our marina staff thanks you for the review and will happily welcome your return, Cheryl!

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Roger Hartsock
Roger Hartsock

Their service is amazing! Just call the office and if they can assist they will. We have been coming to this campground for over 30 years and love it!

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We thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that we have provided you with such high-quality campground services over the years, Roger!

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Debra Stiger
Debra Stiger

Top Notch staff...always going the extra mile.!!.

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We appreciate the kind words and thank you for reviewing our business, Debra!

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Rod Tatman
Rod Tatman

Holiday Harbor continues to meet my expectations for Houseboat Rentals. This year marks the 47th consecutive year that my friends and I have enjoyed our annual trek to Lake Shasta and have always rented our Houseboats from Holiday Harbor. …

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The marina staff at Holiday Harbor is always happy to provide the best service to our customers and thanks you for your review, Rod!

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Barbara Plemon
Barbara Plemon

Holiday Harbor personnel were very helpful throughout our trip making it a very enjoyable vacation. We will be back! Love the Empress Houseboat.

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We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay on the Empress, Barbara. Thank you for reviewing our services!

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Dennis Alexander
Dennis Alexander

Great place to stay weather was great park was quiet for the most part Right on the lake with its own dock

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We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, Dennis!

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Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson

Staff is super nice . They are helpful.

Our boat broke down. But we did have service to call out and they were very responsive and repaired the boat ... no problem .... happy with Hoilday Harbor

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We appreciate your feedback, Dan!

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Rick H
Rick H

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Everyone had a blast on the houseboat. Kids were asking if this could be an annual tradition.

Response from business owner

We are so happy to hear that you and the kids enjoyed our services, Rick!

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Scott M
Scott M

Great staff from the resevations to the front desk to the dock folks. Everyone there offers exceptional service for your vacation. While the houseboats are showing some wear the staff makes up for it ten fold. Relaxing no pressure kinda …

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We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the services we offer and thank you for reviewing our business, Scott!

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Wayne Gungl
Wayne Gungl

Over the years, we have rented patio boats from nearly every vendor on the lake. Holiday Harbor has good prices, the best boats, and the staff is always friendly and wonderful to work with. Now, Holiday Harbor is our go to place for boat …

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We pride ourselves on providing affordable options to our customers and thank you for reviewing our business, Wayne!

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Amparo Merryfield
Amparo Merryfield

The only hiccup, was the time it took to process us first thing in the morning. Even with reduced traffic, it took 45 minutes to get us checked in, and out on the water. Recommend you get there early.

The boat was great, the staff was …

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We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our services despite the wait and thank you for reviewing our business, Amparo!

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iseko
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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Greg Allen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Debbie Christian
Debbie Christian

We visited Holiday Harbor during the Carr fire (August 2018). Many people had cancelled, but the staff temained friendly and helpful. We rented a pontoon boat, had the lake to ourselves (almost). Great campground (even though the lake was …

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Debbie,

The Holiday Harbor staff is pleased to that hear you enjoyed your time here and thanks you for the kind review.

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legallljones
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
Alan Glenday

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

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