Holiday Harbor

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Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith

The staff were really friendly and accommodating. We rented two boats for a family reunion. We had ages 3 to 85 and everyone had a wonderful time!

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Shaina Christine Clary
Shaina Christine Clary

We had a wonderful stay on the Monarch, the boat was clean fully equipped with all the essentials. The staff was friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Holiday Harbor and can’t wait to book our next vacation.

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Josh Hipple
Josh Hipple

Best prices on the lake. Very helpful service while on the water and each service boat comes stocked with ice.

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Sarah Goldspink
Sarah Goldspink

This experience provided the best escape for our covid 19 quarantine club. Thank you to the HH staff. I was asking the maid some questions and she was very polite and knowledgeable and didn't seem to mind being bugged. The office staff and …

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Josh Villegas
Josh Villegas

Great Marina with good service. You can rent a houseboat for any budget. Most houseboats are older but well maintained, and priced right. I've used HH for my past 2 houseboating vacations and plan on going back to them next time.

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Ron B
Ron B

We had a great experience with Holiday Harbor. Your organization of getting people on the boat was incredible. We dealt with Lisa for reservations she is an awesome individual and so are all the ladies it check in. We have a friend who had …

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Christine Taylor
Christine Taylor

Had a wonderful time and the staff is fantastic and very helpful. The two things that weren’t good was the hard bunk in the back that was ripped and torn. Needs to be replaced. The other thing was cob webs and dead bugs in them. Also dust …

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Lori Rose
Lori Rose

The staff were amazing. The boat was perfect. We plan on going back in Sept.

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Andy Lovick
Andy Lovick

Everyone was nice and friendly from start to finish! The Premier boat worked just fine for my family of 8. Would come back and visit again!

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David Bruce Vodden
David Bruce Vodden

Great people and people make the difference!!! Great lake too!

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Jennifer Mullin Carpenter
Jennifer Mullin Carpenter

Best experience ever! The staff was amazing. I will be coming back every year!

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James Mullin
James Mullin

We had an amazing time at Holiday Harbor! The staff was amazing, they all went above and beyond for our pleasure. I would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Tracy Esposito
Tracy Esposito

Clean and super helpful staff. Our second time in a few months the staff make you comfortable and at home.

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Paul Chilson
Paul Chilson

Great time at an amazing place.

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NorthStar76267
NorthStar76267

We rented the Marquis for a group of 4. It was more space than we needed, but it was quite nice. Everything was very well run, everyone was very helpful. My friends are sailors, but it was our first time navigating a houseboat and the …

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Audra Jo
Audra Jo

Holiday Harbor has been a great experience. They are very helpful and our boat was wonderful.

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We are very happy you enjoyed your trip! Thank you

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Heather R
Heather R

Our first houseboat experience was perfect. The boat was so accommodating and came with everything we needed for an ideal getaway. The staff at Holiday Harbor were all so helpful and pleasant. We made so many fun memories and this was …

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Lindsey H
Lindsey H

We had a reservation when Covid 19 started shutting down California. Holiday Harbor worked with us and allowed us to rebook after things settled down a bit. That was the first good experience with them. Everytime I called, the person i …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ramiehinckley
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rick Schaal

Great place to vacation

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skhow62
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
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
Bryon Macpherson

You made our 4th of July 2018 wonderful great staff

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_jolenecearley
_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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Michael Henry

!!!!!!!

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Contessa Mendoza
Contessa Mendoza

Best prices, friendly staff, generous w time and equipment

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mbsb
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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Jessica S Ides
Jessica S Ides

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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