Holiday Harbor

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bob kitts
bob kitts

This was our first housboating experience and absolutely loved it! The entire experience was SUPERB!!! We checked in July 3rd, which was very busy, the staff made the whole process as seamless as possible. The entire staff was friendly and …

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Kendrick Mensink
Kendrick Mensink

The price, staff, and equipment are the important things about Holiday Harbor that keep me coming back to them for houseboating trips. I haven’t used another marina to compare.

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Tupperware Lisa Kissel Freedom Sales Company
Tupperware Lisa Kissel Freedom Sales Company

I love house boating on lake shasta and Holiday Harbor makes boat pick up and drop off easy. We got out to our "camp spot" and noticed the swim ladder was broken on our boat, the "fixer boat" came right out and fixed it for us.

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Eric Carter
Eric Carter

Great service. Friendly Smiles. Competitive Rates. Clean and well maintained houseboats. Definitely recommend.

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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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Marsha Miller Renelle
Marsha Miller Renelle

From the beginning of planning our houseboat trip to the end was excellent to work with staff at Holiday Harbor! ❤️

Thank you all for a very memorable mini vacation!

We will be back soon!

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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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Teri Campbell
Teri Campbell

Good location and reasonably priced compared to other marinas. Worked great for us as a couple and our boxer dog.

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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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Danette Egry-Julian
Danette Egry-Julian

The whole family and some friends had such a nice time out on the houseboat. We want to go again. Although we lost cell service in certain areas. Got to keep the kids happy.

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nevadaman53
nevadaman53

Rented a houseboat for 8 fishermen in April and had an absolute blast! Everything was perfect!

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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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Wendy Baisden
Wendy Baisden

We had an amazing 4 days on the lake. Everyone was very nice and accommodating even switching out a houseboat for us when we had a little mechanical problem instead of making us wait while it was getting fixed. Check them out for your next …

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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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Michelle VerMeer
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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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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matthew hepworth
matthew hepworth

The Best place on the lake to rent a houseboat

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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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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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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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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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Bob Thomas
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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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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JF Hayet
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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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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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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George Haines
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
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!

Response from business owner

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

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Ron Robbings
Ron Robbings

Awesome employees and awesome marina !!

Response from business owner

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

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Terry Schultze
Terry Schultze

We were very happy with our houseboat from Holiday Harbor. We did have a couple of glitches with the generator and the main engine, but the staff was right on it and fixed them right away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a …

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Don and Terry, The staff at Holiday Harbor thank you for the kind review and hope to see you again soon.

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Brian Yechout
Brian Yechout

The houseboat that we rented was clean and everything worked properly.

With the 75 hp Evinrude E-tec, it ran flawlessly and didn't use much fuel. The houseboat itself did have some problems though, I had to fix the shower curtain, (too …

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Brian, we do our best to keep our rentals in tip-top shape and apologize for any inconvenience you may have incurred. We wish you the very best in all of your future travel plans and thank you for reviewing our business.

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Brenda Gauper
Brenda Gauper

Providing the shuttle to our Dinner Cruise and Cavern's was great!!

Response from business owner

The Holiday Harbor staff is pleased to hear that this service was useful to you and thanks you for the review, Brenda!

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jim smith
jim smith

great customer service. Boats keep in good condition. If there is a problem, they make it right

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We appreciate your feedback, Jim!

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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.

Response from business owner

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

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KME Designs
KME Designs

Great day using the party boat- will definitely be renting from Holiday Harbor again!

Response from business owner

The staff at Holiday Harbor are pleased to hear you enjoyed our services. Thank you for the review!

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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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