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Reviewed July 11, 2019

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)
- Free grey water removal
- Shuttle to and from your car
- Prime location not too far from the center of the lake
- Ski-boat was perfect for inner tubing shenanigans
- Houseboat ran great and gave us the best sleep we had in years

Cons:
- Gas prices were not the best on the lake (bridge bay was cheaper, but not by much)

Other thoughts:
- Plan in advance, we planned 3 months ahead of arrival
- Our group split up expenses to keep the price shock down
- Gas was close to $6 mid July on the lake, so you want to factor that in to your budget
- Be sure to buy supplies out in town such as food and drinks
- Invite people who get along if you are planning on staying in a houseboat together
- Look up safety and regulations (rangers/sheriffs are everywhere and take their job serious)
- Bring beading such as blankets, sheets and pillow cases (pillows were on board)

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank scurbox
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

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.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank smiley1451
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

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 people are fantastic helpful and supportive in every way just go to to have fun and you won’t regret it. I suggest a four or five night trip and you’ll have plenty of time to chill and see a lot of the lake and find your favorite place on the lake

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Cruzbob
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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 due to fires were rescheduled to mid Oct. We brought our boat, water was very low and had no luck fishing.
No Wi-Fi service at RV sites, although cells did work.
Weather was beautiful so did enjoy exploring the lake.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank iseko
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