• Monday, February 09th, 2009

These are comments made by past satisfied guests of McCloud Vacation Home. Come read about why these guests were so happy with their stay or leave a comment of your on about your experience at McCloud Vacation Home.

32 Responses

  1. This house is so cool. GREAT shape, lots of space. No corners cut during the remodel. Very nice neighborhood. Very friendly neighbors. Short walk to community park and awesome view of Northern California’s Gem. “Mt Shasta”. We highly recommend all of our friends and relatives to stay here.
    Thanks John

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    Janine Rood 

    A truly wonderful retreat! Everything top-notch – luxurious quality
    linens, super-comfy mattresses, a well-stocked and supplied kitchen,
    TV/cable/DVD. made our weekend a dream. And with the free wi/fi, we
    never wanted to leave! Can’t wait to come back again…

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    This is a wonderful property. Every detail of comfort was taken care of. Very friendly owners. It was like a dream house. Kitchen is fully equipped. Very thoughtful vegetable garden. House is very spacious and well maintained. Can’t wait to enjoy another vacation in this property. It is very obvious the owners want their renters to feel very much at home.

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    Fulbio P. , Campbell CA 

    My family and a group of friends stayed at this property for
    Thanksgiving week this year and we could not have made a better
    decision. Not only does McCloud offer a perfect mix of relaxing/
    adventuring atmosphere, with it’s perfect view of Mt Shasta and so
    many hiking and biking trails only a few minutes away, but, also, the
    moment you walk into the house you start to love it. It is an old
    house, like many others in the town (or city) but so nicely remodeled
    that makes you feel warm and welcome every minute you are there. It
    has a very large kichen area with a heating stove that keeps the
    entire house warm, day and night, and a large and comfortable living
    area. The 3 bedrooms are ample and comfortable too. The view of Mount
    Shasta from the house is already spectacular and biking around time
    and nearby trails is also fun. I also like the fact that the ski park
    is only a few minutes away, so it is very convenient.

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    The Horn Family 

    We had a very special Christmas in this beautiful home and this was
    an awesome experience. We would highly recommend this vacation rental.
    Our family has voted to do it again next year. Thank you for sharing
    your vacation home in McCloud. The Horn Family

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    San Rafael, CA 

    After 7 years of renting vacation properties in the town of Mt.
    Shasta for the Christmas holiday, this was our first time staying in
    McCloud and we’re sold! The peaceful town, great access to unplowed
    backroads for cross-country skiing and quick trip to the Mt. Shasta
    down-hill ski park made it the perfect location. The house has a great
    layout, wonderful, spacious kitchen, comfortable beds (with lots of
    roll-a-ways and pull outs for those extra kids!) and a cozy feeling!
    The Gibbs Family were wonderful hosts and did everything they could to
    make our week in McCloud perfect. We’ll be back!

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    Candice Barnard, Medford, OR 

    My husband and I and our two young sons spent 4 days at this beautiful home in McCloud, CA and we could not have been more pleased with this lovely home. The house interior is very warm and spacious giving our sons plenty of room to play and the kitchen too is especially large and well-equipped with a nice wood stove and all the amenities – perfect for those special family meals. The cozy beds and comforters allowed us comfy restful nights and the location of the house being in such close vicinity to the Mt. Shasta Ski Park was perfect for allowing us to make the most of our days at the mountain.

    We also enjoyed several visits with our sons to the wonderful park and playground just a short block away. I would definitely stay at this wonderful home again on any return trips to the area and would greatly recommend it for anyone considering accomodations in the greater Mount Shasta region.

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    Alex, Chico CA 

    We enjoyed the house very much. We had several feet of snow during our stay. It was great! The roads were quickly plowed and we had no problems getting in or out. The house was warm and everything was absolutely great. We’ll be going back soon!

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    Thanks for the wonderful vacation home. It was beautiful, and all of us had lotsof fun, kids had enough toys to play with. And we had fun making food in new cookware set. The beds were comfortable.

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    Teresa Beaulieu 

    ★ ★ ★ ★ Wonderful home away from home, August 4, 2009
    Had a great visit to my hometown of McCloud and so enjoyed this great house. The bedding was the most comfortable I had ever slept in. Loved the private backyard, relaxing porch area, and closeness to the park. We enjoyed a great family bbq and had everything we needed in the kitchen, plenty of room for our guests, and the kids enjoyed the kid area and many games they discovered our last night there. Do look around the house, there are many items I found on the last night that we could have been enjoying all along, like the games for the kids! The kids also enjoyed playing in the patio area and side yard. Will stay again and again.

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    Chris (San Diego) 

    ★ ★ ★ ★ Shasta in Late Spring, June 22, 2009

    The house was clean and well stocked with household amenities to make one feel at home, so one should look throughout (e.g. washer/dryer in garage) to be aware. It is the kind of place one would leave a few beers for the next guest – note the frosted glasses in the freezer. Weather was perfect for hiking and exploring the many lakes and waterfalls, and the top of Mt. Shasta was clear of clouds several times in 4 days. Great place to relax!

  12. Hi Mr. Gibbs,

    Thank you so much for providing your home for the stay. It was nice and cozy. We enjoyed the waterfalls, reservoir areas and Mount Shasta. Our family had a beautiful time.


  13. Hey John,

    Finally back to my home and back to internet, LOL. It is nice tho to go without the internet for a week. And tho my parents loved the wifi at your home, I did not bring my computer with me :).

    Just wanted to say thank you for a perfect vacation! Your home is lovely and so comfortable and it was positioned perfectly for fishing at McCloud Reservoir as well as horseback riding with Laura Maddy from the Rockin Maddy Ranch at Cattle Camp. I have to thank you as well for the link to the Rockin Maddy Ranch because she was the most wonderful day I have spent in a long time. Her horses, her children, their knowledge and Laura herself are simply outstanding. I cannot give them enough praise for all they did and for their abilities. My children and myself had a gorgeous day on horseback as we rode trails starting at Cattle Camp along the river. It could not have been any nicer.

    We also loved Hoo Hoo park, the quiet streets and the ice cream shop in McCloud!

    We cannot wait to go back and to do it all over again :).
    Thanks again, John!

  14. “Once again we enjoyed our stay”
    As repeat customers we once again found this to be the best rental in the town of McCloud. The owners could not be more responsive and the person who takes care of the unit does a excellent job. We will continue to rent this home.

  15. Hi John,

    Today is our departure day : (. We’ve had a wonderful time here. Thanks again for everything and we will always remember our wonderful vacation in McCloud. Thank you again for the great place!!


  16. Hi John,

    We had a great time this weekend. Hoo Hoo park was definitely a highlight for the kids!


  17. We had a wonderful time in McCloud this past weekend. Loved your home. We felt so comfortable there. We’ll contact you later about renting again next summer. It’s so peaceful and quiet there and a nice spot to get away from it all!

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    Christina, Portland OR 

    Well, 3 weeks to go until our visit and I have started doing some research on McCloud activities and it seems like there’s a wealth of hiking, swimming and sightseeing. I like that our family’s interests center on relaxing, reading, being outdoors around water, preferably running water. We’re looking forward to keeping it simple and natural!

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    JoAnn, San Francisco, CA 

    The house is great! You can tell you have put a ton of time and effort into making it special and unique! We had a great time. The weather got really nice by Saturday so we hiked and fished and drove up to Mt Shasta and went sledding. The boys had a great time – even playing in the backyard with the scooter. (Amazing how little boys can entertain themselves with dirt and a shovel – got to love bugs!)

    Again, everything was great. Thanks so much for your hospitality and also the extra time. It made it seem like a real vacation and not just a quick weekend. We’ll be back!

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    Sharon, Sacramento, CA 

    We all had a wonderful time at the retreat, due in no small part to the excellent accommodation! Everyone commented on how perfect it was for our needs.

    Over all, we were delighted with our stay and we will give it serious consideration for our September retreat if we are guided back to Shasta.

    Thank you again for your excellent service during this process and I hope to speak with you again soon.

    Many blessings! J

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    Kathy O'Leary, Eureka CA 

    Hi John,

    We are having a great time in McCloud. We are getting tired, painting all day, everyday.
    We went to the Lavender Farms, did some nice work, and I will be going back tomorrow a.m. I think. Some have painted at the McCloud river. We’ve painted also at the ‘Dry Lake’ 10 miles off of 89. A spectacular dry lake bed, with acres and acres of wild lupin. Today, it was up to Castle Lake, and painted all day there. Tomorrow evening hoping to paint where I can see the sunset light on the mountain. It is so beautiful here! And Friday, we are all taking the Shasta Dinner Train.

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    Bill Myers and Falmily, Napa, CA 

    I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for providing the base camp for our vacation. The house was fantastic, very accommodating and comfortable. We had a great time exploring the nearby alpine lakes, diving off the Lower Falls on the McCloud River, checking out your cabin, etc. All in all, it was a very relaxing escape.

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    Azita Ahi, Sunnyvale, CA 

    Hi John

    We had a good time at the house thanks for everything!


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    Shelley & Georg, Boulder, CO & Berlin Germany 

    Hi John,

    We’ve been having a great time here in McCloud; hiking every day and cooking great dinners at night. We went to Vivify last night for dinner in Mt. Shasta and had a great meal.

    We will be leaving on Tuesday morning, as planned, as Georg wants to see the Redwood forests before going to Bodega Bay on Thursday.
    Thanks again for your help.

    Best wishes,

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    Allie Bergman & Family and Friends, Grass Valley CA 

    John: My friends and I had a wonderful time at your beautiful house. The care and detail in making it a comfortable place is obvious as every detail speaks to a well thought-out design and remodel. The beds were especially wonderful. We’ve rented a lot of homes over the years and we all agreed the beds at your place are the most comfortable ever! And the kitchen was great—everything you could ask for was in that kitchen.

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    Greg Richardson & Family, San Francisco CA 

    Hi John,

    Thanks a bunch for letting us stay at your house. We never made it to the cabin, but the house was very nice. Everyone liked it and wished they could stay longer. Maybe next year.

    Best Regards,
    -Greg Richardson

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    Holla Family, San Jose CA 


    We had fun. Thanks for the wonderful vacation home. It was very convenient.

    We did have a great time; kids enjoyed the toys you had kept, had fun using the granite top counter in the kitchen.

    We hope to go back there some time in the future again.


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    Our first visit to this vacation home proved to be a very comfortable stay. The owner has done a marvelous job with recessed lighting, tile work and wood work throughout the home! The mattresses on the beds provide exceptional comfort and support, which is uncommon in a vacation rental home. Suggestions: bring extra paper towels, as back up rolls were not provided – it would be a nice touch to provide a box of tissues in each bedroom or bathroom. I would recommend this home and it’s child and pet friendly!

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    We listen to all suggestions and ample paper towels and Kleenex’s in each bathroom are supplied.

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    Today is our departure day : (. We’ve had a wonderful time here an thanks again for everything and we will always remember our wonderful vacation in McCloud.

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    We had a very comfortable and a happy stay. House was equipped with everything, more than what we were looking for. Kitchen was properly arranged and we had not be in search for anything. We really felt at home and certainly recommend this to others.

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    Norm & Punam 


    We had a most awesome vacation here. The house was very comfortable and perfectly located for all the places we wanted to see. We will be back for sure and will recommend this rental to anyone looking to visit Mt. Shasta.

    Thank you very much!
    Norm, Punam, Kaya, Leela and Sonali