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Chill out at McCLOUD's Shasta Rainbow House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Well, Mother Nature has opened up summer play time in the Siskiyous and we've got the perfect spot for you to ramp it up: the Shasta Rainbow House at the foot of Mt Shasta, a dog friendly 3 bedroom and 3 full bath getaway. The home is actually IN THE TOWN OF McCLOUD with clean air and coveted crystal clear glacial water. The home is replete with a kitchen like no other in town, a quiet (away-from-highway location), a fenced yard, and still just minutes to all activities.

As always, the front porch swing with it's view of Mt. Shasta awaits you. Ice cold tap water quenches your thirst and cools you on those hot summer afternoons and a clean burning wood stove (wood provided) warms your snow played out body. These mild winter days are perfect for mountain biking or hiking. If you like to cook, this updated historic mill house has an incredible kitchen along with three bedrooms, three full baths, and easy access to all that the Shasta area has to offer.

It can be whatever you desire: a hiking base camp, fly-fishing retreat, romantic weekend getaway, or week long family reunion site. It's a great spot for fisherman, skiers, snow shoe'rs, rock hounders, quilters, mushroom hunters, square dancers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and bocci ball players.

The house has been outfitted for comfortable, casual living. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Books, board games, and playing cards stock the shelves and, yes, there is Sat TV as well as a DVD player and an iPod dock. The front porch, with it's view of Mt. Shasta, is a great spot for morning coffee or sunset reflections. A fully fenced yard surrounds the house and the herb garden provides fresh seasonings throughout the summer. The well stocked cook's kitchen is a delight to prepare meals in or you can BBQ during summer on the patio.

Minutes from all sorts of recreation, the Rainbow House is the perfect place to enjoy the clean air and coveted waters of Mt. Shasta. All you need to bring are friends and food!

For more photos and descriptions check out our website by clicking the 'CLICK HERE-Our Rental Website' text at the bottom of this page.

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Keywords: house, mill, bungalow, historic, single level, view, fenced, dog friendly, trout, fishing, flyfish, dancing, ski, snowshoe, mountain bike, bicycle, kayak, square dance, climb, railroad, train,lake, reservoir,mushroom, rocks, caves,raft,

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, American
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2018

About Mimi

McCloud has been my getaway place for years. My mother was born and raised here and my family camped in the area often when I was a child. It's a quiet and peaceful place with abundant activities. It's a pleasure to share McCloud's beauty and fun with others.

Mimi purchased this house in 1998

Why Mimi chose McCloud

This old house, probably built around 1908 typifies the traditional mill house with modern conveniences. It's well located away from the highway and just short walks to downtown, the park, or the local trails. There is a pleasing view of Mt Shasta from the porch and back yard.

You will find it a quick and pleasant getaway spot from the bay area or valley, a simple drive up I-5.

What makes this house unique

Three Bedrooms with Three Full Baths

Kitchen like no other in town

Fenced yard and view of Mt. Shasta

Clean and pet friendly

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an enjoyable stay we and our friends had at the Rainbow house in McCloud. Not only is McCloud one of our favorite places, but now we are putting a very special house on our list of stays. The house was well appointed, spacious, private, quiet, and easy to spend time in.

Mimi and her staff took very good care of us helping with extra sheets, paper goods and wood for cozy fires. Could not have been better! And we had the pleasure of visiting more of the volcanic sites in the area, experiencing some rain and Flyfishing the area, occasionally taking some fish for delicious dinners. Thank you so much, we will be back.

(Mimi: Thank you for a great review and for taking good care of my home. I am glad your family, friends, and you enjoyed all that McC and the area have to offer. Fall is a great time to tour the area and chase fish. We look forward to your return!)
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in McCloud in Siskiyou County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • A full bath (sink, shower, commode) with each bedroom and plenty of hot water with great pressure.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2) and full separate baths with each bedroom!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Seasonal herb garden,well stocked spice cabinet, fenced yard, two water heaters, new beds, refinished pine floors and original pine countertops.


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Chill out at McCLOUD's Shasta Rainbow House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 25 reviews

wonderful host and home

  • 4 of 5

Great communications with Mimi. Checking in and out was very convenient. Nice to have 3 bathrooms. Comfortable beds and spacious kitchen is a plus! Would rent again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was well maintained and very homey

  • 5 of 5

It was easy to be there. Everything we needed from the baby channel to a high end stove were there.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family get together

  • 4 of 5

Was in town to officiate my nieces wedding at the McCloud Mercantile the weekend of November 10-12 and needed a place for my wife and I, our 2 daughters and their significant others and our Yorkie Buddy. This place fit the bill. The 3 beds/3 baths worked great in the mornings allowing all of us enough space to get ready for each day. Loved the wood stove and the well appointed / stocked kitchen. The heater in the living room was also super efficient. The only drawback in this place was the lack of heat in the bedrooms which aren't ducted to the heating system but that was remedied fairly easily with the abundance of extra blankets provided.

Thanks Mimi for allowing us to use your beautiful home. Would recommend it to anyone.


Tim Coates

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim- Glad my place fit the bill. Wish you had called me about the bedroom temps so I could have let you know to open the interior doors, keep the ceiling fans on low to circulate heat, and have toasty bedrooms throughout by bedtime. Between the Monitor heater, the wood stove (wood provided at no charge), and the gourmet kitchen range, the house can get too warm! When it's time to turn in, with doors shut, that old house holds temps well and, with the down comforters, usually I usually have to shed covers. I have added those tips to my Winter Bulletin announcement.
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Super pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

If you are like me, my dogs are part of my family. It is hard to find such a wonderful place that appreciates pets! There is a nice sized totally fenced yard to keep your pets safe. From the moment we walked in, we absolutely LOVED the home! June had the heat on for us (it was about 25 degrees outside!) Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own bath. The kitchen is HUGE and has everything you need - from pots and pans to a large number of spices. It was nice to be able to find anything you needed. There is also a wood stove and this owner supplies the wood for you! If you stand on the front porch, you'll see the majestic Mt. Shasta staring right back at you. It's so close, you think you could touch it. Just about 4.5 miles down the road you'll find the ski park and the cross country/snowshoeing area. The town of McCloud is adorable with its cool shops and historical buildings. About 9 miles up the road are the McCloud Falls which are absolutely beautiful. Lots of other attractions nearby as well - Lake Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta, golfing and world class fishing. The owner, Mimi, is fantastic to work with. She is very prompt with her replies to your email. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this home a 20!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic McCloud!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rainbow House. It offered a nice relaxing atmosphere for our get away from the suburbs. It was clean, nicely equipped, and right in the heart of McCloud. Mimi and June were so nice to work with, very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed sitting out on the front porch and BBQing on the back patio, while the kids ran around the nice yard. We look forward to our next stay at the base of Mt. Shasta!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place I've stayed in McCloud area

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of friends that meet yearly for a guys weekend of fishing and story telling and have for the last 33 years. Usually we stay in Mt Shasta City but decided this year to stay in McCloud. It was the best decision I have made in a long time because I found this place to stay for this years trip. It is just perfect for our needs, and if your traveling with your family it will sleep 6 very comfortably and each bedroom has it's own bathroom. The range/oven is huge and impressive, it is well stocked (although we didn't need to use anything because....well we are guys we ate out). We arrived earlier than we expected and wanted to fish and had too much stuff in our truck to put in the cab and wanted to drop the excess on the porch, I called the housekeeper and let her know what we were doing. She not only dropped the key off early, while we were fishing she pulled our stuff inside for us...just great treatment. Mimi the owner is super fast in all email replies and very accommodating...I will definitely be renting this house again...

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Shasta Rainbow House is a fantastic central base camp for winter sports (skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling) and summer fun (fly fishing the legendary waters of the Cascades: McCloud, Fall, Pitt, Klamath, and Sacramento Rivers as well as the abundant lakes and reservoirs in the area). If that's not enough, there's hiking, rock hounding, mushroom hunting, square dancing, quilting, and just being with family and friends. The house is two blocks from the Mercantile, the hub of 'downtown' McCloud, and a few more to the dance hall. Bocci Ball courts and baseball fields are available nearby at Hoo Hoo Park.

Recently renovated with refinished pine floors, the house has maintained it's charm with the original pine counters and cabinets, cozy wood stove (wood provided), porch swing, and view of the mountain. Few kitchens are better stocked. Each of the three bedrooms has it's own full bathroom with dual water heaters. There's a hand stamped patio for backyard BBQing and two separate fenced areas for canine companions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in McCloud, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Dec 2018 - Nov 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £79.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.87

Two night minimum stay, three nights on holidays.
One time $100 cleaning fee not included in rental amount.
There in an 8% Occupancy ("Hotel") tax and a 2% SCTID tax on rental amount.
Deposit waived for repeat guests.
PLEASE NOTE: VRBO's "average nightly" amount does not include the cleaning and tax fees listed above.
Starting in October 2017 rates will be $175 a night plus tax and cleaning will be $100 per stay.
Please contact me directly for a quote. VRBO and Home Away can give wacky numbers!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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