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Lakeside Stone Cottage on 6 acres on Hammond Pond

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Shasta Cascade

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Peaceful Lakeside Home on 6 acres. This is the place you are looking for--once you come, no other rental will do. Hammond pond is a seasonal private lake that no motorized boats are allowed on. Watch the wild geese raise their young or the deer graze in the meadow.

Our home has a fully stocked Granite kitchen, Tempurpedic mattress in master, and stone fireplace (gas). This place has it all--views, trees, meadows, wildlife, walking trails (dirt road), seasonal lake for kayaking or canoes. Quaint newer home with incredible charm--gas BBQ, covered porch.

Hammond pond is a seasonal 70 acre lake that attracts wildlife and local fishermen. Nestled between Mount Shasta and Black Butte to the east and the 'Eddys' to the west, abundant day hike opportunities exist. If you are not up to climbing the 14,000 ft Mount Shasta, the Pacific Crest Trail offers many easier day hikes--one of my favorites is from the top of Stewart Springs road to Deadfall Lakes--an easy, relatively flat 4 mile (one way), spectacularly beautiful hike. The 'Park's Creek' trailhead is about 30 minutes from the house.

Another gem is the McCloud Falls trail--make sure you don't miss the Middle Falls! McCloud is about 15 miles east of Mt Shasta City on Highway 89. The Falls are a few miles east of McCloud at the 'Fowler's' turnoff.

There is also a maze of dirt roads to explore that connect the homes and properties of 'Hammond Ranch'. Besides the Lake, many creeks flow through the Ranch--the Shasta River (just a stream at this point), Dale Creek and Eddy Creek. Following Dale Creek road past the house to Dale Creek, crossing Dale Creek (you have to wade) and then on to Eddy Creek offers a wonderful 8 mile round trip. Hike or mountain bike along a minimally travelled, relatively flat, bumpy dirt road. Wildflowers abound and the road winds along a hillside that offers dramatic views of Mount Shasta and the valley. You may take quads along the roads--but please observe the 15 mph speed limit on the private roads.

Whether you use our home as a base camp or a place to unwind, you will find that you don't want to leave the spell that it casts over you. When I have guests the most common thing I hear in the morning is 'How do you leave this place to go to work?' This is not just a place to stay--it is a destination!

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sylvia (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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About Sylvia

We built this home in 1994 after purchasing the property in 1992.

Sylvia purchased this house in 1994

Why Sylvia chose Shasta Cascade

Once you come you will know why this property was the one we would never let go of. He always loved flat land and I always loved views...the minute we walked onto this land, we knew we were staying.

What makes this house unique

We designed this home to take full advantage of the views of the lake while minimizing the road. Because this is a small home, we also did not want to waste space with hallways. Both bedrooms are mini-suites at opposite ends of the house. The guest bedroom has its bath just steps from the door. This bath is the main bath for the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to our home. We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we have enjoyed living beside the lake. Please return to the guestbook after your stay to let others know what a wonderful time you had at our magical and peaceful stone cottage.

Sylvia and Larry
May 2008
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based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

Lakeside Stone Cottage on 6 acres on Hammond Pond
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 49 reviews
Ashland, Oregon

The sweet artistic cottage by the lake was delightful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is artistically designed and care had been taken to make it unique and magical!! From the frogs singing at night to the fabulous sound of the Canadian Geese honking, it gave us chance to connect with nature. We relaxed, watched the fire dance in hearth, laughed and felt right at home. Thank you for sharing your lovely piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High end cottage finishes with cozy charm

  • 4 of 5

This spot was amazing! Snow outside our back door! House was well stocked and a cut above the rest. Great experience for a private home close to mount Shasta that's not downtown. Could have been larger but great for two couples, ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights. What a lovely house it is! Perfectly located in the middle of woods but Mt.Shasta is not too far either. The house has all modern amenities. All conveniences like restaurants, groceries, gas etc. are just a few minutes away. We watched rabbits, deer and geese from the deck. Sadly there was no water in the pond. For city dwellers used to some noise in the night, the house can be a bit too quiet and dark. :) We loved it though. Will certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for five days in June with my husband, father, and two-year-old son. We had a wonderful time playing in the pond, finding frogs and toads, and watching deer wander through the yard. The house was very attractive and comfortable and had everything we needed to prepare most of our meals there. We enjoyed visiting the nearby towns--Weed, which has a very interesting history museum with a friendly and extremely knowledgeable caretaker; Mt. Shasta, where we did our grocery shopping and watched the skateboarders at the city park; and Dunsmuir, where we treated ourselves to a delicious father's day dinner and watched the train leave the station. And we had two great hikes, on Mt. Shasta and at McCloud Falls. We fell in love with the area and look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed yourselves and fell in love with the area. Hope to see you again soon.
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Awesome Place with Great Service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the stone cottage for a week and absolutely loved it!!! Had family close by so it was perfect. This cottage was very clean and had all the amenities you would need. Sylvia was wonderful on helping with any questions we had!! We would definitely rent this again and would highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

Upscale Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is great combination of modern, cozy, and stylish with fabulous scenery just outside the windows. It was a joy to sit at the kitchen table and just gaze out the window at the water and geese. There are neighbors but far enough away that it hardly matters. While there's a feeling of isolation, you're only a 10-15 minute drive away from Weed and Mt. Shasta City. It was easy to purchase groceries or eat out. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. There's an easy 30-minute walk around the pond with views of Mt. Shasta. People we met on the walk were welcoming. Silvia made everything easy. She responded quickly and was flexible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
weed, ca for personal aircraft
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
south weed
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Shastina or Mt Shasta Resort
Nearest Train
20 Miles
dunsmuir, ca
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
south weed
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt shasta ski park
Nearest Beach
Picnic Point--on property
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mount Shasta, Shasta Cascade

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas, New Years
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £85
Refundable Damage Deposit £340
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shasta Cascade in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic, Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) single hide-a-bed; inflatable double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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