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Lindy and Dan Fay

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

TOAD HOLLOW - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

26 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Shasta Cascade - TOAD HOLLOW VACATION HOME

4 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms

'TOAD HOLLOW' - DISCOVER THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE SHASTA CASCADE REGION...

Build lasting memories in this renovated and updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath licensed vacation home. Located in historic McCloud, this original Mill Home, near scenic Mt Shasta and Mt. Shasta City, is ideally situated to enjoy all that the Shasta Cascade Region has to offer, and is perfect for large families or groups of friends. Toad Hollow is fully furnished and comfortably sleeps eight.

Enjoy McCloud's year-round charm, and make Toad Hollow your home-away-from-home. The Shasta Cascade Region offers something for everyone. Spend the day hiking, mountain biking, or exploring the many waterfalls, mountain lakes, World-class fishing along the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers, explore stunning caves or choose from two nearby golf courses. Mt. Shasta Ski Park is only 15 minutes away, where you can enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Unlimited Potential for Fun!

INSIDE:

The downstairs bedroom has one queen size bed, the three upstairs bedrooms have four twin (single) beds and one king. Toad Hollow has a large kitchen, living room, dining area, two remodeled bathrooms with clawfoot tub and tiled shower.

• Free WiFi

• iPod/iPhone Docking Station

• Satellite TV, with over 100 channels

• Board Games, Puzzles

• DVD, Video and Book Library

• Well stocked kitchen

• Comfortable beds

OUTSIDE:

Toad Hollow has a comfortable covered front porch with seating, and fenced front and back yards with plenty of room to play, run the dog, or soak up the sun. Off-street parking is also available through the alley in back of the house.

Enjoy reading a book or watching a movie from our library; kick off your shoes and relax; or suit up for adventure in the streams, forests and mountains surrounding McCloud.

Fill your water jugs from the tap with some of the best mountain spring water in the world!

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:

• 2 blocks to gift shops, art galleries and Restaurants

• 15 min. to skiing/boarding at Shasta Ski Park- from $25 for an all day lift ticket.

• 10 min. to world-class trout fishing on McCloud Lake, and the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers

• Just a just a short drive to numerous mountain lakes that are world renowned for their trout and bass fishing and beauty, including Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake.

• 1 hour to live Shakespeare at Ashland, OR

• 5 minutes to McCloud Golf Club, one of the first golf courses in Northern California.

• Easy access to numerous hiking trails, including the Squaw Valley Creek Trail, McCloud River Falls Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.

• Take a dance class at the beautifully restored McCloud Country Dance Hall.

• Located just off of Hwy. 89, Toad Hollow is a perfect home base if you choose to explore the views with a drive along beautiful Highway 89 to Mt. Lassen, along the Scenic Byway, or to explore the Lava Beds National Monument, Medicine Lake Highlands and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.

From the old mill-town architecture in McCloud to countless vistas and wildlife in the surrounding area, McCloud, and the Shasta Cascade Region are a photographer's dream.

Short drive to golfing, fishing, hiking, caving, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and more!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lindy and Dan Fay (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Lindy and Dan Fay

Our family fell in love with the McCloud area while visiting friends for the 2005 New Years holiday. We loved the idea of buying a home that allowed us to enjoy the small town right from our front porch, and have everything we needed within a short walking or biking distance. Restoring and renovating Toad Hollow has been a remarkable journey, and we absolutely love sharing it with families from all over the world. After all these years, we are still discovering new places to explore, and never grow tired of the beauty of the changing seasons, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and trails.

Lindy and Dan Fay purchased this house in 2005

Why Lindy and Dan Fay chose Shasta Cascade

McCloud is a slice of heaven in Northern California. Enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful mountain getaway without the crowds. Don't worry about holiday freeway traffic jams, just head north on I-5, open the door and relax!

What makes this house unique

2 blocks to gift shops, art galleries and Restaurants -15 min. to skiing/boarding at Shasta Ski Park- from $25/day adult -10 min. to world-class trout fishing on McCloud Lake, and the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers -Just a just a short drive to numerous mountain lakes that are world renowned for their fishing and beauty, including Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake. -1 hour to live Shakespeare at Ashland, OR -5 minutes to McCloud Golf Club, one of the first golf courses in Northern California. -Easy access to numerous hiking trails, including the Squaw Valley Creek Trail, McCloud River Falls Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. -Take a dance class at the beautifully restored McCloud Country Dance Hall. -Located just off of Hwy. 89, Toad Hollow is a perfect home base if you choose to explore the views with a drive along beautiful Highway 89 to Mt. Lassen, along the Scenic Byway, or to explore the Lava Beds National Monument, Medicine Lake Highlands and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. From the old mill-town architecture in McCloud to countless vistas and wildlife in the surrounding area, McCloud, and the Shasta Cascade Region are a photographer's dream. Short drive to golfing, fishing, hiking, caving, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and more!

Reviews

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

TOAD HOLLOW - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
SF Bay Area/California USA
5

Cute, cozy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Toad Hollow was perfect for our family (myself, my brother and sister-in-law, their two kids and my two Labradoodles) and we all have fallen in love with McCloud and the Mount Shasta area. This is a historic mill house in a friendly and down-to-earth former lumber town, surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in California. On a clear day, you can walk out the door and see the majestic Mt. Shasta towering over the end of the street. As long-time Tahoe skiers, the nearby Mt Shasta resort was a revelation--small and friendly, a remarkably uncrowded and inexpensive alternative to Squaw Valley etc., with a range of easy to challenging runs and great powder, without the hassle of spending #s of hours in I-80 traffic. The whole Shasta-Trinity area is a recreational paradise, and the cultural pleasures of Ashland, OR are only an hour away. Back in McCloud, the owners have restored Toad Hollow with love and care, so it is very functional and comfy while still retaining its old-time charm. The location is ideal--you can walk anywhere in town on plowed roads (including the lovely, dog-friendly McCloud Hotel, where we made new friends and enjoyed a bubbly, musical New Year's Eve dinner in magical surroundings). Lindy was communicative, accommodating and organized. No problems with directions, instructions on how the house worked, special requests, and lots of great suggestions on activities, sights to see restaurants, etc. The house is intelligently laid out for a large family (although note that the upstairs bathroom is attached to the master bedroom--not a problem for our family, and the downstairs queen bedroom has an en suite bathroom for light sleepers like me) and the fenced front and back yards were the perfect, safe playground for dogs and kids. We are already planning our next adventure here and imagining what it must be like in the summer. Thank you for sharing your home and town with us, Fay family!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay for a girls week

  • 5 of 5

I booked Toad Hollow for myself, 3 friends, and my little dog to visit Mt. Shasta and do some day hiking. It was a great place to stay! The bedrooms were all comfortable, the kitchen was a wonderful combination of modern appliances and original touches, and the living areas were very welcoming. It was quite warm when we were there, but there's a whole-house fan the really cools down the 3 bedrooms upstairs quickly in the late afternoon/evening. Those bedrooms share a sizeable bathroom that's entered via one of the bedrooms, so put your soundest sleeper there. The downstairs bedroom has it's own bathroom, but the trade-off is that the whole-house fan doesn't hit downstairs so you need a regular fan and it doesn't cool down quite as much as the upstairs. House and yard were extremely clean and well kept, plenty of parking for our two cars in front of the house, with more parking we rarely used in the back. Good supplies and equipment in the kitchen; we enjoyed hanging out on the front porch watching the world go by and cooking each evening after being out and about all day. There's a nice size fenced yard with lots of grass for a little dog to roll around in. Great hikes we did in the vicinity include Squaw Valley/Cabin Creek and the Pacific Crest Trail to Porcupine Lake, along with the much more local McCloud waterfall walk/hike. At the house there's also a one-page guide for a walking tour of the historic buildings in McCloud, which is another interesting way to spend an hour or two. All 4 of us agreed this was one of the best places we've booked over the years!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail, We hope that you will get back soon, to further explore the area. After almost ten years, we keep finding new places that we didn't know existed. Life on the porch is one of our favorite pastimes, so we are happy that you got to enjoy that wonderful part of McCloud.
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5

Amazing stay-cation in McCloud/ Mt. Shasta!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great place during the Memorial weekend. We were party of 10 with one kid and Toad hollow was a perfect house for us. The house is very comfortable and it was a great place to gather with friends. It was well decorated and stocked with kitchen utensils, supplies and toys for kids. The beds were very comfy and night was extremely peaceful. We spent time kayaking in McCloud lake, swimming in Mccloud falls and playing team games at night. The host Lindy is an extremely nice and friendly lady and her recommendations on breakfast place, lunch place and kayak/ bike rentals was very helpful with our planning. We would highly recommend staying at Toad Hollow and McCloud.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Toad Hollow is located in a quiet neighborhood

It has a lovely backyard where we ate dinner.

Nice hotel nearby has dinner also?

House has everything you could need.

Owner was very helpful describing how to use everything and had lots of info on local attractions.

I would recommend this home to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in the McCloud area, and that Toad Hollow worked out well for you. We look forward to having you back for future fishing trips, or just for a relaxing get-away. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Toad Hollow.
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Mill Valley
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had heard great things about McCloud from some friends and wanted to try something different than Lake Tahoe. The drive was less than 5 hours and when we arrived late, Toad Hollow was waiting with lights bright and warm. The house is perfect for our 3 kids and lab, Gizmo; clean, well appointed and just plain cute. Every morning, my husband and I walked into town and had breakfast at the White Mountain Cafe, before the kids were awake - perfect! Best of all, we were on the ski slopes in 15 minutes with no traffic or parking hassles - during Ski Week! This is a true gem. Thanks Lindy - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was just sure that you would fall in love with the area, and I'm so glad that you did! Your summer experience will be completely different. Be sure to ask me about how to get to some of the beautiful little mountain lakes, and some of our favorite hiking trails. We look forward to sharing more of our little piece of heaven.
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Moraga, CA
5

Homey, Bright, Comfortable Rental in McCloud

  • 5 of 5

This was our family’s first time visiting the Mt. Shasta area. Toad Hollow was the perfect rental for us! It is homey, bright and inviting. Our kids had a blast playing in the snowy winter wonderland in the front and back yards! The owners have done a great job renovating the house – the perfect balance of charm and comfort. We also appreciated the short 10 minute drive to Mt.Shasta Ski Park. We will definitely be back to explore the area more!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. The Shasta Cascade Region is definitely one of California's little hidden gems. We look forward to having you and your family back to discover even more about the area. ~Lindy
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Redding, CA
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
McCloud Golf Course - Open to the public
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Dunsmuir
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
CA-89
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
McCloud River Lodge, White Mountain Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Car: necessary

10 Min from I-5 on the southern slope of Mt. Shasta.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in McCloud, Shasta Cascade

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£997
for 3 nights
From
£198
 
 
Christmas-New Year Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£997
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,623
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£732
for 2 nights
From
£164
From
£181
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Depsoit £76
Cleaning fee £92
Pet Fee £23
Property Damage Protection £45
Security Deposit £191
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shasta Cascade in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Downstairs
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
  • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM - Enjoy a relaxing bath in the claw-foot tub. UPSTAIRS BATHROOM - Full bath with a tiled shower. During the cold months, enjoy the heated tile floor. LAUNDRY ROOM - Shower, sink, and washer & dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Short drive to golfing, fishing, hiking, caving, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and more! • 2 blocks to numerous gift shops, art galleries and Restaurants • 15 min. to Mt.Shasta Ski Park • 10 min. to world-class trout fishing on McCloud Lake, and the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers • Short drive to numerous mountain lakes that are world renowned for their fishing and beauty • 1 hour to Ashland, OR • 5 minutes to McCloud Golf Club • Easy access to numerous hiking trails, including the Squaw Valley Creek Trail, McCloud River Falls Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. • Two blocks from the beautiful McCloud Country Dance Hall. • Located just off of Hwy. 89, Toad Hollow is a perfect home base if you choose to explore the views with a drive along beautiful Highway 89 to Mt. Lassen, along the Scenic Byway, or to explore the Lava Beds National Monument, Medicine Lake Highlands and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.

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