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Lakeside Stone Cottage on 6 acres on Hammond--pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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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Weed House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • 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 center
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Lakeside Stone Cottage on 6 acres on Hammond--pet friendly
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 66 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Being so close to nature with deer, geese, baby frogs

and lizards, and fish, etc. was "amazing" as my grandchildren would say. We brought our grandchildren's kayaks and they had so much fun using them on the lake!

Sylvia also had a canoe for us to use and we did including our dog, Bella. This place is certainly children and dog friendly, too!

Very quiet and peaceful and so relaxing for us grownups.

We visited the town of Weed and toured the Museum which was very interesting; and one of the children's playgrounds in a park, and Ray's Supermarket, which has a little bit of everything you could want.

The only suggestions we have are:

new sponges for the kitchen sink for use,

screens for the doors,

asphalt for the road in front of the house to cut down on the dust from the

cars coming and going in front of the house,

and instructions on how to access the satellite TV and the fan on the stove.

We stayed from Aug. 11-14, 2017. Thanks for letting us rent your lovely home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Spectacular beauty in a nature preserve retreat atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

2701 Dale Creek Rd in Weed, CA looks out from its exquisitely appointed residence on to the most serene and picturesque setting possible. Perfect for birdwatching, canoeing, hiking, entertaining or retreating, this property is a true treasure!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smartsville, CA

So relaxing and nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay over Memorial Day Weekend! It was easy to get to and the cottage is just gorgeous. It's a nice size house with a lovely kitchen, living room, and beautiful bathroom! The master bedroom shower is fantastic. The back porch is really lovely, but it would be perfect is there were some stairs that led down to the back fire pit. You don't have a direct view of the lake from the porch straight out because of the trees, but you have a view if you look to the right off the porch. Then, if you walk through a path in the woods, you get the most magnificent views of two different mountains. If you can, take the owner's canoe out or bring your own kayak or whatnot and go out on the lake. That way, you can paddle around and see Mount Shasta and get a gorgeous view while sitting on the lake. It's just a lovely time. Book and enjoy!

Tip: The fridge/freezer are cabinets under the countertop. Make sure to distinguish between the two. We accidentally froze half of our food because we got them mixed up.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful ..perfect ...restful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the blue heron on the pond , canoeing , the fawns and the rabbits and frogs .you really don't need to leave the property .We can't wait to come back !

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, we loved the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great cabin, great location, and beautiful lake. Plus my boys loved fishing from the canoe!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to get away from it all and relax. The views of Mt. Shasta are amazing, the house very comfortable, and will definitely plan a trip back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Check in is after 3 pm and check out is before 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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