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Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

We are in The “Heart of Mt. Shasta”. A Beautiful Location near the Snowy Top Mountain!

It is Your Hearts Desire to Vacation in our Newly Furnished Designer Quaint House. Sitting on a Wood Cushioned Bench on the Front Porch, smelling the fresh air and seeing the greenery and viewing the

Mountain will refresh your self, family, and friends. Zen Garden bench to view Mount Shasta from the front yard.

Family House Pets are welcomed!

Environmentally safe paint on the walls. "Plug in Ionizer" for robust air. Wood burning Fireplace Insert (bring logs), Central Heating and Monitor Heating. Each room is designed for your unique comfort an "A Heartfelt Home" feeling. Energy Efficient Windows/Insulation and wood floors with throw rugs. Canopied Front Porch and a Back Sun Deck with 2 Small Circle Tables and 4 Chairs, one picnic bench and seating for an additional 8 people.The Country Style Kitchen has a Nook Size table and seats two for breakfast or lunch or sitting while preparing your special dinner.

Fully furnished kitchen: utensils, stainless steal cookery and

colorful dinner ware for 16 guests.

Enjoy Breakfast or lunch in the back on the deck! Pear and Plum Trees for natural summer/fall seasonal fruits ready to pick off the trees. Grapes on side yard.

The Bay Room: (View of Shasta)is soft Blue with a White Round Wood Breakfast table and four (4) chairs, with a Blue Queen Couch & Sleeper. Sit near the Bay Room Window, cushioned seating while enjoying your favorite home cooked meals for breakfast or lunch.

Panels as a Private Room/Closet/Mirror and can be opened for entertaining into the living

room area.

The Living Room: Cozy Woodburning Fireplace and a Crimson Red Queen Couch & Sleeper, Rest in front of the fireplace.

DishNet/TV/VCR/DVDEntertainment System


The Dining Room: Natural Oak Wood Circle Table and six (6) Cushioned Oak Wood Chairs to entertain for dinner.

Corner Window views Garden Areas and Siskiyou Mountains while dining.

The Gentle Pink Room: Rosewood Saigon Day Twin Bed. Bathroom Access. Private Door Room, Window view, Closet/Mirrored.

The Pastel Violet Room: Canopy Full Sized Bed/Soft Chiffon Drapery Accenting. Very private space for an Adult Couple. Window View of the Zen garden area. Bathroom Access. Private Door Room/Closet/Mirrored.

Violet Bathroom: Bathtub/Shower handheld/Commode for that special private bath with Private Door Room.

Green Maroon Bathroom: A quick shower and washroom/washer/dryer/hand tub washing/Private Door Commode. Private Door Room.


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About the Owner

Jackie Ifft
Member since: 2006
Speaks: french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, swedish, greek, danish, norwegian, hungarian, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Jackie Ifft

Cozy home built 1940's. 1200 square feet, two floors + basement.

Jackie Ifft purchased this house in 2005

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Nice place but a few necessary updates would have made our stay better

  • 3 of 5
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Overall the place was nice though the bedding should get updated, there are some pretty gross stains on the comforters of some of the beds. The rooms were hot though it was 90 degrees out and only one working room air conditioner. I would recommend getting a few more window air conditioners.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Clean well Organized Home

  • 5 of 5
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The Heart of Shasta Retreat was the perfect place for me and my six friends to spend 5 days. We all love to cook and the kitchen was homey and extremely functional. It had every appliance, pot, pan or implement that we wanted. We had fabulous meals and spent hours around the tables eating and talking and laughing.

The entire house was clean and accommodating. We all liked it so much, we tried to rent it again for a week in midsummer but it was already booked. No wonder! It stands apart from other rentals in Shasta. The owner truly cares and wants you to have a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Awesome quirky little home! Great owner!

  • 5 of 5
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I was impressed at how many people this house slept, and we didn't even hear the baby crying in the other room! Really cute little house. It's a little quirky, but I thought it was endearing, and I loved it. You can tell it's a pretty old house, but the owner keeps it updated and clean. The owner was really friendly and accommodating, especially when we wanted to extend our stay. The house had EVERYTHING we needed with very clear instructions. It was like being at our own family cabin! We're thinking of making this house a yearly tradition because we loved it. They accept pets, and there was plenty of room in the back yard for our doggies to roam (very hard to come by)! Located in the heart of downtown Mt. Shasta, everything is walking distance. Can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5
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My group of friends and I had a blast during our stay at the Heart Of Shasta Retreat Vacation Rental. It was very Comfortable and had PLENTY of room for everybody. The lock box that the key was put inside was a pain to open and shut but other than that i have no complaints. We were all very happy with our stay and will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beyond expectations, and very reasonable price!

  • 5 of 5
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The house was adorable and seemed small from the outside, but as promised, it was quite large and the creative layout really provided great individual rooms for everyone. It had a nice ambiance inside. The heat worked wonderfully, and the super cute kitchen was very adequately stocked for people who like to cook (and eat.) It could have used more table space for the amount of people it housed, (so maybe bring a card table for your stay?) but we were able to make due. Great washer and dryer, and a good space for kids. Downtown location made it easy to access shopping as well as hit the mountain in the early AM.

If we stay in the area, I will easily choose this place again. Thanks for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for a large gathering of family...close to and child friendly...beautiful area...owner really nice and caring and available for communication...I would recommend this property to others...loved being able to walk uptown and everyone friendly in Mt. Shasta and every where.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Redding Airport at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Mount Shasta Resort at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Black Bear, Berryvale, Tai Resturant at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Mount Shasta Ski at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Redwood Forest at 150 Miles Car: recommended

Stewart Mineral Springs (30 Minutes), The "Sacred Mountain Retreat". Variety of Resturants, Casa Ramos, Black Bear Diner, Lai Lai Chinese, Mt. Shasta Supermarket, Round Table Pizza, etc. Swimming, golf, tennis. Forest Department for hiking passes for Mount Shasta mountain. Base Camp, Mt. Shasta Nordic, 5 Seasons Gear.

Local Shopping, Groceries, sacred crystals shops, Books, Clothing, Antiques, Hiking, Skiing

Gear, Parks, Mercy Medical Hospital, Movie Theatre, Dancing at the

Cabaret, within walking distance in town.

Drive to the Mountain for Cross Country Skiing, Mt. Shasta Ski Park open, ice rink open, Hiking, Biking. Lake Siskiyou for Boating, Swimming and Fishing. The Fish Hatchery, Adventure tours. Lake Shastina Golfing (15 Minutes North).

Skate Board Park in Weed (15 Minutes North).

Yreka is 20 minutes North. Redding is 40 Miles South.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
snow season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Aug 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 13 2017 - Apr 15 2018
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Pet Fee $10
Cleaning fee + 6 guests $10
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Weekly Rate: $850 - $1500

Monthly Rate: $2400 - $2500

Daily Rental Times/All Seasons
Check IN: 3:00 PM
Check OUT: 10:00 AM (cleaning for next guests)
Daily Rental Fees: $135 to $150.00 for sleeping 8 to 12 people/$10.00 for each
person per day up to 19 people. Deposit $200.00

Weekly Rental Times/All Seasons
Check IN: 3:00 PM
Check OUT: 10:00 AM (cleaning for next guests)
Weekly Rental Fees: Per Week $950.00 for sleeping 8-10 people/Deposit $200.00. Cleaning fees $75.00 to $125.00.
Monthly Rental Times/All Seasons
Check IN: 3:00 PM
Check OUT: 10:00 AM (cleaning for next guests)
Monthly Rental Fees: Per Month $2000.00 for sleeping 8-19
people/Deposit $200.00 retunred after the house is cleaned. Cleaning
fee $100.00 for an outside cleaning service. Total $2000.00 for 29
days only. Tenant agreement beyond 30 days.

Small/Medium House Pets (clean & no fleas) are welcomed ($20.00
Special Cleaning Fee per pet).
Deposits of $200.00 to hold the place, returned upon departure after
deducting $75.00- $125.00 cleaning fee. Deposit Refunds with a 24
hour change a required $25.00 Administrative Fee included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 19, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher/Disposal/ToasterOven/Toaster. Woodburing Fireplace Insert with Blower/Monitor & Central Heating. DSL High Speed Internet/Computer Access/Bring your own Wireless Computer. Entertainment system: Direct TV/HD/VCR/DVD for viewing favorite movies by special request. Telephone for local calls in of Mt. Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir and Mc Cloud a 12 mile radius. A calling card is available upon request. Free Unlimited Calling Card Service: long distance calls within the U.S and Canada only anytime of the day. Near Local Businesses in Town on Main Street and Central Shasta Street. Mt. Shasta Visitors Center 300 Pine Street, 3 minute walk.

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