Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Lake Shasta, California

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The view from our Splurge: 18241 Skyline Drive, Lakehead, California, is currently listed by Scott Swendiman with Swendiman & Associates for $700,000.

For those looking for a lake home on the West Coast, “Lake Shasta” as it’s commonly known, is tough to beat for the price. As California’s largest reservoir, it offers incredible outdoor recreation with 370 miles of shoreline and crystal blue waters for fishing, boating, and epic water-skiing. Located in the state’s northeast corner, the Shasta Cascade region is a place where you can explore volcanoes, hike through lush forests, and fish on blue-ribbon, trout-filled rivers — offering something for everyone. The best part? We located two Lake Shasta retreats for under $1 million and spill all the details in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Which one would you choose? The furnished Tahoe-style splurge or the forested summer home steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Splurge: Furnished Tahoe-Style Retreat With Lake Shasta Views For $700K

This impressive Tahoe-style home is ideally situated on the McCloud Arm of Lake Shasta, offering luxury living for a fraction of the price.

Completely furnished and turnkey, the four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home boasts spectacular crystal blue lake views on a pristine 5.44-acre lot. And you can dock your boat at Holiday Harbor, just down the road.

Inside the 2,200-square-foot home you’ll enjoy light-filled spaces to entertain including an open-concept kitchen, dining, and comfortable guest suites. An expansive wrap-around deck is perfect for sipping morning coffee, grilling out, and taking in the view.

What better way to spend your summer than in a turnkey retreat all your own?

Plus, it’s recognized as a VRBO award-winning platinum member property, named the No. 1 short term destination in the area! Generate supplemental income while you’re away, and enjoy it as often as your heart desires. Lake Shasta living has never looked so good!

18241 Skyline Drive, Lakehead, CA is currently listed by Scott Swendiman with Swendiman & Associates for $700,000.

Steal: Versatile Summer Cabin Right On The Water For $255K

If you thought our Splurge was a deal, take a look at this amazing steal!

For $255,000 you’re getting an exceptional lakefront cabin in the Summer Home Tracts at Lake Shasta.

It’s practically a blank canvas for you to add your special touch.

Although it’s listed as a one-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,120-square-foot home, it offers an open airy floor plan and features “a big garage with an area for a bunk room to sleep lots of kids.”

We love the huge deck overlooking the picturesque lake and the beautiful stonework features throughout the grounds.

Don’t miss out! Lake Shasta’s cabin number nine is ripe for the picking!

Cabin 9 Lower Salt Creek Road, Lakehead, CA is currently listed by Scott Swendiman with Swendiman & Associates for $255,000.