Where to Find the Best Lake Rentals

Every morning, wake up to the lake in a beautiful lake house rental. Lake Vacation DuckA lot is at stake when you’re on vacation, so make sure the odds are in your favor and book a sure thing. Which is easy enough to do - after all, the key to the perfect lake vacation is the key to a lake house rental.

Once you’ve snagged your favorite accommodation, just add water, and you’re good to go!

The lake may mean fly fishing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, party boat cruising, duck feeding, reading five books in five days whilst sunbathing, or all of the above, to you. But no matter what your idea of a lake vacation is, you’ll have little to worry about if you spend it in a cheap, chic, and cozy lake vacation home rental.

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Where can you find the best lakeside rentals for your trip? Lakeside rentals are readily available for all kinds of travelers and all kinds of budgets. You can find a great vacation home, condo, or cabin in nearly every part of the Untied States and beyond. From Tahoe to Big Bear, we’ve got snug, ultra-private accommodations at bargain prices.

Is there a better pairing of vacation rentals to geography than lake house rentals? Probably not, but some bets are better than others. Here’s a quick, nifty guide to some of the best lake vacation spots out there.


California just might be the perfect haven for your lake vacation. That’s because the Golden State offers up a nearly overwhelming amount of lake vacation rentals. With resorts like Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes, California is brimming with freshwater fun. Lake vacation rentals in Tahoe may be your top pick, but don’t forget about your options for a lake house rental in Shasta Lake, Big Bear Lake, and Lake Arrowhead.

New York

To urbanites longing for a respite from the busy Big Apple, the Adirondacks and Finger Lakes regions are mini paradises on earth. A Lake Placid or Lake George cabin rental is your best upstate option, while Cayuga, Keuka, and Seneca Lake rentals are fine choices for Finger Lakes lodging.

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North Carolina has no shortage of lakes, and the same goes for lakeside rentals. A lake vacation home rental in Lake Lure, Lake Gaston, or impressive Lake Norman isn’t hard to find, but it sure is hard to beat.


Even though the Texas coast is well known, it’s Lake Livingston and Lake Travis vacation rentals that sometimes boast the most indoor charm and outdoor fun! So, while it’s a common thing to do, don’t overlook a Texas lake house rental for your upcoming vacation.


Pennsylvania features a plethora of must-see lakes, and you can easily afford a trip to one of them with low-priced lakeside rentals on Arrowhead Lake, Big Bass Lake, Lake Harmony, or Lake Wallenpaupack.


It’s impossible not to mention the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It is, after all, the Midwest’s pride and joy, and it deserves nothing but the best accommodations; luckily, you have more than a hundred options for Lake of the Ozarks lake condo rentals, cabins, and homes.


Michigan wouldn’t have such a tourist-friendly reputation if it weren’t for the Great Lakes, which tightly embrace the state. Almost every vacation rental in Michigan is a lake vacation rental; the water is delightfully inescapable! If you’re looking for a view that’s to die for, consider lakeside rentals in Gun Lake, Silver Lake, Higgins Lake, and Sister Lake. 


Last but definitely not least, a lake that shouldn’t be missed is Lake Havasu in Arizona. The backyard of your Lake Havasu lake vacation home rental will likely be a scenic shoreline with a daily promise of action-packed adventure or laid-back lounging around.


Other lake condo rentals, cabins, and vacation homes

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Lake Anna, Virginia
Lake Chelan, Washington
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee in South Carolina
Norris Lake, Tennessee
Grand Lake, Colorado
Lake Placid, Florida
Lake Lanier, Georgia
Belgrade Lakes and Moosehead Lake in Maine
Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Lake Ontario, Canada


The world is full of refreshingly cool lakes, and warmly inviting lakeside rentals alongside them, so sport an open mind as you make your travel plans. From a Texas lake house rental to an Ontario cabin, it’s all right here!

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