16 Lake House Rentals to Enjoy a Summer on the Water

For you, your friends, and the whole family!

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These beautiful lake house rentals are the ideal summer getaway. They’re right on the water, with space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. What more could you want?

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Lake Tahoe lake house
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Lake Tahoe Cabin in Meeks Bay, California

$344 avg. per night, homeaway.com

The pictures don’t do this lake house justice. The sights you’ll see from the deck are breathtaking. The nine-person cabin has 180-degree views of Rubicon Bay and Rubicon Peak. You'll be able to explore the hiking trails and shores of Lake Tahoe right outside your door.

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Craftsmen Style Lake House in Rocky Mount, Missouri
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Craftsmen Style Lake House in Rocky Mount, Missouri

$657 avg. per night, homeaway.com

Need a beautiful lakefront house to host a wedding? This craftsman-style private home is the perfect scenic place to house all your friends and family — up to 30, to be exact. The lower deck is over 900 square feet and optimal for parties. You’ll also find the full-service marina with boats and jet ski rentals an added bonus.

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Lake George
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Sand Dollar Lake House in Ticonderoga, New York

$327 avg. per night, homeaway.com

The Sand Dollar house on Lake George is 2,200 square feet with a screened-in balcony that looks out on the lake. The stretch of lawn in the backyard that's lined with trees leads right to the lake. You'll love sitting by the stone fire on cooler summer nights.

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Lake Chelan
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Lake House in Helios Hills, Washington

$189 avg. per night, homeaway.com

This massive A-frame house overlooking Lake Chelan is located right at the base of an apple orchard. Soak up the sun on either the upper or lower deck, which leads right into the lake. The 1,440-square-foot house sleeps 10 and is dog-friendly. The home is also just 12 miles from historic downtown Chelan.

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Island Cottage
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Warren Island Lakefront Cottage in Hope, Idaho

$450 avg. per night, homeaway.com

Only accessible by boat, this private waterfront cottage is everything you would want for the perfect family (or couple's) getaway. The Warren Island bungalow sleeps up to six people and looks out onto the Pearl Islands, making you feel miles away from the city.

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Lake House Getaway in Bloomfield, Indiana
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Lake House Getaway in Bloomfield, Indiana

$400 avg. per night, airbnb.com

Thirty-three acres all to yourself — and 16 other guests, if you want. Just 30 minutes outside Bloomington, this "Lake House Getaway" will make you feel like you're at your own resort. Kayak in the man-made lake, or play a round of tennis on the full-sized court. You'll definitely want to extend your stay.

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The Lake House
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Private Lake House in Leavenworth, Washington

$271 avg. per night, homeway.com

Have the ultimate weekend getaway at this scenic lake house. The house, which has a wraparound deck, looks out on to Lake Wenatchee. Enjoy the hot tub after you spend the day boating, skiing, or out relaxing on the private beach.

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Lake Wanahoo
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Lake Wanahoo House in Wahoo, Nebraska

$438 avg. per night, homeaway.com

This cabin on Spencer Hill is nothing short of spectacular. You won't want to leave this relaxing, three-bedroom luxury cabin and its breathtaking views. It sleeps 12 people and is 2,400 square feet with cathedral ceilings. Hike, bike, and nature-watch all weekend long.

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Waterfront Estate in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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Waterfront Estate in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

$1,600 avg. per night for the entire house, airbnb.com

You won't feel cramped in the Back o' The Moon Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and views of Lake Winnipesaukee while you have a gourmet dinner cooked for you (and the 15 other guests you could bring) by your personal chef ($40 per person).

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Raymond Retreat
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Raymond Retreat Lake House in Raymond, Maine

$679 avg. per night, vrbo.com

Built in 2017, this luxury lake house has it all: swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and, most importantly, relaxing with your friends and family. The house, which sleeps up to 16, has views of the lake from every room in the house because of its location on the peninsula.

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Lake House in Naples, Maine

$215 avg. per night, vrbo.com

Take a morning ride on the canoes at this picturesque lake house. The home is newly furnished with a renovated dock and ladder. Every room has views of the lake, and it’s walking distance from the town that's filled with restaurants and activities.

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Squam Lak
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Squam Lake House in Moultonborough, New Hampshire

$314 avg. per night, vrbo.com

Directly on the water, you’ll wake up to views of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains. The house has two bedrooms — both with lake views — and two sleeper sofas, allowing up to 10 people to stay over.

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Willard Beach
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Willard Beach Lake House in South Portland, Maine

$314 avg. per night, vrbo.com

Not on the lake, but literally a 20-second walk to the water, this lake house has beautiful interior amenities. Guests will love the local community and enjoy seeing the lobster boats, ferries, and cruise ships, along with the Portland Head Lighthouse.

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Beaver Point
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Beaver Point Lake House in Lost Bridge Village, Arkansas

$295 avg. per night, homeaway.com

The private dock at this lake house is ideal for fishing or swimming in the lake. This newly renovated 2,400-square-foot house that sleeps up to 14 guests will make for a great getaway with family or friends.

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Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan Lake House in Harbert, Michigan

$500 avg. per night, homeaway.com

Completely surrounded by trees, this lake house rental is just steps away from Lake Michigan. At 3,000 square feet, this home can sleep 16, and it's a design-lover’s dream. The whole thing is professionally interior-decorated and looks beautiful. You’ll never want to leave.

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Cedar Lake Estates in Cedar Lake, New York
Cedar Lake Estates
Cedar Lake Estates in Cedar Lake, New York

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Cedar Lake Estates is the ideal location for retreats or weddings. The luxury accommodations in the heart of the Hudson Valley are a picture-perfect getaway. They offer a variety of rooms from poolside cabana and rustic cabins, to lakeside cabins and garden suites. Guests will be able make use of the lake, pools, and hiking and biking trails.

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