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It’s a dream of many people to have their own lake house that’s a private retreat on the water for relaxation, boating, and water spots. Lake house Airbnbs are easy getaway destinations, but you don’t have to make a major real estate investment to experience one for yourself. Here are some of the best lake houses across America to plan your next boating adventure or just get away for some chill time.
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Up to 13 guests can stay at this cottage that’s a beautiful lakefront vacation home in Wisconsin. It has four bedrooms and two baths and is ideal for family getaways. A pontoon boat rental is available with your stay, and there are lovely lake views from the windows and deck. The 2,112-square-foot rental gives you access to two kayaks and a pier for boat tie-up too. You’ll love spending time on Pewaukee Lake and taking the boat out to the beach and the public pier to spend time at the beach and downtown restaurants and shops. You can also bring your own boat to the dock. There is a seven-day minimum rental required here. Amenities include a kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry machines.
Come enjoy the lake at this quiet cove with a full water view in Alabama. This lake house has three bedrooms and two baths to accommodate up to nine guests. It doesn’t allow pets and isn’t suitable for kids under age two, but older kids are welcome. There’s a brand-new kitchen here that’s fully stocked. Other features are the large covered back porch and deck for grilling. There’s an extra cabana lakeside and a large wood-burning fireplace for the winter. From here, it’s easily accessible from Highway 280 and just 30 minutes from Jordan Hare Stadium for Auburn football games.
Up to eight guests will enjoy this Virginia lake house that has three bedrooms and two baths. It’s an ideal spot to escape the hustle of daily life and get away to an acre of wooded privacy. It’s a short walk to the lake and offers opportunities to swim, fish, play tennis and volleyball, and relax around the fire pit. You can park your boat trailer here and use the boat slip. The kitchen is stocked and has a Keurig coffeemaker, and the home also offers Wi-Fi and Roku TV. You’ll have access to the whole outside space and a common area that includes the beach picnic area, and boat launch.
It’s also fun to stay in this 16-person cabin that has five bedrooms and three baths for your lake house getaway in Minnesota. It’s on Ivy Lake on the Whitefish chain that is part of a chain of lakes in the Brainerd Lakes area. People come here for boating, fishing, water sports, and scenic views. On land, there are great bike trails, snowmobile trails, golf, and shopping nearby. You’ll enjoy the screened porch and patio here in a camp-like environment with your family. Guests have access to the entire home and dock to secure your boat or rented boat when you stay here.
This is a highly rated boat house on Lake George that’s great for up to four guests. It has two bedrooms and one bath, as well as a kitchen, three balconies, a private gas grill, a picnic table, and lake views. It’s on the tip of Plum Point and just two miles east of Lake George Village. Guests enjoy the free rowboats and canoes here, private sandy beach, swimming raft, ping pong, horseshoes, and kids’ playground area. You can fish right from the boathouse and dock and have dock space for a boat or wave runner for an extra charge.
Located in the Texas Hill Country, you can book this Airbnb lake house at the Rio Vista Resort and RV Park. It has its own boat dock on the waterfront and offers beautiful views. Known as the Santa Fe Lake House, the home accommodates 12 guests and has three bedrooms and two baths. One room has bunk beds that are fun for kids. You’ll have a private porch here to grill out and watch the sunset. Pets are allowed here. Guests also have access to the various resort amenities, including a pool, hot tub, water trampoline, pool table, and ping pong table.
Another awesome boat house option is this Ohio house that accommodates six people in two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It’s on the north side of Indian Lake and lets you fish from the patio and use kayaks and canoes. The marina and launch ramp is a block from the house. Special rates are available here for longer-term rentals between October and March.
To relax along Kincaid Lake, book this lake house for up to seven guests in Louisiana. It has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, as well as a two-story deck with outdoor furniture and speakers. The host here provides free kayaks for two adults and one child with life vests included. Fishing poles are available too. The home is surrounded by lots of trees in an area that’s ideal for hunting and fishing.
You only need to drive about an hour from NYC to feel like you’re a world away at this stunning lake house. It’s a relaxing spot with huge windows, comfortable furnishings, and high-tech features like Wi-Fi and Netflix. There’s a full kitchen here with various gadgets and a patio with a BBQ and furniture. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake, so it’s a quiet place for some chill paddling. The Appalachian Trail is nearby for hiking, and there are some discounts for extended stays. Pets are not allowed here but children are welcome and can be accommodated with high chairs and pack-and-plays.
Stay at this cottage on Crescent Lake to feel like you’re on an island with your own small sandy beach. Families with kids enjoy staying here and accessing the walking trail behind the property. There is a dock here where you can bring your boat up to 18 feet. The host provides kayaks and a canoe for you to use too. You can also walk to the center of Wolfeboro in about 15 minutes to get to shops, restaurants, and musical events.
This Pennsylvania lake house accommodates up to 16 guests and has four bedrooms and three baths for your lake getaway. The lakefront home has large bay windows for views and gives you easy access to hiking trails, casinos, and shopping. It’s in the heart of the Poconos region and ideal for kayaking, paddle boating, and sunbathing. In the winter, you can go skiing nearby or take the kids to an indoor water park. The home has a full kitchen, fireplace, pool table, air hockey table, four TVs, and Wi-Fi. You’ll get direct access to the lake and get to use the host’s kayak, canoe, and life jackets. Pets are not allowed here.
Colorado is also home to many great lake houses, including this one for up to six people. It has three bedrooms and one bath, along with a backyard that overlooks the Heeney Marina and Green Mountain Reservoir. The marina has boat rentals and a small convenience store. This home is less than two hours from Denver and allows pets for an extra fee.