Last Updated August 23, 2021 8/23/2021

Top 16 Lake House Rentals in Maine

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Maine is famous for its gorgeous coastline and picturesque lighthouses, but it’s also home to soaring forest-covered mountains and more than 6,000 lakes. They can be found throughout the state, bringing opportunities for all sorts of lakeside getaways. Spend your days relaxing with a view and taking advantage of the water to swim, kayak, canoe, or fish. These Maine lake house rentals are ideal for everyone from solo travelers and romance-seeking couples to families and adventurers.

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Lakefront Cabin with Epic Views of Lake and Mt Kineo - Rockwood
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Lakefront Cabin with Epic Views

Lakefront Cabin with Epic Views of Lake and Mt Kineo - Rockwood

Located on Moosehead Lake, this two-bedroom cabin is pet-friendly and accommodates up to four guests. It offers stunning water views thanks to its amazing lakefront setting, and from the back deck, you can enjoy a view of Mt. Kineo. Just steps away is a private dock for fishing, swimming, and boating. Plus you’ll have a large yard with a lawn for games, campfires, a gas grill, and a pebbly beach to wade or swim from. Inside, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy gas fireplace, and cable TV.

Log House Maine Lake Shore - Chesterville
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Log House Maine Lake Shore

Log House Maine Lake Shore - Chesterville

‘Kiwi Lodge’ is a log cabin house that enjoys a peaceful quiet setting on a small “secret” pond where guests can enjoy everything from swimming, boating, and fishing to hiking and cookouts. It includes 2,000-square-feet of living space, accommodating six in three bedrooms. Plenty of special extras are thrown in too, including a hot tub, kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, and swimming raft. You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home, including laundry facilities, a large kitchen, and an herb garden where you can pick your own meal seasonings like rosemary, basil, oregano, mint, and lemon balm.

Waterfront Cottage - Sidney
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Waterfront Cottage in Sidney, Maine

Waterfront Cottage - Sidney

This charming waterfront cottage sits on Messalonskee Lake, providing the perfect spot to relax while watching for loons, otters, and bald eagles from indoors or out. You can also look forward to dazzling sunsets and spending your days out on the water. The front deck sits right at the edge next to a beach for swimming or launching kayaks –  there are two single-person kayaks and one two-person kayak, a paddleboard, and floaties all available. Enjoy relaxing in the outdoor cast iron soaking tub that overlooks the lake and gathering around the fire pit too. Inside you’ll have all you need like a fully stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, a Smart TV with Netflix and Hulu, plus a record player and record collection.

Amazing Sunsets Waterfront Getaway - Pittsfield
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Amazing Sunsets Waterfront Getaway

Amazing Sunsets Waterfront Getaway - Pittsfield

You’ll have direct waterfront access by booking this pet-friendly cottage for six that sits at the edge of Sibley Pond on an over one-acre property. It comes with 125′ of water frontage plus a 56′ dock, and from inside, the large windows make it feel as if you’re in a houseboat. Guests enjoy six complimentary kayaks, a canoe, and life jackets as well as an extra-spacious deck furnished for alfresco dining with a view of the water. There’s a propane gas grill for cookouts, a large open yard for outdoor games, and a fire pit for marshmallow roasting under the stars. Other notable features include a 50″ TV for watching movies with a DVD Blu-Ray player available, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen.
The Guest Lodge at Santa Claus Lake - Temple
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Guest Lodge Santa Claus Lake, Maine

The Guest Lodge at Santa Claus Lake - Temple

This secluded cabin offers the perfect lake escape, complete with a private swimming dock, a rowboat, canoe, kayaks, and plenty of loons that make this serene place even more magical. It includes an enclosed outdoor shower with a dressing room and a charcoal grill on the back porch too. In this remote area, there’s no cable service, but your host provides two TVs, in the living room and master bedroom with a DVD/Blu-Ray player and some movies, along with  Apple TV for using your own personal accounts like Netflix. You’ll have a full kitchen, a/c, and Wi-Fi too.

Spectacular Maine Cobbossee Lakefront Home with Hot Tub - Manchester
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Spectacular Maine Cobbossee Lakefront Home

Spectacular Maine Cobbossee Lakefront Home with Hot Tub - Manchester

This three-bedroom home is a standout with its breathtaking lake views and gorgeous lawn that dips down to the water’s edge. It includes a private waterfront with a dock and complimentary water sports gear: a canoe, two sit-on-top kayaks, a two-person kayak, and two standup paddleboards. After a day of play, you can soak in the six-person hot tub and gather around the fire pit with firewood supplied. The living room opens to a cozy sunroom overlooking the lake, and each one of the downstairs bedrooms has its own sliding door to the patio with the hot tub that overlooks the water too.

Lakeside Lodge with Amazing Water Views, Screened Porch, Dock, & Fire Pit - Greenville
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Lakeside Lodge with Amazing Water Views

Lakeside Lodge with Amazing Water Views, Screened Porch, Dock, & Fire Pit - Greenville

Overlooking Moosehead Lake, the five-bedroom Lakeside Lodge can accommodate up to eight guests, making it ideal for a family or group of friends. It sits just steps from a pebbly beach and in the backyard, there’s a dock. One of the best ways to start your day here is to make your coffee in the fully-equipped kitchen and then sip it on the screened porch while enjoying the crisp morning air. At the end of the day, there’s a fire pit by the beach that’s perfect for making those s’mores.

Idyllic China Lake Cottage - China
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Idyllic China Lake Cottage

Idyllic China Lake Cottage - China

Part of the Cottages at China Lake, this cottage is ideal for a couple’s escape but can accommodate up to four with one bedroom plus a sofabed. You can bring your boat and take advantage of the 16′ dock to enjoy bass fishing or just use the two complimentary single kayaks that are available for guest use. There’s a screened porch and a deck for relaxing, a propane grill for cookouts, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a Smart TV too.

Charming Private Camp on China Lake - China
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Charming Private Camp on China Lake

Charming Private Camp on China Lake - China

This private two-bedroom cottage comes with all you need for your lake getaway. It’s located on China Lake on a dead-end camp road, ensuring plenty of privacy. It sleeps up to six and has its own private dock and a gas grill along with lots of living space indoors and out. There’s a full kitchen, W-Fi, TV, and a washer/dryer.

Little Sebago Lake Lake House - Sebago
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Little Sebago Lake Lake House

Little Sebago Lake Lake House - Sebago

This secluded three-story cabin is set within a cove and overlooks Little Sebago Lake. Nestled in the pines, it includes a cedar dock, three kayaks, and a canoe for complimentary use. A marina is nearby offering boat rentals and the lake has a sandy bottom that makes it great for swimming too. You’ll have a deck that overlooks the water, perfect for sipping your modern coffee with a view, a large gas grill, and a fire pit. Just a few of the other notable features are horseshoes and board games, a Smart TV with cable channels, and Wi-Fi.

'Tranquil Waters' Near Acadia National Park - Otis
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Modern Lakefront Home near Acadia National Park

'Tranquil Waters' Near Acadia National Park - Otis

Tranquil Waters is a contemporary lake house that’s ideal for a large family or any get-together, sleeping up to 12 in five bedrooms. There’s lots of room for entertaining indoors and out. Included in the rental are two kayaks, a paddleboard, and a canoe – swimming is fabulous in the spring-fed, crystal-clear pond, and you’ll have a fire pit to cozy up to afterward with firewood provided. The kids will appreciate the wooden swing set too. It includes a modern kitchen, a propane grill for cookouts, and an area for dining with a view of the pond. Plus it’s pet-friendly and comes with Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, and a TV.

Spacious, Lakefront Cabin with Covered Porch and Views - Northeast Somerset
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Spacious Lakefront Cabin with Views

Spacious, Lakefront Cabin with Covered Porch and Views - Northeast Somerset

Set along the edge of Brassua Lake, this lakefront post and beam cabin is spectacular. It includes a backyard that slopes down to a sandy beach for swimming along with a complimentary canoe. Inside there are floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural light and views, a stone fireplace, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. The wrap-around deck is perfect for sunset cocktails too.

Unique Two-Story Log Cabin on Pristine Lake - Dallas Plantation
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Unique Two Story Cabin on Pristine Lake

Unique Two-Story Log Cabin on Pristine Lake - Dallas Plantation

Located on Loon Lake, this historic two-story log cabin sleeps up to six in two bedrooms, but if you need more space it can be rented with the two-bedroom Tarry-A-While cabin that sits adjacent to it. There’s a full kitchen with all the essentials and a large charcoal grill just off the porch along with a big corner fireplace with plenty of wood supplied. The host includes a canoe, kayak, and some fishing gear too – you might even be able to catch your own meal right from the dock.

Quality Mooselookmeguntic Lake Home - Rangeley Plantation
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STEPPINGSTONES House in Rangeley Plantation, Maine

Quality Mooselookmeguntic Lake Home - Rangeley Plantation

A place made to relax, restore and renew, this lake house sits on Mooselookmeguntic Lake and includes lots of large windows that frame uninterrupted views. You’ll be just 75 feet from the shoreline where you can take out the provided kayaks, canoes, or rowboat, and there are many outdoor living spaces for simply enjoying the view. Cook your meals on one of the multiple grills and then dine on the furnished deck with built-in seating and tables. There are beach loungers, chairs, and a fire pit, perfect for sitting under the stars after watching a colorful sunset.

PIne Rock Point Cottage - Rangeley
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PIne Rock Point Cottage

PIne Rock Point Cottage - Rangeley

A four-bedroom rental for eight, the Pine Rock Point Cottage sits adjacent to Haines Landing Marina and offers gorgeous views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the mountains from many vantage points, including the master bedroom. It comes with three kayaks and has a gradual entry area that makes it easy to access the water. Swimming is possible too. You’ll also have a gas grill and fire pit along with all the necessities. 

Prime Location with Water Access and View - Rangeley
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Prime Location with Water Access and View

Prime Location with Water Access and View - Rangeley

A five-bedroom home for eight this one comes with all you need for a memorable family vacation at the lake, including a large deck overlooking Rangeley Lake with gated water access. It’s got lots of amenities, like an indoor and outdoor fireplace, a game room with a pool table, dartboard, foosball table, Golden TEE, and record player. The setting is incredibly tranquil and you’ll have a soothing sauna to relax in too.

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