Last Updated August 6, 2021 8/6/2021

Top 16 Lake House Rentals in the Poconos

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Once known as the honeymoon capital of the world, the “Poconos” is an accumulation of mountains, lakes and gorgeous rivers — a playground of sorts — in the great state of Pennsylvania. Back in the 70s, couples resorts in the Poconos were known for romantic offerings like heart-shaped tubs and beds, swanky bars and dining areas, shagged carpet, along with the still-in-tact natural surroundings. Today you will still find some resorts, but rentals tend to provide an even more private and totally romantic atmosphere, especially when scenically situated on a glimmering lake. These are the top lake house rentals in the Poconos.

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Quiet Poconos Cabin: Hiking, Skiing, Boating - Saylorsburg
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Quiet Poconos Cabin: Hiking, Skiing, Boating

Quiet Poconos Cabin: Hiking, Skiing, Boating - Saylorsburg

The cute cottage is certainly budget friendly and has all of the conveniences of your home, including a wonderful common area with living room and kitchen. Outside, there’s a grill that can be used to cook up some local fare all while overlooking the on-site pond. The light color palette used is genuinely uplifting, and the pops of purple are really cute.

Fox Hill Cabin for Romantic Getaway in Pocono Mountains - Cresco
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Fox Hill Cabin

Fox Hill Cabin for Romantic Getaway in Pocono Mountains - Cresco

Tucked away amongst loads of lush green foliage, which is especially beautiful when coated by the winter snow, is an equally enchanting abode perfectly set up for a couple. Your honeymoon, anniversary, or “just because” escape just got a lot more luxurious if you rented the modernly decorated retreat. Love birds can enjoy a private water view while sitting in Adirondack chairs on the water’s edge. We can toast to that!

Lake Front Home with Kayak, Paddleboat & Club Pool - Tobyhanna
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Lake Front Home in the Poconos

Lake Front Home with Kayak, Paddleboat & Club Pool - Tobyhanna

Vacationers will be right next to the lake and will have access to kayaks, a wonderful fire pit area, hammocks, and other outdoor amenities. What more could you need? Well, a quaint home awaits you, and can sleep up to eight guests. The kitchen is spacious and the living room with fireplace very comfortable.

Newly Remodeled Home with Lake View - Tobyhanna
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Newly remodeled home with lake view

Newly Remodeled Home with Lake View - Tobyhanna

Upon entering, guests eyes will draw to the extra tall ceilings and spiral staircase that ascends to the loft. A bright feel makes this a cheerful place to vacation. The kitchen presents like a modern coffee shop, with striking blue designs on the wall, industrial lighting, and overall sleek touches. The exterior of the home is covered with trees, while the surrounding grounds are open and easy to traverse.

New Construction, Lake House Sits Directly on Lake - Harveys Lake
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New Construction, Lake house sits directly on Lake

New Construction, Lake House Sits Directly on Lake - Harveys Lake

Built only a handful of years ago, the home exudes both rustic and refined charm. In one instance, there will be the most elegant light fixture hanging from the ceiling, and the next, the most lovely wooden doors. Outside, get ready to be wowed by that deck that literally is right against the water. Grab some veggies and burgers, and get ready to do some cooking on that amazing outdoor grill.

Peaceful Lakefront with Kayaks Near Kalahari - Pocono Summit
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Peaceful Lakefront with kayaks near Kalahari

Peaceful Lakefront with Kayaks Near Kalahari - Pocono Summit

While on the exterior appearing to be a lovely traditional home, this rental is much, much more. Of course, there’s something quite welcoming from the moment you pull up and enter the spacious family dwelling. But you’ll quickly find various attributes make it much more suitable for a vacation. When the deck glows at night from the lit fire pits, or when you take the few steps down to the lake, you will be transported into a land of relaxation.

Lakefront Lodge Retreat with Beach, Hot Tub, Firepit - Tobyhanna Township
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Lakefront Lodge Retreat with Beach, Hot Tub, Firepit

Lakefront Lodge Retreat with Beach, Hot Tub, Firepit - Tobyhanna Township

We could literally just lay all day and dream on that spacious porch. However, the interior of the house is the most pristinely decorated bedrooms and a breathtaking kitchen. A little secret, the kitchen island converts into the pool table! Snacks and a few rounds anyone? The magic continues, as there is a hot tub outside and access to a calm and majestic beach. Overall, this rental is outstanding, and it may very well be our favorite on the list.

Pocono Lakefront, Warm Weather Fun - Gouldsboro
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Pocono Lakefront, Warm Weather Fun

Pocono Lakefront, Warm Weather Fun - Gouldsboro

Constructed nearly completely of wood, this cabin will take you back in time. When walking in, the rich tones might invoke memories of cabin getaways when you were a kid, but things have been polished and refined to meet today’s traveling standards. The lakefront location is ideal, but guests will also be close to a casino, water parks, and a state park for plenty of hiking opportunities.

Lakefront Beauty with Hot Tub & Arcade Room - Lake Harmony
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Lakefront Beauty ~ Hot Tub & Arcade Room

Lakefront Beauty with Hot Tub & Arcade Room - Lake Harmony

An elegant interior greets guests with classic décor, including a towering stone fireplace and sparkling kitchen. But descend to the lower level to immerse in a wonderland for both grown ups and kids. A neon lit room is filled with games such as ski ball and air hockey, and the entire family would have a blast down there. Outside is a hot tub, with sound speakers, so you can watch the big game, under the gently lit covering.

Pocono Castle with Pond, Boats and Sauna - East Stroudsburg
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Pocono Castle w/ Pond, Boats Sauna, Hot Tub and Golf

Pocono Castle with Pond, Boats and Sauna - East Stroudsburg

Who could say no to staying in a castle? The aesthetic continues far beyond its grand exterior appearance and into the interior of the home. Numerous medieval aesthetics bring the theme to life, like the chain and wood railing, and ultra old-school light fixtures. Outside is a giant chess board to play and a castle-themed mini golf course. More modern day amenities include a spacious deck and toasty warm hot tub.

Poconos Lake House w/ Panoramic Views of Carobeth - Tobyhanna
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Poconos Lake House w/ Panoramic Views of Carobeth

Poconos Lake House w/ Panoramic Views of Carobeth - Tobyhanna

This home achieves great conveniences for families of up to 10 people. Bedrooms with bunkbeds and an open concept living space that connects to a glistening kitchen with subway tiles are just some of the attractive attributes. Outside is a wonderfully maintained fire pit area, for roasting marshmallows or having a dinner of hot dogs and jiffy pop. The lake is right there for your kayaking, fishing and swimming pleasure.

Luxurious Lakefront Retreat Ideally Located - Long Pond
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Luxurious Lakefront Retreat Ideally Located

Luxurious Lakefront Retreat Ideally Located - Long Pond

The red log home will surprise you, because inside is chic and neutral toned, while the outside notably vibrant. The contrast is beautiful. Families of up to 12 people will enjoy a private dock on Pine Tree Lake, which is phenomenal for fishing, swimming, or boating. For an extra fee, guests can have an amenities pass that grants access to a sauna, pool, beach and other perks.

Pocono Mountain Lakeside Cabin - White Haven
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Pocono Mountain Lakeside Cabin

Pocono Mountain Lakeside Cabin - White Haven

We can almost imagine this being a fisherman‘s home back in the day, with its glorious ponderosa pine walls that give it an undeniable charm. Enjoy the simplicity of the structure, dine on the covered back porch, or take in the beauty of the lake. Guests note that the host is extremely hospitable, and that the cabin itself is absolutely ideal for getting away and reading a book, or just taking in the peace and quiet. Regardless, you’re in for an authentic lake house vacation when staying at this dwelling.

Rustic Private Cabin with Lake View - Stroudsburg
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Rustic Private Cabin with Lake View

Rustic Private Cabin with Lake View - Stroudsburg

The open floor plan and contemporary style of the space is completely refreshing. The kitchen is up to date, with attractive finishes like subway tile and sleek countertops. But the blue nostalgic refrigerator adds that vintage touch, which is very endearing. The bedrooms could have been pulled straight out of a magazine, as well as those lake views from within the surrounding trees, which are particularly spectacular during autumn. Six guests can stretch out and enjoy the connection with nature.

Beautiful Lakefront Chalet in the Poconos - Hawley
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Beautiful Lakefront Chalet in the Poconos

Beautiful Lakefront Chalet in the Poconos - Hawley

Lots of deck space on the upper and lower level will prove to be the hangout zone for the family. Maybe you’ll see a deer trot across the yard, or perhaps you will just enjoy sunsets every night. Inside is purely inviting, with a cozy brick fireplace and well-equipped facilities. Guests rave about the location, which is near many attractions perfect for any traveler, especially families. But we are partial to the lake, where lily pads float peacefully near the edge of the dock.

The Lakehouse Oasis - Lake Harmony
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The Lakehouse Oasis

The Lakehouse Oasis - Lake Harmony

Some people have a true knack for intricately decorating a space, and these hosts are some of those people. An incredible amount of detail has gone into the place, to make each little nook and cranny feel special. Whether it’s a luxurious shampoo selection in the bathroom or vibrant touches in the kitchen, guests will find this home to be a true treat. Outside, the porch is equally well decorated, with café lights, lovely furnishings, and just about everything you need to feel really cozy.

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