Last Updated August 17, 2021 8/17/2021

14 Best Lake House Rentals in Virginia

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Virginia is for lovers, but also for families, solo travelers, and those who cannot get enough aquatic adventure. You could spend your days lazing on the sandy beaches, or you could go inland to one of the relaxing lakes. Whether you love that rustic woodsy feel while vacationing, or if you were looking for something more modern, Virginia has a lakeside getaway for you. Visit during the fall and experience the leaves changing while they reflect off the water, or experience a traditional summer of swimming and fishing. Regardless, these are the top Virginia lake house rentals.

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Affordable Waterfront Cottage near Base of Smith Mountain - Huddleston
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Affordable Watefront Cottage near base of Smith Mountain, Great Views

Affordable Waterfront Cottage near Base of Smith Mountain - Huddleston

Retreat to Smith Mountain Lake, where you will have those wonderful water views, and those of the rolling Virginia mountains. The cabin presents cleanly, with basic wooden walls that are naturally stunning. Guests are welcome to bring their pets, just follow up with the host about any special requests regarding furry friends. A shared dock is just one of the many amenities, so swimming and boating will be a breeze.

Bernard's Landing Bliss - North Shore
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Bernard's Landing Bliss! - Breathtaking Views & Modern Updates

Bernard's Landing Bliss - North Shore

Quite a list of amenities come along with staying at this condominium on the lake. Besides the mountain views, there is a spacious outdoor pool, convenient store, restaurant, sauna, and alluring beach area with tiki-style umbrellas for your use while staying here. The interior of the condominium is updated, and traditional, so guests will feel like they are in an upscale home during their vacation.

Lake Getaway on Peaceful Wooded Cove with Private Dock - Moneta
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Lake Getaway on Peaceful Wooded Cove with Private Dock

Lake Getaway on Peaceful Wooded Cove with Private Dock - Moneta

When this humble cabin is lit up at night, it is at its most beautiful! The landscaping and outdoor spaces are simply exquisite. Wander down the wide natural material stairs to the dock, which has been accented with various furniture pieces. You will likely want to spend all day here, then wander back up the stairs to the contemporary fire pit at night.

Secluded Lakefront Gem - Mineral
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Secluded Lakefront Gem

Secluded Lakefront Gem - Mineral

The deck really is front and center here — not only do stairs cascade from the top level to an extremely spacious bottom level, there are multiple places to sit and relax. The open and bright kitchen within the home is the perfect place to prepare guacamole or fresh fish for the grill. Just take it all outside and set up for a magical night of dining with lake views. The rest of the home exudes a chic theme, which is ideal for any luxurious getaway.

Remodeled Lakefront Home with Pool Table & Great View - Moneta
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Remodeled Lakefront Home! Pool Table & Great View

Remodeled Lakefront Home with Pool Table & Great View - Moneta

The décor of this home is simply striking. Bold navy blue and white colors adorn the interior, creating somewhat of a nautical look. Wander out to the exterior of the home and find various nooks to sit back and relax. Guests will also enjoy amenities like a pool table, which is bound to help create memories galore with the family. Night or day, there will be something fun to do at this beautiful lakeside abode.

Lyndhurst Cabin on Farm with Pond & Stocked Stream - Lyndhurst
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Lyndhurst Cabin on Farm w/ Pond & Stocked Stream

Lyndhurst Cabin on Farm with Pond & Stocked Stream - Lyndhurst

Wood adorns nearly every square inch of this lake and streamside cabin. During the day, it’s all about the water activities. Then when night rolls around, it’s time to sit by the waterside fire pit, then retreat into the coziest ambient lit space for a solid slumber. What makes the structure extra special is that it was created from wood milled right on the property. Surrounded by forest, and fishing opportunities, it would be totally challenging not to disconnect and escape the every day stress.

Private Lake with Island - Louisa
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This cabin sits on a private lake with island

Private Lake with Island - Louisa

Farmhouse chic meets cabin within this two-bedroom beauty on the lake. The surrounding terrain provides multiple adventures to families, whether they opt to kayak, paddle board, meander over bridges to little lake islands, or all of the above. The interior of the home has all of the special touches, including some bohemian-style hammocks hanging from one of the bedroom ceilings.

The MatchBox Lakefront Home Close to It All - Lynchburg
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The MatchBox lakefront home close to it all

The MatchBox Lakefront Home Close to It All - Lynchburg

Are you torn between renting a city loft with industrial vibes or a lakeside retreat with swimming, fishing and kayaking opportunities? What if we told you, you could have both? This gorgeously designed home exudes the charm and grit of a city apartment that has existed for a century, with its brick walls and exposed beams. But when poking your head outside, an outdoor wonderland is revealed. Hop on a kayak, fish from the dock, relax by the fire pit – all of the things that make a lake vacation magical are at this rental.

Adorable Lake House with Amazing Views - Radford
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Adorable Lake House with Amazing Views

Adorable Lake House with Amazing Views - Radford

The light and bright presentation of the interior of this home could easily make one think that they have ventured to the spa instead. We love all of the white and cheerful linens, along with the multiple windows that bring in the exterior sunshine. Guests will also have access to a private dock, so get ready for lazy afternoon swims with the family.

Bracey Home on Lake Gaston: Furnished 2-Story Dock - Bracey
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Bracey Home on Lake Gaston

Bracey Home on Lake Gaston: Furnished 2-Story Dock - Bracey

Elegance and tradition come together to create the ideal environment for families to have a memory-making, fun-filled vacation by the lake. Stay up late battling it out playing air hockey, or perhaps just let the hours drift away while sitting on the spacious deck. A large dock with plenty of seating waits for you when the urge to boat or fish strikes. Families can bring up to 14 people with them to enjoy the newly renovated show stopper.

Tiny Red Barn on The Reservoir - Lanexa
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Tiny Red Barn on The Reservoir

Tiny Red Barn on The Reservoir - Lanexa

If you thought this bright red barn was absolutely charming from the exterior, just wait until you get inside and see the kitchen mural and other farm-themed art. Rustic wooden touches and contemporary industrial features make for a harmonious blend of both old and new. The eclectic rental has many other surprises that will simply delight guests, from branded soap to detailed country touches.

Great Escape - Spectacular Views on Peninsula, Covered Dock, Gentle Slope - Bracey
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Great Escape - Spectacular Views on Peninsula, Covered Dock, Gentle Slope

Great Escape - Spectacular Views on Peninsula, Covered Dock, Gentle Slope - Bracey

Get ready to melt over this modern-yet-homey structure that sits on a tranquil peninsula on Lake Gaston. Literally, there are water views in every direction and phenomenal places to enjoy them from. Relax on the patio with a fire pit, or retreat on rainy days to the screened-in porch that presents more like a glorious living room. However, the actual living room is accented with giant windows, high ceilings, and elegant furnishings, and is amazing in its own right.

Cottage in the Woods Near Bryce Resort, Lake Laura, and More - Basye
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Cottage in the Woods Near Bryce Resort, Lake Laura, and so Much More

Cottage in the Woods Near Bryce Resort, Lake Laura, and More - Basye

The dusty blue exterior of this home is beyond adorable, and now a copper-toned metal roof pairs incredibly perfect to round out the exterior beauty. Guests will be greeted with a country kitchen with open shelving, and other snug and cute rooms. The location is beyond ideal, sitting near many recreational opportunities such as golfing and skiing. There is also a dog park within the vicinity.

2-Bedroom Cabin - Union Hall
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Two-bedroom cabin union hall

2-Bedroom Cabin - Union Hall

Perhaps you want to keep things simple and look for a lovely waterside cabin without too much fuss. We can’t say there aren’t luxurious attributes of this home, like the super awesome fire pit with built-in seating, but it does hang onto that traditional rustic feel that many crave when getting away. The kitchen has stunning countertops and a stone backsplash that is out-of-the-box and fun. The area itself is magical — be sure to get a hand-dipped ice cream cone from the marina during your stay.

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