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Florida lovers know that there’s something special about a lakeside getaway, where you can spend lazy days lounging on the dock, swimming in the water or paddling around in a kayak. We’ve hand-picked the best lake houses on Airbnb and Vrbo that are perfect for both families and outdoor adventurers, offering on-site perks such as outdoor areas with docks, pools and BBQ grills as well as access to kayaks, canoes, and boats. If you’re a fan of waterside retreats, check out these dreamy lake house vacation rentals in Florida.
This lake house getaway in Dade City has got it all, with opportunities to enjoy fishing, kayaking swimming and wildlife watching. Located near Orlando and Tampa on Lake Dowling, this fully furnished home has a fireplace, game room, outdoor pool and fire pit. The kids will love the bumper pool, board games and darts, as well as the chance to roast marshmallows outside or play a game on the horseshoe court.
Stay at this stunning lakefront home to enjoy everything Florida is loved for, from the scenic water views to its outdoor space where you can soak up the sunshine. The three-bedroom mid-century home has an open floor plan with lots of natural light, a living area with a sectional sofa, and a fully equipped kitchen, while outside, there’s a large deck, an outdoor shower, a hot tub, and a hammock. The hosts even include two kayaks with your stay, and kids will love the game room with shuffleboard.
Families looking for a luxury getaway can book a stay at this four-bedroom rental in Boynton Beach. Its large outdoor area is where you’ll probably spend most of your time, as it features a heated pool, sun loungers, and umbrellas, as well as a large yard for kids to play. From the dock, you can easily kayak to the beautiful Lake Eden that’s just a few hundred yards away. When you’re ready to explore, it’s only a five-minute drive to Atlantic Avenue.
This luxurious 6-bedroom lakeside retreat in Lakeland is ideal for big families, offering plenty of room to enjoy its tranquil setting. In addition to an inviting outdoor pool, guests have access to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, water tubes and wakeboards. For an additional fee, the hosts can arrange a wake-board boat or deck boat. Families with kids will appreciate the fenced-in yard, outdoor dining area with a grill and kids’ playroom.
This colorful lake house in Eagle Lake looks like it was plucked out of a fairytale. The quaint two-bedroom cottage is fully renovated, offering a prime location for exploring some of Florida’s top destinations. The tree-filled yard provides tons of shade while the lake has a public boat launch for access to water sports and fishing. Traveling with the kids? Legoland is just 10 minutes away.
Take in the beautiful sunset views of Lake Apopka from this four-bedroom vacation home in Winter Garden. Just a short drive from Orlando’s top attractions, the home has everything you need for a lake getaway. Enjoy the well-appointed kitchen, several Smart TVs, and plenty of comfy seating in the living room and screened-in porch. Outside, there are several patios, a fire pit, and a fishing pier. The home overlooks Lake Apopka and a nature reserve, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and local birds. When you’re ready to explore, the historic downtown Winter Garden is only five minutes away.
This home offers fantastic lakefront views of East Lake Weir. With a four-bedroom layout, it includes a covered screened porch and access to endless outdoor adventures, including beach volleyball, bean bag toss, a two-person kayak, two paddleboards, a paddleboat, and even a hammock for afternoon naps. There’s a gas grill on the porch or an evening cooking, while inside you’ll discover an open floor plan with spacious living areas.
You can bring the whole gang along to this large 7-bedroom house in Kissimmee, which is set in a gated community near top theme park attractions such as Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World. Along with beautiful lake views, guests can take advantage of the outdoor area with a private pool, fully-equipped kitchen, games room and spacious living room with a 60” 4K Smart TV. Kids will love the air hockey and table tennis games, as well as the themed rooms.
If you and your family are looking to get away from the stressors of everyday life, this peaceful lakeside oasis is the perfect fit. Located in Odessa, you’ll have a grand lakefront view with a large backyard and covered deck overlooking Lake Juanita. Wake up and soak up the gorgeous panoramic views, then take advantage of the recently renovated kitchen and outdoor grill or head straight to the water for a kayaking adventure. At night, you can gaze at the star-filled sky from the fire pit or challenge your family to a board game.
Families can book a stay at this beautiful waterfront house, which features a private pool with stunning lake views. Within close proximity to top theme park attractions, the large five-bedroom home has cozy furnishings, a big flat-screen TV, and a well-equipped kitchen for relaxing after a day of exploration. The kids will love making a splash in the pool, while the garage transformed into a game room includes a pool table and sitting area.
One of the coolest Airbnbs in Florida, this tiny lake house in Orlando offers plenty of perks, including a full-size fridge, glass stove cooktop and an open floor plan with high ceilings. This lakeside space is perfect for outdoor adventures, including fishing, kayaking and sunrise yoga by the lake. If the Ritz is not available for the dates you want, check out the host’s other listings, as they have multiple highly-rated lake houses.
A perfect spot for exploring Florida’s Nature Coast, this peaceful waterfront retreat is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts. Listen to the sounds of nature on the spacious deck, the hammocks or lakeside seating, then take advantage of the fire pit, BBQ grill and outdoor games. When you’re ready to get out and explore, the 3-bedroom house offers easy access to kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and bird watching.
This four-bedroom home has it all, including a prime location near a community dock, which offers access to Lake Powell where you can go paddle boarding, kayaking, and enjoy other water sports. It’s also just 1/2 mile from the closest public beach, while there’s a total of four beach access points within 1.5 miles. It’s a family-friendly pick with lots of on-site perks too, including a pool table, karaoke machine, Smart TV, and a large outdoor space with ping pong, a fire pit, corn hole, and a putting green.
Built from Cypress cut from the property, this gorgeous home offers a beautiful blend of 1920s charm and modern amenities. In addition to a fully stocked kitchen, guests will love its access to the Mission Inn Resort (under 5 minutes away), which includes a golf course, spa and pool as well as nature trails, playgrounds and a bass-filled Lake Harris. Families will love seeing the peacocks that roam the neighborhood, as well as the Yalaha Bakery within walking distance of the house.
Located in Tallahassee, this 3-bedroom lakefront cottage is called “Remember When”, a reference to when times were simpler. A mix of stunning lakefront views and a serene setting, it features wood-planked walls, wood ceilings and wood floors as well as large windows with lake views. Soak up the sunshine on the spacious deck off the sunroom or enjoy fishing on the deep dock area. At night, the outdoor area with a BBQ grill and dining table is a great spot to relax.
Set on Lake Weir, this luxurious 4-bedroom home offers family-friendly perks such as a chef’s kitchen, outdoor gas grill, TV with Netflix and ping pong table. The backyard features a freshwater lake for fishing, boating, tubing and jet skiing, as well as a small private beach that is equally as inviting. You can even set up a small fire at sunset, while there’s also a public boat ramp if you want to bring your own boat.
You’ll have total privacy at this secluded lake house, including no contact self-check-in. You can launch your boat from the private beach and floating and fishing in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Kerr. On-site, enjoy quiet evenings on the patio with a fire pit overlooking the lake or indulge in a soak in the hot tub. Explore everything the Ocala National Forest has to offer, from boating in Salt Springs Run to swimming in the Salt Springs Recreation Area.
Set on a private lake in Fort McCoy, this cozy 3-bedroom house offers gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Stretch out in the spacious living spaces, which include a large porch and comfy living room with large windows for taking in the view. Outdoors there are large trees that provide shade as well as an inviting hammock, fire pit and private boat ramp. For more adventure, drive 25 minutes to Silver Spring for kayaking or go hiking in the nearby Ocala National Forest.
Nature lovers will appreciate this beautiful lakeside log cabin, which is just 40 feet from the water’s edge of Bethea Lake. Ideal for bass fishermen, artists or family getaways, this cabin is fully equipped with cookware and linens, you simply just need to bring your clothes and food for a weekend of serenity. Spend your afternoon kayaking, fishing or barbecuing your dinner, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, as wild turkeys, ducks, deer and waterfowl are frequent visitors.