Last Updated April 16, 2022 4/16/2022

Top 13 Lake House Vacation Rentals in Minnesota

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Minnesota is known as the land of a thousand lakes, but there are actually a lot more lakes than this across the state! Lake life culture is alive and well here, with the coveted “lake house” being at the center of family life and outdoor recreation. To help you experience the relaxation and fun of being on the lake, you can rent a property in Minnesota’s top destinations on Airbnb or Vrbo.

Here are some of the best lake house vacation rental in Minnesota to choose from.

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Gull Lake/Nisswa Area Hidden Among the Pines Home, Nisswa
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Gull Lake/Nisswa Area Hidden Among the Pines Home

Gull Lake/Nisswa Area Hidden Among the Pines Home, Nisswa

You’ll have your own log lake home when you book this property on Airbnb. It is in a quiet neighborhood that’s three minutes from the public boat landing for easy lake access and on more than three acres for great privacy. The lake home is near attractions and not right on the lake but very close to it. Bikes are included with your rental, and there’s a dog kennel on the property so you can bring your pup along. The home sleeps eight people and has a full kitchen and Wi-Fi.

"The Cabin" on Loon Lake, Pequot Lakes
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Wooded setting of the cabin

"The Cabin" on Loon Lake, Pequot Lakes

This newly remodeled lake home is in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area in Central Minnesota. It has large windows that look out to the woods and lake. The home’s interior offers games, books, TV, and internet. It has a full kitchen, gas grill on the deck, laundry machines, three bedrooms, and two baths. Overall, the home sleeps seven people and is in a neighborhood with seasonal lakeshore cabins and year-round lake homes. You’ll love being along Loon Lake because it’s easy to launch a boat from here. The host provides a fishing/rowboat with life jackets and also a couple of kayaks for guests to use.

Unique Island Getaway on Prior Lake, Prior Lake
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Unique Island Getaway on Prior Lake

Unique Island Getaway on Prior Lake, Prior Lake

How cool would it be to have your very own private island on the lake? With this Vrbo rental, you can have exactly that! It’s a three-bedroom home on a private island on Prior Lake with 360-degree lake views. Six people can stay here and use the three bedrooms and one bathroom. The home offers a full kitchen, TV with cable, huge wrap-around deck, and boat dock to enjoy the paddleboats and kayaks provided. Access to the property is available only by boat, so you’ll need to provide your own transportation to get here.

Lake House with Sandy Beach, Baxter
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Easy lake access behind the home

Lake House with Sandy Beach, Baxter

Here’s an awesome house for your Minnesota lake getaway because it has 150 feet of sugar sand shoreline along White Sand Lake. The home is 2,200 square feet in size and has three bedrooms, a breezeway with a futon, and two large living rooms. The interior also offers laundry machines, high-speed internet, a dartboard, and a foosball table. Kayaks and a rowboat are here for your enjoyment too. This lake and beach area are lovely for swimming and water activities. Water sports are popular here, as well as bass fishing. What’s even better is that the lake house is right along the 18-mile Whipple Beach bicycle trail, and there are bike rental shops nearby. Meanwhile, the home is just a few miles from Baxter/Brainerd for when you want to check out a bar or need a grocery store.

Mossy Hollow Cove on Lake Superior, East Cook
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Colorful leaves starting to change during fall

Mossy Hollow Cove on Lake Superior, East Cook

Travelers love this stunning lake home that’s on a gorgeous private cove along Lake Superior. It has a backyard with a bonfire pit, lots of windows for lake views, and outside seating to enjoy the scene. It’s an ideal rental for up to four people and has two bedrooms and two baths. Other perks of staying here are the stocked kitchen, wood-burning stove in the great room, TV with streaming services, and dedicated workspace areas if you are working remotely. The host provides 15-foot and 17-foot canoes for guests to use here, along with life jackets. Dogs are allowed on a case-by-case basis and with a $150 fee per stay.

Sunset House at Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior
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Sunset House at Lake Minnetonka

Sunset House at Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior

Up to eight people can stay at this contemporary lake home that is just minutes north of Excelsior. It offers panoramic views of the lake and has three bedrooms and three baths. The home has an 80-foot clear water frontage that guests can use. The host also provides a two-person kayak with life vests, as well as a BBQ with utensils to use on the lake-view patio. Other perks of staying here are the gourmet kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi, and ample parking. Stay here to enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating in the clearest waters of Lake Minnetonka.

The Call of the Loon, Spring Park
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A lakeshore getaway all to yourselves

The Call of the Loon, Spring Park

Plan your lakeshore getaway here and live the Minnesota dream! It is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom lake house with a sleeping loft to accommodate up to five people. You’ll be by Spring Park Bay, Vann Restaurant, and the Back Channel Brewery when you book this property. It’s also nice to simply relax and enjoy the views of Lake Minnetonka across the way. The waterfront home has a kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV with standard cable, and parking for up to four cars between the home and the garage.

Private 1.85 Acre Lake Home on Gorgeous Mound Lake, Grey Eagle
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All is calm and serene here at the lake

Private 1.85 Acre Lake Home on Gorgeous Mound Lake, Grey Eagle

In a space of 1,800 square feet, this lake house sleeps 11 people and has three bedrooms and two baths. It’s on Mound Lake and comes with two non-motorized boats. Other amenities are laundry machines, a grill, TV, full kitchen, large yard, and bonfire pit. It’s popular for lake recreation in the summer but also for snow sports in the winter. Up to two dogs are allowed to come and stay here with you.

Large Lake Front Cabin, Nisswa
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Large Lake Front Cabin, Nisswa

There is a lot to be excited about when you book this Minnesota lake house, such as the two kitchens, pontoon boat, private dock, and gorgeous sandy beach. It’s a great place for large groups and sleeps up to 18 people in 3,800 square feet of space. The home has four bedrooms and three baths. Known as the Agate Lake Lodge, the home is ideal if you want to fish and swim in the summertime. There’s also a guest cabin in addition to the main cabin for multi-family groups.

Beautiful Walkout Lakefront Property, Fairmount
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Beautiful Walkout Lakefront Property

Beautiful Walkout Lakefront Property, Fairmount

Available to rent on Vrbo, this lake house is 2,000 square feet in size and sleeps up to nine people. It has three bedrooms and two baths on the Chain of Lakes for your next vacation. Lots of activities are within walking distance of this home, including mini-golf, swimming, sand volleyball, and restaurants. The home has been newly renovated and includes a smart TV with streaming services and high-speed internet. For your lake recreation, there’s a public boat launch about 50 feet away from the property.

Family-Friendly Lake Hideout, Big Lake
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Family-Friendly Lake Hideout, Big Lake

An Airbnb lake house to consider for your Minnesota vacation is this one that is less than an hour from downtown Minneapolis. It is a pet-friendly home on Big Eagle Lake that has a deck, waterfront yard, and wood-burning sauna. It’s a lovely spot for a summer getaway and designed with families in mind. You’ll be on the west side of the lake and surrounded by seasonal cabins and year-round neighbors here. The host provides a canoe, lounging tubes, stocked kitchen, Apple TV, and updated bunkhouse that kids will love. Overall, it sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms and one bath.

Sunset Ridge on Eagle Lake, Big Lake
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Sunset Ridge on Eagle Lake

Sunset Ridge on Eagle Lake, Big Lake

This highly-rated Airbnb lake home is on “The Point” on Eagle Lake, which means you’ll have amazing views from every window. The home sleeps eight people and has queen-size beds in the two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living room. The host provides guests with kitchen essentials, Wi-Fi, yard games, and board games. It’s a family-friendly rental with a high chair and porta-crib available upon request. For your outdoor recreation here, you’ll find complimentary kayaks, a paddleboat, and life jackets to use.

Monticello Lake Home, Monticello
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Relax and unwind in this great backyard

Monticello Lake Home, Monticello

This highly-rated Airbnb lake house sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and two baths. It’s just 50 minutes from the Twin Cities and along Lake Ida. There is minimal boat traffic here, and the home is just 20 feet from the water. It has a fire pit and outdoor grill to enjoy. The host also provides kayaks, a canoe, and a paddleboat for guest use. The home features a gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, and jacuzzi bath. It’s seven miles from the town of Monticello and allows pets.

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