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Washington State is home to more than 8,000 lakes, so if you’re looking for a memorable lake getaway you’ll have many choices, and what better way to enjoy them than with a classic lake house vacation rental. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil couples’ retreat, an escape for the whole family, something luxurious or budget-friendly, we’ve got you covered. These options can be found anywhere from the magnificent Olympic Peninsula to the dramatic Cascade Mountains, and the sunny east side of the state, with a number of properties in Seattle or just a short drive away for an easy escape from the city too.
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This lakefront vacation home on the Olympic Peninsula is ideal for spending your days relaxing with a view and enjoying the abundant wildlife, including everything from eagles and osprey to otters. Enjoy fishing, paddling and swimming and many activities nearby from hiking trails in the Olympic Mountains to dining, shopping and entertainment in the Victorian seaport town of Port Townsend. It has three bedrooms, accommodating up to 11 guests, a large private dock and canoe, a fire pit, hot tub and a deck with a full lake view. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen and a cozy woodstove too.
This peaceful chalet-style cabin is located right along the shores of Fish Lake, near busier Lake Wenatchee just 30 minutes from the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. It includes two loft bedrooms, sleeping up to six, along with a full kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi. Some of its standout features include a wrap-around deck with a gas grill and picnic table and a hot tub nestled among the trees between the cabin and the lake. You’ll be just steps from the private dock and boathouse too.
If you want to enjoy a lakefront city escape it would be hard to find better than the Hammer Manor. Located right on Lake Washington, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the lake and the Cascade foothills from most rooms throughout the house. It has a large water-facing patio with BBQ grills for cooking out, a sunroom, and an outdoor fire pit. The master bedroom has a bath with a large soaking tub and a lake view along with a beautiful waterfront deck. You’ll have multiple Smart TVs with Netflix access, a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, washer/dryer and everything else you need for a luxurious stay.
The Storm King Retreat is located right on one of Washington’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. It includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six, along with two docks, an outdoor fire pit and a boathouse, while beach access and hiking are just steps away. Two kayaks, a paddleboat, two paddleboards, life jackets and floaties are all available for guest use. Inside you’ll have all the comforts of home, like a well-stocked kitchen, TV and washer/dryer, as well as a fireplace.
Located in the sunnier side of the state on Lake Chelan, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Chelan, this three-bedroom lakefront home is ideal for fun and relaxation. It has a waterfront patio and a dock where you can jump in for a swim, along with buoys for mooring boats, jet skis or an island float. You’ll have a well-appointed kitchen and a propane BBQ for making your own meals, as well as a vintage-inspired shaved ice machine, perfect for those hot summer days. Free Wi-Fi is included as well.
Perfectly situated just outside Olympic National Park and close to ocean beaches, this two-bedroom lakefront cabin accommodates up to six providing the perfect spot to relax, fish, boat or jet ski. It has a large deck, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and a living room with a gas fireplace, satellite TV and a video library.
Tucked among the trees on dazzling Emerald Lake, this two-bedroom vacation rental for up to six guests comes with a long list of amenities inside and out. You’ll have complimentary use of a canoe, three adult kayaks, a child’s kayak, pedal boat and a dock, with fishing and swimming right out your door. The kids and kids-at-heart will love the Pac Man arcade game, and you’ll also have fireplaces with some wood supplied, a cable HDTV, DVD and CD players, a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and BBQ grills.
Less than an hour from Seattle, this two-bedroom lakefront bungalow is private and secluded, ideal for a tranquil weekend or longer escape. Enjoy spectacular views of the lush emerald forest and the snow-dusted peaks of Mount Pilchuck soaring above. A fishing mecca for catching largemouth bass, cutthroat and rainbow trout, be sure to bring your fishing poles. Guests can also enjoy swimming from their own private dock and playing at the beach. It includes a well-equipped kitchen with a waffle maker, griddle and blender, along with TV and Wi-Fi.
This two-bedroom apartment overlooks Lake Roesiger and includes 100 feet of private lakefront. The highlights include a private dock, a fire pit for enjoying fires on the beach near the edge of the lake, and a hot tub. It also comes with rowboats and kayaks for getting out on the water, a BBQ and a long list of other amenities. You’ll have a well-stocked kitchen with pastries, fruit bowl, s’mores, oatmeal, eggs, cheeses, and snacks, along with a fireplace, Roku TV, an extensive DVD collection, Wi-Fi and much more.
Ideal for a large family, family reunion or friends’ getaway, this four-bedroom lakeside home accommodates up to 13, located right on Lake Cle Elum in the eastern slopes of the Cascades. The secluded property offers plenty of room for all with 3,689 square feet of living space and includes a large private wrap-around deck with sweeping views of the lake, along with access to swimming, canoeing and kayaking steps from your door. Some of the other highlights are a heated game room with air hockey and ping pong, multiple HD flat-screen TVs with Netflix and HBO and a private hot tub. It’s pet-friendly too, complete with a securely fenced area for your dogs.
Lakeside Cottage is a studio space for up to four, located on Lake Walker in Enumclaw, less than an hour from Seattle. Enjoy an escape from the city for recharging and rejuvenating, with 100 feet of waterfront and two acres of wooded forest. The 1959 cottage was recently renovated and includes a full kitchen, an oversized patio with a wood-burning fireplace, a BBQ grill and al fresco dining. A large fire pit sits right on the lakefront and you’ll even have use of a 5-person boat.
Located on Medical Lake, a serene, non-motorized lake ideal for swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking, this lakeside retreat is on the sunny side of the state close to Spokane, ideal for relaxation and outdoor activities, yet shopping, dining and more can easily be accessed downtown. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake and forest, along with glorious nightly sunsets that can be enjoyed while soaking in the hot tub. The guest suite includes one bedroom, sleeping up to four, a mini-kitchen, a living room and a private luxury bathroom with heated floors. You’ll have full access to a lower patio, dock and lake.
This four-bedroom lakefront property accommodates eight, located in a protected lagoon linked to Moses Lake, with a dock providing easy access to the water, a sandy beach and an ORV park. It has a private, fully fenced back yard with a covered patio that boasts an outdoor kitchen with granite countertops, a sink, propane and pellet BBQs, a fire pit, hot tub and loungers for sunbathing. Two paddle boards and two kayaks are available too. If you stay in the winter, with the lake freezing over you can enjoy ice skating and hockey – ice skates and hockey sticks in various sizes are available. A full kitchen and 65′ TV in the main living room are included too.
Another ideal option for a getaway close to the city, this lakefront cottage is located near Enumclaw in the South Cascade foothills and provides sweeping views of Mount Enumclaw and Lake Walker from nearly every window. Enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling with a kayak included, along with easy access to hiking trails and Mount Rainier National Park. It offers 50′ of private waterfront and a fire pit, with two bedrooms accommodating up to four guests. You’ll have a full kitchen and a wood-burning fireplace too.