Last Updated November 16, 2020 11/16/2020

Top 13 Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Idaho

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Idaho is brimming with rushing rivers full of salmon and trout, expansive lakes perfect for an early morning kayaking trip, and sparkling ponds that can pop up just about anywhere. The waterfront game in this state is spot on. Whether you are coming to dive into the impressive outdoor recreation in Idaho or just to take in the view, there are more rentals than we can count. Keep reading to discover incredibly scenic properties that sit right on the water.

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Beautiful Vacation Cottage - Deary Beautiful Vacation Cottage
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Beautiful Vacation Cottage

Beautiful Vacation Cottage - Deary

Located 30 minutes from the quaint college town of Moscow, this classic home is both cozy and fresh. We love the modern cottage design that flows through the kitchen, living space and bedrooms. The home mirrors off of the water in front of it, making for a beautiful scene whether it be spring, summer, winter or fall.

CDA Houseboat - Coeur d’Alene CDA houseboat
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CDA houseboat

CDA Houseboat - Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene is known for its stunning lake and outdoor adventures. And here, you’re not just going to stay near the water, you’re staying on the water. The vintage houseboat has been kept up-to-date and provides ample space for six guests. The kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping areas are just a few of the amenities that this place offers.

Gypsy Wagon/Tiny House on the River - Salmon Gypsy Wagon/Tiny House on the River
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Gypsy Wagon/Tiny House on the River

Gypsy Wagon/Tiny House on the River - Salmon

Each gypsy wagon at this bed and breakfast is uniquely decorated with a modern bohemian charm. Sitting right on the river, guests can wake up in the cozy tiny home, and walk just steps to the edge of the water. In addition to the out-of-the-box appeal, the daily breakfast is phenomenal. We are talking breakfast burritos!

Spacious Lakefront Home With Private Docks - Donnelly Spacious lakefront home w/private docks
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Spacious lakefront home w/private docks

Spacious Lakefront Home With Private Docks - Donnelly

This lavish home on the shores of Cascades Lake is worth every penny, and it can sleep enough people to be divided financially amongst a few families. Enjoy your own beach, and a luxurious sauna! Aside from the fun on the water, guests can enjoy a putting green, and a gourmet kitchen, along with extravagant decor inside.

Private Waterfront House - Coeur d'Alene Safe private waterfront
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Safe private waterfront

Private Waterfront House - Coeur d'Alene

We take you back to Coeur d’Alene, to another home that is basically hovering over the water. Being so close to the lake, guests can cast a line right off the deck. Geese will swim up as well, so the kids can enjoy feeding them. Inside is stunning, with glossy wood floors, fireplaces, and an overall elegant aesthetic.

Cozy Little Cabin - Bayview Cozy Little Cabin
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Cozy Little Cabin

Cozy Little Cabin - Bayview

Located on one of Idaho’s most crystal blue lakes, you’ll find a rustic yet polish cabin. However, the hosts urge guests to consider hefty vehicles to make their way to the ultra remote location in the woods. A wealth of outdoor recreation is available to you, whether choosing to kayak, fish, or splash in the pristine water.

Creekfront Luxury, Walk to Main Street and Skiing - Ketchum Creekfront Luxury - Walk to Main Street and Skiing
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Creekfront Luxury - Walk to Main Street and Skiing

Creekfront Luxury, Walk to Main Street and Skiing - Ketchum

Experience the feel of both luxury and mountain living. This condominium combines the two, with refined touches, and more naturalistic finishes. The stone fireplace, granite countertops in the kitchen, and wood trim all come together beautifully. The outdoor deck is equipped for endless nights looking outward toward the river.

Cabin on the Lake - Sagle The (Social Distancing) Cabin on the Lake
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The (Social Distancing) Cabin on the Lake

Cabin on the Lake - Sagle

It may be small, but it has all you’ll ever need to enjoy the breathtaking waters of Idaho. One snug bed and a couch reside in the wee wooden dwelling. And on-site, there’s also a composting toilet, but no running shower or water. The simplicity is further reflected by the lone ukulele that sits in the corner, welcoming you to give it a try.

Riverview Cabins - White Bird Riverview Cabins #3
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Riverview Cabins #3

Riverview Cabins - White Bird

This brand new gorgeous cabin sits right on the banks of the Salmon River! The hosts have kept with a log cabin theme, yet it is all so clean and crisp. Walk down to the river to experience amazing fishing, or try something different and take a jet boat tour. But most importantly, enjoy those views from the deck.

Waterfront Family Home With Large Yard - Laclede Waterfront family home w/ a large yard
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Waterfront family home w/ a large yard

Waterfront Family Home With Large Yard - Laclede

A boat slip is ready to accommodate you and your vessel while staying in a traditional yet welcoming home right on the river within Sandpoint. Not only is the rental waterfront, with amazing access to paddle boarding and fishing opportunities, but folks can also take their boat to nearby waterfront restaurants! As you can tell, it really is all about being right at the water’s edge at this location.

Dog-Friendly, Waterfront Cabin with Deep Water Frontage Dog-friendly, waterfront cabin w/deep water frontage
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Dog-friendly, waterfront cabin w/deep water frontage

Dog-Friendly, Waterfront Cabin with Deep Water Frontage

The showstopping aspect of this home is the enormous deck and stretching dock that guests can lounge upon during their stay. However, the interior of the home is awesome as well. Plenty of bunking space and a traditional homey feel defines this Airbnb. Up to eight people can have the ultimate retreat.

The Roost at Hayden Lake - Hayden The Roost at Hayden Lake
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The Roost at Hayden Lake

The Roost at Hayden Lake - Hayden

Find the perfect waterfront getaway at this small but lovely guest house. Inside is a modern kitchen with glistening subway tile, a wood-burning stove, and overall contemporary beauty. The hosts are a ton of fun and are happy to interact. Or you can just enjoy your own outdoor geared escape from the world. The TV doesn’t work great here, and we kind of think that’s pretty great.

Lake House with Beautiful Beach - Donnelly Donnelly Lake House with Beautiful Beach
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Donnelly Lake House with Beautiful Beach

Lake House with Beautiful Beach - Donnelly

Optimal for a family of around seven people, you’ll feel like you’re in a brand new traditional home, while you’re actually in a lakefront property. The space is pristine as surroundings outside. We like the fact that the hosts use organic sheets and cleaning supplies.

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