12 Best Wisconsin Lake House Vacation Rentals

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While it may not be nicknamed the Land of 10,000 Lakes like its neighbor, Wisconsin offers plenty of beautiful lakes of its own. With a lake house rental here, you’ll be just steps from the water for all sorts of outdoor fun, from outstanding fishing and boating to swimming, floating, and more. These picks offer something for everyone whether you’re looking for a cozy romantic retreat or a luxurious space for a large family.

Family Home Near Castle Rock Lake & Wisconsin Dells – Mauston
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Stay here and be close to Castle Rock Lake and Wisconsin Dells

Family Home Near Castle Rock Lake & Wisconsin Dells – Mauston

Located at the southern end of Castle Rock Lake on seven wooded acres, this large beautiful home can accommodate 16 in four bedrooms and will put you close to all the attractions in Wisconsin Dells, while the beach at Castle Rock County Park is only a five-minute drive away. The property includes a large fire pit area with wood provided, horseshoe pits, and a large furnished deck with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a children’s picnic table. The interior spans more than 3,000 square feet with an open-concept kitchen and a great room with a wood burning fireplace on the main level. The lower level includes a living room with a TV and DVD player.

Lake Chippewa Log Home - Hunter
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Lake Chippewa Log Home

Lake Chippewa Log Home - Hunter

This log home on Lake Chippewa has it all, including a dock with power, a non-motorized fishing boat, and a canoe. If you want to head out in a pontoon boat, there’s one available for rent too. Enjoy a fire pit with wood supplied along with a deck with a gas grill for cookouts and an area for alfresco dining. Inside, the list of amenities is long, including a full kitchen with many unexpected appliances like a pizza oven and Keurig coffeemaker (coffee included), two fireplaces, one gas and the other wood-burning, high-speed internet, and 60″ TVs with DirecTV.

Retreat with Swimming & Fishing Near Wisconsin Dells – Mauston
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Dock at Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond

Retreat with Swimming & Fishing Near Wisconsin Dells – Mauston

This four-bedroom home is part of the Glacier Point development on Castle Rock Lake, overlooking a pond. It’s just a short drive from all the fun in Wisconsin Dells, but you’ll have plenty to do right here. Enjoy relaxing on the deck watching for the area wildlife like deer, turkeys, and owls, or swim in the pond that includes an Otter Island swim raft. At the end of the day, enjoy roasting marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit (wood supplied), as you’re serenaded by crickets and frogs. Inside, there’s a great room with a wall of windows that overlooks the water, an open concept kitchen and a rec room with a flat-screen HDTV that sits above a stone fireplace. A Sonos Wi-Fi 6 zone sound system is included too.

Lake Michigan Sand Beach & Wooded Privacy - Oostburg
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Lake Michigan Sand Beach & Wooded Privacy

Lake Michigan Sand Beach & Wooded Privacy - Oostburg

Located on Lake Michigan, this is a beach- and lake-front home, with spectacular views and a deck where you can relax to the sounds of the gentle waves that lap the shore. It includes a site for camp fires right on the sand too. Inside, there are two bedrooms, sleeping up to six, and your four-legged best friend is welcome too. With loads of windows, there are many spaces for enjoying a view of the water, including the dining area, and you’ll have a wood-burning stove, sun room and cove room, either of which are perfect for sipping your morning coffee overlooking the lake.

Lakefront Home, Minutes From Sister Bay – Rowleys Bay
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Lakefront Home, Minutes From Sister Bay

Lakefront Home, Minutes From Sister Bay – Rowleys Bay

Ideal for a large family or any group traveling together, this home overlooks Lake Michigan and can accommodate up to a dozen guests. Enjoy multiple decks with lake views and activities on the water like boating and kayaking. When you want a break from the outdoors, you’ll have flat-screen TVS with a Blu-Ray/DVD player, Hulu Live TV, access to Netflix and more. The hosts have provided a selection of movies, books, and family games too. Of course, you’ll have all the essentials too, like a full kitchen and even a washer/dryer.

Kodiak on Long Lake - Comstock
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Kodiak on Long Lake

Kodiak on Long Lake - Comstock

This Scandinavian-inspired cabin was recently built and offers large windows for plenty of natural light while bringing the outdoors in. It sits right on Long Lake, with the views complementing the beauty of the structure itself. It sits at the end of the road on a private lot, providing a secluded feel along with a gorgeous view of colorful sunsets. There’s plenty of wildlife to watch too, including eagles, loons, tundra swans, beavers, and deer.

Lake Michigan Beach Home - Oostburg
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Lake Michigan Beach Home by Frank Lloyd Wright pro

Lake Michigan Beach Home - Oostburg

This beach home sits on Lake Michigan, nestled in mature white pine trees and cedar trees, with nature in every direction. Guests enjoy complimentary use of a row boat and canoe, life jackets and other floating devices for fun out on the water. There’s a screened-in porch for relaxing or dining, a large deck with a grill for cookouts, and a fire pit with wood supplied. It also includes an eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room, and a den with a see-thru fireplace, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.

Luxurious Waterfront Log Cabin - Fremont
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Luxurious Waterfront Log Cabin

Luxurious Waterfront Log Cabin - Fremont

This traditional cabin is the kind we often envision as that idyllic place immersed among nature, with a lake just steps away. The Wolf River Log Cabin sleeps up to nine and includes a large back deck that overlooks the Partridge Lake Channel Front. Look forward to lake activities like swimming, fishing, water skiing, and boating, with a public beach nearby. There are multiple outfitters for boat and other watercraft rentals, waterfront bars and restaurants, and even an on-call massage therapist who can melt every last inch of stress away without having to leave the cabin. You can also relax in the living room with large windows that showcase the views, or head outside and go fishing — this is considered the white bass capital, although it’s also possible to catch walleye, northern pike, catfish, bluegill, and more.

Charming and Cozy Cottage on Lake Sinissippi - Hustisford
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Charming and Cozy Cottage

Charming and Cozy Cottage on Lake Sinissippi - Hustisford

“Pine Shore Retreat” is just steps from Sinissippi Lake, located on the east side for awe-inspiring sunset views while also being swimmable for summer fun. A cozy one bedroom for four, it includes a high-end kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, and Wi-Fi. You’ll even have two complimentary paddleboards and two kayaks, while the pier offers a great place to soak up the sun while watching pelicans dive down for fish and bald eagles soaring overhead. You’ll have a fire pit for gathering under the stars too.

Croquet Cabin Year-Round Romantic Escape - Arbor Vitae
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The Croquet Cabin

Croquet Cabin Year-Round Romantic Escape - Arbor Vitae

This romantic stone cottage/cabin sits on a two-acre property along the shores of Lower Gresham Lake. Enchanting day and night, after dark it’s illuminated with more than 75 vintage Coleman lanterns. At the edge of the lake you can sit around the fire pit and enjoy the warmth of the flames while watching the sun go down, or relax on the pier, sipping your morning coffee or evening cocktail. There’s a patio for grilling, surrounded by the the forest and flowers, along with all the necessities inside, including a full kitchen, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.

5-Star Sprawling Rock River Lakefront Home – Edgerton
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Interior of Five-Star Acre+ Sprawling Rock River Lakefront Home

5-Star Sprawling Rock River Lakefront Home – Edgerton

This massive lake house sleeps up to 20 guests in seven bedrooms, ideal for that family reunion or any big group stay. A Rock River home, it sits on a private acre of manicured land that includes a fort and large swing set for the kids, a fire pit and seating area. The private pier and water are just 75 feet away, while just about every water activity can be enjoyed, from swimming and fishing to water skiing. Pontoon rentals are available in nearby Pewaukee (with deliveries available). Inside, you’ll have a spacious open concept kitchen with two coffeemakers, a family room with a stone fireplace, and a rec room with Ping Pong, air hockey, and more.

Beauty & Serenity on the Lake at Bark Point Perch - Herbster
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Beauty and Serenity on the Lake

Beauty & Serenity on the Lake at Bark Point Perch - Herbster

Enjoy the rustic, laid-back feel of this two-bedroom cabin for four along the south shore of Lake Superior. It was made to “put your feet up and relax,” with no pretentiousness here, yet it includes everything you need for a lake retreat, with a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy gas fireplace, and Wi-Fi. You won’t have to leave for furry best friend at home either as it’s pet-friendly.

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