25 Serene Lakeside Homes You Can Rent On Airbnb

There's something that feels so good about getting out of town — and if you're headed to a retreat in a treehouse, shipping container, or houseboat, we can bet that it's going to be a great and relaxing time! Now we are on the hunt for the best lake houses that provide a comfortable getaway with lakeside views, of course.

According to Lake Homes Realty, there are benefits to owning a home on a lake, such as building equity or having a place for your children and grandchildren to make memories; however, that also comes with costs from mortgage payments to taxes. To that end, the real estate firm also offers a slew of perks to renting a lake house. Some benefits include not having to shell out money to furnish it or more flexibility if you add another child (or pet!) to your family; you can rent two or three-bedroom rentals depending on your needs. Per Nerd Wallet, renting on Airbnb has its benefits since homeowners are vetted, so you know you are getting what you see on the listing. With all of this in mind, here are 25 spectacular lake house rentals across the United States.

1. Silver Moon Retreat in Nashville, Indiana

If you're looking for a cabin to really wow you with its own private lake, no need to continue your search. This Silver Moon Retreat is situated on a small lake, ideal for fishing, swimming, or enjoying those Adirondack chairs for two on the deck that overlooks the lake — with a cocktail, of course.

2. Hudson Valley Bali House Retreat

A quiet oasis and otherworldly beauty are just a few ways guests have described the Hudson Valley Bali House Retreat, which sits on 7.5 acres. The Airbnb is around 80 miles from Manhattan and comprises a traditional Balinese design with four distinct sections connected by uncovered hallways.

3. Agua Norte Cabin on Lake Superior in Minnesota

Make your way to Grand Marais, Minnesota, and stay at the impressive Agua Norte Cabin that just so happens to have stunning views of Lake Superior. The Airbnb features sustainable white pine timbers, a gorgeous cathedral ceiling, and huge windows providing breathtaking lake views.

4. Secret Island Beach Cabin in Lakebay, Washington

Lakebay, Washington, is home to Secret Island Beach Cabin on its own private island, just south of Puget Sound!

5. Swan Lake New York lake house

The Catskills are calling! This two-bedroom modern lake house with lake views is the perfect escape from NYC at just a two-hour drive. The Airbnb can accommodate up to six guests and has kayaks for pure enjoyment no matter when you go out on the water.

6. Lakefront Orlando studio apartment with pool

Named "2018 Number One Wish-Listed Property in Orlando and Orange County, Florida on Airbnb," this one-bedroom studio apartment has its own entrance and can host two guests to take in those lake and pool views found on the lower level of the host's home.

7. Tahoe City, California retreat

This lakeside retreat in Tahoe City, California is exceptional. It boasts enough room for eight guests with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. This Airbnb has all of the essentials you would want in a cabin, from wood paneling to a massive stone fireplace, but it's those lake views that get us every time.

8. Elegant cabin on Horsehead Lake

This Airbnb is a beautiful and modern cabin in Clarksville, Arkansas, ideally situated amongst the trees with views of Horsehead Lake, which should be enjoyed from the glass rail balcony.

9. The Lake Shore House on Lake Michigan

Drink in the stunning views of Lake Michigan in this cheery lakeside retreat on Airbnb. This dog-friendly rental also has amenities like patio furniture and a fire pit during high season.

10. The Bluegill cabin at Bluegill Lake Cabins in Eustace, Texas

This Bluegill cabin is just one of four cabins on the 22-acre property in Eustace, Texas. While we love how the Airbnb is right on the water, we can also appreciate the hot tub and fire pits to enjoy.

11. Lake Livingston retreat

If you're looking for candy-colored sunsets right on the lake, then you must pay a visit to this two-bathroom, two-bedroom Lake Livingston getaway in Point Blank, Texas.

12. The Enchanted Cottage at Easy Manor

The Enchanted Cottage at Easy Manor seriously looks like a fairytale cottage in the 10-acre woods. Hansel and Gretel, are you there? In all seriousness, this Airbnb in Colorado Springs is isolated, yet only miles from civilization and grocery stores. The small lake is only 150 feet away through the forest.

13. Crystal Bay Manor on Lake Tahoe

Looking for a large, lakeside home that has it all? Crystal Bay Manor on Lake Tahoe has five bedrooms, stunning lakeside panoramas, and elegant furnishings. Bring the whole family!

14. Big Bear Lake cabin

This two-bedroom cabin has impressive views of Big Bear Lake. Located in Fawnskin, California, the Airbnb features a comfortable living room, an oversized deck with a grill, and a hot tub.

15. Lakeview cabin in Avinger, Texas

Venture to East Texas for these incredible views of the pine trees and lake in a two-bedroom cabin for a truly relaxing weekend.

16. Cabin with massive deck overlooking the lake in Burkeville, Texas

This gorgeous cabin Burkeville, Texas, has an incredibly massive deck — which is where we would be spending all of our time.

17. Mountain and lake view in Oklahoma

See the mountains and lake at this Eagles Nest cabin in the Kiamichi Mountains in southeast Oklahoma.

18. Cute cottage on Lake Paradise in Mattoon, Illinois

This cute red cabin on Lake Paradise in Mattoon, Illinois, is adorable and just a little over three and a half hours from Chicago. Whether you want to canoe or kayak, go fishing, or swim, there's a water sport for everyone to enjoy.

19. Stay on a private lake

If you have always wanted to stay on a private lake, you must check out This 1,000-square-foot lakeside abode in Montgomery, Texas that can host up to five people. We're just imagining those sunrises and watching the fog roll off the lake.

20. White Oak Point cabin in North Carolina

Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to a beautiful waterfront cabin dubbed White Oak Point. Take in the beauty of the lake, natural surroundings, and log cabin from the fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. As far as activities, you can spend your days kayaking or renting a pontoon boat.

21. Rustic lakeside cabin in New Hampshire

The 1,585-square foot Cottage at Long Pond in New Hampshire features rustic décor with all of the modern amenities one would expect to have at a dream lake house property. It's those incredible lake views that have us smitten, though, on .75 acres of property.

22. Flathead Lake Retreat in Lakeside, Montana

Escape to the great state of Montana and stay in this gorgeous rustic retreat on Flathead Lake. This family-friendly Airbnb also has a hot tub to soak in and a firepit for chilly nights. Since the lake is fed by snow that melts each season, water levels can vary.

23. Cabin with two private lakes

Situated in the Shenandoah Valley mountains in Front Royal, Virginia, you'll experience not just one lake but two at Sweet Pea Cottage! While there's plenty to do at the cottage, it's also close to town for exploring the incredible food scene at the nearby restaurants.

24. Three Pines Lake House on Cossayuna Lake in Argyle, New York

Venture to Argyle, New York, for a relaxing setting at Three Pines Lake House. Located on Cossayuna Lake, you'll take in beautiful views any time of year.

25. Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

You'll be hard-pressed to find a view that is more beautiful of the Smoky Mountain National Park and Chilhowee Lake. The cabin sits on 12 acres and has us fully relaxed just by looking at the photos of the two-bedroom retreat.