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The 5 Top Holiday Homes to Rent near a Lake

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A view of Lake Como from high up on the nearby mountains, Como, Italy

When we say we’ve found the perfect holiday home for you, we mean it. No trip is complete without accommodation that suits your every need, and that’s where Plum Guide comes in. We’ve done the hard work for you by searching far and wide to build our collection of the world’s most remarkable places to stay. So take a look at this guide to the finest homes near a lake in our collection to ensure quality you can trust.

The greatest homes near a lake

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes near a lake in our collection. Your high standards are guaranteed to be met by the quality and character that these homes have to offer.

Lake Of Poets, Verona, Italy

A view of Lake Garda from Lake Of Poets, Plum Guide home in Verona, Italy

A view of Lake Garda from Lake Of Poets, Plum Guide home in Verona, Italy

Click to book Lake Of Poets now: from £688 per night A 21-acre private estate perched on a cliff in the mountains, with olive groves and views of Lake Garda, Lake Of Poets makes a good first impression. The focus here is on relaxing and recharging with the family or a group of friends on Italy's largest and most glorious lake. Pass mornings watching the sunset with a cappuccino before dipping into the natural waters of the private swimming pond. The nearest local village is Castelletto di Brenzone and is accessed by taking an ancient Roman path. If you’re the active type, you’ll be pleased to find water sports at the port and a local pizzeria to refuel after. Back at the villa, have a chef prepare a seasonal meal from the market in town. We loved the eco-garden of exotic plants, tended to by the villa’s owner, and overall sustainable edge of the house, which supports the local produce community and is committed to green energy. You are sure to feel at one with nature and all the finer things of organic Italian living at this stay. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Lake Days, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of Donner Lake from Lake Days, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of Donner Lake from Lake Days, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

Click to book Lake Days now: from £737 per night Overlooking beautiful Donner Lake, which sits on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, guests will find a home that will perfectly suit a small family. The first bedroom has a king-size bed, while bedroom two is made up of a queen-size bunk bed. More importantly, guests have easy access to the lake so make sure to pack your swimsuits and any floating devices. Wander around the edge of the lake and you'll come across charming cafes, restaurants and shops. We would, however, still recommend having a car in order to explore all this area has to offer. Sleeps up to 7 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Lakewatch Sanctuary, Cumbria, UK

A view of Lake Windermere from Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

A view of Lake Windermere from Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Lakewatch Sanctuary now: from £231.27 per night We guarantee you'll fall in love with the picture-perfect lake views from the moment you walk through the door. This peaceful spot by Lake Windemere is ideal for a romantic getaway full of sunny breakfasts on the terrace and afternoon strolls beside the water. It's a studio apartment so come ready to snuggle up and feel all warm. While the home keeps things cosy with its grey neutral tones and comfy furnishings, it's a bright and airy space too, with high ceilings and tall glass windows allowing plenty of natural light into the living space. You'll find all the luxurious mod-cons here also, like the contemporary walk-in rainfall shower and wet room – it's a dreamy start to the day if you ask us. You can impress your better half with culinary inventions rustled up in the sleek modern kitchen or, if cooking isn't on the menu, the renowned Storrs Hall Hotel is just moments away and offers a refined dining experience. For a little more action, drive five minutes and reach Bowness-on-Windermere, a sprawling tourist town from where you can plan sailing trips or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town’s delightful lakeside setting. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Stargazer, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of Lake Tahoe from Stargazer, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of Lake Tahoe from Stargazer, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

Click to book Stargazer now: from £443 per night Right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, you're surrounded by stunning views of the water, mountains, and forest in every direction. The wrap-around deck on the upper floor means you don't miss a single inch of that spectacular view. The whitewashed wood-panelled walls and the huge windows fill the home with light, while the reclaimed wood furniture adds a hint of the forest. The lounge and dining spaces are stylish and comfortable in equal measure. Spend days at home playing shuffleboard, table football, or pool in the games room. For a breath of fresh air, you're spoiled for nearby activities – paddleboard the nearby north shore, sample the latest batch of beer at Fiftyfifty Brewing Co, hit the slopes or bike the trails at Northstar Tahoe (both twenty minutes' drive), kayak in unspoiled Emerald Bay (a forty-minute drive), and ride horses at Camp Richardson Corral (fifty minutes away). After all that action, we highly recommend you finish your days with a sunset soak in the private hot tub and watch the lake reflect the pink and orange of the sky. Sleeps up to 12 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Lake Echo, Como, Italy

A view of Lake Como from Lake Echo, Plum Guide home in Como, Italy

A view of Lake Como from Lake Echo, Plum Guide home in Como, Italy

Click to book Lake Echo now: from £131 per night With a magical setting overlooking Lake Como – this stylish home stole our hearts. Mix up a smoothie in the blender or juice some oranges in the kitchen designed by Veneta Cucine, then enjoy breakfast on the balcony. The terrace looks directly out onto the lake, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world – we love it here. You can see right over to Bellagio from outdoors, as well as from the windows indoors. Inside there's a distinct Scandi vibe – this is a perfect retreat for a couple. The suspended bed underneath an angel's wing is a particular feature. If you can tear yourself away from the glorious vistas of the balcony – then step right across the road and take a stroll along the shoreline. Or hop on the ferry (a two-minute walk) to Bellagio, with its cobbled lanes, elegant buildings and 18th-century Villa Serbelloni Park. Sleeps up to 3 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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