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The 5 Top Holiday Homes to Rent near a Lake in the US

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View of a large lake surrounded by pine trees from above in Lake Tahoe, USA

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 US collection to ensure quality you can trust.

The greatest homes near a lake in the US

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

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 Living, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Lake Living, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Lake Living, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

Click to book Lake Living now: from £922 per night This spectacular home, which boasts its own dock, lies on the banks of Lake Tahoe. Its upper deck is the perfect spot for drinks overlooking the water, thanks to its sweeping views of the lake below. On cooler evenings, fire up the wood-burning firebox to keep you warm. Dining al fresco here is a real treat, either on the upper deck or directly above the water on your personal dock. Spend days kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding on the lake, and make the most of the boating closet, which lies on the water and contains a refrigerator and ice chests, meaning you can fuel up on food and drinks without having to leave the water. On the way back up to the lakeside house, why not warm up with a dip in the Jacuzzi? Back in the home itself, you’ll find a richly decorated interior, with unique furniture and artworks creating a stylish yet individual space. Head up to the loft overlooking the main hall and play a game of pool, or admire the collection of antiques. Exposed wooden beams, huge windows, and wooden floors add to the homely vibe, so put your feet up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire and relax into the cosy surroundings. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Lake Days, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Lake Days, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby 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

Juniper Berry, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Juniper Berry, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Juniper Berry, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

Click to book Juniper Berry now: from £317 per night This mountainside retreat captures the ethereal beauty of Lake Tahoe with its unfettered panoramic views and proximity to the shore. Look out across the sparkling water from the romantic swing seat on the upper patio, or watch the sunset over the treetops from among the bubbles of the hot tub. The home’s exposed stonework and numerous open fires add a rugged touch, while the smooth, wood walls add a dose of modernity. The master bedroom, with king-size bed and striking granite bathroom, leads out to the balcony so you can awake to the sounds of the forest. An office space allows you to keep in touch with the world between ski runs at Northstar Diamond Peak or paddleboarding on the lake. With two kitchens, there's everything you need to cook up a group meal and the cool, contemporary dining area will make for unforgettable feasts, surrounded by the splendour of this inimitable destination. Sleeps up to 12 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Nineteenth Hole, Florida, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Nineteenth Hole, Plum Guide home in Florida, USA

A view of the nearby lake from Nineteenth Hole, Plum Guide home in Florida, USA

Click to book Nineteenth Hole now: from £174 per night

Golf lovers rejoice. This comfortable, stylish home couldn't get much closer to Crystal Lake and its peaceful golf course. A sophisticated and immaculate single-storey home, it's been carefully laid out to offer the best views of the water. Inside, we love the crisp decor with its monotone and metallic colour palette, and the spacious living area with zones for seating, watching TV and eating. There's a professional office area so working from home will be a breeze and a modern kitchen, equipped with everything you'd expect in your own home. And the master suite, with its black and white theme, topped off with a huge headboard and a marble floor, would be our pick of the bedrooms. By day you can explore the local beaches or drive into Boca Raton in just twenty minutes. There's plenty to do nearby, with water sports, horse riding and tennis courts within easy reach, along with cinemas and restaurants. And after a round of golf, light the grill and cook outdoors on the terrace, surrounded by landscaped grounds. Finish your day with a soak in the Jacuzzi corner bath.

Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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