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If you’re planning to visit Vermont and happen to love the waters and the outdoors, be sure to check out some of the state’s stunning lakes.
Vermont has around 800 lakes and many of them offer great opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, or simply enjoying the stunning scenery.
And what’s more, if you’re looking to stay close to these activities or just spend some peaceful time by the lake, there are plenty of rentals by the lake available for you to choose from.
You can check out our list of lakefront rentals Vermont for spacious accommodations that feature modern amenities and breathtaking outdoor scenery.
Additionally, many of the lake house rentals listed below include beautiful lakefront views and entertaining activities- so you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay for your needs.
And while you’re in the area, you can visit other dreamy places in Vermont and find plenty of things to do.
Lake Willoughby Cabins
Lake Willoughby is a lovely lake in Orleans County, Vermont, located in the town of Westmore.
The lake is encircled by the scenic Willoughby State Forest and provides visitors with plenty of recreational opportunities, including swimming, hiking, and fishing.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are several cottage rental services located in the Lake Willoughby area.
Willoughby Lake House
The Willoughby Lake House (Barton) is a 1426 sq ft three-bedroom lake house that sleeps six people.
Rooms come with a queen bed, a full bed, or two twin beds.
The property has a balcony, a patio overlooking the lake, a full kitchen, air conditioning, a TV, and one bathroom.
You can access the lake from the private dock in the backyard or venture off the property to kayak, canoe, hike, bike, or hang at the beach.
Mountain Lake Cottages
The Mountain Lake Cottages (52 Old 5A Road, Westmore) are another option for Vermont lakefront vacation rentals at Lake Willoughby.
They rent out two-bedroom chalets on the lake with a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
The cottages either have one queen bed in each room or a queen bed in one room and two twin beds in the other, and some have a sofa bed in the living room.
Each cottage has a porch overlooking the lake and plenty of yard space for activities.
Cabin Rental in Vermont’s Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain is Vermont’s largest lake and one of the largest lakes in the US.
You can find the town of Burlington lying on the eastern side of the lake which offers plenty of things to do- from dining and shopping to enjoying the lake’s many scenic views.
There are a number of things to do around the lake including swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking, amongst other things.
Enjoy what the lake has to offer by staying at one of the waterfront cabin rentals listed below.
Lake Champlain also features in our guide to fall in the Adirondacks.
North End Nook
The first of many Vermont waterfront vacation rentals on Lake Champlain is the North End Nook (North Hero).
This 700 sq ft apartment-style lodging has one bedroom with a queen bed and a sofa bed, and also comes with a kitchen, a coffee maker, and a TV.
The property is located right on the lake so you can enjoy some nice scenery and easily access water-based activities like swimming or fishing.
There is a boat launch located less than a quarter mile as well as sites like the North Hero State Park.
Waterfront Lake Champlain Home with Hot Tub and Sauna!
The 3500 sq ft Waterfront Lake Champlain Home (Melville Landing) is an ideal option for those wanting a bit of space.
This home is big enough for 11 people as it comes with four bedrooms and three bathrooms- plus, there’s a kitchen, an outdoor hot tub, a sauna, and a TV.
There is a large deck overlooking the lake, to which you have direct access, and Georgia Beach is two and a half miles away.
Pearl Bay Holiday
The Pearl Bay Holiday (Grand Isle) is another one of the Vermont lake house rentals on Lake Champlain.
This 895 sq ft home has two bedrooms, one of which has a queen bed and the other has a full-size bed and two twins- and can sleep six people.
The backyard has beach chairs and a dock where you can fish or access the lake.
You are also just nine miles from Plattsburgh and eighteen from Burlington.
Stunning South Hero Home on Lake Champlain with Views
One of the largest Vermont cabins for rent on a lake is the Stunning South Hero Home (South Hero), which measures 5500 sq ft.
This home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as a kitchen, a TV, and a spa bath- and can fit up to ten people.
As the property is located right on the lake, you are close to activities like swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and water skiing.
Or, you can also head off the property to Burlington or one of the many hiking trails.
Causeway Cottage on Lake Champlain Cabin
The next of the great Vermont lakeside rentals is the smaller 1215 sq ft Causeway Cottage (Colchester).
There are three bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with a queen, and one with a twin at this property- and comes with a kitchen and a dining area.
Besides the lake located near the property, you are by North Beach Park, many shopping centers, Ethan Allen Park, and Perkins Pier.
Check out our guide things to do in Burlington if you plan to visit the city.
The Bayside Paradise (Colchester) rental is a 1755 sq ft home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
One bedroom has a full bed, one has a king bed, and one has six twin beds and a sofa bed.
You also have air conditioning, a garden, a fireplace, a full kitchen and dining area, a ping pong table, and a patio from which you can see the lake.
There is a boat launch less than a mile away, a tavern, and areas for cycling.
2 Bed 2 Bath Vacation Home in Charlotte
The 2 Bed 2 Bath Vacation Home (Charlotte) is one of the cabins for rent in Vermont on a lake with views of the mountains.
One bedroom has a full bed, one has two twin beds, and there is a sofa bed in the living room.
You have lake access directly from the property and are only a short drive from South Burlington, Shelburne Farms, and Mount Philo State Park.
Cabin Rentals on Lake Bomoseen, VT
Lake Bomoseen is located in the western part of Vermont near the New York border and offers plenty of water activities like water fishing, skiing, swimming, and boating.
You can also just relax on the shore and take in the stunning scenery around the lake or explore plenty of hiking trails like in Bomoseen State Park.
If you wish to stay around the lake to enjoy these activities, read on to find some cabin rentals available- with most of them located just a few steps away from the waters.
The first of the Vermont cabin rentals on Lake Bomoseen is Blues Views (Castleton).
This 2400 sq ft home has a queen bed, a full kitchen, and plenty of indoor and outdoor living space.
You can access the lake from the house, and you can find areas for boating, fishing, and hiking nearby.
Cozy on Lake Bomoseen
Another one of the vacation rentals in Vermont on Lake Bomoseen is the Cozy on Lake Bomoseen rental (Castleton).
The 1012 sq ft home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a queen bed, a king bed, and two twin beds.
There’s also air conditioning, a grill, a picnic table, a private dock, a deck, a kayak, and a canoe for you to use.
Hocus Pocus Lake House
One of the lakeside cabins in Vermont is the 1552 sq ft four-bedroom Hocus Pocus Lake House (Castleton)- with one of the rooms having three twin beds, and the others all have queen beds.
The property has a playground, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a cable TV, a garden, a deck with a stove, an indoor fireplace, and a popcorn maker.
460 Villella Road Home
The final one of the lakefront rentals in Vermont on Lake Bomoseen is the home at 460 Villula Road (Castleton).
This large 2689 sq ft home sleeps twelve people in five bedrooms with four queen beds, a king bed, two twin beds, and a futon.
There is a private dock that accommodates two boats, and it is also a good spot to swim.
The house has a screened-in porch, a deck, and a patio where you can admire the water from.
And, you are right by the area where you can ice fish during winter, ATV, and swim.
Bluebell Lake Retreat
The Bluebell Lake Retreat (Castleton) is a 2400 sq ft house with a private pond, a dock, a fire pit, tree swings, a deck with furniture, and a full kitchen.
There are two bathrooms and four bedrooms, two with a queen bed, one with three twin beds, and one with a twin bed and a full bed, as well as a sofa bed in the living room.
Other than enjoying the lake, you can find hiking trails nearby.
Castleton Cabin with Fire Pit and Water Access!
The Castleton Cabin (Castleton) is a 2500 sq ft four-bedroom house with direct access to the water and a large furnished deck with a fire pit.
Two bedrooms have a queen bed, one has two queen beds, and one has a king bed.
Bomoseen State Park, boat rentals, a fuel dock, and Crystal Beach are less than five miles away.
Cabin Rentals on Lake St. Catherine, VT
Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont is known for its clean waters and scenic shoreline.
This makes it a great place to spend a few days enjoying activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, boating, and swimming.
If you’re planning a trip around Lake Catherine, check out the following cabin rentals in Vermont located near the lake with most of them offering stunning waterfront views.
You may also like our guide to the best hikes in Southern Vermont.
485 Cones Point Rd, Cottage #3
The 485 Cones Point Rd, Cottage #3 (Castleton) home is a southern Vermont lakefront rental with two bedrooms and one bath for six people.
One room has a queen bed, one has two twin beds, and there is a sofa bed in the living room.
The cottage is 1122 sq ft and has a TV, a full kitchen and dining area, and a large yard with a dock, which you share with two other cabins.
One of the other two cottages on the same land as the one above is the Hydrangea Cottage (Castleton).
It is also 1122 sq ft but has three bedrooms for six people, and there is one bathroom, a kitchen and dining area, and free Wi-Fi.
You have access to the yard, the dock, and a swim area.
And the best part is that it is one of the pet friendly lakefront rentals in Vermont, as it allows dogs for an additional fee.
The Red Grill (Castleton) is another option for Vermont waterfront rentals on Lake Saint Catherine.
The property measures 1122 sq ft and has two bedrooms which can sleep six people in total.
You can rent one, two, or three of the cabins, and you have access to the same outdoor space and dock as the other cabins.
Nearby the homes is a mini golf course and access to the lake directly from the property.
Stunning Vermont Cabin with Private Lake Access
The final one of the lake houses in Vermont for rent is the Stunning Vermont Cabin (Poultney) which has private access to Lake St. Catherine.
Inside the cabin is a fireplace, a tub with jets, and a sunroom, and outside you have a dock for fishing, a kayak, a rowboat, a fire pit, a grill, and a large yard.
The 4543 sq ft house has five air-conditioned rooms and sleeps eight people.
You are five miles or less from the country club, Lake St. Catherine State Park, the Endless Brook Trailhead, and plenty of restaurants.
If you are to visit some of Vermont’s lovely lakes, we hope you’ll find our list of lakefront rentals useful.
Feel free to share in the comments your experiences staying at one of the properties we mentioned.
Want to know other things to do in Vermont? Check our guides below.