Where to stay around Lake Wales?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 595 holiday lettings near Lake Wales. From 290 villas to 239 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Wales is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake Wales?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Wales:

  • Calabay Parc: 541 holiday homes
  • Cumbrian Lakes: 257 holiday homes
  • Southern Dunes: 412 holiday homes
  • West Haven: 2,918 holiday homes
  • Watersong: 744 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lake Wales?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lake Wales. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lake Kissimmee State Park: 1,253 holiday lettings
  • Bok Tower Gardens: 1,947 holiday lettings
  • Eagle Ridge Mall: 2,354 holiday lettings
  • ChampionsGate Golf Club: 35,023 holiday lettings
  • Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club: 32,847 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Wales listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Lake Wales?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 290 villas in Lake Wales. Our other popular types of Lake Wales holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 239 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Wales?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 482 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Wales. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Lake Wales your home away from home

    When people think of Florida, they generally think of the beach and the Everglades. Holiday villas in Lake Wales, however, introduce guests to all sides of Florida; quite literally. Equidistant from both coasts, Lake Wales holiday rentals are supremely positioned to exploit the facilities of nearby Orlando, yet get away from it all in the quiet natural surroundings of the Everglades. All holiday accommodation in Lake Wales comes fully air-conditioned to beat the heat, and with every modern convenience to remove hassle from the holiday. Many rentals in Lake Wales have access to a pool and BBQ area.

    Things to do

    -Beaches: With both the west coast and east coast to choose from, visitors can ply the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico for fish one day, and dare the rolling breakers of the Atlantic coast the next. Both are only an hour's drive away, so the best of both beach worlds are separated from Lake Wales holiday accommodation by a commute most Americans don't think twice about driving.

    -Theme Parks: Orlando is well known for its theme and amusement parks, and indeed there are a wealth to enjoy. The two biggest, Disney and Universal Studios, actually each consist of a number of different parks, diversifying any visit and making each a multi-day affair, if desired. Other notable options include Sea World and Legoland.

    -Everglades: The diversity of flora and fauna sets the Everglades apart from most other wilderness areas. The often portrayed swamp wetlands are something of a misrepresentation, as there are seven distinct ecosystems, which is why it's such a treat to visit. Camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are all popular ways to experience the variety: it's not all airboats, though those excursions are available too.

    -Spook Hill: This Lake Wales curiosity is an optical illusion: the juxtaposition of several surrounding features make it seem as though visitors are travelling uphill, when actually heading downwards. Also known as a gravity hill, a car in neutral will appear to freewheel upwards!

    -Watersports: Set in the heart of a collection of lakes, watersports are one of the chief pastimes of residents and visitors alike. Marinas serving Lake Kissimmee and nearby Winter Haven can provide tourists with everything they need to enjoy a day on the water, whether it be fishing, waterskiing or simply cruising around taking in the sights.

    Weather in Lake Wales

    Florida's climate is described as 'humid subtropical'; thanks, in no small part, to the amount of water around. The humidity in summer can be uncomfortable for some with temperatures getting into the mid-30s, but this often breaks into a late thunderstorm that can cool things down a little, at least temporarily. The winters are somewhat akin to British summers, with warm, low-20s temperatures and little in the way of rain, explaining Florida's year-round appeal.

    Travel to Lake Wales

    Fly/drive connections to Lake Wales are good, with two options to choose from: Orlando and Tampa international airports. Both have direct flights to Europe, with Orlando being the closest hub at 53 miles away, while Tampa is 68 miles away. Fly/drive is by far the best way to get around, thanks to cheap petrol and a thoughtfully planned road system. Likely because of its international reputation, Orlando does have a fairly reliable public transport system, somewhat superior to many other American cities; but this doesn't extend to Lake Wales. The nearest Amtrak and Greyhound stations are located in Lakeland, about 20 miles away.

    Activities and attractions in and around Lake Wales

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake Wales a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Legoland Florida (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
    • Cypresswood Golf and Country Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
    • Indigo's Family Fun Center (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
    • Willowbrook Golf Course (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
    • City of Bartow Golf Course (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
    • Lake Henry Golf Club (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Lake Wales

    Lake Wales is famous for its panoramic lake views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Wales is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bok Tower Gardens (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Lake Kissimmee State Park (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
    • Lewis W Mathews Memorial Sports Complex (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
    • The Circle B Bar Reserve (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
    • Disney Wilderness Preserve (18.4 mi / 29.7 km)
    • Sanlan Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)