Top lakeside holiday rentals from HomeAway.co.uk

Unwind by the waterside and soak up awe-inspiring scenery on your next getaway. Lake holidays provide the opportunity to explore stunning landscape, but also to simply relax and enjoy the beauty and calm of the surrounding countryside. Finding lakeside accommodation that combines tranquillity with comfort can be tricky, as hotels can be over-crowded and over-priced. A private rental is a great alternative so HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, has put together a list of the ten best lakeside properties available to rent in Europe, Canada and the USA. From a luxurious Swiss apartment with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and a stunning French villa by Lake Annecy, to a high-end town house style lodge in Lake Tahoe and a secluded chalet near Lake Bohinj in Slovenia, take your pick of lakeside homes from around £400 to over £5,000 per week. The HomeAway.co.uk top ten below features some of the best located and stylishly furnished properties available to rent near renowned lakes in Europe and further afield. Ideal for that long-awaited family reunion or romantic getaway! Choose from one of the properties below or browse thousands more waterfront properties on HomeAway.co.uk.

  1. Switzerland

    Luxurious apartment with breathtaking views – Lake Geneva 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £5,819 per week

    A stunning apartment with modern furniture and top-of the range fittings featuring a living room with open fireplace, fully equipped open-kitchen, three double bedrooms, three bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath, one office with sofa bed and one dressing area with another extra bed. There is also a balcony with exterior furniture, overlooking the mountains and Lake Geneva. Guests have full access to the wellness centre with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and fitness room. 
  2. Ireland

    Historic lakefront mansion in stunning setting – Lakes of Killarney 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £4,832 per week

    Lakeview House and Estate is a luxurious private mansion directly on the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Steeped in history and character, this elegant home is an ideal holiday destination. Whether you choose to enjoy the house and estate or to explore the region's scenery, golf, fishing and other activities, you will be spoilt for choice. The house boasts wonderfully spacious living areas, all with high ceilings and impressive plasterwork: a dining room seating up to 18, a drawing room with an open fire, a very comfortable kitchen/breakfast room with steps out to the garden and a studio/playroom.

    Property 841200

  3. France

    Stunning lakeside villa with fireplace and games room – Lake Annecy 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £2,910 per week

    Located in Veryrier-du-lac on the edge of Lake Annecy, this five star villa is built on two levels. The living room boasts a fireplace and exposed beams and the dining room leads onto a terrace overlooking the lake. There is a games room with a video player and a south-facing terrace with a Jacuzzi. A boat is available to rent.
  4. USA

    High-end lodge with breathtaking lake views – Lake Tahoe 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £2,134 per week

    A top notch town house style lodge in an exclusive lakefront community, featuring high quality furnishings with the very best in luxury amenities including Viking appliances and natural stone finishes. The master bathroom has heated tile floors, a steam shower and a Jacuzzi tub, and each room has a large flat screen television. The community grounds are immaculately maintained to help you enjoy the peace and serenity of Lake Tahoe. The private deck offers stunning views of the lake and opens onto the living area. The master bedroom also features its own private lake view balcony.

    Property 275917

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