Lakefront rentals you'll never forget

Trade the ocean for the slosh of sweet water. Trade the coastal villa for somewhere wedged into the wooded peaks and pine forests. That's what lakefront rentals are all about. They take you to destinations where you can sail and fish, wild swim and hike the days away. From the glimmering waters of Lake Tahoe to the lake vacation rentals that fringe the Finger Lakes in New York, there are all sorts to consider…

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Where to find the best lakefront rentals in California

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The Golden State could lay claim to the title of the country's top lake destination.

Vacation rentals at Lake George, NY

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Nestled deep in the Adirondack hills and the primeval oak and hemlock groves that dash across Upstate New York, Lake George rentals are a great breakaway to nature.

Enjoy lakeside living in lakefront rentals, NY

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Venture to Upstate New York and you'll have the choice of more lakefront vacation rentals than you can shake a Big Apple hotdog at. Perhaps 17-mile-long Chautauqua Lake and the handsome Chautauqua Lake rentals sitting on their grassy banks with boat jetties will do the trick? Maybe you'd prefer the grand and historic Seneca Lake rentals, capable of transporting you to the Finger Lakes region with all its wineries and the carved gorges of Watkins Glen. Or, perhaps you prefer Cayuga Lake – remote, packed with trout, ringed by homey B&Bs.

Waterfront Michigan getaways with Torch Lake rentals

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Don't be fooled by the turquoise hue of the waters and the white-tinted shoreline that rings Torch Lake rentals – this isn't the Caribbean. It's Michigan. And that makes the prospect of visiting somewhere so striking and shimmering all the more amazing. It's known for its crystal-clear H20 and uber-clean banks, and, come summer, the place fills with revelers who whiz around on jet skis and join resident rockers on sandbank parties.