Discover a selection of 81 vacation rentals in Clear Lake, IA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $102 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Clear Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Clear Lake

Come and experience Clear Lake and its live music, theater scene and opera. This city's lake, surfing and cafes draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Clear Lake

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Clear Lake a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clear Lake State Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lime Creek Nature Center (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Clear Lake

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Clear Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lime Creek Nature Center (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Crystal Lake State Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • City Beach Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Clear Lake

The nearest airport is in Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Clear Lake?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your boo or somewhere spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Clear Lake. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "3rd And Surf - 2 Blocks From The Lake" is a guest favorite. Around 1 mile from Clear Lake, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a washing machine and a microwave oven.
  • "Clear Lake Bungalow" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, lowered locks, internet services and more. It's around 1 mile from Clear Lake.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Clear Lake vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Clear Lake?

We all deserve some time out every now and again. If you're longing for a couple of leisurely mornings in bed hugging a coffee, you'll find some terrific weekend getaways in and around Clear Lake. These are two of our favorites:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Family - Friendly And Close To Surf Ballroom". Located about 1 mile to the northwest of Clear Lake, this retreat has all you need for a relaxed stay, including coffee and tea making facilities and a boat.
  • "New Bright Clear Lake Getaway" is another fantastic option to consider. It's located around 0.1 miles to the southeast of Clear Lake and features a garage, a microwave oven and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Clear Lake?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Unpack your bags at one of these terrific studio apartments in or near Clear Lake:

  • Escape on your own or take a friend along to "Relaxing Home Away - Beach, Downtown Just 4 Blocks". You'll have lots of amenities at your disposal, including towels and a fridge.
  • An equally fantastic property is "Waterfront Condo - Best View". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfy apartment is filled with useful amenities like a nearby beach, a nearby waterfront and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Clear Lake?

Whether you're seeking a cottage for you and your other half or a townhouse big enough for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Clear Lake. These properties make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Within easy reach of central Clear Lake, "Renovated In 2019. Close To Everything" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your comfortable digs, get out and discover what's around you.
  • "Updated Clear Lake Home Near Downtown" is also well located. Settle in here and discover why guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Clear Lake?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Clear Lake that would make Cupid envious. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "3rd And Surf - 2 Blocks From The Lake". Around 1 mile from Clear Lake, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including outdoor furniture and a firepit.
  • "Clear Lake Bungalow" is another popular option that's sure to impress. It's around 1 mile from Clear Lake and comes with winery tours and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Clear Lake?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Clear Lake and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • There's plenty of room to move at "Relaxing Renovated Lakeside Retreat". Around 1 mile west of Clear Lake, this welcoming retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a lake view and a water view.
  • Invite up to 16 of your favorite people to "6 Bedroom Home With Beautiful View And Close To Many Amenities" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the west of Clear Lake. It's packed with features to keep your large group comfortable, such as a nearby waterfront and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Clear Lake?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Clear Lake and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Large Furnished Family Lake View House Yr Round Fireplaces Decks Private M Suite". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and a barbecue grill.
  • "Lakeview House" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its pool. A fridge and a garden are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Clear Lake has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Clear Lake vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Clear Lake?

Whether you're traveling with a small group or you're taking your cousins, aunts and uncles along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Clear Lake have space for everyone — as well as everything you need to keep them happy:

  • With 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests, "Family - Friendly And Close To Surf Ballroom" gives you space to reunite with the family. It's around 1 mile northwest of Clear Lake and features amenities designed to keep groups comfortable, such as a barbecue grill and a toaster.
  • "New Bright Clear Lake Getaway" is another vacation rental the whole team will love. Invite as many as 9 friends and family to this retreat which offers 3 bedrooms, a garden, coffee and tea making facilities and more. It's located 0.1 miles to the southeast of central Clear Lake.

When it's time to head out and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your to-do list. Central Gardens of North Iowa is a superb place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Clear Lake?

Vacation with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Clear Lake and make some incredible new memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Updated Cottage - Prime Location" - Enjoy fun and good times with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 2 miles southwest of the center of Clear Lake. A microwave oven and a living room are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Away At The Lake. Beautiful Lake Weathercome Join The Fun" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming property, which is around 1 mile to the west of Clear Lake. You'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities, nearby birdwatching activities and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Clear Lake vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Clear Lake?

At Vrbo, we've got rental places in or near Clear Lake to suit even the choosiest guests. Here are some top two-bedroom options for you to consider:

  • "3rd And Surf - 2 Blocks From The Lake" is a winning choice for small groups and families. In addition to two bedrooms, this delightful stay offers handy amenities like a firepit and a kitchen.
  • "Clear Lake Bungalow" is another popular two-bedroom property in the Clear Lake area. It has amenities like a garden and a fireplace.