Discover a selection of 302 vacation rentals in Okoboji, 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Okoboji. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The lively city of Okoboji awaits you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Okoboji. Renowned for its bars, lake and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Unleash your inner child in Okoboji

Okoboji vacation rentals give you the chance to unleash your inner child and have a blast at the Arnolds Park amusement park, located just across Smith’s Bay. Enjoy a carefree afternoon with the family making memories in this fun theme park with many attractions. Ride the famous ‘Legend’ roller coaster or end the day with a lazy stroll down Queen’s Court where you can grab an ice cream cone and shop in unique shops. Fish off the new state pier, or take in the amazing view of the blue waters of West Lake Okoboji from 65 feet up in the air on the Ferris wheel.

Activities

Escape to Okoboji

Whether you find peace with yoga, enjoy fishing on crystal-clear waters, or prefer water activities like paddling or peddling, you’ll have many family-friendly activities to do in Okoboji. Play on the slides off the shoreline with your kids or take a guided tour on the water with The Queen II. On a romantic getaway? Plan a picnic on the beach and watch the sunset. Then listen to live music on the Ice Breaker Cruise. If you’re visiting in the summertime, be sure reserve tickets for a performance at the Okoboji Summer Theatre, which is owned and operated by Stephens College and offers comedies, classics, and musicals.

Weather

A summer of fun in Okoboji

The summer season in Okoboji offers sunny weather to enjoy boating, sailing, or swimming in West Okoboji Lake. On the land, enjoy activities like horseback riding, hiking, and exploring local campgrounds while bonding with loved ones. Springtime is the beginning of fishing season and it lasts into early winter. If you’re visiting in the wintertime, plan around the Winter Games at the University of Okoboji. This annual 4-day festival features a full schedule of activities, contests, parties, and fundraisers.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Okoboji

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Okoboji is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arnolds Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • East Okoboji Lake (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • West Okoboji Lake (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Gull Point State Park (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Marble Beach State Recreation Area (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Fort Defiance State Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Okoboji?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Okoboji that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our faves: For even more great options, check out our top vacation rentals in Okoboji.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Okoboji?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Okoboji. Chill out for a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a budget studio apartment or a spacious home. No matter what type of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are some of our faves:

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Okoboji?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Okoboji and make wonderful memories with the ones you love: For more options, check out our Okoboji family cabins here.

  • Bridges Bay cabin#104 sleeps 8+ - This popular escape offers internet services and a pool and is around 2 miles southeast of central Okoboji.
  • Bridges Bay cabin#65-sleeps 9+ - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights at this appealing stay, which is around 2 miles to the southeast of Okoboji. You'll have access to WiFi, a pool and much more.