The official start to summer has arrived, but there’s still time to plan and execute a relaxing getaway. Find yourself near a body of water this season by securing one of these lake house rentals in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, all of which are still available as of this article’s publication date.
The highlight of this home in Cabot, Vermont, is a 30-by-30-foot deck covering a boat garage below. A sun porch also spans the entire back side of the three-bedroom house.
The reviews say: “Lovely time on Joe’s Pond! We couldn’t ask for anything more! This updated, very clean and comfortable home has everything you might want or need. Close enough to wonderful restaurants and cafes yet so peaceful and quiet. Beautiful and spacious deck was a nice perk.”
Cost per night: $137 for up to six guests (three-night minimum stay)
Distance from Boston: About 4 hours
This rustic getaway in Rockwood, Maine, boasts a porch just 25 feet away from Moosehead Lake’s water.
The reviews say: “Awesome view, quiet place.”
Cost per night: $229 for up to six guests (one-night minimum stay)
Distance from Boston: About 5.5 hours
The shores of Lake Winona are just a few steps from this Center Harbor, New Hampshire, home, which offers six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Features of the property include a screened porch and decks with ample views of both the lake and mountains.
The reviews say: “What a fantastic place – gorgeous views and lots of places to hang out with friends and family. Scott was so easy to work with and always available. We will definitely be back – this time for longer!”
Cost per night: $600 for up to 15 guests (two-night minimum stay)
Distance from Boston: About 2 hours
This four-bedroom home in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the open kitchen/living space, an outdoor shower, and a shed full of lawn and beach toys.
The reviews say: “Great house, great location, perfect vacation! Everything in the listing description was correct and accurate. We kayaked right from the beach, grilled out on the deck, and enjoyed the view day and night! We would definitely come back.”
Cost per night: $295 for up to eight guests (five-night minimum stay)
Distance from Boston: About 2.5 hours
Just an hour from Boston, this newly-upgraded Lake Webster cottage has three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Guests will also be able to enjoy a private dock, gas and charcoal grills, and access to a community tennis court (equipment is not provided).
The reviews say: “Beautiful area and home, perfect for a family & friend weekend escape. Location is ideal, as the lake is clean and the backyard makes way for a scenic view of the water.”
Cost per night: $300 for up to eight guests (four-night minimum stay during the summer)
Distance from Boston: About 1 hour