Unique Rentals in the Lake Geneva Area

By Jessica Riggio | Photo courtesy VRBO.com

From girls’ weekends and golf trips to family reunions, summers in Lake Geneva are always a great time.

Where you stay can be extraordinary, too. There are rental properties for every budget and type of getaway in the area surrounding Geneva Lake. From downtown glamping to lakefront living, we’ve got some suggestions of  unique places to stay this summer.

1 | Girls’ Weekend

Charming canvas tents and tall leafy plants make this loft rental in downtown Lake Geneva perfect for catching up. It’s a place to get the girls together for an epic sleepover, complete with swings that serve as barstools.

This historic and sun-soaked loft sleeps 12, has a full kitchen and is just a few minutes’ walk to the Riviera Beach. Each tent set up within the spacious loft is a suite unto itself with enough space to create some privacy. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, it’s an escape with options that fit everyone’s idea of fun.

Where to rent: https://www.genevalakesvacations.com/vrp/unit/Main_Street_Loft-95-15

2 | Golf Getaway

Kick back in sophisticated style at this Lake Como home after a day of golfing at the Geneva National Resort and look over the links during evening cocktails on the deck. This home sleeps 11, has 4.5 bathrooms and the living room is decked out with a sleek fireplace and a mounted TV. It’s the perfect golfers’ getaway near Lake Como, and is also close to Lake Geneva for boating and other water sports.

When you’re ready to come home from the links, there’s a game room in the basement of this trendy home and each bedroom is equipped with upscale amenities like smart TVs and a walk-in shower. It’s also close to a private park and basketball court as well as other diversions to entertain everyone in your group.

Where to rent: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1116720691480432746

3 | Family retreat

This light-filled, newly remodeled Fontana home is situated in the middle of multiple golf courses, near Geneva Lake for water activities and is a short drive from several downtown areas that offer dining and shopping. It’s a perfect family retreat that sleeps 12 and offers spacious rooms with plenty of seating, as well as an open floor plan.

With two decks, a campfire ring and plenty of space to run, it’s a great spot for families with young kids or a multigenerational group that likes to spend time outdoors. The property is also near the Fontana Beach and is located close to several parks, playgrounds and other amenities.

Where to rent: https://www.vrbo.com/3022211

4 | Lakefront property

The yard of this rental home opens directly onto a channel of Delavan Lake, and a sprawling deck offers perfect water views. With four bedrooms, the space sleeps 12 and is a perfect place to spend a long summer weekend with family and friends.

Enjoy a full kitchen and a bright, airy vibe in the home and enough rooms to find privacy when needed. It’s just a walk through the yard to go for a boat ride as well, and the rental property offers the option of a rental boat (with driver) for guests to use to tour the lake.

Where to rent: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1135668241754224900

Looking for even more unique rental options in the area? Here are a few more special finds for every type of getaway.

Girls’ Weekend at the Pink Flamingo

This condo in downtown Lake Geneva is decked out head-to-toe in pink and white, with pink flamingo accents, artwork and decor. It sleeps four, has its own kitchen and balcony, and is within walking distance of shopping, nightlife, kayaking and more.

**Pink Flamingo** Downtown Lake Geneva (vrbo.com)

Private Pond Relaxation

Sun-soaked and woodsy with a private pond and an upscale cabin feel, Shagbark Waters sleeps six and is a charming, tree-speckled getaway with a fire pit, pond access and a bathtub for the kids. It’s close enough to visit Lake Geneva on a whim and just far enough away to feel like a retreat.

Shagbark Waters · Charming Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 3BR/2Bath Home (vrbo.com)

Nature Lovers’ Getaway

A walking path leads through tree stands just off the deck of this outdoorsy rental home that sleeps six near Lake Como in the Town of Geneva. This multi-level rental house has a fireplace, as well as an outdoor fire pit and an indoor gym — two kayaks are included with the rental. There are plenty of golf courses are nearby (see our feature on local golf courses in the summer issue!) as well as plenty of options for brunch spots, nightlife and outdoor activities. This location is perfect for a nature lovers’ getaway.

Relax with nature just minutes from Lake Geneva (vrbo.com)

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