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Five Lake Houses You’ll Want to Rent

There’s nothing wrong with your house. It’s just that, well, it’s conspicuously unattached to a lake. Which isn’t ideal come summer. So we thought we’d help out and compile a few lake houses you can rent. For barbecues and water skiing and whatnot. Sure, don’t mention it.

The Biggest House on the Block
FOR THE OPPOSITE OF ROUGHING IT

The Biggest House on the Block

You want: Room for you, 19 friends and one swim-up bar.
You’ll get: An obscenely palatial estate that sits 80 feet above the water. Plus an on-call chef, an infinity pool with that swim-up bar and an elevator down to the lake. It’s the little things...

Stuck Between a Lake and a Golf Course
FOR YOUR FOURSOME

Stuck Between a Lake and a Golf Course

You want: An unobstructed view of Lake Travis and access to an Arnold Palmer–designed golf course.
You’ll get: Exactly that. Also, a pool with a waterfall, a massive patio with a fire pit and a boathouse for doing boat-related things. Like boating.

Waterstone Lodge, 3508 Kahala Sunset Dr, Spicewood, 512-680-9821, more info here

Just Rent the Entire Lake
FOR A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET

Just Rent the Entire Lake

You want: A nearby retreat with a private fishing hole. And zero neighbors.
You’ll get: A five-bedroom house, a seven-acre estate and your very own lake. It’s stocked full of fish, should you enjoy fishing. Or need dinner.

This House Comes with a Yacht Club
FOR THE WHOLE CREW

This House Comes with a Yacht Club

You want: To pretend like you live in a gated, waterfront community.
You’ll get: A lakeside house with access to a yacht club, a marina for parking your boat and an abundance of comely tennis instructors. Probably. Pretty sure those come standard.

A Huge Deck with a House Attached
FOR GETTING BACK TO NATURE

A Huge Deck with a House Attached

You want: A rustic getaway for quiet reflection. And then some epic parties on a deck.
You’ll get: A Lake Buchanan home with a sandy beach, a two-story deck and a sprawling lawn. So, plenty of space for bonfire beers and impromptu volleyball games. Or long-distance lawn darts.

Willow Point Resort, 427 Ellison, Buchanan Dam, 512-793-5000, more info here

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