Close your eyes and imagine your perfect lakeside retreat. You are in the tranquil view of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, what are you doing?
Are you enjoying an ice cream cone, in view of your family swimming in the serene waters of the clear lake, during a picturesque warm sunset? Are you on a retreat with old buddies from college, catching up on lost times over ice cold beers, at an intimate barbecue under the stars, to the sound of overlapping waters of the lake shore? Or are you alone while your family’s out exploring the neighborhood, at peace in your solitude, lost in the pages of your favourite book down by the pier, dangling your legs ever so slightly as your toes glide across the cooling surface of the lake? You sure are not running out of wonderful things to do here.
Here are the top Lake Geneva Airbnbs & hotels, where you can realize what you’ve been daydreaming of for so long.
1. Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva (from USD 121)
While Harbor Shores hotel two minutes walk away from Lake Geneva town center, you can choose to dine at the Gino’s East Restaurant and Bar in the hotel. Sit around and enjoy a deep-crust pizza together before heading off to check out Lake Geneva.
Planning activities for a large group can be chaotic, with people having different tastes. Worry not with Harbor Shores. you can soak in the hot tub, go fishing or hit the gym. If you are even more adventurous, why not walk over to Sunbird Balloons, just 1.6km (1 mile) away and arrange for a hot air balloon ride above Lake Geneva. There’s something for everyone with this centrally located hotel.
Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Address: 300 Wrigley Dr
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
2. Peaceful retreat with private pier at Lake Como (*Weekday* 250 USD / *Weekend* 300 USD)
Located a 10-minute drive from Lake Geneva, at Lake Como, this is a great alternative lake house if you’re planning to have a quieter vacation. Unlike other rentals along Lake Geneva, here you would have the luxury of having your own private pier, perfect to have some family fun swimming or fishing by the lake. The view of the lake is calming and peaceful, and could be enjoyed from the comfort of the warmly decorated screened porch while sippin’ on some iced tea! This charming house has 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor, each with its own comfortable queen beds, and another 1 bedroom on the second floor, which has two decent sized twin beds. You should find this house very comfortable, practical and charming. If it gets a little cold outside when it rains, snuggling up under some nice warm quilts by the fireplace inside would just be as peaceful and nice.
Cozy Cottage on Lake Como
Location: Lake Geneva, WI, United States
Price: Weekday 250 USD / Weekend 300 USD
Number of Guests: 7
Access: Lakefront with private pier
3. Bella Vista Suites Lake Geneva (from USD 109)
Bella Vista Suites Lake Geneva is a three-star waterfront hotel on Wrigley Drive with scenic views of Lake Geneva. Also, it is close to Riviere Beach and Big Foot State Park, providing guests quick access to must-visit attractions in the city. This superb hotel is a modern and cozy destination that will comfort you after long hours exploring Lake Geneva and indulging in its multitude of offerings. You can swim in the indoor pool whenever you feel bored or enjoy some time lying in the massage bed at the on-site spa. On a different note, each accommodation in this hotel is comfy and has a relaxing ambiance. Plus, this Lake Geneva Airbnb with an indoor pool is equipped with a kitchenette with coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen TV for entertainment.
Bella Vista Suites
Address: 335 Wrigley Drive
Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests
4. The Geneva Inn (from USD 275)
Wake up the whole gang with a breakfast that is included, perfect when you are recovering from a late night. Lounge away at the Geneva Inn Restaurant and Lounge which serves American cuisine for all meals, up till cocktail hour.
While it is located a little away from the city center, the hotel offers free parking, so the whole group can easily hop in on the journey out. With Black Point Historic Preserve and Back Point Estate all within 6 km (3.7miles) thre are numerous things you can check out in the area. If you wish to just stay in and enjoy the amenities, such as the fitness centre or the bar all in the hotel.
The Geneva Inn
Address: N2009 South Lake Shore Drive
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)
5. Mill Creek Hotel (from USD 197)
This hotel is located in the center of Lake Geneva, surrounded by lush trees and plants, and it offers views charming views of the creek right in front of the hotel. Every accommodation in this four-star hotel has a balcony where they can marvel at the picturesque views while downing some drinks. Also, each unit has a kitchenette with coffee-making facilities, a flat-screen TV, and high-speed internet. These suites are spacious enough for groups. Plus, with books, DVDs, and music for kids, it’s a perfect destination for families. The best part? This hotel has a heated pool that will make you want to jump in the moment you see it. Wilmot Mountain Ski Area is conveniently a short drive away from Mill Creek Hotel.
Mill Creek Hotel
Address: 123 Center Street
Parking 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services
6. Modern abode with nature views (*Weekday* 275 USD / *Weekend* 300 USD)
Recently purchased and renovated by the host, this Lake Geneva rental is decorated with an eclectic blend of chic and contemporary furnishings. Its warmth and beauty are intended to immediately transport you to a holiday home in Cape Cod. But its beauty also comes with functionality. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, there’s a large deck outside where you could have your early morning breakfast in view of the charming greenery before heading out to town.
Being only a humble 2 blocks away from the heart of town, this getaway house offers a gateway to paradise in Lake Geneva. Conveniently located, take a soothing walk at the public beach, or have a great dinner or a shopping spree in the near town. With a location as strategic as this, you wouldn’t need to waste precious money on petrol when you can spend it renting out some of the water crafts at the lake! A good bargain for any sane vacationer!
The House on West and Main
Address: Lake Geneva, WI, United States (see map)
Price: Weekday 275 USD / Weekend 300 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Access: 2 blocks away from Lake Geneva
7. Light-filled sanctuary by the lakeside
Located just half a block from Lake Geneva, this Airbnb is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the lake in any season of the year! Decorated in a minimalist contemporary style, the interior is spacious and glowing with natural lighting! You and your friends could comfortably be hosted here with the homes 3 bedrooms with 4 comfortable beds and an extra pull-out couch, in the spacious living quarters.
Being so close to the serene waters of the lake, activities such as kayaking and paddleboarding would be a convenient stones’ throw away. Maybe you want to get your fitness in the morning, there are two bikes on the property you can use to cruise through the village and admire some of the beautiful lake houses in the area!
Whatever tickles your fancy, this home will definitely give you a true ambiance of a lakeside living!
The Bay House
Location: Lake Geneva, WI, United States
Price: Weekday 199 USD / Weekend 249 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Access: ½ block away from Lake Geneva
8. Vintage 1860's bungalow best for families (from USD 314)
Stay in the heart of Lake Geneva at this home-away-from-home 1890’s Bungalow. With timelessly decorated antique wooden furniture, this host ensures you a comfortable and warm stay. Perfect for a family, this home offers 2 spacious bedrooms, each with their own cozy queen sized bed, while also having a pullout couch in the living room, convenient for some extra guests you might have. With a full kitchen available, you can easily have a night in with the kids, testing some local recipes. Kids would enjoy the area, as a playground is situated a block away from the house, perfect as parents could keep a watchful eye sipping on a glass of tea from the comfort of the enclosed balcony.
Wishing for a romantic night out with the hubby? The lovely couple could enjoy some quality local wine at the nearby Studio Winery while being serenaded by live music, as recommended by your local host. If sometime in the outdoors is something you’re looking forward to, this lovely retreat is located 2 blocks away from the lake; have wholesome family fun on one of the bicycle trails; zip lining, or kayaking by the water. But also remember to pack a picnic, to enjoy the marvellous sunset down by the mirroring lake.
Rental unit in Lake Geneva · ★4.98 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathLake Geneva, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:we were a total of 4 girls and we were very comfortable with plenty of roomthe space was cozy and delightful to stay inthe beds are so very comfortable
Cleanliness:super clean updated space with vintage charmtheir house is clean and comfortablethe place was clean and stylishcomfortable clean and quaintthe house was clean and homey
Host:our hosts we friendly and punctualted was a friendly gracious hostted and terri are friendly attentive hoststed was an excellent host he greeted us showed us around and provided us with some local tipshe was very responsive and friendly when we had questionsRead more reviews
Location:super cute place and great locationthe location was amazinggreat location in lake genevathe location was perfectoh and location location was perfection
9. Luxurious and modern stay in town
Location being its prime selling point, this almost 1800 feet Airbnb loft is exactly what you need for a friend’s group retreat! The Lake Geneva vacation rental features beautiful woodwork throughout and high ceilings on the second level, with ceiling fans in each bedroom and in the second floor TV room. You can bunk up in one of its two tastefully furnished bedrooms on the second floor, each with a comfortable queen bed, and there’s also two sofa sleepers (one on each level) for your guests. The convenience of one full bathroom on each floor is also a plus for this rental! Being right in the center of town, you would find driving to be pointless, as everything you could enjoy in Lake Geneva is right on your doorstep: from shops, restaurants, bars and the lakefront attractions, you could navigate through the neighbourhood with ease!
Center Street LoftLake Geneva, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:simple serves collectivo coffee which i’m a big fan oftwo bedrooms but much more room as we comfortably slept 7 with two pull out couchesthe beds and bedding was super comfythe 2 bedrooms and the cozy space and extra sleeping upstairs worked really wellhaving 2 bathrooms with 4 girls was awesome
Cleanliness:bathrooms clean and a large number of towelsvery clean and homeythere were plenty of clean linens and towels for our usethe house was extremely clean and neatthe place is very clean and newly remodeled
Host:yolanda was a great hostthe hosts were very welcomingyolanda and alex were excellent hostshosts were super helpfulyolanda was a fantastic host and had extremely quick responses to any questions we hadRead more reviews
Location:location is just perfect and close for everythingthe location was perfect and located just a few minutes walk from downtown and the lakeperfect location close to downtown but not busyit was a really cute little house very close to downtowngreat location within walking distance of everything you want to see if lake geneva
10. Sizable retreat for a sizable getaway (from USD 833)
If you’re planning a big getaway with your friends and family, this large rental by the lake can comfortably host 10 full adults with ease! Located in Williams Bay’s Village Center, The Williams Bay became a licensed tourist home in 2013. The interior is much bigger than the first impression of the beach-house facade. There’s absolutely enough space for everyone here with its sizeable 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main level, along with another 2 bedrooms and a full bath in the finished basement. To ensure you’d have a relaxing time by the lake, the house offers 2 jet tubs and 3 walk-in showers! Along with its spacious rooms, there’s also a very spacious open concept living area and kitchen, the big family would get to enjoy each other’s company without feeling detached from each other. Guests can enjoy all the attractions in Williams bay with ease, as everything is a 5-minute walk way. To save on cash, you could definitely cook a warm meal or two in the fully equipped kitchen, with modern equipment. Planning a large group getaway by the lake wouldn’t be so difficult if great rentals like these were around more!
Home in Williams Bay · ★4.95 · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4 bathsWilliams Bay, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:and all of the furniture and beds were very comfortablespecial touches like coffee kitchen accessories games amazing spacesstylish roomy and comfortable house for a small or larger groupthe kitchen was very well stocked and had everything we needednicely decorated with modern lake decor very spacious and comfortable
Cleanliness:clean and beds all nicely madegreat stay very clean and spaciousthe place was very clean and spaciousthe house was beautiful and cleanplenty of room plenty of clean towels and plenty of tvs
Host:the host was very responsive to any questionshost is easy to contacthost was very responsive and quick to answer all our concernsowners brian and kevin were very responsive to questions and were super accommodatingbrian was a great hostRead more reviews
Location:perfect location and spaceit's an ideal place to staythe location was great - close to the lake and close to 2 places to get ice creamvery easy to find and the location is close to the lake and restaurantsgreat location and even better value
11. Well-furnished haven with access to pools ($325)
Being in a resort community, you would indefinitely have the ultimate resort experience at this Airbnb vacation rental. Complete with 3 golf courses, scenic landscapes, pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and a few places with some breathtaking scenery, you’d be happy to know Geneva National is one of the top-ranked master-planned communities in the country. You could also take a short drive out, to explore the nearby downtown Lake Geneva.
The house itself is spacious, modern and vibrant. In comparison, this Airbnb rental is more modernly furnished than other local comparable rentals, the wide floor space is vibrantly decorated and offers an open concept living space, ensuring no one gets left out of the fun while you’re at home. Whether you’re whipping up a hot meal in the kitchen, having some coffee in the dining room or catching up on some sports in the living room, you would happily be able to interact with each other. You would not only feel comfortable snuggling up in the queen bed but to your luxury, the room is complemented by a walk-in shower spa and a huge walk in closet!
Beautiful Condo in Resort Community
Access: Lake Geneva, WI, United States
Number of Guests: 6
Access: Located in the Geneva National Resort Community
12. Perfect private retreat for groups (from USD 400)
Offering both the convenience of close proximity to the lake and the privacy of a big land, this Airbnb gives you a great balance of private setting and a fun day down by Lake Geneva. Decorated with a tasteful contemporary touch, with 3 very spacious bedrooms with 4 comfortable queen beds, this cottage can host a pack of 8 comfortably in its humble quarters. It also guarantees a media block-out, having no television and internet access. With a vinyl player (with a great selection of music) and loads of board games in the cupboard, why don’t you have a night in to see who’s really the skilful master of board games!
With its fully stocked kitchen, you could also have yourselves a warm dinner on its large deck under the starry sky. Want to clear your head from city-life stress? You could take a walk by the lake trail in the morning and breathe in some fresh air, while the sun rises beyond the lake. More activities can be found in downtown Lake Geneva, a short 4 mile (6.4km) drive away, where you can enjoy an entertaining game of mini golf, boating, parasailing, horse carriage rides, fireworks, craft fairs, shopping and much, much more.
Being so close yet just enough distance between your privacy and Lake Geneva’s attractions, this is as good as it’s gonna get!
Williams Bay Family Cottage 1/2 mile to LakeLake Geneva, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:no tv no wifi but a wonderful peaceful porch and a record playerwith four full beds in three different rooms picking sleeping arrangements was easyboard games yard games and a record player kept us entertained while we were without tv and internetthe cottage has small rooms but it all works wellthe beds were comfortable and there was a record player that we enjoyed - lots of games too
Cleanliness:yuck all in all it was just barely cleanthe cottage was quaint clean and just as we expected
Host:rob and sarah were very responsive and accessible while respecting our privacy during our staybut the hosts provided drinking water which was niceRead more reviews
Location:the location is great as well just a few minutes to walk to the path around lake genevanice location - very close to delavan/lake genevathe house is located in between lake geneva and another town so nice locationit was very convenient to downtown lake geneva with lots of cute shops and restaurantsthe location is great a very short drive from all of our lake geneva activities
Choosing your perfect retreat
Proper accommodation is often the deciding point on whether you’ll have a great or less than pleasant retreat by the lake. There are so many things to consider when you choose the perfect vacation rental; from proximity to the lake to the warmth of the decor to the practicality of the amenities and of course, the price range of the accommodation.
But fret not, the listed Airbnb vacation rentals above give a great combo of what makes a lakeside retreat, well, great! Whether you’d like an Airbnb in Lake Geneva with a pool or a hotel with plenty of amenities, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to include them into your consideration!
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