Top 6 Lakefront Rentals In Anchorage, Alaska - Updated 2021

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Anchorage is well known as the ‘City of Lights and Flowers’. Alaska’s capital is home to almost half of its denizens, and after seeing Anchorage, you’ll see why. Sitting on the Cook Inlet in the Gulf of Alaska, the city is all about neighbourhood gardens, meandering bike paths, delicious seafood, museums, and more. What’s more, Anchorage is also home to not one or two but numerous lakes, small and big. They’re popular for their picturesque lakefront rentals. In fact, you can’t find a better place for a base in this gorgeous city. So, why not head down here and check out the top six lakefront rentals in Anchorage, Alaska?

1. Upscale lakeside house for a large group (from USD 793)

Sitting on the lush green banks of Sand Lake is this superb and sprawling house, complete with a massive deck that overlooks the lake. If you’re a huge group of friends or family visiting Anchorage, then you cannot find digs better than this. This upscale, million-dollar house has 4 bedrooms which can easily sleep up to 10 people. Besides the usual facilities like modern bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, the highlight of this place is the extra perks that come with it. There are bicycles that you can use to go exploring on your own, and even water skis for thrilling water fun!

Lakeside Private 4 Bedroom Home In South Anchorage, With Boat Availability.
Anchorage, AK, US
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

2. Sun-kissed home on Jewel Lake (from USD 329)

Bright rays of sun greet you as you enter this warm and inviting lakeside rental on Jewel Lake, complete with the Chugach mountains as the backdrop. A sprawling patio, floor-to-ceiling windows, and soaring ceilings make this gorgeous two-bedroom home the perfect comfortable base for your lakefront vacation. Right from fishing for fresh trout to barbequing by the lakeside, you feel right at home here. Plush beds and modern creature comforts make staying here all the more comfortable. With downtown Anchorage a mere 15-minute drive, this place really is the best lakefront rental for exploring all adventures that the city has to offer.

Lakeside Home Of The Midnight Sun
7 reviews
townhome 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the master bedroom has a great bed and the second bedroom has a great view of the lake
owner was very responsive and hospitable
nic was a hospitable proprietor and accessible by phone for any questions or support
owner nick is wonderful about communication any questions we had he was very prompt to reply too
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3. Cosy studio on Lower Fire Lake (from USD 96)

If you want to get away from the bustling city life, then this beautiful studio on the banks of the Lower Fire Lake is perfect. It sits a 20-minute drive northeast of Downtown Anchorage and offers stunning lake views from just about every window. No matter which season you visit, there’s always something going on at this lake - think ice-skating, fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, and what-not! Moreover, the house even has a sitting area and a deck with a fire pit and grill. So, you can enjoy an evening of lakeside grilling with brilliant views of an Alaskan sunset. Above all, the house is most comfortable with all modern amenities, cosy beds, kitchens, and entertainment.

Fire Lake Guest Suite
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
110 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was perfect for two and the view from our room was breathtaking
nice room with great lake view
comfortable bed beautiful view fridge and microwave
amazing experience as well as room and amenities
this place was amazing the room was very comfortable and the view is stunning
very clean and quiet
everything was very clean
nice and clean modern space
it wasvery clean and well decorated
the space was very clean and everything we could need
the hosts are very friendly and answer any questions you have
the owners are awesome and i’d highly recommend
fantastic hosts whould stay again
the host was awesome she was very helpful with all my needs
brandy and brent were wonderful hosts
lake location is very relaxing
perfect location on a scenic lake
location was perfect right in eagle river close to stores and restaurants and about 20 minutes from anchorage
beautiful location and a nice size room for the price
great secluded location and everything you need for an extended stay
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4. Knik Arm hideaway in Downtown Anchorage (from USD 93)

Stay smack dab in the heart of downtown Anchorage in this lovely one-bedroom studio with fabulous views of the cerulean waters of the Knik Arm. So, the coastal trail and bike path is a hop, skip, and jump from the rental. Also, since it sits in the bustling neighbourhood of Bootleggers Cove, you’re close to all amazing things to do in the city as well. Coming to the house, the fully equipped home boasts everything from a double and sofa bed to an immaculate bathroom, living space, kitchen and even an incredible outdoor patio with lake views. Enjoy a cuppa in the morning or a glass of wine on lovely evenings as you watch the sunset over Anchorage.

Snow City Hideaway // DOWNTOWN with Ocean Views...
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
340 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really enjoyed the keurig and the big tv
the internet was fast and the tv was a nice one
the apartment looks old- but they did a good job of trying to make it look modern
all of the amenities in the bathroom were quite old it smelled like smoke while we were there
the place was clean and spacious
the place was clean and comfortable
the airbnb was clean and neighborhood very quiet
the house is clean cozy and stylish
cool space downtown anchorage it was nicely appointed and clean
david is a great host
the host is nice and quick to response
david was very helpful with any questions
david was very helpful with a quick response for any questions we had
the host was very nice and responsible
cute little space close to downtown
perfect location to walk downtown
amazing location in bootleggers cove
great location of the downtown
great place close to downtown
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5. Cozy one-bedroom house by the waters (from USD 69)

You cannot get a better lakeside rental in Anchorage than this cosy one-bedroom house which sits on not one, but two lakes! Sitting on a quiet cul-de-sac between Lakes Spenard and Hood, the studio features a living, dining, and bedrooms with full baths and full kitchens. Since both lakesides are a short two-minute walk, you can indulge in biking, walking, and hiking trails nearby. What’s more, downtown Anchorage and the airport are both a mere 10-minute drive in the opposite directions.

Cozy one bedroom apartment adjacent to Lake Hood.
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
169 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having a full kitchen so we could have breakfast and coffee at home
sleeping room is cosy - bed is very comfortable
i also appreciated the extra snacks in the kitchen
some very cool artwork full kitchen and nice touches like some snacks and a sleep mask
dining and living room (with cable tv) area are great
bathroom is clean and hot water
apartment very clean comfortable and very homey
everything is very clean
it was very clean comfortable and well decorated
it’s spacious for two people and very clean and comfortable
the hosts were extremely inviting and kind
our hosts went all out to make us feel welcome
awesome host highly recommend it for future services
the host was incredible very accommodating and friendly
sweet hosts and adorable place
great quiet location and privacy
nice quiet location
great space and close to walking areas and airport
nice neighborhood close to trails
great place to stay centrally located
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6. Modern waterfront house on Campbell Lake

modern waterfront house on campbell lake

Nestled in a cul-de-sac at the northern end of Campbell Lake is this huge, modern waterfront house. Besides being newly updated, the contemporary space features three, fully furnished bedrooms as well as two baths. Apart from mod-cons like free Wi-Fi and cable TV, the place also includes basic kitchen facilities so you can whip up quick meals. The best part is the views of the lake right when you step out into the serene surroundings. On top of that, the rental is close to a host of shopping options, as well as walking paths and downtown Alaska.

2000 Sq/Foot 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Water-Front House!
Anchorage, AK, US
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Anchor lakeside in Anchorage

There are few better ways of staying in Anchorage than at one of its many, many lakesides. So, go through this amazing list of lakeside vacation rentals and enjoy a memorable vacation in this Alaskan capital.

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