Massachusetts may be known as “The Bay State,” which refers to Cape Cod Bay, but this state in New England is also home to over 3,000 lakes! With a plethora of spring-fed ponds, reservoirs, and freshwater lakes to choose from, you will spend your days waterside and enjoy terrific recreation options in the state. During warmer months, take a dip in a freshwater lake, explore rocky coves, or lounge about on sandy beaches. In autumn, admire New England’s famed fall foliage as you kayak, row, or paddle board across quiet lakes. A visit to Massachusetts’ lakes is perfect for family-friendly vacations, romantic getaways, and peaceful solo adventures. Check out the list below for the best lakefront Vrbo rentals in Massachusetts, USA.
This comfortable dwelling offers stunning views of Lake Maspenock. It is a quaint lake house that can accommodate up to six guests. It offers a fantastic location, as it is near Hopkinton, which is about 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) away from Boston. It includes a well-equipped kitchen, a den with a fireplace, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom with laundry facilities. Guests can enjoy terrific lakeside panoramas in the screened-in patio or on the two private decks. The place also has a private dock, a boat ramp, and a small sandy beach area perfect for families. A rowboat, a canoe, and paddle boards are available for guests’ use.
Top guest reviewsa/c was not always necessary as there is typically a cool breeze coming off the watered and i enjoyed our stay at this rustic and cozy cottage overlooking a lovely pondthe updated living room sofa is a good improvementwifi worked perfectly if you can’t unplugthe living room has a comfortable sectional large enough for several guests and a huge leather chairthis is a nice retreat to a clean warm lakewe found the property very clean and well maintained upon arrivalthe sheets were clean
Host:the owner was delightful very polite and nicethe host robert was very friendly and welcomingbob(the owner) was very communicative and great to work withi enjoyed chatting with him and he was helpful with any questionsRead more reviewsthis place was located near several towns and was easy to reachit is a cute little place with beautiful lake views
This spacious sanctuary is a charming and peaceful property that can accommodate up to 10 guests. It is situated on Wickaboag Lake in West Brookfield. It includes a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a basement with a sleeper sofa. There’s also a private deck that overlooks the lake. Spend your days swimming and kayaking with the provided boat in the lake. In the evening, go stargazing and make S’mores by using the fire pit.
Top guest reviewsclean quiet and secludedeverything was clean and comfortableit was very clean & plenty of roomthe house was very clean well-shocked and everything workedher house is organized and very clean
Host:the owner was a wonderful woman who answered any questions i hadthe owner contacted me a week before and was very nicethe owner is kind communicative and really just wants you to enjoy 11/10 would love to stay againRead more reviewsnice location for our excursionsthis house was the perfect location for our long awaited ladies weekendgreat place for a family vacation
This spectacular guest suite in The Berkshires is elegant and peaceful. It can accommodate up to eight guests, and it offers a waterfront location on Richmond Pond. It features a chic, well-equipped kitchen, an airy living room, and a loft with deck access, and it provides four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Guests can marvel at amazing views of the pond on the spacious deck, and they will have access to the property’s private dock. There are two kayaks and a canoe available for guests’ use, as well as a fire pit by the lake.
Top guest reviewswe especially loved the light-filled rooms lake views and super-cleanliness of rooms furnishings and kitchen supplieseasy access to the lake and there was plenty of room for our two familiesthe house was extremely clean and very spacious for usthe house was modern well equipped and extremely clean and well cared for
Host:jon was a great hostjon was a helpful and accessible hostowner is very easy to communicate withowner jon was very responsive and super helpfuljon the owner was excellent to deal withRead more reviewsthe location is beautiful the house very cleanthe location on the water was beautiful and we enjoyed the kayaks and canoe every eveningquiet and peaceful area
This lovely lake house brims with comfort, charm, and wonderful views. With its pleasant interiors and modern amenities, the property is an idyllic accommodation for up to 10 guests. It also offers a picturesque location in The Berkshires. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, a living room that overlooks Otis Reservoir, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a basement with a pool table, a dart board, and a ping pong table. There’s also a screened-in patio and a deck with waterfront views. The lake house has a private dock, as well a kayak and a canoe for guests’ use. Otis Reservoir is also a great spot for swimming, fishing, and boating.
Top guest reviewsthe house had plenty of room for all to spread out and relaxwe already are big fans of otis so this was a real treatthe house was lovely bright homely scrupulously clean and had everything needed for a family of six on holidayvery clean spacious beautiful location and view fun game room and responsive home owner
Host:owner very helpful and responsivethe owner was very easy to work with so the reservation process was a breezethe owner is nice and prompt a pleasure to deal withRead more reviewsloved this property and location
A cheerful, quaint property, this lovely cottage in The Berkshires is a wonderful accommodation for up to four guests. It consists of a kitchen, a living room, a full bathroom, two bedrooms, and a small loft. Two sunny decks overlook the lake. It offers direct access to Center Pond in Becket, Massachusetts, and it includes a private dock, along with three kayaks and a two-person canoe for guests.
Top guest reviewsthe linens were luxurious and the queen bed was very comfortablethe house was clean and beautifulgreat dock out into the very clean pondthe cottage was very cleanRead more reviewsthis is an amazing place to get away from it all relax and soak in nature
With its picturesque location on Scargo Lake, this elegant estate offers a relaxing and luxurious experience for guests. Filled with modern amenities and classic furnishings, the house includes a fully equipped kitchen, two dining rooms, an airy living area, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. A spacious outdoor deck overlooks the waterfront. Guests can use the property’s kayak, canoe, and Hobie Wave catamaran sailboat and spend their days at the lake. They can also go swimming in the beach and then return for a drink at the boathouse bar. They can gaze at the stars by the waterfront and gather around the fire pit.
Top guest reviews) but we enjoyed the modern kitchen with its stainless steel countertops and huge refrigeratorthe house was clean warm and had all the charm of a true cape homethe lake is spectacular; clean and clear
Host:she was responsive and caring throughout our stayeven in the snow the owner of the property is extremely friendly attentive and accommodatingthe house is very comfortable and the owner verity is lovely kind relaxed and very helpfulthe lake is great for swimming and fishing and we used the owner’s hobie cat and canoeRead more reviewsperfect location close to beaches and dennis villagethis centrally located older dennis village house was just a real charming place to staywe also enjoyed the privacy and tranquility this location affordedthe location was perfect with fabulous restaurants and amazing beachesthe cape cod playhouse is right up the street to walk to and see a fantastic play
7. Fall in love in Massachusetts
Whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner, or with your entire family, you will enjoy having a lakeside vacation in Massachusetts. With so many terrific lakes to choose from, you will spend your days swimming, sunbathing, rowing, and relaxing to your heart’s content. Start planning your trip today, and choose one of these best lakefront homes.
Admire the beauty of Lake Webster, which is also known as Lake Chaubunagungamaug, when you stay at this historic house that dates back to 1897. Up to six guests can stay here. The place includes a living room, a full kitchen, a dining room, three bedrooms with lake views, a sun room, and one and a half bathrooms with laundry facilities. A screened-in porch overlooks the garden, and a private dock provides easy access to the lake.
Top guest reviewswas very happy there was air conditioningwe loved all of the antiques and warm lighting from the lamps in every roomlots of kitchen amenities for the cooks in the partywonderful house right on the lake nice views from almost every roomphotos say it all - comfortable house with lots of different kinds of spacesthe water was clean and lots of bass
Host:owner is very responsivefriendly and thoughtful hostowner is funny and responsivekathy was a gracious host and was always readily availablekathy was very friendly and easy to deal withRead more reviewsexcellent location quiet streetit was convenient location and we enjoyed all that it had to offercozy and a great home base for visiting boston and our child attending college in close by worcester
A cozy accommodation for up to four guests, this cottage in East Brookfield is charming and peaceful. It includes a compact, well-equipped kitchen, a lounge area with a double bed, an enclosed porch with a futon, a full bathroom, and laundry facilities. There’s also a private garden. The property is situated on Lake Lashaway and is equipped a boat dock, as well as a rowboat for guests’ use. The town’s public beach is within walking distance.
Top guest reviewsi loved that there were plenty of sitting options lakeside from lounges to chairs to a picnic tablewe felt as comfortable in this cottage as we would at homeit was extremely clean and very cuteit was super clean patti and peter were great to deal withfirst of all the cottage is clean and has every little thing you could possibly needthe lake is very clean
Host:pattie and peter were wonderful hoststhe owners are especially nice and considerate peoplepatty and peter were wonderful hosts so friendlythe owners pat and peter were excellent hosts cannot wait to stay againowners very nice and easy to deal withRead more reviewsthe location is greatit is nice because it is quiet but is centrally located from many attractionshaving a beach within walking distance was wonderful as was the immaculately-maintained yardit was also easy to get around to other areas of the state from this location
You will get to enjoy brilliant views of Otis Reservoir when you rent this elegant lake house. Located in Otis, The Berkshires, the place is chic and spacious. It can accommodate up to six guests. It features a fully equipped kitchen and separate family and living rooms with waterfront views, and it provides three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two decks overlook the waterfront, and the property has a private dock, so guests can bring their own watercraft. A minimum of five nights is required for this property.
Top guest reviewswe will be back it is new and clean and looks beautiful
Host:also they were so helpful in answering our all of our questions about the areathe owners certainly went out of their way to make our stay easy and carefreethe property owners are super nice and were easy to deal withthe property was beautiful and it was clear the owners take great pride in their homeRead more reviewsoverall an ideal vacation locationwe were so pleased with this house and the locationthe location was great and we enjoyed nearby golf as well as a trip to museums and tanglewoodwe had a wonderful time at sunset place
A striking style and modern amenities make this house a delightful place for a lakeside vacation. The property can provide for up to eight guests. It is located near Marlborough, Massachusetts. It comes with a well-designed room that overlooks the lake, a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, a cozy den with a fireplace, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. There’s also a garden with outdoor furniture and lakeside panoramas, as well as a private dock. Two kayaks are offered too, so guests can enjoy a water-based activity during their stay here.
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewswalking in i felt a calm and a comforta great place to relax and have fun
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