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Lake View on Lakeview
Looking for a lake getaway with all the amenities of home? Our fully furnished house is located on Lakeview Drive in Clear Lake and offers a great location for a relaxing retreat any time of the year! Includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a queen size sofa sleeper and futon to comfortably sleep 8-10 guests. A unique 2nd floor main living area with a gorgeous lake view from the family room and sun porch including access to a beautiful deck. Swim and fish from our dock.
$225 per night
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Island Park Loft South House- Sleeps 6 - 2 blocks from PM Park
1200 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bath loft. Ground level includes 1000 sq 30x40 garage with 2nd Level living area. Open living room & kitchen floor plan with master bedroom and own private master bath with walk in closet. The 2nd bedroom has 2 full beds. Additional, sleeping area with a hide-a-bed in the living room. Enjoy sunsets on the 2nd level deck. All appliances provided including washer/dryer. Just walking distance from the public boat ramp and PM park/Tiki Bar.
$175 per night
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Under The Lilac Tree
This quaint home is nearly 100 years old and has been fully renovated! It is ideally situated on North Shore Dr., less than a block from the lake and walking distance to all the best Clear Lake attractions including Clear Lake City Beach, Surf Ballroom, City Park, and Downtown Clear Lake.
$199 per night
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Stay near Clear Lake's top sights

Photo of Surf Ballroom & Museum
Surf Ballroom & Museum25 locals recommend
Photo of The Other Place
The Other Place18 locals recommend
Photo of 7 Stars Family Restaurant
7 Stars Family Restaurant5 locals recommend
Photo of Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park14 locals recommend
Photo of City Park
City Park6 locals recommend
Photo of Central Gardens of North Iowa
Central Gardens of North Iowa7 locals recommend

Clear Lake house rentals

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Bright Clear Lake Getaway, 4 Blocks to Downtown!
$130 per night
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Downtown Main Street Clear Lake House
$229 per night
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Fool's Paradise
$175 per night
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⭐️Central Area! City 🏖 & 🏄 Ballroom 2-3 block walk!
$189 per night
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Downtown Lake Cottage - Built in 1900!
$179 per night
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Great Location! Close to City Beach & Downtown CL!
$201 per night
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Location! 1 block to the lake & 3 to the beach
$145 per night
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Great location-walk everywhere!
$120 per night
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The Clausen House-Historic home close to the lake!
$321 per night
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Cute cabin located in perfect location near lake!
$108 per night
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Charming craftsman with lake view and large yard
$207 per night
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Relaxing North Shore Lake Front Home
$232 per night

Clear Lake vacation rentals

Condo in Clear Lake
Charming lake view condo with balcony & pool.
$112 per night
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Cottage in Clear Lake
The Wren House- Close to beach and PM Park
$100 per night
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Water View, 4 blks to Public Beach & downtown!
$96 per night
Loft in Clear Lake
North Shore Loft, close to town and the Surf!
$125 per night
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Peaceful getaway, close to the Beach & Downtown
$85 per night
Condo in Clear Lake
Waterfront Condominium- Best View!
$116 per night
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Condo in Clear Lake
Lake Condo, Right On The Water!
$101 per night
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Cottage in Clear Lake
Island Park Loft "North"- 2 Blocks from PM Park
$189 per night
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Rental unit in Clear Lake
Water View Chic Retro Place
$93 per night
Loft in Ventura
The Attic on Lake Street
$89 per night
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Cottage in Clear Lake
A cozy inviting home close to downtown/city beach.
$130 per night
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"Sunfish" with lake views! 165ft to City Beach!
$190 per night
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Clear Lake fishing house rentals

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Grizzly Lodge, Spacious, quiet 4 BED & 2 bath
$230 per night
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Updated Clear Lake Home Near Downtown
$145 per night
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Join us for the Winter Dance Party
$299 per night
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The Half Pint Lake House - serenity near the lake!
$179 per night
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Lakeview Cottage with boat launch access in front.
$265 per night
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Vacation/House Rental-Summer of 2023 Not Available
$275 per night
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Relaxing South Shore Cabin on Lake
$271 per night
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South Shore Hideaway with great King Bed Master!
$200 per night
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Welcome to The Stone House on Crane Street!
$343 per night
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North Shore Hideaway Cottage
$335 per night
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The Downtowner
$400 per night
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Clear Lake Home Away From Home
$204 per night

Your guide to Clear Lake

All About Clear Lake

Nestled midway between the twin cities of Des Moines and Minneapolis, this small town in Northern Iowa is situated on a natural spring-fed lake, attracting visitors to its restaurants, shops, marina, two state parks, and history. Clear Lake became famous in the 1950s when a legendary rock and roll singer who used to play at the concert hall in Clear Lake died in a tragic plane crash nearby. Fans still come from around the world to pay tribute, especially on the anniversary of the crash, when the Surf holds a Winter Dance Party in honor of the late artist.

Clear Lake State Park offers a range of outdoor activities on one of Iowa’s most popular lakes. Its natural spring-fed 3,000-acre lake is a draw for boating, fishing, swimming, and windsurfing. The park also features 50 acres of open spaces for hiking, towering mature oak trees, abundant wildlife, and a 900-foot sandy beach area, which is popular with families.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Clear Lake?

The best time to visit your Clear Lake, Iowa, rental is between mid-June and early September. Summers in Clear Lake are pleasant, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit. The weekly event Thursdays on Main features live entertainment, classic cars, children’s rides, a street market, and outdoor movies. The winters tend to be cold, snowy, and windy, with average temperatures in the 30s. The main events in the winter are the Christmas by the Lake festival in December and Color the Wind, a kite festival in February. Springtime in Clear Lake is on the cool side, but there are a number of events to get involved in. There are Earth Day five and six-mile running races and a community clean up in April, as well as the Clear Lake Triathlon in May. In the fall, the Harvest Festival in October includes a farmers’ market, homemade salsa contest, grape stomp competition, wine samplings, food trucks, and live music.


What are the top things to do in Clear Lake?

The Surf Ballroom

This concert hall, where music greats once played, is now a National Historic Landmark. Opened in 1934 and designed to resemble an ocean beach club, it has been restored to include palm trees, ocean murals, wooden booths painted with fish and bubbles, and walls covered with stenciled pineapples. Big-band orchestras play on Sundays and classic rock acts perform throughout the week.

Central Gardens of North Iowa

Nestled in the heart of Clear Lake, Central Gardens of North Iowa offers nearly three acres of over 20 themed gardens. There are more than 22,000 flowers, a butterfly garden, wildflower garden, children’s garden, wetland, meadow, and woodland gardens to explore. Free to the public, the Gardens host free concerts, events, and educational programs each year.

Stockman House

Located about a 20-minute drive from Clear Lake, the Stockman House is an excellent example of the work of a prominent mid-century architect. Built in 1908, the house was an iteration of the famous Fireproof House in a compact Foursquare design with an entrance foyer and a sun porch on opposite sides. The house has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991 and is open to the public.

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