Dreaming of visiting Tennessee in the near future? Looking to rent a lake house surrounded by gorgeous views? Experience the best that Tennessee has to offer from one of these cozy cabin rentals on VRBO.
Tennessee is a top destination in the United States for outdoor adventure, offering a wide variety of stunning landscapes to explore throughout the year. Perfect for when the weather heats up, the state is full of picture-perfect lakes for those who enjoy water-based activities, with fishing, boating, swimming, and kayaking all popular excursions.
So, if you’re looking to experience a slice of Tennessee lakeside living, book one of the lake house vacation rentals scattered around the state offering on-site amenities such as outdoor pools, hot tubs, private boat docks, and complimentary water toys. Read on to discover some of the top-rated lake houses in the Volunteer State.
Lake House Rentals in Tennessee: The Best Tennessee Lake House Rentals in 2022
Here are the best Tennessee lake house rentals by category, considering factors including amenities, trip types, and budgets. The subsequent sections will cover each listing in more detail.
Best Lake House for Amenities: 5-Bedroom Rental
Top Rental for a Private Getaway: 2-Story Lake House
Perfect Pet-Friendly Lake House: Rental with Private Dock
Excellent Lake House for Water Activities: Rental on Watauga Lake
Best Lake House Near Restaurants & Shopping: 4-Bedroom Cottage
Top Family-Friendly Rental: Lake House with Modern Conveniences
Lake House with Pool & Boat Dock: 4-Bedroom Rental
Best Lake House for Large Groups: Rental with Spacious Floor Plan
Perfect Rental for Romance: 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi
Great Lake House Designed for Large Gatherings: Rental with Modern Feel
Excellent Rental Near ATV Trails: 4-Bedroom Lake House
Spacious Lake House with Amenities: 6-Bedroom Rental
Best Tennessee Rental for Scenic Views: 2-Bedroom Lake House
Top Tennessee Rentals: The Best Lake Houses in 2022
Getting away to a house on the lake has never felt so relaxing! With our list of the 13 best Tennessee lake house rentals, you’ll be treated to breathtaking water views, privacy in nature, and proximity to hiking trails and other activities. Check out all 13 options below!
1. Lake House in Tennessee with Pool & Boat Dock on 3 Acres, Pet-Friendly
Location: Roane County, Tennessee
Rates from: $347 per night
Accommodates: 14 guests
Perfect for a group vacation or family gathering, this four-bedroom lake house in Tennessee for rent has a ton of fantastic amenities. Sitting on a bluff overlooking the main channel of Watts Bar Lake and the Tennessee River, the log home features an outdoor swimming pool, a two-story dock, and numerous decks to admire the waterfront views.
You’ll have access to a private oasis with the three-acre fenced and gated lot, while shopping and dining in west Knoxville are a short drive away. Other perks include a screened-in porch, pool table, fireplace, Smart TV, and over 400 feet of waterfront.
2. Tennessee Lake House Rental on 2 Acres – Dock, Kayaks & Canoe, Pet-Friendly
Location: Butler, Tennessee
Rates from: $180 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
Not only does this A-frame chalet feature a fairytale-like exterior, but it also boasts 400 feet of private lake access and a private dock. Sitting on 2.8 acres on Watauga Lake, you’ll have incredible lake and mountain views from every part of the pet-friendly house. It has a long list of inviting amenities, including a spacious outdoor area with a gas grill and bonfire area, a jetted tub, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Walk down the steps to your secluded cove and swim in the third cleanest lake in the country, paddle in a complimentary kayak, or fish from your private dock. This is truly one of the premier lakefront houses for rent in Tennessee.
3. Lake House in Tennessee for Rent Near I-75, Close Access to ATV Trails
Location: Campbell County, Tennessee
Rates from: $335 per night
Accommodates: 11 guests
It’s all about the waterfront views at this lake house in Tennessee for rent, located right on Norris Lake. Nicknamed ‘Nauti Pines,’ the four-bedroom rental can accommodate 11 people and sits on 5.5 acres with 1,100 feet of water frontage.
Inside, you’ll find an open kitchen and dining area with a 7-foot island, while the outdoor space is the star attraction with its spacious deck and covered porch with ample seating. There’s even a small bar overlooking the covered dock and swim platform.
4. Lake House in Tennessee, Restaurants & Shopping Close by
Location: Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Rates from: $335 per night
Accommodates: 10 guests
You can’t beat this lake house cottage for a waterfront getaway near Nashville. As one of the most in-demand lake houses in Tennessee, this four-bedroom property has a shady, tree-covered lot with easy access to the water, where you can enjoy fishing, water skiing, tubing, and other water sports.
In addition to a modern kitchen, you’ll find large gathering areas inside and out, including a covered deck with tables and chairs for dining alfresco. Hop into the hot tub or fire up the grill, then sit by the fire pit when the stars arrive at night. Your stay includes the use of kayaks, a stand-up paddleboard, and a pedal boat.
5. Luxury Lakefront House for Rent in Tennessee with 40 Acres
Location: Dandridge, Tennessee
Rates from: $295 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
If you are looking for one of the most scenic Tennessee lake house rentals available, this two-bedroom rental fits the bill. Sitting on a 40-acre estate on the shores of Douglas Lake, it offers a prime location for endless water activities.
Marvel at the picture-perfect views of the 28,000-acre lake from the private dock, rent a pontoon boat, or explore the waterways in one of the complimentary kayaks and paddleboards. After a day on the water, retreat to the three-floor cabin and sit by the fire or hang out on the front porch with its rocking chairs and gas grill.
6. Two-Story, Lake House in Tennessee with Private Dock
Location: Jefferson County, Tennessee
Rates from: $185 per night
Accommodates: 12 guests
This lake house in Tennessee for rent is a bargain, offering a two-story living space and room for up to 12 guests. The four-bedroom layout includes a well-equipped living room and kitchen, dining area, and deck. You can lounge in the living room on the sectional sofa or head outside and unwind on the deck, as it features a gas grill, dining area, and fire pit for roasting s’mores.
There’s also a giant Connect Four lawn game for some friendly competition. Perfect for water lovers, there’s a public boat launch at the end of the driveway, and you’ll have access to the private dock.
7. Romantic Secluded Tennessee Lake House Rental for Two
Location: Muddy Pond, Tennessee
Rates from: $142 per night
Accommodates: 2 guests
For your own private waterfront escape, stay at this quaint one-bedroom that is among the most impressive lakefront houses for rent in Tennessee. The only dwelling nestled on the banks of a 1.5-acre private lake, the romantic one-room suite includes a king-size bed and two-person heart-shaped Jacuzzi.
It’s easy to rekindle the romance at this cozy abode, as it also has a gas fireplace in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen. From its porch, you can walk straight down to the dock. Watch the birds from the front porch rockers, walk down the quiet lanes, or get out and explore the small community of Muddy Pond on the Cumberland Plateau.
8. Private Lakefront House for Rent in Tennessee with Dock, Hot Tub & Mountain Views, Pet-Friendly
Location: Marion County, Tennessee
Rates from: $285 per night
Accommodates: 8 guests
Get off the grid at this peaceful lakefront property in Marion County, which has a large back deck and private dock for scenic water views. The lake house in Tennessee for rent includes a wood-burning fireplace, spacious kitchen, dining, living room, and a game area.
The cozy home is just 20 feet from the water’s edge on a gently sloping lot and features all the amenities you’d want out of a lake house, including a boat dock, hot tub, gas grill, and fire pit. There’s even a complimentary canoe, kayak, and anglers kayak for those ready to get on the water. The hosts also allow pets during your stay.
9. Modern Tennessee Lake House Rental with Private Dock
Location: La Follette, Tennessee
Rates from: $433 per night
Accommodates: 18 guests
It’s easy to plan a large group getaway at this spacious five-bedroom home, which sits right on the water. This elite offering is one of the top modern lakefront houses for rent in Tennessee and has a private dock and large covered deck with a BBQ grill, dining table, and an outdoor fireplace.
It boasts a 180-degree view of the water and is just around the bend from Springs Dock, minutes from the famous jumping bridge and best marinas. Inside, an open floor plan creates enough space, so everyone has room to stretch out, with two master suites, a large kitchen, and multiple gathering spaces.
10. Lake House in Tennessee with Stunning Views, Diving Board & Theater Room
Location: Franklin County, Tennessee
Rates from: $713 per night
Accommodates: 15 guests
You can find luxury lakeside living at this stunning five-bedroom lake house in Tennessee for rent. With over 6,000 square feet of living space, the three-story home sits on the beautiful Tims Ford Lake. In addition to its professionally decorated interior, the modern house has a theater room, custom bar and lounge area, modern kitchen, and dining room.
It’s all about the outdoors here, as it boasts a large double-decker dock with a diving board, huge deck, and screened-in porch. You can take advantage of all its luxe perks, from the bubbling hot tub and outdoor fire pit to complimentary kayaks, floats, and corn hole boards.
11. Waters Edge Lake House in Tennessee for Rent – Dock, Hot Tub, Fire Pit & Free Kayaks, Sleeps 21
Location: Flat Hollow Marina, Speedwell, Tennessee
Rates from: $378 per night
Accommodates: 20 guests
This large six-bedroom Tennessee home has everything you need for a waterfront retreat, including a covered dock on Norris Lake. It has high-end furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, a gas fireplace, two full-width decks, a private hot tub, picnic table, and BBQ grill.
Accommodating a whopping 20 guests in its massive interior, this lakefront home sits in the no-wake cove of Flat Hollow Marina and includes free kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. Families will love the outdoor fire pit with camping chairs, corn hole set, and wooded views of the lake and mountains at one of the roomiest Tennessee lake house rentals.
12. Waterside Cherokee Lake House in Tennessee with Private Dock
Location: Grainger County, Tennessee
Rates from: $235 per night
Accommodates: 9 guests
Sitting next to the Cherokee Reservoir, this lake house in Tennessee for rent comes equipped with modern conveniences. It boasts family-friendly perks such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry machines, a gas grill, and a private dock.
Enjoy outdoor dining on the covered deck, lounge on the separate waterfront deck, or take the free kayaks out for an afternoon of exploring the lake. Other amenities include Smart TVs, a Keurig coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.
13. Lake House in Tennessee for Rent with Over 5,000 Square Feet
Location: Decatur, Tennessee
Rates from: $392 per night
Accommodates: 18 guests
If you’re looking for a modern Tennessee lake house rental, this brand new home has enough space to accommodate up to 18 guests. With almost 5,000 square feet of living space, the four-bedroom property has a spacious floor plan and floor-to-ceiling views of the water. Its large living room has a sectional sofa and 60” HDTV, while there’s also a bar with TVs and a game room.
Outside, discover an 8-person hot tub, gas grill, fire pit, and multiple decks with water, mountain, and sunset views. You’ll also find a large covered dock with a boat slip, sun deck, and pontoon boat for rent.