Clear Lake Cabins & Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Clear Lake

  • Ventura Cabin w/ Sun Porch & Decks Near Clear Lake
     2br Cabin
  • Water View, 4 blks to Public Beach & downtown!
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • The Last Little Lake Cottage (Location!)
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • Clear Frontiers - Bringing The Outdoors In
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
  • South Shore Retreat
     2br Home/Apartment
  • PYRAMID HOUSE - 3,600 Sq Ft. 4 BR Suite Option
     4br Home/Apartment
  • Cornerstone Cabin with lakeview
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • Lakeview Cabin
    Excellent2br Cabin

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Clear Lake Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • High Rise Harbor

Clear Lake Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Relaxing North Shore Lake Front Home
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
  • Ten Acres Plus
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • Water View Chic '70's Place
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • Relaxing South Shore Cabin on Lake
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment

Clear Lake Travel Guide

Clear Lake is a super popular destination in the upper Midwest, known for its many lakeside attractions and fun things to do. It's only a couple of hours from Des Moines and is an easy break from the city. It's the place to go to chill out by the waters, sail a boat, ride a bike and it's home to the fully restored Surf Ballroom, which was the site of the last ever concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. ''The Big Bopper' Richardson, giving Clear Lake a significant place in music history.

Things to Do in Clear Lake

Clear Lake's location makes long days at the lake a priority. Choose from swimming and various water sports or learn how to sail here, the lake is actually considered one of the best sailing lakes in the Midwest. It's 7 miles long and 2.5 miles wide and benefits from winds even on calm days. There is a sailing school and annual races are an attraction.

Clear Lake is also a real cycling town, you can bring your own or rent and peddle about to explore the local amenities with ease, plus there are plenty of bike trails in the area. With many gardens, parks and natural areas Clear Lake is a beautiful place to be outdoors. Fishing is also a huge pastime here, you can take a guide for the best spots and insider tips.

Why not visit the 1920s fire station and museum for a glance at the old days of firefighting with antique equipment and fun things for kids to enjoy.

Music lovers will want to visit the site of Buddy Holly's last concert, the Surf Ballroom, which continues to host great bands and artists from all over the world. You can also pay your respects at the crash site and small memorial, driving a short way out of town.

Best Time to Visit Clear Lake

Visit Clear Lake in late spring for lake-time fun and great sailing.

Cabins in Clear Lake

The town of Clear Lake sits on the coast, making lazy days by the lake a priority. The lake offers countless things to do, such as fishing and boating, and is said to be one of the best sailing lakes in the Midwest, with a boat launch provided for easy access to the water.

If you're a music-lover, make a trip to Surf Ballroom -- the site of Buddy Holly's last ever concert, and now hosting a number of great acts throughout the year. To learn more about the history of the area, make your way to the 1920's fire station for a unique insight into the world of battling fires before modern equipment was invented.

To make the most of all the area has to offer, booking a Clear Lake cabin rental is the best option. Vacation homes tend to be fully equipped, and many are also also pet-friendly -- so you can enjoy your time with your pooch! There are also vacation rentals near Clear Lake that have full kitchens, multiple doubles beds, and offer a large living space, perfect for large groups. Additionally, there are rentals with a lake view, great for guests who enjoy sailing and peaceful days.

Price and Availability in Clear Lake

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Clear Lake tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Clear Lake tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Clear Lake is in April, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Clear Lake is in the high season in July. Clear Lake has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Clear Lake

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Clear Lake. The warmest months in Clear Lake are August and June, when temperatures reach 98 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -20 ˚F. The wettest month in Clear Lake is July with 10.61 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.08 inches of rain.

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