Destination guide

Lake Havasu—a slice of London in the Arizona desert

Lake Havasu gets its name from the Mojave word for “blue”—and as it sparkles in the Arizona sunshine, it’s easy to see why. This expansive reservoir on the Colorado River is a year-round paradise for lovers of water sports and nature walks. It’s also the site of one of the state’s more surprising heritage landmarks—London Bridge, which originally spanned the River Thames in the UK capital. Lake Havasu vacation rentals provide an ideal base for exploring this popular recreation area and the diverse attractions of the lively city on its eastern shore.


Year-round entertainment in Lake Havasu

From Winterfest to Thanksgiving, via spring fishing tournaments and summer regattas, the lake is a hive of sporting activity. Visitors flock to colorful annual events such as the IJSBA Jetski World Finals, the Boat Parade of Lights, and the Havasu Island Balloon Festival and Fair. The city provides an alternative source of cultural entertainment, from stylish casinos to cutting-edge clubs. Enjoying a concert in the Downtown Performing Arts Theatre, shopping in the charming waterfront setting of the English Village, or sampling the local craft breweries are just some of the pleasures waiting on the doorstep of Lake Havasu vacation rentals.


Lake Havasu’s record-breaking highs

Lake Havasu holds the record for the highest recorded temperature in Arizona since records began. The hot desert climate places a premium on Lake Havasu vacation rentals with a pool, especially in the peak season between June and September, when temperatures typically hit the high 100s. The cooling breeze that drifts off the lake is especially welcome in the sizzling summer heat. Humidity is negligible and rainfall is scarce in this arid climate. January and February are great months to head south for some winter sun and benefit from last-minute bargains on Lake Havasu vacation rentals.

Natural features

Discover Lake Havasu’s wild side

The Arizona desert is home to coyotes and bighorn sheep, along with many species of reptile, while Lake Havasu supports a variety of fish, notably bass. The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge provides a protective environment for native plants and animals to thrive. Peregrine falcons soar through Topcock Gorge, Beal Lake offers a hospitable habitat for endangered razorback suckers, and Pintail Slough is a magnet for grebes and migrating waterbirds. Maps and guides, along with visitor information and access details, are available from the Refuge Office, open weekdays between 7 am and 3.30 pm.


How to get to and around Lake Havasu City

Fly into Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII-Lake Havasu City Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lake Havasu City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 559 vacation rentals near Lake Havasu City. From 457 Houses to 52 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Havasu City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Havasu City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Havasu City:

  • Havasu Foothill Estates: 32 vacation rentals
  • Vista West Villas: 44 vacation rentals
  • Nautical Estates: 31 vacation rentals
  • Residential Estates: 75 vacation rentals
  • Moovalya Keys: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Havasu City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Havasu City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Windsor Beach: 564 vacation rentals
  • Havasu 95 Speedway: 606 vacation rentals
  • Havasu Island Golf Course: 590 vacation rentals
  • London Bridge: 583 vacation rentals
  • Lake Havasu Museum of History: 566 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Havasu City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Havasu City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 457 Houses in Lake Havasu City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Havasu City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 52 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Caravans and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Havasu City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 385 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Havasu City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.