Destination guide

Luscious lake land living in Florida

Motorized or man-powered; aquatic or landlubberly. If you've got a hankering for a particular outdoor activity, chances are you can indulge yourself while you're on your Lake County vacation rental. With more than 1,400 named lakes, plus forests, hills, and wetlands, this outdoorsman's paradise in friendly Florida is just waiting to shake you by the hand. Not only that, but the cities and towns of Lake County are easy-going places with great drinking and dining options. There's heaps of culture too, with museums, galleries, theaters, and family-friendly attractions all lined up to keep you coming back for more.

Things to do

What goes on behind closed doors in Lake County

In the height of a humid Florida summer, even the toughest outdoor types might feel like gravitating towards somewhere cultural and air-conditioned, and fortunately Lake County doesn't disappoint in that department either. The area's big on local history attractions, but there are also museums covering everything from design and farming, to vintage cars and nostalgic Americana. More of the artistic type? Many of the towns in Lake County are stacked with galleries and arts centers, while you'll also want to look out for Lake Country's theater outfits, and orchestras. Kids, meanwhile, will love the adventure farms, maize mazes, and trampoline parks.

Activities

Blueways, byways, highways and skyways

Kayakers and boaters will be drawn to Lake County's 'blueways', or water trails, with pontoon boating particularly popular. And if your interest is more in what's under the water than what's on top of it, there's fishing galore, with a raft of tournaments if you've got a competitive streak. You can hike in the forests, go wildlife spotting, or practise your swing at one of Lake County's dozens of golf courses. Motorcyclists will gravitate towards the world's biggest biking and music festival, Leesburg Bikefest, while for the ultimate thrill on your Lake County vacation rental, how about booking a seaplane tour?

Weather

Winter? You don't see many of those round here

Drive around Lake County and you'll spot more than a few retirement communities. Know why? The weather. No hard frosts to make old bones ache round here. Winters in Lake County are impossibly mild and dry, to the point where most long-time residents have never seen snow. There's not really any discernible spring or fall, but summer is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Slow your pace right down and turn up the air-con, because the summer season in Lake County is hot and very humid. Not only that, but thunderstorms come crashing through most afternoons with big dumps of rain.

Natural features

See you later, alligator

This part of Florida is famous for its amphibious landscape (and amphibious predators, naturally), but there's more to a Lake Country vacation rental than that. Take a drive around and you'll come across citrus groves, forests (such as Ocala National Forest), rolling hills, and old oak woodlands, as well as the celebrated lakes and wetlands. If you're in the market for some of that swamp and marshland wildlife, head to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge for potential sightings of otters, eagles, and wading birds. Not forgetting those toothy old alligators, of course.

Where to stay around Lake County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 27,444 vacation rentals near Lake County. From 9,391 Houses to 103 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Clermont: 30,425 vacation rentals
  • Mt Dora: 253 vacation rentals
  • Leesburg: 983 vacation rentals
  • Tavares: 1,083 vacation rentals
  • Lady Lake: 618 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake County?

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

  • Clermont: 30,425 rentals
  • Mt Dora: 253 rentals
  • Leesburg: 983 rentals
  • Tavares: 1,083 rentals
  • Lady Lake: 618 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lake County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lake County are:

  • Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.): 945 vacation rentals
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,640 vacation rentals
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB): 483 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake County?

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

  • Lake Louisa State Park: 37,863 rentals
  • Spanish Springs Town Square: 840 rentals
  • Bella Collina Golf Club: 14,984 rentals
  • Plantation Golf Club: 908 rentals
  • Southlake Hospital: 20,078 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Lake County

Clermont
30,425 vacation rentals
Mt Dora
253 vacation rentals
Leesburg
983 vacation rentals
Tavares
1,083 vacation rentals
Lady Lake
618 vacation rentals
Eustis
249 vacation rentals
Astor
36 vacation rentals
Groveland
30,266 vacation rentals
Fruitland Park
688 vacation rentals
Howey-in-the-Hills
3,571 vacation rentals
Umatilla
475 vacation rentals
Montverde
121 vacation rentals
Sorrento
5,344 vacation rentals
Minneola
31,013 vacation rentals
Yalaha
155 vacation rentals
Alexander Springs
20 vacation rentals
Grand Island
180 vacation rentals
Okahumpka
522 vacation rentals
Silver Lake
272 vacation rentals
Altoona
63 vacation rentals