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Downtown Omaha Area Lake House

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This lake house is located in between the Omaha Airport and downtown Omaha. Stay in a lake side house while having full access to the Omaha Metro. Enjoy Omaha's Old Market District, Joslyn Museum, Omaha Children's Museum, Henry Doorly Zoo, Qwest Convention Center, and Casinos in Council Bluffs. It's the perfect place to stay for the College World Series.

This home boasts an amazing open floor plan and views of the lake on both the main and upper level. The kitchen includes bar seating and opens up to a dining and living area. French doors take you out to the furnished deck where you can watch the sunset on the lake or view the resident wildlife including bald eagles and cranes. Relax by the wood burning fireplace or watch the game on either floor. Wake up to stunning lake views in the Master and spare bedroom. Spend the day on the lake or the city. You will love it here.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Stephen

You may have guessed the picture isn't of me. It is the age our twins were when we purchased this vacation home. They were doing their part to get things ready. Now we have a family of 6 so lots to do in our household. We do live in the area and have a maintenance supervisor should you need to get a hold of myself or need other assistance.

Stephen purchased this house in 2007

Why Stephen chose Omaha

We love lake activities and full service lakes close to Omaha just don't exist. So when we found this property at a reasonable value on a full service lake we had to snatch it up.

What makes this house unique

We hope that you are able to enjoy all the benefits of a lake property while still being so close to downtown Omaha, the world's best zoo, CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade ballpark, the airport and so much more. It is truly a little piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was great. Thank you.
Jun 2010
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East Omaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Lower Level - Sink, Toilet, Stand-up Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upper Level - Sink, Toilet, Tub/Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upper level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Upper Level
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Downtown Omaha Area Lake House
average rating of 4.4408603 based on 95 reviews

Great space for the price

  • 5 of 5

Not the nicest ever, but it was clean, spacious. Worked very well for our family. If back in Omaha, we'll rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, IN

Great space for a family visit.

  • 4 of 5

The house at Carter Lake is very much as pictured. Many things in the house are old and worn down or broken, but the house is still very comfortable for a family to gather in. The house was clean and neat. The owner, Stephen, was nice and very responsive when we had questions or issues (ie: the deck had not been cleaned, and within an hour of our call to Stephen the property manager was there and cleaned it for us to use). The location was nice and the lake is very pretty. The Old Market, the zoo, and local family members were all only a short distance away making the location ideal. The house is a stone's throw from the airport which was convenient, and surprisingly we really didn't hear much air traffic noise.

We would stay here again. Thank you for everything, Stephen.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for family to gather!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this lake house for 3 of our families to come together (8 people total) for Labor Day weekend and the space was perfect. Although the house is a little older, overall it is well- maintained and it has great space for everyone to be together. The upstairs has a beautiful view of the lake and the kitchen-dining-family area works really well for everyone to spend time together. We had ample room for dinners, games and movies and also enjoyed lots of time on the deck. While you can swim in the lake, it is mostly used for boating and jet skis. Downtown Omaha and the airport are both close by and easily accessible. Overall, a place I would recommend for a small group looking for a weekend escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home with plenty of room!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time here very much. Our family spent four days here relaxing during the day and then going into Omaha each day for dinner. There is plenty of room to spread out, the neighborhood is very quiet, and the deck was lovely for morning coffee. I will say, the beds are very, very firm. It was very uncomfortable for me personally, though others managed better than I did. I don't think that's a negative necessarily, just depends on the person. Over all a very nice place to stay--would happily stay again if we ever come that way!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Such potential....

  • 3 of 5

Let me start by saying, the owner was helpful with booking questions and was quick to respond. The view and proximity to the lake was awesome. Address is a little off being that it is in a unique neighborhood (google maps directions took you to a street over). We just google mapped the neighbors address and had no issues. Complaints: The railing on the deck stairs is UN-USABLE. It has rotted through and is a current safety concern. We were there in 85 degree weather and the house got up to 78 degrees in the evenings, only cooling down over night and that was keeping units at settings noted by owner. The AC dripped in the upstairs hall and required a bucket. The bathroom upstairs was missing light fixture coverings and the fiberglass tub was broken in several places and both bathrooms had mold in tubs/showers. Ceiling downstairs looked like water issues (probably AC unit) Pros: Kitchen worked great. Sheets were clean. Two living areas was nice to have. Location was great.

Side note: I didn’t contact owner regarding AC drip. We were booked with events and didn’t have the time to deal with it. Just located a bucket to catch drip and moved on.

I wish the owners would invest in some repairs to this house. Its simple things that could be fixed. It’s like they have forgotten about the upkeep on this location. It has such potential!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Peaceful setting for a family, minutes from downtown Omaha

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family of four, visiting Omaha for a wedding. It was wonderful to be a few miles from downtown, yet staying in a lakefront house. On Saturday, we had coffee on the deck, watching some boaters, then drove five minutes to the Old Town Omaha Farmer's Market. Stephen responded quickly to my initial inquiry, and allowed us to check in early, as the house was ready. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils. There are plenty of linens, and it was nice to have a washer and drier. The house is clean. There are some funky things about the house - the queen sized bed is strangely high, as in you literally have to climb into it. The second bathroom and shower are extremely small - things like that. However, for the price, an excellent place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Eppley Airfield
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown / Old Market Area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-480 & I-29


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holidays excluded from special discount rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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