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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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 East 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upper level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Upper Level
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Lower 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 4.4583335 based on 98 reviews

Nice Location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the weekend. The lake view is wonderful. The only issue we had was with the internet, but quickly discovered that a cable had been unplugged. Also had trouble with the television but that was because both cable remotes were with the downstairs television. Nothing we didn't figure out in a few minutes. As mentioned in other reviews, the beds are very firm and some updating is probably in the near future. However, the upstairs kitchen area was were we spent the majority of our time and everything we needed was there. The deck on the back is very nice and I could see it being a gathering place in the summer. Winter conditions didn't allow us to use it. Getting in the house and was very easy and we did not have any problems. If you are looking for a place to get away and just relax, this is more than acceptable for your needs. The inside of the house seemed to be very clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful home on the lake, really quiet and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Set up real well and a nice kitchen, nice rooms. Would recommend it to others

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for large family!

  • 5 of 5

Location off the lake is just perfect! Even the view from either living room is gorgeous! The house itself was well kept and more than large enough for our family. (5 Adults and 2 children) Stephen, the owner, was always responsive and even let us check in early! Had no issues finding the home, just plugged the address into the GPS. We had the chance to get to know the neighbor as well, it’s a sweet little community! The only feedback I would say reflected negatively on the home was the spiders. Of course the home is on the lake and it was cold / wet during our stay so I couldn’t say that this is a consistent issue. Still giving the home five stars none the less. We would absolutely stay again should we ever be back in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 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 Train
5.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-480 & I-29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown / Old Market Area
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt. Crescent Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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