NJ Lake house rentals in North Jersey

Life on the lake – it’s one thing in New Jersey.

Just as the oceanfront coastal region attracts dedicated visitors every year, the counties of Sussex, Passaic and Morris have their own coastlines dear to those who live there or plan a seasonal vacation.

Garden State traditions and memories from generation to generation include fishing and boating, and more recently, paddle boarding.

Here’s a look at a dozen lakefront rentals in North Jersey, many along Hopatcong Lake or Upper Greenwood Lake.


‘The Point on Highland Lake’ near Mountain Creek Resort (Evolve via VRBO)

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 full), sleeps 10
The 1700 square foot waterfront home is surrounded by water on 3 sides. It has a private dock, a 2-level patio, a deck, a gazebo and more, with access to a canoe, rowboat, pedal boat, kayak and paddle boards. A fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor gas barbecue.


Spacious Colonial on Lake Greenwood in West Milford (Alena Acosta via VRBO)

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
The patio, yard and foyer of this 1,600 square foot home are located on the lake side – a large unistone bulkhead leads to a private 21 foot dock.

The property has two kayaks and a stand up paddle board. Each room has CAT-6 broadband internet access.


The Red Door Cabin at Mohawk Lake, Sparta (Jessica via Airbnb)

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, up to 8 people
Unique features like the swing in the living room, a projection screen for movie nights, a fireplace, a mezzanine and a children’s room with vaulted ceilings will complete the experience. During the summer, a kayak, paddle boards are available as well as a gas barbecue and a fire pit.


Hopatcong Lake Family Home, Boat Launch and Dock (Evolve via VRBO)

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
Kid friendly amenities, private dock, boat dock, raised deck with outdoor dining table and lounge chairs, furnished front patio, furnished deck with gas grill, charcoal grill and premium outdoor table.


Lakeside house in Newton, with private heated pool (Angelica via Airbnb)

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms Up to 12 people
Lakeside with heated swimming pool offers a serene environment.


Modern Lake House in Jefferson, private dock and water toys (Eric and Marisa via Airbnb)

(Eric and Marisa via Airbnb)
(Eric and Marisa via Airbnb)

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, up to 6 people
A new 8 foot picnic table on the dock for sunrise coffee, midday sun or evening dinners with “cotton candy sun layers”. Guests can use the hosts’ canoe, two paddle boards and two kayaks.


Hopatcong by the lake with dock, kayaks, fishing (Shiying via Airbnb)

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, up to 10 people
This modern lake house has a private dock, with great views from every room.

A spacious patio, a well equipped kitchen, a large washer-dryer, 3 kayaks, fishing rods, a grill, “everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided”.


Dream House on Lake in Newton, Ultimate Glamping (Sarah via Airbnb)

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, up to 12 people
Upscale lakefront home on a serene lake, adjacent to two state parks, so very few homes on the lake. “A wonderland of nature, birds, swans, frogs and fish galore, surrounded by hiking trails and several other lakes nearby.”

A large kitchen, screened outdoor dining room; outdoor terrace for views and cocktails; private bedroom terrace; ground terrace with whirlpool, plus canoe.


Kittatinny Lakehouse Retreat in Newton (James via Airbnb)

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 6 people
A very family home, with 2 mezzanine bedrooms upstairs, one with two sets of bunk beds.

Well-equipped kitchen, sports equipment, entertainment / toys for children, table football and ping-pong in the garage, hot tub, fireplace and kayaks provided by the host, in season.


Lakeside house in prime location, dock, deep water in Byram (Elad via Airbnb)

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, up to 5 people
Open floor plan 3 bedroom 2 bath lakefront !. magnificent view with 90 feet of frontage on the lake. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, wood fireplace, recessed lights. Huge dock with shed by the lake.


Chalet Lac Hopatcong (Nancie via Airbnb)

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths up to 6 people
The chalet offers a “full kitchen, dining room, living room all open and lake view”. The den / TV room has bunk beds with a trundle bed.

On the lower deck of the chalet there is a grill island, picnic table and seating area. Propane fireplace, dock, 2 double hammocks, paddle boards and kayaks – which are shared if other guests are in the “main house” (see below).


Hopatcong Lake House (Nancie via Airbnb)

1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms
This home shares the lakefront with the cottage, rented by the same host on Airbnb – providing additional space for couples traveling together.


Large family home by the lake in West Milford (Jose via VRBO)

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 full), sleeps 10
A game table in the living room, a long balcony overlooking the lake with table and chairs, a living room and family room on different floors, each with its own fireplace, smart TV and sofa for two entertainment environments. A jacuzzi in the main bathroom.

Outside there is a large barbecue patio, a sun terrace and a fire pit, all overlooking the lake. The Lake Association does not allow renters to swim or boating (kayaking / canoeing) in the private lake – these activities are available at nearby public lakes and parks.

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