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Lakefront Homes In The Iowa Great Lakes Region

A well-kept secret outside of the Midwest, the Iowa Great Lakes have been a summer destination for families going back as far as 1850. This blue-water playground offers a chain of five stunning glacier-carved lakes, extending from the Minnesota border southwest, covering close to 15,000 acres of water. The nostalgia and stunning natural scenic setting found in the Iowa Great Lakes draw in thousands of people year-round, so there's no wonder why Okoboji real estate, particularly the beautiful waterfront properties, has blossomed over the years. Whether you yearn for a summer getaway, a full-time escape, or a second home for the weekend, Okoboji lakefront homes are sure to enhance your lifestyle in a beautiful and energetic way. Okoboji lakefront real estate is ideal for those water-loving homebuyers dreaming of private dock access and unforgettable lake views.

Learn more about how you can make your Okoboji lakefront real estate dream a reality, or begin your search for Okoboji lakefront homes for sale directly below.

Lakefront Homes In The Great Lakes

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16216 And 1615 Ia-86, Spirit Lake, IA - $11,900,000

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  • 8 Beds
  • 15 Baths
  • 24.9k SQFT
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Artistry, Craftsmanship, And Creativity Combine To Make This Van Steenburg Estates Property One Of The Most Unique & Amazing Properties To Ever Be Offered On West Okoboji. With Over 24,500 Sq. Feet Of Living Space, And A Lakeshore Lot That Is App...

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17204 Ross Road, Spirit Lake, IA - $4,995,000

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  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,894 SQFT
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A West Okoboji Masterpiece. This Stately Home Embodies Lakeside Serenity In A Remarkably Private Setting And Captivates At Every Turn With Glorious Views And Superb Craftsmanship. Tucked Away On North Manhattan Beach, The Property Has A Phenomenal...

Amy Maris Okoboji Realty

17206 Ross Road, Spirit Lake, IA - $4,970,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 7,262 SQFT
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The Cove Is A Beautiful, Luxury Home On North Manhattan Beach, West Lake Okoboji. This Almost 3-acrewooded Lot Features 103' Of Lakeshore With A Customer Private Beach. The Home Is Constructed With Rustic Modern Design And No Detail Was Overlooked...

Max Carlson EXIT Realty Midwest

2511 Lakeshore Drive, Milford, IA - $3,750,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,878 SQFT
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Enjoy Beautiful Blue West Lake Okoboji In Style And Comfort With This Home! A Wall Of Windows Greets You And Begs You To Stay And Enjoy The View While Sitting By The Living Room Fireplace. The Large Wrap-around Porch Is The Perfect Gathering Spa...

Kirk Stauss Stauss Realty

2411 Lakeshore Drive, Wahpeton, IA - $2,850,000

Endless Opportunities! Enjoy The Lake Life On This 122' Of West Lake Okoboji Land Located In The Popular Emerson's Bay! Near Bike Trail System And Gull Point State Park. Private Lot Makes It Ideal To Build Your Dream Home On Lakeshore. The Lot Loc...

Mary Lynn Ingvall Ingvall Real Estate Team

2808 Okoboji Boulevard, West Okoboji, IA - $2,599,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,946 SQFT
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Escape To This West Lake Okoboji Masterpiece! The Main Floor Of This Exquisite, Authentic Full-timber Home Features A Jaw-dropping Grand Room That Provides Unencumbered Views Of The Lake, A Beautiful Floor-to-ceiling Stone Fireplace, Rotunda Sunro...

Scott A Hunter Sexton Real Estate

2412 Manhattan Boulevard, Wahpeton, IA - $2,590,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,192 SQFT
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A Transcendent West Okoboji Setting. This Property Spans 75’ Of Prime Manhattan Beach Lakefront And Has A Gorgeous Low Approach With Only Nine Steps To The Dock. The Views Are Truly Magnificent, Stretching All The Way To Arnolds Park, Capturing Th...

Amy Maris Okoboji Realty

16310 Highway 86, Spirit Lake, IA - $2,450,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,607 SQFT
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This Nearly-complete 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Tri-level Duplex Offers Sweeping Views Of West Lake Okoboji On 60’ Of Premier Egralharve Shoreline With A Second-to-none Lake Approach. Each Home Features 4,750 Sq. Ft. Of Luxury Living With 10’ Ceilings Th...

Mickey Harrington Okoboji Realty

136 Pillsbury Pt, Arnolds Park, IA - $1,895,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,326 SQFT
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Rare West Lake Opportunity On Pillsbury Point! It's Not Often That Lakeshore Property On Historic Pillsbury Point Is Available - And For Good Reason. This Fantastic Location Provides Expansive Views Of Smiths Bay That Stretch All The Way Across ...

Scott A Hunter Sexton Real Estate

500 11th Street, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,859,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,456 SQFT
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Live Your Best Lake Life Here! Immediately Upon Entering This Home You Will Be Impressed By Luxury. Towering Ceilings, 10’ Solid-wood Interior Doors, Stone Fireplace, Granite Counters, Heated Floors, Geothermal Heating And Cooling, High-end Applia...

Erica Schultes EXIT Realty Midwest

17093 Lakewood Drive, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,785,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,260 SQFT
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Majestic Sweeping Views Of East Lake Okoboji Are Yours From This 4 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath, 4160 Sq. Ft. Walkout Ranch. Located On A Spectacular Well Landscaped, Rare And Desirable 102 Feet Of Lakeshore With A Lakeside Deck Retreat. Yes, The Sunsets ...

Keith Diekevers Hinn Real Estate

16650 255th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,599,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
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Start Making Memories At The Lake This Summer! This Brand-new Jewel On East Lake Okoboji Will Be Ready For You. The Custom-built Duplex Offers Meticulous Design With Warm Modern Finishes While Capturing Lots Of Natural Light And Outstanding Lake V...

Mickey Harrington Okoboji Realty

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Big Spirit Lake Real Estate

Nestled right below the Minnesotan-Iowa border, Big Spirit Lake belongs to Iowa's largest natural lake spanning 6 miles north/south and 4 miles east/west. Year-round residents find themselves living on the Northern end of the lake, while more seasonal homeowners dwell on the Southern shorelines. Big Spirit Lake real estate is the number one choice for those who wish to be immersed in a more rustic and natural setting. With less commercial development along the shorelines compared to the other lakes in the region, properties found here are typically remodeled fishing cottages dating back to the 30s, as well as more upscale larger lakefront homes. These lakefront homes always have flawless views of the sparkling water, accompanied with private dock access, perfect for your collection of boats, canoes, and jet skis.

West Okoboji Lake Real Estate

The bluest and deepest of the lakes, West Okoboji Lake offers residents more recreational activities and real estate developments out of all of the Great Lakes. As you explore properties in this area, you'll find that much of the real estate here is seasonal, offering cozy lake-front condo complexes, cottages with boat access, and some luxury lakefront real estate options. Residents living here year-round in West Okoboji real estate experience feasible access to the surrounding towns. Due to this being the region's most popular lake, the property values are typically higher when compared to other Iowa Great Lakes homes for sale.

East Okoboji Lake Real Estate

East Okoboji Lake meets West Okoboji Lake at Highway 71 viaduct joining Arnolds Park and Okoboji. It's the longest natural lake in Iowa and is the most developed out of the Iowa Great Lakes. Though it's not the most popular place to swim, residents benefit from having easy access to boat ramps, calmer waters, and more affordable lakefront real estate. The majority of East Okoboji lakefront homes for sale are new condominiums, manufactured homes, and contemporary single-family homes. You'll also find the odd mid-century modern home that's been renovated to meet today's design and living standards.

Minnewashta, Upper & Lower Gar Lake Real Estate

Located between Upper & Lower Gar Lake, Minnewashta Lake offers more real estate opportunities compared to its neighboring lakes. Minnewashta lakefront real estate has charming cottages with private dock access, new condos, and some breathtaking luxury lakeside estates that can accommodate more than one family at a time.

Upper Gar Lake is quieter with a smaller population. In terms of real estate, Upper Gar Lake waterfront homes for sale are quite similar to what you'll find around Minnewashta Lake, but you'll have a better chance to diversify your home by building on untouched lakefront acreage or lot. Upper Gar Lake real estate offers prefabricated homes with lakefront access; the perfect turnkey options for seasonal buyers.

Lower Gar Lake is the southernmost lake out of all of the Iowa Great Lakes chain and is best known for its shoreline fishing, made possible by the lakes shallow water. Interested home buyers will have plenty of lakefront options to choose from the latest development at Pelican Ridge. Prefabricated homes and new rancher-style lakefront properties with communal dock access are available here. Most of Lower Gar Lake is protected so there's not a lot of inventory to choose from for the time being.

Does living in Iowa's finest lakefront real estate appeal to you? If so, be sure to get in touch with our Okoboji area experts at Hoien Realty! Our team is dedicated to finding you the best lakefront real estate options!

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The information being provided by the Iowa Great Lakes Board of REALTORS® is exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

Listing information last updated on August 9th, 2022 at 11:30pm CDT.