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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 Ia-86, Spirit Lake, IA - $9,900,000

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  • 8 Beds
  • 15 Baths
  • 24.9k SQFT
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Artistry, Craftsmanship, And Creativity Combine To Make Peace Harbor One Of The Most Outstanding Properties To Ever Be Offered On West Okoboji, Perhaps The Entire State Of Iowa. With Over 24,500 Sq. Feet Of Living Space, And A Lakeshore Lot That I...

Eric Hoien Hoien Realty

2411 Lakeshore Drive, Wahpeton, IA - $1,895,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,704 SQFT
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Endless Opportunities! Enjoy The Lake Life On This 122 Feet Of West Lake Okoboji Property Located In The Popular Emerson’s Bay! Near Bike Trail System And Gull Point State Park. These Vintage Cottages Are Ready To Be Used As Your Lake Home, But Is...

Mary Lynn Ingvall Ingvall Real Estate Team

15697 250th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,649,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,076 SQFT
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Do Not Miss The Opportunity To Make Your Family Memories Here! A Wonderfully Designed Floor Plan With Plenty Of Space That Features 5 Bedrooms And 4 1/2 Bathrooms On East Lake Okoboji. This Home Was Built With Family And Entertainment In Mind. Som...

Max Carlson EXIT Realty Midwest

16640 255th St Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,200,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,392 SQFT
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You Will Be Taken Away By The Breathtaking Panoramic Main Views From This Newly Remodeled House. This Inviting 2,300+ Sq. Ft. Home Features 4 Bedrooms With Additional Bunk Room 4 Baths, Open Concept Kitchen, Built-ins, Beautiful Bar And Entertainm...

Will Kretsinger Ingvall Real Estate Team

16808 255th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $999,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,880 SQFT
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This Gorgeous Home Overlooks East Lake Okoboji And Was Built To Take Full Advantage Of The Incredible Views. This Exquisitely Appointed Home Features Vaulted Ceilings, Main Floor Laundry, A Wall Of Windows, Open Floor Plan With A Fantastic Kitchen...

Mary Lynn Ingvall Ingvall Real Estate Team

12895 253rd Avenue, Orleans, IA - $995,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,963 SQFT
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Change Of Pace, It's Time To Embrace A Relaxed Way Of Life On Big Spirit Lake At This Great 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Home. Expand Your Living Space In The Sunroom And Enjoy The Peaceful, Beautiful Views From The Living Area, Master Bedroom And Downstai...

Mary Lynn Ingvall Ingvall Real Estate Team

600 252nd Ave, Spirit Lake, IA - $895,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,756 SQFT
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Beautiful Updated Home Along Pioneer Beach On East Lake Okoboji. This Open Concept Home Has 4 Bedrooms And 2.5 Baths. Enjoy Sunsets On The Deck Overlooking The Lake Under A Umbrella Of Mature Oak Trees Or Head Out On The Boat Via The Walk Out Lo...

Will Kretsinger Ingvall Real Estate Team

15659 250th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $849,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,356 SQFT
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This Home Has Been Lovingly Updated At Every Corner And It Shows! From The Oversized Kitchen Island (this Is Definitely The Heart Of The Home) To The Warm And Cozy Fireplace-this Is A Home That You Won't Want To Leave. The Main Level Features A ...

Kirk Stauss Stauss Realty

11260 240th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $845,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,944 SQFT
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Oh Boy! One Like This Does Not Come Along Often! You Are Going To Fall In Love With The Approach To The Water And The Lake Views From The Home Especially From The Three Season Room! 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath...everything On One Level! Corian Kitchen Co...

Deb Goetzinger RE/MAX Lakes Realty

15651 250th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $820,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,940 SQFT
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This East Lake Home Has An Open And Easy Flow! Enjoy The Peaceful And Marvelous Views From The Living Area, Master Bedroom And Lower Level. The Spacious Kitchen And Living Area Open Out To A Wrap Around Lakeside Deck. Two Bedrooms (including The...

Jen Schaben Stauss Realty

490 252nd Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $798,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,225 SQFT
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Your Lake Home Awaits As You Sip Coffee & Have A Snack On The Deck Overlooking East Lake Okoboji. The Tree Coverage Provides Great Shade & Privacy While Still Allowing For Breathtaking Views & Sunsets. Inside Enjoy An Open Floor Plan With 2 Main ...

Nancy Vierkant EXIT Realty Midwest
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486 252nd Avenue, Orleans, IA - $774,500

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,530 SQFT
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Extensively Remodeled East Lake Property With A Nice Approach And Very Good Views. Improvements Include A 3-car Garage With A Great Work Shop Above It, Attached The Garage To The House, Updated The Kitchen With Refinished Cabinets And Countertops...

Matt Lippon RE/MAX Lakes 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 September 20th, 2021 at 5:30pm CDT.