Part of the experience of a lake vacation is finding the ideal rental for you and your family or group of friends. Sometimes you want a small lakeside cabin, while other times you want a large luxury home. Falcon Lake offers you all the outdoor fun of a lake vacation, including boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and other activities. To save you some time and hassle, here’s a short list of Falcon Lake vacation rental locations to choose from around the lake.

1. Falcon Lake Estates

falcon lake boat docks
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On the southern side of the lake, Falcon Lake Estates provide numerous lakeside homes and cabins, some with docks for fishing with your family. Within minutes of Highway 83 and the bridge across the lake, this area is only minutes away from the amenities on the northern side of the lake.

2. Zapata, Texas

Zapata, Texas
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On the northern shore of Falcon Lake, Zapata offers you small town life close to the lake with vacation homes for rent. After a day on the lake, return to town for dinner at the Steak House Restaurant, or spend a rainy morning checking out Mertens Frontier Ranch Store Museum.

3. Falcon Mesa Area

boating
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On the northern shore of Falcon Lake, Falcon Mesa offers lakefront homes and vacation rentals that abut the Rio Grande River. Drive the couple of minutes down to the boat ramp to launch your own boat in the lake, or use one of the canoes or kayaks that many of the rental homes offer in this area to enjoy a day on the lake.

4. Siesta Shores Area

siesta shores
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Located on the south side of the lake and abutting the Rio Grande River, Siesta Shores offers a more rustic lakeside cabin or fishing cottage. You can take the family out on a three-mile self-guided walking tour around the lake or fish from your lakeside cabin’s dock.

5. Morales-Sanchez, Texas

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A few minutes from Falcon Lake, Morales-Sanchez provides an option for renting a vacation home that affords you peace and quiet without all the other visitors as your neighbors. Hop in the car and take the kids over to Falcon Lake and State Park for a day of swimming and playing in the water.

6. Lopeno, Texas

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Stay a little ways to the southeast of Falcon Lake with a vacation home rental in Lopeno, Texas. Stop by the local store on the way to do some bird watching around Falcon Lake and talk to the locals about the history of Lopeno and how the original town was buried under gallons of water when the dam for Falcon Lake was built.

7. Escobas, Texas

boating at Falcon Lake
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To the northeast of the lake, Escobas offers vacation rentals that are within driving distance of fishing and boating, or drive over to Zapata for dinner at one of the local restaurants. Stop by the general store for supplies and learn the history of this town that served as a supply station during Texas’s oil heyday.

8. Falcon, Texas

Boating at Falcon Lake
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Stay in Falcon, Texas, at a vacation rental home and drive the few minutes northwest to the lake and state park. You and the family can spend some quality rest and relaxation time or head to the beach at the lake for a day of swimming or sunbathing.

9. Guerra, Texas

cattle in the field
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Drive to Falcon Lake for a day of boating and fishing, or walk the three-mile hiking trail from your vacation rental in Guerra. This small town serves as a supply stop for the local cattle ranchers from whom you can learn more about ranching. Enjoy the sights of cattle ranches on your way to the lake.

10. Laredo, Texas

stargazing
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If you want more options for your lake vacation, check out the rental homes available in Laredo. This city is close enough to drive down to Falcon Lake for a day of fun and sun. After some stargazing around the lake, spend a day at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium to learn more about the night sky.\