Excitement awaits around every bend at Lake Sinclair in the central region of Georgia. With 417 miles of picturesque shoreline, winding coves, and many inlets, the lake meanders through Baldwin, Hancock, and Putnam Counties. Choose your own adventure and look for vacation rentals on the lake shore, in town or in the woods. From a private home to a rustic cabin, Tripping has the Lake Sinclair vacation rental locations you need to explore Georgia stress-free. Take a look at this list of ten of the best locations to find your next zen den and book your trip to “The Peach State” today!

1. Milledgeville, Georgia

seafood

Go south to find a perfect vacation rental on or near Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville. Book a smart A-frame, a luxurious lake house or a quaint cottage at the water’s edge to enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing to your heart’s content. When the crew gets hungry try Aubri Lane’s in town for some authentic seafood. The restaurant is actually located in a 19th century bank building. If you’re feeling a bit more casual you can take your boat or car over to Duke’s Lounge & Dawg House. This boat-up shack is right on the lake and the servers bring food and beverages straight to your boat. The owners welcome you inside the restaurant as well.

2. Eatonton, Georgia

boat

Shake it off, park the luggage, and settle into your vacation rental forest cottage in Eatonton located just 10 miles from the lake. Pick up S’mores supplies at the local store and have a cookout at your vacation rental with the family. After the kids go to bed, enjoy a few quiet moments under the stars planning your next day of adventure.

3. Smith’s Landing

Fishing

Sometimes you just have to put on your big-kid boots and throw out a line by the lake. Book a secluded lake house vacation rental on the east side of the lake to settle into your personal paradise fishing zone. Enjoy plenty of room outdoors as well as all of the comforts of home indoors. Fish from your own dock where you can enjoy sitting on the patio with a tall iced tea. Hook the local catch, filet it and fry it up for supper.

4. Georgia College and State University

college

Take a turn for urban conveniences when you book a vacation rental apartment close to GCSU in Milledgeville. You’re only 15 minutes from the lake, so you can easily drive out there when it’s time to boat, swim, fish, or just play in the water with the kids. Meanwhile, enjoy exploring the coffee shops and specialty stores by the campus. Take the kids snorkeling at the lake when everyone needs to cool off after all that walking.

5. Cuscowilla Golf Community.

golf

Exhale. Unwind. Repeat. Now you are in the vacation state of mind in your vacation rental villa near the Cuscowilla Golf community. You remembered to bring the golf clubs, so make sure there’s a tee time on your itinerary for a real swinging time. Walk to the boat dock when you want to take the kids out in the paddle boat. There’s also a convenience store within walking distance for ice and other incidentals.

6. Sparta, Georgia

cabin

Relax in a country setting when you book your vacation rental in the Sparta area. Look for simple country houses, wooded cottages, and rustic cabins off the beaten path about 15 miles from the lake. Experience a day at Mockingbird Hill Farm to learn about art, local history, and agriculture. Relax while the kids enjoy interacting with the goats and chickens.

7. Downtown Milledgeville

vintage

Check out vacation rentals in downtown Milledgeville, a town full of history and hopping with activities that will catch your interest. You can find modern apartments, comfortable condos, and nice homes about 10 minutes from the lake. Take time to learn about the town’s history as the original state capitol during the Civil War and visit the original capitol building and governor’s mansion. Be sure to look for the antique silver tea service on display in the governor’s mansion.

8. Sinclair Marina Area

lake

Take your action all the way to the lake when you book a vacation rental cabin on the lake shore near the Sinclair Marina. Rent a variety of water sports equipment for days filled with wet and wild adventure including wake boards, paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks. Flotation vests come with the wake board rentals along with safety instructions.

9. Oconee River Near Milledgeville

hike

Think of seclusion and convenience coming together to embrace your ideal vacation rental hideaway by the Oconee River. This spot is about five minutes south of downtown Milledgeville and  15 minutes south of the lake. Picture a historic cottage in a rustic woodland setting overlooking the river, with winding trails to explore. Drive about three minutes to reach the Selma Erwin Nature Preserve if you want to hike the nature trails there.

10. Northeastern Tip of the Lake

lake

Slip away one misty morning to sit in solitude on the dock of your lakeside vacation rental cottage at the less-populated northeastern tip of the lake. See the glassy waters that have —yet to be stirred by boats and watch the first rays of morning light as you plan your day.