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Have faith: It will be warm out. Eventually. (For like a minute.)

And when that glorious time comes, you don’t want to be sitting in front of your computer, dreaming of a getaway but looking at totally booked listings on all of the vacation rental sites.

Check out our slideshow of great, driving-distance rental properties you should snap up before summer’s officially under way.

Summer Rentals 1

Picture Perfect in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Live it up with a big group of friends in this movie-set-worthy four-bed, two-bath home on Lake Geneva. It’s a quiet distance from the crowded downtown area and has a deck and a boathouse where you can dock all your toys. ($10,000 a week)

Summer Rentals 2

Rustic Chic in New Buffalo, Michigan

With four large bedrooms, this new log house has a huge deck off the back and a hot tub for guests. Charming downtown New Buffalo is a five-minute drive away, but you may prefer to stay at home and wander the two acres of property. ($4,200 a week)

Summer Getaways 3

Reunion Central in Powers Lake, Wisconsin

This giant seven-bedroom rental sleeps 22 and has its own private beach. And no fighting over bedrooms: They all have lake views. Bring your s’mores stuff for the fire pit. ($8,900 a week)

Summer Getaways 4

Mellow Yellow in Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck is known for its booming art scene, and this updated house is just a five-minute walk from downtown. There are tons of outdoor activities (biking, hiking, wine tasting) nearby, and Oval Beach is a short drive away. ($4,900 a week)

Summer Getaways 5

Modern Marvel in Lakeside, Michigan

This sleek seven-bedroom farmhouse has 1,800 square feet of outdoor space. The house is a quick drive from the beach, blueberry picking, the dunes and local wineries. ($600 a night)

Summer Getaways 6

Round House in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

How could you not Instagram this oddball-chic house? It has its own beach just down the hill, is about 15 miles from the world-class Kohler golf courses (and restaurants and spas) and has been featured on the DIY network. ($450 a night)

Chicago Summer Rentals Lodge

Lakeside Lodge in St. Germain, Wisconsin

If you can get on board with the literal log-cabin decor, this house is a great spot for groups, with five bedrooms spread over three floors and a kitchen table that seats 11. Walk down the stairs to the lake or drive the complimentary golf cart all over the two-acre property. ($3,800 a week)

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