Homes for Sale Around Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji, IA

Smiths Bay is an open deepwater bay on the eastern shores of West Okoboji Lake, IA.

It connects the expansive waters of East and West Lake Okoboji, allowing visitors to explore the unique beauty of each lake. The shoreline is dotted with charming homes ranging from historic properties, some dating back to 1901, to contemporary condominium complexes with luxurious resort-style amenities. Its location provides easy accessibility to Highway 71 and is incredibly close to Okoboji’s must-visit attractions, offering endless opportunities for leisure and recreation. Come and experience the quintessential lakeside lifestyle in this community.

CAPTIVATING VIEWS: Many homes offer sweeping vistas of Smiths Bay, stretching from its shores to the distant East Lake, offering a serene escape. It is also a prime spot for observing migrating waterfowl and gulls that you can witness from the U.S. Highway 71 bridge. You also get front-row seats to vibrant sunrises and sunsets, thrilling Saturday night fireworks, and the endless excitement of Arnolds Park Amusement Park. There’s nothing quite like the mix of natural beauty and urban vitality.

AT THE HEART OF IT ALL: Every amenity and attraction in Okoboji is easily accessible from Smiths Bay. Update your wardrobe and get the latest fashion finds from the Central Emporium and Lakes Center Mall, or grab a table at downtown restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisine. Don’t miss out on exciting adventures aboard the Queen II excursion boat, thrilling rides at Arnolds Park Amusement Park, or a journey through history at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum and the historic Abbie Gardner Cabin. The area’s finest offerings are all within a short walk, bike, or boat ride away.

OKOBOJI ICON: Okoboji Boat Works is a Smiths Bay icon. As the sole marina on West Lake Okoboji, it offers marine services and amenities such as boat slip rentals, 24-hour on-water gas dock, fishing licenses & supplies, and more. Cruise in style aboard Caribbean-style boats or enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Barefoot Barge. Explore the unique offerings at the “Inconvenience Store” or shop for trendy apparel at West Boutique. You’ll have everything you need for a great day in the water.

Homes in Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji, IA

5 Real Estate Facts about Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji, IA

  • The single-family homes in Smiths Bay, Okoboji were previously sold at $550,000 to $3M.
  • These homes typically range in size from 1,300 to 3,800 square feet. Lot sizes vary from 0.09 acres to 0.20 acres.
  • Smiths Bay condominiums are primarily located in Arnolds Park. They range from $1.5M to $3.2M.
  • Condo units typically offer living spaces ranging from 1,881 to 2,781 square feet and usually include a hoist space.
  • The condo complexes boast resort-quality amenities such as an infinity pool with views of Smiths Bay, a fitness center, fire pits, and an outdoor kitchen.
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Smith’s Bay Neighborhood Map

Smiths Bay is a sizable inlet located on the eastern lobe of West Okoboji Lake in northern Dickinson County. It is west of U.S. Highway 71.

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Things to do in Smith’s Bay

Arnolds Park Public Beach

Its sandy shores and clear waters are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and family fun.

Arnolds Park Central Park

Enjoy family-friendly activities amidst lush greenery, complemented by a shelter house and playground.

Nautical Bar and Grill

A local spot boasting craft beers, signature cocktails like Nauti Juice, and live entertainment ranging from music to trivia nights.

Oak Hill Marina

Find a wide range of marine services and products featuring top brands like Bennington, MasterCraft, Regal, and Kawasaki, along with storage options.