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Lake Tahoe vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe

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Cabin in Tahoma
Hygge Barn/Featured in Sunset Mag /Walk to Lake
Welcome to "Hygge Barn" our cozy modern cabin on the beautiful West Shore of Lake Tahoe! They say the West Shore is the Best Shore. Location, Location, Location! Walk to Sugar Pine public beach, coffee shops, restaurants and markets! We are also just a few minutes drive from Tahoe City where you can enjoy lakefront restaurants, boutiques, yoga and cafes. There are world re-known beaches and famous ski resorts just minutes from the home. Follow @tahoelittleblackcabins for more pics and video.
$289 per night
Vacation home in Homewood
Mountain Modern The Tahoe A-Frame w/ Private Pier!
A cozy Tahoe A-frame nestled in Homewood, CA. Updated 1965 A-Frame on the magical West Shore in Lake Tahoe. Filtered lake views and a private pier with lake access within a short walk! Open concept living with the primary bedroom/bathroom on the first floor with access to the back deck and hot tub. Please read our house rules and cancellation policy before booking. If you would like protect your trip for covered reasons outside of Airbnb’s policies, we recommend external trip insurance.
$464 per night
Cabin in Incline Village
Tahoe Hideaway - Freestanding Luxury A-Frame Home
The Tahoe Hideaway is a place for dreamers to reset, relax, and reflect. Designed with the lake lifestyle in mind, our hope is that you enjoy every part of your stay; from enjoying local coffee in the morning, spending the day on the water or a hike through nature, and relaxing in the evening on the large wrap-around deck underneath the starry night sky. Featured by and @FollowMeAwayTravel Washoe county permit: WSTR21-0052 / TLT #: W4826
$279 per night

Lake Tahoe fishing vacation rentals

Cabin in Tahoe Vista
Updated 1940s Cabin - Fenced, Hot Tub, Walkable
$364 per night
Chalet in South Lake Tahoe
3 Bears Cabin South Lake Tahoe
$258 per night
Condo in Tahoe Vista
Hip Studio-North Tahoe-Private Beach & Pier
$149 per night
Cabin in Homewood
Cabin with Lake Tahoe View - EZ Walk to the Lake!
$196 per night

Lake side house rentals in Lake Tahoe

Home in Kings Beach
Steelhead Guesthouse | NLT's Ultra Cozy Base Camp
$182 per night
Home in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista Lady of the Lake Tahoe Guesthouse
$118 per night
Home in Tahoe City
New! 1bd Lakefront @Chinquapin
$401 per night
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Hot Tub | Pets | Fireplace | Fast Wi-Fi | Ski |W/D
$290 per night

Lake Tahoe house rentals

Home in Carnelian Bay
Little Black Cabin By The Lake
$386 per night
Home in Tahoe City
Charming Sunnyside Cabin with Sauna - Walk to Lake
$336 per night
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Cozy 2 bedroom 2 bath home with all the amenities!
$177 per night
Home in South lake Tahoe
Cozy cabin nestled in the woods, with hot tub!
$226 per night

Your guide to Lake Tahoe

Welcome to Lake Tahoe

It’s tempting to describe Lake Tahoe, with its glittering blue waters, as a jewel, but that doesn’t get at the size of it. Lofted high in the Sierra Nevadas, ringed by snow-capped mountains, and straddling the California and Nevada borders, Lake Tahoe is one of the largest lakes in the United States, and the second deepest. Renowned for its clear, fresh water, the lake is an important research station for scientists who study its ecology and a picturesque playground for every type of waterfront fun. Fishing, boating, swimming, jet skiing, and scuba diving are all popular pastimes here. And plenty of visitors are content simply to relax on its many beaches, in the shade of towering pines. Thanks to Lake Tahoe’s size, the communities surrounding it are varied: Chic bohemian enclaves, rustic cowboy outposts, and glitzy casinos all cluster near its shores.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe

For lakefront fun, summer is the high season to stay in one of Lake Tahoe’s cabin rentals, when the sun is high and hot and the cool alpine waters of Lake Tahoe are refreshing. The shoulder seasons of fall and spring also make for pleasant times on the water, particularly for boating and fishing. In winter the region transforms into a skiers’ paradise, with snow falling from December through March. During these months, the lake is a pretty backdrop for cold-weather sports.

Top things to do in Lake Tahoe

72-mile Scenic Drive

Start your journey at any point on the loop circumnavigating the vast lake for a chance to explore all the area has to offer. On your scenic ramble, you’ll pass historic homes, fascinating history museums, scenic overlooks, state parks, and characterful mountain communities, with gorgeous Lake Tahoe at your shoulder the whole time.

Tour Grand Homes

Long a destination for the wealthy, many of the grand estates that line Lake Tahoe’s shores have been turned into museums that you can tour. There’s the Ehrman Mansion, an opulent circa-1903 lodge built by a rich businessman from San Francisco, now run by the California State Park System. Thunderbird Estate, built in the 1930s, is notable for its stunning stonemasonry, ironwork, and woodwork. A short hike will carry you to Vikingsholm, a 1920s estate inspired by Scandinavian architecture.

Emerald Bay State Park

So named for its often vividly green waters, Emerald Bay is a postcard-pretty spot on the south side of Lake Tahoe. The area is home to striking vistas overlooking the bay, hiking trails, and the Vikingsholm estate. Just off the shore is little Fannette Island, accessible only by boat. Its granite face is covered in pines, and on top sits the shell of a stone tea house where ritzy vacationers of yore once relaxed.