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Top-rated vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

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Home in Zephyr Cove
The "Canyon Loft"
This private, one-bedroom guest house offers a full kitchen, walk-in shower, wifi and Apple TV(incl. Apple TV, Netflix & Amazon Prime TV). Located just a few minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the ski gondola and the bustling night life of South Lake Tahoe. We are full-time residents of the home up the hill from the guest house; we chose this location for its sense of seclusion and privacy. We hope you will love it as much as we do! ***4WD vehicle & chains during the winter months***
Apr 11 – 18
$154 per night
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Guest suite in South Lake Tahoe
Private Suite with Kitchenette and bathroom
Large private suite with private entrance. Unit includes a large private bathroom and kitchenette which includes a sink, toaster oven, hotplate,coffee maker,and fridge. (Coffee is provided) Ideal for the weekend warrior who wants a comfortable, private place to sleep. Our Christmas Valley home has access to hiking and biking trails right out the front door. We are as close as one can get to Kirkwood and still be in South Tahoe. Suite is on second floor and is accessed by outdoor stairs.
May 9 – 16
$91 per night
Superhost
Cabin in South Lake Tahoe
Peaceful A-frame Getaway
This is an ideal romantic vacation spot for couples. It is located in a quiet, serene neighborhood and has a large deck to enjoy. There is usually snow in winter. This is a kid friendly property with a pack-n-play, booster seat, and a play kitchen area in the downstairs. There is a king bed located upstairs in the loft (winding staircase is steep) and a double bed located downstairs in a bedroom. Permit 073480 TOT T62919 Max occupancy 4 Quiet hours 10pm-8am No visitors during these times
Nov 10 – 17
$147 per night

Popular amenities for South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals

Stay near South Lake Tahoe's top sights

Heavenly Mountain Resort299 locals recommend
Harrah's Lake Tahoe199 locals recommend
The Shops at Heavenly Village86 locals recommend
Pope Beach82 locals recommend
Marriott's Timber Lodge5 locals recommend
Harveys Lake Tahoe29 locals recommend

South Lake Tahoe fishing vacation rentals

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Cabin in Tahoma
Hygge Barn/Featured in Sunset Mag /Walk to Lake
Oct 1 – 8
$418 per night
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Cabin in Homewood
Cabin with Lake Tahoe View - EZ Walk to the Lake!
May 3 – 10
$176 per night
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Chalet in South Lake Tahoe
3 Bears Cabin South Lake Tahoe
Oct 8 – 15
$276 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
*Walk to EVERYTHING! Lake Beach/Ski Resort/Casinos
Nov 19 – 26
$570 per night
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Home in Zephyr Cove
Beach & Ski ~steps to Lake, 5 min to lifts. 4bd
Jan 10 – 17
$469 per night
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Townhouse in Zephyr Cove
Tahoe Adventure Base Camp
May 9 – 16
$273 per night
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Chalet in Stateline
Glorious views! Executive mountain top chic Chalet
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$241 per night
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Cabin in Carnelian Bay
Midweek Ski Specials! Luxury Cabin w/ Hot Tub
Jul 18 – 25
$390 per night
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Cabin in Kings Beach
"Little Dipper" Magical&Romantic Mountain Modern
May 31 – Jun 7
$250 per night
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Guesthouse in Tahoe City
West Shore Studio: Walk to Lake & Sunnyside
Apr 11 – 18
$109 per night
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Condo in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista Studio with Beach, Great Location
Jun 6 – 13
$118 per night
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Villa in South Lake Tahoe
Marriott Grand Residence Lake Tahoe~It's Heavenly!
Dec 13 – 20
$804 per night

South Lake Tahoe house rentals

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Home in Carnelian Bay
Luxury for two in Tahoe City - Panoramic Lake View
Oct 11 – 18
$428 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Cabin
Jun 6 – 13
$539 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
New Air Conditioned South Lake Tahoe Retreat
Sep 14 – 21
$553 per night
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Home in Stateline
Lake Tahoe Above the Pines (Max 6 ppl) AMAZ ING!
Dec 1 – 8
$468 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Epic Tahoe - Vacation Done Right
Apr 26 – May 3
$574 per night
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Home in STATELINE
Modern Getaway with Hot Tub near Heavenly Sleeps 6
May 9 – 16
$305 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Modern Luxury Vacation Home in Tahoe Forest!
Jan 19 – 26
$630 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Chalet minutes from Heavenly +hottub+games
May 3 – 10
$350 per night
Superhost
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Stonehenge
Feb 1 – 8
$991 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
NEAR Ski Slopes and Lake! Modern, rustic, hot tub!
Apr 24 – May 1
$260 per night
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
High-end 5br, Hot Tub, Game Room, Near Heavenly
May 6 – 13
$591 per night
Superhost
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly, Indoor Pool, A/C, Home Theater - HRP #85
Dec 14 – 21
$936 per night

South Lake Tahoe fishing house rentals

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Home in Tahoe City
Modern Mountain Retreat Top Floor Lake Views
Apr 30 – May 7
$155 per night
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Home in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista Lady of the Lake Tahoe Guesthouse
Apr 4 – 11
$214 per night
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Home in Stateline
Tranquility in the Forest
Dec 5 – 12
$689 per night
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Home in Carnelian Bay
Updated Stylish Carnelian Cabin-Garage & Hot tub
Apr 13 – 20
$283 per night
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Home in Crystal Bay
Stunning Tahoe lake front home
May 17 – 24
$415 per night
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Home in Tahoe City
FABULOUS Sunnyside-Tahoe Park location!!
Apr 23 – 30
$341 per night
Superhost
Home in Zephyr Cove
Skyland Escape - 3 bed/3.5 bath - South Lake Tahoe
Apr 30 – May 7
$414 per night
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Home in Tahoe City
*~The Tahoe Farmhouse~* (Discount Palisades Tix)
Apr 22 – 29
$366 per night
Superhost
Home in Glenbrook
Cozy Cottage
Aug 12 – 19
$258 per night
Superhost
Home in Truckee
Cozy house at Donner Lake
May 22 – 29
$321 per night
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Home in Tahoe Vista
Relax by the trails and beach, 10 min to Northstar
Apr 15 – 22
$399 per night
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Home in Tahoma
Spectacular lake views, NEW SNOW!
May 6 – 13
$290 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

Total rentals

2.7K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

1.6K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

550 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.5K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

91K reviews

Your guide to South Lake Tahoe

Introduction

This Californian mountain town, located 190 miles from San Francisco on the Nevada border, draws travelers for its diverse attractions and activities: skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming and wakeboarding in the summer, and live entertainment year-round. Incorporated in 1965, South Lake Tahoe came to life at the heels of a casino boom in neighboring Stateline, Nevada, and the same enthusiastic spirit can be seen today in its vibrant nightlife venues, tight-knit Tahoe Keys community, and Fourth of July celebrations. South Lake, as locals call it, is also a popular destination for city dwellers craving a quiet weekend vacation in a lakefront cabin or woodsy retreat. And it’s all set against a panoramic backdrop of glacier-carved mountains, sky-scraping sugar pines, and a mesmerizing Neptune-blue lake — the largest alpine lake in North America.


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

Sitting at an elevation of 6,200 feet, South Lake Tahoe has a highland climate, meaning the weather changes dramatically with the season. Dependably hot and arid summer days (the average temperature in August is 75 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal for a range of water sports on the lake. But don't be fooled by the scorching days, as nights can be chilly — on average, 227 mornings a year fall below freezing. Winter sports fans take note: The snowiest month is March, with an average snowfall of 74 inches, and ample bluebird days for hitting the slopes with your sunglasses on. Runs are typically open until May. The coldest month is February, with an average temperature of 39 degrees.


Top things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay State Park

Given the park’s name, it should come as no surprise that this piercingly blue bay is a South Lake Tahoe must-do. You have several options for ways to admire the natural beauty here: pull-out vistas on the roads, hike-in or boat-in camping, or California's first underwater trail, which guides scuba divers and snorkelers along submerged barges. The park also contains Vikingsholm, one of the most renowned examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

El Dorado Beach

As the largest beach in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado boasts at least a weekend's worth of activities: shaded picnic tables with barbecues, kayak rentals, a boat launch with floating dock, and prime shoreline real estate for throwing down your beach towel for the day. And it's the perfect place to catch the sunset year-round.

South Lake Tahoe Bike Trail

One of the best ways to take in South Lake Tahoe's natural beauty is by cruising along this scenic 11-mile-long bike trail. The combination of paved and dirt trails are relatively flat, leading cyclists past restaurants and through forests and meadows, and even over the state line into Nevada. It also connects to other bike paths for a choose-your-own-adventure day.

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