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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
Oct 23 – 30
$147 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 488 reviews
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Guest suite in South Lake Tahoe
New, modern, bright spacious studio w/ amenities!
Private studio apartment with kitchenette and washer/dryer! Central location means you're equally close to everything great about Tahoe! Stateline- 6.6 Miles Heavenly- 5.5 Miles El Dorado Beach- 5.7 Miles Sierra at Tahoe- 12.7 Miles You have your own apartment with your own garage parking space, but having the hosts next door means if you have any questions we're right there! We've got a quiet family friendly neighborhood with a nice walk to the river if you're so inclined.
May 7 – 14
$99 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 162 reviews
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Cabin in Stateline
Modern Mountain Studio, Incredible Views, 2 Guests
Come enjoy the mountains of Tahoe in this beautifully renovated studio with stunning views of the Carson Valley! Walk to Heavenly lifts and the Tahoe Rim Trail. We completely renovated this home in 2019 to make it a modern, comfortable, and beautiful space. You'll have the whole home to yourself, with all the necessities, so you can focus on making the most out of your Lake Tahoe vacation! Permit #: DSTR0777P.
Apr 30 – May 7
$138 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 275 reviews

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
Marriott's Timber Lodge5 locals recommend
Pope Beach82 locals recommend
Harveys Lake Tahoe29 locals recommend

South Lake Tahoe fishing vacation rentals

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Chalet in South Lake Tahoe
3 Bears Cabin South Lake Tahoe
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$276 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 225 reviews
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Chalet in Stateline
Glorious views! Executive mountain top chic Chalet
May 30 – Jun 6
$255 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 238 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
*Walk to EVERYTHING! Lake Beach/Ski Resort/Casinos
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$658 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in Zephyr Cove
Beach & Ski ~steps to Lake, 5 min to lifts. 4bd
Oct 22 – 29
$475 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
Superhost
Cabin in South Lake Tahoe
Fantastic location in South Lake Tahoe! Must stay!
May 2 – 9
$202 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Townhouse in Zephyr Cove
Tahoe Adventure Base Camp
May 9 – 16
$273 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
Superhost
Cabin in Carnelian Bay
Midweek Ski Specials! Luxury Cabin w/ Hot Tub
Apr 26 – May 3
$256 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 266 reviews
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Cabin in Homewood
Cabin with Lake Tahoe View - EZ Walk to the Lake!
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$229 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 377 reviews
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Condo in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista Studio with Beach, Great Location
Nov 17 – 24
$102 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 247 reviews
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Cabin in Tahoma
Hygge Barn/Featured in Sunset Mag /Walk to Lake
Jan 7 – 14
$543 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 214 reviews
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Townhouse in Zephyr Cove
A South Lake Tahoe Romantic Escape!
May 12 – 19
$235 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 158 reviews
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Cabin in Kings Beach
"Little Dipper" Magical&Romantic Mountain Modern
Jul 11 – 18
$250 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 239 reviews

South Lake Tahoe house rentals

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Home in South Lake Tahoe
New Air Conditioned South Lake Tahoe Retreat
Oct 9 – 16
$492 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Home in Stateline
Lake Tahoe Above the Pines (Max 6 ppl) AMAZ ING!
Dec 3 – 10
$468 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 248 reviews
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Home in STATELINE
Modern Getaway with Hot Tub near Heavenly Sleeps 6
May 17 – 24
$289 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Cabin
Aug 6 – 13
$539 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 198 reviews
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Home in Zephyr Cove
The "Canyon Loft"
May 31 – Jun 7
$248 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 271 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Epic Tahoe - Vacation Done Right
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$659 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
Superhost
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly, Indoor Pool, A/C, Home Theater - HRP #85
Apr 30 – May 7
$753 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Modern Luxury Vacation Home in Tahoe Forest!
Apr 5 – 12
$489 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 137 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
Chalet minutes from Heavenly +hottub+games
Jun 16 – 23
$389 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 251 reviews
Superhost
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Stonehenge
May 10 – 17
$960 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
NEAR Ski Slopes and Lake! Modern, rustic, hot tub!
Apr 24 – May 1
$237 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews
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Home in South Lake Tahoe
High-end 5br, Hot Tub, Game Room, Near Heavenly
Apr 18 – 25
$517 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 147 reviews

South Lake Tahoe fishing house rentals

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Home in Tahoe City
Modern Mountain Retreat Top Floor Lake Views
May 9 – 16
$153 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 191 reviews
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Home in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista Lady of the Lake Tahoe Guesthouse
May 9 – 16
$214 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 283 reviews
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Home in Stateline
Tranquility in the Forest
Aug 17 – 24
$622 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 277 reviews
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Home in Crystal Bay
Stunning Tahoe lake front home
Apr 4 – 11
$415 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews
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Home in Carnelian Bay
Updated Stylish Carnelian Cabin-Garage & Hot tub
Apr 13 – 20
$289 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 187 reviews
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Home in Glenbrook
Cozy Cottage
Aug 24 – 31
$258 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 152 reviews
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Home in Tahoe City
FABULOUS Sunnyside-Tahoe Park location!!
Aug 20 – 27
$387 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 189 reviews
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Home in Tahoma
Spectacular lake views, Summer openings!
Apr 30 – May 7
$290 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 187 reviews
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Home in Tahoe City
*~The Tahoe Farmhouse~* (Discount Palisades Tix)
Apr 22 – 29
$366 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 231 reviews
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Home in Tahoe Vista
Relax by the trails and beach, 10 min to Northstar
Apr 15 – 22
$399 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Home in Zephyr Cove
Skyland Escape - 3 bed/3.5 bath - South Lake Tahoe
Apr 29 – May 6
$414 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Home in Incline Village
Lrg spacious home/ Kid&Pet friendly/ Walk to LAKE!
Apr 3 – 10
$707 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 194 reviews

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in South Lake Tahoe?

    South Lake Tahoe experiences a high mountain climate, with temperatures ranging from -6°C (21°F) in winter to 26°C (80°F) in summer. Snowfall is common in winter, making it a great time for snow-oriented activities, whereas summer months are often warm and sunny, suitable for hiking and water sports.

  • What are some of the best things to do in South Lake Tahoe?

    Visitors to South Lake Tahoe often enjoy water sports on the lake, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating. In winter, skiing and snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain Resort are popular activities. Hiking and mountain biking are also common during the warmer months.

  • What is the best time of year to visit South Lake Tahoe?

    South Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination, with summer and winter being the most popular seasons. The Summer Concert Series at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena is a frequently attended event. In winter, many visitors come for the SnowGlobe Music Festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in South Lake Tahoe?

    Visitors tend to prefer staying in areas like Stateline, known for its proximity to the lake and Heavenly Mountain Resort. The Al Tahoe neighborhood is also popular due to its tranquil environment and closeness to the beach.

  • What are the best places to visit in South Lake Tahoe?

    Guests often enjoy exploring Emerald Bay State Park, a scenic natural area with an island in the middle. Heavenly Mountain Resort is frequently suggested for skiing and snowboarding. Visitors also enjoy the Tahoe Rim Trail, stretching 165 miles (266 km) and offering panoramic views of the lake.

  • What are some hiking trails in South Lake Tahoe?

    Hikers frequently explore the Rubicon trail or the trail up to Maggie's Peaks. These trails provide stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Mount Tallac Trail is another popular choice, although it's considered a more challenging hike.

  • What are some family activities to do in South Lake Tahoe?

    Families can spend enjoyable time at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, known for its engaging summer concerts. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is also a great place for children to learn about local wildlife. South Lake Tahoe also has bike rentals for family excursions along the lake.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in South Lake Tahoe?

    Visitors often take day trips to nearby destinations such as the historic town of Virginia City, or Carson City, Nevada's state capital. Both are less than an hour's drive away. Another suggestion is the Eldorado Wine Country, known for its vineyards and wine tasting.

  • Are there vacation rentals near South Lake Tahoe's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near South Lake Tahoe's top attractions. We offer over 12,980 vacation rentals near Heavenly Gondola, over 6,500 vacation rentals near Heavenly Gondola Run, over 6,490 vacation rentals near Heavenly Mountain Resort, over 6,490 vacation rentals near Heavenly California Aerial Tram, and over 5,220 vacation rentals near Sprouts Café, and so much more! Experience the best of South Lake Tahoe right on your doorstep.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in South Lake Tahoe. Choose from more than 550 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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