Vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

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Cottage in South Lake Tahoe
Adorable Private Cottage near Beach! PET FRIENDLY
Bike to the Beach from our adorable Pet Friendly Queen Cottage close to several bars/restaurants, trails, Heavenly, Sierra, Kirkwood, and the Lake! We offer a fully equipped kitchen, desk & chair, full bath, large closet, a comfy Queen bed w/luxury white bedding, High Speed WiFi, a designated parking space, a gas fireplace, W/D access, and a huge shared yard. With new flooring and plenty of natural light this is your perfect home base to stay, play, and work remotely in Tahoe!
$10 per night
Condo in South Lake Tahoe
Studio Suite @ Beautiful South Lake Tahoe Resort!
Tucked comfortably between Lake Tahoe’s most majestic mountain range, Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort offers a welcoming retreat for year-round outdoor enthusiasts. Covid-19 Enhanced cleaning protocols in place. • Guest checking in must be 21+ with valid ID. • Guest must have debit/credit card to put $100 refundable security deposit on hold at resort check-in. • Name on reservation must match photo ID at check-in.Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay.
$79 per night
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Newly Renovated Boutique Room in Heart of SLT!
Welcome to Adventure Lodge! This great location is within a short walk of the most popular attractions in South Lake Tahoe. Spend your stay exploring Heavenly Village and the Gondola to Heavenly Resort, Lakeside Beach at Lake Tahoe, Harrah's and Hard Rock Casino, and dozens of restaurants, galleries, and bars. The newly renovated lodge has: - Self check-in - Free parking - Cozy rooms with amenities - Outdoor hangout - Enhanced cleaning measures
$67 per night

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Heavenly Mountain Resort301 locals recommend
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Harveys Lake Tahoe29 locals recommend
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Cafe Fiore49 locals recommend

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Serviced apartment in South Lake Tahoe
Marriott Grand Residence in Heavenly Village
$180 per night
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Tahoe Mountain Inn #8
$81 per night
Serviced apartment in South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe (Last minute Studio)
$78 per night
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Marriott Grand Res #3256 - Gondola view - South La
$117 per night
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Marriott Grand Residence studio
$164 per night
Condo in South Lake Tahoe
Marriott Grand Residence One-Bedroom Condo
$159 per night
Condo in South Lake Tahoe
TahoeBeach&SkiClub onLake 1BCondoFor4-K+SofabedTB1
$164 per night
Cottage in South Lake Tahoe
Custom South Lake Tahoe Cottage for 6 Close to Parks and Beaches!
$148 per night
Condo in Stateline
Kingsbury- 1Bd Condo for 4 - Kitchenette -Wifi
$106 per night
Rental unit in South Lake Tahoe
Cozy Lodge | Fire Place, Free Parking-Walk to All!
$101 per night
Condo in South Lake Tahoe
1BR Condo at the Lake Front Tahoe Beach & Ski Club
$167 per night
Home in South Lake Tahoe
Relaxation at Tahoe Escape
$101 per night

Your guide to South Lake Tahoe


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.

When is 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.

What are the 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.