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Highlights South Lake Tahoe

  • Spectacular lake and mountain scenery
  • Licensed casinos
  • The atmospheric ruins of Vikingsholm Castle
  • Skiing, snowboarding, and more
  • Music in the mountains

Best Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe

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South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
Vacation Rental • 936 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.9
(15 reviews)
Rent our deluxe one bedroom timeshare unit at the foot of Heavenly’s Gondola—it sleeps six and has a fully equipped kitchen and jacuzzi tub. Part of the Five-Star Marriott Grand Residence Resort, it's in the middle of the new complex that houses the actual Gondola to the top of Heavenly resort (as well as cool shops, equipment renters, restaurants, cinema, ice rink and juice joint - right next to the casinos and lake)! Immediate foot access to the slopes means no parking hassle with Marriott’s secured underground valet parking for guests. Despite central proximity to all the fun, the unit i...
from $195 / night
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Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe
Vacation Rental • 3143 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
4.4
(23 reviews)
Ski Lease! Available for 30-90 day rentals! CDC-compliant cleaning & no-contact check-in.Located on one of the nicest waterways in Tahoe Keys. Bring your boat & have a great time at this 5 BD/4 BA. So many summer toys to enjoy: bikes, 2 stand-up paddle boards, 1 kayak, pool table, foosball table, and game tables. Ideal for family gatherings & reunions.This home has comfortable sleeping & dining for a family of 14 if children are included. It cannot host more than 8 adults. This applies 24/7.This bright & modern home is ready for your next family adventure! Picture it now...
from $216 / night
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Bijou, South Lake Tahoe
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Guests
4.0
(52 reviews)
Escape to your perfect retreat right on Lake Tahoe! You will love our cozy and modern studio on the beach, just 10 minutes from Heavenly ski resort. Step out your door and enjoy the great restaurants, shops and attractions in South Lake Tahoe - read on for our recommendations.Welcome to our deluxe and modern studio in a fantastic Lake Tahoe location. Just outside your door, you'll love to experience the best restaurants, shops and attractions in South Lake Tahoe. Heavenly ski resort is just a 10-minute drive away, or hop on the FREE ski shuttle so you don't have to worry about the early mor...
from $164 / night

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Vacation rental prices South Lake Tahoe

$444for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
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Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe, USA

Cabin Rentals

Choose a rustic forest cabin or a contemporary architect-designed home in the mountains for your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental. Your self-catering cabin or house will be near winter ski runs as well as summer hiking and cycling trails.

A beach house in South Lake Tahoe

A beach house or apartment on the waterfront of Lake Tahoe is perfect for romantic breaks or family holidays. Whether you choose a rustic cabin in the mountains or a beach house, your comfortable home from home will be fully equipped with all the amenities you need.

Holiday in South Lake Tahoe

Orientation

Year-round activities at South Lake Tahoe

The city of South Lake Tahoe lies in El Dorado County, California and sits on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, America's largest alpine lake. Visitors will find an area of spectacular scenery that takes in crystal waters and tree-covered mountain slopes while offering a wide range of outdoor activities. These include snowboarding and skiing in the winter while the summer months are perfect for lake swimming, sunbathing on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or taking part in watersports.

A town with altitude

The town of South Lake Tahoe developed as several small settlements gradually merged into one. It was the 1960s Winter Olympics that put Lake Tahoe firmly on the winter sports map. The town's resident population of around 24,000 people increases massively during the winter ski season, especially on New Year's Eve. The town is split into two distinct areas. The western part is mainly residential while to the east are commercial ventures and the town's casinos. This eastern part is also home to Heavenly Village from where the state-of-the-art Heavenly Gondolier soars to a height of over 9,000 feet. From the top, you can enjoy dramatic views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, and Carson Valley.

Getting there

Two airports serve South Lake Tahoe. One is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the other is Sacramento. US Highway 50 links the town to Sacramento in California and Carson City in Nevada.

Activities

A winter recreation destination

South Lake Tahoe is right on the doorstep of 16 ski resorts that include Ski Heavenly, Diamond Peak, and Mount Rose. Dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and ice skating also keep you warm on cold winter days.

A summer destination

Whether you want family-friendly beaches such as Kiva and Pope beaches or want to party the night away at El Dorado beach, you'll find the shoreline of Lake Tahoe dotted with pretty coves and sandy spots. For activity on the water, head to Zephyr Cove for sailing, parasailing, and kayaking. Alternatively, simply enjoy a relaxing lake cruise on the Tahoe Queen.

A destination for drivers

Drive around the lake to enjoy views of its sheer granite cliffs and jagged shoreline, stopping off to take pictures of the green water in the teardrop-shaped Emerald Bay. There are panoramic views at Inspiration Point while to the west of the lake is the desert landscape of Desolation Wilderness.

Lake Tahoe is the USA's second deepest lake and the 16th in the world while its purity of 99.994% is comparable with commercially distilled water.

Top 5 things to do in South Lake Tahoe

1. A round of golf in miniature

Fun for all the family is the Magic Carpet Miniature Golf Course. This imaginative course features spiders, dinosaurs, and recreations of the area's natural features.

2. Have a flutter at the tables

South Lake Tahoe is known for its casinos so after spending a day enjoying outdoor activities why not try your luck at Bill's Casino or the Horizon? As well as watching the roulette wheel spin, you can catch a big-name show or dine on world-class cuisine.

3. Vikingsholm Castle

Built by heiress Lora Knight in 1929, the ruins of this Scandinavian-style castle are a highlight of any visit to the Emerald Bay State Park. Be prepared to walk a steep trail to the visitor's center.

4. Fannette Island

A short boat trip takes you to Fannette, a tiny uninhabited island in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Here are the ruins of a tiny teahouse built by Lora Knight for her guests. Please note: access is restricted during spring when Canada geese arrive to nest.

5. Exploring the Gold Rush

Take a break from outdoor activities with a visit to the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum. This small but fascinating museum documents the region's gold rush and pioneering history.

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Events in South Lake Tahoe

One major annual event is the SnowGlobe Music Festival held at the end of December. This is a perfect blend of music and mountains. World-class acts play at this lively festival which culminates on New Year's Eve.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe last year?

With an average cost of $504 per night, South Lake Tahoe lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in South Lake Tahoe?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit South Lake Tahoe are February ($458 the average per night for accommodation), March ($466), and October ($476).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in South Lake Tahoe?

When booking a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, the highest prices are usually found in the month of July (with an average of $550 per night), followed by August ($535), and then September ($527).

Is South Lake Tahoe a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put South Lake Tahoe on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your travels well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 85% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

May, October and November are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties available, with an average availability of 48%, 31%, and 20%. However, even during these months, when the availability is the highest, the average is just 33%. So it is still important you always book your vacation early South Lake Tahoe.

Are there many rentals in South Lake Tahoe?

We have collected the offers from 5 different providers in South Lake Tahoe, so we can provide you with around 390 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing your favorite!

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