Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe, USA

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Popular Accommodations in South Lake Tahoe

Vacation house for 14 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony
4.7
9 reviews
Bijou Park, South Lake Tahoe
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$1,035per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
20 reviews
Tahoe Valley, South Lake Tahoe
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$214per night
Vacation house for 38 people, with pool and jacuzzi
38 pers., 17 bedrooms, 16,792ft², 800yd to skiing
5.0
7 reviews
Heavenly
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$9,245per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,399ft², 1.2mi to skiing
4.2
20 reviews
Bijou Park, South Lake Tahoe
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$411per night
Cottage for 10 people, with garden
3.9
9 reviews
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe
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$190per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony
5.0
1 review
Lake Tahoe
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$149per night
Apartment for 8 people, with pool and jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,152ft², 1.2mi to skiing
3.7
13 reviews
Bijou, South Lake Tahoe
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$340per night
Log cabin for 9 people, with balcony/terrace
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe
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$206per night
Apartment for 8 people, with pool and balcony/terrace
Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe
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$477per night
Vacation house for 11 people, with sauna and balcony/terrace as well as jacuzzi and pool
3.4
20 reviews
South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
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$613per night
Resort for 4 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as garden
Bijou Park, South Lake Tahoe
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$529per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and sauna as well as pool and jacuzzi
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,496ft², 450yd to skiing
4.9
20 reviews
South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
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$274per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,259ft², 0.7mi to skiing
3.6
20 reviews
South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
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$221per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony as well as jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
5.0
1 review
South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
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$1,385per night
Apartment for 2 people
Tahoe Valley, South Lake Tahoe
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$187per night
Cottage for 5 people, with garden
3.4
3 reviews
Bijou Park, South Lake Tahoe
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$154per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
4.3
18 reviews
South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly
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$289per night
Apartment for 4 people, with garden
0.1
1 review
Bijou Park, South Lake Tahoe
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$86per night
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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

Most popular in South Lake Tahoe

Pool 310
Internet 857
Balcony/Terrace 811
TV 920
Garden 183
Parking 879
Washing machine 835
Jacuzzi 573
Heating 767

Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
January
$513
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$419 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$416 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$419 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$428 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$425 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$423 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$422 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$398 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$388 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$409 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$403 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$395 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$403 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$382 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$362 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$365 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$364 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$383 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$396 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$398 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$400 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$402 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$470 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$513 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
January
77 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
3 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
7 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
10 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
15 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
30 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
32 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
34 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
45 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
52 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
56 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
62 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
64 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
68 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
72 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
75 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
77 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
77 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
73 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
73 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
76 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
73 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
60 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
63 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
60 %
Percentage of available rentals

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.

Useful Information

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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

What is the average price for vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe?

Based on our data, South Lake Tahoe has an average price of $411.40 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

Should I plan a trip to South Lake Tahoe well in advance?

It is better to plan ahead in South Lake Tahoe as only 22% of the properties remain free throughout the year, following the data observed in 2019.

Are there many vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe?

We have collected the offers from 10 different providers in South Lake Tahoe, so we can offer you around 2000 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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