Recent Lake Tahoe reviews
"This was our second stay in this great home. It is in a great location that means you can walk to all of the many attractions in Key West, which helps burn off the calories from all the good places to eat nearby. The owner, Larry, makes it easy to book here and well maintained. If your looking for a quiet retreat that you can easily stagger back to after a few margaritas on Duval Street, look no further."Guest: Steve D. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014View listing
"While I could certainly reaffirm the many positive comments of folks who have stayed here before us – location, amenities, comfort, etc. – I’ll go into a few of the things I enjoyed most. As background info, this was a spring break jaunt for me, my husband and 18 year old daughter, and the condo was big enough for all (but small enough to be adorable by my standards!) You know how sometimes you can tell what kind of day you’re going to have the minute you step into the shower? Well let me tell you that a day here begins with lots of hot water, a pulsating shower head, and fluffy soft towels. Coffee is brewing, cool air is coming through the doors all along the balcony, and the sound of birds in the area welcomes you to the day. Heading out for the days adventure, you can turn down Bourbon Street at the corner or continue down Esplanade and meet up with the Riverfront Trolley at the end of the street. Stop off at the French Market first, and catch a Mexican lunch at El Gato Negro right across the street from the big tents. Further into the French Quarter is Café du Monde – that’s a tradition worth going off your no-sugar diet for, and be sure to keep your ears peeled for Wael Elhalaby, a street musician playing beautiful violin music around the French Quarter. Lots to do and see, and while resting up between sightseeing and dining, I most enjoyed plopping in the cool enclosed courtyard of the condo, with a book in hand – you can’t get that kind of serenity in a hotel. At the end of the day you’ll begin to smell the delicious scent of burgers wafting from the Port of Call, directly across the street from the condo. You won’t be able to resist the siren’s call of that meal, and even if you find that you have to wait a bit, it’s well worth it. Rolling contently back across the street, a comfy bed awaits. After a good night’s sleep, it’s back to the shower and another memorable day. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Emir again should my travels take me to New Orleans. Enjoy!"Guest: Laurie V. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 2014View listing
"The Villa is beautiful, just as pictured. The view from the balcony is gorgeous. Communicating with the owners was great! Sitting on the balcony over looking the harbour is such a highlight. Our only complaints would be the morning noise. The Restaurant owner downstairs fires up his gas blower every morning promptly at 9:45AM. Where it never woke us up, it became an irritation. There also seems to be a pretty steady flow of truck noise for the Disney Resort on the other side of the harbour. All are minor irritations, but if you are looking to just relax on the balcony and enjoy the view, you might be disappointed. The free wifi, cable tv, washer and dryer, and accommodations are wonderful. We love Hilton Head. The beaches, the shopping, the short trips to Charleston and Savannah make it ideal."Guest: Gerald S. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014View listing
"Spent a supurb 3 nights in this dream of an apartment for my 60th B.day. Very comfortable bed, terrific shower, great coffee and a wonderful view of the Tower. Sadly the weather was atrocious, so my partner and I were very grateful for the use of the umbrellas. Metro Cambronne within 3 minutes walk. Plenty of taxis and a late night convenience store opposite the building. Would def. return."Guest: Tennis L. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014View listing
Lake Tahoe Travel Tips
Summer and Winter Activities at Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals
During the summer months, Lake Tahoe enjoys long summer days and clear blue skies. Most people spend their leisure time out on the water. Favorite activities include fishing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. A number of areas are popular with sailboats. At some of the resorts, you can rent canoes and go exploring on the lake's shores. Some of the vacation homes located on Lake Tahoe have private jetties where you can moor your boat for the duration of your stay. There are several resorts and casinos that provide gaming and entertainment.
During the winter months, the area becomes a snow sports adventure land. There are more than 8,800 acres of ski trails in the South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals region alone. The ski resorts have miles of groomed ski runs which include downhill runs as well as cross country trails. Several of the resorts also have snowboarding terrain parks for those who want to show off their skills. While it is a very popular skiing destination, there are so many different ski runs that the slopes seldom feel crowded, even in peak season.
Best Time of Year to Visit Lake Tahoe Cabins
Lake Tahoe is one of those beautiful destinations that can be visited all year long. If you are looking for tranquility and seclusion, your best option is to visit during the spring or fall when there are fewer visitors to the lake. During the summer months, many families come to enjoy the water and the surrounding mountains. The season starts from early June and runs through to September. The peak summer season is during the months of July and August. In the winter, the ski season starts soon after the first solid snowfalls. These generally occur by the beginning of December. The ski season lasts until April, depending on the snowfall and weather conditions. The peak ski season is from December to February.
Visitors to Lake Tahoe Lodging
While there are many different accommodation options in Lake Tahoe, it is generally an up-market travel destination. Many well-known celebrities have vacation homes on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Generally, the homes are large and luxurious. The decor is stylish and most homes have views from the lounge and living areas that take in the view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Those who enjoy boating and water sports can be seen out on the lake during the warmer summer months. When the snowfalls occur, waterskis are exchanged for snow skis as winter sport enthusiasts head out to the ski slopes in the area. It is a destination for those who appreciate nature and enjoy the outdoors.
Getting to Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude alpine lake tucked away in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It is the largest alpine lake at altitude to be found in the United States. The lake borders two states: The east shore of Lake Tahoe Nevada and the North Shore, West Shore and South Shore of Lake Tahoe in California, although the largest surface of the lake is technically within California. The closest major airport, the Reno Lake Tahoe International Airport, is located in Nevada. It is located approximately 35 miles north of the lake. There are frequent shuttle busses that provide transport from the airport to major resorts on the lake in season. Alternatively. taxis provide point-to-point transfers. Car rental can also be easily arranged upon arrival. As an alternative, visitors can route via Sacramento International Airport which is approximately 70 miles west of Lake Tahoe. There are good road links to both California and Nevada, and many visitors are from the surrounding areas.