Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $140 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in South Lake Tahoe. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book a lake house to rent in South Lake Tahoe

Lake house rentals in South Lake Tahoe are nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With a South Lake Tahoe rental, you’ll be in reach of the popular ski resorts and beaches in the area, such as El Dorado Beach, and the many bars and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the nature activities available in the area parks, such as Emerald Bay State Park and Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals

A scenic gondola ride is a great way to get your first glimpse of South Lake Tahoe. The Heavenly Mountain Gondola, which operates all year round, climbs 2.4 miles and takes in panoramic views of the city, the lake, and the Carson Valley. Back on ground level, a visit to the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum will help you learn about the resort’s pioneering early years through displays of local artifacts and memorabilia—don’t miss the historic log cabin dating from the 1930s. Opening hours depend on the season, so check before you go.

Activities

Activities near South Lake Tahoe vacation homes

Each season showcases a different side of life in South Lake Tahoe. Bright spring mornings create ideal conditions for sport fishing in the deep waters—Tahoe trout are a particular local delicacy. When temperatures reach their summer peak, there are plenty of ways to cool off, from gentle paddleboarding to thrilling speedboat rides. Fall brings opportunities to absorb the spectacular natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains from the network of hiking and biking trails, while the world-class winter-sports facilities of Heavenly Mountain Resort attract a new influx of visitors from mid-November onwards.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lake Tahoe vacation rentals

South Lake Tahoe’s highland climate swoops from chilly winters to sizzling summers. Snow typically falls from November to March and even into April on occasion, resulting in one of the longest winter-sports seasons in the southwest, and guaranteeing a wide choice of South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals equipped to cater for this thriving vacation sector. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures regularly soaring into the high 80s, but the fresh mountain air keeps humidity in check. South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals by the lake are in high demand during the summer peak, so early booking is advisable.

Natural features

South Lake Tahoe’s fishy friends

A trip to the Taylor Creek Visitor Center offers the chance to get close to some of the fascinating creatures that inhabit this tributary of Lake Tahoe, with the Stream Profile Chamber's floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of Kokanee salmon, trout, crayfish, and frogs in their native environment. From downtown South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, the visitor center is just a couple of miles’ drive north on Highway 89. The facility is open Memorial Day through October, and entry is free; the grounds are open year-round if you visit outside these dates.

Beaches

Beaches near South Lake Tahoe vacation homes

The lake beaches in South Lake Tahoe offer rest, relaxation, and water fun. Vacation rentals are available near places like El Dorado Beach, a central beach location with picnic areas and boat launches, and Thomas F. Regan Memorial City Beach, a lakefront park with sandy beaches and entertainment events. You’ll also enjoy Pope Beach, a tree-lined locale with dunes and opportunities for swimming, boating, and hiking.

How to get there

Transportation to and around South Lake Tahoe

The nearest airport is in Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), located 42.7 mi (68.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is an idyllic location for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals can be found near the top spas, restaurants, and nightlife in the area, as well as the Tallac Historic Site, a set of 2 historic house museums with exhibits, costumed interpreters, and tours. You can also visit the Marcus Ashley Gallery, a modern gallery with North American paintings, glass art, and sculpture.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Lake Tahoe, CA?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 2,396 vacation rentals around South Lake Tahoe. From 213 cabin rentals to 1,389 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Lake Tahoe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Tahoe Keys: 121 vacation rentals
  • Al Tahoe: 1,321 vacation rentals
  • Sierra Shores: 286 vacation rentals
  • Lakeside Park: 354 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Bijou: 344 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to South Lake Tahoe?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Lake Tahoe. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Shops at Heavenly Village: 1,769 vacation rentals
  • Heavenly Gondola: 2,997 vacation rentals
  • Campground by the Lake: 3,124 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel: 3,004 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum: 3,131 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Lake Tahoe listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 213 Cabins in South Lake Tahoe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe include:

  • Houses: 1,389 rentals available
  • Lodges: 17 rentals available
  • Cottages: 189 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Lake Tahoe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,054 vacation rentals with pool available in South Lake Tahoe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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