10 Best Vacation Rentals In El Dorado County, California - Updated 2023

Trina Joy Cassey
Trina Joy Cassey 
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Officially referred to as the County of El Dorado, El Dorado County is a vast region in California that is famous for its breathtaking lakes. Lake Tahoe is the most popular of them all; it is a favorite hideaway destination for families, lovers, and solo wanderers who plan to escape to nature. More so, it has other natural wonders for outdoor adventures. In Heavenly Mountain Resort, tourists can ski and snowboard to their hearts’ desire. On the other hand, Pope Beach and Lakeside Beach are gorgeous spots for swimming. If you’re feeling lucky and you want to test your luck, Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa is the place to go. Treat yourself to a wonderful vacation as soon as possible. Here is a list of the best vacation rentals in El Dorado County, California.

1. Pet-friendly love nest (from USD 266)

Are you a couple on a holiday in Garden Valley looking for a place to stay? Why not level up the holiday experience and book this upscale cottage with high-end amenities? Vaulted ceilings and visually pleasing white walls will greet you when you enter the premises. You and your partner have a king-size bed to share and a private bathroom with toiletries. Step out of your room and you’ll see breathtaking nature views from your little terrace with furniture. Plus, you have a private hot tub to enjoy. A few steps from your lovely nest and you’ll arrive at a saltwater pool. Pets are welcome to join your romantic holiday for a price.

Garden Valley, California, United States
289 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this sweet little cottage has all the best parts of camping but with air conditioning
the cottage was absolutely lovely comfy bed wifi ac outdoor soaking tub cooking utensils awesome bathroom etc
very comfortable and quite cottage
nice pool with a great view
the cottage itself is very tastefully done with a very nice bathroom equipped kitchen and air conditioning
the place was clean and well equipped
it's quiet clean spacious and calming
this place is so well thought out it is clean organized and so well labeled
we had a fabulous time extremely clean and perfect for a socially distanced getaway
really enjoyed our stay clean super relaxing and just what you need for a quiet getaway
the hosts are very responsive and considerate
this property is wonderful the hosts are even better
tamara and ramon are amazing hosts
great host and amazing place to stay
overall a wonderful experience with great hosts
the location is perfect
great relaxing and beautiful location
this place is so cute and pretty secluded
a wonderful place to get away and relax
a fantastic place to get away from it all
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2. Contemporary cabin in the woods (from USD 200)

Experience the best holiday of your life reconnecting with nature in this peaceful dwelling in South Lake Tahoe. Beautifully curated for tourists, this vacation rental has two bedrooms and a private bathroom with provided essentials. It also has a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, a dining area, and a sunny sitting place with an HD TV. The best place to enjoy the views is from the deck as you have uninterrupted sights of it. WiFi is available for guests’ indoor amusement.

South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
441 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin has an awesome kitchen wifi dvd player and cable
the beds were very comfortable
the house is clean kitchen was stocked with amenities hot water was great
the a-frame was super cute and cozy
cozy charming and has all the things
everything was clean and tidy
very clean cozy beautiful cabin
beautiful clean space great stay
the place was clean and well-maintained
super cozy and clean house
and thank you robin for being a great host with quick responses
robin is an excellent host
robin was such a great host very understanding and thoughtful
she was also very responsive to all inquiries
robin was super nice and accommodating
amazing location and very beautiful home
great spot location was awesome
a quick drive to the heavenly village and casinos but located in a quiet neighborhood
good location would stay again
very nice cabin great location for exploring tahoe landscapes and getting relax from the city
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3. Sunny rustic getaway (from USD 191)

If you are looking for fantastic accommodations in Camino, check out this rustic studio abode that has everything you need and more. It is a cozy dwelling in the woods that has scenic views and lots of natural light indoors. It has a king-size bed, a convertible couch, and a flat-screen TV for entertainment. Preparing meals on a daily will not be a problem as this Airbnb has a well-stocked kitchen. You may enjoy your hearty meals on the breakfast counter or take advantage of the alfresco dining on the deck. Barbecue parties are fun to do on the property as it has a little fire pit surrounded by outdoor seating.

Camino, California, United States
261 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
) the living area is comfortable with the couch/futon recliner chair and regular chair
has a great loft with two sleeping cushions that are very comfortable
the bed was comfortable and the little ac/heater did a great job of keeping the temp perfect
the heater worked great and we were very cozy
the cottage was cozy and it had beautiful woodwork
everything was very clean
everything was clean bed was comfortable
it is quiet immaculately clean and perfectly decorated
the house is clean and well laid out and they have a great yard
the space is comfortable clean and beautiful with so many homey touches
the host have excellent and prompt communications
the hosts were so friendly and went the extra mile to make sure we had a wonderful trip
jon was super friendly and he answered all of our questions about the farm
the dogs are super friendly and jon was available for any questions
great place wonderful property and friendly hosts
charming cabin close to everything in apple hill
very peaceful but close to things to do
so close to all of the apple hill attractions which was nice
lovely getaway and very close to placerville for shopping and dining
the location makes it easy to get placerville as well as outdoor activities
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4. Lovely little home with a view

Wake up to magical views of nature every day of your stay in this tiny cottage in an idyllic location in Somerset. Enjoy the peacefulness and bliss that is in the countryside, as well as the delightful amenities that this lovely home has ready for you. This rustic dwelling has a modern interior with high-end, trendy furniture. It is equipped with expansive windows that allow guests to admire sceneries from inside. One bedroom and a private bath with a walk-in shower and essentials await guests. More so, it has a kitchen, a dining area by the window, a sitting place, and a sun deck where you can watch the sunset daily.

Somerset, California, United States
272 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable with many amenities such as a hair dryer small refrigerator and keurig coffee pot
the kitchen was well stocked ac worked great and sunsets from the deck lived up to the hype
the sunset cottage is comfortable and we had everything we needed
the bed was super comfortable
very clean and well maintained place
clean modern thoughtfully decorated
it is very clean
comfortable very fun clean and relaxing cabin
the space was gorgeous and clean
the hosts are wonderful people
lovely lovely airbnb and lovely owners of the property :))
hosts are wonderful & respond immediately
the hosts were friendly helpful and accommodating
friendly dogs on property and the hosts were helpful
super close to tahoe
great location off the beaten path
wonderful and cute little place
quiet and peaceful location
we loved the location and the tiny house
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5. Luxurious guesthouse with spectacular views (from USD 300)

Make the most of your Placerville vacation and stay in this lofty haven that has excellent amenities and unforgettable panoramic views of the countryside. With beautiful nature as the backdrop, there’s nothing more dreamy than this holiday home. It has huge lawns where you can roam around and unwind. Inside is a roomy space that can accommodate up to 10 guests. It houses three comfortable bedrooms, three baths with bathtubs, a living room with a wood burner and WiFi access, a little library, and an entertainment room with a flat-screen TV. Its open floor plan layout also features a kitchen with breakfast counters and a dining area facing nature views. Outside, you’ll see a deck with outdoor furniture and a hot tub.

57 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very spacious and fully appointed with furniture and very comfortable beds
the views from the upper living/dining room were amazing
with the pool hot tub gorgeous view and night-time star gazing we would love to return some day
lots of toys for the pool and indoor games including ping pong great tv and internet too
would definitely stay here again when it's warmer to take advantage of the pool
the owners were very thoughtful with the set up
edie and her property manager were very responsive before and after the trip
this property was perfect location to get away with the family during quarantine
just a fun place to get away from it all
this spot is truly an awesome place tucked away from everything
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6. Tasteful vacation rental with a hot tub (from USD 475)

Relax in the outdoor hot tub while having some champagne. Play a friendly competition of billiards with your family or friends. Make gourmet dishes from scratch in the spacious kitchen with high-end appliances and cookware. SIt back and chill in the living room while appreciating the countryside views and posting Instagram pics. These are possible in this luxurious cottage that has four bedrooms with three king-size beds, a queen-size bed, and bunk beds, and two bathrooms with towels, toiletries, and bathtubs. Plus, it has alfresco dining and barbecue facilities. Children and adorable pets are welcome in this rustic dwelling.

193 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
super clean and cozy yet big home
it was clean and had all the supplies needed
the property was lovely clean and had everything we could want
the place is immaculate and even better than advertised
owners were very accommodating and pleasant to work with
the owners are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with
the owners were extremely nice and very easy to communicate with
it was awesome the owners were so wonderful and easy to work with
diana was a gracious and professional owner and proactively addressed all our needs
the location is ideal
this is a beautiful cozy home in a great quiet and safe location
if you want a great place to stay this is it
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7. Cozy two-bedroom cabin (from USD 161)

Conveniently close to the top-visited Strawberry Lodge, this rustic haven is found in Twin Bridges, an area surrounded by nature and has stunning sceneries. It is a homey 50’s abode that is a perfect holiday haven no matter the season. It has heating facilities for cold winter days, and WiFi is also accessible to guests. Two bedrooms and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and a vanity are housed in this rental. Also, it is equipped with a well-stocked kitchen with a wooden dining table and a sitting area with a television and wood burner. Outdoors is also a fabulous place to relax as it has comfortable beach chairs.

Twin Bridges, CA, US
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Classy chalet with three bedrooms

Planning an exciting holiday getaway to the famous Lake Tahoe? If so, this spacious and fully equipped cabin might pique your interest. It is surrounded by mature trees, providing guests with shade and sceneries. This humble dwelling has floor-to-ceiling windows that are intentionally designed for the house to let the views visible indoors. As for the amenities, it has a kitchen with cookware and utensils, a laidback dining area, and an open-plan living room with a flat-screen TV. Additionally, it has three bedrooms, two baths, and a huge sun deck that is a fantastic place to meditate or enjoy some late-night drinks.

South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
335 reviews  
Entire chalet 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heater works great
beautiful cabin near amenities and cozy
our 3yo daughter immediately occupied the upper level of the bed and enjoyed sleeping there
the heater worked perfectly throughout our whole stay
the back patio with the big beautiful wooden table was beneficial for a peaceful evening outside
it was clean and cozy
the chalet was very clean
very clean and very tahoe
it was clean and comfortable
quiet and clean
the hosts are very welcoming and answers my questions quickly
the host is great with his response and is very respectful
the hosts are very kind
great hosts that listen and respond
first off ryan and darnie were as gracious of hosts as they come
the location was also perfect near many stores
great location about 4 miles to the town
i like the location
great location for privacy yet only 5-10 min to town
the location was perfect so peaceful
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9. Spacious retreat with four bedrooms

High-end, comfortable, and complete are a few words that tell a lot about this upscale accommodation in Lake Tahoe. It is an ideal holiday venue for team-building activities and family reunions as it welcomes up to 12 guests. It is roomy, sunny, and has a cozy ambiance that you’ll love. Plus, nature’s sceneries can be witnessed from inside the house. Also, it has four bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchen with granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. The deck wraps 180 degrees to this house, and there you’ll find beach chairs for nature viewing and a delightful hot tub. More so, this accommodation has a parking space for three vehicles.

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US
101 reviews  
cabin 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was very well stocked with pots pans small appliances etc
the rooms were good size and game all around
everything was clean loved the area loved the cabin
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was clean
thank you to the owners
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
close to adventure mountain
the location was absolutely amazing
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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10. Gorgeous cottage in a forest

Experience life in the forest. Enjoy views of nature that will melt your heart and feel the coolness of the countryside air as it rubs against your skin. In pleasant weather, you can hike through scenic routes that lead to an enchanting stream close to this abode, or just unwind in the garden and pick fresh blooms. This vacation rental is perfect for tourists who are looking for cozy havens that are tucked in nature for solitude and bliss. Aside from its surroundings, its space will impress you as 14 people can enjoy this house’s comfort and convenience. Pets are welcome as well. It has four bedrooms and three baths, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a lounge space, and a huge deck. The best part? Jenkinson Lake is within close proximity to this location, and it is a paradise for swimming and boating.

68 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful property in a beautiful setting the house is roomy and very comfortable
the house was clean and bright
upstairs and downstairs super clean with new appliances
wasn’t as clean as it should have been but overall we had a great time
the rooms were clean and we enjoyed the kitchen where we spent most of our mornings
a well equipped kitchen and responsive host
suzy was super communicative and helpful
this is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors
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Fall in love with El Dorado County

El Dorado County is a beautiful region in California with breathtaking lakes. The famous Lake Tahoe is a testament to that. Aside from that, it has remarkable ski resorts and landscapes that are perfect for hiking and camping. Plan a holiday in this county and book your accommodation from this list of the best vacation rentals in El Dorado County, California.

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Trina is a preschool teacher, a working mom of a four-year-old girl, and a happy wife of an analyst programmer who loves to sing, cook, write and travel. She believes that travel is one of the best...Read more

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