Top 7 Family-Friendly Airbnb Vacation Rentals In South Lake Tahoe - Updated 2023

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Explore and dig in like there’s no tomorrow to all that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Natural scenery that is ludicrously beautiful is matched with an energetic nightlife that never sleeps. Visit world-class casinos with big name entertainment, and luxury restaurants and shops that will leave you wanting more. People in Lake Tahoe embrace and welcome the cold chilly nights during winter by sledding, snowmobiling, or simply just sliding around the ice on some skates. Yes, it can be a paradise for you and your significant other, but family-friendly is Lake Tahoe’s middle name. Whether it is a family of three or a family of eight, Lake Tahoe welcomes you with open arms. So, grab your suitcases (including your kid’s favourite teddy), relax, and have a good stay! Keep reading for family-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe.

1. Guest suite with a hot tub (from USD 79)

This pet-friendly Airbnb in South Lake Tahoe features a spacious backyard for your furbaby. This cabin with a hot tub, located in the backyard, is also perfect for soaking and relaxing while enjoying a view of the garden in the morning or the beautiful sky at night. The patio features outdoor furniture where you can dine al fresco or go to the fire pit just to the side to roast marshmallows or keep warm while exchanging stories.

The property also features a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
11.0 km (6.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
635 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was small but well designed and had everything we needed
my dog absolutely loved the safe fenced backyard and i enjoyed the hot tub wifi worked well
the room is a good value even better if sharing with another person or pet
comfortable little room with everything you need
beautiful place very clean and organized
kind and communicative hosts
jennifer and chris showed great hospitality and were very friendly i would definitely stay there again thank you
the hosts were super responsive and that made finding things and making adjustments very easy
great place and awesome hosts will be recommending this place to friends
their family was very kind and we had plenty of privacy
great location and nice folk
very nice place good location
wonderful location you stay right in national forest land so daily hikes are super convenient
if you ski it’s a great location for both heavenly and kirkwood
nice small place close to the slopes :)
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2. Getaway Suite (from USD 160)

Spend your vacation in this quaint vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, featuring beautiful views of the surrounding trees and mountain views. Enjoy stargazing, wine glass in hand, while soaking outdoors in the shared hot tub for the perfect relaxing night. You’ll also have access to an expansive backyard with a wooden deck or go on the outdoor furniture by the outdoor grill. The property has a kitchenette and an electric indoor fireplace. For entertainment, there’s a TV, or you can browse the web via the Wi-Fi.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
13.1 km (8.2 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
244 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen had beautiful view of the backyard and we enjoyed our morning breakfast in the deck
i was happy there was a washer/dryer/mini kitchen and relaxing areas
jennifer and don have beautiful and cozy place
the bed was comfortable and bathroom had all the necessities
the room was clean and cozy
everything was clean and just as listed
the unit was very clean and had everything we needed
beautiful and clean suite we will go back for sure
the house is very clean and the decor is very cute and amusing
amazing host with great local tips
great hosts would definitely stay again
they are great hosts and definitely recommend their place
the hosts are so friendly and available for anything we needed
best hosts they make you feel like home leaving you snacks shampoo movies to watch
comfortable cozy unique great location
loved the location and the privacy
convenient location and perfect for a short trip
beautiful location and hot tub to relax
location was excellent 10-15 minute drive to everywhere you could want to visit in south tahoe
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3. Best of both worlds: Round House

With its unique architecture and aesthetic appeal, the Round House is a neighbourhood landmark minutes away from Heavenly’s ski resorts and many casinos, providing the best of both worlds and an ideal home for many vacationers. Located just across the street from Lake Tahoe, this two-storey 1,500-square-foot (139-square-metre) house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodates eight guests. This newly furnished and modern-looking living room has brand-new mid-century modern furniture with a mounted ceiling and a flat-screen TV with Netflix, cable channels, and Hulu. Sink into the plush sofas and chill by the fireplace. The abundant cushions and armchairs are enough for the whole family to gather around and relax. Chat under the the hanging overhead lamps and the beautifully mounted ceilings. The large round dining table fits up to eight people, just nice for the whole family. Skip through the hallway that connects the living room to the rooms on the second floor, and you’ll come across a quiet space with a desk. Doing work on vacation may suck, but doing work in this modern and stylish house is a different story. The kitchen includes brand-new appliances, such as a stainless steel refrigerator, an electric range, and spacious cabinets, perfect for preparing a full meal. Wander up the stairs to this common area suitable for kids. The shelf and space are fit for kids or the whole family to enjoy a nice quiet afternoon of an intense game of Monopoly. The master bedroom includes a queen-sized bed with matching sheets, curtains, and carpets. Look out the window and not only feel the sunlight on your skin, but also soak up the magnificent view of the lake. A bedroom with a bunk bed is the best for kids to share. Each bunk is big and spacious enough to fit two, so kids, you are in luck! This window has the best panorama of the beautiful lake too. Soak into paradise with this deep hot tub after a long exhausting day out.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
10.63 km (6.7 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
271 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location lovely space fully functioning kitchen with all amenities for cooking
had a great time at that the kitchen had all the amenities of home
tons of amenities super comfortable and so cute inside great communication with the hosts
the beds were comfy and the house just has a great cozy feel to it
loved the fireplace comfortable beds big kitchen
it was clean beautiful & stylish
it was clean and very well kept
the house was well kept and was clean
a great place to stay clean big and nice
all modern appliances and very clean
the host was very quick to response and provided good instructions
hosts are delightful through fast responses to messages
hosts were super responsive and helpful
hosts are kind and quick to respond
the hosts were very helpful and very quick to respond to any questions i had
the location is great
very cute house super close to the lake
loved the location and the house
cute comfy and close to everything
cool stylish place in great location
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4. Family first: South Lake Tahoe family home

Steps away from the lake and 10 minutes away from Heavenly Ski Resort, this South Lake home will make guests of all ages smile. From the outside, this family home looks chic and quaint, a mix of comfort and homeliness. Enter the common space and be greeted by the plush velvet sofas and friendly-looking gas fireplace. The use of wood makes the interior very quaint and homey, so grab some thick blankets, snuggle up, and watch your favourite shows on the 50-inch (127-cm) flat-screen TV with Blu-ray. This brand-new kitchen with marble counter tops is well equipped to entertain large groups. Whip up a feast with all new appliances, including a double oven, a double-door fridge, a microwave, and a gas range. Pull up a stool and keep the chef company at the centre island. Extra items, such as a bread maker and a Cuisinart ice cream maker, can be found here too. The master suite includes a king-sized bed with fresh linens and feather-light pillows for the ultimate slumber. Wander through the big glass sliding doors to the yard outside. The bathroom for the master suite is clearly a beauty. With marble tiles that cover the floors and the walls of the shower area, to a marble vanity counter with two sinks, two people can brush their teeth at the same time without having to squeeze. Despite having three other rooms in the large house, this kids’ haven will definitely be a top pick amongst younger guests. Together with two sets of twin bunk beds and a folding sofa, the bright cheerful blue walls will stand out, as well as the cute and vibrant sheets and rugs. The kids’ playhouse, located in the spacious yard, is stocked with games and toys for children that are bored of watching TV. Chill out on the deck and sit around the glass table beside the barbecue grill. Or how about something more physical? Spend some quality family time sweating it out with a good game of badminton on the full-size badminton court. We know you had a long day, so soothe those aching muscles with this private hot tub.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
10.49 km (6.6 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
75 reviews  
Entire house 9 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi good location good amenities
the beds were super comfortable
we loved the hot tub in the rear yard and the boot/glove drying rack in the mud room
the mud room was perfect for our summertime toys--coolers hiking boots etc
beds were super comfy communications with bruce were on point and i would not hesitate to book again
nice clean and warming place
clean and well taken care of
very clean and comfortable exactly as described and pictured
the house was very clean and a joy to stay in
clean and nice home
the manager was polite and responsive
alex the host made us feel at home and comforting
bruce was a great host
they were very helpful when we had questions before and during our stay
the cabin was a great host
perfect location for our family
the location was great and close to all things in town
the location of the house was great it was very conveniently located
easy 10 minute walk to the park and beach too
very nice place in a great location offered by bruce
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5. Very Victorian: suites at Victorian Estate (40 USD per person)

This prestigious Victorian home is one of the best Airbnbs for families in South Lake Tahoe; within three miles (4.8 kilometres) of Heavenly Ski Resort and Lake Tahoe, it has three stories and accommodates six. Decorated with small bright lights that line the exterior of this mansion rental, this place is definitely one that will give you an unforgettable stay! This sizeable and well furnished living room is fit for the whole family to laze around and chat amongst the many plush cushions and soft seats. There is also a fireplace in case it gets chilly at night, as well as a rug for your cold toes to rest on. Yes, those are pans hanging from the ceiling, all ready for your use! This elegant and Victorian-styled kitchen, with an island and breakfast nook, is not only well equipped with kitchen appliances, but also in the leisure department too. Chop some carrots and fry some eggs, and never miss an episode of your favourite show with the flat-screen TV. It is often said that a family that eats together, stays together. Indulge in the tastiest foods together with the best company at this dining table. Fancy a game of pool? Have a chilled out and relaxing game if you don’t feel like going outdoors.

Have a family sing along while playing a few tunes on this baby grand piano. With its high ceilings and large windows, this master bedroom suite will make you think you are back in the 16th century. The warm and airy room is fit for three, as one can sleep on the sofa bed. The cute and cheerful bunk beds are best for kids. The room can accommodate four people, and there’s also a sofa for lounging and chilling on a lazy day. Located on the back deck, the hot tub is perfect for the whole family. Have a time of family bonding and fun while having a good soak.

Suites at Victorian Estate

Address: South Lake Tahoe, California

Price: from 40 USD per person

Number of Guests: 6

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6. Bring on the beach: rustic cabin

Located just five minutes away from Heavenly and just a short walk from beaches, eateries, and rental stores, this is the best neighbourhood for lake and beach access on the South Shore. This rustic and chic cabin has all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Lounge and laze around this beautiful yard while enjoying a barbecue, or simply relax with a good book. This warm and cosy living space has all the cushioned sofas a family needs after a long day. The couch also converts to an additional bed. The fireplace is decorated tastefully with a layer of bricks, giving the living room a very modern yet bucolic and cosy feel. Never miss an episode of your favourite shows with the large flat-screen TV, together with a DVD player and Netflix. Grab yourself a snack from the fully stocked kitchen area and enjoy it on the chic and vintage bar counter. The master bedroom includes a queen-sized bed that is comfortable and perfect after a long day of activities. Outfitted tastefully just for your kids, this bunk room sleeps two. Together with a TV, cute matching pillows and blankets, and lovely decorations and pictures, this room is one that every kid would love. Have your meals on this cute and lovely round table, complete with matching wooden chairs. Wash your hands with this quaint vintage-pail-like basin. Even the word “Tahoe” is carved on the side of the wooden table. Talk about a sense of local pride!

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
11.24 km (7.0 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
275 reviews  
Private room in cabin 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full kitchen with and coffee machine were great for us to make our own food
we found melissa’s place very comfortable and exactly as described
we loved coming back to the cozy confines of melissa's little house after our daily adventures around lake tahoe
the cabin is very comfortable and was great for a group of 6 people
great selection of kitchen equipment and more than enough towels and blankets for all of us
very clean perfect for a small family
clean and nice and cozy environment
the house is clean and warm
the cabin was clean and well stocked with cooking supplies
clean and spacious with a nice outdoor around at the front of the house
host is very helpful and quick to respond to questions
she is very responsive and has great suggestions
she is a thoughtful friendly and reachable host
the host melissa was great and very quick at answering our questions
melissa is a great host and provided several recommendations of things to do around the area
cute and cozy cabin great location
great location near to the lake
cute little house in a great location fun trip to tahoe
great location close to local shops
also close to marina and heavenly village
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7. A star: classic A-frame (from USD 109)

This traditional A-frame cabin in South Lake Tahoe is private and quiet with modern amenities. Surrounded by national forests, the A-frame has plenty of room for the children to play safely, offering an ideal vacation home for the whole family. Located just 10-15 minutes away from Heavenly Valley and Sierra-At-Tahoe Ski Resort, this classic A-frame has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Have some outdoor fun with the gas barbecue and large back patio on the outdoor deck. Or take a nap on the hammock and enjoy the sounds of nature. This well furnished kitchen is equipped with a gas oven / stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker.

Sit in front of the gas fireplace and keep warm when it starts to get cold. The sofa also opens up into a sofa bed fit for two. With the warm light and soft sheets, it would be no surprise if you slept the whole day in this cosy corner.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
12.33 km (7.7 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
524 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
backyard deck with tables allowed for relaxing morning and evening meals
the futon couch was super comfortable and the fireplace made the space even more comfy
it was cozy and equipped with lots of cool amenities
the beds were comfy and then fireplace was awesome
it is very affordable but super comfortable and has all the important amenities
extremely clean and homey
shower wasn’t clean
very cozy and clean cabin
this cabin is clean and looks just as nice as the pictures shown
don’t expect modern sparkling clean
sebastien was a great host
sebastien was a great host
the information provided about the area was very helpful
really thoughtful welcome gifts from the host and a homely and comfortable space
fantastic the attention to detail provided by the host was a magnificent balance of comfort convenience and simplicity
this is a really cute cabin in a great location
great location 5-10 minute drive to all the restaurants and casinos
really liked the location it being a residential area yet convenient to everything
sebastien’s chalet is a great location
great little place - very cute
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Have a good ol' family vacation in South Lake Tahoe

DSC02823-6 panorama, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA (8372724915)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jim G used under CC BY 2.0

Yes, we know you are busy. Whether it’s the boss you are trying hard to impress by working overtime every day, or the GPA you are trying your best to maintain, we understand! But remember, sometimes understanding is not enough to salvage lost time. Cherish your relations, lead a balanced life, and, most importantly, have some fun sometimes! Life is too short for regrets, so have some family time before it is too late! Have a ball and make many happy memories at one of the Airbnbs in beautiful South Lake Tahoe.

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Frequently asked questions about family-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe are ideal for long-term stays?

Extend your vacation so you can explore the beauty of South Lake Tahoe to the fullest! This guest suite with a hot tub and this classic A-frame cabin allows stays of up to 28 days or more.

2. Which in South Lake Tahoe have parking?

There’s so much to see and experience in South Lake Tahoe. Bring or rent a car without having to worry about parking. This guest suite with a hot tub, the Getaway Suite, and this classic A-frame cottage all have parking available.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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