Finally, affordable and enjoyable accommodation has come to Lake Tahoe. Unless you are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a resort, housing in Lake Tahoe can be subpar to say the least. For years, ski resorts have dominated the accommodation game in Tahoe and finding affordable housing in a good location was nearly impossible.
Luckily, the locals took this as an opportunity to provide better, affordable accommodations themselves. Through Airbnb, individuals are renting rooms, apartments, or entire houses to travelers looking for comfortable and clean accommodation in an ideal location and for reasonable rates. For couples, families, or small groups looking for a quiet and comfortable yet affordable place to stay, check out this studio apartment in Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe.
Rustic living in a comfortable, affordable Airbnb
This one room can comfortably fit four people between the queen bed, day bed, and trundle. The owners do charge extra for more than two people and it can get a bit crowded if you’re trying to fit the whole family. It is not the ideal place if you are planning to spend a lot of time in your room, but it is the perfect place to rest your head and is in a great location to access some of Lake Tahoe’s greatest highlights.
Though the owners live in the attached cabin, you will hardly know they are there. This apartment has a separate entrance and the shared wall connects to a storage room, so you needn’t worry about hearing the residents below. However, if you need any travel advice or help, this couple is very accommodating and willing to help you make the most of your time in Lake Tahoe.
Sleep well, enjoy home-cooked meals, and fit the whole family
The eclectic, rustic décor of this apartment is oozing with Lake Tahoe charm. Save money by using the kitchenette to cook for yourself, or simply enjoy the ability to make your own coffee in the morning. The kitchenette includes a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator. You might find it hard to cook gourmet, five-course meals here, but it is well enough equipped for most cooking needs.
The bathroom has reliable hot water and a bathtub. The apartment comes with heating, free wireless Internet, free linens and towels, shampoo, a blow dryer, an iron, a guitar, and a few games to keep you entertained during your stay. You can enjoy the incredible view of the lake from the table and chairs in the yard.
Enjoy a lake view and stay within walking distance of Tahoe’s large network of trails
This quiet, residential neighborhood has a trailhead for hiking and mountain biking within walking distance from the apartment. You are also only a few minutes drive from King’s Beach and Tahoe City. The beach, water sports, ski resorts, shopping, restaurants, and all the exciting Tahoe activities are easily accessible from this apartment.
There is a bus stop at the end of the street, but it is difficult to get around the area without a car. It is highly recommended if you are not driving your own car that you rent a car before heading to Lake Tahoe. There is free parking at the apartment and the owners are happy to give you instructions about how to get any and everywhere.
Peaceful, quaint, and affordable accommodation at Lake Tahoe
The apartment is located in a pretty quiet neighborhood and is not ideal for party people. The owners ask those renting the apartment to respect this and remain relatively quiet during their stay. This means it is perfect for those seeking a quiet mountain getaway. It is also a great place to fit the whole family for cheap, but keep in mind the apartment is in no way “baby proofed”.
The location could not be better. You have access to practically everything Tahoe has to offer. The owners of the apartment have received glowing reviews on Airbnb and strike the perfect balance of staying out of your hair, but also being willing to help. For more information on rates and availability, check out their posting on Airbnb.
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