5 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals Near Emerald Bay, California

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If you ask an American tourist, then you must be aware that a majority of them would rate California as one of the most loved vacation destinations in the United States. It features a coastline that is spread over 840 square miles (2175 square km), giving you plenty of places to perfect that tan. The city also consists of the Emerald Bay​ State Park, which is a national landmark, ever since 1969, managed by the Federal Department of the Interior. There’s no denying that the sheer diversity of flora and fauna that this park offers makes it incredibly compelling. Today we are looking at the best Vrbo accommodations near Emerald Bay, California. Scroll below and check them out.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. A renovated honeymoon studio (from USD 141)

The Lakeland Village Lodge features a 450 square feet (41 square meters) property which can comfortably house two people. This studio was recently renovated to include the latest amenities such as brand new kitchen appliances, a dedicated dining space, a king-sized bed, and more. This makes it perfect for romantic couples looking for a weekend getaway. It also features a hot tub, a communal pool and additional facilities such as a fitness centre, tennis court and more.

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12.61 km (7.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
47 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The free shuttle to town was awesome
The room is just as expected and the bed was rather comfortable
Then when using the bathroom
so took a shower and tip toed to bed
I preferred the renovated look of this deluxe studio room Our room had a pretty large bathroom gas fireplace balcony with table/2 seats comfy bed fully stocked kitchen with plates/silverware/p...
The room was clean and well decorated
I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
and we were walking on tons of dirt and grime
it was a good stay - clean and comfortable
and it had long brown hair in it
Helpful local professional management to help with all your questions repair requests and any unforseen problems
RnR was wonderful to work with and made our stay a great experience
Studio was well decorated excellent upgraded appliances utensils and comfy bed
I was more than happy with the location
I was more than happy with the location
The people walking around upstairs really startled us initially
The location is good - we were able to walk to a couple of restaurants All in all
Tons of restaurants within walking distance as well as a CVS and
Convenient location for in-town amenities and a launch point for scenic day trips
It is a ONE minute walk from Lake Tahoe
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2. Enjoy this remodeled lakefront property (from USD 146)

This accommodation is located on Lake Tahoe and provides some of the best views in the city. It is a part of a beautiful 19 acre (7 hectares) resort which comes equipped with a king-sized bed that can comfortably house two people. The kitchen features full-sized appliances, the ​internet is complimentary while facilities like pools, a hot tub, a tennis court and a fitness room are available at your disposal. This deluxe studio features a thermostat-controlled fireplace and a huge, shaded lanai.

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12.68 km (7.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
62 reviews   Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great kitchen and comfortable bed and room
the associated bathroom was closed
rolling carts sounded like crashing cars
stacking furniture sounded like a construction site in your room
The kitchen is a nice feature with full size fridge
Hot Tubs and Bathrooms were "Closed For Maintenance"First
Location for this studio condo was great facilities very good with pool hot tub and fitness room
The owner responded immediately to questions during our stay
the owner was prompt in his communication prior to the visit
It started working on the third day
All in all a very good value
Lakeland Village is a great location in South Lake Tahoe
Also there are wonderful little restaurants and groceries within easy walking distance
but it's far enough away from the casinos (which I liked)
Short walk to the lake and great brewery right across the street which had the best pizza I've ever had Close to many restaurants
It's well located in a property right on the lake close to shops and restaurants and clean with new everything
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3. Gorgeous home with a private hot tub (from USD 144)

This 1500 square feet (139 square meters) Vrbo is the perfect way to spend your holidays with friends and family. It gives you an accommodation capacity of nine with three bathrooms for your convenience. The Towering Pines Lodge is located a mere 6 miles (9.6 km) from the Heavenly Ski Resort and Stateline casinos. The house is well-stocked with amenities and has been renovated to offer upgraded bathrooms, fine art, hardwood floors, carpeted bedrooms and more. It also provides a huge 280 square foot (26 square meters) deck which comes with a fully fenced backyard, perfect for private gatherings.

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8.37 km (5.3 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
163 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
However door to back yard is in one of the bedrooms
The view from the spacious back deck or bubbling hot tub is true
The home is spacious immaculate
The beds are comfortable and cozy with extra blankets or pillows if you want them
The place has a well stocked kitchen and comfortable place to sleep
Marcus was prompt with answering questions for us
We loved everything about it only reason I gave 4 stars for cleanliness was because it was homey and comfortable
My family had a wonderful time in the Fall Colors were beautiful
We loved the layout of the house and the proximity to restaurants & things to do
The owners were very nice & responsive
Quiet neighborhood but walking distance to eat and play Ideal
and the location is ideal for easy access to the many attractions found in South Lake Tahoe
and it's a quick drive to stores and restaurants while still being tucked away from noise and traffic
Great location for hiking biking walking
the neighborhood is quiet and charming
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4. Marvel at the scenic views of Lake Tahoe (from USD 150)

This 625 square feet (58 square meters) cabin can accommodate a maximum of four people. The Fallen Leaf Lake features a wood burning stove for heating purposes with an ​unlimited supply of firewood. The bedroom features a queen-sized bed, while large sofas are also provided. The private Lakeview Corporation dock is a mere 400 yards (365 meters) away and provides facilities like fishing, swimming, kayaking and more. There are multiple walking and bike trails located nearby should you choose to explore your surroundings.

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7.43 km (4.7 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
19 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cabin: fully functional kitchen with a generous mini-fridge Comfortable living room with internet
The remodeled bathroom is fine
The lake was farther from the cabin than anticipated
The kitchen is tiny but has excellent hot water supply charming red refrigerator and tiny modern stove
iron wood-burning stove looks handsome; we didn't need it due to mild weather during our stay but did turn on a space heater one morning
The owners are gradually improving and updating this cabin
James was responsive and helpful
The wildlife was abundant and the hiking also
It has a humble exterior but new doors and handsome woodwork inside as well as some good wood furniture are solid attractive and well-made
He even sent us a text alert that bears were in our neighborhood
(dad chose to use mom chose to be free of all electronics for the week)
We found good easy hiking with lots of natural beauty and some historic interest starting at the campground at the southern end of the lake
About a 20 minute dock down to the store and public beach
The kayak at the dock was a great surprise the lake is spectacular
There are many hiking opportunities nearby Swimming in the lake is great and stunning Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe is a short drive
Has great access to trailheads and loved the kayak access Very comfortable and easy place to stay
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5. Stunning dock views at Tahoe Marina Shores (from USD 240)

The Tahoe Marina Shores features a recently remodelled kitchen which comes with plenty of amenities. This three-bedroom apartment is spread across a 1560 square feet (144 square meters) area and has a housing capacity of eight people. It features four sliding door windows that open the spectacular views of the Lake. Enjoy unobstructed mountain views. A sunken fire pit is available right in the living room with a giant flat-screen​ TV. The rental also includes a boat trip to the Marina and provides dedicated parking space as well. You can also access the swimming pool and tennis courts for a small fee.

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8.98 km (5.6 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
69 reviews   Wifi Available
townhome 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The place is cozy with a great view of the lake from both living room and bedroom upstairs
The condo was very roomy
It was large enough for two couples and 3 children
The view from the top of Heavenly was amazing
but the view out from the master bedroom window and balcony was also incredible
The property was clean and the beds were comfortable
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
We had a family reunions with our adult children
the community is well gated and dont allow anyone without a valid security code
The home was fully furnished for all our needs and wants The location was awesome and close to all the action
I was more than happy with the location
clean well furnished and great location
This was an excellent location close to the lake and close to other activities in the South Lake Tahoe area
Kids enjoyed the playground and seeing the boats go by
Beautiful sunrises from master bedroom Highly recomended
The place itself needs a bit of reno and cleaning but overall this was really great spot spoiler alert
There were many cobwebs throughout the entire unit and one of the screen doors was torn allowing bugs into the living space
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Beat the weekday blues at Emerald Bay

As you can see, the Emerald Bay area in California offers a wide variety of options when it comes to Vrbo accommodations. There is no shortage of activities and experiences. So what are you waiting for? Book your next holiday today.

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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