12 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In South Lake Tahoe, California - Updated 2024

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The city of South Lake Tahoe is a relatively small town located along the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe. This city is frequented by couples and families who are looking for a quiet weekend getaway. Travelers headed towards Las Vegas, Nevada often make an overnight stop at South Lake Tahoe to rest. This city is also a frequented skiing center of western United States as it enjoys a snowy highland climate with relatively low humidity. Snowfall lovers will not be disappointed as this region is known to receive heavy snowfall each year. This destination is also known for hosting the annual three-day Blacklist Festival that pays tribute to unconventional art and film. If you’re looking for a place to stay, South Lake Tahoe has some of the most luxurious vacation rental homes in the area. Check out the list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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1. Magnificent property boasting panoramic lake views (from USD 850)

This magnificent seven-bedroom retreat comfortably hosts 12 guests, featuring three well-appointed bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen with granite countertops and diverse appliances. Revel in panoramic lake views, unwind in a modern whirlpool tub, or embark on a kayak or paddleboard adventure with the equipment provided. Located steps from Regan Beach and near El Dorado’s vibrant offerings, including free beach concerts. A stone’s throw from Harrison Ave’s dining delights and a mere 15-minute drive to casinos and Heavenly Play Park.

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south lake tahoe, California, United States
10.68 km (6.7 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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2. Tranquil cabin nestled in the Sierra Mountains (from USD 120)

Nestled in the Sierra Mountains this renovated cabin comfortably sleeps up to eight people in its three versatile bedrooms. It seamlessly combines conveniences like a relaxing tub, a spacious HDTV, and high-speed Wi-Fi with the natural surroundings. The large deck and garden area, complete with a gas grill provide the setting for nights under the starry sky.

With an abundance of activities in Lake Tahoe ranging from skiing to exploring sites, adventure awaits at every turn. You’ll find boat and ski rentals nearby to cater to every preference.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
10.61 km (6.6 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean and very cozy
this property was clean and very quaint
the place was pretty clean for the most part however there was an obvious ant and rodent problem
Host:
ultimately we were so happy we left the owners with a gift
during our 2 month stay our contact with the owners was wonderful
owner is very responsive and they revert back quickly for any question
Location:
this cabin was easy to find and in a great location
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3. Elegant vacation rental in premium location (from USD 320)

Fully experience what South Lake Tahoe has to offer by staying in this centrally located vacation rental. The property is situated in a small but lively neighborhood of Lakeside Park, one of the most sought-after areas in town as it offers easy access to the beach, casinos, restaurants, bars, entertainment, and many activities.

This home for rent in South Lake Tahoe can sleep up to eight people, which means it’s spacious enough to accommodate big families and groups of friends. The spacious and stylish interior is complemented with top-notch amenities like smart TVs, a gas fireplace, WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen.

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14.21 km (8.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
216 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home itself was updated
shopping and the chair lift for Heavenly Valley
we only got in the car twice
The kitchen was nicely stocked and we also enjoyed the gas grill
We loved the location to town & the beach
Cleanliness:
The house is nicely decorated and the bathrooms were beautiful
It was clean and well stocked
Host:
The lake hiking food rest
Ashley made our stay really easy and enjoyable
so we obviously love this rental
good entertaining area Manager/owner is easy to work with
We had access to Lakeside beach and spent most of our time there
Location:
Property was in a great location Perfect for our needs
The house is perfectly located to take advantage of the beach at Lakeside and the casinos
It was a easy walk with lots of amenities
Super convenient location to lake casinos
The house was amazing and just as advertised
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4. Downtown penthouse with hot tub (from USD 1132)

If you’re planning a family getaway in South Lake Tahoe, consider staying at this nice accommodation in the heart of the downtown area. The location alone would ensure a wonderful vacation experience as it means you’ll have quick and easy access to many of the town’s great amenities including restaurants, shops, bars, resorts, and other attractions.

This luxury vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe is accessed via a private elevator. It comes with four bedrooms, five full baths, spacious common areas, a kitchen, and a balcony, providing more than enough space to accommodate up to eight people. Amenities include WiFi, a gas fireplace, air-conditioning, TVs, and more.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
14.37 km (9.0 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had plenty of room for our group and it was set up nicely
the beds were comfortable and the loft was spacious
three master suites/bathrooms were gorgeous and so well appointed
Cleanliness:
this would make the elevator much easier to keep clean and to keep the smell out
we had a fabulous time the rooms were large clean and very comfortable
this property exceeded our expectations - access to heavenly was great clean and hot tub was perfect post skiing
Host:
the people in heavenly (lake tahoe) are so warm and friendly
Location:
the location of the penthouse is perfect
location and parking were great
the facility and central location are both outstanding
the penthouse was located and an excellent place
walk to casinos - hope to stay again
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5. Beautiful vacation home with hot tub near ski lifts (from USD 145)

Whether you plan to go in the summer or winter, this vacation home definitely makes for a great home base for your South Lake Tahoe vacation. It is located where you can reach ski lifts, restaurants, shops, bars, and other establishments on foot.

The vacation home is beautifully designed and decorated and packed with useful amenities such as the fully equipped gourmet kitchen and Tesla charger in the garage. For indoor entertainment, there’s a game room equipped with a pool table and flat-screen TV. The front deck offers great views while the back deck has a hot tub. You can bring along a bunch of people as it can accommodate up to nine guests.

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14.55 km (9.1 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
71 reviews  
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 31
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ceiling fan didn't work and was filthy
i would definitely stay there again great location and amazing views of heavenly from the living room
the house feels very modern (even includes a charger if you drive tesla) roomy and very clean
we loved that the pool table and bunk beds were downstairs with bathroom for the boys
the downstairs pool room was an awesome asset as well
Cleanliness:
clean and well appointed home
the house looks like it hasn’t been cleaned for two years
cabin cleanliness was lacking jacuzzi needed cleaning but management was very responsive
it was kinda old but clean
the cabin is super spacious and clean
Host:
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
rating details: the property manager was very helpful
Location:
great trip cabin location was great
house was in great location
nice place very convenient location close to everything
the location of the property is perfect
the location of the house was perfect distance from the lake and the town
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6. Rustic log cabin with hot tub and scenic views (from USD 117)

Fully escape the stresses of your daily grind by booking a stay in one of the beautiful cabin rentals. Perfect for family vacations, the log cabin features a truly rustic design with hardwood all around. It can sleep up to six people and boasts great amenities like a beautiful gas fireplace, a modern kitchen with granite counters, and a backyard with a hot tub and stunning mountain and meadow views.

What’s even more amazing about the property is its location. It is situated close to pretty much everything you’d want to see and do including Lake Tahoe, Reagan Beach, restaurants, shops, bars, and more.

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10.62 km (6.6 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
79 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 31
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well stocked but i definitely recommend bringing your own knives if you are cooking
my family ( myself wife and my 2 daughters) enjoyed the log beds the gas fireplace
Cleanliness:
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was clean
the vacation rental was clean
the kitchen and bathrooms were clean and well supplied
the kitchen was fully equipped and bathrooms were clean and spacious
Host:
rating details:the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details:the property manager was adequately 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
Location:
perfect location in a neighborhood near heavenly
reviewer comments:this is a cute cabin in a great location
but location location location the neighbor was wonderful and beautiful
great place for a ski trip
loved that we were close to lake bike rentals and restaurants
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7. Tranquil retreat with access to beach and community pool (from USD 299)

Planning a Lake Tahoe vacation with your family? Here’s a great accommodation that offers everything you’ll need for an amazing experience. It’s located in Lakeland Village, a peaceful community that has pools, hot tubs, and access to a private beach. It’s also situated where you can easily get to several attractions including Heavenly Ski Resort and South Lake Tahoe casinos.

The property is big enough to accommodate 8 to 10 guests, which is just perfect for families. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are fully furnished to ensure comfort and convenience. Other amenities include WiFi, a fireplace, TVs, and plenty of parking space.

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12.71 km (7.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
106 reviews   Wifi Available
townhome 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 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:
i loved the heater in the smaller bathroom
the attached bathroom to the main bedroom was great
Cleanliness:
the community is very clean and maintained well
the bedrooms were very clean and comfortable
the unit is well kept clean and welcoming
the condo was clean and had plenty of amenities
great location very clean and the owners were very available for anything
Host:
she's an amazing host
great hosts and enjoyable stay all around
ease of check in and communication with host was fantastic
lori was very responsive to all of my questions
but this was a perfect occasion to discover that lori isn't just a good host
Location:
excellent location very close to the beach
location was great for skiing
close to heavenly and in the middle of both northstar and kirkwood
trips to safeway were super easy and close and found some local sledding areas nearby
beautiful property great location lots of fun
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8. Lakefront vacation rental at Lakeland Village (from USD 486)

This vacation home is the perfect place to stay if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe. The property is located in the beautiful community of Lakeland Village and sits on the beach, providing you direct access to stunning lake views and a multitude of outdoor activities like kayaking, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, and more.

The home has three rooms and a loft—all providing sleeping space for up to eight people. The dining area and kitchen are equipped with dining and cooking essentials for easy meal preparation. There are three living areas with the main one having a gas fireplace and a huge HDTV. The deck is the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

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12.69 km (7.9 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
89 reviews   Wifi Available
townhome 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had to move couch to comfortably sit at dinner table
plenty of room for everyone to work relax read and just enjoy the view
we shared our breakfast and coffee every morning at that little table by the windows
the fireplace is not only nice for ambiance but warms the room quite well
very comfortable but pretty tight living room space
Cleanliness:
it was a clean place and everything was easy to operate
the cleanliness of the property was really good as well which made us feel comfortable during the pandemic
reviewer comments:beautiful clean and right on the lake
extremely clean abs had every appliance needed
this unit in particular has been nicely updated and is very comfortable and clean
Host:
rnr vacation staff are all wonderful and attentive
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
Location:
the location was great and we plan on returnning again soon
perfect getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our very close friends
we love the location how our kids can step out and play on the beach
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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9. Centrally located accommodation with large backyard (from USD 91)

Make the most out of your trip to South Lake Tahoe by booking a stay in this centrally located vacation home. It’s right in the heart of town, which means you’ll have easy access to the lake, casinos, and other attractions.

This cheap Vrbo rental in South Lake Tahoe features an open floor plan with a spacious living area equipped with a big fireplace, comfy seats, and an HDTV. The kitchen is also fully equipped with everything you’ll need for easy food preparation. It also has two bedrooms to sleep up to six people. Other amenities include WiFi and a large backyard equipped with a gas grill and a propane firepit.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
11.79 km (7.4 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi had very good connection
carol's place has all the amenities one could ask for comfortable beds a huge backyard fully equipped kitchen
this quaint place is so warm & cozy & stocked with all amenities needed for a pleasant stay
the rooms were nice with really comfortable beds
it stays cool due to shades and fans
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and up to date
the cabin was clean and enjoyable
we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the property
it is very clean
property was very clean with all the detailed instructions
Host:
this owner takes great care in keeping the property looking good
carol was very helpful to answer all our questions
it has everything you need to cook except grocery that was super helpful
Location:
location is very convenient; close to many attractions as well as close to city
the location was pretty great too
check in was easy and the location is about 2 miles from the lake
the location is perfect—super close to heavenly but away from the touristy areas at stateline
great location close to restaurants snow play and grocery store
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10. Well-equipped pet-friendly cabin (from USD 174)

well-equipped pet-friendly cabin
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Located close to the mountains, the Cubby Bear Cabin features beamed ceilings and cedar paneling. It offers a breath-taking view of the gorgeous ponderosa pines. Equipped with an updated gas-powered fireplace, this cabin is the best way to comfortably enjoy the snowfall. This pet-freindly Vrbo property in South Lake Tahoe features two bedrooms and offers a sleeping capacity of five people. The cabin is pet-friendly and offers all the expected amenities including off-street parking and a dedicated dining area. It is also equipped with additional features for your safety such as a smoke detector, exterior lighting, and a carbon monoxide detector. Nearby, there are plenty of fun activities that you can indulge in such as kayaking, boat rides, outdoor barbeque, water sports, skiing, snowboarding, tennis and even golfing.

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10.63 km (6.7 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
32 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was well stocked for basic cooking
The cabin has everything we need to sleep and eat My family like to cook rather than eating outside
It is a bit small if you are 6 foot 7 like me and our other guest
This feels cheap and like nickel and diming to me
A few seconds after adding butter to the hot pan a voice came through the smoke alarms saying the alarm was about to sound
Cleanliness:
The cabin really wasn't very clean
it's charm as soon as we stepped inside Very comfortable and "homey" feeling
Cozy cabin conveniently located in South Lake Tahoe Very clean and warm when it is chilly outside
Thank you for being easy to deal with and for ensuring the cabin was clean and comfortable
The house was very clean and neat but this hidden space made me disappoinred
Host:
The WIFI was not working even though they advertised they have one
We contacted the owner and she responded very quickly
However she could not help it because of her family event 2
I also emailed the owner and she responded that evening
Given those expectations still would have loved clean windows dusting cob web removal
Location:
(Go to the Lucky Beaver Grill for the best burgers )
It is close to restaurants and shops
The Cubby Bear Cabin is great
The location is really convenient to go to Reiley's grocery store and
The area is beautiful quiet and right next to a cute strip of restaurants and shops
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11. Modern living space with plenty of activities nearby

Located just five minutes’ away from El Dorado Beach, this two-bedroom house offers an occupancy of four people. Bike trails are located nearby as well. If you are looking to indulge in international cuisine, a five-minute walk will lead you to a wide variety of options such as Japanese, Italian, Mexican and even Chinese. There’s even a burger shack located nearby. This home is well-equipped with modern amenities and offers an incredibly comfortable memory foam mattress. As the property is centrally located, it offers you easy access to all local attractions.

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11.21 km (7.0 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
49 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside lawn was a little dry/dead completely different from the pictures shown
my little kids kept getting splinters in their hands and feet from the old wood
The open kitchen and good sized dining area were pluses
Would have given it 5/5 if it had cable/satellite TV like every other place we have rented in Tahoe
Two areas of improvement for me would be: new mattress in the second bedroom and raise the height of the shower head
Cleanliness:
Rental was very clean and we had everything we needed
House was very clean which was a plus
It was very clean and had everything we needed to make our 3 day stay comfortable The washer and dryer full sized which was nice
The vacation rental was very clean
The house was very clean and in a quiet neighborhood
Host:
I was more than happy with the location
I was more than happy with the location
Pretty minor but figured I would
:We saw that many people gave 4-5stars and had great expectations for this property
These are all minor issues which can be fixed for the next guest
Location:
Close to restaurants and shops Fairly quiet neighbors
Lots of great eaterys within walking distance
the neighbors looked a little sketchy but overall seemed like a quiet neighborhood
Liked the enclosed backyard lawn
The location was perfect as it was close to several great restaurants
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12. Blissful home with hot tub near casinos

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay that’s also close to attractions in South Lake Tahoe, look no further than this beautiful vacation home. The property is conveniently located near ski resorts, casinos, a shopping center, the lake, and other attractions, allowing guests to fully experience what this beautiful vacation town has to offer.

The home can sleep a maximum of four people in comfort via a queen bed and a twin daybed. It has a spacious and fully furnished living area with a fireplace and a TV. The kitchen is well equipped to ensure easy food preparation. The deck not only provides a scenic view but comes with a hot tub, grill, and picnic table.

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13.8 km (8.6 mi) from Emerald Bay State Park
79 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
adding a window unit ac and/or a powerful fan in the bedroom may result in more five-star ratings
the beds could use an update too with more comfortable mattresses
the beds could use an update too with more comfortable mattresses
the beds could use an update too with more comfortable mattresses
they were also able to repair the main tv as well as bring us a fan
Cleanliness:
impeccably clean and well-maintained
clean and had everything we needed
it should have been clean regardless though
it should have been clean regardless though
it should have been clean regardless though
Host:
staff was extremely friendly and responsive
rating details: the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details: the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details: the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details: the property manager was adequately helpful
Location:
great location and nice facilities
in a great location
reviewer comments: the location was great
reviewer comments: the location was great
reviewer comments: the location was great
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Enjoy a cozy stay at South Lake Tahoe, California

Plan your next vacation at South Lake Tahoe and reconnect with nature. Enjoy well-equipped Vrbo accommodations and partake in a multitude of fun and engaging activities. This destination is perfect for couples, friends, and family.

If you’re looking for alternatives, there are numerous lakefront hotels in South Lake Tahoe that offer a fantastic experience.

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