Nestled in the Sierra Nevada along the border of Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe is known as a dreamy vacation destination any time of year, offering lakeside fun in the summer months and epic winter adventure on the slopes at multiple mountain resorts. Whether you’re headed for adventure or relaxation, summer or winter, here are 10 don’t-miss vacation rentals on the California side of Lake Tahoe.
Book A Stay At These 10 Stunning Tahoe Cabins
Located in South Tahoe, this homey spot is perfect for families and is easier on the wallet than many large cabins in the area. The open, wood-paneled space feels large and airy while the rustic charm (including a gas fireplace) makes it cozy. The cabin offers wi-fi, an outdoor grill, horseshoes, and bikes for exploring. It’s minutes away from many of the South Shore activities, like Thomas Regan Memorial Beach, and a three mile drive from Heavenly Mountain Resort for winter attractions, restaurants, and more.
Kudu Apartments are quaint, perfect for couples, and offer big bang for very little buck. Offering access to the best of South Tahoe, the units are located seconds from the lake, and minutes from several mountain resorts, ski slopes, and golf courses. Kudu itself has plenty of amenities, including an on-site bar, sun terrace, and plush bathrobes in every room. Bonus: pets stay for free!
It’s all about that lakefront view. In addition to being steps from the lake, this condo has it’s own boat launch and heated pool, sleeps up to six, and features stylish, luxurious furnishings (like a wine fridge and gas fireplace). Located in South Tahoe, it’s a short drive to Heavenly Mountain Resort for skiing and shopping.
This luxurious spot in South Tahoe is perfect for a large family vacation. Seated on 11 private acres, outdoor adventure (from mountain biking to cross country skiing) is literally on your doorstep. It feels secluded but is only minutes from downhill skiing, golfing, casinos, and the lake. The house also boasts a hot tub, steam shower, video game consoles, a game room with air hockey and ping pong, a basketball hoop and more.
This welcoming condo offers the luxury of lakefront living, plus the most sought-after amenities, without the hefty dollar signs. Located in North Tahoe, it is seconds from a quiet beach and nearby restaurants and just a quick drive to skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and boat rentals. The condo features a gas fireplace, hot tub and an upscale country feel (perfect if you’re tired of wood-paneling and moose motifs).
If you do love plenty of wood-paneling, however, this stunning home is the epitome of woodsy luxury. Boasting two gas fireplaces, a pool table, hot tub, and the most up-to-date furnishings, it’s perfect for a large family or group of friends. (It sleeps up to 10). Located in Tahoe City, it’s an easy drive to the water, slopes, golf courses, restaurants, and more.
There’s more luxury to be found at this forested estate in North Tahoe. It sleeps up to 12, has four fireplaces and amenities galore, like a hot tub, air hockey table, high-end outdoor grill, and a 10-foot (seriously) movie screen. If you must leave this oasis, it’s just minutes from ski slopes, casinos and restaurants, golfing, and much more.
The jaw-dropping view and lake access at this spot are enough to make it a top choice, but that’s not all it has to offer. In addition to the view (and the panoramic windows through which to see it), you’ll have access to a private pier, beach, and buoy. Newly remodeled updates inside include a state of the art kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, and more. Its Meeks Bay location also offers easy access to restaurants, shopping, and the ski slopes at Homewood Mountain Ski Resort.
This lakefront property is known as Blissful Days, and that’s exactly what it offers because this spot has it all. Just steps from the beach, Blissful also boasts gas fireplaces (lots of them), a wine fridge, firepit, outdoor grill, and even a putting hole in the backyard. It’s less than a minute from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort and an easy drive to restaurants and boat rentals.
Cedar Crest Cottages are located just across the street from the lake and minutes from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort. In addition to the easy access, there are plenty of amenities on site, from a snack bar to an outdoor fire pit to a helpful concierge. The newly-renovated cottages have a distinct mid-century mountain style that feels both posh and cozy.
This article was written by Katie Vaughan.