The 12 Best Airbnbs In Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

July 2, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Lake Tahoe, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

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#1 Villa Harrah

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms7
Nightly Price$15,000/night

The lake views from Villa Harrah are simply breathtaking. This big 6-bedroom villa that can sleep up to 16 guests combines elements of pop art decorations with an industrial gourmet kitchen, a beautiful 360-degree indoor fireplace and enough sitting space for everyone, all topped off by high ceiling with exposed wooden beams. This deluxe property is definitely high-end, but if you can afford it, it will be the perfect location for a dream wedding during the summer. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“With walls of windows that soar above the lake, this light-filled villa looks like it’s floating on water. Wander from the full cinema, wet bar, and pool table to a deluxe spa with a sauna, hot tub, salt room, and even a nail and hair salon. A large terrace lead to a pool, sandy beach and private pier, and the balconies seem endless. You’re just minutes from Zephyr Cove Beach and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.”

Amenities

PoolDining areaBBQ grill
DockHome theatreSauna
Wet barChef’s kitchenHot tub
Indoor fireplaceBreakfast barApple TV

#2 Bear Claw Estate

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms8
# of Bathrooms7
Nightly Price$2,995/night

Three colors stand out in this luxurious estate on the mountains near Lake Tahoe: different tones of brown from all the wood, white on the walls and intense electric blue, both painted on the fully equipped kitchen’s cabinetry and on the blue polished stone lining the living room fireplace. Huge floor to ceiling windows in every space of the house let you take in the mountain scenery and provide lots of natural light. All the amenities plus a wonderful indoor swimming pool make the Bear Claw a great place to book for a big group of friends. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Bear Claw Estate is a spectacular villa on Lake Tahoe just minutes from Heavenly Mountain Resort. Featuring breathtaking lake and mountain views, a fabulous indoor pool and hot tub, and an outstanding location close to skiing, hiking, beaches, and golf courses, this seven-bedroom”

Amenities

BBQ grillPoolDining area for 12 people
TVGas fireplacePing pong table
Pool tableWet barWine storage
Chef’s kitchenHot tubOffice

#3 Lake Front Estate

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms6
Nightly Price$7,500/night

The Lake Front Estate is a rustic, wooden cabin-style mansion that gives every guest that unique mountain living vibe. With wood and stone everywhere you look, this place combines traditional cabin-style amenities such as a fire pit, a barbecue grill, a pool table and even a dock on the lake, while also providing high-end electronics like a full-fledged home theatre and smart TVs in every room. It’s a rugged style of luxury, but luxury nonetheless, and it’s perfect to host those company milestone celebrations with all your coworkers. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Please note that this home is in close proximity to an ongoing construction project. Please enquire for more information.Experience a piece of tranquil Lake Tahoe paradise at this ruggedly handsome villa. Located in picturesque Carnelian Bay, soaring ceilings and enormous windows showcase an unobstructed view of the mountainous terrain beyond. Spend the afternoon on your private pier, sunbathing and admiring the natural beauty of the lake. Or rent a pair of kayaks and paddle for hours along the serene shoreline.Please note that this home is in close proximity to an ongoing construction project. Please enquire for more information.Experience a piece of tranquil Lake Tahoe paradise at this ruggedly handsome villa. Located in picturesque Carnelian Bay, soaring ceilings and enormous windows showcase an unobstructed view of the mountainous te”

Amenities

BBQ grillDockSun loungers
Hot tubFire pitTerrace
BalconyHome theatreGas fireplace
Pool tableWet barSmart TV

#4 Majestic Mountains

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms7
Nightly Price$4,000/night

This property could be featured on an architectural design magazine, and you would think it out of place in the middle of the forest overlooking the trees. However, once you step inside and realize that every little design feature seems to have been purposely added to maximize the unobstructed views of the wilderness, you start to really appreciate the openness of every space, including the modern kitchen and the open dining room/living room/barbecue area. With a hip and modern style, huge flat screen TVs in every space, and room for up to 16 guests, the Majestic Mountains estate is a great choice for that end-of-school summer trip with your best friends before heading to college. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Designed by winner of the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, this incredibly unique house will take your breath away from the moment you walk in the front door and through every turn. Set at the top of a valley at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 3-level house is truly an architectural marvel with sweeping views of the Pacific Crest.”

Amenities

BBQ grillSun loungersTerrace
BalconyGas fireplacePing pong table
Pool tableSmart TVSound system
OfficeFoosball tableKitchen

#5 Glenwood Mansion

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms13
# of Bathrooms12
Nightly Price$5,000/night

A huge mansion almost entirely made of wood and stone, Glenwood transports you to another time and another place, but without leaving behind the comforts of modern living including a high-end home-theatre with surround sound, an indoor swimming pool, leather couches all around and stainless steel appliances in a fully equipped kitchen. It also includes a basketball court and bocce ball court for entertainment, as well as an outdoor kitchen and a barbecue grill. This is the perfect place to book for a weekend trip with a big group of friends. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Glenwood Mansion is a large, stunning villa in South Lake Tahoe. Situated in a serene, private setting, yet close to some of the finest skiing, golf, and beaches in the Mountain West, the villa has the feel of a private resort, with an indoor swimming pool and a high-end spa.”

Amenities

Basketball courtDining areaBocce ball court
Heat lampsHot tubBBQ grill
Outdoor kitchenSun loungersPool
Home theatreSurround sound systemGas fireplace

#6 Penthouse Residence

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$1,449/night

The perfectly finished and polished wooden surfaces in this beautiful home are an ode to master craftsmanship. With gas fireplaces in the bedrooms, you’ll never get cold, and with a gourmet-style kitchen with all the appliances you could possibly need, you’ll never go hungry. If you’re looking for a great place with a great view for you and your family to enjoy Lake Tahoe like never before, this is it! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Come out on top with a ski holiday at the Penthouse Residence. Part of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, this California vacation rental gives you the Ritz’s legendary style and service, along with access to the trails at the Northstar ski resort. Reserve this three-bedroom luxury”

Amenities

Dining area for 6 peopleTVGas fireplace
Breakfast barChef’s kitchenKitchen
WifiAir conditioningWasher
DryerHeatingIce machine

#7 Copper Mountain Estate

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms10
# of Bathrooms9
Nightly Price$3,300/night

The Copper Mountain estate is another example of a big and luxurious property designed for large groups of people. With more than enough sitting space strewn across the house, you and 15 other people will find yourselves at home in no time. This place includes a pool table, a barbecue grill, a home theatre and even a sauna. If you’re planning a meditation or yoga retreat for a large group of people, the ample spaces with wooden floors as well as the surrounding forest will provide the perfect venue. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“There’s something to do every season in Lake Tahoe, and this soaring cabin in the woods has it all. Vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, and a stone fireplace nod to rustic mountain charm, but the amenities are state-of-the-art. Grill and dine on the upper-level porch, smell the evergreens from the jetted hot tub, and hit the games room, pool, sauna, or cinema. It’s 10 minutes to skiing, golf, and the beach.”

Amenities

Dining areaHot tubBBQ grill
Outdoor kitchenSun loungersPool
Home theatreSaunaSurround sound system
Pool tableWet barChef’s kitchen

#8 Northwood House With Pool Table & Shuffle Board

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms9
# of Bathrooms5
Nightly Price$1,152/night

This charming property is just 10 minutes away from the Diamond Peak ski resort, as well as from the beaches of Lake Tahoe, making it a great destination as much during the winter as during the summer. It’s a great property at a great price, considering that it sleeps up to 16 people. If you’re thinking of pulling off that skiing trip with your friends you’ve been putting off for ages, this is one of the best options out there. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“This rustic, charming house with exposed wooden beams is the perfect spot to relax and unwind in Tahoe. Large expansive windows adorn the home allowing in an abundance of light and stunning views of the pine trees that surround the property. The picturesque residence features a pool table, shuffleboard, two outdoor patios, multiple fireplaces, and two spacious kitchens.”

Amenities

WifiCable TVLaptop-friendly workspace
TVIronWasher
HeatingDryerEssentials
Hot waterPack ’n Play/travel cribFree parking on premises

Reviews

“Nice location and the host was the best!” – Julie
“Loved it, exceeded my expectations.” – Thomas
“Great house for groups of couples with kids” – Peschiera

#9 Lakeview Private Waterfront Cabin On Lake Tahoe

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$1,568/night

This stunning and modern estate near the waterfront combines completely unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe with a picture-perfect living room flooded with natural light and an open kitchen. It’s a great place to stay for big families, or for you and your extended family during a summer trip to the lake. It has ample space for everyone to be more than comfortable and the foosball and pool tables will keep you and your kids busily having fun for countless hours. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Welcome to Lakeview, an AvantStay home! Escape to this extraordinary lakefront home where you’ll be greeted by captivating panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The interior boasts high-ceilings with rustic yet modern finishes and large windows that ensure your view is never interrupted. There is no shortage of fun to be had with a pool table, shuffleboard, and a foosball table providing endless entertainment. The exterior features a wrap-around patio perched high up amongst the aromatic pine where you can relax in the spa with champagne in hand as you experience front row seats to first-class sunrises and sunsets.”

Amenities

WifiIronLaptop-friendly workspace
Cable TVTVHeating
DryerEssentialsWasher
Hot waterPack ’n Play/travel cribFree parking on premises

Reviews

“Home is stunning and has everything you will need for a great stay!” – Walter
“Great views, bring an extra portable heater. Many board games, as our WiFi wasn’t working, promised $50.00 credit. With all is going on with COVID-19, we had a great place to stay. Strongly recommend. Better quality pool sticks and a shorty would be great, as it’s tight to play pool. Thank you.” – Daniel
“Incredible views, stunning deck, lovely interiors, and fully-stocked with amenities. Our group of adults and kids enjoyed our stay immensely. Great location!” – Erin
“Amazing stay. Nicest Airbnb I have ever booked not just because of the incredible home but the host truly is a super host !!! Recommend this to anyone in the area !” – Marice
“Amazing views, very clean and modern, really great amenities. Will definitely be trying to book this house in the future!” – Nishita

#10 Bear Paw – Deluxe Lakeview Estate On 30 Acres

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms5
Nightly Price$1,258/night

As a more than decently sized log cabin, the Bear Paw is a place to experience rustic mountain living at its finest, while still being able to enjoy the comforts of modern appliances. The high vaulted ceilings are held aloft by the walls and a single massive wooden column at the center. Central heating, hot water, a hot tub and an indoor fireplace all work together to keep you and your crew warm during those cold winter nights. It’s a great place for a big group of friends of for two families travelling together. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Crowning 30 incredible pine-studded acres overlooking Lake Tahoe, a rolling 10,000 square foot rolling lawn, and bordered by California and US forest lands this luxury vacation rental is absolutely the perfect find for those seeking a truly serene and secluded mountain retreat. Located near Tahoe City, Bear Paw Lodge was designed to entertain. Styled with 6,100 square feet of heartwarming log interiors paved in quartzite, oak, and hickory evoke the gentrified hideaways of the old Adirondacks. Vaulted ceilings, impeccably designed furnishings, along with expansive woodwork and custom masonry including two floor-to-ceiling rock fireplaces create a grandiose feeling in every room.”

Amenities

WifiIronLaptop-friendly workspace
Cable TVIndoor fireplaceTV
HeatingDryerWasher
Hot waterHot tubKitchen

Reviews

“This house was a last minute booking for our family and another family of four. The backyard and view was incredible, hot tub was perfect, amenities were plentiful and there was plenty of space for everyone. Can’t wait to come back.” – Cathy
“Amazing Home and very helpful caretaker on the property. Highly recommend home for others looking for a great vacation to spend with the family or friends.” – Walter
“Amazing in every way!” – Kristy
“It’s a great place for large groups. It comfortably hosted our group of 12. Plenty of ways to unwind – hot tub, pool table, fusball table – after a day of skiing at Squaw Valley / Alpine Ski Resorts. Proximity to Tahoe City and sweeping views of the lake makes this an ideal vacation getaway even during spring-summer.” – Bharath

#11 Heavenly Mansion With Indoor Pool

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms7
# of Bathrooms8
Nightly Price$2,000/night

Heating, hot water and an indoor fireplace are the basics that come with any home you can book during the winter, but a large indoor pool is a rare sight on a property in this price range. Let yourself be captivated by the stunning views of the forest as you take in the aroma of the lush greenery surrounding this mansion during the summer, or hit the slopes and come back to a warm bubble bath in the hot tub during the winter months. Either way, it’ll be a great choice for you and a big group of your closest friends. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Come enjoy this unparalled experience in this Mansion by Heavenly complete with huge Indoor Pool, 18 seat Movie Theater, Sauna, large hot tub, 2 outdoor Fireplaces, large Game room. Enter into this Estate and open up the doors to an expansive set of picture windows 20 feet high. The main floor boasts an open floor plan with chef’s kitchen with a large granite island and bar seating for 10. Stainless steel appliances with top of the line everything. Kitchen opens up to the dining area with hand crafted wood dining table indegenous from Tahoe trees that combines modern Tahoe with rustic charm that seats 16. “

Amenities

WifiIronLaptop-friendly workspace
Cable TVIndoor fireplaceTV
HeatingDryerEssentials
WasherHot waterBabysitter recommendations

Reviews

“Mark’s place was a perfect fit for our group! The hot tub, indoor pool, sauna and games room were fantastic. Mark replied to all requests quickly and was super helpful! Would happily book again.” – Iñigo
“This house is incredible. The indoor pool, theatre room, game room, and huge open living area made it perfect for our family and a few friends to get together for ski week. Mark was always responsive to any questions we had and made our stay excellent. The house is a short walk to California Lodge at Heavenly and a short drive to everything South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Highly recommend!” – Rajan
“This home was perfect for our family of 14 to come stay for the holidays. The layout is so well done with fun activities on one side of the house and tons of rooms on 2 stories on the other. Location is prime next to Heavenly- we would walk or shuttle family to the lifts every day. The pool, theatre, hot tub, sauna, huge living room were so fun and made us never want to leave the house!! Mark was super quick to respond and made our stay an easy choice. Highly recommend for a big group!” – Sondra
“Great and amazing everything. Mark was super responsive. The house is perfect. We spent Thanksgiving here for 13 guests – family flew in from all over the world and couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the house was. Great space for gathering. The pictures dont do the space justice! Kitchen was perfect for TG meal prep, bedrooms perfect, theater room was a big hit and the outdoor jacuzzi was great after a day of skiing. We even had fun sledding in the front yard and driveway! Thank you Mark!!!” – April
“The cabin is gorgeous. We had an amazing family reunion weekend. Everyone including the kids and adults had a great time. We will definitely come back in the future. Highly recommended.” – Ilan

#12 Pet-Friendly Brockway Vista Lakefront

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$889/night

Treat yourself to those memories that will last a lifetime as you enter the Brockway Vista Lakefront house. Since it’s right next to the water, it boasts a private pier and some of the most beautiful lake sceneries you’re likely to find. You’ll feel right at home with all the modern stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi connectivity and hot water, but most of all with the company of your furry best friend, since pets are allowed for a very reasonably fee. This house is a great choice for groups of friends, although it could also be the perfect location for your next holiday trip with your big family. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Tired of being told you can’t have it all? If so, you’ll love Brockway Vista Lakefront. With five bedrooms, a fenced yard, private hot tub, private pier, remodeled kitchen, and outdoor dining overlooking the lake, this lakefront vacation rental really does have it all. You can even bring your well traveled canine companion!During the summer months, we have no doubt you’ll be spending most of your time on the lakefront patio, whether enjoying your morning coffee or dining with the whole family (there’s outdoor seating for 10)! Gaze out across Lake Tahoe to Freel Peak, Heavenly Ski Resort and the Desolation Wilderness mountains. Grass extends from the patio to the water’s edge, providing even more space to play or relax on the shore. Soak in the hot tub looking out at the waters of Lake Tahoe, or sunbathe on your very own pier. And if you have little ones (or a pet), you’ll appreciate the fully fenced grass area in the front yard as well.'”

Amenities

WifiIronIndoor fireplace
TVHeatingDryer
BBQ grillGarden or backyardHair dryer
Private entranceFull KitchenHot tub

Reviews

“The location was amazing! The house was very cool!! The hot tub needs some maintenance and the house wasn’t as clean as we expected. But I would go back because of the location.” – Jennifer
“Great place! Amazing infra-structure for big groups of friends/family. Incredible views from the lake.” – Thiago
“Great house with an incredible lake view.” – Charles
“We had a great weekend here. The house is in a great location in Kings Beach, close to everything. The house is beautiful and comfortable for multiple families. Parking was a little tight with large cars. Would recommend booking direct.” – Carmen
“We had a great time at the house in North Lake. Great location and a beautiful house!!” – Dara
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