The 12 Best Airbnbs In South Lake Tahoe, California

September 29, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in South Lake Tahoe, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Huge Home With An Indoor Pool & Hot Tub! Walk to Skiing

14 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $670 per night,

An incredible home for 14 guests surrounded by trees, with an indoor pool and enough sitting space for all to lay back and relax. Enjoy every second of your stay with a big group of friends, and use it as base for hiking during the summer or skiing during the winter. A massive kitchen, several fireplaces and spacious rooms make this a place you’ll never forget.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This new 5BR/5. 5BA South Lake Tahoe home has an indoor pool, private hot tub, and game room with a wet bar, pool table, and flat-screen TV. Walk to skiing and drive 5 minutes to the beach and Ski Run Marina for shops and dining. Sleeps 14.”


Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Cable TV | Dryer | Essentials | Washer | TV | Indoor fireplace | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Pool | Hot tub

Guest Reviews

“We were in love with this home from the moment we walked in. It was bigger than we needed (for 5 people) with more amenities than we needed (given that we’d rarely be at the house itself) – but we decided to stay here because of how beautiful it was in the photos.” – Joanna
“Over all, my family and I did the make the most of this vacation home. Very spacious for 14. Everyone pretty much gets a bed.” – Muey
“Very clean and organized upon arrival. It’s designed for winter vacations when air conditioning (cold air) is unnecessary. However, we got this house in late August and we didn’t need A/C.” – Mas
“Our 2 families really enjoyed the house – great location and facilities – kids loved the indoor pool and parents loved the layout of the house.” – Duke
“House is as beautiful as the photos. My family and I had a great time there. The fire places weren’t working but they sent someone out there as soon as they could to fix them.” – Jessica

#2 Villa Harrah

16 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $15,000 per 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 and decorations with an industrial gourmet kitchen, a beautiful 360-degree indoor fireplace and enough sitting space for everyone, all topped off by high ceilings with exposed wooden beams that you won’t want to miss.

Here’s the property 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.”


Pool | Dining area | BBQ grill | Dock | Home theatre | Sauna | Wet bar | Chef’s kitchen | Hot tub | Indoor fireplace | Breakfast bar | Apple TV

#3 Bear Claw Estate

16 Guests | 8 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,200 per 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, painted both on the fully equipped kitchen’s cabinetry and on the blue polished stone lining the living room fireplace. All the amenities plus a wonderful indoor swimming pool make the Bear Claw a great place to book for a big group of friends.

Here’s the property 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 vacation rental is ideal for family reunions and destination wedding guests seeking privacy and enchantment on the Tahoe shore. The villa boasts numerous living areas for relaxation and entertainment.”


BBQ grill | Pool | Dining area for 12 people | TV | Gas fireplace | Ping pong table | Pool table | Wet bar | Wine storage | Chef’s kitchen | Hot tub | Office

#4 River Estate

16 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,600 per night,

The River Estate is a big vacation home ideal for a large family reunion or for big company retreats. It offers privacy, luxury and entertainment for everyone with its indoor pool, several fireplaces, hot tub, fire pit, smart TVs and other amenities. Make the most of your trip to South Lake Tahoe in this one-of-a-kind Airbnb today.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This beautiful estate is located in South Lake Tahoe, about ten minutes from Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. The estate offers serene alpine seclusion within easy reach of Tahoe’s famed beaches, slopes, golf resorts, and towns. Family-friendly accommodations include a spectacular master suite, three ample guest suites, and two bunkrooms for kids. The villa features excellent amenities for entertainment, dining, and play, including an indoor pool, an outdoor spa, and expansive alfresco living areas.”


Dining area | Hot tub | Fire pit | BBQ grill | TV | Gas fireplace | Pool table | Wet bar | Breakfast bar | Kitchen | Wifi | Cable TV

#5 Glenwood Mansion

16 Guests | 13 Bedrooms | 12 Bathrooms

Book Now: $4,000 per night,

A huge mansion almost entirely made of wood and stone, the Glenwood Mansion 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. This is the perfect place to book for a weekend for a big group of friends.

Here’s the property 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, high-end spa facilities, and outstanding amenities for relaxation, entertainment, and play. Thirteen deluxe bedrooms sleep thirty-four, making Glenwood Mansion an ideal vacation rental for multiple families and destination wedding guests.”


Basketball court | Dining area | Bocce ball court | Heat lamps | Hot tub | BBQ grill | Outdoor kitchen | Sun loungers | Pool | Home theatre | Surround sound system | Gas fireplace

Guest Reviews

“This is a great house and location for a larger group of people. Easy to get supplies but isolated enough to relax and get away.” – Eric

#6 Luxury Lake House With Lake & Mountain Views – Walk 2 Beach

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $840 per night,

When it comes to prime location with a view, few places can compete with this stunning home. You’ll find cafes, restaurants and plenty of other attractions within walking distance, and you’ll be able to enjoy all sorts of summer or winter sports throughout the year. But that’s nothing compared to the comfort and relaxation you and your family will experience when you stay here.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath w/ Lake & Mountain Views Close to Beach. This home boasts trophy views, gourmand kitchen, two outdoor decks with one being a large outdoor covered “Sky-lounge” on the top floor. Luxe home was built for large family gatherings during the Holidays, you will be renting just the owners’ home on the two top floors. Remaining lower floors will not be rented during your stay.”


Heating | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Iron | Dryer | Essentials | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Hot water | Wifi | Children’s dinnerware

Guest Reviews

“Spotless, comfortable & modern house with fantastic views of Lake Tahoe & the mountains. There’s a marsh trail close by with access to private beaches. Great trails and beach for humans & dogs.” – Chloe
“This was the perfect place to stay. It was incredibly clean. We were literally right by the lake.” – Danielle
“Amazing and beautiful place with modern amenities, great kitchen, enough space for us all to wfh and kids to have some space to roam. near the lake, and AC was awesome.” – Jessica
“Amazing location, view and service! Definitely recommend this house!” – Wallace
“Really great experience. Will definitely book again. Beautiful location.” – Alayne
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#7 Exquisite Estate Near Slopes With Private Hot Tub

16 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $640 per night,

A 6-bedroom vacation home in South Lake Tahoe and at an excellent price, this is an Airbnb you won’t want to miss. Able to comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests, it’s the ideal spot to book for a class trip to South Lake Tahoe, or for a family reunion. Puffy leather couches, wide spacious rooms and a pool table are just some of the reasons to chose this house.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Discover the luxury of mountain living at this new 6BR/5BA home boasting 3,996 square feet of impeccable living space with three master suites, four balconies, and a game room. A prime location just a half-mile to Heavenly Mountain Resort! Sleeps 16.”


Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Cable TV | Iron | Dryer | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Washer | TV | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Hot tub

Guest Reviews

“Great place! Thank you!” – Kamelia
“Beautiful home!” – Julie
“Great experience and Turn Key made it extremely simple and stress free.” – Alex
“The stay was in this house was great!! The house is so beautiful! It’s a great neighborhood, very quiet and beautiful.” – Brenda
“Very clean brand-new spacey place. Perfect for refreshing.” – Chan

#8 Heavenly Vista – South Lake Tahoe

16 Guests | 7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $860 per night,

A more modern place to stay for larger groups who want comfort, sleek and classy décor and uninterrupted million-dollar views. This place comes with a huge kitchen to cook the most amazing meals, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms and a terrace with a view that will take your breath away.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Heavenly Vista, surrounded by unobstructed lake views just minutes from Stateline and Heavenly Ski Resort. 3 en-suite bedrooms, 2 rollaways. Family friendly, 3 separate living areas to enjoy. Attached suite with kitchenette, steam shower, multiple fridges, dishwashers, parking for 7 cars.”


Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Washer | TV | Heating | Air conditioning | Indoor fireplace | Wifi | Iron | Free parking on premises | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“The house far exceeded our expectations. There was plenty of space for our group of 10 to spread out, location was a 10 minute drive from most activities, and the hosts were very responsive. Additionally, a lot of Airbnb’s have minimal house supplies (pots, pans, etc.) but not this place.” – Cris
“The place was absolutely stunning the hosts were available 24/7 with every question I had! Super nice and friendly would definitely stay here again!!” – Vanessa
“Beautiful home 10/10. Location is great, close to all casino and beautiful lakes. Alex’s home was everything and more was filled with all the amenities you would need, kitchen was fully stocked with utensils.” – Sandra
“House is a lot bigger than we expected – and don’t get me started on the view you get from the living/dining room and kitchen. The amenities were great – everything you needed in each room was there. Susan was extremely quick in her responses.” – Ezra
“Great home!! Very clean, and big home. Susan was a great host..” – Beto

#9 Luxe Estate With Hot Tub & Lake View

14 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $999 per night,

5 bedrooms and 7 beds mean that you can share the experience of staying in this unique home in South Lake Tahoe with 13 other friends or family members. From barbecues to dinner parties to adventurous excursions in the great outdoors, there’s little you won’t be able to do in this great Airbnb.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and Mt. Tallac await at this gorgeous 5BR estate. Minutes from Ski Run Beach and Heavenly, this exclusive property has a private hot tub, sauna, and indoor/outdoor kitchens. Sleeps 14.”


Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Cable TV | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Essentials | Washer | TV | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Hot tub

Guest Reviews

“This is by far the best experience I have had with renting a house. The space was spectacular with plenty of room and extremely clean. Can’t beat the location which is super close to the slopes and downtown South Lake Tahoe.” – Jacob
“This is a beautiful house with a lot of great amenities. My group definitely enjoyed it alot. However, do note that the city of Tahoe has put into place some more strict laws around noise and parking.” – Arsh
“The home was beautiful. It was clean but not what expected regarding size. Unfortunately the lack of communication on some last minute contractual items before check in and then the creepiness of being told that the owner seemed to be watching all day led to a not so favorable stay in the end.” – Gabriela

#10 Big Bear Lodge With Sauna, Hot Tub, Decks & 4 Fireplaces

14 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $790 per night,

If you’re looking for a big place for you and your crew that’s right on the mountains, then you’ve just found it! Not only will you all have great hiking and biking trails o slopes nearby, but you’ll also be within 10 minutes from all the shops, bars and restaurants of Heavenly Village and South Lake Tahoe, so you’ll never run out of supplies or places to visit.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Your dream mountain getaway awaits at the upscale 6BR/4BA Big Bear Lodge overlooking lush and secluded forest land. Highlights include a game room, sauna, two decks, and a hot tub! Steps from trails and under 5 miles to the lake and Heavenly. Sleeps 14.”


Dryer | TV | Iron | Heating | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Dishwasher

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful property, well maintained, fun and accessible. Turnkey does great work with homeowners. However they need to update there early check in and late checkout policies.” – Robert
“This house went above our expectations! It was beautiful. We had a great time with the family.” – Jill
“Great location and very nice family room/kitchen. Gave 3 stars as there were a few maintenance issues and the patio furniture was dirty and broken. Also, just a note that this house would be better suited for three families with kids.” – Kathy
“It’s exactly as advertised! Beautiful, spacious house that can fit a large party. Turnkey was very responsive and helpful during our stay. Highly recommend!” – Danny
“This was a perfect getaway. The house was clean and full of amenities for my whole family.” – Dave

#11 Waterfront South Lake Tahoe Property

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $410 per night,

This house is a great choice for a family that wants a little bit of extra space to unwind when on vacation, and who also want to be right next to the water. The house is warm during the winter and cool during the summer, making your experience that much more enjoyable. The only problem you’ll have is not wanting to leave once you check in.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This newly built home in a quiet neighborhood exudes high-quality craftsmanship. The Carriage House entrance is above the garage up a set of stairs. You’ll enter the main living area, an updated, modern space with hardwood floors. The chefs among you will love the kitchen’s cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove/oven. Enjoy meals at the six-person dining table or on four breakfast bar stools.”


Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Iron | Dryer | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Washer | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Stove | Kitchen | Oven

Guest Reviews

“This place is beautiful! I never thought I would be able to find a place on the lake and have two buildings! On top of that, you get two fully stocked kitchens, with every room having its own full bathroom!” – Chris
“Let me start off by saying that this place has the cutest style! Absolutely loved the modern decor. We were walking distance to the lake and super close (.5 miles) to the shopping centers. We stayed with our 4 children and there was lots of space (and showers) for everyone to be comfortable.” – Ryan
“Excellent location and accommodation . For over $250/night cleanup fee, I expected a better cleaning service, but that is a separate issue from the provided facility. Overall, I enyoy the rental.” – Nang
“This place is so beautiful. The view is breathtaking. It has been beautifully designed and styled. We all fell in love with the house. The house was clean as well. It has everything you need for your stay (minus food).” – Ana
“Very beautiful home! We loved how different it was since it is 2 separate little homes that come together by some stairs in the patio area. Also the view of the backyard was perfect with the lake nearby. ” – Jessica

#12 Lucerne Lake House – Private Dock And A Hot Tub

10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night,

Located right in the middle of Lave Valley and only a couple of miles away from the centre of South Lake Tahoe with all its shops, restaurants and water sports rentals, this big 4-bedroom house offers location, comfort and the convenience of your own dock. If you have your own boat, then this is the best place to book for that first fishing trip with your kids.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Lucerne Lake House is a beautiful and modern vacation home in South Lake Tahoe. This remodeled 4 bedroom/3 bathroom rental is perched in the Tahoe Keys and sits before the canals connecting to the lake. Bring your boat along, this home conveniently has a private dock right on the water. Guests will have access to the spacious garage and driveway during their stay.”


Indoor fireplace | Heating | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | TV | Wifi | Hot tub | Pool | Free parking on premises | Stove | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“This quaint lake house is located 3-5 min from the marina. The property offers a spacious dock for your water crafts.” – Sarah
“Great home in a stunning location” – Mary Margaret
“All reviews were pretty accurate. The space is great, the waterfront location was exactly what we wanted. The neighbor was really nice!” – Traci
“Great location in Tahoe, we enjoyed the ease of access to the dock for our boat and jet skis. We were amazed by the wildlife that was active right now, we got to enjoy baby swallows, a muskrat, a bear, and several families of baby ducklings.” – Alyssa
“THE VIEW! THE VIEW! THE VIEW!! Our stay was beyond our expectations, the view of the lake was amazing. Every morning we woke up and enjoyed our coffee while watching the sunrise and the ducks on the water.” – Lauren
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