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20 Beautiful Airbnb Rentals in Lake Tahoe

by Brittany Varano

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Year-round fun awaits at Lake Tahoe, whether it’s a mellow outdoor adventure in the north or a lively city escape in the south.

A massive lake that spans multiple cities and straddles two states, Lake Tahoe attracts over three million visitors  every year. They come to explore the area’s fantastic hiking and biking trails that weave through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as to take advantage of the lake’s crystal clear waters.

When trying to decide where to stay in Lake Tahoe, you must first consider which area interests you most. North Lake Tahoe is best known as the quieter and more scenic shore of the lake, while South Lake Tahoe is home to casinos and a lively city scene.

Regardless of where you choose to stay, there are countless amazing things to do at Lake Tahoe.

Before you set off, check out our list of 20 of the best Airbnb rentals in Lake Tahoe for a comfortable and memorable stay.

South Lake Tahoe Airbnb Rentals

1. Remodeled One-Bedroom Home

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Why you should stay: Escape to a charmingly rustic wooden home with luxury amenities such as an indoor fireplace, hot tub, and outdoor adventure gear.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

We love this pet-friendly, eye-catching wooden Lake Tahoe home. The entire house is an insanely picturesque mountain getaway within walking distance to local shops and just a two-minute drive to Heavenly Mountain.

Outside, you’ll find a lovely deck and hot tub plus a shed fully stocked with outdoor gear such as kayaks, life jackets, beach toys and bikes for free use during your stay. This property is perfect for a Lake Tahoe family vacation.

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2. Mountain Water Lodge Guesthouse

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Why you should stay: Relish in the quiet natural beauty surrounding this lakeside home just 100 steps from Lake Tahoe.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Mountain Water Lodge Guesthouse boasts a remarkable location – just steps away from shore and only five-minutes from the city of South Lake Tahoe. This brand new home has charming and comfortable decor, an updated kitchen with modern appliances, and an open concept living room that’s spacious and inviting.

The panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and snowy Mt. Tallac from the outdoor private deck aren’t bad either!

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3. Round House

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Why you should stay: A structurally unique round home with private hot tub and easy access to the lake.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This beautiful Round House is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Lake Tahoe. Experience life in an entirely spherical home that places you within a short 10-minute drive to Heavenly Mountain Resort and all of the best attractions at the lake.

There are three bedrooms and four beds to accommodate a party of up to eight guests. There’s also a kitchen with everything you need, a private hot tub, and an outdoor gas grill for summer picnics.

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4. Updated Townhome

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Why you should stay: A roomy townhome for six with a cozy interior and access to an on-site outdoor pool and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: no

This updated townhome places guests in a prime location to enjoy the best of South Lake Tahoe’s summer and winter attractions. Whether you’re visiting to hit the slopes at the Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort or itching to tan and swim on the property’s private beach, this Lake Tahoe vacation rental has you covered.

And don’t let the label of “townhome” fool you — this cute little guest house has two bedrooms and a lofted sleeping space for a family or group of six.

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5. State Line Airbnb

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Why you should stay: Recently renovated home only five minutes from Heavenly Mountain and the state border that has a shared hot tub, outdoor deck, and grill.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

This Airbnb on the state line is a cute three-bedroom, five-bed, one-bath home that shares a yard with a second rental right next door.

Eight guests can comfortably use the space and make the most out of the hot tub, and outdoor grill that’s also shared between the two rental properties. This is a wonderful place to chill and relax after a long day of outdoor adventure.

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6. Private 2BR Apartment

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Why you should stay: Pet-friendly private two-bedroom apartment that’s sparkling clean and maintained by super hosts.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

If you’re traveling with a furry friend, this two-bedroom apartment in central South Lake Tahoe is a fantastic option. At this property, you’ll find a comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom, and two twin beds in the second.

There’s a sleeper sofa in the living room for two more guests if needed. There’s also a full kitchen, coin-operated laundry for use, and free toiletries for during your stay.

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North Lake Tahoe

7. Little Black Cabin

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Why you should stay: A modern and trendy retreat in a renovated cabin from the 1940s.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

For those who appreciate a unique aesthetic, the Little Black Cabin checks all of the boxes for a cool Lake Tahoe Airbnb.

Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design sensibilities, the hosts have thoughtfully curated this transformed 1940s cabin with contemporary furniture, luxury appliances, and linens, as well as cozy little accents.

This one-bedroom plus loft cabin also has vaulted ceilings and skylights letting in highly sought after natural light.

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8. Private Loft Studio

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Why you should stay: Cute and cozy private studio lofted above the host’s garage with private entrance and easy access to the city.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This loft studio in North Lake Tahoe exudes a charming log cabin feel without being too far away from the convenience of the city.

Climb the stairs up to the studio to find a lofted queen bed, skylights that brighten the space, and a kitchen ready for your home-cooked meals. The hosts also provide a queen air mattress if additional sleeping space is needed.

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9. The Runabout Chalet

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Why you should stay: Experience life in a classic 1939 vintage chalet updated with brand new amenities.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Runabout Chalet is a beautiful chalet with everything you need to enjoy Lake Tahoe year-round. Up to four guests may stay in this one-bedroom plus a sleeping loft.

Aside from the typical Airbnb amenities, you’ll find a hot tub, sauna shower, rock fireplace, and outdoor seating area with grill and fire pit. You may be tempted to stay inside your whole trip!

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10. Remodeled Lake View Cabin

Remodeled Old Tahoe Cabin
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Why you should stay: Marvel at breathtaking clear lake views from the cabin’s two balconies.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: no

We love an Airbnb with a stunning view, and the remodeled cabin doesn’t disappoint. Tucked into Carnelian Bay, you’ll quickly fall in love with the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from this elevated cabin chalet.

The cabin has also been recently updated with a gourmet kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and a bathroom with heated floors.

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11. Modern Vintage Cabin

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Why you should stay: A one-of-a-kind stay in the heart of Lake Tahoe’s Tiny Home Village.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This tiny home cabin offers a camp vibe experience for adults. The interior has been lovingly restored with beautiful reclaimed wood touches, a well-stocked kitchenette, and a cozy lofted sleeping nook with comfortable memory foam mattress.

The property is also located just one block from Lake Tahoe, making it superbly easy to get around.

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12. Modern Mountain A-Frame

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Why you should stay: Extraordinary A-frame nestled amongst nature while still close to some of Lake Tahoe’s best destinations.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Natural light endlessly streams through the skylights and large floor to ceiling windows at this modern A-frame in Carnelian Bay.

Not only is it hidden away from the busy streets of the city offering quiet privacy, but it’s also located in a prime spot not far from Squaw Valley, Northstar Resort, and Kings Beach. This calming and inviting space is sure to leave a lasting impression during your stay in Lake Tahoe.

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13. Luxury Smart Cabin

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Why you should stay: A gleaming wooden luxury smart cabin in North Lake Tahoe with a large front deck and backyard hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This “smart” cabin is the definition of a gorgeous mountain retreat. As you approach the home, the first thing that catches your eye is the gleaming wooden facade, the spacious deck, and relaxing hot tub.

Inside, a master room with a queen bed, a lofted sleeping space, and a sofa sleeper comfortably accommodate up to five guests. From the property, you can easily walk across the street to the lake.

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14. Casa Del Sol

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Why you should stay: Walk to the beach from this colorful and pet-friendly cabin with a hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

The decor of Casa Del Sol is bright and colorful and will immediately lift your spirits. Perfect for large groups and families traveling with a pupper, Casa Del Sol is located in Carnelian Bay and surrounded by a private outdoor resort.

Walk just three blocks to the lake’s north shore for restaurants, public beaches, and the pier. We have a feeling you’re going to appreciate the wraparound deck, fairy light gazebo, and bubbling hot tub after a long day of Lake Tahoe sightseeing.

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15. Designer Retreat

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Why you should stay: An aesthetically pleasing home with a picture-perfect Morrocan loft and stunning open concept living room.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This uniquely designed townhome in Incline Village, Nevada, is an Instagram feed’s dream. The vaulted ceilings make the space feel open and inviting while the well-coordinated interior decor will give you envy.

The property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a lovely little lofted seating area accented with Morrocan designs and cozy floor pillows. A handful of restaurants are within walking distance to the property, and it’s just a quick drive to the area’s public beaches and resorts.

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16. Cozy Condo in Solitude

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Why you should stay: A pleasant studio condo located one-half block from the lake, with access to a community swimming pool and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This North Lake Tahoe’s condo rental offers much more than just a standard stay in a bland vacation rental.

Here you’ll find pleasant decor coupled with an outdoor balcony for the summer and a fireplace for chilly winter evenings. Guests also have access to the community swimming pool and hot tub and can walk to Burnt Cedar private beach and nearby eateries and shops.

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West Lake Tahoe

Here, you’ll find a few of our favorite West Shore Airbnb rentals in towns like Tahoma, Tahoe City and Homewood, California.

17. Unforgettable Tahoe Cabin

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Why you should stay: Take in incredible Lake Tahoe views through the living room’s floor to ceiling windows while staying just minutes from Emerald Bay State Park.

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Stay in a truly special cabin with front-facing panoramic views directly over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. This massive wooden cabin sleeps up to nine guests in its four bedrooms and multiple bathrooms.

Aside from the fantastic location near Emerald Bay State Park and sweeping lake views, this property also boasts two impressive outdoor decks, a hot tub, pool table, telescope, and mountain-inspired decor.

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18. Sunny West Shore Cabin

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Why you should stay: Relax at the Sunnyside Cabin and enjoy a steam in the sauna and the private, fenced-in backyard perfect for pets.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 31 days
  • Pets allowed: yes

Walk to the lake with your furry friend from this pet-friendly west shore cabin in Tahoe City, California. This two-bedroom, one-bath has a king bed, queen bed, and sofa bed for five guests as well as a spacious living room and well-equipped kitchen.

There’s even a sauna for those chilly evenings after a long day of hitting the slopes. World-class ski resorts and hiking are all within close driving range from the property.

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19. Eagle Rock Lookout

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Why you should stay: Immerse yourself in nature with rustic and luxury amenities such as an outdoor waterfall, expansive patio seating area, and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Eagle Rock Lookout is a high-end Lake Tahoe Airbnb perched on a bluff below Eagle Rock. From the backyard, you can quickly hike or snowshoe to the top of Eagle Rock for excellent views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Out front, the lake is just across the street.

The hosts have gone above and beyond to provide luxury touches such as an espresso machine, flat-screen TVs in all rooms plus a sound system, and two wood-burning indoor fireplaces.

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20. Sylvan Moondance

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Why you should stay: A unique rounded A-Frame cabin on a fenced-in property dotted with picturesque pines.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Sylvan Moondance is a Tahoma cabin where modern accents meet vintage sensibilities in a structurally unique home. Tall and wide windows cover the entire front of the building, providing spectacular views of the forest outside.

The property’s layout incorporates a lofted sleeping space with a bathroom upstairs and a bedroom, bathroom combo on the ground level too.

Wooden panels and black beams create an attractive interior, and thoughtful touches such as the kitchen’s espresso machine, Playstation 4, fast WiFi, and waffle maker elevate any stay.

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Plan Your Trip to Lake Tahoe

Choosing where you stay in Lake Tahoe is no easy feat, so while you mull it over, we’ve got you covered with some of the best things to do in the area.

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