From Tipi To Castle, The 5 Coolest Vacation Rentals Around Lake Tahoe

Great for skiing in winter, swimming in summer, and beautiful all year round, Lake Tahoe and its environs represent a perennial hotspot for visitors from near and far. And with a glut of vacation rentals to choose from, there's no shortage of places to stay.

But what if you're looking for a little something extra when it comes to rentals? Here are five great rentals that are a cut above the rest (and all equipped with hot tubs, of course).

Eco Home With Lake View

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This stylish 1,750-square-foot house on Lake Tahoe's western shore features three bedrooms, three full baths, an upper sitting room and a common kitchen/living area. The hot tub on the back deck offers "stunning lake views," and a wood burning fireplace adds to the cozy ambiance. In contrast to the typical rental's sometimes outdated atmosphere, the building utilizes "green efficiencies and sustainable low impact design" for a sleek and modern Tahoe abode. Rates are from $333 / night.

'Tahoe Castle' With Indoor Pool

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If Tahoe's traditionally woodsy vibe is more your speed, there's this timber-heavy, self-described "castle" that's billed as "the most popular vacation rental in Lake Tahoe." An indoor heated pool with waterfall and sauna set it firmly apart from other properties, and it sleeps 12, making it great for groups. The hot tub is outdoors, and there's a game room with pool and foosball tables, too. Rates are from $450 / night.

Tipi with Fire Pit

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If a luxurious castle isn't your cup of tea, perhaps a tipi might do the trick? This unique rental includes coffee, Wi-Fi, barbecue grill, and charming open-air hot tub and fire pit for a romantic, outdoorsy experience for two. Rates from $89 / night.

Lake House with Boat Dock

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Conveniently located in South Lake Tahoe, here's another option great for groups, complete with "drop dead views from windows, decks and the outside, with water sports outside your back door." It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms,, and 2,400 square feet of space, accommodating 10 comfortably. Rates from $591 / night.

Cozy Alpine Studio

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Part of an 11-acre property backing up to the Tahoe National Forest, and with direct access to hiking, mountain bike trails, snowshoeing and back country skiing, this cabin is a perfect for a pair of outdoor-loving lovers (or friends!). Inside, there's an intimate studio-style set-up, complete with bedside fireplace; outside on the deck you'll find a hot tub with forest views. Rates are from $245 / night.

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