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Santa Barbara Bed & Breakfast
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 1 2 1 night min stay
Bed & Breakfast / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
High Speed Internet • TV (Cable/Satellite) • Parking Included
"My mom and I stayed at the Villa Rosa Inn and the first thing we noticed when we got there was the beautiful landscape. It's absolutely gorgeous and makes you feel like you're somewhere tropical and serine. Everyone is very nice and we had a great time..."
- Ally Kubie, Oceanside CA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 No min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This was by far the best trip we've ever taken as a family and it was in VERY LARGE part due to staying at Cathrine's rental home. the please was perfect for our family to get some privacy and spread out which is something not possible in a hotel. the..."
- Greg Norris, San Clemente, CA
(19) Excellent (19 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Villa
8 BR / 8.5 BA / Sleeps 16 8 16 3 night min stay
Villa / 8 Bedrooms / Sleeps 16
8 bedrooms 8.5 bathrooms Sleeps 16
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My family (15 adults & teens) just enjoyed a perfect family vacation at Ravenscroft. It is a spectacular and unique property. The owners have lovingly restored the home to it's original grandeur and it was a special treat to be able to call this estate..."
- Kathy Weiss Beurer, Boston, MA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Santa Barbara Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 30 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We stayed at this home for 5 days and really enjoyed it. The views are killer and the home was large and comfortable enough for all 7 people. I know a few reviews of this home say there is a musty smell in the lower level but it's gone as we did not..."
- Julie Tscherney, Chicago, IL
(15) Excellent (15 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 30 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We were pleasantly surprised with this rental. The home was very clean and well equipped. It had everything that we needed during our visit, like a laundry, hair dryer, coffee pot, etc. It accommodated our family of four, very well.When we arrived,..."
- Margi Stauss, Menomonie Wis.
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Santa Barbara Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 3 night min stay
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 3
High Speed Internet • Microwave • TV (Cable/Satellite)
"My husband and I enjoyed our two night weekend at this property last week. We enjoyed the view, the location, the owners are very nice people that welcomed us and greeted us when we left. We definitely want to return. We recommend this wonderful ..."
- Patricia Vicari, Torrance, CA
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
4 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 3 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I rented this beautiful home for my best friends bachelorette weekend. Aaron was great and made sure we had all the comforts that we needed. Unfortunately the hot tub broke right before our weekend but Aaron made sure the pool guy came and rigged it up..."
- Candi McKenzie, Venice. Ca.
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Estate
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 15 4 15 2 night min stay
Estate / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 15
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 15
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"As a real estate agent on Los Angeles west side (Hollywood, Sunset Plaza/Hollywood Hills West, Beverly Hills, etc) I'm frequently in some of our nation's nicest homes. Magic Castle Montecito Hills ranks among them! Arriving at the property for ..."
- Kieran Jackson, Hollywood, CA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Location is the best, 5 min to the beach, 15 min to center, 15 min to wineries. Great furniture and all required equipment. Marvelous yard."
- Sergiy Gryshchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Home
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 3 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We loved this house, had a great time during our stay! In addition, the house is located right close to the beautiful butterfly beach!"
- Elena Pu, Irvine, CA
(20) Excellent (20 reviews)
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Santa Barbara Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 Min stay varies
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 3
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This place was so nice! Has everything you need to live for a short or long stay. Super nice set up, decor, and convenient! We loved it!"
- Adam Hodgdon, Alaska
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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La Conchita Apartment - 14.8 mi away
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 2 night min stay
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 3
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
"We went to CA for our 30 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. Bonnie and Bill were wonderful - giving us ideas on what to do and where to go. Bill cooked a wonderful breakfast for us and we had fresh OJ every morning - from the Orange tree ..."
- Nan Lathum Myers, Marietta, GA USA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Ventura Townhouse - 15.3 mi away
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We stayed in the 3 bedroom house next door. It was very spacious and homely. The kitchen was well equipped so no problem preparing meals. The kids had a great time crab catching in the rock pools and bodyboarding in the waves. The beach chairs and body..."
- Eva Knol Bruins, Mexico City
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Ventura Home - 19.3 mi away
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This place was amazing. The location was perfect. We watched dolphins and sea lions from the deck while we had our morning coffee. The house was amazingly well stocked - from the kitchen to the beach supplies in the garage. Our family is already planning..."
- dani rabwin, OAKLAND, Ca
(22) Excellent (22 reviews)
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About Santa Barbara

Introduction to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara claims one of the most unique locations in Southern California, with the longest stretch of south-facing coastline. To the north of the town are the dramatic Santa Ynez Mountains, and to the south is the impossibly blue Pacific Ocean. Though the town has long been a desirable place to live, its tourism boom didn’t begin until the 1870s. Today, Santa Barbara is a resort town with plenty of local flavor.

When planning your vacation, finding Santa Barbara vacation rentals isn't as difficult as you might think. This sunny locale, often referred to as "The American Riviera" thanks in large part to its temperate climate and beautiful beaches, is home to many different types of rental homes to choose from for your next vacation. Framed by the Santa Ynez Mountains, you'll find something as unique as you are - from mountain chalets to beach cottages - in this Central Coast hot spot. Offering the best of cultural opportunities, outdoor activities, and family vacation options, as well as a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, this city is a spectacular place for a couple, family, or any group large or small. Santa Barbara house rentals can make your stay a treasured memory.

​Beach lovers will find a haven in Santa Barbara. Local beaches such as Miramar, Leadbetter Beach, and nearby Hendry's Beach in Arroyo Burro offer all things nautical - from bike-riding to surfing to just soaking up some rays, you'll find it here. Stroll along the Coastal Village of Montecito or Upper Village for fabulous shopping and dining or visit one of the area's many spas for a relaxing day to remember. Rent some wheels and enjoy the beaches in style at any one of Wheel Fun Rentals' three locations. Whale watching, paragliding, it's all here.

​Sports enthusiasts will enjoy spending time here, as well. With many golf courses, hiking trails, and more than 50 parks in the area, you'll want to spend as much time as you can soaking up the perfect weather. Glenn Annie Golf Club is an 18-hole world class championship course with commanding views of the Channel Islands while Rancho San Marcos, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. offers a par 71 on nearly 7,000 acres of unparalleled beauty.

Wine connoisseurs come from all over the world to sample some of the best of California wine-making. Santa Barbara vacation home rentals can make the trip even more special. Enjoy one of the many wine tasting tours of the coast, or attend one of the many wine festivals in the award winning area. DeeTours offers two different tours of the area, including a ride in a Jeep limo and a picnic lunch, while individual vineyards such as Firestone and Jaffurs offer their own unique tours. Santa Barbara, CA is also family friendly. Attractions such as the Museum of Natural History Mission make learning fun! But no visit to this city would be complete without a day at the Zoo. Ride the zoo train, take the elephant walk or be zoo keeper for a day. Make your next visit perfect by staying in one of the popular Santa Barbara vacation rentals.

Santa Barbara Climate

Like much of Southern California, Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean climate. Pacific breezes help keep the area warm in the winter and cool in the summer, so Santa Barbara’s average high temperature is about 75 degrees in the summer and 65 degrees in the winter months. Summer is the most popular time to visit Santa Barbara, since the warmer months tend to be much drier than the rainy winter months.

Getting Around in Santa Barbara

It’s easy to get to Santa Barbara from nearly anywhere with the Santa Barbara Airport, other nearby airports in Southern California, and Amtrak. It’s also easy to get from your Santa Barbara vacation rental to anywhere in town, whether you opt to drive, bike, or walk. For Santa Barbara’s downtown area, ride the town’s inexpensive shuttle. If you plan to go up in the mountains or head out on the beach, you can also rent mountain bikes or beach cruisers from local shops.

Hit the Beach

Santa Barbara has several major beaches, including East Beach, West Beach, and Leadbetter Beach. Head to the latter for fun at the harbor, and make your way to East Beach for a quieter experience. Catch some rays, take a dip, or join a beach volleyball game.

Experience History

The town boasts thousands of years of history, and you’ll find some of the most fascinating artifacts in Santa Barbara’s most prominent buildings. El Presidio de Santa Barbara, a restored military settlement, teaches visitors about the area’s 18th-century Spanish period, as well as its earlier Native American residents. Near State Street, the Santa Barbara Mission offers another look at the town’s early history and Spanish influence.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

When you visit Santa Barbara, be sure to stroll down State Street, which runs through downtown and ends at the waterfront. From hundreds of local boutiques, to dozens of restaurants, to art galleries and museums, there’s plenty to see, taste, and do. For nightlife, make your way to the festivities and bars congregated in the waterfront area of Lower State Street.

Whether you’re looking for fun in the sun, local history, or just a laid back coastal lifestyle, this town has it all. Find the Santa Barbara vacation rentals that fit your needs, and start planning your Southern California vacation today.