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25% OFF APRIL & MAY: Fabulous Mediterranean 1920's Estate

Santa Barbara house

5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

“Perfect place for our family to gather!” This property was an ideal setting for our family gathering of 4 adult children, their spouses and our 7 young grandchildren. The setting was gorgeous, the house and bedrooms were spacious enough for all of us to be comfortable. The play structure and swings was like the cherry on top of hot fudge sundae. If ever we decide to gather in Santa Barbara again, we will most definitely want to stay in this same house.

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$506

BABY DUX - Sweet Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

“Cozy with a capital Z” First of all, let's get this out of the way (as everything else might be in the way too), this place is not for you if you don't know the difference between small and cozy. To a pessimist this place is tiny. To an optimist this place is cozy. I have to admit that the photographs are misleading! The photos show vibrant colors with a vivid, funky flavor, but the decor has been replaced with a more subdued, adult modern feel, so precise and new that makes you feel like you are living in a furniture showroom. Either way, Inga shows great taste in decor. We're even looking to fasten a rug to the wall near our bed (a brilliant idea for we people who live in earthquake country) There were a bunch of unusual touches that I really liked: the kitchen sink was deep with an extended nozzle built into the faucet, the shower head is as big as a medium pizza, the couch bed is ingeniously simple and surprisingly comfortable, whisper quiet ceiling fan, huge bottles of shampoo and conditioner, the jungle-like foliage around the house, and the fake fireplace creates heat when you need it and ambiance (and night light) when you don't. Working wi-fi, a flatscreen TV with cable, and parking included seals the deal, especially considering parking elsewhere is either 75 minutes on the streets or until 3am on the cul-de-sac nearby. Of course, the best reason to stay here is location. The place is one small block from State Street (bars, movies, yogurt, coffee, shopping and restaurants, including favorites Bay Roadhouse and Joe's Cafe), and not too far from the beach. The only reason not to stay here is the coziness, but you can't beat the location, amenities, and price.

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

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$109

Designer Luxury 4BR Home w/ Breathtaking Ocean Views, Private Pool & Hot Tub

Santa Barbara house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

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$1,019

Steps From East Beach: 2 Bedroom Santa Barbara cottage great views/private yard

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

“Absolutely Perfect” If anything this was better than advertised. We had the opportunity to stay in both cottages as the owners worked with us to squeeze us in. Both cottages are wonderful. Preferred back only because of the fenced in yard that was perfect for our puppy. Great location within walking distances to beach, park, beach restaurant and small grocery store. We like to walk so found it didn't take long to get to the pier or state street where all the restaurant and shops are. Will definitely return. The owners were wonderful and by the end of our stay felt like we had been given the opportunity to stay in 'a friends' house. As we had a car full it was great not to have to worry about beach gear, umbrellas, etc - they were all available to use.

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$277

Tropical Getaway With Patio Entrance # 1

Santa Barbara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

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$119

Tropical Getaway With Patio Entrance # 2

Santa Barbara studio

Studio / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

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$131

Paradise Garden Spacious Studio

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

“Awesome!” We stayed in Scott and Grace's delightful apartment for a week in January this year. The place was spotlessly clean. The location was fantastic--close enough to restaurants and recreational outdoor areas. We walked to and around the Mission and enjoyed having access to restaurants (from coffee shops with delicious pastries and fresh squeezed juice to Thai and Mexican food). We loved the small details (fresh fruit in the room upon arrival, fancy toiletries in the bathroom). Scott and Grace were super easy going, very knowledgeable of the area, and helpful in every way they could think of to make our stay a fun and memorable one. I would definitely recommend this stay with all of my friends!

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$176

2BR Santa Barbara Home w/ Patio, Fire Pit – Minutes to Beach, Downtown

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$204

PAPA DUX - FANTASY HOME IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Fantastic Location & Equipment.” We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks as part of our honeymoon. It really is beautifully equipped - a real home from home. It is perfectly located for the beach and the bars & restauraunts of State St. I'm already missing our breakfasts on the deck and cannot wait to return.

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

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$224

MAMA DUX - CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Fun in Santa Barbars” This was my first visit to Santa Barbara. The mama DUX apartment was exactly as advertised. It has a very convenient location just a block from State Street. Turn left on State and it's just a short walk to the beach, harbor and Stearns Wharf. Turn right on State and walk to all of the shops and restaurants. In addition, there was a very nice cafe with great coffee just a block away on anacapa Street. The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortably furnished. In addition, parking is provided, which is a great convenience. Despite the location and the fact that there are two other units in the house, it was very quiet. The owner and manager both provided great service and made themselves available should any need arise. Happily, I didn't require their services during my visit. I would recommend the apartment without reservation.

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

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$224

Luxe 2BR/2BA in Funk Zone - Outdoor Kitchen, Mountain View, 2 Blocks to Beach

Santa Barbara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$443

Carla's Cozy Cottage

Santa Barbara cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“A gorgeous retreat and a perfect way to end our vacation.” My husband and I booked the Cozy Cottage for the last 3 days of our holiday on the West Coast. The amenities are very good - fully stocked kitchen, excellent laundry facilities, a lovely pool, loungers with cushions (beach towels provided), and a hot tub (as I'm pregnant Carla also informed me that she has a travel cot should you need!). Location wise, a car is a must - the local village about 1.5 miles away has basic shops and some lovely little restaurants. Carla was able to recommend some beautiful places to visit and more restaurants than we could possibly manage in 3 days! I would thoroughly recommend the cottage and Carla is a delightful host. Thank you for looking after us.

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$315

Sunny Renovated 2BR Home - Steps from Mesa Lane Beach

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$370

Paradise Garden Two Bedroom Home

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$215

Charming Quiet Guesthouse with a City View

Santa Barbara guest house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$172

Stunning 4BR Designer Property w/ Private Rooftop & 360 Views – Walk to Beach

Santa Barbara house

4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10

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$1,112

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown!

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Amazing peaceful retreat” This is a great property that is literally steps from all the great restaurants in and around State street. You can walk almost anywhere from here, beach , restaurants, shopping and the house itself is amazing. Back yard porch and back yard was the perfect place for late afternoon drinks before going over to State and the aforementioned great restaurants. Rooms are comfortable and the beds were great. Mimi is an awesome property owner and gave us great insight into the area as well. We will be back soon

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

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$152

Historic Adobe ... Bright ... Airy

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$283

Garden by the Sea - Kids and Pets Yay! By Beach!

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$553

1905 Downtown Craftsman, 4State, 5Train, 7Bch, PET

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

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$223

Charming 1BR Craftsman Bungalow -- Close to Beach, 1 Mile to Funk Zone

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$186

4 BDM House With PRIVATE PARK, Zipline, By Beach and Dwntn SB HUGE PROPERTY

Santa Barbara house

5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$615

Interior Upgrades & Grape Arbor Patio! Alameda Park 3BR, Walk to State Street

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9

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$864

Hillside Retreat w/ Panoramic Ocean Views, Private Pool & Hot Tub

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$1,275

Santa Barbara Beach Club

Santa Barbara house

5 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 16

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$5,905

Stunning Designer 3BR Green Cabana w/ Spacious Deck, Walk to East Beach

Santa Barbara apartment

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$587

1-Acre 3BR Hilltop Oasis w/ Ocean Views, 10 Mins to Santa Barbara & Beaches

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$137

Spacious Shoreline 8BR w/ Hot Tub - Walk to Beach

Santa Barbara house

8 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 16

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$716

Lush 3BR Garden Estate w/ Private Hot Tub & Superb Ocean Views

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$650

Tropical Getaway With Views

Santa Barbara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

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$154

3BR Romantic Garden Retreat w/ Hot Tub - Ocean & Mtn Views, Walk to Trails

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$418

Special $350 Per Night – Arrive Before Sept 2020!

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$524

SANTA BARBARA Montecito modern

Santa Barbara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Responds fast! avg. 22 minutes

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$238

Vintage+Modern in Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$613

Amazing Panoramic Ocean View, 1BR w/ Deck & Private Hot Tub - Minutes to Dtwn

Santa Barbara cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$278

Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$400

Modern 2BR Apartment w/ Chef's Kitchen - 2 Miles to Beach, 1 Mile to State St

Santa Barbara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$162

Gorgeous Mountain View

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$378

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About Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara lies along a stretch of the southern California coastline that some visitors call "The American Riviera". The winding coastal roads and beautiful scenic overlooks give way here to inland farms and vineyards, Spanish inspired ranches, and the kind of sagebrush countryside written about by John Steinbeck. While you're here, visit the old Spanish missions built by early settlers, some of which are now museums, explore the vistas of the Santa Ynez valley, take a sea kayaking eco-tour along the coast, and visit the Santa Barbara zoo or the botanical garden to learn more about the native plant and animal life in this area. And of course, you'll need to experience the world-class restaurants of Santa Barbara to taste the offerings of some of the richest and most diverse farmland in the country. The oldest organic farm in southern California is located here, and it's open to the public.

Here are some additional suggestions if you're looking for things to do:

  • Explore the canyons: Go hiking or bicycling through Romero Canyon in Montecito, or hike the Hot Springs Trail to a majestic Santa Barbara overlook.
  • Go shopping: Stroll along the charming and elegant Coast Village Road, considered one of the best shopping districts in Montecito.
  • Take a winery tour: A Santa Barbara winery tour is a wonderful way to experience the true beauty and rolling vineyards of the California countryside.
  • Experience live music: Enjoy live music and other entertainment in Alameda Park and Chase Palm Park. Other great places for concerts around Santa Barbara include the Cold Springs Tavern and the bars and music venues on State Street.
  • Meet the ostriches: Have a close encounter with ostriches and emus at Ostrich Land in Buellton.
  • Visit the museums: Go to the Carriage and Western Art Museum on Castillo Street to learn more about the history of transportation in California and see how this landscape has inspired artists for centuries.

Like most of southern California, Santa Barbara is beautiful all year round. Despite its popularity among travelers, it's still always easy to find a vacation rental here. Book a trendy apartment downtown or find a luxury condo close to the beach. No matter where you decide to stay, Santa Barbara is great place to relax, enjoy the sun, and create lasting vacation memories.

Top Destination reviews

Tropical Getaway With Patio Entrance # 2
A wonderful experience

I stayed in this rental for 5 nights and it was wonderful. It is very private, with lush landscaping and a nice view looking out over the ocean. The view of the beach enabled me to know when it was sunny enough to head down and enjoy it. A 3-minute walk to Tucker’s Grove Park and the San Antonio Creek hiking trail gave me plenty to do right outside my door. In addition, the 101 freeway and all the shopping on Calle Real are a very quick drive. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. Chris is very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this rental.see more
25% OFF APRIL & MAY: Fabulous Mediterranean 1920's Estate
Wonderful home

Amazing home. Comfortable, relaxing and peaceful. We loved every moment we spent in this charming home. … see more
Beautiful Home close to the Beach and Park
A delightful experience

Our six week stay at Marty and Elyse’s lovely home was a delight. The Mesa area of Santa Barbara is our favorite because of its proximity to the beach, grocery shopping, and there is always a breeze. The house is very comfortable and extremely well stocked; everything you can imagine and might need. Marty and Elyse are the perfect hosts. They went out of their way accommodate our every need and wish as well as being the kindest couple you will ever meet. We have already planned our return next winter for an even longer stay.see more
Charming, w/Ocean Views, Hot Tub, 20 Min Walk to Beach
A lovely place with a kind and responsive owner!

We rented this house for a week. We brought our bikes and rode up and down the hill many times. Loved the location, the views, and the amenities. Really a charming place. We visit Santa Barbara nearly every year. We hope to stay on Calle Cortita regularly. Thanks, Lynn! … see more
Nature! 2 Bdrm Suite: Private Park Yard with Zipline, Tarzan Rope, Tree Swings
Fantastic Yard, very helpful owner

We just completed our stay at this house with our extended family. This included a 5 year old and 3 two year olds. The yard in back was wonderful for the kids. The bedrooms were large enough to accommodate extra cribs and beds for the kids. The kitchen is well supplied for the large amount of cooking we did. The owner/manager was very helpful. She answered any questions we had, provided laundry service, and was very attentive to our needs. For example, she provided books on things to do in Santa Barbara with kids (since she knew we would have 4 young people there). She also brought in extra chairs so we could all sit around the dinner table. There was even champagne and wine to help us enjoy the stay. The house is close to the ocean and the view out of the back porch of the surrounding hills is very nice. We even got to watch hummingbirds from there. The only downside to the house it that It gets hot in the late afternoon. This should only be a problem in summer, and we followed the recommendations to close shades and use fans, but at dinner, it was usually pretty warm. At night it cooled down nicely and it was pleasant most of the day. I don't think this will be a problem for most of the year.see more
Steps From East Beach: 2 Bedroom Santa Barbara cottage great views/private yard
Best rental ever!

The cottages, the location, everything was top notch! We have already discussed staying in the same place next year. Couldn't have asked for better. … see more

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