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Vacation Rentals & Apartments in Santa Barbara

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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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$516

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 32 minutes

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$201

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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$296

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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$199

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 32 minutes

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$318

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 32 minutes

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$312

Luxe Villa in Funk Zone | Outdoor Kitchen, Mountain View, 2 Blocks to Beach

Santa Barbara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$452

Sunny Renovated Home - Steps From Mesa Lane Beach

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$478

El Zapato Stunning Designer Property | Rooftop & 360 Views | Walk to Beach

Santa Barbara house

4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10

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$1,217

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

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Fabulous cottage heart of downtown SB” Love, Love, Love! Perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara! Walking distance to everything downtown, super cute, wonderful decor inside and out. I highly recommend staying at Caza de Coco! Mimi is the best, I can't say enough wonderful things about our stay! Feeling lucky to have found this gem and looking forward to returning next year, and every year after!

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$201

3 bedroom/2 bath Garden by the Sea - Kids and Pets Yay! By Beach!

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$679

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

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

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$381

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

Santa Barbara apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$285

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

Santa Barbara house

5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

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$1,073

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

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$1,496

Santa Barbara Beach Club

Santa Barbara house

5 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 16

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$7,459

Walk to East Beach! Stunning Designer Green Cabana with Spacious Deck

Santa Barbara apartment

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$657

1-Acre Hilltop Oasis w/ Ocean Views - 10 Minutes to Santa Barbara & Beaches

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$221

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

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$1,070

Romantic Garden Retreat w/ Hot Tub: Ocean & Mountain Views, Walk to Trails

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$434

Casa Santa Barbara | Secluded Designer Hillside Home | Rivera & Mountain View

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$467

SANTA BARBARA Montecito modern

Santa Barbara house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$239

Vintage+Modern in Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$656

Ocean-View Cottage w/ Deck & Private Hot Tub - Minutes to Downtown

Santa Barbara cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$284

Mediterranean-Style City Living, Minutes to the Beach.

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$479

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

Santa Barbara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$271

Butterfly Cottage

Santa Barbara cottage

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$344

Lovely Corner Unit Studio w/ Patio & Grill -- 1 Block to Famed East Beach!

Santa Barbara hotel apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$222

Ground-floor Seaside Suite w/ Patio -- 2-Minute Walk to Beach!

Santa Barbara hotel apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$196

Villa Talavera

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$302

Romantic-Pet Friendly-Craftsman Cottage-Spa and private yard!

Santa Barbara house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Heart of Santa Barbara” This is our second time renting this charming home. Wendy is so helpful and quickly responded to our phone call. The house is truly in the heart of Santa Barbara... Minutes from the beach, state street and restaurants. We felt at home in this Craftmans Style house with its old wood floors, and vintage windows and doors. We will be back and highly recommend.

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

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$187

FAMILY POOLSIDE HOME Close to Downtown

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

“Beautiful Getaway!” 3 couples recently rented "Poolside" to celebrate our 50th Birthdays...and we are so happy we did. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens, private yard, swimming in the pool, and cooking with the fresh herbs, lemons, limes, and oranges we found on the property. We are from Canada, and spent our days exploring and golfing around Santa Barbara - but we enjoyed coming "home" to cook and eat our meals in the quiet and privacy of the home. Wendy was very helpful in providing suggestions for golf, limousine service for wine tours, and any other info we wanted to know about Santa Barbara. We especially appreciated her professionalism from start to finish in the process - following through in a timely manner with e-mails and phone calls, and leaving us feeling that all is being taken care of. The home was perfect for 3 couples who wanted to be together, but still have our own "space". Thank you!

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

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$1,023

Our Lovely Hillside Oasis

Santa Barbara house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$648

Blue Door Retreat

Santa Barbara condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$210

Tropical Designer Hideaway with Pool & Guest House | Walkable Mission Locale

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$777

The Oceano - 40-3 Beachfront Apartment

Santa Barbara apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$307

Mesa Paradisa

Santa Barbara house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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$302

The Escorial

Santa Barbara condo

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$123

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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

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown!
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 soonsee more
Amazing Ocean View Paradise Cottage, Deck + Hot Tub, 30+ night min. contract
Perfect retreat

What a great place to relax and unwind! Whether from life in general or the daily work grind, Pacific Peace provides a break from it all. We started our days with a sunrise view of the Pacific from our cottage bedroom and from the hot tub just outside our door. We wrapped up our days listening to the waterfall in the koi pond within steps of the hot tub. Wonderfully appointed kitchen, soft fresh linens and space to spread out allowed us to enjoy lazy mornings with coffee and robes while staying connected with the modern conveniences. We were able to blend work with pleasure from this beautiful light-filled cottage. We will be back!see more
SB Getaway with Lush Yard, Spa & Outdoor Shower
santa barbara suburb

we had a wonderful time at this accomodation.jogged through the leafy streets early morning and soaked up the sun in the garden by afternoon if we weren't just going out to the centre or sea front promenade - both near.the house has ample space and stuff you always need on vacation.had a jacuzzi - wow! recommended.see more
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
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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