Vacation Rentals in Montecito

Vacation Rentals in Montecito

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Highlights Montecito

  • Coastal rentals
  • Destination in California
  • Family getaway
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Natural landscapes
  • Water sports activities

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Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Montecito, Santa Barbara County
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Montecito, Santa Barbara County
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.5
(26 reviews)
Escape to beautiful Montecito for the weekend or the entire summer. Sweet Garden cottage, with bedroom, bath, living room, and kitchen just steps to the shared pool and spa. Peaceful and tranquil, a true getaway! Minutes from the beach, fine dining, shopping Montecito's lovely upper and lower villages, Santa Barbara, and Summerland. Take in a Polo Match, go hiking, biking, sailing or simply nothing at all and get some R&R by the pool. No smoking property. Owner lives in main house on 1.3 acre property, but is not intrusive. No Smoking Property. Ask about my other vacation rentals.High S...
from $298 / night
Vacation Rental for 3 Guests in Montecito, Santa Barbara County
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Montecito, Santa Barbara County
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.9
(30 reviews)
Our cottage is located at the end of a cul de sac on a one acre paradise with beautifully designed gardens in Montecito. Located just under a mile from the ocean, the 800 square foot cottage has a lovely living room with gas/wood burning fireplace, spacious full kitchen and a main bedroom with full bath. A second room with a desk and day bed can be used either as an office or second bedroom.2 sets of french doors in the living room open to a private large covered patio area and garden. On the covered patio you'll find a relaxing hammock, small table and chairs and BBQ. Easy access to shoppi...
from $270 / night
Vacation Rental for 3 Guests in Montecito, Santa Barbara County
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Montecito, Santa Barbara County
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.8
(92 reviews)
Imagine a gorgeous tropical cabana on a 1-1/2 acre estate, nestled in the Montecito foothills, surrounded by palms, lush exotic plants, and colorful flowers. Now...are you ready to make memories that will last a lifetime? Out your front door, you will find a secluded and completely private natural pool where you may swim and relax anytime of the day. Explore the close by sandy beaches, hike in the nearby pristine mountains, check out the interesting restaurants and shops in Santa Barbara, go wine-tasting in Santa Ynez, or even sail or kayak in the surf. Ask us for recommendations and we wil...
from $328 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Montecito

$330for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
$587 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Montecito

27%for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
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Vacation rentals in Montecito

Stunning rental locations in Montecito

Plan your next vacation under the sun in the stunning city of Montecito. You will be able to find this unincorporated community in the Santa Barbara County of the state of California, United States of America. The city is situated on the eastern part of the coastal plains near the Santa Ynez Mountains, with part of the city located on the lower foothills of the mountain range. With a population of about 8,965 inhabitants, this is the perfect destination if you are looking to enjoy nature and recreational activities in a more tranquil place.

Vacation Rentals in Montecito

The beautiful coastal location of Montecito will be able to provide you with a plethora of rental properties with scenic views. Wake up in the morning to the sound of the waves outside your bedroom window. Have your breakfast on your patio while breathing in the fresh sea breeze. Invite friends over for a fun afternoon sunbathing and swimming in your private pool. Have a delicious dinner in your large living room with your family. These are just some of the opportunities you could have in Montecito.

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The area and getting around

With its perfect location just a short drive away from San Francisco, you will find that the best way to reach Montecito is through the neighboring city. You will be able to drive to San Francisco easily with the many highways that pass near the city and connect it with the neighboring states. These routes are also used by charter buses like Greyhound and Megabus which provide routes to San Francisco from all over the country. The nearest airport to Montecito would either be the Santa Barbara Airport or the San Francisco International Airport, both offer commercial flights from all over the nation and globally.

Where to eat in Montecito

You will be able to find plenty of restaurants while staying in Montecito. From fresh seafood to exotic cuisines, whatever you may want can be found in this city. If you are looking for a nice brunch spot to go to, head to Merci. This spot is run by chef and owner Elizabeth Colling and the menu is styled by her learnings from the Ritz Escoffier School in Paris. On the other hand, a great lunch spot can be found at Jeannine's. Here you will be provided with all-American cuisine with dishes such as the Streaky Nueske’s bacon, cheesy burritos, and strawberry scones.

Travelers and activities

Montecito for outdoor explorers

Explore the gorgeous coast of California and all the outdoor adventures it has to offer. Go on a hike and do some birdwatching in the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. In this 29-acre area, you will have the chance to spot over 200 species of birds as well as go hiking or biking on its nature trails. Another great spot to go for a hike can be found in Tangarine Falls Trail. On this 2.2 mile hike, you will be able to climb over boulders and spot a 22 feet waterfall.

Montecito for family activities

These activities can be enjoyed by people of all ages if you decide to make the trip to Montecito with your family. On a sunny afternoon, head to Butterfly Beach. Known to be one of the best beaches in the area, this place will be able to provide you with the right amenities to enjoy a whole afternoon together, from volleyball courts to public bathrooms. On the other hand, for an educational experience, the Ty Warner Sea Center will be able to teach you all about marine life. Take a tour of this aquarium and observe, as well as interact with, the marine animals that inhabit this establishment.

Did you know that Montecito means Small Mountain in Spanish?

Top 5 travel tips for Montecito

1.Rosewood Miramar Beach's Sense Spa

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the SPA. In this establishment, you will be able to pamper yourself with facials, massages, manicures, and more.

2.Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Admire art while in Montecito. The place has more than 1800 pieces of art in its permanent collection, including paintings and lithographs.

3.Vedanta Temple

Visit a unique architectural structure. This Hindu temple was built in 1965 and you will also have the chance to visit a bronze temple bell from the 12th century.

4.Hot Springs Canyon Trailhead

Go on a hiking trip through nature. This hiking trail is ideal for all levels and ages, it will take you from the trailhead to the hot spring.

5. Casa del Herrero

Admire more architectural wonders of Montecito.This 11-acre stunning property was built back in 1925.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Montecito

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Montecito last year?

Considering the average cost of $586 per night, Montecito lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Montecito are April ($445 the average per night for accommodation), November ($529), and March ($547).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Montecito?

Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Montecito was January, with an average price of $677 per night. This was followed by February, with an average of $654, and then September, with $628.

Is Montecito a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to plan ahead in Montecito as only 14% of the accommodations are free throughout the year, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

Last year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Montecito were January, December and October, with average availabilities of 33%, 29%, and 22%, respectively.

Are there many vacation rentals in Montecito?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to offer you a choice between 50 vacation rentals we have in Montecito.

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