Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

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Popular Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

Hotel for 2 people, with view and terrace as well as pool in Santa Barbara
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$123
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with view and terrace as well as pool
2 pers.1 bedroom150yd to the coast
4.0
(2071 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$106
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with hot tub and yard as well as pool, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom250yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
3.9
(841 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with view and pool as well as yard in Santa Barbara
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$80
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with view and pool as well as yard
2 pers.1 bedroom2.7mi to the coast
3.8
(1309 reviews)
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation

Hotel for 2 people, with yard, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$139
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with yard, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.6
(1805 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$80
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom1.7mi to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.0
(1385 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with hot tub and pool, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$134
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with hot tub and pool, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom300yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.1
(1934 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

Hotel for 2 people, with pets in Santa Barbara
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$80
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom2.5mi to the coast
3.3
(1082 reviews)
Hotel for 3 people, with balcony, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$79
per night
Hotel for 3 people, with balcony, kid friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom250yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.5
(1344 reviews)
Hotel for 4 people, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$97
per night
Hotel for 4 people, kid friendly
4 pers.1 bedroom1.6mi to the coast
FREE cancellation
3.7
(508 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
from
$97
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with terrace, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom950yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.1
(1558 reviews)
Vacation rental for 2 people in Santa Barbara
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$251
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom1.2mi to the coast
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pets in Santa Barbara
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$248
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom237ft²1.7mi to the coast
4.3
(5 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Hotel for 4 people, with terrace and view as well as pool, with pets in Santa Barbara
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$429
per night
Hotel for 4 people, with terrace and view as well as pool, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom300yd to the coast
4.5
(246 reviews)
Hotel for 10 people, with view and yard as well as pool, with pets in Santa Barbara
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$144
per night
Hotel for 10 people, with view and yard as well as pool, with pets
10 pers.200yd to the coast
4.0
(28891 reviews)
Hotel for 2 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
from
$148
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with pool and yard as well as hot tub, kid friendly
2 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the coast
3.7
(935 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Hotel for 3 people, with terrace and hot tub as well as pool, kid friendly in Santa Barbara
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$177
per night
Hotel for 3 people, with terrace and hot tub as well as pool, kid friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom484ft²550yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.5
(530 reviews)
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and hot tub in Santa Barbara
from
$153
per night
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and hot tub
4 pers.1 bedroom500yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.3
(587 reviews)
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and terrace in Santa Barbara
from
$257
per night
Hotel for 4 people, with pool and terrace
4 pers.1 bedroom150yd to the coast
4.5
(739 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Hotel for 2 people, with view and yard as well as pool in Santa Barbara
from
$74
per night
Hotel for 2 people, with view and yard as well as pool
2 pers.1 bedroom200yd to the coast
3.8
(1440 reviews)
Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony in Santa Barbara
from
$286
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers.3 bedrooms1,798ft²1.3mi to the coast
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard in Santa Barbara
from
$171
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard
4 pers.2 bedrooms1,292ft²0.9mi to the coast
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Highlights Santa Barbara

  • Fantastic Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Family attractions
  • The Santa Ynez Mountains
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Excellent wine bars and restaurants
  • Superb climate

Most popular in Santa Barbara

Pool 7
Internet 31
Pets allowed 12
Balcony/Terrace 19
TV 30
Air conditioning 15

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Prices and availability

Prices

$574
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Availabilities

28 %
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Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

Rent a Vacation Home Near the California Coast

Santa Barbara is one of California’s premier vacation destinations and offers plenty of options if you need to be near the beach. You can rent spacious coastal villas with swimming pools, large car holds, outdoor terraces, within walking distance of the vibrant downtown neighborhood or the Pacific shore.

Vacation Villas Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Alternatively, you can look up into the hills around Santa Barbara. You’ll find a huge number of attractive, secluded vacation rental options in the arroyos and on the hillsides near the town. Many have gorgeous views over the city and the coast, affording incredible views of the sunset. It’s hard to imagine a better place to share a glass of wine in the evening.

Vacationing in Santa Barbara

A Classy Beach Town with Endless Attractions

Santa Barbara is a town of 90,000 people that is located around 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Nestled between the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean and the pine covered slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara has a stunning setting.

Getting There

There are plenty of ways to reach a rental home in Santa Barbara. You can fly into the city’s Municipal Airport from a number of American cities. Route 101 passes through the city from Los Angeles as it snakes its way north, while the city’s Amtrak station is on the Pacific Surfliner route from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.

Getting Around

Getting around the city is simple. Motorists can take advantage of 75 minutes of free parking, while trolley buses ply the promenade, putting every inch of sand within easy reach. There are even water taxis between Santa Barbara harbor and Stearns Wharf – a great way to see the city from the sea.

Santa Barbara Pier
Santa Barbara Pier

Activities

One of California’s Most Appealing Family Destinations

Santa Barbara is a fantastic destination if you have a crowd of teenagers or young children to entertain. Attractions like the city zoo, the stores on State Street, the outdoor concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl and the beaches around town offer amusement and fun for all visitors.

A Superb Cultural Destination

The city is a major magnet for culture lovers, with a prestigious International Film Festival, classical concert series at the Bowl and galleries like the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with its gorgeous ceramics collection and Asian art exhibits. It’s also a craft center, with the Arts and Crafts Show offering beautiful souvenirs every Sunday.

An Unbeatable Destination for Ocean Lovers

Above all, Santa Barbara is a place for people who adore the sea. It’s the kind of city where you can join whale-watching cruises, rent fishing boats, kayak, try out your surfing skills or just laze on the beach under the scorching hot California sun.

„The waters between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands host 20 species of whales and dolphins at certain times of the year.“

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

1. Get Down to the Beach

The first priority of many visitors to South California is the beach, and in Santa Barbara there are plenty to choose from. Sunbathe until the sun dips below the horizon at Butterfly Beach, play volleyball with the locals at East Beach or find some solitude at El Capitan.

2. Tee Up at a Local Golf Course

The climate is ideal for year-round golfing while local courses like La Purisima, Sandpiper and Rancho San Marcos offer an incredible combination of high-quality, great service and stunning views.

3. See Historic Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara dates back to 1786, and you can still visit the original Spanish mission along with the Presidio, the 18th century fortress. After that, head to Stearns Wharf, once one of America’s busiest freight ports and now a wonderful place to dine.

4. Take Part in the Solstice Parade

On the summer solstice every year, Santa Barbara becomes a riot of color, with hundreds of floats and over 100,000 party-goers in the streets. The party afterwards is the biggest celebration of year. If you’re in town, don’t miss it.

5. Go Surfing!

When the breaks start to swell in early fall, beaches like Hammond Point and El Capitan attract hundreds of surfers. It’s a great time for an out of season escape, and could be the chance to finally ride the wave of your dreams.

West Beach, Santa Barbara
West Beach, Santa Barbara

Useful Information

Climate

Santa Barbara manages to escape some of the intense heat experienced by Los Angeles and other SoCaldestinations. Instead, between March and October, the city generally enjoys temperatures in the late 60sand 70s – plenty hot enough to swim and sunbathe, but not too hot.

Seasonality

Expect big crowds at the city beaches, the stores of State Street and the galleries and museums if you visit between June and early September. Instead, vacations in the shoulder seasons are a great idea (or even in winter if you are taking your wetsuit and board).

Hot Spots

Whenever you travel, there are some places to bear in mind. The “Funk Zone” near the Amtrak station is the epicenter of the town’s dining, wine bar and surf shop scenes and there are farmers markets downtown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Check the schedules of the Santa Barbara Bowl as well, to avoid missing out on the season’s best shows.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Santa Barbara cost?

Based on our data, Santa Barbara has an average price of $481.35 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Santa Barbara?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months that allow you to save the most in Santa Barbara are December, January and April, with average prices of $403.92, $413.51, and $437, respectively.

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

When booking a vacation rental in Santa Barbara, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of September (with an average of $563.01 per night), followed by July ($547.78), and August ($545.15).

Is Santa Barbara a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When visiting Santa Barbara, it is necessary to be proactive as 93% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

In 2020, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Santa Barbara were April, May and March, with average availabilities of 20.75%, 15.6%, and 11.75%, respectively.

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (only 1.75% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by October (1.8%), and September (2%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Santa Barbara?

In Santa Barbara we collaborate with 5 different providers to give you a choice of 500 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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