Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

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$667
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.4mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.9
(29 reviews)

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$160
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.3mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
(24 reviews)

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$420
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.8mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.9
(8 reviews)
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$118
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Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.5
(27 reviews)

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$191
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.2
(21 reviews)

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$613
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with terrace
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2mi to the beach
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3.9
(21 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara
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$179
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.7mi to the beach
3.9
(730 reviews)

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$416
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with ocean view
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 4,273ft², 2.2mi to the beach
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$176
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden, child-friendly
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,292ft², 2.4mi to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$615
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with pets
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
(2 reviews)

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$348
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden, child-friendly
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.1mi to the beach
5.0

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$1,255
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Vacation rental for 8 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.6
(21 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals
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$450
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.8
(20 reviews)

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$398
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with terrace, with pets
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.6
(21 reviews)

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$363
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Vacation rental for 8 people, with pets
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.7mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$251
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and terrace as well as pool, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.4mi to the beach
4.2
(124 reviews)

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$9,888
per night

Vacation rental for 14 people, with jacuzzi and pool
14 pers., 6 bedrooms, 4.6mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.5
(20 reviews)

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$1,479
per night

Manor for 12 people, with pool
12 pers., 6 bedrooms, 5,447ft², 4.5mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$301
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,798ft², 2.5mi to the beach
FREE cancellation

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$460
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 1.8mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.0
(20 reviews)

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$238
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Cottage for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.2mi to the beach
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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

Internet 6
Pets allowed 3
Balcony/Terrace 3
TV 6
Air conditioning 4
Parking 5

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Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
$633
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$515 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$483 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$466 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$519 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$542 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$543 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$488 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$397 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$430 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$493 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$479 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$424 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$425 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$480 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$489 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$528 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$593 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$633 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$605 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$617 per night
Dec 04 - Dec 11
$0 per night
Dec 11 - Dec 18
$613 per night
Dec 18 - Dec 25
$371 per night
Dec 25 - Jan 01
$379 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
45 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
0 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
0 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
3 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
6 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
9 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
15 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
21 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
27 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
18 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
18 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
24 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
21 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
30 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
30 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
27 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
42 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
42 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
45 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
36 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
36 %
Dec 04 - Dec 11
45 %
Dec 11 - Dec 18
42 %
Dec 18 - Dec 25
39 %
Dec 25 - Jan 01
39 %
Percentage of available rentals

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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