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Enjoy a Vacation Home in Sun-kissed Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an elegant seaside town in Santa Barbara County, California. It is located between the imposing Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Known for its sandy beaches, favorable climate, and stucco architecture, visitors to the city can choose between many types of accommodation. Along the coastline, there are beach houses, cottages, and apartments suitable for groups of various sizes. Romantic couples find cute villas by the sea, while families who want proximity to the amenities of the city can choose townhouses and condos in the city center. Whatever your preference is, Santa Barbara is sure to have the perfect vacation rental for you.

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Santa Barbara

Condo Santa Barbara
Jan 14 - Jan 21
-22%
$327
$255 per night
Condo ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.8
"Excellent" (112 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
-26%
$353
$263 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.8
"Excellent" (11 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
-16%
$1,051
$886 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (16 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Top-Rated Rentals and Accommodations in Santa Barbara

House Santa Barbara
Aug 26 - Sep 2
$419 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (68 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Cottage Santa Barbara
Feb 18 - Feb 25
$425 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (31 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$859 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (14 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Recommended Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
-32%
$594
$405 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (39 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
May 27 - Jun 3
$356 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (232 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 23 - Dec 30
$383 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (2 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$453 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (10 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Aug 26 - Sep 2
$419 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (68 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$859 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (14 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Cottage Santa Barbara
Jan 13 - Jan 20
$425 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (31 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Condo Santa Barbara
Nov 18 - Nov 25
$581 per night
Condo ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (158 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Villa Santa Barbara
Nov 18 - Nov 25
$398 per night
Villa ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (103 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Budget-friendly Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara

House Santa Barbara
May 27 - Jun 3
$356 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (232 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
-32%
$594
$405 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (39 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
$453 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (10 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi

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House Internet Santa Barbara
Jan 7 - Jan 14
$298 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (18 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Internet Santa Barbara
Aug 26 - Sep 2
$395 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (74 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Internet Santa Barbara
Aug 26 - Sep 2
$319 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (227 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen

Cook up a feast on your next vacation and book a Santa Barbara rental with full kitchen.

House Kitchen Santa Barbara
Jan 7 - Jan 14
$492 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (13 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Apartment Kitchen Santa Barbara
Mar 4 - Mar 11
$224 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.9
"Excellent" (136 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Kitchen Santa Barbara
Nov 18 - Nov 25
$300 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (194 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Apartments With Balconies or Patios

Looking for a home with a balcony? Check out these vacation homes in Santa Barbara with their own private patios and balconies.

House Balcony/Patio Santa Barbara
Dec 3 - Dec 10
-44%
$455
$254 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (13 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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House Balcony/Patio Santa Barbara
Dec 4 - Dec 11
$571 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.7
"Outstanding" (17 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Cottage Balcony/Patio Santa Barbara
May 27 - Jun 3
$199 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.5
"Outstanding" (39 ratings)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
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Popular Rental Amenities in Santa Barbara

  • Internet (2,206)
  • TV (2,133)
  • Air conditioning (1,567)
  • No smoking (1,452)
  • Microwave (1,216)
  • Yard (1,214)
  • No pets (1,180)
  • Kitchen (1,056)
  • Pool (988)
  • Balcony/Patio (844)
  • Washer (787)
  • Fireplace (734)

Filters are conveniently available so you can personalize your search to find the perfect accommodation in Santa Barbara. In Santa Barbara, 2,205 accommodations offer "Internet". Consequently, if you need internet access during your vacation, select the Internet filter to compare these rentals. It is also possible to find a rental in Santa Barbara if you bring your pet everywhere as 329 of the listed rentals there provide "Pets allowed."

The Weather in Santa Barbara

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The above is a climate diagram for Santa Barbara. In September maximum temperatures go higher than 77°. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 41° low. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is May.

7-Day Weather Forecast in Santa Barbara

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Accommodations for your vacation in Santa Barbara

513 out of the 2,334 offers in Santa Barbara are house rental. They account for more than half of the accommodation types in this destination (52.78%). Additionally, the median nightly price of house rental in Santa Barbara is $754, and the average size is 2,060 ft². Furthermore, the majority of house rental in this destination can host 6 guests, which makes it an ideal destination for medium-sized groups and families. You can also compare other accommodation options in Santa Barbara. Bed & Breakfast are, for example, another typical accommodation option in this destination, with 94 offers to compare. Our data reveals that the median price of bed & breakfast is $493 per night for an area of 350 ft².
Where to find the best food in Santa Barbara?

The Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara for Food Lovers

Treat yourself to original vegan creations and other inspiring dishes at Mesa Verde Restaurant. Try the rajas tacos, macadamia ricotta, or picadillo empanadas, all of which are tasty and beautifully presented. Alternatively, if you are walking down North Milpas Street, you’ll find La Super Rica Taqueria, the most renowned Mexican eatery in town. Katy Perry and Julia Child have been spotted here, so the location comes with top recommendations. Their special marinated pork and cheese is a must-try, and the beef or fish tacos are delicious.

For more fine Mexican dining, head to Los Agaves Restaurant where sumptuous enchiladas and chile relleno are served in a casual, hacienda-style setting. However, if you’re after Californian and French cuisines, try the Bouchon Santa Barbara. This restaurant serves organic dishes and offers an exclusive wine list. It has won several awards and accolades over the years. The menu changes seasonally, but if it's available, try the delicious Dungeness crab cake and forest mushroom ragout. Other restaurants worth visiting include The Lark Santa Barbara and Brophy Bros.

What are the top sights in Santa Barbara?

The Best Vineyards Near Santa Barbara

Although there are about 200 vineyards in Santa Barbara, the Presqu’ile Winery in the Santa Maria Valley is the place to prioritize. Amenities include a wine club lounge, amphitheater, and live music. If that's not enough, head to Saarloos & Sons Winery. Here you can sample fine bottles of Syrah or port in a cozy tasting room complete with a fireplace, bar, and a bakery selling cupcakes.

Refugio Ranch Vineyards in Los Olivos specializes in Rhone-based wines. Sample Petite Sirah, Grenache, or Syrah in one of its two tasting rooms. This large former cattle ranch is nestled in the northern part of the Santa Ynez Mountains and devotes around much of its grounds to its vineyards. If you’re still up for it, include the Rusack Vineyards in your itinerary. Visitors are treated to picturesque vistas of vineyards and rural cottages on the way to the winery. Upon arrival, make sure to enjoy a bottle of Pinot Noir or Syrah on the redwood deck that offers a splendid panorama over the rolling hills.

Where are the unique attractions in Santa Barbara?

Excursion Destinations and Outdoor Options

Santa Barbara's main East Beach beckons visitors with its palm trees and white sands, however Leadbetter Beach and Arroyo Burro (known as Hendry's Beach to locals) are tranquil, pet-friendly options. Amateur and advanced surfers can hire boards and take on the surf while kayakers should consider Channel Islands Kayaking where a wealth of natural and archeological resources await.

For a world class golfing experience at reasonable rates, try Hidden Oaks, Twin Lakes, and Ocean Meadows. Outdoorsy types shouldn't miss a chance to hike in Santa Barbara where there are excellent views from Mesa to the Santa Ynez Mountains. Wine tasting trails are a must in a city that takes its wine seriously.

What are the best events and festivals in Santa Barbara?

Regular Events and Festivities in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is held towards the end of January and attracts Hollywood's brightest stars. Summertime events include the Fiesta, also known as the Old Spanish Days, where Aztec music, flamenco and country music is celebrated. El Desfile Histórico, one of the largest equestrian parades in America, takes place in Fiesta Week. Belly dancers, swing dancers and Tihitian Dancers perform at the Summer Solstice Festival at Alemeda Park. Many of Santa Barbara's cultural events are free making a vacation rental a splendid idea for the culturally inclined traveler.

What are the must-see attractions in Santa Barbara?

5 Must-See Attractions in Santa Barbara

1. Mission Santa Barbara

Founded in 1786 by the Franciscan order, this Mission is one of the most visited attractions in Santa Barbara and a historic example of Franciscan Spanish architecture. The ruins of the tanning vats and the pottery kiln are also worth a visit.

2. Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf is the longest deep water pier between L.A and San Francisco it features plenty of waterfront restaurants and shopping options.

3. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Nestled in the foothills above the city this garden is California's oldest botanic garden and was established in 1926. Visitors enjoy the panoramic views of the Channel Islands, the historic dam, the canyon and the redwood forest.

4. Ty Warner Sea Center

Operated by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, this center is an educational and engaging attraction. Live tidepool animal encounters with sea stars, urchins and limpets await the visitor.

5. Santa Barbara Zoo

Rated as one of America's best small zoos, this zoo is home to more than 500 animals ranging from exotic Channel Island foxes, to desert tortoises, Masai giraffes and East African crowned cranes. Watch out for Gemina, the popular crooked-necked giraffe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Santa Barbara?

On average, a House rental or Bed & Breakfast in Santa Barbara costs $154 per night.

How many vacation rentals are available to book in Santa Barbara?

December has the highest amount of available House rental and Bed & Breakfast in Santa Barbara, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.

What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Santa Barbara?

The most popular amenities for home rentals in Santa Barbara include accommodations that have: Internet, TV, and Yard.

How many vacation rentals are in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara has 2,334 House rental and Bed & Breakfast on offer to rent.

Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Santa Barbara?

Yes, there are 343 vacation homes in Santa Barbara that allow pets, with an average price of $778 per night.

What's the best time of year to travel to Santa Barbara?

September and August are typically the warmest months in Santa Barbara with temperatures around 77 °F. January and December in Santa Barbara are the coldest, with 41 °F on average.

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