Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

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Make Santa Barbara your next getaway

Santa Barbara's climate—with 300 days of sunshine, annual rainfall of 15 inches, and an average yearly temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit—makes the area a magnet for vacationers seeking the perfect environment for outdoor activities. Experience it all like a local by planning a stay in one of our Santa Barbara vacation rentals!

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Santa Barbara vacation rentals for every getaway

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San Miguel
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

San Miguel - Santa Barbara, CA

$333 avg / night
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Jardon - Santa Barbara, CA

$285 avg / night
Belle Caruso
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 3

Belle Caruso - Santa Barbara, CA

$338 avg / night
Mesa Gem
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Mesa Gem - Santa Barbara, CA

$498 avg / night
Santa Cruz
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Santa Cruz - Santa Barbara, CA

$326 avg / night

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Recent Santa Barbara vacation rental reviews

Perfect location close to East Beach! Clean and quiet! Tiny but had everything we needed. Nice to have parking too.
Kristan P. | May 2023
The location of this place is ideal. Close to everything. Large garage space makes it easy to park. The only complaint was that the pillows are very very thin and we left with sore necks and there were only 2 washcloths. Otherwise, beds were comfortable, couch was comfy and the location was ideal to walk to shopping, restaurants and the beach/pier. Will definitely book again if we're in the area.
James L. | May 2023
I stayed here for weekend with me friend to visit Santa Barbara and I had amazing time with the place. It has two bedrooms with really nice ocean view and there's pull out couch down stairs which is very comfortable. The main bedroom shower is really nice. Everywhere is walkable and beach is right front of the house. I would definitely revisit again!!
Donghyun K. | May 2023
Santa Barbara Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 7 of our Santa Barbara homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 39 of our Santa Barbara vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Santa Barbara vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Santa Barbara team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Santa Barbara, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is Santa Barbara?

Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is located two hours north of Los Angeles on the longest east-west trending section of the coastline on the West Coast. This beautiful city is the perfect destination for a Southern California Coast vacation, as it's nestled in the gorgeous Ynez Valley and flanked on the south by the Pacific Ocean.

Things to do near your Santa Barbara rental

While Santa Barbara certainly has a reputation as a playground for the wealthy, families won't need a yacht or a limousine to enjoy the highlights of the city. Visit the Zoological and Botanic Gardens, browse the special collections at the Museum of Art, or take the self-guided "Red Tile Walking Tour" of many landmarks. (Factoid: A city ordinance makes it mandatory for buildings to comply with the dominant Mission theme of adobe architecture and red-tiled roofs.)


You'll find four beaches near our Santa Barbara vacation rentals: East Beach, West Beach, Leadbetter, and Butterfly. 


Hikers can choose from trails overlooking the ocean, trails starting at the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains and in the Ynez Valley, and trails along the beach. Or, sign up for a cruise to watch the sunset or whales frolic. Golfers will appreciate the six public, 18-hole courses nearby.


A stay in one of our Santa Barbara vacation homes any time of year promises loads of fun. Book yours today.

How much is a vacation rental in Santa Barbara?

The answer to that question depends on a variety of factors, including location, amenities, as well as wants and needs. We recommend exploring our Santa Barbara vacation rental options to discover accommodations tailored to your budget. 

Explore our Santa Barbara vacation rentals

Treat yourself to that coastal escape you have been longing for. With a fantastic climate year-round, a stay in a Santa Barbara vacation rental any time of year promises loads of fun. Filled with unique characteristics, upscale decor, and modern amenities, our Santa Barbara vacation homes epitomize coastal California style. 

It's a good idea to book your vacation rental well in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to ensure availability and get the best deals when staying in Santa Barbara. 

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