Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

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Make Santa Barbara your next getaway

Crashing waves, sun rays, and relaxing stays await with Santa Barbara vacation rentals. The city’s 300 days of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and scenic Santa Ynez Mountains make it a magnet for travelers looking to enjoy the best of both adventure and downtime. Enjoy outdoor recreation on the hiking trails, upscale shopping and wineries, or never leave the comfort of a beach chair.

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Santa Barbara vacation rentals for every getaway

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Colors of the Coast
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Colors of the Coast - Santa Barbara, CA

$635 avg / night
Casa Mesa
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Casa Mesa - Santa Barbara, CA

$248 avg / night
Santa Barbara Beach Cottage
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 3

Santa Barbara Beach Cottage - Santa Barbara, CA

$324 avg / night
Belle Caruso
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 3

Belle Caruso - Santa Barbara, CA

$314 avg / night
Mesa Gem
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Mesa Gem - Santa Barbara, CA

$779 avg / night

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Recent Santa Barbara vacation rental reviews

It was a nice location, with a good deck and view
ERIK S. | Feb 2024
2 bathrooms/King beds, one on each level allows for privacy. Great location near park—very quiet at night. Not fussy, so easy to relax in amazing reclining sofas. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Kelly Q. | Feb 2024
We enjoyed that the Mesa neighborhood is quiet, and the property is conveniently located. The house is dated, but comfortable and the beds are in good shape. We’d stay again.
Kevin I. | Feb 2024
Santa Barbara Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 6 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. 33 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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Explore our Santa Barbara, CA, vacation rentals

Santa Barbara home rentals bring you to the heart of stunning Mediterranean-style architecture, historic museums, delicious fresh seafood and dining options, and white-sand beaches. Located about 2 hours from Los Angeles and half an hour from Ventura, Santa Barbara makes the ideal getaway for family vacations, snowbird retreats, or a romantic getaway. Find your home away from home on your next trip to California.

Santa Barbara, nicknamed the American Riviera, blends a rich history with an elite wine scene in addition to its iconic beaches. Enjoy the sunshine on a stroll through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or bring the kids to Santa Barbara Zoo. Kick back and relax with a vacation home to suit your style, with amenities like beach access, ocean views, hot tubs, pet-friendly stays, and more. 

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 in Santa Barbara  

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. Listen to the waves crash on a stroll out to Stearns Wharf. Gather a few friends together for a day of kayaking or watch dolphins come and go at a restaurant by the water.

Treat yourself to that coastal escape you have been longing for. With a fantastic climate year-round, staying 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.