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Home · Santa Barbara
Private studio in garden setting
Very small rustic studio has relaxing, peaceful vibe. Super comfortable bed for a good nights sleep. Outdoor brick patio with seating, private enclosed shower. In the foothills above SB Mission, 10 minutes from downtown & beach. Safe, quiet neighborhood.
Sep 9 – 16
$58 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Liberty Enlightening The World
Welcome to the beautiful Santa Barbara, where you will have a wonderful holiday. This room is in a house with a lot of space, living room, kitchen, office area, eating area and a large backyard. It is very convenient(close to the freeway,the commercial area).It is only 5-6 minutes drive to UCSB(Henley Gate).
Nov 6 – 13
$98 per night
Private room · Santa Barbara
Great place to relax with private courtyard.
This 1 bedroom and 1 full bath suite is the perfect place to visit SB. My place is very close to everything. Just 3 blocks from the 101 onramp. 30 minutes walk to the Santa Barbara Mission. Funk zone, waterfront, trails and more. Relax on the patio with a cup of coffee or an afternoon drink. Feel comfortable in the bedroom the bed is supper comfortable. The patio is safe if you are traveling with a dog.
Sep 19 – 26
$111 per night
Superhost

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Stay near Santa Barbara's top sights

Photo of Stearns Wharf
Stearns Wharf23 locals recommend
Photo of Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo76 locals recommend
Photo of Mission Santa Barbara
Mission Santa Barbara39 locals recommend
Photo of Shoreline Park
Shoreline Park34 locals recommend
Photo of Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara Harbor39 locals recommend
Photo of Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach57 locals recommend

Santa Barbara beach vacation rentals

Guesthouse · Summerland
Ocean View Garden Studio
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$139 per night
Condo · Waterfront
Historic West Beach Studio 2 blocks to Beach &Town
Feb 25 – Mar 4
$220 per night
Superhost
Home · Waterfront
Dreamy Beach Cottage ~ 2 Blocks from Ocean
Jul 22 – 29
$435 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Santa Barbara
Detached guest studio
Dec 11 – 18
$169 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Santa Barbara
Zoe’s Cottage Beautiful Near Beach & Downtown
Aug 22 – 29
$179 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Mesa
New comfy spacious back unit w/ separate entrance
Mar 11 – 18
$147 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Coco's Single @ CocovillaSb Rental LLC
Oct 13 – 20
$59 per night
Superhost
Private room · Waterfront
Fabulous Studio/Suite W Private entrance and Patio
May 8 – 15
$139 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Santa Barbara Downtown
Downtown Studio Near Courthouse Partial Ocean-View
Jul 5 – 12
$164 per night
Guesthouse · Mesa
Beach Heaven
Sep 7 – 14
$222 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Montecito
Petite Retreat; Artist Studio
Jan 2 – 9
$270 per night
Superhost
Home · Summerland
Oceanfront Summerland Beach House, Sweeping Views
Nov 21 – 28
$912 per night
Superhost

Santa Barbara house rentals

Private room · Santa Barbara
Elegant room w/ private bathroom downtown
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$102 per night
Superhost
Private room · Goleta
Room Queen Bed w/ Pool & Jacuzzi A
Aug 11 – 18
$107 per night
Private room · Goleta
Cozy and Clean Room #1
May 4 – 11
$78 per night
Superhost
Private room · Goleta
Quiet &Close to everything &Private Entrance Q bed
May 1 – 8
$88 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara/Goleta Suite with Private Entrance
Dec 15 – 22
$79 per night
Superhost
Private room · Montecito
Montecito Estate private room & bath, North wing.
Jun 20 – 27
$78 per night
Private room · Santa Barbara
Cheerful 1-bedroom private upstairs room!
Feb 10 – 17
$90 per night
Private room · Santa Barbara
Private Room and Bath near to UCSB
Aug 24 – 31
$99 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Beautiful private room & bath. Centrally located.
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$96 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Cozy Room On The Lower Rivera
Dec 19 – 26
$123 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mesa
Santa Barbara Mesa Garden Retreat
Jan 5 – 12
$125 per night
Superhost
Private room · Carpinteria
Cozy room near the beach
Dec 10 – 17
$83 per night

Santa Barbara summer vacation rentals

Apartment · Santa Barbara
Cozy boho nook with Mountain View
Nov 22 – 29
$163 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Santa Barbara
2 ppl studio historical adobe-10 min to town
Feb 15 – 22
$135 per night
Guest suite · Santa Barbara
Private Cozy 1 Bedroom Attached Separate Entrance
Dec 27 – Jan 3
$110 per night
Guest suite · Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Oasis (Guest Suite w private entry)
Mar 14 – 21
$184 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Santa Barbara
Prívate, Cozy, Detached Studio
Apr 13 – 20
$135 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Santa Barbara
Super clean duplex
Apr 24 – May 1
$127 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mesa
Basic Essentials: Clean and private room
Oct 9 – 16
$112 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Goleta
Suite Life by the Sea!
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$121 per night
Superhost
Private room · Goleta
Room Queen Bed w/ Pool & Jacuzzi C
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$100 per night
Private room · Santa Barbara
Cozy room w/private bath in Shared Condominium
Mar 20 – 27
$99 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Santa Barbara
Tiny Cottage in the Oaks, Midtown Santa Barbara
Mar 21 – 28
$109 per night
Superhost
Private room · Santa Barbara
Sunny Santa Barbara room in beautiful garden home
Mar 25 – Apr 1
$96 per night
Superhost

Your guide to Santa Barbara

All About Santa Barbara

Palm-studded Santa Barbara sits on a pristine stretch of California coastline, bringing together the area's Spanish influence, laid-back beach vibe, and upscale sensibility. The city is home to breathtaking nature, inspiring arts and culture, and an incredible variety of food and wine. Known for broad sandy beaches, you can sunbathe or enjoy a breathtaking sunset at East Beach — a favorite located east of State Street, Santa Barbara’s main thoroughfare for boutique shopping and world-class dining. Head over to Leadbetter Beach for surfing, boogie boarding, and paddle boarding.

Outside town, you’ll find an abundance of vineyards and wineries set in the valleys of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and just off the shore is Channel Islands National Park, where you can kayak through caves, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and hike among wildlife. Sitting at the doorstep of Los Padres National Forest, the nearby Romero Canyon Trailhead offers great opportunities for further hiking or mountain biking. Back in town, history buffs can explore the city’s Spanish heritage at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History or the Santa Barbara Historical Museum before refueling at one of the city’s many dining options, from harbor-side classics, stylish hot spots, and cozy State Street cafes.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Barbara?

Those looking for a classic beach vacation will want to come during the summer months, as July and August are when the sun and water are their warmest for swimming and sunbathing. The shoulder seasons — March to May and September to November — are also great times to visit. The weather is still warm, and Santa Barbara vacation home rentals are easier to find. Winters are chilly and wet — December through February sees the most rainfall — but you will be able to enjoy the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January, along with the buzz of Restaurant Week. No matter what time of year you visit, be sure to pack layers as morning and late evening temperatures tend to be cooler.


What are the top things to do in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

Hop in your car and explore the riotous colors and classic California scenery of Santa Barbara on this self-guided tour. The Santa Barbara Scenic Drive covers 25 miles of immaculate shoreline beneath the towering Santa Ynez Mountains and through palm-lined roads. The drive itself only takes about one hour, but give yourself half a day to explore the city from Santa Barbara Harbor and marvel at the spectacular mansions in Montecito.

Old Mission Santa Barbara

Step back in time for a glimpse into Santa Barbara’s origins when you visit this California mission. The mission now hosts a museum featuring artifacts of the time and early photographs of the area. Explore the mission grounds, spanning 13 acres, on a leisurely self-guided tour. Don’t miss La Huerta, a garden showcasing flora dating back to the mission's early years.

The Funk Zone

It’s all about the art in the Funk Zone. Once a manufacturing hub and industrial area where artists, surfboard makers, and urban winemakers set up shop, the Funk Zone is now home to hip restaurants, boutiques, wine-tasting rooms, and galleries. Walk the 13-block neighborhood and check out the colorful murals adorning the walls. Grab an Urban Wine Trail map and make your way through the area’s wineries before finishing the day with tacos and burritos on one of the neighborhood’s many patios.