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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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).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 33 of our Santa Barbara vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
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.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
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.
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.
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.
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.