~ $400 to $557
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1347 FT2
- Master Bedroom #1
- Guest Bedroom #2
Discover a Mediterranean atmosphere stateside in what many call the American Riviera. Santa Barbara is perfectly situated on a south-facing coastline about 95 miles northwest of Los Angeles. And while it has all the pros of SoCal, you’ll quickly discover it leaves the cons behind. People come from all over for its awe-inspiring beauty, but stay for its unique personality. And whether you’re looking for an oceanfront beach house, a mountainside estate, or a secluded private villa, InvitedHome has the perfect Santa Barbara vacation rental for you. Learn More
When you vacation in Santa Barbara, it is sure to be a relaxing retreat where you can disconnect, unwind, and simply let the day unfold around you. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities, unique architecture and agriculture, and sweeping views your chateau, estate, or Spanish-style villa has to offer. InvitedHome’s Santa Barbara rentals have the tendency to make guests never want to leave the grounds. Why? When the ocean is in your backyard, you can watch the sunset from your patio, or the kids can splash around in an infinity pool as you take in the breathtaking mountain view, there just might not be a good enough reason to do so. And while you’ll cherish the secluded, quiet atmosphere of your vacation home, you’ll always be a short stroll or drive away from the endless attractions this charming coastal city has to offer.
Whether you leave your property or not, Santa Barbara is the place to enjoy the outdoors. The climate is basically perfect for 12 months a year. And the beaches are just what you’d expect from Southern California. Head down to Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro) to meet some new friends. Take in the sunset and maybe catch a celebrity or two at Butterfly Beach. Swing the kids by the zoo to visit the sea lions, elephants and giraffes over at East Beach. Enjoy some more peaceful time at Miramar Beach. Practice your spikes on the volleyball court or drop a line in the water at Goleta Beach. Or just take in the active ambiance at the centrally located Leadbetter Beach. We can confidently say you’ll have plenty of year-round options for sun, sand and surf in Santa Barbara.
Most of InvitedHome’s Santa Barbara lodging is located within a couple miles of downtown or near Montecito. But which home you choose can be sort of a personality test. Allow us to explain. Shoppers and foodies will want to be downtown near State Street, the heartbeat of the city. The Funk Zone also has no shortage of eclectic eats and trendy treats. Laid back surfers flock to the small town charm of Carpinteria to catch their waves. But the truth is, wherever you choose to rent a home in Santa Barbara, those mountains, the beaches, and that ocean are never far from enjoyment.
The cuisine here reflects the diversity of Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods. So bring your big appetite and culinary curiosity. Virtually every kind of food is within reach. Being a coastal community, seafood lovers can enjoy some of the freshest fare anywhere in California. As a Southern California city, it also makes it a great place for authentic Mexican. Some of the best places are often off the beaten path, so contact us for tips on hidden gems. And if you just can’t decide, a simple stroll downtown on State Street should do the trick, as the dining options are assorted and extensive all up and down the area’s main road. (And we have a feeling you will get in a little shopping there, too).
If your children become easily bored at the beach, that won’t be a problem. There are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained during your stay. Get educational at the Museum of Natural History. Go hands on and interactive with the live displays and touch tank at Sea Center on historic Stearns Wharf. Take them on one of the seasonal whale watching trips. Or just keep it simple with a jaunt over to the giant, community-designed playground of Kid’s World in Alameda Park.
You’ll definitely want to make room for some adult time as well. That’s because there is some world-class golfing in these parts. Excellent sunset and sunrise horseback riding. Epic charter fishing. Lively outdoor shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl. And if the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail doesn’t whet your whistle, just less than hour from Santa Barbara is wine country in the Santa Ynez Valley. Just don’t tell Napa you’ve met someone better.
Browse our myriad of gorgeous Santa Barbara homes across the many unique neighborhoods below. If you’re struggling to find the perfect spot to spend your stay, contact us to speak with a Vacation Consultant who can assist in planning your Best. Vacation. Ever.See less