Goleta

Densely populated and immensely fun.

Lodging in the neighborhood of Goleta is for people persons who also like convenience. Just west of downtown near the city’s municipal airport, this is where the University of California Santa Barbara is located. We’re sure you can imagine just how lively the nights can get around these parts when school is in session. But don’t let the college scare you – there’s fun for the whole family here. From shopping to festivals to sports, there’s something for everyone in your group when you stay in this spectacular section of Santa Barbara. Learn More

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Goleta
The Secret Garden
A lush place to escape without ever leaving your estate
AVERAGE PRICE PER NIGHT

~ $400 to $999

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 7000 FT2
  • house
  • 4

4 Bedrooms

  • Master Bedroom
  • Guest Bedroom 4
  • Guest Bedroom 3
  • Guest Bedroom 2
Travel Guides ~ Goleta
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Complete Guide to Santa Barbara
Sunsets on the beach. Eclectic cuisine on the streets. Salty freshness in the air…and a community with a definitive flair. Santa Barbara is coastal California’s hidden gem, as offbeat as it is off the beaten path. It’s no wonder ...this is such a popular place to escape. Because every single spot of it is uniquely wonderful. (see less)
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Santa Barbara Beaches The Ultimate Guide
To say there is no shortage of beaches along Santa Barbara County’s coast, just might be the biggest understatement we’ve ever made. No matter what neighborhood you stay in, chances are, you’ll be just minutes from beautiful sandy ...shores that Santa Barbara is so well-known for. But just because you’re vacationing close to one of Santa Barbara beaches, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right beach for you or your family. Below, we explore some of our personal favorite locations, along with what are the best Santa Barbara beaches for kids, for dogs, for privacy, and for unlimited activities. Take a little tour with us, won’t you? (see less)
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Whale Watching Santa Barbara
If you always wanted to go on a whale-watching tour, there’s no better place to do it than Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara whale-watching season is pretty much anytime of year. But there is one caveat. You must decide what species of whale you ...want to see most. Not all migrations take place at the same time. So if you’ll forgive the pun, let’s dive a little deeper. (see less)

Travel News ~ Goleta
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The 12 Best Places to Eat in Santa Barbara
November 10, 2016 Sitting just 95 miles north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara’s been branded as the “American Riviera” and has a plethora of dining options to back up that reputation. Since it’s hard enough to choose between two options, let ...alone a whole plethora, we’ve simplified things for you by picking out 12 must-try spots for a variety of cuisine and dishes -- from fresh sea urchin shoots to hot chicken nachos. (see less)
Comment Santa Barbara is known for a wide array of cuisine. These pictures enough are enough to make us ...foodies! (see less)
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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Santa Barbara
November 21, 2016 Santa Barbara is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in California, with lovely Spanish style architecture, an inviting waterfront, and a mountainous backdrop. It also has the great advantage of having many of its places of interest within close ...proximity of each other, making it an easy city to explore. One of the main attractions is the 18th century Mission Santa Barbara, but there are a wide range of things to see and do, with museums, a zoo, the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, botanical gardens, and a number of good hiking trails in the area. (see less)
Comment Assuming you get off the beach or away from your beautiful vacation rental, there's a lot to do in Santa Barbara that you won't ...regret. (see less)
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Santa Barbara Travel Guide
December 11, 2016 The city calls itself the American Riviera, and if you travel to Santa Barbara you'll see why: This central coast city, which sits on an idyllic stretch of coastline and is sheltered by the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains, has a ...Mediterranean-like climate and a civility that feels downright European. In fact, it once was European: the Spanish settled the city in the 1600s, and the Mission Santa Barbara is still one of the city's most treasured landmarks. Given the city's sophisticated charm—and high prices—many celebrities have made a Santa Barbara visit over the years, from Charlie Chaplin, who built a hotel, to Oprah Winfrey, who has a house nearby. (see less)
Comment There are a lot of travel guides, but this one is very down-to-earth; it mentions peak tourism times for Santa Barbara, along with recommending some great not-to-miss ...destinations. (see less)

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