Santa Barbara North

When it comes to wine country, closer is better.

Head toward the hills. The stunning Santa Ynez Mountains serve as sort of the de facto border between Santa Barbara’s north and south counties. While the more popular rental choices tend to have visitors gravitating toward the beaches, true oenophiles know the best place to stay for a quick and easy escape. Santa Barbara North is home to some of the area’s most expansive estates, all about a half hour drive to wine country. And we doubt there will be any whining when you choose to vacation here with InvitedHome. Learn More

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Santa Barbara North
Villa Chaparral
A French Country Estate en route to wine country
AVERAGE PRICE PER NIGHT

~ $465 to $1799

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4732 FT2
  • house
  • 6

7 Bedrooms

  • Guest Bedroom #2
  • Master Bedroom #1
  • Guesthouse Bedroom 1
  • Guest Bedroom #3
  • Guesthouse Bedroom 2
  • Kids Bedroom #5 Kids Bedroom #5
  • Bonus Room Bonus Room
Ocean Vista Retreat
Go ahead. Spread out and enjoy the view.
AVERAGE PRICE PER NIGHT

~ $350 to $699

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3000 FT2
  • house
  • 8

4 Bedrooms

  • Guest Bedroom 4
  • Master Bedroom #1
  • Guest Bedroom #2
  • Guest Bedroom #3
Travel Guides ~ Santa Barbara North
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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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The Ultimate Guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country
You’ll hear the best of both when you visit any of these Santa Barbara County wineries. So whether you are a seasoned sommelier or an aspiring oenophile, Santa Barbara Wine Country has a vineyard or winery that will satisfy even the most ...discriminating palate. But with so many delicious wine destinations at your disposal, we thought it might help if we took you on a quick tour of a few of our favorites… (see less)

Travel News ~ Santa Barbara North
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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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The Ultimate Guide to Santa Barbara in a Weekend
November 20, 2016 Dance the night away at world-class nightclubs, indulge in ultrafresh California specialties, shop indie boutiques, or just laze around the sun-drenched beaches. After spending a weekend in Santa Barbara, you’ll never want to go home! So, what ...are you waiting for? Come explore the jewel of the American Riviera. (see less)
Comment There are a lot of "ultimate guides" to a destination, but this guide is comprehensive, gives a lot of alternatives, and appears to be written by a very down-to-earth vacationer. Give it a ...try! (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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