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Elegant. Walk Downtown. King Bed. Bikes! Skylight!
OPEN NOW: DINE-IN RESTAURANTS, COFFEE & ICE CREAM SHOPS, RETAIL SHOPS, BEACHES, HIKING, GOLF COURSES, BOTANICAL GARDENS, LOTUS LAND & MORE! PROFESSIONAL HOUSECLEANERS ARE THOROUGHLY CLEANING THE UNITS ACCORDING TO THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATIONS. This beautiful home is the perfect location to enjoy the American Riviera! It's 2 blocks from State St., walking/biking distance to downtown, beaches, Courthouse, Mission, parks, restaurants, shops & bars; 1 block to ice cream, brunch & coffee shop.
$137 per night
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Downtown Santa Barbara furnished apt heart of town
Downtown Santa Barbara apartment in the very heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Just 2 blocks from State Street, 1 block from Nordstrom's and the Paseo Nuevo Mall with restaurants, the bus terminal just 2 blocks and 14 movie screens within a 3 block walk! ( we hope re-opening soon). EZ walk to everything right downtown. This studio is upstairs in an original 1920's building with stores below. A remodeled bath with tub/shower, a walk-in closet and a nice small kitchen with real appliances.
$76 per night
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Modern Private Studio #7, Downtown Santa Barbara
Greetings! Modern Studio Apartment is walking distant to Downtown Santa Barbara Area, coffee shops, restaurants, central State Street, bus stops, & conveniently located near the freeway and gas station. Located in a Seven Unit Apartment complex. 1 reserved compact car parking spot for the guest! This upstairs newly renovated private studio is suitable for couples or two people maximum. If you have any questions before booking, please don’t hesitate to ask! :) Contact Hours: 10am-4pm
$113 per night

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Stay near Santa Barbara's top sights

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Santa Barbara185 locals recommend
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Los Agaves103 locals recommend
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Santa Barbara Zoo170 locals recommend
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History118 locals recommend
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Santa Barbara Harbor90 locals recommend
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Stearns Wharf48 locals recommend

Houses in Santa Barbara

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Private studio in garden setting
$65 per night
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Private room in Santa Barbara
Private Master Bedroom near DT w/ Balcony
$69 per night
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Private room in Waterfront
Small Space
$76 per night
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Home in Waterfront
Dreamy Beach Cottage ~ 2 Blocks from Ocean
$276 per night
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Private room in Mesa
Near Downtown ••• Clean & Cozy Bedroom
$56 per night
Home in Waterfront
Luxurious Studio With Private Entrance
$140 per night
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Private room in Santa Barbara
Natural Wonders/Privacy and Peace. Stay awhile!
$51 per night
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Downtown Sightseeing Master room w/bath
$73 per night
Home in Santa Barbara
SUNSHINE/BIKES/WALK Dwntwn/KING Bed/Laundry
$153 per night
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Home in Mesa
The Captain's Cottage on Shoreline Drive
$248 per night
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Home in Santa Barbara
Designer's 2 BD Patio Home
$145 per night
Private room in Santa Barbara
Cheerful 1 bedroom in Private serene home
$82 per night

Pet-friendly apartments

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Casa Valerio Unit 6B Boutique Suite in Downtown
$117 per night
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The Nook - Stunning Cottage with Large Yard and AC
$191 per night
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Seaside Sun-lit Apartment
$155 per night
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Breathe Deep & Relax in the Hot Tub or Soak Up Ocean Views From the Patio!
$147 per night
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Montecito Beachside Cottage Lower Unit
$306 per night
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The Well Ocean View Cottage #6
$241 per night
Rental unit in Santa Barbara Downtown
Downtown Studio Near Courthouse Partial Ocean-View
$257 per night
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Eucalyptus Suite. In the heart of downtown!
$145 per night
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CocoVilla Apartment #3 @ CocovillaSb Rental LLC
$120 per night
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CocoVilla Apartment #2 @ CocovillaSbRental LLC
$145 per night
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Garden hideaway in the heart of Santa Barbara
$397 per night
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Montecito Getaway-Kids-Beach-Surfing-Restaurants
$273 per night
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Apartments with kitchens

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The Sun Palm Suite
$204 per night
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Downtown Furnished Studio 2 blks State 9 to beach.
$95 per night
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Seaside Escape II
$180 per night
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Santa Barbara Private Studio Apartment
$85 per night
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The M Lounge- Quiet Getaway
$170 per night
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Bright and airy Victorian with private sun deck
$176 per night
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Amazing Location, Patio & AC - The Park House (B)
$150 per night
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Papa Dux - A Playful Urban Penthouse
$239 per night
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Luxury Beach Studio - 2 Blocks to Beach
$161 per night
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Affordable Beach PH 2 Blocks to Beach & Town!
$195 per night
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Beach Bungalow One Block Away from West Beach
$210 per night
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1bd/1ba - Perfect downtown location
$205 per night
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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.