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Delight in the beachside landscape of Montecito

The beaches and gardens create a pretty picture of Montecito. This city is romantic and welcoming, recognized for its restaurants, shopping and biking. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Montecito

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Montecito a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Montecito

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Montecito is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lotusland (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Butterfly Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Lookout Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cabrillo Pavillion (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Montecito

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 28 mi (45 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Montecito?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 791 house rentals around Montecito. From 461 Houses to 62 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Montecito is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Montecito?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Montecito:

  • Hedgerow: 82 vacation rentals
  • Coast Village: 59 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 108 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Beach: 150 vacation rentals
  • The Mesa: 507 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Montecito?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Montecito. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Lane Campus: 873 home rentals
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church: 834 home rentals
  • Casa Del Herrero: 835 home rentals
  • Lotusland: 833 home rentals
  • Butterfly Beach: 833 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Montecito listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Montecito?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 461 Houses in Montecito. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Montecito include:

  • Cottages: 62 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 62 lodging choices
  • Villas: 15 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Montecito?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 165 vacation homes with pool available in Montecito.

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