Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Santa Barbara, CA, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at C$ 180 per night, and condo and apartment rentals and house rentals are popular options for a stay in Santa Barbara. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Santa Barbara

The area's history and wineries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Santa Barbara. Travelers to this walkable city praise the beaches, seaside and biking. Local cultural sights include Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, Vrbo 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.


Activities and attractions in Santa Barbara

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santa Barbara a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Santa Barbara

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is famous for its beautiful ocean views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Santa Barbara is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lotusland (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Alameda Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Barbara

Fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Santa Barbara Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Santa Barbara?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 870 vacation rentals near Santa Barbara. From 168 condo and apartment rentals to 583 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Barbara are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Barbara?

Whether you're traveling 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 Santa Barbara:

  • West Beach: 105 vacation rentals
  • Upper East: 147 vacation rentals
  • The Mesa: 475 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Beach: 140 vacation rentals
  • Mission Canyon: 132 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Santa Barbara?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Barbara. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Reagan Ranch Center: 754 vacation rentals
  • Casa de la Guerra: 747 vacation rentals
  • Upper State Street: 738 vacation rentals
  • Cabrillo Pavillion: 758 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: 748 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara listed on Vrbo Canada 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 Condos/Apartments in Santa Barbara?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 168 Condos/Apartments in Santa Barbara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara include:

  • Houses: 583 rentals available
  • Villas: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Barbara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 198 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Barbara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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