Discover a selection of 66 holiday rentals in Santa Barbara County, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 186 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Santa Barbara County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book a holiday rental for your Santa Barbara County getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Santa Barbara County with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Santa Barbara County

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Santa Barbara County a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Golf Course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (25 mi / 40.2 km)
  • Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (25.8 mi / 41.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Barbara County

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Barbara County is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Leadbetter Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Cabrillo Pavillion (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Lotusland (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Arroyo Burro Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Butterfly Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Goleta Beach (7.5 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Santa Barbara County

Fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station and UC Santa Barbara Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top holiday rentals in Santa Barbara County?

Whether you're organising your next exciting adventure with pals or a romantic rendezvous with your darling, one of these top holiday rentals in Santa Barbara County is sure to tempt you:

  • "Triple B Ranch - Uncork And Unwind In Santa Ynez": If you're searching for somewhere in Santa Ynez with 2 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, this escape is calling your name. Amenities include mountain views and shopping.
  • "Just Steps From The Beach": Located in Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, this guest favourite has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A fridge and a dishwasher are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Santa Barbara County holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Santa Barbara County?

Vrbo has some delightful log cabins for rent in and around Santa Barbara County. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while spending time in nature at either of these popular choices:

  • "Eat Bacon And Ice Cream In A Log Cabin Pmc Guest Cards" has all the conveniences you need for a relaxed getaway, including mountain views and high-speed internet services. After you've unpacked, venture out and soak up the lovely scenery.
  • Invite your pals along or settle in with your partner at "Log Cabin Get Away: A Perfect Mountain Retreat". Off-street parking options and pet-friendly services are just some of the amenities included at this getaway.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Santa Barbara County?

There's nothing quite as exciting as getting behind the steering wheel and making your way to someplace new. If you'd like to get away and recharge your batteries for a couple of days, check out these top weekend getaways in Santa Barbara County:

  • Experience relaxation and fun combined at "Los Olivos Dream Farmhouse". This welcoming property in Western United States is an excellent base for visiting nature hot spots including Chase Palm Park and Alameda Park. If you want to do something a little more active, spend your time hiking and biking or cycling.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Fully Remodeled Spanish Beach Casa Steps From The Beach" in Santa Barbara Beach. Here, you'll be ideally placed to explore Ventura City Beach and Oxnard State Beach. There are some fun activities to keep you active too, including cycling and horse riding.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Santa Barbara County?

Usually well located and with a price tag that won't make you run for the hills, studio apartments offer style and privacy with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Santa Barbara County and use it as a base to see the sights around you:

  • Stay at "5 - Star Beach Bunny Cottage Holiday Rental In Santa Barbara 2" and you'll be perfectly placed to cross off cultural sights like galerie102 and Santa Barbara Bowl. A fridge and free WiFi are some of the amenities at this apartment in Santa Barbara Beach.
  • Located in Santa Barbara, "Cabana Las Floras - A Tropical Cabana Paradise With Pool" is another terrific base for your adventure. When you've finished exploring hot spots like Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Albinger Archaeological Museum, make use of a boat and massage treatments back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Santa Barbara County?

Santa Barbara County has short-term rentals to match all budgets and styles. Whether you're yearning for a few nights all by yourself or a quick catch up with your besties, Vrbo will help you find the ideal retreat. Here are some top options to get you started:

  • Located near the heart of Western United States, "Los Olivos Dream Farmhouse" is excellent for a short-term stay. Use it as your base to visit nearby attractions such as Chumash Casino.
  • Another top choice is "Fully Remodeled Spanish Beach Casa Steps From The Beach" in Santa Barbara Beach. After dropping off your bags and settling in, venture out for some sightseeing. Mission Santa Barbara is a great place to start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Santa Barbara County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Santa Barbara County is a surefire way to fan the flames of passion. Scatter some rose petals, take your partner by the hand and get set to watch the sparks fly at one of these escapes:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Triple B Ranch - Uncork And Unwind In Santa Ynez" in Santa Ynez. Winery tours and beauty services are just two of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, plan an amorous weekend break at "Just Steps From The Beach". Located in Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, it offers beauty services, skiing facilities and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in Santa Barbara County?

Oozing character and cultural appeal, the tourist city of Orcutt is an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway. Rent a house for a night or two in this top Santa Barbara County city and surround yourself with all the comforts and conveniences of home.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Santa Barbara County?

If your idea of a dream trip away is to bring all your friends with you, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of holiday rentals in Santa Barbara County that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling pads:

  • "Epic Hilltop Estate On 7 Acres": With 6 bedrooms, everyone can RSVP "yes" to you at this exceptional getaway in Solvang. Mountain views and a kitchen are among the amenities available here.
  • "Montecito Beach House With Spa - 1 Block From Ocean": Located in Santa Barbara, this roomy option has 4 bedrooms and is another top pick for getting the family together. There's plenty to keep guests both comfortable and entertained, such as a kitchen and a garden.

Are there large holiday rentals that sleep 30 or more in Santa Barbara County?

If you're organising a big family reunion or a special event in Santa Barbara County, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone off the guest list. Vrbo has large holiday rentals that will fit all your favourite people. Here are a couple of terrific examples:

  • "Bliss On The Beach - Stunning Beachfront Home On Iconic Miramar Beach": This property in Montecito has 1 bedroom and can comfortably accommodate up to 99 people. As well as tons of space, it comes with an ocean view and a fireplace.
  • "Ocean Vista Retreat: Private Villa W": Send out your invites and stay at this holiday rental in Western United States. It has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 100 guests. Amenities here include an ocean view and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Santa Barbara County?

Get ready to take your pick and hop right in. Here are a few popular house rentals in Santa Barbara County where awesome memories are made at the pool:

  • The pool at "Location - Location - Location Unique House In Beautiful West Beach" will add a whole new dimension of fun to your escape. Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this rental home also comes with nearby ecotour services and a TV.
  • Hop out of bed and go for an early morning dip at "Montecito Beach House With Spa - 1 Block From Ocean" in Santa Barbara. A garden and a stereo are just two of the many amenities on offer here.

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