Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Santa Barbara, CA, 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 £ 69 per night, and villas and houses 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 some of the reasons to come on holiday to Santa Barbara. Travellers to this walkable city praise the beaches, seaside and cycling. Local cultural sights include Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Santa Barbara a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.8 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 23°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is famous for its beautiful ocean views and beautiful 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 852 vacation rentals near Santa Barbara. From 19 villas to 574 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Barbara for a holiday or a weekend 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:

  • Santa Barbara Beach: 145 vacation rentals
  • East San Roque: 43 vacation rentals
  • Upper East: 144 vacation rentals
  • Laguna: 150 vacation rentals
  • Cielito: 49 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 UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Barbara. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Antioch University: 744 vacation rentals
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree: 745 vacation rentals
  • Susan Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum: 737 vacation rentals
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden: 734 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Station: 745 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara listed on Vrbo UK 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 Villas in Santa Barbara?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 19 Villas in Santa Barbara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara include:

  • Houses: 574 rentals available
  • Flats: 159 rentals available
  • Resorts: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages 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 187 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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