Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Santa Barbara County, 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 swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $147 per night, and houses and bungalows 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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Santa Barbara County: Med-style on the California coast

Often described as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara County has a Mediterranean style, retaining the Spanish flair that was brought over by early settlers. Stay in Santa Barbara County vacation rentals and you can enjoy the cultural city, exploring art galleries, discovering local museums and enjoying wine tastings. Surrounded by mountains, you'll be close to many unforgettable hiking trails, taking you through dense forest and past lakes and waterfalls. The area is also surrounded by endless sandy beaches that are ideal for surfing or soaking up the Californian sunshine.

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Discover Santa Barbara County's Spanish influence

You can see signs of Santa Barbara's Spanish past all around you, with red-roofed white buildings giving the city a Mediterranean feel. Old Mission Santa Barbara is a classic example of a Spanish church, and is over 200 years old. Still home to Franciscan friars, the mission is decorated with Mediterranean-style tiles and historic Colonial features. Santa Barbara Historical Museum is also full of treasures from historic Santa Barbara, from Native American artifacts through to the 1980s social scene. Cases are full of clothes, decorative items and crafts, and on the walls are artworks that reflect the city's ever-changing landscape.


Year-round California sunshine in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County benefits from around 283 sunny days a year, so the odds are that you'll be soaking up the California sun. July and August are the hottest months, but not unbearably so, with temperatures settling at about 70 degrees. The winter months are mild and generally dry and sunny, so if you book a Santa Barbara County vacation rental during one of these off-peak times, you can still enjoy many outdoor activities.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Barbara County, US?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 1,243 vacation rentals around Santa Barbara County. From 865 house rentals to 87 bungalow rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santa Barbara County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Barbara County. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Barbara: 859 vacation rentals
  • Carpinteria: 549 vacation rentals
  • Montecito: 845 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 112 vacation rentals
  • Santa Ynez: 161 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Santa Barbara County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santa Barbara County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Barbara County:

  • Santa Barbara: 859 rentals
  • Carpinteria: 549 rentals
  • Montecito: 845 rentals
  • Santa Ynez: 161 rentals
  • Solvang: 159 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Santa Barbara County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara County are:

  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA): 201 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal): 845 vacation rentals
  • Lompoc, CA (LPC): 53 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Santa Barbara County?

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

  • Lake Cachuma: 674 rentals
  • Jalama Beach County Park: 24 rentals
  • Sunstone Vineyards & Winery: 194 rentals
  • Old Mission Santa Ines: 188 rentals
  • Gainey Vineyard: 207 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara County listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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