Where to stay around Santa Barbara, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 906 vacation rentals near Santa Barbara. From 512 Houses to 79 Cottages, 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:

  • The Mesa (Beach Area): 142 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 146 vacation rentals
  • Mission Canyon: 89 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 112 vacation rentals
  • Lower State: 109 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Barbara?

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

  • Reagan Ranch Center: 790 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Orchid Estate: 763 vacation rentals
  • Granada Theatre: 775 vacation rentals
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds: 777 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 775 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara listed on VRBO 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 Santa Barbara?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 512 Houses in Santa Barbara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara include:

  • Cottages: 79 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 59 rentals available
  • Studios: 39 rentals available

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

Can I rent golf rental rentals in Santa Barbara?

Absolutely, VRBO has 664 golf rental rentals in Santa Barbara. You have also many other possibilities in Santa Barbara area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 295 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 135 rentals
  • Beachfront rentals: 104 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

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

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 241 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Barbara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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, 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.

    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.

    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)