Discover a selection of 205 vacation rentals in Downtown, Santa Barbara 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 private pools and swimming pools. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Downtown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Downtown
Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Downtown Santa Barbara

The area's live music and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Downtown Santa Barbara. This walkable city is known for its shopping, restaurants and beaches. Take in top local attractions like Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Santa Barbara

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downtown Santa Barbara a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Downtown Santa Barbara

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (2.6 mi / 4.1 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 / 0.9 km)
  • Alameda Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Santa Barbara

Fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25 mi (40.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, Santa Barbara?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 205 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 141 house rentals to 52 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 752 vacation rentals
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall: 757 vacation rentals
  • La Arcada: 747 vacation rentals
  • Susan Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum: 748 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: 757 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 141 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 52 rentals available
  • Studios: 30 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.