Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Summerland, CA 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 WiFi. Prices start at $186 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Summerland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The picture-perfect image of laid-back seaside living

Just six miles east of Santa Barbara on the south-facing Pacific coast, the quaint seaside town of Summerland feels light years away from big city life. Perched on bluffs overlooking the sandy beach and ocean below, the relaxing enclave originally settled by Spiritualists is made up of quaint shops, eateries, and antique stores dotted among Victorian houses and Craftsman-style bungalows. A Summerland vacation rental has something for everyone, from surfing at the local beaches and hiking in the nearby mountains, to exploring the historical sights of Santa Barbara and sipping the fine vintages of some of California's most vibrant wine regions.

Things to do

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

You can sample some of the best wines in the state at Summerland Winery, or go wine-tasting further afield in the Santa Ynez Valley or on the Fox Canyon Wine Trail. Santa Barbara is home to the famous Mission Santa Barbara, dating from 1786, as well as attractions like the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, featuring Spanish military outposts built in 1782. Get your exercise and hike up to Knapp's Castle in Los Padres National Forest, a landmark ruined mansion that makes for an excellent photo op.

Activities

To hike or not to hike, that is the question

There's no shortage of ways to soak up the fresh sea air at your Summerland vacation rental. Toro Canyon Park has plenty of trails, with even more in the sprawling Los Padres Forest beyond. If hiking's not your thing, head to the beach for some swimming, suntanning, and surfing, or enjoy a scenic horseback ride along the surf (sunrise and sunset are particularly great times). You might even spot some whales off the coast. Film buffs will want to visit during the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In town, you'll find plenty of shopping and some prime antiquing.

Weather

So much summer, they had to name it Summerland

You'll be treated to pleasant temperatures and nearly year round sunshine at your Summerland vacation rental. Highs are pleasantly in the 60s and 70s all the time. Lows can dip into the mid-40s overnight between December and February, so be sure to pack layers, especially if you plan to catch the stunning sunrises and sunsets. You'll see almost no rain between June and September, just warm ocean breezes (all the better for those outdoor activities). They might get snow way up in the mountains, but you'll almost never see the white stuff in town.

Natural features

Bluff your way into the perfect vacation

Summerland sits on coastal bluffs above the beaches and crashing ocean waves. To the north you'll find forests and mountains that are home to black bears, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions. The areas east and west of town are both prime wine-producing regions. Off the coast to the south are the Channel Islands, dotted with oaks and Torrey Pines, and home to sheep and goats, migrating birds and bald eagles, and waters full of rays, fish, eels, sea lions, and hosts of other sea creatures. The area produces a natural black tar, so bring sturdy shoes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Summerland

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Oxnard, CA (OXR), which is 26.7 mi (43 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Summerland, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 698 vacation rentals around Summerland. From 476 house rentals to 44 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Summerland?

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 Summerland:

  • West Beach: 107 vacation rentals
  • The Mesa: 472 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Beach: 145 vacation rentals
  • Mission Canyon: 135 vacation rentals
  • Oak Park: 119 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 Summerland?

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

  • Lookout Park: 772 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: 812 vacation rentals
  • Westmont College: 750 vacation rentals
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area: 683 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Harbor: 747 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 476 Houses in Summerland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Summerland include:

  • Cottages: 44 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 151 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 44 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Summerland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 125 vacation rentals with pool available in Summerland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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