Discover a selection of 218 vacation rentals in Santa Ynez, 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 private pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Santa Ynez. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Santa Ynez is all about California Dreaming

Like a tipple? Then you'll love Santa Ynez. This small town in the Santa Ynez Valley is the hub of more than 120 wineries. Get your Californian wine adventure off to a great start by booking a well-placed Santa Ynez vacation rental. Just don't forget the corkscrew! Embrace the town's art galleries, mug up on SoCal history at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, and visit the Danish town of Solvang. Why not leave the car at home and embark on a coach tour of the many wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, where tastings are generous and often free.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Santa Ynez

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Santa Ynez a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Roblar Winery (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • River Course at the Alisal (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
  • OstrichLand USA (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (16 mi / 25.7 km)

Wine makes you feel just fine in Santa Ynez

In Santa Ynez, it's sometimes difficult to determine if you're in the 18th or the 21st century. This old town is crammed with wild west-style buildings, dusty saloons, and shops, and docile horses hitched to posts. Book a charming Santa Ynez vacation rental close to the town's center, and seek out its modern art galleries, wine tasting rooms, and independent upmarket restaurants. For those who love the great outdoors, the rolling hills and trails of the Santa Ynez Valley are a hiker's dream. After dark, hunker down on your own porch and relax with a fine local cabernet.


300 days of summer in Santa Ynez

Let's face it, there's no bad time to visit Southern California. Blessed with a warm, Mediterranean climate, the sun shines almost every day of the year and temperatures are a comfortable and consistent mid-70s. Summer is the busiest time of year, and Santa Ynez vacation rentals can get booked up months in advance. If you visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, the crowds have thinned out and you can get the best pick of accommodations. The Santa Ynez Valley sees the most rain in winter, between December and February, so it's worth packing a raincoat then.

Natural features

Get lost in the Los Padres National Forest.

Santa Ynez is north of Santa Barbara in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Los Padres National Forest. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the township is a gateway to the valley's hundreds of hiking trails, including Grass Mountain and Gaviota Pass, 2 of the most popular trails. There are plenty of easier routes, in case you've overdone the winery tour. Raccoons, deer and reptiles are in abundance in the valley, but head further into the Los Padres National Forest and you could come face to face with wild boars, black bears, and pronghorn antelopes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Santa Ynez

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Santa Ynez?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Santa Ynez that's a match made in heaven. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Santa Ynez, it's hard to top "Triple B Ranch - Uncork And Unwind In Santa Ynez". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a toaster and internet services.
  • "Just Steps From The Beach" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, internet services, WiFi and more. It's around 25 miles from Santa Ynez.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Santa Ynez vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Santa Ynez?

Nothing tops squeezing in a short break to revive your spirits. Pack your carry-on bag and catch your breath at one of these enticing weekend getaways in and around Santa Ynez:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Los Olivos Dream Farmhouse", which is around 6 miles to the west of central Santa Ynez. There's plenty of adventure and nature on your doorstep here. Try horse riding and cycling or simply enjoy the sights of Elings Park and Campus Beach.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Fully Remodeled Spanish Beach Casa Steps From The Beach". About 25 miles southeast of Santa Ynez, fun activities around here include horse riding and cycling. Rather go sightseeing? Plan an outing to Rattlesnake Canyon Trail and Andree Clark Bird Refuge.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Santa Ynez?

Typically compact, affordable and well located, it's not difficult to be charmed by a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and get acquainted with Santa Ynez up close:

  • Unpack your bags at "5 - Star Beach Bunny Cottage Vacation Rental In Santa Barbara 2". Amenities including a barbecue grill and an ocean view will help you feel at home here.
  • "Cabana Las Floras - A Tropical Cabana Paradise With Pool" is another great option. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of a private pool, WiFi and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover more of Santa Ynez. Cultural sights like Marian and Severson Theaters and Santa Barbara Bowl will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Santa Ynez?

You certainly can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Santa Ynez provide an excellent alternative to a typical hotel room. Offering many of the comforts of home, you'll effortlessly shift into vacation mode the second you arrive. Try one of these terrific rentals on for size:

  • Reserve a few nights at "Ca Dreaming In Wine Country" in central Santa Ynez. Here, you'll have easy access to top attractions like Chumash Casino.
  • Or maybe "Luxurious Guest Casita With Stunning City And Mountain Views" suits you better. Visit nearby sights such as Gainey Vineyard during the daytime and then relax and unwind in your comfy digs at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Santa Ynez?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Santa Ynez that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Triple B Ranch - Uncork And Unwind In Santa Ynez". Around 1 mile from Santa Ynez, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • Another option where you can spend a few relaxing days together is "Just Steps From The Beach". Located 25 miles from Santa Ynez, winery tours and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Santa Ynez?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Santa Ynez and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at "Epic Hilltop Estate On 7 Acres". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a chef and a garden. You'll find it around 6 miles to the west of Santa Ynez.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Montecito Beach House With Spa - 1 Block From Ocean" and fill the place with laughter and love. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the southeast of central Santa Ynez. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Santa Ynez?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Santa Ynez and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Location - Location - Location Unique House In Beautiful West Beach". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including books and daily housekeeping services.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days swimming or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Montecito Beach House With Spa - 1 Block From Ocean". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and features a balcony, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Santa Ynez? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're seeking more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Santa Ynez vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Santa Ynez?

Every family catch-up should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Santa Ynez offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get everyone together at "Epic Hilltop Estate On 7 Acres", which has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. This escape is located 6 miles to the west of Santa Ynez and features amenities such as childrens activities and a kitchen island.
  • "Montecito Beach House With Spa - 1 Block From Ocean" also has the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This rental is around 25 miles to the southeast of Santa Ynez, and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A kitchen island and free toiletries will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearns Wharf and Upper State Street should be at the top of your to-do list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Santa Ynez?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like having an indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimwear and go for a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Santa Ynez:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can fit up to 8 guests, "Montecito Estate - Pool And Spa, Walk To Butterfly Beach And Cvr" is the ideal place to spend time with your family or friends. Make use of this retreat's host of amenities, such as a garden and a firepit.
  • Another outstanding option is "Until The 1st March 2022 All Prices Are Open To Negotiations". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you can invite your entire gang to play, stay and swim. A swimming pool and a fireplace are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

If you need more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Santa Ynez vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Santa Ynez?

At Vrbo, we've got rentals in or near Santa Ynez to suit everyone's needs. Here are some of our favorite two-bedroom options to get you started:

  • Leading our list is "Triple B Ranch - Uncork And Unwind In Santa Ynez". This two-bedroom beauty provides guests with amenities like a garden and a kitchen. You can easily visit Santa Ynez's many attractions from this base.
  • Another recommended option is "Private Retreat Santa Ynez". With useful amenities like a kitchen and mountain views, it'll be plain sailing making yourselves at home here. Choose your rooms, unpack your suitcases and let the fun begin!