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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Beachfront vacation rentals in Santa Barbara

There are 560 beachfront rentals near Santa Barbara for all manner or mood of traveling to the shoreline, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Santa Barbara Beach vacation, you can find 10% of the available rentals under $178/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Santa Barbara, there are 56 between $821 and $5,817/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 99 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Santa Barbara near the beach to fit your California vacation needs. The most popular types of beachfront rentals in Santa Barbara are houses, apartments and hotels. Santa Barbara has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity because of its beaches and other water activities. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of available beach vacation rentals from leading travel sites like VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), Homeaway,, and many more. Search your travel dates to find available Santa Barbara vacation homes for your beach trip.

Where is Santa Barbara

Long known as a vacation destination for Hollywood's rich and famous, Santa Barbara is an excellent place for a sunny, laid-back getaway with a touch of luxury. Check out these attractions during your stay along the central California coast.

Quick Guide to Santa Barbara

From the Native American people who lived in this area before 17th-century Spanish colonization to the celebrities, like Oprah and Charlie Chaplin, who've helped make the city what it is today, Santa Barbara offers a lot of fun experiences.
  • Butterfly Beach: This beach's west-facing orientation makes it one of the best spots to catch a sunset in Santa Barbara.
  • Channel Islands Marine Preserve: The Channel Islands Marine Preserve offers opportunities for scuba diving and whale watching.
  • Mission Santa Barbara: The influence of this area's Spanish colonial past is evident in the red-tiled roofs and in the namesake Mission Santa Barbara itself, which is wonderfully preserved for visitors.

More Home-types in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Santa Barbara:
- Oceanfront560 vacation rentals
- Beach560 vacation rentals
- House361 vacation rentals
- Condo75 vacation rentals
- Apartment75 vacation rentals
- Hotel64 vacation rentals
- Villa26 vacation rentals
- Private Room21 vacation rentals

Points of interests in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Santa Barbara: