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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Oceanfront vacation rentals in Santa Barbara

There are 1,293 vacation rentals near Santa Barbara for all manner or mood of travel, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Santa Barbara vacation, you can find 10% rentals under $88/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Santa Barbara, there are 129 between $573 and $6,703/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 91 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Santa Barbara to fit your California vacation needs. The most popular types of short-term rental homes in Santa Barbara are houses, private rooms and apartments. Santa Barbara has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of vacation rental availability 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 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:
- Oceanfront1,293 vacation rentals
- Beach1,293 vacation rentals
- House763 vacation rentals
- Private Room245 vacation rentals
- Condo199 vacation rentals
- Apartment199 vacation rentals
- Hotel71 vacation rentals
- Villa26 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:
- Shoreline Park: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Santa Barbara Museum Of Art: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Stearns Wharf: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Santa Barbara Zoo: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Douglas Family Preserve: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Moreton Bay Fig Tree: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Arroyo Burro Beach County Park: 1,293 vacation rentals
- Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1,293 vacation rentals