Santa Barbara California
Beach Vacation Rentals
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Plan Your Santa Barbara Vacation


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Santa Barbara California beach vacation rentals allow you to "live like a local" in one of the world's most beautiful destinations.

Rent an entire house in Santa Barbara County for the price of a hotel room!

California beach vacation rentals are equipped with everything you need to feel right at home during your stay.

Wouldn't it be convenient to have your own washer and dryer just down the hall?

Think how much money you could save by dining out less often. Barbeque in the backyard of your California beach vacation rental instead.

Many California beach vacation rentals offer luxury extras like swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, fireplaces and game rooms.

Cozy California beach vacation rentals for 1-2 occupants provide the perfect setting for private retreats and romantic getaways.

More spacious California beach vacation rentals are ideal for groups and family events. Some of the more magnificent estates are classic locations for weddings.

Weekly and monthly rates make California beach vacation rentals the perfect lodging for extended stays.

Some California beach vacation rentals are even pet-friendly! So there's no need to arrange pet sitting while you're away.



7 Tips For Choosing Your Best Vacation Rental

Southern California beach vacation rentals are abundant. Shopping for the right one can be overwhelming. Here are 7 simple tips for choosing the best California beach vacation rental for you:

  1. Decide how long you'll be at the vacation rental before you begin shopping. That will limit your choices and make it easy to fine the perfect place to relax. Some California beach vacation rentals allow short stays of 1 - 2 nights. Other properties require a minimum stay of 3 - 7 nights, one week, or even one month.
  2. Rent from a reputable owner or agency. Paid vacation rental listings on websites such as TripAdvisor and VacationHomeRentals are the most reliable. Beware of free listing sites like craigslist.org. They can contain fraudulent advertising.
  3. If you do use a free listing service, you should always verify reviews & photos.
  4. Use the website's filtering features to help customize your search. Limiting your choices makes it easier to find your perfect beach getaway.
  5. Read travelers' reviews and look at pictures of each California beach vacation rental during your research. Trustworthy owners will be proud to show pictures and will post lots of reviews.
  6. Verify amenities, additional fees, taxes and cancellation policies with the owner or agent BEFORE placing your deposit.
  7. Pay with a credit card. If there is a problem, you can always dispute the charges with your credit card company.

Here are a few examples of the California beach vacation rentals available in the Santa Barbara area. This list is categorized by the Minimum Stay Requirement. Within each category, I've listed the vacation rentals according to size:

This is by no means a complete listing of California beach vacation rentals. Vacation rental owners list new properties all the time. Visit TripAdvisor, HomeAway and Vacation Home Rentals for the most current listings and seasonal specials.



Minimum Stay: 1 - 2 Nights

California Beach Vacation Rentals - HarborWalk Cottage
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

2 nights
Sleeps: 1 - 3
per Night:

$129
Bed/Bath
1/1
Week:

$895

Month:

$2,495
1br - HarborWalk Cottage at West Beach - This is a great location for those who want to be near all the action. It's just 2 blocks from the beach, between the Harbor & Stearns Wharf. "Spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated."

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Amazing Garden Refuge
Rental Type:
Guest
Minimum Stay:

2 nights
Sleeps: 1 - 2
per Night:

$124 - $149
Bed/Bath
1/1



No Kitchen



1br - Amazing Garden Refuge by the Creek - "Peaceful and gorgeous!" This is a guest room in a separate wing of the owner's house. It's on an amazing, well-groomed property next to the Museum of Natural History. It's a short walk to the Mission.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Perfect West Beach Location
Rental Type:
Apartment
Minimum Stay:

1 night
Sleeps: 2 - 4
per Night:

$135 - $205
Bed/Bath
1/1
Week:

$840 - $1.050

Month:

$2950
1br - Perfect West Beach Location! 2-Level Historic Unit - This is the narrow apartment in the back of this triplex. Completely renovated and newly furnished: one sofa bed and one queen bed. Walk or bike everywhere. Two blocks from the train station.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Romantic Getaway with Spa
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

1 night
Sleeps: 2 - 4
per Night:

$150 - $250
Bed/Bath
1/1
Week:

$995 - $1,295

Month:

$3,100 - $6,000
1br - Romantic Retreat With Spa, Near downtown - Hourglass Spa Retreat is near the Mission and Rocky Nook Park. It's "a lovely, quiet, clean and well equipped place." Nestled in the foothills with amazing mountain views.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Serene Private Retreat
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 night
Sleeps: 4 - 6
per Night:

$325 - $395
Bed/Bath
2/3
Week:

$1,500 - $2,900




2br - Serene Private SB Retreat - A private home with a sweeping 145 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Situated on a hill top in Santa Barbara's Sun Belt. Lots of windows and a great deck from which to enjoy the magnificent view.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Miramar Beach Front Home Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

2 - 5 nights
Sleeps: 7
per Night:

$550 - $850
Bed/Bath
3/2
Week:

$3,500 - $5,500




3br - Miramar Beach Front Cottage - Located in the exclusive community of Montecito, this is a rare opportunity to live right on the beach. Newly remodeled kitchen, flat screen TV, luxury bedding. "More than I had hoped for." The ultimate beach vacation rental.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Family Home with Pool
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 night
Sleeps: 8 - 9
per Night:

$450 - $550
Bed/Bath
4/4.5
Week:

$2,500 - $3,500




4br - Brand New Family Home with Pool - "Highly recommended!" In the San Roque neighborhood of Santa Barbara. "Very comfortable with a great kitchen." Game room in the basement. Perfect for a family vacation.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Stunning Estate with Pool
Rental Type:
Villa
Minimum Stay:

2 nights
Sleeps: 8 - 10
per Night:

$880 - $1,050
Bed/Bath
4/3.5
Week:

$4,200 - $5,500

Month:

$12,700 - $20,000
4br - Ocean Vacation Rental: Stunning Estate with Pool - Ocean, mountain and canyon views on a private hilltop. This is a beautiful Mediterrannean villa. Back yard is built for entertainment, including a pool and hot tub.

Minimum Stay: 3 - 7 Nights

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Miramar Cottage
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

3 nights
Sleeps: 3
per Night:

$350 - $450
Bed/Bath
1/1
Week:

$1,600 - $2,600

Month:


1br - Miramar Beach House - On Montecito's famous Miramar Beach. This rental includes only the bottom half of the home. One queen bed plus one twin bed. Watch the dolphins swim by as you drink your morning coffee on the deck.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Beach Bunny Cottage
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

3 nights
Sleeps: 4
per Night:

$275 - $295
Bed/Bath
2/2
Week:

$1,600

Month:

$4,700
2br - Beach Bunny Cottage - "Cozy, clean and well appointed." Located in just 2 blocks from West Beach. Within walking distance to State Street, Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor. Compare the price of this vacation rental to that of West Beach Hotels.

Hotels Santa Barbara CA - East Beach Condo Rental Type:
Condo
Minimum Stay:
3 nights
Sleeps: 4 per Night:

$280 - $295
Bed/Bath: 2/3 Week:

$1,850 - $1,950

Month:

$5,700 - $6,000
2br - 400 Steps From East Beach - "In excellent condition and exceptionally clean." This home is well-equipped with everything you need for a great California beach vacation. Compare theses rates to those of East Beach hotels.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Luxury Oceanview Cottage
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

3 - 5 nights
Sleeps: 6
per Night:

$550 - $650
Bed/Bath
2/2.5
Week:

$3,475 - $4,500




2br - Luxury Cottage with Breathtaking Ocean Views - Located across the street from Shoreline Park. "Exceeded our expectations." Completely remodeled and professionally decorated with 2 King beds. "Like a 5-star hotel."

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Casa Azzurra
Rental Type:
House
Minimum Stay:

3 - 7 nights
Sleeps: 7
per Night:

$350 - $430
Bed/Bath
3/2.5
Week:

$2,500 - $2,950

Month:

$6,000 - $7,300
3br - Casa Azzurra - A luxury home just 2 blocks from West Beach. Built in 1904 and recently renovated. "A spacious and well-kept property." Located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and attractions.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Casa das Palmas
Rental Type:
Estate
Minimum Stay:

3 nights
Sleeps: 10
per Night:

$700 - $1,450
Bed/Bath
4/2.5
Week:

$4,000 - $7,500

Month:

$12,500 - $27,500
4br - Casa das Palmas Private Luxury Hacienda - This is a beautiful estate. Spacious & comfortable. Perfect location for a wedding. Within walking distance to Hendry's beach (which is dog-friendly) and one of our favorite local restaurants, The Boathouse.

Stay At Least 1 Week

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Secret Getaway
Rental Type:
Apartment
Minimum Stay:

1 week
Sleeps: 3
per Week:
$950 - $1,295
Bed/Bath
1/1







1br - The Secret Getaway - 2 blocks to West Beach - This historic building includes three beautiful vacation rentals. It's on a quiet street in a good neighborhood within walking distance of the beach, wineries, restaurants & shopping. Very comfortable.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Mesa Home
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 week
Sleeps: 4 - 6
per Night:

$225 - $275
Bed/Bath
2/2
Week:

$1,350 - $1,650

Month:

$4,500 - $5,000
2br - Beautiful Mesa Home w/Hot tub - This is a "comfortable home in a perfect location." This home is centrally located on the Mesa in Santa Barbara. It's just a few blocks to Shoreline Park and the Pacific Ocean. Great for a family with teens.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Paradise Cottage
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

1 week
Sleeps: 6
per Week:

$1,695 - $2,450
Bed/Bath
3/2







3br - Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views & Delightful Garden - Located on the hillside in Summerland, CA. This pet friendly cottage is "warm and inviting." Airy and open with hardwood floors. Walk 1/4 mile to Summerland beach and Lookout Park.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Knolltop Estate
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 week
Sleeps: 8
per Week:

$4,000 - $6,000
Bed/Bath
4/5
Month:

$12,000 - $18,000




4br - Knolltop Estate - Oceanview estate in the Montecito foothills. This vacation rental includes the main house plus a guest house. Great outdoor living includes fireplace, hot tub & sauna. Beautiful & private.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Upper East Retreat
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 week
Sleeps: 12
per Week:

$4,000 - $6,000
Bed/Bath
4/3
Month:

$12,000 - $18,000




4br - Upper East Retreat - This property is ideal for a family gathering or couples' getaway. "A fantastic holiday retreat." Modern contemporary design. Impeccable landscaping. Near the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose gardens.

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California Beach Vacation Rentals - Villa del Mar
Rental Type:
Condo
Minimum Stay:

1 month
Sleeps: 5
per Month:

$5,600
Bed/Bath
2/2







2br - Villa Del Mar - This great condo is just 2 blocks from the Santa Barbara waterfront. The 2-car garage is a rare bonus. Bicycles and boogie boards are available for your use. This makes an excellent vacation rental for small families.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Bluff Top Home
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 month
Sleeps: 6
per Month:

$7,500
Bed/Bath
3/2







3br - Bluff Top Home - Gorgeous oceanfront, bluff-top property near the Douglas Family Preserve. Centrally located. Walk to Hendry's Beach & The Boathouse. This vacation rental is also pet friendly. Santa Barbara living doesn't get any better than this.

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Casa del Mar
Rental Type:
Cottage
Minimum Stay:

1 month
Sleeps: 8
per Month:

$4,900 - $8,000
Bed/Bath
3/1







3br - Enjoy paradise at Casa del Mar - Across the street from Ledbetter Beach. Ocean and Harbor views from back yard and living room. Walk to the beach. Great backyard for entertaining. Spacious & comfortable. "A 5-star rental!"

California Beach Vacation Rentals - Ocean Mesa
Rental Type:
Home
Minimum Stay:

1 month
Sleeps: 8
per Month:

$15,000 - $20,000
Bed/Bath
4/3.5







4br - Ocean Oasis - Just one block to beach access, this vacation rental is high-quality, upscale and luxurious. Situated on the bluff, this home offers an unobstructed view of the ocean. Perfect for a family vacation.

California beach vacation rentals can be a refreshing alternative to hotel rooms. If you do stay in a California beach vacation rental, take a minute and write a review! Share your Santa Barbara Discovery.

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