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- 101 Peaceful Unit - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
- 101 Peaceful Unit
10 Wonderful
Casa Valerio Unit 6C-Boutique Suite in Downtown Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 55% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 49% rise in price.
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  • Romantic getaways in Santa Barbara are best enjoyed in the most serene neighborhoods within the entertainment district. There are numerous options, especially along Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, but we highly recommend The 3 Dux. Guests are invited to dine in nearby restaurants serving seafood or grab some takeaway nearby. If you’re traveling with specific dates in mind, we recommend booking in advance to secure the best rates and your desired accommodation.
  • Some of the coziest Santa Barbara vacation rentals, like 101 Peaceful Unit, are directly opposite the Old Coast Park. It is a convenient location for animal lovers given that Santa Barbara Zoo is an approximately 5 min drive via E Cabrillo Blvd. Sports lovers can reserve their tickets in advance to watch players at the Municipal Tennis and Pickleball Courts, which are a stone’s throw away.
  • Campers should not miss lodging in Rancho Oso Cabin 2. Almost all the kitchenettes in this vacation home offer everything you need to make your camping unforgettable from fireplaces, dining areas, and gas grills. Your horseback rides and hiking start right from the front door.
  • Looking for a Tuscan-inspired vacation on a private deck overlooking the mountains? Find a vacation house for rent next to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Villa Floresco is a hillside studio rental with great sunset views, located about 10 min and 15 min drive to Santa Barbara Bowl and downtown respectively.
  • If you are interested in Santa Barbara vacation rentals that has great reviews, look no further than the Newly Remodeled Downtown Victorian. Situated within a close range of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Santa Barbara Historical Museum, it makes a perfect stay for history buffs.
  • Vacation rentals in Santa Barbara are around 6% cheaper than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Santa Barbara.
  • The best vacation rental properties in Santa Barbara are Second story studio 1 1/2 blocks to beach (10.0, 22 reviews), Just Steps From The Beach (10.0, 24), and The 3 Dux (9.1, 49), based on ratings and reviews from real travelers.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap vacation rental in Santa Barbara, you should consider visiting during the low season. The cheapest vacation homes in Santa Barbara can be found in November and September.
  • The cheapest night for renting a vacation home in Santa Barbara is Friday. In contrast, the most expensive is Thursday.
  • Book your Santa Barbara vacation rental more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price.
  • Vacation rentals are a popular choice for both long and short-term stays. KAYAK users usually book their vacation rental in Santa Barbara for 1 days.
  • The cheapest Santa Barbara vacation rental found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $138, while the most expensive was $619.

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