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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.
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.
FAQs when booking a vacation home in Santa Barbara
The average price for a weekly Santa Barbara vacation rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $3,631.
The average price for a monthly Santa Barbara vacation rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $15,562.
There are loads of different property types that you can make your vacation home in Santa Barbara. You’ll find houses, cabins, holiday parks, villas, apartments, cottages, condos, bungalows and homestays.
Historic Mansion in Montecito is a Mediterranean-style vacation rental located on Hot Springs Road. You’ll enjoy continental breakfast every morning. For fresh produce, head to Montecito Village Grocery, about 0.8 miles from here. It is also a great place to stay within a reasonable distance (1 mile) to Butterfly Beach. Children never get bored thanks to playgrounds, board games, game rooms, and kid-friendly DVDs.
Those who travel to Santa Barbara for canyon views should book their stay somewhere between Sycamore Canyon Road and Coyote Road. The 93108 / Montecito Getaway can be yours for the weekend if you’re looking to enjoy tranquil views of the canyon and Montecito Peak. Westmont College is situated around 1.2 miles north of this home with a private entrance and parking. The nearest places for grocery shopping, dining, pharmacy, and banking are approximately 2.5 miles away at the Upper Village and Coast Village.
Santa Barbara vacation rentals around Historic West Beach are some of the most coveted romantic destinations. At Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse, you’ll be steps from world-class dining, sailing, downtown shopping, and swimming in Los Banos Del Mar Pool. Being next to a commercial highway (W Cabrillo Blvd) means that all conveniences are right next door.
About 0.6 miles from Antioch University, you’ll find the Ocean Breeze 3 BR Vacation Home with a garden. Transport by rail is one of the best ways to move around when staying in this place, considering the Amtrak Train Station is about half a mile away. From this station, you can go north to visit Los Angeles, or catch a train down south to see sunny San Luis Obispo.
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