Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Where to stay around Santa Barbara?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 933 holiday lettings near Santa Barbara. From 513 houses to 100 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santa Barbara is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Barbara?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Barbara:

  • Eucalyptus Hill: 109 holiday homes
  • West Beach: 115 holiday homes
  • The Mesa (Beach Area): 145 holiday homes
  • Mission Canyon: 95 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 156 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Barbara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Santa Barbara. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Susan Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum: 807 holiday lettings
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden: 803 holiday lettings
  • Granada Theatre: 802 holiday lettings
  • Leadbetter Beach: 816 holiday lettings
  • Carriage and Western Art Museum: 819 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Santa Barbara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 513 houses in Santa Barbara. Our other popular types of Santa Barbara holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 100 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 81 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 58 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Barbara?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 249 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Barbara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Santa Barbara, California, USA your home away from home

    Santa Barbara is a beautiful city close to the Santa Ynez Mountains on the Pacific coast of California. Holiday rentals in Santa Barbara are popular all year round as visitors enjoy the beautiful beaches, mild winters and gorgeous gardens along with the cultural attractions and entertainment.

    Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California

    The gorgeous sandy beaches along the coastline of Santa Barbara are the biggest attraction for those visiting the area. Families can sunbathe, surf, windsurf, play on the beach or just walk along the water's edge. Ayyoyo Burro Beach, Hendry's Beach and East Beach are lined with palm trees providing shade for picnics. Walkers will enjoy the oceanfront trails and walkways with great sea views. Fishing trips are a popular thing to do from your Santa Barbara holiday rental, or take a sunset cruise or excursion by boat along this beautiful coast. In the city, State Street is full of shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and entertainment.

    Places to Visit Around Santa Barbara, CA

    The Santa Barbara Mission at Laguna was built in 1786 and is just one of several interesting historical buildings to visit in the area along with El Presidio de Santa Barbara. The local zoo is one of the best small zoos in the USA. A trip to the Santa Barbara winery is a popular trip offering tours of the winery and tasting of their produce. Stearn Wharf is another local landmark, dating back to the 1870s. It is the longest deepwater pier in the area. Those who appreciate gardening will enjoy a visit to the Botanic Gardens at Mission Canyon, within easy reach of Santa Barbara holiday villa rentals.

    Weather in Santa Barbara, CA

    Santa Barbara enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate due to its proximity to the ocean. The onshore breezes give Santa Barbara warm winters and cooler summers making it very pleasant year-round. Average daily high temperatures in summer reach 97°F (36°C) and drop to around 67°F (19°C) from November to March with very rare chance of frost. The area has more rainfall in the winter months and almost zero precipitation from April to November.

    Travel to Santa Barbara, California

    The nearest major airport to Santa Barbara holiday rentals is the Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA) Airport which is 8 miles from the city centre. For international travellers, Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport is 92 miles away. It has regular flights from all over the world. It is very easy to hire a car from the airport and drive to Santa Barbara along the coastal US-1, said to be one of the most famous scenic drives in the world. Alternative international airports are the John Wayne (SNA) Airport at Santa Ana or the LA/Ontario International (ONT) Airport, both about 130 miles away.

    Attractions in and around Santa Barbara

    First time in Santa Barbara and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo. Don't miss landmarks such as Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and unique cultural highlights such as Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Leadbetter Beach and Arroyo Burro Beach or experience the natural beauty of Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland. Fun activities in the city include Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor. Don't miss the city's popular attractions such as Mission Santa Barbara while exploring the area. Other places to visit in town include El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Alameda Park.