Where to stay around Santa Barbara County?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 906 holiday lettings near Santa Barbara County. From 496 Houses to 151 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Santa Barbara County area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santa Barbara County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Barbara County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Barbara: 885 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria: 993 holiday homes
  • Carpinteria: 792 holiday homes
  • Montecito: 743 holiday homes
  • Coast Village: 54 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Santa Barbara County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santa Barbara County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Santa Barbara County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Santa Barbara: 885 holiday lettings
  • Santa Maria: 993 holiday lettings
  • Carpinteria: 792 holiday lettings
  • Montecito: 743 holiday lettings
  • Solvang: 126 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Santa Barbara County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Santa Barbara County are:

  • Santa Maria Pub Cpt G Allan Hancock Airport (SMX): 196 self catering accommodations
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA): 170 self catering accommodations
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA): 735 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Santa Barbara County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Santa Barbara County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Susan Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum: 763 holiday rentals
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: 863 holiday rentals
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden: 759 holiday rentals
  • El Capitan State Beach: 524 holiday rentals
  • Tres Hermanas Winery: 151 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Barbara County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday home, condo, apartment, villa, cottage or house in Santa Barbara, California, USA your home away from home

The city of Santa Barbara is situated on the California coast of the USA about 90 miles (140km) to northwest of Los Angeles. A popular coastal city, self catering accommodation in Santa Barbara is a great choice for holidaymakers looking to enjoy the beaches and great weather of southern California, but who want to be within reach of a great many attractions too.

Things to do on holiday in Santa Barbara, California, USA

Villas near Santa Barbara are usually popular for one of two reasons – either to enjoy the beaches and have a relaxing holiday, or to use as a base to explore more of southern California. Those who want to spend time on the beaches will find there are many excellent beaches here. East Beach is the most popular with its beautiful white sand and palm trees. There’s ample opportunity for swimming, but the city is also a good destination for surfing too.

Visitors who enjoy keeping active will find that self catering accommodation in Santa Barbara is ideally placed to enjoy many leisure activities. There are numerous golf courses in the city and the surrounding area for example, or head into the Santa Ynez Mountains for some scenic hiking. This is also a wine producing region so wine tours and tastings are on the menu for some visitors to Santa Barbara.

Places to visit on holiday in Santa Barbara, California, USA

One of the best known places to visit in the city is the Santa Barbara Mission with its Spanish style architecture, white washed walls and red roof, but you don’t have to go the mission to see this. One of the striking things about Santa Barbara is the abundance of adobe style buildings as this is the preferred architectural style here. Perhaps you’ll stay in a villa near Santa Barbara that has been built in this way!

In addition to the mission, other places to visit in Santa Barbara include several museums, such as the Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara Zoo, and also Santa Barbara Botanic Garden are popular visits too and then there’s the attractive Stearns Wharf. This historic wharf is a great place for a meal, or shopping.

The weather in Santa Barbara, California, USA

The year round warm Mediterranean climate makes self catering accommodation in Santa Barbara popular at any time of the year. Summer is the hottest and driest time of year with average temperatures in the mid 20’s °C (high 70’s °F). Winter is also a perfect time to visit especially for enjoying golf or leisure activities with a warm average temperature of 18°C (64°F) in January.

Travel to Santa Barbara, California, USA

There is an airport in Santa Barbara though this handles domestic flights only, however getting to villas near Santa Barbara is still relatively easy as visitors fromEuropecan catch a flight to Los Angeles with numerous airlines then catch a connecting flight to Santa Barbara with United Express or American Eagle. Another option is to drive from Los Angeles as LAX is about 100 miles (160km) distant.