Why Choose Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara?
We are a different kind of property management service. Our aim is to create partnerships with select property owners and provide full-service management of their unique vacation homes.
Because we have local real estate and property management experience in the Santa Barbara area, we know what it takes to improve the desirability of your home and maximize occupancy and income. We handle everything, from routine maintenance to unique guest requests, providing a simplified, full-service experience that gives you peace of mind and added income.
We exist to create dream vacations and maintain beautiful properties, and we do this through our emphasis on detailed personal service and property care. Submit an inquiry or contact Samantha, owner of VROSB, directly at (805) 698-8413 to see how you and your property can benefit from our personal touch.
List Your Home With Us!
- Home protection – we offer guests a damage protection policy that reimburses home owner for up to $3,000 in repairs per reservation. This is an addition to a security deposit
- Carefully screen prospective guests and book reservations
- Inspect property before the guest arrives and again after the guest departs
- Arrange cleaning between guest stays, and extra mid-stay cleanings for long-term guests
- Perform routine maintenance checks on property
- Provide guest with 24/7 property emergency contact, respond to all calls, and arrange for any necessary maintenance
- Manage calls and inquiries from prospective guests
- Accommodate needs of short and long-term guests
- Collect rents, insurance, occupancy tax, and cleaning fees
- Provide guests with check-in instructions and necessary property information for arrival
- Prepare a custom Welcome Book with special instructions about your home and information about local tourist attractions and activities
- Provide owner with easy online tools for monitoring reservations and income
Ensuring Your Property's Success as a Vacation Rental
Once you choose to partner with us, we work hard to ensure your property will be a successful vacation rental. Our proven marketing strategy to make this happen includes the following:
- A free in-home consultation to determine how to make your home look and rent the best
- Home staging expertise
- Professional photography to highlight the unique features of your home
- Develop a pricing strategy based on local real estate knowledge and current market trends
- In-depth advertising of your home to increase inquiries and maximize occupancy, including (but not limited to): listing on our website, customized promotions featuring your property, channeling your property to third-party listing sites such as Vrbo, HomeAway, and Airbnb.
- Arranging showings and accompanying prospective guests to your home
Earning Your Trust Since 2006
As a locally owned company, we offer several services to accommodate your every property need. Whether it be vacation rental or estate management and second home care, our management services will keep your investment home well-maintained and you worry-free.
Many homeowners choose to rent out their second or investment home because of the copious benefits it can offer. Industry experts show that homeowners can charge more by offering their property as a furnished vacation rental as opposed to renting it out long term unfurnished. The added bonus of this option is being able to use your home as well throughout the year, and allowing guests from around the world to find rest and make memories in your property.
Since 2006, we have strived to provide full-service management of unique vacation homes, all while providing an amazing and hospitable Santa Barbara experience for our mutual guests.
- Short-term furnished rentals
- Long-term furnished rentals
- Corporate or executive housing
- Relocation services
- Second home concierge services
Owner of Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara
Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara is my favorite! They are professional, detailed, thoughtful and successful in securing appropriate rentals. They carefully adhere to all local laws and regulations to ensure that their clients best interests are well represented. Our experience with them has been nothing less than perfect and we are happy to be working with them on our home.
As a Real Estate agent, I am often asked by clients to refer them to a good VR manager and it's important to me to be able to be 100% confident in this referral. With Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara I always am!
I am confident that Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara are the best in town!
We are absolutely thrilled with the vacation rental services provided by Samantha, Emily and the entire VROSB team. Their service is top notch, and their fees are very fair. They handle all guest communications and maintenance issues, and every team member we have had contact with is clearly invested in the work they do. VROSB provides us with peace of mind every day that our property and our guests are being treated with care and respect. We feel lucky we found them!
- Paul A.
Samantha and her team have been nothing short of perfect. They have provided me with the best possible thing; peace of mind. For years they have not only taken care of my place, but have made improvements, while paying attention to the minor details, which is crucial to a home. My tenants are always well taken care of, and provided with immediate support. I have been living all over the world, from Russia to France to China, and I have always felt close to home through their open lines of communication and feedback. I highly recommend the whole staff, their integrity, and their service.
- Taylor R.
I'm in the (perhaps) unique position of working with Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara as both a owner and a renter. VROSB listed our home earlier this year, and quickly came up with renters for our entire window of availability. They did everything efficiently and professionally. Their photo shoot of our property made everything look beautiful, and prospects responded immediately! As first time renters, we had many questions. But VROSB provided the answers and provided the turnkey solution enabling us to rent our home with confidence.
On the tenant side of things, we had the opportunity to rent a beautiful property for three weeks this summer. It had everything we needed, and was laid out so beautifully for a short (or long) term stay.
Whether you're considering renting your own properties or staying in one of theirs, I highly, highly recommend VROSB.
As a property owner, I can attest that Vacations Rentals of Santa Barbara does an excellent job managing properties. It is very labor intensive to manage short term rentals and VROSB is meticulous about making sure the properties are perfect for our clients. They perform TWO inspections before each new client stays, one after the last person moves out, then the maid comes in, then a second inspection is performed to ensure everything is absolutely perfect! They are well staffed and run a very professional business.
- Eric P.
Wow! Can't say enough good things about Emily and Samantha over at Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara. Emily takes full ownership of all tasks, no matter how big or small. Communication is her forte – she has kept us updated every step of the way. Her professionalism is on point, yet she has a way of making you feel like you've been friends for years! Whether it's addressing issues or brainstorming solutions, Samantha, VROSB CEO, is always there with her wealth of knowledge and super friendly demeanor. Working with her is an absolute pleasure! It's this combination of thorough professionalism and genuine friendliness that sets them apart. Keep up the amazing work, you guys are phenomenal.
We have recently placed our part-time home in the professionally managed care of Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara. We are very glad we did. Since this is our own home where we spend our winters, it is very important to us while we are away, that it be managed and maintained to our own critical standards while still providing an exceptional experience for our vacation guests. We are pleased that our VROSB management team has met and/or exceeded these expectations while still providing us with an equitable financial benefit as well. It is truly a comfortable and reassuring feeling to lock the door as we leave, confident that all will be secure and cared for in our absence, and will be move-in ready upon our return.
I have been working with VROSB for 10 years. Samantha and her staff are excellent to work with. My house consistently rents year after year. It is maintained beautifully thanks to the VROSB staff. As an out of state owner who doesn’t get to my house as often as I like, it’s comforting to know that when I do arrive everything is in perfect order.
- Aileen Z.
Samantha Ireland and her team at Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara have done an amazing job managing our vacation rental over the last 8 years. The 5 star reviews and repeat guests are testament enough that VRSB pride themselves in providing the best amenities and experience for our home. Throughout the years, Samantha and her team have done an excellent job addressing any guest concerns, notifying us of issues, providing maintenance and of course actively booking the home for guests. We wholeheartedly recommend Samantha and VRSB as trusted rental managers.
- Michelle & Mike P.
We have been working with Samantha Ireland at Vacation Rentals of SB since 2015. From the moment we bought our condominium in downtown Santa Barbara, we were impressed with her knowledge and capability to turn our new purchase into a future great investment. She had great tips for getting our rental operational, including decorating tips and practical ways to market our new property. She asked us insightful questions about our property and what our expectations would be regarding the future investment. Her team worked well to expeditiously take photographs and start the marketing process. In no time, our rental property was up and running much sooner that we would have ever expected. Since the initial start, she has developed our property into a successful, thriving business opportunity for us. She has consistently kept up updated by either phone calls or timely e-mails about the status of the property and needs of the clients renting. We also receive our detailed monthly statements which keep us in the loop as to the occupancy and income to be received. Although she makes it seem effortless, we know there are many behind the scenes endeavors that continue to support the rental process. Fortunately, she has made this process free of the hassles and inconveniences that would certainly come along with us as owners directly renting our property. Samantha and her team have a high degree of professionalism and have continued to make this rental process not only profitable but a simple, worry-free process for us as owners.
- Sharon B.
Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara has been managing our vacation property for many years. The rental's occupancy rates have steadily increased, reaching an all-time high last year. The staff reliably and promptly takes care of anything that may arise with guests or the property. Trustworthy and professional. I definitely recommend VROSB to others!
- Joe H.
Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara is a great group of folks who handle everything flawlessly. I have been really happy with their professionalism, their friendliness, and their willingness to quickly resolve any issue that comes along. I highly recommend them!
- Emily T.