Santa Barbara Neighborhoods
One of Santa Barbara’s best features is the many unique neighborhoods. Whether you’re staying in a beachfront condo, downtown Victorian, or luxurious Montecito estate, all of our vacation rentals provide that special Santa Barbara Mediterranean feel like nowhere else in the country.
Love great restaurants and shopping but prefer to be tucked away in a seaside getaway? Then Montecito is the perfect neighborhood for you. While celebrity sightings are common, this casual, yet upscale town offers everything you need to experience all the finer things in life. Coast Village Road offers boutiques and cafes and just a short walk to the coast delivers a sanctuary of wildlife, peace, and outdoors.
Downtown Santa Barbara
If you love being in the middle of the action, downtown Santa Barbara vacation rentals are the perfect place for you. The heart of Santa Barbara features amazing restaurants, bars, a movie theater, and historical sightseeing all within walking distance.
The Funk Zone is home to Santa Barbara’s trendy arts community, the Urban Wine Trail, eclectic bars, hip restaurants, and local retailers – all tucked away just minutes from the beach and train station.
This historical neighborhood has a reason to boast: it’s convenient to shopping, great schools, parks, and the foothills. Young families flock to San Roque to raise their children and be a part of the Santa Barbara community without being in the middle of the hustle of downtown. San Roque is located to several fantastic local restaurants and is just a short drive to the beach.
This family friendly neighborhood boasts several conveniences such as shopping, fine dining, quick eats, short distance to Downtown, and most importantly, is located right next to the beach! Filled with parks, walking paths, and cycling lanes the Mesa often wins “Best Neighborhood” award in Santa Barbara.
There’s a reason John F. Kennedy and his new bride, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, honeymooned in this exclusive and private part of Santa Barbara: the amazing city and ocean views. The Riviera offers winding, scenic roads crowded with gorgeous flora and fauna. You never know what’s around the bend, a gorgeous Ferrari out for a spin, a family on an afternoon stroll, or the house of your dreams. This part of town is Santa Barbara’s best kept secret – some homes are known for their astounding 180° degrees that can see all the way South to Ventura County and North towards Refugio all while feeling tucked away in your own private slice of paradise.
Hope Ranch is a private and quiet enclave located in Santa Barbara. Close to La Cumbre Country Club, the beach, and trails, Hope Ranch is a must-see, with sprawling estates and luxurious landscaping. This private community features streets lined with palm trees and gently rolling hills. Several properties in Hope Ranch feature unobstructed glittering Pacific Ocean views.
Upper East Side
Our Upper East Side vacation rentals are close to the Old Mission – a must see when visiting Santa Barbara, and just a short walk or bike ride to downtown shops and restaurants. Catch an amazing musical act at the nearby Santa Barbara Bowl or enjoy a picnic at the blooming rose garden at Mission Historical Park.
Approximately 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, Carpinteria is known for its amazing beaches and proximity to the Santa Barbara Polo Club. This quiet town is perfect for surfing, polo matches, beach days, and local shops and restaurants.
Summerland features local boutiques, horseback riding on the beach, darling cafes, antiquing, beautiful beaches, and a winery – all just 10 minutes from Santa Barbara.