Luxury rentals in Santa Barbara

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Villa in Montecito
The Oaks
From its prestigious location in the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountain range, Canon View is the perfect destination for those who appreciate their privacy, yet enjoy being close to the incredible attractions of Montecito. With spacious interiors, three king ensuite bedrooms, and generous outdoor areas, Canon View is ideal for a family vacation, couples retreat, or a golf trip with friends. Nearby, you’ll find some of California’s best golf, beachfront, and the vibrant downtown core of Santa Barbara. Montecito’s beautiful environment lends itself to cutting-edge design. A quick stroll through the neighborhood will show off some of the finest American architecture. And, with scenic vantage points, stylish decor, and expertly manicured gardens, Canon View is right up there with the best. Inside, thoughtfully chosen furniture completes an elegant, yet soothing, color palette. Open concept design creates a casual, social flow that merges indoor and outdoor spaces. If you’re thinking of hosting, Canon View’s state of the art kitchen and formal and alfresco dining areas are sure to inspire unforgettable evenings. After dinner, let the party spill out to the terrace lounge, where scenic views of the rolling hillside and canyon will set the perfect tone. On cooler nights, warm up by the fire pit or in the hot tub. If you’re hanging out inside, you’ll appreciate the villa’s cable television, Wi-Fi, sound system, and exercise room. As an added bonus - Each fridge is stocked with fuji water, various sodas, juices and two bottles of Santa Barbara’s finest wine. Enjoy fresh flowers upon arrival, placed throughout the villa. Running trails near the villa, you'll be able to make good use of these. Ten minutes from home, you’ll find Butterfly and Summerland beaches, both great spots to work on your tan, take a kayak tour, or stroll along the water's edge as the gentle waves of the Pacific cool your feet. If you’re in the mood to shop, dine out, or take part in some vibrant Californian nightlife, downtown Santa Barbara is just ten minutes from home. And, for the golfers, a favorite of the PGA Tour, Sandpiper Golf Course is just seventeen miles from home. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM Main House • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bathtub, Gas fireplace, Safe, Balcony • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television, Terrace, Separate entry Guest house • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco shower, Wet bar, Television FEATURES & AMENITIES • Large outdoor telescope • Tesla charging station OUTDOOR FEATURES • Security cameras - outward facing STAFF & SERVICES Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Laundry service
Jun. 2 – 9
$17,171 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews
Luxe
Home in Malibu
Shangra La
Art finds a refuge at this secluded modern estate in the Malibu Mountains. Galleries, a pool, and some Insta-friendly sculpture dot the 20-acre grounds, as do a garden, orchard, and walking trail. Floor-to-ceiling glass bathes the great room in a sunset glow—and lets in expansive mountain and ocean views. It’s less than 10 minutes down the private road to the beach and more of Malibu. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Walk-in closet, Television, Terrace, Ocean view • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television, Balcony, Mountain view • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Walk in closet, Television, Terrace, Ocean view • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Terrace • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television, Balcony, Ocean view Guest House • Bedroom 6: King size bed, Twin size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Television, Balcony, Ocean view STAFF & SERVICES Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • Housekeeping • More under “Add-on services” below
Jul. 24 – 31
$6,672 CAD per night
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Luxe
Villa in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Beach Estate
Two walls of the great room open to a wrap-around deck overlooking the Pacific at this spa-like retreat with stairs that lead to a secluded beach. Start with coffee by the saline pool, then read on a lounger or by one of several fireplaces and fire pits. Rain chains, seashells with succulents, stone accent walls, and a glass balustrade honor the landscape, and it's 6 minutes to tranquil Elings Park. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual Vanity, Walk-in Closet, Television, Private balcony, Ocean views  • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Direct access to terrace, Television  • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Television  • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Double size day bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Direct access to terrace • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower FEATURES & AMENITIES • View of Pacific Ocean • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below
Feb. 17 – 24
$17,958 CAD per night
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Other great luxury vacation rentals in Santa Barbara

Luxe
Villa in Montecito
The Oaks
Jun. 2 – 9
$17,171 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews
Luxe
Villa in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Beach Estate
Feb. 17 – 24
$17,958 CAD per night
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Luxe
Home in Malibu
Deer Creek Ridge
Jan. 1 – 8
$8,564 CAD per night
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Luxe
Home in Montecito
Modern Serenity Santa Barbara
Feb. 20 – 27
$2,417 CAD per night
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Luxe
Villa in Somis
Villa Amodei
Jun. 15 – 22
$10,736 CAD per night
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Luxe
Home in Malibu
Shangra La
Jul. 24 – 31
$6,672 CAD per night
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All about Santa Barbara

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Wandering along terracotta-tiled streets, under the dappled shade of eucalyptus and palm trees past handsome Spanish-Colonial architecture, it’s easy to understand why Santa Barbara is much loved by its many well-heeled residents, among them stars of the screen, sports field and music world. Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it’s a wealthy city with an elegant downtown area, a year-round sunny climate and surrounding areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Downtown delights

The best way to soak up the Santa Barbara atmosphere is to just start walking. State Street, which cuts through the center of the city, is a laidback, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare with art galleries, theaters, and museums. You’ll also find upmarket shops and stores and a host of local restaurants and bars, and many of the main visitor attractions are close enough to reach from here on foot.

Number one among these is the Santa Barbara Mission. Known as the ‘Queen of the Missions’, it’s one of 21 built in California as the Spanish colonized the region in the 18th century and brought their Catholicism with them. The mission was founded on the Feast of St Barbara in 1786, but the church that sits on the site now was in fact completed in 1829 after an earthquake destroyed the original in 1812. The mission’s twin bell towers crown what is still today a place of worship and the gracefully landscaped grounds afford stunning views of the city just below. There’s a museum outlining the colonial history of the area and you can join up for daily guided tours.

For an altogether different vibe, head back into town towards the area known as the Funk Zone. Sandwiched between Highway 101 and the beach, these ten or so blocks of old warehouses and manufacturing plants have blossomed to become the city’s hippest neighborhood. It’s now home to art galleries, hot restaurants, brew bars and shops, and one of the most enjoyable things to do is to hit the Urban Wine Trail – a run of more than 20 tasting rooms showcasing the wines of Santa Barbara County. If you’re in town on a Tuesday or Saturday, the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market on nearby Anacapa Street is also well worth a visit for a wander among more than 100 stallholders selling a tempting rainbow of farm-fresh produce.

A day by the ocean

Carry on towards the sound of the surf and you’ll reach Santa Barbara’s sandy shoreline, where jutting out directly from the end of State Street into the waters of the Pacific is Stearns Wharf. Completed in 1872, it became the longest deep-water pier between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is now the oldest wooden wharf in continuous use in California. Though used for passenger and freight services in the past, today it is home to shops, restaurants, and an aquarium. Our advice is to go for a stroll along its wooden boards, taking in the sea and mountain views, then stop at one of its eateries for a seafood lunch and a chilled glass of Californian white.

Santa Barbara doesn’t have as big a beach scene as some of its more southerly California coast neighbors, but it does have stretches of golden sand, so if you’re in the market for a lazy day by the water, with perhaps a game of beach volleyball and a bit of gentle body boarding, then you do have options. There are three major beaches in Santa Barbara: Leadbetter, West, and East. If you want to escape the worst of the crowds, head to East Beach, slightly removed from the bustle of downtown, and catch a few rays before tucking into crispy calamari or fish tacos at the beachside restaurant with its umbrella-shaded tables.

Wildlife spotting with the kids

If you’ve got the kids in tow, there’s plenty to keep them happy too. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is located on Stearns Wharf and its interactive exhibits are designed to inspire young minds. Take the little ones along to crawl through a 1,500-gallon tide pool tank, examine the microscopic marine life and even stroke a shark in the on-site touch pool.

Experience our Santa Barbara luxury vacation rentals

Santa Barbara isn’t known as the American Riviera for nothing – its idyllic shoreline of smooth sands and sparkling Pacific Ocean makes for a blissful beachside vacation with all the charms of its refined city center within easy reach. Our Santa Barbara beach rentals range from a penthouse suite at a luxury resort to a New England-style shingle-clad beauty where you can open up your bedroom doors and step right out onto the shore. Other Santa Barbara villas to make your vacation one to remember include a spacious property set in the scenic hills that surround the city, with enough room to take the whole family, a group of lucky friends or perhaps the wedding party for a very special Big Day.

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