The 12 Best Airbnbs In Santa Barbara, California

December 6, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Santa Barbara, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Mira Vista

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $702 per night, airbnb.com

Located near Elings Park, this stunning house just screams luxury. With a BBQ grill, and outdoor dining area, and a home theatre, this four-bedroom villa is perfect to plan a group retreat or simply travel with your best friends for the weekend!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“City lights twinkle in the valley below as the sun sets behind this hillside perch near State Street. Maximize outdoor time with a soak in the hot tub, alfresco lunch on the terrace, and an evening cozied up by the fireplace with pastoral views. Nearby Leadbetter Beach makes for an easy afternoon on the sand, followed by a night out sipping and snacking in downtown’s bustling Funk Zone.”

Amenities

BBQ grill | Outdoor kitchen | Home theatre | Sonos sound system | Wifi | Washer | Cable TV | Dryer | Parking | Heating | Breakfast table | Iron

#2 Canon View

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,000 per night, airbnb.com

Get ready to have the time of your life in this stunning mansion in Montecito! With an outdoor theatre, a fire pit, a BBQ grill area, and three bedrooms, this is the place you want to stay in with a big group of friends and just disconnect from the rest of the world.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountain range, this luxury vacation rental is in prime real estate for travellers looking to enjoy each and every attraction that Montecito has to offer.”

Amenities

Hot tub | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Sonos sound system | Gas fireplace | Breakfast bar | Wifi | Cable TV | Parking | Heating | Washer | Dryer

#3 Santa Barbara Beach Estate

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $7500 per night, airbnb.com

This stunning property overlooking the beach is heaven on earth! With a saltwater pool (and hot tub!), and indoor fireplace, a fire pit, and five spacious bedrooms to fit ten people, this house is a solid choice to plan a weekend retreat!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“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.”

Amenities

Dining area for 8 people | Saltwater hot tub | Saltwater pool | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | Indoor fireplace | Fire pit | TV | Sonos sound system | Chef's kitchen | Kitchen | Wifi

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#4 Sea Ranch

12 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,838 per night, airbnb.com

You will love every second you spend in this ranch in Coast Village! With an outdoor dining area, a huge pool to swim around and a fire pit, this house has everything a fun group of friends might need to spend a couple of great days!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Tiki torches add a tropical touch to the fire pit surrounded by red Adirondack chairs at this coastal ranch 3 miles from the ultra exclusive Valley Club of Montecito. Taste local reds at the wooden alfresco table by the pool, swap stories by the pergola-covered fireplace, and watch the stars from the in-set hot tub. Shiplap and helms add a nautical touch inside, and Miramar Beach is a 3-mile drive.”

Amenities

Dining area for 10 people | Hot tub | Indoor fireplace | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | Gas fireplace | Wine storage | DVD player | Chef's kitchen | Breakfast bar | Sonos sound system

#5 Tranquil Studio

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $128 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking for a quiet, calm place to spend some days in California all by yourself, then you will totally love this tranquil studio with a gorgeous garden patio! Located near the neighbourhood of San Roque, this studio apartment is the perfect gateway for one.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Delight in the cozy elegance of this quaint home with its hardwood floors, oceanic decor, and traditional furnishings. Make breakfast in a snug kitchen and step out into a charming rock garden patio to dine under bright blue skies.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts |

Reviews

“We thoroughly enjoyed our Santa Barbara stay at Katherines Airbnb. Her guesthouse and garden are adorable and she was very sweet and helpful to us. We especially loved her dogs!” – Lara
“A great place to stay! Charming and very clean and Katherine is easy to communicate with, the sweet dogs are a plus!” – Sarah
“Katherine's place was the perfect spot for my stay. Very tiny, but I am happy with small, cozy spaces. The bed is super comfortable, the garden is beautiful.” – Robyn
“Katherine is very nice, friendly and easy going. Katherine’s place is very comfortable and clean. The garden is beautiful.” – Yude
“Lovely space for two people with everything you need for a short weekend trip!” – Tiffany

#6 Iconic 1974 VR

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $198 per night, airbnb.com

This 1974 renovated RV is the perfect place for adventurous travellers! With unique decoration, and a front yard to sit down and enjoy the sunsets every evening, this place is just great whether you're travelling alone or with your partner.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Start California dreaming in a restored 33-foot Airstream a short drive from bohemian Ojai. Tan leather and cowhide soften the metallic edge, while the intimate patio nestled in a small avocado orchard provides a peaceful place to relax.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Reviews

“This was one of the most unique Airbnbs I've been to! Delia has created an amazing retreat — every detail is so thoughtfully placed.” – Katherine
“Really fun place to stay with a great host.” – James
“Such a gem! The airstream is comfortable, stylish, and well appointed. It has everything you could ever need for a peaceful, relaxing stay.” – Irene
“Such a unique and delightful experience staying in the Airstream! It was a weekend enjoying the area of Santa Barbara and we had both rain and shine.” – Laura
“My boyfriend and I stayed here for the weekend and it was truly a one of a kind stay! Beautifully decorated and designed and Delia was a great host.” – Danielle

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#7 Cozy Bohemian Guest House

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $265 per night, airbnb.com

Disconnect from the world and spend some relaxing days in this bohemian oasis house near Modoc road! With lots of natural light that fill the house, a cozy bedroom, and a little patio to have breakfast or dinner, you and your partner will fall in love with this place.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Boho House is an airy, desert-inspired living space perfect for a sunlit retreat, stay-cation or comfortable remote-working environment. Please feel confident knowing we have taken extra care to disinfect everything properly between reservations.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Reviews

“Meghan was very polite and welcoming, we enjoyed our stay except for some cleaning issues.” – Ozge
“Great location… close by was a great trail for running. Very clean and Meghan was very helpful when needed.” – Beckie
“Meghan's place was super charming! Really nicely decorated. The space was very private even though the accommodations are attached to a home and in a neighborhood.” – Edna
“Amazing stay and thank you so much to Meghan for the quick response time. My family had a wonderful weekend!” – Jess
“Very very spacious and comfortable! Would recommend!” – Anna

#8 Beachy House

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

This two-bedroom house right by the beach is the perfect gateway place to spend vacations with a big group of friends! With a super spacious kitchen with all the utensils and a lovely garden to spend the afternoons in, you and your best friends will have the time of your lives here.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Look out to the Pacific Ocean from the curved glass window in the living room at this chilled abode. Step out onto the deck to toast the sun as it dips below the horizon, then kick back on the sectional and soak up the beach vibe and coastal accents. A chef’s gas BBQ can help bring an essential flame-broiled flavor to every meal. In the mornings, you can grab your cup of Joe from the pod coffee maker before you head out for a fun day of activities.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Reviews

“Probably our fave airbnb ever. We dropped into relaxation and fun within minutes. Unpacked and were on the beach within a half-hour.” – Jordan
“It was really an awesome stay. So much better then we expected.” – Tania
“We had an amazing time staying here for a week in Summerland at this home. It was the perfect getaway away from the noise, and in a great location close to the main strip in Summerland and the local beach and park.” – Max
“Great cottage walking distance to the beach. Backyard is beautiful and there is a nice covered porch in the front with table and chairs great for sipping lemonade and enjoying the ocean breeze.” – Darren
“Hands down, one of the best Airbnb experiences we have had. The house is so well curated, clean, and thoughtfully stocked. Plus, the views and outdoor space is perfection.” – Melanie

#9 Fresh & Light Unit

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $275 per night, airbnb.com

A fresh, stylish house located just blocks away from the beach awaits you! Decorated with a touch of colour, a fully equipped kitchen and a patio to unwind after a day at the beach, this is the place you rent to stay in with your family.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gather around the Dining Room at mealtimes before retiring to a sectional sofa. A mint-green color palette gives the living area an airy feel, and seaside artwork serves as a reminder that the beach is steps away. Elsewhere, beautiful art graces the walls. Our apartment was wonderful, beautifully decorated and made us feel welcomed the second we walked in!!”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Reviews

“Our apartment was wonderful, beautifully decorated and made us feel welcomed the second we walked in!! We felt completely spoiled!! Our visitors were impressed and a bit Jealous on all the Amenities you’ve provided. Thank you again ” – Joan
“Great location, close to town and even closer to the beach. On site hosts and quick to respond to any little question. Unit was very clean, comfortable, attractive and ‘homey’.” – Joe
“I had a lovely stay at Mike and Elena's place. It is quiet, sparkling clean with many thoughtful touches, such as all the essentials one could need for breakfast and bowl of fresh fruit.” – Lene
“We had a fantastic stay at this condo! The place was clean, spacious, and well-stocked from the kitchen to the bathrooms. It felt like home away from home!” – Sharon
“We had a fantastic stay at this condo! The place was clean, spacious, and well-stocked from the kitchen to the bathrooms. It felt like home away from home! Mike and his wife Elena were very welcoming and accommodating. I highly recommend this place!” – Shanon

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#10 Stylish Apartment

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $499 per night, airbnb.com

If you're travelling alone, or with your romantic partner, and you want an apartment that's near the beach, stylish, and has a cozy vibe to it, then you will totally love this one! Featuring a little patio with a BBQ area and a gorgeous room, this will be your home away from home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Decompress with laid-back nights on the covered patio less than a quarter mile from the beach. Cool neutrals throughout this serene space create a flowing, beachy vibe, while sleek shutters and paneling contrast with warm wooden accents.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Reviews

“Great spot! Steps to the beach.” – Joel
“Great location, modern style and clean home” – Michael
“Great place! Enjoyed the space, amenities and proximity to the beach! Highly recommend. ” – Nora
“Excellent location. Linda is an exceptional host and was quick to respond to any of our requests. She went above and beyond and our stay was wonderful.” – Tracey
“Fantastic place. Everything as advertised. Clean, new everything, responsive host, etc.” – Calen

#11 Beach House

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $666 per night, airbnb.com

Featuring two bedrooms, a patio with a fire pit, and a stylish living room for everyone to hang out, this apartment in Carpinteria is just perfect for young and small families that are visiting Santa Barbara for the first time!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Snuggle up in front of Apple TV for a cozy night in after a fun-filled day in amongst the waves. Recharge the batteries in the spa-like marble bathroom at this refined coastal escape, whose soft, neutral tones create a peaceful ambiance.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Reviews

“This space is exceptional! Every amenity was provided. We enjoyed family time on the beach and fun evenings around the fire on the the patio!” – Leftare
“Great beach condo less than 2 blocks from beach. Really nicely appointed and new. So convenient to walk to everything in town.” – Kyuli

#12 Beautifully Renovated Downtown Victorian House

12 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $276 per night, airbnb.com

This lovely house is like nothing you've ever seen before! With decorations full of colour, a unique patio with fairy lights, and a dining area, this beautiful place is just a solid choice for big families or group of friends travelling together.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our home is a charming Victorian 2 bedroom / 3 bath house in downtown Santa Barbara. This recently remodeled home has one large bedroom upstairs with nice views and a balcony, a bathroom and an open office area. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed on one side and a double/full on the other. The room has a heavy curtain divider that can be drawn to effectively make 2 bedrooms and each side has its own entrance door.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Iron | TV | Heating | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Hot water | Children’s books and toys | Bathtub

Reviews

“Easy to check in, nice quaint environment, great for family fun!” – Derek
“This place is absolutely PERFECT. It’s so beautiful and clean. Perfect location, beautiful outdoor area, and the house is perfect. I definitely very highly recommend !!!!” – Roberto
“Everything is good, but other guests from separate property could be a little bit more mindful especially after midnight” – Ak & Ayni
“Charming house close to beach, wineries, and state street. This is a comfortable, older home with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Leo, our host, made us feel at home and offered us full use of the backyard.” – Martha
“What a wonderful, delightful home! Leo & Daniela's place is absolutely wonderful — warm, inviting, casual, in a friendly neighborhood super-close to State Street!” – Charles

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