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Apt 2:fresh & Light Unit With Private Patio, Steps to Beach
Situated in Carpinteria, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomol Interpretive Play Area and Carpinteria State Beach. Los Padres National Forest ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Perfect Beach Stay
"Mike and Elena’s place was the PERFECT get away for my husband, my mom and sister and our dog. When they say steps from the sand it’s not an exaggeration. Best part? Walk straight and the dog beach is to the right while the normal beach is to the left. Apartment was clean and inviting. Only thing ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Apt 2:fresh & Light Unit With Private Patio, Steps to Beach
Santa Ynez Numancia Suite Studio
The price is $55 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in Santa Ynez, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House and Chumash Casino. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great time spent in the Santa Ynez Valley
"My husband and I decided to get away for a short vacation and enjoy the wine country. The rental was very clean and comfortable. The entrance is private so you felt separate from the main residence. Directions to the location were easy and check-in was seamless. A quick drive took you to Solvang, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Santa Ynez Numancia Suite Studio
- 101 Peaceful Unit
Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $150 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Santa Barbara, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Andree Clark Bird Refuge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and Stearns Wharf. ...
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
Check-in was timely and organized. Inside was small,but had everything organized.
"Very clean property. Nice outdoor sitting area."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

- 101 Peaceful Unit
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Hygge Tower Apartment
Located in the heart of Solvang, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Solvang Festival Theater, and Hans Christian ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
No better place in Solvang!
"Absolutely fantastic place stay! For me, location is key to any place I'm staying. I want to be near everything, but I also don't want to feel like I'm in a crowd and surrounded the entire time. Hygge fits the bill. Step out of the apartment, and you can grab a pizza and a beer at Tower Pizza. Walk ..."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Hygge Tower Apartment
Copenhagen Airy Apartment
Situated in Solvang, this apartment building is steps from Solvang Festival Theater and Solvang Brewing Company. Wildling Museum and Hans Christian Andersen ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Nice getaway right in the middle of everything
"We really enjoyed our stay at the property. Its quite spacious and comfortable for a family of 4."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Copenhagen Airy Apartment
Summer Sale Coral Casita - Quaint Charm in Montecito
Located in Montecito, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Butterfly Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and Los Padres National Forest. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
5 min walk to the Beach!
"The beach is what we came for and this cottage is a beautiful 5 min walk to it! The cottage provided us everything we needed to cook, bath, do laundry and just relax. We would happily rent it again! Things needed in the cottage to help guest enjoy their stay: * Welcome booklet w/ must see places ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Summer Sale Coral Casita - Quaint Charm in Montecito
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Won't get Closer to the Water. Beach Loft
Nestled on the beach, this Carpinteria apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Seaside Gardens, Los Padres National Forest, and Carpinteria State Beach. ...
5/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Terrific Beach Home!
"Leaving relaxed and happy. A perfect getaway!"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Won't get Closer to the Water. Beach Loft
Summerland Guest Cottage Just Steps to Downtown and the Beach! Pet Friendly
The price is $250 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
This family-friendly Summerland apartment building is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Lookout Park and Summerland Beach. Montecito Village Shopping ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
Cute town
"This was as promised. Great little city. D’arcy had a great and informative binder The nugget was great"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Summerland Guest Cottage Just Steps to Downtown and the Beach! Pet Friendly
Mariposa- One Bedroom Flat; Sweet Getaway by the Beach! Newly Renovated Beauty
The price is $220 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in East Beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of East Beach and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
July 4
"Thanks Jami for another great stay in Santa Barbara!"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Mariposa- One Bedroom Flat; Sweet Getaway by the Beach! Newly Renovated Beauty
Baby DUX - HIP Hideaway ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $126 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
This family-friendly Santa Barbara apartment building is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Wine pick up!
"Great stay here! Such a cute property, cute space. Amazing location, near Dune Coffee, everything on State, and a short walk to my fav bar, Test Pilot (if you love Tiki drinks!). Will def book again. Had a great time."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Baby DUX - HIP Hideaway ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Papa DUX - Playful Penthouse ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $249 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
This family-friendly Santa Barbara apartment building is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Perfect Location
"Great for a girl getaway. Walking distance to all things fun in Santa Barbara and a super quick Uber to people watch in Montecito. Would stay again!"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Papa DUX - Playful Penthouse ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Fun and Retro Rental Conveniently Close to Santa Barbara!
The price is $162 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Tomol Interpretive Play Area and Carpinteria State Beach. Los Padres National Forest ...
3.6/5Good! (21 reviews)
Great Carp getaway
"Clean, convenient, great access to beach and a short walk to town."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Fun and Retro Rental Conveniently Close to Santa Barbara!
The Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - Two Blocks to Beach & Town
The price is $235 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Santa ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Amazing location
"Location was great! Close to beach, restaurants, and shops. We had a great time!"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

The Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - Two Blocks to Beach & Town
Mama DUX - Sumptuous Sanctuary ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $238 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
This family-friendly Santa Barbara apartment building is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
We LOVED Mama Dux! It was a perfect family retreat house near the beach and State St.
"Laura the property manager was wonderful, communicative, kind and helpful! It was very easy and smooth sailing. The place was exactly what it says it is on the site and even more!"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Mama DUX - Sumptuous Sanctuary ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Come Relax, Play, Swim, Sunbath, sit Around the Fire, Camp, Dine and Enjoy Life
This family-friendly Oak View apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Padres National Forest and Lake Casitas Recreation Area. Libbey Bowl and Soule ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Super cute unit and friendly hosts
"Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way!"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Come Relax, Play, Swim, Sunbath, sit Around the Fire, Camp, Dine and Enjoy Life
Charming 1br Near Beach & Funk Zone 1 Bedroom Cottage
3 out of 5
727 De La Vina, #141104, Santa Barbara, CA
Situated in Santa Barbara, this golf apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...
Charming 1br Near Beach & Funk Zone 1 Bedroom Cottage
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water! Surf Loft
Situated on the beach, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Seaside Gardens and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Los Padres National Forest. Santa Barbara Polo ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Nirvana!
"The Sea Loft is the ideal beach retreat - it is Nirvana! From the sounds of the pounding surf to the stunning ocean views, the loft is well appointed, beautifully decorated & so very comfortable. The outside space is just as inviting, sitting in the comfy chaise loungers enjoying the ocean breeze ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water! Surf Loft
Walk to Beach, Sleeps 5 to 6, Santa Barbara/goleta
Situated near the beach, this romantic apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Coal Oil Point Reserve and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California-Santa ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Exceeded My Expectations!
"I’ve stayed in a few rentals, though this was my first VRBO experience. It was a little hard to find at first because the address is for the parking spot, but once my family and I found the apartment, we entered to a spacious, clean place and even some wonderful accommodations (wine, cheese, crackers, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Walk to Beach, Sleeps 5 to 6, Santa Barbara/goleta
Apt 10: Modern Luxury Bright Breezy Steps to Beach
Situated in Carpinteria, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomol Interpretive Play Area and Carpinteria State Beach. Los Padres National Forest ...
5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Beautiful place by the beach!!
"We had a wonderful stay at the apt 10. It is a well maintained, beautiful place.. It's like a home away from home. The apartment is spacious, airy. It has a lot of day light and all the amenities. The apartment is just few steps away from a pristine beach. Mike and his wife have perfectly set up ..."

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Apt 10: Modern Luxury Bright Breezy Steps to Beach
Victorian Carpinteria Apartment < 1 Mi to Beach!
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tomol Interpretive Play Area and Carpinteria State Beach. Los Padres National Forest ...
4.4/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Convenient to restaurants. A short drive to the beach.
"Very easy to walk to restaurants and shops. We didn't mind a 5 minute drive to beach parking. The unit was clean and was renovated enough but needs a lot of work relative to patching nail holes, correcting peeling paint, scuff marks. Garbage disposal didn't work, kitchen sink soap dispenser not in ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Victorian Carpinteria Apartment < 1 Mi to Beach!
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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $484 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
4/5Very Good! (1,110 reviews)
"I liked the view from the room and the spaciousness and high ceiling of the room. The lobby architecture modernized but still has the Spanish character style. The ping pong table and the fooz ball and bicycles great plus. The only disappointment is the food Was ok but could be better."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Vinland Hotel and Lounge

Vinland Hotel and Lounge

3.5 out of 5
1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
The price is $145 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
4.3/5Excellent! (420 reviews)
"Love the property, it was clean and love the area. The only thing was the TV channel is was a little different was different.. Other than that all good."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Vinland Hotel and Lounge
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
The price is $149 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
4.2/5Excellent! (1,413 reviews)
"Cute little place"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Wine Valley Inn
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Staying in an Apartment in Santa Barbara

There are plenty of places to stay in Santa Barbara with 356 accommodations to choose from, including 28 apartments. Why not enjoy the treasured shops and scenic seaside in this walkable area? Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are top attractions worth a visit.

Are you thinking about an apartment instead of a traditional hotel? Apartments are great for families looking for the conveniences of home, and also for couples who want something in a quieter part of town.

Listed below are some of the favorite Santa Barbara apartments you can choose from:

Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun:

  • Neighborhood: Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
  • Includes a balcony, a washer/dryer, and a living room
  • Access to concierge services on site

Private, Romantic, Self Contained w/ Courtyard, Shared Pool and Firepit:

  • A patio, a private yard, and a dining area included
  • Located in Ojai

130 Ash Avenue Apartment Unit 2 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apts:

  • In Carpinteria
  • Includes free WiFi

1395 Virginia Road Cottage Unit B Studio Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cottage:

  • Free WiFi included
  • Located in Montecito neighborhood
  • Parking and a terrace on site

Chef's Dream at Santa Barbara Beach by RedAwning:

  • In Santa Barbara
  • Includes free WiFi, a balcony, and a washer/dryer
  • A fitness center and a terrace on site

When is the Best Time to Visit Santa Barbara?

Though weather is just one aspect, it can really affect your travel plans, especially if you are planning a longer stay. Since apartments often have more stringent cancellation policies, it’s good to familiarize yourself with these seasonal weather averages before booking.

  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 40° F
  • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 75° F and nighttime averages are around 54° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 40° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 17.09 inches in a year

Must See in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is well regarded for its seaside and shops. Cultural attractions include Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, whereas Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland are a couple of picturesque spots to enjoy the outdoors. You can also visit some other popular places in town including Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Santa Barbara is also known for:
  • Wineries
  • Historical sites
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Biking

How to Get to Santa Barbara and Around the Area

Fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. You can also search for flights into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away. If you'd like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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