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Mama DUX - Sumptuous Sanctuary ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $205 per night

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! (85 reviews)
Great location for Funk Zone, wharf/beach and State Street area

"Enjoyed our stay, walked everywhere other than a drive down to beach one day to bring chairs and other stuff. Funk Zone a 10 min walk, State Street even closer. New arrangements on State Street are very cool, restaurants out into the now closed to vehicles street. Hope they keep it this way, much ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Mama DUX - Sumptuous Sanctuary ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Mariposa- One Bedroom Flat; Sweet Getaway by the Beach! Newly Renovated Beauty
The price is $200 per night

Located in East Beach, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of East Beach and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Beach getaway

"We had a great time at Jami’s beach house! The location was excellent and communication with Jami was fantastic! Thanks Jami"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Mariposa- One Bedroom Flat; Sweet Getaway by the Beach! Newly Renovated Beauty
Small Town Vibe, Nestled Next to World Class Wineries and Restaurants
The price is $149 per night

Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House and within ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Quiet and comfortable

"Quiet and comfortable stay in Santa Ynez. Close to hikes and the beach. Plush towels and espresso machine were a plus!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Small Town Vibe, Nestled Next to World Class Wineries and Restaurants
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont 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! (26 reviews)
Wow!!

"I almost want to convince you not to go so there is more for us it’s that good. Meeting Jeff and his wife Christy was a pleasure. Their property is right in the beach and next to some nice eateries. Secluded, clean, high end, and tastefully designed are some of the ways we would describe our experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water. Beach Loft
Summerland Guest Cottage Just Steps to Downtown and the Beach! Pet Friendly
The price is $180 per night

Situated in Summerland, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lookout Park and Fernald Point. Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and Pacifica Graduate ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
Cozy and dog friendly

"My husband and I stayed here because it was one of the few dog friendly places to stay at. The owners were so nice easy to reach. It was cozy and clean, exactly what we were looking for. Aside from being next to a high way, the location is perfect being walking distance from shops and the beach. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Summerland Guest Cottage Just Steps to Downtown and the Beach! Pet Friendly
Baby DUX - HIP Hideaway ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $130 per night

Located in Lower State, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)
Fun, small and amazing location

"Excellent stay and comfortable bed, with a friendly host"…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

Baby DUX - HIP Hideaway ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Eva's Place Sleeps 4
The price is $81 per night

Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Los Padres National Forest, and Ojai Valley Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"The property was quiet, clean and well stocked. The decor was fanciful and cheery. There was no TV which was fine for me. The futon/couch was not as comfortable as I would have wished but I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Eva's Place Sleeps 4
Papa DUX - Playful Penthouse ON THE Urban Wine Trail
The price is $201 per night

Located in Lower State, this romantic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (109 reviews)
Perfect location in SB!

"We loved staying in this home. It had everything we needed for a weekend away. The patio with fire pit was perfect. Our favorite was the location. It was a quick walk to all restaurants, bars, shopping, and the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Papa DUX - Playful Penthouse ON THE Urban Wine Trail
Quality King JR Suite Close TO Town
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Located in Laguna, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Bowl, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

Quality King JR Suite Close TO Town
Private Zen Room in Elegant Tuscan Estate

Located in Montecito, this romantic apartment building is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Lane Campus and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Los Padres ...

5/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Gorgeous

"Perfect please to detach from everyday busy life! We absolutely loved staying and Dino and his beautiful wife were great! Highly recommend this peaceful oasis!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Private Zen Room in Elegant Tuscan Estate
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water! Surf Loft

Situated on the beach, this romantic 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 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Relaxing :)

"Truly enjoyed the stay at the beach loft. Super clean and right on the beach. Walking distance to food spots. Jeff was an amazing host. Great place and great experience. I’ll be back back for sure"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water! Surf Loft
Santa Ynez Numancia Suite Studio
The price is $75 per night

Situated in Santa Ynez, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, Gainey Vineyard, ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Exceeded all expectations

"I was mid-move and needed a temporary place for the week as I worked from home, so I decided to VRBO even though it was no vacation. But I walked into Jennifer's studio after a day of packing and organizing and felt like I walked into an oasis. It was immaculate and beautifully designed (I really ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

Santa Ynez Numancia Suite Studio
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Other property types in Santa Barbara

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $259 per night
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Despite the numbers of guests at the hotel, it is always very quiet. The beds are really comfortable too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
The price is $629 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very clean , wonderful customer service 😄 Friendly staffs"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
2.5 out of 5
433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $170 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Rodrigo, Aidan and Micky were extremely helpful and polite. check-in was super fast. It was nice we had a kitchen in our room. the pool was very refreshing. we especially liked the easy access to the free bikes! Great hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Inn By The Harbor
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What's it like to stay at an apartment in Santa Barbara?
You’ll find 64 apartments to choose from in Santa Barbara for your vacation. Why not enjoy the array of shops and popular beaches in this walkable area? Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf are top places to discover.
Are you thinking about apartments over traditional hotel rooms?
An apartment is often more spacious than a traditional hotel room and comes with a kitchen, so you can cook some of your meals. Apartments are ideal for families who want the conveniences of home, and also for solo travelers who want to stay in at night and plan out their next day.
What's the best apartment for my stay in Santa Barbara?
Mama DUX - Sumptuous Sanctuary ON THE Urban Wine Trail: Neighborhood: Lower State. Includes a patio, a fireplace, and a dining area. A water park and concierge services are on site. Santa Ynez Numancia Suite Studio: Amenities include a patio. Mariposa- One Bedroom Flat; Sweet Getaway by the Beach! Newly Renovated Beauty: Neighborhood: East Beach. Includes a patio and a dining area. Access to limo/town car service is available on site. New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You Wont get Closer to the Water. Beach Loft: A patio and a dining area are included. Small Town Vibe, Nestled Next to World Class Wineries and Restaurants: Includes a patio and a dining area. Concierge services and limo/town car service are on site.
How many apartments will I find in Santa Barbara?
Expedia has 64 apartments to book in Santa Barbara.
What's the weather like in Santa Barbara?
Though weather is just one factor, it can have an impact on your travel plans, especially if you’re planning for a longer stay. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F. Average annual rainfall for Santa Barbara is 17 inches.
What should I see and do in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara is well regarded for its beaches and shops. Family-friendly attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, whereas Goleta Beach and Carpinteria State Beach are a couple of great spots to enjoy the outdoors. You can also visit some other popular places in town, such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf.
What's the best way to get to and around Santa Barbara?
Fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Oxnard, CA (OXR), which is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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