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Across the century renowned architects have dug deep into their creative minds to design one-of-a-kind properties that are a work of their own. If you wish to stay in such a Mission Canyon property look no further than The Whale House located right here in Santa Barbara. This truly majestic home is truly nothing you have ever seen before. Take a look at what a stay at The Whale House can look like for you:
The extior of this Mission Canyon property

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Home of Epic Proportions

The Whale House is designed by architect and original homeowner Michael Carmichael with the property being designed after renowned architect Antonio Gaudi. As the name suggests this property is designed after a majestic whale that can be seen the moment you arrive at the home. The Whale House exterior features a layered shingled design that resembles a whale on the outside. The property is four stories high with layers of river rock, Venetian plaster, wood columns, and 270 Belgian stained glass windows. The property is surrounded by a fantasy-inspired courtyard complete with a 75-foot lap pool that flows into the detached Guest House that is a whale’s tail. Walk around this luscious sanctuary and find shady oak trees, luminescent lighting, and even an outdoor shower. You will feel like you have been transported into your favorite fantasy novel.

Vibrant Interior

The interior of The Whale House is just as majestic as the exterior. Guests will step up into this second floor from the courtyard. Walls made of river rock and Venetian plaster come to life with rolling walls and narrow corridors that lead you around the property. As you slowly come to your senses you can find your way back to the gourmet kitchen that features vertical natural wood beams to create unique cabinetry. The natural tile and granite countertops provide plenty of space to prepare your meal. The overhead lighting is wrapped in vines and the stove is surrounded by mosaic tile and river rock. The ovens are brand new and provide plenty of room to cook your meal. A formal dining area is found off to the side with room for your party. There is also additional seating outside in the courtyard where you can enjoy your meal in the serene ambiance of the outdoors. A formal living room can be found just around the corner from the kitchen with a custom semicircle sofa that overlooks the gas fireplace located in the river rock wall. Each room is connected in a complete circle for you to easily access.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The third floor of The Whale House is made up of the master suite that is completely spacious and luxurious. A plush king-size bed awaits you along with a high-top table that resembles a personal tree house where you can complete any work you brought with you. The master bathroom features a vibrant red tile shower and a jetted spa tub to help you relax. A sitting area can be enjoyed that overlooks the courtyard outback. Continue on up to the fourth floor of The Whale House where you can find a smaller suite with a queen-size bed and twin day bed. Another bathroom is located up here with a claw foot tub where you can enjoy great views through the tall windows. The guest house is where you will find the final bedroom and bathroom for The Whale House. Inside the whale’s tail, you will find a modern wooden design with curved ceiling beams that mesh with the natural wood wall paneling. A plush king-size bed is also found in the bedroom. A private sitting area with a sofa and chair can be enjoyed as you watch something on the flat-screen TV. The laundry room offers you plenty of space to wash any clothing you have; a ladder here will also take you up to a hidden loft where you can find some tranquility after a busy day of exploring Santa Barbara.

Neighborhood Details

The Whale House is located within the highly desirable Mission Canyon neighborhood that is just minutes away from the Rose Garden and Santa Barbara Mission. Expect to find a quiet and tranquil neighborhood so you can easily relax. Guests can also make their way to the energetic downtown neighborhood within minutes to enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars. Hiking trails are in the immediate area for you to explore the woods. The Whale House is a great place to spend your time at. Join the list of celebrities and musicians who have previously stayed at this incredible Mission Canyon property during your trip to Santa Barbara.

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The Whale House is just one of our many properties located here just off the bay. Reserve your favorite property with us today and get ready for Santa Barbara.

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Whenever you book a trip to Santa Barbara you will have much more than just the city to explore. Santa Barbara also includes smaller communities in the area including Summerland, a charming beachside community that is just a few miles down the road. Enjoy a peaceful and luxurious stay when you book a stay at Summerland Stagecoach Cottage. This charming Santa Barbara home rental has everything you could want to enjoy the serenity of the nearby ocean while having access to nearby attractions. Take a look at what a stay at Summerland Stagecoach Cottage will look like for you:

Charming and Cozy Santa Barbara Home Rental

Our selection of properties in and around Santa Barbara offer the perfect stay here on the Central Coast. Summerland Stagecoach Cottage is a charming cottage perfect for up to 6 guests to enjoy on any single night. Summerland Stagecoach Cottage features two bedrooms and a single bathroom along with plenty of space inside. This Santa Barbara home rental is a historic room that has been upgraded with all of the modern features you will want. Guests will fall in love with the bright white exterior paneling and lush foliage found out front. There will be plenty of parking space to leave your vehicle.

A garden table and chairs in the backyard of this property

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Guests will walk up a short flight of steps at the front of the home to enter inside. You will first find yourself in a spacious living room area that features a plush sofa and loveseat. The décor of the room is minimal with a coastal ambience. Natural wood flooring can be found throughout the entire room. A flat screen TV is found on the entertainment center providing you with cable programming. Summerland Stagecoach Cottage features an open floor plan so the living areas can all be connected to one other. Head around the corner to find a gourmet kitchen that will allow you to whip up a meal on the fly. The room features slate grey countertops, white subway tile backsplash, and full size appliances. The cabinets come supplied with all of the cookware you need to prepare a full meal. The laminate flooring make any potential spills a breeze to clean up. Don’t forget to use the coffee maker and toaster in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast before you hit the beach. Once you are ready to enjoy your meal the dining room can be found off to the side. This charming features a natural wood dining room table and rustic décor such as the antique cutlery cabinet. Guests will also find a laundry room just off to the side as well. Use the washer and dryer to clean any clothes you have along with finding all of the beach gear such as an umbrella and chairs to take with you to the shore.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Guests of Summerland Stagecoach Cottage will find a total of two bedrooms throughout the property. The master suite has plenty of luxurious features to keep you comfortable with. Relax on the king size bed that is fitted with fine linens. A flat screen TV in the corner helps you unwind at night as you drift off to sleep. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed and a large window that brings in plenty of natural lighting. A single bathroom is shared for the Santa Barbara property. The claw foot bathtub is a historic feature that still lets you soak up the warm water or enjoy a shower in. An additional two guests will also find plenty of room with the pull-out sofa, allowing up to 6 guests a night at Summerland Stagecoach Cottage.
Rose Garden

Guests of Summerland Stagecoach Cottage will find a beautiful rose garden and tranquil space in the backyard. The property’s foliage is elegantly taken care of and looks beautiful during every stay. Head back to the patio seating where you can enjoy the Santa Barbara weather as you enjoy a glass of wine or the beautiful sunset. A gas BBQ grill will be ready to let you grill up the perfect steak to add to your meal. When booking a stay at Summerland Stagecoach Cottage you will also be close to Downtown Summerland that offers plenty of restaurants and antique shops to enjoy. Little boutiques offer the perfect gifts to take back home or find a swimming suit that you may have left back at home. The rest of Santa Barbara is also just a 10-minute drive up the road providing you with even more attractions to enjoy during your stay.

Summerland Stay

As you can see a quiet stay inside the charming Summerland Stagecoach Cottage is just what you need. The rest of Santa Barbara will be all around you as you enjoy amenities inside this rustic cottage. Book Summerland Stagecoach Cottage for the perfect Central Coast vacation getaway.

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There is just something different about experiencing the city life right here in Santa Barbara. If you want to experience a city with beautiful architecture and award winning restaurants look no further than Santa Barbara. We offer a variety of vacation rentals that will keep you comfortable. It does not matter if you pick out a spacious Santa Barbara villa on the outskirts of town or a luxury condominium in downtown Santa Barbara. Cityscape is the ideal downtown location as this penthouse offers incredible views of the downtown neighborhood. You will have access to a variety of amenities while having plenty of space to comfortably sleep up to 4 guests for any given moment. Take a look at what Cityscape has to offer you here in Santa Barbara:

Penthouse Living

They always say that the view from the top is always better and it could not be more true than how it is at Cityscape. This exquisite vacation property is located at the top of its building providing you with unparalleled views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and downtown Santa Barbara. This remodeled home is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property has recent additions to make it your favorite vacation rental here in the city. Guests will enter the property and fall in love with the modern features and décor found around the home. Cityscape features an open floor plan that takes advantage of the space all around you. You will find yourself experiencing all kinds of comfort in the living room space. The sectional sofa is plush and absolutely relaxing. The leather recliner chair lays back so you can catch a quick nap before you head out and explore again. The large flat screen TV has access to the complimentary Wi-Fi so you can keep binging your favorite shows.

As you continue into the rest of the home you will notice the beautiful travertine tile flooring and natural wood ceiling beams. The kitchen is found just around the corner and offers everything you need to prepare for you and your family. The granite countertop pairs perfectly with the mahogany cabinets that come supplied with all of the pots and pans you need to prepare your meal. The stainless appliances provide plenty of room to prepare a meal and store any leftovers you may have. The coffee maker and toaster oven are the perfect additions to prepare a quick morning breakfast for on the go. Whenever you are ready to dive into your meal the stove top is just off to the side. Talk about a private dining experience!

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Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Say no to tiny hotel rooms that barely offer any room for you to move around. The bedrooms inside this Santa Barbara villa are a luxury experience. The first bedroom features a plush mattress with a luxury leather bedframe. There is plenty of drawer and closet space so you can unpack any clothing you have. The second bedroom also offers a plush mattress and fine linens. A private outdoor patio allows you to enjoy the views before you unwind down for bed. Each bedroom comes with a private bathroom access. These newly remodeled bathrooms come with granite countertops, tile backsplash, and spacious walk-in showers. No more lines waiting at the bathroom door in the morning.

Rooftop Terrace

One of the best amenities featured at Cityscape is the rooftop terrace that allows you get in full views of the downtown neighborhood. Comfortable patio seating lets you sit back and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over the horizon. Views from the roof allow you to see the beautiful Spanish pueblo design of the building. The gas BBQ can also be found up here allowing you to grill up the perfect steak for your meal. The walk around terrace is the perfect spot to truly get in the best views in town.

Downtown Santa Barbara

With a stay in a luxury setting such as Cityscape you will have immediate access to the downtown neighborhood. Santa Barbara is known for its award winning restaurants and boutique shops that are all a few steps away. Visit the historic Granada Theater and catch one of their many shows. Guests of Cityscape will also be able to walk over to the Wharf where you will find gorgeous views of the water. There is nothing better than experiencing the downtown life when you book a stay at Cityscape.

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Whether you wish to see what downtown living is all about or stay close to the many wineries surrounding the city, a visit to Santa Barbara is exactly what you need. Our vacation destination is the perfect place to visit any time of year. Book one of our rentals including the highly desirable Cityscape property today to ensure the best stay in town.

Escape off to a secluded and serene Montecito rental by booking a stay at Montecito SeaRenity. This luxurious property is the perfect place to enjoy a private retreat right here in beautiful Santa Barbara. Montecito SeaRenity offers a variety of high-end features and amenities that cannot be found at local hotels and resorts. Instead, you will have all the space you need for a stay like no other. Take a look at what you can find when you book a stay at Montecito SeaRenity:

Montecito Village

When you book a stay at Montecito SeaRenity, you will find yourself staying inside the Montecito Village, an inviting community that is popular with the locals. The drive up to this private residence is absolutely beautiful as you pass over creeks and even a walking bridge nearby. Montecito SeaRenity features a gated entry that will automatically open upon your arrival. The giant driveway has more than enough room for you to park and get to relaxing in no time.

Main House

Montecito SeaRenity features two separate buildings on the property, including the main house. As you enter the front entryway, you will find yourself inside a charming home with Spanish mission aesthetics. Head on back into the living room where you will find a plush sectional sofa that allows you to kick back and relax. The flat-screen TV nearby has access to your favorite channels so you can catch your favorite show or sporting event. The first floor also has a private dining room table for you to enjoy a meal at. The rest of the floor is where you can find the first of the five bedrooms in the main house. The first bedroom is essentially a master suite with a plush king-size mattress with a private patio deck. The second bedroom features two bunk beds, a twin over twin and full over full, and is perfect for any children staying at the property. A ¾ bathroom is shared between the bedrooms for ease of access. Don’t forget about the laundry room off to the side in case you need to wash any clothes during your stay!

The second floor of the main house is where you can find the gourmet kitchen on the property. The granite white countertops look stunning in comparison to the natural wood tiling across the floor. The stainless steel appliances let you prepare and store any meals you cook up during your stay. The cabinets have all the necessary bowls, utensils, and cooking ware needed for such a feast. The room brings in plenty of natural lighting through the windows that stretch up to the vaulted ceiling. A gas fireplace and plush sofa allow your family to relax as their food is almost ready. Additional barstool seating is also found at the countertop edge; a formal dining room is found off to the side for whenever you want to have a proper meal. The room also reaches out to an outdoor patio deck where you can look out at the cypress tree outback.

Three additional bedrooms are located on the second floor of the main house. The first features a plush queen-size bed with direct views of the trees outback. Two master suites are located on the floor each with a king-size bed; the first master suite has a private patio and shares a bathroom with the first guest bedroom. The second master suite has a private bathroom with a glass shower and soaking tub, the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring Santa Barbara.

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Casita and Game Room

The rest of Montecito SeaRenity is located in the separate casita found outback. Here you will find the final bedroom on the property along with a kitchenette, lounge, and a ¾ bathroom. This is the perfect spot for any grandparents traveling with your family who need some extra space. Head out to the garage that has been converted to an exciting game room. Here you will find a billiards table and wall-mounted TV big enough to play your favorite sports games. Another washer and dryer set can also be found here in the room, perfect for any beach towels that need to be washed. Last but certainly not least is the beautiful outdoor yard. You will feel at peace with the surrounding trees and spa. An outdoor kitchen can be found out here with a gas BBQ grill perfect for a summer BBQ with friends and family. A bocce ball court is a great place for some friendly competition too!

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Montecito SeaRenity is one of our finest rentals right here in Santa Barbara. Prepare for your stay by reserving this Montecito rental in advance to ensure its availability for your stay.

When it comes to traveling to beautiful Santa Barbara, no one wants to be stuck in a tiny hotel room. Santa Barbara is a truly beautiful destination and needs to be seen out in the open. If you plan on traveling with family or friends and are looking for a spacious vacation rental, look no further than Bella Vista. This incredible estate is located in the Carpinteria Foothills and comes with a total of five acres of space. This luxurious space provides you with everything you need for a fabulous stay so you will not ever need to leave the property. Take a look at what all is offered when you stay at Bella Vista in Santa Barbara:

Expansive Estate

Pulling up to Bella Vista provides you a look at just how large the property is. This massive estate is full of beautiful scenery including orchards and fountains. Guests will find there is plenty of parking space for everyone in your group with the driveway and garage. The interior of Bella Vista is just as incredible as the exterior. Guests will enter the property and find themselves in a sprawling open layout the connects the main living area with the gourmet kitchen. The building features modern décor that is easy on the eyes along with being extremely comfortable. Guests will find that the primary living room has plenty of space for most everyone in your group to relax in. A large plush sectional sofa is nestled perfectly in front of the gas fireplace, a welcome addition during the winter nights. A large flat screen TV has access to the complimentary Wi-Fi to connect your binge watching while on vacation. An additional living area can also be found on the primary floor that also features another fire place along with plush seating; this room overlooks the beautiful estate from the windows.

The gourmet kitchen found inside Bella Vista features all of the space you could ever want in a single room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, extensive countertop space, and a beautiful tile backsplash. The room also comes stocked with all of the necessary cooking ware and utensils so you can prepare a meal during your stay. We also provide additional services such as onsite kitchen support in case you ever want to spend your time relaxing instead of preparing a meal. Once everything is said and done Bella Vista offers plenty of seating arrangements for your meal. Grab a seat at the kitchen bar or take a seat at the dining room table. You will have plenty of options for your next meal at Bella Vista. This is one of our best Santa Barbara vacation homes!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms at Our Santa Barbara Vacation Homes

Bella Vista features a grand total of 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms that will comfortably sleep up to 14 guests at any single moment. Bella Vista features two separate Santa Barbara vacation homes on the property. The main house, where the described living areas can be found at, features two bedroom wings that offer two master suites and three guest rooms. Each suite offers its own plush king size bed along with an en suite bathroom for maximum privacy. The Bella Vista Casita, the separate home on the property, also features dual master suites where a similar layout in the rooms can be found. This separate casita also features its own living and open kitchen, perfect for in-laws joining you on your Santa Barbara journey. Altogether, you will find the Bella Vista has everything you need for a completely private and relaxing stay no matter what room you end up choosing.

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Estate Living

As mentioned, the best part to staying at Bella Vista is the five acres of space found on the property. It is a working ranch where you may find workers onsite tending to the orchards or property. Luxury features outside include the outdoor kitchen where you will find a BBQ grill and a wood fire pizza oven. The fire pit is a great place to roast up some s’mores before you head off to bed. The property even features a private pool and separate hot tub so you can splash around. Don’t pass up on a game on the tennis court where you can also play pickleball or croquet. The basketball hoop is also perfect to throw a few shots at. The onsite gym has a few different machines where you can continue your workouts for the duration of your stay. These sprawling grounds offer a personal paradise for your vacation getaway to Santa Barbara.

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Take advantage of the personal paradise found at a vacation rental such as Bella Vista right here in Santa Barbara. You can have an expansive estate such as this or find a property more central to downtown. Whatever you are looking for we have it right here in our selection of luxury properties.

There is something special about escaping the confines of home for the holiday season and exploring a new travel destination. Make Santa Barbara your new holiday destination for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Our Central California home is the perfect location to make new family traditions. The city features a variety of exciting events along with mainstay activities that can be enjoyed any time of year including the fall and winter seasons. Take a look at how you can spend your Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara with us:

Thanksgiving 4 Miler

Most cities around the country host a race each Thanksgiving called a “turkey trot” that has participants earn their eventual Thanksgiving feast while raising money for local charities. Santa Barbara has its own turkey trot with our Thanksgiving 4 Miler. This 4-mile run will be entering its 23rd consecutive year. This year’s event will have a flat and fast course that will take you down long stretches of bike lanes. It will also feature a winding path that takes you down neighborhood streets. Participating in the race costs $25-40 per person but will net you some delicious pumpkin pie at the end. Earn your eventual comfort food for later that day on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Paddle

Another great way to spend your Thanksgiving morning is by participating in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Paddle. As the name suggests you will be paddling around before your Thanksgiving feast instead of running. The event is put on by Paddle Sports Center and participants can participate by the hour allowing them to pick out how long they wish to stay. Prices start at $30 per hour per person and will take place out on the Santa Barbara Bay.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet

After earning your food for the day start your Thanksgiving holiday with brunch located at Chandelier Ballroom. Found at Rosewood Miramar Beach, this Thanksgiving brunch buffet let you enjoy a meal complete with holiday classics that have been given a regional twist. Children will find plenty to enjoy as well with festive activities. The Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet has two seatings available one from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM and the other from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Don’t miss out on this fine dining experience.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Convivo

For an authentic Thanksgiving dinner look no further than local restaurant Convivo. This Italian staple of the community will be open Thanksgiving Day offering up a 3-course and 4-course meal. Convivo is typically known for its tapas plates, wood fired pizza, and house made pasta. The Thanksgiving Day Dinner will include Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey but also more extravagant entrees such as Southern California swordfish. You will be dealt with incredible and friendly service from start to finish at this popular Thanksgiving Day Dinner with Convivo.

Prepare Your Own Thanksgiving Meal

Many families take pride and joy in the incredible feasts they end up making from the comfort of their homes. Just because you are visiting Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving does not mean you have to go to a restaurant for your meal. Our luxury vacation rentals offer gourmet kitchens that have more than what you need. You may find spacious granite countertops, custom cabinetry, beautiful backsplash, and commercial size appliances. The rooms come stocked with all of the needed tools such as pots and pans to make your meal. You will be able to prepare giant dishes of classic Thanksgiving entrees such as mashed potatoes and turkey and have plenty of room to store your leftovers. Don’t forget about a bottle of two of local wine to pair with your dinner that can be chilled in the wine fridge. Extravagant dining rooms allow the family to sit down and enjoy their feast together. Our vacation rentals provide a home away from home just in time for Thanksgiving.

Fall and Winter Activities

November is the perfect time to visit Santa Barbara as the weather has dried out and the temperatures are still warm. Use this time around Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara to experience many of the activities in the area without the summer crowds. Explore the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with its beautiful Spanish architecture and incredible gardens. The Santa Barbara Zoo has plenty of unique creatures and will be displaying holiday decorations. It might be too cold to jump in the water, but Streans Wharf has plenty of unique shops and restaurants to check out. November is the perfect time to experience Santa Barbara for the first or 100th time.

Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara Is More Fun

As you can see, there is some much to see and do this Thanksgiving right here in Santa Barbara. Book one of our incredible vacation rentals here in town to have the best experience just in time for Thanksgiving. Contact us today!

If you are looking for an incredible spooky time that is perfect for individuals of all ages, you need to make your way to Santa Barbara for Halloween this year. The fall season is finally here and with it comes a variety of fun activities right here in Santa Barbara. Our Central California home features all kinds of incredible ways to spend the Halloween weekend. Take a look at some ways to spend Halloween in Santa Barbara this year:

Spooky Zoo

One of the biggest attractions in all of Santa Barbara is the Santa Barbara Zoo. Here you can find a variety of exotic animals including lions, giraffes, and so much more. While these exhibits are open all month long for October you can also visit for an all-ages event with Spooky Zoo. This Halloween celebration starts on October 16th for an early Halloween celebration that is perfect for all ages and runs through the end of the month. Put on your best costumes and head to Santa Barbara Zoo for wonderful activities including photo ops, a costume contest, and plenty of candy. All of the animal exhibits will still be open so you can visit your favorite animals while dressed up as one yourself. Spooky Zoo will take place on October 16th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Fields of Funk

Santa Barbara also has plenty of unique events that are not your typical Halloween shenanigans. This year Fields of Funk will be taking place on October 30th for a day full of live music and so much more. Fields of Funk is a utopian festival at Elings Park as you get to groove to the music and feel the ocean breeze. Live musical performances will include DJ sets by famous musicians Poolside and Chromeo right by the pool. Additional artists scheduled to perform also include Dam-Funk, Amo Amo, and Egyptian Lover. Show up with lawn chairs and a blanket or two so you can relax in the park. Fields of Funk will also feature incredible art installations, a silent disco, food trucks, a roller skate rink, and so much more. Costumers are highly encouraged so you can get your Halloween vibe on. Elings Park can be found at 1298 Ls Positas Road here in Santa Barbara.

Halloween Zombie Crawl

Adults can get in on the fun too this Halloween in Santa Barbara by joining in on the Halloween Zombie Crawl. This beer crawl is a lively event where you can explore over 10 different bars and clubs right here in Santa Barbara. Each participant needs to show up in their best costume as you try out an adult beverage at each venue. Hundreds of participants show up each year to join in on the fun. Guests will get free entry into each nightclub so you can save on cover fees. Drink discount coupons will also be available. Costume contests will give out prizes for those who are best dressed. The Halloween Zombie Crawl will take place on October 30th from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM starting at Night Lizard Brewing Company.

 Take the Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak

You will notice that Santa Barbara features a gorgeous coastline with beautiful views. Each summer Santa Barbara Adventures hosts a lengthy kayak tour that will take you out to incredible sea caves. The Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak Tour will be having its final tours in the month of October until next summer. This intermediate tour features approximately four hours of kayaking paddling that gets you close to the caves. You will be provided instruction and all safety gear you need. Tour guides will always be on hand to help you every step of the way. Don’t miss out on this incredible activity before it is not around until next summer.

Visit Local Pumpkin Patches

Santa Barbara also has plenty of pumpkin patches for you to explore during your Halloween stay. Two local options you will have access to includes Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch and Big Wave Dave located at La Cumbre Plaza. These pumpkin patches are open every day in October and let you pick out whichever pumpkin you find. Grab one to do some pumpkin carving or to just have around for decoration. This is no better way for a fun family activity than by exploring a pumpkin patch!

More Fun Awaits You This Halloween in Santa Barbara

Get ready for another exciting Halloween in Santa Barbara. These Halloween and seasonal activities are perfect for your upcoming stay. Make the most of your fall getaway by reserving one of our luxury vacation rentals here in the city. You will have access to luxury amenities inside spacious homes. Fall has never looked so good as it does in Santa Barbara.

Enjoying a magical stay here in Santa Barbara can be more than just a dream when you find the perfect vacation rental to host you and your family. This is where California Dreamin’ Santa Barbara rental, one of our finest properties, comes in with its unique and charming features. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home offers the wonderful and luxurious experience you want for a vacation in Santa Barbara. California Dreamin’ is perfect for up to 6 individuals to stay at any given time. Take a look at what is found inside this exquisite home:

Charming Home

The second you pull up to California Dreamin’ you will absolutely fall in love with the property. The exterior has a charming sky-blue color and white accents on the patio. This two-story home offers plenty of room for you to take advantage of. Guests will enter the property through the front door and find themselves in the primary living space that features modern décor and amenities. The floors are covered in beautiful hard wood-look flooring. You will turn to the left to find yourself in the living room that features relaxing features. Sit back on the plush sofa or the side chair. A gas fireplace can be found nearby that will help keep the home warm during the cooler months of winter. Plenty of natural lighting shines down through the large window panes found above the patio doors. Immediately behind you guests can find the spacious gourmet kitchen that features a combination of white tile countertops, natural wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. There is tons of countertop space, making it extremely easy to prepare a delicious meal for you and your family. You will find that the kitchen is stocked with all utensils and cookware you need. Use the microwave, toaster oven, or coffee maker for a quick snack to wake up to. Once everything is ready to go for dinner enjoy your meal at the luxury dining room table that has room for everyone. You will find additional seating at the kitchen bar with the four barstools available. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine at one of the local wineries; the property features plenty of wine glasses and openers so you can enjoy them with ease.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

California Dreamin’ can sleep up to 6 guests at any single time with the three separate bedrooms found on the second floor. This includes the master suite that features a huge king size bed complete with a plush mattress and the finest of linens. A large flat-screen TV is wall mounted in front of the bed and has access to all of your favorite streaming apps. You will have a personal balcony with private access where you can wake up to the beautiful sunrise each morning. An en suite bathroom is a work of art with its marble countertops, dual vanity sinks, walk-in shower, and soaking tub. You will find that each bathroom includes all of the necessary toiletries in case you forgot anything at home. The remaining bedrooms also feature comfortable beds with fresh linens and will provide an incredible night of sleep. Both rooms share an updated bathroom located between them. Relax in the upstairs loft found just off the stairs where you can curl up with a good book. A half bathroom is located on the first floor and can easily be accessed from any of the primary living spaces.

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Our Santa Barbara Rental Outdoor Amenities

Some of the finest features found at California Dreamin’ Santa Barbara rental can be best enjoyed while outdoors. Step outside to an expansive patio deck that has beautiful wood decking from top to bottom. Sectional outdoor seating is the place to be with a glass of wine in one hand as you look out at the sunset. The gas BBQ grill makes it easy to cook up the perfect steak. There is plenty of space on the patio deck so everyone can be hanging out at once together. Head down the steps to start making your way down to the nearby beach. The garage has been updated to a fun entertainment room complete with a ping pong table perfect for competitive families. You will be nearby plenty of local attractions such as art museums, wineries, vineyards, the harbor, and much more. With any Paradise Retreats property, you can choose from a selection of optional services such as having a private chef come to the home or getting a massage. There is plenty of outdoor activities to also enjoy such as biking, sailing, snorkeling, and much more. If all of this sounds like the perfect setting for you and your family make sure to come to book a stay at California Dreamin’. This highly desirable property is always a frequent favorite of our guests! Contact us to book!

If you are looking for the perfect summer getaway this year, look no further than beautiful Santa Barbara. Our California home is a great place to visit any time of year, but summer in Santa Barbara is truly special. A visit during the start of summer lets you enjoy cool temperatures, plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, and avoid the bigger crowds of late summer. Take a look at some of our favorite early summer activities in Santa Barbara this year:

Get Out Your Cruiser

When you visit Santa Barbara, you will immediately notice how many locals take advantage of the friendly streets. Visitors and locals alike are able to bike all around Santa Barbara for a relaxing ride. Several bike paths, such as Cabrillo Bike Path found around the waterfront, lead to beautiful beaches with incredible views. Take in the crisp ocean air as you casually explore the city. For more adventurous riding, you can head out to the mountain trails just outside the city. Grab a mountain bike and ride along these shared trails. The best place for you to grab a bike in town for a short rental is Wheel Fun, the largest bike shop in all of California. This local rental shop features everything you need to properly hit the biking trails.

Visit the Santa Barbara Zoo

Make sure to stop by the Santa Barbara Zoo to visit some incredible exotic animals. The Santa Barbara Zoo has been a staple of the community for years. They currently house many beautiful creatures such as leopards, anteaters, flamingos, gorillas, lions, and so much more. You can easily view each animal in its spacious habitats. The Santa Barbara Zoo will be opened at a limited capacity with reservations made in advance. If you are visiting in early June your children can join their Summer Zoo Camp where they can enjoy interactive science exhibits, guided tours, and even get close-up encounters with some of the animals!

Take a Kayaking Tour

Santa Barbara has many incredible spots where you can casually kayak around the shore. Adventure lovers will want something more thrilling to satisfy their trip such as a visit to Prisoners Harbor. Don’t let the name fool you as this area is one of the most beautiful areas to visit. Take a kayak tour with Santa Barbara Adventure Company where you will be guided to the area found just north of Santa Cruz Island. All tours will take you to your destination and provide you with all the gear you need. Make sure to check out their other tour offerings such as rock climbing and wine tasting tours!

Speaking of Wine….

Now that we have your attention, you will want to explore the many wineries found around Santa Barbara. The early summer season is a great time to visit so you can enjoy these wineries outdoor, especially as some restrictions are still in place. Local wineries such as Santa Barbara Winery and Jamie Slone Wines are local favorites and offer tasting flights to try a little of everything. Enjoy other wines by the glass or pick up a bottle or two to take back to your vacation rental. Some of these wineries also have open spaces that can allow a friendly pup to join you on the festivities.

Grab McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream

Nothing screams summer quite like picking up a cool treat such as ice cream. Santa Barbara is the home of McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream, a locally owned shop that has been around since the 1940s. You can grab a cone or bowl of your favorite ice cream that is made in-house at either of their two locations. Enjoying your ice cream in the shops may still be limited this summer but you can easily do a walk-up order and enjoy your treat as you walk around the city.

Visit Stearns Wharf

Knock out all of your shopping and dining needs by stopping at Stearns Wharf during your visit. This local pier has been open since 1872, making it one of the city’s oldest landmarks. While it has seen several renovations over the years, it continues to host a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Browse the locally owned stores or stop in for a delicious meal with oceanside views. Plan your visit accordingly, as many of the restaurants will have limited seating available. Keep an eye out for the beautiful Spanish and Mediterranean-style architecture at Stearns Wharf!

Summer In Santa Barbara is Almost Here

Do not hesitate on planning your early summer activities in Santa Barbara. Reserve one of our beautiful properties right here in the city. You will have access to incredible amenities and home features that are unavailable at other lodging options. Stay away from crowds and have your own personal home away from home this summer in Santa Barbara.

It is never too early to start planning ahead for your much-needed holiday getaway. When looking for the perfect spot to celebrate Christmas this year, we highly recommend our home of Santa Barbara. Enjoy the beauty of California, comfortable weather, exciting holiday events, and the best vacation rentals you can find around the area. Seriously, the average temps in December typically stay in the mid-60s! Check out how you can spend Christmas in Santa Barbara this year:

Holiday Fun at Paseo Nuevo

Locals know that the best place to find your holiday gifts is over at Paseo Nuevo. This beautiful outdoor shopping center features a variety of winter activities to hold you over until Christmas Day. From November 27th to December 31st you can find it “snowing” at Paseo Nuevo so you can get your white Christmas. The “snowfall” takes place at four different times each evening so guests can come and still maintain social distancing. While you are waiting for the “snow” make sure you go visit Santa! That’s right, Santa will be at Paseo Nuevo on November 27th and 28th and December 19th and 20th to hear all about what you kids want for the holidays. The kids will even be able to get a photo with Santa in front of the beautiful Christmas tree! They can also drop off handwritten letters asking for gifts for Christmas and possibly get a response back. Santa is available on these days from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

9th Annual Trolley of Lights Tour

Residents of Santa Barbara really know how to go all out for the holiday season. Local neighborhoods are always in the festive spirit and will decorate their homes with beautiful displays and lights. You can go see all of this in person by reserving a charter with Rockstar Trolley. Each year they take exciting charters out to the neighborhoods on their rustic trolleys. Due to COVID-19 restrictions Rockstar Trolley is unable to host public trolleys but private charters are available. You and a group of up to 32 passengers can enjoy this festive trip to go see all the lights. The Trolley of Lights Tour takes place from December 5th to the 24th.

34th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor

Each year Santa Barbara hosts Santa’s Village by the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. Similar to Paseo Nuevo’s event, the City Pier will be covered in fake snow to make the holiday feel even more festive. Children can play and meet Santa and tell him what they want for the holidays. The holiday culminates with the Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor that is viewable from the pier and is all things festive. Approximately 30 boats take to the water and put on their dazzling display of holiday lights. Each contestant works hard in having the best display to win one of five cash prizes. Fireworks will shoot of into the sky to bring the event to a close. Do not miss out on the 34th consecutive year of this incredible event. While COVID-19 has caused other large events to be canceled, the Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor is still scheduled to take place. Do not miss out on the 34th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor on December 13th. Regular activities start at 3:00 PM with the parade and fireworks starting at 5:00 PM.

Incredible Vacation Rentals

You can plan all you want for an exciting vacation getaway but having the perfect vacation rental will make the trip one to remember. Our holiday vacation rentals can be found all around Santa Barbara allowing you to stay close to each of these exciting events. Pick a rental that is near the beach and see our beautiful shore. Or choose to stay in the fabulous downtown district with urban floor plans. Our rentals come in a variety of sizes so you can pick a property that best suits your family’s needs. Enjoy a variety of amenities such as open floor plans, flat-screen TVs, full-size appliances, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and so much more. Reserving a private vacation rental lets you maintain your social distancing by staying away from large crowds found at local resorts. Once you have enjoyed the holidays in one of our exclusive vacation rentals you will never want to go back!

More Fun During Christmas in Santa Barbara

We cannot get over how incredible Santa Barbara is for the holiday season. Take the vacation getaway you deserve and come see it for yourself. Reserve one of our vacation rentals today so you can be close to all of these exciting activities and more during Christmas in Santa Barbara!