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12/2/2016
Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

Rental Spotlight: Bella Vista in Carpinteria, California

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This week’s your next California vacation. The Backyard Hands down the best aspect of the home is the backyard of Bella Vista. The patio opens up to the oasis that lies in the back of this vacation home. The wood deck leads to a lush patch of grass and a pristine crystal blue pool. Along with the patio and pool lies a basketball hoop, bocce ball court, pickle ball and tennis court, and horseshoe pit. The backyard is the perfect place to lounge and enjoy the beautiful Carpinteria air. The

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11/23/2016
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Historical Attractions in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is famous for its amazing weather and unbeatable beaches. But the history of this city is equally beautiful and interesting. Over hundreds of years, the city has been shaped into one of the most vibrant and unique communities in the country. Here are some of the most exciting historical attractions in the city. Stearns Wharf This wharf traces its history back to 1872 when Santa Barbara was a very young and a touch less glamorous city. It was extremely important during the early part of the city’s history

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11/4/2016
Events in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara for the Holidays

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Yep, it’s happened again. Somehow, when you weren’t looking, the calendar flipped a few pages forward and now the holidays are nearly here again! The really wonderful thing, however, is this year you have planned ahead and have already booked your Paradise Retreats vacation home. Christmas is going to be a destination holiday this year, and you are relieved and excited to get out of the normal chores that totally exhaust you, while you sit back, relax, and regain that holiday spirit that has been missing over the last few

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10/27/2016
Events in Santa Barbara

Halloween Weekend in Santa Barbara

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Vacationing over any holiday can be daring proposition. It’s difficult to miss out on the traditional holiday celebrations you have at home, but it’s also possible that you will discover new traditions that are even more exciting and fun than what you have been doing—you never know until you try. And while Halloween isn’t like Christmas or Thanksgiving, your children will let you know if you mess up this spooky celebration; and if you are honest with yourself, you will be a little miffed yourself if you miss out on

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10/14/2016
Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

Spotlight on Bella Vista

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Located just outside of beautiful Santa Barbara lies a charming seaside village with the name of Carpinteria which is where one of our more sought after homes, Bella Vista, is located. The town itself is small and peaceful, a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life, but still close enough to all the activities that make Santa Barbara one of the top tourist spots in California. Our home is situated on five acres in this bucolic town and features luxury amenities you can’t

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09/30/2016
Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

5 Reasons to Stay with Paradise Retreats

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At Paradise Retreats we will help you find the best activities and things to do during your stay in the Santa Barbara area. Along with the great locations of our vacation rentals, there are many other reasons to book a stay with Paradise Retreats. Our Stellar Selection At Paradise Retreats, you will find a large number of available accommodations. We have everything from cozy condos for a romantic getaway to large mansions for group gatherings, such as reunions or weddings. If you want a beachfront unit, where you’ll only be

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09/23/2016
Events in Santa Barbara

Top September Events in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara has quickly become one of the most visited places in all of California. This is because it offers a little bit of everything, from the excitement of a bustling downtown to the peace and beauty of the outdoors. This September, however, it will be one of the most visited places in California because of all the great events that the city is putting on. Here are some of those events that should not be missed! 25th Annual California Lemon Festival From September 24th to the 25th, the California

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09/9/2016
Santa Barbara Activities

Explore Santa Barbara with Pokemon Go!

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Santa Barbara, California is a tried-and-true vacation destination for a number of reasons. Between its soft, sandy beaches, its refreshing ocean waves, and its vibrant, laid back atmosphere, Santa Barbara is the ideal beach getaway. Now you can add another layer to your experience that you might not otherwise have appreciated by playing the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, where users find and capture Pokémon by exploring their surroundings, such as local landmarks and museums—making Santa Barbara the perfect place to set off on a Pokémon journey, as the city

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08/12/2016
Santa Barbara Activities

The Beaches of Santa Barbara

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Located along the coast of Central California, Santa Barbara is an idyllic community with a plethora of beautiful beaches guaranteed to steal a little piece of your heart. As a matter of fact, our beaches are so magnificent, it’s difficult for we who live here to actually take a vacation anywhere else. Why spend the money on travel and lodging when you can drive in any direction and find a beach that is fun and activity filled, or quiet and serene? We’ve compiled a sampling of the local beaches and

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08/12/2016
Events in Santa Barbara

Top Comedy Spots in Santa Barbara

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People who laugh more often are healthier than those who remain serious most of the time, and the caring and kind citizens of Santa Barbara are concerned about your health; we show it by offering a variety of comedy shows just to help you laugh more! The comedians performing at these hot comedy spots will keep you in stitches throughout the duration of your Santa Barbara vacation—make sure you stop by and check them out! Comedy Hideaway Offering live comedy and surprise headliners as well as a mix of established

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