Beaches, beautiful weather, and homes suitable for the rich and famous: Montecito is an unincorporated part of Santa Barbara that’s best known for being Santa Barbara’s neighbor—but there’s more to it than that! Montecito is its own place, and during a short stay there you’ll realize its individual flair is just as attractive as anywhere in California. Here are five points about taking a Montecito vacation that really stand out.
A Star-Studded Populace
Montecito is home to a surprising number of famous people, including Drew Barrymore, Rob Lowe, Oprah Winfrey, and Patrick Stewart. You never know who you might catch a glimpse of here, so always have a camera ready for a discrete picture! (If you do see these folks in public, please be polite—it’s just another day in paradise for them, after all.)
In a city of celebrities, houses are always on the cutting edge of style. From Hollywood mansions to Palladian villas, the homes here stand on their own as tourist attractions, even from the outside! Drive by any home and you’ll be tempted to play paparazzi—but following houses instead of people! If you love exploring dream homes, try to find an open house going on during your stay, as designers are always showing off here.
The weather in Montecito is one of the reasons the area attracted celebrities to begin with—and if it’s good enough for them, it’s probably good enough for you! Being next to the sea means cooler summers and warmer winters—combined with the low rainfall, it means any day is more likely than not to be perfect for outdoor activities!
Beautiful Montecito Beaches
The seclusion of a Montecito vacation means more gorgeous beaches—whether you head there for a relaxing swim or for a thrilling day of surfing, the area will be twice as beautiful as anything else. Plus, Butterfly Beach’s westward facing makes it perfect for admiring the sunset.
Healthy and Scenic Hikes
Montecito boasts great access to over 15 trails—a fabulous trait in conjunction with the weather! One advantage of Montecito over Santa Barbara is its access to the Santa Barbara ranges. Up in the mountains, you can get stunning views over Santa Barbara, making equally fine photographs as they do memories!
Book a Montecito Vacation with Us
Our rentals in Montecito will give you the chance to experience all of this firsthand, from stunning homes to the fabulous weather. Browse our offerings and book today, or call us at 1-805-275-1851 to learn more.