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2020 has been a year of unexpected circumstances across the globe. From East to West, people have been looking at their lives through a new lens and trying to find routes to working through ever-changing scenarios and daunting dilemmas. All of this has been done all attempting to balance the stress that inevitably comes along with working to keep families and friends connected while maintaining new and essential safety standards.

In many ways, it’s been a year of trying to find the beauty in the chaos. Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects for many employed individuals during this unprecedented time has been the necessary transition from office life to working remotely from home. With the disappearance of the office desk came the immediate need to create a workspace in a home environment that wasn’t necessarily set up to handle the technological or physical requirements to be productive. Finding the mindset at home to get into the work zone can be challenging as well. For those that have children to attend to, the struggle is only heightened to a new level.

Still, if we were to step back and pick out that bright spot in all of the unexpected thrown our way in 2020, it just might be that overlooked freedom that comes with remote working—particularly as its related to the option to travel. When you can work from just about anywhere, no place is off-limits! Renting a Santa Barbara vacation rental in a place that inspires you during the day, is equipped with everything you’ll need to get work done while offering up fun once the assignments for the day are complete is an amazing and very reachable experience. Enjoying a vacation while working remotely allows you to remain productive while giving you a chance to keep mental and physical health balance top of mind. When you’re looking for that place to make it happen—Santa Barbara, California is calling your name.

Get Set Up for Efficiency and Fun During Your Santa Barbara Vacation

The team at Paradise Retreats has long been in the business of creating customized Santa Barbara getaways, and 2020 brings with it a chance to weave work into the mix. Booking a beautiful, comfortable, convenient, and luxurious getaway experience to California doesn’t mean you have to leave work behind. In the year of remote working, our properties provide a better-than-ever opportunity to settle into a little piece of paradise while having all the technology standards and space in place to do some of your best work as well. With Wi-Fi access available at the touch of a button, properties equipped with home-offices waiting to greet you and of course, incredible views to remind you of what awaits at the end of the work day-there’s never been a better time to take your work on the road.

A Little Luxury for Your Work Day and Stay

In the office, it might just be that extra coffee break that gives you the boost you need to get through the day. For those that choose to combine remote working with a Santa Barbara escape, our properties provide the views, comforts, and luxuries that do the very same thing! Pick and choose between properties that feature everything from outdoor fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens to those that include multi-level balconies, fine leather furnishings, vaulted ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows. When the workday comes to a close, reward yourself with a stay that offers up access to a luxurious pool and hot tub or provides quick and convenient access to those Santa Barbara destinations and beaches you just can’t wait to explore.

Enjoy the Area and Keep Far From the Crowds

Your Santa Barbara vacation rental promises to come complete with everything you’ll need for a comfortable and productive stay, however, the city itself is brimming over with options for fun that still work to keep you out of those large crowds. Whether you decide to take a serene stroll through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or can’t wait to hop in a kayak and paddle around Sterns Wharf, Santa Barbara has much to do in the way of outdoor fun in the sun. For those that love architecture, simply walking through the city and taking in the array of styles and structures is sure to inspire. Hoping to spend most of your time on the waves? Rent a pontoon or powerboat and make the most of the cityscape from a vantage point on the water.

Find a Bright Spot in 2020

This year hasn’t been easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to hold tightly to some of the positive points that a difficult year offers up, and amongst them, the ability to work while traveling just might top the list. Give 2020 a positive travel spin by booking your vacation rental with the help of the team at Paradise Properties and enjoy time in a scenic city with just as many reasons to work well as there are to explore. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options and what rental might be ideal for your work/travel scenario. We can’t wait to see you for your Santa Barbara vacation!

There isn’t a lovelier place on the coast than Santa Barbara to spend Valentine’s 2020 with the one you love most. The longer you stay, the better, because there’s always something to do here! When it comes to the holiday itself, here are a few romantic ideas you can surprise your significant other with on your Santa Barbara vacation:

A Night of Classical Music at the Granada

Get dressed up and come out to see a night of classical music. The show will be conducted by Christian Reif, whose conducting talents have been widely acknowledged by critics, and performed by the starring cellist, Thomas Mesa. The program begins with work from a Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer and will include works by the famed Tchaikovsky and Mozart as well. This is a truly classy date to take anyone on for Valentine’s Day, and it gives you an excuse to dress up nicely too and really go all out.

Laugh the Night Away at Improv

One of the best things you can do with someone you love is to laugh with them. Do something zany and fun with your Valentine’s Day this year by attending one of the most unique types of comedy shows out there: improv! The Santa Barbara Improv Workshop will be putting on a long-form show in Jefferson Hall on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm, and you’ll want to be there. At the end of the night, you’ll even get a chance to give improv a shot yourself by joining the troupe onstage for an “open jam session.”

Double Dolphin Valentine’s Cruise

One of the most romantic things you can do together is to take a boat ride out over the ocean. The sea has an inherently romantic appeal, and it’s not hard to see why once you’re out there in the salt spray and the rolling waves and looking back at the sparkling Santa Barbara skyline. This year close out your Valentine’s Day with a sunset voyage hosted by Double Dolphin Cruises. You’ll get appetizers, bottomless champagne, an expert tour of the local waters, a fun date night for you and your loved one, and an absolutely breathtaking view of the sunset. Tickets for this event are $75.

Choose a Romantic Rental for Your Santa Barbara Vacation

Whatever Valentine’s events you decide to participate in while you’re here in town, the most memorable place you go in Santa Barbara will be the vacation home you stay in. Get ahead of the Valentine’s rush by heading over to our catalog and picking yours today for an unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation.

There’s no better way to kick off 2020 than with a trip to the California seaside. Santa Barbara is one of the most unique cities around, and you’ll have the time of your life on your first Santa Barbara vacation of 2020. Take some of these awesome ideas for what to do while you’re in town:

Attend the International Film Festival

Since 1986, January has been the time of year for lovers of international film to flock to Santa Barbara for our annual International Film Festival. This festival takes place on Saturday, January 25th, and if you’re a lover of the film yourself, it’s a stellar way to kick-off 2020.

Go Sledding and See the Snow

Santa Barbara has a fairly temperate climate throughout the year, which makes it a great winter holiday destination. But everyone loves a little bit of snow, especially the kids. So while you’re here in Santa Barbara, head to the Santa Barbara Zoo on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm for an artificially created perfect snow day. Watch all the zoo animals play in the snow, and take your kids sledding. They’re going to drop 80 tons of snow for this event, so there will be enough to last all day!

Spend Your Stay in a Winter Haven

You’ll want a gorgeous home to spend your stay in to start the year off right. Check out the Hideaway View, which comes equipped with a disarming rustic charm that will have you falling in love right away. Or maybe you’ll love the Driftwood Beach Retreat, with its beach access and unparalleled ocean views. See the dolphins and seals from your own home! This property sits in a prime location, with mountain views, nearby hiking trails, and close proximity to downtown Carpinteria. If you’re yearning for more, take a look at the Paradise Ranch, where all your cares will melt away in the face of luxury. This property has it all, from a spa to a gym to a trampoline for the little ones to enjoy. Sit around the outdoor fireplace and enjoy each other’s company!

Get a Head Start on 2020 with a Santa Barbara Vacation

The best way to start a new year is with a refreshing getaway to a lovely town. The best part of it all is finding a comfortable home to stay in while you’re visiting, so you can truly rejuvenate for the new year. Just give us a call today at 1-805-275-1851 and we’ll get you started!

Santa Barbara is a special city, and it’s one that you’ll fall in love with the moment you arrive. We’d like nothing better than to help you make your stay here in Santa Barbara the best it can possibly be. The place to start is by choosing the best of the Santa Barbara rentals, of course.

Convenience and Location

You’ll find our rental homes right in the heart of all the most exciting parts of the Santa Barbara area. Are you interested in wine tours? Are you a bicycle enthusiast? Do you enjoy swimming in the ocean and lounging at the beach and sailing? If so, you’ll love staying in a rental home that lies near to all of these things! Visit Stearn’s Wharf, Shoreline Park, and Leadbetter Beach from our oceanfront homes like Seahorse Retreat. Stay in wine country and visit the many famous wineries dotting the countryside at the edge of town. See all of Santa Barbara in-between, from the golf club east of Montecito to the UCSB Lagoon south of the airport, check out our beautiful vacation rental Villa Blanca and Shadowbrook.

Comfort and Relaxation in Our Santa Barbara Rentals

Take your pick on amenities! We have all your basics as a given, from stunning architecture to modern interior design that will knock your socks off. You’ll find Wi-Fi, TVs, and soft linens on every bed. From there you can refine your search to suit your individual needs. Do you need only 1 bed, or are you bringing a large group? Our largest and most luxurious rental home can sleep up to 16 people, and even that one is wildly affordable at only $400 a night! Check out our listings page to see each home’s full list of individual amenities, including luxuries like beach access (and all the activities that come with it), pools, games, fully equipped kitchens, concierge service, and more.

Premium Customer Service

Our rental homes are our pride and joy. We go above and beyond to ensure that each rental home is not only lovingly crafted and designed and furnished but maintained with strict care. When you arrive, your home will be awaiting you in pristine condition, like a snapshot right out of a Santa Barbara postcard, complete with the sparkling views in the windows of the ocean and city.

Stay in the Best Santa Barbara Has to Offer

Choosing a rental home can be hard with this many different Santa Barbara rentals! Get in touch with us today and we can help you take the first step toward finding the rental home that most suits your needs. We offer every kind of rental, including beautiful homes with a private home!