We’ve taken the hard work out of planning your vacation. Anything you need to level up your Santa Barbara experience, Paradise Retreats has you covered.
Are you looking for a privately cooked meal using the freshest ingredients from local farms? Pick from our list of acclaimed chefs and caterers. If you’re planning to dance the night away at one of downtown Santa Barbara’s local clubs, we have a list of thoroughly vetted child and pet care companies ready to swoop in so you can party like it’s ‘99.
Need some bail money from that wild night out? We’ll have to get back to you on that one, but we’ll do our best. Whether it’s treating yourself to a massage, hiring a private car for wine tasting, or scheduling an impromptu sunset beach photoshoot, we got you. If you need something that these fun colorful boxes don’t address, click on “Santa Barbara Concierge” and we can help with even the rarest of requests.
When you’re on vacation, there are some things you don’t want to think about. That’s why we’ve partnered with KEY. A simple request can have your fridge stocked with sandwiches and White Claws upon your arrival to our Santa Barbara condos, or completely set up a beach hangout with umbrellas and SPF. Their services will save you time and ensure an unforgettable experience.
Expond offers visitors access to private in-person and group experiences on demand: Yoga, Pilates, personal training, kayaking, hiking, surfing, meditation and so much more.
Chef Mattias Blom grew up in Sweden and is heavily influenced by his mother’s and grandmother’s cooking. He has over 30 years of preparing custom meals for locals and visitors focusing on rustic flavors sourced from seasonal and organic ingredients found at local markets. Whether it's homemade risotto or hand-rolled tagliatelle, Chef Blom’s flavor combinations are hard to beat.
A California native who lived in New York City for over a decade, Amy’s training comes from the Institute of Culinary Education in Pasadena, CA, the New York City food scene, and of course, her dietician-chef mother (who taught her to measure everything).
Santa Barbara’s most popular event caterer is none other than PureJoy Catering. Weddings and corporate events are their bread and butter (pun intended), but they also offer small celebratory options. Garden parties, elegant beach picnics, or even a backyard movie theatre, it’s a one-stop-shop. They can provide anything you need to make your event complete. Except for fire dancers, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the food to notice.
A collection of wonderful local private chefs, the Santa Barbara Chef Collective is a one-stop spot to easily find and book a fabulous chef for your event. With varying styles and price ranges, you have access to multiple chef’s availability in just one place. The SB Chef Collective will connect you with the right chef for your group and help make your trip extra memorable!
Immerse yourself in tranquility by never having to leave your luxurious vacation rental. Massage therapists and estheticians will arrive on your doorstep and create a spa-like environment offering massages, facials, and aromatherapy. Last-minute appointments are also accepted if you happen to wake up and are unable to look left. This is the best option for anyone who wants to maximize their vacation experience.
A true local’s favorite, Float Luxury Spa is a one-stop relaxation station offering everything you need to unwind. They offer eight styles of massage, twelve types of reinvigorating facials that even incorporate anti-aging techniques, several types of body wraps, and waxing for every unsightly hair. Custom packages are available for groups and special occasions.
Located at Santa Barbara’s Hilton Beachfront Resort, Spa Del Mar provides the true spa experience with all the bells and whistles. Massage, facials, body treatments, jacuzzi, and even a glass of champagne upon request. Enjoy a traditional spa day then head across the street and take a walk along Santa Barbara’s East Beach to enhance vacation mode.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a highly intelligent cat who will listen to your problems, it’s much better. Cat Therapy is a cafe located in downtown Santa Barbara that offers customers the opportunity to relax in a comfortable space and snuggle cats and kittens. Plus, all cats are available for adoption so if you're looking for a new pet, this is the place. It’s so adorable that you’ll be asking to go there right meow.
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Farmacy is a family of retail stores offering premium, curated cannabis and cannabis products, with a focus on local farms and brands. With award-winning selection and service, their informative staff provides expert guidance and a boutique shopping experience for all customers 21+.
With over three decades of experience, each nanny has gone through meticulous screening and training to provide the best possible care. From infants to pre-teens, their mantra is based on the importance of engaged, caring, experienced, and safety-first childcare.
Specializing in on-site child care for special occasions, The Little Guest offers skilled and qualified team members that can provide custom-designed children's activities for kids of all ages. Their nannies are licensed and insured with over 30 years of experience with extra training in “fun.”
Infants, teens, and everyone in between are in good hands with Nannies2Go. They offer services that are available at special events, hotels, after-school care, private homes, or vacation rentals. They are also on call if you need childcare ASAP.
Forget the playpen again? Or did the jogging stroller not fit in the car? Not to worry, Traveling Baby Company is the premier one-stop shop for all baby equipment rental needs. They pride themselves on providing quality baby equipment that is clean, safe, and easy to use. Leave the bulky baby items at home and have it set up and ready to use.
A lost toy or forgotten item can quickly change the vibe of a family vacation. Stress no more, Santa Barbara’s premier baby and kids store is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. A quick trip can stock you up on forgotten essentials, toys, and games.
It’s time to update that family portrait and Rebecca Farmer is one of the area’s best portrait and commercial lifestyle photographers. With a plethora of local scenic backgrounds to choose from, Rebecca will ensure you and your family are picture perfect.
Weddings are incomplete without quality video footage. Susan Metcalf has over ten years of experience in making your special day look like a Hollywood-quality film. Her unique style of soft lighting and sweeping romantic shots will memorialize the day to enjoy for years to come.
From events big and small, 805 Productions has all the high-tech equipment to capture every moment on film. Fundraisers, corporate parties, weddings, and more will be enhanced by personalized video services curated to your needs. Plus, they have pretty awesome drones to catch the fun at every angle.
Travel in style with a personal chauffeur. With Lincoln town cars and Mercedes Benz Sprinter shuttles, SB Chauffeurs combines luxury and safety to get you where you need to go. Five star service is available for airport transportation, wine tours, weddings, special events, and any other VIP experience.
Why take an Uber downtown when you can relive Prom night in a limousine? Their fleet includes town cars, luxury SUVs, stretch limos, and high-end shuttles. Offering everything from airport pickups to wine tours, Gold Coast will make bystanders wonder, “what celebrity is in that vehicle?”
Save your dollars for the vacation and take the Santa Barbara Airbus to and from Los Angeles Airport. Discounted rates for groups make it a safe and economical choice with a variety of pick up and drop off times. Plus you get to catch up on that Netflix show or science fiction book you’ve been neglecting. They also have a fleet of limo buses for any group tour or private transport needs.