Colorful cottages near the beach, luxury villas with pools and ocean views, cute tiny houses and even a (almost) invisible house – there are a few dang cool Airbnb in Santa Barbara, California that you can rent here on the coast.
Santa Barbara is one of my favorite cities in California. The first time my husband and I visited, we loved it so much we decided to be spontaneous and extended our stay. Having a chic, comfortable and cool place to come back to at night after a day biking around the boardwalk or exploring downtown Santa Barbara is so important. You need to book the BEST place to compliment all the wonderful coastal vibes of this city. I did all the hard work for you – keep reading for the best, most unique Santa Barbara vacation rentals out there.
Unique Santa Barbara Airbnbs & Bungalows For Your California Beach Vacation
I judge a cool Airbnb based on a few things: style/decor, location, past guest reviews, perks that go over the top (like craft coffee grounds, etc) and just overall vibe. If the rental could be a destination in itself, then I want to book it. (Otherwise, I’ll opt for a hotel.)
Santa Barbara has a LOT of fun things to do during the day (like the Old Mission, restaurant hopping on State Street, wine tasting at the Funk Zone, just to name a few.) When we visited I found it helpful to have a car to drive as not everything is in walking distance to each other. Being a car-friendly city means you have some wiggle room on the Airbnb or vacation home you rent. This is great because there are a few stupidly cool Airbnbs just outside the city limit that you’ll love. Let’s go!
Looking for cool Santa Barbara hotels instead? We LOVE The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, it just oozes all that retro California vibes you want when visiting the coast.
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