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How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has long been known as a mecca for well-heeled travelers, living up to its reputation as the “American Riviera.” Less than two hours from Los Angeles International Airport, Santa Barbara draws travelers for its year-round mild climate, Spanish-influenced culture and proximity to more than a dozen wineries. Santa Barbara is also home to events that bring to town major crowds, including the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival, the Santa Barbara French Festival, and the Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

Follow these tips to make sure you select the perfect Santa Barbara vacation rental for your travel plans.

  1. Where to stay to enjoy local wineries.While there are more than a dozen wineries in and around Santa Barbara, seven are located off the intersection of State and East Canon Perdido streets. Choose a vacation rental close to State Street or Garden Street, which is just two blocks northeast of the wineries, "including Happy Canyon Vineyard, Grassini Family Vineyards and Jamie Sloan Wines.
  2. Where to stay for the Old Spanish Days Fiesta.The annual five-day festival that showcases Santa Barbara’s rich cultural history is held each August, with many events happening in the area just off the beach between Castillo and Garden streets. Select a home in the East or West Beach neighborhoods to enjoy the Mexican markets, arts and craft show and all the entertainment the festival has to offer.
  3. Where to stay for beautiful mountain hikes.The Santa Ynez Mountains — which unlike most mountain ranges, run west to east — offer amazing views of the ocean, waterfalls and the red-tile roofs of Santa Barbara. The mountains are just outside the city, so choose a vacation rental home in the near Mission City if you’re looking to spend time hiking.
  4. Where to stay for the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival.This annual festival is held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. If you happen to be in town when it’s held in June, choose a home near Mission Creek and Mission Canyon Road for the closest proximity to the museum. Then raise a glass from one of the Central Coast wineries.
  5. How to choose your own Santa Barbara vacation rental experience.One of the best parts of Santa Barbara is that there are no bad parts of Santa Barbara. If you want to spend time on the south-facing beach, choose a home in the Waterfront or Montecito districts. For shopping and art-gallery hopping, find a vacation rental in downtown Santa Barbara. No matter which home you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable time in the American Riviera.

Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Santa Barbara team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TurnKey has enhanced its already extensive home cleaning standards and processes to further sanitize homes between each stay for our guests and owners. All TurnKey properties are equipped with our patented GuestWorks® cleaning system and verification technology, requiring professional housekeepers to follow a stringent set of cleaning standards, customized for each home, and confirm their use of COVID-19 fighting products, as identified by the Center for Biocide Chemistries. We have also emphasized effective hygiene practices and safety recommendations for our employees and housekeeping network in line with CDC guidelines. In addition, we have initiated the TurnKey Cares Relief Housing Program, offering thousands of homes for medical personnel and first-responders at complimentary or significantly discounted rates while they perform critical services to fight COVID-19.

Yes. Many TurnKey homes allow for special rates for extended stays, monthly stays or long-term stays. All our booking calendars are accurate and up-to-date, and will automatically reflect these discounted rates when you enter your desired check-in and checkout dates.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Santa Barbara to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Santa Barbara house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Santa Barbara team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Santa Barbara vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Santa Barbara vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Santa Barbara vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Santa Barbara, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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