Well, for starters, they do not have the time, money and effort into your home and it’s advertising and technology the way a smaller company does.
Don’t settle for being just a “number” at a larger company (50+ homes). With us, your home is considered one of our children and as such, it is treated like part of our family!
For the first time in years, we are taking on a few new properties!
Being panel speakers at numerous conferences across the country, we know what’s NEW, what WORKS and how to stay AHEAD of the competition. Never has there been a more critical time to be with the RIGHT property management company that handles vacation rentals in Santa Barbara.
Do your research too!
If they manage more than 50 properties, the care that goes into managing your rental rates and occupancy rates is quite possibly not being watched closely enough to help you increase revenue.
As well, we are the “boots on the ground” at your home sometimes daily and are NOT also Realtors with full time jobs with property management as a side gig.
Our team handles rentals 100% and as owners ourselves of rental property in another state, we know that sometimes hiring others just doesn’t replace the owner of the company handling the day to day…we do it all with support from our team of 9.
Ask your current company or any prospective one…
Do you use LOS Pricing and Dynamic Pricing for my property?
Do you charge Guests additional fees (that owners don’t see) that essentially cause my rental revenue to be lowered?
Do you use software that integrates with all the big listing sites including Homes and Villas by Marriott?
Are you both Premier Partners on VRBO and Superhosts on Airbnb? (this matters A LOT!)
What are your percentage of direct bookings per month?
What is your company-wide occupancy rate?
Do you have a dedicated Revenue Management Team studying rates daily based on Dynamic Pricing and market trends?
Do guests have an app and is your management team available 24/7 in case of any issues?
Do you use state of the art locks that sync with reservations to protect our home?
Do you screen our guests ID and vet these guests during the booking process?
Do you charge owners extra when guests call or have small maintenance items?
What is your percentage of repeat guests?
These are VALUABLE questions to ask any prospective vacation rental management company in Santa Barbara. With our economy changing daily, it’s imperative property owners work with a local vacation rental property management company on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, tools and support staff to ensure guests have the best experiences in your property while you realize the highest revenue and occupancy rate possible.
Since 2010, our occupancy rates company-wide are 80% and owners achieve rental revenue increases consistently year over year anywhere from 10-25%.
As we add a few special properties to our family, we would also love to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, read about us!
Kurt & Tiffany
Katie, Lisa, Sarah, Melia
Revenue Management, Social Media and Accounting Teams
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The Best Foodie Spots in Santa Barbara
Let’s face it, Santa Barbara is an incredible place to visit. From the stunning beaches and warm weather to the diverse cultural offerings and amazing food scene – there’s something for everyone. But if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, the best way to get a taste of what makes this city so special is by exploring its restaurants. From Mexican to Asian flair, beach vibes to Italian cuisine, here are some of the best places to eat in Santa Barbara!
Some of our favorites:
Carlitos – This casual restaurant is known for its delicious Mexican food and margaritas. Whether you’re craving tacos with all the fixin’s or want something more traditional like enchiladas or tamales, Carlitos has it all. Plus, the atmosphere is vibrant and fun – perfect for a night out with friends!
Oku – If you’re looking for something different, head over to Oku for an Asian-inspired meal. With modern takes on classic dishes, Oku is sure to please even the pickiest eater in your group. A must…the cauliflower, Crazy Rich Asian roll, Crouching tiger roll and yummy cold and hot saki! Plus, their cocktails are also worth noting!
The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach – The Boathouse offers classic American fare with a beachy vibe. The restaurant overlooks beautiful Hendry’s Beach and has outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the stunning views of Santa Barbara’s coastline. Must-tries include their fish & chips and clam chowder!
Toma – For classic Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients from local farms, look no further than Toma. This upscale restaurant serves up delicious pizzas and handmade pastas as well as seasonal specials that will make your mouth water. Make sure you save room for dessert, too. Their tiramisu is one of the best around!
Joe’s Café – Located on State Street downtown, Joe’s Café is the place to go when you need stiff drinks and good burgers (or both!). Joe’s has been around since 1948 and still serves up classic diner food that never disappoints. And don’t forget about their famous milkshakes – they’re definitely worth trying!
Last but certainly not least, Brophy Bros., located near Stearns Wharf Pier on State Street. With unbeatable views of Santa Barbara’s harbor, Brophy Bros.’s menu focuses on seafood dishes like fresh oysters and clams as well as some of the best clam chowder around!
If you’re looking for some of the best places to eat in Santa Barbara, this list has got you covered! From Mexican favorites to Asian flair – there are plenty of restaurants catering to every palate.
Come hungry…you won’t be disappointed with any of these great spots! Need a cozy home to stay in while visiting Santa Barbara? We would love to host your upcoming stay in Santa Barbara at one of our vacation rental properties
The Best Kept Secret in Santa Barbara for the Holidays
The Pearl Social Club Santa Barbara has done it again this year with its pop-up Christmas bar, Miracle. It’s a great place to visit while you stay with Haller Vacation Homes!
Looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Look no further than Pearl Social Club. This hidden gem is nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and offers visitors a chance to relax and unwind. From its cozy fireside lounge to its chic speakeasy, Pearl Social Club has something for everyone. So why keep this place a secret during the holiday season?
It’s a local favorite to enjoy Christmas and holiday cheer with amazing lights and special holiday cocktails!
About Pearl Social Club:
Much like Santa Barbara itself, Pearl Social Club has a relaxed and sophisticated vibe. The décor is inspired by the Roaring Twenties, with rich wood paneling, plush leather chairs, and an ornate chandelier hanging overhead. The speakeasy-style bar serves up creative craft cocktails, while the menu features a blend of American comfort food and global flavors. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a quiet drink or want to dance the night away, the Pearl Social Club is sure to please.
And did we mention that it’s open on Christmas and New Years? That’s right, while most Santa Barbara businesses close up shop for Christmas and New Year’s, Pearl Social Club stays open for business. So if you’re looking for a place to escape the holiday madness, look no further than Pearl Social Club.
Never seen this sort of holiday pop up bar? The lights and atmosphere are sure to get anyone feeling a little grinch-like to get excited and in the best holiday spirit with a perfect holiday spirit!
Looking for a wonderful place to stay to come check out this extraordinary experience? We have the perfect vacation rental in Santa Barbara waiting for you!
With so many Vacation Rentals Management in Santa Barbara claiming to be the best, it can be hard to know who you should trust with your rental property. Many claim to be local, have local people or understand the vacation rental climate in Santa Barbara.
We are Santa Barbara locals, and we live here, too; this is our community. We care about your property like it’s our own.
After so many companies and individuals have entered the short-term vacation rental scene since pandemic, it’s critical to know the company that will be caring for your home in Santa Barbara and also how they vet your guests. Our process and procedures make sure you are protected, your home is taken care of and your guests leave ready to book their next stay at your home!
Reviews are also important. The company you choose to manage your vacation rental should be well-regarded on all platforms. If they aren’t Premier Partners or Superhosts on these sites, find out why.
Does their company website show guests reviews? Why not? Are they transparent with guests and owners about their added fees? Why not?
As a full-service property management company specializing in vacation rental management in Santa Barbara, we take care of everything. You can focus on enjoying your investment. Vacation rentals management doesn’t have to be hard work. Let us show you how easy it is.
Oh.. and we never charge onboarding fees! Don’t let your owner statements look like a hospital bill of added fees and maintenance costs and don’t let your guests pay fees they don’t and should not have to pay to rent your Santa Barbara home.
We do more and charge less. Yes, we are serious and passionate about what we do and how we can save money for our owners of rental properties in Santa Barbara. And for all our guests coming to Santa Barbara, too!
Join the Haller Coastal Homes Family of vacation rentals in Santa Barbara, our owner and guest reviews speak volumes!
Here at Haller Coastal homes, we are passionate about savings in Santa Barbaraa. We’re here to help you save money on your vacation to our sweet town.
Remember, when booking a vacation rental in Santa Barbara, check the “added fees” most local companies charge to book a vacation rental!
1. Rent a place that’s in close proximity to local attractions – this will save you on transportation costs
Most of our properties are 1-2 blocks from the beach in Santa Barbara!
2. Book your summer vacation rental and stay at least 7 nights to get the best discounts
Check in about our specials we offer to our repeat guests and promos we may be offering
3. Search for rentals that include amenities like a kitchen and laundry facilities – this will help you save money on food and laundry costs
All of our properties (except studios) include full stocked kitchens with more than enough supplies to save you money!
4. Ask about discounts for long-term stays or off-season rentals
We offer nice discounts when booking your vacation rental in Santa Barbara on our website directly
5. Avoid renting a place during major holidays or events, when prices are typically higher
Coming before or after a holiday or local event in Santa Barbara will help you save even more
6. Look for places with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms – this will help you avoid paying extra for guests
Many of our Santa Barbara vacation homes have enough rooms to share. Keep costs down!
7. BOOK DIRECT instead of at a corporate site which adds guest fees, service fees and more
Make sure to also check that the company you wish to book with doesn’t also tack on “Administrative Fees,” “Management Fees,” “Guest Tour Fees,” etc.
It truly is commonplace now that companies try to add hidden fees to their vacation rentals. We do not believe in nickel and diming guests and unless it’s a fee required by the property owner, we will never charge for this.
Visiting Santa Barbara should also include more than enough basic supplies and beach items, etc. These are also items we do not charge our guests for and believe the more we can provide for guests, the more we can save them both time and money during their stay in our vacation rentals in Santa Barbara.
Let’s help you create some savings in Santa Barbara. Book your stay today.
When most people think of California, they think of Los Angeles and San Francisco. However, there is so much more to this great state than just those two cities. Santa Barbara, for example, is a hidden gem on the Central Coast of California that is often overlooked by travelers. Here’s why you should add it to your list of must-visit beach destinations.
Santa Barbara Climate is Perfect
It has a Mediterranean climate, which means that it has mild winters and warm summers. The average high temperature in December is a balmy 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 degrees Celsius), while the average high in August is a comfortable 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius). In other words, no matter what time of year you visit, you’re sure to enjoy beautiful weather.
It Has Something for Everyone
Whether you’re into wine tasting, hiking, biking, surfing or simply relaxing on the beach, it has something for you. The city is home to more than 200 wineries and offers miles of hiking and biking trails with stunning ocean views. If you’re looking to relax, head to one of Santa Barbara’s many beaches where you can sunbathe, build sandcastles, or go for a swim. There’s truly something for everyone in here.
The City Has a Rich History
It was founded by Spanish missionaries in 1786, and that rich history is evident throughout the city. From the spectacular Mission Santa Barbara to the stunning architecture downtown, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about it’s past. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll definitely want to add it to your list of must-visit destinations.
Don’t overlook Santa Barbara when planning your next trip to California. Stay like a local and rent a vacation rental in Santa Barbara with Haller Coastal Homes. Let us help you curate the perfect getaway with our concierge services and local guides. Best part..all our properties are centrally located in Santa Barbara, walking distance to the train station, downtown, the Funk Zone, harbor and pier!
So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip and stay in your home away from home!
If you haven’t been to Santa Barbara in the fall, you’re in for a treat. Autumn is the perfect time of year to get away just before the winter holidays kick-off. Our sunny paradise still hosts plenty of outdoor festivals, seaside events and local entertainment. And crisp evenings pair so well with a rich glass of pinot noir. Read our reasons to fall in love with Santa Barbara during autumn and don’t forget Halloween and Thanksgiving, too!
Fall wine tasting and ‘Taste of Santa Ynez Valley’ event
Santa Barbara is a wine enthusiast’s destination year-round, but there’s something special about visiting the Central Coast during harvest season. This can be a great opportunity to take a wine tour and learn while you sip. Wine tour experiences are as varied as the wine itself. You might choose to design your own tour by following the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. The Wine Trail stretches across two neighborhoods and includes more than 26 tasting rooms with more spots being added everyday. This can be a nice option for wine lovers staying in Santa Barbara who desire tasting the region’s best wines without having to drive out of the city to visit the wineries.
<<Choose one of our conveniently located vacation rental homes and walk or bicycle downtown to experience your own version of the Urban Wine Trail.>>
Alternatively, you can hire one of the many wine tour companies to take you and yours on a trip to wine country. Whether a large group or a private tour for two, wine tours offer guests a trip out to the vineyards, combining winery and tasting room experiences. Enjoy wine and lunch and a pleasant walk through vineyards and breathe in the Santa Ynez Valley countryside.
This fall, enjoy an immersion over four days across six towns with the Taste of Santa Ynez Valley event in early November. The towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton will be buzzing with curated wine tastings, chef-driven long table dinners, lunches and fun activities. This event is in part hosted by Sunset magazine and aims to celebrate the beauty of these coastal California wine country destinations. Visit https://www.visitsyv.com/taste-of-the-santa-ynez-valley/ for more information and tickets.
Santa Barbara Half Marathon
Runners near and far come to Santa Barbara to take part in the Santa Barbara Half Marathon in November. This waterfront half marathon includes stretches along Cabrillo Blvd. and finishes on Santa Barbara’s famed State Street. There is a 13 mile and 5 K option, as well as a kids’ run. Check out https://santabarbarahalf.com/ for more info and to register for the race, or simply volunteer, if running isn’t your idea of vacation. At least 5% of every dollar spent in the run goes to partner organizations making a positive impact on local communities, according to their website.
Full Moon Yoga and Sound Bath at the Historic Carousel House
Full moon’s are better in autumn, don’t you agree? Join Santa Barbara Beach Yoga for their Full Moon Yoga and Sound Bath sessions at the Historic Carousel House directly across from the beach. Experience an immersive yoga and sound healing experience accompanied by the full moon. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the evening starts with a Full Moon Intention Setting & Sound Meditation followed by All Levels Vinyasa Yoga Flow and finally a Sound Healing finishes off the evening, ending at 8:30 p.m. Visit https://santabarbarabeachyoga.com/calendar for more info and to book.
Harvest season, pumpkin patches, Halloween ghost tours, Boo at the Zoo and Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara
Celebrate harvest season at the pumpkin patch
Speaking of moons, the harvest moon beckons spooky and fun Halloween activities in the town of Santa Barbara that both locals and visitors will enjoy. Stop by Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch open daily through October 31st. Fall into the harvest season at this local pumpkin patch, which offers fun for the whole family with photo opportunities and a wide selection of pumpkins and seasonal squash, decorative gourds, hay and corn. Admission is free! Visit https://www.bigwavedaveschristmastrees.com/pumpkin-patch for location information.
Ghost tours in Santa Barbara
Experience the city of friendly ghosts! These fun and family friendly ghost tours guide guests through the streets and neighborhoods of Santa Barbara sharing history and ghost stories. Choose from a variety of ghost tours, including wine and spirits tasting ghost tours. Learn about stories of legends past and visit some of Downtown Santa Barbara’s haunted establishments. Visit https://sbghosttour.com/ to book.
Boo at the Zoo
A trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo is fun any time of the year, but the zoo gets a spooky make-over for the Halloween season. Fun for all ages young and old – enjoy spooky decor, photo ops, trick-or-treating, a scare zone, creepy-crawly animal encounters, mad science experiments and much more. Boo at the Zoo runs from October 21 – 23 and 28 – 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Tickets are required and there are restrictions for costumes. Please visit https://www.sbzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo/ for a full explanation of activities, costume advisory and to book tickets.
Thanksgiving Day in Santa Barbara
Why not enjoy Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara this year? If laboring away in the kitchen isn’t your idea of a holiday, Santa Barbara is the place to be for Thanksgiving Day. Many local restaurants host a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the trimmings. Whether it’s brunch or dinner, there’s often a choice to suit, and Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara never disappoints. Visit Gayot’s list of 2022 Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area, but note that more restaurants will be added closer to Thanksgiving Day.
Santa Barbara Antique Decorative Arts & Vintage Show & Sale
Vintage and antique collectors, designers and dealers descend upon Santa Barbara for three days of shopping and dealing art, antiques, collectables and decor from the 17th century to mid-century Modern. With more than 70 dealers over three days, this event features everything from Tiffany to Chinese pottery, jewelry and textiles and more. The event is only held two times yearly at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Visit https://sbantiqueshow.com/ for more information and a $5 discount.
Where to stay in Santa Barbara near fall and autumn festivities in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is a fantastic destination to visit year-round, but it’s especially charming during the fall. We even have a “Wine Country Ranch Escape” vacation rental near Buellton, ideal for those who want to visit Santa Ynez Valley and escape to horse country. Search short or long-term Santa Barbara vacation rentals and choose your dates!
Autumn in Santa Barbara is the perfect time of the year to hit the trails. From the coastal mesa to the foothills and into the canyons, there are trails for every age and every skill level.
Santa Barbara’s idyllic destination tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains makes for breathtaking backdrops and views no matter where you trek. Take in the colorful fall foliage and wander the winding trails up to towering cliffs with sweeping vistas, or stay near the shore for a leisurely beach-adjacent hike. Whether you want a quick and easy jaunt or a challenging hike, there is a trail or path to suit your mood. Here are some of the most beautiful hikes in Santa Barbara for the fall season.
Inspiration Point is a popular hike for locals and tourists alike. This version of the hike begins at Tunnel Trail and is about 3.5 miles round-trip. This is considered a moderately challenging hike, as the trail begins on paved road access and then climbs through chaparral up to a summit where you can experience a view of Santa Barbara and the ocean and Channel Islands in the distance. This is a popular sunset hike, for obvious reasons, and it can also get pretty busy during the morning and afternoon, too. Watch out for mountain bikers blazing downhill.
Seven Falls and 3 Pools beyond Seven Falls
Starting from the same trailhead as Inspiration point is the hike to Seven Falls. This is considered a mildly challenging route that’s about 3-4 miles that takes you into the Los Padres National Forest. Hikers enjoy the workout and boulder hopping en-route to the falls and 3 Pools. Cool off with a dip in the creek on your way up or down.
It’s worth noting, the hike to 3 Pools involves a fairly difficult large boulder climb, so this leg is not for the faint of heart, as you would also need to climb down the boulder to return. After scaling the boulder, you return to the stream and continue rock and boulder hopping your way to 3 Pools. Depending on the time of the year, there may be more or less water in each of the pools.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Those who prefer an easy, leisurely autumn walk will enjoy the trails winding through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. These gardens span 78 acres and include miles of walking and hiking trails that are family and age friendly for senior citizens, too. Just one or two hours of meandering exposes visitors to more than 1,000 native plants plus wildflowers and trees. A visit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens is a relaxing treat and an afternoon well spent. Visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden website to get ideas for mini hikes or walks and to join short talks, such as a morning bird walk or nursery chats.
Douglas Family Preserve & Arroyo Burro Beach coastal hike
This is another easy, stress-free hike for those who prefer to stay ocean-adjacent. This walk starts in Douglas Family Preserve, a large open-area of about 60 acres sitting above Arroyo Burro Beach, also known as Hendry’s Beach by the locals. It contains walking trails and scenic ocean views you won’t want to miss. You’ll see owners walking their dogs, as dogs are allowed to go leash free in the park. The trail leads onto and down to Arroyo Burrow Beach Park. After your hike, pop into the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach for a morning coffee or sunset drink!
Cold Spring Trail Loop
It’s often still sunny and warm in Santa Barbara, even well into fall. The Cold Springs Trail is fairly shaded most of the way, so it’s a great option for hiking on a particularly sunny fall day. The loop is a popular area, so you’re sure to run into others while walking. Google map “Cold Spring Trailhead” for a bird’s eye view. At the entrance, choose the East or West Fork.
Where to stay in Santa Barbara near the best places to hike
Lace up your hiking boots because fall in Santa Barbara is the best time of the year to hit the trails. From the coast to the canyons, there’s a trail to suit every skill level. Take in the sweeping views from up high or explore deep into the out-and-back, getting up close with California’s uniquely wonderful autumn foliage.
Search short or long-term Santa Barbara vacation rentals and choose from a variety of vacation rental homes at https://hallercoastalhomes.com/short-term-rentals/.