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Santa Barbara’s new State Street Promenade

The change has been a long time coming – but State Street has finally gone pedestrian! Yes, Santa Barbara’s famous downtown shopping and dining street has gone car-free and the 500 and 1200 blocks are now clear for foot traffic, bicycles, scooters and even baby strollers. Restauranteurs, merchants and residents would argue that it’s one […]

06/18/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Plan your Santa Barbara beach vacation with confidence: Our rental home COVID-19 cleaning protocols

We’ve long held fast to the belief that a vacation rental home is better than a hotel for numerous reasons, but especially when it comes to cleanliness in the era of COVID-19. It’s our priority at Haller Coastal Homes to ensure a vacation to Santa Barbara is the best it can be and that means […]

06/17/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Virtual Vacation Activities in Santa Barbara

Social distancing is keeping folks at home with their families. Yet, this presents a great opportunity to explore the abundance of Santa Barbara from the comfort of your living room. Visit Santa Barbara museums online, take a virtual art class or partake in a “live” happy hour! Santa Barbara Museum of Art For a museum […]

05/02/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Virtual Tours of Santa Barbara

Give yourself full permission to daydream If you’re feeling like you need a break or an escape, you’re not alone. Learn about the many ways you can enjoy the peaceful beauty of Santa Barbara while staying at home. And when it’s time for a “real” vacation, we’ll be here, Are you longing for the Central […]

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Mother’s Day getaway ideas in Santa Barbara

It’s easy to see why Santa Barbara is the perfect day trip or weekend destination for Mother’s Day. From pampering spa treatments to lavish brunches and sunset wine tastings, there’s so much here to treat Mom to a day she truly deserves. Treat the most special woman in your life to a Mother’s Day in […]

03/07/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Coronavirus travel advice: Is it safer to stay in a vacation rental instead of a hotel room?

Due to the coronavirus, the travel industry is taking many precautions for everyone’s health and safety. Indeed, health and safety should always be at the top of the list when traveling, but now more so than ever. When visiting Santa Barbara and other cities we offer, you might want to consider skipping the busy hotel […]

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Land Shark: your own private land and sea adventure

If you’ve spent any time on State Street, you might have seen it roll through – a large, boat-shaped amphibious vehicle that’s pumping music, decked out in lights and teeming with smiling party-goers who are dancing, laughing and waving. It’s the Land Shark, Santa Barbara’s best city and harbor tour. Named Land Shark for its […]

10/05/2019 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Pet friendly adventures: bring the whole family

Your fur baby deserves a vacation, too! Santa Barbara is a dog-friendly city and there are plenty of ways to enjoy this coastal town with your best friend. And with our comfy, pet-friendly vacation rental homes in Santa Barbara, there’s no reason Fido should have to stay behind! <<Select pet-friendly coastal vacation rental homes listed […]

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Cool and Crisp: fall, winter & holiday activities in Santa Barbara

Cool and crisp, yet sunny and clear. That’s often the weather on the American Riviera during November and December. While the rest of the country is battening down the hatches, our temperate Santa Barbara climate means you can still enjoy plenty of outdoor activities during this time of year. So, why spend the late fall […]

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Travel Tips: Ways to Cut Costs While Traveling to the American Riviera

Nearly 100 million Americans plan to take a family vacation this year, according to AAA. And it’s no secret, vacations in the US can get pricey. From transportation and accommodation, costs can add up quickly, and you don’t want to stress out about funds during your much-deserved vacation. Fortunately, there are some simple tips to […]

09/05/2019 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals