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The benefits of an extended stay: learn a new sport or hobby in Santa Barbara

We all know the phrase “Wanna get away?” And we all know the feeling, too. The good news is, you can get away for longer. An extended stay in Santa Barbara is easy in a vacation rental home. Booking a vacation rental home for an extended stay is a lot more comfortable than staying in […]

09/08/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Bike riding, e-bikes & cycling in Santa Barbara

Bicycling in Santa Barbara is one of the best ways to explore and take in the scene about town. Those who’ve been to SB know it as a “bike-friendly” town, and now with State Street closed to cars, Santa Barbara is even more welcoming to cyclists and casual bike riders than ever. From winding mountain […]

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Why Fall is the Best Season to Visit Santa Barbara

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains of Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara is the gem of the California Coast. It’s no wonder it’s deemed the American Riviera. With a vibrant and rich cultural history, proximity to sweeping vineyards, epic surf breaks and a year-round temperate climate, there’s no wrong time to visit […]

08/06/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Monthly fall & winter long-term vacation home rentals – Safe haven to bring your family

The latest trend in vacation rentals is long-term stays. With the year’s restrictions, many people are working from home, and though there’s a learning curve to working remotely, people are also figuring out they can work from just about anywhere these days! Snowbird rentals are typically longer stays allowing families or couples to experience a […]

08/05/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Online learning for your children at vacation rental homes: the perfect way for your family to experience Santa Barbara this fall

We know your travel plans may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and like it or not, remote education and virtual learning are likely to continue for millions of children this fall. Many school districts will be implementing some version of distance learning in their reopening plans.  Fortunately, there are still safe ways to travel […]

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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