Al fresco dining on Santa Barbara State Street Promenade

California has lifted the stay-at-home order and leisure travel is allowed once again. Santa Barbara restaurants are open for outdoor dining and State Street is now a promenade where restaurants and businesses can expand onto the sidewalk giving Downtown a whole new energy. Not long ago, amidst the pandemic, Santa Barbara transformed its Downtown State […]

02/15/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Stress-relieving outdoor activities in Santa Barbara that will soothe your body & mind

While the public health restrictions caused by the pandemic have led to canceled events, celebrations and an overall damper on our usual way of life, it’s more important than ever to seek out fun activities that you, your partner or family can enjoy to help provide some relief from the extra stress many of us […]

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Best Patio Dining in Santa Barbara

The holidays are some of the best times of the year in Santa Barbara. The California coastal days are generally still warm and sunny but give way to cool and crisp evenings or comfortable “sweater weather.” Santa Barbara is one of the rare places in the country where outdoor dining is possible nearly year-round. Take […]

11/06/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

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 commitment to health and safety

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