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

Waterfront art at Cabrillo – the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show

Bright Sundays full of sunshine and ocean breezes are the best days for a coastal walk and a bit of local shopping for arts and crafts in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show is a weekly event that welcomes locals and visitors to walk along the waterfront and peruse artwork created by […]

08/06/2019 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria: Celebrate America’s love for avocados

Avocados are probably one of America’s most beloved foods right now. Millennials can’t seem to get enough avocado toast and avocados also play a huge role in Californian style Mexican cuisine. You might also say avocados are the darling of California, so it makes sense Californians would have an entire festival devoted to the fruit. […]

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Travel Tips: Enjoy the journey and stress less

Planning your next get-away should be exciting, rather than stressful. But it’s easy to get caught up in the details when organizing a trip and become overwhelmed, especially if most of the planning falls on one person in the group. Our advice? Keep it simple. Our vacation rental homes come fully equipped with amenities you […]

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Fun Festivals in Santa Barbara

Summer might be over, but the parties continue! Festival season, as we like to call it, means you’ve got plenty of options to eat, mingle, drink and be merry in Santa Barbara. September and October our two of our best months in Santa Barbara. It’s when the crowds mellow out but the temperature is still […]

06/30/2019 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals