Category Archives: Vacation Rentals

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

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

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

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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