10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Goleta, California

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Michelle Jamie
Michelle Jamie
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Set on the southern side of Santa Barbara County, Goleta is a charming city in California. It is nicknamed “The Good Land,” as it is a thriving agricultural region known for its booming avocado and citrus industries. Tourists can expect a lot of dreamy natural parks in Goleta, which makes it a lovely destination for people who want a change of scenery from the busy cityscapes of big metropolises. Goleta Beach Park, Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove at Ellwood Mesa, Lake Los Carneros, and Haskell’s Beach are some natural attractions you must not miss while in the city. For shopping and dining, State Street is the place to go. Planning to spend a holiday in Santa Barbara County? Browse through this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Goleta, California.

1. Comfortable suite for two (from USD 200)

This suite is ideal for couples on a romantic holiday, as up to two guests are welcome. It is a modern, spacious, and cozy retreat that will surely give you a bang for your buck. A bedroom with a queen-sized bed and luxury beddings will make you want to curl up in bed all day. Aside from this, the place features a sitting area and an ensuite bath. A kitchen is available as well. Additionally, you have a private garden where you can enjoy quiet mornings. Downtown Goleta is conveniently a 15-minute drive away.

Spacious Modern Guest Suite in the Goodland
Goleta, California, United States
25 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furnished with a full kitchen and washer/dryer for a comfortable stay
there was also light breakfast in the fridge which was very helpful
Cleanliness:
it was spacious clean and stylish
thoughtful touches great local tips clean and comfortable and great full kitchen
the suite is comfortable clean and stylish as well
the place was nice and clean; just what we were looking for to spend a covid-compliant thanksgiving
sarah's place was clean comfortable and close to beaches
Host:
sarah is an amazing and thoughtful host
hosts are nice and friendly
sarah is a gem she was incredibly responsive and very sweet
Location:
cute little guest suite in a great location close to many places in santa barbara
the location is close enough to the popular spots but far out enough to be peaceful
the airbnb is close to the 101 and ideal for exploring different regions of santa barbara
the place is very conveniently located making it easy to get to food shopping and the beach
good location very clean
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2. Newly remodeled apartment near University of California, Santa Barbara (from USD 204)

University of California, Santa Barbara, Ellwood Butterfly Preserve, shops, and dining spots are a stone’s throw away from this modern haven. It is a tastefully furnished apartment with gorgeous hardwood flooring, clean white walls, and top-of-the-line appliances. Two bedrooms, two baths, and a relaxing lounge area are laid out in this place. Moreover, the place features a newly remodeled kitchen with cooking appliances and cutlery. Up to four guests are welcome.

Newly Remodeled 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Near UCSB & Beach
Goleta, California, United States
62 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment was modern and space was nice
the beds were actually very comfortable
expect an impeccably clean apartment with lots of space and all the amenities you will need
very good very clean i hope can raise the voltage so that use the heater in same time^_^
this 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment is very stylish and comfortable
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and we'll decorated
great place very clean and nice
super clean very responsive great place and we’ll be back
very easy to check in place was clean and as described
it was clean quiet at nights designated parking spot was great
Host:
connie was a wonderful host - very quick in responding to questions and very helpful
amazing space and great host
the owner is helpful reachable and accommodating
connie was a great host offering a crystal clean apartment
Location:
it was perfect location near ucsb
this was a great location for our visit
house has good location there are some restaurants and super markets in 2 miles very convenient
it's also super close to albertsons and costco and a bunch of restaurants
we will definitely look at this place for our next trip to the area
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3. Pet-friendly retreat with a private courtyard (from USD 318)

This retreat is ideal for families, as it welcomes kids and pets. Plus, it is close to the prettiest beaches in Goleta. Downtown Santa Barbara is within reach as well. In terms of amenities, the place features two comfortable bedrooms with queen-sized beds, a living room with a sofa bed, a kitchen with coffee-making facilities, a four-seater dining set, and Wi-Fi. Topping it all off is a private courtyard where guests can meditate or play around.

Goleta's Gem - Spacious 2BR
Goleta, California, United States
58 reviews
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mini-kitchen stocked with coffee creamer oatmeal cereal and some other breakfast staples was a nice touch
a modern and up to date furnished apartment that is easy access to the area
the best water pressure in the shower i may have ever had in my life
Cleanliness:
super clean and solid all around
the house is clean and as described
hima’s place was very clean and comfortable
very clean and updated living space
clean and newly refurbished
Host:
host was a great communicator and provided good directions
hima was a nice host with quick respond and solve everything very fast
him was an amazing host she was very kind and thoughtful
lovely 2-bedroom 1-bath attached to the main home which the owners live in
hima was very responsive right from the moment we made our reservation to when we checked out
Location:
great value for the location
a great place and a great location
as advertised great place great location
it is a great quiet location that was perfect for us
hima’s place was perfect for our weekend golf trip to sandpiper
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4. Self-contained studio with a private yard (from USD 140)

This studio excites tourists who are into budget-friendly dwellings as well as private and fully equipped ones. It is an affordable self-contained and studio-type retreat that is good for up to two guests. All of its features are great for guests. It features a cozy sleeping area with a cotton-soft bed and a flat-screen TV, a lounge area that gets plenty of natural light, kitchen essentials, and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower and a big vanity. To top it all off, this place has a dreamy side yard, adorned with blooming vines. The yard is perfect for dining al fresco with your sweetheart.

Sandpiper Trails. Hiking a preserve and the beach.
Goleta, California, United States
141 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
private entrance private patio great bachelor apartment set up with mini fridge microwave and keurig
nice studio apartment with outdoor space for eating and sitting
beautiful room with an amazingly comfortable bed
:) highly recommend lovely ocean walks super comfy bed beautiful patio and so much more
they brought me a fan and made me feel welcome
Cleanliness:
comfortable bed and a clean cozy room
simple clean and nicely appointed
the space is very clean comfortable and well appointed
clean easy just what we were after
the room was spotless and the super large bed really comfy
Host:
they were very friendly and made us feel at home
very friendly hosts
thank you john and susan for your friendly hospitality
john and susan were great hosts
very pleasant and friendly hosts
Location:
super close to the university
close to shopping and great restaurants
great place in a great location
great location easy walk to bluff trails and beach
very very please with the location of this airbnb
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5. Stunning retreat with a private courtyard (from USD 189)

A breathtaking abode with a cool and airy ambiance, this place is perfect for tourists with a fine taste and an eye for interior design. It boasts a combination of quaint and modern accents that match well. Its large windows attract natural light, giving the place a cozy, calm, and relaxing feel. This haven features a sunny living room, a dining set by a huge rock fireplace, a kitchen complete with cookware and cutlery, a private bathroom with towels and toiletries, and a spacious bedroom with two queen-sized beds. Guests can relax in their private courtyard whenever they please.

The Goodland Getaway very clean. Santa Barbara CA.
Goleta, California, United States
67 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the downstairs has a nice pull-out couch which we also found quite comfortable
there were 4 of us and we had a comfortable stay would recommed
loft bedroom and bathroom are up a flight of stairs with beautiful vaulted ceilings
very comfortable bed nice towels in the bathroom and the fireplace and patio are nice perks
the upstairs has plenty of natural light and a clean bathroom tucked away in the corner
Cleanliness:
rebecca’s place was very clean and comfortable
clean and convenient space for a family with young children
extremely clean stylish touches comfortable bed nice shower
the bathroom has a large shower with a great shower head and was very clean
everything is extremely clean and on point
Host:
she was a very responsive and helpful host
rebecca was a great host
great host spacious place
rebecca herself was really nice and helpful
rebecca is a very sweet and accommodating host
Location:
location is great beaches within a few miles
awesome place perfect location and very cozy
it’s in a great location perfect for staying near ucsb
excellent location for visiting ucsb
really cute and cozy spot and in a perfect location for our conference at uc santa barbara
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6. Fully equipped suite close to the beach (from USD 112)

Level up your Goleta holiday by booking this lovely suite close to the sea. It is perfect for tourists who like splashing around in the water and being near the sea. This accommodation is ideal for couples and solo wanderers, but a group of three guests may book this as well. It is a fully furnished suite with a bedroom that has a queen-sized bed, a living room that has a sofa bed and a Smart TV, a workspace, a kitchenette that has a fridge and microwave, and a tiled bathroom. Wi-Fi access is a bonus.

Suite Life by the Sea!
Goleta, California, United States
477 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment with complete facilities
rooms were great and a good amount of space for 3 people
the bathroom was stocked with good quality soap shampoo and conditioner
it was quiet and well organized and the breakfast pastries were lovely
good space small and cozy
Cleanliness:
clean and modern feel
very clean and cozy house
everything was very clean
extremely clean with nice personal touches
spotlessly clean and very private
Host:
great space with a great host who was easy to communicate with and quick to respond
great place attentionate hosts very reactive
the best host and place in goleta highly recommended
host was very responsive and entry instructions were easy to follow
we highly recommend this place and host
Location:
great shopping and restaurants close by
great restaurants close by
location is great
good location off the highway
great location would stay again
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7. Bright apartment with a full kitchen and a private patio (from USD 215)

Conveniently close to University of California, Santa Barbara, this bright apartment is a good choice for students who have errands to run. It is also perfect for those visiting loved ones in UCSB or the lovely town of Goleta and Santa Barbara County. Shopping centers and dining spots are also within reach from this place. The apartment has two bedrooms, a private bath, and a sunny living room with a Smart TV. Moreover, it comes with a kitchen that has granite countertops, a four-seater dining set, a cozy patio for dining al fresco, and barbecue facilities. There is also a free parking space available.

Goleta/Santa Barbara, UCSB, Beach, Hike, Shopping
Goleta, California, United States
46 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quite and comfortable with a nice patio off the kitchen area
the beds were very comfortable even the convertible couch in the living room
nice outdoor space for gathering and a nicely appointed kitchen for cooking
the patio is very cozy and cute and usable
the rooms had smart tvs you have all that you need- basic necessities
Cleanliness:
very neat and clean place
the apartment is very clean and recently remodeled
very clean completely renovated new appliances
apartment was clean and the neighborhood was very quiet
very clean and spacious private unit
Host:
joanne is an amazing host
she was very communicative and kind
joanne and bill are great hosts
amazing house super nice hosts
joanne & bill are thoughtful hosts and we had everything for a comfortable stay
Location:
the location is amazing
it is close to nice restaurants & shopping
the neighborhood is very well located and quiet
we especially loved the location
we liked that it was central located to stores and the beach
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8. Cozy condo with a bathtub (from USD 174)

For tourists who are into condo-type accommodations, this place might pique your interest. It is perfect for tourists, as it is conveniently located near Goleta Beach and many fantastic dining spots. This two-bedroom haven comes with Wi-Fi so guests get to have some work done or update their social media accounts. It has a kitchen with pretty countertops and functional appliances, a two-seater glass dining set, a bathroom with a bathtub, a living room with a Smart TV, and a workspace.

Life’s a breeze condo
Goleta, California, United States
81 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything is good except there dont have wifi
the beds and large tv with netflix are awesome
the apartment is in a great location the wifi worked well and the beds were comfortable
the beds are extremely comfortable and we felt we had plenty of space
a nice apartment complex with enough space for at least 4 people to stay
Cleanliness:
nice condo and very clean
the condo was clean and well furnished
the condo was very clean and offers a full kitchen
mary's place was clean and cozy
it was clean but definitely lived in
Host:
owner was very responsive
mary was super responsive
mary was very friendly and communicative
mary was very responsive to any questions and checking in
my mary was supper nice and helpful
Location:
great location for events at or near ucsb
great location for getting around
great location close to freeway and restaurants
a great place to stay close to the beach
we did walk to a breakfast near by which was nice
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9. Budget-friendly studio (from USD 168)

This place is a second-floor, private studio that can accommodate up to four guests. It is affordable, organized, and relaxing. It features stunning hardwood flooring and white walls. It receives plenty of natural light. It has an open-plan sleeping and lounge areas with a queen-sized bed, a convertible sofa bed, and a Smart TV. Additionally, it has a kitchen with cooking appliances and cutlery, a rustic dining set, and a private balcony where guests can admire views of the neighborhood.

Private Goleta Studio with Balcony
Goleta, California, United States
74 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice kitchenette balcony tv easy to find and park
home is exactly as described - comfortable clean and tech-friendly (alexa fast wifi netflix etc)
Cleanliness:
nice and clean upstair unit
very clean spacious and safe
very clean & very nice place
great setup very clean and spacious for a studio apartment
the place was clean and had everything we needed
Host:
jordan is a super nice owner
jordyn was a great accommodating host and was quick to reply to any questions or concerns i had
jordan is an excellent host
jordan is a great host
he was a very responsive and accommodating host would definitely stay here again
Location:
great location quiet location nice accommodation
great location close to shops and resteraunts
great place good location in a quiet suburban neighborhood
perfect location enough supplements kind environment
perfect place if you are looking for an affordable accomodation near santa barbara
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10. Sophisticated trailer (from USD 66)

You can experience a unique and laid-back vacation experience in Goleta that you’ll remember forever when you make this lovely trailer your holiday haven. It is a fully furnished dwelling with a carefree atmosphere. Families, a group of four friends, couples, and solo tourists can avail of this cozy haven that has a bedroom with a queen-sized bed and bunk beds, a private bath with a bathtub, a lounge area with a Smart TV, a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and a dinette. Wi-Fi access is a bonus.

Private space in Goleta
Goleta, California, United States
151 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both beds were very comfortable which made for a nice stay
very tidy comfortable trailer with plenty of space and a lot of privacy
the beds were honestly more comfortable than those in most hotels i've stayed in
bed is comfortable as are the sheets and pillows
there were fresh towels bedding toiletries and kitchenware (which was a huge plus) upon our arrival
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
clean and pleasant rv experience
it's very clean and comfortable
it was very clean comfortable and spacious
rv was clean and well supplied
Host:
the hosts were very responsive and helpful
dave was a great host
awesome place dave was a great host
awesome stay and great host i enjoyed the privacy very much
dave was a great host and check in was easy
Location:
also loved the location and neighborhood
safe location and convenient to santa barbara
the location was perfect for us
super comfy bed location is fabulous
nice and quiet good location
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Have a happy holiday in Goleta

Goleta is a stunning city in Santa Barbara County and a top tourist destination for people who want to reconnect with nature. It has a lot in store for visitors, from stunning natural wonders to popular shopping and dining spots. Plan a holiday on this side of California and secure the perfect accommodation for you. Refer to this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Goleta, California.

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