Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Summerland, California - Updated 2023

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Summerland is a relaxed seaside town in Santa Barbara County. This quaint place where it is sunny almost all year is a perfect site to enjoy swimming in the blue ocean. After swimming or surfboarding, you can trek in the mountains around the area. Visit the many beaches around town for breathtaking sea views and fun water adventures. Try some recreational activities with your pets or an exciting horse ride on the soft sandy shore. You can also enjoy wine tasting at Summerland Winery for a more unique activity.

When you are here, enjoy a laid-back stay in lovely private accommodation. Scroll down to see the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Summerland, California.

1. The Summerland Nest (from USD 263)

The Summerland Nest has a convenient location for a relaxing vacation because it is just around 10 minutes away from the beach and popular downtown joints. You can discover the lovely town of Carpinteria nearby or the local diners and establishments along Montecito’s Coast Village Road.

If you do not feel like dining out, you can prepare your meals in your well-equipped kitchen. Then, you can dine on the deck while viewing the gorgeous skyline, mountains, and ocean. You can also enjoy picnics in comfort under the shade of a charming tree.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.11 km (3.8 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great shower large screen tv and stunning outdoor views
the deck is also beautiful where we had breakfast every morning
the nest contains all one needs for a comfortable stay
great location beautiful space and nice features (kitchen coffeemaker private deck)
it was so clean and quaint
quiet clean and well appointed
the nest was clean super cozy and all around lovely
the nest was spotlessly clean the bed was very comfortable and the outdoor patio was very relaxing
a quick summary is clean well appointed private and relaxing
robin & sam are gracious hosts and no detail is left unattended
sam and robin were wonderful and very responsive hosts
sam & robin are great hosts
it's walking distance to the cute town of summerland
great location really close to the polo grounds where we attended a lacrosse tourney
close to a lot other beaches and fun spots to check out
perfect location beautiful space wonderful hosts
unique location and awesome view
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2. Oceanfront house built in 1971 (from USD 514)

This vacation rental offers a tranquil place to unwind. It is secluded and located right by the beach. Please note that the access path to the beach may be slippery, so exercise caution when traversing it. Although the home retains its 1970s character, it has modern features such as appliances, a full kitchen, and Wi-Fi access.

During your stay, you can have a morning or afternoon walk on the beach. You may also try paddleboarding. After a fun day swimming and watching dolphins, have a drink with your friends downtown, just a short drive away.

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Summerland, California, United States
5.68 km (3.6 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
258 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved being right there on summerland beach and the stunning views of the ocean from every room
the design of the house is perfect -- both spectacular and cozy
the interior design is also excellent creating a nice cozy cottage feel
right on the water and clean we couldn’t have had a better stay
she was also so responsive as a host
a wonderful listing and host
shelly was quick to respond to questions and a very sweet host
shelly was such a wonderful host and i highly recommend staying at her beautiful beachfront home
oh and the host shelly is lovely
our family loved this location
a great location for exploring the area
the town of summerland is close-by (a 10 minute walk) and very cute
so close to montecito and short easy drive to santa barbara
this architecture and location of this house are incredibly special
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3. Quiet cottage with ocean views (from USD 325)

From this vacation rental, beach access is only 10 minutes away. In addition, you can enjoy a partial view of the ocean right from the balcony of your private accommodation.

When not swimming, you can enjoy watching shows or movies on the 48-inch TV. You can also keep updated with what is trending online with your Wi-Fi access. Check the stocked pantry if you want to have a quick bite after swimming or jogging on the sandy beach. You can also make a sandwich or soup in the well-equipped kitchen.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.26 km (3.9 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is beautifully decorated and is full of thoughtful touches (including eucalyptus oil in the shower )
whitney and ian's cottage was super comfortable and cute
the shower’s water pressure is amazing and the provided soaps/shampoo/lotion are all fantastic
the home is comfortable with simple yet beautiful details which include art and antique furniture pieces
the linens were high quality and there the kitchen and bath were perfectly outfitted
the house was clean and prepared well for our arrival
this cottage is very clean and pretty
the house was even better than expected - super clean no attention to detail overlooked
we had a wonderful stay at whitney and ian's place clean easy great access to summerland and the beach
whitney and ian are wonderful hosts
whit and ian are the absolute best hosts
whitney and ian were kind and considerate hosts
whitney and ian were such kind and wonderful hosts
ian and whitney are superb hosts
great location and a perfectly cozy place
the location of this special place is perfect for walking
awesome place in an amazing location would recommend
it’s so close to the beach and many good spots
10/10 would stay here again the perfect location to use a base from which to explore santa barbara
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4. Private studio on orchard (from USD 229)

This detached studio has its own entrance so you will have the privacy you need during your Summerland getaway. You can even do your yoga or morning exercises while enjoying views of the relaxing ocean.

This vacation rental sits on an orchard covering 0.5 acres (0.2 hectares). The host is even gracious enough to share some lemons and figs if you like them. Aside from swimming on the beach, hiking is another pastime you can do in the vicinity. You can follow the trails nearby and enjoy the trek with your family and fur babies before returning to this pet-friendly home.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.04 km (3.8 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
387 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor and indoor space are very comfortable
the cottage is beautiful and cozy has everything you need (kitchenware extra linens private patio with fire pit)
suzy's cottage was so adorable and comfortable
this cozy little studio was wonderful it had incredible views of the ocean and great amenities included
cozy and shabby chic this beach cottage is perfect for your beach getaway
it’s quiet clean quaint and just a perfect getaway
the studio is extremely clean and stocked with everything you’ll need
the bed was super comfy and the place was very clean
thank you a cozy very clean well appointed local hiking trail ocean view and doggie friendly real great experience
comfy house with great view in the best of summerland very clean and a lovely bathroom
suzy was an excellent host who was attentive helpful and responsive
suzy was a great host definitely will look to book again
suzy was super nice and responsive
suzy is so easy to communicate with and really helpful i highly recommend
great location and amazing stay
such a cute place walking distance from the beach and super close to downtown santa barbara
also the location is perfect 10 mins walk to beach 10 mins drive to downtown santa barbara
the location is easy to get to and is located near several great restaurants and shops
amazing spot very close to montecito and downtown to santa barbara
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5. Lovely cottage near the beach

This corner property has a spacious outdoor area decorated with lovely plants and flowers. The front and side patios are perfect for bonding with your family. You can enjoy playing games and soaking in the sun in the property’s yard. Then, after swimming on the nearby beach, you can prep the outdoor furniture and have a splendid alfresco dining experience. For meals, you may use the supply provided in the fully stocked kitchen.

From this private accommodation, you can enjoy a leisurely walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and wine stores.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.13 km (3.9 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
129 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming & comfortable cottage convenient walk to coffee liquor store w/decent wine cafes
kitchen is well equipped and the outdoor spaces around the cottage are beautiful
beautiful place to stay cozy comfortable cottage…highly recommended
super clean and cozy
comfortable and clean and just the right spot
well maintained and clean with some interesting art work
what a wonderful cozy cottage very clean bright and cheerful
the host was prompt and keeps a very clean home
the host was great
brior was helpful and responsive through he process
what a great house beautiful garden and wonderful host
briar also very helpful and responsive
great location within walking distance to stores and beach
great location for our trip
very close to santa barbara and in a wonderful location
nice place close to the beach park
amazing location and easy walk to the beach
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6. Pet-friendly private cottage near beach (from USD 165)

If you love water sports, you will appreciate this cottage’s location near the shore. You won’t need to bring your own gear since you are free to use a surfboard, two boogie boards, two wetsuits, earplugs, and some beach toys.

This detached accommodation has a separate entrance for a more convenient stay. You can access this entryway through a lit path. This vacation rental sitting on top of the garage is also pet-friendly. You can bring along two dogs to stay with you for an extra fee.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.13 km (3.9 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
181 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lighting balcony with ocean views big open room and extra snacks and drinks were appreciated
we love the little balcony with a seat and table to have coffee in the morning
there’s a nice patio to sit in it’s quiet comfortable private and check-in was a breeze
gorgeous house comfy bed lots n lots of treats and amenities
there were also many lovely personal touches included in the apartment
super clean and comfortable
good food nearby and very dog friendly and clean as well
cozy cottage clean and well kept
comfortable and super clean
d’arcy’s place is perfect clean and cozy
great hosts and quick to respond
d’arcy was a wonderful host
d’arcy was a great host and provided a binder with info that made it all very easy
the host was amazing and the extras were well thought out
the host couldn’t have been better
a great place to land near the beach
it was an amazing location
d’arcy’s place is in an ideal location - walking distance to the beach and various restaurants
great space in a great location
the location was a 5 minute walk to a dog friendly beach with a park and playgtound attached
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7. Summerland cottage with island and ocean views (from USD 269)

Plan an extended stay in this Summerland vacation rental which showcases island and ocean views. While residing here, you will have all the amenities you need, from cooking appliances to laundry facilities. You can also watch movies on cable TV. If you need to submit an urgent email, there is Wi-Fi access here. A street parking space is available nearby, so you can come here in a car.

As for families traveling with their kids, there is a travel crib available for your young ones.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.4 km (4.0 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
336 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is spacious and nicely decorated and there's everything you need in the kitchen
we found the place clean and well stocked
it is also clean convenient and well equipped
the house itself is very clean and well set up
very clean and gorgeous views
the house was clean and very cute with a great view
the host was very responsive to any requests we had
ian was a great host very responsive
ian is a very responsive host
ian was so helpful and such a great host
thank you so much for hosting us
this is a cute place in a nice location
cute little spot on the central coast within walking distance to shops and the beach
such an amazing location and the house was so cute
very nice and pefect location
just five minute walk to an excellent beach and overlook park
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8. Charming cottage in quiet neighborhood (from USD 399)

Head downtown within 12 minutes and check out the local restaurants and cafes near this rental. You may also choose to visit the lovely town of Montecito just 1 mile away (1.6 kilometers) for more dining options. Although, you can easily prepare your own dish with the condiments in the kitchen, including olive oil, butter, and spices.

On days you do not feel like going to the beach to swim, you can soak in the private pool instead while looking at the rolling hills and the mountains outside. You can also lounge around while watching TV or surfing the web in the living room. There is also a garden where you can enjoy ocean views.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.44 km (4.0 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
162 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is comfortable and the views are spectacular
similarly field+fort is the cutest cafe/home decor shop with the best coffee and breakfast we’ve ever had
the saltwater lap pool is invigorating
the bed is comfortable and the first floor is very spacious
this airbnb is everything one could ask for; it's beautiful spacious quite and very clean
the home is beautiful clean gorgeous and has a beautiful view from every window
kim was a great host
kim is an amazing host with an amazing home
the host was very hospitable and welcoming; she provided personal touches and was attentive to detail
kim is a great host who goes above and beyond to help her guests
kim is highly communicative and provided lots of helpful recommendations
beautiful location and hospitable host wish we could have stayed longer—perfect getaway
this place is a lovely unique exceptional location and kim is an amazing host
kim’s place is like going to a coastal greek or italian villa without the flight
fabulous home location and owner communication
kim's place is so beautiful even better than what you see in the pictures
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9. Cozy lodging with beautiful garden (from USD 239)

Just six minutes from this cottage, you can already access the sandy Summerland Beach. Feel free to use the beach towels, blankets, snorkeling gear, and umbrella available here. After swimming, beachcombing, or paddleboarding, you can also check out the nearby downtown shops.

Come home to a cozy vacation rental showcasing a beautifully landscaped garden with beach views. Prepare your dinner in the kitchen equipped with cooking basics and set up your meal on the outdoor dining furniture. After eating, you can relax and surf the internet before heading to sleep.

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Summerland, California, United States
6.32 km (4.0 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable with a nice view
nice views lots of deck space halfway up the hillside very clean and comfortable
wonderful quiet cozy escape with amazing views of the ocean
it is homey and comfortable and has three beds which was a great convenience for our stay
cottage clean and comfortable
clean quiet with a great ocean view
the space was comfortable clean and just as described
her home was clean cozy and came with a breathtaking view
it was clean and tidy with plenty of outdoor space for relaxing
diana was a great host super communicative & accommodating
diana was a lovely host and i’d definitely book again
diana was a great host she was easygoing responsive and accommodating
diana is a thoughtful communicative host
diana is the nicest and friendliest host you could ask for
the location is great
great trail walking distance from the house
great location and fun little town
close walk to the beach and great little town
diana was great - incredible place walking distance to the beach
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10. Skyview Beach cottage

During your stay in this vacation rental, enjoy an early morning jog to the beach just 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometers) away. Here, you can swim on the beach and tour the local diners, cafes, and wineries nearby.

Share beautiful stories with your friends in the large seating area on the wraparound deck. You can also relish some grilled meat and drinks while looking at sweeping views of the Channel Islands and the Pacific coastline.

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6.89 km (4.3 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ocean front view was spectacular and the fireplace kept the area at a comfortable temperature
very open and comfortable floor plan with large furnished deck and propane fire table for cool evenings
the beds are huge and comfortable but what really impressed us was the the balcony
we had a great stay here the fire table is a nice touch and the beds are very comfortable
the fireplace table was brilliant to have on the crisp evenings
pristinely clean and well appointed
house was comfortable and clean and very well equipped
overall the place was clean spacious and just as pictured
great clean home with an incredible view of the ocean
host was excellent communicator
lovely place and great host
overall the host did an amazing job with the property and i would highly recommend a trip
place was very clean and host responded quickly to few issues/questions we had
very easy checkin and great communication from the host
beautiful location and tastefully decorated
wonderful location in summerland would definitely stay here again
great location- close to santa barbara beaches and restaurants
nice location close to montecito and santa barbara
we enjoyed our stay in summerland great location
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Have a relaxed stay in Summerland

Swim in the ocean or hike along the trails in this coastal town. You can also shop around and get your hands on some unique finds. Afterward, try the local wine and return to the perfect vacation home for you.

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