Top 10 Pet-Friendly Airbnbs In Santa Barbara, California - Updated 2023


Tucked away on the central coastline of California between the majestic Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a quaint city and a charming destination perfect for family holidays. Besides its lovely weather, the beautiful city is also famed for its rich Spanish culture, which is evident in its architecture, arts, and of course, its cuisine. If you have time on your hands, head to the Old Mission Santa Barbara, a Spanish Mission dating back to the late 17th century, and get a glimpse of the city’s rich past. Travelers with kids can head to Santa Barbara Zoo, which showcases over 400 animals, including the California Condor, capybara, as well as flamingos. Planning a vacation here with your family and fur babies? Read on for our list of the top pet-friendly Airbnbs in Santa Barbara, California, for great stays.

1. Lovely guest house with chic interiors

Feel right at home the moment you set foot in this lovely hideout that can sleep up to four. The superb rental features a bedroom with a queen bed and a comfy sofa bed in the living room.

It also has a sunny patio perfect for relaxing, barbecuing, and dining alfresco. Kindly note that pets are allowed, but the pet fee does not cover fur on the furniture. Guests must pay an additional cleaning fee if fur is found on the furniture.

Beach Heaven
Santa Barbara, California, United States
141 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has all the equipment you might need to be comfortable
what a lovely little place to stay updated furnishings comfy bed perfect small kitchen nice patio
the bathroom is great better than the photos
kitchen was well stocked with good knives and appliances
there was no indoor dining table but the weather was nice enough to eat outside
super clean and comfy house
very clean with everything we needed
it was very clean and had everything we needed
the guesthouse was clean and well organized
the space was fresh clean and comfortable
jami is a great host
big thanks tothe hosts
host is friendly and communicated well to all our questions/comments
jami was courteous and responsive
the owners couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating
nice walk to beach
a really nice location on the mesa
the location is great too
great airbnb in a perfect location
the perfect santa barbara location quick walk to the beach - also walkable to town and grocery stores
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2. Spacious townhouse for six

With the capacity to sleep up to six people, this upstairs duplex apartment is a great choice for a small family. Being centrally located, the townhouse grants you easy access to many of the area’s attractions, including State Street Promenade, Stearns Wharf, Funk Zone, and the beach.

Inside you’ll find a jolly space with a spacious living room, where you can wind down after a fun day out. Also available is a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a queen bed, and a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Note that pets are allowed on the premises.

Close to the Beach, State Street & Funk Zone!
Santa Barbara, California, United States
565 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a great setup house and kitchen are fully stocked with amenities
we were lucky to get a table the same day
the townhouse offered comfortable indoor and outdoor common space as well as two good-sized bedrooms/baths
very clean and well stocked
it was very clean and comfortable
clean comfortable relaxing space
the apartment was clean and comfortable
everything was super clean
teri was the perfect host
our host was extremely communicative and generous
teri was very easy to communicate with she was very responsive
teri is a fantastic host to work with
teri was a great host and would love to stay here again someday
the location was amazing
the location of her lovely condo is really close to state street and train station
perfect location walking distance to restaurants shopping pier/beach
awesome location close to beach eats and drinks
the location was amazing as well
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3. Beautiful rental for three

You and two of your close friends can escape to this rustic hideout, where you’ll enjoy affordable accommodation just a few minutes’ drive from the beach, the harbor, and the shopping center. A charming space to call your own, this quaint bungalow from the early 20th century still retains much of its charm.

It features a roomy living area with hardwood floors and a fireplace to help you keep cozy. The master bedroom has a king bed with a cable TV. Guests also love the fully equipped kitchen and the lush backyard where they can play fetch with their fur babies.

Pisces House, centrally located
Santa Barbara, California, United States
122 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the back yard offered an additional table where my husband could work with great wifi
excellent value considering the many amenities (jacuzzi outdoor bath and shower) well equipped kitchen etc
the most stunning backyard and love the outdoor kitchen beautiful master bedroom
the wifi is also great out (url hidden) during day would live out there as well
the most comfy king bed huge walk in closet
the house was so clean well stocked and cozy
bright clean and spacious the outdoor area was picturesque
the home was clean cozy and charming
very welcoming with a bottle of wine awaiting us the house is clean and well-stocked
owner was very responsive
harry is a great host
harry is an excellent host
harry was a considerate and communicative host
harry was an outstanding host - made sure everything was ok but never intrusive
the location is fantastic
great neighborhood to walk in
the location is quite convenient as well
a very relaxing and beautiful location
charming house in the most inviting setting (and quiet neighborhood) within walking distance of downtown
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4. Cute guest house close to the beach

If you’re traveling with your significant other, this cute guest house close to the beach is one accommodation you ought to check out. It’s a newly renovated studio in a central location, merely a 10-minute walk from the beach, harbor, and many local seafood restaurants. From here, you can also easily commute downtown and even visit the local wineries, the Stearns Wharf, and most notably, the Funk Zone.

After a full day of exploration, make yourself at home and wind down with a shower in the clean bathroom. A small well-equipped kitchen is also available on the premises. Dogs are allowed on the property with a 50 USD fee.

The Coastal Cottage Studio
Santa Barbara, California, United States
239 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was awesome the location was prime and the amenities were more than expected
this stay had everything we needed and the bed was super plush
the cottage is cozy and has everything you need for a comfortable stay
the bed was very comfortable and nice extra touches in the bathroom with shampoo conditioner soaps etc
the bed was comfy appliances easy to use added a/c was nice for midday heat
clean cozy perfect for two
the cottage was clean and relaxing
super clean super comfy and cute
we had a great stay at nicole's little cottage everything was super clean and comfortable and efficiently laid out
nice host and gracious family
hosts were very friendly and helpful thank you so much
we felt very comfortable reaching out to the hosts with any questions during our stay
no issues at all sharing the property with the hosts they were great to mee
nicole is also really responsive
the location was great
location is perfect for all activities
quiet peaceful neighborhood close driving or walking to things to eat and do
a really wonderful space and great location
amazing location about a mile or so to the beach
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5. Cozy cottage for two

Rent out this cozy studio cottage and enjoy a perfect retreat just a few steps from the beach. A genial spot to recharge and retreat to, this warm and inviting rental features a full kitchen with essential appliances, a well-stocked bathroom, and a sleeping area. It also boasts a private back deck and an enclosed front yard for total privacy.

By staying here, you’ll only be four blocks away from a pet-friendly beach where you can frolic in the sand and soak in the sun with your furry friend. Note that pets are allowed on the property for a small fee of 50 USD.

Lighthouse Keeper's House, close to the beach
Santa Barbara, California, United States
251 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space itself was roomy and comfortable
the only surprise was the all in one bathroom shower but it worked out just fine
the lighthouse keepers cottage was very comfortable and quiet and had two great patios
also the bed was super comfy we would absolutely stay here again with our dogs
great space very clean and private
it was clean quiet and very relaxing
the place was clean neat and sanitary - just a little dusty
very clean well located cottage
the king bed was comfortable and the bedding was very clean and smelled nice (not like hotel sheets)
nancy was super friendly and accommodating and made us feel at home
nancy is an excellent host
nancy and jim were the perfect hosts very gracious and welcoming
nancy was very friendly and helpful with all questions we had
nancy is a wonderful host - she had tons of suggestions of things to do in the area
location location location the perfect getaway
location and value is great
this is such a great location in sb
from the decor to the location its perfect
beautiful place in a beautiful location
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6. Perfect getaway for the entire family

Treat your family to a perfect getaway in this quaint vacation home that dates back to 1915. Found just two blocks east of State Street Promenade, this stylish cottage features two snug bedrooms and a sofa bed in the main space. It can host up to six guests.

Though a little tiny, the intimate living room makes a great spot to recharge and relax. Its highlight, however, is the spacious backyard, which makes an excellent spot for stargazing and unwinding by the cozy firepit. Kindly note that service animals are always welcomed in this pet-friendly property.

La Petite Maison Blanche. Perfect cozy getaway!
Santa Barbara, California, United States
300 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the backyard area - it was spacious peaceful and had great wifi for getting work done
this is a beautiful and cozy cottage that is perfect for a getaway
the outdoor space is wonderful and there are so many cozy elements to the house
the backyard is so cozy and nice to relax
it has a well-appointed kitchen and great architectural design
this home is clean charming and in a great location
dawn was an excellent host
dawn was an amazing host would highly recommend a stay at la petite maison blanche
host gives great local tips for food
dawn is one of the best hosts we've experienced through airbnb
the hostess was very helpful
amazing location dawns place is so charming and the perfect location
super cute and sooo close to everything we walked everywhere
it’s in an excellent location making it easy to walk to shops restaurants the beach and more
great location and within walking distance to shops the beach restaurants/bars and a grocery store
great little place cozy and convenient location
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7. Quintessential home with stunning ocean views

Discerning guests on the lookout for a lovely vacation home to enjoy their stay in Santa Barbara can’t go wrong with this stunning property that boasts panoramic views of the ocean. Thanks to the three cozy bedrooms with three beds and the two bathrooms, a total of six guests are sure to enjoy a delightful stay here.

The pet-friendly holiday home also has modern facilities, including WiFi, a washer and dryer, and a chef’s kitchen.

Island View Landing
Santa Barbara, California, United States
43 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they appreciated the large tv screen and we all enjoyed the ocean views from the crow's nest terrace
only note was the a/c wasn't working but the breeze through the open windows made it okay
we had such a wonderful time at island view landing it was a beautiful house very spacious and comfortable
bedrooms light and comfortable
very nice size kitchen living room and dinning room
rooms were clean and welcoming
beautifully furnished and clean with a well equipped kitchen too
clean spacious and with a fantastic view of the ocean
the location is spacious cozy and clean with a nice view
accommodations were very good and very clean
william was a great host
william is a wonderful host
the host was very welcoming and was attentive to whatever needs we had
host very good to deal with
william was a fantastic host
wonderful location & a beautiful home
great location and william is very helpful
we would definitely recommend and stay again at this location
great little cafe within walking distance as well as grocery and other convenient spots
great place great location awesome views
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8. Snug rental with modern amenities (from USD 343)

Make this cozy vacation home your own and enjoy proximity to the beach and State Street Promenade. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, guests in this charming rental are in for a relaxing and roomy stay. The living room features a wall bed where the fireplace used to be, and the kitchen comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances.

The pet-friendly property is only two blocks away from the beach, shopping areas, and downtown Santa Barbara.

Cozy Historic Home - Walk to State St. & Beach
Santa Barbara, California, United States
266 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super nice vibes at this cozy hip little spot
great house cozy with just enough space newly remodelled
comfortable beds plenty of towels and sheets modern appliances great cable tv
enjoyed the lovely back deck for yoga the antique piano and a great kitchen
clean comfy with modern decors
very clean and quaint with a beautiful new kitchen
everything was comfortable clean and organized
very clean with an excellent host
great stay the place was clean extremely private and enjoyable
host was very responsive
josh was a great host and his place is fantastic
the host is a great communicator with an easy parking set up and check-in and check-out system
joshua was superb at communicating with us and very responsive host
joshua was very helpful and clear with the information about parking and home entry
the location is good
excellent location close to everything
great location and close to state street
location is great with just a few blocks from downtown
great place right downtown; easy walk to everything
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9. Well-decorated home with backyard (from USD 528)

If you’re traveling with your family or close friends and you’re on the lookout for a lovely space where everybody can feel relaxed and at home, consider renting out this charming home. Able to accommodate up to eight people, the rental boasts two bedrooms with queen beds and another two bedrooms with sofa beds.

It also features a well-appointed kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and everything you’ll need to prepare your favorite dish. For a small fee, you can let your pet tug along and treat them to blissful days in the lush yard.

Great Home & Yard & Beach for entertaining & pets
Santa Barbara, California, United States
128 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full of amenities & extra touches like throw blankets beach chairs & towels & a fully stocked kitchen
very nice offerings in the kitchen with coffee and tea
we appreciated having a washer and dryer at our fingertips (stocked with laundry detergent)
sofa beds are not the most comfortable but everything else was wonderful
comfortable airy home with a nice backyard space
extremely clean and tidy
everything was clean and comfortable
impeccably clean house and very comfortable
house is super clean and well appointed
we had spacious rooms with clean and bright surroundings
mark was the perfect host professional caring and quick to respond to any requests and questions
mark was the perfect host
there are sometimes you run across an excellent host and mark was that for us
mark is a great host and very responsive
mark was helpful throughout and great communication
walking distance to great restaurants
great property in an ideal location
wish it was closer to the beach
it is the perfect location
lovely location close to downtown and just a short walk to the beach
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10. Charming guest suite near the beach

A total of two guests can spend endless nights in this pet-friendly Airbnb that always welcomes assistance animals. Found just a few steps away from the beach, this unit comes will all the creature comforts you’d expect in a modern home.

Ideally suited for romantic excursions and solo adventures, this unit boasts an enchanting courtyard that doubles as an entryway. Inside, you’ll find a stocked kitchenette, which ushers you to a private bedroom and bath. Amenities available include WiFi and a flat-screen cable TV.

Charming Private Coastal Suite-Steps to the Beach
Santa Barbara, California, United States
330 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was really comfortable and just so homey with the amenities that rich provides
fire place/heater was a success me and my wife will definitely visit again
nice welcoming touches and additions make up for no sink in kitchen area
thoughtful touches in the room very welcoming
clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and cute
it felt very comfortable clean and private
also the house is extremely prepared and clean
the photos show a nice clean area to relax in
the host is lovely
rich is friendly and quick with responses to any questions we had
rich as a host is amazing he’s quick to reply to questions
rich is a great host
thank you for hosting us
location was great
just a great location
great location for a holiday retreat
the location of this place is fantastic
such a wonderful anniversary trip the location was unbelievable
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Explore the rustic charm of Santa Barbara

A stunning destination for any occasion, Santa Barbara promises a memorable vacation to people of all ages. Home to idyllic beaches, rich culture, stunning architecture, and exquisite wineries, there’s hardly ever a dull moment in this lovely place. Select an accommodation from our list of the top pet-friendly Airbnbs in the area and enjoy a great vacation with your fur baby.

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