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Montecito is a beautiful community located east of Santa Barbara. Its great climate has over the years attracted many a tourist from all over the state and country as well. It’s famous for its posh living and lifestyle having many up-scale residential areas including the well-known Upper Village. Away from the posh and glamour, you will also get to experience great outdoor activities with friends and family and take up many challenges in the amazing hiking trails on the hills of Montecito or fancy going to the famous Butterfly Beach for surfing or a swim. All in all, Montecito has something for everyone. If you are on a vacation and looking for a great accommodation to experience these and much more then read on. Check out the curated list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Montecito, California.

1. Charming cottage in upscale Montecito (from USD 90)

A charming one-bedroom unit set among the oak trees in a private neighborhood in Montecito awaits a couple who want a great accommodation with a vintage vibe for their vacation stay. Its spotless single bathroom is spacious and includes a shower and a tub. A classic 40s cottage, the unit is a place full of peace and tranquility. It has been recently upgraded and features a blend of modernity and classic style. The bedroom has a king size bed and a sleeper sofa for two. It’s filled with modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, two flat-screen TVs, and provides fast Wi-Fi access, and a washer and dryer. The garden patio is well manicured and provides a set of furniture to facilitate outdoor dining.

Charming Cottage Set Among Oaks In Exclusive Montecito Upper Village
66 reviews
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice kitchen and a lovely cozy living space
The decor and amenities are charming
The cottage is well furnished including kitchen supplies and bed linens
The bed was very comfortable and there was lots of room One of our favourite places to stay now
Lovely cottage; well appointed; great location
Cleanliness:
It was incredibly clean when we arrived
Very clean Comfortable bed
Host:
The home owner Bruce was very responsive to the questions I had prior to coming to the property
Unfortunately though Bruce the owner responded to phone calls and sent his very good housekeeper Delia to come with home spray remedies
so we drove most places
the ants re-appeared over the next days
We would not return nor recommend this cottage unless and until the ant problem has been solved
Location:
Cottage is perfect Really looking forward to returning
beaches and restaurants are easily accessible from here
The cottage is charming and walking distance to quaint upper Montecito village
The location and amenities are both top notch
The cottage is centrally located but Montecito isn't necessarily a walking city because of private streets and very few sidewalks (no fault of the cottage)
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2. Elegant private getaway (from USD 300)

Live in the best possible way in this secluded luxury accommodation set in the peace and quiet of Montecito. Redesigned with a great touch of modern interior design, the unit is spacious enough to accommodate four guests. Set in the upscale Upper Village, the addition of serenity and privacy is a perfect blend for those who seek a timeout from the hustle of work. Enjoy beautiful views of the garden from the loft which is adjacent to the upper spacious bedroom while the lower-floor bedroom has a king size bed and private entrance. The location is close to several restaurants and shopping stores.

Beautiful and private setting in prestigious Montecito!
13 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Beautiful condo Comfortable beds
do not do it justice
Condo is beautiful Decorated tasteful but comfortable
xEDxB8x82 our neighbors made during the evening
It was close to everything and the place is well appointed
Host:
Beautiful home with peaceful garden and outdoor seating area Would stay again
We heard every noise lol
So glad we rented this for our trip Very private and just what we needed
Location:
The house is perfectly appointed and located in Montecito
Condo is perfectly appointed and comfortable Perfect location to access all areas attractions
Backyard was awesome Pictures on line of this property
Beautifully appointed but design of this condo has adjacent condo bedroom on top of master suite
we had a lovely stay at "quiet oaks" during our annual SBIFF visit it was a perfect respite from rainy days and suited our needs very well
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3. Splendid garden home in exclusive Montecito (from USD 200)

Do you enjoy the setting of a well-manicured garden? Well, this home is just the perfect choice for you. This stunning vintage garden home can accommodate four guests with its two spacious bedrooms. Outdoor highlights are the picturesque views of the mountain and the relaxing furniture set in the garden area. The living room has a fireplace, while the elegant kitchen is fully equipped with amenities for cooking. The location is unbeatable, being close to famous spots like the San Ysidro Ranch and Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

MONTECITO GARDEN HOME (circa 1930)
7 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furnishings are comfortable and are evocative of the quintessential old Santa Barbara style
We particularly loved the living room that felt like an old hollywood movie Three different patios - breakfast in the morning on the front patio lunch off the master in the interior patio and di...
Interiors are charmingly furnished and decorated impeccably maintained
My friends from Texas have also stayed here and have loved it as much as we did
Cleanliness:
The house is extremely charming and very accomodating
Host:
Best decision we ever made
The owner was very gracious and his agent was most helpful in every aspect
Uniquely beautiful home in gorgeous Montecito in a magical and romantic setting
birdsong views of the mountains
This lovely home is a hidden gem in a totally tranquil setting
Location:
walking distance to restaurants and shops
It is a retreat in time to a quieter and slower paced life style
Stunning garden from noted landscape designer ensures you are surrounded by nature - soaring trees
The house is at the end of a long drive and completely private The multiple outdoor seating areas offer tranquility just a few minutes away from all the great places to shop eat and relax in Mon...
Downtown Santa Barbara is a short drive
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4. Posh accommodation with a pool (from USD 450)

Check out this elegant four-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury home. It features a private pool and spa as well as outdoor entertaining space on a porch and poolside patio. While inside you can enjoy the comfort provided by the spacious living area which offers seating on a leather sofa and pair of chic armchairs next to the fireplace. Adjacent is a dining table for four and an elegant kitchen with all basic cookware for meal preparation. Accommodating up to eight guests, the home is also located near the best hiking attractions and 0.25 miles (0.4 km) from the beach and is perfect for a large family.

4BR/2.5BA Montecito Luxury Home w/ Pool & Spa - Sleeps 8
78 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clogged; 4--Toilet not working in powder room; 5--after
Very inviting home Comfortable furnishings Gorgeous backyard and pool
The management company communicated well and everything went smoothly On the critical side: - the home smelled musty upon entry
while nice needs window covers on one of its windows else you will be waking up with the sun - kitchen cabinets
The fourth room has a sofa bed not a real bed which is a shame
Cleanliness:
Property was very clean and well maintained
It was immaculately clean very quiet and comfortable
I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
I was more than happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
to downtown Santa Barbara or the beach Shops restaurants and a grocery store right in the neighborhood as well Pool was unheated but spa was
The rooms were great and the location of the house was the perfect distance from State Street
great location and a good value
old bent-out-of-shape mattresses lack of supplies and on and on the list
The house is comfortable and very well located
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5. Luxury estate near the beach (from USD 400)

The three bedrooms of this stunning accommodation include a master bedroom with a king-sized bed an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, a private patio and a fire pit tucked in the orchard. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen-sized bed, while the third bedroom has a twin-over-twin bunk bed. The spacious kitchen has the cookware for meal preparation and includes a wine bar that comes with a dedicated fridge and a music bar to get you in the culinary mood. Relax in the splendid living room or the spacious patio where you can enjoy the picturesque views of the Ynez Mountains or gather around the fire pit after the sun sets. From this accommodation, you have access to Montecito’s fine restaurants and shops situated nearby.

3BR Orchard Estate w/ Fire Pit - 5 minutes to Beach
16 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well stocked kitchen for cooking
Had everything that you could possibly need as well and plenty of space for everyone
This mid-century home is stocked with everything you will need
The backyard was tranquil; the perfect place to sit outside for morning coffee or tea
The house has a certain kitsch that we enjoyed and plenty of room for our group
Cleanliness:
The house is well kept and spacious
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
The house was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked for nights in where we preferred to cook together
Host:
Our home away from home was beautiful and peaceful Everything we could have hoped for and more
wonderful orchard with fresh fruit and beautiful mountain view
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
The house location was central to everywhere we wanted to go in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas
The yard in natural vegetation Easy access to Santa Barbara
Beautiful view of the mountains Walking distance to quaint shops smd coffee shop amd market Would remt again
The backyard and views were 's also walking distance from some shops food and a grocery store which was nice
The location is convenient and in the middle of all the beautiful homes of Montecito
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6. Elegant single-room cottage near the beach (from USD 240)

Check out this elegant cottage with beautifully designed gardens in Montecito. It has a lovely living room with a fireplace and the spacious full kitchen is well equipped to inspire your inner chef. It has a single cozy bedroom and a full bathroom. The living room overlooks the patio area which has a hammock for relaxing while you watch the sunset, a small table, and chairs for outdoor reading or dining as well as a barbecue. You can find nearby shopping centers, restaurants, and its nearness to the beach and hiking trails make this the perfect semi-rural getaway.

Quiet, Romantic, Montecito Retreat
79 reviews
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furnishings were most comfortable and tasteful
anywhere or half used costco size toilities like Suave Ultra long shower curtain was tripping hazard
This wonderfully crafted one bedroom building
The owners are to be congratulated for showing the property as it really is The Cottage is wonderful for 2 and it would be possible for 3 but with 1 bathroom it could be a little crowded
we noted everything was there to do so on our next stay
Cleanliness:
The casita was very clean and nicely furnished and comfortable
The owners are extremely friendly and helpful
Host:
Our hosts could not have been more gracious
Our hosts were most welcoming and warm
You could see into their windows & vice versa
You can not go wrong with this property
Excellent hosts very clean accommodations and exactly as advertised
Location:
Location in Montecito is great- minutes to the beach trails and restaurants (in Montecito and Santa Barbara)
Photos on line are the way the Cottage really looks
This is a quaint and lovely bungalow in Montecito adjacent to Santa Barbara
but we did manage to work it out
Comfortable little cottage just outside Santa Barbara
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7. Peaceful cozy vacation retreat for two (from USD 150)

A perfect retreat located in the heart of Montecito is your ultimate getaway. This single-bedroom unit is generously spaced with a private entrance and has a king size bed spacious enough for a couple. Amenities are provided for in the kitchen and include a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster oven. Guests have a parking space provided as well as access to a shared pool and spa on the premise. The home is just 1 mile (1.6 km) from the nearest beach.

Room 4 Two in Montecito/ Santa Barbara
13 reviews
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfortable
nice tables chairs and deckchairs to enjoy the sun and a laundry room
and the room is very well stocked
Carla was a great host and everything we could have asked for was available including a very comfortable king bed
Cleanliness:
Everything was quiet and we rarely saw the other guests
Host:
Carla and David are very nice and accommodating and the location works very well for us with great proximity to things we are doing in Montecito and Summerland
The property is amazing and the hosts were great
Carla is very accommodating and friendly
Carla was an amazingly gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed
Carla was a gracious host
Location:
but it's so peaceful and quiet
The beautiful well maintained property is situated conveniently between Santa Barbara and Carpinteria
Beautiful glass double doors opened out to a small garden
Extremely safe and quiet place to stay
Beautiful oasis in a lush landscaped setting
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8. Beachfront family getaway (from USD 250)

Enjoy comfort and luxury in this elegant beach house offering three bedrooms and two bathrooms spacious and cozy enough for a company of six guests. It is located a couple of minutes walk to Miramar and Hammonds Beach where you can sunbathe, swim and surf. The porch is amply decorated with teak furniture for lounging and dining. The backyard overlooks Montecito Creek. It is bright and homely with all the amenities you would need, thus offering you a home-away-from-home experience.

Perfect Montecito Beach House Just A 1/2 Block From Miramar Beach/Rosewood Hotel
17 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is fantastic as are all the cooking implements
The bedding is very comfortable and of high quality
large kitchen and master bedroom Bed is very nice
The table seats 8 easily
The furniture is very high end with down
Cleanliness:
but it does have both an outdoor bath and shower-
The master bed/bath is amazing-
Host:
Willing to help with anything
lighting and linens was well appointed and amazing
Both the owner and property manager were prompt friendly and helpful
We especially loved the wrap around porch with the hammock and porch swing
The architect and interior decorator did a fantastic job with the renovation - everything has been redone with a careful eye to quality and comfort
Location:
Great house in a great location
The location was 1/2 block short walk to the beach-walking distance to the Rosewood Manor Hotel--driving 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara--
its a great house for entertaining
Beach is a block away and the town of Montecito is 5 minutes away with Santa Barbara a bit further
It was about a 15-20 minute walk to lower Montecito
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9. Secret hideaway near Butterfly Beach (from USD 171)

This hideaway is perhaps what you are looking for. A two-bedroom duplex with a sophisticated vibe located behind a hidden garden gate just newly redesigned. The interior decor includes beautiful furnishings and a warm cozy living room with a fireplace and a lovely view of the outside patio. The modern kitchen is well equipped with modern cookware. Its master suite opens to the living room, while the second bedroom upstairs has access to the hall bathroom with a luxurious spa tub. Close by is the world-famous Butterfly Beach.

Casita Azul - Montecito Hidden Gem - VERY Close to Butterfly Beach & The Four Seasons Biltmore
14 reviews
townhome 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Parking was easy as was finding the condo and getting inside
the kitchen was very large with everything you would need
however is the arrangement with the management company
the HWY 101 Not a lot of sleep happened here Great for walking to town
In other words the management company had use of our damage/security deposit for over seven months I have rented many times in the U S
Cleanliness:
but I think you can do better especially for the price
Host:
I can't wait to return What a wonderful escape
Cute casita with all the amenities but WOW
Little gem in the heart of Montecitto Perfect for four persons Mediterranean look and feel 5 minute walk to wonderful beach and excellent eateries
While it is only a little over a block from the railroad tracks and the trains do blow their horns whenever they pass
We even walked a relatively long 2 miles along the beach into Downtown Santa Barbara Looking forward to going back
Location:
Right around the corner to the Village
The place was in a great location close walking to downtown Montecito and the beach
The restaurants along Coast Village Road are delicious and the shops are lovely
We really liked the great location between the beach and the main strip of Montecito where all the restaurants and shops are
it is only during the day which was not a problem Highway 101 also is just over a block away
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10. Classic three-bedroom villa (from USD 300)

This is the ultimate large family or group vacation rental. This three-bedroom villa comfortably accommodates eight people and is situated in a secure area. A master bedroom with a king size bed has its own walk-in shower bath, the second and third bedrooms have a queen bed and a double bed respectively. The villa is conveniently located just 2 miles (3.2 km) from the beach, and within walking distance to some of the best hiking trails in Santa Barbara.

Cold Spring Elementary - Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa
44 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The highlight hands down was the ice cream truck that came by on Sunday
The kitchen is furnished with everything you could ever need and to have the bathrooms equipped with soaps and shampoo was an unexpected extra
It takes 6 very comfortably
The rooms were spacious and it had a great open kitchen/dining/living area
the large and well-equipped kitchen And the patio and gas fire ring were real bonuses
Cleanliness:
All things were as described and trouble
Host:
Suzanne was very responsive kind and helpful
Enjoyed both recommendations for butterfly beach and Mexican carry-out
So child friendly and so convenient for activities-- beaches museums
and I definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting the Santa Barbara area
her quick responses to any questions and instructions for use of the place made it all a breeze
Location:
The house is about 15 minutes from Santa Barbara
shopping Lovely quiet neighborhood
Very quiet and feels secluded A short drive to Coast Village and downtown Santa Barbara
the neighborhood and the house itself
The location is very good - you can get to downtown Santa Barbara without going on the freeway
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Montecito's great accommodations

From the sandy beaches to the posh lifestyle, Montecito is a one-stop town for all the fun possible. Check out these stunning vacation accommodations in Montecito that will make you want to extend your vacation stay a little longer.

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