The Best Airbnbs and VRBO’s to Rent in Santa Barbara for Groups

Santa Barbara is the quintessential California vacation spot on the coast of the iconic Highway One. With the stunning coastline paired with the amazing backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains, a Mediterranean-style downtown, and a fabulous food & wine scene, Santa Barbara will transport you to the chicest vacation spot you can imagine. Boutiques, restaurants, and taprooms pack the downtown area with fun (and Funk in the Funk Zone) and as little as ten minutes outside of downtown, you’ll find some of the best hikes and views in all of central California. Did I mention all the wine tasting?? SB has something for every type of group and you won’t be disappointed traveling to Santa Barbara with friends, whether it’s a weekend getaway, a road trip, or a Santa Barbara bachelorette. 

Here are our top picks for the Best Airbnbs in Santa Barbara for Groups:

Sea Ranch Estate


12 guests6 bedrooms7 beds7.5 baths

This stunning and peaceful villa in Montecito is SB vacation GOALS. Think tropical tiki torches, a fire pit surrounded by red Adirondack chairs, and a coastal ranch to call your own. If you care less about being in downtown SB, and more want a big house in the heart of wine country, this is the spot for you. Taste local reds at the wooden alfresco table by the pool, roast smores in the fireplace, and stargaze from the hot tub. Miramar Beach is a 3-mile drive.

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Tropical Dream House with a Pool

10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths

Nestled on a nature preserve only a 5 minute drive to downtown, beach, or Santa Barbara’s best hikes! The tropical backyard will be your group’s vacation base – complete with hot tub, pool, fire pit & the barbecue of your dreams. 

Vista Riviera

Apartment 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths

With gorgeous views and all of the comforts of home, you may never want to leave Vista Riviera! Relax on the large sectional couch around the fireplace or on the expansive redwood deck overlooking the city.

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Montecito Poolside Paradise

Guesthouse 10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths

This beautiful Montecito estate vacation rental comes with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and pool! The poolside paradise consists of a guest house and two separate private guest suites. Centrally located spot to all the best action in Santa Barbara, but enough of an oasis all its own.

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Charming 8bedroom/8bathroom De La Vina Inn – Downtown Santa Barbara with Views

Boutique hotel 16+ guests · 8 bedrooms · 10 beds · 8.5 shared baths

This quaint spot is perfect for a large group looking to rent out a whole boutique hotel in Santa Barbara. This space can be for work/event space for groups. 

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Have so much fun exploring Santa Barbara! It’s one of my favorite cities on the California coast, and is always a great time. If you need more recommendations for your trip, check out the Ultimate Jetset Guide to Santa Barbara here

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