Santa Barbara Rental Guide
Right now, at this very moment, there is no better place to vacation in SoCal than Santa Barbara County.
Scout’s honor: the climate is merit-badge perfect this time of year.
And so we proudly present the Santa Barbara Weekend Rental Guide — your resource for the finest ranches, shacks and manors in SoCal’s hilly hinterland.
A Western-style ranch with an outdoor pizza oven
A former stagecoach waystation-turned-rustic cabin
An ivy-covered Dutch mansion
And a whole summer’s worth of others.
You may be wondering: but what is there to do in Santa Barbara County?
Short answer: the Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend pops off this Friday.
Longer answer: the region’s been resurgent of late, and each little town is only minutes from the next. Meaning: there are a plethora of tasting rooms and restaurants peddling the sweet nectars of local vineyards.
Like a new restaurant in Buellton tucked into an industrial office park that serves wood-fired pizzas to rival Italy’s best.
And a tasting room in Los Alamos pouring a delicous pinot noir after hours.
Plus: one gorgeous hike, hidden behind a neighborhood cul-de-sac and graced with stunning views of the mountains and vineyards.
There’s much to do. Some of it involves doing nothing. Go now.
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