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Last updated January 24 at 9:07 PM

35 Apartments for rent in Montecito, CA with Balconies

Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with re... Read Guide >
60 MIRAMAR AVE Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
60 MIRAMAR AVE
60 Miramar Avenue, Montecito, CA 93108
2 Bedrooms
$60,000
2200 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:07 PM
This luxurious ocean side cottage offers the 5-star lifestyle of the Rosewood Miramar Beach in the privacy of the property's one and only single-family home. Perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac lane in Montecito's Hedgerow neighborhood just steps from the Miramar resort and its pristine beach. The home is fully furnished, with a private fenced yard, access to the resorts Cabana, Family Pools, Fitness/Wellness Center, restaurants, bars, and all the amenities of the Miramar. This 2 story home with both ocean and mountain views offer its residents resort living and service while maintaining residential exclusivity. Boasting two ensuite bedrooms, private study, kitchen, spacious living room, dining room, fireplace, and a bar that opens to the terrace for easy indoor/outdoor living.
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1519 E Valley Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1519 E Valley Rd
1519 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1000 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Great Montecito Gem! Two bedroom condo w/ 2-car garage!Unit is currently occupied, showings can be scheduled after they vacate starting Jan 24th.This unit is in a terrific location with easy walking distance to Pierre Lafond and Montecito Village shopping center. The unit has been fully updated and some attractive features include:- Beautiful bamboo floors- Kitchen with custom tile counters, dishwasher, and Viking range- Gorgeous bathroom with custom tile work- Private enclosed backyard patio with artificial turf, fire pit, and built-in BBQ- Large 2-car finished garage with washer/dryerTerms:- 1-year lease- Owner pays for HOA which includes gardener- Tenant pays for all utilities- One small pet MAY be considered with additional deposit depending on breed/size.
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1525 Lingate Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1525 Lingate Ln
1525 Lingate Lane, Montecito, CA 93108
4 Bedrooms
$11,500
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
This Hedgerow Lane 3 bedroom home features classic hardwood floors, grand vaulted ceilings and an oversized fireplace. The living room has an open and bright feel and overlooks the bricked back patio area and the lush garden area. The kitchen is a chef's dream with its large open space and plenty of counter space making it great for entertaining. Just off of the kitchen is a storage area with a large pantry as well as a full sized washer and dryer in its own separate area. The exquisite master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet with full length hall closet, a fireplace and soaking tub. The large attached guest unit has an open floor plan as well, and its own private bathroom with a titled shower. Another added bonus to this property has off-street parking.
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1185 Fife Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1185 Fife Ln
1185 Fife Lane, Montecito, CA 93108
5 Bedrooms
$38,000
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Located within the gated community of Birnam Wood Golf Club, this expansive single level 5 bedroom, 7 bath home resides on a premiere double lot bordering the 6th & 7th fairways with views of the majestic Santa Ynez mountains. Rooms include a gracious living room opening to a covered lanai perfect for entertaining, an inviting dining room, & a richly appointed paneled library + 2 separate offices.The generously sized rooms have floor to ceiling windows & wonderful wall space ideal for displaying art. This property exudes the best of indoor-outdoor living with beautiful landscaping & spacious covered terraces overlooking the pool, spa & fairways. In addition, there is a 3-car garage, carport, AC, solar & a generator. Unfurnished - Long term lease
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1147 Hill Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1147 Hill Rd
1147 Hill Road, Montecito, CA 93108
3 Bedrooms
$75,000
3150 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
This luxury residence offers world class amenities in a 5-star location just moments to Butterfly Beach & the lower village of Montecito. The main house has 3 Bedroom suites and is complemented by a pool cabana w/a full bath. Lushly landscaped to maximize privacy and enhance the outdoor experience, the exteriors center around a long pool and spa, sunken fire pit, and masterfully designed decking & terraces. Art, architecture, design and function fuse harmoniously together in this LEED certified energy efficient home. Thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of the ocean views, every space opens onto magnificent vignettes inviting nature in & simultaneously pulling you outside. Call for available dates. 4/18/22-5/31/22 is now available to rent.
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1524 E Valley Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1524 E Valley Rd
1524 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108
2 Bedrooms
$16,000
1784 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
FULLY FURNISHED RENTAL. AVAILABLE BEGINNING MID-MAY 2022: With its quaint atmosphere and upscale vibe, The Upper Village is a unique and welcoming area of Montecito near the crossroads of East Valley and San Ysidro Roads- just down the street from Oprah's estate! The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a modern exterior with warm and comfortable decor inside. Each bedroom with it's own en suite bath. The kitchen, sleek and uncomplicated, offers vast counter space, a 6-burner stove, and high gloss touch release cabinets that line a sizeable galley-style kitchen. Two outdoor patios to enjoy and a single garage.
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1444 School House Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1444 School House Rd
1444 School House Road, Montecito, CA 93108
5 Bedrooms
$39,000
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Rarely Available Montecito Compound with a fabulous location bordering Manning Park and two blocks to MUS. Boasting three separate structures, the main house includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an abundance of natural light throughout and two one bedroom / 1 bathroom guest cottages all of which are surrounded by amazing old growth and lush grounds. All structures open seamlessly to the outdoor spaces including heated patio, Pool and Hot tub, really creating a fantastic entertainers delight and/or a peaceful and private sanctuary.Superb location offer you everything Montecito has to offer all within a few minutes. Anything from dining, beach, biking, hiking and schooling are all a stone throw away. Available monthly or longterm. Summer rates apply.
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1112 Hill Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1112 Hill Rd
1112 Hill Road, Montecito, CA 93108
4 Bedrooms
$42,500
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
This Newly Remodeled Beach Cottage is perfectly situated one block away from Butterfly Beach, Lower Village and only a stone throw away from beautiful hiking, biking and everything else Montecito/Santa Barbara have to offer. Boasting a 3 Bedroom main residence and a detached 1 bedroom guest quarters with newly appointed finishes/design, open floor plan, pool/hot-tub, open and covered patio(s) with exterior fireplace(s). Thoughtfully designed throughout to capitalize on our indoor/outdoor Montecito lifestyle, this property is perfect for relaxing and/or enjoying some fun in the sun around the pool with family and friend(s).Summer Rates apply.
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Results within 1 mile of Montecito
2525 Banner Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2525 Banner Ave
2525 Banner Avenue, Summerland, CA 93108
2 Bedrooms
$11,732
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
This expansive 2 bedroom surf bungalow offers sweeping views of the ocean and sweet town below from the large, private deck. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail while watching dolphins play just beyond the shore! The breathtaking ocean views are matched with designed appointments featuring luxury bedding, custom furniture, and a full European-style kitchen. The master bedroom features a queen bed, dual USB headboard chargers built into the custom bed frame, and a large TV. The second bedroom offers two twin beds, perfect for children or visitors. The Surf Bungalow is one of three units on the Lazy Hummingbird property, meaning there is plenty of communal yard space to enjoy as well.
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1310 E Haley St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1310 E Haley St
1310 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Eastside
4 Bedrooms
$5,750
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Available now fully furnished. Craftsman style, single family home in the lower Riviera area of Santa Barbara. Fully furnished and equipped, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home is nicely appointed and tastefully decorated. The open floor plan has a fireplace in the living room and opens to the dining area with a sliding door to a private veranda that wraps around the rear of the home. The kitchen has lots of windows for natural light and has been nicely designed with lots of counter tops, cabinets, breakfast bar and upgraded appliances. There is a full bedroom and full bath on the main level of the home. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, private view deck, en suite bathroom and closet area. The other bedrooms are nice sized and bright. The home has ample parking and room for a car in the
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201 Cedar Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
201 Cedar Ln
201 Cedar Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Eucalpytus Hill
4 Bedrooms
$30,000
3280 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
AVAIL 12/1/21 - 1/1/22 ONLYThe perfect getaway...enjoy this beautifully remodeled Mid-Century modern view home at the end of a cul-de-sac. Be surrounded by fabulous artwork & attention to detail that the Interior Designer/Owner furnished this home with. Living & Dining rooms w/vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace & walls of glass open to large decks looking out over the city, harbor & ocean. The best of indoor/outdoor living. Gourmet kitchen with everything you need to whip up delectable meals. Master suite with ocean views, sitting room & a luxurious master bathroom. Additional guest suite with queen bed, a full hall ba & an office on the main level. Downstairs, large guest bedroom with 2 double beds & full bathroom, multi-purpose living room/office/tv room/bedroom
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1005 East St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1005 East St
1005 East Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Lower Riviera
2 Bedrooms
$7,500
1162 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
New Year! New Rental!Resting on Santa Barbara's Lower Riviera, just blocks from the famed Santa Barbara Bowl, you will find this adorable 1930 Spanish bungalow. Fully furnished, it offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a bonus room, laundry room, updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, AC, and plenty of charm. There is a lovely low maintence back yard and deck offering ocean views and a tranquil feel. The extra long driveway provides room for ample off street parking. There is so much to love in this home AND the hidden gem of its neighborhood.All utilities are included. Small pets considered. Minimum 30 day rental required, longer term available as well.
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Results within 5 miles of Montecito
3719 Santa Claus Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3719 Santa Claus Ln
3719 Santa Claus Lane, Toro Canyon, CA 93013
2 Bedrooms
$30,000
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Available December 15, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022. Ultimate ocean-view living awaits in this stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom, luxury home located on Santa Claus Beach. Watch unforgettable sunsets while listening to the waves from this newer, beachfront Cape Cod contemporary, surrounded by spacious wood decks and breathtaking views. Up a private stairwell is the bright, spacious home w/ two generous bedrooms w/ vaulted ceilings, an open concept kitchen/living/dining space, and two luxurious bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen w/ its marble backsplash and stainless appliances includes a large island and opens to a living and dining space w/ fireplace and large windows facing the surf. Outdoor spa tucked away on ocean-view deck and plenty of space for indoor-outdoor living
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755 Mission Canyon Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
755 Mission Canyon Rd
755 Mission Canyon Road, Mission Canyon, CA 93105
Mission Canyon
3 Bedrooms
$9,500
2392 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
French Country architecture surrounded by mature, lovely garden.Short distance to Mission and Downtown.Charming and tastefully appointed and fully equipped for your home away from home. Master bedroom en suite is on the first floor with two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Gourmet kitchen with fireplace that opens to a generous deck perfect for lounging and entertaining. Sumptuous great room for family room, dining and a fireplace. Also opens to the deck providing great flow. Pantry, laundry and garage. Cozy and inviting Living Room. You will want to stay!
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1427 Tunnel Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1427 Tunnel Rd
1427 Tunnel Road, Mission Canyon, CA 93105
Mission Canyon
3 Bedrooms
$8,500
2117 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Available Nov 1, 30 day rental min. 3 mo max. Surround yourself with nature in this incredibly built home tucked away in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Wake up in the morning and hike up to Inspiration Peak. Then in the evening, put your feet up and relax under the stars on your master bedroom patio. From this elevation in Mission Canyon, mature oak trees frame the views of the Channel Islands, and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch. Built in 1983, the home is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2+ bathrooms, plus a spacious home office with over 2,100 sq ft of comfortable living. Available Nov 1 on for 30 day minimum. Fully furnished $8,500/mo. all utilities included (excess usage will be charged to the guest) and a renter's insurance policy required.
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819 Garden St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
819 Garden St
819 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Laguna
2 Bedrooms
$15,000
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
FURNISHED LUXURY PENTHOUSE: AVAILABLE BEGINNING MARCH 2022. Luxury Downtown Living designed by renowned architect Jeff Shelton. Custom 4 bed/4.5 bath multi-level penthouse with elevator & rooftop deck. Panoramic ocean, mountain and city views. 2nd floor zoned for hotel use approved by City of Santa Barbara as of 2017. Handcrafted tiles, ironwork and fixtures. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. State St, the Funk Zone and farmer's markets just outside the front door.Higher rate for summer months.
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303 Mesa Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
303 Mesa Ln
303 Mesa Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
West Mesa
3 Bedrooms
$10,000
1255 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
AVAIL June - August, 2022 1 month min rentalIdeal Vacation Home on Mesa Lane. Just 2 short blocks to the ocean and Douglas Preserve, walking park which allows dogs off leash. Enjoy making meals in thenewly remodeled gourmet kitchen. Relax in the large living room area with piano, comfy couches, reading nook and Smart TV with cable channels and dvd player. Gorgeous artwork and art collections throughout. Home sleeps 2-4 total. Master bedroom with queen size bed and office plus full bathrm in main house. Separate bedroom with dbl sz high end sleeper sofa and bathroom (not inside the main house/separate unit). Gorgeous gardens, fully fenced yard with sitting area and deck, bbq and dining set. Well behaved dogs welcome. Ideal couples home.
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3567 Padaro Lane Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3567 Padaro Lane
3567 Padaro Lane, Toro Canyon, CA 93013
4 Bedrooms
$60,000
2231 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
Padaro Retreat located on Padaro Lane, directly on the sand, this charming beachfront home gives you a taste of what its like to live in paradise! The home has 4 full bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, 3 rooms with queen sized beds and ocean views, and a large kids room that has 4 twin beds with 3 trundles. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything from dishes and pots and pans for all your cooking needs. Enjoy the beach directly out your back door where you can surf, paddle board or boogie board the days away! You can relax on the oversized patio with two fire pits, watch dolphins swim past and enjoy the fresh salty ocean air. Come experience the Padaro Life! Contact Listing agent for availability!
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40 Oceano Ave.Unit 3 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
40 Oceano Ave.Unit 3
40 Oceano Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
East Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$8,000
1207 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:52 AM
One of our most private spaces and the only unit with it's own yard and hot tub! The Oceano is a corner suite complete with a private yard and hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean and marina! This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite on the water is sure to please. Gaze out into an infinite expanse of sky and ocean from 50 feet above the sea perched just above one of the most beloved beaches in Santa Barbara. Bring loved ones and a good book; enjoy the fine sandy beach and unforgettable dips in the Pacific Ocean just steps from your door. Open your curtains to the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel islands. Two separate, huge sliders off the spacious living area and master bedroom open onto your large, private balcony; bask in views of palm trees blowing in the breeze against a cobalt blue ocean backdrop. Newly remodeled and styled with Restoration Hardware furnishings, you will find The Oceano to be a relaxing retreat. The Oceano comes with one designated compact parking space, a private entrance and yard, a fully stocked kitchen (*dishes and utensils, not groceries), private hot tub, linens, hair dryer, bathroom towels, beach towels, and access to the gated, communal rooftop deck and beach staircase, as well as recently updated community laundry facility. Also included in the listed price: maid & linen service every 10 days, cable/wifi, all utility services, parking, weekly yoga on our oceanfront rooftop sundeck, and 24/7 maintenance and on-site staffing. And don't forget, we are pet-friendly! We are at your service and look forward to pampering you while you relax by the beach! Call for a tour today.
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1120 Palomino Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1120 Palomino Rd
1120 Palomino Road, Mission Canyon, CA 93105
Mission Canyon
2 Bedrooms
$9,500
1800 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 7:42 AM
1120 Palomino Rd Available 04/15/22 Tranquil Fully furnished Mission Canyon Home - Jacuzzi w/ Views! - 3D Tour available - https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Lhnt1z7zV7L This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stay in a beautiful, fully furnished Santa Barbara Mission Canyon home! This ranch style home is in a quiet, high end rustic neighborhood, yet only 10 minutes from the Old Mission and downtown. This home has terrific natural light, hand-picked high end decor enhances the home throughout, and a contemporary, well-appointed kitchen provides all you will need for indoor or al fresco dining. Both the guest and master bedrooms have king-size beds, and the master has a spacious walk-in closet. Outside, there is an expansive deck in front to enjoy views of the canyon, or relax in the jacuzzi take in the beautiful sunsets. A few more noteworthy amenities include: a gas fireplace, a new BBQ, patio furniture, a two-car carport with a curved plexiglass ceiling, and a long driveway for plenty of uncovered guest parking. There is a long-term tenant in an ADU (reference floorplan). Rental terms: - Available 04/15 - 11/15 - Short term lease - Minimum 3 month lease. Price discounted to $8,750 if leased for 6 or more months. - Deposit is $8,000 - $450 cleaning fee at move out - Landlord covers all utilities (up to $1,000/month), WiFi connection, and Apple TV with many streaming apps. This also includes a bi-weekly cleaning of the interior and weekly a gardening service. - Pet MAY be considered with additional security deposit. - Required to carry at least $500,000 liability renters' insurance policy. Call 805-586-2583 or email rentals@bluehorizonmanagement if you would like additional information or set up a private showing of the property. In general, the landlord is looking for the following qualifications: - Credit score of 700+ - Gross income 3x the rent** - Good credit history - Clear source of monthly income - References - No smoking of any kind Equal Housing Opportunity. All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because all or part of applicant's income derives from any public assistance program. Proudly managed by Blue Horizon Management Company (CalDRE #01898099) (RLNE7165117)
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2745 Holly Rd Photo Gallery 1
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2745 Holly Rd
2745 Holly Road, Mission Canyon, CA 93105
Mission Canyon
3 Bedrooms
$8,499
2300 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 7:41 AM
Short term rental in Mission Canyon! - 3-6 month rental available around January 1st time frame. $8499 a month. Everything you need for an amazing stay in one of Santa Barbara's most highly sought after neighborhoods. The home has been updated and comes furnished. 3 bedrooms, plus office, and 3 bathroom. One of the bedrooms can be used as a separate living suite with its own attached kitchenette, large en suite bathroom, and private exterior entrance - perfect for those who may be staying with an au pair or extended family. Large 800 sq. ft. deck with amazing ocean and mountain views. Easy walk to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens. Looking for respectable renters looking for a short term home. Weekly cleaning and utilities included in rent. Gardner included in rent as well. Richard West Utopia Property Management DRE#02020789 (RLNE6922711)
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4407 Catlin Circle #D Photo Gallery 1
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4407 Catlin Circle #D
4407 Catlin Circle, Carpinteria, CA 93013
3 Bedrooms
$4,200
1320 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 7:41 AM
4407 Catlin Circle #D Available 02/01/22 Newly Furnished Townhouse In A Great Location Close To Downtown Carpinteria - Two Story, 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom End Unit Townhouse is Offered Furnished and includes an Attached Two Car Garage, Laminate Floors Throughout Downstairs, New Carpet Upstairs, Crown Molding, Updated Bathrooms, Plenty Of Storage, Comfortable Patio, Great location! Minutes to Downtown Carpinteria, Hiking Trails, And The Beach! Water, Gas, Electricity, Trash and Internet Included. Available February 2021 - May 31, 2022. No Smoking/No Pets No Pets Allowed (RLNE6887210)
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677 Miramonte Drive Photo Gallery 1
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677 Miramonte Drive
677 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Alta Mesa
Studio
$2,700
400 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 7:41 AM
677 Miramonte Drive Available 03/01/22 WHAT A VIEW!!! Top floor ocean unit with balcony. - You will truly enjoy this wonderful studio apartment with huge ocean views. All utilities included. This lovely unit is fully furnished. Easy to show. One year lease Only room for one person No pets please One car only please Please call Billy 805-570-4827 MOVE IN DATES FLEXIBLE! NOW! (RLNE1926592)
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Results within 10 miles of Montecito
124 Rincon Point Rd Photo Gallery 1
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124 Rincon Point Rd
124 Rincon Point Road, Santa Barbara County, CA 93013
4 Bedrooms
$40,000
2822 sqft
Last updated January 24 at 9:06 PM
A spacious, two-story coastal living experience within the gated and exclusive enclave of Rincon Point, famous for its world-class surf. Take in expansive ocean, island, and coastline views, beautiful sunsets over the Santa Barbara mountains, and dig your toes into the sand of your private upper beach area! This breathtaking beachfront estate features open-concept living, kitchen, and dining areas, all with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and blue water views. In addition, this home offers a large deck with plenty of sitting space and a BBQ, with a private sandy area up above the shoreline. There are 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a den or game room for guests to escape to.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for an apartment with a balcony in Montecito?

Rental prices for apartments with balconies in Montecito range from $6,500 to $75,000 per month.

How many apartments with balconies are available for rent in Montecito?

Currently, there are 8 apartments with balconies available for rent in Montecito.
City Guide for Montecito, CA

On his first visit to Montecito in the 1920s, movie legend Charlie Chaplin fell so in love with the area that he put together a group of investors and built the Montecito Inn. The luxury Inn is still in operation today and now includes a spa and several restaurants.

Montecito is a part of Santa Barbara County, California. The beautiful mountains, Pacific Ocean views, and temperate climate make it one of the top places to live in California and one of the most expensive, too. This small seaside village is an elegant part of Santa Barbara with many sophisticated shops, fine dining and great beaches for both swimming and walking. The near perfect year round weather (65 to 75 degrees) make this a perfect venue for outdoor activities such as walking, biking, or hiking on the many trails that wander through the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with balconies in Montecito, CA

Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with restrictions.

Before signing a lease, ask about how many people can be on the balcony at once. Also, ask about whether you’re allowed to store a bike or other items.

You’ll also want to know about any maintenance schedules. Using your balcony as storage could result in fines and intervention from your property management.

Keep in mind that not all balconies are created equally. You may discover the views of the parking area are less than optimal or reduce your overall privacy.

Balconies can also get messy with debris, foliage, dirt, and pollen depending on your location. Renters are typically responsible for any clean-up and basic balcony upkeep.

Regardless of the issues to keep in mind, balconies are usually a big win for Montecito renters. Ask about apartments on higher floors for the best views.