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Last updated March 8 2021 at 9:37 AM

114 Apartments for rent in Montecito, CA with Parking

Parking can be at a premium in some cities where spaces are challenging to find. Some Montecito apartments offer parking options, either outside in a common area or within a pr... Read Guide >
1 Unit Available
46 Seaview Dr
46 Seaview Drive
Montecito, CA
2 Bedrooms
$6,450
1731 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
This unit is located in the highly sought after Montecito Shores association. This is a single-level floor plan that boasts 2 full bedrooms (both with walk-in closets), 2 full bathrooms with spacious living accommodations that include a large living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room. The kitchen has been updated with freshly painted cabinets and new countertops. Two parking stalls and one storage area in the parking garage, common laundry also located in the garage.Rental Terms:- Unfurnished rental- 2 year is 5,975 /month, 1 year is 6,450.- Owner pays HOA fee which includes trash- Tenant pays all utilities- Small pet considered with additio- No smoking on the property- HOA requires $150 application fee and $450 move-in fee this is the tenant's responsibility
1 Unit Available
740 Arcady Rd
740 Arcady Road
Montecito, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,750
2150 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
For Lease: Single level home in beautifully landscaped setting with stunning mountain views. 3 beds 2 baths. Living room with fireplace, dining area and large kitchen, separate laundry room and spacious 2 car garage. Private & serene location. Available now furnished or unfurnished, move in ready. NP/NS available now. Tenant pays utilities. Please call for more details.
1 Unit Available
245 Santa Rosa Ln
245 Santa Rosa Lane
Montecito, CA
4 Bedrooms
$45,000
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
This fully furnished vintage English cottage is available for a one year lease term starting May 2021. Built in 1919 this beautiful home sits on a storybook .81 acres and over the years has been lovingly maintained. This home offers you four-bedrooms and four-and-a-half-baths. A rare private retreat in one of Montecito's most coveted enclaves, this Hedgerow haven is just minutes to both upper and lower villages.You'll find all the bells and whistles that you'll need including a detached pool house, a three-car garage, home gym, putting green, and stone wine cottage. This little slice of heaven is located in MUS and is very easy to show.
1 Unit Available
1034 Fairway Rd
1034 Fairway Rd
Montecito, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,900
1003 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Unfurnished, remodeled 2nd floor condo in the exclusive El Montecito Verde development. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, mountain views, 2 balconies and office nook. Underground, gated parking and elevator access. Conveniently located near Butterfly Beach, The Four Seasons Biltmore and Coast Village Road. Available now for a 1-year lease. Water and gas are included.
1 Unit Available
647 Tabor Ln
647 Tabor Lane
Montecito, CA
5 Bedrooms
$25,000
4182 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Fully furnished and gated 4 bedroom 3 baths, plus 1 bedroom one bath guest house, separate office/studio above garage, swimming pool and tennis/pickle ball court on 1.3 acres in Montecito Union School District available for minimum one year lease, beginning 03/15/21, but available longer.
1 Unit Available
255 Ortega Ridge Rd
255 Ortega Ridge Road
Montecito, CA
4 Bedrooms
$8,800
2508 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Lovely hilltop home - Property Id: 508345 Lovely custom hilltop home in beautiful area with views overlooking Montecito and the ocean. Very close to the beach. Situated on over a half acre beautifully landscaped lot. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs and another room downstairs that could be a bedroom or a den. Downstairs bath has large shower (close to garage entry if just coming from the beach!) Two other bathrooms upstairs - one with a bathtub and shower and the other with full shower. New carpet and new paint throughout, newly refinished cabinets in kitchen(large pull out pantry), new bathroom fixtures, new washer & dryer plus many other amenities. The living room is bright with many windows & patio doors opening onto a lovely wood deck with beautiful views in every direction. Two of upstairs bedrooms have balconies. House is furnished as shown in photos though renter may provide own furnishings. Has attached garage plus other parking for 5-6 cars. Dogs ok with owner approval. All utilities included except Cable and internet. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/255-ortega-ridge-rd-santa-barbara-ca/508345 Property Id 508345 (RLNE6428593)
1 Unit Available
2121 Sycamore Canyon Road Unit B
2121 Sycamore Canyon Road
Montecito, CA | Montecito Home Estates
1 Bedroom
$3,850
675 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Stunning Brand New One Bedroom Guesthouse in Montecito! (Central AC/ pet friendly) - This is your rare opportunity to be the first to occupy this brand new unit. Every finish in this unit is high-end custom craftsmanship with rich natural lighting. It features a large chef-grade kitchen with custom cabinets, quartz countertops and all new appliances. The kitchen has an open-style floor plan that ties into the living area with beautiful wide-plank flooring throughout. The bedroom has a small outdoor balcony and custom finished closet to optimize storage space. Additional amenities include a stacked washer/dryer, one uncovered parking space and central AC/heat. Rental Terms: - Owner pays for water, trash and gas - Tenant pays electricity, cable/internet - Small pet considered with additional deposit - No smoking on the property - Mike Richardson Realtors is the leasing agent. The tenant would work directly with the owners after move in. 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 **Should all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program, 3x gross income qualification shall apply only to the portion of the rent that Tenant is responsible for after the voucher amount has been deducted. 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. Tenants will be required to purchase renter's insurance (approximately $15 - 30/month) naming Landlord (owner) and Mike Richardson, Realtors (Property Manager) as additional insured with a minimum liability coverage of $100,000. The application fee is $40 and is non-refundable. Please call 805-965-4300 to schedule a showing or email brenda@mrrealtors.com. We require a rental application for everyone over the age of 18. All applications are accepted electronically through our website www.mrrealtors.com. (RLNE6369353)
1 Unit Available
46 Sea View Rd
46 Seaview Dr
Montecito, CA
2 Bedrooms
$6,450
1731 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
Spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Condo 1700 + sq/ft in Montecito Shores! - This unit is located in the highly sought after Montecito Shores association. This is a single-level floor plan that boasts 2 full bedrooms (both with walk-in closets), 2 full bathrooms with spacious living accommodations that include a large living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room. The kitchen has been updated with freshly painted cabinets and new countertops. Two parking stalls and one storage area in the parking garage, common laundry also located in the garage. Rental Terms: - Unfurnished rental - 2 year is 5,975 /month, 1 year is 6,450. - Owner pays HOA fee which includes trash - Tenant pays all utilities - Small pet considered with additional deposit - No smoking on the property - No co-signers - HOA requires $150 application fee and $450 move-in fee this is the tenant's responsibility. In general, the landlord is looking for the following qualifications: - Credit score of 675+ - Gross income 3x the rent** - Good credit history - Clear source of monthly income - References - No smoking of any kind **Should all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program, 3x gross income qualification shall apply only to the portion of the rent that Tenant is responsible for after the voucher amount has been deducted. 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. Tenants will be required to purchase renter's insurance (approximately $15 - 30/month) naming Landlord (owner) and Mike Richardson, Realtors (Property Manager) as additional insured with a minimum liability coverage of $100,000. The application fee is $40 and is non-refundable. Please call 805-965-4300 to schedule a showing or email brenda@mrrealtors.com. We require a rental application for everyone over the age of 18. All applications are accepted electronically through our website www.mrrealtors.com. (RLNE5031256)
Results within 1 mile of Montecito
1 Unit Available
431 Old Coast Hwy
431 Old Coast Highway
Santa Barbara, CA | Eastside
2 Bedrooms
$5,350
1139 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
You will be hard pressed to find another rental at this quality! Majorly renovated 2 bed /2.5 bath near Coast Village Road, Montecito Country Club, Muni Tennis Courts & East Beach. Inviting and luxurious amenities include open living space and kitchen floor plan with quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and new vinyl plank flooring. Other attractive features include private and enclosed outdoor patio with BBQ, central AC, laundry with washer/dryer included and expansive attached two-car garage. This property is part of a 4-plex that is all privately gated.Rental terms:- This is an unfurnished rental- Lease term - One year- Tenant pays- all utilities- Owner pays- water softener service- Small pet MAY be considered with additional deposit- NO smoking on the pro
1 Unit Available
811 Camino Viejo Rd
811 Camino Viejo
Santa Barbara, CA | Eucalpytus Hill
5 Bedrooms
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7 Bedrooms
$66,000
6165 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Casa Bene. International Architecture created by Donald Sharpe AIA. This very private estate is central to all that Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer. Unparalleled Ocean, City & Mountain views from this commanding knoll top property. Gated entry leads up the approximately 300 foot long private drive ending at the vast motor court with the Dramatic Architecture as a backdrop. Gracious Floor plan allows for entertaining small or large groups. Open Kitchen and Family Room. Formal Dining Room flows to the double height Living Room with its walls of glass framing the views. All main rooms face the breathtaking Ocean view. Architecturally significant sweeping staircase leads to either the private Owner wing or the lower level bedrooms
1 Unit Available
1540 Knoll Circle Drive
1540 Knoll Circle Drive
Santa Barbara, CA | Eastside
4 Bedrooms
$19,500
3566 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Offered furnished. Minimum of 10-12 months lease. No short term rental. Resting atop a half-acre knoll on Santa Barbara’s Riviera, this stunning and spacious, single-level estate epitomizes the vibrant Santa Barbara way of life. The enchanting Mediterranean-style 4 bedroom/5 bathroom home offers seamless indoor-to-outdoor transition spaces with breathtaking views of Santa Barbara’s townscape, harbor and ocean channel at nearly every turn. Outside the living room’s glass wall doors is a sweeping backyard terrace that gives way to an infinity pool and a well-groomed lawn flanked by citrus tree-lined, sandstone pathways and gardens. Inside, a capacious kitchen and spaced out bedrooms (each with their own private bathrooms) make the estate a perfect place for entertaining houseguests. Exquisite finishing touches in the interior spaces rival the beauty of the exterior viewscapes, including high vaulted beamed ceilings, handcrafted tilework and cabinetry, tall arched doorways, dark hardwood flooring, and elegant wrought-iron lighting fixtures. Set off the street with an enclosed front yard garden, central A/C and a large two-car garage, this property has it all. Find your oasis on the Riviera with an estate that provides privacy and tranquility just a short distance from the historic Old Mission, Belmond El Encanto, downtown Santa Barbara, and Montecito’s lower village. Offered furnished or unfurnished. Minimum of one year lease. No short term rental. Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/1540-knoll-cir-dr-santa-barbara-ca-93103-usa/5a42c147-5b0c-4d2f-9033-4de3b876cc36 (RLNE6304997)
1 Unit Available
501 Conejo Rd
501 Conejo Road
Santa Barbara, CA | Riviera
5 Bedrooms
$5,300
Last updated March 2 at 12:05 AM
Spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom single family home with mountain views. Bright, airy, clean, & quiet. This home has hardwood floors, a living room, dining room, family room, vaulted ceilings, front/side/rear patios, and a two car attached garage with additional 2 car parking. $5300/mo with $7000 deposit. Available now for 1-year lease.Please email Natasha with questions, or to schedule a time to view
1 Unit Available
25 Ocean View Ave
25 Ocean View Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA | Eastside
3 Bedrooms
$4,800
2500 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:17 AM
Victorian Charm off Old Coast Highway available now. Beautiful 2 story historical home in a zen paradise. 3-4 bd, 2.5 baths. Kitchen w/new refrigerator, oven & dishwasher. Separate dining room. Open living room/family room w/gas fireplace, ceiling fan & nooks galore. Multi-use laundry room w/new washer & dryer. Master Suite w/private deck & walk-in closet, bonus sun room/bedroom/office. 2 large additional bedrooms, full bath, hall walk-in closet.Freshly painted interior. Refinished original wood floors.Lots of storage. French doors lead to large fenced yard w/wood deck & flag stone patio. Includes Hot tub hook-ups , room for BBQ, bountiful citrus trees & drought resistant landscaping. Pets considered with additional deposit upon approval. 2 car garage + 2 off street spaces.
Results within 5 miles of Montecito
1 Unit Available
521 West Montecito St.
521 West Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Lower West
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
903 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:37 AM
This fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with all utilities included, is located in the West Beach area. Walking distance to SBCC, Harbor, Wharf, and the Funk Zone. This unit has two bedrooms, two baths smart tv in living room and bedroom and private laundry room in the unit. It has a comfortable living room with plenty of seating, adjoining kitchen, and private patio with covered and uncovered parking. Its walking distance to the corner market, restaurants, and beach. Pets considered. A walkability score of 74, biking score of 90. "bikers paradise" with a bike path that leads west to UCSB campus and east to Butterfly Beach for biking, skating or just walking the waterfront. West beach is great for boating, kayaking, and volleyball. For the kiddos there is Skater's Point a fun skate park, Chase Palm Park, Los Banos Public Pool, The MOXI and the SB Zoo, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and The Sea Center. That's all within 3 miles. This is a non-smoking building.
1 Unit Available
40 Oceano Ave.Unit 3
40 Oceano Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA | East Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$8,000
1207 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 8 at 09:37 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.
1 Unit Available
821 Cliff Drive - 107 (B)
821 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA | West Beach
2 Bedrooms
$785
1000 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:37 AM
Beach City is a fully furnished gated community located less than a minute away from Santa Barbara City College, 5 minutes from the beach, and 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Our units are modern and fully furnished with Flat Screen TVs, Stainless Steel appliances, and a Bose Speaker System! We have on-site maintenance along with an in-house cleaning service. Take advantage of our tenant exclusive amenities such as the Beach City pool, gym, study pods, free rental bikes and more! Additionally, there are weekly events; taco nights, movie nights, catering from a variety of restaurants, and other fun and social activities. All utilities are included in your rent: FREE water FREE electricity FREE Wi-Fi FREE cable FREE trash Nestled between convenient shopping on the Mesa and beautiful Leadbetter Beach, you can find us at Beach City. We are within walking distance from the comfort of the beach and the excitement of State street, as we neighbor Santa Barbara City College. The complex includes on-site laundry machines, a study room, pool area, off street parking/car ports, and a gym amenity. We also have weekly events that all include free food, such as pancake dinners, taco Tuesdays, BBQs, pool parties, and much more for all students to enjoy.
1 Unit Available
1056 Cliff Drive - (H)
1056 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA | Alta Mesa
5 Bedrooms
$2,800
3420 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:37 AM
$725 Groups of three or more, we'll pair you with other groups! This green garden house with a porch overlooking the ocean is in the perfect location if you want to be close to Santa Barbara City College and the beach. Located on Cliff Drive on the Mesa, this fully furnished house is available for $900 a month (single), $775 (double), and $725 (triple). Perfect for anyone attending SBCC that wants to be close to campus! Check it out at stgeorgeassociates.com This house is located in the heart of Mesa, Santa Barbara. Walking distance to the Beach and City College. It is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house with a front patio and a spacious yard. The neighborhood is quiet and family oriented.
1 Unit Available
1024 Garden St
1024 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Laguna
2 Bedrooms
$7,500
1722 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Fully furnished short-term vacation rental with seasonal pricing starting at $7,500/mo.Downtown sophisticated 2/2 condo in excellent condition and conveniently located to all. 2nd floor in a 4-unit complex. Tons of windows showing sweeping views of our famous Riviera! Fresh paint with Transitional Style furniture. Open floor concept, cozy couches, TV, windows, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, central audio, and a balcony. Kitchen with modern-day appliances like a Viking stove and ovens, Subzero fridge and wine refrigerators, RO Water, dishwasher, and skylights. Master with king, TV, balcony, ensuite bathroom, heated floors, and an adjoining office. 2nd bedroom with a queen and a full bathroom across the hall.There is a one-car garage, one carport, and plenty of off-street p
1 Unit Available
4975 Sandyland Rd
4975 Sandyland Road
Carpinteria, CA
2 Bedrooms
$7,470
683 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Fully furnished short term rental. Perfect 1st floor unit with direct access to the beach. Step out of the gate, and you are on the sand! Newly remodeled, fully stocked kitchen with marble counters. Dining for 4 inside and many more outside at the patio table and picnic table. Two bedrooms with a king and two twins, and an Aero-bed to sleep 2 more. 3 Flat-screen TVs and cable to enjoy your favorite shows. A beautiful walk-in shower, living room, and lovely patio with grass. The ideal safe place for your family to enjoy a sunshiny vacation and only steps from the sand!There is a communal washer/dryer in the facility and a gated parking lot. There is an outdoor full and foot shower near a private gate to the beach. Also available is an outdoor BBQ/entertainment area for your pleasure.
1 Unit Available
618 Anacapa St
618 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Lower State
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
2655 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Wonderful in town end unit condo that lives like a home. Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, three story condo with three private outdoor areas and a 2 car garage. A walk scored of 98, this gated in town condo has everything. The first floor has stone tile throughout, open plan with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, office nook and French doors that lead out to the patio yard space. The wide open stairway leads to the 2nd level with a lounge area, laundry, the master suite with soaking tub, custom tile bath with dual shower heads, large walk in closet & private balcony. Opposite the lounge is bedroom #2 with mountain views, walk in closet and ensuite bath. The 3rd floor is the 3rd bedroom which has wonderful views and a large private balcony.
1 Unit Available
409 E Anapamu St
409 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Laguna
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
1348 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Fully Furnished. AVAILABLE: MONTH OF MAY and MONTH OF JULY. This relaxing craftsman style house is perfect for those that want to live like a local and stay for at least a month or more. Walking distance to all of the main attractions, State Street shops and restaurants, the Courthouse Sunken Garden and only 4 blocks to the Santa Barbara Bowl. 2 bedroom, 2 full baths. The kitchen is fully furnished with all of the necessary culinary items for cooking at home. For outdoor dining, there is a small patio table in the enclosed yard as well as a BBQ for grilling. Also enjoy an indoor laundry room as well as a garage for off street parking. A rare find downtown!
1 Unit Available
331 E Victoria St
331 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Laguna
Studio
$1,600
400 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
Charming, cottage-like studio with rustic hardwood floors and finishes, full bathroom and kitchen area. Great location close to downtown. Off-street/gated parking for one car, shared laundry.Utilities are not included. Deposit $1600. Strict No Pet Policy. No Pets allowed.No smoking. Available now. One-year lease.Email Natasha with questions or to schedule a time to view.
1 Unit Available
326 W Anapamu St
326 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA | West Downtown
1 Bedroom
$1,900
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
1 bedroom duplex unit located at the back of an apartment complex.Great location, close to downtown. Water, trash and 1 uncovered parking space included.Shared, coin-operated laundry. Deposit $1900. Available now for 1 year lease. NO Pets allowed.No smoking.Email Natasha with questions, or to schedule a time to view.
1 Unit Available
1630 Santa Barbara St
1630 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA | Upper East
1 Bedroom
$3,750
800 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 09:06 AM
This is a monthly vacation rental starting at 3700k/mo. New charming, modern, 2nd floor, fully furnished 1/1 apartment that is part of a historic colonial revival estate in beautiful downtown SB.It has lovely views of Santa Ynez Mountains, magnolia and fig trees surrounding the area.This quiet residence is fenced with gardens, outdoor dining, private entrance, garage parking space, living/dining room area adjoins the large, open kitchen with plenty of space and everything you need to cook magnificent meals.The living room has a flat-screen smart TV with cable, a desk, and cozy couch and chairs. The bedroom includes a queen with a large dresser and plenty of closet space plus a small TV with standard cable. The bathroom joins the bedroom and has a walk-in shower with sto
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How much is rent for an apartment with parking in Montecito?
Rental prices for apartments with parking in Montecito range from $3,850 to $45,000 per month.
How many apartments with parking are available for rent in Montecito?
Currently, there are 8 apartments with parking 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 parking in Montecito, CA

Parking can be at a premium in some cities where spaces are challenging to find. Some Montecito apartments offer parking options, either outside in a common area or within a private garage.

Ask about the stipulations around the parking. Those may include how many guests are allowed and where tenants park.

Some apartments may only allow parking in front of your own unit. Guest parking may be in a common area for up to one person.

If parking is scarce, look around the area before you sign a lease. Ample street parking in a neighborhood championed for its safety is probably fine. However, it’s probably not worth signing a lease if it means battling for daily parking for you and your guests.

Research whether you need a city permit to park in the neighborhood. Look into the associated costs and what to do about visitors who need parking.

Some tenants prefer garage parking near their units. However, an open-air lot may prove cheaper.

Keep in mind that the cost of wear and tear from parking outside can add up. It may be less expensive, in the long run, to look for an apartment with garage parking.