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193 Apartments for rent in Santa Barbara County, CA

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La Vista Apartments of Santa Maria Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,927
393 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,173
608 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,277
788 sqft
Great location, close to Santa Maria Town Center Mall and Allan Hancock College. Community features include BBQ grill, courtyard, pool and playground. Units feature dishwasher, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal.
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Amara Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,289
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,497
795 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Thoughtfully designed homes with hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Online portal for resident payment convenience. Pet-friendly. Close to Santa Maria Town Center for convenient shopping. By US Route 101.
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Hollister Village Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,885
570 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,095
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,750
951 sqft
Located conveniently for commuters off Highway 101. Luxury community includes pool, gym, car wash area, bocce court, BBQ and pool. Residents live in units with walk-in closets, patios or balconies, laundry and microwaves.
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Arrive Los Carneros Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,500
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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We are excited to introduce Arrive Los Carneros, a premier rental community in the heart of Goleta, CA. Our brand new, well-appointed apartment homes feature spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floorplans with built-in smart apartment devices such as Nest thermostats, Kevo keyless entry, and WIFI sound systems. Arrive Los Carneros offers residents exclusive access to a private solar heated swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and electric vehicle charging stations. Surrounded by nature, Arrive Los Carneros boast scenic wildlife walking and biking trails while offering residents convenient access to nearby freeways and local attractions.
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Santa Barbara County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Barbara County is $2,852, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,121. Last updated August 11
Studio
$2,135
1 Bed
$2,852
2 Beds
$4,121
3+ Beds
$4,655
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Montiavo Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,417
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,315
1351 sqft
Great location for commuters just off of Highway 101. Units feature walk in closets, patio or balcony, carpet, ceiling fan, microwave, and ceiling fan. Community includes pool, hot tub, and gym.
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1615 Anacapa St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$7,700
Tranquil downtown home, 3 bedroom 2 bath, fully furnished, long term rental! Available September 1st 2022. This amazing home is in the heart of the downtown area close to everything Santa Barbara has to offer. The home is nicely appointed with three nice sized bed rooms and two full baths. The open floor plan allows for plenty of light and open living. The living room and dining room are open to each other and the adjoining study out to the back patio is another enjoyable space. The chefs kitchen is a dream with a built in dining area and a full size laundry room off of it. This is a fully furnished long term rental.
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2725 Macadamia Ln Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$7,200
3000 sqft
For Rent: Available NOW until Dec 27, 2022 (2 month minimum) Fully Furnished Montecito Home. Ideal short term rental if you are moving, remodeling or visiting to experience the area. Located on a serene and private Lane with stunning mountain views. Convenient to the upper Montecito Village, and several local beaches. Enjoy the spacious floor plan: living room with fireplace, sun room, family room, chef's kitchen, home office and ground floor luxury primary bedroom suite with spa bathroom. Beautiful English garden with spa. 3 lovely guest bedrooms are located on the second floor.NP/NS Some utilities included.
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4515 Carpinteria Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,850
2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Beach Grove community condo! This is an unfurnished long term rental located in Carpinteria CA. The condo has two upstairs suites. Each suite has its own bathroom and over sized closet. Both suites have access to a balcony. The main downstairs living area also has an enclosed patio area and an open and bright feel with a half bath. The kitchen is nicely appointed with nice counter and cabinet space and is open to the main living area. The condo does have a washer and dryer inside the unit. This community also has a pool and is located close to restaurants, shopping, schools and beaches.
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306 Palisades Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$8,900
2200 sqft
AVAILABLE JUNE $8,900/Mo and AUG $10,500/Mo. Fully FURNISHED. Home on the MESA. Classic Santa Barbara Spanish style home only a few blocks away from the beach! Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara in this ideal location in a unique beach community known as the Mesa. ''Palisades Shores'' is a short walk to the Mesa Lane Steps or Thousand Steps for beach access! For nature lovers, the nearby Douglas Land Preserve provides beautiful scenery and hiking trails. Pick up some fresh organic local produce at the famous Lazy Acres Market only two blocks away or dine at one of the nearby restaurants and favorite local eating spots. When it is time to explore downtown Santa Barbara, the action of State Street is a short two mile drive away.
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138 Meadows Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$12,000
2689 sqft
Booked through 8/6/22 but available after 8/6/22 for a minimum of 30 day bookings. Nestled into a 14-acre private park, this 3B/2.5B contemporary Mediterranean home of +/- 2,700 sq. ft. delivers the quintessential Santa Barbara active lifestyle, providing unparalleled peace and quiet. Inside you'll find a bright and airy main floor with 10-ft ceilings, a newly renovated gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and adjacent den, a great room comprising a living room with FP and dining room, and Sonos throughout. Downstairs, one can settle into a resort-style Primary bedroom/dressing room/bathroom suite, along with two comfortable guest rooms and a shared bath. The home is close by Hendry's Beach, Hope Ranch, Elings Park, State Street, shopping, & dining. Pets allowed on a case by case basis.
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217 La Marina Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$9,800
Recently remodeled, this three bedroom, two bath home seems far more spacious than its approximately 1,600 square feet, due to a bright, open floor plan, custom ceiling treatments, and large windows. The interior decor offers the warmth of hardwood floors and a mellow color palette, set off by crisp white accents. Thoughtful attention to detail is seen in all the special features ceiling fans, skylight, recessed lighting, crown molding, media center with 65'' HDTV, and a cozy brick fireplace. French doors open to sunny patios, outdoor dining area, and picturesque rose garden, creating a pleasant indoor-outdoor ambiance. Even a reluctant chef will be inspired by the spacious kitchen with granite slab counters, all new stainless appliances, glass front display cabinets, and abundant storage
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1940 N Jameson Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$8,250
Fantastic Montecito Condo available immediately for rent. This 3 bed/2 bath end-unit with an intimate fireplace in the living room, large bay windows and a high vaulted ceiling add natural light throughout. The kitchen includes high-end appliances, an open flow into the dining room and access to an enclosed private patio. A first-floor primary bedroom provides the option of single-level living. Two spacious upstairs bedrooms, one with a private balcony overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens. Conveniently located near world-class resorts, beaches, fine dining and shopping at Montecito's Villages. The Villa De Montecito condos offer a community pool & spa and is located in MUS.
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723 Alston Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$7,000
2640 sqft
Available September 1st to October 31, 2022. Shorter terms of 30 days or more at a higher rate. Located in Montecito, close to shopping, restaurants and beaches. This fully furnished home features ocean views, garden with fruit trees, and a large patio for entertaining. On the main level is a living room with vaulted ceiling and doors to flagstone view patio, and is adjacent to the open concept kitchen. The formal dining room also opens to the ocean view patio. There is also one bedroom on the main level with full bathroom. Second floor features a large primary suite with a study which could be used as the third bedroom. There is an ADU behind the garage which is not included in the rental.
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3567 Padaro Lane Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$50,000
2231 sqft
Padaro Retreat located on Padaro Lane, 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. You can now stay on Padaro Lane and call it home! Available for Short term rental now or Long Term Rental starting Sept 2022-Sept 202
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1368 Santa Rita Cir Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$18,900
2395 sqft
This beautifully designed custom home is located just one quiet street away from Shoreline Park, one of Santa Barbara's most coveted areas to live. This sophisticated home was designed after the famous San Ysidro Ranch. The large dutch entry door brings you into the open concept living space with clearly defined living, dining and kitchen areas. The large Santa Barbara stone fireplace flanks the living area along with beautiful beamed ceilings. Enjoy the large custom windows that define the dining and kitchen areas and wide plank natural french oak floors are throughout the home. The custom designed wood paneled entertainment wall is enjoyed from all areas of the great room. The home is illuminated with beautiful Antique lighting throughout. The kitchen boasts all Wolf/Subzero appliances including under-counter wine refrigerator and under-counter microwave. The custom cabinets are topped with beautiful Calcutta marble. Shaw English fireclay sinks finish the look. French doors leading out to the large patio add to the indoor/outdoor living concept so enjoyed on the Mesa. The master suite boasts large beamed ceilings and transom-window french doors open to the patio. The Calcutta marble bathroom has double sink areas, beautiful rain shower and plenty of windows opening to the garden. The walk in closet includes a full wall of pull out drawers, shoe rack, built in hamper and plenty of storage. The second and third bedrooms share a pass thru bathroom boasting a large shower and double farm sink. Both rooms have beamed ceilings and french windows. Presently the third bedroom is being used as a home office. Enjoy the backyard with an amazing pizza oven, built in bbq area, large rock wall fountain, and a private redwood wrapped outdoor shower. Plenty of patio umbrellas to sit under and enjoy the lovely gardens during the warm seasons. A 2 minute walk to Shoreline Park, 20 minute walk to the harbor, 10 minute drive to downtown and a 5 minute drive to the local upscale market . Enjoy living on peaceful Santa Rita Circle!
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782 Kolding Ave Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,950
1726 sqft
You will feel completely at home the moment you step inside this pristine property. The bright & welcoming open layout offers magnificent views of Santa Ynez mountains posing behind the spacious & beautifully landscaped backyard. Lined with luxurious flagstone tiles & surrounded by colors of nature, the yard creates an alluring space for indoor/outdoor living & entertaining. The dreamy gourmet kitchen comes with chef-grade appliances & plenty of cabinet & counter-space in addition to a separate pantry. Floors are recently remodeled with modern tiles through-out. This home comes with an attached two-car garage, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, fireplace in the living room, water-softener system, & vaulted ceilings. Located in the desirable Creekside neighborhood. Available Sept 15. No Pets.
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2625 Borton Dr Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$10,000
1407 sqft
Exceptional MESA location, steps to Douglas Family Preserve and a few blocks from beach. Renovated 4br/2ba with spacious chef's kitchen open to a great room and dining area. Finished 2 car garage is a flex space and fully fenced yard with fruit trees and covered patio and veggie beds. Available Aug 20, 1 year lease or longer. 1 dog considered. $10K/mo. unfurnished.
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3236 Braemar Dr Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3 Bedrooms
$15,500
3676 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Ocean view unfurnished/furnished house located on 1.25 acres in premier location of SB's coveted Yankee Farm/Braemar Ranch neighborhood. One of just 4 homes on a gated cul-de-sac with walls of glass, high ceilings, and indoor outdoor living. This 3 bedroom 4 bath custom built home has a 1st floor primary suite with large closets and 2 ensuite bathrooms each with a shower & jacuzzi/tub. Home includes: fabulous office with built-ins or (convert to 4th bedroom),family room, formal dining room, breakfast nook, and laundry room. Upstairs bedroom suite enjoys Elings Park/ocean views. The open kitchen has island views & large pantry. Large veranda with meandering pathways and low maintenance landscape. Spacious 3 car garage with direct access to interior. Tenant pays utilities. 1 year lease.
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4135 Lago Dr Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$20,000
2227 sqft
AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST through Jan 23rd!. FULLY FURNISHED RENTAL. Beautiful Cliff May Mid-Century Modern Hope Ranch single level home, centrally located. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in main home, 1 bedroom, 1 bath in detached guest suite, plus large detached garage with huge bonus room above for office or play room. Indoor outdoor living with huge windows to idyllic patio, complete with outdoor kitchen, pizza oven and gorgeous mountain views. Bountiful fruit orchard & vegetable garden. Comes with Hope Ranch Beach access.
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4660 Via Huerto Photo Gallery 1
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7 Bedrooms
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8 Bedrooms
$55,000
7758 sqft
Available Sept 9-Dec 31, 2022 $55k/mo. June - Sept 8, 2023 $70,000/mo. Will consider a 1 year lease for $50k/mo 30 nt minimum. This gorgeous Tuscan Estate has over 7,700 sq ft main house, 8 en-suites including a private guest house. The entire upper level is an ocean view master suite. The 1st floor bedroom wing has 4 large bedrooms each with their own full bathrooms attached. There is a game room with large screen tv, full bathroom and a door out to the pool and hot tub. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with special extras like a commercial grade Salamander broiler and wok burner, Viking appliances and a dining nook with epic mountain views. There is a possible discount for multi-month rentals. Pets considered on a case by case basis. Insurance policy paid by renters is requ
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174 Coronada Cir Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$18,000
2180 sqft
Furnished Rental Avail June 30- Aug 31, 2022 and possibly into September 2022. Prefer 1 group to rent the entire time.Breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city of Santa Barbara from this tranquil single level home. Coronada Circle is a respected Montecito community within a beautifully lush setting. This 2-BR/2-BA home is on the ocean side of the circle. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the unobstructed panoramic coastal and city views. South facing covered decks are suitable for year-round relaxation and entertainment. Easily maintained landscaping featuring blooming camellia's and drought tolerant plants. Added features: 2 fireplaces, A/C, breakfast room, view decks, attached 2-car garage. As an added benefit the community offers a glistening pool and spa for resident
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1220 Coast Village Rd Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$8,950
1230 sqft
Available Oct 20, 2022 on, prefer furnished 1+ year lease. ''The Penthouse'' 3bd/2ba top floor corner unit with balcony and peeks of the ocean. Walk everywhere Montecito has to offer from this centrally located condo. The kitchen boasts custom cabinets, granite counters and quality appliances. Kitchen flows seamlessly to dining and living space offering a bright open floor plan for relaxed living. The 3 bedrooms are bright, spacious and open to a balcony with peaks of the ocean, primary is ensuite as well as another full hallway bathroom. New carpet in 2 brs and ''in-unit'' washer/dryer. There is 1 assigned carport. Elevator and only 5 more steps up to this private end unit. Fully Furnished. 30 nt min.
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819 Garden St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$15,000
FURNISHED LUXURY PENTHOUSE: AVAILABLE BEGINNING Mid-APRIL. Luxury Downtown Living designed by renowned architect Jeff Shelton. Custom 2 bed/2.5 bath multi-level penthouse with elevator & rooftop deck. Panoramic ocean, mountain and city views. 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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1427 Tunnel Rd Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$8,500
2117 sqft
Available Sept 1, 2022, 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. Fully furnished $8,500/mo. all utilities included (excess usage will be charged to the guest) and a renter's insurance policy required. NO LONG TERM LEASE IS AVAILABLE HERE.
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In Santa Barbara County, the average rent is $2,135 for a studio, $2,852 for a 1-bedroom, $4,121 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,655 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Barbara County, check out our monthly Santa Barbara County Rent Report.

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Santa Barbara County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Barbara County is $2,852, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,121. Last updated August 11
Studio
$2,135
1 Bed
$2,852
2 Beds
$4,121
3+ Beds
$4,655
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List