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52 Luxury Apartments for rent in Santa Barbara, CA

Luxury apartments in Santa Barbara offer upscale living and the best amenities. Look for luxury apartments in city centers or popular neighborhoods with swimming pools, fit... Read Guide >
134 La Plata Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$10,000
1593 sqft
Completely remodeled 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with pool on corner lot on the East Mesa!
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138 Meadows Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$13,000
2689 sqft
Available for a minimum of 30 day bookings from May through December of 2023! Nestled into a 14-acre private park, this 3B/2.5B contemporary Mediterranean home of +/- 2,700 sq. ft. delivers the quintessential SantaBarbara 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 Vikingappliances 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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1539 Shoreline Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$27,500
***$27,500 Monthly BEACHFRONT RENTAL available now only Oct - Dec 2024*** A jewel on the renowned Santa Barbara coast, situated with its lovely garden overlooking the ocean, this enchanting cottage embodies the quintessential Santa Barbara lifestyle. The charming pergola is surrounded by flowers, and has comfortable seating and a fire pit, perfect for outdoor relaxing, cocktails, conversation and sunset viewing. The home features custom appointments, and includes three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a walnut paneled library/media room with wi-fi. The gracious living room has a fireplace and a raised beamed ceiling, and looks out over the gardens and the Pacific. The bright fully-equipped kitchen is a chef's joy, with all appliances and spacious Travertine countertops.
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925 El Rancho Rd Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$35,000
Private and peaceful 4bd/4ba family friendly remodeled modern home located just 3 min. from Montecito's Upper and Lower Village. Great open floor plan and expansive glass doors lead you to a serene outdoor setting ideal for entertaining guests encapsulating the epitome of indoor/outdoor living. Upstairs, the master bedroom is equipped with a king bed, en suite bath and additional guest bed. The master balcony overlooks Hale park which is privately accessed from the backyard. The lower level also has two bedrooms, including a second master suite with king bed & private entrance. Redwoods as a backdrop to the heated pool provide a magical setting and no visible neighbors for total privacy. Sonos throughout the house and yard are ideal for grillin and chillin. Available 6/1 to 7/31.
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2339 Edgewater Way Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$11,900
2150 sqft
Cliff-top, Ocean-front, gorgeous peace of paradise sitting right next to the famous Mesa steps taking you right down to the sand & the waves. Breathtaking, unobstructed views & calming ocean sounds. Beautiful landscaping all around with a number of fruit trees. Walk out balcony from master bedroom & large windows in the living room offer same incredible views. Home offers lots of storage space. 3 bedrooms on the upper level and one large bedroom on the main level. Wood fireplace in the living room. Pets are welcome! **Available for a 6-month lease with option to extend month-to-month**
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201 Cedar Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$30,000
3280 sqft
AVAIL various dates, 30 nt min. The 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/4th bedroom.
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211 Bath St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$31,500
2183 sqft
Welcome to ''St. Remy,'' located in the coveted West Beach area of Santa Barbara, central to Santa Barbara's waterfront, the Funk Zone, and Downtown, this is one of only five gated townhomes in the beautiful and luxurious Cinque Terre association. This incredibly designed turnkey property truly gives you a taste of the Santa Barbara vacation lifestyle. The property features 3 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. With a king bed suite including french doors that lead out to a balcony, plus two queen beds, and a rollaway bed - this home comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests. The upstairs includes a generously spaced living area, along with a desk area and a gourmet kitchen, with patios flanking both sides of the condo, giving the property a European feel. Up on the private roof terrace,
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811 Camino Viejo Rd Photo Gallery 1
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7 Bedrooms
$66,000
6165 sqft
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
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20 Alston Pl Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$35,000
4500 sqft
Rental is available from May1,2023please call Pippa Davis or Brian Goldsworthy for details. Hot tub is being installed
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3435 Marina Dr Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
5 Bedrooms
$75,000
Extraordinary Ocean View Estate with world class amenities and setting. This 5 bed / 7 bath home is truly an expression of art and design. The indoor/outdoor flow of living spaces throughout accompanied by high end finishes and attention to detail throughout makes for a one of a kind experience.Two primary bedroom suites occupy the first and second floors. There are 3 additional bedroom suites plus a screening room as well as a Peloton equipped gym, lounge room with formal bar and pool table.The chefs kitchen boasts top of the line appliances and large pantry opening to living spaces and outdoor entertaining with ocean and Island views, outdoor kitchen, pizza oven and an outdoor TV for every occasion. Available July 2023 onwards. Summer rates apply
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223 Rametto Rd Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$29,500
Now available for monthly lease, this meticulously manicured half acre property sets the standard for quintessential Montecito living. Just minutes from Coast Village Road, this single level charming 4/4 home is full of thoughtful details throughout with tasteful furnishings in every room. The harbor-view garden and sprawling patios invite you to enjoy the very best of indoor/outdoor living. Whether you need home from home while doing your remodel or want a taste of Santa Barbara while you shop for your dream home, this is the perfect home to lay your head.This home is now offered for monthly lease and is easy to show! Summer and holiday rates apply.
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3241 Lucinda Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$13,000
1960 sqft
Spend your summer days in this newly reimagined, contemporary open concept home. With tastefully appointed kitchen and baths, this bright and sunny 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home is situated above the peaceful East San Roque neighborhood. The centerpiece of the living room is a stunning fireplace along with a deck that spans the length of the living and dining room. Relax outside in the large hot tub or take in the city and ocean views from the deck. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, Botanic Gardens, historic Santa Barbara Mission, museums and of course, our beautiful beaches. Here's your opportunity to take advantage of all that Santa Barbara has to offer! March 1st, 2023 to September 1st, 2023. Utilities included!!
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2125 Ridge Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$12,000
4297 sqft
Available starting April 1, 2023 for 1-6 month rentals. Available furnished only. Experience the allure of Santa Barbara in this 4500+ sq ft 1925 Spanish Colonial home perched on .75 acres in the Upper Riviera. This 3 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath family retreat is located on a quiet, olive tree lined street. It features large patios for entertaining, balconies, and a meticulously maintained Lockwood De Forest terraced private yard with rose gardens.Enjoy magnificent ocean, sunset views and short walks to the Mission, Rocky Nook park, Botanical Gardens & El Encanto Hotel.Stay for a month or stay for the season, this home has all the privacy, luxury and elegance that you'd expect to find in a ''Grande Dame'' located in the hills of the Rivera of the West and features:
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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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937 Camino Viejo Road Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$25,000
3600 sqft
937 Camino Viejo Road Available 04/01/23 Villa Fonte della Felicità: your Italian retreat on the American Riviera! - Benvenuti! Welcome! Find your Fonte della Felicità - source of happiness - at this lovely villa in the quaint Montecito area of Santa Barbara. This Italian, single-level home is light, spacious and airy while retaining the warmth and intimacy of Mediterranean hospitality. The ambiance is high-end yet comfortable, immaculate and functional. Custom designed for privacy and to embrace its natural setting, the five sets of French doors invite the outside in, further enhancing the sense of openness. The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is configured with two master bedrooms, both with en suite baths with jetted Jacuzzi tubs and walk-in closets. A home theater includes a 100-inch screen, surround sound and acoustic wall treatments. A home office has direct access to the outdoor courtyard. The grounds include multiple sitting areas, a wood-burning pizza oven, a waterfall, a courtyard, vegetable gardens and a terrace. Conveniently located within minutes of Montecito's upper and lower villages, this villa is approximately 3600 square feet, fully furnished and includes everything needed for a comfortable lifestyle, from Frette bedding to Le Creuset pots. Other home features: central air conditioning, two-zone heating, water softener, reverse osmosis (with re-mineralization), security alarm system and a multi-room music system. • Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring imported from Italy • Porcelain stoneware tiles from Italy • High-insulation dual-pane windows and doors • Mahogany interior doors • Recessed lighting throughout • Two gas fireplaces • Two furnaces (master suite independent heating) • Air conditioning • Two jetted Jacuzzi tubs • Water softener • Reverse osmosis with re-mineralization • Two-car attached garage • Multi-zone audio throughout home • Alarm system with remote monitoring • Central Vacuum • Smart-home features Call Billy for a showing today ~ 805-570-4827 https://youriguide.com/937_camino_viejo_rd_santa_barbara_ca/ (RLNE7914473)
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1374 Shoreline Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$12,500
1352 sqft
Shoreline Gem - From the front porch of this classic California beach cottage, the stunning coastline and Channel Islands unfold. The home boasts an ideal location on the Mesa along Shoreline Drive across the street from Shoreline Park and Beach. Recently remodeled in 2009, the home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with abundant natural light and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen features gourmet appliances and wrap-around dining bar flowing easily into living and dining areas which face ocean views. French doors open to the idyllic backyard which is appointed with hardwood deck, built-in seating and dining area, a spa, and even a convenient outdoor shower. Available furnished or unfurnished. Tenants pay utilities, No Smoking, Pets OK, and Great Credit. Available Now! (RLNE7898939)
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331 Sherman Rd Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$11,000
2866 sqft
Santa Barbara Hillside Retreat. - Enjoy the breathtaking views at this Santa Barbara Hillside Retreat. Nestled in the mountainside between Montecito and Santa Barbara, this 3 bed 3 bathroom house is the perfect spot for your quiet and relaxing summer getaway. Enjoy all the indoor outdoor living perks Santa Barbara has to offer with 3 large patios, a large outdoor dining area and expansive mountain views. Just steps away from Parma Park, offering 200 acres of open space and trails with ocean views. The house can be furnished or unfurnished. Long term or short term availability. DRE#02020789 https://utopiamanagement.com/properties/santa-barbara-property-management-331-sherman-rd (RLNE7703802)
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623 Sunrise Vista Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$25,000
3600 sqft
This property is available. Please inquire on this site to schedule a showing. AMAZING panoramic ocean and island views are the backdrop for this unique property in the Mesa! This single-story main house has four bedrooms and three baths. One bed/bath unit with a kitchenette is attached to the main house and graces the free-form pool and spa. An extensive patio with built-in heaters wraps around the back of the home, creating optimal outdoor living to enjoy unobstructed ocean views, gorgeous sunsets, and Santa Barbara living at its finest! There are roses, raised planting beds, and many producing fruit trees (avocados, citrus, etc.) in the garden. A community of 9 homes has access to a private tennis court. If you are someone who seeks privacy and finds stunning ocean views irresistible, this property will not disappoint. Don't miss this opportunity to rent this property! AC is available in the master bedroom and the attached 2nd unit only. Furnished rental is available on a month-to-month basis. The rate advertised is for Q4 and Q1 (Sep-March). Q2 (Apr-Jun) $30k per month, Q3 (Jul-Sep) $35k per month. Disclaimer: Ziprent is acting as the agent for the owner. Information Deemed Reliable but not Guaranteed. All information should be independently verified by renter. (RLNE7580319)
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2434 Santa Barbara St Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$15,000
2814 sqft
Upper East Santa Barbara Gem! - Stunning furnished Upper East, single level Mediterranean 5 BR, 3.5 bath home. Luxurious and private home that has been recently remodeled to incorporate the best of Santa Barbara Living! Elegant living room with formal fireplace and french doors leading out to the front veranda. Separate and spacious dining room with views of the lovely landscaped front yard. Impeccably remodeled kitchen with breakfast nook and doors opening out to the mesmerizing outdoor area with several entertaining spaces, perfect for al fresco dining, and a terraced yard with meandering walkways and new landscape, complete with a hilltop lounge to get a glimpse of the glimmering ocean. Additional amenities include: 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths all of which have been remodeled with beautifully patterned tile and marble countertops, hardwood flooring, and A/C. Attached two car garage with washer and dryer. Highly sought after location and only a 15 minute stroll to the Old Mission and Rose Garden or Downtown restaurants and shops. Tenant responsible for all utilities. Owner will pay for gardener and soft water maintenance. N/S, Great credit, No Cosigners. One year lease. (RLNE6795720)
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189 Hermosillo Rd Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$28,000
3200 sqft
This is a fully furnished vacation rental. Embrace the Montecito lifestyle and enjoy this lovely 1937 colonial-style property with modern/Mediterranean upgrades. The home includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a lower-level wing with a sunroom that opens to the garden, a media room with a large flat-screen TV, a large bedroom with private access, an ensuite bathroom, and an amazing outdoor area. In addition, this home has a separate guest house on the property for rent.
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1539 Miramar Ln Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$15,900
Magnificent Montecito long-term, unfurnished or partiallyfurnished rental on a private lane in the MUS/Hedgerow area!This long-term unfurnished or partially furnished 4 bedroom 4 bath lease property is situated in one of the most sought-after Montecito communities and streets. This magnificent Hedgerow home is an open two-story Sea Ranch style home located on a private lane. The downstairs has an oversized primary bedroom with an en suite. The primary bedroom has a patio slider out to the private fenced-in flat oversized yard with a 40X20 foot pool with a hidden leading edge electronic pool cover, oversized spa, and sports court for playing basketball, pickle ball, paddle tennis or volleyball. This is truly an oasis environment with lush mature landscaping.
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281 Butterfly Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$14,950
Stunning Montecito Spanish designed by Mary Craig in 1930. Just finishing an extensive renovation the home is available for minimum of 1 year lease or longer. This charming home offers 3 Bdrm and 3 baths in the main home and a private and hedged guest casita offers a kitchen and full bath as well. Entry terrace leads to a oversize Living room with Tresseled ceilings and french doors leading to the brick terraces as is the style of Mary Craig. A suprise is the boxwood hedged formal garden design in the rear garden complete with a pergola at the end to overlook the grounds and the home. The home is within a few minutes of the Lower Village and Butterfly Beach. Montecito Union School District. Available immediately.
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145 La Vereda Rd Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$49,000
Available on a monthly basis between April 2023 - August 2023.This wonderful opportunity to rent a sophisticated San Ysidro Ranch style home with chic designer finishes throughout. The single level layout and open floor plan boast natural light throughout and beautifully transition from indoor to outdoor living. Your home from home offers a cozy 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, detached gym, vaulted ceilings, chefs kitchen/family room opening to an enchanting patio with al fresco dining adjacent to your hot tub makes for a perfect place to enjoy our year-round temperate climate. Extremely convenient Montecito location with close proximity to beaches, hiking, biking and Upper and Lower Villages.Summer rates apply.
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865 Ashley Rd Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$29,950
3300 sqft
Set in a tranquil Montecito location, this comfortable gated residence offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with modern layout and lux finishes throughout. A spacious living room greets you as you enter the home and seamlessly flows into a gorgeous chefs kitchen opening out to the patio dining, fire-pit and garden. The Primary bedroom is beautifully appointed with large windows that flood the room in light with doors opening to the patio and garden view, a spacious walk in closet and fabulous updated modern bathroom. This tucked away home offers a lower bedroom and bath with a private entrance perfect for guests or live in staff. Walking paths, mature fruit trees and a private setting complete this fantastic rental opportunity. Available immediately for long term lease and is easy to show.
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How much is rent for a luxury apartment in Santa Barbara?

Rental prices for luxury apartments in Santa Barbara range from $10,000 to $75,000 per month.

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Currently, there are 19 luxury apartments available for rent in Santa Barbara.
City Guide for Santa Barbara, CA

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What to keep in mind when looking for luxury apartments in Santa Barbara, CA

Luxury apartments in Santa Barbara offer upscale living and the best amenities. Look for luxury apartments in city centers or popular neighborhoods with swimming pools, fitness center, rooftop terraces, covered parking, and doormen.

Finding luxury apartments in Santa Barbara can be competitive, but there are usually several apartment complexes to choose from. Consider whether or not the amenities inside the apartment are as desirable as the shared amenities. The pool and tennis courts may look fantastic, but your kitchen could need an update. You should also consider the views and whether or not they fit your idea of luxurious living.

If cost is a factor, but you still want a luxury experience, try renting in a more residential neighborhood away from the action. Luxury apartments in Santa Barbara will be pricey no matter where you look, but some buildings will be less expensive than others