|“Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals,
a new benchmark for vacation rentals, where you
come as guests and leave as friends.”
Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals has an exclusive portfolio of high-end properties in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Carpinteria and Montecito. Whether you are looking for large or small, ocean view, on the sand, or fabulous coastal and mountain views, SBER has a wonderful selection of estates, villas, and cottages for you to choose from
Donna Hartman is the Owner and Founder of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. With vision and foresight, she worked for nearly a year using her own “exclusive” property as a vacation rental, to formulate a unique and successful business model within the Vacation Rental Industry. Donna acquired the reputation as a professional with a high level of integrity, who went to great lengths to ensure every guest experienced a memorable vacation. Donna’s model includes invaluable concierge services that provide the extra level of superior quality she feels her guests deserve. She enjoys working with families, couples, corporate executives, and individuals who are looking for the perfect property in the Santa Barbara area for their vacation or winter home! “Santa Barbara is a truly special place. I wanted to create a business in which I am proud to be recognized as a leader in the vacation rental industry. Developing this superior business model brings me great joy and has afforded me the opportunity to develop wonderful friendships with locals, as well as people from all over the world. It is an amazing feeling to be doing something you truly have a passion for. I am honored to offer our services and exclusive homes to you.”
Kelsey Hartman Winslow, our Director of Client Services, is valuable team member of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. Kelsey is a dedicated professional and quite knowledgeable in all areas of running Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. Every business owner benefits when their second in command is efficient, loyal, and dedicated to their job. Kelsey’s wide range of responsibilities include Guest Welcomes, Departure Inspections, Concierge Services, Blogger, Social Media Specialist, Reservations, and working with Guests throughout their stay! Kelsey has the “perfect” warm and friendly personality, and creates a stellar “first impression” of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. Kelsey is married, loves photography, reading, writing, traveling, hiking and living the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Thank YOU Kelsey for your 4 years of exemplary service!
Mia Rodgers first came to Santa Barbara as a student at U.C. Santa Barbara studying Law and Society and fell in love with the area. After working for the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office, she pursued the entrepreneurial path of running a small business targeting the college demographic for four years. Interested in furthering her career in online advertising and marketing, she transplanted to the Pacific Northwest for a start-up opportunity. Returning to Santa Barbara with over 10 years of online web marketing experience, she has worked for two very successful local companies, ValueClick and j2 Global Communications. She calls Santa Barbara home with her husband Tim and their two children. She is an active water person competing in outrigger canoe paddling and has represented Southern California in several International competitions.
Lindsay Hartman Lindsay is a proud team member of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. Her meticulous attention to detail, follow up skills, and background are a great recipe for handling our reservation process. Prior to working for the company her background includes a BS Degree in Business, Administrative support in Commercial Real Estate, and Sales & Marketing in the hospitality industry. Her experience provides her with an ideal understanding of the vacation rental services. Lindsay’s positive outlook in life and mission to exceed guests’ requests makes for an excellent addition to the company. Outside of work Lindsay loves Art and enjoys volunteering at the animal shelter in her spare time.
Kevin Snell Growing up in Southern California all my life I feel there is not a better place in the world to live and call home. I moved to Santa Barbara in the beginning of 2013 from Palos Verdes, California where I grew up. Santa Barbara has always been one of my favorite places to vacation. The beautiful beaches, mountains, restaurants and wineries. I am here to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience while visiting and they feel at home. My responsibilities with SBER include Concierge services for our Guests and Management of all Maintenance at our properties. Traveling to far away places I find this is one of the most unique picturesque places to visit. The locals are very friendly. Previously I was in the restaurant business for the last 30 years. I have built owned and operated 2 Cafe’s. My passions are cooking, hiking, snowboarding and surfing.
Chelsea Hahn Chelsea is the Office Manager at Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals. She started with the Company in March of 2014, and handles a wide variety of roles, which include guest services, homeowner relationships, reservations, and general office administration. She enjoys the interaction with people and during her short time with SBER has received above average reviews from her peers, guests, and property owners. Her professionalism and work ethic is ideal and will assist her with future goals of owning her own business. She has held an assortment of jobs in her work history, including working for a five-star, five-diamond hotel where she received some of the best customer service training in the country, which of course, she puts to good use at SBER! Chelsea is currently finishing her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. She also has her Associate Degree in Child Development due to her love of children. In her free time Chelsea enjoys being with her family and loved ones, shopping, going out for sushi, yoga, and going to the beach or pool.
Quotes from past Clients and Homeowners:
“Donna, Thanks so much, you guys are the best. I am really impressed with your team, we have been renting houses for the past 14 years & have lots of experience with rental agencies. Thanks for making it so quick & easy.”
– Melissa – Florida
“It was a sheer pleasure working with SB Exclusive Rentals. Everything was handled with utmost efficiency and promptness from our initial contact to the end of our stay. We would not hesitate to deal with them in the future and would highly recommend their services and properties.”
“Donna has been a consummate professional. She understands and appreciates the importance of a client’s holiday and goes out of her way to insure that the Agreement is clear and the properties have always exceeded our expectations. Her personal touches and availability to address any needs during a stay has been exemplary.”
“Donna Hartman from SB Exclusive Rentals is a true pleasure to work with. She is professional, knowledgeable and very generous with her time. She genuinely cares about the needs of her clients and sees that no detail is overlooked.”
“What a pleasure it is to work with Donna. Her attention to the details of making a wonderful memory whether it is a weekend get away in the Paradise of Santa Barbara or for an extended stay, she is on top of every detail. She has the finest of properties in her collection, ours included, and I always know that I can depend upon her to deliver”
“My wife and I have used SB Exclusive Rentals to market our vacation home for 3 years now and we could not be happier. Donna Hartman and her team are focused on providing the best possible experience for vacationers while servicing homeowners in every way. Her marketing program is top-notch and literally reaches out to every corner of the world for domestic and international vacationers. Donna and her team are pros and simply a pleasure to work with.”