Meet the mother-daughter team of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals! Starting a business is exciting, challenging & definitely rewarding. I could think of non other than my business partner and husband, Jim to assist me in launching a successful business model. His vast background in law, real estate, and business was a natural blend to begin SBER. A year later our daughter Kelsey was starting a new career and life in Santa Barbara. Our partnership of two naturally grew into a partnership of three. Kelsey and I are a match made in heaven at the office and socially. We've always been the best of friends and now our friendship has evolved into a wonderful partnership.

Together we hope to inspire our readers to discover the numerous faucets of beautiful Santa Barbara and all it offers. Our Blog was created to provide valuable information to travelers and locals on the Santa Barbara vacation home industry, to proudly display our Exclusive Portfolio of homes, and to share exciting offers & local newsworthy events within our community.

Tiburon Bay Home | Modern Pool Home, Montecito

Featured New Property: Tiburon Bay Home

4 Bedroom + 5 Baths, Sleeps 8, Montecito, New Contemporary Pool and Hot Tub

Available:  Week of July 4th!  Contact Us Today:  (805) 845-1919

Starting at $10,000 Weekly

Gorgeous Gorgeous Brand NEW Pool home in Montecito.  This home has a resort feel with a contemporary vibe.  Enjoy our brand new 4 bedroom, 5 bath Tiburon Bay Home in a fabulous Montecito location.  This fantastic home includes an open floor plan with state of the art gourmet kitchen (a chef’s dream), with 36″ 6 burner + griddle DCS Range, 2 ovens, plus an additional wall oven, 48″ Sub Zero refrigeration, 9′ tall bamboo pantry, and center island with eat-in convenience.  A luxurious family room is beautifully furnished, opens into the kitchen and includes large flat screen TV, surround sound, and 60′ Nano doors that open to the amazing back yard entertainment area.  Enjoy serenity and privacy in the back yard pool & spa, barbeque and covered Trellis. A wonderful place to gather and enjoy family and friends. The setting is absolutely gorgeous.

Beautiful New Pool and Hot Tub!


Indoor and Outdoor Feel


Flooring throughout consists of a beautiful Jerusalem stone and hardwood.


Outdoor Dining


The Master Suite includes a private office area, his & her closets, sitting room, king size bed with luxurious linens and a cozy fireplace! Each of the 3 guest rooms are well appointed with plenty of space.  


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience Santa Barbara while vacationing in absolute style at this all new 4500 square foot vacation home!


Gated Montecito Tiburon Bay Home




Provence Farmhouse

Dates available June 15-July 15, Enjoy a feeling of France in this Montecito 3 bedroom home with impeccable interior, fabulous outdoor dining and new hot tub!  $28K Monthly or $7500 weekly with a one week minimum.



Villa Del Sueno

Memorable George Washington Smith 5 bedroom Pool home in Montecito Available the June 20 to July 27th! Great family home walking distance to Coast Village Road, Sleeps 8 to 10 depending on group. $9,500 weekly or $45K for above dates.


CR-Full House Exterior

Charmant Ranch

Beautiful bright one level pool home in Monteicto.  4 bedrooms, excellent location, impeccable grounds available May, June to July 15th.  $8500 weekly or $35K monthly.  Must See!



Las Ventanas

Gorgeous Tuscan estate with modern, clean flair. Enjoy 4 or 5 bedrooms, stellar Mountain and Ocean views, infinity pool and spa, gourmet kitchen and great overall space for a family of 8-10.  Available May 19-June 4, Reduced to $11,500 weekly (originally $14,500).  One week minimum!


Villa Del Sueno | Spanish Colonial Revival

Available in July | Villa Del Sueno

6 Bedrooms + 7 Full Baths, 2 Powder Rooms, Sleeps 8-10, Walk to Montecito Lower Village

July Rate $42,000

Originally built in 1922, this is an exceptional George Washington Smith estate, the name synonymous with Santa Barbara’s Spanish architecture, including the Lobero Theatre, lies a home passionately restored to today’s lifestyle. The estate has been extensively remodeled over a three year period and was completed to its present state of grandeur in 2008. A spacious first floor master suite, five family bedroom suites, a library/office and a project room/office, a bright and expansive center-island kitchen with comfortable great room, stunning period hardware, romantic wrought iron fixtures, seven fireplaces and all the new conveniences we now expect in our finest homes, like Crestron whole house management system, are seamlessly combined in this unique rental. There are many special features including 2 staircases, 2 laundry rooms, solid hand-carved mahogany doors, covered balconies overlooking the rear main lawn and pool area with stunning mountain views.

Welcome Home:


Beautiful courtyard filled with classic Santa Barbara charm:


An impressively designed foyer


Formal dining with incredible 1920′s history


Be sure to hire a private chef for this fully modernized kitchen


Sitting room with one of seven fireplaces on this estate


Be inspired in this modern office / study with a classic feel


A bedroom fit for a King


Bathroom, one of seven full-sized Bathrooms


Another Bath:


One of six bedrooms


Children’s Bedroom


Second Children’s Bedroom


Play Room


Game Room:


Outside Gardens


Private Pool, Gardens, back-view of Estate


The outdoor space is just as inviting with numerous gardens, fountains, outdoor dining and entertaining, 33′ x 18′ pool with hand-painted coping tiles and built-in Jacuzzi. An expansive lawn behind the homes leads to a brick barbecue with spit and decor tile inset, adjacent to the pool and fountain areas. The property is fully enclosed around the perimeter for child/pet security. The best of the new has been gracefully integrated into what is surely a home for the ages.

Villa Provence | Visit France in Montecito

Featured New Property: Villa Provence

3 Bedroom, Sleeps 4-6, Montecito Home, Spa, Wine Cellar + Guest House

Starting at $7,500 weekly

Your stay at Villa Provence will make you feel as if you took a trip to Southern France rather than Santa Barbara. Surrounded by lush landscape, hundred year old oak trees, olive trees, hydrangeas and expansive patios, this lovely home offers peace and privacy seated well off the road.  The artistic and thoughtful details create a comfortable and warm environment perfect for rest and relaxation. The beautiful beamed ceilings and numerous French doors throughout the home bring the outdoors in!

An entry where you are instantly taken into a world of peace, rest, and relaxation.  Bienvenue!


The picturesque backyard of the Villa Provence — the perfect outdoor retreat!


Beautiful storybook gardens surround the cobblestone entrance of the “perfect vacation” one bedroom guesthouse


A gourmet kitchen full of French accents and modern appliances designed to blend flawlessly into the classic decor


“Life is Beauty Full” in this romantic living room


The Great Room


Swing in this hammock under the star-studded skies among the verdant landscape


This Montecito home is reminiscent of a European country home, similar to those found in Provence or Tuscany.  It is located in a neighborhood long coveted for its privacy while also convenient to the heart of Montecito¹s “Upper Village”, “The Ranch”, the San Ysidro hiking trails and only five minutes from the beach!


Be the first to rent one of our new properties and

win a $100 Santa Barbara restaurant gift card!


(805) 895-1616


The Knappe Estate | Montecito, Lotusland, Views!!

Featured New Property: The Knappe Estate

3 Bedroom + 3 Baths, Sleeps 6, Montecito, Hillside above Lotusland, 180-degree Views!!

Starting at $3,800 weekly

The Knappe Estate was once part of the historical estate of George Owen Knappe, this property gets you away from it all situation high on a hill in a gorgeous part of Montecito with spectacular 180-degree views of both the mountains and the ocean.  This large estate sleeps 6 comfortably with classic decor bringing in breath of pure relaxation and quiet. It’s located just above the historical estate of Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland.

The house is divided into two floors. Upstairs you will find 3 ample bedrooms: a master king suite with a balcony, spacious rain shower, and separate oversized tub with a view of the mountains; a queen-size bedroom with peaceful treetop and ocean views; and a second queen-size bedroom with cozy window seat overlooking the beautiful garden. Downstairs, enjoy the quiet of our study (with fireplace) that exits out onto a floral patio and stone terrace. In addition to the master bathroom, there are two other full baths throughout the property and a well-appointed kitchen with limestone counter tops, Spanish tile floors, and Viking/ Kitchen Aide/ Bosch appliances.

Enter into the historical Knappe Estate


Beautiful mountain view from the garden


Enjoy the expansive outdoor decks with comfortable seating and dining options.


Views from all the windows!


Elegance and views from your own personal spa


A living room with charm and elegance


Come experience the historical charm and incredible views of The Knappe Estate in a premier Montecito location



Be the first to rent one of our new properties and

win a $100 Santa Barbara restaurant gift card!


(805) 895-1616


Charmant Ranch | Montecito Ranch Pool Escape

Featured New Property: Charmant Ranch

4 Bedroom + 3 Baths, Sleeps 7, Montecito Home, Pool, 3500 sq. ft + Guest House

Starting at $7,000 weekly

Charmant Ranch is just that “charming”.  A gorgeous ranch style Montecito home with sprawling rooms and great natural light, perfect for up to seven guests. In this spacious home enjoy a fabulous gourmet kitchen, piano/reading room, formal living room, superb dining spaces both inside and out with an inviting year-round pool.  Includes a spacious one bedroom guest house!

Escape to Charmant Ranch’s well-maintained beautiful and peaceful backyard with heated pool, BBQ grill, outdoor fireplace, and enjoy the gardens with the birds and the butterflies.

CR-Full House Exterior

Come inside to relax in the simplicity of Charmant Ranch’s living room with a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating.

CR-Living Room

Charmant Ranch’s family room is perfect for playing the piano or reading a book while still enjoying the outdoors from inside.

CR-Library_Music Room

This Master Bedroom offers a King Bed en suite with amazing natural light throughout.

CR-Master Bedroom

A separate and spacious one bedroom guest house with full access to the beautiful gardens and heated pool.

CR-Exterior Guest Cottage-1

Relax by the heated pool with Mr. Frog!

CR-Pool Frog

Come enjoy the well-maintained gorgeous Charmant Ranch in full bloom this Spring!


Be the first to rent one of our new properties and

win a $100 Santa Barbara restaurant gift card!


(805) 895-1616


Pacific Oaks | Montecito “Casual” Pool Retreat

Featured New Property: Pacific Oaks

5 Bedroom + 4 Bath (one in Pool Cabana), Montecito, 3500 sq. ft.

Starting at $5,250 Weekly

Come experience the newly remodeled luxury of Pacific Oaks, a Montecito home offering casual elegance that invites you to sit back, relax and escape the outside world. Suitable for up to 8 guests and ideal for children, families, and couples.


Relax by the cozy fireplace in the bright and colorful family room with wet bar, 55″ flat screen TV, DVDs and WiFi.


The rear french doors open onto the back patio living space which includes lounging and dining areas, a relaxing grass area, and the backyard pool and cabana. Open both the rear and front french doors to create a nice flow for entertaining. Enjoy 6 lounges on the outside deck area by the cabana along with a generous covered dining area for 8 guests below a gorgeous chandelier.


Live outside at Pacific Oak’s private sunny heated pool and hot tub including outside cabana with a full-size bathroom.


Come inside to relax in this light and bright master bedroom with king size bed, small sitting area, 48″ flat screen TV with DVDs, great closet space, and private bathroom with a newly renovated 3 piece ensuite.


Come enjoy the rest of winter poolside in this fabulous Montecito home!



Be the first to rent one of our new properties and

win a $100 Santa Barbara restaurant gift card!    


(805) 895-1616


El Amarre “Santa Barbara Perfection”

Featured New Property: El Amarre

3 Bedroom + 4 Bath, West Beach, Walk to Beach & Downtown, 3400 sq. ft.

Starting at $8,500 weekly

“Oh My Gosh!!!” are the words most often spoken when you enter through El Amarre’s foyer overlooking the beautiful West Beach ocean.


Recently built by renowned architect Henry Lenny, this classic Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial architecture home leaves no detail overlooked with sumptuous interiors beckoning you to relax and enjoy the tranquil space with breathtaking ocean views from all the rooms and the sound of the romantic sea in your ears.

elamarre1 El Amarre’s fabulous Chef’s kitchen features an English AGA burner, four separate gas burners, 2 oven companions, sub-zero refrigerator, Fisher/Paykel dish drawers, and every culinary gadget imaginable to make your stay a special treat.

elamarre-kitchen This house is fully equipped with a Sonos sound system. The family and media room are a cozy spot to watch movies on the system specially designed by Chris Pelonis of Sony Studios including 70” screen, DVD player, cable and Apple TV.

“I can’t say enough good things about this property. El Amarre is Santa Barbara perfection and may very well occupy the best plot of land in town. The ocean views from the bluff are unsurpassed and beach access is easy and convenient. The house was impeccably clean and the owner had included so many thoughtful amenities. The house has everything you need and more including a fabulous Aga range, dual washer and dryer, great media room, steam shower and fire pit to name a few.  There is even a lovely garden you can enjoy the produce and herbs from (but be careful, the peppers are hot!). The bedrooms  have spectacular views and are wonderfully luxurious and comfortable. Each one has a private bath. The decor is out of this world!  Gorgeous and comfortable at the same time. The rental agency was a breeze to work with and very responsive to issues. There was a problem with the coffee maker (gasp!) and they had a new one delivered pronto!  The owner even called personally to make sure all was well. We would definitely rent El Amarre again as well as use SB Exclusive rentals again without hesitation. Thank you for an absolutely perfect family vacation.” ~ Jacqueline B. – Sacramento (December 2013)



Be the first to rent one of our new properties and

win a $100 Santa Barbara restaurant gift card!    


(805) 895-1616

Downtown Holiday Parade

One of Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals FAVORITE events! Come Join Us… Friday, December 6th @ 6:30 beginning at State & Sola Street and Ending at Cota Street with Santa Claus! Bring your chairs and set up early!!


christmas-photos-(10-of-10)For Christmas time, Santa Barbara turns into a charming town with Christmas trees and a lot of decoration throughout the streets and the stores. At dark, it is a new Santa Barbara that you will discover. Indeed, all the light garlands give a new face to the city!

The famous event for this period is the Holiday Parade. Through this article we will help you discover the history of this tradition.  In the early 1950’s, a tradition began to decorate State Street with 40-foot tall Douglas fir Christmas trees during the holidays. These trees actually lined the center divider lines of what used to be a four lanes street. Sponsored then by the Retail Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce and the Parks and Recreation Department, the trees were officially dedicated and lit during the Children’s Christmas Parade by the Christmas Fairy. The Children’s Christmas Parade is now known as the Downtown Holiday Parade and is held annually, one week after Thanksgiving.

The parade, in its 61st year, has since evolved into Santa Barbara’s only nighttime street parade. After 31 years of Saturday morning debuts, the parade returned to the Friday evening tradition in 1998.  Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals hopes to see you and your Holiday Cheer on December 6th beginning at 6:30.  It will be a fantastic event full of beauty of the spirit of the Season.

Everyone is expected to cheer on a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and of course, the most anticipated appearance of the evening…the annual arrival of Santa Claus, dispensing holiday cheer from atop his festive sleigh!


Thanksgiving Dinner



To have an excellent Thanksgiving evening, we recommend the below restaurants, which offer a good value for a fantastic and memorable Thanksgiving dinner in Santa Barbara.





It is the best French restaurant in Santa Barbara. The friendly and attentive staff will take care of you and will help you choose the best for you by a perfect knowledge of wines and food. The Chef Greg Murphy knows how to bring the flavors from France in a plate that will satisfy your taste buds!

 If you want to spend a good evening in a charming place with great food and wine, we suggest choosing Bouchon!

 9 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – 805-730-1160





 Bella Vista at the Biltmore


To make this evening a special event, we invite you to diner at Bella Vista at the beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore. The restaurant has a privileged position facing the pacific ocean and offers breathtaking views. The servers are very attentive and there is a wide selection of entrees, main courses and desserts.  You will not be disappointed going at Bella Vista for Thanksgiving!

 1260 Channel Drive, Montecito, CA 93108 – 805-969-2261





Bistro at the Bacara Resort


Bistro offers a great atmosphere and the restaurant located in front of the ocean allowing you to enjoy the gorgeous view. If you like Californian and Mediterranean food, this restaurant will suit you perfectly. A high quality cuisine and a friendly staff associated to a superb place will make your Thanksgiving Holiday an unforgettable evening!

 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93118 – 805-968-0100