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.

Celebrate 4th of July in Sunny Santa Barbara!

There are many reasons to visit Santa Barbara in the summer…beautiful weather, beaches, boating, hiking, family activities-the list goes on! One of the best time to stay in Santa Barbara over the summer would definitely have to be over 4th of July. Here are just some fun things going on in Santa Barbara to celebrate Independence Day:

Spirit of 76 Parade:

This event occurs in downtown Santa Barbara. The annual Independence Day parade is presented by the Spirit of ’76 Association. The parade begins at 1pm at Micheltorena and State Streets and travels down State to Cota Street. Following the parade are festive celebrations in “Old Town” Santa Barbara in the 400-500 blocks of State Street. The celebration continues with a patriotic rally at Chase Palm Park at 3:30pm. Below are some amazing pictures of this fun and exciting event.

4th of July Arts & Crafts Show:

This event occurs in downtown Santa Barbara. 10am-5pm July 4th. There will be talented local artists and a fine selection of unique jewelry, hats, clothing, handbags, weavings, paintings: oils, water colours, pastels acrylics, photography, glass, pottery, sculpture and more! This very popular show was held on the grounds of the Old Mission for many years. They have an alternative site, and now located at 2227 Garden Street and the corner of Pueblo. About 1.5 blocks from the Old Mission. Directions: If you are coming from the 101, either north or south, take the Mission Street exit and turn towards the mountains. If from the north, then turn right or south, then turn left. Continue about 7 blocks (fairly short) until Garden Street. Turn left on Garden and about 1.5 blocks you arrive at 2227 Garden and Pueblo. Let the balloons and signs direct you!

The Village Fourth Parade:

This event occurs in Montecito, CA, minutes south of Santa Barbara. Starting at Upper Manning Park, the annual Village Fourth Parade is a celebration of community and patriotism. The festivities continue, following the parade, at Lower Manning Park. There is plenty of food & music. To participate in the parade, call by July 1st. Parade starts at 11:30am and the Lower Manning Park festivities begin immediately after. At 7:30am, on the morning of the fourth, there is a pancake breakfast at the San Ysidro Firehouse. Tickets available at the door. For more information, call 805-969-2026

Goleta Fireworks Festival:

This event occurs in the city of Goleta, CA, minutes north of Santa Barbara. This annual event is held in Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd, behind Camino Real Marketplace in the city of Goleta. The festival runs 4pm-9:30pm and includes live musical entertainment. Activities for kids include inflatable jumpers, face painting and much more. Great food & beverages are a prelude to a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm. Tickets are available at the gate of the event. The festival is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. For more information, see

Santa Barbara Fireworks:

This event occurs in downtown Santa Barbara, along the waterfront. Co-sponsored by SPARKLE and the city of Santa Barbara, the festivities begin at noon at West Beach on Cabrillo Blvd and include food & beverage vendors and musical entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9pm. This is a magical event and a must see for everyone!

We have many spectacular homes for rent during the summer in Santa Barbara. Take advantage of our amazing homes for 4th of July and make your vacation that much more memorable! Visit or call 805-845-1919 for more information. Happy 4th of July!!!



Old Spanish Days~Fiesta 2012


Santa Barbarans have long been proud of their city’s heritage from Spanish founders and from the Spanish, Mexican and North American pioneers who first settled here and built the city. The tradition of colorful music, dance and song, together with a spirit of friendliness, hospitality and tolerance are part of this heritage which the Fiesta “Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara” seeks to preserve and perpetuate.

Let us gather to celebrate family. Invite your family, friends, locals and visitors to join our community family as the bells of Old Mission Santa Barbara ring in our 88th year of Old Spanish Days Fiesta.  Enjoy five memorable days as we kick off under the full August moon at La Fiesta Pequena.  Come taste the flavors at the Mercados featuring local non-profits; watch the daily performances at Las Noches de Ronda in the beautiful Courthouse sunken gardens; experience El Desfile Histórico, one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States, enjoy the thrills at the Rodeo; and visit the Arts and Crafts show along our beautiful Santa Barbara coastline.  Join me in celebrating the spirit and pageantry of Santa Barbara’s hospitality.

The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street. You do not want to miss this amazing parade!! It is amazing to see in person and is fun for all ages to watch.

Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals is proud to offer luxury vacation rentals to their clients who want to come witness the amazing activities associated with Fiesta in Santa Barbara. Fiesta is such a popular time to visit that we are completely booked for this great event! Please visit our site for future rentals! Here is also the calendar of events for Fiesta 2012:


SBER welcomes their newest team member~Kelly!!

Kelly Karwowski is a native Northern Californian, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended California State University Sacramento and received a degree in Environmental Studies and Communications. Kelly has been committed to her career in property management, real estate, concierge services and luxury vacation travel. Kelly has previously worked for several leading luxury destination clubs in the North Lake Tahoe area. Kelly is passionate about the Santa Barbara lifestyle and has a love of the outdoors. She appreciates the incredible hiking, beaches, history and superb wineries in the area. She brings her knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to our team.

Happy Thanksgiving from SB Exclusive Rentals!

Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!! Thanksgiving provides us with another reason to smile and another reason to be grateful and happy. Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey and pie. It is more about the gratefulness that is expressed on that day. We are very grateful to all of our great homeowners and amazing guests that come to our exclusive properties! We hope every one has a special day-HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Enjoy!

Santa Barbara Baby Company~ Great local company that we use all the time!

Relax and enjoy your vacation. Let us help you take care of the family!
Serving parents since 2005, Santa Barbara Baby Company is the one and only baby equipment rental company based in Santa Barbara. We offer premium brand rental equipment and supplies. Start your vacation by traveling with the luxury of minimized baggage. From infants to toddlers, we’ll make your stay in Santa Barbara more enjoyable. FREE DELIVERY of baby and toddler rental gear to Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria.

Contact Them:
Santa Barbara Baby Company
PO Box 754
Santa Barbara, California 93102
(877)240-1360 toll free
(805)275-2420 fax

Simpatico Pilates in Montecito!

Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals loves Simpatico Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio in Montecito!! They are a great local business that offers Pilates reformer, tower, mat, and combination classes in individual, duet, and small group format, as well as Gyrotonic instruction. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere clean, and we love the ease of scheduling! We recommend to all our amazing guests, as well as friends, to come here and try it out for themselves- you will love it! 805-565-7591.