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  A Shore Thing
  Beach Bungalow
  Beach Walk
  Best Kept Secret
  Bird Watchers Delight
  Buena Vista
  Casa Sol y Luna
  City Lights
  Coastal Pearl
  Dolphin's Cove
  Escape to Moreton Bay
  Heavenly Haven
  Hideaway Villa
  Ocean Vista
  Our Happy Place
  Pebble Hill
  Prancing Pony
  Santa Barbara Getaway
  Sea Breeze
  Sea Otter
  Sea Views
  Sea Watch
  Stone House Cottage
  The Retreat
  Villa Robles
  Vista del Mar



Palm Springs

  Villa Vista

Mammoth Lakes

  Alpine Rose
  Happy Trails
  Knotty Pine


  Pool Side Retreat
  Quick Escape


  Lake Front Retreat
  Magnificent Montana


  Ocean Front Escape


  South of France


  Sunsets and Sand


  Casa Alba
  La Torre


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Santa Barbara Spa Hotels Vs. Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city that is situated in California in the United States. It is on the east-west part of the coastline, which is the only part on the west coast that is between the Santa Ynex Mountains as well as the sea. Due to the fact that they experience the Mediterranean climate, it is referred to as California’s “South Coast” or the “American Riviera”.

Santa Barbara is known for many things, but the Santa Barbara spa hotels are one of the many reasons that many people choose to visit the city. They have some of the world’s best spas, resorts, hotels and vacation rentals.

An example of one of these beautiful places are the beautiful beach front vacation rentals offered by Coastal Hideaways. There are beachfront rentals that feature rooms with mountain and ocean views. One must examine the cost of these vacation rentals when compared to Santa Barbara hotels in town. Many tourists find that vacation rentals are the better option for pricing reasons.

Santa Barbara spa resorts, while attractive with the amenities and packages they offer, often times fall short of the expectations for a weekend in Santa Barbara. Tourists as well as locals report that stays in vacation homes or private homes in town are a much better all around experience. Even though there might not be a spa service in the vacation rental, you can take the money you save, and spend it at one of the local spa services in town (albiet lower priced spa services).

You might consider a spa hotel option if you are just passing through town for 1 night. But even then, it is advised to compare vacation rental pricing. Vacation rentals are all over the Santa Barbara beachfront area, peacefully nestled in between the Pacific Ocean and beautiful mountains. Most of the beach front vacation rentals are near the fantastic Santa Barbara Zoo, and close to activities that will be perfect for you alone or with the family.

There are many Santa Barbara spa resorts for one to choose from if they are visiting the wonderful city. The difficult choice they will have to make is which one of the Santa Barbara spa hotels they would like to stay in, and whether or not is worth the money when compared to the lower priced vacation rentals. Most arrive at a decision based on location, price, benefits and features.

One of your options when it comes to Santa Barbara spa resorts is the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Hotel Resort - notably one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in town. Situated on one of the most striking coastlines in Southern California with 24 acres of mission-style resort, you are sure to have lots to do. No matter if you want to visit the hotel for business or leisure travel, you will find it very pleasurable and entertaining for you and your family or colleague. But just remember, it comes with a high price tag, and you won't feel like you are right at home like you will with a luxury vacation rental.

When looking for Santa Barbara spa hotels you might find it difficult to choose one to stay in, and you would be wise to at least check into the vacation rentals in the area to see if you might get a better deal. You may be disapointed due to the lack of personal touch from the hotel accomodations.

About the author: Melissa Pierson is a self-made entrepreneur, a well known travel consultant and vacation home interior designer. Her specialities include Santa Barbara vacation rentals, luxury and budget vacation accomodations. She consults with tourists on the differences between local Santa Barbara luxury hotels, motels and hotel packages, and spa resorts.