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Luxury homes in Santa Barbara

Pacaso makes co-ownership simple — you own a spectacular second home for 1/8 of the cost, and we manage it. Browse our collection of stunning homes to get started.

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Santa Barbara at a glance

Ideally located on California’s central coastline, Santa Barbara looks like something out of a postcard. Picture sunlight streaming through tall palm trees, broad beaches and gorgeous Spanish-style architecture. This part of California is often referred to as the “American Riviera,” thanks to the combination of the sweeping Pacific Ocean coastline and the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains.

Santa Barbara boasts 300 days of sunshine a year and a mild, Mediterranean climate: warm and dry in the summer, cool with occasional rain in the winter. In addition to a climate that’s great for outdoor activities, the Central California coast is also a great place to grow wine grapes — which means there are over 100 wineries in the surrounding Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys, all within 30 minutes or so of downtown. And even if you don’t have time for a full-fledged wine tasting day up in the mountains, Santa Barbara’s charming downtown has an urban wine trail that leads you to 25+ tasting rooms in the heart of town.

When you’re ready to sink your toes into the sand, Santa Barbara has multiple beaches to choose from: Leadbetter Beach for watersports, Arroyo Burro if you’ve got Fido in tow, or Butterfly Beach in Montecito for world-class sunsets.

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Luxury homes in Santa Barbara

Pacaso is the premier second home marketplace, offering a curated collection of modern luxury homes in top vacation destinations across the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and beyond. Best of all, our co-ownership model makes it possible for aspiring second home owners to buy and own the luxury home of their dreams!

Santa Barbara, known for its pristine beaches, charming downtown and Spanish-style architecture, is consistently ranked as a top second home destination. Looking for a vacation home in Santa Barbara? The neighborhoods of Riviera, The Mesa and Mission Canyon are a great place to start.

Just a short drive away, you can find even more top-rated dining spots and fun activities in the towns of Carpinteria, Santa Ynez and Santa Maria.

When you’re ready to start browsing, take a look through Pacaso’s amazing portfolio of luxury homes for sale in Santa Barbara and throughout the United States (and beyond). Our second home listings include luxury mountain homes, ski-in/ski-out chalets, lakefront homes, oceanfront retreats, and many more. 

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Reach out to our sales team so we can help you find the perfect co-ownership property. Contact us. 

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Co-ownership made simple

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    Explore specially selected luxury homes in top destinations. We’ll help you every step of the way to find your perfect fit, and you decide what share of the property you’d like to own.

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    We create a limited company for each property, find qualified owners, and handle sales details. Upon completion, the co-owners own 100% of the home – Pacaso doesn’t retain any share.

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    We take care of furnishings, repairs, utilities and property management – you just show up and relax. Our app and SmartStay technology make arranging your stays easy and fair.

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