Where to stay around Santa Maria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,393 vacation rentals near Santa Maria. From 662 Houses to 245 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Maria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Maria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Maria:

  • Downtown: 167 vacation rentals
  • Motel District: 177 vacation rentals
  • Saint Andrews: 43 vacation rentals
  • Pismo Heights: 176 vacation rentals
  • South Palisades: 22 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Maria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Maria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Demetria Estate Winery: 139 vacation rentals
  • Marian and Severson Theaters: 357 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Sisquoc Winery: 148 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum: 365 vacation rentals
  • Natural History Museum: 366 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Maria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 662 Houses in Santa Maria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Maria include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 245 rentals available
  • Hotels: 229 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 79 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 306 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Santa Maria offers wine and Californian-style BBQs

    Set to the sizzling scents of BBQ grills, and surrounded by sweeping fields of flower farms and vineyards, there's much more than meets the eye to little Santa Maria. It's set up on the hills that rise to meet the San Rafael Mountains from the salt-washed coast of the Pacific Ocean, and comes with some charming inns, pool-peppered villas, and stylish Santa Maria vacation rentals that'll let you tour the cellar doors of the local wine area while tasting Pinquito beans and oak-crackling Tri-Tip meals. What’s not to love?

    Get tasting and grilling in Santa Maria

    There's no question about it: Santa Maria's biggest draw is its culinary heritage. Hailed as the home of the California Tri-Tip barbeque grill, it's the perfect place to learn how to sizzle up chorizo over live oak briquettes, refry those Pinquito beans, and channel the Spanish-flair of the old Cali ranch cooks. That's just half the story though, because Santa Maria vacation rentals also offer access to one of the state's famous wine regions. You can hop from cellar door to cellar door tasting whites and reds, wondering at the sweeping valleys of the Santa Ynez as you go.

    Wineries galore in Santa Maria

    It's no secret that the main attraction of the Santa Maria area is its vineyards. These come in all shapes and sizes as they pepper the hillsides of Santa Barbara County, while some of the most famous are located along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Aside from that – and hitting the local BBQ joints in the evening – Santa Maria vacation rentals are also perfectly placed for travelers who want to scale the heights of the Los Padres National Forest to the east, or explore the wave-buffeted cliffs of the Point Sal State Beach to the west.

    Year-round fun in Santa Maria

    Because of the soothing Mediterranean-type climate of southern California and the steady temperatures of the region, Santa Maria is a real year-round destination. You'll find its famous vineyards and wineries stay open for most all seasons, and BBQ shindigs happen all the time. That said, it might be worth thinking about searching for those Santa Maria vacation rentals in the harvest time of fall, around October. That's when the grape growers assemble to celebrate the completion of picking, and food festivals pop up on the city streets.

    Between the Pacific and the Cali peaks in Santa Maria

    The east and the west of Santa Maria are home to 2 immensely different regions. On the one side is the roaring Pacific Ocean, with surf swells crashing against the shore and beautiful golden sands running from Pismo Beach to Point Sal. To the east are the mountains of the mighty San Rafael range, where gray pines and chaparral sweep across the ridges. Hiking is best done in the depths of Los Padres National Forest, though. There, rare condors swoop in the skies and American black bears peer out from the canyons.