Who Wants a Second Santa Barbara Home?

Vacations are certainly exciting, but staycations are something worth talking about, too. And what better way to make staycations a routine than with a second home purchase! You may not have considered the value in having a second home, but many of our clients have done so with our help and vastly enjoyed the many benefits. For starters, a second home is your chance to establish yourself in another community, be closer to the beautiful California beaches, or it can even be your escape from the big city life. But what’s even more exciting? It allows you to turn you from your basic homeowner to a real estate investor overnight...or at least after a 30-day escrow.

We all know that real estate is a game changer, and an investment that will grow with time in the financial sense. Equity, an increase in value and lifestyle are all contributing factors to why someone, looking to grow their asset portfolio, chooses a second home purchase. Vacation homes are also a great idea in terms of planning ahead for retirement. As many AirBnB hosts know, you can often make sizable profits when renting your home out to vacationers. While all assets fluctuate in value in the short term, vacation properties are more likely to retain their value and appreciate simply because they are located in popular areas with a geographically limited supply, like Santa Barbara. 

If you are considering the purchase or sale of a second home outside of Santa Barbara, Village Properties can help with that too! As well as being the largest locally owned real estate company in our community, Village Properties is proud to have extensive global coverage through our affiliations with both Christie's International Real Estate and the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Email hello@villagesite.com for further information on properties outside of the Santa Barbara area. 

Side note: Please check the current Santa Barbara city and county short term vacation rental rules and laws before a purchase, as they change frequently. 

Here we’ll showcase some fantastic second home options we have available should you want to make owning a second home a reality…

Home Pictured Above: 

3 Rincon Point Lane
Carpinteria, California, 93013

Enjoy ocean views & breezes in this designer remodeled Rincon Point beach home or take the short private path, steps away, to beautiful Rincon beach... the vacation vibe 365 days a year! This large, light-filled & turnkey townhome provides open-plan living, vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms & wood floors. Amenities include 3 large bedrooms, roomy sleeping loft & 2 1/2 bathrooms. Two guest rooms on the lower level open to a lush & secluded rear yard with access to the beach path….click here for more info.
7726 Kestrel Ln
Goleta, California, 93117

Gorgeous single-level Tuscan estate uniquely located in the exquisite Bluffs enclave, backing to the Ellwood Preserve. This charming home features cathedral ceilings, spacious living areas and a separate casita with en-suite bath….click here for more info.
2030 State Street 14
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Nestled between the bustle of State Street and the estates of the Upper East, this unique condominium lives like a sophisticated cottage. Tucked away at the far end of the resort-like courtyard, the prime location within popular Villa Capri Aire is superb. Within a few blocks, you can view the splendor of the Queen of the Missions, breathe in the Rose Garden, grab a coffee or stroll to the downtown Theatre District, shops and restaurants galore….click here for more info.

1155 Hill Road
Montecito, CA 93108

A charming board and batten exterior mingles with lush grounds to create a romantic welcome to this wonderful seaside escape, where Dutch-doors and porch swings further extend the home’s charm. Ready for a walk on Butterfly Beach or meeting friends at the Four Seasons Biltmore? A deeded easement gives quick and direct access to Channel Drive and the ocean beyond….click here for more info.