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The inclusion of any apartment or agency on the list does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities, nor does it guarantee vacancies exist. Please be aware that SBCC does not assume responsibility for inspecting or supervising any housing facility.

Housing Bulletin Board: The bulletin board is located in the Campus Center outside of Room CC-217, and can be viewed from 7:30am to 9:00pm, Monday through Friday. A variety of situations and accommodations account for the wide range in prices.  These same postings are available online at the website below.

Website: View the daily updated list of available rooms and apartments for rent by accessing the current housing list. These listings are offered either by landlords, or by students who have secured an apartment or house and need a roommate(s).

Local News Papers: Santa Barbara News Press Sunday edition, Real Estate section--rooms for rent, apartments, shared housing. Call (805)965-5205 for subscription information. Santa Barbara Independent.  Available weekly on Thursdays. To receive, call (805) 965-5205 for subscription and mailing rates.

Rental Agreement: Take the time to discuss rental details and any specific points that are not clear. Don't assume anything; get it in writing. Payment by check or money order is advised for receipt and record keeping purposes. Understand the agreement BEFORE you sign it, and keep a copy.  If you have any questions or should problems occur we suggest you contact the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force  or call (805) 564-5420

Rental Information:  For valuable renter information please go to the California Apartment Association.  Select "Renters", then select "Read Renting - A User Manual".

Have a pet and looking for a place to rent?  We Take Pets can help!

Need furniture? Ready Rooms can help!

Screening Roommates: Know their parent's home address and phone number. Have a Roommate Agreement informally written up specifying your expectations regarding paying bills, cleaning up, lights out, noise, general lifestyle, etc.

Student-Tenant Resume Tips: Creating a student resume would be a very beneficial way to introduce yourself to a prospective landlord. Basic information for your tenant resume would include the following: name, address and phone number of your parents, your last rental address, duration of tenancy, and manager's name. List jobs you have held, volunteer experience, clubs you belong to and your interests and hobbies. Also, include your financial information and a few good personal references. 

Property Management/Realty Rental Companies: There are several property management/realty rental companies in Santa Barbara that specialize in residential properties and provide rental services. Most charge a nonrefundable application fee

Company Address City Phone (805)
Anapamu Student Housing 333 E. Anapamu SB See Website
Apartment Listings n/a SB See Website
Bartlein & Co.  3944 State St., #200 SB 569-1121
Century 21 Butler Realty 1635 State St. SB 563-2121
Del Monte Mgmt. 114 W. Mission St. SB 687-2100
Eckert Investments Property Management 851 Camino Pescadero Suite #A Goleta 685-3484
Haley Student Cottages 227 Haley Street SB Email
Islay Investments 800 Garden St. SB 963-8621
Kevin Hansen
Student Residence Placement Service
P.O.Box 60332, SB, 93160 SB
Email Kevin
Meridan Group 5290 Overpass Road, Building C SB 692-2500
*Preferred Rental/Roommate Services Services 122-E Arrellaga St. SB 965-8631
Property One 3324 State St. SB 682-1311
Rent.com  n/a SB See Website
Sierra Property Management 5290 Overpass Rd.
Bldg #D
SB 692-1520
Spectrum Realty 5290 Overpass Rd.
SB 681-6268
Sun Coast Realty 5631 Calle Real #A Goleta 964-3616
The Laurel Co. 146 E. Carrillo St. SB 966-5263
Town & Country 5669 Calle Real Goleta 964-7802
United Rental Service 1355 Santa Clara Way Montecito 570-0767
Wolfe Assoc. 173 Chapel St. SB 964-6770

* Mention you used this link and show your assessment card to receive a $5 discount on this service.


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