Let us connect you with our Santa Barbara babysitters, nannies, and childcare professionals in an instant! Our sitters our fully screened and trusted! We come to your destination, whether at it’s your hotel, vacation rental, or Airbnb!
Santa Barbara is a dramatic coastal city with Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs that reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. State Street, in downtown, is beautifully line with trees, upscale boutiques, coffee shops, enchanting courtyards and passageways just off the street, and restaurants offering local wine tastings. If traveling with your children or on a staycation, visiting for a wedding, or if you want to take a day trip for wine tasting, we help Give Parents Peace of Mind® and a carefree night with your spouse.
Our sitters come prepared with age appropriate toys, games, books, and activities and arrive in a Destination Sitters’ polo shirt, with a photo ID Tag and a full bag of books, games and toys. Rest assured that your child will be safe with an excellent babysitter who will keep them entertained.
Babysitting Rates for Santa Barbara
- All sits will be charged at least a four-hour minimum.
- Your location may have additional fees, such as parking fees.
- Babysitters may be paid with cash or credit card.
- Please read our cancellation policy below.
Confirmed sits must be cancelled in advance or a cancellation fee will be charged.
Please read through the entire policy; cancellation fees vary depending on the length of time of the sit and the number of days booked. Please call us if you have any questions!
Destination Sitters babysitting requests for one-day and only 4 hours must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the reserved babysitting start time or a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.
For two, three or more multi-day sits of 4 hours each, a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged for each day that sits have been booked, unless the sits are cancelled the same number of days in advance. So, for example, if you have booked a hotel babysitter for two days, that sit of two days must be cancelled at least 48 hours before the reserved sit start time or two 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 8 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the two booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of three days must be cancelled at least 72 hours before the reserved sit start time or three 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 12 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the three booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of four days must be cancelled at least four days in advance of the reserved sit start time or four, 4-hour minimum charges (16 hours) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.
For sits longer than 4 hours each day or for more than four days, at a minimum, the above policy shall apply; however, please contact the office to see if an additional cancellation policy could apply to your sit.
We look forward to providing you with hotel babysitting, event childcare or childcare at other destinations!
OUR SITTERS ARE
- First Aid and CPR Certified
- Background Checked and Drug Tested
- Interviewed and Reference-Checked
OUR SITTERS WILL
- Arrive in a Destination Sitters polo shirt
- Wear a Destination Sitters photo ID tag
- Bring a bag of toys, games, and books for the children's entertainment
OUR SITTERS CAN
- Accomodate families with children of all ages
- Care for your child with special needs
- Be available during late hours for long sits
See Our Other Locations
Local Area Things for Parents to do
- Santa Barbara Mission
- Botanic Garden
- El Presidio de Santa Barbara
- State Street exploring
- Stern Wharf
- Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sea Doo's
- Scenic hikes above Santa Barbara
- Karpeles Manuscripts
- Santa Barbara County Court house – observation tower
- Santa Barbara Historical Museum
- Santa Barbara Museum of Art
- Arlington Center of the Performing Arts
- Granada Theatre
- Sunday's Arts & Crafts Show on Cabrillo Blvd.
- Ganna Walska Lotusland
- Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Local Attractions fun for kids
- Santa Barbara Zoo
- Santa Barbara Rock Gym
- Surrey Bike rides along the ocean
- Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
- Shipwreck Playground and Carousel
- McConnell's Fine Ice Cream
- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
- Stern Wharf & TY Warner Sea Center
- Sea and Land Tour
Every sitter arrives with a bag of games, books, and age-appropriate activities for your children.
Fully Checked & Vetted
Every sitter is First Aid & CPR certified, background checked, drug tested, and reference checked, personal and professional.
Special Needs & Multilingual
Upon request, we have sitters who can care for families of children with special needs or speak other languages.
We provide stress-free group childcare that fits your budget and a wide variety of activities for your function.
We provide on-site childcare at your hotel or venue. We work directly with your wedding coordinator or venue.
Traveling with your pet? Hire a sitter to feed, play, walk, and snuggle with your pet, because pets are family too!
years in business
Yvonne Lane Wonder
Founder & Managing Director
As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, an entrepreneur for over 35 years, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. Especially when traveling away from home, there is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do.
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel
Davis has worked for 30 years for major law firms and businesses in the US and around the world and has started, managed, grown and sold numerous companies. With a BA from Harvard, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (England), a JD from Stanford Law School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Davis is uniquely poised to help the company to provide the highest quality in the industry. Davis is also a full-time father of two boys.
As the business operations manager, Alex helps develop social media marketing strategies, provides hands-on customer service, schedules, and conducts on-site inspections for corporate events and weddings, and organizes staff for events. He also recruits hotels and sitters for childcare, researches and prepares plans and materials for marketing to clients, and interviews prospective office staff. Alex graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in film after spending his first two collegiate years at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
Outgoing & very friendly; makes friends with everyone; into everything—if it moves, she hunts it; "Nose Connoisseur" –sniffs everything—it’s as if she is reading the morning paper! Loves afternoon naps; walks/runs 7 days a week and adores her brother, Apollo.
Shy but curious; must have 15 minutes of morning cuddles or pouts all day! Once he knows you, he is a 75lb. lap dog. Follows his sister, Artemis, like a puppy and ruins most of her hunts by barreling past her. Loves his mommy, afternoon naps in the sun, and walks/runs 7 days a week.
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- 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific
7 Days a week
- 888-SIT-KIDZ (888-748-5439)
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