My partner will be on sabbatical next year. After many discussions and going back and forth between many places, we are planning to head west to Santa Barbara, CA for 4-6 months in Jan, '16. It was a tough choice because I really wanted to experience big city life, but my partner has Raynaud's and every big city we were interested in really didn't allow her to escape weather below 60 degrees. I'm also from Southern CA and since I moved back to the bitter cold for our relationship, I thought it only fair that she know exactly what I gave up for her. Plus, we have some good friends and colleagues at UCSB, though we'd like to stay in the downtown Santa Barbara area, not Goleta.
Aside from the typical sabbatical rental sites, VRBO, and Craigslist, are there other resources you folks know about?