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Special Offer! Romantic couple deal, save $200 a week! March 1 - October 1

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 3, 2015
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 1-4, 700 sq ft

Please contact owner (use email owner) to receive any special discounts that may apply to your reservation. Weekly reservations save significantly.. Please contact the owner for this pricing.

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

Your own free-standing chalet is close to everything Santa Barbara offers with the addition of privacy and views! Be close to everything downtown offers, restaurants, museums, and shopping, yet you are out of the fray to really relax at the end of the busy day. With attention to detail the Hourglass has taken in account all the needs you may have during your stay. Santa Barbara is known for its gorgeous weather but should it be very hot the house has air conditioning. Luxurious bedding, full kitchen, personal washer/dryer, wireless Internet, gas fireplace and large screen TV. On top of this you have your own personal yard and patio with personal Hot Springs jacuzzi with moto-massage to truly unwind and make this the most relaxing vacation of your life!

Guests who know Santa Barbara love our location:

A high percentage of our guests choose us because they know Santa Barbara and know the many benefits of our location. Those who have spent time in Santa Barbara know that the Hourglass is in a perfect location since it is so close to everything and yet you have the peacefulness of the foothills. Parking is another benefit with off street parking provided. Downtown Santa Barbara abounds with parking lots that offer 75 minutes free making it very easy to use a car. There is so much to discover in the area you will want to be able to freely explore and this location is the best place to take advantage of all Santa Barbara offers.

Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful cities: If you are new to Santa Barbara come experience its magic. Known to have incredible gardens and trees you will not be disappointed by its beauty. The coastline is marvelous with many beaches to explore. The wine country of Santa Ynez is just over the hills providing a completely different terrain so close to explore. The city offers so many cultural events. Check out the Santa Barbara Independent for listings of all the local happenings.

The harbor and pier bring the ocean within reach with a museum and charter boats to take to whale watch or fish.

Wendy and Chuck Rockwood: Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, your hosts Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are happy to recommend restaurants, and activities. Included are directions to favorite beaches and places to walk and shop. If you have questions they are happy to answer them and they look forward to your stay at the Hourglass.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with our guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves, so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A peaceful, private, haven."

My husband and I grew up in Santa Barbara.

We came for a 3 week respite.

Wendy is a wonderful hostess, and made our stay fantastic.

The hourglass was exactly what we needed!

Looking out the kitchen window you can see hummingbirds and scrubjays. Hearing the birds sing and the scent of lemon

trees, blowing through the window was so refreshing. The mountain views are great. Botanic Gardens is right up the street and well worth the $8:00 cover charge.

We will be back.
Mar 2014
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8 Reviews

5
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Mesa, AZ
5

Great Escape In The Hills of Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
What an awesome experience my wife and I had at the Hourglass and S.B. Each day held a new adventure for us from a 6 mile walk (round-trip) on Arroyo Beach to hiking at the end of Paradise Road (Gibralter Road Dam trail) to wine tasting in Santa Ynez and Solvang to dining out at Stella Mare's, Opal, Cold Springs Tavern and Rudy's. Santa Barbara has so much to offer and the Hourglass is conveniently located so that you can reach many destinations in a very short time. 5 to 7 minutes to Arroyo Beach (our favorite beach we found), 20 to 25 minutes to Paradise Rd. and hiking trails, 30 to 35 minutes to Santa Ynez and Solvang and only minutes from all the shops and restaurants on State St. Another A+ for us was the tranquiluity of returning home to a clean, well-maintained chalet with hot shower, comfortable bed and relaxing hot tub that allows a view of the stars. We did extensive research online and explored quite a bit while we were there and believe you would be hard-pressed to find a better price, location and amenities then you can find at the Hourglass.

We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

A&L from Arizona
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to share a spot with our wonderful guests that truly offers all the best of Santa Barbara!
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Everything was superb

  • 5 of 5
Loved the quiet, secluded location. Everything was extremely comfortable. The setting made you feel like you were in the mountains, yet we were only minutes from the beach. It was a most enjoyable time. Thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautiful location, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful unit located in the foothills with a breathtaking view of the mountains on one side and glorious sunsets on the other. It is spacious, very comfortably furnished with all the amenities, with nice linens and very clean. The location is just rural enough to be private and near enough to the city and it's services.
Enough of the description of the property...the hosts, Wendy and Chuck are the property's greatest assets. While staying there, Alan had a serious health issue that required a trip to the Emergency Room and an overnight stay at the nearby Cottage Hospital. Not being familiar with the area, I was lost. Chuck guided us to the ER and he and Wendy stayed in contact with us. I cannot explain what their support meant to us. Thank you again, Chuck and Wendy. Alan and Kathy (Connecticut)
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Winterthur
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a perfect stay at the Hourglass retreat without any troubles. If you like a nice and quite location near the state street at Santa Barbara this is a perfect location.
It was our second stay at this house and we enjoyed especially the sunny balkony and the Spa in the backyard.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Clean, comfortable, private

  • 5 of 5
great place to stay. Jacuzzi was easy and fun. Great lighting, very romantic. Easy check in check out. Many of the comforts of home. never saw another person from the property. Close to the beaches but feels miles away. Wish I could have stayed a couple more days.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p174983
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Francisco
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5
This place is wonderful! The owner provided great correspondence and the property is exactly as described. I was a little sad to see that there were set hours on the hot tub, but that's just because I am a night owl. I would definitely have a car if staying here. I left my phone charger there and Wendy was kind enough to mail it to me. The the stay and experience was great!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This is one of the best locations in town. Close to everything and yet you feel miles away. With plenty of privacy and views, the Hourglass in one of our favorite spots to spend time and all our guests have agreed. Many return again and again to relax in its magic.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Location is important in Santa Barbara! Why put yourself in noisy downtown locations, sharing walls and parking or be off far from town? Our location is free standing, your own personal retreat that offers complete privacy and views and parking at your door. The most charming and best beaches in Santa Barbara are those to which you drive so why limit yourself to walk to crowded downtown beaches that are not the best for swimming or relaxing. Our location is so close to town that you can walk, through distinctive upper east neighborhoods of large beautiful homes. In addition to this convenience by choosing our property you are gaining a place that offers what Santa Barbara is most known for, the beauty of the foothills. You will have discovered why famous people choose Montecito and neighboring Mission Canyon as 'the' place to live. Beachside locations can also get more fog than our area which is often sunny when the dreary patterns hit the coast.

Availability

From $239 Per night

Special Offer! Romantic couple deal, save $200 a week!

Special Offer From:
Dates Mar 1, 2015 to Oct 1, 2015

Enjoy all the Romantic features of your own private retreat near downtown. Views from every window and your own personal private yard and hot tub. So close you can walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara, yet on this acre property you will feel miles away! Offer good for maximum two people. Enjoy some of the best weather in the country in the 'American Riviera' that is Santa Barbara

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter (ask for 2 person rate)
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$1,199
 
 
Easter/Spring Break (ask if 2)
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,399
 
 
Spring (ask for 2)
Apr 13 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,299
 
 
Early Summer( Ask for 2)
May 16 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,499
 
 
Summer (ask for 2 rate)
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,499
 
 
Fall
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$249
$1,299
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$239
$1,199
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,499
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,199
 
 
Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,499
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$239
$1,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tourism fee ($2 a day) $2
  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation only prior to 30 days with $200 fee. Under 30 days no cancellation unless able to replace replace reservation.
Rental agreement required and is always the final word on policies.
Preference is given to 3-5 days or more reservations. Shorter stays booked closer to the reservation,

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Amenities

From the Owner

Walking distance to the Botanic Garden, the Mission and Natural History Museum this property is close to all the special things of the area without being in a crowded area. The privacy of your own patio and personal hot tub are a real plus as is the on site off-street parking. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Spa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Stacking washer/dryer in the bathroom. For our weekly guests: Enjoy one free two hour use of our two electric bikes ($80 value). Explore the many bike paths in town and at the beach and these bikes make the gentle hills no effort at all.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Ligett and Platt sofa bed
  • Luxury bedding awaits you with down comforter and high quality sheets. Large walk-in closet stows everything.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The new outdoor hot tub is a Hot Springs brand called the Jettsetter with Moto-massage. The TV is a large screen HDTV with HD video input from local cable. Full entertainment with DVD, VHS and CD playing capability. Also included are beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler for those trips to the shore.

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