Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town

Special Offer! Romantic couple discount $200 off the week! September 29 - March 31

Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 28, 2014
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, as do stays for just 2 people. Please contact the owner for this pricing.

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
  • 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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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

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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
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
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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
Aptos, CA
5

Perfect getaway...

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, tranquil and private, yet close & convenient to downtown Santa Barbara. Incredibly comfortable, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and all the amenities you need. Bed was super comfortable, as was the fold out couch (something I didn't think possible!). From the sheets & towels to the fresh coffee beans, everything was top notch. Wendy was great to work with too. We highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy to share this special place and are so pleased everyone who has stayed there is so pleased with their stay! Wendy
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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
Santa Barbara, CA
5

The Hourglass is Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
The Hourglass is the most lovely place to stay! Nestled in Mission Canyon, you feel like you are away from the city, yet you are only a few minutes - walking, biking or driving - from so many beautiful Santa Barbara sights!

In addition to the beautiful, high quality interior and design of this amazing one bedroom hide-away, the Hourglass comes fully equipped with everything you can imagine you might need during your stay. Too many items to list! You will not be disappointed. There is a lovely deck outside the front and bedroom doors overlooking the canyon, including your own private patio, with patio table and chairs, private "always hot" hot tub, bbq, and lounge chairs for soaking up the warm SB sun.

All you need to bring is your suitcase and you're ready for the most fabulous Santa Barbara visit of your life!

I highly recommend this property to friends, family and professional acquaintances. The property owner, Wendy, is very professional, detail-oriented, and is so wonderful to work with. I absolutely look forward to my next stay at the Hourglass!

Enjoy!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  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.

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Special Offer! Romantic couple discount $200 off the week!

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 29, 2014 to Mar 31, 2015

Fall is some of the best weather in Santa Barbara. Beat the crowds and take a Fall beach vacation. Enjoy lower rates and if you are two people save even more! Couples get $200 off the weekly price. This property is close to all things Santa Barbara but guests enjoy privacy, views and a personal hot tub! Very romantic. You must contact the owner directly to get this discount put in your quote.

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall (ask about 2 person rate)
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter (ask for 2 person rate)
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving (for up to 4)
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,495
 
 
Winter (ask for 2 person rate)
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,195
 
 
XMAS/New Years (up to 4)
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,495
 
 
Winter (ask for 2 person rate)
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring (ask for 2 person rate)
Mar 27 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $100 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are quoted for 4 people. For 1-2 people ask for discount, $25 a day or $200 a week..
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,

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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. 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

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Beach
  • Downtown

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

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

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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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