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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town in Santa Barbara

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vacation rental description

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.

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Wendy Rockwood 805 207-9243

cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 700 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
      • Views of the mountains and hillsides from every window.
    • beach
    • downtown
  • Theme
    • spa
  • General
    • broadband access
    • gas fireplace
    • parking
    • 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
    • parking off street
    • wireless internet
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
    • sofa bed
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • air conditioning
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • grill
    • kitchenette
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • pantry items
    • stove
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor hot tub
    • spa whirlpool
    • whirlpool
    • jacuzzi
    • hot tub
      • Hot Springs Spa with "Moto-Massage"
  • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • vcr
    • radio
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • audio tape player
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
      • Private patio with outdoor eating and lounging area.
    • outdoor grill
    • beach chairs
    • small cooler
    • terrace
    • beach towels
    • wood deck
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • screen porch / veranda
    • balcony
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
    • pets not allowed
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • non smoking only
    • low allergen environment
    • long-term renters welcome
  • 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.

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • live theater
    • coin laundry
    • restaurants
    • synagogues
    • waterfalls
    • winery tours
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • boating
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • outlet shopping
    • sight seeing
    • antiquing
    • gambling casinos
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • parasailing
    • racquetball
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • equestrian events
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • paragliding
    • roller blading
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • pier fishing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • golf privileges optional

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  • owner Wendy Rockwood
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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 27 2014 - Sep 14 2014
$300
$1,495
2 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 20 2014
$260
$1,295
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$240
$1,195
2 nights
 
 
XMAS/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
$240
$1,195
2 nights
 
 
Spring
Mar 27 2015 - May 14 2015
$260
$1,295
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$240
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
One couple saves at this property!
Rates are quoted for 3-4 people for 1-2 maximum contact owner to save $25 a night or $200 a week.
Cleaning $100. Tax of 10% on stays of less than 31 days.
Holiday weeks are at the summer rate or more.
Over 30 days to a reservation preference is given to 3-5 days or more reservations. Shorter stays booked closer to the reservation
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Wendy Rockwood 805 207-9243

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traveler reviews for this santa barbara cottage rental

Great Escape In The Hills of Santa Barbara

Review submitted: June 14, 2009   Date of arrival: June 4, 2009

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

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: We are so happy to share a spot with our wonderful guests that truly offers all the best of Santa Barbara!

Helpful votes: 6 / 12

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

A Peaceful, Private Haven

Review submitted: April 2, 2014   Date of arrival: March 11, 2014

"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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

"A Fabulous Retreat/Getaway"

Review submitted: March 26, 2014   Date of arrival: February 10, 2014

My husband and I were totally happy and comfortable at the Hourglass Retreat. The accommodations were thoughtful, extensive and added to our stay greatly. Wendy was easy to work with and though she lives on the same "block", her presence was evident at just the perfect amount of times. The quiet and private home felt like we had a little slice of heaven with the outdoor spa, the clear bright stars every night, the comfortable options within the home; all added up to a wonderful week away for our almost 40th anniversary. Location-wise, we were close to many wonderful aspects of Santa Barbara plus excellent hiking, gardens and the historic Mission, to name a few. If stairs are an issue, this is not a place for you, but otherwise; go!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 03/14/2008.