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Romantic Getaway With Spa--Near Town in Santa Barbara

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vacation rental description

The Hourglass Spa Retreat is just a short walk from the Mission of Santa Barbara,yet 
close to downtown situated in the peaceful foothills. With views of mountains
from every window this bright airy chalet is a true retreat.

A generous 700 sq ft space, which includes a large bedroom with luxury bedding and a walk in closet. The fully tiled bath also contains a washer/dryer. The living room has an additional Liggett and Platt sofa bed that is a combo air/sleeper mattress for exceptional comfort. 

Gas fireplace,and a large screen HD, LCD HDTV are a focal point of the living area. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, full stove, refrigerator and plenty of storage. Relax in the Hot Springs Spa with Moto-massage and enjoy the privacy of an outdoor patio.

What a former Guest says about the Hourglass:

"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" Susie
S., Goleta, CA December2007-May 2008

"A wonderful place to stay on the last leg of our California vacation. The Hourglass is very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped--we really loved the hot tub! We will hopefully return someday soon!" Steve C., Doncaster, England, Sept. '09

"The Hourglass was the perfect accomodation for the two of us. Everything that we needed was provided. The area's quiet provided time for relaxation after a day of exlporing the area. If we return to Santa Barbara in the future, we would be pleased to stay at your property again. Thank you!" Wendy G., York, PA, Nov. '09

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cottage rental amenities

This property is in excellent condition!!

Amenities include: An incredible Mix of Quality and Value
--Fully-furnished kitchen
--Queen bed and queen leggett and platt sofa bed
--Wood paneled cathedral ceilings
--Indoor/outdoor eating areas
--High speed wireless internet
--Desk area
--HD large screen TV and cable
--Gas fireplace
--Personal Washer/dryer
--DVD,VHS, Stero CD and Ipod port
--Walk in closet
--Full Bath with tile floor
--Granite counters throughout
--Oak Hardwood floors
--Linens and towels
--Hot Springs Spa, "The Jetsetter" with Moto Massage
--Two plush robes for Spa use
--Coffee, self grinding coffee maker
--Hair dryer
--Iron/Ironing Board
--Spices provided

--High Chair & Porta-a-Crib can be provided

--iPod Docking Station

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim on the beach
in the same day! This property is close to the Mission, and Santa
Barbara Botanic Garden. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural
and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching,
fishing to local theatre, museums and cultural events.

There is no end to what you can enjoy in this beautiful city and
this location has you right there not far from any activity!

vacation rental rates

Rates quoted are for four people for only two people take $25 a night off or $200  a week

(Early Winter) Nov. 1-Jan 4- $235 a night.... $1195 a week

(Winter) Jan 5-March 31  $240 a night  $1195 a week

(Spring) April 1-May 14th $260/weeknight,...$260/weekend nigth....$... $1295 a week

(Summer) May 15th to September 15th $300/night...$300/weekend nt.... $1495 a week

Five day minimum in July and August. Two day minimum at all other times unless fewer days are all that is available or it is under 30 days to the reservation.

Cleaning fee $100.


$200 security deposit, (more for longer stays) returned within 14 days.


10% tax on stays under 31 days.


Two day minimum at all times.

HOLIDAYS are at higher rate.

All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.




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Peaceful, Private Haven

Review submitted: April 2, 2014   Date of arrival: February 17, 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.

Mary N.
London Ontario Canada

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A True Retreat

Review submitted: December 12, 2013   Date of arrival: December 7, 2013

Retreat is an excellent word for Hourglass---we find it very restful and comfortable, a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara. We love it's organization and convenience---definitely a home away from home, but in some ways better. We spent all of Sunday afternoon in front of the fire on those comfortable couches, reading and napping----something we wouldn't do at home because of the nagging chores.
We'll be sure to plan enough a head so that we can reserve Hourglass for our next visit.
Carl M., Concord, CA

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Great House--Can't Wait to Make it Back!

Review submitted: September 9, 2013   Date of arrival: August 24, 2013

We had an amazing stay here in beautiful Santa Barbara. My husband and I loved the Hourglass. It was the perfect house in an ideal location. We enjoyed the local restaurants, as well as evenings in, where we were able to grill outside and enjoy the night in. We also enjoyed the hot tub in the evening and looking at the stars. We were hoping for a relaxing vacation and that is exactly what we got! We took a day trip to the Big Sur area & Salinas to see Steinbeck's house. The rest of our week was spent on the beaches and around town. I was able to enjoy morning runs--I parked at the Mission and ran downtown--it was perfect. We loved our vacation and can't wait to make it back. Thanks so much for this great house!
Katie B., Alexandria, VA

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