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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, Near Town

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Romantic couple discount $200 off the week! Details

Downtown cottage description

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.

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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Ligett and Platt sofa bed...moreless

          • Luxury bedding awaits you with down comforter and high quality sheets. Large walk-in closet stows everything....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • 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. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Theme

                  • Spa

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Downtown
                  • Mountain View:

                    Views of the mountains and hillsides from every window....moreless

                  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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  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

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Private patio with outdoor eating and lounging area....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Hot Springs Spa with 'Moto-Massage'...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Spa Whirlpool
                  • Whirlpool

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Special offer: Romantic couple discount $200 off the week!

                      Enjoy some of the best winter weather in the country! Beat the crowds and take a Winter 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. Guests enjoy privacy, views and a personal hot tub! Very romantic. Selecting 5 days or more will get you the weekly discount for two.

                      Offer for: Dec 9, 2014 - May 15, 2015 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      XMAS/New Years (up to 4)
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,495
                      Winter (ask for 2 person rate)
                      Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $235 $235
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,195
                      Spring Break (ask if 2)
                      Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,395
                      Spring (ask for 2)
                      Apr 7 - May 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,295
                      Early Summer( Ask for 2)
                      May 16 - Jun 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,495
                      Summer (ask for 2 rate)
                      Jun 6 - Sep 7, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,495
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $240

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are quoted for 2 people for 3-4 add $15 a day per person 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.


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                      Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Old Mission Santa Barbara

                        "A must see--Queen of the Missions. Hear the beautiful bells from the Hourglass!"

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                      • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

                        "Close enough to walk--a favorite for families & children."

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                      • Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

                        "Sip a glass of wine & watch the sun set. Free parking & nice beach walk."

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                      • Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

                        "A local beach with free parking. Only a 15 minute drive from the Hourglass."

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                      • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

                        "Beautiful place just down the street from the Hourglass. Walking trails, too."

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                      • State Street Shopping & Dining

                        "Stroll through the Spanish Architecture downtown area. Many boutiques & restaurants of all s..."

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                      • La Super-Rica Taqueria

                        "Julia Child's favorite Mexican food. Written up in Sunset Magazines top picks!"

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                      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.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About: 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!

                      Why Downtown:
                      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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      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.


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                      • Luxury Bedding and down comforter

                        Luxury Bedding and down comforter

                      • Walking distance to Santa Barbara Mission

                        Walking distance to Santa Barbara Mission

                      • Indoor and outdoor eating areas

                        Indoor and outdoor eating areas

                      • Hot Springs Spa with Moto-Massage

                        Hot Springs Spa with Moto-Massage

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • Gas fireplace, wireless Internet

                        Gas fireplace, wireless Internet

                      • Cozy couch to take in the views of the hillsides outside your window

                        Cozy couch to take in the views of the hillsides outside your window

                      • Dining area that expands to seat four

                        Dining area that expands to seat four

                      • Washer and dryer for at home convenience

                        Washer and dryer for at home convenience

                      • Airy open space with cathedral ceilings

                        Airy open space with cathedral ceilings

                      • Spacious feel

                        Spacious feel

                      • Spot the hawks and incredible star views from your balcony.

                        Spot the hawks and incredible star views from your balcony.

                      • Views from all windows

                        Views from all windows

                      • Second story maximizes views-garage storage only,

                        Second story maximizes views-garage storage only,

                      • Granite counter and tiled bath

                        Granite counter and tiled bath

                      • Comfortable Liggett and Platt air/sofa bed

                        Comfortable Liggett and Platt air/sofa bed

                      • Indoor dining with fold out table for four

                        Indoor dining with fold out table for four

                      • Be away from it all, yet close to everything.

                        Be away from it all, yet close to everything.

                      • Up to date HDTV and gas fireplace to set the mood

                        Up to date HDTV and gas fireplace to set the mood

                      • Lovely granite counters, full shower and bathtub in spacious bathroom

                        Lovely granite counters, full shower and bathtub in spacious bathroom

                      • Romantic decor add to the ambience

                        Romantic decor add to the ambience

                      • Soak away the stress

                        Soak away the stress

                      • Desk to work from, wireless internet included

                        Desk to work from, wireless internet included

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      $235 - $300 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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