Romantic Hourglass Retreat with Spa-Special for Two!(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 1-4, 700 sq ft
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.
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Member since: 2008
- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 - Mar 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 18 - May 14, 2017
5 night min stay
May 16 - Sep 14, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Tourism Fee($2.20 a day) $2
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 12%
$200 Discount for Two people on 5 nights or more (non-holiday) for stays booked prior to June 2017
Cancellation only prior to 60 days with $200 fee. Under 60 days no cancellation unless able to replace replace reservation.
Rental agreement required and is always the final word on policies. County tax 12% on stays less than 31 days and $2.20 SB tourism feed per day.
Preference is given to 3-5 days or more reservations. Shorter stays booked closer to the reservation,
HOLIDAY PRICING IS HIGHER. Please Inquire.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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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.
Rockwood Vacation Retreats
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 Mission Canyon (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
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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- Fax: +1 866 771-3985
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Luxury Bedding and down comforter
Walking distance to Santa Barbara Mission
Indoor and outdoor eating areas
Hot Springs Spa with Moto-Massage
Fully equipped kitchen
Gas fireplace, wireless Internet
Cozy couch to take in the views of the hillsides outside your window
Dining area that expands to seat four
Washer and dryer for at home convenience
Airy open space with cathedral ceilings
Spot the hawks and incredible star views from your balcony.
Views from all windows
Second story maximizes views-garage storage only,
Granite counter and tiled bath
Comfortable Liggett and Platt air/sofa bed
Indoor dining with fold out table for four
Be away from it all, yet close to everything.
Up to date HDTV and gas fireplace to set the mood
Lovely granite counters, full shower and bathtub in spacious bathroom
Romantic decor add to the ambience
Soak away the stress
Desk to work from, wireless internet included
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017
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