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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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HOURGLASS RETREAT WITH SPA, NEAR TOWN

Special Offer! Romantic Deal, with Hot tub near town! April 20 - September 15

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 1-4, 700 sq ft

You will be hard pressed to find more quality and amenities for the price than the Hourglass offers. 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 a short drive gets you 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!

For our weekly guests only: Enjoy a free use ($80 value) for an arranged time of two hours, of our two electric bicycles to explore the area. (extra security deposit required) So many bike paths to use around town and at the beach and these bikes make gentle hills no effort at all.

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 harbour 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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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment

Wendy Rockwood

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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!

Wendy Rockwood purchased this cottage in 2003

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174983
+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Mesa, AZ
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Great Escape In The Hills of Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 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, 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!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174983
+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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A Peaceful, Private Haven

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 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.
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174983
+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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"A Fabulous Retreat/Getaway"

"A Fabulous Retreat/Getaway"
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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!
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
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+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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A True Retreat

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 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.
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Hourglass Retreat with Spa, near Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174983
+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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Great House-Can't Wait to Make it Back!

Great House-Can't Wait to Make it Back!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 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!

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Old Mission Santa Barbara
"A must see--Queen of the Missions. Hear the beautiful bells from the Hourglass!"
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
"Close enough to walk--a favorite for families & children."
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
"Sip a glass of wine & watch the sun set. Free parking & nice beach walk."
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
"A local beach with free parking. Only a 15 minute drive from the Hourglass."
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
"Beautiful place just down the street from the Hourglass. Walking trails, too."
State Street Shopping & Dining
"Stroll through the Spanish Architecture downtown area. Many boutiques & restaurants of all s..."
La Super-Rica Taqueria
"Julia Child's favorite Mexican food. Written up in Sunset Magazines top picks!"
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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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! Romantic Deal, with Hot tub near town!

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 20, 2014 to Sep 15, 2014

Enjoy all the Romantic features of your own private retreat near downtown. Views from every window and your own personal private yard and hot tub. So close you can walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara, yet on this acre property you will feel miles away! Offer saves $200 a week for maximum two people.

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 14 2014
$260
$260
$1,295
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Sep 14 2014
$300
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$260
$260
$1,295
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Winter (holidays higher)
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
$240
$240
$1,195
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$300
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
Notes: One price for 1-4 people. Five nights get the benefit of the weekly rate.   
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$240
$240
$1,195
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$300
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
Notes: One price for 1-4 people. Five nights get the benefit of the weekly rate.   
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$300
$300
$1,495
5 nights
 
Notes: One price for 1-4 people. Five nights get the benefit of the weekly rate.   
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 26 2015
$240
$240
$1,195
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    
 
Spring
Mar 27 2015 - May 14 2015
$260
$260
$1,295
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates quoted for up to 4 people, for 1-2 people deduct $25 a night or $200 a week    

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning $100

Notes

  • Rates are quoted for up to 2 people, for 3-4 people add $25 a night or $200 a week.
  • Cleaning $100. Tax of 10% on stays of less than 30 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

    Inquire about monthly stays November through May, otherwise weekly rates apply

    July and August have five night minimum which gets the benefit of the weekly rates. Weekly is the lowest rate.

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

Amenities

Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Spa
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
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:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
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
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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