|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||700 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Spa, Away from it all, City, Mountain|
Description from the owner
Rated "Excellent" by Trip Advisor & Top Vacation Rental Winner by FlipKey
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 the 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 personal washer/dryer. The living room is furnished with a Ligett and Platt mattress in the sofa bed that is a combo air/sleeper mattress for exceptional comfort. A gas fireplace and a Large screen HD, L...Read more
ROMANTIC RETREAT WITH SPA--Close to downtown
Santa Barbara, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Five minutes to downtown; ten to the local beach; 15 minutes from the airport
Location Type Away from it all, City, Mountain
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
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|Rate Summary||$200 - $265||$200 - $265||$995 - $1,295||$0||2 nights|
|Mar. 9 2013 - Mar. 9 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 14 2013
|May. 15 2013 - Sep. 16 2013
|Sep. 17 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Mar. 31 2014
|All Other Dates||$200||$200||$995||-||2 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
RATES QUOTED are for TWO People, For up to Four add $35 a day or $200 a week.
5 day stayrequired July & August which receives the weekly rate. Weekly is lowest rate in the summer.
10% bed tax on room rate for all stays under 31 days
Cleaning Fee $100. Rates quoted are for up to two people. For three or four, add $35/night or $200/week.
Please note: Holidays have higher rates and longer minimum stays.
All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card..
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Chagrin Falls Ohio
We really enjoyed our stay at Hourglass. It was so cosy and relaxing.The bed was very comfortable,,and we loved the fireplace on the rainy days. Thanks Wendy for the gift card , the restaurant was excellent. We especially liked that it was so close to downtown Santa Barbara yet very quite. We would definitely choose Hourglass again.
Santa Barbara Delight
Daly City, CA
Had a delightful two day visit with my adult daughter at Hourglass. It was spacious, comfy, and quiet. We were in town for a Yoga workshop. Truly enjoyed the early morning stroll to Mass at the Mission, which was just a mile away. Loved the way the sun and moon streamed through the window and door panes; the fruit trees and bird song celebrating life. Needless to say, it was a short, but lovely, stay.
The perfect honeymoon!
Our honeymoon in Santa Barbara could not have been more perfect or romantic.. and much of this was due to the amazing vacation home The Hourglass.
We were amidst beautiful lush scenery and had complete, tranquil privacy in this homey cottage.
We loved cooking dinners with the fully equipped kitchen, relaxing in the hot tub, waking up to the sun streaming in our windows, listening to mellow music on the ipod dock, and eating out on the little patio...
The drive to the beach wasn't bad as there are so many beautiful beaches around to explore, and the distance to the fabulous State Street was perfect (minutes away).
Amazing, amazing home... we're already talking of returning for an anniversary and are in love with Santa Barbara!
Thank you Wendy!!
Amazing Central California Vaca..
We had the most incredible week in Santa Barbara! We loved the little house, although we didn't spend any time in the hot tub or use the grill as we had expected. Loved the simple yet lovely and higher-end decore and great crisp, white linens! The washer and dryer were very convenient. Only wish I had more time to hike and enjoy the fresh grapefruits! The wine tasting, kyaking, horse riding, and canyon runs were the highlights for me. We ate at the Fish House (amazing food) and Hitching Post and even the little Seafood Company at the end of the pier. To many great experiences to mention! The only suggestion I have is to change the picture on the ad, which is not actualy a picture of this rental but of the larger house beside it, as it's a bit misleading. Can't wait to come back to California Central Coast! Would definately stay at the Hourglass again. Thank you.
A lovely place to stay - close to everything, clean, kitchen well stocked with pans and utensils, plenty of fresh towels, great large stackable washer/dryer in new bath.
The perfect place for a quiet personal retreat
I loved the Hourglass - cozy, comfortable, clean and contemporary. Thank you, Wendy, for your kindness during the reservation process and for providing all those little touches which made me feel at home. The cozy fireplace on one cool evening, the ipod dock on the stereo so I could listen to "my" music, the spa which eased my aches, the water filter so I didn't need to buy bottled water, the washer/dryer so I could refresh my clothes and the oh so comfortable bed. Loved the walk through Rocky Nook Park to the Mission. Most of all I so appreciated the peaceful location and views of the lovely surrounding hills. Stayed 2 nights, felt like more, wished it could have been a week, or a month, or maybe the rest of my life! Looking forward to returning next year.
Glenn and Christine
A true home away from home
My wife grew up in SB. We travel to SB several times a year to visit relatives and of course to enjoy SB. The location is within walking distance to relatives, SB Mission, the Botanic Gardens and two Parks. Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendrys) is 6 miles away where just before sunset you will usually find us, wineglass in hand, observing dolphins (usually) and pelicans (always). Later, back "home" we normally enjoy the spa in the "private" backyard. The well stocked kitchen allows for easy meal preparation. Although it was January, one night we enjoyed a "tri-tip" from the bar-b-que grill, also located in the private backyard. The Hi Def television, encripted wireless internet, DVD player and stereo system rounded out the "at home" feeling. We are scheduled to return in June 2011 for a week. This time we are bringing our bicycles.
Bill & Pauline
Perfect for a relaxing getaway!
The Hourglass is in a beautiful private setting with everything needed to enjoy our time away from home. Very relaxing and quiet but within minutes of any activity Santa Barbara has to offer.
Cozy and Romantic
My wife and I have stayed in this property on three occasions and we will return again. The combination of going to a peaceful place, which is private, romantic and with a perfect location closed to restaurants and Down Town area make this house a perfect place to stay.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This was a comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
The hourglass was nicely decorated and very clean. We were immediately impressed by it and glad that we chose it. We enjoyed the spa and private patio very much. The house has all of the conveniences that we required for our week long vacation. Wendy was extremely professional and easy to work with.
Mark and Laura + Kids
Nice guest house
This was a clean, well located and very nicely decorated guest house. I would definitly return here and would not hestitate to recomend to anyone who was considering staying in Santa Barbara.
Wolfgang & Elisabeth
The perfect vacation home
We have spent some truly amazing 9 weeks at the Hourglass! We loved the hot tub & the fireplace! Also, the location is just perfect, both for exploring beautiful Santa Barbara & its stunning surroundings & working at Ucsb in Goleta. Everything is just a short drive or walk away. If ever we come back to Santa Barbara, we'd love to stay here again! Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable!
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