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$229 / night
Total guests, Nights

ROMANTIC RETREAT WITH SPA Close to town on private acre – Home 3912291 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 30 nights min stay

ROMANTIC RETREAT WITH SPA Close to town on private acre – Home 3912291

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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, LCD TV are a focal point of the living room. Equipped with High speed internet and cable TV you will be able to stay connected. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator and plenty of storage. Relax in the Hot Springs Spa with Moto-massage and enjoy the privacy of an outdoor patio.Santa Barbara is called the "American Riviera" and this property truly allows you to take full benefit of the fantastic weather and beautiful scenery, while being close to all the action of the town and beach. A couple enjoys significant discounts at this property, ask for a quote to see what you will save. We have many repeat guests and we are sure you will be converted on your first stay.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Wendy R.
Average reply time:
40 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
06 May 2022
Years listed:
11
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
24 reviews

Excellent
21
Very Good
3
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

“Peaceful stay”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2018

The Hourglass is very well equipped so check to see what is there before you make your trip to the grocery. There is a bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed is the most comfortable we have slept on. The… More

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“Relaxing and lovely”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2015

The kitchen is super equipped. The hot tub was lovely. The bed was comfortable. I would highly recommend this place and we will rent it again if and when we go back to this area.

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Response from the owner We were happy to host you Janice. Visit again!

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Perfect place of us.”

Reviewed 22 May 2015

Great location. Everything we needed was there for cooking, relaxation, quiet. Super location. No one bothered us.

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“Easy to see why so many guests return here again and again. It's”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2014

Private, peaceful, spotless. One of the loveliest places we've rented. Nicely designed space with open plan living room, kitchen, eating area. Large bedroom and bath. Walk-in closet (with hangers… More

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“Lovely peaceful spot”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2014

This house has been newly renovated with comfortable furniture and great appliances. The street is peaceful and private. It is a great place to come back to after a day of sightseeing...there is even … More

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“A peaceful, private, haven.”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2014

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 kitche… More

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“A fabulous retreat/get away!”

Reviewed 6 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 li… More

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“Nice hideaway!”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2013

I went to work in Santa Barbara for a week. Rather than stay at a hotel, I rented Wendy's lovely Hourglass. Right from the start, Wendy was quick to reply to emails, and her communications were … More

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“Incredibly Beautiful and Romantic Retreat!”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2013

My fiance and I decided to stayed here in April for a much-needed relaxing/romantic getaway (and our first trip to Santa Barbara). We found "The Hourglass" on Trip Advisor, and thought it w… More

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“Really enjoyed our stay”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2013

The condo was fine and user friendly. Washer and dryer a plus and appliances worked great. Comfortable bed @ convenient bathroom. No problems with deposit and Wendy was great & easy to communicate… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Wendy (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Wendy (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Wendy (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Wendy the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Wendy (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Wendy (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Wendy (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Wendy (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Wendy (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Wendy (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Wendy (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Wendy (the owner) a message.

If Wendy (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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