BABY DUX: HIP HIDEAWAY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BABY DUX: HIP HIDEAWAY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Santa Barbara Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

A classy hideaway in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, four blocks up from the beach(five walking blocks). This artist designed studio apartment is small but beautiful. The apartment has exclusive use of the front porch of a lovely craftsman style house on a charmingly landscaped, fully enclosed private property in the center of the entertainment district . The elegantly designed corner couch is unusual. A drawer pulls out to convert it to a fabulously comfortable queen size bed. There is HDTV, WIFI, washer/dryer and gated private off street parking. BBQ on your porch, eat fresh fruit from the fruit trees and use the free bicycles for car free, stress free enjoyment. The owner grew up in the house (and also happens to be the artist). Relax and fell pampered in this thoughtfully re-designed and well loved home.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the manager
What a great place! It's a block from State St. 4 blocks to the wharf. I walked to everything, no need for a car. I stayed in the studio. Perfect for a business traveler, or a couple on a budget. I live in hotels. I'm on the road 52 weeks/year. The moment I opened the door, it was like being home. VERY comfortable homey apartment with laundry facilities and a private porch. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in Santa Barbara,

here's your answer. I LOVED THE PLACE.
May 2009
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Nephew Jon (in photo) handles email correspondence (I do, too) Cousin Laura is the Concierge. Gramma Shirley, now 92, works in the yard. You may see any one of us working in the garden or on the house. We all enjoy and appreciate our very special guests.Nephew Jon (in photo) handles email communication. Cousin Laura is the concierge. Gramma Shirley (92) works in the garden. We all enjoy and appreciate our wonderful guests. Inga Frick (owner)

Jon purchased this studio in 1993

Our family were renters in the house for 40 years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandmother and grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house. Both Jon and I grew up (at least partly) in the house. Our grandfather was 'Papa Duck' to all the children in the family. Thus The 3 DUX!

A beautiful home in a convenient location run by good people.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

LOCATION AND CHARM IN SANTA BARBARA

  • 5 of 5
This luxuriously decorated, impeccably clean, and thoroughly comfortable studio was a perfect place to spend five days back in Santa Barbara, my home for 30 years, until I moved away six years ago. Located just one block from State Street, with its convenient electric trolley service, shops, restaurants and just five blocks from the beach and Stearn's Wharf, this apartment is great for enjoying all that SB has to offer. Off-street parking, a very pleasant and surprisingly private porch, and bicycles are welcome amenities. Laura emailed me to let me know that the city planned an electic service outage one night and offered an extra flashlight or whatever else I felt I needed. It was not an inconvenience at all since I slept through the outage! She checked the next morning to be sure that all was well. I highly recommend this studio, especially as an alternative to similarly priced hotel rooms! Great location, thoughtful service, excellent value. Five stars!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

CLEAN, COZY AND WONDERFUL HOSTS!

  • 5 of 5
Just off State Street and a short bike ride to the beach an wharf - Baby Dux is cozy and clean, and it has everything you need when traveling through. The hosts were extremely warm and welcoming.
There are even free bikes (although we didn't have time for it, it's great that they are there)
We loved it and will definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Solvi,
We're thrilled you were so pleased you extended you're stay. Please come again, we'll love to see you.
Best,
Laura
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Austin
5

GREAT STAY ON SANTA BARBARA

  • 5 of 5
The property is right in the middle of all the action in Santa Barbara. The private parking is such a huge bonus. You can park your car and walk to so many different activities.
Baby Dux is ideal for one or two people. There is even a small grill in case you want to enjoy the weather and hang out outside. The property is clean and well maintained. Laura checked in on us to see if we needed anything and was very friendly and helpful. I world certainly stay here again if visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for the lovely review. Please come again.
Best, Laura, Inga and Jon
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sahuarita, AZ
5

GOOD VALUE IN BEST LOCATION TO EVERYTHING.

  • 5 of 5
We were so fortunate to arrive at the property while Laura was there. She was very helpful and showed us the unit and the various features. We had a bit of trouble the first evening getting the bed set up, but when I let Laura know she was there the next afternoon to show me the "trick" of bracing the bottom unit with a foot to pop up the lower mattress. Things went smoothly although I never could access the Netflix feature, but it was no big deal for us as there was so much else to do in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area that we probably would not have had time for watching movies anyway. The property is only a block from State Street, the main downtown street, and 4-5 blocks from Stearns Wharf and the beach. The location was outstanding and the unit was safe, quiet and comfortable. We were able to park our car in the enclosed area with gate security and privacy. It was just an ideal situation. If we should return one day to Santa Barbara, we would certainly choose this property or one of the other 2 in the same house.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve and Marion,
We appreciate all the positive comments and really hope you will return again and stay with us.
Until then......
Very best to you both,
Laura, Inga and Jon
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles
4

CHARMING SMALL HIDEAWAY RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT

  • 4 of 5
We had a really nice time at "Baby Dux". Its tucked away just a short block off of state street right in the best area for good eats and drinks. You're just a short walk from the water and the property is beautiful. I'd recommend anyone that's looking for a unique location and that rental charm to look no further.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim,
Inga, Jon and I are so pleased you enjoyed your time in the Baby Dux.
We hope you return in the future.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
Best to you,
Laura
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

WONDERFUL STUDIO

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I traveled to Santa Barbara for our anniversary. We stayed there for a week and loved this lovely studio. It was so convenient to park the car and walk down to the main strip for dinner or a day in the sun. We rode the bikes, although they are rusty and could use a tune-up (if you are reserving this place for the use of the bikes, you might be disappointed). The sofa bed is comfortable and the in-unit washer and dryer is a big plus! We came home with clean clothes and simply needed to put them away in our drawers. At first we didn't think there was heat in the bathroom but then realized that the face plates were switched (the one with the labels for the switches revealing there was heat was on another outlet). Location is wonderful although there are slightly thin wall so don't get rowdy. ;) Another renter was for a night but I guess they had reason...it was New Year's after all. :) We will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are constantly working to improve the property and will get those face plates switched around. We are also planning on building a shelter for the bikes so that they don't rust. Future guests can be confident that these issues will be addressed!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

* Santa Barbara Bowl

* Walk in the hills above the city (ask for directions)

Top things to do on a budget

* Visit Super Rica on Milpas, order #16

* Sharkeez Taco Tuesday, margarita and fantastic taco under $10

Top things to do with a family

* santa barbara zoo

* skate board park

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Barbara Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 14
May 23 2014 - Sep 7 2014
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$194
Fri,Sat
$972
$3,674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL '14
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$171
From
$183
Fri,Sat
$891
$3,329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER '14/'15
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$148
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$788
$3,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING '15
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$171
Fri,Sat
$845
$3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER '15
May 22 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$194
Fri,Sat
$972
$3,674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL '15
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$171
From
$183
Fri,Sat
$1,045
$3,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER '15/'16
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$148
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$788
$3,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Homeaway(VRBO) calculations are inaccurate for stays of 5 or 6 days or 21 days or more. (You should never pay more than the weekly rate for stays of less than a week or more than the monthly rate for stays of less than a month). Contact us for an accurate quote for stays of these lengths. There is no tax on stays of 31 days or longer.
Payment by cash, check or echeck much appreciated.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Barbara Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
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