BABY DUX: HIP HIDEAWAY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Inga Frick

Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
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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's entertainment district. The apartment is one block from State St., 2 blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and four blocks up from the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. 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 bed couch is unusual. A drawer pulls out to convert it to a really comfortable queen size bed with tempurpedic topper. We can add an extra single bed if needed. 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. Relax and fell pampered in this thoughtfully re-designed and well loved home. This is a 'quiet' property as it is one of three apartments in an old home so please understand that this is not a good choice for loud late night partying.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Inga Frick (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Inga Frick

I have been a professional artist all of my life and I grew up in this house. Turning it into vacation rentals was a labor of love. It is a family run business: Gramma Shirley moved out of her home in order to convert the house to vacation rentals. Cousin Laura is the Property Manager and Concierge. Nephew Jon sometimes handles reservations (I do too) We all enjoy and appreciate our very special guests.

PS -- we don't really speak 19 languages but we can google translate like crazy.

Inga Frick (owner)

Inga Frick purchased this studio in 1993

Why Inga Frick chose Santa Barbara

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!

What makes this studio unique

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

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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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 20 reviews
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
+1 -202 302-7998
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
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

Charming and complete studio in great location

  • 4 of 5
This studio was very clean and nicely done up. The location is unbelievable - 2 blocks to the happening center of town and a short bike ride (on cruiser bikes provided with property!) or trolley to the beach. This was our first visit to Santa Barbara and we had no idea where anything was, but didn't want to have a car. Biking to State Street to eat or a movie, or to the beach was so pleasant and easy. Info provided by our hosts helped a lot. Our concierge, Laura, was very accommodating and made sure we could get in to the studio and the bikes when she was unavailable. Lovely stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ingrid,
We appreciate the lovely review from your stay here with us in Santa Barbara. We hope that you will return again to explore more of our beautiful city.
My best to you and your husband,
Laura
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Breathtaking,Beautiful,Perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Excellent , everyone is so friendly and helpful. Perfect location I went for Concert at SB Bowl.
Saturday night we walked to State St for dinner and then took walk to end of pier!!

Sunday went for 2 1/2 mile or more bike ride to the beach beautiful ride.
My son went exploring the coast by bike while I was at the show.
Baby Dux was so wonderful everything about it!! We definitely will make this a returning vacationing destination!!
A special thank you to Inga, Laura and Jon for sharing your lovely property and hospitality and professionalism.
It was Home Away from home didn't want to leave. And 99 Cent store so clues was an added bonus.
Thank you so much highly recommend this property!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debra and Derek,
You sure squeezed a lot into a couple of days. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations and the fun things you got to do while you were here. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Best to you both,
Laura, Jon and Inga
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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
+1 -202 302-7998
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279875
+1 -202 302-7998
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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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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

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