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Laura Wildman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......

63 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lower State Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)

Experience expansive luxury in this riviera view apartment in the heart of the entertainment district, 2 blocks for 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. French doors open to a large private deck with views of the mountains, Riviera and city. The deck is equipped with an outdoor fireplace and BBQ. A 'loft' style great room with cathedral ceiling includes the kitchen, dining and living areas. The fully enclosed property is a peaceful refuge in easy walking distance of everything. There is gated off-street parking. Pick fresh fruit from the orange, plum and guava trees and ride provided bicycles for a beautiful relaxing holiday. A perfect romantic getaway. Maid service, in house massage and airport pick up available on request.

This is one of three apartments in an old home so please understand that this is not a good choice for loud late night partying. If you would like to check out the other two apartments, they are Mama Dux (one bedroom) and Baby Dux (studio).

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Wildman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Wildman

I take care of The 3 DUX and our guests for my cousin Inga Frick. She grew up in the house with her grandparents and mother. Her grandfather was "Papa Duck" to all of the kids of the extended family. He was much beloved by all the and The DUX are named in honor of him.

Laura Wildman purchased this condo in 1993

Why Laura Wildman chose Santa Barbara

Inga: Our family were renters in the house for 40 years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house for many years.

What makes this condo unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you! what a beautiful home and so well stocked! i've stayed in bigger places with far fewer thoughtful touches. this was absolutely perfect. i wish i could have had the time to enjoy bike rides and more daylight but i couldn't have had a nicer place for evenings of decompressing and studying i'd love to give your info to a friend who will come twice next year for school if you're comfortable with that. thanks for the receipt, i received it and am thrilled with the price. thanks again, your home is so inviting and just what i needed. warmly, sarah
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 63 traveler reviews

PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
average rating of 4.7936506 based on 64 reviews
5

Papa Dux redux

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Papa Dux and our ten days ended today so these impressions are fresh! We love this property for its character and the fact that the owner has thought of every possible convenience for her guests. We chose it last year because it looked charming. We chose it this year because we know it is. The deck overlooking the mountains is a major highlight and we spent plenty of time out there enjoying the view. The neighborhood has character, too -- and while it's nothing like its elegant neighbor Montecito, we prefer the feel of a "real" and lively 'hood. It is mixed use, meaning residential mixed with small business, so it is lively throughout the day (when we are usually at the beach or shopping!) and quiet at night. The unit is located a block off of State Street -- the main drag in SB -- which offers everything from Saks and Nordstrom to tattoo parlors -- and countless wonderful restaurants scattered between. We walked to the local movie theatre (there are three on State Street) and Starbucks (also three) and on at least one occasion took a slightly longer walk to the large downtown grocery store (we drove on subsequent visits simply because it was easier to transport the groceries.) Last year I commented on the sloped ceilings throughout the unit -- which I discovered by using my head, literally. This year I was more cautious and didn't have a problem (but first-timers should be aware!) Techies will love the a/v set-up and even the bedroom boasts a large wall-mounted television. WiFi is high speed and didn't go down one time in the ten days we were there. An added plus is the warm welcome by the manager and her sincere offer to do anything and everything possible to make our visit enjoyable. We now consider Papa Dux our Santa Barbara home and I am only reluctant to post this review because I'm afraid it will be more difficult for us to book the dates we want next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you're home safe and sound. Really enjoyed having you for the Papa Dux redux and hoping you'll redux again. It's a pleasure to have you visit our cozy space. I actually got up at 5, got my coffee and read one of the stories in your book. See you next year, maybe? :)
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5

Lovely little place. Great location. Had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Neat, clean and well taken care of by the owner

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Loved staying here and will return! So charming!

  • 5 of 5

So charming and quaint!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to host you and your friend and so glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope you'll come again with, a discount of course. Kindest greetings, laura an Inga
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5

super cute and very convenient.

  • 5 of 5

highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Looking forward to another visit

  • 5 of 5

Papa Dux was as delightful as described on the VRBO website. Excellent apartment, fantastic location and friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Lovely getaway with mountain view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the end of june in Santa Barbara.

The location has three apartmemts, 2 on ground floor ( or firts floor ) and ours on the first floor ( or in US on the second floor). All with their own front door. One apartment was rented out during our stay but we never heared anything.

Road next to the apartment is a through road and has some traffic. Nothing disturbing ( to us).

The pro's are , apart form being cozy, that is nearby to almost everything.

The apartment is cozy, has a separate bedroom and a very nice balconny with mountain view.

For birders; birding can even be done from the balconny . So bring your binoculars. Even had a hawk in the tree right next to the apartment. reminder: next time bring book on California birds!! Car parking on the presmisses is very convinient. Beach, pier, shops, restaurants, down town all on walking distance. if you prefer biking , that is complimentory to the apartmemt.

4 stars out of 5 because there should always be room for improvements.

We had a great stay and we would love stay here again if we are in the area.

laura and Inga thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frank, We're so pleased you enjoyed your time in the Papa Dux. Thank you for the tips for birders. I'm a bird lover myself and your review made me want to relax on the deck with my binoculars and see what I can see. We hope you'll return in the future and if you do, be sure to mention the discount. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
State St.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Route 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
State St.
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
West Beach

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (4 blocks to beach)

Other Activities: racquetball, shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball court, boating, health/beauty spa, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning, horseshoes

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Rates & Availability

Lower State Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
FALL'16
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$1,045
$3,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER ''16/'17
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$905
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING '17
Mar 1 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer '17
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,395
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Contact us for adjusted prices on stays of 5 or 6 nights or 21 nights or longer.
Payment by cash, check or echeck is much appreciated (but not required).
There is no tax on stays of 31 nights of longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Lower State Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , + convertible bed
  • The couch sleeps one adult or two kids comfortably. We lay down a duvet-covered tempurpedic mattress. We can also bring in a twin, bed-height blowup mattress for very comfy sleeping. We also lay a tempurpedic mattress on top.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
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
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
  • wind-surfing

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