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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Lower State House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Deck, Sleeps 4-5

Prices reflect a 20% discount for the month of December, 2016.

Experience enveloping luxury in this designer apartment in a classic craftsman house one block from the center of town, two blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and five walking blocks to the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. The house is on a fully enclosed, landscaped property with fruit trees, flowers fountains and gated off street parking. Pick fresh fruit (oranges and plums) and ride the free bicycles for a healthy, relaxing stay in the heart of Santa Barbara. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, patio with fountain, patio furniture, BBQ, 3D HD Smart TV.

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 Baby Dux (studio) and Papa Dux (one bedroom).

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
Laura Wildman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Laura Wildman

Laura: I take care of The 3DUX and our guests on behalf of my cousin, Inga Frick. Inga grew up in the house with her mother and grandparents. Her grandfather was know to the extended family as Papa Duck. The DUX are named in his honor.

Laura Wildman purchased this house 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. Our grandfather was 'Papa Duck' to all the children in the family. Thus The 3 DUX!

What makes this house unique

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

20% DISCOUNT ON DOWNTOWN LUXURY
average rating of 4.759259 based on 54 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Super location, very comfortable and quiet. No problems at all! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're just as happy as can be that you loved the Mama Dux. When you do come again, be sure to mention you've been before for our returning guest discount. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Somewhat Disappointed

  • 3 of 5

This is a very difficult review to write. We've stayed in many VRBO properties over the years with wonderful experiences. We selected this particular property because of its location and the many positive reviews on the website. The pictures looked fantastic. Our apartment was one of three in this craftsman home. It describes the apartment as "classy and luxurious" and could be. The apartment description states that it is accessible to the elderly/infirmed. Not the case. I use a cane to get around. There were a few steep stairs leading up to the entrance. For anyone in a wheelchair, it would be very difficult. The large seating in the living room made it difficult getting around and are not comfortable for adults. However, I believe the biggest problem was the uneven floor in the kitchen (wood and tile). There is at least a 1 inch drop between them. We needed to be constantly aware of this difference in elevation as we walked around the kitchen or to access back restroom. You need to negotiate via a 2 ft path in front of refrigerator to pass through. I tripped twice. We found the lighting throughout inadequate. The king bed is about 1-1/2 feet from the floor, thus it was difficult getting on/off the bed. The mattress was uncomfortable and should be replaced with a better one or a different bed altogether. The other renters (or renter) were noisey. On our first night they didn't stop until after 1 AM. The walls here are very thin and we could hear their conversations. The description stated that "consciege service was onsite" but we saw no evidence of this. Although there was minimum information available online, it would have been appreciated if there was more information in the apartment. Lastly, we recognize that owners/managers provide different services, but there was no welcoming note, nor snacks upon arriving. The last place we stayed provided fresh croisssants, homemade jam, yogurt, coffee, and eggs for three days. Yes, a little over the top, and we know that not everyone does that. However, we usually receive some form of hospitality, other than water/coffee. Usually a Journal is available for us to write about our experience. None provided here. We made the best of our time because we make our own fun, and it is always nice to visit Santa Barbara and discover new and wonderful restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, unique and very usable.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, very usable. Everything you would need for your stay from one night to two weeks.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phantom, glad we could make your stay cozy. When we're away, that's what we want to be! Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Santa Barbara Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The name of this home says it all! Classy classic downtown luxury is an understatement. This is by far one of the nicest VRBO's we have stayed in. The overall home is a dream to come home to after a day on the town. Within walking distance to all of the grand things on State Street as well as the wharf. The home is stocked with all of the necessities and has a full kitchen with everything that you may need - including a crockpot! We were sad to leave and will certainly keep this on our 'go-to' list the next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not be more delighted over this glowing review. We certainly hope you will come again in the future and when you do, remember to ask for the return Guest discount. It was a pleasureto host you and your family. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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4

Great place to stay in SB

  • 4 of 5

Convenient location. Very well maintained. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, great location

  • 4 of 5

This rental was delightful! It had everything we needed for two couples and a baby. You cannot beat the location. Only one block off State St, close to lots of restaurants, shopping and the beach. We hardly used our car at all. The listing says this rental sleeps four and that is true, but it is essentially one room so as long as you don't need a lot of privacy it's fine. Property manger was very helpful. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to meet your party and so glad you had such a good time. Thank you for the very nice review. If you return, we offer a discount so be sure to mentiion it. Warmly, Laura And Inga
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
EAST BEACH/WEST BEACH
Car: not necessary

Designer apartment in a classic craftsman home one block from the center of town and five (walking)blocks to the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. It is in a fully enclosed, landscaped compound with fruit trees, flowers fountains and gated off street parking. Pick fresh fruit (oranges and plums) and enjoy free use of the bicycles for a healthy relaxing stay in the heart of Santa Barbara. WIFI, Washer/dryer, dishwasher, patio with fountain, patio furniture and BBQ, HD/3D/TV, stereo with MP hook-up. Maid service and massage available on request.

Rates & Availability

Lower State House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter '16
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter '16
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
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 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$955
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER '17
May 19 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
 
FALL '17
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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 '17/18
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$905
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $100
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

We have been lucky to have wonderful guests and happily anticipate adding you to that family.

Once you are booked we will send a detailed confirmation email that you should look over carefully. Your reply constitutes our agreement. There are only two major things that I ask: That you understand that you are renting one of three apartments in a house and that this is a poor choice for loud partying. Reasonable consideration keeps it a peaceful refuge for everyone. The other rule is a strong one: absolutely no smoking in the house! Smoking outside is fine as long as it’s considerate of other guests who might be annoyed by the smoke and if nearby windows or doors (where smoke might drift into the interior) are shut. There is a $1000 charge for detectable cigarette smoke.

Cancellation policy: If cancellation should become necessary we do extra advertising and work on filling the reservation until the reservation dates are past and every effort has been made at recovery. We will refund whatever we are able to recover. We make every effort and so charge $50, whatever the outcome. The earlier you let us know, of course, the better the chances are of making full recovery.

Dogs are considered on a case by case basis. You should communicate with me regarding your dog. After a couple of disasters we are no longer taking large or shaggy dogs (however lovable or well behaved) and we are particularly careful in the shedding season (spring and summer) Sorry!

Mutual consideration works!

THANK YOU ! :) Inga and Laura (and the rest of the family)

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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • 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
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , daybed sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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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