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Laura Wildman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

MAMA DUX: CLASSY CLASSIC DOWNTOWN LUXURY

55 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lower State House Rental Photos and Description

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

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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Laura Wildman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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

4.8
based on 55 traveler reviews

MAMA DUX: CLASSY CLASSIC DOWNTOWN LUXURY
average rating of 4.8 based on 55 reviews
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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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4

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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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family! It was comfortable and had everything we needed... Including a crockpot! It was great to throw a meal in before we left and come back later and have a healthy meal waiting for us. I do recommend the farmers market they have downtown on Tuesdays, the fruit was delicious! The house was close to downtown, Stearns Wharf and the beach. We walked everywhere! But it was nice knowing Laura provided bikes just in case you wanted to ride.... A car was not needed once we arrived! Thank you for providing such a great place.... Hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit! May I say, your family were the perfect guests. When I came in after you left I was delighted at the condition of the apartment. Thank you so much for the laundry. Inga and I really hope you'll return for another dose of the Santa Barbara experience. Be sure and mention the return guest discount. Most kindly, Laura and Inga
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5

What A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Can't believe how well situated this place was. We walked everywhere. State Street is only a block away, Grocery store as well. We found several mexican eateries within walking distance. The bikes were a bonus as Santa Barbara is a bike friendly town. Two nights we walked to the Funk Zone for dinner. Also beach chairs and towels available. Laura checks in periodically to see how things are going. We're looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed everything about the Mama. It was a pleasure to hear and we look forward to hosting you again in the future for more Santa Barbara fun. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Lower State House 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
 
 
WINTER '16
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$905
 
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
$219
Fri,Sat
$955
 
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
 
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
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
CLEANING FEE $100
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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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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