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CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Ask for 20% discount on January rentals.

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,plums and pineapple kiwi) 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).

More Details

Owner
Laura Wildman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

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.

Amenities

Lower State House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN
average rating of 4.790323 based on 62 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and superbly run accommodation. Well located allowing easy access to beach, funk zone and downtown Santa Barbara. This place was perfect for us owner was attentive and responsive without ever being obtrusive.

Apartment was really comfortable with good equipment and comfortable bed and seating.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It really is a sweet, relaxing little spot. People love the proximity to the newest hot spot in the city, our "funk zone". We'd love to have you as our guests again. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Everything you could need in a lovely garden setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO properties and this is the best equipped and most carefully and lovingly maintained. Laura greeted us warmly and we felt that she would deal with any problems that arose but everything was perfect so we didn't need to ask for assistance. The outside space is beautiful and there are enough places to sit that we were always able to find a comfy spot in the sunshine. We always travel with lamps because most places do not have enough reading lights but we didn't even need to plug them in. Amazing. We are in our 70's and found the apartment very comfortable, however, some older people might find the stylish furniture and the lower bed difficult to manage. If we return to Santa Barbara this is definitely where we will stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful suite close to excellent amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Mama Dux was a wonderful place for our road trip down the coast! We comfortably fit four adults in the suite - which was a perfect place to rest in between our explorations of Santa Barbara. The house is located close to the beach, State Street, and several of our favorite Santa Barbara food purveyors (Santa Barbara Roasting Company, D'Angelo's Bread, and Backyard Bowls). Plus, all of the shopping on State St. and restaurants further up the way are all within walking distance! Laura was incredible at responding to communication before our stay and was welcoming without being overbearing when we arrived! The next time we travel through Santa Barbara again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another fab stay...

  • 5 of 5

We are once again incredibly pleased with our stay. We will be doing it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same about our returning guests! Their "home away from home." See you next year. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Beautiful apartment, well situated

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mama Dux. The apartment had everything we needed and the location is perfect for downtown and the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, It's a grand little spot, so convenient to everything. We're just so happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back for more, we'd love to have you! Smiles, Laura and Inga
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Papa Dux Heart of the City

  • 5 of 5

Papa Dux combines an ideal location and great facilities with a beautiful mountain backdrop. We stayed for 3 weeks and enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. It is just 2 blocks to the shops and restaurants of State Street or a 3 block walk to the Wharf or the bars, wine tasting rooms and art galleries of the Funk Zone. The deck is perfect for early coffee or later cocktails but the joy is to watch the constant play of the sun and clouds on the mountain backdrop. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make our Papa Dux the perfect getaway for all. It's is the best possible place for a car-free, stress-free vacation. It was such a pleasure to host Chris and Zebby! They were the perfect guests and it was fun to get to know them a bit. Come again, that is, if you don't end up living here. Smiles, Laura
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$284
From
$299
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,559
$4,295
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,199
$3,395
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,095
 
 
Spring '18
Mar 1 2018 - May 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$239
Sat
$1,189
$4,328
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,095
 

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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