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CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

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 a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lower State in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , daybed sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN
average rating of 4.779661 based on 59 reviews
5

Another fab stay...

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

Beautiful, unique and a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are in our 60's, so were a little worried by one October review of Mama Dux. While this may not be the place for a wheelchair, I've had knee surgery and am far from agile, but I had no problems whatsoever with getting around this gorgeous open place. The steps are few and gentle, I love the walk-in shower, and the seating was easy and luxurious. I'm a poor sleeper and am pretty fussy about beds, but I slept like a log in that wonderful bed. There were others staying while we were there (we saw their car in the evenings), but we never heard them, even at night when I'm most likely to hear even the quietest of sounds. And because it's so close to everything, we strolled to all kinds of shops, restaurants and even the beach. Laura called us as soon as we arrived and was very attentive, but honestly, the place had everything we needed. so we didn't have to call her. All in all, a uniquely beautiful place and a wonderful experience. We'll definitely be back--as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely property, perfect for vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a home away from home. Much more space and amenities than a hotel. Great location. We walked eveywhere. Nice kitchen with all the items needed to prepare and cook a meal. We watched 3 seasons of Sherlock, at night on the wonderfule TV in the bedroom and in the day on the living space TV. Very nice setup.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lower State, Santa Barbara County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£252
for 1 night
From
£171
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
30 Mar 2017 - 3 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£267
for 1 night
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£187
From
£221
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
4 May 2017 - 9 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£316
for 1 night
From
£236
From
£281
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
10 May 2017 - 10 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£290
for 1 night
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£209
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
11 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£325
for 1 night
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£245
From
£285
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
27 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£373
for 1 night
From
£292
From
£315
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£308
for 1 night
From
£227
From
£227
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
30 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£300
for 1 night
From
£219
From
£255
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
3 Jun 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£321
for 1 night
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£240
From
£273
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
5 Jun 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£301
for 1 night
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£220
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£220
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
6 Jun 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£309
for 1 night
From
£228
From
£228
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
7 Jun 2017 - 7 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£321
for 1 night
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£240
From
£240
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
8 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£331
for 1 night
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£251
From
£272
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
11 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£316
for 1 night
From
£236
From
£236
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
12 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£327
for 1 night
From
£246
From
£246
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
15 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£359
for 1 night
From
£278
From
£256
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
26 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£323
for 1 night
From
£243
From
£243
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
28 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£331
for 1 night
From
£251
From
£251
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£341
for 1 night
From
£260
From
£302
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£354
for 1 night
From
£274
From
£310
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
8 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£345
for 1 night
From
£264
From
£305
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
17 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£341
for 1 night
From
£260
From
£300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
27 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£347
for 1 night
From
£267
From
£301
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
1 Aug 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£357
for 1 night
From
£276
From
£308
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
7 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£337
for 1 night
From
£257
From
£293
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
20 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£339
for 1 night
From
£258
From
£285
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
28 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£327
for 1 night
From
£246
From
£290
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
3 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£343
for 1 night
From
£263
From
£263
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
4 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£315
for 1 night
From
£235
From
£270
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
26 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£309
for 1 night
From
£228
From
£266
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£305
for 1 night
From
£224
From
£255
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£301
for 1 night
From
£220
From
£251
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
5 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£297
for 1 night
From
£217
From
£247
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£317
for 1 night
From
£236
From
£260
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£297
for 1 night
From
£216
From
£245
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£309
for 1 night
From
£228
From
£256
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£322
for 1 night
From
£241
From
£241
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
1 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£309
for 1 night
From
£228
From
£255
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
7 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£303
for 1 night
From
£222
From
£248
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
2 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£310
for 1 night
From
£229
From
£258
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
9 Feb 2018 - 13 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£317
for 1 night
From
£236
From
£263
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
14 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£322
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£272
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
17 Feb 2018 - 21 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£325
for 1 night
From
£244
From
£281
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
22 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£313
for 1 night
From
£232
From
£232
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

CLEANING FEE £81
Pet Fee £161
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 for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Location

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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