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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

Bedrooms Studio
Space 260 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

A classy hideaway in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara's entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. The apartment is one block from State St., 2 blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and four blocks up from the beach. This artist designed studio apartment is small but beautiful. The apartment has exclusive use of the front porch of a lovely craftsman style house on a charmingly landscaped, fully enclosed private property in the center of the entertainment district . The elegantly designed corner bed couch is unusual. A drawer pulls out to convert it to a really comfortable queen size bed with tempurpedic topper. We can add an extra single bed-height blowup bed if needed. There is HDTV, WIFI, washer/dryer and gated private off street parking. BBQ on your porch, eat fresh fruit from the fruit trees and use the free bicycles for car free, stress free enjoyment. Relax and feel pampered in this thoughtfully re-designed and well loved home. 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 (one bedroom) apartments, they are Mama Dux and Papa Dux.

***Returning guests: Please inquire about our loyalty discount and exclusive summer 2018 prices!

More Details

Laura Wildman Manager for Inga
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, google translate!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Laura Wildman Manager for Inga

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 known to the extended family as Papa Duck. The DUX are named in his honor.

Laura Wildman Manager for Inga purchased this studio in 1993

Why Laura Wildman Manager for Inga chose Lower State

Our family were renters in the house for 40 years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandmother and grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house. I grew up (at least partly) in the house.

What makes this studio unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great place! It's a block from State St. 4 blocks to the wharf. I walked to everything, no need for a car. I stayed in the studio. Perfect for a business traveler, or a couple on a budget. I live in hotels. I'm on the road 52 weeks/year. The moment I opened the door, it was like being home. VERY comfortable homey apartment with laundry facilities and a private porch. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in Santa Barbara,

here's your answer. I LOVED THE PLACE.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Lower State in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet House: Not a good choice for loud partying.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Couch turns into a flat surface bed. (Not a fold-out) Bedding is in the cupboard under the t.v. Lay the tempurpedic mattress, covered in a duvet (which serves as a sheet) on the couch and cover up in the blanket also covered with a duvet. Pillows are in the closet. Extra linens are in the L of the couch which lifts up.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveller reviews)

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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 74 reviews

Location and charm in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This luxuriously decorated, impeccably clean, and thoroughly comfortable studio was a perfect place to spend five days back in Santa Barbara, my home for 30 years, until I moved away six years ago. Located just one block from State Street, with its convenient electric trolley service, shops, restaurants and just five blocks from the beach and Stearn's Wharf, this apartment is great for enjoying all that SB has to offer. Off-street parking, a very pleasant and surprisingly private porch, and bicycles are welcome amenities. Laura emailed me to let me know that the city planned an electic service outage one night and offered an extra flashlight or whatever else I felt I needed. It was not an inconvenience at all since I slept through the outage! She checked the next morning to be sure that all was well. I highly recommend this studio, especially as an alternative to similarly priced hotel rooms! Great location, thoughtful service, excellent value. Five stars!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to be within walking distance of downtown as well as the Funk Zone. Loved the property especially the garden. The manager went out of her way to make sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soooo quaint.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and shockingly comfortable bed. I loved my stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone is so surprised by how comfy the bed is! We love it! We're so pleased you enjoyed your time in the Baby!! Do come again. Big smiles, Laura and Inga
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Peaceful and Serene! Perfect! Ecectic and colorful!

  • 5 of 5

Baby Dux was the perfect hideaway! So close to the best vegetarian restaurants, yoga studio and great shopping! This property is very well maintained and the foliage is beautiful complete with fruit trees! Laura is the perfect manager, very welcoming and personable. Baby Dux is a very cute and complete little pad! Huge television and adorable fireplace! We will definitely stay here again! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you'll be returning in the future! We appreciate the mention of all the little amenities and we hope others will read your review, book with us and have the same positive experience. You are more than welcome. Warm regards, Laura and Inga
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Clean! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Baby Dux! From the minute we arrived, everything was extremely comfortable and inviting. They even had coffee and creamer in the unit. It was very easy to work with Laura the property manager. She was quick to respond to any questions. We would definitely stay again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My trip to Santa Barbara was brief, but wonderful experience. Laura, the property manager was very nice and helped make my short trip a memorable one. The unit I stayed in was a studio which is perfect for a single traveler. It is located only a block from State St. and was walkable to all the restaurants and nightlife of Santa Barbara. I was fortunate enough to be able to check in a little earlier than normal which helped as my flight arrived early as well. The next time I make it to Santa Barbara, I will definitely look to stay at Baby Dux.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We're so happy you enjoyed your time in the Baby and will visit again. It really is a wonderful little spot, close to everything! Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Hippist new area in town is just two block away. Wine tasting, music, bars and foodie fun.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

* Santa Barbara Bowl

* Walk in the hills above the city (ask for directions)

Wine tasting in the Funk Zone

Top things to do on a budget

* Visit Super Rica on Milpas, order #16

* Sharkeez Taco Tuesday, margarita and fantastic taco under $10

Top things to do with a family

* santa barbara zoo

* skate board park

Tuesdays and Saturdays farmers market

Sundays arts and craft show along Cabrillo blvd.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer '18
23 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Fall '18
8 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.15

There is no tax on stays of 31 days or longer.
There is a 5% discount for payment by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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