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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 260 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Laura Wildman Manager for Inga
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, google translate!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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 Santa Barbara

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveller reviews)

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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.753846 based on 65 reviews
5

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: Jan 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A charming neighborhood gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Santa Barbara and the Baby Dux was centrally located, allowing us to see the best of the city. Quiet, easily walkable to the beach and downtown hotspots, clean and the perfect size for 2 people. Exactly as described. Laura was very accommodating and communicative, we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very clean and close to all ammenities

  • 4 of 5

Laura was a pleasure to deal with. We used the bicycles provided and they were a great help in exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful little spot for weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect hideaway for 2. Everything is within walking distance. The funk zone for wine tasting and restaurants. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location can't be beat.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely period house...beautiful mature garden. Pleaceful front porch to sit and read. Plums on tree in back were ripe and delicious!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our small family

  • 5 of 5

Baby Dux was perfect for our small family. We figured we'd be out and about for most of our stay, so we weren't looking for a place that was large and impersonal. Baby Dux had all the amenities (and more!) we needed for a comfortable stay. A fantastic perk is that there are several breakfast (and dining in general) locations within a couple of blocks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

The Funk Zone
"Hippist new area in town is just two block away. Wine tasting, music, bars and foodie fun."
Santa Barbara Bowl
"One of the most romantic places in the world.... if the music is right for you. Watch the m..."
Stearns Wharf
"In spite of being a tourist hot spot there is actually some great seafood at the very end of..."
Mission Santa Barbara
"The queen of the missions.... I recommend biking to the mission (with the warning: it's al..."
Santa Barbara Zoo
"The animals, the views of the ocean, the peaceful beauty.... "
La Super-Rica Taqueria
"Famous litte taqueria where tourists and locals mingle. Cheap not fancy. #16 is the best t..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA

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.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
23 May 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£147
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£806
£2,608
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£147
Fri,Sat,Sun
£728
£2,347
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£283
for 2 nights
From
£112
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£649
£2,086
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring '18
1 Mar 2018 - 22 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£121
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£693
£2,234
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer '18
23 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£147
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£806
£2,608
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall '18
8 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£147
Fri,Sat,Sun
£693
£2,234
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£121
From
£138
Fri,Sat,Sun
£693
£2,234
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.4
Pet Fee £46.63

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 90 days before check-in date.
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