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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio

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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 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 County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.7413793 based on 58 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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4

Quaint and well appointed living space in an ideal location 1 block off State Street

  • 4 of 5

The property mgr. was delightful, easy to reach, and even took the time to turn on the fireplace for us creating a wonderful first impression upon our arrival. Everything was as advertised and we loved our 1 week stay this past Feb!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Small charming & very clean space in excellent walkable to everything location in SB.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to walk to Funk Zone, State St or the beach safely and easily. Small quaint space was very tidy and well equipped. Communication was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you made the most of your short time in Santa Barbara. We're so pleased you enjoyed the convenience and charm of the Baby. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Well-appointed, good location

  • 5 of 5

Baby Dux has quality furnishings, full of color and warmth. The little kitchen area and table are perfectly fine for breakfast, lunch and tea. There were chocolates and fruit, butter, milk, and coffee supplies on arrival. The bathroom includes a washer/dryer unit but plenty of room and quality linens. The sofa bed is very comfortable. There is street noise but nothing out of the ordinary; felt safe walking at all times. I was here for the film festival and walked to everything on State Street. Great bakery and coffee nearby, plus all the food goodies at Cost Plus. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're tickled you had such a great time in the Baby. Almost all of our guests love the close proximity to all things happening in Santa Barbara. We hope you'll come for the next Film Festival. If you do be sure to mention the discount for our happy returnees. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

The cottage and surrounding property reflected TLC to the max!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my cottage stay in Baby Duck! The location is superb. Laura was very helpful and treated me as a welcomed new neighbor. I would think Baby Duck is most suitable for shorter stays as the kitchen is well equipped, but had a two burner hot plate. It worked well for simpler meals.

Truly, the cottage was cozy. I had private use of the front porch area. The parking area was very secure. I'm hoping to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we'd be honored to have you back. It's definitely a sweet little spot but try our large studio for more kitchen amenities next time around. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Great Location, Great Host

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place to spend a long weekend in Santa Barbara. Laura happened to be there upon our arrival and walked us through the space, showed us where everything was (although there are plenty of notes as well), and set us up with the bikes, which were a great bonus. Tip: Read the driving instructions as GPS will take you to the front of the house and not the back driveway, and the one-way streets can make that a pain if you miss it. The space is definitely small, but bery efficient and had absolutely everything we would want. The best part about this rental is the location; we parked and walked everywhere all weekend, including the farmer's market that Laura recommended. Very close to state street shops and a short walk to the peir and beaches. My only critique is that the roads outside are quite busy and early morning traffic will wake you if you are a light sleeper like me. Maybe bring ear plugs. A really, really wonderful spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled to have another happy guest. It really is a sweet spot for sightseeing on the bicycles. So many restaurants close at hand and though small, it's quite a cozy spot. So tickled you enjoyed it so much. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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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:
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
16 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£218
for 1 night
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£162
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£270
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
25 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£313
for 1 night
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£257
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£286
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
27 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£261
for 1 night
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£205
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£205
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
28 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£270
for 1 night
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£214
From
£186
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
3 Apr 2017 - 4 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
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£173
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£173
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
5 Apr 2017 - 5 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£272
for 1 night
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£216
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£216
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
6 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£303
for 1 night
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£247
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£280
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£243
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£187
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£251
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
21 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£324
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£268
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£268
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
for 1 night
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£230
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£287
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
24 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£240
for 1 night
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£184
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£184
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
27 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£314
for 1 night
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£258
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£290
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 Apr 2017 - 10 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£248
for 1 night
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£192
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£298
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
11 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£263
for 1 night
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£207
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£271
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
29 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£276
for 1 night
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£220
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£253
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
£295
for 1 night
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£239
From
£271
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
5 Jun 2017 - 12 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£275
for 1 night
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£219
From
£264
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
13 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£289
for 1 night
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£233
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£273
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
19 Jun 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£299
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£242
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
20 Jun 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£292
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
22 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£299
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£242
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
25 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£315
for 1 night
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£259
From
£259
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
£298
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£242
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
28 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£306
for 1 night
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£250
From
£268
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
3 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£332
for 1 night
From
£276
From
£276
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
5 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£323
for 1 night
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£267
From
£307
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
10 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£310
for 1 night
From
£254
From
£254
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
13 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£321
for 1 night
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£265
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£294
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
19 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£313
for 1 night
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£257
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£298
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
£321
for 1 night
From
£265
From
£299
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
£333
for 1 night
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£277
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£306
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
7 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£312
for 1 night
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£256
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£289
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
£301
for 1 night
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£245
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£288
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
£317
for 1 night
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£261
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£261
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£289
for 1 night
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£232
From
£268
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£279
for 1 night
From
£223
From
£254
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£272
for 1 night
From
£215
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
£291
for 1 night
From
£235
From
£259
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
£271
for 1 night
From
£215
From
£244
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£279
for 1 night
From
£223
From
£247
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
£284
for 1 night
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£228
From
£257
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
£291
for 1 night
From
£235
From
£261
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
14 Feb 2018 - 21 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£298
for 1 night
From
£242
From
£275
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
£287
for 1 night
From
£231
From
£231
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £48
Cleaning fee £56
Tax Rate 12.0%

Homeaway(VRBO) calculations are inaccurate for stays of 5 or 6 days or 21 days or more. (You should never pay more than the weekly rate for stays of less than a week or more than the monthly rate for stays of less than a month). Contact us for an accurate quote for stays of these lengths. There is no tax on stays of 31 days or longer.
Payment by cash, check or echeck much appreciated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Location

The Funk Zone
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 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.

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