Boutique Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)
About Laura Wildman
My career has been as an artist and teacher. Transforming the family home into a home for guests has been a labor of love. My cousin Laura is the manager and she will be the one communicating with you and will be there for anything you need while in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has retained an outsized sense of community. The recent fires and mudslides brought it even closer. I was reminded of Santa Barbara’s friendliness, watching the last SB Solstice Parade. It was a leaden foggy day (I hate these) and I’m not a big fan of parades. But I was seduced by the sweetest parade I’ve ever experienced. It was a lovefest of generous smiles and kind intention… Neighbors singing, dancing and celebrating up the State Street; wearing fewer clothes and enjoying it more. I hope you experience some of the friendliness of the local community. And I hope you find some of that Santa Barbara warmth and friendliness at The Dux.
Laura Wildman purchased this Studio in 1993
Why Laura Wildman chose Lower State
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. He was was known as ''Papa Duck' to the children in our extended family. Thus The 3 Dux!
What makes this Studio unique
A beautiful home in a convenient location run by good people.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Location was great, close walk from train station, having bikes was nice too. Fairly quiet place even when close to down town. The only main bed is a couch that need to be set up before sleeping, it's very comfortable but not the easiest thing to set up the first time.
Good location and unique property
The cutie cottage
Had a great weekend in Santa Barbara. Original reservation was for my husband and I.
So a studio was fine. Ended up bringing along mother n law and it was fine also. They blew up a very comfy blowup bed and the main pull out couch bed was good too. Sheets super soft. It is walking distance to everything and had a lot of cute touches. We will book again
Nice option for somebody looking to get away and not not be in a hotel.
Location was great. Couple blocks to the beach and wharf. Couple blocks the other way and you're in old town. Lots of choices for eating. Only takes a few minutes and you're on 101 exploring other destinations. Thanks for the use of house to let us enjoy your community.
Location was perfect for us! Walk to beach, restaurants, coffee, all. Every amenity was thoughtful.
We loved the porch and had the excellent coffe provided every morning. We usually have one bedroom places, so the studio was a little tighter than our usual, but we were comfortable. Easy access; perfect parking. Thank you!
Comfortable and welcoming; excellent hosts.
Celebrated our daughter's first birthday here. It was cozy, pleasant, and lots of attention were given to details large and small. The kitchen was perfectly adequate for cooking meals, and it was stocked with homelike amenities such as real half and half, tape, scissors, and laundry detergent.
Very, very pleasing aesthetically inside and out--the baby particularly enjoyed exploring the fenced front garden.
When we encountered a problem Laura and Inga were exceptionally responsive helping to solve it. They were both kind, efficient and truly went above and beyond helping us.
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.