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Papa Dux: Romantic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun......

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Real charm, riviera views and steps to the heart of town.

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

DownTown condo description

Experience expansive luxury in this riviera view apartment in the heart of the entertainment district, 2 blocks for the 'Funk Zone' and four blocks up from the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. French doors open to a large private deck with views of the mountains, Riviera and city. The deck is equipped with an outdoor fireplace and BBQ. A 'loft' style great room with cathedral ceiling includes the kitchen, dining and living areas. The fully enclosed property is a peaceful refuge in easy walking distance of everything. There is gated off-street parking. Pick fresh fruit from the orange, plum and guava trees and ride provided bicycles for a beautiful relaxing holiday. A perfect romantic getaway. Maid service, in house massage and airport pick up available on request.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Theme

          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Museums
          • Theme Parks
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Cinemas
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Nude Beach
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks
          • Synagogues
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours
          • Arboretum

          Leisure Activities

          • Sight Seeing
          • Beachcombing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Walking
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Fitness Center

          Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Beach
          • Downtown

          sports and adventure activities

          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Roller Blading
          • Equestrian Events
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Swimming
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surfing
          • Hunting
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Snorkeling
          • Spelunking

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Telephone
                  • Heating:

                    electric heat...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Spices, sugar and sundry kitchen supplies....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Barbecue
                  • Bicycles
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Boogie boards, folding chairs, beach towels...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 29 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  SUMMER '14
                  Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $279 $289
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,395 $4,295

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  FALL '14
                  Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $219 $229
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,045 $3,395

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  WINTER '14/'15
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $189 $199
                  Fri, Sat
                  $905 $3,095

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  SPRING '15
                  Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $209 $219
                  Fri, Sat
                  $995 $3,295

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  SUMMER '15
                  May 22 - Sep 10, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $279 $289
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,395 $4,295

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  WINTER '15/'16
                  Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $189 $199
                  Fri, Sat
                  $905 $3,095

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Cleaning $100
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/14/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  SBA
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Santa Barbara Amtrak
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US Route 101
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  West Beach
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  State St.
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  State St.

                  Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (4 blocks to beach)

                  Other Activities: racquetball, shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball court, boating, health/beauty spa, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning, horseshoes

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1963

                  About: I grew up in this house and have been a professional artist all of my life. Turning it into vacation rentals was a labor of love. It is a family run business: Gramma Shirley moved out of her home in order to convert the house to vacation rentals. Cousin Laura is the Property Manager and Concierge. Nephew Jon sometimes handles reservations (I do too) We all enjoy and appreciate our very special guests. PS -- we don't really speak 19 languages but we can google translate like crazy. Inga Frick (owner)

                  Why DownTown:
                  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!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  A beautiful home in a convenient location run by good people.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: czech, finnish, dutch, norwegian, french, hungarian, portuguese, arabic, russian, swedish, german, polish, danish, italian, spanish, turkish, greek, mandarin, english

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                  Photos

                  • Real charm, riviera views and steps to the heart of town.

                    Real charm, riviera views and steps to the heart of town.

                  • House as seen from the rear, showing upstairs deck.

                    House as seen from the rear, showing upstairs deck.

                  • DECK FROM ABOVE

                    DECK FROM ABOVE

                  • PEACEFUL REFUGE

                    PEACEFUL REFUGE

                  • KITCHEN

                    KITCHEN

                  • Gramma Shirley gave up her house to support the cause.

                    Gramma Shirley gave up her house to support the cause.

                  • The Santa Barbara Bowl is a magical place to hear music on a summer evening.

                    The Santa Barbara Bowl is a magical place to hear music on a summer evening.

                  • House from the front (your bedroom window above)

                    House from the front (your bedroom window above)

                  • Gramma Shirley's daughter, Inga, designed the apartments and implemented the business.

                    Gramma Shirley's daughter, Inga, designed the apartments and implemented the business.

                  • Cousin Laura:  Property manager and concierge extraordinaire!

                    Cousin Laura: Property manager and concierge extraordinaire!

                  • SWEET RIVIERA VIEW SPARKLES IN THE EVENING

                    SWEET RIVIERA VIEW SPARKLES IN THE EVENING

                  • PRIVATE DECK

                    PRIVATE DECK

                  • ROMANTIC BEDROOM

                    ROMANTIC BEDROOM

                  • LIVINGROOM OPENS ONTO DECK

                    LIVINGROOM OPENS ONTO DECK

                  • Looking from dining area toward kitchen/bedroom door.

                    Looking from dining area toward kitchen/bedroom door.

                  • COBBLESTONE PARKING AREA

                    COBBLESTONE PARKING AREA

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Looking west on the deck the Mission is visible the spire (in the distance).  It's a sweet bike ride to the mission (and coasting home)

                    Looking west on the deck the Mission is visible the spire (in the distance). It's a sweet bike ride to the mission (and coasting home)

                  • Your entrance is on the side of the house.

                    Your entrance is on the side of the house.

                  • Leave your car parked and explore the town on the free bikes.

                    Leave your car parked and explore the town on the free bikes.

                  • Grandson, Jon, handles reservations and correspondence.

                    Grandson, Jon, handles reservations and correspondence.

                  • Chela and Mariela (mother and daughter) do a great job of keeping things clean and perfect.

                    Chela and Mariela (mother and daughter) do a great job of keeping things clean and perfect.

                  $189 - $289 per night (USD)
                  29

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: czech, finnish, dutch, norwegian, french, hungarian, portuguese, arabic, russian, swedish, german, polish, danish, italian, spanish, turkish, greek, mandarin, english
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