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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)

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

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, and airport pick up available on request.

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 apartments, they are Mama Dux (one bedroom) and Baby Dux (studio).

More Details

Owner
Laura Wildman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Laura Wildman

I take care of The 3 DUX and our guests for my cousin Inga Frick. She grew up in the house with her grandparents and mother. Her grandfather was "Papa Duck" to all of the kids of the extended family. He was much beloved by all the family and The DUX are named in honor of him.

Laura Wildman purchased this condo in 1993

Why Laura Wildman chose Santa Barbara

Inga: 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 for many years.

What makes this condo unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you! what a beautiful home and so well stocked! i've stayed in bigger places with far fewer thoughtful touches. this was absolutely perfect. i wish i could have had the time to enjoy bike rides and more daylight but i couldn't have had a nicer place for evenings of decompressing and studying i'd love to give your info to a friend who will come twice next year for school if you're comfortable with that. thanks for the receipt, i received it and am thrilled with the price. thanks again, your home is so inviting and just what i needed. warmly, sarah
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Lower State Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet house: Not a good choice for loud partying.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Large tiled shower with double glass doors
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The couch sleeps one adult or two kids comfortably. We lay down a duvet-covered tempurpedic mattress. We can also bring in a twin, bed-height blowup mattress for very comfy sleeping. We also lay a tempurpedic mattress on top.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
average rating of 4.781609 based on 88 reviews
5

Great location, stay and responsive property management

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little place right in walking distance to Downtown SB

  • 5 of 5

We needed room for three, and we got it comfortably in this gorgeous upstairs space, decorated with artistic style and love. It is beautiful, the deck was an added bonus

My girls and I hope to book Papa Dux every time we come back, and we have stayed a lot of places over the years. Superb

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint, clean and organized. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, clean and organized. Great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We enjoyed this property and are glad we chose it

  • 4 of 5

This place worked very well for us. It was a very well kept property, nicely organized interior, great location close to the beach, and responsive service, when we needed something.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Walk from the train; stay in quiet comfort

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in the Dux tri-plex twice this summer and both were fantastic experiences. Whether you're on a low-key girls trip (my first trip) or an extended family trip (my second trip), you'll be glad you stayed here. Despite being four blocks from the Amtrak station, two blocks off State street, and about four blocks to the funk zone, you'll enjoy relaxing quiet comfort. Everyone from my 3-year old to the 67- year old grandma was happy. The owners truly care about the comfort of their guests and run a professional (eg, great communication in booking, amazingly detailed binder inside, easy access, little expected at checkout) yet homey (eg, music and fireplace on when you get there, chocolates on the table) operation. Kitchen is well-stocked, even a Crock-Pot. So many extra touches outside as well including bikes, beach chairs, and sand toys. The Dux tri-plex is my go-to in Santa Barbara. Stay there and I'm sure it will soon be yours.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, great apartment in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great stay at Papa Dux. Great, modern apartment with all of the kitchen utensils and amenities. Fantastic location right near State Street and the water. The terrace with electric fire pit was the perfect way to end the day. I'd definitely recommend this rental. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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