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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 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
average rating of 4.782051 based on 79 reviews
4

Good Location

  • 4 of 5

The location is good for state street and only a few blocks from the beach. The parking is a plus. The house was clean and had nice furniture and appliances.

The house has everything you need to stay in Santa Barbara including bikes(old) and towels and chairs to go to the beach.

We were 4 so my daughter and a friend slept in the living room. There is no curtain on the big window so the light woke them up very early. Also one of the neighbors had the radio on very loud at 5:30 am! We were there for 3 hot days so we had to open the door to the deck at night because the air conditioning was not enough for the whole house. There is street noise because of the location. The bed in the bedroom was not the most comfortable.

But overall we had a good stay in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Papa Dux! Comfortable and cute.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Great place

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely charming apartment in excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about PAPA DUX! Romantic and charming it's close to the beach, restaurants and downtown. The apartment was perfect for us. The owner has given a lot of thought to making it a true home away from home down to the smallest detail! Our only regret was our stay was too short! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location perfect for State Street activities

  • 4 of 5

Great Location in SB. Close to State Street & all that it offers: great coffee, breakfast, shops, restaurants & nightlife (EOS Lounge just one block away). Bikes available on property is great perk. Balcony with firepit adds to charm

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Cute, clean and very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This little apartment is in the middle of anything you would want to see in Santa Barbara. It's walking distance to the beach, funk zone and state st. Laura was very easy to work with and she gives you lots of info on the area. The bed is comfortable in the bedroom. I had 2 other guests that slept in the living room and the only concern was the sun coming in the morning from the large window/sliding door. Wish there was some kind of curtain for that but other than that small issue this place is great. Very clean and has everything you need. Thanks Laura!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're just tickled that you had such a great time in the Papa. It's in such a wonderful spot for accessing the best of Santa Barbara either on foot, or on the bikes. We hope you'll come again. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SBA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
State St.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
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

Lower State Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer '17
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,395
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall '17
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,184
$4,242
 
 
Winter '17/18
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$905
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $60
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 90 days before arrival date.
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