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CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Deck, Sleeps 4-5

Ask for 20% discount on January rentals.

Experience enveloping luxury in this designer apartment in a classic craftsman house one block from the center of town, two blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and five walking blocks to the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. The house is on a fully enclosed, landscaped property with fruit trees, flowers fountains and gated off street parking. Pick fresh fruit (oranges,plums and pineapple kiwi) and ride the free bicycles for a healthy, relaxing stay in the heart of Santa Barbara. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, patio with fountain, patio furniture, BBQ, 3D HD Smart TV.

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 Baby Dux (studio) and Papa Dux (one bedroom).

More Details

Owner
Laura Wildman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Laura Wildman

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 know to the extended family as Papa Duck. The DUX are named in his honor.

Laura Wildman purchased this house 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. Our grandfather was 'Papa Duck' to all the children in the family. Thus The 3 DUX!

What makes this house unique

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

Amenities

Lower State House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • 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
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , daybed sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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 -
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CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN
average rating of 4.7972975 based on 74 reviews
5

Close and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was welcoming and beautifully decorated,easy walk to downtown restaurants and shops. We were very comfortable and you provided all the necessities we needed.

Thanks, Cherie g

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is quiet/tucked away with tasteful, soothing decor yet is a block away from great shops, restaurants, and people-watching. There's a wonderful outdoor corner with plants, table/chairs, and a fountain--perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine. You can barely pull yourself out of the comfy chairs--you want to lounge all day. We contacted Laura to ask a question and she offered to drop everything and come right over to help. Wow! There's also a helpful binder filled with lots of great suggestions for activities and restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you visit and even lovelier to know how much you enjoyed the Mama. I'm so glad I was able to help make your stay all you hoped for. It would be an honor to have you for another visit in the future. Warmly, Laura
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5

Very nice Appartment and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the great review. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property to spend time at, we loved all the trees and the fountain but the best part is Laura and her husband. Sweet, funny and easy to work with! Will come back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelei, We were so happy to host such a positive, upbeat person as yourself. It was such a pleasure and we're only sorry for one thing.... you had to cut you little getaway short. I hope your pups are ok. Please come again! Big Smiles, Laura, Inga and Tim too.
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5

Lovely quiet proberty

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice and lovely. It's small but has everything you need. Maybe the only little negative part is that you can hear if the one from the other apartments are loud or if you sleep with open windows you hear the street pretty good. But I would go every time again. It's such a good place in Santa Barbara and everything what it said it was. I really loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

In town for a family wedding. Clean, well appointed. Quiet. Walking distance to State Street, Starbucks, the beach. Parking area limited for the 3 units. Would be a tight fit for 3 cars. But I found airport transportation, cabs and Uber to be readily available.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
EAST BEACH/WEST BEACH
Car: not necessary

Designer apartment in a classic craftsman home one block from the center of town and five (walking)blocks to the beach. The house is in the heart of the entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. It is in a fully enclosed, landscaped compound with fruit trees, flowers fountains and gated off street parking. Pick fresh fruit (oranges and plums) and enjoy free use of the bicycles for a healthy relaxing stay in the heart of Santa Barbara. WIFI, Washer/dryer, dishwasher, patio with fountain, patio furniture and BBQ, HD/3D/TV, stereo with MP hook-up. Maid service and massage available on request.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

We have been lucky to have wonderful guests and happily anticipate adding you to that family.

Once you are booked we will send a detailed confirmation email that you should look over carefully. Your reply constitutes our agreement. There are only two major things that I ask: That you understand that you are renting one of three apartments in a house and that this is a poor choice for loud partying. Reasonable consideration keeps it a peaceful refuge for everyone. The other rule is a strong one: absolutely no smoking in the house! Smoking outside is fine as long as it’s considerate of other guests who might be annoyed by the smoke and if nearby windows or doors (where smoke might drift into the interior) are shut. There is a $1000 charge for detectable cigarette smoke.

Cancellation policy: If cancellation should become necessary we do extra advertising and work on filling the reservation until the reservation dates are past and every effort has been made at recovery. We will refund whatever we are able to recover. We make every effort and so charge $50, whatever the outcome. The earlier you let us know, of course, the better the chances are of making full recovery.

Dogs are considered on a case by case basis. You should communicate with me regarding your dog. After a couple of disasters we are no longer taking large or shaggy dogs (however lovable or well behaved) and we are particularly careful in the shedding season (spring and summer) Sorry!

Mutual consideration works!

THANK YOU ! :) Inga and Laura (and the rest of the family)

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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