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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)


A classy hideaway in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara's entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. The apartment is one block from State St., 2 blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and four blocks up from the beach. This artist designed studio apartment is small but beautiful. The apartment has exclusive use of the front porch of a lovely craftsman style house on a charmingly landscaped, fully enclosed private property in the center of the entertainment district . The elegantly designed corner bed couch is unusual. A drawer pulls out to convert it to a really comfortable queen size bed with tempurpedic topper. We can add an extra single bed-height blowup bed if needed. There is HDTV, WIFI, washer/dryer and gated private off street parking. BBQ on your porch, eat fresh fruit from the fruit trees and use the free bicycles for car free, stress free enjoyment. Relax and feel pampered in this thoughtfully re-designed and well loved home. 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 (one bedroom) apartments, they are Mama Dux and Papa Dux.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, google translate!
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 260 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke on the porch only with the window and door closed...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Couch turns into a flat surface bed. (Not a fold-out) Bedding is in the cupboard under the t.v. Lay the tempurpedic mattress, covered in a duvet (which serves as a sheet) on the couch and cover up in the blanket also covered with a duvet. Pillows are in the closet. Extra linens are in the L of the couch which lifts up....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    One block to downtown State Street...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • 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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric fireplace with heating and ambient flame element...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Duvet's serve as sheets. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    For one car...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For one car...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Name DUCKS Password THE3DUCKS...moreless

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Limited items like salt, pepper, coffee, creamer, Some spices...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are six bicycles. First come, first served basis....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch with seating for three...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards on a first come first served basis...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wheelhouse Market Rate
Mar 27 - Mar 27, 2017
1 night min stay
$129

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$129

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$129

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 5 - Apr 5, 2017
1 night min stay
$129 $129
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 6 - Apr 13, 2017
1 night min stay
$139 $139
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2017
1 night min stay
$208 $279
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 21 - Apr 21, 2017
1 night min stay
$298 $298
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2017
1 night min stay
$256 $320
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2017
1 night min stay
$205 $205
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$287 $323
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 29 - May 10, 2017
1 night min stay
$214 $332
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
May 11 - May 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$230 $302
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
May 29 - Jun 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$245 $282
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$266 $302
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 5 - Jun 12, 2017
1 night min stay
$244 $294
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2017
1 night min stay
$259 $304
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 19 - Jun 19, 2017
1 night min stay
$270 $270
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2017
1 night min stay
$263 $263
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 22 - Jun 22, 2017
1 night min stay
$270 $270
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$288 $288
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2017
1 night min stay
$269 $269
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$278 $299
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$307 $307
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 5 - Jul 9, 2017
1 night min stay
$297 $342
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017
1 night min stay
$283 $283
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2017
1 night min stay
$295 $328
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2017
1 night min stay
$286 $332
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$295 $334
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2017
1 night min stay
$308 $341
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Aug 7 - Aug 27, 2017
1 night min stay
$285 $322
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$273 $321
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Sep 3 - Sep 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$291 $291
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$259 $298
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$248 $283
Fri, Sat

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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Nov 3 - Nov 21, 2017
1 night min stay
$240 $275
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$262 $288
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2017
1 night min stay
$239 $272
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Dec 24 - Feb 1, 2018
1 night min stay
$248 $275
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Feb 2 - Feb 8, 2018
1 night min stay
$254 $286
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Feb 9 - Feb 13, 2018
1 night min stay
$262 $291
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2018
1 night min stay
$270 $306
Fri, Sat

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

Wheelhouse Market Rate
Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2018
1 night min stay
$257 $257
Fri, Sat

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $60
  • Cleaning fee $70
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Homeaway(VRBO) calculations are inaccurate for stays of 5 or 6 days or 21 days or more. (You should never pay more than the weekly rate for stays of less than a week or more than the monthly rate for stays of less than a month). Contact us for an accurate quote for stays of these lengths. There is no tax on stays of 31 days or longer.

Payment by cash, check or echeck much appreciated.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/26/2017
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

  • The Funk Zone

    "Hippist new area in town is just two block away. Wine tasting, music, bars and foodie fun."

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  • Santa Barbara Bowl

    "One of the most romantic places in the world.... if the music is right for you. Watch the m..."

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  • Stearns Wharf

    "In spite of being a tourist hot spot there is actually some great seafood at the very end of..."

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  • Old Mission Santa Barbara

    "The queen of the missions.... I recommend biking to the mission (with the warning: it's al..."

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  • Santa Barbara Zoo

    "The animals, the views of the ocean, the peaceful beauty.... "

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  • La Super-Rica Taqueria

    "Famous litte taqueria where tourists and locals mingle. Cheap not fancy. #16 is the best t..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
SBA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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 known to the extended family as Papa Duck. The DUX are named in his honor.

Why the Owner Chose Lower State, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
Our family were renters in the house for 40 years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandmother and grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house. I grew up (at least partly) in the house.

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


Contact us

Speaks: english, google translate!
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Send email

 

Photos

  • Your apartment entrance is on the front porch.

    Your apartment entrance is on the front porch.

  • The front porch is for your exclusive use.

    The front porch is for your exclusive use.

  • Approaching your entrance as you would come from the parking area.

    Approaching your entrance as you would come from the parking area.

  • Another view from the side.

    Another view from the side.

  • View from the kitchen.

    View from the kitchen.

  • Dining for two.

    Dining for two.

  • Toward the bathroom.

    Toward the bathroom.

  • The electric fireplace is surprisingly cozy.

    The electric fireplace is surprisingly cozy.

  • View from the couch, TV between the kitchen and bathroom.

    View from the couch, TV between the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Bathroom Washer/Dryer barely visible on the left.

    Bathroom Washer/Dryer barely visible on the left.

  • Approaching the rear of the house, driving.

    Approaching the rear of the house, driving.

  • Owner Inga grew up in the house.

    Owner Inga grew up in the house.

  • The door to Baby Dux is the one on the left.

    The door to Baby Dux is the one on the left.

  • There is a table top BBQ on the front porch.

    There is a table top BBQ on the front porch.

  • Open door to Baby Dux in evening light.

    Open door to Baby Dux in evening light.

  • Entering "Baby Dux" from the front door.

    Entering "Baby Dux" from the front door.

  • From the front door toward the kitchen.

    From the front door toward the kitchen.

  • From the bathroom toward the front door.

    From the bathroom toward the front door.

  • From the kitchen (wide angle lens).

    From the kitchen (wide angle lens).

  • From the closet toward the kitchen (wide angle lens).

    From the closet toward the kitchen (wide angle lens).

  • Bathroom.

    Bathroom.

  • From the front door toward the kitchen.  TV on right.

    From the front door toward the kitchen. TV on right.

  • 
Walkway from parking to the front of the house.

    Walkway from parking to the front of the house.

  • Cousin Laura is the kindest concierge.

    Cousin Laura is the kindest concierge.

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