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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 55 m²
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 few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Lower State, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • 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 large double bed
  • 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 ...
  • wooden decking
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveller reviews)

PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 73 reviews
4

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at Papa Dux. Loved the view, easy access to Main Street and had everything we needed .Great coffee shop right up the street! Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property close to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Papa Dux, this is a lovely apartment very central to both State Street and the beach. The apartment is very well equipped and very much felt like a home from home rather than a holiday rental. It had nice little extras like bottled water in the fridge for us, a fresh bag of coffee and even detergent for the brilliant washing machine. The off street parking was another great feature and once we parked we didn't need the car again during our stay. We would definitely recommend this property to anybody looking for a great stay in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you loved the Papa. We try hard to make sure the little things are thought of for our guests comfort and convenience. It is the best location for exploring the area and off-street parking so you can scoot off on the bikes or walk to so many fun places. Please come again for more Santa Barbara fun. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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Even better than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and lovely quiet apartment. The best part was the fire pit on the deck. Many luxurious touches, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, cozy, and centrally located!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Papa Dux. Clean, comfortable and centrally located. Love the small deck with view of mountains and treescape. Kitchen has all you need to make simple meals, bathroom is small but rainshower is nice. We appreciate using the old but serviceable bikes to ride around town. We would definitely stay here again and appreciate our host Laura's attention to little details, and her kind and helpful demeanor.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zulema, Inga and I are so happy you and your husband enjoyed the Papa Dux. It was so beautiful while you were here and we're so glad you enjoyed the bikes. We find that most of our guests park and either walk or ride. Do come again, it was our pleasure. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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A lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Papa Dux is a terrific VRBO, 1-bedroom apartment, in a downtown location. Easy walk to State St and the "Funk Zone". The kitchen is a good size, with appropriate utensils for those who want to cook at home. The bed is comfortable, good shower, off-street parking is a plus. There is a nice washer and dryer (full size) for your personal use. There is a long staircase to get up into the apartment, which was fine for us,, but could be an issue for some. Laura, the manager, lives in SB and is very responsive to any questions or issues. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. It's a sweet spot and we appreciate your listing some of the beneficial amenities. Hopefully we'll see you again. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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Quaint apartment in downtown SB

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming apartment with everything you need right in town. Off street parking is great as well as a beautiful view of the hills. Walk to everything safely. Laura is terrific. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so thrilled it all went well for you in the Papa Dux. It's a romantic little hideaway but still so close to everything. Glad I could be of help. Come again for sure! Warmly, Laura
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Lower State, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer '17
22 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$373
From
A$400
Fri,Sat
A$1,866
A$5,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall '17
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$293
From
A$293
Fri,Sat
A$1,585
A$5,674
 
 
Winter '17/18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$266
Fri,Sat
A$1,211
A$4,140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$133.78
Pet Fee A$80.27
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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