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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 an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • soap
  • 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 enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 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 rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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 -
(66 traveller reviews)

CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 66 reviews
4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely and so comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The rooms are so comfortable and beautifully appointed! We loved walking from this house to the beach, the mission and of course into downtown. Our stay was great.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Charming and cozy, with everything we needed, in amazing downtown location!

  • 4 of 5

Secure parking inside beautiful yard with fountain and fruit trees. Really comfortable and stylish studio with everything we needed for our stay. Short walk to shops and restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, sparkling clean, fabulous location and wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Faboulos experience. House was stylish, comfortable, incredibly clean and in a wonderful location. Owner was very responsive, accommodating and kind. I definitely give this place 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and superbly run accommodation. Well located allowing easy access to beach, funk zone and downtown Santa Barbara. This place was perfect for us owner was attentive and responsive without ever being obtrusive.

Apartment was really comfortable with good equipment and comfortable bed and seating.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It really is a sweet, relaxing little spot. People love the proximity to the newest hot spot in the city, our "funk zone". We'd love to have you as our guests again. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Everything you could need in a lovely garden setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO properties and this is the best equipped and most carefully and lovingly maintained. Laura greeted us warmly and we felt that she would deal with any problems that arose but everything was perfect so we didn't need to ask for assistance. The outside space is beautiful and there are enough places to sit that we were always able to find a comfy spot in the sunshine. We always travel with lamps because most places do not have enough reading lights but we didn't even need to plug them in. Amazing. We are in our 70's and found the apartment very comfortable, however, some older people might find the stylish furniture and the lower bed difficult to manage. If we return to Santa Barbara this is definitely where we will stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday house 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
19 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$380
From
A$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,086
A$5,746
 
 
Fall
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$293
From
A$306
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,604
A$4,542
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$274
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
A$4,140
 
 
Spring '18
1 Mar 2018 - 21 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$293
From
A$320
Sat
A$1,590
A$5,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$253
From
A$274
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
A$4,140
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE A$133.78
Pet Fee A$267.56
Tax Rate 12.0%

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 90 days before arrival date.
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