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Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio

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Overview

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.


Owner
Laura Wildman Manager for Inga
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, google translate!
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Laura Wildman Manager for Inga

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.

Laura Wildman Manager for Inga purchased this studio in 1993

Why Laura Wildman Manager for Inga chose Santa Barbara

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.

What makes this studio unique

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

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun
average rating of 4.7413793 based on 58 reviews
5

Location and charm in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This luxuriously decorated, impeccably clean, and thoroughly comfortable studio was a perfect place to spend five days back in Santa Barbara, my home for 30 years, until I moved away six years ago. Located just one block from State Street, with its convenient electric trolley service, shops, restaurants and just five blocks from the beach and Stearn's Wharf, this apartment is great for enjoying all that SB has to offer. Off-street parking, a very pleasant and surprisingly private porch, and bicycles are welcome amenities. Laura emailed me to let me know that the city planned an electic service outage one night and offered an extra flashlight or whatever else I felt I needed. It was not an inconvenience at all since I slept through the outage! She checked the next morning to be sure that all was well. I highly recommend this studio, especially as an alternative to similarly priced hotel rooms! Great location, thoughtful service, excellent value. Five stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quaint and well appointed living space in an ideal location 1 block off State Street

  • 4 of 5

The property mgr. was delightful, easy to reach, and even took the time to turn on the fireplace for us creating a wonderful first impression upon our arrival. Everything was as advertised and we loved our 1 week stay this past Feb!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Small charming & very clean space in excellent walkable to everything location in SB.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to walk to Funk Zone, State St or the beach safely and easily. Small quaint space was very tidy and well equipped. Communication was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you made the most of your short time in Santa Barbara. We're so pleased you enjoyed the convenience and charm of the Baby. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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5

Well-appointed, good location

  • 5 of 5

Baby Dux has quality furnishings, full of color and warmth. The little kitchen area and table are perfectly fine for breakfast, lunch and tea. There were chocolates and fruit, butter, milk, and coffee supplies on arrival. The bathroom includes a washer/dryer unit but plenty of room and quality linens. The sofa bed is very comfortable. There is street noise but nothing out of the ordinary; felt safe walking at all times. I was here for the film festival and walked to everything on State Street. Great bakery and coffee nearby, plus all the food goodies at Cost Plus. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're tickled you had such a great time in the Baby. Almost all of our guests love the close proximity to all things happening in Santa Barbara. We hope you'll come for the next Film Festival. If you do be sure to mention the discount for our happy returnees. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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The cottage and surrounding property reflected TLC to the max!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my cottage stay in Baby Duck! The location is superb. Laura was very helpful and treated me as a welcomed new neighbor. I would think Baby Duck is most suitable for shorter stays as the kitchen is well equipped, but had a two burner hot plate. It worked well for simpler meals.

Truly, the cottage was cozy. I had private use of the front porch area. The parking area was very secure. I'm hoping to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we'd be honored to have you back. It's definitely a sweet little spot but try our large studio for more kitchen amenities next time around. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Great Location, Great Host

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place to spend a long weekend in Santa Barbara. Laura happened to be there upon our arrival and walked us through the space, showed us where everything was (although there are plenty of notes as well), and set us up with the bikes, which were a great bonus. Tip: Read the driving instructions as GPS will take you to the front of the house and not the back driveway, and the one-way streets can make that a pain if you miss it. The space is definitely small, but bery efficient and had absolutely everything we would want. The best part about this rental is the location; we parked and walked everywhere all weekend, including the farmer's market that Laura recommended. Very close to state street shops and a short walk to the peir and beaches. My only critique is that the roads outside are quite busy and early morning traffic will wake you if you are a light sleeper like me. Maybe bring ear plugs. A really, really wonderful spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled to have another happy guest. It really is a sweet spot for sightseeing on the bicycles. So many restaurants close at hand and though small, it's quite a cozy spot. So tickled you enjoyed it so much. Smiles, Laura and Inga
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Map

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

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Lower State, California

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16 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
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25 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
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27 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
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22 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$79
Cleaning fee A$92
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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