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Property Details

Updated: Jan 27, 2015
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, in house massage and airport pick up available on request.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in this house and have been a professional artist all of my life. Turning it into vacation rentals was a labor of love. It is a family run business: Gramma Shirley moved out of her home in order to convert the house to vacation rentals. Cousin Laura is the Property Manager and Concierge. Nephew Jon sometimes handles reservations (I do too) We all enjoy and appreciate our very special guests.

PS -- we don't really speak 19 languages but we can google translate like crazy.

Inga Frick (owner)

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Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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31 Reviews

based on 31 traveler reviews

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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Mom And Dad Go Wild

  • 5 of 5
This was my husband and my first little weekend trip away from our little 2 year old son. So we definitely had a lot of expectations for our vacation. We stayed in the largest unit on the property and it was so awesome! Everything about our experience was perfect. From booking to checking in and having pretty much anything you could need in the apartment, we were very impressed. The location was also great! Once we were parked we pretty much walked everywhere we wanted to go for the rest of our time there. We can't wait to visit again:)
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Raymond and Leela,
We're thrilled you loved your stay and survived the separation from your 2 year old.
That is definitely tough the first time but you did it!
We look forward to your next visit and maybe meeting the little one.
Laura and Inga
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Feels like your second home, cozy and inviting

  • 5 of 5
We had a large group (10) attending our daughters wedding. We wanted to have a place that other family and friends could stop by and say hello. The yard space was a huge plus with the outdoor seating and fountain and patio area. We had time for the kids to use the boogie board, and the bikes are a nice to have (sadly no time to use them). We rented the entire 3 units of the Dux House so it was great for our large family to move around to socialize between the units and hang out. Great views from the Papa Dux, Mama Dux was spacious and the sofa, 2 large round chairs and kitchen bar seating made it perfect for everyone to gather. The Baby Dux was beautiful and decor gorgeous (like the other units)The outdoor areas are beautifully kept and a big plus was the parking available in the courtyard area. Location is perfect, less than two blocks to State street, beach 10min drive. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend. From day one the family members of the Dux home genuinely took an interest in making sure they answered all of our questions and went above and beyond in being flexible with making our stay perfect, they succeeded! Thank you Jon, Inga and Laura!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Yami,
We are beyond pleased that you and your family enjoyed all of the Dux's so much. A big congratulations on the happy event! We hope you all come back and do it again for another special occasion.
Kindest regards,
Laura, Inga and Jon
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Wonderful view of hills, close to State St & beach

Wonderful view of hills, close to State St & beach
  • 5 of 5
Superbly functional and comfortable! Nice stroll to Historic State Street; quick bike ride to the local beaches. Our 11 year old son loved the robin's egg blue beach cruiser! This apartment was just perfect in terms of necessities and ambiance. We loved listening to Pandora while dining and enjoying the breezes off the deck, as the twinkling lights of the hills added to the peace and serenity. Also, thanks to Laura, who was flawless in her interaction with us...very professional and accommodating! I would highly recommend staying in one of the apartments in this gorgeous Arts and Crafts original Santa Barbara home!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valerie,
What a beautiful review! Of course we are thrilled when our guests feel at home and cozy.
Please come and see us agin in the future. We will love to see you.
Best to you and your family,
Laura, Inga and Jon
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Great vacation location stay.

  • 4 of 5
Wanting to take a vacation to Santa Barbara we did research many places to stay as we wanted to stay out of the motel/hotel venue. We did locate a setting that included three apartment type lodging choices. We did choose Papa Dux as we liked the idea of an upper balcony setting. We had made contact with the owner prior to reserving our stay and Inga gave us all types of valuable information on what was there along with the on-line pictures that we had seen. On arrival we were very pleasantly surprised as the lodging did live up to what we expected and more. The area is walking distance from State street (1 blk) with it's large business district for shopping and dining out. It is also located within a very short walking distance of the wharf and beaches. The accomodations were great and the lodging was very well supplied and had everything available for a stay to include washer/dryer and a kitchen area. It was totally great to be able to sit and enjoy the pleasant surroundings as well as be able to access State street and the beaches by walking-we opted not to use bicycles which are also available at the venue. In summation the accomodations were well thought out and made for a very pleasant stay and the information and contact with Inga and Laura was a nice touch. We thoroughly did enjoy the stay and we will utilize the lodging again while traveling to the Santa Barbara area. Al & Cheryl Lampi-Vista, CA
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Al and Cheryl,
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we very much look forward to your return,
Thank you for such a lovely review!
Best regards,
Laura and Inga
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5
This is a wonderful property managed by a team of considerate professionals. The location is fantastic. Downtown Santa Barbara and the beach are an easy walk away. The apartment was exceptionally clean and stocked with all necessary amenities. The week we were there, an annual week-long fiesta was in progress. The celebrations were fun: dancing, street vendors, food. Great vacation spot!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County


  • 5 of 5
Papa Dux is a wonderful condo. Close to State street, beaches and Funk town, but still quiet and relaxing. The property is beautiful. Plenty of room for our family of 3. We spent most of our time outside on the deck grilling fresh seafood and enjoying the view and the local wines. Can't wait to return to SB and will absolutely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael,
Thank you for the lovely review. We love it our guest are content.
We all look forward to your return.
Laura, Inga and Jon


From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SBA at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : State St. at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : US Route 101 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : State St. at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : West Beach at 0.1 Miles

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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Updated: Jan 27, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
WINTER '14/'15
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 22 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
FALL '15
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
WINTER '15/'16
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $100
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

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


From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • condo


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


  • 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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hunting small game
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, + convertible bed


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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