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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 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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Speaks:: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 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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37 Reviews

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5
Lovely apartment, better than advertised, great value. One block from State St, shops, restaurants, 4 blocks from ocean made the lack of car a non issue. Laura was close by offering any help but we didn't have any problems at all. Inga's tips & 'how to' notes were valuable. Would highly recommend this property. Thank you !
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Cheryl,
We're very happy you were contented during your stay in the Papa Dux.
We hope you'll return again for some more fun in this beautiful city.
Thank you for the thumbs up.
Best,
Laura and Inga
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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
La Jolla, CA.
5

PERFECT LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful apartment which has everything you need. We could walk to the beach and downtown. State Street is only one block away, but the apartment is quiet and tranquil. It is within walking distance of may great shops, restaurants and bars, and the scenic drives to Ojai and the Santa Ynez Valley are spectacular. Our host provided us with great information prior to our visit. Laura welcomed us and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. She was valuable as a source of information and a very kind, gracious manager with a fun sense of humor. We would definatley stay here again.








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  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas and Tina,
What can I say about such a five star review except thank you. I really look forward to your return.
Very best from Inga and me
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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
This is the second time that I have stayed at the Papa Dux. I have stayed in the larger space downstairs, and in the upstairs. The view from the balcony from upstairs is my favorite. Great location, house is cute and what I appreciate most, the owners have thought of everything. They even have extra shampoo if you forget your own. The beds are more comfortable downstairs than upstairs. After a week, I needed to see the chiropractor. Hopefully they will update that soon as I want to return. Highly recommended staying at the Papa Dux!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're on it. New bed! No concern goes unattended to here! (this is the first I had heard of the bed being less than excellent. a fabulous bed is imperative!
business
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

Papa Dux Was Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5
We so enjoyed our stay at Papa Dux in Santa Barbara. The property was clean and well maintained, and we particularly enjoyed sipping wine on the deck. We walked a lot and enjoyed the art galleries and the excellent restaurants, especially the Upham Hotel. We would recommend the property to others.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ira and Elizabeth,
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Papa Dux and all of the lovely amenities around Santa Barbara. Do come again!
Warmly,
Laura and Inga
business
PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Super place during the 2015 SB Film Festival!

  • 5 of 5
What a relief to find this place out of the immediate madness of the SB Film Festival, yet so close to State Street. Great Place! Exceeded all expectations. Thanks so much, Inga, Laura, and the wonderful crew to make this a special trip for me and my colleague. Sharon Edgar Greenhill
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Sharon,
We are just tickled that you were so happy in the Papa Dux. It certainly is in a good location to enjoy the downtown without having to drive. We do hope you will return again in the future. Kindest regards,
Laura and Inga
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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p224046
+1 -202 302-7998
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

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.
Best!
Laura and Inga

Location

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

Availability

From $189 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPRING '15
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$209
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER '15
May 22 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$279
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,395
$4,295
 
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
$219
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,045
$3,395
 
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
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$905
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING '16
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER 2016
May 22 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,395
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER ''16/'17
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$905
$3,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $60
  • 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.
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Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

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

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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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