MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun

MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 10, 2014
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Deck, Sleeps 4-5

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 and plums) 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, stereo with MP hook-up and whole house water filtration. Maid service, continental breakfast and massage available on request.

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have been a professional artist all of my life and I grew up in this house. 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: arabic, czech, danish, dutch, english, finnish, french, german, greek, hungarian, italian, mandarin, norwegian, polish, portuguese, russian, spanish, swedish, turkish

Reviews

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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Great location, great property manager

  • 5 of 5
Could not ask for a better location - five minutes walk from the beach and great restaurants and shopping. The apartment is located in an older home, very clean and the back patio and small deck were really enjoyed. Can't say enough good about the property manager Laura. I called her upon arrival to ask where we could buy something to make my husband's stay there more manageable as he has mobility issues. Laura insisted on picking up what we needed and delivered it to the house with her warm smile and lovely personality. We have rented many vacation homes over the years and have never met such a genuinely kind and helpful property manager. Also appreciated her restaurant suggestions.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Cathy,
We could not have asked for nicer guests either. Thank you for the glowing review and we certainly hope you will come back and visit us in the future. There are so many more places to see and good things to eat in Santa Barbara.
Very best to you both,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Relaxing stay in prime location!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I booked a 4 day vacation at Mama Dux before sending the kids off to school. It was such a nicely decorated place with such a peaceful sitting area outside under the persimmon tree. We could walk to all of our favorite places on State Street, stroll down to the beach and come back and play cards in the relaxing yard. Laura was wonderful and our stay was just what the doctor ordered!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colleen,
Thank you so much for the review. It's so good to hear how much you enjoyed the patio and convenient location. We hope you and your family come again for more of the same.
Best to all,
Laura
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5
Great location central in a wonderful city. Very comfortable and stylish. Very clean, well equipped, lots of extras. Strongly recommend .
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard,
Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you'll come again.
Best regards,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

A Fun, Relaxing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay. My wife and I flew in to Santa Barbara from Arizona and were able to go without a car for the full week we were there. Laura was a real gem and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. We were able to get to the beach and all downtown areas on foot and by using the handy trolley. There's a Smart n' Final grocery store a block away, so we were able to get beverages and provisions for a few home-cooked meals very easily. We highly recommend the Metropulos deli (on the beach side of the freeway, about a 10 minute walk). There's a farmer's market on Tuesday afternoons just a couple of blocks away with great fresh produce. We also appreciated having the washer/dryer as it allowed us to travel light and wash our clothes mid-stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Dianna,
We appreciate so much the lovely comments you made. We hope you will return to enjoy more of what Santa Barbara has two offer. Until then...
Best to you both,
Laura, Inga and Jon
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

Cozy and relaxing with all the comforts of home.

  • 4 of 5
The Mama Dux unit is part of the first floor of an older home in downtown Santa Barbara. It includes the charm of the original home like hardwood floors and beautiful woodwork, but with all modern upgrades including the kitchen and bathroom. The decor is fun, comfortable, and cozy. My husband was thrilled with the 2 large flat screen TVs, wifi, Directv, and DVD player. The deck area is great for relaxing with a book and cup of coffee; there is also a lovely patio area complete with table and chairs, BBQ grill, fountain, and lush plantings which contributed to the charm of the space. We needed a place that accepted our dog and this place did that for a very nominal fee. There are several bicycles available for use, along with blankets, chairs, and towels for the beach. The unit also included a washer and dryer which I found convenient.
The house is located one block from State Street, the main street through town, so many shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Keep in mind this home is downtown on a corner so there is traffic noise but we felt the convenient location made up for that. Also, the property is entirely enclosed by ivy covered walls, beautiful trees, and colorful plantings so privacy was no issue. And parking is safely located on the property behind a gate. One very minor issue: the place could use a couple more electrical outlets, you know, for all those chargers we travel with these days!
We loved the place and will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stan and Barbara
Thank you so much for the review. We love to hear honest viewpoints and we always try to respond to the suggestions. Definitely location is a plus for us. Many of our guests park and never use the car again until they leave.
We do hope you will return again.
Best to you both,
Laura, Inga and Jon
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Las Vegas
5

Great getaway in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous one week vacation at this luxurious unit in Santa Barbara. Everything was as pictured and described on VRBO. The location is close ( 1 block) to State Street where there are many restaurants and access to the wharf and beach. You can walk or take the shuttle which is 50 or 25 cents, based on age. We chose this unit because it was pet friendly. We had the downstairs unit with a lovely courtyard and fountain. We were very happy with the management and Laura was extremely helpful and kind, providing us with information that made our stay much better. It was a quiet, cool place to relax while the outside was a beehive of activity. Would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Earl and Rita,
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you as guests and I hope you will return in the future for more Santa Barbara fun.
My best to you both,
Laura

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 : Santa Barbara at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : EAST BEACH/WEST BEACH at 0.1 Miles 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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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
FALL '14
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 31 2014
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
 
WINTER '14
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$860
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING '15
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$955
$3,195
 
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
$1,340
$4,195
 
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
$209
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$955
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER '15
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$860
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • CLEANING FEE $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • 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.

Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Beach
  • Downtown

Attractions

  • festivals
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • photography
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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