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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

38 Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Mama Dux for our Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5
My husband Paul and I were SO looking forward to this honeymoon in Santa Barbara, and it really made the honeymoon so much more enjoyable by staying in Mama Dux! We loved the location; we hardly used the car for travel since State Street was within walking distance and there were lots of restaurants, local shops and coffee spots close to the house. It was also very nice to have a kitchen if we didn't feel like eating out a night or two and I was amazed at all of the kitchenware, pots and pans, oils, spices, etc. that were available! We never used the washer and dryer, but it's such a nice feature for a long stay. The bathroom was small, but so nice. It was a good fit for the two of us. The house was kept very clean when we arrived, there was a lot of closet space, and the bed was marvelous. They had bikes we used for a trip down the beach and to ride along State Street and we also had contact with Laura; such a sweet soul and welcomed us very warmly! The process in obtaining the place for our honeymoon was also a smooth process. We appreciated Inga, Laura and anyone else involved for making this such a cozy, wonderful stay. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your honeymoon in the Mama Dux and hope that you'll return in the future (perhaps on an anniversary) for another stay.

Our very best to you for a loving and happy life.

Warmly,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

A home away from home! Terrific.

  • 5 of 5
The process from booking to departure was smooth, friendly, and precise. There were clear instructions on how to get to the property and how to use everything in the apartment. The apartment was clean, fantastically stocked with kitchen equipment and we cooked every day. The position was perfect for tourists looking to walk or ride to either State Street or the pier. The only thing I would change is the bed which was too soft for our taste.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Limor,

We are so pleased that you found every step of the process to be enjoyable. As for the bed, that's a tricky one. It's the Goldilocks Syndrome. (I just made that up) Anyway, thank you for the lovely review. We hope you come back again and maybe we could firm up the bed in some way. I'll have to google that possibility. We really aim to please.

Kindest regards,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Lovely stay during the Christmas holidays!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 18 months old son and I stayed at Mama Dux for 9 nights over the Christmas holidays and we very much enjoyed it. The condo is exactly as described and pictures on the photos. It's clean and cosy. The kitchen provided everything that we needed to make quick meals.
The condo is very well located, a short walk away from State Street which has loads of shops and restaurants. It's also walking distance to the pier and the beach.
The small negatives would be road noises although that wasn't really an issue for us, despite my intolerance to noises! The condo is on the ground floor of a big house which also offers two others condo. We were worried about noises from the neighbours but although we heard some noises of people talking and walking, everyone seemed very respectful and these noises were not an issue either. It may have been more difficult if there was a family with young children staying upstairs and that would be my only worry staying downstairs.
However I rate this condo a 5 stars as it did stay true to its description and was the perfect place for us. We rented this property based on pier reviews and was relieved to see that reviews could be trusted. The landlady Inga and Laura were extremely helpful and welcoming, giving us tips of what to do and where to eat. I trust they would have been very responsive had we had any problem in the property. We forgot my son's shoes and Laura immediately posted them back to us ( to the UK). Thank you again Laura!
I highly recommend this lovely condo! Great value for the money!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Muriel and family,
Thank you for the five star review! It was a pleasure to have you stay and enjoy all the beauty of our area and we look forward to a return visit from you in the future.
You're more than welcome for little Oliver's shoes.
Kindest regards,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautiful Property Excellent location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Mama Dux for 3 wonderful weeks fall of 2014. The accommodation was exactly as depicted in the online description and photos, clean and well maintained. Secure parking on the property was a bonus as well as the cruiser bikes and boogie boards. These extras save travelers time and money which translates to a more enjoyable vacation. Manager Laura was truly interested in our well being and was there for us with local knowledge and sightseeing tips. I'm a light sleeper so the early morning traffic along Gutierrez did wake me early but my wife was not bothered by the morning rush. The close proximity to State St. ( restaurants and shopping) and 3 blocks from the beach made up for any noise issues. We would recommend this property to friends and family and one day hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inga and I are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and will come again. Until then a big thank you.
We'll be anticipating your return.😊
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Mama Dux was everything we hoped it would be. Laura & Inga had everything set up for us, both were very nice and helpful. Close to great restaurants and shopping . Very clean and comfortable, wished we could have stayed longer. What you see in the picture is what you get!
Jim & Pam Rix
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Pamela,
You'll just have to come again to get more. We just love return guests.
There's tons more to do , see and eat in our beautiful city.
Until then...😊
Best,
Laura and Inga
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MAMA DUX: Classic Luxury in the Heart of the Fun
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p247751
+1 -8054524499
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Location, location plus clean, attractive and well

  • 5 of 5
First the location is superb. It's one block to State Street's restaurants, bars, entertainment and shopping. The beach is just minutes away and there is a grocery store within a block. The newer "funk zone" with its wineries, brew pubs and interesting restaurants is just across 101 (easy walking distance).

The property is attractive and clean. There is plenty of storage space in the large closet. The kitchen is well stocked with good cooking utensils. The W/D allows for less packing.

The site has walled in off street parking, which was great because the close proximity to amenities and onsite bike availability meant the car was mostly parked.

Laura (owner-management/concierge) is very nice and has great suggestions when asked. Of all the VRBOs we've stayed at on the Central Coast I can honestly say this is the best.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg,
We are more than pleased you and your wife were so contented in our place. You must come again and enjoy more of our beautiful city and the Mama Dux.
Our very best to you, laura and Inga

Location

From the Owner

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!

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.

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
$955
$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 - May 19 2016
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
 
SUMMER '16
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
 
FALL '16
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,045
$3,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $60.00
  • CLEANING FEE $100.00
  • 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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Updated: May 22, 2015
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Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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