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PAPA DUX: Romantic Luxury In the Heart of the Fun......

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 23, 2016
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.

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 apartments, they are Mama Dux (one bedroom) and Baby Dux (studio).

More Details
  • 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 take care of The 3 DUX and our guests for my cousin Inga Frick. She grew up in the house with her grandparents and mother. Her grandfather was "Papa Duck" to all of the kids of the extended family. He was much beloved by all the and The DUX are named in honor of him.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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59 Reviews

4.8
based on 59 traveler reviews

5

Looking forward to another visit

  • 5 of 5

Papa Dux was as delightful as described on the VRBO website. Excellent apartment, fantastic location and friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway with mountain view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the end of june in Santa Barbara.

The location has three apartmemts, 2 on ground floor ( or firts floor ) and ours on the first floor ( or in US on the second floor). All with their own front door. One apartment was rented out during our stay but we never heared anything.

Road next to the apartment is a through road and has some traffic. Nothing disturbing ( to us).

The pro's are , apart form being cozy, that is nearby to almost everything.

The apartment is cozy, has a separate bedroom and a very nice balconny with mountain view.

For birders; birding can even be done from the balconny . So bring your binoculars. Even had a hawk in the tree right next to the apartment. reminder: next time bring book on California birds!! Car parking on the presmisses is very convinient. Beach, pier, shops, restaurants, down town all on walking distance. if you prefer biking , that is complimentory to the apartmemt.

4 stars out of 5 because there should always be room for improvements.

We had a great stay and we would love stay here again if we are in the area.

laura and Inga thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frank, We're so pleased you enjoyed your time in the Papa Dux. Thank you for the tips for birders. I'm a bird lover myself and your review made me want to relax on the deck with my binoculars and see what I can see. We hope you'll return in the future and if you do, be sure to mention the discount. Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Perfect choice for a vacation or extended stay in downtown Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Papa Dux for two and a half months while working at UCSB. Took the great 24X bus service to campus and never needed a car, except for trips out of town. Everything you could need was in walking distance. Surprisingly quiet and peaceful neighborhood too, considering it's only a block off State Street. The apartment itself is roomy but cozy, with a great deck, perfect for chilling out after work. Could never get the firepit to work but everything else worked fine and Laura was always prompt with help and advice. Would definitely try to book again if we return.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bryan, It was a real pleasure to host you and your wife. Thank you for the lovely review. We couldn't be more pleased when our guests are comfortable and chilled. That's as it should be when away from home. Sorry about the firepit. Wish I'd known 'cause I'd have shown you the trick. You're prompting me to print out a detailed description of how it works and put them on the pit itself. The instructions on there are rather small and you have to be a contortionist to read them where they were placed by the manufacturer. Thank you for that. We really do want everything to work and always respond to suggestions. Do return, and make sure you remind us for the discount. Until then, our very best to you both, Laura and Inga
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Santa Barbara. Our stay was much too short! This apartment was in a fabulous location. Walking distance to so many things. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and charming. We especially liked the deck and the view it provided. Nothing bad to say except we wish we were there longer. If we make it out that way again we will definitely be staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papa Ducks (the upper unit) is very charming, beautifully maintained and strategically located.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful VRBO, and we've stayed at many. Laura was ever so nice and attentive. This is a charming, beautifully maintained and strategically located house. It's been in the family for decades and shows true pride of ownership.

One small criticism is the road noise. However, we discovered that running the bedroom AC provided a white noise effect that essentially eliminated traffic noise. The off-street parking is a real plus, as was the view deck. I'd say this is without a doubt one of the nicest VRBOs we've stayed at. We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John and Becky, It was a pleasure to have you visit our Dux. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Thank you for the 5 star review! Warmly, Laura and Inga
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Excellent location, wonderful view and great "apartment"!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have become regulars to the Santa Barbara area over the past five years and have stayed at many enjoyable VRBO rentals. We were extremely satisfied with our stay in Papa Dux and would recommend it to anyone looking for an apartment that has great amenities, superb location and central to the downtown area (State Street).

We would rent again and will in October!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ed, We will look for you again in October. Remember to mention the 10% returning guest discount. Thank you for the lovely review. Kindest regards, Laura and Inga
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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 for many years.

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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 2016
Jul 1 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
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$1,045
$3,395
 
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
 
SPRING '17
Mar 1 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer '17
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jul 23, 2016
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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
  • 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
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

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
  • 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

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, + convertible bed
  • The couch sleeps one adult or two kids comfortably. We lay down a duvet-covered tempurpedic mattress. We can also bring in a twin, bed-height blowup mattress for very comfy sleeping. We also lay a tempurpedic mattress on top.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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