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BABY DUX: Hip Hideaway in the Heart of the Fun

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 28, 2016
Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

A classy hideaway in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara's entertainment district with shopping, music, dance and excellent restaurants just steps away. The apartment is one block from State St., 2 blocks from the 'Funk Zone' and four blocks up from the beach. This artist designed studio apartment is small but beautiful. The apartment has exclusive use of the front porch of a lovely craftsman style house on a charmingly landscaped, fully enclosed private property in the center of the entertainment district . The elegantly designed corner bed couch is unusual. A drawer pulls out to convert it to a really comfortable queen size bed with tempurpedic topper. We can add an extra single bed-height blowup bed if needed. There is HDTV, WIFI, washer/dryer and gated private off street parking. BBQ on your porch, eat fresh fruit from the fruit trees and use the free bicycles for car free, stress free enjoyment. Relax and feel pampered in this thoughtfully re-designed and well loved home. 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 (one bedroom) apartments, they are Mama Dux and Papa Dux.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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 known to the extended family as Papa Duck. The DUX are named in his honor.

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Speaks: english, google translate!

49 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)
5

Location and charm in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This luxuriously decorated, impeccably clean, and thoroughly comfortable studio was a perfect place to spend five days back in Santa Barbara, my home for 30 years, until I moved away six years ago. Located just one block from State Street, with its convenient electric trolley service, shops, restaurants and just five blocks from the beach and Stearn's Wharf, this apartment is great for enjoying all that SB has to offer. Off-street parking, a very pleasant and surprisingly private porch, and bicycles are welcome amenities. Laura emailed me to let me know that the city planned an electic service outage one night and offered an extra flashlight or whatever else I felt I needed. It was not an inconvenience at all since I slept through the outage! She checked the next morning to be sure that all was well. I highly recommend this studio, especially as an alternative to similarly priced hotel rooms! Great location, thoughtful service, excellent value. Five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute, clean and centrally located to the funk zone and state street attractions. Had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for my wife's birthday. Left the car in the parking space and never used it again for 3 days. The property is a cozy studio within walking distance (5-10 minutes) of everything, funk zone , stearns wharf, state street, grocery store. We used the bikes on the property to explore up and down the coast on the bike path at the beach which was a great convenience. Laura even had a bottle of champagne in the fridge for my wife's birthday, a very thoughtful touch!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location locatiton

  • 3 of 5

This is in a beautiful location -- quick trip to the pier or down State Street.

Downside was unseasonably hot weather and no AC.

Tiny place.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're unhappy it was unseasonably warm during your visit. The apartment does have an overhead fan and two other fans to make it as comfortable as possible on those unusual times we have heat, which are very infrequent. We're very happy you enjoyed the location. Happy travels, Laura and Inga
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Baby Dux review

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful experience at Baby Dux in Santa Barbara. Clean, bright and cozy, this property exudes charm and convenience.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course we're thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your time in the Baby and invite you back for another great time. Thank you so much for the glowing review. Warmly, laura and Inga.
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5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment is a bit on the small side but the location makes up for it! Very comfortable couch/pull out, perfectly equipped kitchen, bathroom AND laundry. Laura is a great host who made us feel welcome and well taken care of. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it- especially the location!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, fantastic location. Great communication from the owners. Free bikes! Loved riding around SB. The shower was a little small, but no big deal. Washer and dryer a huge plus when on vacation! Get out those wrinkles in a jiffy. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the five star!! So tickled you had a great time . We love our happy guests and invite them to come back with a discount. Happy travels, Laura and Inga
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Location

From the Owner

Our family were renters in the house for 40 years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandmother and grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house. I grew up (at least partly) in the house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SBA at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Train : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : at 0.1 Miles

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

* Santa Barbara Bowl

* Walk in the hills above the city (ask for directions)

Wine tasting in the Funk Zone

Top things to do on a budget

* Visit Super Rica on Milpas, order #16

* Sharkeez Taco Tuesday, margarita and fantastic taco under $10

Top things to do with a family

* santa barbara zoo

* skate board park

Tuesdays and Saturdays farmers market

Sundays arts and craft show along Cabrillo blvd.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER '16
May 22 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$859
$2,929
 
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
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$769
$2,629
 
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
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$679
$2,329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING '17
Mar 1 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$729
$2,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Homeaway(VRBO) calculations are inaccurate for stays of 5 or 6 days or 21 days or more. (You should never pay more than the weekly rate for stays of less than a week or more than the monthly rate for stays of less than a month). Contact us for an accurate quote for stays of these lengths. There is no tax on stays of 31 days or longer.
Payment by cash, check or echeck much appreciated.

Owner's 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

  • studio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown

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
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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

  • 500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Couch turns into a flat surface bed. (Not a fold-out) Bedding is in the cupboard under the t.v. Lay the tempurpedic mattress, covered in a duvet (which serves as a sheet) on the couch and cover up in the blanket also covered with a duvet. Pillows are in the closet. Extra linens are in the L of the couch which lifts up.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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