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'Bedroom' separated from 'livingroom by heavy drapes
5.0 of 5 stars
14 reviews
'Bedroom' separated from 'livingroom by heavy drapes
King Size Bed
Looking out living room toward patio
View across livingroom toward kitchen
Toward Kitchen
Trudle bed (two single beds)
The electric heater is surpisingly charming
Washer Dryer
View of patio from the porch
Entry way and porch (patio to the left of picture)
House from the front
The house as approached driving
Mariella and Chela, mother daughter cleaning team
This is a family business.  Gramma Shirley started it by renting rooms to pay for the house.
Shirley's daughter, Inga, designed the apartments and implimented the vacation rental business.
Grandson Jon, handles reservations.
Cousin Laura is the concierge
Free bicycles to roam the town
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Condo/Apartment /
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Experience enveloping luxury in this designer ground floor apartment in a classic craftsman house one block from the center of town and five blocks walk 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 in a fully enclosed, landscaped compound with fruit trees, flowers fountains and coded, 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 HDTV, stereo with MP hook-up and whole house water filtration. Maid service, continental breakfast and massage available on request.

Reviews and more photos can be seen at homeaway listing 247751
About the owner, Laura W
Languages spoken: Arabic, Japanese, English, Chinese
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 32 reviews and 3 properties
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5 of 5 stars Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013


Linlithgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Spent a week in Santa Barbara at Mama Dux as part of a 3 week holiday in California. Inga made the booking process very easy and was very helpful with local tips. Laura, the concierge, had opened up the unit for us, with fresh milk and coffee waiting for us. The unit is in a great location just 2 minutes... more

5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Nov 1, 2015 -
Feb 29, 2016
2 nights
Mar 1, 2016 -
May 19, 2016
Spring 2016
2 nights
May 20, 2016 -
Sep 10, 2016
Summer 2016
2 nights
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  • Cleaning fee: $100 / stay - Fee
  • Pet: $50 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Contact us for adjusted (lower) 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.


Once you are booked we send a detailed confirmation email that you should look over carefully. It includes driving directions and a legal waiver for using the bicycles. Your reply constitutes our agreement.

There are only two major house rules: That you understand that you are renting one of three apartments in a house and that this is a poor choice for loud partying. Reasonable consideration keeps it a peaceful refuge for everyone. The other rule is a strong one: absolutely no smoking in the house! Smoking outside is fine as long as it’s considerate of other guests who might be annoyed by the smoke and if nearby windows or doors (where smoke might drift into the interior) are shut. There is a $1000 charge for detectable cigarette...
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Santa Barbara Airport: 6.8 mi
Railway: Amtrak: 0.1 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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