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“Wonderful anniversary stay!”
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REAL CHARM, STEPS TO THE HEART OF TOWN, DECK WITH RIVIERA VIEWS
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REAL CHARM, STEPS TO THE HEART OF TOWN, DECK WITH RIVIERA VIEWS
Evening view of Riviera
Downview of Deck
Bedroom
Bedroom
Kitchen
Another view of Kitchen
My mother on a recent visit!
In evening light
BATHROOM
BATHROOM
Parking area (off street)
Deck
House as approached driving (from rear)
HOUSE FROM THE FRONT
THE SANTA BARBARA MISSION FROM THE DECK
COUSIN LAURA IS CONCIERGE
BROTHER JON TAKES RESERVATIONS
CHELA/MARIELA, MOTHER & DAUGHTER CLEANING CREW
AUNT INGA, DESIGNED APARTMENTS, HELP OUT
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Santa Barbara, California

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Ryan S
1 review
“Wonderful anniversary stay!”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

My wife and I loved the location of this rental so close to State St and the wharf. The property was very comfortable and we felt very welcome!

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2017
Hi Ryan, We're so very happy you enjoyed your anniversary visit to the Papa Dux. It's such a romantic apartment with the view from the deck and firepit to enhance the experience. We hope you come again for a rerun.
Smiles,
Laura and Inga
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854aprilf
Glendale, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Cozy Home in the Heart of Santa Barbara”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My family and I enjoyed the easy access to the beach (4 blocks walk or a short trolley ride) and shopping (1 block walk) in our second-story apartment. Having the deck with a fire pit, a lovely kitchen, and the beautiful mountain views was an added bonus. It was a little warm the weekend we stayed, but the air conditioning unit worked well and the windows allowed for a nice cross breeze. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that it is very small for four people. Since we only stayed a couple of days, it was OK, but if you're thinking of staying for longer with a family, it might be a little too cozy.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2017
We're so pleased you enjoyed the location and amenities. It is a sweet spot so close to everything. Thank you! Warmly Laura and Inga
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Joys-jour...
Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Had a wonderful time in Santa Barbara”
Reviewed June 3, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed for four nights in this lovely apartment in the heart of Santa Barbara. It was just as we hoped it would be, attractive, clean quiet and comfortable. We loved relaxing out on the deck after a busy day site seeing, although unfortunately it was a bit too warm to use the fire pit.

Communication from Laura was excellent. We appreciated all the suggestions for local places to visit, restaurants and so on.

We were able to walk to most places. As it was Memorial Day weekend, there was a great atmosphere in town. There's a lot to see and do in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area and we wished we could have had at least a week.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 5, 2017
This makes us so happy!! It really is a sweet little spot! You'll have to come back for that week you mentioned, we'd love to have you for a visit again. Big smiles, Laura and Inga
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Stacey C
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 27, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a wonderful time in Santa Barbara's and Papa Dux was the perfect home base. What a treat to be welcomed with ambient fire places and soft music. Walking distance to everything and so nice to have a secure place to park. Thank you for a perfect getaway!

Date of stay: April 2017
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2017
It was a pleasure to meet you and to know what a great time you had. We love our guests to feel right at home when they walk in. It is such a great little secret spot nearby so many great things to do, eat and see.
Please come again!!
Smiles, Laura and Inga
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scary639
Province of Rome, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for families or anyone under 50......”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I stayed in Papa Dux which was upstairs and required walking up a steep staircase. I have knee and back issues so it was a real strain. I am in my 60's this apartment was not right for me. Also, the purple velvet sofa is a nightmare if you are traveling with a dog. Thankfully once it was covered with red and purple sheets the problem was solved. The location is near several businesses and their is a fair amount of noise from the street. Not a plus for me but the location is convenient to all the things to do downtown. And the manager is very helpful and the owner is delightful.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Karen C
2 reviews
“Just a perfect location with stunning mountain views”
Reviewed February 15, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My husband and I are returning to Santa Barbara after many years on the East Coast. Since we are looking for a new home, we decided to stay at Papa Dux, because of its downtown location, and because we wanted a local base to hunt for our new home from. We stayed in the upstairs apartment and we found the deck, with the beautiful mountain views to be such a lovely place to relax. Everything was there, fully equated kitchen, washer and dryer, and a very comfortable bedroom. The whole place "felt like home" and in fact by the time we left we had placed a bid on our own new home! We could walk to wonderful restaurants, up and down state street with all the shops and events, and we even had the chance to see events at the Santa Barbara film festival. Laura contacted us prior to our stay, with all the instructions we asked for, but unlike a hotel, where there is often constant noise, Papa Dux felt private. We would recommend staying there and yes, the five stars are well earned!

Date of stay: February 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Date of stay: May 2013
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