|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||650 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Mountain, Ocean|
Description from the owner
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...Read more
MAMA DUX - CLASSIC LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE FUN
Santa Barbara, California
Additional Location Information
One block from State Street (the main Street of town and the heart of the entertainment district) and four blocks up from the beach (five blocks to walk). The is a great coffee shop one block away on State Street and shopping, restaurants, parks, beach and entertainment all just steps away. Free bicycles are provided for car free transportation pleasure.
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$225 - $325||$225 - $325||$895 - $1,295||$2,495 - $3,595||2 nights|
|Feb. 1 2012 - Mar. 14 2012
|Mar. 15 2012 - May. 31 2012
|Jun. 1 2012 - Sep. 14 2012
|Sep. 15 2012 - Nov. 27 2012
|Nov. 28 2012 - Mar. 14 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Mar. 15 2013 - May. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$239||$239||$949||$2,595||2 nights|
|View all 7 Rate Periods|
- Local Room Tax - 12% of rental - Tax - on stays of 29 days or less
Additional notes from owner
Monthly rates are based on a 28 day month. Any additional days are pro-rated on the monthly rate. There is a local 12% room tax on all stays less than 30 days. There is no tax on stays of 30 days or longer.
I reserve with credit card information. I don’t actually charge the card until you arrive. After receiving the credit card information I send you a confirmation by email. If you should need to cancel within 4 months of your reservation date, then I charge the card for whatever I’m not able to recover by renting to someone else. I make a real effort to fill such vacancies but, because it takes time, I charge $50 for my time whether or not I’m able to recover anything. If you cancel sooner than that, then there is no penalty. The sooner you let me know that you need to cancel the more likely I am to be able to fill the reservation. Payment on arrival can be by check, cash, paypal or by credit card.
With your confirmation email I send driving directions, other household information and a liability waiver for the bicycles, should you want to use them.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Another great week in Santa Barbara
This was our second stay in "Mama Dux", and I teared up when it was time to leave. Our son is a grad student at Ucsb, and we will probably come out every two years until he's done. This unit is perfect for people who like to have a kitchen while staying put in one place for a week. The garden area is beautiful and tranquil, and this unit has a table-and-chairs set next to a gurgling fountain and beautiful plants. The unit is spacious, the bed is comfortable, and the decor is beautiful (there is an additional bed/couch in the living room area). Oh, and the new shower is gorgeous! Laura, who supervises the property, is available at all times to answer questions and to rectify any problems. The house is located a block from State Street. Make a left on State and you can walk to the waterfront; make a right and you can wander by the stores and restaurants. Walk towards the water on State (and under 101) and hang a left onto Yononali Street and you will find yourself on the Urban Wine Trail. Make sure to visit Kunin Wines' sister establishment, Anacapa Vintners, which just opened this year. I'm so sad that our trip is over; I'll have to live on memories till our next visit.
Great apartment, brilliant location
Stayed here over Christmas and had a fantastic time. The apartment is a great size and very well kitted out. Very close to the beach, bars, restaurants and wineries. Highly recommend Municipal Winemakers.
Ken & Lucy
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Very Clean, Very Quiet, Very Private
We felt very welcome at this beautiful older home that was full of character and charm. The suite had all the modern conveniences and was in mint condition. The ambiance made for a very relaxing stay and the location was perfect. It was located within a two minute walk to the downtown core and a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach. We can't wait to go again.
Appartment was full of character and everything you could possibly need. Really enjoyed our evening sitting out on the porch. Appartment is in an excellent location near the shops, restaurants and the beach
Let me start by saying that this was the most important night of my life thus far!!! Inga and Laura you two are the best host anyone can ask for!!! These two ladies made the "yes" possible. Not only was the place gorgeous and perfect, but the cleanliness was top notch and the amenities were not skimped on in any aspect... The rental was completely turn key and I will never for the rest of my life stay in a hotel again... I loved the area (walking distance to everything) I loved the place, and I loved the kindness shown to me and the above all expectation surprise of beautiful serenity... Hands down my greatest experience in a vacation rental and I have traveled a lot!!! Thank you two lovely ladies and thank you Mama Dux May love continue to reign extreme what a weekend...
Sweet Stay in the Heart of SB
We stayed in Mama Dux for the week of august 2-9, 2012 and we couldn't have asked for a better apartment, location, or host. Laura made sure everything was in order when we arrived late, and assisted us in using the free bicycles (even repairing a few items on them during our stay - repaired same day!). The location can't be beat - walking distance to State street shops and restaurants, and easily walkable to the ocean, pier and fish market. We ate several "wine, cheese and meat" lunches on the beautiful patio. The washer and dryer were excellent and allowed us to pack light (in just a carryon) and the full kitchen was great for making a nice breakfast and the occassional dinner from fresh fish purchased at the fish market down by the pier. Highly recommend this place!
Great relaxing stay. It felt like home.
We had a wonderful stay. The location is excellent, two blocks from State Street, with easy access to shopping, wornderful restaurants and the beach.
Nice, convenient, artistically appointed place
If you're looking for a hotel room, this isn't the place for you. This is a very beautiful eclectic apartment, a block away from all of the action/restaurants/bars on State St. Quiet, parking, free beach cruiser bikes, fridge and full kitchen. Large shower in this unit, not a bath, but that was fine with me.
Inga and Laura are great hosts, very responsive, and will have many suggestions and answers to any questions.
Exceeded our expectations
We stayed in the Mama Dux apartment for a week in May of 2012. We found it very comfortable, spacious and stocked with nice amenities (bikes, outdoor sitting area with comfy chairs, umbrella and burbling fountain). We were a bit concerned prior to our arrival because a Google Map search showed it to be located on a street corner, and adjacent to several auto-body repair shops. However, we used ear plugs when sleeping and minimal external noise was not really an issue. In fact, every night we slept great in the comfy king size bed. The location was actually a big plus because we were very close to the beach, and also lots of restaurants, cafes and art galleries. The only thing to note is that this is an older home, and the upstairs guests can be a bit annoying if they are loud talkers or heavy-footed. Otherwise, we were really pleased with our stay. Laura, the manager, popped in a couple times during our trip to check on the property, and was easily reachable in case we needed anything. Inga and Laura also sorted out a work-table that could be used for computing work while we were staying at the apartment. It was great that they were so proactive in responding to our needs.
I stayed here with my boyfriend for his 40th birthday. We both loved it and looked forward to heading back to the mama apartment to hang out every time left for the day. Our apartment had all the comforts of home and then some. I cant imagine staying anywhere else next time I'm in Santa Barbara. Thank you Inga and Laura for a lovely stay!
Response from Inga Frick - 05/22/2012
Bless your heart and many thanks for leaving the happy vibes.
Awesome week in the prefect place.
This place was perfect for our little family. It was close to everything but very private. I loved the fact that I had a place to park my vehicle. We spent many days sitting on the porch drinking coffee relaxing and taking in the beautiful weather. My kids did not want to leave.The home was Great, everything you could possible need was provided. I will never stay in a hotel again. Inga and Laura were so helpful and pleasant,they make sure your stay is the best possible. My family and I will certainly be returning. Thank for everything. See you soon.
The Coleman Family..
Response from Inga Frick - 05/21/2012
The Colemans are a very special family. It was truly an honor to have them.
Marie and Guy
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Location, location, location
The three most important qualities when we research vacation rentals are location, location and location. This historic home has all of them in spades. We walk and cycle everywhere; downtown is only a block away and the beach,four blocks. There`s no need to rent a car.(We fly into L.A. and take the shuttle from the airport to Santa Barbara.) Location aside, this apartment beckons because of its amenities and its patio, complete with fountain. Laura, who manages the property for her cousin Inga, could teach a seminar on property management. Very friendly and couteous, she assures everyone`s vacation is the best that it can be. Thank you, Laura, for a wonderful stay again this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year when we leave the snows of Canada for the sand and warmth of Santa Barbara. And thank you, Inga, for all your tips of places to enjoy in this beautiful city. We consider ourselves very lucky to have discovered Santa Barbara and Mama Dux.
Response from Inga Frick - 02/24/2012
Your positive review means so much to Laura and me but even moreso, your continued patronage. The very best complement! People like you make our job a pleasure and we promise to work hard to make this a great place to stay and soak up Santa Barbara's healthy energy!