THE 3 DUX
three classy vacation apartments in downtown santa barbara
A delicious little luxury hideaway near the beach in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. This artist designed studio apartment is small but elegant. 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 and four blocks up from the beach(5 walking blocks). The corner couch converts easily to a single or a double+ size bed*.
The kitchen annex feels like an extension of the living space. There is HDTV, WIFI, a washer dryer and gated private off street parking. BBQ on your porch. Eat fresh fruit from the property and use the free bicycles for car free, stress free living.
The owner grew up in the house (and also happens to be the artist). Enjoy a thoughtfully designed and well loved home in a paradisial town.
Bathroom 1 - toilet
Studio, Sleeps 2
satellite or cable
parking off street
suitable for elderly or infirm
Nov 1 '12
March 14 '13
My husband and I traveled to Santa Barbara for our anniversary. We stayed there for a week and loved this lovely studio. It was so convenient to park the car and walk down to the main strip for dinner or a day in the sun. We rode the bikes, although they are rusty and could use a tune-up (if you are reserving this place for the use of the bikes, you might be disappointed). The sofa bed is comfortable and the in-unit washer and dryer is a big plus! We came home with clean clothes and simply needed to put them away in our drawers. At first we didn't think there was heat in the bathroom but then realized that the face plates were switched (the one with the labels for the switches revealing there was heat was on another outlet). Location is wonderful although there are slightly thin wall so don't get rowdy. ;) Another renter was for a night but I guess they had reason...it was New Year's after all. :) We will definitely return!
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!
For anyone looking for a great home away this is the place! Great location, easy to get to State street and the beach. The house itself was amazing. I have never slept on a pull out bed quite like this one! It was so large and comfortable, easy to use and so amazing- i want one for my home!!!! please let me know where I can purchase one! I would come back anytime and stay here for sure! looking forward to it! I wanted to thank Laura for being such a doll! All and all this was such a wonderful experience I recommend this to anyone and everyone as the place to stay while in Santa Barbara.:) PS thank you for the Coffee upon arrival! was such a nice touch!