Luxury digs in the heart of the fun; deck with fireplace and lovely views.
About Laura Wildman
My career has been as an artist and teacher. I grew up in this house. Transforming the family home into a home for guests has been a favorite art project. Meeting so many good people and providing a home for happy memories has been so satisfying. My cousin Laura has taken over as manager and she is the one who will be communicating with your and will take care of your needs while in Santa Barbara. She is wonderful.
Laura Wildman purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Laura Wildman chose Lower State
Our family were renters in the house for 30+years before we were able to buy it in 1993. My grandfather ran a washing machine repair business in the house. He was was known as ''Papa Duck' to the children in our extended family. Thus The Dux! Santa Barbara retains an outsized sense of community. I was reminded of Santa Barbara’s good heartedness recently, watching the last SB Solstice Parade. It was a lovefest of generous smiles and kind intention… Neighbors singing, dancing and celebrating up the State Street; wearing fewer clothes and enjoying it more. I hope you might find some of that Santa Barbara warmth and friendliness at The Dux. State Street is a block away and the beach 5 walking blocks. There is free use of bicycles which I highly recommend as the very best way to enjoy the town.
What makes this Apartment unique
A beautiful home in a convenient location run by good people.
No pets - $85 pet fee$85 pet fee
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Charming apartment in great location.
Cozy unit with porch. Good communication with hostess, Laura. Would stay again.
Walk the town from this cozy tree house.
Quiet and comfortable.
Nice to have a parking space.
location, location, location
My wife and I rented "Papa Dux" for a visit primarily centered around the SB Film Festival. The property was exactly as shown, well-stocked, and clean, and as others have all said, the property manager couldn't have been more responsive. It was very easy to refer to the apartment as "our house".
But what really stood out to us about Papa Dux was the location. A short walk to both the beach and to the several movie venues on or off State Street, meant that we could leave our car parked on-site for almost the entire time we were there. Everything was right there in our neighborhood!!
We do not hesitate in recommending Papa Dux to others and we'll definitely look to stay there again on our next visit to Santa Barbara
We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely apartment, so comfortable and sweet. Outdoor deck is great, and view of the mountains just perfect. Will return again!
AN EXCELLENT APARTMENT AND LOCATION
We were very pleased with the apartment, and especially the location, which was right off State Street and near the Funk Zone and the Wharf.
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (4 blocks to beach)
Other Activities: racquetball, shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball court, boating, health/beauty spa, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning, horseshoes