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We are a retired high school teacher and biologist who have lovingly restored our 1892 Victorian home. The upstairs apartment has a separate entrance and an outdoor patio to view our private California native garden. The apartment has a wonderful, inviting 'homey' feel and includes antiques from estate sales and other family possessions.
As you enter the foyer, sunlight pours in from an old skylight put in by the citrus growers who lived in the home. The bathroom includes a claw foot tub and an antique corner sink. The fully equipped kitchen also has a skylight which looks out on a 75-year-old pomegranate tree.
All the rooms have gabled, beaded-board ceilings which have been painted a lovely 'Martha Stewart' green. People who have stayed here, have remarked that the apartment has a spacious, airy and light feel to it. The dining area will sit four people at the harvest table. This room also includes a small 'fainting couch' and two parlor chairs. The bedroom features a full - sized 4-poster bed. The main living area has a pull out couch, a television. Free WI-FI is available throughout.
The small patio area sits under our pomegranate tree and the wrought iron table and 2 chairs make it a perfect spot for afternoon tea.
One can walk to the Claremont Colleges which offer guest lecturers, concerts, theatre and art museums. The downtown village area has many unique coffee houses, boutiques and gift shops. The Metrolink train station which also is within walking distance can take you to downtown Los Angeles in about 45 minutes. Disneyland, beaches and mountain areas such as Lake Arrowhead are also available in under an hour's driving time.
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There is no stand alone shower, only the claw foot tub with a hand held shower for rinsing....moreless
Unique historical home - 3rd oldest home in Claremont- built in 1892, lovingly restored by owners. Claremont was voted by Money Magazine as the '5th best place to live in the United States'. It is also known for the Claremont colleges. The Victorian cottage is within walking distance of the colleges, the village shopping area and the Metro train station.The large, roomy upstairs apartment has gabled ceilings, a claw foot tub, and is light and airy. The antique furnishings and quiet neighborhood would give any visitor a feeling of coziness and comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped and renters have a lovely private patio for relaxation. The owners are very knowledgeable about the area and are more than happy to suggest restaurants and unique sightseeing possibilities. Only 45 minutes to Disney World, beaches, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles....moreless
Satellite / Cable
one flat screen TV with remote is located in the den....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Within walking distance of Claremont's historic village filled with shops and restaurants....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Sit down to a lovely hand made harvest table and four wood oak chairs....moreless
There are 2 AC units: one is a wall unit in the dining area, the other is in the main bedroom...moreless
We promote air drying given it IS California with lots of sunshine and dry breezes. If need be, when it is rainy, we allow for use of the dryer...moreless
Extra towels, beach towels, sheets are provided....moreless
There are two seating areas. One is a den adjoining the main bedroom, other is attached to main eating area consisting of a fainting couch and 2 side chairs....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Due to high demand during college graduation weekend, we charge $300 a night with a 4-night minimum.
A 50% deposit check is required to secure the reservation. Full payment is due upon arrival.
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The Claremont Colleges offer concerts, live theatre, film series and world renown guest lecturers. The new West Village area in Claremont offers spas, and wonderful restaurants. All of this is within walking distance.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are a retired couple who love living here in Claremont. We are active in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens. We have raised three incredible daughters, one of whom lives in Madagascar. The other two live in the Los Angeles area. We enjoy traveling, gardening and restoring 'this old house'.
Why the Owner Chose Claremont: My husband's mother, a retired public health care doctor, moved to Claremont in the '60s and before that my husband's great aunt, moved here in the early 50's so we were very familiar with the area and always loved visiting. During one of our visits, we happened to walk past a real estate office with pictures of homes for sale. We were taken by one which read '3rd oldest house in Claremont ....'as is' condition!' We were able to go inside and were both taken by the character and soul of the place but dismayed by the terrible condition that it was in. Given we still had jobs in New Mexico and also the fact that we didn't have to live in the house while some of the major work was getting done, we went ahead and bought it. My sister-in-law rented the upstairs for 4 years and after she moved to Pasadena, we decided to make it a VRBO property. We are so glad we did! We have been very fortunate in the guests that have stayed here these last 4 years and also the freedom to have it available for our friends and family when visiting. They love having the whole upstairs to themselves.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: The style we created was 'cottage-cosy' with the feel that you are 'right at home'. For those people visiting the colleges, it is within a very short walk. There are lots of place to get to on foot so exploring Claremont is a bit part of the fun here. We love this town and love to let you know about our favorite places to visit - whether it's for hiking, quiet walks, restaurants or unique stores - we are here to make your visit a pleasant one.