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Pasadena Cosmopolitan Casa

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pasadena house description

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1920s Spanish Revival home with a worldly ambience. View of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Hardwood floors in bedrooms, living and dining rooms. French encaustic tile floors in kitchen and sunroom reminiscent of those in Cuba and Brazil. White hex-tile floors in both bathrooms.

Full kitchen including coffee machine, expresso machine, blender, veggie juicer, citrus juicer, coffee grinder, and microwave. Custom kitchen cabinetry.

Relax in the living room by the Batchelder gas fireplace on winter days.

All three bedrooms have full-sized beds, and towels and sheets are 100% cotton. Sleeps six.

Detached laundry room with washer, dryer, two deep sinks, and sturdy folding table. Solar dryer=clothesline in backyard. Go Green.

Off-street parking for two cars. Private backyard is ideal for outdoor dining and conversation. The front porch is a nice place to lounge with a book and a cup of coffee or wine.

Pasadena is centrally located because we are close to the mountains, the beach, the airport, and downtown LA. We are home to Jackie Robinson, Julia Child, Eve Bunting, and numerous other illustrious scientists, radio personalites, artists, musicians, dancers, and actors. Old Town Pasadena is full of restaurants, cafes, bookstores, and shops including an Apple Store.

There are countless opportunities to enrich and enjoy life here because we are a multicultural city. Read: good music, good food, good dancing and good art.

Keywords: home, three bedroom, house

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Graco PacknPlay; booster seat; potty; stroller....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, salt and pepper, coffee, tea, sugar....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Parking:

            Park two cars in the driveway. Ample street parking. Park in the driveway for sure from 2 am - 6 am if you don't want to get the nighttime permit....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Wall unit in the dinette. 8000 btu. Cools the dining and living room nicely. Fans in all bedrooms, and ceiling fan in the living room....moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas floor heater between living and dining room. Oil space heaters for bedrooms. Electric ceiling heater in bathroom. ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Night time street parking (2 AM-6 AM) requires a permit which can be purchased at any fire station kiosk for $3. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Clothes line is in the backyard, too....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room


          • Stereo:

            Radio, CD player, tape deck, and cable for iPod, iPhone to play your music....moreless

          • Music Library:

            A bunch of CDs are in my Nana's oven, which is in the alcove....moreless

          • Books:

            A children's library, and adult as well. ...moreless

          • Games:

            Yahtzee, Mankala, and Rummy Cube....moreless


          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features


          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View


              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Equestrian Events
              • Ice Skating
              • Roller Blading
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Snowboarding
              • Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Tennis
              • Playground
              • Cinemas
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Recreation Center
              • Fishing


              Write a review 4.8
              from 9 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $1,820 $5,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


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              Last updated: 08/15/2014
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              17.3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burbank (Bob Hope) Airport
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Gold Line Metro
              28 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Santa Monica Beach (Ocean Park Blvd)
              2.4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Brookside Golf Course and Altadena Golf Course

              Car: Recommended

              Cosmopolitan Casa is minutes away to top attractions including the Rose Bowl, Old Town Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Playhouse, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Santa Anita Racetrack, and the LA Arboretum. Fifteen minutes away is LA Zoo, Griffith Observatory, and the Autry Museum. Twenty minutes away is Hollywood: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood and Highland: Avenue of the Stars, and Pantages Theater, and Walt Dsney Concert Hall. Thirty minutes away are the beaches: Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina del Rey. Forty minutes away are Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. Pasadena is home to JPL, Cal Tech, Art Center, Fuller Seminary, and PCC. Mix business/study/ research with pleasure, and stay at a well-appointed home that reflects the owner's nomadic spirit.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: Dear travelers, I'm a retired teacher, avid traveler, and a grandma of twins! I love to study languages, experience cultures, and dance salsa. I speak Spanish, German, and English, and am currently studying Brazilian Portuguese and Swahili.

              Why the Owner Chose Pasadena:
              I bought my home in Pasadena because I love Pasadena! It has the feeling of a town, but has the amenities of a cosmopolitan city. The architecture is notable, the trees are stately, and the mountains are quietly majestic. I love the fact that so many cultures are represented in Los Angeles.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Southern California has a Mediterranean climate. Our winters are mild. The sun shines a lot. In the summer, the days are hot, and the nights are cool which is great for sleeping. My house has a cosmopolitan ambience because I seek to create beauty in restoring and adorning the house. The house reflects an international spirit that is welcoming to all. It is minutes away from a hike in the mountains, Old Town, Cal Tech, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beach, the airport, Huntington Library, coffee houses, restaurants, museums, and numerous venues for live music and dancing. Restaurants abound: Thai Ethiopian, Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, Korean, Japanese and Chinese because these people are Los Angeles! The Korean spa is a real relaxer. Chinese foot massage, too! The green aspect: there are two Toto low-flush toilets, a compost pile, a clothesline, and a bike. The walls in the master bedroom and kitchen are plastered with American Clay which has no VOCs. I have a peach tree, lemon and pomelo tree, and a baby apricot tree. The neighborhood is full of fruit trees. It is not uncommon to see skunk, raccoon, possum, hawks, parrots, hummingbirds, and wrens. This is what makes my home in Pasadena unique and inviting. It is an urban home with a rural flavor.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Kitchen


              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room is in the center of the house.

                Dining Room is in the center of the house.

              • White Bedroom Bathroom/Shower

                White Bedroom Bathroom/Shower

              • The White Room

                The White Room

              • East Side of the house.

                East Side of the house.

              • Welcome!


              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • The Sage Room

                The Sage Room

              • White Bedroom's Bathroom

                White Bedroom's Bathroom

              • La Casa Cosmopolitan

                La Casa Cosmopolitan

              • Back Patio

                Back Patio

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

              $260 - $350 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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