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Relax - Recuperate - Regenerate

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sierra Madre apartment description

Welcome to The Pinney House! Built in 1887 as one of the original railroad hotels. The house features eight suites, up to three of which are available for short-term rental (the rest are rented out on a yearly basis). A stunning grand dame from a bygone era, lovingly restored with a feeling of community and goodwill. Enjoy your own high-ceiling, Victorian private room with your own personal bathroom and shared common areas in a home with fun, welcoming, and engaging occupants.

Our short-term rental suites are located on the first floor:
The Luther Burbank Suite is located on the first floor it features high ceilings, a large bedroom with queen bed, living room and adjoining entry. Private bath with clawfoot tub/shower. Garden and City views.

The Samuel Newsom suite has a king bed, two closets, cable TV, and mountain views. Private bath w/ tub/shower.

The Joseph Newsom Suite, which has its own entrance and outside sitting area, has a queen bed, a day bed in an adjoining room, a decorative fireplace and mantle, cable TV, and mountain views. It also has a private bath.

Enjoy our lovely gardens or walk to the Village of Sierra Madre, hike in Bailey Canyon or any of our other numerous mountain trails. At the Pinney House you are close to such events as the Rose Parade, or such venues as Caltech, the Arboretum and Huntington Gardens, yet you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet that can only be found in a small town. You can sit on our front porch and listen to the wings of the hummingbirds, or take a walk about our friendly neighborhood, while everyone else is dealing with the noise and mess of downtown.

1. The Pinney House and property is absolutely smoke-free including candles and any other combustibles.
2. We do not allow pets. We are truly sorry as our own dog has to reside at a neighbors. There is overnight cage free boarding for dogs and cats at the nearby Shabby Dog. 626-836-5452 from all accounts they are amazing and only about 4 blocks away.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Well behaved children with responsible parents are always welcome....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Boarding available at the Shabby Dog 626836-5452...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Samuel Newsom Suite: 1 king

            This room has mountain views. Private bath tub/shower....moreless

          • Joseph Newsom Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Accommodates 3, private entrance, Private bath tub/shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 3


          • There are three suites available, two that offer room to more than 2 people. Please talk to Greg about which suite would suit your needs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Samuel Newsom Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Updated victorian fixtures all new plumbing...moreless

          • Joseph Newsom Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private bath ensuite...moreless


          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television:

            Rooms have HDTV with cable service...moreless


          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic


          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            The Pinney House sits at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Hiking, backpacking , exploring only two blocks away...moreless

          • Village:

            The quaint village of Sierra Madre with its restaurants and shops is a short walk from the house....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Tennis


          • Dining:

            Please talk to Greg about availability....moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Air Conditioning
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            Parlor. library and open air conservatory are all available for guests. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            On street parking is available for overnight guests. Guests must obtain a temporary permit from City of Sierra Madre

          • Towels Provided


          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator


          • Deck / Patio
          • Golf:

            Not on property golf but two nearby public courses are easily available as well as Angeles National which is 20 minutes away....moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden:

            delightful victorian gardens to lounge or relax...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
          3 night min stay
          My Standard Rate
          1 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Tax Rate 9%


          You will be in a communal facility with working adult professionals. Loud or abusive behavior is unwelcome. It is expected that our temporary guests respect the gentle and jovial surroundings. Please be aware that certain areas may be reserved for special events, so if you have any special requests such as late check-in please call ahead to make arrangements or notify the proprietors.

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          Last updated: 10/15/2014
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          21 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Burbank/Bob Hope Airport

          Car: Recommended

          This home is very well located - We are minutes from the Rose Parade and float viewing area. The 210 freeway is 1.5 miles, and the closest metro station is just 2.5 miles away. Caltech and the Huntington Botanical Gardens are less than 6 miles away.

          The village of Sierra Madre is just 1.5 miles away and has wonderful restaurants, live theater, great coffee shops, and plenty of shopping boutiques.


          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2003

          About: Greg and Judy Asbury acquired the Pinney House in 2003. They are active engaged hosts who have painstakingly renovated the 10,000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian over the past 10 years. Obviously they have either incredible dedication or they are still questioning their sanity in taking this on. The Pinney House was designed by the famous Victorian architects Joseph and Samuel Cather Newsom. There are only a very few of their works still in existence. Unlike most Victorians it is open and airy. Originally a mountain retreat it has had a history of renewing and healing energy in its 125 year history. There are several permanent residents including Judy and Greg who have created a pleasant collegial atmosphere in the house. Judy and Greg love the quaint village of Sierra Madre with its artisan shops, the Playhouse, and great restaurants. Sierra Madre is like 'Mayberry in LA'. It's also very close to Pasadena including Old Town, the Huntington Gardens, the Rose Bowl, and we are conveniently near the end of the Rose Parade route. Its always fun to go down to see the floats during Post Parade during New Years Day. Sierra Madre has its own Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and a much larger one close by on Saturdays at PHS. We have four grown children. During the renovation we all lived in the house together including their spouses enjoying each other's company. We hosted our daughter's wedding and several years later our first grandchild arrived at the Pinney House. Today we travel extensively on business and want to share this lovely place with you. When in town you can often find Greg or Judy on the front porch or in the solarium having a glass of wine and cheese. And when we are not here Sonia is our fabulous house manager. Join us!

          Why Sierra Madre:
          The Newsom brothers were to Victorian Architecture like Frank Lloyd Wright was to modernist houses or Greene and Greene were to Craftsman Houses. There are only a few remaining examples of their prolific works. The Carson Mansion in Eureka was perhaps their penultimate achievement. The Pinney House was a rather simple example of a mountain retreat. Situated in the town of Sierra Madre, an oasis in greater Los Angeles, the city has 3 square miles, less than 10,000 residents, no traffic lights, hiking, shopping, dining. All an attractive combination just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and its many attractions. Just ask anyone in town-- everyone has a story to tell about the Pinney House!

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          The Pinney House has been at the center of this community for over 125 years. Its sweeping veranda is a great place to relax and enjoy passersby. The Conservatory is a peaceful retreat that makes you feel part of nature while relaxing. The parlor echoes bygone days .

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          Speaks: english, spanish



          • Main Entrance from Lima Street  Welcome!

            Main Entrance from Lima Street Welcome!

          • Newsom Suite A

            Newsom Suite A

          • Veranda


          • Main Parlor

            Main Parlor

          • Library


          • Conservatory


          • Signature oriel tower

            Signature oriel tower

          • Newsom Suite B

            Newsom Suite B

          • Newsom Suite B Bath

            Newsom Suite B Bath

          • Entry from front door to Lima St.

            Entry from front door to Lima St.

          • Main Parlor

            Main Parlor

          • Dining Room

            Dining Room

          • Entry foyer

            Entry foyer

          $175 - $350 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 2

          View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
          Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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          Speaks: english, spanish
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