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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Pasadena house description

The Little House on Howard Street is a historic 1923 house that has been completely rebuilt to take full advantage of its unique size. This cozy nest of 280 square feet was built as a stand-alone house and is now the perfect place to spend the week in Pasadena for a single traveler or couple.

Inspired by the “compact” house movement that has taken shape over recent years, the Little House on Howard Street offers an excellent example of efficiency and elegance. Stylishly furnished with modern and traditional craftsman furniture and art, it is the perfect alternative to a hotel. The neighborhood is quiet and pleasant for walking, and it is a five-minute drive to all that Pasadena has to offer – world-class museums, outstanding colleges and universities, top-rated restaurants and shopping, historic Old Town, hiking and other outdoor activities, and the Rose Bowl.

The house has a newly rebuilt kitchen with a two burner gas stove, small refrigerator, combination microwave/convection oven for roasting and baking, coffee maker, and toaster. We also offer WiFi, cable television, iPod stereo dock, washer and dryer, air conditioning/heater, peaceful covered deck, and the privacy of staying in your own house.

The Little House on Howard Street is less than 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Burbank, which can all be accessed by easy connections with the Metro Gold Line or by freeway, one of which is the newly restored historic Arroyo Parkway, the nation’s first freeway.



Keywords: Newly renovated, small historic house in quiet Pasadena Neighborhood

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We recommend children under 3 and can provide a pac-n-play or an air mattress....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Air mattress available on request, Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-Play vailable on request...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Includes a cable to connect to your computer....moreless

              • Books
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Laundromat
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Playground
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Arboretum
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Cinemas
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Walking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • BCS championship

                        BCS championship

                        • Guest Auburn/FSU fans
                        • Date of stay 01/04/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/18/14
                        Wonderful view a bonus! We had a great time. The little extra touches were great.... restaurant recommendations, parking pass, coffee, soaps and even popcorn! Thank you for making it feel like a visit with family instead of just a place to stay.

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                      • Everything we hoped it would be

                        Everything we hoped it would be

                        • Guest charlie (Woolwich, ME / New England)
                        • Date of stay 05/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/01/13
                        We stayed at the Little House for one week, using it as a base to explore the area before our daughter graduated from Scripps College. It was everything we could have wished for. Delightful and well appointed----even a french press for fresh brewed coffee! Never felt we needed to get anything other than groceries for our stay. It is compact, but the layout is very clever in the use of space. It is obvious that the owners are very caring for and attentive to this property. When we had a problem with the front door lock, they fixed it that same day. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a comfortable and unique experience.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • A Delightful, Well-Equipped House

                        A Delightful, Well-Equipped House

                        • Guest Al (Edmonton)
                        • Date of stay 10/12/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/10/13
                        We spent 5 weeks while I was doing sabbatical research. We were amazed at how well the house was designed and how well we were able to set up a household in such a tight space. The location was great! I enjoyed running in the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes from the front door. The only down side was that the chairs were not very comfortable for several hours of sitting. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed many gourmet meals. Having a washer/dryer was an extra special touch.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Small but perfect

                        Small but perfect

                        • Guest B. (France)
                        • Date of stay 08/31/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/17/12
                        We spent over a week at this charming little house and had a wonderful stay. It's small but extremely functional, well decorated and well equipped. It was a real pleasure to have breakfast every morning on the back deck, surrounded by plants. The owners even made sure there was a portable baby bed for our little baby. The location might seem a little remote for some, but it's not far from the freeway. We would definitely stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.

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                      • Sitting on the back porch as I write!

                        Sitting on the back porch as I write!

                        • Guest TV Producer Gal (New York)
                        • Date of stay 01/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                        I was anticipating a nice, clean, comfortable place based upon the photos, but the Little House FAR exceeds my expectations. The house is truly perfect, very well situated geographically (easy freeway access, etc.) So comfortable and well-appointed that it is far better than any hotel could be. Yes it is compact, but when one really thinks about how we use space, it's just good design. Liz's touches (great sheets and towels, thoughtful amenities) make this even more special. I'm here for a long stay, so the ability to "set up housekeeping" is very important--I've now found my new home base when I'm in LA! Only problem is, now this review will make it impossible for me to book this all the time! Thanks for sharing your lovely nest with me.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • quality comfort

                        quality comfort

                        • Guest mel (san diego)
                        • Date of stay 12/20/11
                        • Review Submitted 12/22/11
                        i could tell from the pictures that this place was small but i was really impressed with the set up. i stayed here with my husband and we both seemed to forget how small the space was. there was a comfortable sitting area for reading and watching tv and another area set up outside for sitting where we enjoyed having coffee each morning. i was impressed with the quality of this little home and the decor. the bath towels were super soft too. sometimes it's the little things that count. i really appreciated the attention to detail! i will definitely be back!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful house!

                        Wonderful house!

                        • Guest April (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 11/10/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/14/11
                        I love the little house. My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights while we were visiting relatives in Pasadena. I could easily see staying here for a much longer visit. The house is beautifully appointed and is so well laid out, with a separate living room, bedroom, and kitchen, that it actually seems much larger than the square footage would indicate. A covered patio in the back provides additional living space, and is a very relaxing place to sit and decompress. The house is spotless, has new appliances and fixtures, and is stylishly furnished with craftsman furniture and unique pieces of art. It also has all the modern amenities, like wireless internet, flat-screen TV, cable, a washer/dryer, and air conditioning. The exterior is lovely, with a cute front porch and pretty plantings in the front yard. And the house is located in a classic Pasadena neighborhood, with beautiful mature trees and historic homes. All in all, a great rental. I would definitely stay here again!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Sweetest House I've Ever Seen

                        Sweetest House I've Ever Seen

                        • Guest Sarah (Seattle, WA)
                        • Date of stay 10/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/04/11
                        I visited my father in LA for two weeks- a little too long to stay in a hotel. Luckily my father found this adorable rental house. I can't think of a bad thing to say about it. As soon as we walked in we couldn't stop raving about how perfect everything is! It's charmingly decorated and has every amenity that you could think of to make your stay as perfect as possible. The living room is set up with a television for when you need a break from running around the city. The bed is luxuriously soft (I could spend an entire review just on how comfortable it is!). The bathroom and kitchen are stocked enough that all you need is a quick stop at the grocery store and then you're ready to live here as if it were your own home away from home. The next time I'm in Los Angeles, I'll definitely try to stay here again.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • What a great Little House!

                        What a great Little House!

                        • Guest Sally (Morro Bay, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/23/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/11
                        I very much enjoyed my 3 nights at this charming, attractive and compact little house. It is beautifully designed and decorated to be livable, with high quality and aesthetically pleasing choices throughout. There are many thoughtful touches -- from filtered drinking water, to plenty of wood hangers in the closet, to wi-fi, to the well equipped kitchen --- that create a warm and inviting space. Landscaping is nicely done and the patio is especially charming.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • A Unsionian Utopia in Upper Pasadena

                        A Unsionian Utopia in Upper Pasadena

                        • Guest Jared (Takoma Park)
                        • Date of stay 05/26/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/11
                        My wife and I stayed here for a week with our 15 month old and had a great time. We were able to use the front room as a nursury and the bed room kitchen and back deck as adult entertainment space. The amerinites were all there. We didn't need to buy any housewares since it come complete with all needed implements. We took a walk to the amazing Amernian Bakery only a few blocks away on Washington Blvd and enjoied coffee and rolls. The shower is strong. The WiFi works and the huge flat screen TV was a treat! It was peacefull and quiet and havig our al fresco breakfast and fresh brewed coffee was so relaxing.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                       

                      Special offer: SPRING SPECIAL! BOOK NOW FOR 10% OFF THRU MAY

                      Enjoy Pasadena weather at its best! Book before April 29th and get 10% off the Little House on Howard Street rental rate for stays between now and May 31, 2014. 3-day minimum stays.

                      Offer for: Apr 9, 2014 - May 31, 2014 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rose Parade
                      Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015
                      8 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $130
                      $890 $2,580
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning Fee $95
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      The City of Pasadena requires an overnight permit. We will purchase this for you and have it ready at the Little House when you check in.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Burbank Airport at 17 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Catalina Express at 40 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Allan Street Station - Gold Line at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: 210 Freeway at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Santa Monica/Venice Beach at 30 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Big Bear Ski Resort at 91 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Altadena Golf Course at 0.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: AltaEats at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: Owner Todd Hughes purchased this house in 2006. He spent his childhood a few blocks away and was always fascinated by this unique house. Shortly after he bought it, he got married and he and his wife, Liz, decided to completely renovate the house and create a lovely, cozy vacation rental. Todd is the owner/operator of Hughes Estate Sales (www.hughesestatesales.com) an antique, art, and fine furnishings liquidation service and Liz is a filmmaker and non-profit consultant.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Owned by an antiques and art dealer, the house is furnished with interesting and unique items, all at just the right scale to give this small house an airy feel. If you are interested in getting ideas for space saving in your own home, the Little House on Howard Street is the perfect place to be inspired.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, April 10, 2014

                      $130 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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