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Charming 1892 Victorian House

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1892 Victorian home in Claremont, California


Last updated: 02/12/2017

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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.

We are happy to provide you with any information you may need regarding our much loved Claremont

Keywords: 2nd floor of house
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    an extra $50 is charged per pet...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • There is no stand alone shower, only the claw foot tub with a hand held shower for rinsing....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    one flat screen TV with remote is located in the den....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Within walking distance of Claremont's historic village filled with shops and restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Sit down to a lovely hand made harvest table and four wood oak chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are 2 AC units: one is a wall unit in the dining area, the other is in the main bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra towels, beach towels, sheets are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have room for one vehible...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in garage/shed in backyard...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Black and Decker electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A set of dishes and eating utensils for 8 people....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Very sunny and bright. Built in shelves, countertop for prepping. Includes plenty of needed cooking utensils and basic spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full -sized gas oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer on top with adequate room for 2-3 days of groceries...moreless

  • Stove:

    Functional 4 burner gas stove...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a meditation garden in the back with two chairs and a small table. Native California plants and oriental statuary allows for contemplative thought....moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$900 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning fee $65
  • Taxes Not included


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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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newport Beach
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Freeway
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

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 Westmont, Pomona, CA, USA:
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.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

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  • 1892 Victorian home in Claremont, California

    1892 Victorian home in Claremont, California

  • One of two 'sitting rooms' - this one features a 'fainting couch'.

    One of two 'sitting rooms' - this one features a 'fainting couch'.

  • 19th century clawfoot tub with antique corner sink

    19th century clawfoot tub with antique corner sink

  • Handmade harvest table with antique chairs

    Handmade harvest table with antique chairs

  • Cozy bedroom with 4-poster bed

    Cozy bedroom with 4-poster bed

  • Bright airy fully equipped kitchen includes stove and refrigerator

    Bright airy fully equipped kitchen includes stove and refrigerator

VRBO #197313

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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