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Pasadena Cosmopolitan Casa

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Kitchen: Santa Maria Granada Tiles.


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

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

  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

    Wifi TV. ...moreless

  • Toys


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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

  • 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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Dec 27, 2017
2 night min stay
Rose Parade
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,960 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150


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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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17.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank (Bob Hope) Airport
2.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brookside Golf Course and Altadena Golf Course
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Gold Line Metro
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach (Ocean Park Blvd)

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! Since vrbo has recently railroaded folks into using their credit card, pleas add 3% to the total if you opt to use your credit card, because they are passing that cost onto me. If you use e-check or personal check, there is no extra fee.

Why the Owner Chose North Central, Pasadena, CA, USA:
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, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Kitchen: Santa Maria Granada Tiles.

    Kitchen: Santa Maria Granada Tiles.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • LD, DR, KIT view

    LD, DR, KIT view

  • Rustic Dining Table from India.

    Rustic Dining Table from India.

  • Rose Room

    Rose Room

  •  Sage Room

    Sage Room

  • White Bedroom Bathroom/Shower

    White Bedroom Bathroom/Shower

  • La Casa Cosmopolitan, 1922
       Spanish Revival

    La Casa Cosmopolitan, 1922 Spanish Revival

  • Back Patio

    Back Patio

  • Tuareq Bag, MALI

    Tuareq Bag, MALI

  • Vizio Smart HDTV, includes Netflix. Internet TV only.

    Vizio Smart HDTV, includes Netflix. Internet TV only.

  • Santa Maria Granada Tile,

    Santa Maria Granada Tile,

  • Welcome!


  • Bienvenidos a Pasadena!

    Bienvenidos a Pasadena! Welcome!

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sunny Window with San Gabriel Mountain View

    Sunny Window with San Gabriel Mountain View View

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • White Room

    White Room

  • White Bedroom's Bathroom

    White Bedroom's Bathroom

  • East Side of the house.

    East Side of the house.

  • Saguaro in the back yard.

    Saguaro in the back yard.

  •  Eat, Drink, Laugh.

    Eat, Drink, Laugh.

  • Cox Granada Tile

    Cox Granada Tile

  • Coffee Table, MEXICO

    Coffee Table, MEXICO

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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