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You Won't Want To Leave!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

You Won't Want To Leave!

Beautiful and inviting Spanish style home in quiet, mature neighborhood. Front and back yard entertainment areas w/gas and charcoal grills. Fully stocked eat-in kitchen, large formal dinning room and an office with wireless service. Two large bedrooms (Queen bed in one room and twin beds in second room) with walk-in closets. Laundry room located off kitchen. There is off street parking available.

Property Manager
Dawn Oliver
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Why Dawn Oliver chose Alhambra

Centrally located, this home is minutes from major freeways, extensive shopping, restaurants, cinemas and numerous activities.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by vivid landscaping, this lovely Spanish style home has beautiful hardwood floors, dramatic fireplace, original stained glass windows, coved ceilings in bedrooms, and lots of storage.

Cook to your hearts delight in the fully stocked kitchen on a five burner stove with cook top griddle. If you prefer being out in nature, enjoy outdoor cooking using the gas and/or charcoal grills. There is a lovely garden with plenty of outdoor seating (front and backyards) to accommodate you.

This home is perfect for any travelers who are interested in spending the day discovering the perks of southern California. It is perfectly located close to major freeways pointing you to downtown LA, Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Santa Ana, etc. Old Town Pasadena is a straight 15 minute drive. Plan a day trip to Catalina Island (Port of San Pedro) and catch a glimpse of a majestic whale passing alongside you.

We are more than happy to assist our guests in planning where to go and what to do when you stay with us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had a wonderful time during my stay in your home

from November 22 - November 24.

It was truly a home away from home - very elegant surroundings,

your home is very cozy and inviting with a warmth that permeates throughout the house.

You can immediately discern the comfort of the guest

is your number one priority.

In addition, the kitchen was well stocked with everything I needed

giving me a choice to cook or eat out.

I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a place

to stay in the Pasadena/Alhambra area.
Nov 2013
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Alhambra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath with separate deep tub and shower; 1/2 bath off of twin bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two bedrooms with twin beds in one bedroom and Queen bed in second bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lovely neighborhood with numerous restaurants, shopping, markets, cinemas, historic areas, etc.


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You Won't Want To Leave!
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there almost 2 weeks. Very spacious place. We would most definitely stay there again the next time we head down to Los Angeles. Definitely better than expected and Dawn is only a phone call away from all questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Period Charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property during a trip to attend the Rose Parade and associated activities. The home is a well maintained Spanish style home with many architectural details not found in newer homes. Beautiful original hardwood floors throughout most of the home. We enjoyed the period details. The home was very clean and stocked with anything you could need. It is a stone's throw from Star Bucks and close to many shopping areas. The home is located in a well maintained neighborhood which was quiet and we felt safe there. Dawn was a wonderful hostess. She is available if you need her, but completely respects your privacy. We had a wonderful time and would stay at this property again. Thanks Dawn!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis USA

Charming, Convenient, Comfy

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came out to Alhambra to go to the Breeder's Cup at Santa Anita. Dawn's house was an easy 20 minutes away in a lovely quiet neighborhood very near restaurnants and amenities(lots of Chinese food nearby). The house is cozy with period charm, and comfortable for whatever you need. We didn't even mind that there were 1 1/2 baths. The shower is a bit tight, but otherwise the bathrooms were really clean. Two separate sitting rooms with TVs and internet, and a little breakfast area with lots of windows in the kitchen. The kitchen was also fully stocked, including spices and coffee. I'm really sad Breeders Cup won't be in LA next year. I'd come right back.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area

Karen From The Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

The location was accessible to three major freeways that were connected to all the places I needed to visit, during my stay. The exterior and interior decorations of the house were eye candy awesome! Each room was super clean with natural light from sun up to sun set. The furnishings were comfortable warm and cozy, yet elegantly stylish. The neighborhood was quiet and I felt very comfortable taking long walks. The house had all the sweet comforts of home. I would highly recommend this property for the individual business person or the family on vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disneyland/Rose Parade

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting the area for many reasons and this was the perfect location to be able to do/see everything from. The owner was so helpful and such a gracious host that we instantly bonded. ❤️ The house is beautifully decorated and so cozy that we almost didn't want to leave. My 2 year old Grandson loved roaming through the house as it winded all around and was it so spacious we were able to invite other family members who were staying in hotels to come celebrate NYE with us. 45 min from Disneyland, 20 min from the Rose Parade, 30 min from LA and all the while nestled in a cute little community that's close to many restaurants and grocery stores . We lacked for nothing. We will be back for sure if our travels take us down that way again. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area

Early Spring Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was more than what we expected. The photos do not do it justice. The landscaping around the house is exquisite with places to lounge both in front and in back of the house. The kitchen was truly gourmet - we lacked for nothing. We were able to WALK to many restaurants in the area and many others were close (short drive away). The weather in Southern California is so beautiful that many nights we were able to take a stroll with other neighbors walking their dog or walking for exercise. The perfect piece was that Starbucks was a stone's toss from the house. Can it get much better? Yes, because the property manager resides behind the house, but they are not intrusive and have their own private space. If anything, they answered all of our questions, respected our privacy and were a joy to have because we felt very secure with them being there. We would tell them when we were out and they paid closer attention to the house.

We did do sightseeing in Pasadena which was an easy drive from this property. For what you pay in Pasadena compared to what you get with this property, it is worth the short drive. We also did sightseeing for other places in Los Angeles and Orange County. Less than 1 minute from the freeway (10) which takes you to everywhere.

Our family will return.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Los Angeles & Long Beach International Airports
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Boiling Crab Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Almansor Park
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Union Central
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Noodle World
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Disneyland 40 minutes,

Universal studios 30 minutes,

Magic mountain 45 minutes,

San Diego Marine World 1.5 hours,

Hollywood 20 minutes,

Beverly hills 20 minutes,

Garment district 15 minutes,

Dodger Stadium 20 minutes,

Getty Museum/Malibu Beach 40 minutes,

Museum of Tolerance 20 minutes,

San Dimas Water World 40 minutes,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Non-refundable Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 8.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received.
Non refundable cleaning fee: $250.00 (long-term stays additional $175.00 fee for mandatory cleaning)
$500.00 refundable damage fee (returned after inspection of property)
Check in 4:00pm PST; check out 11:00AM PST

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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