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Spa and Pool Studio Retreat, in San Gabriel Mountains, near the Rose Bowl

Bedrooms Studio
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio with separate sleeping alcove, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Gorgeous studio/pool house. The studio is adjacent to the pool and spa. Guests are welcome to use this area during their stay. The beautiful pool area right outside studio door has a deck with comfortable furniture and is very private from the main house. There is a fire pit and gas barbecue.

The studio does not have a full kitchen (no sink, stovetop or oven). There is a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, two burner cook top available. Do not hesitate to ask for any other cooking items you may need. The sink in the bathroom is a utility sink, making doing dishes easier----think tiny house. We provide guests with paper goods and guests are welcome to leave dirty dishes for us to clean upon check out.

Please call us directly for same-day bookings as VRBO will not process them.

The pool warms up in the summer and is not heated year round. We would consider heating it for an additional fee in the Spring. Since the spa is attached to the pool it is not kept heated. We heat the spa for a few hours per days booked as guests request.

The pool is not fenced from the studio so may not be the best fit for young children.

There is no smoking.

The studio has a very comfortable queen bed which is in an alcove which could provide privacy from the living area of the studio (see photos). The comfortable couch has a pull out bed, we are happy to provide a blow up queen mattress for guests to use on the pull out couch.

Our property is long and narrow and overlooks Millard Canyon with the main house (our residence) up from the studio providing privacy for guests (and us). It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood (not a business district, as a hotel may be); therefore, we don't allow parties or noise after 10:00 pm.

Home is adjacent to the Angeles National Forest and hiking trails are right out the door. These trails a not crowded as trails on the east side of Altadena are. Many times--especially during the week you may have the whole beautiful mountain to yourself (see photos of hiking trial).

El Prieto Canyon right outside the door which are known as world-class mountain bike riding trails.

Large flat screen TV with cable and internet. The studio has a magnificent view to Catalina on a clear day or twinkly city views and overlooks beautiful Millard Canyon.

Altadena is in the foothills right above Pasadena--a short 15 minute drive, twenty minutes to downtown LA and 45 minutes to Santa Monica beach. You really feel like you are getting away from it all but are very close to anything you might need. Very comfortable for the extended stay traveler.

VRBO does not allow same day bookings. Please contact us directly if you'd like to same day book so we an arrange this.

JPL is 2 miles away, Cal Tech is close. This would be a nice place to stay if you are visiting either of those places. Ask about the availability of our special business traveler rate.

Come for a weekend retreat. A weekend spent in our studio could consist of coffee or tea pool side, hiking or world-class mountain biking on El Prieto trail right outside the studio door, a relaxing massage on the pool deck or inside the roomy studio (additional fee to masseuse) and a swim in the pool or a soak in the spa. Finish the evening with a barbecue and toasting marshmallows at the fire pit. It's a beautiful place to stay for a retreat.

Great option if your coming into town for the Rose Bowl games or parade. It's about a 5 mile drive.

More Details

Dennis and Margaret
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Dennis and Margaret

I, Margaret was raised in both Southern and Northern California and am a huge fan of California. I was happy to meet and marry Dennis---a good mid-western boy from Chicago in 2000. We cherish this really special property which we have totally remodeled and enjoy sharing the studio with guests. No small children live on the property.

Dennis and Margaret purchased this studio in 2002

Why Dennis and Margaret chose Los Angeles County

We visited this property at an open house Mother's Day 2001. It was a hot May Day and when we stood on the patio overlooking Millard Canyon and felt the cool breeze and took in the amazing view we found home. The studio is very private from our home and very beautiful.

What makes this studio unique

Views and natural beauty! Beautiful pool at a great price. Very comfortable and roomy. Enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi after a long work day or a relaxing day of hiking and site-seeing!


North Arroyo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower. Shelving available for toiletries. Body wash, shampoo and lotion available. There is a deep utility sink in the bathroom. This is the only sink in the studio.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping Alcove off main space - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dark curtains separate the queen bed in the sleeping alcove
  • There is a queen bed in the sleeping alcove and double pull-out couch in the living room space. The sleeping alcove in the studio can be separated from the rest of the space with dark curtains. That way the pull-out couch in the living room area can have privacy. We off guests use of queen blow up mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a really special property which overlooks Millard Canyon, the pool is spectacular. You feel like you are away from it all but are close to Pasadena and Los Angeles. Can arrange for local masseuse to help with relaxation. Pool is not heated year round but can be heated at additional cost in the Spring. Spa heated for a few hours included.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Spa and Pool Studio Retreat, in San Gabriel Mountains, near the Rose Bowl
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a small paradise. If you're looking for a quiet getaway near both good hiking and good food, or if you just need to stare out across a canyon or curl up with a book, look no further. This is the kind of place you come back to.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Devon, PA

Great Environment provided by Outstanding Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My home away from home gets better with each visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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An Oasis for the Rose Bowl

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It was a perfect spot for the Rose Bowl. You’re close to everything. Dennis and Margaret were very helpful and gave us great Rose Bowl tips. We even found a Pre-Rose Bowl magazine in the studio when we got there.

It was a very relaxing time and so tranquil. It’s in a nice quiet neighborhood. It was great to not to have to be in the hustle-bustle of the city during our stay.

The Jacuzzi time was hot and perfect. We cooked out on the grill a couple of nights. Clean up was not a problem at all. The kitchen had everything we needed.

The views are incredible. They have done a great job on the landscape. You’re literally in the mountains. We walked out the back door and hiked in the mountains on a beautiful day.

The studio had tons of information and directions for the local areas. We had great sushi and saki at Ichiban. And spent New Year’s Eve at Bacchus having a fabulous meal listening to Jazz.

It was a perfect time. We highly recommend this place and will be coming back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stroud, Gloucestershire UK

Fantastic stay in peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

On arrival Margaret and Dennis showed our around their lovely studio and told us everything we needed to know. The location was perfect, with walking in the San Gabriel Mountains right behind the house and superb views out across Los Angeles County from the front where the pool, hot tub, fire pit and BBQ are. Even in November we really enjoyed spending our evenings outside and Margaret was kind enough to program the hot tub to heat up for us every evening.

The studio itself was spacious and homely, with very comfortable bed and all we needed for cooking and dining. Excellent all round - we couldn't fault anything!

Many thanks Margaret and Dennis for a wonderful stay!

Adam & Sachi

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great hilltop studio

  • 5 of 5

The studio has absolutely amazing pool, hot tub and gas fire pit. The trees around the pool are wonderful day or night. We enjoyed soaking in the sun on the balcony in the morning. The owners were very accommodating and accessible. Overall, a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing space!

  • 4 of 5

Spent a couple nights in the Bungalow while in town for Breeders Cup @ Santa Anita. Comfortable accommodations with attentive hosts! Even gave us a great recommendation for dinner! We will definitely stay here again when traveling to the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Burbank, LAX
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Flintridge Proper
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Altadena Golf Course, Rose Bowl
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Gold Line Pasadena
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Great dining in Old Town Pasadena
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

Amazing hiking and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Lounging by this pool makes you feel like you really are 'away from it all ' but your 15 minutes from Pasadena and 20 minutes from downtown LA. Very comfortable for business travelers.


Rates & Availability

North Arroyo Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Arroyo Seco Weekend
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Rose Bowl Festivities
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

This home overlooks a canyon and the pool does not have a security gate from the studio but is gated. There is no fence on the canyon side so this might not be the right spot for young children. The home is in a wonderful neighborhood, no loud music/noise after 10:00. Please check with owners if you'd like to have additional day guests. No parties.

Owner'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.

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