svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets
Feedback

Private Two-Bedroom, One-Bath Garden Retreat Near Pasadena - All to Yourself!

(9 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 12/08/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Two-Bedroom, One-Bath Garden Retreat nestled at base of San Gabriel Mountains!

Guests will enjoy two-bedrooms with luxurious bedding, both overlooking - and with direct access to - the back yard garden. One bedroom offers a four-poster queen size bed with a cherry wood dresser, ample closet space. The second bedroom offers a queen size bed with a ceiling fan and a smaller closet space.

The Bathroom is situated between the two Bedrooms and offers a separate shower and bathtub, fresh linens, and all basic toiletries, including shampoo and conditioner, blow dryer, shaving cream and razors, soap and more!

The Living Room offers a fully working fireplace, a flat screen TV (includes Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Amazon. No local channels), sound system and cozy sectional with a small, adjacent Dining Room.

The newly-renovated, full-size Kitchen offers full use of all appliances, pots and pans, utensils and dishware. Free coffee, creamer, sugar is also provided. Please note: as water conservation is important to the owner, there is no dish washer in the kitchen.

Sneak outside your bedroom patio door and lounge under a giant tree, or pick fresh (seasonal) veggies and herbs from the garden.

Guests who are fond of curiosities and oddities will delight in the smattering of skeletons and Botero prints throughout the house; while more conservative guests will appreciate the owner's five-star customer service, discretion, cleanliness and well-tended gardens.

The house and the gardens are completely yours, while the owner stays onsite and on-call for your every need in a detached bungalow in the back garden.

*There is two units on the property. Owner lives in back house that is located a few hundred feet from the front house*


The Neighborhood
The home is a stone’s throw away from gorgeous hiking trails featuring waterfalls; the local Farmers Markets; Old Town Pasadena; the Pasadena Rose Bowl; Pasadena City College; Art Center; Caltech; downtown Los Angeles; Hollywood; supermarkets; churches; gyms; world-class shopping, convenience and venues!

Getting Around
Just a few miles to JPL, nearby bus lines, light rail, 30 minutes to Burbank Airport, 60 minutes to LAX; ask owner for map and local public transportation information.The nearest bus line is 3/4 of a mile; therefore, access to a rental car or bicycle is highly recommended.

Parking
Ample free street parking in front of house.

The Owner has one (1) mountain bike that guests can rent for a $20 flat fee (lock included) to use as personal transportation during your visit or to take out on the trails!

House Rules
House Rules are outlined in a handout that will be presented to guests upon check-in. Guests will use side entrance off of kitchen.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, rusty sign language
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Each of the two bedrooms offers one (1) queen-size bed. We do not have a crib or toddler bed, or any supplies for infants and toddlers. Please bring any bedding and supplies required for your infant or toddler to be comfortable....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    You May Bring Your Well-Behaved Pet(s) with Owner's Permission ONLY. A Flat Fee of $35.00 will be charged for pets....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is permitted in the back yard only....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Guests will enjoy two-bedrooms with luxurious bedding, both overlooking - and with direct access to - the back yard garden. One bedroom offers a four-poster queen size bed with a cherry wood dresser, ample closet space, and a flat screen TV (can be transported to Living Room); and the second bedroom offers a queen size bed with a ceiling fan and a smaller closet space. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • The Bathroom is situated between the two Bedrooms and offers a separate shower and bathtub, fresh linens, and all basic toiletries, including shampoo and conditioner, blow dryer, shaving cream and razors, soap and more! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Smart T.V. That includes Netflix.. Does not have local channels or cable...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Altadena/Pasadena area is ideal for visitors who want to stay in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, yet enjoy the excitement, culture, shopping and beaches that LA offers, just a short drive away!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, our Garden Retreat enjoys gorgeous views of the foothills, as well as hiking trails (some with waterfalls) and bike trails within walking distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Dining Room is located off of the Living Room, which offers a small dining table (can expand with leaves) and two chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stack-able Washer and Dryer. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fully Working Fire Place in Living Room. Firewood Available Upon Request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cozy Living Room with sectional couch, fire place and sound system!...moreless

  • Parking:

    24-7, Ample Street Parking Available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stack-able Washer and Dryer. Guests must use Grey Water Laundry Detergent provided by Owner. Guests staying more than one week will be asked to purchase their own Grey Water Laundry Detergent....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and coffee/coffee supplies included!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full use of pots and pans, utensils and dishware included!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full Size Kitchen all To Yourself! Newly-renovated kitchen with stove, oven and refrigerator. Full access to all appliances, pots and pans, utensils and dishware included! Please note: no dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas Oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Guests are welcome to use any condiments or spices available in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size, Stainless Steel Refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner, gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$840 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 12/08/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank Bob Hope Airport/LA Int'l Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Altadena Ale and Wine House (Altadena)
37 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Express (San Pedro to Catalina Island)
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brookside Golf Course (Pasadena Rose Bowl)
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Mission Gold Line Station (South Pasadena to LA)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 210 (connects to 134, 5, 2 freeways)
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marston's (Pasadena) - See Guest Brochure for More
92 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Lake - See Guest Brochure for More Info
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach/Manhattan Beach/Long Beach

Car: Necessary

The Altadena/Pasadena area is ideal for visitors who want to stay in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, yet enjoy the excitement, culture, shopping and beaches that LA offers, just a short drive away!

Not that Pasadena doesn't offer its own brand of excitement, from live theater at the Pasadena Playhouse to the world-famous Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens!

Please consult the Guest Brochure upon check in, or the VRBO website for the owner's suggestions on local attractions, including restaurants, late night spots, day spas, hiking trails, beaches and more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: As an avid world traveler (Italy; India; Iceland - next stop Costa Rica!), I've been a guest at numerous, private-home B 'n' B's. Therefore, I can understand, anticipate, and exceed my guests' needs and expectations. In addition to offering my home as a B 'n' B, I manage my own business in a demanding, customer-focused profession which requires a true love of meeting new people and being of service. When not traveling overseas, I like to hike, bike (motor or cycle) and explore anywhere in the U.S. that offers gorgeous landscapes.

Why the Owner Chose North Arroyo, Pasadena, California, United States of America:
I live in the Pasadena area because it is a breathtaking, world-class place to hang your hat. Not only does the city itself offer live theater, museums, hiking trails, year-round clement weather, upscale shopping, and renown restaurants; you are a short drive away from the unprecedented vibrancy of Los Angeles and its diverse neighborhoods: each offering a completely different culture and list of attractions. You are as close to the mountains as you are to the ocean, and technically, you can ski and surf within same day! Please ask for recommendations and a guest brochure!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My home is representative of my love of nature: surrounded by trees, foothills, hiking trails and the gardens I've built, which are both a joy and an obsession. I enjoy sharing my home as well as my beautiful neighborhood, which offers as much culture as it does aesthetic beauty. Welcome!


Contact us

Speaks: english, rusty sign language
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Send email

 

Photos

  • backyard...taken from second bedroom

    backyard...taken from second bedroom

  • 1st bedroom

    1st bedroom

  • looking at the garage and main house, from the back house.

    looking at the garage and main house, from the back house.

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • second house in far backyard (I live here)

    second house in far backyard (I live here)

VRBO #638137

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
svg-report-flag