|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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Cute, 550 sq ft, recently remodeled cottage in a bucolic, friendly neighborhood. Perfect for researchers/interns at JPL, CalTech, Huntington Library, City of Hope, Huntington Memorial and Arcadia Methodist hospitals. Preferably, the home will be rented out for about two months from January 1, 2017 until Februay 28, 2017 and then again from May 28, 2017. Discount may be applied for stays exceeding six weeks.
Bright and airy with natural ventilation, a/c and heat. Fully equipped kitchen , wifi, all util. included. Full bathroom, washer/drier, private outdoor shower, fenced garden with patio, single offstreet parking space.
The outside garden of our little casita is surrounded by lemon, orange and grapefruit trees. Help yourself. Feel free to plant addittional herbs or vegetables in our back garden.
All vegetation is programmed for slow drip irrrigation so no worries there!
Three minute walk to hiking trails, 15 minute walk to downtown Sierra Madre restaurants, shops and public transportation. 45 minute drive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Santa Monica Beach, Disneyland or Universal Studios. 20 minute drive to Old Town Pasadena, Gamble House, Norton Simon Art Museum. 10 minute drive to Santa Anita Racetrack.
Minimum thirty night stay. This is within the guidelines of Sierra Madre`s Municipal Housing Code.
There is no television.
Non-smoking , shoes off indoors, no pets and no parties.
The owners are John and Tomiko who love mountain hiking, ocean fishing and travel extensively often for three months at a time. John is a retired instuctor in international education and Tomiko is a retired international tour escourt.
John McElligott purchased this cottage in 1992
Tomiko fell in love with this "Hobbit House" with its compact charm, mountain view and hummingbirds. Sierra Madre is one of the safest towns in L.A. county. In front of our home we enjoy sighting coyotes, deers, and an occasional bear.
This cottage was originally built in 1927 as a weekend mountain cabin. One can still observe some of the original tiny cabins in the neighborhood. You can walk a few minutes to the historical Mt. Wilson Trail and museum. This hiking path was first cleared by General George Patton`s grandfather, Benjamin Wilson, and later improved by Harvard University for the mule drawn transport of the new observatory telescope to the top.
This is a beautifully renovated, very clean, charming little cottage up high in Sierra Madre, with a back patio that has views of the mountains. The neighborhood was quiet, it felt very safe, and the neighbors were friendly but not intrusive. The house itself is delightful, small but comfortable, and the AC worked well when we needed it (though most nights it cooled off nicely, and jasmine perfume filled the house when we opened the windows). When we were there, there were tomatoes, flowers, oranges surrounding the house (the gardens have an automated watering system). The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed (note: no TV in the house but we really liked that) and you are a short drive from a grocery store, pharmacy, a great bookstore, etc.. The local restaurants if not great are good (Sierra Madre is sleepy and feels like a small town), there are nearby trails and parks, the public library is lovely (especially for young kids), our older daughter took swim classes at the local public pool--making life very easy for the month we stayed there. The owners and the property caretaker were very accommodating and easy to reach. And, we found it very easy to get out to the Huntington, Santa Anita, the Norton Simon, and you can jump on the 210 with ease. In short: highly, highly recommended!
Although a car is highly recommended, Sierra Madre bus connections reach Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles. Amtrack rail station (Union Station) is easily reached by either bus or the Gold LIne light rail.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.