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Cozy Private Guest Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1/1, Mountain Views, Large Lot & Perfect For Those Who Are Traveling With Pets

The home is equipped WiFi, Cable and everything you need for a two night visit or a long term visit and much more comfort and privacy than a luxury hotel. It is a cozy craftsman with lots of style and character located in a quiet and safe neighborhood with lots of yard space and large pool. It features a separate bedroom with full size bed, full bath and kitchen, wireless internet, TV and phone, pet friendly and is in walking distance to public transportation and the local neighborhood stores and coffee shops are all within walking distance, only 10 minutes from Old Town Pasadena and the Rose Bowl and only 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. No Smoking. Please note : Cancellation Policy is strict -no refunds.

Herbie Simmons
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Herbie Simmons

My motto is simple. Live your dreams!!

"Every dream can be accomplished if you believe" - Herbie

Herbie Simmons purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Herbie Simmons chose Los Angeles County

It's in the perfect location and natural sitting. You will see a wood pecker, raccoon, skunk, etc.. It sits in the rear on a large lot with orange trees, large pool and mountain views, plenty of yard space for those who are traveling with small to medium pets.

What makes this cottage unique

It's safe and you do not even have to lock your doors. Wifi and Cable and also pet friendly: Please note: All friendly and well trained pets are welcomed with an additional pet fee of $85 per pet.

*Please: Do not allow pets to sleep on furniture, but bring your own pet bedding and there are designated areas for pets to use the bathroom in front of the home but not on the green grass as the acid from dog urine quickly yellows and kills the grass and it is mandatory that you clean up your doggies poo-poo.


Altadena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Additional sofa bed in the living room area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Cozy Private Guest Home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Cozy. quiet and cute!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to call home for 10 days! At the foothills of the LA National Forest, yet only minutes from the shops and culture of Pasadena and a 30'ish minute drive to LA, it was the perfect blend of urban/suburban living. Overlooking a beautiful pool and landscaped yard, this cozy cottage has privacy despite its close proximity to the main house. The accomodations were sparkling clean, the bed (and sofabed) extremely comfotable and we had all the items needed to feel at "home" away from home. My only request - a couple of wineglasses next time, Herbie! I loved every minute of my vacation in this adorable place - despite the record-breaking rains that drenched us for most of the stay. I will look forward to my next visit and thank Herbie and his family for sharing his lovely place with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Virginia, it was a pleasure to be your host and thank you for the super wonderful review. Gilma and I really appreciate and do our best to make your experience the most enjoyable.
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Clean, Cozy, Quiet, Equipped, Private Cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! As soon as I walked in I knew I was going to enjoy my stay. Herbie's place is maintained so well including a kitchen and all the amenities needed for a more-than-comfortable stay. It truly is clean, quiet, private and cozy. And the residential location is ideal. Herbie is very accommodating and communicative. On top of all that, the wi-fi is xlnt. I look forward to staying here again on my next return to L.A.. If you choose to stay here, you will not be disappointed. ~Thanks Herbie~

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frank for that excellent review. Your are welcome back anytime.
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Nice stay in Pasadena

  • 4 of 5

It's a small but efficient little pool house nestled in Alta Dena. Pictures reflect accomo. Fully working kitchen etc., double sized bed it can be a little tricky to get the temperature right in winter and misses a couch but I'm sure it'd be awesome in the summer, especially with the gorgeous pool right outside. Herbie is a very accommodating host and does some interesting art, also on display in the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Kate.. thank you for your review.. I am just now seeing it. Hope all is well with you...
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Gold Line
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Altadena Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $95

All friendly and well trained pets under 20lbs are welcome with an additional pet fee, $85 per pet.
*Please: Do not allow pets to sleep on furniture, but bring your own pet bedding and there are designated areas for pets to use the bathroom in the rear of the home but not on the green grass as the acid from dog urine quickly yellows and kills the grass. Please note: Lost key replacement fee of $75 and there is an additional fee for guests greater 2 people. Cancellation policy strict- Government ID and rental application or Government ID and utility bill required for identification prior to checkin. No refunds will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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