3 bedroom, 3 bathroom nestled in the mountains close to Old Town Pasadena
Owner purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Owner chose Altadena
A dream property, vacation villa secluded yet near it all
What makes this Villa unique
Pool, spa, BBQ, deck, professional kitchen, 4 floors.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Premium cable TV package and large LCD display available. There are four fridges in the house: two in the kitchen and two in the BBQ area. Two of them are available for guest use. A cat lives in the house. She will be in an area of the house cut off from your section of the house, and the rest of the house will be cleaned before your arrival. There is one bedroom (the one on the bottom floor) that the cat has never been to. The rest of the house may not be suited to those allergic to cats. You must LEAVE THE HOUSE IN THE CONDITION YOU FOUND IT. Absolutely no parties without prior written authorization from the owner. No drugs and no intoxicated or drunk people are allowed in the house, so hard liquor is only allowed with prior written authorization of the owner. There are security cameras outside the house monitored 24/7 to enforce this.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Place is lovely
I enjoyed the place and found the owner very easy to deal with.
Thanks Alan, we look forward to hosting you again!
First, there were no welcome notes, instructions or guides whatsoever from the owner. We did not have the wifi password. And since cell service here is maybe 1x, I had to drive down the hills to get service so I could access my email and email the owner. He texted back with the wifi within a an hour or two. Second, the tiki hut was half ripped open - the sun shone right through. Theirs, the kitchen was very "lived in." Two fridges - one obviously the owners was full and off limits. We figured the other must be for renters, but even it was partially occupied. Fourth, it took us about 45 minutes to find the third bedroom. There is apparently an elevator to it from inside the house - but we could not get it to work. We finally discovered the only entrance to the bedroom is from the outside! Directions on that would have been helpful. The house itself is beautiful and the views are spectacular.
Matthew, thank you for your review. You make several good points, all of which have since been addressed.
I was hoping VRBO would have a place for welcome notes, but I had not found one. I have since compiled Welcome Notes and an Instruction Guide, including the wifi password and instructions on how to access each bedroom.
Much of the tiki hut roof blew away in a windstorm shortly before your stay, but is in the process of being repaired.
The house is indeed lived in when you are not our guests. The point of this rental is to experience life of a California Tech CEO in his contemporary villa. If you want a hotel, there are, well, hotels, available. With multiple fridges, though, guests will have no problem finding fridge space.
I am glad you found the house beautiful and the views spectacular. I agree!