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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4+ Bedrooms,6 beds(4-Queen;1 Twin; 1 Queen sofa bed) 3-1/2 baths,sleeps 9

Spacious home for vacationing, family get-togethers, graduations, weddings, or executive retreats/getaways. Background is the Angeles National Forest with trails for nature lovers ony minutes away yet quick access to Pasadena and LA County activities.

Accommodations: 4,000 sq. ft. Home, 4 Bedrooms, Family/Entertainment Room which has a sofa bed

(5th bed) and 1 twin, Indoor Gym, Large Living Room with 2 Outdoor Brick Patios, 3.5 Bath, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Library/Dining Room, Large Backyard Deck overlooking Gazebo with Mountain View, 6'x6' outdoor spa surrounded by Olive and Oak Trees, Circular Brick Driveway, Garage (not available). (Sleeps up to 11).

An excellent, comfortable, and convenient location to launch a vacation, wedding quests, small special events, a temporary business stay, or a relocation effort. Approximately 3 miles from the Rose Bowl or 4 miles from Pasadena Old Town with local bus transportation and Pasadena shuttles nearby.

Rose Garden, Fruit Trees, Walking Paths, Relaxing Seating Spots

LARGE HOME TO RELAX IN: Great Pasadena suburb (Altadena) location in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills. Renovated Kitchen and bathrooms with large, open feeling. French doors and ceiling fans throughout house. One wood burning fireplace, 2 gas fireplaces. Large 1-1/2 acre property surrounded by oaks, 52 olive trees, pines, fruit trees, white rose garden, California natives. Hardwood floors, tile and carpet throughout. Close to grocery markets, shopping centers, the Goldline Light rail, 210/134/710 freeway, Rose Bowl, New Years Rose Parade, Brookside/Altadena/Hastings Ranch golf courses. Snuggled close to the beautiful San Gabriel Valley Mountain Range with hiking and biking trails and a 30-ft. Waterfall in Mallard Canyon a short walk away. Occasional deer sightings. You can hear coyotes and sometimes see small flying bats in the tranquility of the night. Rose garden available for cuttings. Indoor Jacuzzi in the master bedroom and a 6 person outdoor spa to sooth the night away.

OUTDOOR LIFE/HOUSE AMENITIES ARE WAITING FOR YOU: Granite counter tops in the kitchen and breakfast room which overlooks a former canyon wash. Walk-in closets, lots of entertainment rooms for music, recreation, exercise, or just plan relaxing. Extensive library of science fiction, romance, professional books (legal, engineering, real estate, sociology, poli sci, economics). Great neighborhood with lots of walking areas to the park, to the foothills, and through the neighborhood. Lots of evening and early morning walkers, horseback, and bike riders. Local pool, picnic areas, equestrian ring, tennis courts, basketball gym, children's playground less then 1/2 mile away.

CONVENIENT TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACTIVITIES: Many amenities within a mile (grocery, gym, dining, library, community center, local shopping).

Approximate distances: 3 min from Angeles National Forest and Mallard Camp ground/waterfall, 5-15 minutes to Altadena Lincoln Crossing shopping center/gym, downtown Altadena, La Canada shopping area, Old Town Pasadena Restaurants, shops and theatres, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Rose Bowl, Altadena golf club, Hastings Ranch Golf, Brookside Golf, Norton Simon Museum, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, Rose Bowl Football Stadium and Pasadena Corporate offices (Parsons, Avery Dennison, Jacob Engineering, Kaiser, etc.), California Institute of Technology, Art Center School of Design, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Occidental College, the Huntington Library, the Huntington Hospital and the Metro Goldline Light Rail.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

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We like to travel and decided to make this into a vacation spot at home with lush low maintenance landscaping and modern upgrades. When in Southern California, this becomes our vacation home.

This large property is spacious with modern amenities for today's living. The Altadena/Pasadena area prides itself on historical homes and this home maintains the feel of openness with modern features.

Privacy, many patios for outdoor activities, beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and close to the National Forest to take a nice hike at all levels of desired activity. Spacious grounds can easily accommodate a small wedding party.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews
Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
+1 6267891374
Pasadena Los Angeles County
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Good experience

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We stayed here for Thanksgiving with grandparents and children. Overall we had a great experience. It was spacious and accommodated our family well. The kitchen had all the pots, pans, dishes, etc that we needed for our stay. There was even a double oven and fancy coffee maker. The dining room was big enough for all of us to have meals together. The kids enjoyed the game/family room and exercise room in the basement. There were plenty of linens. The house felt very comfortable and we felt very welcome.

The location is right at the foot of the mountains, which is great if you want to go hiking. It's a bit far from LA attractions, but we enjoyed the quiet. Sitting outside in the spa at night was very peaceful. If it had been warmer it would have been great to barbeque and sit on the deck. We went in to Pasadena for breakfast.

There were a couple of issues while we were there, but the managers worked hard to take care of us. The heater for 1/2 of the house died, but space heaters were quickly provided. There was also a mix-up about the dates, but everything was sorted out.

The beds were just okay, master bed was definitely the best. The house appears old and need some touchups (paint and minor maintenance) in a few places, but other than the heater everything worked.

We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are happy to accommodate guests if issues come up. We have 2 4-ton units which easily heat and cool the spacious house. When one heater went out our tech was immediately deployed and found the problem. Space heaters were distributed in the living room, dining room, and breakfast room as needed to serve as a temporary.

We have on-going upgrade projects and painting is part of it. The house was built in 1930 and listed in Architectural Digest as a unique house for the time-the California Experience. It was spacious then and is bigger now on the 1-3/4 acre lot with a lot of the features preserved such as brass knobs and crown molding on high ceilings. It has been upgraded to accommodate modern living.
Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
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Pasadena Los Angeles County

I'd consider the title to "Spacious Rustic Home with Many Amenities in the Pasadena Foothills"

I'd consider the title to "Spacious Rustic Home with Many Amenities in the Pasadena Foothills"
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I had college friends visiting from the East coast and Midwest for a mini reunion. The Altadena Estates home is less than 5 minutes from our home and served as an extension, providing needed extra bedrooms and a number of complementary amenities. Though the actual guests were friends, I was the customer.

All my guests were in their early 70s but the Altadena Estates home would have been suitable for us 40 years ago. Some guests went hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains to the north. All thoroughly enjoyed both homes.

The Altadena Estates home would be very appropriate for a small family reunion provided there are sufficient adults to watch young children.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The home can accommodate a wide range of guests to participate in the home amenities or the Southern California experience with easy access to most places.
Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
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Pasadena Los Angeles County
Arcadia, CA

It was ok.

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Kind of expensive for what you get. We had kids and much of the artwork, videos and books were not comfortable for them to have around. The kitchen and entry way are newly remodeled, the rest of the house seems kind of old, the outside grounds were not horrible but it's not a resort either. The spa was unappealing so we didn't use it. It was big enough for 6 people to not have to share beds. If you do share beds it's possible to have 5 more people. Internet was down while we were there. Generally sufficed for our purposes but I wouldn't come back unless the price was lowered quite a bit.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: The videos on the bookshelf are old movies and programs shown on TV. The artwork includes African artwork which shows partial nudity which is not offensive. Similarly, the books on bookshelves cover a wide range of fiction, romance, science, history, social science, political science, medical, and religion for children and adults. We leave it up to the adults for interpretation and what to allow children to watch or read. If I recall, this was a group of younger children on a youth worship retreat and I can understand after the fact that some may take offense.

The house was built in 1929-32 following the Depression, and was large even by today’s standards. The Pasadena/Altadena area prides itself on preserving historical houses and such homes preserve many of the features of the past. New amenities are added such as Wifi, electrical service, plumbing, whirlpool baths, multi-jet showers, fans, and lighting to accommodate today’s living,

The internet settings were altered by others. We hired several specialists to find out what was the cause and fix it. We now know what to add to our QA sheet on guest departure to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

The two night stay was during the high summer season. Short stays are at a higher rate since it eliminates the ability to book weekly rates if only a few days of the week are used. For the fall and winter we have eliminated this extra charge, except for the high season between Thanksgiving and New Years. Weekly stays are encouraged at all times.
Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
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Pasadena Los Angeles County
Sydney, Australia

Christmas at Altadena

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This property was perfect for our Christmas family gathering. Having travelled from Australia and New Zealand all we wanted was a large space where we could relax and cook and celebrate together and I can't imagine there would be too many other properties in the area that could supply that sort of "home-away from home". It's not perfect, but then, nor is my house! There is plenty of room for adults and teenagers to hang out separately or together, the spa pool was in excellent condition and the kids loved it. It was magic looking out the window and seeing squirrels leaping about and the privacy and large garden added to the feeling of being in a real home. Johnetta kindly called to make sure everything was fine on our first night and correspondence with Eric was expedient and straightforward. We walked up into the Angeles nature trail on Christmas afternoon which was fantastic and then back for our Christmas dinner - all being able to sit together at the fabulous long table in the dining room. The main lounge room is brilliant for post-dinner conversation and relaxing. Close enough to LA and Anahiem for the tourist stuff but so nice to come "home" to cook and catch up. I'd highly recommend this place for family and friends wanting to spend time together in a well appointed, character home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We've upgraded beds to include 5 queen size beds and a twin for 11 people, standardized maintenance procedures based on feedback, and have been proactive to make everyone's stay memorable. We're glad our international guests had an enjoyable time.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking
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Pasadena Los Angeles County
Las Cruces, NM

Spacious, but frustrating

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My husband and I rented this house for a family gathering with our children and grandchildren. He and I arrived first, and our jaws dropped when we stepped inside. So much room! So many bathrooms! And, of course, that never changed. But there were so many annoying problems. The smoke alarm was beeping as we entered. We called and left a message with Eric. Meantime, we went to the grocery and bought batteries (wrong kind...). On the phone, Eric told us where to find a drawer with batteries, so my husband stood on a chair and changed the battery. A quick tour showed us that there was no toilet paper in some of the bathrooms. Again, Eric told us on the phone where to find it, but there was none. Eric sent a text to say more had been ordered and would arrive - the day we left. There were used (hairy...ick!) soaps in the bathrooms, which we tossed before our family arrived. The auto-light on the gas range didn't work, requiring us to use matches, and gas flowed freely if the knobs were turned without lighting. Not good. Then one of the a/c units went out. This during a nasty heatwave. It was 96º in the kitchen while we were cooking our welcome dinner. Then water was flowing out from under the sink from the broken garbage disposal. The maintenance guy came to look, but didn't have the part, so we put a piece of tape over that side of the sink to remind ourselves not to use it for the duration. It was never fixed. But the most disappointing - the hot tub (which had been the only requirement we had - either hot tub or pool - when searching for a place) NEVER worked. It was dirty - slimy on the edges and filled with dirt and leaves. And apparently a breaker was out (as on the a/c), so the jets and lights didn't work. Our sons spent a lot of time trying to get it to work - trying to follow the instructions to get it chemically balanced. Eric sent someone over to get the electricity going - but the upshot was, that it was the morning we were leaving before the chemistry was in balance, and by then it was too late. Eric and others we spoke to were unfailingly polite, unfailingly sympathetic, but in the end, not much help. We were disappointed and wouldn't stay here again. We've had good experience with VRBO in the past, but we would do more research before using them again. The success of each property depends on its own management. It's apparent that having a great experience in one place doesn't provide assurance they will all be good.
Owner's Response: Things do break. When told of problems we respond immediately. The breaker had tripped to the spa so it was not cycling daily to keep the spa clean and balanced. When notified it was not working, our tech came by and handled the problem. Similarly the breaker to the stove and one air conditioner (we have two (2) 4 ton units) tripped and had to be reset. The plumbing to the garbage disposal in the kitchen came loose (???) for some unknown reason and was later fixed.

The smoke alarm battery needed changing and our tech was coming out to change it when notified. We were told that since the proper batteries were in the house, the guest would change it and the tech did not have to come.

Old soap and no toilet paper is inexcusable. The housekeeping rule is to supply toilet paper in every bathroom and store 2 extra rolls under the cabinets. Housekeeping has been notified.

Some things are preventable (soap and toilet paper supplies, semi-annual battery change) with quality assurance following a checklist. Some things are unpredictable and all we can do is provide timely response which we do and apologize for the inconvenience.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Pasadena Playhouse
Santa Anita Park
Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Buca Di Beppo
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lomg Beach
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Monica
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lake Avenue
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Waterman
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Brookside/Altadena/Hastings Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Lake Ave
Car: recommended

The property is located at the base of the Angeles National Forest. It is 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown LA, 15 minutes from Old Town Pasadena, 5 minutes from hiking and horse trails, and easy access to freeways to visit vacation spots of Los Angeles/Orange County.

Other Activities: Loma Alta Park has equestrian ring, tennis courts, full gym, pool, kids park, family picnic park,

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Availability & Rates

Pasadena House Rental Rates


Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 13, 2014 to May 25, 2015

Short week or weekend stays reduced to a flat $321/night

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Sep 5 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 nights
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 19 2015
2 nights
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2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00
Notes Rent due at acceptance of application. Security/cleaning fee due 30 days before move-in. This is a residential neighborhood and can accommodate small events with up to 25 people (weddings, receptions, parties, etc.). Fall and winter rate flat at $321/day. Ideal for 6 or more people over rooms at a hotel. Rate is for up to 11 people. Over 11 is an additional $30/person-day. Cleaning fee:$150.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Pasadena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Water Cooler
  • Security System
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Guest Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Family Room - toilet , Sink
    Jack & Jill Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sinks shared with Reading/Computer Room
  • Relax in MBR indoor Jacuzzi or shower in the modernized shower with stationary shower head, hand sprayer and/or jets in this multi-combination enclosed shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Reading Room - 1 queen
    Guest Room - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 twin/ single , Large Family room w/Queen Sofa bed
    Computer Room - 1 queen
  • Large Master Bedroom with Queen bed, fireplace, TV, satellite (Direct) TV, walk-in closets, bath with jacuzzi/shower/twin sinks/toilet, window deck. Reading room has Queen Bed surrounded by bookcases with large science fiction/romance paperback library and leather chair Computer room has Queen with desks, chairs, bookcases, desktop computer, printer, phone answering machine Jack & Jill bathroom between Computer/reading room Guest room has private bath Family room is 500 sq. ft. with a queen sofa bed, twin bed, bathroom, large flat screen TV, sink/refrigerator/countertop, popcorn maker, cabinet space, library, games, two tables with 8 chairs, 2 leather recliners, and patio view of backyard.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 25 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Hardwood floors throughout. Fans throughout house. All brick driveway/walkway. Long driveway with circular drive can accommodate many cars.
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