|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
We had a wonderful time at the home, it's on a gorgeous property and we had great weather to enjoy the nice outdoor space. There were 10 of us and we all had a place to sleep comfortably. The house was stocked well with extra linens, towels, paper plates and cups, etc. I had a couple questions about supply locations and Eric was available immediately to answer all of my questions. We were in Pasadena for a football game and there was plenty of driveway space for the 4 cars. Next time we're in Pasadena we will definitely choose this rental property again.
Watching the hummingbirds zip around the gardens while soaking in a hot tub, sipping tea on the back deck or just enjoying the warm, quiet morning talking with friends - this is a great place to start your day in the northern LA suburbs.
This home in Altadena is nestled against the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. Just a few minutes from the small town, it seems remote. Entering through the gate reveals a circular drive fronting a large ranch home surrounded by olive trees and gardens, including a few lemon and grapefruit trees next to the driveway.
The house is very spacious, with a very large informal living room, family/play room, large formal dining room, breakfast room, well equipped kitchen and four bedrooms with queen size beds. Hardwood floors throughout, granite counters in the kitchen and modern appliances are some of the highlights inside. Very comfortably accommodating the seven people in our party, there is plenty of room to spread out when you need some space.
A brick patio off of the living room is adjacent to the hot tub, while a deck spreads across the back of the home where steps lead down into back yard, including a small sitting area with a fireplace. The grill is fairly large and we used it to cook a couple of meals.
The owner/manager was responsive and very easy to work with. We booked at the last minute - we had rented a different home for our trip but found it was already occupied when we arrived - it took less than 12 hours from initial contact to getting into this home.
A couple things kept this from being an Excellent rating - though I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. The house has two A/C units, and the one that cools the bedrooms did not cool as well as the other - the owner has since reported getting this serviced - but during a week when temps exceeded 100, our room hovered at 78-80 degrees at night which is a little warmer than I'd prefer. Most of the outdoor furniture needs repair or replacement, particularly cushions. We used beach towels from the linen closet (and there are a lot of towels) to cover and use the chairs outside. It also would have been nice if the fans in the family/play room had worked, as this room got warm in the afternoons, even with all of the shades/shutters closed.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this home, and would definitely consider staying there again.
We met here for a family reunion and upon arrival were immediately overwhelmed by the spaciousness of the home, and the beauty of the scenery and surroundings. The home was much larger and more beautiful than the photos. We were very pleased having this extremely large home and its comforts vs. a hotel. Furthermore, it is a better bargain than a hotel considering all that you get; everyone can be together or have their own space. The home is surrounded by the mountains, gardens, landscape citrus trees and is conducive to relaxation meditation and reflection. I felt it was strategically located for tourist. We made it to Universal within 30 mins. Santa Monica Pier within 40 mins and the Mountains around San Bernardino within 50 mins. It was great to spend the day in the city and come back to such a relaxing and inviting home to unwind at night. Eric allowed us to have a group of 12. Four couples had their own bedrooms and there were sleeper sofas and mattresses to accommodate single adult children. It was extremely convenient to have 3 1/2 baths and a blessing to be able to use the appliances as if they were our own. Having appliances and a washer and dryer is distinctive. We had a couple of minor glitches and Eric and housekeeping were very timely in resolving the issues. We would stay there again without hesitation. One disclaimer that I would like to know if I was traveling for business. The wifi lagged when several devices were connected but I was there to "unplug" and de-stress so it was not a major concern. Eric and housekeeping was sympathetic and provided great customer service. I would highly recommend this home without hesitation or reservation.
Lovely location and setting. This large home is for a large group with a wonderful outdoor living space. This home is being improved on a continuous basis and I expect the home to show and live wonderfully in the future. The management seems quite conscientious in its efforts to provide a nice choice to vacation renters.
I provided an earlier review that was more critical, but the management company chatted with me and they are working on issues I raised. I would definitely rent this house again.
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.
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.
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,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
|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.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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