Pasadena Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Relax - Recuperate - Regenerate
Welcome to The Pinney House! Built in 1887 as one of the original railroad hotels. The house features eight suites, up to three of which are available for short-term rental (the rest are rented out on a yearly basis). A stunning grand dame from a bygone era, lovingly restored with a feeling of community and goodwill. Enjoy your own high-ceiling, Victorian private room with your own personal bathroom and shared common areas in a home with fun, welcoming, and engaging occupants.
Our short-term rental suites are located on the first floor:
The Perry Mason suite has a queen bed, two closets, cable TV, and mountain views.
The Newsom Suite, which has its own entrance and outside sitting area, has a queen bed, a day bed in an adjoining room, a decorative fireplace and mantle, cable tv, and mountain views.
The Bob Hope Suite on the second floor features high ceilings- bedroom and sitting room. Outrageous marble master bath with twin vanities, walk-in shower, and whirlpool tub. 270 degree views. Private balcony.Walk-in closet.
The Barbara Stanwyck Suite is located on the second floor it features high ceilings, a large bedroom or living room and adjoining entry. Wonderful bath with clawfoot tub. Garden and City views.
Enjoy our lovely gardens or walk to the Village of Sierra Madre, hike in Bailey Canyon or any of our other numerous mountain trails. At the Pinney House you are close to such events as the Rose Parade, or such venues as Caltech, the Arboretum and Huntington Gardens, yet you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet that can only be found in a small town. You can sit on our front porch and listen to the wings of the hummingbirds, or take a walk about our friendly neighborhood, while everyone else is dealing with the noise and mess of downtown.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Greg or Judy Asbury, owners
Greg and Judy Asbury acquired the Pinney House in 2003. They are active engaged hosts who have painstakingly renovated the 10,000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian over the past 10 years. Obviously they have either incredible dedication or they are still questioning their sanity in taking this on.
The Pinney House was designed by the famous Victorian architects Joseph and Samuel Cather Newsom. There are only a very few of their works still in existence. Unlike most Victorians it is open and airy. Originally a mountain retreat it has had a history of renewing and healing energy in its 125 year history. There are several permanent residents including Judy and Greg who have created a pleasant collegial atmosphere in the house.
Judy and Greg love the quaint village of Sierra Madre with its artisan shops, the Playhouse, and great restaurants. Sierra Madre is like 'Mayberry in LA'. It's also very close to Pasadena including Old Town, the Huntington Gardens, the Rose Bowl, and we are conveniently near the end of the Rose Parade route. Its always fun to go down to see the floats during Post Parade during New Years Day. Sierra Madre has its own Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and a much larger one close by on Saturdays at PHS.
We have four grown children. During the renovation we all lived in the house together including their spouses enjoying each other's company. We hosted our daughter's wedding and several years later our first grandchild arrived at the Pinney House.
Today we travel extensively on business and want to share this lovely place with you. When in town you can often find Greg or Judy on the front porch or in the solarium having a glass of wine and cheese. And when we are not here Sonia is our fabulous house manager. Join us!
You will love the house, enjoy the people in it, and re-energize while communing with nature.
The Pinney House is a special place. It was originally built to shelter folk from all over the world, and to provide them a spot to reintegrate into what really matters most in this world: each other. It's managed to remain that way through the years serving as a hotel, a medical facility, and a personal residence. This home is all heart and provides a grounding energy to all who enter it.