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Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large 550 sq ft entertainment/sleeping area with loft, 3/4 BR, sleeps 3 - 4

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains is a tropical oasis awaiting your arrival. Why spend hours flying to Hawaii when you can enjoy tropical South Seas ambiance in Pasadena. Located in Historic Highlands, a quiet Pasadena residential neighborhood two miles north of downtown Pasadena, this studio/loft has lots of charm and character. The neighborhood is great for walking with beautiful tree lined streets. The rental comes complete with exclusive use of outdoor dining area, swimming pool (unheated), fire ring, and heated spa.

Pasadena, located 9 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, is a vibrant city, rich in history and culture, and home to the world famous New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses. Average year round temperature is 76 F daytime to 54 F nighttime. You are minutes away from many sports and recreation areas, and 30 to 60 minutes from all the major Los Angeles attractions.

More Details

Jama Meyer
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Whether you like to swim, paddle around, sun bathe, sit and think or sit and soak in the sunshine, the facility is absolutely perfect for relaxing.

If you like to be inside watching TV or reading, it's great, too (more stations than I could count).

Quiet neighborhood. Close to Pasadena's Old DownTown and plenty of attractions nearby.

Attractions nearby, yes. But you can get your full value just by staying around and enjoying the premises.

Thank you for a great stay.

Best Bill
Oct 2012
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Altadena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The rental comes with one Queen size bed, 1 full size bed and one very comfortable convertible sofa/bed. The beds have very high end mattresses. We have only received compliments on the quality of the beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fireplace, High speed WIFI Internet, 60 inch big screen TV with surround sound, Cable TV, DVD, stereo, CD, pool (unheated), heated spa, outdoor volcano fireplace, kitchen, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric skillet, dishes, flatware, all linens and a dry sauna. Pool can be heated. Ask for a quote, varies depending on time of year. Also, visit out website for more details and a VIDEO of the rental.


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Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 70 reviews

Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena

  • 5 of 5

Traveled to Pasadena with my wife and parents for my son's graduation from APU this December. The patio with the outdoor fireplace comfortable furniture and lights helped make the graduation party a lot of fun. We did not use the pool but enjoyed the hot tub. The Polynesian decor is a little over the top but works, the neighborhood is very pleseant and the location convenient. Owners were friendly and helpful, enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2009
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your house and appreciate your hospitality! The weather didn’t accommodate swimming but the flowing water made for a very relaxing time anyway. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen easy to use and overall the house was a great place for us to branch out and discover Pasadena and Altadena.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena Highlight

  • 5 of 5

The Polynesian Paradise was exactly as advertised. The owner's hospitality was exceptional as she went out of her way to provide assistance during our stay. I highly recommend that you choose the Polynesian Paradise as your Pasadena destination. I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect retreat to escape after long days of work!

  • 5 of 5

The outdoor pool area was right outside of the very private cottage. It felt like we had our own little paradise. Jama was an incredibley accommodating host. We were in town on a business trip and had to have several things shipped to the house. She was so super helpful and sweet! We would definitelyl love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and romanic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Property owners Jama and Joann we're the best. My husband, 10 month old son and I stayed a week. It was cozy, clean and had everything you could possibly need, especially in the kitchen. We spent every evening in the private pool and spa its beautiful and romanic. Baby gear (playpen and bassinet) were provide which was a huge bonus. Pasadena is a wonderful neighborhood. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property with excellent owners!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of two adult couples and found the property to be exactly what we needed for a great price. Communication with Jama and Joanne was always quick and helpful. They were very accommodating and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Station (15 miles) and the Gold Line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
210 and 134 freeways
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

The Pasadena area contains everything you need for a fun filled, relaxed vacation. There are 5 major shopping areas in the city: Old Pasadena, One Colorado, Pasadena Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, South Lake Avenue and Antique Store and Galleries throughout. Museums and cultural activities in the area include The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Descanso Gardens, San Gabriel Mission District, The Arboretum, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Gamble House. There are dozens of hiking trails into the San Gabriel mountains within 10 minutes. We are 30 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, most major studios, Universal Studios and City Walk, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Los Angeles Zoo. We are 45 minutes to 60 minutes away from the ocean, Mount Wilson, and all other major Los Angeles area attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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