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Relax in Spacious Pasadena Foothills Home with Spas/Gym/Patios/Gardens/Hiking

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4+ Bedrooms,6 beds(4-Queen;1 Twin; 1 Queen sofa bed) 3-1/2 baths,sleeps 11

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

Check-in time is 4pm. Check out time is 10am.

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 1.4 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Property Manager

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.

Why Property Manager chose Altadena

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.

What makes this house unique

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. Local park with picnic tables, horseback riding, tennis, swimming pool, children's center, basketball court.


Altadena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 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 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 25 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hardwood floors throughout. Fans throughout house. All brick driveway/walkway. Long driveway with circular drive can accommodate many cars. Check in time-4pm. Check out time 10am.


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average rating of 4.135135 based on 37 reviews

Home with Guts, Grit and History...

  • 3 of 5

The cover page for this property is a pristine hot tub taken during spring time conditions.... This is not what we found in the fall. Don't get me wrong, we loved the home in it's 1933 glory. Large lot with a TON of potential and we worked hard to make sure it was a great stay. In autumn the century old olive trees are shedding everywhere, including in the hot tub but we cleaned it out and made it "our own" for the three day visit... We lived in Altadena for more than 8 years, just blocks away from this home, and can appreciate the extreme changes that the seasons bring... There are really two seasons: rainy and dry. In November it's the end of the dry season and the vegetation cries out for the rain. The home is apparently built on an old olive orchard planted early in the 20th Century, there were thousands of olives everywhere, including the pictured hot tub. The water was cold when we arrived but Eric walked us through getting the motor going which is located under the tub. Having to climb down to get the motor working was a little bit worrisome, it's a prime location for rattlers and black widows... we found neither.

We arrived at dark which was wonderful for those who can appreciate the horrific aura portrayed in movies. There are some pathway lights leading from the circular brick driveway but they are just dim enough to get the blood flowing. The front porch light illuminated the lockbox sufficiently but we appreciated the penlight we had to simultaneously read directions while pressing the correct sequence of buttons... The creaking front door added a bit of drama to our arrival as did the dark entryway and creaking wood floor boards.... Personally I loved it but can't claim the same for everyone... As we walked through the house, turning on lights talking and laughing loudly, the most terrifying part was when my son-in-law almost fell down the very dark, very steep, unlocked basement stairs. My daughter turned white despite her husbands survival and exclaimed, "this is the basement stairway in all of my nightmares!" Her five year old gave her two stuffed bears and said, "Mom, I think you need these"... We were hysterical!

I'd give it a five-star rating if not for the hot tub, dirty furniture, moldy showers and stuffing-less sofas. I let Property Management know about my concerns and they said they'd deal with it... I hope so, wouldn't mind staying again.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family celebration

  • 4 of 5

The house was the perfect venue for the 90th birthday celebration of the patriarch of our family. There were enough bedrooms and bathrooms for my husband and I, our two sons and their families. The floor plan and deck allowed the guests at the birthday party to easily move from the deck, where the food was served, to the game room where the birthday boy was enjoying his time with his visitors. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast and lunch at the house. We feel very fortunate to have found such a great place that was easily accessible for everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the patriarch's birthday was a success. It is a large house that welcomes big families with moderate size parties in this residential neighborhood.
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Perfect place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a memorial service for a family member who passed away. This home was perfect because it could accommodate a number of family members and we were able to host the extended family after the service and reception, giving everyone the opportunity to spend some additional time together. There were a number of lovely outdoor patios and a deck to gather to talk and remember, laugh and cry. Also, it was quiet. We would stay there again definitely.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having the guests. They had a family gathering of 20 people and left the house in great condition. Lots of patios and spaciousness for comfort and solace. Glad to be of service.
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  • 4 of 5

It is a good place to stay and visit LA and suburb areas. Overall the property was good. Owners need to upload some good looking new pictures in the web. Current pictures are really blurry!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree with the comments on picture quality. In the process of hiring a professional photographer to post better pictures. Thanks for the comment.
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beautiful and secluded house

  • 4 of 5

Have a lovely time in the house. It was big and quite. The space around the house is awesome for strolls. Nice breeze in the evening and the patio deck is just awesome.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed have the guests us our home. Very easy to work with.
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Beautiful and unique house with spacious grounds and plenty of parking - everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This house was PERFECT for our mini-reunion of 7 adults and 2 kids as we attended a friend's wedding nearby. House was spotless with everything we needed (pots, pans, dishes, utensils) to grill outdoors and prepare breakfast inside. We could eat indoors or on the patio. Played board games and watch shows in the family room, or just catch up in the separate living room. Everyone had privacy when they wanted and the multiple bathrooms meant we were ready for the wedding with plenty of time.

We enjoyed the hiking trails right up the street and Pasadena was very convenient. Loved the personality of this home and the cool art. All instructions were very clear. Our first experience renting a house and it was fantastic - thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntington Library
Pasadena Playhouse
Santa Anita Park
Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Buca di Beppo
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lake Avenue
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lomg Beach
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Brookside/Altadena/Hastings Ranch
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Lake Ave
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Waterman
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Monica
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,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

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.
NEW YEARS: We do not charge extra for the Rose Bowl/New Years stay. Due to the high demand, we require a 6-7 day stay at the weekly rate for this period. Longer periods are encouraged. This typically books 1 year in advance.

We require an application and approval. We do not participate in BOOK IT NOW and any declinations should be ignored.

Check in time is 4pm. Check out timeis 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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