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Bungalow Pasadena: Tranquil, Convenient, Loaded with Charm

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Updated, 1 Bedroom plus loft, sleeps four, Private Patio, Walk to Caltech, PCC

Welcome to The Bungalow Pasadena. Make yourself at home in this comfortable, designated historic, 1922 bungalow.

Enjoy the convenient location and all the amenities and charm The Bungalow has to offer, including a remodeled kitchen and bathroom; secluded, shaded private patio with sitting area, a striking colorful bougainvillea, washer and dryer, and gas grill; beautiful landscaping with several fruit trees and a herb and butterfly garden; a cozy fireplace, Smart TV (no cable) and high bandwidth connectivity.

The bedroom offers a comfortable queen bed, closet and dresser space.

The sleeping loft is accessible via a ladder only, off the main living room, which has two comfortable twin beds. It's like sleeping in a treehouse, and offers a bit of privacy.

The bathroom has been remodeled and includes a stand up shower, vanity and plenty of shelf space.

The Bungalow is within easy walking distance to Pasadena City College (PCC), Colorado Boulevard for the Rose Parade, shopping and restaurants, beautiful Green Street and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to name but a few. Several local eateries and coffee shops are only minutes away by foot.

Within a mile or two are the many wonderful sights and attractions Pasadena’s unique districts offer, including: Old Town, South Lake, Paseo Colorado and the Playhouse District; the world famous Huntington Library and Gardens; the Gold Line metro which can take you to downtown Los Angeles and Union Station; and the world class Norton Simon Museum. Likewise, many restaurants, live entertainment venues, the Rose Bowl, and cultural attractions, are just minutes away by car, foot, or public transportation. It is freeway friendly, yet quiet and secluded.

Parking is available on-street only and with an overnight permit. Please see my parking information sheet. Permit is included.

The Bungalow Pasadena offers a wonderful, comfortable, charming and convenient place to stay in Pasadena. It's likely you'll not want to leave!

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Property Manager
Bonnie at the Bungalow
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Bonnie at the Bungalow

My husband, Kent, and I have lived in Pasadena since 1991. We love and enjoy this area with it's natural beauty, magnificent architecture, cultural events, wonderful neighborhoods, and so many things to do and see. Although living here for over 20 years we are still surprised by the treasures we find. Kent works as an optical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and I home-school our two children in this vibrant and creative community. I'm here to answer any of your questions about the area and/or The Bungalow.

Why Bonnie at the Bungalow chose Los Angeles County

This unique bungalow offers a bit of everything. It's location is very central . You can take pleasant walks to places you need to go, or just for fun. The 1922 craftsman bungalow style is quintessential Pasadena, which makes it very charming and attractive. It is private, quite and discrete and has been updated to include all the comforts of home.

What makes this bungalow unique

Location. Privacy. Charm. Comfort. Convenience. Connectivity.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Bungalow Pasadena: Tranquil, Convenient, Loaded with Charm
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

Cozy bungalow in the most perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I booked this bungalow a year ahead of time for the Rose Parade because once I saw how perfect it was, I figured that I couldn't be the only one with this idea! And it was indeed perfect. We were in walking distance of Old Pasadena, a 5 min walk from where I had grandstand tickets and a 2-3 min walk from a Starbucks and some neat counter-service restaurants. But even if you aren't here for the parade, the location and amenities are just wonderful. The bungalow is small but cozy with everything you could need. The fire was so nice to have, it was convenient to have a washer and dryer and the kitchen was well-equipped. The loft probably wouldn't be good for an elderly person as the ladder is well, a ladder! But for our teenaged kids, it was great. Add to all this the owner Bonnie being super-responsvive and helpful, and you have the ideal VRBO rental. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Nice little cottage in a very convenient location of Pasadena.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is tiny but very nicely setup and very comfortable. We used the gas fireplace a lot since it was cold when we were there December 2016. The location was perfect for us in town and very walkable. I can't say enough good things about Bonnie, she was very receptive and available when we had questions. The cottage is well maintained and clean. The kitchen was very useable and well stocked we even cooked breakfast for 5 at the cottage one morning. My one complaint about the kitchen was that the frying pan was not good and to me a good frying pan is a necessary tool in the kitchen. We also thought the bed was a bit soft for our taste. But all in all we had a fabulous stay at the cottage and I would highly recommend it..

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Bungalow while visiting our daughter for Thanksgiving. It was nice to have a nicely appointed, clean, and cute house with a kitchen to fix Thanksgiving dinner to give her a break from graduate school, as well as a place for us to all kick back and relax the rest of the week. It was perfect, and we were able to bring a little bit of home to her. And our little dog loved the fenced back yard, too! Thanks so much for everything, we look forward to staying again! It was all exactly as described, and wonderfully convenient to Caltech.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Placitas, NM

Great Little Home Away From Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This property in a cute Craftsman Bungalow that is well maintained and decorated. The kitchen is outfitted with everything to cook in and there are numerous good food choices for either delivery or in an easy walk if you feel like relaxing. The bedroom and bathroom are well thought out to provide space to temporarily store your belongings. Our favorite times were in the morning sitting on the very private back terrace drinking coffee and planning our day. And the washer/dryer came in very handy to clean a few items. I would recommend the property and Bonnie is a great communicator.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt at home here!

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be the perfect space for our family. We slept comfortably and enjoyed the living space during our stay. We were happy to be at a walking distance from the California Institute of Technology, where my daughter started her freshman year. The location was ideal, since we wanted to enjoy Pasadena in every respect, and also go to Los Angeles frequently. My 19 year old son, who is a lifeguard at home in New York City, wanted to enjoy the LA beaches as well, so we combined early visits to LA cultural centers, like the Getty Villa or the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena with afternoons at Santa Monica Beach or Manhattan Beach. The Bungalow was truly a home for us, so far away from our beloved New York City.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this adorable bungalow for several nights while visiting our son. Everything about the experience was awesome. Bonnie the host was awesome. She came personally to meet us and could not have been more helpful and concerned that all was to our liking. There is a ample space throughout the bungalow, well appointed kitchen, including bags with discount tags for the local grocery stores. We enjoyed morning coffee and afternoons on the little enclosed patio in the back. The gardens were an added bonus. The location is convenient to restaurants, the interstate and grocery stores. The bungalow was clean and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Pasadena Playhouse
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
"10 - 15 minutes by car"
Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
"Grand daddy of them all. The Parade is just 2 blocks south of The Bungalow. Shuttles go to..."
Zankou Chicken
"Local favorite just 2 blocks south. Nothing fancy, but tasty"
"One block away."
Pasadena City College
"3 blocks away."
California Institute of Technology (Cal-Tech)
"6 Blocks away. (10-15 minute walk)"
Ralphs -- CLOSED
"Closest large grocery store."
Dog Haus
"2 blocks away."
Novel cafe
"7 short blocks away."
Avanti Cafe
South Lake Avenue
"Lots of restaurants, Macy's, shopping"
Norton Simon Museum
"World class museum."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Burbank Bob Hope
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Brookside or Altadena Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Gold Line Station Lake Ave or Allen Ave
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
210 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dog Haus, Melt It, Tommy's Burgers
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Santa Monica

DISTRICTS: Old Town Pasadena; Playhouse District; South Lake Avenue; The Paseo Colorado; Hastings Ranch

LIVE THEATER: Pasadena Playhouse; Boston Court; Ice House Comedy Club; A Noise Within; Pasadena Civic Auditorium

COLLEGES: Pasadena Conservatory of Music; Pasadena City College; California Institute of Technology; Fuller Theological Seminary; Art Center College of Design; Pacific Oaks College

SPORTS: Rose Bowl Games (UCLA Bruins), LA Dodgers; LA Kings; LA Lakers; LA Clippers

MUSEUMS: Armory Center; Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; Kidspace Museum; Norton Simon Museum; Pasadena Museum of California Art; Pasadena Museum of History; USC Pacific Asia Museum

GARDENS: Desconso Gardens; Los Angeles Country Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; Huntington Botanical Gardens

RECREATION: Brookside Golf, Eaton Canyon Golf; Arroyo Seco Golf; Eaton Canyon Nature Center; Hiking Trails; Mt. Lowe Trail to Old Hotel; Pasadena Ice Skating Center; Tennis Courts; Archery at the Arroyo; Horseback Riding

ARCHITECTURE: City Hall, Pasadena Central Library; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; All Saints Episcopal Church; Hotel Green; Gamble House; Wrigley Mansion/Tournament; El Molino Viego (The Old Mill)

EVENTS: Rose Bowl Games; Rose Bowl Parade; Conferences; Santa Anita Horse Races; PCC Flea Market; Rose Bowl Flea Market; Muse/Ique; Breeder's Cup; Pasadena Chalk-On-The-Walk; ArtNights; Craftsman Weekends; Doo Dah Parade; Architectural Tours; Float Viewing

TRANSPORTATION: Gold Line to Downtown LA (Chinatown; Olvera Street); Pasadena Arts Bus

WHAT'S NEARBY: Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Parsons Engineering; Glendale Americana; Griffith Park Observatory; Downtown Los Angeles; Sierra Madre; San Gabriel Mission; Staples Center Downtown; Mount Wilson Observatory; Hollywood; Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive; Santa Monica

SURROUNDING AREAS: Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead (88 miles); Palm Springs (104 miles); San Diego (129 miles); Santa Barbara (25 miles); Orange County (40 miles), Hollywood (15 miles)

AMUSEMENT PARKS: Disneyland (31 miles); Universal Studios (14 miles); Knott's Berry Farm (26 miles); Six-Flags Magic Mountain (36 miles)


Rates & Availability

Pasadena Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March Special
Mar 21 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rose Bowl 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $80

Check-in 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.

To reserve and book The Bungalow, the Rental Agreement, Exhibit A and Exhibit B must be signed, and full payment must be made.

Well behaved pets are welcome at a flat rate of $50 per stay.

Cancellation fee schedule:
Six Weeks or more: $100 cancellation fee the rest is returned.
Six Weeks - Two Weeks Out: $200 cancellation fee the rest is returned.
Less than 14 days: 20 - 50% of nightly rate is charged as well as any additional costs incurred. Security Deposit and Cleaning fee is returned in full.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Pasadena Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shelving for storage, plush towels
  • Bathroom has new shower, vanity, and plenty of shelf space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep two. Queen bed with dresser and closet.
    Sleeping Loft Only - 2 twin/ single , Loft is accessible by ladder only, with two twin beds.
  • Bedroom offers comfortable queen bed, closet and dresser space. A sleeping loft has two twin beds and a small storage space. It is accessible by ladder only, no stairs. Not appropriate for those under 7, or those who feel uncomfortable on ladders.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests are welcome to take my POWER DANCE for free while staying at The Bungalow. Schedule and info can be found at: Ask for me for more information.

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