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Tom Marble and Cynthia White

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Magical Modern - A private retreat in one of Pasadena's quietest neighborhoods.

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Arroyo House Rental Photos and Description

The Magical Modern is a retreat, a quiet sanctuary for individuals, small families, or small groups.

Wake up, walk out, and pick a mysteriously sweet grapefruit for breakfast, one of the many unique offerings of this dreamy mid-century home designed by local legend Theodore Pletsch with the original owner, the designer Jean Crowell.

A luxurious hideaway mere steps from the Arroyo, this gated refuge has two generous bedrooms with California king beds and private baths; a double-height living room filled with contemporary art and a large TV; a kitchen, dining room, laundry room; and an additional ¾ bath. The master bedroom, dining room and living all open directly onto a loggia connecting the house to the landscaped grounds, which include an overscaled Roman-style pool framed by river-rock walls and century-old oaks and a deluxe one-bedroom guesthouse with its own kitchen. Both the main house and the guesthouse have HDTV service as well as high-speed internet linked to a password-protected wifi network.

The home is well-situated, a block from the route of the Rose Parade, two blocks from the recreation opportunities of the Arroyo Seco, walking distance to shopping, bars, and restaurants, and a short drive to Old Town Pasadena, and other Pasadena amenities.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom Marble and Cynthia White (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The "Magical Modern" is a tastefull environment and fully equiped with everything you need also for a longer stay. We enjoied the very nice and large pool. We were 6 Persons and stayed for one week. Tom showed everything on the first day and after that we didn't really need his help over the whole week ...

The communication was easy and friendly.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Magical Modern - A private retreat in one of Pasadena's quietest neighborhoods.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in fabulous house.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and perfect location for our stay in Pasadena. Home was extremely clean and well appointed. The pool and the back lawn and grounds were amazing. Great home for lounging and spending time with family. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Family Catch Up and Get0-A Way!

  • 5 of 5

Magical Modern was a great choice for us. We live in Wisconsin and our children live in LA. Getting them out of their routine and getting us into the sunshine was the goal. The accommodation is large enough to be able to spread out and relax as well as invite other family and friends to share the experience as we entertained them for dinner or a swim at the pool. Just a few downsides, but by no means a deal breaker; the dishwasher was on the fritz. Sometime it worked and at other times it ddn't, but Tom was quick to get a repair guy out there. The other two items missing were a grill and the fact that we could not use the fireplace. A gas grill would have been an inexpensive plus. And since the fireplace could accommodate a gas log arrangement, it would be nice to see this ammenity in the future. Bottom line; great place and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful and peaceful oasis with great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this comfortable home with my two brothers and their wives and would gladly return. The house is beautifully designed and decorated and takes full advantage of the lovely garden and pool. It is conveniently located for sightseeing in Pasadena (the Gamble House, Norton Simon, Arroyo, downtown Pasadena) but the space inside the compound is so lovely we were happy just to relax on the terrace or in the living room. We highly recommend this property for a relaxing get away and home base in Pasadena.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent Three Week Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home with beautiful grounds. My wife and I spent three weeks here and it felt like home. Tom and Cynthia were easy to work with. The home is a spacious Mid-20th Century Modern structure and has been well restored. I personally used the separate pool house/apartment as a workspace but it could easily provide separate quarters for another couple. The grapefruit trees alongside the pool were a nice bonus. This home is very highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent Three Week Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home with beautiful grounds. My wife and I spent three weeks here and it felt like home. Tom and Cynthia were easy to work with. The home is a spacious Mid-20th Century Modern structure and has been well restored. I personally used the separate pool house/apartment as a workspace but it could easily provide separate quarters for another couple. The grapefruit trees alongside the pool were a nice bonus. This home is very highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Elegant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our experience staying in Tom and Cynthia’s house this winter was absolutely wonderful; the house is beautiful both inside and out. We loved the spacious yard and pool, the outdoor sculpture and indoor art. We liked that we could walk to town, to the Norton Simon Museum or hike in the arroyo and then return to such a private sanctuary. We recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bob Hope/Burbank
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Metro Gold Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
134 Ventura Freeway
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

The house is one block from Rose Parade route and a 15-20 minute walk to the Rose Bowl. It is in the desirable Westside of Pasadena, just two blocks from the Arroyo.

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Rates & Availability

South Arroyo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
$12,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Guests will be reimbursed the 50% deposit if they cancel more than 30 days before scheduled arrival; If they cancel between 30 days and 7 days, they will forfeit the 50% deposit; if they cancel within 7 days of arrival they will forfeit the full amount.

WIRING FEES:
Guests paying via wired bank transfer shall pay wiring fees for both sending and receiving the money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

South Arroyo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Kitchen Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upper Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest House Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis

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