Located in the foothills of " beautiful" Altadena, this updated guest house is really something to experience. Whether you are a business traveler, vacationer, or "stay"cationer, you will experience the San Gabriel mountains right outside your backdoor. With numerous activities at your fingertips, there is something for everyone. Mountain biking and hiking, shopping and dining, or just staying put to enjoy the lush grounds with fruits trees, a running-water creek, many sitting areas with mountain and sunset views, a lagoon-like pool and an inviting jacuzzi. The owners are on-site and available for any questions or needs you may have. Having the Rose Bowl so close, the annual parade is three miles down the hill and we can arrange shuttling so you don't have to bother with parking. The parade floats, on display for three days after the parade, are even closer to our property and a real treat to visit. Christmas Tree Lane is also in Altadena along with the famous Balian House that has a beautiful display of Christmas lights, music and scenes of Christmas (this one being walking distance from our house)! Old town Pasadena is booming with shops, restaurants, movies theaters, and more just a short distance away. Downtown L.A. is a 20-30 drive on the 110 Freeway. Hollywood is a 30-40 min. drive depending on traffic (of course). The beach or snow skiing can both be as close as an 1 hour away. Of course, we think you'll want to stay put...
Deena and John Portaro
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and tranquil place.
Owners were great to work with and very accommodating. We had everything we needed and they took great care of us. Even enjoyed a couple evenings in the hot tub in DECEMBER!
Very relaxing place!
Very comfortable studio, the grounds are beautiful and had a relaxing feel. Deena and John were amazing hosts, we would definitely stay here again when we come to visit family.
Quaint, and it a very family friendly area. Easy to get to all kinds of attractions.
John and Deena were gracious hosts, and the bungalow was immaculate. We took a family so it was a little tight for the 4 of us. Would be perfect for a couple. I would recommend a stay here and the location is perfect to get around to everything in the greater LA area.
Beautiful and comfortable
This is a real find in a wonderful quiet neighborhood in Altadena close to old town Pasadena. I am a very particular traveler especially about cleanliness and comfort. Since I frequent this area this will be my go to property. Thank you Deena!
Perfect for our family
We (my husband, 2 kids and I) stayed at Deena and John's bungalow from Dec 31 2017 - Jan 3 2018. We were visiting from Brooklyn to be with my family and to see the Rose Parade. It's the perfect location - close enough to Pasadena but away from its hustle and bustle. We decided to do the post-parade event to have a closer look at the floats and it's just a 5-minute drive from the bungalow.
We very much enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit, fruit trees, watching TV/other shows from the projector and just lounging around. We also loved our hike through the Crescent Trail, which Deena and John suggested.
We had a wonderful time at this property and would definitely look into coming back the next time we're in the area. Thanks, Deena and John, for being great hosts!
Gorgeous guest house, stunning location
Our stay at John & Deena's guest house could not have been more perfect. The guest house itself was lovely, but the gardens that we had access to were beyond idyllic! We enjoyed breakfast on the patio overlooking the pool and gardens each morning and often had an afternoon siesta sitting in one of the many diffrent areas of the garden. The location was ideal, sitting right at the foothills of the mountains, but only a 10 minute drive into Old Towne Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, where we enjoyed a daily evening walk. John & Deena were lovely hosts. Highly recommned for anyone wanting an oasis to escape to. Carolyn & Rob, London England
Additional information about rental rates
The pool does not have a security gate from the studio but is fenced around the property. This may not be the right spot for young children. The home is in a wonderful neighborhood, no loud music/noise after 10:00 pm. Please check with owners if you'd like to have additional guests visit. There is a very comfortable sleeper couch for 2 additional guests at $25 per person per night. We also have a 2012 Eddie Bauer Airstream available to rent on or off the property. It sleeps 3-4, has a kitchen, bathroom and all amenities.