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Your Serene Private Retreat — Pasadena near LA

United StatesCaliforniaPasadena
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Perfect for business traveler or tourist. This well appointed suite features queen bed, work space, satellite TV, WiFi, central air con/heating, and kitchenette. Shared guest WiFi printer station in hall. Enjoy the included continental breakfast on any of our tranquil patios. Easy access to Old Pasadena, Downtown LA, and Rose Parade. Close to Metro Rail. TAP card tickets provided to get you going. Restaurants and cafes in walking distance. Everything needed for your ultimate Pasadena experience.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 5%
Cancellation: Moderate


The space

Welcome to our cozy guest studio. This charming, spacious 11'x15' mini-apartment has a queen-size real bed, attached bath, hardwood floors, a large closet, a great shower, satellite TV, WiFi, and central air conditioning/heating. Enjoy the included continental breakfast — coffee + fresh croissants — on our any of our tranquil patios.

This studio has the best accommodation features — your own apartment with use of common areas of our home, too. This suite has a semi-private entrance through a common back hallway. One off-street parking space is included. Note: There is no overnight street parking in Pasadena.

We provide sheets and bedding, towels and bathrobes, and incidentals like shampoo + conditioner, soap + lotion, and laundry soap for use in our in-house machines.

This is a pet-free, smoke-free home. Please no illegal drugs. Also, no candles or open flames.

We enjoy sharing our home and meeting guests from everywhere. We live here and have busy schedules, but we do our best to give you information and make you feel at home. We also give you complete privacy to work or relax in your studio.

Our 1927 Spanish-style home in sunny Pasadena offers: WiFi, satellite TV, limited kitchen use, and laundry. We have central air conditioning/heat.

FOR YOUR RELAXATION: There’s a peaceful patio covered by a grape arbor with a bubbling fountain. Another soothing fountain on our screened back porch makes for a peaceful retreat for breakfast or reading. Our side deck under a shade tree has yet another fountain for a tranquil mood.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: The shower is equipped with safety grab bars.

The studio has a first aid kit, emergency information sheets, and emergency lanterns.

FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND: The bedding is completely laundered between guests — including mattress pads, blankets, sheets + pillow cases, and comforters, and all the towels, bath mats, and robes.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Our safe, charming, tree-lined 1920s neighborhood is great for strolling. There are lots of Armenian bakeries, cafes, and shops with delicious delicacies. There are many quaint shops and restaurants in walking distance, as well as conveniences such as banks, pharmacies, cleaners, hair salons, and a supermarket.

PUBLIC TRANSIT: We’re near buses and Metro Rail, so your Pasadena and Los Angeles visit can be car-free. We’ll provide Metro touring info to major and little-known sights and your TAP cards (re-loadable tickets) loaded with your first fare. Ask us for the address of our blog on activities and places to go via the LA Metro Rail system. We are 30 minutes on the Gold Line Metro Rail from Union Station in Downtown LA.

ATTRACTIONS: We’re close to everything Pasadena offers: Old Town Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum, the Asia Pacific Museum, the Rose Parade route and Rose Bowl, the classic Gamble House, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Cal Tech, JPL, and much more.

Downtown Los Angeles is a half-hour away by Metro Rail, with no parking or traffic hassles. You can also get to Hollywood easily by Metro.

YOUR COMFORT: We are Airbnb travelers, too, so we know how to make you feel at home. You can have complete privacy or chat with us about travel tips, computer tips (Garry is a certified Apple Computer consultant) or photography tips (we're both experienced pro photographers).

We provide a self-serve continental breakfast of yogurt, cereal + milk, breakfast bars, tea, coffee, and hot cocoa. Enjoy fresh croissants from the bakery around the corner!

We want to make your stay the best!

Guest access

You have access to all public areas of our home: living and dining rooms, peaceful patios, off-street parking. Your studio has its own fridge and microwave. You can also use the guest area in our kitchen that includes microwave, guest refrigerator, coffee/tea station, and breakfast/meal prep area. Full cooking using the gas stove needs to be discussed. Because of water restrictions due to the California drought, we ask that guests staying less than 10 days use the laundromat across the street. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Our organic garden has many fruit trees (peach, orange, fig, apple), fresh herbs, and grapes. Ask us what’s ripe and ready for picking.

Interaction with guests

We want to make your stay special for you. If that means you want complete privacy, you’ve got it here.

If you want travel advice on seeing LA and Pasadena, we’re glad to help. Ask us about our blog on seeing LA via Metro Rail.

The neighborhood

Our charming tree-lined neighborhood is very safe. There are lots of shops and cafes in walking distance.

Old Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention Center are a short hop away on the Metro. Downtown LA and Hollywood are easy Metro rides.

If you're coming for a big game at the Rose Bowl, it's easy to take the Metro to the shuttle.

We're a short bus ride from JPL.

Getting around

Our home is close to the 134, 210, and 110 Freeways, several bus lines, and the Metro Rail. We're glad to give you car-free touring advice and provide you with TAP cards (tickets for riding Metro) loaded with your first day's pass.

If you're not driving, the simple ways to get to our house from LA International (LAX) or Burbank Airports are by taxi (expensive) or door-to-door shuttle, but we're also accessible by public transit. Ask us for detailed directions.

Please contact us with any questions.
We look forward to meeting you!

Other things to note

Please Note: Your studio sleeps one or a couple comfortably. Extra people can be accommodated on the sofa bed in the den: (additional charges for den apply).

This is a smoke-free, pet-free home.

Please understand that our home is not geared for toddlers. We love children, but our home has a more adult set-up. We welcome infants (who are not crawling or walking) and children 10-years-old and older.

Please understand that our home was built in 1927. It has some blemishes and we work on maintenance continually between guests. Everything is scrubbed and thoroughly cleaned between guests — all bedding, towels and robes laundered.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Please enjoy your stay and help all our guest to have a wonderful stay, too, by following our simple rules:

This is a pet-free, smoke-free home.

Please, no illegal drugs.

No candles or open flames.

No guns or weapons of any sort.

For the security of all our guests, we only accept guests who have completed the Airbnb verification with a photo and both on-line and off-line IDs.

Please keep noise levels low late at night to respect neighbors and us.

When you are our guest, our home is your home. Please respect our home and keep it clean and tidy.

Please do not leave dirty dishes out. We have a dishwasher for your use.

Please do not leave food and candy unwrapped in your room. We do not have any problem with insects and want to keep it that way! Open food and crumbs attract insects, so please be careful.

Please don't flush any tampons, pads, used razor, etc. into the toilets.

Please do not leave your personal items scattered around in the house; keep your things in your own room when not in use.

Keep your expensive personal items with you. The host will not be responsible for any loss.

Please, no hosting of parties or entertaining of non-Airbnb guests in our home.

We want you to have a great Airbnb experience and enjoy yourself. So please let us know immediately if anything is amiss in your room. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your stay with us!

We provide a self-serve continental breakfast of yogurt, cereal + milk, breakfast bars, tea, coffee, and hot cocoa, fruit, and pastries or croissants from our neighborhood bakery.

Thank you for respecting our living space.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 24, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

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Lia + Garry

Lia + Garry

Pasadena, California, United States · Joined in February 2011

We are grateful for all our wonderful Airbnb guests who make hosting so interesting. Thanks to all our great Airbnb guests, we are honored to be ranked as "Super Hosts" by Airbnb. We have met so many interesting people — both through hosting and as guests ourselves — and we look forward to meeting you soon!

We are excited to announce that Lia was recently honored internationally by Airbnb for establishing a hosting community here in Pasadena. What began as her desire to meet other hosts and form a support network has grown from 12 local hosts to almost 70, and is still growing as a great community. You can learn more on the Airbnb blog -- type in: blog dot Airbnb, then dot and com, then slash. After the slash: the-2015-host-award-winners, with hyphens, and then a final slash. Then scroll down to the end of the list to see Lia's video.

We're both photographers and writers. We are experienced and enthusiastic travelers who've been on the road for quite a few years, and we like to use this experience as hosts. We enjoy new travel experiences and meeting new people.

We love sharing our knowledge about our neighborhood, Pasadena, and Los Angeles. We want our guests to have a great SoCal experience. We're fans of the LA Metro Rail system and are glad to help you plan a car-free stay (Yes, it can be done!) or figure out how to use your car less to avoid traffic. We even provide Metro TAP Cards loaded with your first rides.

Our organic garden is filled with fruit trees and grapevines and we're glad to share this bounty with our guests. Plus, our neighborhood is filled with bakeries — the croissants from around the corner are better than the ones at the bakery downstairs from the Paris Airbnb apartment we stayed in!

Our Airbnb experiences have been great, and we look forward to more!

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