About this listing
Comfort awaits in this cozy 2 bd cottage with a spacious living room, cable TV/internet access, vintage stove in the kitchen, and your own private laundry. Walking distance to train, grocery stores, parks, library, coffee, farmer's market and cafes.
Private fully furnished home within walking distance to many amenities in South Pasadena. Comfort awaits in this cozy cottage with a spacious living room, cable TV/internet access, vintage stove in the kitchen, and your own private laundry. Parking is available on the street by obtaining a street parking pass from the city. Walking distance to the Gold Line for easy access to Downtown LA, Chinatown, Old Town Pasadena, Staples Center, etc. Also walking distance to grocery stores, parks, library, coffee, farmer's market and cafes. Enjoy 1 bedroom with super plush queen size bed, and AC window unit for the summer heat. Second bedroom has 2 comfy twin beds. The space comfortably fits up to 4 people.
Enjoy our outside gardens as well with your own sitting area and play structure for the little ones.
Visit our historic main street, Mission Street-home to an eclectic mix of merchants. And Fair Oaks Ave. is part of the original Route 66. Here you'll find a nostalgic soda fountain right alongside trendy cafés, shops and stops. Several times each year the business district hosts festivals, like the Cruz' for Roses Car show and the Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk. On Independence Day, it's pancakes, fireworks and a parade!
Interaction with Guests
We live in the front house on the property so I usually am present upon check-in. We like to give our guests privacy though so just consider us your friendly neighbor.
Our neighborhood is great. It is being featured in 2014 Feb. edition of Sunset Magazine as the best Cosmopolitan Suburb in the West US! Even though we are in L.A. the land of the cars South Pasadena is a very walkable city. There are great parks, restaurants, community events, etc. to explore.
The gold line train station is a little less than a mile away. We walk to it frequently. It can take you downtown or into Pasadena easily. There is also a bus route at the end of the block but most people prefer the train. If you plan to explore L.A. though I do recommend a car.
Other Things to Note
We have two dogs that we keep indoors during guests visits, and one cat that roams in and out of the property and will on occasion try to roam into yours. While we do not let her enter the rental property other guests have during their stay so if you are severely allergic to cats I can not guarantee a cat free experience.
• People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
• The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
• Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
• Only use appliances for their intended uses.
• Smoking is NOT allowed on property or grounds surrounding property.
• Please stay on our side of the property while entering the cottage gate.
• No pets allowed
Michelle and her family are gracious hosts. There home is beautiful and their family is very nice. The neighborhood is perfect for a family and the street they live on is very charming. The Cottage is in Michelle's back yard so that is something to be aware of. However they give you plenty of privacy and no problem with our daughter playing in the yard, and eating an occasional pepper from her garden. It was a wonderful visit, thank you Michelle!
Michelle's place is perfect. You could not find a nicer, cleaner, better located and more beautifully decorated place in South Pasadena. This is the second time we have visiting family stayed there and both times the experience has been great. Highly recommended!!
Fantastic stay with Michelle she provides everything you need and her family are very approachable and friendly and also considerate.
Wish we had stayed longer the area is safe and all amenities are close by.
Thanks Michelle and family.
The cottage was beautiful and exactly as pictured, and the hosts were very gracious and accommodating. They installed a second air conditioner when the weather heated up. The yard is gorgeous, and our children loved playing there. The neighborhood is lovely and very welcoming and friendly. Walking distance to the Gold Line. Fun Farmers' Market on Thursday. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Michelle and family were great hosts. My girls had a blast getting to know her children and pets. Location was very central to where we needed to be--Pasadena, Santa Monica, downtown LA, and Orange County. House can get pretty warm without central AC and only wall unit in bedroom, esp if you are used to having AC indoors. However, outside areas were great and lightly breezy. Overall good experience for us.
Stayed for an extended 3-month period before moving to the area permanently and the experience was perfect. Michelle and the family are very friendly but also respectful of privacy. The house is very comfortable, roomy, well decorated and simply fun to be in. Neighborhood is quiet but with active nightlife within walking distance.
Definitely appreciated the big TV and old fashioned stove where I cooked meals almost every night of my stay. The BnB is a great escape and I feel lucky to have found it.
I'm sad to leave, but I recommend it highly. Will definitely book again when family visits.
In January, we spent a lovely week in this light, airy, and delightful cottage. Tucked amid green space and gardens in the back of the main house, it offered both quiet and privacy. The kitchen was very well appointed and everything was spotless as well as giving a "homey" feel. The washer and drier was crucial for us with a small baby. The cottage is within two blocks of two well stocked supermarkets. But the best part was Michelle who offered a warm welcome and understanding after a very long day of travel which caused us to arrive much later in the evening than we had anticipated (thank you again, Michelle, for the delicious cinnamon twists from a local cafe). Michelle was very kind and helpful in getting us oriented to the neighborhood (supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, etc.) and had obtained before hand, an on-street parking permit for us from the town. She offered the perfect combination of openness, friendliness, and still respected our privacy. She made our move from the east coast to the west a positive transition. Thank you.
About the Host, Michelle
Wife, Mother of two, business owner, and revolutionary gardener of all things edible. While I'm constantly wishing for more time, I wouldn't have it any other way. Life is here to live to it's fullest, I want to experience, learn, and share as much as I can every day.