Very comfortable bed for 2, small library of books & DVDs, closetKitchenette w/ fridge, microwave, sink, coffee & tea, more.
Charming Private Cottage w parking

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Charming small cottage w private bath & kitchenette in beautiful setting with outdoor space. Private entrance w parking. Set in sunny South Pasadena, great restaurants, and shopping. Near train station to downtown LA, Hollywood, Pasadena & more.

The space

It's cozy, very comfortable, very clean. Internet, cable TV, Netflix, and a library of books, DVDs, etc. Perfect for 1 or 2 people. Coffee or tea & croissant in the a.m. on weekends. The surrounding garden is yours to enjoy. A very friendly dog and pot belly pig on the main house property. A friendly rabbit in the back cottage section. Plenty of birds and squirrels as well. Orange, key lime, lemon, and fig trees.

Guest access

Private parking space, private back entrance from alley. Extra fridge, ironing board (upon request). Laundry services included with long term stay (1 week or more). Bicycles available for a small fee.

Interaction with guests

We love company and sharing a bottle of wine over dinner. Our beautiful little town is one of the best kept secrets in the Los Angeles area, along with Pasadena. We're happy to have you as our guests.

Other things to note

Kitchenette includes small fridge (2nd fridge available for long-term stays) microwave, toaster oven, egg cooker, coffee and tea maker and hot plate. No stove. A small gas grill with griddle outside the cottage can be used for grilling/cooking.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Cleaning Fee $20
Security Deposit $300
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This is a relatively quiet neighborhood. We should probably keep it that way. No more than two people can stay in the cottage. No unpaid guests. Absolutely no smoking.


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

2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2016
Our first airb&b stay was wonderful thank to Richard and his family. They greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of their wonderful property. Their entire family was amazingly nice. We mentioned how we were going to the Universal Harry Potter world and their son helped make our trip truly magical with his kindness! It is a great location close to highways that made traveling to Disney and Universal easy and the parking space was a bonus for our late night arrivals back to the cottage. The cottage itself is super cute and has every amenity you could need! Bunbun the bunny greeted us each time we came back and I loved giving him some quick pets each time. I highly recommend.

Francisco User Profile
August 2016
Everything was perfect. Richard and Jan are the most down to earth host I have ever met. I felt as if I was home. My girlfriend and I would comeback and visit California and stay at their place for now on. They truly go above and beyond for their guest. The place has everything you need and more. I give them 100 stars.

Doni User Profile
August 2016
I loved this place! Everything was carfully thought out with great detail to make the stay as comfortable as possible! Host were very kind and engaging! It was a short stay, so I couldn't chat as much as I would've liked, but I will highly recommend! Thanks to the both of You! ❤

Andrew User Profile
August 2016
Five stars on everything! Clean, comfortable, and so incredibly charming. We loved our stay at Richard and Jan's. They went out of their way to provide a warm welcome, a stocked fridge, overflowing snack baskets and anything else we could ask for just by contacting them, no problem. We loved bird watching from their back yard in the mornings and stargazing at night. It was hard to tear ourselves away from their gorgeous garden each morning and just do stuff in LA--we could've just hung out there for three days and had great trip!!..South Pasadena is surprisingly convenient to downtown LA and everything we wanted to do. We would definitely stay here again.

Claire User Profile
August 2016
We had the best stay with Richard and Jan! Their cottage is charming, comfortable, and so lovely. They thought of literally everything in making it comfy for guests. Their back cottage is in an idyllic setting nestled in their beautiful garden, complete with friendly animal visitors and a gorgeous fountain. Not only was the space fantastic, their hospitality went above and beyond--we had an amazing time chatting with Jan, Richard, and Ian, and felt immediately welcome in their home. I would definitely come back, and hope to see Jan, Ian and Richard again!

Valentine User Profile
August 2016
What can I say, Jan and Richard are remarkable hosts who'll make you feel like you have known them for years the moment you meet them. They are an adorable couple who personify hospitality, good humor and geniality. I stayed here for 4 months during my transition to a new job in LA and the cottage was my place of refuge. The place is immaculate and well stocked with everything you need. Jan's weekly housekeeping and laundry service were especially appreciated by a busy professional like myself. Jan and Richard will happily interact with you (especially over a glass of wine!) but also respect your privacy at all times. I can not recommend this place enough. In fact, my wonderful stay here compelled me to buy a home and settle in South Pasadena! I feel truly lucky to have met them and I look forward to continuing our friendship.

Jun User Profile
June 2016
Richard and his wife are so kindly. They waited for us till the midnight and provide many drinks, snacks,fruits and detail room guide to us. We like the room and the cute rabbit, the beautiful yard. What's a pity we didn't meet the dog and pig. Hope we can stay long time next time.

South Pasadena, California, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Richard User Profile

I love sharing a good bottle of wine with a new acquaintance, swapping stories over an improvised meal. A bit of gardening before work, which is sometimes more gardening, then some writing or a creative project in the works, or not. Whatever comes my way, I'm pretty okay with. I like making others comfortable and at home in my small piece of the world. Just ask my wife Jan. Or don't, she may have other ideas.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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