About this listing
Our comfy studio guesthouse is nestled under a beautiful oak tree. Walking distance to Pasadena's vibrant, bustling Playhouse District. Free WiFi, snack basket, TV (local and Amazon Prime), fully equipped kitchen, and convenient parking.
TV with local channels and Amazon Fire (Amazon Prime Movies). Current TV is bigger than the one pictured here.
Stylish and sun-filled studio guesthouse that was designed and renovated in July 2014. We rent it out on Airbnb when it is not being used by our family and friends. Enjoy modern amenities, AC, and on-site parking. Within walking distance to restaurants, Gold Line metro, shopping, and entertainment.
Studio can accommodate up to 4 guests. We have a queen-sized memory foam bed and a full-sized sofabed. We also have two air mattresses, available by request.
Enjoy the shared outdoor space with seating, bbq, hammock, all under an enormous and gorgeous oak tree.
1) Fully-equipped kitchen with cooking supplies, dishes, utensils, dish soap, etc.
2) Snack basket and food such as pasta, sauce, soup, and cereal in case you want to whip up a quick bite.
3) Coffeemaker with coffee and sugar; tea kettle with tea bags and loose tea
4) Half-bath with shower, sink, and toilet (no bathtub)
6) TV (local channels and movies and shows available on Amazon Prime)
7) Beach stuff (chairs, cooler, toys, etc)
8) Outdoor patio, yard, and eating area
9) Swings and play equipment for young children
10) Virtually anything baby or toddler related (by request)
11) Washer/Dryer in the garage (shared with us)
12) All sheets, towels, and toiletries provided
Interaction with Guests
The guesthouse is detached from the main house, where we live. You will have full privacy but if you need anything or have any questions, we are just a stone's throw away.
The guest house will be professionally cleaned before your visit. But if you are staying for an extended time, you may request professional cleaning for a fee of $50.
We live in a quiet neighborhood that is just off of the main street (Lake Ave) and a few blocks north of the Playhouse District. Our favorite affordable brunch spot (The Reyn) is right on our street. We also have some fancier brunch spots about a mile away. You can easily walk to affordable ethnic restaurants and a brand new Starbucks.
Just a few blocks away is a Walgreens for your sundry needs, a cupcake shop, and the Lake Ave metro spot, which is your portal to the rest of LA.
According to Yelp, there are 29 restaurants within 4 blocks of our home and at least 100 restaurants within 1 mile. We've probably eaten at most of them (!) and can provide recommendations.
We are about a mile away from the Playhouse District, one of LA's cultural epicenters with museums, theaters, movie theaters, SoCal's largest independent bookstore, shopping, farmer's markets, and many fun free outdoor events.
Some of our favorite attractions include the Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library and Gardens, City Hall, Old Town Pasadena, Caltech, Kidspace (for the kids), or going on architectural walks. During the summer, there are many outdoor free art and music festivals like the Artwalk, Artnight, Chalk Walk, Make Music, free concerts at Levitt Pavilion, and more. We have a great Pasadena guidebook you can use (as well as guidebooks about LA and California).
1 minute to Fuller Seminary (0.8 mile away)
1 minute to PIHOP (1 mile away)
1 minute to Old Town (1.4 miles away)
3 minutes to Pasadena Convention Center (1.6 miles away)
3 minutes to Caltech (1.8 miles away)
5 minutes to Rose Bowl (2.2 miles away)
10 minutes to Huntington Library
10 minutes to JPL
If you go during non-traffic peak hours:
15 minutes to City of Hope
20 minutes to Downtown LA
22 minutes to Keck Hospital
20-40 minutes to most of LA
40 minutes to beaches
45 minutes to Disneyland
Here is AirBNB's guide to Pasadena: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/los-angeles/pasadena#
If you're here for a Rose Bowl event, it is a 45 minute walk away. We can also tell you about our secret free parking area, which is about a 20 minute walk away.
The Lake Ave Gold Line stop is about 3 blocks away. You can easily take it to Downtown and Hollywood or wherever else the Metro goes. There is also an Avis/Budget car rental shop just one block away from our home where rentals run $25-35 per day.
A lot of our guests like to take Uber to get around town. If you haven't signed up yet, use this code to get $20 credit: pbuyr
Other Things to Note
We prefer to rent to people who have a complete profile and can include some information about themselves and the nature of their stay.
No drugs, smoking, loud parties, pets, unregistered overnight guests, or unnecessary drama. Please remember that this guesthouse is on the same property as our home and we are careful to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone, including our neighbors.