Most current photo, showing bedside table and lamp. 
Queen size bed, now with an aqua bedside table to the right. Bedroom is 162 square feet plus closet
Caltech and Huntington Library Convenient

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Breakfast included. On-street parking included. Airbnb Superhost accommodation. Comfortable, queen-size bed in a lovely private room in our family home. Million-dollar neighbourhood - very walkable. Twin-size airbed can be added with advance arrangement.
Ideal for a business traveler, Huntington scholar, Caltech researcher or parents visiting a student. Great base for traveling nurses or tourists exploring Pasadena and greater Los Angeles.

The space

Queen-size bed in sunny corner room. Twin air bed available for third guest by advance arrangement. Hardwood floors, full-length mirror, closet with lots of wooden hangers, window seat. Full bathroom is a few steps away. If someone else has booked our other room then the bathroom is shared. Free street parking for your car. Sheltered parking for your bicycle. Light housekeeping service available most Mondays. Free Wi-fi.

Guest access

You will have access to our living room, dining room, and to the backyard. No access to the second floor or private family areas of the house. Store small amounts of food in the refrigerator/kitchen and make light use of the kitchen during kitchen hours (breakfast time and dinner time up until 9pm). For the BBQ, laundry facilities or piano please make arrangements with host.

We can provide almost any amenity you might need - from a snack to sunscreen to a discount code for the supermarket. I have an amazonFresh and amazon Prime Now membership for ordering free home delivery you can take advantage of. We take the local paper every morning so our guests can see what is on in Pasadena.

Interaction with guests

Host can share ideas for places to go and things to do in beautiful Pasadena, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Can also provide lunches/dinners/snacks for purchase. If you don't want much interaction that's fine too, we can just say "hello" in passing. :)

Other things to note

Children under two are welcome in our home but they do "count" as an extra person and need to be included and paid for no matter what Airbnb's policy is. Only children I have given birth to are allowed to stay here for free.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises

Extra people $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $40
Security Deposit $400
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

ONLY reserved guests will be allowed to check in.
READ the entire listing, view all the pictures and ask any questions before booking.
AIRBNB prohibits third-party bookings, if you are not going to be staying here you can't make a reservation for anyone else under your personal account.
ANY stay over three weeks long will require a signed rental agreement.
ANYBODY who breaks rules may cause the party to forfeit the reservation plus the security deposit and leave immediately or may be fined $25 per occurrence and/or asked to leave at the host's discretion.

NO smoking in the house or anywhere on the property.
NO open flame or excessive noise on the property. I'll make an exception for birthday candles if you share cake.
NO unregistered guests, visitors or animals without prior written permission.
NO Guest/Visitor access to the second floor or areas marked "Private".
NO weapons of any kind are permitted on the property without prior written permission (e.g. If you are in town for a fencing match we can make allowances for your sabre when you make your reservation.) And I might ask to borrow it to open a bottle of champagne.

NO food or drink (other than water) in the bedroom.
CHECK-IN times are by arrangement between 3PM and 10:00PM. $25 fee for check-ins before 3PM or after 10PM and only by prior arrangement. $50 fee for check-ins after midnight and only by prior arrangement.
PLEASE clean up after yourself in any shared area and keep luggage, shoes and wet towels off the furniture, bedspread, etc., thanks!
NO using the internet to download illegal or restricted material.

WE are sorry but we can't accommodate any request to have your mail or packages delivered to our listing. And please don't use our address with your car rental company, etc. I am still getting carpool lane violation notices for a former guest and if I'm getting them, he is not.
PLEASE be considerate of our neighbors in all things and park by our house (there's lots of space) and not in front of theirs if you can. Please use our trash cans, not theirs, etc. And if you find you are filling up the kitchen trash can with takeout containers or whatever you get karma points for being a sweetie and taking out the trash.
PLEASE be judicious about laundry and shower/bath use in our time of drought. And, what the heck, energy too. California thanks you!
SURPRISINGLY I have to spell it out...please don't use the white towels to remove makeup or clean your shoes. I can provide colored washcloths or disposable (in trash can, not toilet) towelettes for makeup removal and old rags for your shoes.
AND please keep personal grooming to appropriate areas. No brushing teeth in our kitchen or clipping nails in our dining room, thanks!


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

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

78 Reviews

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Ken User Profile
August 2017
A lovely place. Felt like home. Fiona was so generous. (i) shared all the kitchen hardware and space, (ii) shared space (living and dining room) was accessible, (iii) offered many things for my kid. Her dog, cat, and a few chickens in the backyard also made the stay enjoyable.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
We so enjoyed meeting you and your family Ken, best wishes!
August 2017

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Staying with Fiona & her family was one of the best parts of my time in California. Their home is only a five minute drive from the Huntington, where I was doing research, and is also quite close to 'Old Pasadena,' where there was plenty to see & do. The house is lovely, and because of it's layout I often had the front part of the house (which included my bedroom & bathroom, the front living room, dining room, and the kitchen) to myself. The room was clean, very spacious, and had lots of light thanks to the lovely windows. Fiona was very communicative throughout my stay, making it easy to answer any questions I had. I enjoyed chatting with her on several occasions when we ran into one another in the kitchen or dining room. She and her two kids are very kind and fun to be around. If you're a light sleeper, though, you might weigh the pros & cons of staying in a home with two young children. There were several times when the kids were eating or playing in the kitchen & dining area later in the evening (10 or 11 PM), and if I wasn't already in the habit of sleeping with earplugs this might've made it difficult to fall asleep. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Fiona's and appreciate her warmth & graciousness.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Thank you Sarah!
August 2017

Eva User Profile
July 2017
Strongly recommend!Very lovely host and comfortable stay,feel like at home,clean,safe and sweet.Very good location to old Pasadena,PCC,market,car rental place,restaurants.I had been living here for one month with my 2 girls,that's wonderful memories in my life,I believe you'll love here as well!The cat(Thomas) and dog(Nana) are both friendly and cute,I hope I could have them at home:)
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Thank you so much Eva, we have such fun memories of your stay as well. I laugh out loud picturing all the kids and the fun they had playing together, it was great. All best wishes to you.
July 2017

Théa User Profile
June 2017
Very nice stay in Fiona's house! I can only recommand!
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
And we recommend you too Thea. We so enjoyed hosting you and wish you the very best. Come back anytime.
June 2017

Chris User Profile
May 2017
This was a very nice, simple front bedroom B&B set up a couple blocks the other side of Allen from Caltech. We could walk back and forth, and sleep on a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was nice, and on Sunday morning included cinnamon rolls - you may get lucky too.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
We are so glad you both came to stay and you are welcome to cinnamon rolls anytime. All the best!
May 2017

P S User Profile
May 2017
Kitchen a total Mess
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Saturday was the Post Office's Stamp Out Hunger food drive and as I was choosing what to donate I was emptying cabinets and using all the kitchen counter space while sorting and cleaning. I am an in-home host so occasionally guests will see us doing necessary family activities. That's part of homesharing. Our guests weren't going to be using the kitchen as they were going to a wedding and had nothing but nice things to say while they were here so distilling an entire stay of warm hospitality into a four-word grumble is surprising.
May 2017

JoAnn User Profile
April 2017
Very kind host with friendly children and pets, lovely master bedroom, very comfortable bed and pillows, safe neighborhood. Would happily return!

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Pasadena, California, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.

Airbnb Superhost! Airbnb is making me fall in love with our house and garden all over again seeing them through others eyes. Hospitable household includes school-age children, a cat, an energetic young dog, and free-ranging chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast when they are laying!) I'm an MBA and financial professional who owns and runs her own catering company serving travelers.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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