I'll donate $10 to disaster relief in Nepal for every stay in May and invite you to match it if you like. Airbnb Superhost accommodation. Comfortable, queen-size bed in a lovely private room. Breakfast available. Free parking. Beautiful neighbourhood. Contact Host with any questions.
Queen-size bed in sunny corner room. Toddler bed available for third guest (age 5 or less) on request. Hardwood floors, full-length mirror, closet, window seat. Full bathroom is just steps away. Free parking for your car. Housekeeping service available most Mondays or Thursdays on request. Set the heating or air conditioning for your comfort. Free Wi-fi.
Breakfast is available each morning. Fresh eggs from our hens when they are laying. In addition to your private bedroom, you will have access to living room, dining room and to the back yard. No access to the second floor. You may store small amounts of food in the refrigerator/kitchen and make light use of the kitchen. To access the BBQ, washer, dryer 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.
Interaction with Guests
Love our guests! Tell us about your work and travels and dreams and ideas. Host is happy to share ideas for places to go and things to do in beautiful Pasadena and surrounding areas.
Location, location, location. Quiet street in highly desirable Caltech and Huntington Library neighbourhood of homes, many dating from the 1920's. Before that the area was mostly orange groves. Views to the San Gabriel mountains and Angeles National Forest.
WALKING DISTANCE (ONE MILE OR LESS) TO:
• California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
• Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
• Pasadena City College (PCC)
• Rose Parade route (Colorado Boulevard)
• Allen Station (Gold Line)
EASY DRIVE OR METRO TO:
• Old Town Pasadena
• Civic (Convention) Center - 3 miles
• PIFF (Pasadena International Film Festival)
• Laemmle Theatre
• Rose Bowl Stadium - 5 miles
• Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - 8 miles
• Post Parade (float viewing)
• Pacific Asia Museum - 3 miles
• Fuller Seminary - 3 miles
• Angeles National Forest hiking trails
• Sierra Madre Villa Station (Gold Line station with plenty of parking) - 3 miles
• Paseo Colorado (shopping, restaurants, movies) - 2 miles
• Pasadena Playhouse - 2 miles
• Descanso Gardens - 10 miles
• Union Station (primary train station in L.A.)
• Olvera Street - 12 miles
• Occidental College
• Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts
• Huntington Memorial Hospital - 3 miles
• Tournament House (Wrigley Mansion)
• Gamble House - 4 miles
• Norton Simon Museum - 4 miles
• Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
• Downtown Los Angeles
• Griffith Park - 12 miles
• Travel Town Train Museum
• Dodger Stadium - 10 miles
• Staples Center - 13 miles
• University of Southern California (USC)
• Americana (shopping, restaurants)
• Art Center
• Disney Concert Hall
• Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
• Mark Taper Auditorium
• Hollywood Bowl - 18 miles
• Little Tokyo
• Monterey Park (known for Chinese restaurants) - 6 miles
• Arcadia Methodist Hospital - 5 miles
• LA County Arboretum
• Santa Anita Racetrack
WITHIN AN HOUR'S DRIVE TO:
• Disneyland - 39 miles
• Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive) - 23 miles
• Getty Center - 28 miles
• Knott's Berry Farm - 37 miles
• Universal Studios/Citywalk -
• Sunset Boulevard - 24 miles
• Hollywood and Highland - 18 miles
• Pantages Theater - 18 miles
• LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) - 21 miles
• La Brea Tar Pits - 21 miles
• The Grove (shopping, restaurants) - 18 miles
• Santa Monica and beaches - 27 miles
• Raging Waters - 21 miles
• Burbank Airport (Bob Hope) - 17 miles
• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 29 miles
• Ontario Airport - 35 miles
Somewhere you'd like to know the distance or directions for? Ask and we will find out. Travel times depend on direction of travel and whether or not you are in rush-hour traffic of course - this IS L.A.
Life in Southern California is easiest with a car. Street parking available. Bus lines and Metro Gold Line (Allen Station) are within walking distance to take you anyplace you want to go. Sierra Madre Villa Station is close by where you can park your car and go light rail for the day. We are close to the 110, 210 and 134 freeways.
Other Things to Note
The queen-size bed is very comfortable for one or two people. Will fit three in the case of parents with a young child or we could provide a toddler bed and bedding for a young child.
Please thoroughly read the listing information and the House Rules to make sure we are a good fit.
If you have been our Guests before and you are seeing the calendar is blocked or the price is higher please contact us and we'll see if we can work it out for you. Everybody who has stayed here (so far) is welcome back! ;)
We don't mind making recommendations about the area, helping you make a dinner reservation or arranging a lunch on the go. I trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and own a catering company so can talk to you about food and restaurants all day.
No smoking, open flame or excessive noise on the property.
No unregistered guests, visitors or animals without prior written permission.
Airbnb prohibits third-party bookings, if you are not going to be staying here you can't make a reservation for anyone else using your account. If you have a question, contact Host.
Only reserved guests will be allowed to check in.
No Guest/Visitor access to the second floor.
No food or drink (other than water) in the bedroom. Please clean up after yourself in any common area and keep luggage, shoes and wet towels off the furniture, bedspread, etc., thanks!
Read the entire listing, view all the pictures and ask questions. By making for a good match between Guest, Host and Space we can make for a great stay.
Check-in times are by arrangement between 2PM and 7:00PM. Later check-ins (up until 10PM at the latest) can be arranged in special circumstances.
Any stay over three weeks long will require a signed rental agreement.
We are sorry but we can't accommodate any request to have your mail or packages delivered to our listing.
No weapons of any kind are permitted on the property without prior written permission (eg. 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.
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.
Loved staying with Fiona. Its not just one thing but rather a whole combination of private bedroom with comfortable bed, kitchen, backyard with chicken and lemon trees, colibris on the flowers just outside the bedroom window, picturesque neighborhood and Fiona's hospitality, charm and attentiveness. Feels like visiting a family there. Would stay with Fiona again when we come back to Pasadena
A charming cottage and family, in a beautifully landscaped and maintained neighborhood just 5 minutes from the Pasadena Hilton and Sheraton. Neighborhood was great for walking. Private room was spacious with comfortable bedding, a spacious window seat and closet for your travel debris, and a separate bath. Lots of books, emphasis on travel and cooking, to enjoy. The room and bath were in a wing separated from the family for a restful and private stay. Use of well equipped kitchen and the friendly Thomas the cat. And what can you say about a home with its own chickens (never fear, no rooster!) and fresh eggs in the heart of Pasadena? Blooming lavender and camellia with a warm floral scent, spring bird twitters and soft warm air while my east coast home remained buried in snow drifts. I plan to return to this slice of Pasadena Paradise.
Where you will be welcomed happily by every member of the household! What a great treat to meet and to host you Patricia, thanks so much for your kind words! I was exhausted just by hearing about your upcoming trips but know you will enjoy your adventures and look forward to your travels bringing you back to Pasadena in the future. Bons voyages!
I had a wonderful stay with Fiona. Her house is conveniently located in Pasadena, with easy access to anything you could want to do in the city or the greater LA area. The space itself is cosy and private. Fiona is a gracious and welcoming host who makes you feel right at home. I couldn't have had a better first airbnb experience and would recommend Fiona to anyone who is staying in the area.
It was a pleasure to stay with Fiona. She is attentive, organized, and personable too - I enjoyed my conversations with her, and found she is a woman of many talents, with a lot of interesting experiences to share. The house is beautiful and comfortable all around. Her little kids are sweethearts too - having them around was like icing on the cake.
Loved staying with Fiona. Absolutely loved my visit. Fiona is warm, engaging, inclusive, welcoming, helpful to a fault, and VERY knowledgeable about Pasadena. The bedroom is a corner room, bed very comfortable, lots of privacy, like being an attached but separate house. Her neighborhood is full of houses built in the '20's and '30s, very well cared for by the residents. She's 20 minutes walk from the Huntington Botanical Garden and a short drive or 45 minute walk to Old Pasadena. I felt like family by the time I left.
Our stay with Fiona was wonderful. We felt so welcome each day and you couldn't find a better host. Whether it was driving directions, Rose Bowl Parade viewing, or local history Fiona was always helpful, kind and sweet. And she was a delight to chat with in general--a great conversationalist. The next time we head down to Pasadena, we would gladly stay with Fiona again.
This is the second time Fiona has hosted my fiancée and I. I can't say enough how much I enjoy my stays here. This was a very last minute request and Fiona was able to accommodate us quickly, even though she was out and on vacation. She even offered to have food sent to the house for our stay to have the kitchen stocked. The room was clean with fresh sheets on the bed, and fresh towels on arrival. We also got the opportunity to enjoy some fresh eggs from her chickens in the backyard. Again, I would recommend staying with Fiona if you're looking for a warm comfortable stay in Pasadena.
I will donate $10 for disaster relief in Nepal for every stay in May and invite you to match it if you like. Proud to have earned Superhost designation as of April, 2015! Airbnb is making me fall in love with our house and garden all over again seeing it through others eyes. Hospitable household includes school-age children, a cat, hopefully soon a dog too, and free-ranging chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast when they are laying!) I'm an MBA and financial professional who recently started her own catering company. I love Pasadena, wine, cooking, travel and learning a bit of other languages. Hosting too!