About this listing
A completely furnished bedroom in beautiful Pasadena. It's perfect for guests visiting from out of town, people looking for more permanent accommodations in the area, short term students, business people in town for work or a convention.
The house was built in 1923. Many of the details of the house have been preserved, but some things have been upgraded and modernized over the years. There are no two houses alike in the neighborhood. We are fairly laid back and relaxed here. Enjoy the tree lined streets of Pasadena.
The room has great cross ventilation and lots of daylight throughout most of the day. I can set up one or two twin beds or a twin bed and a queen size air mattress. There is a desk, end table, two dressers (newly added), closest with shelves and hangers, ceiling fan, chairs, tv, and an AC in the room. Bedding and towels are provided during your stay, but please bring your own toiletries. There are also complimentary post cards available on the desk.
The backyard farm offers seasonal organic produce and views of the mountains nearby.
Breakfast is included. I usually have something that is grab and go style on hand, along with foods you can easily prepare or serve yourself. I almost always have a cereal or two, eggs, coffee, tea, oatmeal, toast, muffins, quiche, fruit, and breakfast pastries to choose from.
If you have a car, you should park in the driveway between the hours of 2 am and 6 am to avoid a ticket. One parking spot in the driveway is included in your stay. If you bring more than one car, there are nightly permits to park on the street for $3, with discount rates for week and month long stays, or free nighttime parking a few blocks away.
When you book the room, you are booking it for yourself and your guests. I do not run my airbnb rental like a hostel, where it could be just you one night and then you and two strangers the next. So if you book it for just you, you've got a private room. Book it with a friend and it is just the two of you.
WiFi and an Ethernet port are accessible in the room and from most of the property. The password to get on the internet is located on the bulletin board on the desk.
There are two shelves in the bathroom cabinet and two baskets in the shower area for you.
I have recently upgraded all of the plumbing to copper pipes. The water flow is much improved.
Discounts are automatically applied to the price for weekly and month long stays.
You have access to most of the house including the laundry room, kitchen, living room, porch deck, front yard, farm, and BBQ.
There is room in the fridge for you to store food.
Interaction with Guests
I often work from home, and I'm always available if you need a food or attraction suggestion. There are also guide books, maps, and flyers on the desk.
I'm currently receiving radiation treatments daily and I have a compromised immune system, so I am being extra careful when it comes to germs. Please let me know if you are sick, have recently been sick, or have been around sick people, so I can protect myself.
I have the best neighbors. Everyone is friendly and helpful. We have periodic block parties to get to know each other better. There are lots of food options within walking distance, bus lines near by, and little mom and pop specialty stores, too.
There are small independent grocers and a Von's to buy ingredients within walking distance. Restaurants and desert makers are within one to three blocks with a wide array of cuisines.
If you arrive at LAX, taxis could run about $80 each way. Uber and Lyft will ruin you about $50. I recommend taking the Flyaway Shuttle to Union Station, the Metro Goldline to Allen Station and taking the 686 bus to Washington, for about a total of $12. Keep in mind that the bus and Goldline do not run at all hours though.
Another option is Super Shuttle or any of the other shuttle companies that offer airport to your location for about $25 each way and run all day and night.
Once here, there are two main bus companies that operate in Pasadena. The ARTS buses are only 75 cents each way with free transfers to other ARTS buses and 25 cents for a transfer to other bus companies. The ARTS buses stop running around 8 pm and do not operate on Sundays and some holidays. MTA (Metro) buses and light rail, such as the Goldline, run later at night. Each trip is $1.75. A day pass is about $6. I usually have TAP cards to use on the Metro, which makes traveling easier. Metro can take you all over LA County. These buses run every day. Holidays get treated as Sundays.
Both bus companies are included in (website hidden)'s maps trip planner and have stops located about a block away from my house.
Other Things to Note
If you are checking out colleges and trade schools, Pasadena has tons of them. We are very proud to be the home of Cal Tech, Art Center College of Design, University of Phoenix, William Carey International University, Concept Design Academy, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pacific Oaks College, Capstone College, The Language Institute, North-West College, Providence Christian College, College of Health, Los Angeles College of Music, and International Theological University. Pasadena is also very close to Occidental College, Glendale Community College, Glendale University College of Law, Platt College, Everest College, DeVry University, and Pinnacle College. And there are even more colleges I could list within 20 miles of my home.
We're also home to JPL, The Huntington, Norton Simon Museum, and many other museums.
Smoking is permitted outside only. Ash trays are available on the porch. Please be courteous to the house, myself and the neighbors. Because the floors are so new and nice, if you spill anything on the floor, please wipe it up immediately. If you use up all the water in the Brita pitcher, kindly refill it. Thank you!