About This Listing
Airy & bright guesthouse. Large Studio with kitchenette. Walk to Caltech, Rose Parade, Shopping & restaurants. Beautiful pool and mountain view. Quiet neighborhood, close to everything. Newly update
Bright Studio Guest House with Pool & BBQ Grill access! Great Back Yard!
Original Watercolor artwork by a National Watercolor signature artist. There is a Queen Bed, a Twin Bed and if needed a rollaway. We have Directv and Wireless internet. The cottage has air conditioning but is rarely needed. The kitchenette is NOT a full kitchen but a microwave, kettle & toaster oven. Guests have the use of the BBQ grill outside if needed.
We are 2 blocks from California Institute of Technology and the South Lake Shopping District. We are 1 block from Starbucks, Peets and a Trader Joe's Grocery store and the ARTS bus route and minutes from Old Town Pasadena, Paseo Shopping Center, Huntington Gardens & the Norton Simon Museum.
We are Walking distance to the Rose Parade Route on Colorado Blvd. Or you can walk to the Metro Gold Line and take the train to downtown LA if you don't want to drive. There is also a Zip Car location on the CalTech campus.
Freeways are less than a mile away. We are 15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Nokia, Mark Taper & Ahmanson Theaters, Staples Center, Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium. Twenty minutes to LA Zoo, and less than thirty minutes to Universal Studios, Hollywood Blvd., and Six Flags Magic Mountain
We are 45 minutes from LAX and 20 minutes from Bob Hope, Burbank Airport.
Pool, BBQ Grill, WiFi, A/C, fresh sheets & towels, Shampoo. 2 Bicycles available to ride to shops
Interaction with Guests
As needed, we are close by.
Steps away from California Institute of Technology. Across from Polytechnic School. Walking distance from Shopping and grocery stores, parks and fabulous food.
1 block from the bus and about a mile to the Metro Gold Line. There is also a Zip Car location on the CalTech campus.
Multiple Freeways are less than a mile away so there is easy access to anywhere.
We are 45 minutes from LAX and 20 minutes from Bob Hope, Burbank Airport.
Other Things to Note
There is a dog but she is mainly indoors
Absolutely NO SMOKING, indoors or out! Guest should be quiet and respectful of the neighbors!
Use and Occupancy: the premises are to be used only as a private residence for Tenant and for no other purpose.
Condition of Premises: Tenant agrees to keep the premises in good order and repair and, upon termination of tenancy, to return to Owner in a condition identical to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy.
Subletting: Tenant shall not sublet any or part of the premises.
Pets: No animal or other pets (except properly trained dogs needed by blind, deaf or physically handicapped persons), Please contact us with special request.
Access for Inspection & Emergency: Tenants agree that Owner or Owner’s agents may enter the premises in the event of an emergency. Except in case of emergency, Owner shall give Tenants reasonable notice of intent to enter. In order to facilitate Owner’s right of access, Tenant shall not, without Owner's prior written consent or approval, alter or re-key any locks to the premises. At all times Owner or Owner’s agents shall be provided with a key or keys capable of unlocking all such locks and gaining entry.
Quiet Enjoyment: Tenants shall be entitled to quiet enjoyment of the premises; Tenant shall not use the premises in such a way as to violate any law or ordinance, commit waste or nuisance, or annoy, disturb, inconvenience, or interfere with the quiet enjoyment of any other tenant or nearby resident.
Hours of quiet are considered to be 10pm – 8am. No amplified instruments or equipment can be used within these times – or ideally ever given that due to proximity of neighbors, sound. Outside Areas : Tenant has joint access to garden front and back.
Outside drying line can be used.
Garbage is collected each Tuesday early – (black for garden refuse, blue for recycling and green for general trash)
Mandy was an gracious host from the moment we arrived. She was warm and lovely to chat with. She gave us a quick tour of her back house and showed us how to work the ceiling fans and AC. The space was just as we had expected, charming, comfortable and well taken care of.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Mandy and her husband Kevin. The location was wonderful, we were close enough to walk to Old Town Pasadena (25 minute walk) as well as to the Huntington Gardens (15 minute walk). Actually we never used our car during our entire stay.
We loved using the bikes that were available to us. We rode through the surrounding neighborhoods in the morning, which were beautiful, and got dressed up and rode to dinner one evening, which was just fun. We spent one afternoon lounging by the pool and one evening having wine and cheese on the pool deck.
Overall it was a lovely stay.
I would highly recommend staying with Mandy and her lovely back house and look forward to the next time we can get away for a few days to stay with her.
We enjoyed our entire 2 -week stay. The place is delightful with its charming pool and beautiful patio; large, well appointed efficiency apt. The apt is gorgeous with its wonderful woodwork, bookshelves of books, painting on the wall...and lots of storage space. The queen bed is comfortable. There's also a daybed. There are plenty of towels, sheets...The apt is equipped with a microwave, a small fridge, a toaster oven, coffeemakers, and a kettle. The owner Mandy is exceptionally kind and accommodating. Mandy stocked the place with the famous Jones Coffee; milk, teabags, even cookies!
We like the beautiful, well established, quiet,
neighborhood, which is minutes walk away from the Tournament Park, Caltech campus, and business districts. We enjoyed our walks.
Next time visiting LA, we'll try to book this place again.
Lovely place! It was an easy walk to Caltech, our hosts were charming and informative, and the bed was very comfortable. Plus it was quite spacious and the artwork was appealing. A very nice place to be.
Every time I tried to imagine something I might want, I found that Mandy was ahead of me and it was already provided in some cupboard or closet.
To add to the fun, the dog was very energetic and made me feel welcome every time I came in through the gate. She's a real charmer.
This place is a bit more expensive than what I usually go for, but the location made it an excellent choice and it was worth it in every way.
Mandy was wonderful. She had milk and cereal in the cottage, along with some chocolate and cookies. She gave us tips on local sights, and recommended traffic-avoiding routes to downtown LA. A wonderful hostess!
The cottage was light, airy, clean and peaceful. The neighborhood was convenient to coffee, a bookstore, and Caltech. I would love to return!
It is private, well furnished and in an excellent quiet location. We stayed for 9 days and it was very comfortable. We did not cook but there is a microwave, grill and fridge. Everything you need is provided and Mandy went out of her way to assist us. It felt less like temporary accomodation and more a home away from home. You wont be disappointed
Mandy was very welcoming, extremely friendly and always available to attend to any problems. The guesthouse is very well equipped (though there is no range), nicely decorated and very quiet with a view of the pool. The bed extremely comfortable and the shower also excellent (2 things I especially care about). Its extremely close to Caltech which was important for me, and very convenient if you wanted to use the shops, cafes and restaurants of Pasadena.
Mandy was very accommodating and allowed me check in on the same day I booked her charming cottage. I live in Los Angeles and was having some work done to my house and didn't want to stay in the mess and noise. Mandy even allowed me bring my dog and made us feel very welcomed.
The neighborhood is very quiet and beautiful. A great area to walk your dog or go jogging or bike ridding and within walking distance to Starbucks, Trader Joes, restaurants, bars, shopping, gyms, etc.
The cottage is very charming and comfortable, with high ceilings. Toiletries, like shampoo, conditioner, etc. were included, as well as gourmet coffee, teas, milk, etc. and had plenty of towels and extra blankets.
I highly recommend this place.
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