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The Cottage is a cozy place that feels like home.
We spent the month of March at the Rose cottage and it was lovely and perfect in every way. The galley kitchen is well equippped and had a lovely view over the wonderful back deck and bright morning light. The rear bedroom had a very comfortable queen size four poster bed. Great mattress. The other bedroom has a full size bed and while comfortable, not as big and bright as the other room. You must go through the bedroom with the full size bed to get to the only bathroom, so wouldn't work well for two couples. The bathroom is lovely with a great shower. Tough the indoors is comfortable and lovely, it is the outdoor space that makes this place so special. A wonderful private big redwood deck is surrounded by trees and birds and we spent most of our time there. Richard's vegetable and fruit container garden in the main house's backyard was also wonderful to pass by coming and going and we were able to help ourselves to rosemary and oregano for cooking. There is also a big lemon tree in the yard and a kumquat tree that was bearing enough fruit for me to use some to make a pie. Overall, this far exceeded our expectations. Thanks, Karen and Richard.
Karen & Richard were very gracious & accomodating hosts. They attended to our every needs right away the best they could. We enjoyed sitting on the large backyard deck & hear the different birdsongs, especially the noisy parrots.We enjoyed our walks in the oak lined streets of this quiet neighborhood.
What a delightful place! The cottage is comfortable and cozy, and we made great use of the kitchen and laundry facilities. The location is beautiful, and the host extremely friendly. (When we failed to show up at our appointed time, she called to make sure we were OK.) You can catch a nearby bus to take you to Pasadena or the LA Metro station as well. Do yourself a favor and stay here.
Karen was an amazing host! The cottage was well-kept and immaculate; she met us to walk through the property and made herself available to us for every need. I highly recommend the Rose Cottage in South Pas! Excellent location in a charming city, only 15 minutes from downtown LA!
Karen and Richard could not have been more hospitable and caring. By the time we left I felt that we had become friends. There was nothing we could have wanted. The cottage is amazing and really feels like a home away from home. We have already booked our next visit and can't wait to enjoy our vacation once again.
Rose Cottage has been one of the best stays I've ever experienced. We were there for three months and the cottage provides everything you'd want and need for a longer period of time, and more. The hosts were extremely friendly, helpful and gracious with their time and providing for our comfort and needs.
It is private and safe, close to a supermarket and public transport.
I'd go there again in a flash!!
The rose cottage was lovely, very comfortable in all respects. Although the Internet was not set up when we first arrived, Karen made sure it was installed the next day. (she has only recently started renting out the cottage) the beds were extremely comfortable, the cottage was well air conditioned (very important in Pasadena in the summer), and Karen left beautiful roses from her own garden in the cottage for us, as well as croissants, jam and coffee. All in all, a lovely experience and we would stay there again!
Karen was a wonderful host! Very accommodating with our request and also the fresh fruit and pastries were a nice touch. The cottage was amazing - tastefully decorated, it had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. Our stay at the Rose Cottage exceeded our expectations and we'd definitely stay there again next time we're in the area. Thank you Karen for great first night in the US!
We found the Rose Cottage to be a quaint but modernized home (loved the old fashioned windows!) with a nice deck, on a beautiful tree-lined street, very private, set back behind the hosts' home. The hosts were very gracious and responded quickly to any needs, while totally respecting our privacy. The only two downsides were 1) the bathroom was accessed only off the front bedroom, but the hosts said they planned to convert a small room off the kitchen into another bathroom, and 2) the second bedroom (sunroom), recently added on to the back of the cottage, has thin walls, so the birds' chirping at 5 a.m. woke us up. Overall, we highly recommend the Rose Cottage.