I am a recent transplant from Boston via NYC. Loving it out here in the LA area. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have been!
Sorry for the very late review!
okay, It's located in a very convenient place. You can just get your groceries at food 4 less or ralph's(which is 3 min away) The house is amazing. My daughter is an art student, this well decorated house full of antiques just surprised my daughter. Not to mention that Michal( the owner) was such a nice, funny, creative person. Aaron, our host, was responsible! We really enjoyed this trip, it was a great experience staying at Foothills Oasis!
Aaron was unavailable on the evening of my visit, and he arranged for Michael, a co-host, to green us. Michael was courteous and conversational. We enjoyed our stay and the tour he provided of the property.
Wij werden van harte welkom geheten door Aeron en Michel in hun gezellige huis met tuin, Er waren kamers beschikbaar met douche en wc en hierin stonden verse bloemen. We voelden ons een beetje bewoner van het huis en al snel scharrelden we rond als thuis. Host Michael was hulpvaardig maar niet opdringerig. De buslijnen naar centrum Pasadena maar ook naar andere plekken ( Hollywood, downtown L.A. etc.) zijn op loopafstand en er zijn diverse restaurants en eettentjes in de buurt. het enig nadeel vonden wij dat de aanrecht en koelkast nogal smerig waren en stofvegen ook niet Michels hobby is, waardoor 2 huisgenoten met stofallergie voortdurend moesten niezen ( onze slaapvertrekken waren wel schoon!) Toch wogen voor ons deze nadelen niet op tegen de voordelen van gastvrijheid.
The experience was great!! When you arrive you'll get the house and garden tour accompanied by an assortment of pamphlets for the local attractions and eateries; Old Town Pasadena is a stones throw away which is great! Being a Los Angeles native every second of the day is accompanied by some sort of noise or disturbance. Staying at Michael and Aaron's place made me appreciate the quiet and peaceful ambiance of what living out of the city possesses. A touch of wilderness awaits!! Thanks again guys!!
I needed to cancel and was not able to enjoy Aaron's hospitality. This is the only way to get this alert from Airbnb to go away.
If you have time for reading only one review, let this be it.
I spent three months at the foothill oasis and it became home away from home. It is a perfect place for those looking for that spot in the universe where they will be comfortable and where the people are incredibly nice. If you are looking for a septic, cold environment then look elsewhere. This house is for those who want warmth - be it by the fireplace or the cordiality of the hosts.
Speaking of them, Michal & Aaron are great hosts. Aaron saved the day when I needed the voucher for Universal City and Michal is a true friend. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and his help was invaluable for me and for my experience in the USA.
Were it not for him, I would have missed on so much. Like the time when he helped me with grocery shopping and they were giving away free sodas to promote a new line of 7-up and whatnot. We got back home with 42 cans and it was such a precious and fun adventure, despite being completely small. But it is experiences like this that made it into such a compelling trip - I didn't feel like a tourist, I felt like a visitor.
That is the thing, I believe. This is the place you come to when you want to go back with a story to tell. This is not the standardized, hotel-like industry, this is the custom-tailored, one-of-a-kind experience.
I wish I had the proper words to recommend Michal's place but as far as I know, there are no words that mash up kindness, thoughtfulness, hospitality, cordiality, fun, adventure and warmth.
Perhaps, as the title states, the "Oasis" word is the most fitting.
Thank you Michal & Aaron for the great stay that I had, you guys are awesome. :)
Thank you much Aaron and Michael for your hospitability and accommodation, making us feel truly welcome. I wish we had more time to enjoy your place and Pasadena!
This was our very first airbnb stay and it was a perfect note to start on. The location was ideal, we could even walk to the wedding that drew us out to the Altadena area. Mikal's home is just lovely and the grounds are a true oasis, especially for our family from the chilly northeast corner of the country. We just loved all the greenery and blossoms, a feast for us in late March. We thoroughly enjoyed both Aaron and Mikal, many thanks for your hospitality.
My wife and I had the great pleasure to visit Pasadena for a wonderful family reunion and took advantage of the accommodations offered by Arron and Micheal. We enjoyed every bit of our visit and our accommodations were just what we needed. Micheal is a spirited, engaging and studious conversationalist and a gracious host. The furniture, finishings and fire place in the living room are as comfortable, relaxing and visually pleasing as any room gets. The furnishings are as good an example of American Arts and Craft as I've ever seen. Enjoy your stay and as you indulge in a glass of wine and toast those who have visited before you.
Aaron was a cordial and considerate guest. We were happy to welcome a fellow airbnb host to our home.
Aaron stopped in Memphis on his way to L.A. with his friend Meredith. They were awesome guests!! I wished they could have stayed longer.
Aaron speaks six languages!
Aaron was great to work with. Communicated when they would arrive. Arrived at that time. They took care of our apartment and left the space perfectly. We would of course welcome Aaron back anytime.