My place is nestled up against the San Gabriel Mountains and located near downtown Pasadena where there is plenty of shopping and dining. Pasadena attractions include the Rose Bowl, Rose Parade, Caltech, JPL, Huntington Library, LA County Arboretum, and Norton Simon Museum. There are many hiking trails in the nearby mountains.
The guesthouse is separate but next to the main house. The guesthouse will comfortably fit 2 adults. There is only 1 bed so will not accommodate additional guests or children. The main house is one of the oldest homes in Altadena and was built in 1890 as a hunting lodge. It is located in a park-like setting on 1.75 acres and is not visible from the road. The hosts have lived here for over 38 years. The property has many mature trees and gardens. The area is generally very quiet with minimal neighbor noise. The location does not have a perimeter fence or entry gate.
Because the property is so near the national forest, wild animals do come onto the property. Most frequently seen are coyotes and deer (daily). Less frequent animal visitors, and usually at night, include possums, skunks, and raccoons. There are many birds in the area and you will find the wild parrots noisy in the morning.
There is a pickle ball court behind the guesthouse which guests are allowed to use. Guests may walk around the property but not down into the wash behind the house. The wash area is private property and the homeowners monitor their property closely.
Interaction with guests
There are a few snacks and coffee/bottled water in the guesthouse. Feel free to eat/drink whatever you find. Feel free to cook meals as desired. You may watch the TV but DO NOT rent a movie or anything else of that type you might find available.
Other things to note
We do not have any pets but occasionally dog-sit for our cousin. Daisy is very friendly and may want to greet you. The driveway is circular, clock-wise. Please don't block the driveway and only use the driveway you have been directed.
The gardener will come every Tuesday at about 4:00 PM to mow and blow.
- No illegal drugs
-No smoking or vaping
- No excessive noise
- No use of main house
-Guests will not be permitted into the wash behind the main house
-No renting movies on the television
-Please report anything broken or not working correctly.
-Only those guests who are registered and counted are allowed