The guest suite door opens into a beautiful corner of the garden.Amenities include private entry with keypad, Wifi, air-conditioning unit, ceiling fan, heating unit, TV with Chromecast, mini fridge, microwave, and a coffee bar.
Garden Guest Suite in Pasadena with Private Entry
Hosted by Elena
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our place is a private, detached guest suite near Hastings Village in Pasadena. We are located within walking distance of the Rose Parade route and float viewing (Jan 1- 3). The suite has a separate entrance accessed through the backyard that features citrus and olive trees, shaded sitting and dining areas, and mountain views. Park in our driveway to avoid the hassle of hourly street parking. Kid-friendly, safe neighborhood in walking distance of Gold Line, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, and two gyms.

The space

The one-story guest suite is accessed by a keypad-controlled door, and includes a queen-size bed, private bathroom with shower, desk, Wifi, Chromecast-enabled TV, air conditioning unit, space heater, mini fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, tea service, and dishes for easy meals/snacks. One parking space is available in our driveway. The suite is perfect for business and academic travelers, or small families visiting Pasadena or LA. For families, we keep some baby-proofing gear in the suite, and a portable crib (Pack 'n Play), baby bath tub, plastic baby plates/bowls, and baby/toddler toys are available upon request.

It is located in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood close to Caltech, Pasadena City College, Fuller Seminary, A Noise Within Theatre, Huntington Gardens and Library, Old Town Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Rose Parade Route, and hiking trails. The many nearby amenities in walking distance include coffeehouses, restaurants, grocery stores (Whole Foods, Ralphs, Trader Joe's), and gyms. Conveniently located 3 blocks from the Gold Line's Sierra Madre Villa Station and the 210 Freeway, and 12 miles from Downtown L.A.

Guest access

We live in the main house on the property, but your detached guest suite in the backyard is completely private, and we welcome you to come and go as you please. Guests have access to the enclosed, gated backyard and patio area, which includes seating under the grapevine-covered pergola and umbrella-shaded dining table. Free 2-hour street parking on the south side of the street during the day (opposite our house), and free overnight parking for one car in our driveway.

Interaction with guests

Prior to arrival, we will provide guests with a keypad code for entry into the suite. We welcome guests to proceed directly to the suite upon arrival; no need to check-in with us at the main house (though we're certainly happy to meet you in person if you prefer!). The backyard is well-lit for nighttime arrivals--we'll leave the lights on for you if you're arriving after dark. Since we live on the premises, we are available to answer any questions as needed, and can provide recommendations for nearby restaurants, hiking trails, and activities. You may be greeted by our friendly little Shih Tzu dog in the yard if you are comfortable around dogs (otherwise, we'll keep her in the main house). We respect your privacy and want to provide a relaxing, quiet space for you to enjoy.

Other things to note

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accept bookings from guests who do not have any reviews from Airbnb hosts, or from those who have negative reviews.

Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £23
Weekend Price £61 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

We are only able to accept bookings from Airbnb guests that have both verified IDs and positive reviews from other Airbnb hosts.

We do not allow guests to bring pets on our property because our dog is very skittish around other animals. Likewise, we cannot accommodate assistance animals; we maintain a shared outdoor space, and an assistance animal would create a health and/or safety hazard to our family, and in particular for other guests that have pet allergies.

Check-in time is after 3 p.m., and check-out time is at 11 a.m.

Guests must park in the apron of the driveway between the sidewalk and the road. A photo of the precise location is shown in the house manual.

Please, no parties or visitors that aren't booked as Airbnb guests in our suite or yard.

We live in a residential area, so please keep quiet hours between 10 pm and 6 am.

We have a number of kitchen-related items for your convenience, but please leave them in the suite for all future guests to enjoy.

Should you break or damage any item in the suite, please notify us immediately. Any missing and/or damaged items (beyond reasonable wear and tear) may be subject to a replacement fee.

Alcohol may be consumed only by those guests that are 21 and over, and it must be consumed responsibly and in moderation. Guests may not use or be under or appear to be under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled substances. Violation of these house rules will result in dismissal from the guest suite and cancellation of the remainder of the reservation.

Disruptive, threatening, or belligerent behavior by guests will result in immediate dismissal from the Guest Suite and cancellation of the remainder of the reservation.

No firearms may be brought to any part of our property; guests in possession of weapons will be asked to leave the guest suite and have the remainder of the reservation cancelled.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have a small, friendly Shih Tzu dog.
Some spaces are shared - Outdoor areas on the patio are shared spaces.
Amenity limitations - We have a compact water heater in the interest of water conservation, so there is limited hot water when two showers are taken back-to-back.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Tim User Profile
September 2017
Lovely yard, great hosts, all topped by the charming appearance of Sweet Tea, the tiny dog that rules the back area. Unexpected, and stole our hearts. The unit is convenient to shops in East Pasadena and we recommend Elena and Josh's place to anyone who needs a quiet and friendly place to stay in the area.
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Response from Elena:
Great to have you here, Tim, and thanks for choosing our place. Sweet Tea misses you both already!
September 2017

Mario User Profile
September 2017
My wife and stayed in Pasadena while we were checking out LA (and avoiding a hurricane in FL). This place was perfect for us, and began to feel a little like home to us by the end. The bed was surprisingly very comfy. Though it's a smaller space, it works quite well for one person or a couple. The desk area had enough room to work on your computer if your working remotely. Bathroom was clean and had basic toiletries. The microwave and mini fridge worked just fine. The shared patio area is a great spot to just chill out in the morning before going about your day. Josh & Elena were kind and very responsive when we asked questions. They're dog was cute and not a loud, occasionally making appearances in the morning. When we come to visit again, we'll definitely stay here. Highly recommend.
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Response from Elena:
We're glad you had a great experience with us. We'd love to host you again on your next trip to LA!
September 2017

Lori User Profile
September 2017
Very nice people, clean and comfortable accommodations. Thanks Elena and Josh!

Ivy Ynfeng User Profile
August 2017
The location is great. Walking distance to Metro Gold Line, restaurants, and shopping.

Robin User Profile
August 2017
What a great spot! Super cute back house tucked in a thriving California garden! Adorable pup! *warning! You WILL fall in love with her!! Great location close to food (including a Pasadena gem, the Pasadena sandwich Co) grocery stores, gas stations and the freeway! Perfect spot for a quiet couple or a single to get to know Pasadena! Everything was just as described and when i got confused with parking (my fault!) Elena was super quick to respond! Thank you for having us! And give that pup some extra cuddles from us!!
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Response from Elena:
Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad it was just what you wanted. We'd love to have you back any time you're back in Pasadenaland. We also love having PSC a block away to get those dangerously good french dip sandwiches at any time. Glad you got to enjoy the garden a bit. Our dog Sweet Tea misses you already. :)
August 2017

Francis User Profile
August 2017
Elena and josh are great host hands down. Great family even sweet tea there dog. As soon as we entered the gate sweet tea and there daughter welcomed us which is very sweet. The place is perfect. Parking is a plus. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Easy check in and out. When you enter the place everything you need is there (all instructions, door tv coffe maker etc). If you need something they respond really fast. Highly recommend this place and looking forward on coming back soon. Thanks again elena and josh.
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
Response from Elena:
Thank you for the great review! We work hard at anticipating all our guests' needs and try to be as available as possible for questions. We look forward to your next stay. :)
August 2017

Leslie User Profile
August 2017
Sitting outside the cottage under a grape covered trellis is amazingly relaxing! The yard is very thoughtfully laid out with a meandering stone path, citrus trees and beautiful drought tolerant landscaping. The yard has a Mediterranean feel which is endearing. Sip some wine and picnic under the trellis! Then catch a good night sleep in their relaxing cottage.

Pasadena, California, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.

My husband and I are both geology professors, and we love traveling with our young daughter and son. We enjoy great food and wine, and seek out adventures involving hiking, camping, road trips, and visiting family.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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