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 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.
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.
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.
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.