About this listing
This historic 3 bdrm, 2 bath home is located in beautiful South Pasadena; it's centrally located, less than 5 minutes to the 110, 210 and 134 freeways. There's a large back yard & patio for guests to enjoy California's wonderful climate year-round! The house is located on a busy street, but the entire property is completely fenced-in, adding security and cutting down on any traffic noise. There's lots of room to spread out, with a private space to be found for everyone.
This is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with an extra outdoor shower. The family room has a sectional couch and an 85" plasma TV. There is a large backyard and a patio with plenty of seating, a grill, a tree house, a 5-person jacuzzi, and an outdoor shower with hot water. The beds in the house follow: one king (upstairs bedroom), one queen (downstairs bedroom), one full (upstairs bedroom), one twin (family room), one twin rollaway, and one queen air bed. The home comfortably sleeps 7-10.
The Rose Bowl Parade floats pass by right in front of the house on the evening of New Year's Eve. Join the neighborhood as they line the street and watch the floats pass by as they queue up for the Rose Bowl Parade that starts at 8 AM on New Year's Day. Guests will have full access to the entire house and yards.
Interaction with guests
I will be there to check guests in and out and answer questions, trouble-shoot, etc.
This home is located in the beautiful city of South Pasadena. It's a safe, family-oriented neighborhood with restaurants, boutique shopping and parks. It's a 15-minute walk to the Metro Gold Line and a 15- to 20-minute walk to Old Town Pasadena and the Norton Simon Museum; the Rose Bowl is about a 30 to 45-minute walk. Downtown Los Angeles is about a 10-minute drive on the 110 freeway or easily accessible from the Metro Gold Line. The house is located on a busy street, but the entire property is fenced in and once inside, the noise dissipates, especially in the back yard--it's completely secure, private and quiet.
The home is in walking distance to the Metro Gold Line, which goes directly to China Town and Union Station. Otherwise, it's easy to drive around the town of South Pasadena or walk to lots of cool restaurants and shops. The grocery stores--Vons, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's--are all a 5-minute drive away. Arlington Gardens is a 7-minute walk away and is a magical, community garden. Menchie's Frozen Yogurt shop on Mission is a fun place to take the kids!
Other things to note
The Norton Simon Museum is about a 15-minute walk away. The Rose Bowl headquarters is a 10-minute walk away. The Rose Bowl Parade passes right in front of the house on the night of every New Year's Eve as the floats head for Orange Grove Boulevard to line-up for the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's morning. Join the neighborhood on New Year's Eve as everyone lines the street to get a first-hand glimpse of the floats as they pass by on their way to the Rose Bowl Parade queue on New Year's morning. Lots of restaurants close-by on Mission Street and plenty of shopping and restaurants on Colorado Blvd/Old Town.
This is my home. This is not a party house. It's a great place for people traveling together or families getting together, but not for raucous, rowdy parties. Please: No loud outside noise after 10 PM--regular talking and quiet music is fine--just no loud music, yelling, etc. after 10 PM. There is an extra charge for events--usually $500 extra per event; each is negotiated on an individual basis. Please: NO PETS; NO SMOKING in the house.
I am currently a high school principal at a private school in Los Angeles, although I've worked in a few different areas throughout my life. I've worked as a photographer and university professor. I am also a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures. My home is my sanctuary and I'm happy to share it with others.
My favorite travel experience was on the hotel train in Europe. I would board the train in the evening, have a wonderful meal and a hot shower in my little room, then go to sleep and wake up in a different country every morning, ready to explore.