Contemporary villa.In a lush setting.
Resort-style secluded mountain villa w/pool & spa
Resort-style secluded mountain villa w/pool & spa
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
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10m to Pasadena, 15m to Santa Anita, 26m to Hollywood, 28 min to DTLA, 38m to beach. Tech entrepreneur's contemporary villa w/ocean views, nestled in the mountains, 3BR, 3 bath, pool, spa, grounds, palapa, gourmet pro kitchen, terrace, fireplace, secluded private cul de sac, mountain hiking trails, 3-car park, cable TV, Netflix, music room, art collection, library, basketball, board games. Tennis courts & golf course nearby. Choice of pro athletes, luxury car commercials & LA Travel Magazine.

The space

Silent idyllic mountain setting just minutes from Pasadena. Views all the way to Catalina Island, 3BR, 3 bath, pool, spa, grounds, palapa, gourmet pro kitchen, terrace, fireplace, garden, mountain hiking trails, 3-car park, music room, drum set, bongo, guitar. Wake up to roosters, ducks, birds, minutes from beautiful Pasadena. Tennis courts available for complimentary use 5 minutes away.

The choice of Rihanna to the Dodgers, this place has it all.

Sleeping arrangements:
Three rooms, each on its own separate floor, each with its own bathroom. The top two are accessed from the main entrance; the third (California King), in suite with its bathroom, has its own separate entrance (accessible via stairs).

Beds: 1 queen bed, 1 California King, 1 full, 1 twin. Plus an Inflatable queen bed.

The owner lives in the house when not rented out, so it's fully functional and an authentic California home.

Guest access

Everything but the garage and a fourth locked bedroom not included in the description above. 3-car driveway available as well as private road shared with two other houses.

Interaction with guests

Available as needed if I am in town.

Other things to note

Premium cable TV package and large LCD display available.

Foosball table. Basketball hoop.

Golf course open to guests for a small fee available about a mile away.

Two lighted Tennis courts available within minutes drive for no extra charge.

Table tennis available upon request.

Absolutely no parties without prior written authorization from the owner. No drugs, smoking, guns or intoxicated or drunk people are allowed on the property . No misrepresentations in your communications with the owner or his representatives. No removing anything you find at the property from the property. Hard liquor is only allowed with prior written authorization of the owner. There are security cameras outside the house monitored 24/7 to enforce this. If you hold an unauthorized party, smoke indoors or otherwise violate the terms above without prior written authorization from the owner, you will be voiding the rental agreement, police will be called and the house will be vacated immediately, and you will be assessed a $5,000 fee to pay for all costs of cleaning and damage. No parties without prior written authorization from the owner.


3-Day mínimum unless you have the owner's authorization.

There are four fridges in the house: two in the kitchen and two in the BBQ area. Two of them are available for guest use.

A cat lives in the house. She will be in an area of the house cut off from your section of the house, and the rest of the house will be cleaned before your arrival. There is one bedroom (the one on the bottom floor) that the cat has never been to. The rest of the house may not be suited to those allergic to cats.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Elevator in Building
Free parking on premise

Extra people £38 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £228
Security Deposit £1523
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price £495 / night
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House Rules
No smoking

Treat the place like it was your own. You break it; you pay for it.

Do not access the roof or any open air areas on the fourth floor, as there are no railings. No children allowed on the fourth floor.

Absolutely no parties without prior written authorization from the owner. No drugs, smoking, guns or intoxicated or drunk people are allowed in the house. $5,000 violation fee.

Any misrepresentation in any of your communications with the owner will render your rental void with no refund due. In short, no lying.

You may play the musical keyboard but please do not play the bass.

You may use any fridge but please do not eat our food without replacing it.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

10 Reviews

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Russell User Profile
September 2017
Alex's house is very spacious and the pool/hot tub are fantastic -- with great views of the mountains. One of the guest bedrooms downstairs may be difficult to get to for someone with mobility issues. There are a few spaces that are off limits but it's fine given how large the house is. Would definitely stay again, and a great place for a short retreat!

Gillian User Profile
September 2017
We wound up back at Alex's place a couple of days after our first trip ended because a different Airbnb we had rented went wrong (long story, but Airbnb customer service were tremendous at dealing with the problem). Getting back to Alex's fantastic spot was a huge relief after two days of uncertainty, and Alex was amazing at getting us in there last minute once we had checked out of the other place--essential since our daughter was starting a new school the next day. Thank you, Alex! The house is an amazing spot that cannot fail to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and awestruck. The pool and spa and BBQ set up are incredible. The views are beautiful. And the natural world comes to you. We saw a magnificent stag and doe eating their way through the front yard once morning. Another morning, two bobcat kittens, side by side, were lapping water from the spa. We all felt relaxed and grateful. Even though we will be living in the area, I anticipate we might occasionally take a break up at this fantastic home....

Gillian User Profile
August 2017
Alex's place was an incredibly relaxing set up. The indoor/outdoor kitchen/deck/pool area was a wonderful place to unwind and the pool and spa were fantastic for our daughter to catch up with friends while we returned to our hometown after a year away. A beautiful set up and a friendly spot way up in Altadena. We saw a bobcat kitten and enjoyed the amazing views down to the city and out to the ocean.

Chris User Profile
June 2017
Alex aside from being a great host, he has a lovely home with beautiful views. Our stay was very comfortable and we really enjoyed our day in the home.

Roman User Profile
May 2017
Alex is an amazing host who makes sure his home is well accommodated for his guests. He's very quick to respond to any questions or concerns you may have and he will go out of his way to make sure you have everything you need. His home is straight out of a dream. The views, the spa and pool, the backyard deck. His home was the start and end to a very successful California retreat. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

Alice User Profile
June 2016
Alex kindly let me use his backyard pool and bbq for my birthday gathering of about 20 guests with 6 overnight guests. His home was really beautiful and modern and even had an escalator in it (we didn't use it though in fear that if it broke, we would have to pay for it). The neighborhood was quiet with plenty of parking. The backyard was a great place to kickback with friends, good food, and enjoy a swim. Alex was responsive to my questions and answered quickly. He came back in the middle of the party to grab some items and make sure everything was ok before leaving again. The cleaning crew also had to work through the gathering since they were booked a little late which was fine since everyone was outside anyways. I noticed that the listing promoted 2 mini fridges and 2 full size fridges, but 1 fridge was already full, 1 mini fridge wasn't operational, and 1 fridge was semi working leaving 1 mini fridge for my food and beverages. I also noticed that the bbq grill was dirty prior to my use, but I cleaned it up.
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
The cleaning crew was booked soon after the reservation was made, but the reservation was made within 48 hours of check-in, so I let Alice know what time the crew would be done and allowed Alice to check in early while the cleaning crew was inside since she said the party would be outside only. The listing does say that three of the fridges are available for guest use. I have added a note to explain that two of them are temporarily under repair --a repairman is scheduled to visit this Monday. Thanks for your feedback: will make sure the cleaning crew cleans the BBQ grill in the future, as previous guests left it dirty.
June 2016

Linda User Profile
May 2016
Alex, our host of this beautiful home, was very easy to communicate with. His check-in and out procedures were very low key. My family and I were in town for my son's wedding. This home with gorgeous views and huge outdoor space was perfect for entertaining other out of towners. All of our guests were 'wowed' by beauty. Alex, with his amiable house rules of 'treat it as your own home' and 'you break it, you buy it' made it easy for us to relax and enjoy. He offered suggestions on where to eat in town and shop for groceries as well. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. The location was out of the way from the hustle and bustle of LA but close enough to get to and from airport easily. The pictures featured are true to life of the space. If we ever travel back that way again, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Altadena, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
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Alex Backer - ale - Entrepreneur & CEO - Crusader against waiting in line - from Argentina -

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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