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Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Altadena - Polynesian Paradise - Pasadena

Large 550 sq ft entertainment/sleeping area with loft, 3/4 BR, sleeps 3 - 4

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains is a tropical oasis awaiting your arrival. Why spend hours flying to Hawaii when you can enjoy tropical South Seas ambiance in Pasadena. Located in Historic Highlands, a quiet Pasadena residential neighborhood two miles north of downtown Pasadena, this studio/loft has lots of charm and character. The neighborhood is great for walking with beautiful tree lined streets. The rental comes complete with exclusive use of outdoor dining area, swimming pool (unheated), fire ring, and heated spa.

Pasadena, located 9 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, is a vibrant city, rich in history and culture, and home to the world famous New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses. Average year round temperature is 76 F daytime to 54 F nighttime. You are minutes away from many sports and recreation areas, and 30 to 60 minutes from all the major Los Angeles attractions.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jama Meyer
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Whether you like to swim, paddle around, sun bathe, sit and think or sit and soak in the sunshine, the facility is absolutely perfect for relaxing.

If you like to be inside watching TV or reading, it's great, too (more stations than I could count).

Quiet neighborhood. Close to Pasadena's Old DownTown and plenty of attractions nearby.

Attractions nearby, yes. But you can get your full value just by staying around and enjoying the premises.

Thank you for a great stay.

Best Bill
Oct 2012
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based on 46 holidaymaker reviews

Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena
average rating of 4.978261 based on 47 reviews

Polynesian Paradise in Pasadena

  • 5 of 5

Traveled to Pasadena with my wife and parents for my son's graduation from APU this December. The patio with the outdoor fireplace comfortable furniture and lights helped make the graduation party a lot of fun. We did not use the pool but enjoyed the hot tub. The Polynesian decor is a little over the top but works, the neighborhood is very pleseant and the location convenient. Owners were friendly and helpful, enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing and charming!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay here! The unit is a good size for about 4 people (although I stayed here on my own). There is a nice bed and futon on the bottom floor, then two smaller (but perfectly fine) beds in the loft. The pool was great and the hot tub was better. The owners were friendly and accessible, and I appreciated how they kept things very private. I also appreciate how the owners reimburse your cleaning fee if you take some time to clean up before you leave--I wish every rental did that! Stop looking for other places and book this paradise now! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise indeed - we're missing it terribly

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at PPinP for just under a month while in Pasadena for work: two adults and two kids aged 8 and 11 (Jama and Joanne provided a second mattress for the upstairs room). It could not have been more perfect. The accommodation is surprisingly spacious, more so than the photos suggest, and the upstairs room is surprisingly secluded from the rest of the property - no problem having lights on and talking downstairs while the kids are asleep upstairs. (The upstairs room, BTW, is accessed either through a ladder from the kitchen which goes up to a trapdoor, or through stairs which lead directly outside to the poolside.) The kitchen has all the equipment you need - two-ring burner, oven, etc etc. The pool / hot-tub is one of the best set-ups of its kind we've ever used: always warm (pool temp. never dropped below 80 throughout August), naturalistic look, beautifully lit at night, very well designed, lovely use of rocks. Jama and Joanne were endlessly helpful with suggestions, tips, helping with our questions: they were very quick to resolve any problems and were willing to go to considerable lengths to do so. You won't regret booking it - but please don't book it when we want to go back. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking to get away from home (but not too far) for some R&R and we most certainly did just that staying here. We rarely left the cottage because we were enjoying the beautiful lagoon-style pool as much as we could. The place is superbly clean and fresh!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Polynesian Paradise. Jama was super helpful and friendly. Everything was clean and looked just like the pictures. The location is very convenient for all the LA area attractions, beaches, Disneyland. We did it all. My family and I had a wonderful time! We have stayed at a lot of different places in the LA area and this was by far the best trip as far as accommodations were concerned. What a great place and I would recommend anyone to stay here. The theme was wonderful, with so much detail. It felt like we were in California and Hawaii at the same time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This year was our second visit to the Polynesian Paradise and I am sure we will be back for a third. The setting is beautiful and serene. My son enjoyed long soaks in the hot tub and I enjoyed hours of simply floating in the pool.

The inside of the pool house is clean, feels roomy and has comfortable beds. The property was a wonderful gathering place for my family who lives close by. There was a large picnic table poolside where we could comfortably enjoy lunch and dinner that we prepared in the nicely equipped kitchen. The highlight for everyone was the pool which was ours to enjoy in peace.

The neighborhood is quiet and it is a short drive to grocery and drug stores. Instead of relaxing, one can take advantage of a myriad of local attractions such as a drive to the LA Zoo, Santa Monica Pier or any other points of interest you might choose.

The cottage is nicely priced and Jama is a friendly host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Station (15 miles) and the Gold Line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
210 and 134 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

The Pasadena area contains everything you need for a fun filled, relaxed vacation. There are 5 major shopping areas in the city: Old Pasadena, One Colorado, Pasadena Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, South Lake Avenue and Antique Store and Galleries throughout. Museums and cultural activities in the area include The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Descanso Gardens, San Gabriel Mission District, The Arboretum, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Gamble House. There are dozens of hiking trails into the San Gabriel mountains within 10 minutes. We are 30 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, most major studios, Universal Studios and City Walk, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Los Angeles Zoo. We are 45 minutes to 60 minutes away from the ocean, Mount Wilson, and all other major Los Angeles area attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Altadena, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rose Bowl/Parade
28 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Cleaning-may refund**** £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £123

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Altadena in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The rental comes with one Queen size bed, 1 full size bed and one very comfortable convertible sofa/bed. The beds have very high end mattresses. We have only received compliments on the quality of the beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fireplace, High speed WIFI Internet, 60 inch big screen TV with surround sound, Cable TV, DVD, stereo, CD, pool (unheated), heated spa, outdoor volcano fireplace, kitchen, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric skillet, dishes, flatware, all linens and a dry sauna. Pool can be heated. Ask for a quote, varies depending on time of year. Also, visit out website for more details and a VIDEO of the rental. www.paradisehere.com

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