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Mid-Century Modern, Zen Hideaway Hillside Home W/ Private View

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

There is a week minimum stay @ this Property........This Beautiful 1952 mid-century modern home, is located on the hillside in the Pasadena Rose Bowl area. The location is key. It is completely surrounded by nature and is unique in the privacy that it provides.

An Artist's Retreat; This is a rare gem of a home and truly provides a sense of peace and well being as you would find in worldwide retreats. It is a zen hideaway all your own to discover. It has two bedrooms and two renovated bathrooms with Designer Philippe Starck wall hung Toilets and a European Modern Kitchen. A well stocked kitchen makes staying at home for a meal delightful and cozy.The main floor overlooks and surrounds the original pool, which takes center stage, especially @ night when the turquoise blue glows and lights up the back yard. There is a cozy cabana off the poolside, which has three twin beds. There are two decks that are perched out over the canyon below. One covered balcony has a double bed. There is an original gas fireplace in the living room for cozy nights and floor to ceiling glass panel that make up half the room. Vienna wood floor and original Terrazzo Flooring throughout. This one must be viewed in person to receive the full effect. Sit on the balcony soaking up the sun, take a swim at your private modern tree-house. Do yoga or meditate in the quiet and serenity of the natural surroundings. Regain a sense of yourself and bask in the beauty of your private retreat.

This home is nestled within a private canyon in the Rose Bowl area of Pasadena, California. A short five minute drive from Old Town Pasadena for dining, shopping, movies, museums and groceries. It is a great base for exploring nearby Los Angeles and just far away enough to get lost in the serenity of the natural landscape that surrounds this beautiful zen Hideaway. The house is designed around a refreshing vintage pool. Beds are situated on the covered balconies to sleep under the stars and be one with nature as if in a modern tree-house. Due to the traquility of nature set in a wonderfully private neighborhood that surrounds together with respect for the neighbors there are to be no parties at this home. This home is for those who come to soak in the beauty which surrounds both outdoors as well as from inside this home. A zen base from where to regain your senses.

Please View the Video to feel the essence of this Zen Hideaway....... Peace.

You may contact me if I can be of more assistance, or for more details and availability.

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Here's the latest Review ......

Five Stars,'Secluded Luxury' , August 8, 2011By Elmer Marx (Juneau, Alaska USA)

Our family of four stayed in this beautiful home for a week of R and R. Although it is located less than five minutes from Old Town Pasadena, the house has an isolated feel. There are no close neighbors within view. Our two children loved the pool and enjoyed the trails and wildlife on the property. We spotted a mother and baby dear, a falcon, and numerous rabbits from the upper sleeping balcony. The home is tastefully and artistically decorated and has a wonderful, open floor plan with plenty of light and warmth. We would certainly return to this delightful home. The house is located close to Hollywood, Universal Studios, the LA Zoo, Eaton Canyon and other attractions. Old Town Pasadena has great shopping, theaters and dining. We enjoyed the Gold Class Cinema where we were served dinner with the movie. We recommend this house to all.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
28 August, 2017

About The Owner

Hello... Thank you for your interest in my private retreat for your stay in the Los Angeles Area.

After traveling the globe for 25 years, I have had the pleasure of experiencing the world's Best. From Castles to farm homes to thatched huts to a tent in the Sahara and this is the spot that has stopped me in my tracks of traveling. A place to reflect, regain your senses and relax. This home is for those who have an appreciation for Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Art, Nature and Lifestyle. I offer this home as an exclusive stay in an Artist's Home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Los Angeles area

I have lived in Pasadena for the last 31 as my homebase while traveling. It was originally attending nearby Art Center College of Design, which brought me to Pasadena and I have stayed in the area ever since graduating. My background is in Film, Photography, Interior & Garden Design. I feel that Pasadena is a World Class City, offering Culture and The Arts. The Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens, The Rose bowl Stadium and National New Years Day Parade to name a few of my favorites. It has an east coast feeling as you drive through the tree lined streets. However as you look out from the home into the distance you are transported and you could be anywhere in the world.

What makes this house unique

Tranquility. Rest. Relaxation. Privacy. Balance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were transported to Paradise. It is such a peaceful location and extremely comfortable home. Not to mention how stylish it is. It is zen meets natural meets vintage modern. The pool is an added bonus on the hot summer days. It is located minutes from old town pasadena for meals,shopping, groceries and culture. What a charming and well rounded city it is to explore. It hasmany Architectual gems; such as Greene & Greene and Frank Loyd Wright, in the neighboring areas to explore as well. We walked our dog down to the Rosebowl which is very nearby. We will be back to one of our favorite locations ever!!

Thanks Traci for your hospitality and warmth in making our stay fantastic! It truly is a heavenly stay!!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Arroyo in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Modern Bathrooms. The Master Bath has a deep cast iron jacuzzi jet tub for Two to share or One to indulge.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom, (1) A Queen Bed in Guestroom, Double Bed (1) On the sleeping Porch, Twin S Beds (3) In Cabana, Poolside( these are not recommended in the winter.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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Mid-Century Modern, Zen Hideaway Hillside Home W/ Private View
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Sunset Beach, CA

Peaceful Zen Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We love this property! A Mid-Century Modern home that is perfectly decorated in a natural minimalist style. Hidden away facing a canyon, it's a great place to view wildlife like deer and see every type of bird including owls. A great place to let go of all the stress that build up in day to day life. Many steps and paths lead to to little reading/meditation/yoga areas all around the property. We slept out on the cantilevered deck that looks over the vast property (not counted as one of the bedrooms, just the spot that seemed most interesting to us)....the smells, sounds and cool night air was perfect for us, and completely private. The pool and pool lounge area felt like an expensive resort. The fireplace in the living room was very romantic. The bathrooms are very beautiful and modern and we took turns soaking in the deep jetted spa tub in the master suite.....ou la la. Very short drive or walk down the hill to all the best restaurants, shopping and museums (don't miss the Norton Simon) that Pasadena has to offer. Love, love, love this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AZ and WI

Exceptional, Quiet, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Traci's home and property is exceptional. It is as if were staying in our own private park. Yet we were in walking distance to the Rose Bowl and our parade seats on Coronado and Orange. In particular highlights were the hiking trails, watching the deer while having morning coffee on the outside terraces and balconies. Birding is excellent without leaving the property. We also used it as a base to travel to locations in Orange County. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona


  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking about sums it up. When we arrived, Traci was there taking care of details and gave a tour of the house. No matter where you are, you have incredible views of the ravine (may be a canyon - not sure). The decks perch out over the view and allowed us to take some pretty awesome pictures of six deer the morning before we left. The steps up and down the ravine that she has incorporated into the landscape make it easy for most to hike around and enjoy the surrounding area. Although not appropriate for those with walking disabilities, my bad knees did fine. I couldn't take advantage of the outdoors, but my family hopped up and down like little bunnies out there. The bedrooms were situated such that both my daughter and her husband and newborn son had their own "suite" that they enjoyed a lot. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and pots/pans. Because we were there for Christmas, Traci even put lights in the lemon tree so we had a Christmas tree as well. Thoughtful and attentive - loved every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BCS Championship Trip. War Eagle! 2014

  • 5 of 5

Six family members and Auburn fans stayed at Traci's beautiful home for the BCS game. Thank you for sharing your exquisite home! The location was perfect! We could actually see the Rose Bowl from the house and walked to the game. Perfect! The pictures were accurate but the house was actually more exquisite, unique and comfortable than we could imagine! Traci's flair for decor, her artwork and furnishings made us feel like movie stars! Zen Hideaway is a perfect name for her house. If we ever go back to Pasadena, I hope we can rent her home again. My sister and I slept on the sleeping porch each night. The best sleep we have had in a while! Traci's was available to us anytime we had questions and since we had to make sure our team was going to the Championship, she pretty much held the house for us until after the SEC game. Thank you Traci! If we come to Pasadena again, I hope we can rent your wonderful home again. War Eagle!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time here at my property. You will have those memories as a family for years to come. Maybe we will see you back on the WestCoast again in the future.
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Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Pasadena for the Rose Parade and were interested in a home convenient for the parade. Who knew we'd also found a beautiful home in a peaceful setting. Even though it's close to the Rose Stadium, you still feel away from it all sipping your morning coffee, under a lemon tree watching the hummingbirds and looking out over the mountains. A delightful visit.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The only problem w/ my stay is that it WASNT LONG ENOUGH! What a fantastic home Traci has. Secluded and gorgeous. Recommend this to anyone and everyone. I will be back for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at the property.Come and stay longer next time. This is why there's a 3 night minimum; to maximize the experience. See you on your next trip to the westcoast. Best, Traci
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An Enchanted Forest Below...A short yet, steep steps to the Natural Landscape of The California Oak Forest which surrounds this property... You will discover The Newest Addition: 'The Floating Bed'. As showcased in the home of the future at Disneys's Epcot Hotel. It is a round king sized hammock style, rope suspended Floating Bed. It is suspended from a secure Oak Tree and rounds out The Treehouse Effect. Please view in phots......Come , Explore & Enjoy!


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7 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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