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Old Pasadena Personified

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 - Spacious Renovated 1BR in Classic Pasadena Triplex

Be smart! Many of the new listings in Pasadena are owned by folks who really just want your money. We own several vacation rentals listed on VRBO and have years of experience making our clients happy. Read the reviews and look at the maps. Many other properties listed here aren't actually in Pasadena. And most are not very close to Old Pasadena. Our properties are right where you want to be!

This historic purpose-built triplex offers three distinct options in the heart of Pasadena's most famous neighborhood. The Quarters at Waverly Green is a new option for our guests and has undergone extensive restorations. Both light-filled and private, it features our signature look with antiques and contemporary furnishings in a modern playful mix. It has one private bedroom and a very comfortable queen convertible wallbed in the spacious living area. The 'Murphy Bed' has traditional queen mattress and can be stored away for additional living space. This upscale property features high quality bedding, pillows and comforters, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, flat screen TV with DirecTV, and high speed WiFi internet access. Vast gardens mature shade trees, and inviting outdoor spaces complete the scene.

Just one block from Wrigley Mansion and the Tournament of Roses House, the property is within the Rose Parade formation area and a short stroll to the shops and vibrant nightlife of Old Town Pasadena, Brookside Park and golf course, and the Rose Bowl. Your private retreat features dramatic views of the skyline and majestic San Gabriel Mountains and the valley beyond.

50% deposit is due with the reservation. Your initial deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days before check-in dates. A $200 security deposit and all fees for the rental are due 30 days prior to Check-in date.

Enjoy all the excitement of Pasadena’s venerable Old Town neighborhood in a location central to the entire Los Angeles basin. Waverly Green is less than 10 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City and the Burbank Studios. All of which can be accessed by easy connections with the Metro Gold Line or by car on the famous local freeways system. Can be combined with other units for additional space.

Waverly Green was constructed in 1946 and exhibits the attributes of the time: original double-hung picture frame windows, classic molding, period detailing, warm hardwoods and ceramic tile flooring. All of the main systems, like plumbing and air conditioning, have been upgraded to today’s standards and the kitchens and baths are freshly renovated.

With the charm and character of the period comes the personality of an older home: creaking floors and the patina of timeworn wood and painted surfaces. We believe that this charm adds to the livability of the space and is not considered to be problematic. Adding to the effect are antiques and art objects from around the world. If you like your curtains to match the bedspread, you might want to stay in a guestroom at one of the many local commercial hotels. Waverly Green is a self catering unit. Not appropriate for young children.

Keywords: Triplex, private residence, estate, house, estate, condo, apartment, unit, residential neighborhood, city flat, flat, bungalow, cottage

More Details

John Matthes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About John Matthes

A transplant to Pasadena from San Diego, John relocated in 1989 to attend Art Center College of Design where he was awarded a Master's of Fine Art degree.

John is an expert in marketing historic and architectural properties and holds his fiduciary responsibility to his clients in the utmost regard. With real world experience as the founder and principal of Carciofi and Jinglehyme, he successfully united residential real estate development and interior design; bringing revitalization to local neighborhoods and blighted historic properties through thoughtful renovation and redevelopment. He also owns and manages short term vacation rentals in Pasadena and Sea Ranch.

John's prior tenure in the marketing and communications wing of the global institutional investing giant The Capital Group Companies, allowed him to develop broad knowledge of printed and digital media. With this knowledge, he has developed sophisticated marketing tools and programs for selling homes in all economic climates.

A long term resident of the Arroyo, John currently resides in Linda Vista and has had stake in properties located in Prospect Park, San Rafael, South Orange Grove, South Lake, Eagle Rock and now The Sea Ranch. He is an active member Pasadena Heritage and The Legacy Circle, a group of Art Center alumni dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships.

John Matthes purchased this apartment in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a great week at Waverly Green and can't tell you how much we loved the location. When we first drove down Waverly drive, we felt like we were headed to our own private Southern California mansion. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The beds were extra comfortable too. We will be back.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in South Arroyo in Northeast Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Renovated Vintage Style Bathroom w/Seperate Tub and Shower.
  • Separate Shower and Tub In Main Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Murphy bed in main living area. High-end mattress.
  • This is a 1 bedroom apartment in a triplex. The Second bed is 'Murphy' style bed in the main living area which is can be closed to provide even more living space. Both have high-end mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Front unit of a tri-plex located in an all residential neighborhood. Owner owns the entire complex.


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(39 traveller reviews)

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Old Pasadena Personified
average rating of 4.74359 based on 40 reviews
San Francisco

Fantastic gem

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Lovely and spacious. Close to Rose Bowl. Beautiful neighborhood with lovely garden with BBQ and patio. Great place to hang out and relax after a day of sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is where to stay in Pasadena!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at this wonderful place and absolutely loved it! The apartment is spotless, and has everything you could need, the backyard is quiet (my toddler loved playing back there, and Kevin, one of the owners, spent 20 minutes tossing the ball with him, which he thought was the most fun ever!), and the location can't be beat. My wife and I walked to and from the Rose Bowl for a concert, beating all of the traffic. It's just under a 1.5 mile walk, and beats trying to drive and park. The neighborhood is just beautiful and you can also walk to Old Pasadena in a few minutes. All units were full, and yet you couldn't hear anyone else. What's not to like?

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at The Waverly, which is the smaller of the 2 units and would highly recommend it based on the beautiful and convenient location! The area is one of Pasadena's most upscale neighborhoods surrounded by mature trees and stunning estates, just off the iconic Orange Grove Blvd.

The unit itself is impeccably clean with the decor as shown in the pictures, reflecting the best elements of both old and new...love all the light fixtures! What you can't see are the tree views and the light filtering in from all the original restored windows. Speaking of windows, I slept with the bedroom window open my entire stay and it was a treat to sleep with fresh air.

You'll find everything you need whens it comes to cooking, entertaining, toiletries, bedding, and towels whether your stay is for 1 night or 11 nights like mine. I hosted Easter at The Waverly and was thankful I didn't need to run to "Home Goods" for a crudites platter!

The owner John, was wonderful and helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. He was responsive to all my needs and I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience.

In fact, I felt like I was at a resort and was able to unwind and relax a bit even though my stay for work.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in a great part of town. The area is safe and quiet. The apartment is well stock with the basic necessities and was clean and tidy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent in all respects

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week-long stay at John's Pasadena apartment. The facilities are great and live up to the online descriptions--spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. John was an attentive host, but things went so smoothly that little or no assistance required. Great location--on a quite street, but wishing a short drive of Old Pasadena and other convenient restaurants, shops, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley and Incline Village

Clean, well kept and pleasant surroundings. Conveniently located.

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for our needs while staying in Pasadena. The kitchen was well supplied for the length of our stay (3 weeks). The apartment was comfortable for two people and the Murphy bed in the living room was a welcome addition which allowed our young grand daughter to stay over for a couple of nights. The backyard provided a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy the evening sunset. The only problem we seemed to have during our 3 week stay was the occasional ant invasion which we tried to control with stakes and spraying. The owners were friendly and we were given immediate response to any concerns or requests we made. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends or family. It is a wonderful alternative to hotels.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Library
ArcLight Cinemas Pasadena
Pasadena Playhouse
La Grande Orange Cafe
Luggage Room Pizzeria
Parkway Grill
Green Street Restaurant
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining
Buca di Beppo
Umami Burger
Lucky Baldwins
Newport Seafood Restaurant
Mediterranean Cafe
Maison Akira
Wahib's Middle East Restaurant & Bakery
Stone Company Store
Eagle Rock Brewery
Slater's 50/50
Hollywood Bowl
Rose Bowl Stadium
Brookside Golf & Country Club
Art Center College of Design
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Piknic, Mejaries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Del Mar Station (2 blocks)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Pasadena
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in South Arroyo, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday 6
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 7
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 8
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rose Parade/Game
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 9
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Service £65.71
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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