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Classic Luxury in Old Pasadena's Best Location - We Pay the Service Charge

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in South Arroyo - The Standard at Waverly Green

Spacious Renovated 2BR 1BA 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!

For new Reservations, we will refund the VRBO/HomeAway service charge with your deposit if you follow check-out instructions.

This historic purpose-built triplex offers three distinct options in the heart of Pasadena's most famous neighborhood. The Standard at Waverly Green is a spacious ground-floor unit featuring antiques and contemporary furnishings in a modern playful mix. It has two generously scaled bedrooms both with queen size beds a newly renovated luxury bath and separate powder room. This upscale property features high quality bedding, pillows and comforters, a fully appointed vintage style kitchen with all the goodies, formal dining room and a flat screen TV with Uverse and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

John Matthes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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 condo in 2009


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Classic Luxury in Old Pasadena's Best Location - We Pay the Service Charge
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
Maryland, USA

A very convenient and comfortable spot to spend a few days in Pasadena.

  • 5 of 5

We needed a spot in Pasadena that had 2 bedrooms, wouldn't require climbing any stairs, was in a nice neighborhood and was well-maintained. We got all of that in an apartment that has been updated in all of the right places (bathrooms) while maintaining its vintage charm. It was comfortably furnished and we especially appreciated the numerous antique/vintage accessories used here and there. It is very conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, local sites of interest and Old Pasadena. It would be a great Rose Bowl home base if my alma mater ever manages to make it there! The neighborhood is lovely and would be great for strolling. Although the patio and yard are very nicely landscaped and equipped, we did not attempt to use them due to a few outdoor stairs and the physical limitations of one member of our party.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashburn, VA

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed four nights at this house. Lovely patio in landscaped back yard - got to watch birds at the bird feeder from there and also from the kitchen window. Comfortable beds and nice quiet location. Well equipped kitchen.

The only thing that I would add would be an easy chair or another small sofa in the living room so two people can lounge and watch TV. Owner was helpful and available. Good access to Old Town Pasadena. Ralph's grocery store nearby. Enjoyed touring historic districts and spending most of a day at the Huntington. Went to Chado's Tea Room one afternoon. Took light rail to downtown LA another day. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location. It's well furnished and equipped for our three weeks' stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three weeks summer time in this cottage style property. It has everything we needed. Nicely decorated rooms and beautiful backyard and garden. Great location and neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Find

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our three-night stay at John's place. Everything about the apartment was perfect - clean, well-equipped, pleasantly furnished, a wonderful backyard, ideal location and a lovely, quiet neighborhood. We were in walking distance of the Norton Simon Museum and the Wrigley mansion (headquarters for the Tournament of Roses) and a very short drive to downtown Old Pasadena. John was extremely prompt in answering two messages I had sent before our trip and returned our cleaning deposit the day after our departure. This is a wonderful and very relaxing place to stay if you are in the Pasadena area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Our stay in CA

  • 3 of 5

The apt was nicely located. and was well maintained. We enjoyed the landscapiing and the back yard.. We missed having an iron and a blow dryer.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmmmm. Wish you had called, both items are right there in the hall closet. And there is an ironing board built right into the kitchen wall......
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Clean, nice character, good location

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time I've stayed at the Standard. Very clean and well-appointed. Working Wi-fi, good beds, nice linens, well equipped kitchen. enjoyed sitting out on the patio having morning coffee, watching the finches and wild parrots, and in the evening , enjoying wine and conversation. Great location. Can walk to the Norton Simon. We didn't, but you could probably walk to the Gamble House. There's a nearby market and easy freeway access. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Colorado Blvd. Resturants
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Del Mar Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Pasadena
Nearest Point of Interest
Tournament of Roses Headquarters and Start of Rose Parade
Nearest Point of Interest
Ralphs Grocery Store
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo 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 8
24 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 9
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rose Parade/Game
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning Service £103
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Arroyo in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Completely Renovated - Seperate tub and shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Located just off main living area. Newly Renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Portable wifi hotspot

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