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Mid-Century Modern Poolside Retreat on Rose Parade Route

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in South Arroyo

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Just steps from the Rose Parade route and within walking distance of the Rose Bowl in SW Pasadena, this newly renovated mid-century home is a luxurious retreat for relaxing in style. Enjoy lounging and dining in the light-filled living / dining room or outdoor terrace overlooking a beautiful private garden with pool and jacuzzi. A quiet sanctuary, Hillside House is perfect for individuals and small groups seeking a quiet repose while visiting the greater Pasadena/Los Angeles area.

The house is over 3,500 square feet, all on one level, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and sleeps up to a max. of seven guests.

The Master Suite with king sized bed overlooks the pool garden and has an ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a king sized bed & looks out onto the private gated front garden. Bedroom 3 has a full sized bed & a twin bed and also faces out onto the private front garden. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a large ensuite bathroom with two separate sink areas.

Downtown LA is just six miles away, and three major freeways are within blocks, making all of LA and environs easily accessible. This house is suitable for an extended summer vacation, a spa getaway, or as a family Christmas/New Years base to enjoy the Rose Parade one a block away. Beautiful furnishings and totally equipped.

When making your reservation, please tell us a little bit about the reason for your stay and confirm the total number of guests. Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you to Hillside House!

Keywords: 20th century, Mid-Century Modern House, Three 3 Bedrooms, SW Pasadena, 10 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Rose Parade Route, Rose Bowl, Pool, Jacuzzi Spa, Private, Quiet, Retreat, Gourmet Kitchen, Handicap Accessible.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Mid-Century Modern Poolside Retreat on Rose Parade Route
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our families to all stay together for our trip to LA. We chose this lovely home based on the reviews and the photos but we had no idea how much character and charm it really has in person. This roomy well thought out floor plan was perfect for our mini family reunion. We had five adults and two small children everyone had their own comfortable sleeping retreat and the massive living room/kitchen common area was so nice for everyone to be together for family time. This quaint neighborhood has a close proximity to the freeways and is ideal for pretty much anything in and around LA. AJ, the owner, made our stay even nicer by focusing on the nice little details. I highly recommend this original mid-century property. It's so worth it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mid Century gem in Pasadena

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for five nights for our son's wedding. It was just as gorgeous as the pictures on VRBO had suggested. The original mid Century character was visible in every room, and the furnishings were classic and understated. Best of all, the wall of glass made the pool area visible from the living room, dining room and kitchen. In the evenings we opened the sliding glass doors to let the beautiful California evening in. Sunsets were amazing.

The location was fantastic--a quiet neighborhood only five minutes from Old Town and convenient to the 210, 134 and 110 freeways. It's also an easy commute (30 minutes or less) to downtown, Dodger Stadium, Chinatown, Universal Studios and the whole of the San Fernando Valley. The owner AJ was lovely to deal with and very responsive whenever we had a question. Overall, this is an excellent option for a family (three bedrooms, sleeps six comfortably) that wants an extended stay in Pasadena. We definitely will rent again the next time our family gets out to Southern California.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Perfect retreat in Pasadena

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this home for a week last month. The house is both architecturally beautiful and very comfortable and is located in a very serene and charming neighborhood of Pasadena. The house was well equipped and in excellent condition. The pool and jacuzzi worked perfectly. The owner AJ was there to greet us and show us the ropes. She was also available by phone and text for follow up questions. I can highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very spacious home. Great for a family gathering! Centrally located in Pasadena. A.J. was very accommodating to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures posted here don't begin to do this beautiful property justice AND fail to tell the whole story. The house IS beautiful but more importantly, very comfortable. My wife, 3 daughters and I spent a week here and had tons of space to be together... or find some alone time. In spite of the beautiful light this Mid-Century design lets in the house it is VERY private behind large hedges and a front gate. Beauty aside, function was really important and the laundry, BBQ grill, jacuzzi, TVs and kitchen were all in heavy use. Also important to us... the location is perfect. The house is very close to grocery stores, drug stores, cafes, taquerias, bbq, spas and other services. Further, the entrance to the 110 freeway is blocks away and gets you downtown, out to the beach or over to hollywood/bev hills with ease. Last, the owner acts more like a european inn keeper than distant property owner. She introduced us to the house (which her father designed) and was a call away for any advice or need. Beyond hospitable. This property will NOT disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 4 nights at AJ's gorgeous ranch with my girlfriends, for a relaxing getaway long-weekend. We flew into LAX, though Burbank would have cut down on driving time. We really didn't want to leave the house the entire time we were there. The home is absolutely gorgeous, decorated in minimalist mid century style (with a few older antique pieces mixed in).

Living room: There was an amazing bar that opens out of the hardwood walls in the living room, a gas fire place, very comfortable sofas. The dining table sits 8 comfortable, and we had 3 lovely "dinner parties" in the formal dining area. Every detail, from the placemats to the brass flatware, were special. There were flowers throughout the house, and tons of mood lighting options. There was a second seating area with roku/TV off of this area.

Kitchen - a fantastic place to cook a feast, with a 5 burner stovetop, double ovens, and all the essential appliances. A clever detail was the recycling and trash doors, built into the wall above the counter (i plan to use idea this in my future home). A 4 seater table was in the kitchen, and a desk area. There was a food processor, a blender, a water filter in-fridge, french press, electric kettle, tons of cooking supplies for the outdoor grill and indoor set up.

the living room area had sliding glass doors into the back space -- a large deck with a couch, cafe tables, and the BEST conversation pit. We had breakfast in the pit, and it was just the most wonderful way to start a day. A step down from here is the pool and Jacuzzi. It was a bit chilly for swimming during our stay, but we did some floating on FunBoy pool toys, and spent a ton of time in the hot tub. There is also a recessed yard area, with a gorgeous orange tree (we may have eaten a few of these).

There are 3 bedrooms, with some of the most comfortable beds you could ever want (2 king, 1 full, 1 single, i believe), and a stunning old hollywood style bathroom.

AJ made sure that we were well stocked with basics, like towels, toilet paper, and hand soap, and the kitchen had a good supply of simple ingredients (olive oil, some seasonings, vinegar). A Trader Joes was very close by for everything else we needed.

AJ was so kind as to go out and purchase spa terry bathrobes, because she knew it was a girls getaway.... We pretty much lived in them the whole time.

I could not recommend this place enough -- I plan on coming back as often as i can.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bob Hope/Burbank Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro Gold Line to Downtown LA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pasadena 110 Freeway
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Steps from Rose Parade route and walking distance to Rose Bowl Stadium.

There is an additional charge to heat the pool. The heating of the spa is included in the cost.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £205
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,229
Tax Rate 12.11%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Guests will be reimbursed the 50% deposit if they cancel more than 30 days before scheduled arrival; If they cancel between 30 days and 7 days, they will forfeit the 50% deposit; if they cancel within 7 days of arrival they will forfeit the full rental amount.


Guests paying via wired bank transfer shall pay wiring fees for both sending and receiving the money.

Please note: This house is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood and noise or disturbances of any kind will result in the forfeiture of the Security Deposit.

Welcome to HILLSIDE HOUSE. This is my home, not a party destination. Please respect the property, its furnishings and the beautiful, peaceful neighborhood in Pasadena.
There will be no smoking, no moving around furniture, no parties. No additional stay-overs other than those on contract. You will loose your security deposit and/or asked to leave the premises if there are more people staying over than on the original contract or if there is any complaint or disturbance of the peace reported during your stay.
Please park only in the driveway. No overnight street parking in Pasadena; you will receive a parking ticket. The driveway gate should be kept closed at night or if you are away from the house for long periods of time.
NO PARTIES. No more than 2 or 3 guests are permitted in the house at any time unless previously arranged with the owner.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Arroyo in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Extra Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shared Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bedrooms 2/3 have separate Sink areas & share WC/Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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