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Gorgeous Luxurious House, Stunning View of Rose Bowl & Golf Course

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 33 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms bungalow + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Modern, open, fully renovated mid-century home on 1/2 acre, located at North Arroyo, Pasadena. It has a 180 degree unobstructed view of the Rose Bowl, Brookside Park and Golf Course. Minutes to Old Towne Pasadena with abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Great accessibility to Rose Bowl Parade Route.

Throughout the house, there are tall windows and sliding doors that let in natural light and offer spectacular views. These rooms also have walk-outs to a spacious patio with glass panel railings and gate. Beyond the gate, there are steps leading to a professionally landscaped tiered garden of fruit trees. The views are stunning whether one is inside or outside the house.

Nearby attractions include the Rose Bowl, Rose Parade Route, and miles of trails, all within walking distance. The home is also minutes from Freeways 134 and 210, which provide easy access to Los Angeles and other neighboring cities.

A beautiful house in a beautiful corner of the world - never far from nature in an exciting world class city.

More Details

Property Manager
John Lam
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2018

About John Lam

We are a couple of retired and semi-retired healthcare professionals. We created this vacation home for comfort, serenity, conveniences of a big city, nature, relaxation and recreation. Hope you love it too.

John Lam purchased this house in 2011

Why John Lam chose North Central

We bought this property after spending a number of years on vacation in the Rose Bowl area.

What makes this house unique

View, tranquility, nature, convenience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Central in Pasadena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous Luxurious House, Stunning View of Rose Bowl & Golf Course
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Thanksgiving week

  • 5 of 5

Our family came back to this home for a second stay. Just as we experienced the first time we had a wonderful time! We feel so comfortable and content in this home. It had everything we needed to enjoy our time with our California family. We could sit out on the patio for hours just enjoying the view. Enjoyed a nice walk around the Rose Bowl on Thanksgiving! Perfect place to make great family memories!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house: beautiful setting with fabulous views from the patio, impeccably maintained house with everything needed for a pleasant stay. We cook dinners and the kitchen is the best equipped of any that we have rented through Home Away. Only place we have ever stayed at that had a lemon zester. Great location for getting where you want to go. John is a delight to work with. Hope to return in the near future,

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect 3 bedroom home. Very clean, spacious and comfortable. Wonderful large patio with beautiful landscaping. Well equipped home, especially the kitchen. Owner was nice to work with. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this lovely home for over 3 months while our home was being remodeled. From the first moment we entered this home, we instantly fell in love with the wonderful decor, the abundantly well-stocked kitchen and the gorgeous view! This home is beautifully maintained with mahogany wood floors throughout and top of the line appliances in the kitchen. There is an expansive back yard/patio with comfortable outdoor furnishings which overlooks Brookside Golf Course and the Rose Bowl. We had many dinners on this patio watching the beautiful sunset. The bathrooms are well stocked with towels, hair dryers and all necessities. The location of this property is unbeatable--located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet only 10 minutes away from the lively action of Old Town Pasadena with its many upscale shops and restaurants. We made this house our home away from home for 3 months and it not only met but exceeded all of our expectations. The owners were easily reached via email for any questions and the response time was extremely fast. We have stayed at many VRBO properties and this particular home deserves more than 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poor experience

  • 1 of 5

Buyer beware when booking this house!

My family stayed here for 7 nights. While the house itself was very nice, what happened afterwards was inexcusable. We put a deposit down, which the owner cashed immediately. On our last day, we made sure to leave the house clean and tidy, following any directions given. After our stay, he gave us less than half of the deposit back, saying that we had "used too many towels" and "left garbage cans full." The number of towels used or that the trash cans had to be emptied was never mentioned in the agreement. The owner seemed especially distraught over the amount of towels used. If there had been instructions not to use them, we wouldn't have.

He also reported a small stain on the deck. We sent multiple requests to please provide evidence for any stain or a receipt for the materials he needed to purchase to clean said stain. He refused to show any evidence for taking part of our deposit. If we had caused a real stain, we would have been happy to pay for the cost to clean it, however we believe it to be wholly unreasonable to take money without providing any evidence at all. My family has never had any issue like this, and we stay in short term rentals such as this frequently.

While this is a beautiful house, I would not want anyone to experience the stress and loss of money that we did. Please think twice before booking here.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All other reviews have been 5 out of 5 I have never withheld damage deposit before. One can tell that the damage deposit taken off was for very good reasons. I should have taken MORE. I emailed the renters the second last day of their stay for an address with the intention of returning the full deposit back to them. They replied that they were very happy with the house and that they found the house beautiful. The next day, after their departure, 3 independent sources emailed me that the house was left in poor condition: large stains on the patio from food and drinks; all the towels had been soiled and dumped on the floor and I have over 30 towels; all the trash bins were stuffed full with trash including the yard waste bin and this was 4 days after trash collection; the master bathroom sink was clogged. We have washer and dryer in the house for the renters to use and there was absolutely no reason to use up all the towels in the 7 days that they stayed and absolutely no reason NOT to do their own laundry. Additional maid services was required. We had to haul away 10 big trash bags to make some room for the next tenant. We had to unclog the drain in the master bathroom. We had to power wash the patio. There were still some residual stain after the wash. The candle wax was particularly difficult to eliminate. All these are unnecessary and additional costs. If I had opted to restore the patio to its original condition by replacing the stones, the entire damage deposit was clearly not sufficient. We owners hope tenants look after their houses like their own. Some are irresponsible and/or cannot look after a house, a beautiful house as they themselves called it. On request, I have emails and pictures for all to see.
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Very well-furnished house and great views

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this very quiet home overlooking the arroyo (and a golf course down far below) in Pasadena, one of the most beautiful views in California. Most rooms (MBR, LR, K and den) have the view and a terrace runs the entire length of the house on the view side. We had breakfast on the terrace every morning.

The house is furnished with top of the line amenities, particularly in the kitchen.

The house is in NW Pasadena and a short drive to downtown Pasadena with all of its restaurants and cultural attractions. That drive can either be very quick by freeway or very scenic driving down into the arroyo past the Rose Bowl and Gamble House.

My wife is insisting that we visit again next winter.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staples Center
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Downtown Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art
Hakata Ramen Shin-Sen-Gumi
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Brookside Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Freeway 134 and Freeway 210
Nearest Ski
88 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Steps to Rose Bowl and Golf Course and 5 minutes to Highway 210 and Highway 134. Minutes to Old Towne Pasadena with abundance of shops and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Central, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas & Rose Parade
1 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
33 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.65

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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