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

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in North Central

House, 3 Bedrooms + 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.

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
John Lam
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2016

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 Pasadena

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.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Renovated House, Stunning View of Rose Bowl & Golf Course
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

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: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The home is so much more than the photos can convey. It is built for entertaining with views in every room, expansive decks, and conveniently located in a quite location. The rooms were large tastefully decorated and clean. We stayed during Thanksgiving and the kitchen and dinning room were equipped with everything necessary for putting on a full family dinner. There was easy access to the Rose Bowl and all the area has to offer. The owners were very helpful in resolving the one issue that we had during our stay and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great find. Quiet neighborhood, close to freeway and all that Pasadena and the L.A. area has to offer. You could walk to the Rose Bowl if you were so inclined to do so. Outstanding views and the deck was so enjoyable. We loved watching the squirrels play and even saw a coyote pass through the lower property. Many hummingbirds, blue jays and mockingbirds to enjoy. Not to mention an occasional hawk. The kitchen is well stocked, we even located a rolling pin to make one of our favorite German dishes during our stay. The beds are very comfy and the bathrooms very spacious and the showers were awesome. Booking and communication with the owner was so easy. If you are looking for a large, comfortable, clean, well furnished, luxurious home...this home will not disappoint. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
brookside golf course
Nearest Ski
88 Miles
big bear
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
santa monica
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rose Parade Week
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410

50% of total amount is needed to secure the dates. This amount comprises rent, refundable damage deposit of $500 and cleaning fee of $100 each. This amount is refundable should there be any changes. The full amount is needed at least 2 months prior to arrival and this amount is non-refundable. The damage deposit is refundable if there are no damages. Payments are to be by checks.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Central in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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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