|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Gorgeous studio/pool house. The studio is adjacent to the pool and spa. Guests are welcome to use this area during their stay. The beautiful pool area right outside studio door has a deck with comfortable furniture and is very private from the main house. There is a fire pit and gas barbecue.
The studio does not have a full kitchen (no sink, stovetop or oven). There is a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, two burner cook top available. Do not hesitate to ask for any other cooking items you may need. The sink in the bathroom is a utility sink, making doing dishes easier----think tiny house. We provide guests with paper goods and guests are welcome to leave dirty dishes for us to clean upon check out.
Please call us directly for same-day bookings as VRBO will not process them.
The pool warms up in the summer and is not heated year round. We would consider heating it for an additional fee in the Spring. Since the spa is attached to the pool it is not kept heated. We heat the spa for a few hours per days booked as guests request.
The pool is not fenced from the studio so may not be the best fit for young children.
There is no smoking.
The studio has a very comfortable queen bed which is in an alcove which could provide privacy from the living area of the studio (see photos). The comfortable couch has a pull out bed, we are happy to provide a blow up queen mattress for guests to use on the pull out couch.
Our property is long and narrow and overlooks Millard Canyon with the main house up from the studio providing privacy for guests. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood (not a business district, as a hotel may be); therefore, we don't allow parties or noise after 10:00 pm.
Home is adjacent to the Angeles National Forest and hiking trails are right out the door. These trails a not crowded as trails on the east side of Altadena are. Many times--especially during the week you may have the whole beautiful mountain to yourself (see photos of hiking trial).
El Prieto Canyon right outside the door which are known as world-class mountain bike riding trails.
Large flat screen TV with cable and internet. The studio has a magnificent view to Catalina on a clear day or twinkly city views and overlooks beautiful Millard Canyon.
Altadena is in the foothills right above Pasadena--a short 15 minute drive, twenty minutes to downtown LA and 45 minutes to Santa Monica beach. You really feel like you are getting away from it all but are very close to anything you might need. Very comfortable for the extended stay traveler.
VRBO does not allow same day bookings. Please contact us directly if you'd like to same day book so we an arrange this.
JPL is 2 miles away, Cal Tech is close. This would be a nice place to stay if you are visiting either of those places. Ask about the availability of our special business traveler rate.
Come for a weekend retreat. A weekend spent in our studio could consist of coffee or tea pool side, hiking or world-class mountain biking on El Prieto trail right outside the studio door, a relaxing massage on the pool deck or inside the roomy studio (additional fee to masseuse) and a swim in the pool or a soak in the spa. Finish the evening with a barbecue and toasting marshmallows at the fire pit. It's a beautiful place to stay for a retreat.
Great option if your coming into town for the Rose Bowl games or parade. It's about a 5 mile drive.
I, Margaret was raised in both Southern and Northern California and am a huge fan of California. I was happy to meet and marry Dennis---a good mid-western boy from Chicago in 2000. We cherish this really special property which we have totally remodeled and enjoy sharing the studio with guests. No small children live on the property.
Dennis and Margaret purchased this studio in 2002
We visited this property at an open house Mother's Day 2001. It was a hot May Day and when we stood on the patio overlooking Millard Canyon and felt the cool breeze and took in the amazing view we found home. The studio is very private from our home and very beautiful.
Views and natural beauty! Beautiful pool at a great price. Very comfortable and roomy. Enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi after a long work day or a relaxing day of hiking and site-seeing!
This is a small paradise. If you're looking for a quiet getaway near both good hiking and good food, or if you just need to stare out across a canyon or curl up with a book, look no further. This is the kind of place you come back to.
We loved this place. It was a perfect spot for the Rose Bowl. You’re close to everything. Dennis and Margaret were very helpful and gave us great Rose Bowl tips. We even found a Pre-Rose Bowl magazine in the studio when we got there.
It was a very relaxing time and so tranquil. It’s in a nice quiet neighborhood. It was great to not to have to be in the hustle-bustle of the city during our stay.
The Jacuzzi time was hot and perfect. We cooked out on the grill a couple of nights. Clean up was not a problem at all. The kitchen had everything we needed.
The views are incredible. They have done a great job on the landscape. You’re literally in the mountains. We walked out the back door and hiked in the mountains on a beautiful day.
The studio had tons of information and directions for the local areas. We had great sushi and saki at Ichiban. And spent New Year’s Eve at Bacchus having a fabulous meal listening to Jazz.
It was a perfect time. We highly recommend this place and will be coming back for sure.
On arrival Margaret and Dennis showed our around their lovely studio and told us everything we needed to know. The location was perfect, with walking in the San Gabriel Mountains right behind the house and superb views out across Los Angeles County from the front where the pool, hot tub, fire pit and BBQ are. Even in November we really enjoyed spending our evenings outside and Margaret was kind enough to program the hot tub to heat up for us every evening.
The studio itself was spacious and homely, with very comfortable bed and all we needed for cooking and dining. Excellent all round - we couldn't fault anything!
Many thanks Margaret and Dennis for a wonderful stay!
Adam & Sachi
The studio has absolutely amazing pool, hot tub and gas fire pit. The trees around the pool are wonderful day or night. We enjoyed soaking in the sun on the balcony in the morning. The owners were very accommodating and accessible. Overall, a wonderful stay!
Spent a couple nights in the Bungalow while in town for Breeders Cup @ Santa Anita. Comfortable accommodations with attentive hosts! Even gave us a great recommendation for dinner! We will definitely stay here again when traveling to the area.
We stayed in Margaret and Dennis' poolside studio while visiting friends in the area. The view, poolside patio complete with spa perched on a ledge above Pasadena area was wonderful. We relished use of the out of door area for reading, conversation with friends and family, and quiet reflection. The studio is modest, clean, and well maintained. We were very comfortable, and enjoyed the large screen t.v. We fixed crackers and cheese, and fruit platters, and went out to eat, or got takeout. They are planning to add a larger sink in the bathroom which would be good, because it is awkward not having a water source or sink in the kitchen area. Margaret and Dennis welcomed us and were good with communication before and during our stay. We would stay here again, when visiting in the area, and would want to explore the nearby trails in cooler weather. A good place to stay for one or two people, if you find yourself in the Altadena/Pasadena area. The studio is in a quiet residential area, we enjoyed waking up in a quiet neighborhood with birds singing outside, less than 15 minutes to downtown historic Pasadena with a lot of good eating choices. Our breakfast at Lincoln Cafe was delicious.
Amazing hiking and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Lounging by this pool makes you feel like you really are 'away from it all ' but your 15 minutes from Pasadena and 20 minutes from downtown LA. Very comfortable for business travelers.
This home overlooks a canyon and the pool does not have a security gate from the studio but is gated. There is no fence on the canyon side so this might not be the right spot for young children. The home is in a wonderful neighborhood, no loud music/noise after 10:00. Please check with owners if you'd like to have additional day guests. No parties.