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Captivating CASA LUNA -2.9 mi. from Rose Bowl & 3.5 mi. from Old Town Pasadena

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,016 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1926 Charming Spanish 2 BR/1 Bath Home with full kitchen & gorgeous patio

2.9 miles from Rose Bowl & 3.5 miles from Old Town Pasadena, this charming Spanish 2 BR/1 BA home is located in historical Jane's Village in Altadena, ( upper Pasadena ) Full of character & decor to delight the senses!

CASA LUNA is a beautifully restored historical Spanish home with Craftsman details and is named for the gorgeous moon cutout featured on the front door. She features an open floor plan with a beautiful Living Room and Dining Room that combine the architecture and design elements of all the places we've lived & loved. Touches of Sweet Home Alabama, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, & Southern California are evident within it's Spanish & Craftsman architecture.

Altadena/Pasadena is one of the most popular and sought after areas for film, TV, commercials, & photo shoots in the greater Los Angeles area. CASA LUNA has been featured in many so you may recognize her. Contact us if you are interested in using Casa Luna for your project & we will send you a quote based on your crew & cast size & the scope of your project.

The Living Room is perfect for relaxing with a big screen TV with a Blu Ray player enabled with Netflix. There are plenty of DVD’s, CD's, and vinyl records for you to enjoy during your stay. Comfortable seating for 4 includes a sofa, and 2 chairs.

The Dining Room features a gorgeous dining table with ample seating for a lovely meal in or the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas with your family.

The Master BR has a queen size bed featuring a Select Comfort mattress. There is a TV & blu ray which is Netflix enabled. A glass door from the master bedroom opens outdoors to a spacious patio featuring a pergola for outdoor entertaining at it's best. A fire pit and grill make this the perfect stay- in alternative. This is the favorite spot for all our guests!

The Guest room is spacious with a day bed with a trundle. The mattress is fabulous and you'll be so comfortable, you'll forget you're on a twin size bed. An additional twin bed slides out from the bottom so it can accommodate 1-2 people on 2 different beds or if you desire, the 2 twins may be set up before you arrive, topped with comfortable memory foam, and made into a King bed.

The gorgeous bathroom has a 1920's shower/tub with the original faucets but in perfect working condition and a Mexican talavera tile vessel sink.

The kitchen is bright & beautiful & features a 1950's Wedgewood stove & everything you need to prepare wonderful meals at home. Fully equipped with absolutely everything you could need! Washer & Dryer for your use on property.

Enjoy the tranquility of this residential area and explore the great restaurants located very close by in Altadena. Or you can venture out a few miles away to Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena to one of the most recognized streets in Southern California- home of the famous Rose Parade. Busy, exciting and full of shopping, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

CASA LUNA is also located near the Rose Bowl. We will be help you with your plans for transportation & parking so that you can concentrate on that special football game, concert, or sports event you've come to see!

We are delighted to provide you with breakfast for your first morning so no need to rush to the grocery when you first arrive. In the refrigerator, you will find orange juice, eggs, & mouth-watering croissants with jam & butter. And of course, coffee and tea with a variety of creamers & sweeteners. Please also enjoy your Welcome Snack Basket filled with an assortment of crackers, chips, cookies, & candies.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beloved Casa Luna.

More Details

Owner
Kittie Brown & Chris Bloch
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Kittie Brown & Chris Bloch

Kittie was born and bred sassy and smart in the south, energized and enlightened in the Land of Enchantment, rejuvenated and revitalized in Mexico, & self-actualized and sustained in California...

The words Wanderlust & adventuresome could be used to describe her. Her entrepreneurial & creative talents have been used in careers from owning an iconic retail shop in Santa Fe to owning a production company with her son, Whiskey Pete, a well-known vocalist, performer, & composer in Electronic Dance Music.

Kittie underwent a life -changing cervical fusion surgery in 2013 & was given an opportunity for more life and more love. Her new life chapter began when the business of sharing Casa Luna was born following her long recovery.

Chris is a California native and was born close by in the San Fernando Valley. From an early age, he realized that he lived in the best place in the world and stayed put!

His many skills and talents have been put to good use in real estate and mortgages, and in recent years, working in the entertainment industry.

Kittie thinks his greatest role is being the master handyman & protector of Casa Luna since she is 90 years young and loves the attention!

We are blessed with an amazing life. We've been given children, family and friends that fill us with great contentment. Our joy of life is a reflection of all that are grateful for and all the lessons we've learned along the way.

Our incentive to continue exceeding our guests expectations and providing them with a memorable time in our home is very dear to our hearts. This opportunity has given us the joy of welcoming people from all over the world into our home.

Kittie & Chris

Kittie Brown & Chris Bloch purchased this house in 2014

Why Kittie Brown & Chris Bloch chose Altadena

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our listings for CASA LUNA and BLUE MOON BUNGALOW.

CASA LUNA is our beloved 1926 Spanish home filled with the design & memories of each of those places we've traveled, lived in & loved. Our Casa is our sanctuary in this world.

BLUE MOON BUNGALOW is our alter ego. A modern, one bedroom guesthouse that is as comfortable as it is fun.

Our incentive to continue exceeding our guests expectations and providing them with a memorable time at Casa Luna or Blue Moon Bungalow is very dear to our hearts. This opportunity has given us the joy of welcoming people all over the world into our home.

What makes this house unique

Making new friends is a joy! We will be here virtually through every step of the way to answer any questions you may have. We will be the ones to greet you upon arrival to welcome you, give you your key & show you around before we depart. We are avail to you by phone or text throughout your stay. Check in time is after 3 PM and check out time is before 11 AM. For other times, please let us know your plans and we will do my best to accommodate you if at all possible.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Altadena in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1016 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The gorgeous bathroom has a 1920's shower/tub with the original faucets but in perfect working condition and a Mexican talavera tile vessel sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • MASTER - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guestroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 twins can made up with Memory foam topper into 1 KING BED
  • The Master BR has a queen size bed featuring a Select Comfort mattress. There is a TV & blu ray which is Netflix enabled. A glass door from the master bedroom opens outdoors to a spacious patio. The Guest room is spacious with a day bed with a trundle. The mattress is fabulous and you'll be so comfortable, you'll forget you're on a twin size bed. An additional twin bed slides out from the bottom so it can accommodate 1-2 people on 2 different beds or if you desire, the 2 twins may be set up before you arrive, topped with comfortable memory foam, and made into a King bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
OLD PASADENA is the business district of Pasadena, a lively and diverse city located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. This eclectic old town area features entertainment and activities for kids and adults alike: museums, galleries, and music events, as well as movies, shopping, restaurants, and outdoor cafes. Families often stop by after sports events at the Rose Bowl; this clean and safe district is pedestrian friendly and provides convenient parking and easy access to public transportation, served by major bus lines and two Metro Gold Line stops. The ROSE BOWL is an outdoor athletic stadium in Pasadena, California. The stadium is the home field of the UCLA Bruins football team and the site of the Rose Bowl Game, a college football bowl game traditionally held on New Year's Day.

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Captivating CASA LUNA -2.9 mi. from Rose Bowl & 3.5 mi. from Old Town Pasadena
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Unique and Charming Casa Luna

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna is unique and charming. The owners, Kittie and Chris, met us when we arrived and made sure we understood how to operate the appliances and technology. This personal touch is so much better than having to interpret the written directions after arriving from a long trip. We felt like we were staying at a B&B with the extra goodies left in the refrigerator specifically for us. The interior of the house is warm and cozy. The colorful decorating gave a positive vibe. We all felt like we were staying a friend's house. At the end of a long day of touring Rose Bowl Parade activities, it was relaxing to sit in the secluded, beautiful backyard oasis. The lighting added a magical touch. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. In fact, we walked to the parade from the house. We truly felt "mi casa es su casa".

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review for us and Casa Luna! Thank you, Jane for taking the time to share your experience. We loved meeting you and your family and so happy you chose Casa Luna as your home for your bucket list adventure of seeing the Rose Parade in person ! Blessings for a Happy New Year !
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Casa Luna - The welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Luna for 9 nights in March. She is so sweet! Kittie and Chris are the best, any questions they get right back to you. They can recommend things to do, places to eat, pretty much everything. And they do it all with a lot of "heart" They and Casa Luna are the perfect match. Casa Luna has such a welcoming personality, it almost feels like you are being hugged when you come back from exploring for the day. The home is furnished with everything you could possibly need. The location is great and part of the historic Janes Village. It was fun to walk around and look at each of these super cute and unique homes from a different time. You can also get to Pasadena very easily. The Simon Norton museum is impressive if you're interested in art. We had a lovely meal at Gale's in Pasadena our last night at Casa Luna. We're back home now in Florida, but must admit, a little bit of our heart & soul remains there : ) Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We come down to visit our grandchildren and have stayed here many times. We love it!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna is a charming, warm and inviting home, just like our hosts Kittie and Chris. They make sure their guests feel comfortable and are there to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, dear friends, for this. We are so grateful for your continued bookings for Casa Luna & always appreciate your reviews. What a blessing for your family that Casa Luna can be the home away from home for the memories you are making with your grands. Much love.
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Post Falls, ID
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Great hideaway cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property due to its obvious charm, its closeness to other areas of importance and easy access to freeways and roadways to downtown LA where my husband had surgery. We stayed over a month while he recovered and it couldn't have been better. The neighborhood was quiet, there were many churches within 5-10 miles and Kittie and Chris were perfect hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santiago, Chile
5

Perfectly located and peaceful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Villa Luna and are excited to be coming back very shortly. Kittie and Chris' home was perfect for us four. Everything was there for an enjoyable stay and the warm welcome from our hosts was just exceptional! We enjoyed hikes in the mountain, the gorgeous views and also the restaurants in Old Town Pasadena. For our next stay, we look forward to enjoying other parts of LA!

We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, what a delightful review for us and Casa Luna ! You and your family are cherished guests and we're so very happy you found us ! We loved meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back for your second stay very soon ! Very grateful for such lovely guests !
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The most charming VRBO I've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this darling home was perfect. The hosts, Kittie and Chris, couldn't have been more welcoming. They were particularly helpful in arranging for a late check-out when we needed it to care for our grand baby. We felt like true guests in their home. The whimsical Mexican decor from colorful tilework to Day of the Dead art pieces made our stay a delight. The large kitchen was colorful, bright, and functional. The furniture was comfortable and cozy. The front and back porches we're welcoming and flower-filled.If we are ever in the area again we will surely try to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of your kind words about Casa Luna & us! Thank you for taking the time to review our place. We enjoyed meeting you & your beautiful family and hope to welcome you again in the future !
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
Car: recommended

CASA LUNA IS LOCATED

2.9 Miles from The Rose Bowl

& 3.5 Miles from Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena.

A big city overshadowed by a much bigger city, Pasadena promises evening entertainment shrouded in small-town serenity. Culturally stimulating and classically-inclined, Pasadena's favorite pastimes include museum excursions and community-wide parades. This wholesome area isn't the urban metropolis that is Los Angeles proper—and that's exactly why people love it. When you want to get to LA's soaring edifices or sandy beaches, hop on the Metro Gold Line. The city is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, Pasadena is also home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum.

Altadena is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States, approximately 14 miles (23 km) from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, and directly north of the city of Pasadena, California. The population was 42,777 at the 2010 census.

LOCAL & NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Armory Center for the Arts

Art Center College of Design

Art Walking Tours around Pasadena

Brookside Golf Course

California Institute of Technology

Castle Green

Carnegie Observatories

El Molino Viejo (The Old Mill)

Fuller Theological Seminary

Gamble House

Public Memorials and Monuments

City Hall

Kidspace Children's Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Old Pasadena

Pacific Asia Museum

Pasadena Museum of History

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Rose Bowl

Arboretum of Los Angeles County

California Science Center

Descanso Gardens

Arboretum of Los Angeles County

California Science Center

Descanso Gardens

Disneyland Resort

Fowler Museum at UCLA

The Getty Center

The Hammer Museum

Heritage Square Museum

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Knotts Berry Farm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles Zoo

Mt. Wilson Observatory

Museum of Contemporary Art

Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation

Santa Anita Race Track

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Southwest Museum

Universal Studios Hollywood

Closest Airports

Bob Hope Airport (BUR) - 18 miles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 28 Miles

Ontario International Airport (ONT) - 36 miles

Union Station FlyAway Bus (Get to Pasadena from LAX via the Gold Line Train)

CASA LUNA is located on a residential street.

The ARTS bus is readily available on FairOaks which is a few blocks down. If you have a car, there is driveway parking or street parking for you in front of my home. I am a big fan of Uber & Lyft and use their services often when I don't want to drive. It's about $5-6 dollars to Old Pasadena.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.11
Damage Deposit £300.76

Rates are subject to change until a booking is confirmed. If you are interested in December 31- Jan. 3 (Rose Parade & Rose Bowl Game) please know that we usually book well in advance due to our close proximity to Old Town Pasadena & the Rose Bowl. JULY is our busiest month of the year. Please book well in advance. Please contact me for special rates for a film, photography shoot or a small gathering. Do not instant book an event or film shoot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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