Located in the foothills of " beautiful" Altadena, this updated guest house is really something to experience. Whether you are a business traveler, vacationer, or "stay"cationer, you will experience the San Gabriel mountains right outside your backdoor. With numerous activities at your fingertips, there is something for everyone. Mountain biking and hiking, shopping and dining, or just staying put to enjoy the lush grounds with fruits trees, a running-water creek, many sitting areas with mountain and sunset views, a lagoon-like pool and an inviting jacuzzi. The owners are on-site and available for any questions or needs you may have. Having the Rose Bowl so close, the annual parade is three miles down the hill and we can arrange shuttling so you don't have to bother with parking. The parade floats, on display for three days after the parade, are even closer to our property and a real treat to visit. Christmas Tree Lane is also in Altadena along with the famous Balian House that has a beautiful display of Christmas lights, music and scenes of Christmas (this one being walking distance from our house)! Old town Pasadena is booming with shops, restaurants, movies theaters, and more just a short distance away. Downtown L.A. is a 20-30 drive on the 110 Freeway. Hollywood is a 30-40 min. drive depending on traffic (of course). The beach or snow skiing can both be as close as an 1 hour away. Of course, we think you'll want to stay put...
Deena and John Portaro
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Mar 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect Spot for us
Our family lives in Altadena, and this was the perfect location for us to visit. The studio worked well for us too. The kitchen is more than adequate for breakfasts and lunches. The shower is great. And we enjoyed using the projection TV. A very good choice.
The Perfect Bungalow
John and Deena were very gracious hosts! My adult daughter and I appreciated the quiet, soothing colors, the cleanliness and the little details of provisions. The projection of tv/movies onto the wall was fun for a girls' getaway, as was the spa just outside the door. This is a lovely neighborhood for walking, and has easy access to Pasadena. I definitely recommend this property.
Beautiful and tranquil place.
Owners were great to work with and very accommodating. We had everything we needed and they took great care of us. Even enjoyed a couple evenings in the hot tub in DECEMBER!
Very relaxing place!
Very comfortable studio, the grounds are beautiful and had a relaxing feel. Deena and John were amazing hosts, we would definitely stay here again when we come to visit family.
Quaint, and it a very family friendly area. Easy to get to all kinds of attractions.
John and Deena were gracious hosts, and the bungalow was immaculate. We took a family so it was a little tight for the 4 of us. Would be perfect for a couple. I would recommend a stay here and the location is perfect to get around to everything in the greater LA area.
Beautiful and comfortable
This is a real find in a wonderful quiet neighborhood in Altadena close to old town Pasadena. I am a very particular traveler especially about cleanliness and comfort. Since I frequent this area this will be my go to property. Thank you Deena!
Additional pricing information
The pool does not have a security gate from the studio but is fenced around the property. This may not be the right spot for young children. The home is in a wonderful neighborhood, no loud music/noise after 10:00 pm. Please check with owners if you'd like to have additional guests visit. There is a very comfortable sleeper couch for 2 additional guests at $25 per person per night. We also have a 2012 Eddie Bauer Airstream available to rent on or off the property. It sleeps 3-4, has a kitchen, bathroom and all amenities.