Property sits on 3/4 of an acre with a main house & cottage in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains in northeast Pasadena. Is 15 min. from Old Town Pasadena 30 to Downtown LA, but the setting is quite rural, full of trees, birds & wildlife
The location is the most unique part of the space. Although in the city of Pasadena we are in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains and the property is canopied with large mature trees, flocks of different species of birds, or the occasional sighting of wildlife such as deer in the neighboring properties. From our home there are several options for walking or jogging in a safe and quiet surrounding. It is hilly so be prepared for a good workout!
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The cottage sits in a private setting behind the garage. There is a private garden area for your exclusive use while you are here visiting. Also you will have access to the pool area where you can lounge and read a book or just relax. The main house is separate so there is a clear delineation of our private space. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY BUT THE POOL IS SHALLOW SO NO DIVING IS ALLOWED. JUST A NICE PLACE TO COOL OFF ON HOT DAYS!
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We are always available up until 11:30 PM either by phone or just come to knock on our door. If we are unavailable just leave a message on our home phone or our cell phones and we will get back to you as soon as we can. CERTAINLY IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR ACCESS TO THE COTTAGE WE ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.
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The dogs and cat roam the property at will as its their home as well. All are friendly although sometimes curious. None of them are allowed in the cottage so avoid leaving the door open or encouraging their visit so that we keep the cottage pet-free. Jake is the chocolate labrador (gentle and talkative), Kopi is the St Bernard (he is still a puppy so he's playful) and Faith is the cat (curious and likes to find new places to sleep). If you would like there assess limited in any way let us know and we can accommodate during your stay as best possible. DO NOT FEED ANIMALS OR LEAVE ANY FOOD AROUND THAT THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO ACCESS.
We want you to feel at home but respect the peace and quiet of our surrounding neighbors. Avoid any unnecessary noise especially at night after 11 and early in the morning before 7:30. There is no smoking on the property inside and out. The neighborhood can be susceptible to fire with the surrounding brush so we are overly cautious. No worries your safety is considered as all buildings on our property have fire alarms, security monitoring and fully sprinklered.
I am 55 years old and live here with my wife Gillian, three dogs (Jake, Kopi & Hawkeye) and cat (Faith). No worries the room for rent is pet free. I am a professional accountant and Gill works in retail. I am Canadian and Gill is British. As such I am an avid hockey player (2X per week), I also ski in the winter and water-ski in the summer (when the opportunity presents itself). Love to travel. Best trip was sailing from Elat, Israel to Rhodes, Greece though the Red Sea, Suez canal and Mediterranean. We like to go to the movies quite often or watch them from home. We entertain within the neighborhood quite often with several of our neighbors. We both cook and like all types of food and wine. When we travel we like to stay at other B and B's or small hotels. We love to meet and talk with the local owners, and as we are generally unfamiliar to the area where we are staying, get valuable incite as to what to see and do, places to eat, etc... When we travel we do so as nomads with only little planning as to where we will end up, and its usually a fun adventure. We consider ourselves to be very social and we like to meet new friends and are hoping that by others coming to stay in our community we can give them the travel experiences that we encounter. We have lived in this community since 1995 and it is a close-knit community where everybody knows the neighbors. The community is quiet and generally restricted to neighbors and invited guests, or guest workers.