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Pasadena California 91104 United States of America

Listing # 71462

Rates From USD 4800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2021

Beautiful Historic Craftsman Home in Pasadena / near Huntington Library, Caltech, Occidental, Art Center, PCC

I am offering my comfortable historic Craftsman house for rent for short periods - usually from 3 days to 2 months.

Built in 1911, my house was included on tours for Pasadena Heritage's Craftsman Weekend in 2010, 2012 and 2014. It was also featured in the winter 2012 issue of American Bungalow magazine. It features a large living room with craftsman furnishings, formal dining room, three bedrooms - two with queen beds and one with twin trundle beds - one full bath upstairs and one half bath (sink and toilet) downstairs (please note: under details below it says 2 baths - there's no setting for 1 1/2 baths), office, den, large yard with pool and fruit trees. Close to universities, museums, shopping and restaurants. Ideal for one or two couples or a family. Especially convenient for the Huntington Library. Caltech, Occidental College and JPL.

Pasadena is a wonderful destination on its own, and a great base to explore the rest of the LA area. There are several vibrant shopping and dining areas nearby, including historic Old Town Pasadena. The Huntington Library, Norton Simon Museum and the Pacific Asia Museum are right in Pasadena, and the Getty Museum, the Broad, the Hammer, MOCA, LACMA and other museums are located in other parts of LA. Hollywood and downtown LA are only 20-30 minutes away by car or metro, and hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains is a 10 minute drive away.

The Huntington Library is just minutes from my home by car, or a short bike ride (I can usually provide bikes). For years I have rented my house once or twice a year to scholars coming to the Huntington on research fellowships or to work or study at other institutions in LA. This is my primary home; I stay at my mountain cabin or travel when I have guests.

I also own a cozy rustic cabin in the mountains an hour and a half from Pasadena, which could be made available to visitors. See my second Sabbaticalhomes listing #76177 or more at https://airbnb.com/h/devereauxhouse.



Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, May 4, 2021 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Available from Saturday, June 12, 2021 until Thursday, September 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
I can often make my home available to suit your dates - please inquire. Please note:1 1/2 baths.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Pasadena
Postal Code - State or Province 91104 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Adjacent to Bungalow Heaven and Historic Highlands
Closest University California Institute of Technology
University nearby Huntington Library, Occidental College, Claremont Colleges, Art Center, USC, JPL, Pasadena City College

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Prague

Hlavní mesto Praha
Czech Republic

Destination 2: Rome


Destination 3: New York
New York

State or Province

United States of America

Rental Price:

USD 4800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$450-$600/night depending on date and number of people. For non-holiday periods rent is $2000/week, $3000/2 weeks, $4800/month. $400 damage deposit. Fee negotiable, please ask.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: My house has 1 1/2 baths


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Top up pool occasionally, sometimes water a few tomatoe plants in summer

About Member

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About Me
I retired from running the Sign Graphics Department at Disney Studios in 2007 and did my first home exchange a week later. It was a wonderful experience and led to many more trips and new friends. I like to spend my time traveling and puttering around my Pasadena home and my nearby mountain cabin, which I rent out to weekend vacationers. I really like the person-to-person experience of staying in homes around the world and making visitors comfortable in mine.


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Excellent exchange from key delivery to clean-up. Toni's home is not only a work of art but a great place to stay in Pasadena. Besides all kinds of information on her house and area, she left everything we could have wanted inside and out (beautiful yards). There were three of us, and we used two bedrooms; the house would easily accommodate four. We returned to San Francisco to find our house in perfect shape. Excellent Roslyn2 11/23/2017 1:26:00 PM