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South Pasadena California 91030 United States of America

Listing # 70140

Academic Pending
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Complete Autonomy: Pvt. 1 Bedroom, Pvt. Bath, Kitchenette, Pvt. Entrance, Garden, 1920's California Bungalow close to Huntington Library, Caltech/JPL/Art Center/Occidental College/USC on quiet Tree-Lined Street, South Pasadena , CA

Perfect for 1 quiet person in need of a short or long term stay or holiday/ or summer rental while visiting SoCal. Historical 1920’s single story home located in a very peaceful, quiet neighborhood, on an old tree-lined street in the lovely, small community of South Pasadena. 2 private rooms with separate private exterior entrance: bedroom, kitchenette and private bath with garden and deck. Amenities: WiFi, kitchenette with freezer/frig, coffee maker (drip), microwave, double hot plate and oven, toaster, entrance access via deck/facing garden, shared laundry facilities. Located near Trader Joe’s (affordable gourmet neighborhood market), walking distance to Metro/Goldline (1.5 blocks away) which goes directly to Union Station and FlyAway Bus to LAX. Neighborhood offers lots of parks, weekly Farmer’s Market, the Arroyo nature reserve, downtown So Pasadena restaurants and cafes, pub, local library, banks, post office, track at local high school, YMCA, bike, jogging and hiking paths in the neighborhood and nearby San Gabriel mountains. Easy access to 110, 134, 201 and 10 Freeways, 10-15 minutes drive to Caltech, JPL, Rose Bowl, Art Center, USC Keck Medical Center, Occidental College, CalStateLA, Pasadena City College, East Los Angeles City College, Huntington Library. Easy Metro access to: The Broad Museum, Downtown LA's vibrant new Arts District, Grand Central Market, Hauser Wirth Schimmel Gallery, Disney Concert Hall, Music Center, Norton Simon and Old-Town Pasadena, MOCA. 30-40 minute drive to UCLA, LACMA, SoCal beaches and LAX (in good traffic). Overnight and long term parking not included (over night and monthly permits available for purchase from City of S. Pasadena - online and in 24/7 kiosk located at SP Police Station). Square footage for both rooms is approx 300sq ft, including walk in closet, outside deck and yard: approx 400sq ft. Ideal for professor, academic researcher or college student needing a quiet place to work, study or relax while visiting. Double occupancy = $85/night for shorter stays, negotiable for longer. Overnight guest policy $15/night max 2 nights unless otherwise arranged.

There is a refundable Security Deposit based on length of stay. $65-75/cleaning fee upon departure (depending on length of stay - $65 for short stays: $75 for 1 month, $100 for 2 months or more.

We also speak Danish - Danske og skandinaviske besøgende er meget velkom! A very, very sweet dog, Pembroke Corgi - part of our family - lives on premises, cared for by owner.

We look forward to meeting you!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
350 Sq. Feet
Suited for
1 people
Property Type
Room in Private Home


Available from Monday, August 14, 2017 until Thursday, September 28, 2017
Available from Monday, December 4, 2017 onward
Minimum Stay
2 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Private Room available (and office for an extra fee depending on length of stay)
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City South Pasadena
Postal Code - State or Province 91030 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords historical, older, quiet, convenient, walking-distance to shops, market, metro line, DTLA, freeway
Closest University Huntington Library, Caltech, Art Ctr, Occidental, JPL, USC, PCC, The Broad, MOCA, Norton Simon
University nearby UCLA, Otis Art Institute, Loyola, Mt Saint Mary's,Loyola Law School, MOCA,Downtown Arts District

Rental Price:

Rental Fee Comments
$1800 for 1 month ($60/day). Longer stays: $1650/month for 2 months, ($55/day). $1500/ month for 3 or more, ($50/day). Single: $72/night for less than a week or $450 for 1 week. Double occupancy $85/night. Light cleaning TBD on length of stay).
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wireless Network
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: mini frigfreeze/micro,hotplate/oven,coffee,toaster


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

Academic Pending Confirmation Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since May 3 2012
This member has 8 reviews
About Me
I am a Visual/Conceptual Artist, University Professor of Design, Art and Visual Communication. I am also a curator for a local gallery here in South Pasadena. My studio is on the premises. The property is very centrally located, peaceful. A great place to relax and enjoy a break or concentrate on projects without interruption. My passion is travel, art and culture. I spend much time in Scandinavia and speak fluent Danish. Hvis der er nogen som kommer fra Danmark.. så kun vi godt taler sammen.. Dejligt!

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I stayed in Victoria's cozy guesthouse for 5 months in late 2016 and early 2017. I highly recommend both Victoria as a host, as she is thoughtful, helpful and friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. The room is well-equipped, the lovely backyard is a nice place to hang out, and the location, near a hip South Pasadena town center, the Metro, library, etc., could not be nicer and more convenient. If ever needed, I would stay again without hesitation. Excellent David O 4/11/2017 12:25:00 PM
This is a wonderful place to stay. Victoria is a terrific host. Both the house and neighborhood are lovely, and everything is convenient. I would definitely stay there again, and recommend to people looking for a quiet [apart from charming wild parrots] place to stay and work. Excellent FakeCanadian 6/11/2015 5:41:00 PM
This was a marvellous base for four months at the Huntington, beautifully designed, comfortable, and peaceful. Everything you need is there. Victoria is an ideal host, helpful and unobtrusive, so that you feel welcome but also independent. There is a private entrance and use of the garden is a great bonus. And there is a friendly dog. South Pasadena is fantastic for visitors. You can walk to Trader Joe's, excellent cafés, restaurants, used book store and galleries while the metro takes you to Old Pasadena bars or downtown LA. The energetic can get to the Huntington on public transport although I had a car most of the time. I hope to return and I thoroughly recommend it. Thank you Victoria. Excellent Ann Hughes 6/3/2015 2:22:00 AM
Victoria's studio suite was lovely: quiet, self-contained, and absolutely comfortable. It was conveniently located next to markets, restaurants, coffee shops, and a weekly farmer's market, yet was removed from the hustle-bustle of the main street. It was also an easy commute (by light rail/walk) to the Huntington Library. I stayed a month, and would stay there again. Excellent Kat 1/15/2015 11:52:00 AM
I stayed in Victoria's home between June and July 2014. I was conducting research at The Huntington Library, San Marino. My stay at the property was absolutely fantastic. The room was comfortable, well-ventilated, spacious and private. Victoria offers complete privacy to those staying in the room, choosing to engage with her tenants as much as he or she is comfortable with. During my stay I was finishing final revisions on my PhD--I was a tad stressed. After working at The Huntington during the day, Victoria's room provided a wonderful resting place. Also, given that tenants have access to laundry it makes longer stays more comfortable.

Nearby places of interest: Trader Joe's is a two-minute walk away; a gas station is a five-minute walk away; a gym (Snap Fitness) is fifteen minutes away; various other shops, supermarkets, cafes (Starbucks/Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), second-hand bookstores are also within walking distance.

I had a car during my stay, meaning Pasadena was a short drive away. I think you might be able to get the bus. Pasadena has everything you might want, including a Whole Foods, 24 hour fitness, various restaurants, shops, cafes ect.

Most important: I would ABSOLUTELY stay here again.

Excellent cfm3 1/12/2015 12:33:00 PM
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