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Looking for accommodation in Pasadena/San Marino, CA, area, January-April 2021

My husband Alain Touwaide and I are looking for accommodation for the period January-April 2021 (perhaps longer), in Pasadena/San Marino area, as we'll do research at the Huntington Library & Gardens. We are looking for a furnished apartment or house (minimum 1 bedroom; wifi and utilities included), but in case house sitting were available, we are ready to live in any other area, in Los Angeles area. We both are researchers in the field of history of medicine and botany, and ethnobotany. My husband is a historian and classicist working on ancient medical manuscripts (Greek, Latin and Arabic), and I am a cultural anthropologist focusing on Australian Aboriginal traditional medicine and the Mediterranean medical tradition.
We are quiet, non-smoking scholars, we have no kids and no pets. We spent 15 years in the department of botany of the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum; we are very good at taking care of plants, mail and indoor pets. We hope to find something affordable. More information about us, visiting the website of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, at http://medicaltraditions.org
Many thanks and hope to find a good match soon!
Best, Emanuela

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Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2020


Number of Bedrooms
1 2
Number of Bathrooms
1 2

Accommodations suited for
2 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Friday, January 1, 2021 until Friday, April 30, 2021
Available from Friday, January 8, 2021 until Friday, April 30, 2021
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
There is the possibility that we'll stay longer, through summer

Sabbatical Destination:

*Approximate location of destination is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.


State or Province
United States of America
Closest University
Huntington Library, Art Museums and Botanical Gardens
Universities Nearby
PCC, Caltech, USC
Neighborhood Keywords
Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Downtown Los Angeles

Rental Price:

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  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture


Smoke Free

Perform housesitting duties?

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member:

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Current CEO and President of the "Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions", Washington, DC. I have been a Scientific Program Specialist and a Research Collaborator, working on history of Botany, Ethnobotany and traditional medicine, in the dept. of Botany of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution.


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