Access the BEST of Los Angeles from the foothills of spectacular Pasadena!

Access the BEST of Los Angeles from the foothills of spectacular Pasadena!




Apr 2008

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Freeway close to everything from downtown LA to the Hollywood Bowl, this cozy home is nestled on a quiet cul du sac with friendly neighbors. Visit the Huntington Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, or Santa Anita Racetrack in minutes by bike, bus or car. Great shopping and hiking. The Gold Line metro stop is about a mile away and links to all LA metro lines, plus the national railroad. Burbank/Pasadena/Glendale airport is about 30 minutes away. LAX about 50, depending upon the flow of traffic.

One bedroom has a pillow-topped queen-sized bed, the other a pull-out sofa bed. Dishwasher, clothes washer. Outdoors you'll find a furnished living room, gas grill and blooming garden.

Safe, convenient and beautiful--Pasadena has plenty of grand mansions, as well as modest, comfortable homes and a very diverse group of residents from all over the world, great food, museums, hiking trails, and shopping.

I'm a single woman, an English teacher at a private school. I love to entertain at home, and also to travel and write. No pets. I love a nice, long getaway in the summer. Been looking mostly in Italy, Spain, and France, but open to other possibilities for a SWAP.


More about us

  1. English teacher who loves to read, write, laugh & explore

  2. Life revolves around big, extended family, including friends, & adventure

  3. Looking for a beautiful place to spend several weeks this summer

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Le Cordon Bleu has a Pasadena campus with a restaurant called Technique. Delicious Thai and Chinese food nearby--Saladang and President Thai, Din Thai Fung. Cozy breakfast spot called Marston's. Green Street East serves signature salads and sandwiches. Settebello is my favorite for pizza. Old Town has Gyu Kaku for Korean BBQ. The Arroyo Chop House has amazing steak. You could eat at a different restaurant every night!
Cool bars
I like The Luggage Room at the Del Mar metro station, and Vertical Wine Bar. Lucky Baldwins' Pub has two locations in town and is always friendly, as is Congregation Ale House. There's a local dive up the street called The Colorado. An elegant place to lounge is the Langham Hotel which has an outdoor patio and overlooks the city lights.
Cozy cafés
Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters on Allen. Jones Coffee Roasters serves fresh pastries and tasty coffee in an eclectic atmosphere. Settebello is good for espresso, wine, pizza. Il Fornaio has a nice little coffee room and so does Vroman's bookstore.
Retail therapy
Farmers' Market at local high school. Lake Street has Anthropology, Ann Taylor, Talbot's. In Old Town you'll find some small boutiques between large, essential stores like Crate and Barrel, Apple, Banana Republic, J. Crew. Nearby are discount houses like Nordstrom Rack, Ross, and Marshall's.
Bit of culture
Norton Simon Museum. CalTech often offers free lectures and concerts. Huntington Library and Gardens. The Gamble House.
Walks in the park
The three-mile track around the Rose Bowl is always bustling with walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, and dogs. The view from Eaton Canyon extends all the way to the ocean. Angeles Crest National Forest is a short drive but feels like a world away.
Spot of exercise
Swimmers love the Aquatic Center at the Rose Bowl. Hikers know no boundaries in the local mountains. Runners are everywhere.
Day tripping
The heart of Los Angeles is a short drive or train ride away. Hollywood and Beverly Hills are a little further west. Keep going and you'll hit the beach. Big Bear Lake is a 2-hour drive into the mountains. Las Vegas is four hours away. Disneyland is one hour. Joshua Tree is hot in the summer, but beautiful (2 hours). I recommend a trip to Yosemite (4 1/2 hours) or Sequoia (3 1/2 hours).

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