walk to Caltech
Poolside Cottage
1 Rm, 4 Guests

Airy Bright Cottage in Pasadena, CA

Large Studio with kitchenette. Walk to Caltech, Rose Parade, Shopping & restaurants. Beautiful pool and mountain view. Quiet neighborhood, close to everything. Close to Burbank Airport! Bicycles & BBQ grill available for use. City Permit # SRH2018-00008

Bright Studio Guest House with Pool & BBQ Grill access! Great Back Yard!

Original Watercolor artwork by a National Watercolor signature artist. There is a Queen Bed, a Queen Sofa Bed (with memory foam mattress). We have YouTubeTv via AppleTV and very fast Wireless internet. The cottage has air conditioning and heating but is rarely needed. The kitchenette is NOT a full kitchen but a microwave, kettle & toaster oven. Guests have the use of the BBQ grill outside if needed.

We are 1 blocks from California Institute of Technology and the South Lake Shopping District. We are 2 block from Starbucks, Peets and a Trader Joe’s Grocery store and the ARTS bus route and minutes from Old Town Pasadena, Paseo Shopping Center, Huntington Gardens & the Norton Simon Museum.

We are Walking distance to the Rose Parade Route on Colorado Blvd.

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We loved staying at Mandy’s place! It is beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and full of light. It is located in a charming neighborhood, very close to Caltech and within walking distance from Old Pasadena. Mandy and her husband were wonderful hosts.




Free WiFi

Fast Private Wifi 

Free Parking

Parking for one car in the driveway

Bedroom Comforts

Clean linens provided, duvet & blankets

Bathroom Items

Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner & Body wash provided

Coffee Maker

Ground Beans for French Press or coffee maker


Sparkling, refreshing kidney shaped pool (shared with host)


Everything you need, microwave, toaster oven, kettle

BBQ Grill

Large BBQ grill available on poolside patio

and more

If you find you need something we will be happy to provide anything we missed.

Checkin & Checkout
Check In is anytime after 3:00 PM
Check Out is by 11:00 AM
House Rules

No smoking anywhere on the property

Not suitable for pets
No parties or events!

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Use and Occupancy: the premises are to be used only as a private residence for Tenant and for no other purpose.
Condition of Premises: Tenant agrees to keep the premises in good order and repair and, upon termination of tenancy, to return to Owner in a condition identical to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy.
Subletting: Tenant shall not sublet any or part of the premises.
Pets: No animal or other pets (except properly trained dogs needed by blind, deaf or physically handicapped persons), Please contact us with special request.
Access for Inspection & Emergency: Tenants agree that Owner or Owner’s agents may enter the premises in the event of an emergency. Except in case of emergency, Owner shall give Tenants reasonable notice of intent to enter. In order to facilitate Owner’s right of access, Tenant shall not, without Owner’s prior written consent or approval, alter or re-key any locks to the premises. At all times Owner or Owner’s agents shall be provided with a key or keys capable of unlocking all such locks and gaining entry.
Quiet Enjoyment: Tenants shall be entitled to quiet enjoyment of the premises; Tenant shall not use the premises in such a way as to violate any law or ordinance, commit waste or nuisance, or annoy, disturb, inconvenience, or interfere with the quiet enjoyment of any other tenant or nearby resident.
Hours of quiet are considered to be 10pm – 8am. No amplified instruments or equipment can be used within these times – or ideally ever given that due to proximity of neighbors, sound. Outside Areas : Tenant has joint access to garden front and back.
Outside drying line can be used.
Garbage is collected each Tuesday early – (black for garden refuse, blue for recycling and green for general trash)

Cancellation Policy

Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in. The CreditCard or Paypal service fee is non-refundable. If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given within 24 hours of check-in. A reservation is officially canceled when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page. Cancellation policies may be superseded by the Guest Refund Policy, safety cancellations, or extenuating circumstances. Applicable taxes will be retained and remitted.

Read the Full Policy

Moderate: 50% refund 7 days prior to arrival, except fees

  • Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking,
  • if the check-in date is at least 15 days away.
  • 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in.
  • No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.
  • Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in.
  • The CreditCard or Paypal service fee is non-refundable.
  • If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given within 24 hours of check-in.
  • Cancellation policies may be superseded by the Guest Refund Policy, safety cancellations, or extenuating circumstances.
  • Applicable taxes will be retained and remitted
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Location & Nearby Attractions

You can walk to the Metro Gold Line and take the train to downtown LA if you don’t want to drive. There is also a Zip Car location on the CalTech campus.

Freeways are less than a mile away. We are 15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Nokia, Mark Taper & Ahmanson Theaters, Staples Center, Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium. Twenty minutes to LA Zoo, and less than thirty minutes to Universal Studios, Hollywood Blvd., and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

We are 45 minutes from LAX and 20 minutes from Bob Hope, Burbank Airport.

Pasadena, CA


Guest Reviews

“Mandy’s guesthouse was amazing – a really comfortable, well-appointed and fun place to stay. Mandy and her family made us feel extremely welcome, and looked after everything we needed. A fantastic place to stay for anyone visiting Caltech (less than 5 min walk), who wants to holiday in Pasadena, or stay somewhere beautiful while exploring LA. Easily the best airbnb experience I’ve had!”
Vikram R

Melbourne, Australia

Mandy’s place is just as it is pictured. It is in a very quiet neighborhood but located just a 5 minute walk to South Lake Street which has many shops and places to eat. I loved sitting poolside. Mandy is a gracious host (had fruit, milk, bagels and other staples available) and if you are looking for a quiet, comfortable place in Pasadena I would highly recommend it to you.

Terry T

Pittsburg, PA

“sometimes photos don’t do a place justice but this time it was spot on. the unit is a secluded guest house in the back that feels like your own lodge with sofas, bed, shower, tv. it is bright and airy and very comfortable. just like being home. mandy is a pleasure and makes you feel right at home. great location. quiet. less than 1/2 mile from coffee, food, groceries. will be back.”
Ken L

San Francisco, CA

“It is private, well furnished and in an excellent quiet location. We stayed for 9 days and it was very comfortable. We did not cook but there is a microwave, grill and fridge. Everything you need is provided and Mandy went out of her way to assist us. It felt less like temporary accomodation and more a home away from home. You wont be disappointed”
Nicky H

Long Island, NY

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Walk to Caltech, Huntington Gardens & shops on Lake

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COVID-19 Notice

We are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety. We are following he CDC and waiting 24 hours before entering the cottage after a guest leaves and waiting 72 hours between reservations. We have also enhanced our cleaning routines to include disinfecting:
1. Wear protective gear while we clean.
2. Ventilate rooms before & after we clean.

3. Clean, then disinfect. Use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean, spray with a disinfectant. Let it stand for a few minutes, then wipe.

6. cleaning solutions with diluted household bleach or at least 70% alcohol,
6. Pay special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and faucet handles.

8. Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. That includes bed sheets, mattress covers, hand and bath towels, kitchen towels, and blankets.

9. Clean and disinfect laundry baskets
10. Empty the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning.

12. Replacing Trash Can Liners.


COVID-19 Notice

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