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Large closet space to the left of Matisse. "Blues Boy" and "Pinkie Goes To Work" by a local artist.Again, hooray for air conditioning! Table folds out to seat more for workspace and dining.
Old Style Sunny Bungalow Studio, City Center Close
Old Style Sunny Bungalow Studio, City Center Close
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Private apt with tool-stocked kitchen & bath, sleeps 5/6 if you double up. Good for visit with family. Not matchy-matchy or precious. Bedrm queen bed + sofa/double. Living rm has 2 queen size sofa/futons. Parking for 1 car off street included. Fenced yard with rustic garden, butterflies, birds & bees. Shared patio table, bbq & bikes.1 block to groceries, cafes. Gold Line Metro Lake Station 6 blks, OldTown & Rt 66. Buses 1 blk every direction.

The space

Private apartment space (450 sq ft) on the south side of a large 1909 California bungalow that we call a "poor man's Green & Green". It has it's own front & back door & garden space. The bedroom, with a large closet, sleeps 3 comfortably with a queen size bed and a double futon.

The 12x12 living room accommodates an additional 2-4 persons and has a queen size futon and a double futon that fold down for sleeping. If one is sleeping in the living room, one must walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. A fan and Hepa air cleaner accompany the air conditioner.

The cookware and tool stocked kitchen has a gas range with oven, refrigerator, microwave, drop leaf round table for 4, blender, electrical water heating pot & coffeemaker. Bathroom is "shipshape", meaning small 5 x 6.5, but the bathtub with shower is 5' long.

Parking off-street on the property for one car is necessary and included in the rental price, due to Pasadena's overnight no-parking 2-6 AM laws.

The garden is a rustic "throw-seed-and-support-the-bees" garden, not a "mow-and blow" manicured yard. We have lettuces, endive, chard and mint instead of a lawn. There are a couple lounge chairs under a Gulf Frittilary butterfly bower. Blood orange, ponderosa lemon, Richardson orange, lime, fig, apricot, peach, pomegranate and feijoa (guava) trees. Popaver poppies and sweet peas March-June. Maracuja passion fruit arbors.

Guest access

If we are not able to be here to greet you when you arrive, we will send you instructions for entry. There will always be a neighbor to help you with anything. The private entrance is from the backyard, and your car should be parked there 2 AM - 6 AM, so you should load in at the back door. You may use the apartment's front door with access to the apartment's "living room". You are welcome to watch the neighborhood promenade and share a toast from the river rock porch. The south garden sitting area is all your own. We share the backyard round picnic table. You're free to wander the garden.

There is no smoking in the apartment or on the property, as per Pasadena regulations. One must be 25' from any door or window of any other renter or next door neighbor. We suggest a walk on the front sidewalk. Do not bring your cigarette butt back into the house. Throw it in the trash in the driveway before you enter the apartment. If we smell cigarette smoke in the apartment or see butts in the inside apt. trash, we will fine you and take that out of your security deposit.

WiFi is available. No TV, no DVD, no cable, no landline. No audio dock for iPods...yet. There is a good laundry 1 block away and liquor store and dry cleaner in the opposite direction 1 block.

We have a men's bike, and woman's bike (both with required lights for night time), a child's size bike, and helmets for everyone.

The door between our places is bolted from our side. We have outside feral cats. We're not much into pets for your visit...but check with us. We know they are your buddies.

Pasadena's water is continually tested and good straight from the tap, but there is a filtered water pitcher for your use.

Interaction with guests

We live here, on the other side of the house, and can help as much as needed or as much as you'd like. We tend to go about our business, and let you have your private space. Please don't feel neglected if we don't have a mandatory "meet & greet tea time". If I am called away at the time of your arrival, (I'm a singer & a grandma now) I will be in touch with you about a neighbor as your resource.

We have cooked and provided meals before, so let us know if you'd like that additional service. We know a very congenial professional caterer one block away who can work with you for truly memorable service and gourmet meals, so again, let us know and we'll get you in touch. There is a small habachi barbecue with charcoal in the garage. You can also get some at the 99-cent store, less than a block away. We now have a two burner gas grill. If you use the gas grill, please clean it. If you use it, you must do this, if you want a stellar "cleanliness" review.

We have a longtime friend who is a Kung Fu master and wonderful Shiatsu masseuse. He makes house calls. Other guests have appreciated this very much. Please let me know when you make a reservation so that I can forward you a telephone and email contact so that you can get calendars and appointments in synch with him.

Other things to note

There are parrots in the neighborhood. ~Occasionally~, (six days out of the year?) they convene in the camphor trees outside the house, about 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM for a 1/2 hour or so. It's quite an exciting scene to see and hear! However, there are ear plugs in the medicine cabinet in case you'd hoped to sleep through it. If you're a fan of Yellow Headed Amazons in particular, or other conures, this is an ideal birdwatching area.

There are three feral cats in the backyard(s) here. They are afraid of you, so don't feel slighted if they're not very affectionate. The same is true for other nocturnal animals such as possoms, raccoons, and skunks. The latter has never sprayed people in the more than 30 years that I've lived here...even if they are surprised. Usually, they can hear you coming a mile away!

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people €43 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €17
Security Deposit €435
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price €104 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

1. Quiet between 10 PM and 9 AM.

2. NO SMOKING , as per City of Pasadena regulations. We will fine you $200 if there is a smell of smoke in the apartment. We will request that Airbnb take that out of your security deposit immediately after you check out.

3. Off street parking for one car included. Please pull all the way up to the left of the garage so that we can open the garage door. You may park on the street with no fees or time restrictions, except between 2 AM-6 AM when the City of Pasadena gives out parking tickets. If you have two cars, please let us know so that we can make plans to accommodate you.

4. If you want to add an overnight guest during your stay, you must let me know in writing in advance (Airbnb messaging is sufficient), at least by 9AM of the same evening's proposed stay. I will approve in writing and alter the reservation. (It's $30 per person). It is imperative that both host and guest take time to approve this amendment of the reservation by 12 noon. If you inform me of your hopes of adding guests during your stay BEFORE you book, we may be able to accommodate them without a fee.

5. Please remove shoes inside. We know this is not always possible due to age and injury, so we know you will take into consideration how the sound carries throughout the house on hardwood floors, and do the best you can.

6. As per clean up before your departure:
a. Trash in wastebaskets is always appreciated.
b. You don't have to make your bed - we'll be stripping it anyway.
c. We'll wash the dishes. Just pile them in the black tub found over the stove. Proper sanitation is very important for the health of the next guest, so you will not be given a bad review if you just leave the dishes in the sink. Again, of course, we'll love it if you do wash the dishes...with soap and HOT water.

7. When you are away from the apartment, you must lock the front screen door, close and lock the large bedroom window, and bolt the back door. Thanks!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 4 back door steps. This is your access to the space. There is a front door as well (3 steps), but entrance and exit is at the back.
Potential for noise - Rescue vehicle siren if someone in the neighborhood needs help. Occasional police helicopter.
Pet(s) live on property - 3 feral cats. They are scared of everyone and not looking for affection.
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Heather User Profile
March 2017
Ginger is a very kind, helpful and responsive host. Off street parking in Pasadena is a must so having that facility was brilliant. The lemons and blood oranges from the garden were a treat! .We didn't forage for any of the wild growing salad veg but what a great idea to have that. Ginger also thoughtfully left us a few provisions to save an initial trip to the store. The location is good with plenty of street parking during permitted hours and is a few blocks from a stores and transport. The neighbourhood felt safe to us. Its also moments to the highway and main through roads so very easy to get around. Do try the Baja Ranch supermarket just over a block away! Super produce, lovely staff and excellent value.

Matt User Profile
October 2017
Great experience! Hospitality was top notch!

Jie User Profile
September 2017
It's a very clean and quiet little studio. Ginger gave us a warm welcome even we came late and set up everything ready before we arrive. We liked it very much!

Christy User Profile
September 2017
Ginger is great host, she is nice, helpful and friendly. Her house is quiet and clean, we enjoyed our 4 nights stay. She and her husband are also brilliant musicians, we got a CD from when we left, we do like it. Thanks Ginger! We hope we will come back again!

Sanjay User Profile
September 2017
Very nice, clean and well kept. Ginger is excellent in help sorting out everything! The stay was wonderful and location couldn't be any better!!

Carole User Profile
September 2017
This place is like a second home for me. It was my third time staying here and it is always consistently great. Ginger is like family. It is clean, very comfortable and stocked with everything you need. It is spacious and quiet. Great location! There is AC for the warm days too! She even left us eggs and grapes in the refriide. I will never stay anywhere else when in LA.

Stacie User Profile
September 2017
This place is fantastic. As it is described and very easy to find!! Ginger and Scott were great hosts! Even though Ginger was gone for the weekend, she was very attentive to my messages. Scott was great as well...he was on property!! If we are ever in the area again we will be staying with Ginger, and hopefully she will be there so I can meet her in person!!!!!
Ginger User Profile
Response from Ginger:
I would so adore a chance to meet you all in person! Happy adventuring until then!
September 2017

Pasadena, California, United StatesJoined in October 2014
Ginger User Profile

A native Pasadenan, daughter of a JPL rocket designer and a professional Girl Scout organizer, I try to be prepared for anything. I thrive in situations of multicultural living and interaction. My husband is a world class arranger of music and "swingmeister", so we travel to concertize. Gigging, gardening and reading are my joys...(Melville, Barbara Kingsolver, Tom Robbins, Roberto Calasso).

Los Angeles is as busy as one makes it, and it's just as easy to kick back here, or jet on into your dream. We love this city! As jazz musicians, our aim is to "make the changes".

Favorite destinations? Naxos & Paros, Greece. Rio & Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sete, Beziers & Nice, France. Barcelona and Terrassa, Spain. Sweden & Norway.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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