12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. This small town of Upper Rancho is a hidden gem nestled in the foothills- walk to coffee bars, salons, spas, gym, hiking, boutiques and great restaurants-- Newly renovated Westfield Shopping Mall 3 miles south. Six miles to Old Town Pasadena - with some of the best restaurants and shopping in L.A.!
Elegant in design and comfort. Quiet residential area with total privacy. Lots of hiking nearby, three blocks from coffee bars, cafes and the shops!
Guests can come and go from a completely separate outside entrance. You will be given a key to the locked, outside gate and to your relaxing cottage. Also, feel free to relax in our beautifully appointed garden setting. You also have free parking for one standard sized vehicle. Unfortunately, oversized vehicles cannot be accommodated. If you wish to park your oversized vehicle on the street there is a parking fee of $5/night in our town and notification of payment must be printed and placed on your car window (we can assist you with this). Only one car can be accommodated at our location.
Interaction with guests
We are available for directions or inquiries about the best routes and times to travel as well as advice on local life and fare, but we will respect your privacy and leave you to yourself unless advice is solicited. I check in with you by text or phone at some point during your stay to be sure that all is well. :)
Other things to note
Specialty water and a welcome tray will be waiting for you including coffee, tea, etc and other goodies.
-No smoking, parties, pets or children under 12. We love kids! Unfortunately, the cottage is not set up for little ones.
-We love to cook! Who doesn't? Unfortunately, heavy cooking or cooking with spattering oils is something that can't be accommodated in the cottage. If spattering oils are used, an extra cleaning charge of $250 will be assessed.
-Check out time is 11am. This is a non-flexible check-out time. If you wish a later check-out time, please make your request the previous day and we will try to accommodate you.
-To keep our costs down (and pass those savings on to our guests) we kindly ask that you switch off lights and the A/C or heating when its not in use or leaving the house. Conservation is a community goal. :)
-No illegal activity allowed on the premises. :)
-To be considerate on the property, we kindly ask guests to keep things on the quieter-side after 9pm. We’ll make sure to reciprocate the favor.
-To ensure full safety we like to keep the back gate locked at night as a precautionary measure. Whilst being one of the safest areas of town, we make the extra effort to be safe.
-Quiet time after 10pm
-While a damage deposit amount is listed, the guest is liable for the full extent of any damage they cause to this property.
-We are not responsible for injuries sustained by guests on this property.
We love Jesus, our family and friends, entertaining, hiking and cycling! We also enjoy finding great restaurants, going shopping, hanging out with family and going to the beach! Favorite places to go are the Redwoods, Cambria, Europe (and the beach...). Love Princess Bride (know it by heart), Tombstone and Gladiator. :)