The La Loma Road Residence

pasadena, los angeles
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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If you don’t see dates available, feel free to request and we’ll do our best to accommodate!
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$885 - $974 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This cosy, historic home in the quaint neighborhood of West Pasadena has everything you need for babies and toddlers, as well as a saltwater pool and hot tub, and is a short drive to local attractions. It sleeps 7 + 2. Parents will appreciate the comfortable bed in the primary bedroom and the pool, BBQ and big back yard with plenty of room for everyone to relax. The converted garage is a workout room with an elliptical and treadmill, full size mirror, light weights, yoga mats and TV with Apple TV and music. There are 2 offices if you need to work while you’re away. The neighborhood is ideal for taking walks to the arroyo and casting pond, or to the park, coffee shops and grocery store. South Pasadena is a 5-minute drive and has several restaurants, vintage shops, frozen yogurt and coffee places.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has toys and books for children under 6 and is a great family space. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained here with the large back yard, pool and inside and outside toys. The playroom is stuffed with crafts, puzzles, games, several Melissa and Doug sets, a play kitchen and grocery store complete with shopping baskets. The pool that has 3 shallow steps that’s great for small children who don’t like to go too deep. The home is surrounded by nature in the arroyo where kids can make teepees and visit the casting pond and archery. A crib, high chair, baby toys and a baby bath can be provided on request. The mud room has a stroller, as well as sunscreen and hats for walks, and the local playground is about a 10-minute stroll away.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights (unless short weekend). Safety notes: there are childproof gates throughout, shatterproof plexiglass on the stairs and a child-proof motorized pool cover with a lockable switch. There are gates set up if you want to contain kids in the playroom while you prep meals in the kitchen. House rules: no shoes inside, no drinks upstairs. Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis. Use of a car is highly recommended to get around and explore the area. For the nursery, a sound machine and baby monitor are available on request. A full-size travel bed for an adult or extra crib size travel bed can be provided for the guest bedroom if needed. Fly into LAX, approximately 40 minutes by car. If your desired dates are not showing as available, please contact the host who will accommodate where possible. Note re the Pool - it is naturally heated and is perfect during the summer months from about June to September/mid October (approx). There is no charge to heat the jacuzzi, but if guests require the pool to be heated, this costs $75 per day and the charge will start the day before guests check in when the heating will start.

About the Location

This residence is on a quiet, residential street in West Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California. It’s a neighborhood known for its peaceful ambiance and mix of architectural styles including Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Mid-century modern, and contemporary designs. Downtown Pasadena is a 10-minute drive where you’ll find child-friendly cafes and restaurants, Highland Park, The Norton Simon Museum with a collection of European artworks; The Huntington Library and botanical gardens, the world-famous NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Kidspace Children’s Museum with more than 40 hands-on exhibits. The big-ticket attractions of LA are just 15-20 minutes away. Disneyland is approximately under an hour by car.

Accommodation Details

This Pasadena home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on 2 levels. As you enter, you’ll find the living room with bookshelves and a fireplace. The adjacent playroom has toys for the kids and there’s a family room with an open fireplace, large leather sectional, projector, TV with Apple TV and streaming apps, and dining table seating 6 with French doors to the garden. Also on this floor is a fully equipped kitchen (stainless steel appliances, fridge with filtered water, hot water tap, dishwasher, 6-burner hob & oven, air fryer, toaster, Vitamix, air popper, rice cooker), plus a mud room and powder room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms: 1 primary kingsize with a TV and ensuite with a full shower and separate tub; 1 toddler room with a full / double bed with guard rail; 1 baby room with a crib, black out shades & changing table; and a guest bedroom with a couch, desk and TV. You’ll also find a workout room with equipment.

Style Notes

Historic home style. This lovely 1920s has all the glamor of a bygone era and was designed by Paul Williams, the first black architect to become a member of the American Institute of Architects. The home has grace, design and elegant proportions with original fireplaces, wooden beams and Williams’ original stained glass accent windows. The living room as you enter has old world charm and sprawling original wood ceilings with cosy bookshelves and a fireplace – kids will enjoy playing the guitar or other musical instruments. The kitchen is modern and large enough for entertaining. Bathrooms are white and minimalist. We love the large oak tree outside the nursery that gives a treehouse feel; the large, spacious grounds with the pool; and the charming period features throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
1 double air bed
1 air bed
sleeps 4
3 baby crib
1 travel crib
Sarah J.
Member since March 15, 2022
Family of four living in Pasadena. We have two boys -- 2 and 5 -- and love our neighborhood. We'd love to share everything about why we love living in beautiful Pasadena and hope to travel any and all places with the kids as we're just now feeling ready after the long baby years.

Pasadena, Los Angeles

Pasadena is a child's suburban utopia, with lazy streets perfect for biking, endless parks to choose from (start with Lacy Park) and the uber-playground Kidspace. Head to Indiana Colony Pasadena for gourmet ice cream at CoolHaus, California fresh fruit drinks at Pressed Juicery, sips at Legacy Tea and Spices, bites at Pie Hole and morning cofee at Intelligentsia. Snag some vintage finds at the Rose Bowl flea market or catch a football game at the same venue. And, for those lucky enough to be in town on or around the New Year, there's the block party of all block parties: the Rose Parade. In Pasadena, everything really is coming up roses...