DESCRIPTION: Casa Aralia is a comfortable 2-bedroom / 1-bathroom home, adjacent to the Angeles National Forest, and only minutes to Old Town Pasadena. With an amazing mountain view behind, plenty of hiking trails nearby, and only 30 minutes from the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles, it offers the best of both worlds. For a round of golf, a visit to the JPL Laboratory, or a night out in Pasadena with its boutiques and eateries, this property is a well-located space for your holiday.
The spacious living room is furnished with a large sofa, sofa chair, Smart TV, decorative fireplace, and ceiling fan. The high windows along the wall, and the large glass sliding doors leading to the private outdoor patio, provide abundant natural light. You will surely enjoy relaxing in this space after a day filled with activities!
Bright and cheery, the kitchen is outfitted with a pass-through counter, providing a view into the dining and living areas. Also included are a gas cooktop, wall oven, dishwasher, microwave, all the cookware necessary to make a lovely homecooked meal, and lots of counter space. Cooking at home will be a charm in Casa Aralia!
To enjoy time with friends and family, the dining area features a modern table with seating for four.
Nicely decorated, the master bedroom offers a king-size bed, luxurious linens and pillows, a television, ceiling fan, and club chair. The second bedroom offers a queen-size bed with lush linens and a ceiling fan for your comfort.
The bathroom, modern and functional, is equipped with a shower/tub combination.
The property also offers a large private patio area, fully fenced, and outfitted with a lounge sofa and chairs, coffee table, oversize umbrella, gas BBQ grill, and an outdoor dining set that seats up to 4 people. Decorated with beautiful plants, this space is ideal for sharing a meal with friends and relatives or simply relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.
Casa Aralia will definitely charm you!
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE: High-speed internet access; A/C; Smart TV; luxury bed linens/bath towels; washer/dryer; hair dryer; iron/board; private back patio; outdoor grill; outdoor seating; infant pack'n'play.
BEDROOMS: This home sleeps 6 guests in 2 beds and 1 Queen Inflatable - Bedroom 1: 1 KING (Sleeps 2) - Bedroom 2: 1 QUEEN (Sleeps 2) - Common Area: QUEEN INFLATABLE
BATHROOM: There is 1 full bathroom in this home with a shower/tub combination.
KITCHEN & DINING: The kitchen is outfitted with a full gas cooktop and wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, and all your cookware. There is a traditional drip-style coffee pot, a blender, and a toaster. Additionally, all your cutlery as well as tableware are stocked. Basic spices (sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil) are provided for your cooking needs.
PARKING: Free carport or street parking
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT: Check-in is any time after 4 PM and check-out is any time before 11 AM. Early check-in or late check-out time may be available, please inquire about pricing at the time of booking.
DISCLAIMER: NO events or gatherings, including bachelorette/ bachelor parties, weddings, baby showers, or birthdays. Dogs under 30LBS are welcome with an added pet fee. Please let us know the breed and weight when inquiring about a pet. THERE IS A $500 FINE FOR ANY PETS ON THE PROPERTY WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION. Reservations are not confirmed until processed by Vacation Living. **We require our guests to be 27 years and older to reserve a home; ID will be required after making the reservation**
Our rental was exactly as described. The rental process was handled very professionally and Kate was very accommodating. The rental was clean, well stocked and provided all the necessary kitchen items for an enjoyable stay. The neighborhood is safe and neighbors friendly. The washer and dryer were a plus. We will likely stay here again on a future visit- Anonymous from Madison, Posted: 03/02/2017
We recently had guests in town for a family reunion and were not able to accommodate in our home! What a lovely surprise to find a place like Casa Aralia. The home is very well was very clean and overall very comfortable. The Vacation Living team was a pleasure to work with!- Anonymous , Posted: 11/23/2014
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Aralia. Being up in the hills was relaxing after facing the California traffic. Property management was in contact and available throughout our stay if we needed anything.- jennifer . from Sandy , Posted: 02/11/2015
We really enjoyed our one week stay. It felt like home away from home. Upon arrival, we were delighted by the chocolate truffles, chips and salsa, and a bottle of red wine in the welcome basket. The cabin is very clean, well stocked, and located in a quiet location. We enjoyed taking a walk uphill along the road near the cabin. The location is very convenient as well, quite near Pasadena and its main attractions.- Anonymous from Norman, Posted: 10/21/2014
Quaint older trpi-plex unit updated with comfy beds, upscale decor & well-stocked kitchen. Large patio with seating & table. We have a friend near here & very convenient for our needs. We recently explored the La Canada area & found it to be closer for many of our needs rather than traveling further into downtown Pasadena. 3rd time we have rented in these units. Management very attentive & pleasant- Janet K. from Sacramento, Posted: 05/04/2017
The place is very nice although there were some thing not in working order . The neighborhood is quiet except for the neighbors dogs were allowed to bark for long periods of time and often woke us up. The apartment is very well equipped and clean and the private patio is very nice. So much better than a hotel room. The location is off the beaten track and up into the mountains a little ways. The next time we visit we would like to be in an area where we can walk to restaurants and shops.- Mary E. from Hartville, Posted: 10/26/2014
Casa Aralia was a very nice place to stay. It's situated in a quiet neighborhood nestled in a hill. It get plenty of natural light. We stayed for about 3 weeks and it didn't have any issues to speak of. Our dog loved laying outside in the sun and watching the squirrels run around too.- Carlos C. from Pasadena, Posted: 10/11/2019
We have stayed at this rental quite a few times over the past 4 years. The home is always clean, the kitchen well supplied with pots, pans and cooking utensils.
Off the beaten path in a scenic area this is a nice escape from Southern California traffic and business.
We had a question about the television and quickly got a response from management to help us get it resolved.- Anonymous from Madison, Posted: 06/27/2018
We had to relocate from our home due to water damage and couldn't have picked a better place for us and our two cocker spaniels. At a time of extraordinary turmoil, Helena, Kim, and the entire staff went above and beyond to accomodate us during our entire stay. They are truly an inspiring and dynamic group of wonderful people. We want to take this opportunity to thank them for their empathy and understanding, and again thank them for their all of their kindness!- Tamara A. , Posted: 07/17/2018
This was our second visit to Casa Aralia and it served our needs very well. The location is close to the Pasadena area yet secluded with FANTASTIC views. We walked/hiked everyday from the house to the near by trails. We look forward to our next stay at Casa Aralia.- David A. from Jenison, Posted: 06/14/2017
We spent 5 weeks at the Casa Aralia house. The manager, Karo, provided excellent customer service and took care of all issues, promptly, as they arose. She wanted to make sure that we were happy and comfortable.- Zapher D. from San Diego, Posted: 10/08/2016
Everything was fine except we experience some ants in the kitchen.
We were disappointed that the patio was not as nice as it looked in the pictures. The cushions need to be replaced and then removed when not used so that they stay out of the weather. The patio needs some attention.
Beds were comfortable, bathroom was clean and well stocked as was the kitchen.
Would love to stay again but would want the patio cleaned up so we could enjoy it.- Anonymous from Chandler, Posted: 09/27/2017
Great stay, home was clean and very well kept. everything you would need to feel like you are home. beautiful drive up to Casa Aralia, great view of the mountains. breakfast on the back patio was a great way to start the day. Kathleen was in contact during our stay in case we needed anything. old Pasadena is just a couple miles away and is a fun time, rose bowl stadium is also close (4 mi). don't miss a chance to eat at Pie n'Burger. if you are a baseball fan, the tour of Dodgers stadium is fantastic. I would recommend this property to friends and we will stay there again if we have a chance to come back to so cal.- Anonymous from albany, Posted: 11/16/2016
Our stay at this wonderful, peaceful retreat, nestled up on the side of the San Gabriel foothills was perfect. We needed a great space to "be" after a cancer surgery and simultaneously needing to move out of our home for repair and renovation due to unexpected water damage. We couldn't have had a better place to be than Casa Aralia. The patio was a favorite spot, but the birdsong wake-ups were our favorite aspect about the place--and the comfort of the bedding!! Everything was as it should be.- Romi B. , Posted: 05/27/2016
Casa Aralia is just a beautiful peace of quiet. Off the freeway and in the hills of Altadena it is peaceful and the managers are great.- Karen C. from Glendale, Posted: 02/06/2022
Our third or fourth visit to this rental. The unit is convenient for our visits to Grandkids and as usual the rental was in good condition.
- Anonymous from Madison, Posted: 06/27/2017
Perfect and very friendly dealing with reservation and all other formalities.- Anonymous , Posted: 05/30/2015
We stayed in the upstairs row house. We loved it! Spacious, nicely decorated, and with all of the amenities we needed. Only a few blocks to the subway. Quiet neighborhood with restaurants nearby. Gladys was GREAT to work with.- Anonymous from La Canada Flintridge, Posted: 02/07/2017
Casa Aralia was a perfect "home away from home" during our two month visit with children and grandchildren in the Pasadena area. The house was clean, simply and well decorated, and with a few minor exceptions, everything worked as described. We especially enjoyed the gas fireplace during a few cold spells, the patio, as well as the miles of hiking trails easily accessible from the neighborhood!- Anonymous from Avon, Posted: 12/05/2022
Pictures don't depict the disgusting couch, chairs & floors. Couch must be decades old and has many stains. Furniture is older than it looks in photos.
Neighbors next to bedroom have 3 large barking dogs who are kept outside, and woke me up every morning at ~5am.
Dishes are cracked and sparse.
Hot water heater not strapped as required by CA code. This is unsafe (and frankly illegal).
I was hoping for a quiet stay at a clean place near hiking trails. This is not what I received. Although reviews online, which must have been "sorted", depict a nicer place than what it is.- Anonymous , Posted: 06/03/2019
We were in town to visit colleges in the area. Perfect for travel with our high school age son! Easy driving to all of the top colleges in the LA area plus Claremont area schools are a close drive. Quiet location and comfortable beds and stay!- Julie K. from Westborough, Posted: 04/18/2019
What a cute little bungalow, nicely decorated and a great outdoor area to enjoy and relax. I was a little concerned when making our way to the house but once there we realized it really was in a good location with a traffic free route to Santa Anita where we spent time at this years Breeders Cup. I would definitely rent this house again the next time we attend the event. Vacation Living LLC staff was wonderful.- Anonymous from Oakwood, Posted: 11/09/2016
We really enjoyed this home. It was well appointed, very clean and charming. The outside patio area was comfortable but could be even better with the addition of a gas fire pit for those chilly evenings. Other than the kitchen floor needing to be mopped better, the home was very clean.
The Internet connection was good but our one complaint is that there is virtually NO cell service and we had to get in the car and drive down the road just to make phone calls. Not a convenient thing to have to do when you're in town on business.- Karen B. from Kennesaw, Posted: 12/05/2016
The place was very clean. There was a very thoughtful welcome basket for us. With the couple of questions we had, we received a call back very promptly! The neighborhood was very quiet. Would definitely stay there again,- Ranold H. from Middleburg Heights, Posted: 08/02/2019
the property management company was accommodating and the property was beautifully decorated! We enjoyed our stay here very much.- jacqueline b. from cambria, Posted: 12/11/2014
The neighborhood was very nice. The cottage was spacious patio area private and pretty. The bedrooms were very comfortable. Kitchen space good!- Kathryn M. from Reno, Posted: 04/11/2015
This rental had everything we needed for our stay and was in a great neighborhood where we felt very comfortable to walk and run, keeping in mind that there are lots of hills.The views in the neighborhood are amazing and the neighbors were very friendly. We had lots of very needed rain for the area so we did not use the back patio space but is very nice. The only negative was that the floors were not very clean and there were lots of cobwebs in the high windows and above kitchen cabinets. We had no problems with cell phone coverage as in this canyon.
We do plan to return to Casa Aralia again.- David A. from Jenison, Posted: 01/25/2017
Casa Aralia was a wonderful place to kick off your shoes and relax. Clean, modern, and comfortable... my wife cannot stop talking about the very luxurious king bed! Private backyard area provided a opportunity for al fresco dining or a sanctuary for quiet reading. Cable TV, wifi, and a modern kitchen... This place has everything you need. We loved it!- Anonymous , Posted: 04/21/2014
First let me say this experience was truly a home away from home. Kate was beyond accommodating and flexible with us. Our schedule changed and we asked for an early check in and our request was granted not once but twice (we moved times twice). The home was perfect for our family and our dog. It was clean, comfortable and tucked away in a beautiful location away from the hustle/bustle of Pasadena. We will definitely return...oh and the icing on the cake, my husband left his phone charger and I am told it has been put in the mail to us...Thank You Kate for a lovely time!- Kimberly B. from Mission Viejo, Posted: 07/08/2017
We stayed at this place for three weeks. It was in a beautiful location close to the San Gabriel foothills with easy access to hiking trails. The neighbors were very friendly and we would see the same people walking dogs and going for a morning stroll every day. The house itself is pretty small for four people plus pets for an extended stay but doable. The kitchen was well stocked and the host provided a welcome basket which was a nice touch. My main issue with the house is that it is in need of some TLC with cracked tile floors and popcorn ceilings. The W/D is outside which is fine but we could never get the outside light to work which made doing laundry in the evening challenging. There were also some maintenance issues with the furnace and filters needing to be cleaned. The other thing to note is that there is one canyon road that accesses the neighborhood. That road is subject to rock slides when it rains and we had a treacherous day of driving through the canyon on a particularly rainy day. But for the 355 days of year it doesn't rain in SoCal, it wouldn't be a problem.- Jason C from Washington, DC, Posted: 02/26/2022
Casa Aralia had everything we needed, and we felt very comfortable there. We loved the patio.- Anonymous from Redmond, Posted: 03/18/2015
We had a great stay in Pasadena for the Rose Parade! The home was clean, well kept and very comfortable. Kathleen was very responsive to emails and made sure we felt right at home. We had a plumbing issue the night of NYE and had to leave to enjoy our holiday and when we returned, the management company had been there, solved the plumbing problem, left fresh towels and a spotless bathroom and gave us some special offers for being inconvenienced. We were really impressed with their professionalism. A good location, less than 10 mins drive to Old Pasadena and the Rose Parade. Highly recommend this place!- Alison B. from Hopkinton, Posted: 01/19/2015
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Aralia. It's in a lovely section of Altadena and nicely furnished. However, the floor throughout the house is made of tiles, with only one throw rug in the living room. It's quite chilly on the feet. The forced air heat works well, but as soon as the warm air stops, the house quickly gets chilly again.- Anonymous from Fairfield, Posted: 03/12/2023
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Aralia. We only stayed a few days, but found it clean and comfortable. Nice neighborhood.- Steve K. from North Platte, Posted: 05/05/2014
home was pleasant and well stocked with items needed in vacation home. neighbors seemed friendly when we were out walking the dogs. host checked in with us to make sure everything was okay. home was generally clean except that dishes had been put away dirty (probably by previous tenant). notebook on house and area very complete and very helpful. a very nice experience.- Anonymous from Cumming, Posted: 07/05/2014