One of two bedrooms with queen size bedbreakfast on the deck
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About this listing

Two bedrooms and a private bath offer comfort and privacy in beautiful surroundings, 6-8 minutes from two major freeways. Great retreat for a family or two couples. Peaceful garden & deck, pool and mountain vistas.

The space

Two bedrooms, individually decorated with cozy quilts and contemporary art, are located in our ranch house in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed. Couch bed and foam mattress are available for additional guests upon request (in a living room space). Visitors have their own bathroom. Surrounded by trees and mountains, our home provides a getaway from the LA metropolis, yet we are 6-8 minutes from two major freeways that will take you to the best of Southern California.

Guest access

At our home we hope that you can spend some time on our private deck, enjoying the occasional views of the city and the ocean, smelling the rosemary and orange blossoms in our backyard. We have a pool with a slide, very popular with children especially in the summer. Our pool and deck offer a great place for a pool party especially for kids, if you are looking for a special birthday. We offer a continental breakfast. You can pick an orange off our trees in season Washer/dryer, free wifi and plenty of free parking on the street.

Interaction with guests

We hope to help travelers to maximize their Southern California experience. We strive to provide a restful environment, beautiful surroundings, a high level of comfort and privacy, friendly service and excellent value. We have lived in Southern California for 16 years. If you want our help, we have many guide books and lots of personal recommendations.

Other things to note

Hikers & Backpackers: We are five hours from the Sierras, but only minutes from hundreds of great hiking trails in three mountain ranges. We can help you plan a trip to the Sierras or find a great day hike nearby.

Shoppers and Diners: We are within ten minutes of Montrose Village with dozens of great restaurants and boutiques. The Americana and Galleria Malls in nearby Glendale feature all the major department .

We have a wonderful dog named Sam, a golden retriever mix. Other than wagging his tail, his major responsibility is getting the paper every morning. He is gentle and great with kids! He lives indoors and outdoors, not allowed in guest rooms.

We especially welcome children and families to our house. We have a good supply of puzzles, legos, and games, the legacy of two daughters who have grown up and moved out.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 28 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 28
Security Deposit: 141
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

House Rules:

Quiet hours are between 11pm and 7am.
We provide coffee, tea, yogurt, bread and fruit for breakfast.
There are several dining areas inside and outdoors. No food is allowed in the bedrooms. No overnight guests. You are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during your stay. We live here so please respect our home as you would your own.
NO SMOKING, NO DRUGS, NO PETS.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
November 2016
We had an wonderful stay at the home of Mary and Andy. They are so gracious and warm. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere so much we ended up hanging out at the breakfast table long past when we planned to get going. As the listing said, it is a retreat, but close to city highways. Anyone lucky enough to get a booking will be pleased with their stay.

Yichi User Profile
May 2016
The house is very clean in quiet neighborhood. It's a nice place to avoid noises of the Los Angeles city. Mary and her husband are very nice people and easy to talk to! She has waited for our arrival and welcomed us. Mary has everything we need ready, and she even prepares breakfast for us! She has given a lot of recommendations of where to see in the city. We had a pleasant stay.

Diana User Profile
May 2016
Mary made us feel very welcome from the moment we met her. She has such a cozy, tucked-away home in the foothills of La Crescenta. We thought it was the best of both worlds, because she is only a few minutes from the quaint boutique shops and restaurants in Montrose, yet in a quiet semi-secluded spot. When we needed to hop on the freeways, (210 or the 2) we were down the hill and on our way in just 8-10 minutes. Mary had a lovely breakfast spread for us each morning; hot coffee and a variety of fresh fruits, yogurt and breads. We will be back again, Mary is such a warm and friendly hostess. Our stay there made the whole trip more memorable.

Diana User Profile
May 2016
Mary made us feel very welcome from the moment we met her. She has such a cozy, tucked-away home in the foothills of La Crescenta. We thought it was the best of both worlds, because she is only a few minutes from the quaint boutique shops and restaurants in Montrose, yet in a quiet semi-secluded spot. When we needed to hop on the freeways, (210 or the 2) we were down the hill and on our way in just 8-10 minutes. Mary had a lovely breakfast spread for us each morning; hot coffee and a variety of fresh fruits, yogurt and breads. We will be back again, Mary is such a warm and friendly hostess. Our stay there made the whole trip more memorable.

小六 User Profile
May 2016
mary and Andy are wonderful hosts !!! you will have a wonderful experience in there. They are very kind! I like their house very much, it's so comfortable and has exquisite decoration. The surrounding environment is also very beautiful.

Aran User Profile
March 2016
Mary and Andy are amazing host! They are really hospitable, willing to help everything that we asked, even my family cannot speak English well. Great understanding of international culture and we always had clear communication without problem. Everything that I saw through Airbnb was very accurate and even more fantastic! Beautiful garden, cozy room, comfy bed, and so on. Me and my family felt like home there and find no problem to stay for 5 people. My favorite was an awesome breakfast include fresh orange from the backyard. Their garden/backyard has very nice view from the mountain, and it was very quiet place so it helped us to rest from our busy travel, so it is perfect place for family trip. It was not far from the downtown LA and Pasadena, very close to the freeway. Oh, Sam (their dog) is very cute, smart, quiet, and friendly, we all loved that dog so much. My family wanted to extend our trip just because of this place and the host. If I go again to LA, I will definitely stay here again. It was great Airbnb experience and I am so glad that I had perfect host as my first experience!
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you, Aran! We enjoyed every minute of your visit. We loved sharing conversation and our home with you and your lovely family. We hope you come back any time. Guests like you make this AirBnB experience very rewarding. Every blessing to you and your family.
March 2016

Yt User Profile
October 2016
Mary非常亲切和善友好,气质高雅。为我们的顺利入住提供很多便利条件。她家温馨美好,干净非常。庭院优美,更有一个漂亮的心型游泳池。早餐Mary亲自为我们准备早餐,并为我们摘下美丽的花朵。这是一个充满爱的家。

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Mary User Profile

Hi I’m Mary!

I love meeting people from around the world. Our travels have taken us all over America and to more than 20 countries around the globe. In the late 90’s we lived for about two years in the Dominican Republic. I have also loved being home, raising my kids, giving parties and opening our California home to friends who have stayed for months on their way to the next stop in their life journey. AirBnB Hosting offers us an opportunity to bring our passion for meeting people from around the globe and our passion for hospitality together. We hope we can help make your visit to California a great experience.

I have been an educator in the La Crescenta area for the last 16 years of my life, working with children in the public schools and at my church. Before that I was a television producer in Cleveland, Ohio. My husband Andy is the busy pastor of a local La Crescenta church. Part of his ministry includes leading mission teams to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Sierras. He speaks Spanish, and I am always learning. My daughter Holly is in and out of town; she often helps us with hosting while she's home in the summer. We are looking forward to our AirBnB adventure with you!

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