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Highlights Pasadena

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Best Vacation Rentals in Pasadena

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Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(11 reviews)
Relocating to or visiting family in Pasadena? Working or studying in the area? This is a quiet, spacious, and comfortable place to stay. The four fully-furnished apartments are a great alternative to sublets and corporate housing complexes. They have everything you need for a comfortable extended stay. Just bring your clothes and you are set. These fully furnished, large 1-bedroom apartments are in a renovated, quaint 4-unit building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Pasadena. Close to Cal Tech, Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl, NASA's JPL, Old Town Pasadena, with convenient access to...
from $83 / night
Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 1 Bedroom
Vacation Living I THE DEODORA* This property has a 30-night minimum policy unless otherwise noted. *DESCRIPTION: Homey and inviting, this remodeled 1-bedroom home will impress you with its functionality and emplacement. Located less than a mile to Old Town Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, many local boutiques and restaurants, and also near some beautiful hiking trails, you will find plenty of activities practically at your doorstep! The freeway, easily accessible, will get you to Downtown Los Angeles in only fifteen minutes. The bright and airy living area is furnished with a plush sofa/futon, sofa...
from $118 / night
Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
There is a 31 day, monthly minimum stay @ this Property........This Beautiful 1952 mid-century modern home, is located on the hillside in the Pasadena Rose Bowl area; Linda Vista. This Specific location is key. Sitting on 2 acres of land; it is completely surrounded by nature and is unique in the privacy that it provides. An Artist's Retreat; This is a rare gem of a home and truly provides a sense of peace and well being as you would find in worldwide retreats. It is a zen hideaway all your own to discover. It has two bedrooms and two renovated bathrooms with Designer Philippe Starck wall h...
from $376 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Pasadena

$395for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
$400 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Pasadena

26%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
43% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Pasadena

A Southern California gem

Pasadena is a Los Angeles suburb and the 9th largest city in Los Angeles County, California. It’s known for many things, including the annual Rose Bowl football game, the California Institute of Technology, museums, and several famous landmarks. It’s perfect for travelers interested in science, the arts, and sports. Whether you’ll be traveling here with your significant other, or family and friends, you’re sure to find plenty of interesting activities to keep busy.

Finding your perfect Pasadena vacation rental

Pasadena offers a wide variety of lavish, quintessential Southern California rentals. Stay in a spacious rental with a garden surrounded by trees and mountains for a peaceful getaway with your significant other. Families can book a variety of oversized rentals, which offer enough sleeping spaces for large groups and are fully equipped with all of the comforts of home. Rentals in this area are designed with Southwestern design-touches, sleek amenities, and stylish decor. Pet-friendly rentals are available for those traveling with pets.

Holidays in Pasadena

The area and getting around

Arriving in Pasadena

Set just 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is easily accessible by tram, bus, and taxi. If you’ll be flying, the closest major airport is Los ِAngeles International Airport (LAX). From there, you can take the LAX Flyaway Union Station and connect to the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena. There are also buses regularly running to Pasadena.

A walkable LA neighborhood

Out of all the Los Angeles neighborhoods, Pasadena is considered very walkable. Many of the neighborhoods within the city limits of Pasadena are easily walkable, with many restaurants, shops, and points of interest reachable on foot. Renting a bicycle is a good option for getting around as well.

Travelers and activities

Pasadena for couples

Enjoy a romantic date night with your significant other at one of Pasadena’s most famous restaurants, The Raymond 1886. It is housed in the city’s former 19th-century Raymond Hotel where several celebrities stayed during the 1920s, including Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Today the restaurant is run by executive chef Jon Hung and has been recognized by many well-known publications, such as Food and Wine, The Huffington Post, and Thrillest. The menu features an impressive variety of entrees and drinks. For a romantic cafe, head to Amara Chocolate and Coffee, which serves Venezuelan-inspired recipes in Pasadena. Be sure to try the famed drinkable chocolate, which can be served with or without coffee. They also serve a variety of South American pastries.

Pasadena for families

Families of all ages will find a plethora of activities to enjoy in Pasadena. Families with young children should head to the Kidspace Children’s Museum which offers a wide variety of hands-on exhibits and programs for children to learn through imaginative play. There’s an adventure garden, an amphitheater, a critter house, and a Galvin Physics Forest. It’s the perfect place for kids to explore the realms of art, nature, and science while having fun.

Pasadena was originally inhabited by a Native American tribe by the name of Hahamog-na.

Top 5 travel tips in Pasadena

1. Visit the Huntington Library and Gardens

The Huntington Library and Gardens was founded in the early 1900s by Henry E. Huntington. The grounds of the center encompass his 3 favorite things: books, art, and gardens. You can explore the three on-site galleries which showcase 18th and 19th century art from France, the UK, and the US. There is also a 120-acre botanical garden with several smaller gardens, including a Desert Garden, the Rose Garden, a Chinese Garden, and a Japanese Garden. You can easily spend a few hours wandering through the gardens and browsing the art collections.

2. Stroll through the historic Gamble House

The Gamble House is a National Historic Landmark which was originally designed in 1908 for the owners of Procter & Gamble Company. Architecture buffs won’t want to miss out on the spectacular design-work of the house. You can join a one-hour tour to view the details of the house, its furnishings, and the architecture.

3. Wander the streets of Old Pasadena

Old Pasadena combines stunning architectural design-work with old-world charm and modern conveniences. Stroll the palm-lined streets which feature an array of spectacular buildings, over 200 shops and boutiques, and world-class dining. Be sure not to miss out on the expansive City Hall building, which is one of the town’s most historic and picturesque landmarks.

4. Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Immerse yourself in nature just outside of the city. The nature center is set inside of a 7,600 square-foot building on over 190 acres of preserved natural land. You can browse the exhibits and displays inside of the center, including live animals. There are hiking trails, streams, and natural habitats in the surrounding nature preserve.

5. Visit the Pasadena Playhouse District

This district of the city is known for its thriving cultural scene, galleries, performing arts, and fine dining. It is home to the largest independent bookstore in the area which has been open since 1894. Spend a day walking around the Playhouse District, browsing the museums, and indulging on delicious food.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Pasadena

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Pasadena last year?

Our data shows that Pasadena had an average price of $417 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Pasadena?

If you want to save as much as possible during your vacation to Pasadena, go there in June ($342 per night on average), September ($361), or February ($386), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Pasadena?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Pasadena, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of November (with an average of $484 per night), followed by March ($454), and then December ($443).

Is Pasadena a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Pasadena, as only 15% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The most available months are, on average, August (with an availability of 25%), February (24%), and October (22%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Pasadena?

Holidu offers around 270 properties in Pasadena from 2 different partners, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. You can count on us!

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