We spent a month staying in this bungalow and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to others looking for a comfortable place to stay in Pasadena. The bungalow is perfectly sized for a couple, with good quality furnishings (the kitchen is especially lovely with great appliances and lots of workspace). The bed is comfortable and the apartment comes complete with a TV and nice living room with a small table to eat at if you wish. A good air conditioning unit is in the bedroom, whilst the lounge is ventilated by a ceiling fan ... so we were comfortable even in the middle of August.
The local area has a wonderful supermarket within a couple of minutes walk (Baja Ranch) where you can buy Mexican food and ingredients, as well as a donut place and a handful of other restaurants. Buses can be caught from Los Robles, or you could walk into Pasadena Old Town in less than half an hour. The management are very helpful and responsive to emails - very good service all round!
First - note that this property is not located in Downtown Pasadena but about a mile further north just off los Robles. This is not meant to detract from the overall quality but just a heads up. We found the location to be perfect.
There is a Bus Stop (bus was on time every day) less than a block away. So getting to the Orange Line and the rest of LA was easy.
The Baja Market, a block away, was excellent. The Grill inside serves ready made Mexican meals, and the grocery is more than adequate to everyday living.
The unit is small, and I wouldn't have wanted to try to have four adults in the unit. I think it would be tight even with two adults and a couple of young kids. But.. for Two adults it was perfect.
The kitchen was well equipped: nice pots/pans, sharp knives, coffee maker microwave, etc. The unit is also pleasantly stocked with a wonderful gift basket and a few necessary items that make staying there easy. Specifically: olive oil, vinegar, enough coffee to get you started, coffee filters, plastic sandwich bags, spices, Salt and Pepper.
The neighborhood was quiet.
Charter Spectrum and VOD give plenty of movie/TV options.
The owner? Never saw her, Never needed to. She responded by email to each of mine in a timely manner. All of my emails had to do with just keeping her abreast of our arrival/departure and small items that she might want to a=dress in the future. We lacked for nothing and the unit worked perfectly.