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Beautiful PRIVATE guest house! Look up Cody Simpson's "Love" on for video of property!
NEW SAUNA installed! Additional sauna fee $25 nightly.
I'm booking during covid - calendar is current, check for availability, I do not do a wait list for cancellations.
LIMITED 1 NIGHT STAYS ARE $325/NIGHT. MSG 4 INFO, NO DISCOUNTS on 1 night stays.
Rates vary - enter date in calendar for price, rate as shown on listing is base rate
Please read my entire listing before messaging, as I have comprehensive coverage for most all questions! Additionally, I do adhere to all of my rules & guidelines! No exceptions!
Rules are: 2 guest maximum/booking for yourself ONLY, no smoking (illegal to smoke in Topanga), no pets, no children of any age, no self check in, no visitors during your stay, etc.. The AirBnB app does not show what I do not allow, only what I do! Please check this listing on a desktop computer, so you understand what I do allow/do not allow before messaging. No parties/events/weddings on my property, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you break rules, AirBnB will ask you to leave without refund so please read & adhere to rules for all guests safety during covid!
Come relax up in Topanga & get away! 1 Bedroom Guest House located in the Heart of the canyon for nightly & weekly rentals! The entire property has waterfalls, ponds & a tropical themed environment. The guest house has 1 queen sized bed & can accommodate a maximum of two guests comfortably. There is also a kitchenette with mini fridge, stovetop, keurig coffee maker, dishes/pots/pans, condiments, oil, seasons & washer/dryer on site (the washer/dryer is for stays of 5+ days). Unit does not have A/C, but has ceiling fans in the bedroom, along with sliding glass & screen doors in each room allowing for ventilation.
I sanitize using a 24 hour spray, and air out the entire place to ensure safety. I also have an air filter, and leave sanitizing wipes out for all guests. I also do a temperature check when arriving for a tour, require all guests to wear masks during my tour & let me know if they have any symptoms within 2 weeks of their stay. I have had no guests before or after stay inform me of covid, and no issues reported. Masks are not required on property after tour, as location is very private - please see PRIVACY segment below for more information.
hot tub + sauna + outdoor tub are available on site, cedar wood sauna just installed! Hot tub is included with your nightly fee, sauna is an additional $25 fee per night with advance arranged use (I have to turn on the sauna/show guests how to use it). Please note that spa facilities are available from 8 am to 10 pm only.
1 carport parking spot is available, along with extra parking along the road. The road is paved, but has no sidewalks alongside. There is very little street parking on a cul de sac, so I request that guests carpool whenever possible.
CELL PHONE & INTERNET:
Wireless internet is available, along with a cell signal booster. Reception can be spotty up in the mountains, and is not guaranteed; although most all guests have not had issues.
Topanga is a charming, countryside neighborhood adjacent to Los Angeles & very safe. I've lived here for over 30 years, and never had any issues.
My house is about 15 minutes drive from Santa Monica, 20 minutes from Malibu & 15 minutes to Woodland Hills, 30 minutes to LAX. Without traffic, I'm about 35 minutes from Hollywood, 40 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes to West Los Angeles/Culver City. To get a better idea of commute, I'm central in Topanga, so if you check a map for Topanga, CA & get directions from there, you'll be able to estimate distances.
ARE THERE ANIMALS ON THE PROPERTY?
No. I do not allow any animals in the guest house, nor are there any on the property (for allergy & personal health needs, I cannot allow animals on the property). For those who need petsitting: LADogma is a great local option where dogs stay comfortably in a home in Topanga. Just look up "LADogma" for more info.
IS THIS A FAMILY RENTAL?
My rental is Adults Only - No children of any age allowed (including infants)! Due to a unique property structure, with many stone stairways, ponds, firepit, size of guest house, etc., I remain firm on my policy of (2) adult guests maximum per stay. Many families try to message me asking for an exception; but I do remain firm on this rule, due to liability & safety concerns.
I'm happy to host just parents for a romantic getaway, though!
There are several long flights of stone steps leading up to the guesthouse. This shouldn't be a problem for most people (and I'm happy to help with luggage), but if you have trouble with stairs, this may not be the place for you. I've had multiple pregnant women manage the stairs late in their term, but these stairs may also be a concern for pregnant women on bed rest.
Sheets are 100% cotton, 600 thread count - I use all natural laundry detergents, for those of you with allergy concerns! I also provide organic soaps, all cotton towels & robes. Please do let me know if you have allergies though, so I can be extra scent-sitive!
I've been surfing & diving for many years locally, and would be happy to give you some pointers on location, etc..
If you are a photographer looking to use my property as a location for a shoot, please note that I don't include shoots as part of a "package" deal when staying at the guest house. If you try to sneak a shoot on my property, this will result in a negative rating, possible immediate ejection from my property and/or loss of security deposit!
Please mention any relevant photography in your message, as I would require that we arrange a shoot outside of AirBnB. I use my properties as locations, so a location fee would be required, along with standard insurance, etc..
If you'd like to take a few casual snapshots on my property for strictly personal use, that's fine.
入住时间 下午4:00 - 下午10:00、退房时间 上午11:00
First, the place has been upgraded and the pictures can’t even compare. It now has a sliding/pullout door right next to the bed (so no wall) that allows us to feel more free. And the hammock right outside our bedroom was amazing to take a nap on. Me and my boyfriend took one together and it felt like we were being cradled by the clouds haha the living room now has a convertible couch bed which is nice when watching movies and relaxing. Everything has already been said in the previous reviews. This place is magical. So happy Darrell has opened his place for strangers to come and experience his art. We only left to grab a quick bite. I’d recommend staying more than 2 nights.
This place is a magical fantasy world in the trees. It feels like Peter Pan’s Neverland, Atlantis, the Pirates of the Caribbean, and a Hawaiian tiki paradise all in one. The attention to detail is impeccable and your eyes will never get tired of exploring this beautiful place. The sound of the place alone will take you away to a place of calmness and relaxation. My husband and I were there celebrating our anniversary. We felt very comfortable in the space. We enjoyed playing the games that were provided and watching several movies. The DVD selection was excellent. I recommend packing light and wearing comfortable shoes as there are a good amount of stairs to get to and from the parking.
FUN FACT: As featured in Cody Simpson's music video, "Love." (URL HIDDEN)
LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
AirBnB does a great job of covering Topanga! Check out their location guide here: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/los-angeles/topanga
Topanga State Beach is an 8 minute drive & Topanga State Park is about a 5 minute drive. In Topanga, there are many hiking trails, some with eight thousand year-old Indian caves & waterfalls.
Mimosa Cafe is the village coffee shop, which is a 10 minute hike down the hill. Just across the way from Mimosa, there is a natural foods store & a little mini market. Santa Monica & Malibu are a beautiful 15 minute drive along Pacific Coast Highway.
Suggested local restaurants would be Inn of the Seventh Ray, Froggy's & Cholada Thai food. Great restaurants in Malibu are Geoffrey's, Nobu Sushi & Cafe Habana.
The closest large grocery store is a Von's Market, located on Sunset Blvd. There's also a natural foods market & deli in Malibu, named PC Greens. Additionally, a local raw smoothie & juice bar has opened recently, about a 5 minute drive from my place called Topanga Living Cafe in Topanga!
there is no public transit in Topanga Canyon -- you will need a car! The closest public transit is the MTA line 534, which runs along Pacific Coast Highway.
Hey, I'm Darrell -- native to California, I own an antique & vintage clothing store in Topanga Canyon. I enjoy spending time surfing, spear fishing, diving, snorkeling, traveling, storytelling & generally spending time outdoors. I also enjoy a good movie -- my favorite is the Indiana Jones trilogy & Avatar. I've lived in Topanga Canyon since the 70s & have spent many years creating an environment where I want to spend as much time as possible. I love visiting any place tropical & wanted to live in Hawaii, but decided to create my own tropical escape here. My place is like a combination of the Swiss Family Robinson & the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. I enjoy meeting people from all over & I often host small BBQs with my tenants who also live on the property. I'm an easy going host & live in a treehouse on site, so I'm available if you need anything! If you'd like to share a meal or hang out around the fire, I always enjoy hearing stories from new people.