About this listing
Unique, peaceful apartment with gas fireplace, large picture window overlooking a wonderfully landscaped yard. Walking distance to the trails of Red Rock State Park. 2 miles to center of Topanga, 8min drive to the beach, 7 to Calabasas, etc
Kitchen (view from the LR) going down to the LR, as you can see on the pics, the apartment is half garden level beside the kitchen.
Come to Topanga Canyon and enjoy this garden level guest apartment with modern design flair. A great escape from the rigors of city life, yet close enough for an easy commute to most of LA.
Well-appointed Jr. 1 Bedroom comfortable apartment with polished concrete floors, full kitchen, full bathroom, Jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower (Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and garden are share, the second unit on Abnb has his own garden not share - no pic of it on this unit presentation). Wireless access and cable TV is one way to relax, or you can instead spend your time outdoors basking under the stars in the Jacuzzi, soaking in the sounds of nature all around. This is not your typical rental unit. The sun is in the morning time but the lighting make it extremely cosy and beautiful to stay in, any time of the day.
$25 fees would be charge for each additional Guest (Baby, Child or adult) after 2 people. Children must be under supervision. Dog friendly for those with friendly dogs. EACH dog would be considered and booked at the $20/day fees. I love dog and offer a Dog Sitting available at additional charge.
Walking distance to Red Rock Canyon Park and other nearby trails
Cell phones have limited reception here, but full wireless coverage and microcell available. So we CAN get you the reception most of the time, depending on the provider. AT&T and Verizon the best. You can also get a reception Landline available for additional fee. Wi Fi on the propriety as well as the cable TV.
We are only 2 miles to the center of Topanga. Less than 10' to the Pacific Ocean, Calabasas. 20' to Santa Monica and Venice. 30' to the Studio, etc
Things to Do in Topanga and Surrounding Areas
Multiple trails with varying difficulties nearby. Some hidden gems.
Red Rock Park, Backbone Trail, Tuna Canyon Park, Summit to Summit Trail, etc
Inn of the Seventh Ray: very well know for their romantic outdoor dining on the creek side, organic menu, little pricey and a much affordable and wort it special fantastic brunch on Sunday.
Froggy’s Fish Market: Great huge outdoor deck with divers area as pool table, bars, table seating. Divers ambiance indoor, as a large indoor fireplace cosy seating area. Occasional live music.
Abuelitas: Mexican food/bar. Occasional live music.
Canyon Bistro: French. Outdoor patio. Really good, fare price. Occasional jazz live music.
Rocco’s In the Canyon: (website hidden). Sitting/delivery.
Café Mimosa: French cosy coffee house outdoor patio (soup, sandwiches, pies, smoothies, salads...)
Waterlily Café: Lunch snack with outdoor patio (salads, soup, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee...)
Pat’s Topanga Grill: Breakfast&Brunch Old fashion country cooking.
Farmers’ Market: Friday morning at the Community
Country Natural Food: Health Food and Snacks Korean food
Fresh in Topanga: Vegan Juice Bar & Smoothies. Great Soups
- Topanga Horseback Riding-Offers Romantic Package and Full moon horseback rides
- Yoga Desa (Local yoga studio with many classes) Asked me for discount coupon.
- Hidden Treasures: Vintage clothing and jewelry
- Jalan Jalan: Bali Carvings & statues with a gorgeous waterfall oasis in the back
- Will Geer'sTheatricum Botanicum: Outdoor amphitheater under the oaks celebrating it's 40th Repertory Season
- Calabasas outdoor swimming/Tennis (+ dances classes, bicycle working out. Tai Chi classes, etc)
NEARBY 10 Minute Drive:
- Topanga Beach (swim with dolphins, pelicans and sometime seals)
- Saddle Peak Lodge-Malibu-Specializes in Game. Fine dinning. Pricey
- Getty Villa
- Lake Shrine Temple
- Reel Inn (fish)
- The Chart House
- Cholada’s Thai Beach Café-Great Thai Food
- Rosenthal Wine-Tasting Room, great ambiance and setting, live music and fabulous trucks food on Saturday and Sunday after 4pm. Definitely vacation feeling.
Within 15 Minutes Drive:
City of Calabasas- The Calabasas Commons: Shopping, Lots of Restaurants: Paddler Fork, Kings Fish's house, Sagebrush Cantina, French Bakery, etc). Movie theaters, Barnes and Nobles, etc.
City of Malibu – Beaches, Shopping, Restaurants, movie theaters
Santa Monica Pier (free life music on the beach every Thursday during the summer, great bands!!)
3rd St. Promenade (shopping, restaurants, etc)
Venice Beach (Hipsters, bars, performances, etc)
2 Guest Cottage Parking on the property or a front on the street.
Interaction with Guests
Here to welcome you and make sure you're comfortable and then you're on you own. We'll still available for any advices or questions, always happy to share the good feeling that Topanga and its surrounding has to offer. Decoration for the special occasion, event, are possible.
Everything, it's like Heaven. The proximity of so much and the blessing of being in the country as well as having the city and the beach few miles away. Topanga is amazing place (check it out on (website, Wikipedia, you'll be sold already;)
You need a car, rental available down the hill (they will delivery the car to you here with no fees), Uber or Cab. For additional fees, we could be available to pick you up at the airport.
Other Things to Note
Weekend price applied to every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in the calendar. 2 days rental minimum.
Any event needs to be previously discussed with the Host.
No party time unless previously organize with the Host or by demand. Any event would have to be discuss with the Host. Respect of the place. The Jacuzzi is for the Guest only, unless you place a request to have Guest(s). Enjoy your stay!
Ring of softly iridescent beautiful shells Capiz Hanging Pendant, bring back from the Philippines (artisanal)
I was looking for a weekend getaway that was peaceful, inviting and made me feel like wasn't in Los Angeles, and Sylviane's Garden apartment was the perfect place.
Sylviane is the ultimate host who not only has an amazing sense of design, but also left me wanting for nothing. The apartment is decorated with unique charm, including all the amenities. The beautiful yard served as a wonderful playground for my dogs and Sylviane's Pablo - who is a love button.
The best part, though, is Sylviane herself, who is very gracious, kind and whom I felt like I knew my whole life. It made the entire experience that much more special. I am already looking at my calendar to see when I return to her beautiful getaway in the canyon!
We loved staying with Sylvia. The hospitality is above and beyond - robes, fresh mint for tea from her garden, Tylenol upon request when we needed for a headache. She greeted us when we got to her place with a smile. It is a beautiful home with a beautiful hostess. Despite being in 105 degree heat outside, no A/C was needed as the room we stayed in was very cool. We highly recommend staying here for its host, its location, and the place itself.
What a wonderful experience to take off my shoes and feel like I was in my own private spa. Sylviane was extra special just like the place. I could walk, read or go to local organic restaurants. It is amazing that 10 minutes away there are huge traffic jams.
Sylvia was a great host who was very easy to communicate with and was always ready to answer any of our questions. She made us feel welcome right from our arrival and even had a little treat waiting for our dog, which was very thoughtful!
The apartment is clean and beautiful, its the perfect place for a relaxing stay away from the city. Thank you, Sylvia for having us! We look forward to coming back in the future!
Amazing experience with Sylviane and this apartment! We loved it! We were looking to get away from the city for a few days and be around nature and the was exactly what we needed. It was quiet, a beautiful yard (hot tub included :)), apartment was clean & decorated lovely. I went with my wife and Sylvi was nice enough to let us bring our 2 dogs as well. We all fit, loved the accommodations and slept so soundly. Close to the beach and nice hiking areas as well. Highly recommend! Sylviane and her lovely dog Pablo were so warm and welcoming. Would love to go back again!
I really enjoyed the fenced in back yard. It was great for my pup to run around and play in. The place had a quaint feel to it. Vintage with modern. It had everything I needed. The bedroom feels like you're in a basement. The location is pretty central to both downtown Topanga and Malibu beaches.
As soon as we arrived it was like walking into a beautiful paradise of tranquillity. The location is perfect. A true sanctuary inside snd out. Sylvia greeted us with a warm welcome. She's truly magnificent. Very kind and personable. She gave us the tour and then we were on our own. The decor is absolutely superb. Such attention to detail. Very artistic, modern and comfortable. It's the perfect getaway from the hustle and hustle of LA but close enough to everything. Definitely loved it snd will return
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