Topanga Mountain Fairy Tale Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Agoura Hills-Malibu, CA 90290, United States
Your host, David
135 Reviews
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The Space

This one-of-a-kind cottage looks like it's out of a fairy tale. It is a lovely mix of antique and modern, nestled in the middle of a giant oak forest. There is a loft bedroom upstairs with lots of windows and a very luxurious queen bed. Adjacent to that is a second queen bed in a smaller "cubby hole".

Downstairs is a living room with lots of windows and a floor made out of actual stones. There is a lovely clamshell couch in the living room. There is a full kitchen with a stainless steel sink, fridge and gas stove. The cottage features a handcrafted bathroom with cedar walls, an antique sink and a large marble bathtub.

To compliment the 'old world' feel we have a brand new wireless router with extremely fast wireless Internet 85mb per sec. We also have a new, very reliable tankless hot water heater that never runs out of hot water for the bath/shower.

This cottage is definitely for people who are artistic or bohemian and would enjoy experiencing life in a little mountain village.

Dogs are welcome but are counted as guests.

This property is situated on 12 acres of land with an artistic and bohemian feel, minutes from the center of Topanga, CA. You'd never know you were anywhere near a city. There are laundry facilities, a communal kitchen / living space with a 100 year old fire place.

The location is idyllic, in the mountains with access to nearby hiking trails, a creek.

The world famous Inn of the Seventh Ray is just down the street, with fine dining next to a flowing stream. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch.

We have lots of other cottages available on the same magical property:

For example check out the amazing "Lovely Apartment" which has a large private deck with a stunning 360 degree view:

To see all the cottages, just click on my photo above, scroll down and choose "see all listings"
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We are only a minute to the village of Topanga, and 10 minutes to the Pacific Ocean with lots of Beaches and Restaurants. Amazingly it's less than a twenty minute drive to Santa Monica (10 fwy), Malibu or Calabasas (101 fwy).

We recommend the Inn of the Seventh Ray, Froggy's Fish Market, Hidden Treasures super funky vintage Shop and the lovely waterfall @ Jalan Jalan imports, all only a few minutes drive.

Cell phones may not work here, but there is total coverage of wireless internet and we can provide a landline with unlimited calling for a small daily fee.

Recommended Local Attractions:

Mimosa Café – local coffee and pastry – Topanga hangout
Waterlily Café - sandwiches and espresso
Froggy’s Fish Market - great Topanga atmosphere indoors and outdoors, wide assortment of food.
Abuelitas – Mexican food, local bands.
Inn of the Seventh Ray – gourmet new age brunch – pricey but lovely outdoor creekside dining.
Canyon Bistro – gourmet French California cuisine
Rocco’s Italian – good pizza takeout or sit down restaurant
Other interesting local spots
Pat’s Breakfast - eat outside with your dog at your table!

At the beach 10 minutes away:
Reel Inn (fish), The Chart House, Gladstone’s
Cholada’s Thai Beach Cafe

Farmers’ Market – Friday mornings
Topanga General Store - I recommend the fresh “hot sausage”
Country Natural Food- Health Food and Snacks
Fresh in Topanga – new market

Cool spots:
Yoga Desa (website hidden). Local yoga studio with many classes including dance and kirtan. See our booklet with schedule.
Hidden Treasures – fun store – vintage clothing and jewelry
Jalan Jalan – amazing imports with a beautiful waterfall in the back.
Theatricum Botanicum – lovely outdoor ampitheater with its own theater company.
Topanga Beach – less than 10 minutes away.

Further away
The Old Place – Wild West dining – good for brunch
Saddle Peak Lodge – elk, bison, ostrich – great atmosphere – $$$$$
El Matador Beach - gorgeous beach with natural arches
Leo Carrillo – another beautiful beach with natural nooks and crannies
City of Malibu – check out local shopping mall - great kids playground – fancy shops – Cuban restaurant.

LA Westside (15-20 minutes drive)
Santa Monica Pier
3rd St. Promenade – walking street – flagship stores – movie theaters - restaurants
Venice Beach “Boardwalk” - fun street vendors, funky, great buys

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Loved the bohemian vibe of the funky cottage, but only 5 minutes of hot water over two days/nights, made the experience way too bohemian.

    July 2014
  • This is a great area and we've stayed in one of David's cabins before. Unfortunately, this was our least favorite. The stone floors, while unique, were tough on our bare feet. And, the hot water was intermittent while showering.

    July 2014
  • Great place, charming atmosphere, very authentic experience!

    June 2014
  • This place is amazing! I would love to come back. The area is beautiful and the cottage was so incredible. It was a great community and a secluded paradise. The Fairy Tale Cottage was absolutely magical and so comfortable. And OMG the bath tub!

    June 2014
  • We only stayed at the fairy tale cottage for one night and we wish we'd stayed longer. It'(email hidden) with a great atmosphere

    June 2014
  • Love love love the sleeping loft! Good hiking five minutes' walk down the road. Fast communication. Very good experience overall.

    June 2014
  • This place was great! Bigger and with more modern amenities than it looks and in a cool secluded area. Nice whimsical touches around the place too.
    The cottage has a fridge, great shower, wifi, directions to restaurants and markets... everything you could need. David really created an awesome place. You might want to bring a fan in the summer.

    May 2014
  • This place is AMAZING! If you're looking for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles without having to travel, this is the place. Lovely and quiet, close to great hikes or just hanging out and reading. We had an awesome time! Would come back here every weekend if we could.

    May 2014
  • The Fairy Tale cottage was a fantastic experience! The cabin is located in a beautiful area in Topanga, shaded by (email hidden) to get away from the bustle of the city but still easily accessible. The space is clean, cozy and comfortable. David was very quick to respond and accommodating on check-in. Would recommend this getaway place to anyone! PS. Great local hiking!

    May 2014
  • We had a nice time at the cottage with our dogs. The space is unique and whimsical. We woke up to birds chirping and the sun shining amongst the trees. There was an issue of cleanliness that was brought to the host's attention, but otherwise we enjoyed our stay and feel it's a great option for a quick, relaxing getaway.

    April 2014
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