So California Vacation Retreat

House - Private room · Daniella Ct, Calabasas, CA 91302, United States

Great place for tourists, families or students. Located in rolling hills of Calabasas, just inland from Malibu, this is a beautiful base for your Southern California trip.

The Space

Welcome! Our teenagers are off at college and our beautiful home feels empty. Here are some of the reasons you will enjoy your stay with us:

o Up to three bedrooms available, lots of space, privacy and comfort
o Large downstairs bedroom with study area and private full bathroom. Wonderful queen size bed, memory foam topper. Luxury brand, high thread count linens (Frette etc) Comfortable for two guests
o Spacious 3 room upstairs suite can sleep 3 comfortably: two bedrooms, teen room and private full bathroom. Bedrooms are furnished with twin beds and one trundle

o Fabulous location- Mediterranean designer home, gated community in prestigious neighborhood
o Easy freeway access,
o Local lake, hiking, beaches 15 minutes away
o Public golf courses and tennis facilities nearby

Guest Access

Spectacular outdoor living area, pool, jacuzzi garden, and built-in barbecue. Resort like, serene surroundings
o Wireless internet throughout property
o Fresh brewed coffee every morning
o Gourmet kitchen
o Laundry room
o Tennis /basketball courts
o Ample parking

Interaction with Guests

Friendly, experienced hosts to provide directions and recommendations.

The Neighborhood

Calabasas has a lot to offer; the Commons is a quaint, upscale shopping plaza with a multiplex movie theater and several restaurants. Many celebrities live nearby and are often seen around town, at Starbucks, or at the weekly Saturday morning farmers market in Old Town Calabasas. This part of town has a flavor of the old west and hosts historical landmarks, including an original stage coach stop and the notorious Sagebush Cantina.

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, nature is out the front door, with great hiking, mountain biking and motorcycle riding all around, including famous Mulholland Highway. Other local points of interest include UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, the Channel Islands and Catalina Island. Public golf and tennis facilities are nearby. Most sightseeing venues are close and easily accessible; the 101 freeway is only 2 miles away: Malibu beaches, surfing and shopping are just 12 miles away, Universal Studios 22 miles, Hollywood 25 miles, Beverly Hills 25 miles, Downtown 30 miles, Santa Monica promenade and Beach 30 min, LAX 32 miles. Take a day trip to Disneyland, California Adventures or check out Laguna Beach. Or head to Santa Barbara (60 min) Ojai (45 min) and Santa Ynez wine country (90 min - where the movie Sideways was filmed) and maybe stop at the outlet stores on the way.

Getting around

Public trasprotation is limited

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Joanne and Gary are wonderful hosts, as are their two chilled out dogs! The house is really special, in a private gated community in Calabasas. If you would like recommendations, they can give you lots of information. It felt very comfortable (as was the bed!) to be staying with them and would definitely stay again when in LA! Highly recommended.

    April 2012
  • We had an absolutely fantastic stay at So California Vacation Retreat.
    The house was clean and well maintained. My kids and I had our own space. They were upstairs with their own bed rooms bathroom and a great sitting/play room. I was downstairs with my own private bedroom and bath.
    The back yard is beautiful with lovely landscape a pool and a Jacuzzi which we enjoyed very much. The location of the house is great. It is in a gated community with tennis and basketball courts. I felt very comfortable allowing my kids to walk to the courts by themselves.
    As for our hosts, Joanne and Gary, they really do go above and beyond to accommodate you. Joanne thought of everything to make our visit wonderful.
    Our stay at this property was overall excellent.

    April 2012
  • Where to start? We LOVED staying at Joanne and Gary's! They are the most kind, warm and considerate couple you will meet in LA! Their place is the PERFECT spot: just a short drive from the beautiful Malibu beaches and LA is not far away. If you don't want to go out then just hop into the pool or jacuzzi, play fetch with Zeke or have a cold beer in their lovely garden. Definately a place you don't want to miss!!

    April 2013
  • LOVED staying with the Busasnky's! They were incredibly nice, had a gorgeous house in Calabasas, and were very welcoming and helpful on giving us advice of places to go to. They really make you feel like you're at home. They have 2 super friendly dogs and a gorgeous pool/hot tub in the backyard that you're able to use. I highly recommend having a car rental as they do live in a gated community in the valley and if you wanted to drive down to Hollywood or downtown you'd definitely need a car to get around. I'd keep an eye out on the high traffic rush hours aswell; it'd be good to plan ahead. Calabasas itself is a gorgeous community and I highly recommend checking out The Commons, as well as Toscanova (italian restaurant).

    All in all, beautiful and comfortable place to stay, you definitely wouldn't regret it. I'll definitely be staying with them again next time I'm in LA :)

    April 2013
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From New York, live in Calabasas (Los Angeles). Love to hang out with my family- college age twin kids and husband; travel, meet new people, learn new things. We enjoy hosting airbnb guests, its like traveling without leaving home. Not working so much now, but using my professional skills to help not-for-profits create strategic marketing and fundraising materials, and work on other community projects.
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