Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway


Entire cottage hosted by Darrell

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
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Beautiful PRIVATE guest house! Look up Cody Simpson's "Love" on for video of property!

SAUNA installed! Sauna fee $25 use, sauna hours are limited. Msg 4 sauna info!

I'm booking with safe precautions during covid - calendar is current, I do not keep a wait list


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The space
Hello! Welcome!

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 + limited 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 1 hour use. Sauna is host operated only with limited pre-arranged use at set hours.
Please note that jacuzzi is use is 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.

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.

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.

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 natural soaps.. 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.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
HDTV with premium cable, standard cable
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Topanga Canyon, California, United States

FUN FACT: As featured in Cody Simpson's music video, "Love." (URL HIDDEN)

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!

Hosted by Darrell

  1. Joined in April 2012
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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.

I'm Darrell -- native to California, I own an antique & vintage clothing store in Topanga Canyon. I enjoy spending time surfing, spear fishing, diving, sno…

During your stay

As the property is shared with other guests & sound carries in the canyon, I want to maintain an atmosphere of privacy & tranquility. Therefore, I do not allow ANY visitors or additional guests during your stay, no exceptions. The guesthouse is reserved for 2 people that I meet during check in. This is especially important during covid to keep safe, so if I discover additional guests and/or visitors, AirBnB will ask you to leave.

The guesthouse is a stand-alone unit, private & faces a large lawn with firepit (as shown in the photos). I do have a gardener, you may get a glimpse of and/or myself maintaining grounds. The hot tub is reserved for your use, from 10 am to 10 pm (other tenants have their own hot tub). I live on the property, remotely & away from view of the guesthouse, but am reachable by phone call. Many couples stay at my property for romantic getaways & aside from check in, I sometimes I do not see them for the entire weekend/they do not see anyone, unless they call on me for assistance. All amenities including lawn & hot tub are reserved for AirBnB Guests during listed hours; but know that you may see an occasional groundskeeper who will not disturb you.

If you call me, I will come down & hang out with you with a mask/distanced (I require that you wear masks for all interactions)! I interact as little or as much as guests like - Some people like to spend their entire time secluded, and I only appear to give a welcome property tour. Other people who have stayed hung out with me for a friendly chat. My level of interaction depends on your preference!

I only accept phone calls from guests who are staying in the guest house. It helps ensure that I'm able to address your questions readily & easily. I do not text message, and don't always receive airbnb messages so I request that all guests call me immediately for any help or knock on my door if you are having reception issues. I do have a cell booster in the guest house, so while in the guest house reception should not be an issue.
As the property is shared with other guests & sound carries in the canyon, I want to maintain an atmosphere of privacy & tranquility. Therefore, I do…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy