Beautiful UNIQUE PRIVATE TROPICAL Guest House in Topanga Canyon! Look up Cody Simpson's video, "Love" on You Tube for video of property!
1 NIGHT STAYS ARE $225/NIGHT. MSG 4 INFO.
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FYI I do adhere to all of my rules & guidelines! No exceptions!
ONE NIGHT STAYS are NOW AVAILABLE FOR $225 A NIGHT + $55 CLEANING FEE (message for more info - the 1 night charge is not negotiable)
Rules are: 2 guest maximum, No pets, no children of any age, 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.
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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, complete with coffee maker & filters, dishes/pots/pans & washer/dryer on site (the washer/dryer is for stays of 5+ days).
1 carport parking spot is available, along with extra parking along the road. The road is paved, but has no sidewalks alongside.
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 those of you with allergy concerns). 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 uneven 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!
If you'd like this to be a surf getaway, I'm happy to loan you one of my boards with your security deposit acting as collateral! I have kayaks & stand-up paddle boards available for use - but note that you'll need a truck or SUV to get them down to the beach (I don't allow guests to tie the boards to a standard car). 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 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.
outdoor bathtub, indoor stone shower, wireless internet, satellite television, outdoor firepit, HD flat screen TV with DVD player, microwave, toaster oven, stove top, mini fridge, kitchen with coffee maker/filters/tea, dishes & pots & pans, towels, shampoo & body wash, hot tub with crystal fireplace, BBQ, year-round springs & waterfalls, filtered water, tropical gardens surrounding guest house, large decks & patios, great views, stone tiles, outdoor bed for napping, hammocks, 1 car carport parking, & more.
Interaction with Guests
The guesthouse is a stand-alone unit, completely private & faces a large private lawn with private firepit (as shown in the photos). The hot tub is private use, from 10 am to 10 pm. 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 & sometimes I do not see them for the entire weekend, unless they call on me for assistance. Tenants who live on site will not interfere with your privacy, all amenities including lawn & hot tub are reserved for your use during your stay.
If you call me, I will come down & start a fire or BBQ for you! 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 property tour. Other people who have stayed hung out with me & we've had some BBQ & talked about life around the fire. My level of interaction depends on your preference!
FUN FACT: As featured in Cody Simpson's music video, "Love." (website 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 Fresh 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.
Two adult guests per guest house maximum (no children of any age allowed, this also means no infants) -- no smoking on property, due to fire hazards/tenant concerns, no pets.
Washer/Dryer is for guests with stays of 5+ days. Please inquire if you are a longer-term guest about where laundry facilities are located.
Two night minimum stay, no pets. For a 1 night stay, please message me for further info. Those are available for $225 a night + a one time $55 cleaning fee. I am not able to go any lower on this fee.
If you'd like to invite guests over, check in with me in advance. I have other tenants who live on the property & I'd like to be aware, in case one of them is concerned! I only allow 2 people overnight in the guest house.
Jacuzzi hours are until 10 pm. Please keep all noise levels low after 10 pm, to respect other tenants on property.
If you'd like to take a few casual snapshots on my property for strictly personal use, I'm fine with that! If you are a photographer, blogger, etc., please read below.
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 photo shoot for something professional/published on my property, this will result at very minimum a negative review!
Please discuss in advance photography that is not for private personal use. I use my properties as locations, so a location fee would be required, along with standard insurance, etc..
Darrell welcomed us and showed us around the grounds. The place was cute as a button and we loved the entire experience! The whimsical experience of the "stars" on the trees at night was totally unexpected (an effect put on by lasers) & gorgeous. The mornings were my favorite time there. The house has a fancy coffee maker so we would enjoy coffee & relax in one of the many loungy areas on the property. We heard so many cool, wildlife sounds too. It really relaxed us both. You would have to try really hard not to relax here actually. The bed outside was nice too. Oh, and the shower is beautiful! The property gave me a lot of landscaping ideas for our own house. Bed was comfy, couch was cool & comfy too. Overall, a wonderful experience that I hope to enjoy again.
This was the perfect place for our anniversary getaway. Although only an hour from our hometown of Ventura we were transported to another place and time. Day or night the atmosphere is super dreamy and relaxing with many cozy places to chill and take it all in. We also appreciated getting to spend time visiting with Darrell as he is very kind, easy going and super interesting. As Airbnb hosts ourselves it was a real treat getting to be on the receiving end of truly unique and creative hospitality. We are already looking forward to staying again!
Darrell was a great host and easy to talk to. He waited for us as we drove up, helped us with our stuff and he walked us through his home. The place was great, everything had attention to detail and was well organized. The place itself was an adventure so much to explore. The stay could not have been much better. What he has done with this place is beyond great, definitly recommended to everyone.
We were welcomed by Darrell, waiting at the road. He gave us a full and detailed instruction of his wonderful place, which is like an adventure.
We were there in February. I suppose that we would have benefitted more from all the facilities if we had been there during summer.
Darrell was a fantastic host for a fantastic property. I was absolutely impressed with the Immaculate attention to detail he took when designing and building this property. So much so that I plan to buy a house in this area within the next couple of years and hire him as a designer for the exterior landscape. I recommend this destination for anyone.
Me and my partner loved staying here! The guesthouse itself was very cozy and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The whole property was so stunning and interesting and you can tell that Darrell is very much an artist for creating a masterpiece that is his home. I loved that Darrell added small touches like providing robes, towels, shampoo and conditioner, etc to really make it feel like home. The back lawn, deck, fountain and hot tub areas were simply gorgeous to play around and explore in!!! And the outdoor bathtub is genius. Simply put, you can't get bored here. Darrell was very helpful and available when he needed him. We'd definitely stay here again. Thank you!!
We had an amazing time at this treasure trove of tropical - tiki paradise. Darrell was a wonderful host, very accommodating, gave us tips for local hiking & restaurants, etc. He's built a piece of paradise you can only experience, the photos do not do justice, which is crazy to write because as you see the photos are amazing!
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.