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View from the kitchen to the french doors and the dec.View of the mountains and park  from the cottage yard
Topanga View Private Cottage
Topanga View Private Cottage
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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French doors invite you to a charming flowered garden with a stunning mountain vista. Dappled sunlight plays across the wooden floors of the comfortable and relaxing 12 foot high living space. 10 minutes to the beach or the Valley.

The space

A fantastic location only 8 mins to the San fernando Valley, 10 mins to the Beach, 20 mins from Santa Monica, 40 Mins from LAX. You can hike stunning mountain trails in the morning and relax at the beach all afternoon. Our beautiful free standing cottage guesthouse features French doors leading to private yard and a garden with sun loungers and deck chairs to enjoy the sunshine and the mountain views. Sunlight fills the 12 foot high living space downstairs with a cheerful atmosphere. There is a well appointed kitchen and a cozy loft bedroom. The couch and love seat both fold out into a comfy sleepers. Surrounded by parklands perfect for hiking and biking, enjoy the feel of a private home and garden, not a sterile hotel room. Only minutes to local restaurants, food, shopping and cinemas the cottage is nestled between extensive wild park lands convenient for hiking and enjoying the abundant and diverse wildlife.

Guest access

The guest house is over 50 yards from our home and has its own path and entry. The garden is on the far side of the cottage and faces the mountain views. It has its own washer and dryer. Separate off the road parking for one car is included.

Interaction with guests

Its up to you! We are available if you need us or invisible if you want total privacy. We can help with access to the beaches, mountains, LA attractions, restaurants, theatres and winery tours as well as information about the local Post Office, Hospitals, baby sitters, massage options, yoga classes, horseback riding, sight seeing tours, scenic drives, cinemas, grocery stores, and shopping. Private tours of tourist attractions and Malibu are available.

Other things to note

Topanga is a place for animal lovers. We are animal people and do local rescue of all kinds of animals. They do not remain on our property but are triaged in the field and moved onto other facilities. Alice, your hostess, spends her work days in the Canyon and is always available to help our guests if needed. She is a native of Scotland who has lived in Topanga for 24 years. with her husband, Ken, guitarist from the Robert Palmer band and former NY session musician. Ken is now a record producer and composer of TV and film scores. Many artists stay in our guest house while in Los Angeles recording music at Retrosmash Studio. Perhaps its your turn! The option is available subject to Ken's availability.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $80
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $135 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 double beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking, please and no parties. We are mindful of our lovely neighbourhood. Also, no fires or barbecues are permitted.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Oren User Profile
October 2017
I stayed at Alice and Kens place for a month. They are both warm and wonderful human beings with a genuine care and interest in your well being. The space was comfortable, well equipped and welcoming. My time at the cottage was peaceful and relaxing. Thank you guys !!

Thierry User Profile
September 2017
It's unique and spacious, perfectly appointed, charming and peaceful. Alice welcomed us in such warm and attentive way. The place is a most adorable nest with canyon views from a comfortable patio. All near a great local cafe. The A Frame/Attic bedroom is fun and whimsical. Then Ken shared with us their animal rescue missions by introducing us to some of their "recovering friends". Wonderful people. Wonderful experience.

Noam User Profile
August 2017
Alice and Ken are very welcoming hosts and the place is just as described, very comfortable. We had dinner out in the yard one evening and enjoyed the cool evening, sunset, and canyon views. Very nice!

S User Profile
July 2017
Susan-Alice and Ken were wonderful during our stay! They made our first time experience using Airbnb and vacation rental memorable with their hospitality and always being a phone call away! We appreciate the personal care and guidance from Susan in suggesting the family friendly Topanga state park trails. Thanks again to Susan and Ken for the great experience!

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
Ken and Alice were wonderful hosts, they were extremely helpful and kind. The house really had everything, before going we were questioning if the place had a stove and oven because you can't see one in the pictures, but of course they had it, as well as everything else we needed.

Catherine User Profile
April 2017
Ken and Alice are great hosts and very sweet and friendly people. Communication was always swift. The location is very secluded and peaceful with free rabbits and gophers to commune with. The Valley is surprisingly quick to get to, which is useful for shopping, and the west side/beach is close as well. A nice place to get away from it all.

Berklee User Profile
February 2017
Ken and Alice are awesome people and wonderful hosts. My husband got to chat with Ken for a while and hear about his interesting life as a musician, which was fascinating. They have huge hearts, as seen by their animal rescue work. There was a miniature pony when we were there! Their cottage is lovely and a great option if you want to be near the hustle and bustle of LA but not in it. My biggest helpful hint is to pack as light as you can, and that this place isn't for you if you have knee problems. (Also avoid in late pregnancy!) There are many stairs to get up to the cottage from the parking area, and a set of the steepest stairs I've ever seen to get up to the bedroom. Luckily there's a gate at the top that we put something heavy in front of to keep our toddler inside. The shower has a lot of pressure, the kitchen is stocked with gear but bring all the condiments you'll need (spices, honey, shoyu, etc.) There's an electric hot water kettle, which is great if you drink tea like I do. The space heaters kept the place cozy warm during the crazy storms while we were there. The washer and dryer out back were really appreciated since we use cloth diapers! Ken and Alice were great at communicating and really easy to get a hold of when we needed to. We definitely recommend staying here, and we'll be back next time we're headed to LA. Thank you Alice and Ken for a lovely stay!

Topanga, California, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Alice And Ken User Profile

We have lived in this wonderful village for 24 years. Topanga is a fascinating place to visit, perfectly situated in LA and full of its own charming attractions. Ken is a composer in the film and TV world and record producer.I am a veterinary nurse--we both love animals and Topanga is a great place for both domestic and wild animals, hiking, getting to the beach or as a home base for all LA site seeing. Our guest house is truly comfortable , sunny and well appointed with a large private garden space fur sunning, eating or just lazing about. We can help point you in fun directions and even help you get there, or be completely invisible. We look forward to
making our guest house a resource for a wonderful vacation for you.

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