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