Beautiful garden walkway leads you to a newly renovated guest house, with spectacular views from all windows. Wood floors, travertine kitchen counters, full kitchen / frig. and viking stove. Bathroom with Italian glass tile bath/shower and antique vanity with carrera marble. All cotton linens with down pillows and duvet. Antiques through out, with a large walk in closet.
We are located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, with magnificent hiking trails within walking distance. Some say that our little get away is located in the best kept secret in LA. It's private, quiet and tranquil yet only 15 minutes from Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu and 10 minutes from the 101 freeway.
Smoking is not allowed indoors. Smoking is allowed outside.
Pets must be pre approved.
Recycling is a must. Composting is optional.
Washer and dryer use is shared with the main house.
Linda's space is beautiful, quiet and set in the picturesque mountains of Calabasas. Close to hiking, and 15 minutes to Malibu, it's the perfect location for anyone wanting to be close to the city without all the hustle and bustle. Loved it!
Linda was a gracious host! I am a film student at California State University Northridge, and had inquired about shooting a short film on Linda's property. We met, and she accepted my proposal! She told me everything there was to know about the property, with a kind and welcoming attitude. She has two sweet cats, who we didn't see much of. Linda even helped us when we had a question about the property late at night. I called her up, and she was gracious enough to lend her time to help us.
Linda's guest home is just as cozy, comfortable, and quiet as the pictures show. She has been a wonderful host, putting our comfort first and foremost. She's the kind of person you could not help but like. Her messages are signed "with love from the iClouds" and she is generally a very peaceful and mellow person.
I can compare the experience to an upscale boutique bed and breakfast, but with more character and more privacy. The kitchen is very well-stocked with a large window looking out a beautiful view. She had the entire place redone recently and furnished it so that she might move in herself, so you can expect the very best and most precise attention to detail.
The best words to describe it would be charming and quiet. What we really enjoyed was that unlike many other guest homes, this one was partially separate from the main house but in a charming way. It is on the second story, above the garage/laundry room. Many guest homes seem to be displaced in the backyard somewhere but definitely not Linda's place. You have a private deck/patio overlooking the driveway and of course a beautiful view. If you enjoy nature, Linda's yard is full of greenery and just that.
Enjoy your stay, and don't forget to look up at the stars. Being on the hills, they seem just out of reach.
My partner and me had been wanting to get down to LA for a very long time but I had been pretty much debilitated by a spinal injury from August through November. Living in Oakland is very "city" and going to LA can be somewhat stressful at times so coming out of an injury we wanted to stay somewhere peaceful, easy for me to walk into & warm. Linda's guest house was amazing! Not only is it absolutely decorated perfect that you could go live there full time it also has the best of the best in fixtures, furniture, floors, appliances, mattress etc. Linda obviously has traveled in her life & she has used that knowledge in setting up her guest house as a five star suite. The floors are gorgeous!!! The sound of fountains surround you when you are sitting on the patio. There is something really special about having water sounds close by..Soothing..... Beautiful Santa Monica mountain & canyon view.... Truly a gem. My partner and me slept like babies which was much needed. I didn't want to leave! Linda greeted us when we arrived and took time to talk to us about the area, our stay and anything we might need to know about the property... Her garden is magical. I highly suggest staying at landscape artists home because you know the grounds will be impeccable. This place was so great we actually want to go back soon. We haven't put LA on the calendar much because it isn't that relaxed for us but now after staying at Linda's guest house we now feel like we could go back often... If you want to relax, sleep well, be greeted by a wonderful warm woman such as Linda & enjoy nature I would say go stay there. It's like a high end hotel cottage or suite in the mountains of LA.. Perfect. Absolutely wonderful magical place! We will be back! Thank you Linda & Fig the dog! We didn't want to leave... I can't wait to see you & your doggie again! Thanks a million for hosting an amazing space for me to come stay after a rough time...
We had a lovely stay! This retreat is the perfect getaway. The mountains are relaxing, and the sunset from the gorgeous garden patio is truly amazing. Linda couldn't have been more fantastic and helpful. She gave us a plethora of ideas for things to do in the area, and made us feel right at home.
What a great time we had in Calabasas. Linda was great to work with and her place was amazing!!! The mountain views were great and being 15 minutes from Malibu was nice. We look forward to coming back soon!!!
La maison est parfaite: spacieuse, tout en bois naturel , propre, tres agreable , et decorée avec gout . la vue sur les canyons est magnifique . le soir on entend les coyotes , pendant que l'on regarde les etoiles .Linda est une personne charmante , elle fait tout pour vous mettre à l'aise .meme si votre anglais n'est pas tres bon ! Les animaux de la maison sont adorables.c'est un endroit où l'on est en securité , paisible ,et le jardin est magique , beaucoup de creativité . la proprieté n'est pas difficile d'acces , la route de Muholand vous amenera vers malibu, ou calabasas tres facilement. dés que je le peux , j'y retourne ! Merci pour tout mon amie Linda .
I am a landscape contractor, working all over greater Los Angeles county. My favorite garden is my own, where I spend Saturdays taking care of everything, making the garden special for my guests, fairies and other garden visitors seen or unseen. Myself, Fig, my norfolk terrier, cats Sally and Jet all look forward to time off from work, when we can enjoy the garden, a hike in the mountains a swim at Pepperdine or a relaxing time with friends. I grew up in Boston, traveling west with all the other hippies of the day, with a flower in my hair! I lived in the bay area from 71' til 84'........have I given away my age :-) I owned and operated a flower shop in San Anselmo until I moved to Malibu where I have lived since.......just up the road now, in Calabasas, where I can be closer to the mountains!