Artistic Topanga Mermaid Suite

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga Canyon, CA 90290, United States
Your host, David
53 Reviews
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The Space

This artistic space features hand drawn fantasy murals and a colorfully tiled shower and bath. A generous downstairs living/sleeping room is topped off by a gold spiral staircase which leads up to a small extra loft bedroom. Just outside is a hammock for taking in the mountain view and soaking up the sun.

This is a self- contained apartment which is attached by a hallway to our main house. It has it's own kitchenette and private bathroom.

We are dog friendly. Please include your dog in the number of guests:)

This property is situated on 12 acres of land with an artistic and bohemian feel, minutes from the center of Topanga, CA. You'd never know you were anywhere near a city. However the Rustic Stone Cabin is in a separate and very private area of the property.

The location is idyllic, in the mountains with access to nearby hiking trails and creeks.

We have lots of other cottages available on the same magical property:

For example check out the amazing "Lovely Apartment" which has a large private deck with a stunning 360 degree view:

To see them all, just click on my photo above, scroll down and choose "see all listings"
highlight and right-click on this link:
The world famous Inn of the Seventh Ray is just down the street, with fine dining next to a flowing stream. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch.

We are only a minute to the village of Topanga, and 10 minutes to the Pacific Ocean with lots of Beaches and Restaurants. Amazingly it's less than a twenty minute drive to Santa Monica (PCH fwy), Malibu or Calabasas (101 fwy).

Cell phones may not work here, but there is total coverage of wireless internet.

Recommended Local Attractions:

Mimosa Café – local coffee and pastry – Topanga hangout
Waterlily Café - sandwiches and espresso
Abuelitas – Mexican food, local bands.
Inn of the Seventh Ray – gourmet new age brunch – pricey but lovely outdoor creekside dining.
Canyon Bistro – gourmet French California cuisine
Rocco’s Italian – good pizza takeout or sit down restaurant
Topanga Fresh Market-provides local organic produce and lunches
Other interesting local spots
Pat’s Breakfast - eat outside with your dog at your table!

At the beach 10 minutes away:
Reel Inn (fish), The Chart House, Gladstone’s
Cholada’s Thai Beach Cafe

Farmers’ Market – Friday mornings
Topanga General Store - I recommend the fresh “hot sausage”
Country Natural Food- Health Food and Snacks
Fresh in Topanga – new market

Cool spots:
Yoga Desa (website hidden). Local yoga studio with many classes including dance and kirtan. See our booklet with schedule.
Hidden Treasures – fun store – vintage clothing and jewelry
Jalan Jalan – amazing imports with a beautiful waterfall in the back.
Theatricum Botanicum – lovely outdoor ampitheater with its own theater company.
Topanga Beach – less than 10 minutes away.

Further away
The Old Place – Wild West dining – good for brunch
Saddle Peak Lodge – elk, bison, ostrich – great atmosphere – $$$$$
El Matador Beach - gorgeous beach with natural arches
Leo Carrillo – another beautiful beach with natural nooks and crannies
City of Malibu – check out local shopping mall - great kids playground – fancy shops – Cuban restaurant.

LA Westside (15-20 minutes drive)
Santa Monica Pier
3rd St. Promenade – walking street – flagship stores – movie theaters - restaurants
Venice Beach “Boardwalk” - fun street vendors, funky, great buys

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Fun, rustic, quirky. Pretty views. A cute little spot in the woods. Good internet. Not good cell reception. A brief but bumpy dirt road up the hill. Fun for a weekend, but maybe not for a long stay unless you're really outdoorsy.

    July 2014
  • I loved this place, and my kids did, too. It was a series of guest cabins, which I didn't realize, but that was okay. We went for a lovely walk and checked out some of the other cabins. I would definitely stay there again. The scenery was marvelous, and the beds very comfortable.

    June 2014
  • Very special place in the mountains. Beautiful landscape. Quite environment. Close to restaurants and the Pacific. The suite is furnished in very nice and creative way. We enjoyed staying there and would have loved to stay longer. Communication with David was very easy, check-in and check-out were very easy, too. I absolutely recommend this location if you look for something special that you will never forget.

    June 2014
  • We loved our stay in the Mermaid Suite! It’s a beautiful, eclectic space set up in such a peaceful and picturesque area of the mountains in Topanga. David and the community there were wonderful hosts and really made us feel at home. This is a perfect spot for resting, meditation, and rejuvenation, but with active elements as well such as hiking and a trampoline! Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys nature and a unique bohemian experience.

    June 2014
  • Staying here was so great, it didn't feel like LA at all, which was exactly what I was looking for. The staff is super friendly and chill. I will be going back! The mermaid suite is such a unique space.

    June 2014
  • Creative recycled building maybe quirky but it needs to finished off to be safe and attractive in reality, especially at this price! An out-of the-way setting should have clear signage about the location and use of the various buildings such as the communal kitchen and the "Mermaid Suite".The lack of basic provisions like drinking water, glasses, soap, tea, sugar etc which are universally standard at this price, need addressing! Thankfully the beds were clean in this 'rustic' hacienda where the uneven floors, broken tiles, uncovered wiring in the 'bathroom' and make-shift fixtures such as twisted wire on stairs are potentially injurious even for the mobile! I would not have been able to locate the switches and turn on the lights with the help of my US resident friend! I do wonder and saw no indications as to what visitors should do if there were an earthquake or fire -which are possible in this location??

    May 2014
  • What a great resort and room! The room is charming and peaceful and surrounded by a beautiful naturescape.

    Very simple transaction! Highly recommend if you want to have a unique and memorable vacation.

    May 2014
  • We absolutely loved staying at the Mermaid Suite! Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • David and his staff were awesome and friendly! Everything was a pleasure. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a place to relax in the middle of LA.

    May 2014
  • Topanga has a lovely Bohemian feel. Plenty of opportunity to rest and relax away from the rat race of LA.

    April 2014
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