About this listing
CHQ sits in the hills of Topanga Canyon just a few miles up from the beach. Enjoy this newly remodeled completely custom home. So close yet so far. All the amenities you'd expect from a high-end resort yet the comfort of being in your own home.
It served as headquarters for the local film festival before its transformation into this tricked-out multi functional getaway, retreat, vacation home or space to entertain.
The house comes well stocked, features gourmet kitchen, spa tub and laundry facilities. There's highspeed internet and cable TV.
You have State Park trails at the end of the block and the town center, Pine Tree Circle within a brisk walk. You really don't need a car to enjoy this place.
The house sleeps 2 couples comfortably (queen size beds) and the office functions as a 3rd bedroom with a comfortable daybed that converts into 2 single or a double mattress.
A perfect weekend getaway, worlds removed from the hustle & bustle of L.A yet reachable within minutes. 15 minutes to Santa Monica or Malibu to the South, or to the North, 15 minutes to Calabasas and Woodland Hills and access to world class shopping and entertainment.
The house can be rented for day time purposes (yoga retreat / workshops) or to host a social gathering. inquire if interested.
The house is ideal for 4 people (2 couples) but can sleep up to 7. If you bring more guests feel free to let us know and we can work with you.
As for rules we trust it's pretty much common sense. We ask to be respectful of our neighbors. No parties without prior permission. Don't steal stuff. If you break stuff, fess up.
Ah, and don't burn down the canyon.
I'm sure we can think of more rules and guidlines and you'll find a written handbook about how things work and what there is to do in the vicinity when you get to the house.
More Questions? feel free to ask.
The neighborhood and the house was so serene and peaceful. Urs was very accommodating and helpful to our needs. We had an amazing time there. Thank you.
We had an amazing time at Urs's house in Topanga! The space was large, bright, clean, and featured a great back deck with great views. We loved the house so much, we hardly left the canyon. We cooked meals, went for hikes, watched movies, and had a great time. Strongly recommend!
I had a wonderful time and experience at Urs' and William's place. Our communication was flawless and the flexible check-in/out was really helpful. The house is incredibly clean, beautiful and comfortable. The garden is a great place to unwind and have a drink or barbecue. We will definitely come back for another company retreat or to spend time with family. Thank you for sharing beauty with us!
Was looking for a place to stay for 3 weeks with my two sons (tween and teen) while visiting friends in Santa Monica, Malibu and the Valley. The Modern retreat in Topanga was just that. It was super easy to get back and forth to all of the above, while being "so far away" from the hustle and bustle. When we arrived, tired from our long travel day, we were uplifted with fresh fruit and flowers. The house was impeccably clean, comfortable and charming, with plenty of room for us to stretch out and each have our own space. It was comforting to know that Urs was right next door...always a text or email away to answer any questions, but was completely unobtrusive-- the perfect host. The house was well-stocked with everything we might possibly need...so much so that my kids kept saying it didn't feel like a rental, but rather like we were staying at someone's home : ) After our busy days at the beach and points all over LA, we all slept like rocks in the clean mountain air on super comfortable beds. I especially enjoyed the many hiking trails in Topanga State Park (main entrance is right up the street). My husband joined us the last week, so we made up the day bed in the office with the extra linens that were provided and he too slept wonderfully! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.
Urs Modern retreat in Topanga was just perfect. We felt so welcome and comfortable there. The fresh design of the home and the perfectly outfitted kitchen and baths were wonderful. We hope to come back for another stay in the future and will absolutely recommend the house to everyone.
I agree with the other reviewers, everything was wonderful! I didn’t get to spend as much free time here as I would have liked because I was attending a workshop during my stay. But while I was there, I found it to be a relaxing place to work and meditate.
The only note I would add is that if you have a large car, it takes some doing to turn it around to go back down the driveway, especially if there is another car parked there. Be sure to ask about the extra space up the hill!
I sell real estate, so I've seen A LOT of homes, but this one tops the list. Not only is the finish-out of the entire house beautiful, the setting can't be beat. Natural light bleeds into the house all day, and the night skies and mountain-views are breathtaking. Everything you need or want to make a relaxing trip is readily available for you in the house. I didn't want to leave, and wasn't forced to checkout at any particular time, so I got to linger and take-in the view a bit longer. The owner was extremely flexible with everything -- the absolute perfect host and house. I hope Urs never stops making his house available; I know I'll be back many times.
About the Host, Urs
Welcome to Topanga Canyon,
When my wife Sara and I first moved here, we were taken in by a community that is both artistic and supportive and we wish to share this with you in our beautifully remodeled home. As founders of the Topanga Film Festival, we have shared this home with Filmmakers from all over the world, now it's YOUR turn.