20' TeePee on a 700sq foot deck up in the backyard ... more pictures interior with couch and fire pit further onBig open kitchen with plenty of shelving... whatever you need to start and serve a fabulous meal.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Sleep under massive oaks and enjoy the native of landscape Topanga Canyon. Hike up Red Rock Cyn or hit the beaches. Then return to nap on the floating bed. At night, warm up around the fire pit in the teepee while lounging on a giant circular couch.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $250
Weekend Price: $175 / night
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The space

When requesting a booking please be very clear about your intentions for the space. If you are interested in using the property for anything other than staying and/or are interested in having anyone other than the allotted number of guests we need to have a discussion about it before you arrive.

On a 4 acre property, nestled amongst 250 year old oaks, beside a seasonal creek, sits this wonderful apartment. Attached to a larger home, but with it's own separate entrance, one enters first into a large open kitchen with high vaulted ceilings. Large custom steel windows on most every wall bring the outdoors in. And the surrounding landscape is full of life. . . one shouldn't be surprised to encounter rabbit deer squirrels frogs hawks woodpeckers owls bluejays hummingbirds raccoons coyotes bobcats and even a company of parrots who frequent the nearby trees. Out behind the house is a 20 foot teepee built upon a 700 square foot wood deck with a huge built in wrap around couch and a drop in fire pit to keep you warm. Or, enjoy the large wood deck overlooking the seasonal creek, the massive picnic table out back or crawl up into the hills and enjoy the local trails or some of the 10,000 acres of nearby parkland all about Topanga Canyon. You'll also find a 7 x 14 foot trampoline, large floating daybed, even a circus hoop about the property. Landscape lighting and strings of commercial lights make for wonderful nighttime gatherings.

If you have never experienced radiant heated floors, you are in for a treat. . . hand finished heated concrete floors throughout ensure that you will always be the perfect temperature. The new queen size bed is a serta gel foam mattress... wonderful to sleep on. The kitchen is stocked with a new set of cuisinart all clad stainless pots and pans and plenty of basics to get you started with any meal. You'll find a nice array of spices, sugar, flour etc. Pick up fresh veggies and such at our local farmers market on Fridays (just 2 miles away) or a more robust market on Saturdays in nearby Calabasas.

On a more practical level there's a new washer and dryer under the main house at your disposal. In the living room there's a large flat screen TV if you desire to watch the tube, make use of the high speed internet service everywhere, or play music through the available Sonos system. Cell phones don't work in many areas of the canyon, including this one, but there's a dedicated phone line for your use.

NO EXTRA GUESTS: NO extra guests are allowed on the property without the express permission of ... me.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM: with the exception of OBVIOUS personal family and friend snap shots one might take while on vacation, there is to be NO filming or photography shot on the grounds without prior asking. Photo and Film Shoots are priced differently and a deal must be worked out with the owner beforehand. Please write with questions.

Guest access

Everything on the property... though be aware that there is the rare occasion when other guests are around and might share the teepee with you.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as they like. Unless I am out of town, I am usually close by and make myself available to them if needed.

Getting around

Nope.... definitely want to have a car up here.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

1.Cell phones often do not work up here... There is a dedicated phone line provided with the rental. Calls are not to be made outside the country unless made with a prepaid calling card.

2.Septic: please DO NOT flush anything but toilet paper down the toilets. Our septic system can only accept toilet paper. Unclogging the lines is unpleasant at the very least and you won't enjoy not having use of the toilet/s if this happens. ALSO please do not wash grease down the sinks. Wipe pans with paper towels and throw into the trash before washing very greasy pans.

3. PETS are permitted only with prior approval and a Pet Addendum must be completed... there is also an extra cleaning fee of $100 for pets

4. Housekeeping: There is mandatory weekly house keeping service included in the rate.

5. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.

6. People other than those in the Guest party are NOT ALLOWED on the property unless something has been worked out beforehand with owner. If the guests have been given permission to have other people on the property, they are the sole responsibility of Guest.

7. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.

8. Smoking is allowed outside only.

9. I will gladly cover the Utilities costs as long as they are kept in check. I will provide one tank of propane for the summer months... I never use that much. If another is needed you will be held responsible for the cost of it.

10. NO FILMING OR PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed on the property except for the VERY OBVIOUS PERSONAL use of the people staying here.

11. NO OUTDOOR FIRES: Topanga is very dry and fire’s are easily started…. NO OUTDOOR FIRES ARE ALLOWED ….

12. FIRE PIT IN THE TEEPEE… Behind the stairs under the right hand side of the deck you will find a space for a 5 gallon propane tank. Turn on the gas from here before turing the key on in the TeePee. You will hear the gas flowing when you turn the key and will need to light the gas with a flame … DO NOT PUT FIREWOOD ON TOP OF THE GLASS… the pit is for use with propane only. I will provide a couple of tanks for your use. If you use more than that please either leave $25/tank for the ones you have emptied or you can go refill them. There are a number of gas stations down in the valley that refill tanks… i can let you know where if you would like.



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80 Reviews

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Timothy User Profile
May 2017
This place is awesome. Cool modern apartment with rad heated concrete floors, great architecture, mind bending creations, Betelgeuse DVDs and close to nature. Book it, you won't regret it.

Rose User Profile
March 2017
Karen was so helpful in pointing us to some great places (Old Place!) in the area. The apartment is really amazing. Clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The backyard with the teepee and trampoline swing are magical.

Connie User Profile
November 2016
Even better than the photos! Karen is incredibly nice and the place is fully stocked.

Saul User Profile
November 2016
Peaceful and beautiful spot. House is cozy and comfortable, the grounds are nice and the tipi is awesome. As described and Karen is a gracious host. Really enjoyed my time there. Recommended if you and to stay in tapanga, or need a peaceful and quiet getaway.

April User Profile
October 2016
Wonderful getaway... Perfect place to unwind & relax. Karen was very helpful with recommendations. The apartment & house were very beautiful & showcased Karen's talents.

Angela User Profile
October 2016
Karen was very laidback and easy to communicate with. The property is stunning, just as pictured. I especially love the tipi! Definitely recommend this spot!

Boshiaw User Profile
September 2016
Karen's Airbnb is a lovely and small place for a couple. Karen was very welcoming and responsive anytime we had questions. Her Airbnb is essentially the downstairs of her main home. There are are big open windows which provided a lot of sunlight in the mornings. The teepee in the backyard was great to just enjoy a fire and a bottle of wine. A great getaway spot from your typical LA city days.

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Topanga, California, United States · Joined in January 2012
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.

I have lived and traveled in quite a few worlds… lived in Madrid and NYC, on a boat in Alaska, Santiago for a short bit, all over LA, and have visited many more. My daughter, Ezra, our great dane Puppy Caballo and I much enjoy having people come and share the land with us. Topanga is incredibly special place… a unique bohemian enclave you won't find anywhere else in Los Angeles, possibly the world over. A nice mixture of hippy and now yippy, outbackers, healers, artists, even some survivalists. You can be a hermit or involve yourself in the art, music, restaurants and events happening all about town. As for us, we are social creatures who are here if you need us but are just as happy to allow you to enjoy the property and surrounding land in peace.

Ezra goes to school and I design and build fabulous, functional pieces from metal and wood (many of the architectural elements you'll find around my house were built my me). My business partner and I work out of our shop about 1/2 mile from the house where we build metal and wood works by hand.

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