About this listing
Private room set in the hills of a wonderful, airy, light modern home. Views of trees from every room. The room has it's own private patio and a separate bathroom w/ soaking bathtub. Includes breakfast. A restful retreat with very peaceful energy.
On offer is a furnished room in a spacious, secluded "treehouse" South of the Blvd. in Woodland Hills, CA ((the Woodland Hills/Warner Center neighborhood). We call it the "treehouse" because of its beautiful view of trees from every window (Please note: It's NOT actually built on a tree. It is built into the hillside and surrounded by trees).
The home combines the best of a comfy, modern interior with a rustic setting in the hills offering fabulous tree views from every room. It has sweeping high ceilings, and a modern deco style. This home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths for a total of 2000 sq. ft. It boasts an open floor plan and has been recently remodeled, with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a "real" wood-burning fireplace and wood floors throughout. The bedrooms are all on the lower level. There is a massage chair in the Living Room for your relaxation. The patio on the main floor has a grill, and is a favorite morning coffee spot, or dining-by-moonlight space as you gaze out at the trees and stars.
The guest bedroom has its own small deck and entrance. The room has a QUEEN Bed, dresser, closet and TV. There is a private bathroom right next to the room for your exclusive use. There is another room available (the Study - the room with the blue wall in the pictures) for an additional $20 fee per night.
Location! Location! Location! Close to legendary Topanga Canyon, and with easy access to the beach, and Malibu, the home would be a great writer's retreat. It is secluded, with a patio that offers a refreshing treetop view. The "treehouse" is tucked away in the hills for complete privacy. And yet it is just 5 minutes to Ventura Blvd - where Whole Foods, Sprouts and Trader Joe's lie within a couple of blocks in either direction. Ventura also has a lot of restaurants and cafes and the movie theater is just another 5 minutes north. Warner Center is 7-8 mins away. If you go 5 mins west from the "treehouse," you reach Topanga Cyn Road which leads to nearby trails, hikes and State Parks. And if it is the ocean you seek, then a scenic drive through Topanga Cyn will have you there in 22 mins from the house.
This is an LGBTQ-friendly space.
The price includes makings for a yummy breakfast. If our timings coincide I am happy to cook up made-to-order eggs and toast. Or you can help yourself to the same or bagels and cream cheese, accompanied by coffee/tea and O.J.
- Free high-speed WiFi
- Cable (including HBO and Showtime).
- Boogie Boards: There are a couple of boogie boards you can borrow for the beach.
- Fresh towels and sheets are provided for all guests.
- Iron and Ironing Board available
- Hair Dryer available
Interaction with Guests
I have a busy schedule, although I sometimes work from home.
I am very respectful of guests' privacy and am happy to interact to the level (less or more) at which you feel comfortable.
This area has the best of all worlds: while the home is definitely a secluded retreat in the hills, it is also very close to restaurants, shopping and the newly opened "Village" (outdoor shopping area). Additionally, there is very easy access to trails (within 5 minutes) and the beach (22 mins).
Please note: The home is in the hills. So you definitely need your own car.
Other Things to Note
Please Note: The home is NOT AVAILABLE for long term rentals. This is my primary residence, so I am not able to accommodate families who are looking to rent it for 2-3 months.
Also, NO FILM SHOOTINGS allowed.
You are welcome to use the kitchen when staying at the Ensenada Treehouse. However, please be responsible for your own dishes and keeping the common areas neat and clean.
I am a professor at a nearby university. I love living in the "treehouse" because it is peaceful and a lovely space in which to write, read and research. I also love boogie boarding at the beach, which is a scenic 22 minute drive through magical and green Topanga Canyon. I enjoy hosting, as a way to share this beautiful space with people. My energy is calm and easy-going. I strive to balance being welcoming and warm to guests, but also respectful of the guest's privacy while they are here. The treehouse has great energy. I feel very lucky to live here as well as share it with people.