Walter, represented by Sylvia, from Topanga Canyon
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We were two couples looking for a weekend getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of city life and the cottage in Topanga Canyon was perfect for our needs. Sylvia is a great host, she was very attentive to details, greeted us and showed us around the place, gave us recommendations of things to do, and even allowed us to pluck fresh herbs from the garden for cooking. The cottage is ideal for a weekend getaway, it has all the amenities you are looking for, and it takes only about 15 minutes to get to the beach. We went hiking, checked out the local farmer's market, read books, and basically lounged at this zen like space. Pablo, Sylvia's dog, also gave us company when we were hanging out. Overall, loved the experience of staying here and we will definitely come back soon!
We had a great time at this cottage. It had everything we needed and Sylvia was so attentive to our needs and checking in on us. My boyfriend and I are both from Los Angeles but It was such a nice quiet getaway from us and it didnt even feel like Los Angeles was just at the bottom of the hill.
We would love to stay here again in the future, and would recommend it to anyone who just wants a nice quiet getaway!
This was our fourth trip back at Walter and Sylvia's! We have stayed there many times and will continue to in the future! We absolutely love it! The location is perfect in the topanga mountains just 13 mins from Malibu and the beach. The house is always clean and really beautifully decorated. Very cozy at night with a gas fire place for cooler nights. There are many hiking trails and cool shops in topanga. Malibu has great restaurants and shopping. Some of our favorite places in the area are heyokahideout (awesome leather goods and vintage collections, everything from crystals to moccasins) hidden treasures (vintage) cafe mimosa. some favorites in Malibu are Cholada (great Thai restaurant) lumberyard (shops) marmalade (great breakfast) the Malibu farmers market on Sundays. Paradise cove (great beach restaurant). We absolutely love renting here. :) enjoy!!
This place is incredible. If we could stay for a year here, we would. Instantly felt like home, the design is unique and very comfortable...one of those places you feel super comfortable just to curl up on the couch, cook a meal, spend time in the yard. Location is quiet and Topenga Canyon is the perfect hideaway. We actually extended our stay because we loved this place so much. Sylvia was an awesome host. Would recommend it to anyone - unless we book it up ;)
Walter and Sylvia's place in Topanga is a little piece of paradise away from the LA freeway craziness. It's a little tricky to find if you were as jet lagged as I was when I drove out there but don't let that put you off. The house is perfectly located - close to Malibu and Santa Monica, the beach and the mountains, and just perfect. It's exactly as it looks in the photos, and Sylvia is the loveliest, most helpful and accommodating host. Definitely would love to come back one day.
We cannot say enough good things about this cottage. It is an oasis of calm and tranquility just 30 mins from LA and 10 mins from the ocean. It's beautiful. So nicely done. Spacious, comfortable, clean and a well stocked kitchen. Everything you need. We left feeling so refreshed and relaxed. It is a fabulous place to stay. Sylvia looked after us so well, couldn't have been more helpful and gave us fab suggestions. (The amazing pool at Calabasas being one) The area is gorgeous. Recommend highly.
Response from Walter:
Goooch, I wish you told me, I have one and I could give it to you. Sorry and thanks for letting me know, I'll put one now:)
The place was great! I'd recommend it to my friends!
I had a wonderful experience staying here. The hosts were generous, kind and accommodating and the space was as charming as it was lovely. The property is nestled in Topanga Canyon and the gardens there are full of flowers (mostly roses) and trees. The apartment has TV/cable and WiFi and it is really cozy. The gas fireplace and décor make the place feel like a home. I really enjoyed staying in the area and the hosts were terrific - extremely warm and helpful. It is peaceful and serene but still close to everything I wanted to do in LA - I would go back in an instant.
Syliva was a wonderful! The communication before our arrival was great. She wanted to make sure our arrival went smoothly so that we could experience the beauty and good vibes of her place right away. Our stay in the guest cottage could not have been more lovely. Our family of four was very comfortable and our dog Milo was welcomed with open arms. The rustic cottage is furnished in an eclectic, artistic way that is very cool and fun and very Topanga. I slept in the large king size bed in the loft with my 10 year old, and my 14 year old had his own "room" below. There is a skylight window above the loft, and you feel as though you are sleeping in the trees -- the property is surrounded by majestic oaks. The sounds of birds, coyotes, frogs…pure awesome! And the best sleep that I've had in recent memory.
Sylvia was extremely involved and very accommodating. She even put up a little fence to enclose the outside sitting area so my pet could safely wonder outside and enjoy the sun :) the cottage has a cozy, communal feel... Very artistically decorated, and the fireplace is a great touch!! Would recommend this unique rental experience!