MOUNTAINS, TROPICAL POOL & HOT TUB ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH!

Donald Pitts and Jerrolyn Iacovone

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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MOUNTAINS, TROPICAL POOL & HOT TUB ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH!

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Retreat to Casa Portofino. Find solace for body, mind and spirit.

'A Place Away From Time' ~ In the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.

Relax in our beautiful tropical pool. ~ Let the cares of the world melt away as you soothe your soul in the hot tub surrounded by colorful gardens and beautiful mountain views.

Retreat to your inviting accommodations ~

THE COTTAGE - Feel snug and cozy surrounded by the natural cedar and redwood walls and beams of this charming 1100 sf home. Nestled beside a wooded mountain creek, the house has a quaint Loft Bedroom (w/ walk-in closet) which overlooks the living room through from the rafters of the 16' ceilings and out the arched picture window. Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen (sorry no dishwasher other than you), breakfast bar, dining area with Tiffany style lamp, entertainment center with fax and copier, and full bathroom. The sofa in the living room converts into a large queen-size bed so the house can accommodate four (4) people - five (5) with a roll-away..

CASA PORTOFINO SECLUDED LUXURY is located only 10 minutes from Topanga Beach on the Pacific Ocean, Topanga State Park hiking and horseback riding trails, and the Getty Villa; Only 20 minutes from Malibu, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley.

The community of Topanga offers professional theater (June - October), several restaurants and coffee houses, two grocery stores, post office, and many unique shops and galleries. Many in home services are available in Topanga, including massage, pilates training and yoga.

HIDE AWAY behind your private gated entrance;

ENJOY the myriad of amenities for self-indulgence, sightseeing and recreation.

ENJOY a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless!

ENJOY a slice of Paradise.

ENJOY Topanga!

ENJOY the Secluded Luxury of CASA PORTOFINO!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Donald Pitts and Jerrolyn Iacovone

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Jerrolyn has designed and developed this magical property over the last 37 years. With a degree in architecture from Harvard, jerri has always designed award winning homes and offices.

Don came to California on vacation ten years ago and met Jerrolyn. As an artist, sculpter, construction & finish carpenter - to name a few areas of interest - Don has joined Jerrolyn in the development and design. We hope to be able to share our creation with you.

Donald Pitts and Jerrolyn Iacovone purchased this chalet in 1974

Casa Portofino is perfectly situated on the seaward side of the Santa Monica Mountain Range and surrounded by the State Park. There are hiking and mountian bike trail gallore within walking distance. The environment feels remote but is located only 20 minutes from Malibu, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley and only 10 minutes from the Pacific ocean.

A timeless place to seek refuge from the world.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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Topanga Los Angeles County
5

Great place to relax and get away

  • 5 of 5
Great place to relax and get away. The location of the property makes it so it stays cool even during the middle of the summer, with ocean breezes coming in throughout the day.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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Topanga Los Angeles County
Chicago
5

Terrific Place in one of the best locations in LA

  • 5 of 5
My kids love the water. Let's start there. This place has one of the nicest private pools at any place we have ever stayed. It is beautifully landscaped, inviting and well appointed. The hot tub is great too. We stayed at the larger guest house (at Don's suggestion) which has the best access to the pool. His suggestion was most welcome. We ended up planning our days around when the pool deck would be sunniest as it was early in the season.

Moving on from the pool, the house itself was comfortable and had everything we needed, Decor I would describe as funky, quirky and provided interesting topics of conversation for the kids. Giraffe's are part of the theme you will be waiting to discover on your own. The kitchen was small but well equipped for cooking and dining in, which we did most of the time for dinner and breakfast. We made ample use of the gas grill by the pool.

The master bedroom was large and comfortable, right off the kitchen. Living areas included a separate dining area and very comfortable living room with TV/DVD/VCR available (and used with Don's patient instructions). Downstairs the in-suite laundry was a great perk. The second bedroom where the kids (8 and 10) stayed was a nice cozy room with garden access. The bed was a pullout which was fine for the kids, but sharing the house if it was two couple, it might not be as suitable.

As for the owners, Don and Jerri, they could not have been nicer. They were themselves a true "California experience". They like to chat and are very proud to share their home with you. They live in the main house on the property. And there could not be a more perfect marriage of residence and personality. Felt a bit like a Ray Chandler novel in a very good way.

An example of Don's thoughtfulness happened before we even arrived. He knew we were arriving late after a flight from the east. He also knew that things up the canyon close quite early. Putting two and two together he asked if we would like him to have a pizza delivered and ready for dinner when we got there. He did and it was exactly what we needed. Of course there was wine too, because they welcome all guests with a bottle - Don will ask preferences (white, red, sparking) before you get there.

All told, staying with Don and Jerri is a great experience close to the heart of LA but nothing like staying in LA. I would love to stay again with the kids as they love LA and this was a perfect base.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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Topanga Los Angeles County
5

Lovely Casa Portofino

  • 5 of 5
I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Casa Portofino; hosts Don and Jerrolyn welcomed me as one would an old friend, and I felt immediately at home. The home is well appointed with every necessity, and they graciously stocked the fridge and pantry with fruit, waters, muffins, coffee, etc....I've NEVER had anyone do this before! Gracious, courteous, professional...and a beautiful setting. Couldn't ask for more. Many thanks to Don and Jerrolyn for their warm and wonderful hospitality. Kind regards, Paige Romine/Austin TX.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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Topanga Los Angeles County
Kansas, Texas, Los Angeles
5

Beautiful vacation rental, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5
The title sums up all that needs to be said. We had planned a family vacation to Los Angeles but needed a place for about 8-9 people to stay. Upon finding this property and reading the reviews, we decided it looked like a great option. Luckily both the chateau as well as the cottage were available, so we decided this was the spot. We could not have been more correct. The property is absolutely spectacular; waterfalls, flowering plants, and peacefulness abound.

On top of the beauty of the property, the residents could not have been more welcoming and kind to our family and friends. Upon arrival the refrigerator was full of food and drinks for breakfast, as well as snack items for the rest of the day. We proceeded to spend multiple days with them poolside, and truly enjoyed ourselves. We have remained in contact and upon returning to Los Angeles, will not hesitate to rent the properties again.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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+ (310) 455-1776 (California, USA)
Topanga Los Angeles County
Newton
5

Wonderful experience, outstanding vibe.

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful accommodations with wonderful hosts. One of the best rental experiences I've ever had.
Spending a few days at the Mountain Chateau brought on the desired effect of complete relaxation. Topanga canyon and the outlying areas offer up some of the most beautiful countryside in California, combined with the proximity to LA makes this one ideal getaway. Pool, Hot tub and a view of the ridge close the deal.

Highly recommended.

Brad Imbrie
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub only 10 minutes from the beach!
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+ (310) 455-1776 (California, USA)
Topanga Los Angeles County
London
5

Fantasy home

  • 5 of 5
There's a dream-like quality to Don and Jerri's wonderful guest house situated on a hill overlooking their Topanga estate. The chateau is made from local timber and is in immaculately conserved condition. It's laden with authentic character and really nothing like the typical holiday let.

Jerri's passion for unusual artifacts and design make this a location like no other. You don't need any artificial stimulants to experience the surreal quality of their landscaped estate, beautiful pool, hot-tub and many many sculptures and curiosities tucked under every rock.

The owners are beyond charming and go to any lengths to take care of their guests. The whole experience is perfect for children who can spend hours in the pool or adults wanting to relax in a tranquil stunningly beautiful location. We totally recommend this secret hideaway.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
LAX
Nearest Ferry
15.5 Miles
Catalina - Marina Del Rey Flyer
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Van Nuys Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Topanga Canyon Blvd. and PCH
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Topanga State Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Abulita's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Woodland Hills Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Inn of the Seventh Ray
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Bocce Ball (on site) ,boating, horseshoes, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa.

Pool is shared with estate owners and other guests.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Topanga Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,925
$4,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Nov 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
$5,460
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$5,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes The posted Rental Rates are for the MOUNTAIN CHATEAU and are subject to change without notice.
The Pool is heated in the summer season only. Additional charge for heating pool during other seasons.
The Hot Tub is heated year round.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Topanga Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Upper - toilet , combination tub/shower , Picture window at tub.
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom w/ tub and shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - Convertible Queen Sofa Bed - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 5' thick mattress topper makes this a bed of choice.
    Loft Bedroom - 2 double
  • * Single roll-away bed with memory foam mattress sleeps one.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • nude beach
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Catering Available: There are several restaurants in the canyon or in the valley that will deliver (Some deliver free and others have a delivery charge.). Also, 'Restaurants on the Run' ( http://www.rotr.com/restaurant.aspx?ZnID=152 ) will deliver from a variety of restaurants in the area. (ROTR charges a flat $10.00 delivery fee with a $100.00 minimum.)

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