Escape from city noise, traffic and hustle to this quiet, retreat-like home in Topanga Canyon where days are filled with the beauty and sounds of nature. Perfect place for private retreat, writer or painter's inspiration or traveling professional.
Spacious, light filled guest room with private bathroom on second floor of this healing and rejuvenating 3-story Topanga retreat-like home. Comfortably furnished, queen bed, desk with lovely hillside views, private bathroom tub/shower, quiet, high speed FIOS internet & Verizon wireless cell connection, off street parking for one vehicle, use of gourmet kitchen with Wolfe stove, dining room, den with wood burning stove, laundry room, terrace with barbeque and amazing mountain views.
Second guest bedroom (sleeps 2) may also be available.
Special feature is romantic floating bed hanging from large oak tree which can be reserved for outdoor lounging or sleeping, if not previously booked.
Perfect for single person or couple desiring an extended vacation near the coastal outskirts of Los Angeles. Nature lovers relish walking to nearby Topanga State Park one of the largest urban preserves in the world, boasting beautiful cliffs overhanging the canyon and the Pacific Ocean, hiking, biking, horseback riding trails. Explore Topanga town center with its eclectic shops, yoga / dance studio, Hidden Treasures, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Canyon Bistro, cafes, the romantic and popular wedding site Inn of the Seventh Ray.
15 minutes drive to Pacific Coast Highway and access to Malibu Surf Rider Beach, Santa Monica and Venice beaches as well as beach bike trails, rentals, kayak rentals. Enjoy sailing / boating at Marina del Rey. Get cultured at Getty Museum, Getty Villa, Pepperdine University, Malibu community events only 20 minutes away, Hollywood 40 minutes drive.
Keywords: B&B, room rental, house share, romantic, unique accommodation, Malibu, Santa Monica, Woodland Hills, Agoura, Thousand Oaks, Pepperdine University, surfer, serf rider, kitchen, laundry,
I lived in England for five years and enjoyed traveling the English countryside while staying at back road B&B's so I could meet people and know the culture. My fun experience inspires my desire to offer the same in my own home.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in fine art in London so you'll find many art books and objects from my travels around the house.
Back in the States, I switched sculpting in clay and stone into sculpting one’s body-mind-heart and soul, first through becoming certified in various types of therapeutic touch, followed by a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. With further background in yoga, dance and continued education in the “new” psychologies of somatic awareness and experiential dynamic approaches, I now integrate all as a holistic health & wellness practitioner, coach and educator.
Turn your Topanga stay into a Private Health & Wellness Retreat by booking a 2-hour session with me. Review your life activities, transform old unhealthy habits and beliefs systems into new healthy practices. Take home a Life In Balance Action Plan for balancing work, family, fun and spirit.
Extend your session with a guided mindful hike into Topanga State Park, visit Eagle Rock or a secret Labyrinth, experience Porchia’s W.I.S.H. Wisdom Circle and connect with your Soul Wisdom for creating the life you want.
Food and healthy diet is a big part of holistic health and wellness. If the timing is right during your stay, you can book a private dinner party, during which are welcome to hang with me in the kitchen with a glass of California or locally grown wine and watch as I skillfully assemble and blend my palate for the table, using fresh California produce, eclectic style and international flair, resulting in a beautifully presented and flavorful meal with clean taste and healthy low fat-sodium-sugar nutrition.
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I feel blessed to live in this amazing place called Topanga Canyon and very much enjoy opening up my home to visitors. During the 5 years I lived in England, I got to know the back roads villages, B&B's and pubs of the countryside and have fashioned my Topanga Retreat Guest Room accommodation with a similar homey flair coupled with American casual welcome.
My home is your home and for longer term guests, you are welcome to enjoy use of our gourmet kitchen, outdoor barbeque and living room. And don't forget to experience the outdoor Floating Bed and visit the secluded meditation meadow at sunset on the back hillside.