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Beautiful Cottage w/ pool nestled in mountains and just minutes from beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage,1 bedroom,1bathroom, sleeps 4

Enjoy our beautiful Topanga cottage style Guesthouse with french doors leading out to waterfall pool, Jacuzzi and rose garden. The cottage, featuring vaulted ceilings, kitchen, cozy loft bedroom and bath is located on a serene property with mountain view decks and beautiful gardens, while just minutes from the beach. We are nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for hiking or biking some of the most beautiful trails, or drive to the beach and enjoy the ocean experience. This rental includes use of a pool and Jacuzzi. We are 15 minutes from Mailbu town,15 minutes from Santa Monica and only 8 minutes from the beaches. if you love to experience mountains and beach in the same day, this is the place for you. We take great pride in being sure that the guesthouse is clean, that you enjoy your stay and ready for your arrival. READ the REVIEWS!!!


Topanga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size bed and inflatable single bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
French doors open onto beautiful waterfall pool and Jacuzzi there for your use! Enjoy mountain view deck for lounging. Wireless internet is available if you must work! Located minutes from beautiful hiking/biking (two bikes available to use) trails along with plenty of resources for your vacationing experience... Los Angeles' restaurants are very close along with shopping, movie theaters, cafes & coffee shops, yoga, seasonal outdoor theatre, art galleries, day spa's to name a few... If you enjoy relaxing, lounging and swimming at the pool and waking up to the sound of waterfalls., then this is the place for you.


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(71 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage w/ pool nestled in mountains and just minutes from beaches
average rating of 4.7042255 based on 71 reviews

Property was a romantic getaway ❤

  • 5 of 5

Rachel was so nice greeted us help us with ideas of where to go it was close to Paciifc Coast Highway such a beautiful drive to Santa Monica Pier. The property was sooooo peaceful, bed was amazing. It was so nice to relax in the jacuzzi and just enjoy one another company after 15 years together and 5 kids perfect getaway 💕𵐠Thanks again Rachel for your hospitality hope to come visit again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely having you both stay with us!! Hope to have you both back to visit! Warmest Rachel
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The property is great!!!

  • 5 of 5

Many mahalos! Stay in touch guys!!!☮❤️🐢🐬

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was private with amazing views! Short drive from the hustle and bustle but far enough into the mountains to feel like a nice retreat. The pool and hot tub added a wonderful scenic touch to the rest of the beauty of the location. The owner was kind and helpful and super available when needed. If I revisit CA I’d love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Hostess and private location

  • 4 of 5

Rachel made the journey to her guest house smooth and easy. My husband and I stayed the New Year's Eve weekend in their guest house, and found it to be just what we were looking for to enjoy the time before we went to the Rose Bowl game. We walked to the Topanga State park and hiked the 4 plus mile hike to Eagle Rock (took the fire road up and Musch trail down) for spectacular views of the area. We also drove the coast and spent an afternoon on the beach watching the waves roll in. Such a beautiful area. One side note of difficulty for us was finding parking, but I just sent a text to Rachel and she graciously let us park in the driveway that evening. The roads are winding and the area breathtaking. I wish we could have stayed longer in this quaint cottage as it was the perfect vacation getaway before the big game. Thank you Rachel for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rachel could not be a better hostess. Gave me lots of privacy but there in a minute if I needed something. The loft is so cozy. The yard is private and the pool is beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable. The drive up to the house is a windy, lovely drive. Minutes away from the beach and beachfront restaurants in Malibu. I will definitely stay here again! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. We loved having you stay with us and hope to have you back soon :o)
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Cottage has 5 star potential, needs one major fix

  • 3 of 5

I was looking for a point halfway between San Luis Obispo and San Diego as a stop on a six day road trip for my husband, my dog, and me. I couldn't find anything satisfactory in Malibu that was dog friendly, spacious and in my price range. Then, I saw this cottage and pool on the website and I was intrigued. I looked up the town of Topanga, restaurants, shops, hiking and I became more intrigued. So I booked the cottage for two nights.

Pros: It was pleasant dealing with Rachel, the owner. She answered my questions through email promptly, cordially and made me feel welcomed. The drive up to the cottage is as I imagined it would be. Dense tree cover, winding roads, intermittent spectacular mountains views, quaint roadside shops. I couldn't be happier with Topanga itself and the restaurants that we dined at. We went hiking in Red Rock Canyon and the forever views were awesome!!

As for the cottage, it is a remarkable piece of rental property with living room, sleeping loft, kitchenette, bathroom. Check-in was a breeze, we drove up, parked on the street, walked to the cottage and the keys were left in the door for us. The pool area with jacuzzi is spectacular, with tall trees in the background, making the property supremely private.

Greg, boyfriend of the owner, graciously greeted us. He showed us how to work the pool, jacuzzi, grill, lights and gave us suggestions on where to eat.

Cons: For a longer visit, this would not be a comfortable stay. We like to tour during the day and then come back to a very comfortable room to cuddle and relax in each other's company as well as enjoy our little pooch. The couch was not comfortable, my husband and I are small (I'm 5'2, 118 lbs. and my hubby is 5'6, 150 lbs.) We could not both fit on the couch to watch TV. The kitchen area though small is quite adequate, no problem there. The bathroom is where the real problem is. As I mentioned, my husband and I are both small. The shower stall is claustrophobic and we kept hitting our elbows on the sides of the stall. The shower itself is a step up, elevated off the ground, which decreases the height of the shower stall. As I mentioned earlier, I'm only 5'2" and it felt claustrophobic to me, even more so for my husband.

But even with this major flaw, my experience of Topanga and the rental cottage is a positive one. I'd like to see the owner rectify the issue of the shower stall and the bathroom spruced up a bit, then we would most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carolyn for your feedback. I always appreciate your thoughts and always look to make yours and future guest visit more pleasant where I can make the changes. Thank you again for stay with us.
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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abuelitas, Froggies
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Catalina Island Ferry/ Marina Del Rey
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Abuelitas, Froggies, Inn of the Seventh Ray, Rocco
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Topanga and Malibu
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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