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Olga or Sam Crawford

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, russian

Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Topanga Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5 comfortably

Close to it all, yet worlds away... This hidden cottage is perched atop a glorious bluff on a 23 acre gated mountaintop estate overlooking the lush Santa Monica Mountains. Escape down the country lane into serenity on your own private bluff, yet be less than a mile to restaurants, entertainment, yoga and stores. Hike in 10,000 acre Topanga State park or take in the many nearby beaches. Shop the high-end boutiques of Malibu or Santa Monica, enjoy glorious sunsets and misty mornings or bike the hundreds of miles of trails of Topanga State Park straight from the front door. Horse riding facilities, theater, surf lessons, kite boarding, artist studios, seasonal festivals, Docent-led nature walks, miles of beaches all within 30 minutes of studios and Hollywood. Cottage has full kitchen, dishwasher and laundry. Watch the sunset under beautiful ancient Oaks and Pepper trees. Buy fresh produce, jams and baked goods at the weekly Farmers market. Fall in love with the Canyon lifestyle.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Olga or Sam Crawford (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, russian

About Olga or Sam Crawford

We love our canyon! It's our special place on earth, it has beautiful nature all around, friendly community and proximity to all things LA: beaches, shopping and restaurants.

Olga or Sam Crawford purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Olga or Sam Crawford chose Los Angeles County

This property is an amazing, one of a kind 23 acre paradise in the heart of the Canyon! Your are completely secluded, yet 2 minutes away from the village.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredibly Private, but not isolated.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Great property for a family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two kids and the house and extra space to run around is perfect. Lots of places to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

After we got up the winding canyon road, we enjoyed this oasis of relaxation and calm during out trip to a wedding venue in Topanga Canyon. I only wish we had more time to spend. Great owners and nice place. There are no blinds (only sheer shades) for privacy from the front door area looking into a bedroom, which was the only drawback we found. Clean, well-appointed, and even had breakfast for us (oatmeal). Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are shutters on the outside of all windows! Sorry you didn't notice, my text number is always available if you have any questions. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Olga
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Beautiful property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The property is nestled in scenic Topanga. There are wonderful views on all sides and several spots to sit and enjoy them. The weather was sunny but mild and clear the whole week we were there and we could see for miles around. One night as we watched, clouds rolled and streamed through the valley right below us. It was a unique and surreal experience.

The house itself was comfortable for our family of four. It was well equipped with everything we needed, in terms of appliances and furniture. Olga is a wonderful host and was very prompt in replying to all the questions we had about the house, shops and stores closeby. We had a great stay and recommend the property to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation in East Malibu.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your family! Glad you enjoyed what our canyon has to offer:)
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Great hideaway but still close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for people looking for a quiet spot, but still close to most of LA.

I'd recommend the place to anyone traveling with kids: the lot is quite big, there's plenty of room to run around and play. If they are noisy (like mine) they do not trouble anyone being a bit louder.

The cottage is spacious and comfortable for the entire family and owners are very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even if you've just started looking or have been searching for hours, you will have no regrets if you choose the Malibu Hideaway Cottage. The photos do not do not come close to capturing its charm and its magnificent views. Olga is attentive and very knowledgeable of the area. There were even treats as well as fresh eggs from her chickens for us to enjoy. I wish I could give more than five stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay at The Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a girlfriend's weekend at The Hideaway and absolutely LOVED it! The property was super serene with wonderful views of Topanga Canyon. It's the perfect getaway for rest and relaxation. We enjoyed cooking dinner in the kitchen which had floor to ceiling windows overlooking the yard. We didn't take advantage of the many hiking trails walkable from the house, but wish we would have! We enjoyed waking up and having coffee outside and had fun putzing around Topanga's shops just 5 minutes down from the canyon. We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner out at the Malibu Farm Pier off the PCH and spent an afternoon drinking wine at Malibu Family Wines. In addition, prior to our arrival, Olga sent us a list of recommended restaurants, things to do, activities, etc. She was a great host and easily available by phone if we had any questions. I definitely recommend staying at The Hideaway!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Los Angeles International (LAX)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abuelitas, Froggies
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Bistro, Froggies, Abuelitas, Inn of the 7th Ray
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mountain High, Mt. Baldy, Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Topanga Beach
Car: recommended

Hideaway in Santa Monica Mountains conveniently located between Santa Monica and Malibu.


Rates & Availability

Topanga Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Apr 16 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Topanga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is roomy with walk-in shower, sink, toilet and washer/dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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