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Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 42 traveler reviews

Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Like a bottle of very good whine

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant house in a very special surrounding. Perfect, if you want to visit LA areas or Malibu, but benefit from calm and cool nights away from the crowd. Very friendly and easy handling by the owners. Narrow mountain street connects the property as well as the few neighbouring houses on the hill to the village down in the canyon. Easy to find. A broad area of level ground around the house, terrace-like, gives comfortable room for a hammock, arrangement of table and chairs, even for parking wherever you like. The house itself, inside, is generous with light, be it natural sunlight or artificial. Very tastefull choice of the interior design, practical and comfortable at the same time. You may end up staying there instead of leaving for another trip to the city.

Two minor remarks only. One concerning the last 120 feet (maybe) of unpaved country lane down to the house, where i was happy with the SUV i had rented. The second concerning the fact that no curtains exist to shut the view through the glass doors of the living room and one sleeping room during nights. But you can most probably rely on the fact that no one has ever occured in the garden who was not expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! There are metal shutters on all the outside windows and doors that can be shut to keep the light out! I am sorry that made us lose a star;)
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at "The Hideaway." We loved all the seating areas in the yard and the furniture and accommodations were delightful. We would definitely return. Olga also gave us an amazing list of suggestions during our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hideaway lives up to its name!

  • 5 of 5

A one of a kind location offering privacy and terrific views with ready access to nearby beaches, hiking and all that LA and the San Fernando Valley have to offer. Sam and Olga were wonderful hosts; incredibly gracious, kind and helpful during our stay. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing family visit

  • 4 of 5

the property is bright and airy, with lots of room around the yard to play. Loved the beach chairs, boogie boards, towels, umbrella there for our use - helped since traveling from East Coast. Nice to relax in hammock and read in the shade, or in the chairs in the sun! Full size washer and dryer - helps with kids to pack less. Owners were great. Just remember you are in the canyons and there can be furry creatures to visit. We would recommend and schedule again as room to be close or quiet time while all in same house.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 25 2016 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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
  • Housekeeper Optional
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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