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Saddle Peak Buddha House - Malibu Ocean views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with elegant design and stunning ocean/mountain views

The space has a very unique history involving the local community and entertainment industry. Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, etc) wrote and recorded some of his most famous songs here.

Mikhail Gorbachev has visited and stayed at the house several times.

Carlos Castaneda wrote two of his books at the house sitting on the giant rock formation, known as the elephant rock.

Healers from all over the world have come here to stay and practice their art.

The house draws inspiration from the owner's love for different cultures by incorporating hand made eco paints through out with vibrant colors and designs from everywhere. There is a focus on outdoor living, including daybeds located outside for mid-day naps as well as an outdoor fireplace. Almost every single room in the house has a view of the ocean and mountains through high glass panes in the form of windows or sliding doors. The house features multiple indoor fireplaces, new appliances, and a 50 Inch Samsung Smart TV with Cable. Guests will be able to be one with nature while being a short drive away from civilization.


Full Kitchen

Samsung Electric Range





Keurig Coffee Maker

Dishes, cups, pots, pans, etc

Table Seats 8 comfortably

We will supply you with Coffee, Tea,

Salt, Spices, Oil, etc all the essentials for

making a meal. (We can help shop and stock

everything if given a list before hand and

will give receipts for everything bought.)


Organic Shampoo

Organic Conditioner

Organic Hand Soap

Hair Dryer

Bath Towels

Hand Towels

Large Towels for the Swimming Pool

Living Room:

Furnished with 2 large sofas

Fire Place - Wood

50" Smart TV with cable & Netflix

Fast Wifi

Land line for out going calls Nation Wide






Extra's provided in the linen closet


Several sitting areas

Outside Fireplace - Wood

More Details

Azmina Kanji
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Azmina Kanji

I am a fashion designer with my own label and lines, designing for luxury boutiques and catalogs. I am a workaholic and I travel extensively for my work. I am also a single mom and spend as much time as possible with my son who is my life. I love living in Topanga/Malibu in the mountains with the ocean so close by. There is a very creative energy at the house and all my new work is created there. I get inspired by the colors of nature and the incredible sunsets.

I hope that you get the peace, quiet and the healing from my special piece of the mountain.

Azmina Kanji purchased this house in 1986

Why Azmina Kanji chose Los Angeles County

This particular area of Topanga has always attracted me. Before I even bought the house, I used to come with my dog and sit on the elephant rock on the property. The property was never put on the market. I approached the owner who had it built for himself and after a few months, he decided to sell the property directly to me without going through any realtor. The property was bought as is.

What makes this house unique

The energy around the property, the views, the mountains and all the wild life is enough to sustain me forever.


Topanga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King Bed and panoramic ocean views from your bed
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress with natural light
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress with panoramic views.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Guests will have access to a huge deck overlooking a breathtaking view of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, and the Pacific Ocean. Guests also have access to the pool on the property, which is not heated but is fantastic during the warmer months. There is parking for up to 6 cars and plenty of street parking.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Saddle Peak Buddha House - Malibu Ocean views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great spacious home and deck with a wonderful view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked out as promised. Our stay there was very enjoyable and the owner was very friendly and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Majestic, top of the world views! Incredible and unique property! We'll be back for sure!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 9 nights, two of which we were joined by my parents, my sister and brother in law. The property is absolutely incredible and has tons of history. The view is breathtaking, and pictures don't even come close to doing it justice. The deck is HUGE with lush plants and tons of great patio furniture to relax and take in the view. There is a big, new gas grill on the deck, and there simply isn't a better place than the Saddle Peak Buddha house to grill up some steaks / fish with a glass of wine or beer at sunset. The interior of the house feels big given the high ceilings, and it has lots of relaxing decor with the Buddha theme running throughout the house. There are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, which held the 6 of us very comfortably. There is a giant, flat screen, HD tv in the living room and fast wireless internet throughout the property. My AT&T cell phone had 4/5 bars of service everywhere on the property. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a great meal, and we loved the goodies (fruit, bread, chocolate, etc.) that Azmina left for us upon arrival. I had one quick question during my stay, and Azmina was available via text/ phone call to answer my question within a moment's notice (and of course the answer was clearly in the guest binder, which I admittedly should have read thru). Groceries are 15-20 minutes away, and endless miles of trails are within minutes of the house. We treasured the time that we got to spend here, and can't wait to return again in the future. Thanks for having us, Azmina!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, I loved having you and will be honored to host you again. I love how much you liked the house and the surroundings. And also appreciated the history of the house. I have lived all over the world and I always come back to Saddle Peak Buddha House to get back to my soul. Thank you for a great review. Hope to see you soon in the near future.
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Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Wow! Amazing views from this property and better than the photos show. Great to watch the weather and see the fog roll in or dissipate on the mountains. On the many clear days we had, you could even see the surf of the ocean from the deck. The property has some history to it and is located in an area with exclusive homes. I can honestly say that looking over the mountains, rock formations, and seeing the beauty of the area, it was the best medicine for relaxation. The pool also helped! We were a family of five with teenagers and were comfortably housed. Azmina was there to greet us on arrival and had stocked the fridge with essentials for breakfast and fruits locally sourced. A manager is available at a next-door property below. Had no issues and loved it so much we would love to return if we visit the area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests. Great communication and left the house spotless. Would love to host the family again.
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Outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. Azmina and her son were very welcoming and hospitable and made us a beautiful lunch when we arrived unexpectedly early! We spent many hours on the fabulous, spacious deck and pool area. Views are magnificent, setting is tranquil. We were very happy with our time at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you and your family had a wonderful stay. You were a terrific guest and would like to host you again in the very near future.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Topanga State Beach
Car: recommended

There is no public transit in Topanga/Malibu area so you will need a car. Of course, there is a choice of Uber or a local taxi service.

Hiking trails and endless views are all within walking distance of the property. Scenic bike rides and drives are unavoidable in our neighborhood.

Driving distances are as follows:

The Beach: 10 Minutes

Topanga City Center: 10 Minutes

Malibu: 15 Minutes

Woodland Hills/Calabasas/The Valley: 15 Minutes

Santa Monica/Venice Beach: 25 Minutes

Hollywood: 40 Minutes

Downtown Los Angeles: 45 Minutes

There are six parking spaces at the house and a lot of parking spaces up and down the street. The area is too secluded to worry about parking tickets!

Topanga is known as a bohemian enclave attracting artists, musicians, filmmakers, and others. Numerous music festivals have been organized in the canyon, including the Topanga Days Festival and Topanga Earth Day. The Topanga Film Institute hosts the annual Topanga Film Festival. This quiet family neighborhood is safe and sound with all you will need very close by. Only minutes to world renowned surfing in Malibu and shopping in Santa Monica. Fabulous hiking right out the door and miles and miles of trails in our very own 10,000 acre Topanga State Park within the Santa Monica Mountains, one of the largest open space preserves surrounded by a city in the world. Topanga is a charming community that feels like a mountain village with horse riding facilities, theater, yoga, eclectic boutiques, health conscious restaurants and local bars, artist studios, seasonal festivals, and docent-led nature walks all available right here in the canyon. Close by are surf lessons, kite and stand up paddle boarding, miles of beaches and bike paths, shopping, sightseeing, the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, Malibu and the Pacific Palisades. Universal Studios, the Hollywood Strip, downtown LA, and more great restaurants and LA destinations are all just a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Topanga House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $140

There is an additional fee of $120 for cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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