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Tranquil Anam Cara Retreat Center in Santa Monica Mountains Sleeps up to 15

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 sleeping rooms, expansive grounds in native garden setting with swimming pool

Newly remodeled serene tri-level creekside handicap accessible home in the Santa Monica Mountains with bamboo floors, expansive grounds, meditation gardens and labyrinth, swimming pool, gas fire pit, and BBQ. Comfortably sleeps up to 15 people. Pool house/yoga studio ideal for retreat group events. This charming home was owned by a roadhouse music lover and was part of the American Folk music scene where many household names visited and played long into the night. Price ranges from $997-$1997 for weekday rental depending on number of guests.

Four of five bedrooms and the great room have French doors opening to the beautiful wrap around redwood deck that encompasses the home. California native gardens and grounds include multiple areas for private meditation, yoga, and quiet contemplation.

Where your dollars go: All proceeds benefit a nonprofit hospice home, Gabriel’s House, the future design for Anam Cara. I am converting my home to care for individuals with a terminal illness. Airbnb will help us raise funds to realize this dream sooner rather than later. Thank you for supporting our vision. Learn more by visiting our website:

Guest Access

High speed WiFi service, communal ROKU and dvd player in the living room, ramped swimming pool, gas fire pit, gas BBQ, outdoor dining areas, wheelchair accessible shower and 36" bedroom doors, double French patio doors that open onto a wraparound deck, gourmet kitchen, communal living areas, washer/dryer, meditation gardens, labyrinth, outdoor shower and deck lounging. (WiFi Access: Anam Cara/1178guest)

Guests enjoy a great deal of autonomy. Anam Cara is a private residence, host lives on the property as a caretaker, works in Hollywood, and can be reached via text.

Getting Around

Canyon Car Service and Uber taxi service, summer beach bus, biking (rentals available across the street at renowned Topanga Creek Bicycles).

Things To Note

Pool towels provided (cabinet left of front door). Fully equipped chef kitchen with professional appliances.

House Rules

No burning wood, candles or anything else on the property. SMOKING is not permitted indoors or ANYWHERE except in the smoking area adjacent to the main driveway gate; dispose of all butts in sand-filled cans provided in the smoking area. $250 minimum cleaning fee will be levied for doing otherwise. Topanga is an extreme high fire risk area and smoking is prohibited in and around the State Park.

LED candles only in bedrooms, absolutely no burning flames. Guests are welcome to enjoy personal music indoors or at quiet levels outdoors. Outdoor areas (pool, fire pit, decks, etc.) close at 11:00pm; quiet hours are 11:00pm to 8: be respectful of my home and neighbors, and be courteous to other guests.

More Details

Mitch Metzner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Mitch Metzner

Hippie scientist with an easy going personality.

Mitch Metzner purchased this house in 2013

Why Mitch Metzner chose Topanga

Topanga is the jewel of Los Angeles. I am amazed every day that I live in this beautiful setting with a community of warm hearted friends. The property has very peaceful and calm energy and is in a dark skies wilderness area immediately adjacent to all of Los Angeles.

What makes this house unique

Chlorine-free natural swimming pool is beach slopped and pebble-bottomed with a large waterfall. Hike into the largest U.S. park within a city from my driveway.


Topanga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor, wheelchair accessible shower, bench and skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level, large double sink bathroom with skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool house bath with outdoor heated shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen room with en suite vanity/sink, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen room with en suite vanity/sink, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double room with en suite vanity/sink, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen room with en suite vanity/sink, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Twin bedroom with a maximum of 3 twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Free-standing cozy camping cottage, leather futon sofa bed
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cozy camping cottage with leather futon sofa bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Cozy very tiny camping cottage with double sofa futon bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Tranquil Anam Cara Retreat Center in Santa Monica Mountains Sleeps up to 15
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Ladner, British Columbia

House is warm, spacious and has everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous. An amazing stay!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport - LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Los Angeles Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
State Route 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Topanga State Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the bohemian vibe of Los Angeles County’s crown jewel, Topanga, renowned for stunning vistas, Topanga State Park, walk to wilderness area hiking, biking, and horse trails; ride or drive to beautiful beaches; 10 minutes to Malibu, 20 minutes to downtown Santa Monica, and 25 miles from Hollywood. Topanga boasts many local alternative healers, health food stores, quaint boutiques, non-GMO and other dining option; Theatricum Botanicum, an acclaimed outdoor Shakespeare theater; Froggy’s pub and restaurant with occasional live music is just a 1 minute walk across the street.


PARK ALL THE WAY FORWARD and LEFT OF POOL or Right side of garage door, TAKE ONLY ROOM ENOUGH FOR ONE VEHICLE in each unmarked space…leave as much room as possible for other vehicles AND TO TURN AROUND IN THE DRIVEWAY. Always turn your vehicle around to pull forward out of driveway (blind cross traffic from Canyon Trail). Abundant additional parking is located across the Blvd. in gravel area and along the Blvd. north of next door neighbor's driveway. No parking along the Blvd. in front of fence between the driveways (fire hydrant). No parking on left side of garage door, this is my parking space. Other than loading and unloading, no more than 4 vehicles for your reservation can be in the driveway.

Location: 1178 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Property is located on Topanga Canyon Blvd., northeast corner at Canyon Trail. From the 101 drive South on Topanga Canyon Blvd./State Route 27 for approximately 6 miles, located just South of Theatricum Botanicum and Topanga Creek Bicycles. From Highway 1/Pacific Coast Highway drive north on Topanga Canyon Blvd. for approximately 6 miles, located immediately North of Froggy's Topanga Fish Market restaurant and pub.

From LAX: Take 405 Fwy North to 10 Fwy West towards Santa Monica, which merges onto Pacific Coast Hwy 1 North. Continue north for approx. 6 miles to Topanga Canyon Blvd. and turn right. Follow Topanga for approx. 6 miles to 1178 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Please text your Expected Time of Arrival to 310-876-4489.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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