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~ Chosen by ABC's 'THE BACHELOR'... Your Romantic Oasis Awaits ~

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3) Brand new Sofa & Carpet

~With Summer in full swing Now is the Perfect time to enjoy a day of FUN & SUN in a Vast selection of Beautiful beaches, or a long awaited ROMANTIC RETREAT (hidden in the beautiful Santa Monica mountains).

~ Chosen by the producer of 'The Bachelor / Bachelorette', our property was designed to evoke a Tranquil and Romantic atmosphere that is both welcoming and Inviting... A wrap around deck leads to your 'Own Private Yard' where you can relax underneath a canopy of oaks, or Soak in the JACUZZI with Surreal Views as your backdrop.

~ Recently added is a Beautiful addition to the backyard which features a step-up Gazebo with Designer outdoor furniture, Flat Screen TV (for NET-FLIX viewing) and scenic views to enjoy... (what could be better?)


For guests with 3 people we offer an "Air mattress" that can be set up in the living room or guests can sleep on the sofa. It is not a pull out sleeper but extra bedding can be provided.

With an abundance of outdoor activities nearby to enjoy... your ROMANTIC RETREAT AWAITS...

Guest Comments: ** Enjoy Some Guests Comments Below entered in our In-House Guest Book **


What a Lovely Home you have Shari & Bert!

Thank you for opening it up to us. Your Kindness & Hospitality did not go unappreciated. We will keep these memories of your Sweet & Tranquil Cottage close to our hearts every time we think of Nick's first Movie 'Your's Mine and Our's' also starring Renee Russo & Dennis Quaid.

Good Wishes & Much Love To Your Family-

* Tiffany, Michael, & Nicky *

(Return Guests)


1st Anniversary & Honeymoon

Hi Shari & Bert,

We don't even know where to start to say 'Thank you'...

The experience was truly above and beyond our expectations.

The cottage was a Perfect Combination of Rustic Elegance & Coziness. It really felt like we were at home.

We will never forget the hospitality you've shown us.

Much Love

* Jelo & Elise *


Sweet Shari & Bert,

Thank you so much for your Kindness & hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return very soon!!

All the best with the new baby.

* Melanie & Lou *


Hi Shari,

We enjoyed our week @ your lovely place & saw alot. It was so great to come back to a Quiet and Relaxing Atmosphere!

All our best!

* Richard & Cheryl *

Marysville, Washington

P.S. What a Great Breakfast!!

~~ Please e-mail us for additional details and any special requests.....

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


The best part of this wonderful Treehouse Fantasy... Well the obvious, the chirping frogs in the Moonlight while soaking in the jacuzzi, the Comfort of Soft music, Candle lit terraced stairs - Solitude - and of course meeting you..

Your manner is one of Grace and Charm but always professional. I now look forward to calling you my Friend.

Peace in the New Year.



Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Fernwood around the Pacific Palisades

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , * QUEEN SIZE BED w/ tiny sleeping loft in bedroom child only
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Nestled in a Park-Like setting, our one bedroom, one bath, Guest Cottage is bigger than a hotel room and definitely more private... and might be just what you're looking for! A Wrap-Around Deck provides Beautiful Mountain Views with a canopy of oak trees to soothe your troubles away... or... If you must work Wireless Internet is available! Beautiful hiking trails surround this location along with plenty of resources for your vacationing experience.. MALIBU BEACH is just minutes away offering miles of miles of Beautiful beaches, or head South to the 'World Famous' amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier & the 3rd st. promenade. For guests staying a week or longer, there is a local dry cleaning service that also launders your clothes. Just a 2 minute drive away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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~ Chosen by ABC's 'THE BACHELOR'... Your Romantic Oasis Awaits ~
average rating of 4.768116 based on 70 reviews

Location and Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Shari is an awesome person and I am glad she is the owner. This is a beautiful property that everyone with an eye for nice places should see!

In an area this nice, private, and expensive it’s as good as it gets. The only negatives are: it’s difficult to find after dark (my fault for being late), the bathroom plumbing is dated but well-maintained so no leaks, and it could probably use a fresh coat of paint on the inside but the flooring and most of the finishes are new. The positives are too many to list! The jacuzzi is in great condition, and all appliances are kept clean and functioning well. Complete privacy in nature just seconds from my (and quite possibly your) usual commute.

I have lived near the SoCal Pacific Ocean for many years of my life, and I don’t care what anybody says about A/C, I always want it. That said, the wall unit and fans supplied keep this cottage cool/warm enough for optimal comfort!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and host!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Very peaceful. I definitely would stay again. Location was ideal and seeing 3 stars at lunch at a cafe habano in Malibu topped it off.


  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was idyllic. It had everything we needed. We didn't even turn the t.v. on once.

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfection! From the moment we arrived Shari made us feel right at home. My husband and I were celebrating our twelfth wedding anniversary and it couldn't have been more special. The gazebo was lovely and the hot tub so relaxing. This place was our very own piece of heaven on earth. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to return. A thousand thank yous to our hosts who went above and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Below par

  • 1 of 5

Unclean. Termites. Self built unit and it shows

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So charming!

  • 5 of 5

Shari is the SWEETEST host. She called me the night of our rental to help with directions and was very easily accessible throughout the stay. I can’t say enough about how kind she was! The property is adorable and fairly private, something you can’t easily find easily find in the Los Angeles area. It has a true mountain feel, which we loved! The cottage is small but cozy and had plenty of room for the 2 of us and our dog. I would recommend that you arrive during daylight hours, because unfortunately we weren’t able to arrive until later at night and it was a little tricky to find the path in the dark. However, it didn’t take us much time and all of the sets of stairs are very well lit. I agree with the other reviewers recommendations to pack light because there are several flights of stairs to get to the cottage. We had no problem, and it added to the charm and privacy of the cottage.

My other tips: when you are first finding the cottage, know that you have to walk across the owners porch to find the next set of stairs. I wasn’t sure if I was going the right way and was worried that I was going to disturb them, but the stairs are on the other side of the owner’s house.

The gazebo has a TV but the internet connection wasn’t strong enough out there to play Netflix for more than a few seconds at a time. However, they have an XBox that I assume can play DVDs so I’d recommend bringing your own DVDs if you want to watch a movie out there.

For others bringing their dog, the yard isn’t completely fenced so we kept ours on a leash when letting her out. Also, the carpet in the cottage is white so we made sure to be very careful cleaning our dogs paws very well each time she went in and out.

Overall, I’d highly recommend this cottage. Thanks for having us Shari!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blessed and thankful

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible experience! Thank you Shari and Bert for hosting and sharing your magical cottage. Spotlessly clean and such fresh air! We are beach lovers and live at the beach. This experience wants us to move to Topanga! Such sweet hosts with beautiful surroundings. We did not utilize the incredible outside gazebo with wi-if and Netflix. It was raining but so romantic with candles lit as we ascended the craftsman brick walkway. It was magical! The interior of the cottage was lovely and professionally decorated with everything you might need for a weekend or month stay. We were so cozy. The hot tub was very soothing after a three hour drive. My husbands birthday was spectacular! Shari gave us so much joy! She shared all the local information about restaurants (try the Inn of the Seventh Ray to complete your perfect visit) and she let us know about trails and hiking! The hosts do not disturb your privacy but are so available for any need you might have. Five star resort with absolute privacy and cozy comfort. Dreamland. Left feeling blessed and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Nestled in a PARK-LIKE setting, our one bedroom, one bath, Guest Cottage is bigger than a hotel room and definitely more private... and might be just what you're looking for! A WRAP-AROUND DECK provides BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS with a canopy of oak trees to soothe your troubles away... or... If you must work Wireless INTERNET is available!

Other Activities: Day Spa, Coffee shops, Top-Rated Restaurants,Shopping, Tennis, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, parasailing, boating, health/beauty spa


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Fernwood,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11.3
Cleaning £45.22

** 3 Night Minimum for all major Holidays- Please inquire about HOLIDAY RATES **
* SPRING: Offered at $200/night M-TH, $225.00/Weekends, $1,350/week
* SUMMER: Offered at $225/night M-TH, $250.00/Weekends, $1,500/week
* WINTER & FALL: Offered at $200.00/night M-TH, $225.00/Weekends

* 2 Night Min. on all Reservations *

* Please inquire about Holiday Rates & Required Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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