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Saddle Peak Buddha House - Malibu Ocean views

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

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.

Amenities:

Full Kitchen

Samsung Electric Range

Microwave

Dishwasher

Blender

Toaster

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.)

Bathrooms:

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

Bedrooms:

Linens

Comforters

Blankets

Pillows

Extra's provided in the linen closet

Deck:

Several sitting areas

Outside Fireplace - Wood

More Details

Owner
Azmina Kanji
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 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 area

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Topanga in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King Bed and panoramic ocean views from your bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress with natural light
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress with panoramic views.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Saddle Peak Buddha House - Malibu Ocean views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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5

Topanga Saddle Peak Buddha home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I totally loved our stay at the "Buddha House". It's a beautiful home with unbelievable views of both the canyon and the Pacific Ocean. Couldn't ask for a better location.

There is also a long storied history of musicians, artists, and authors who have stayed in the home at some point in the past. And it's no wonder, the place is absolutely inspirational!!!

The owner, Azmina, can fill you in on the details. And speaking of Azmina, we have stayed in a number of Vrbo homes over the years and we have never met a more generous, kind hostess than Azmina. She is a lovely person.

We cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Buddha

  • 5 of 5

Imagine a holiday that from the moment you arrive it takes your breath away.

Imagine that every morning you wake you are met with a beautiful sunrise, perhaps a distant sound of the Kyote chatter, hawks playfully dancing in front of you, on some days clouds beneath you. The beautiful Buddha house holds the most wonderful energy ever, even the most sceptical cannot fail be moved by this beautiful place nestled and steeped in pure Love.

As for the house itself it holds a sympathy that envelopes you, you are at home even though you are not. Please dont ask me about a serviceable kitchen, the washing machine, how many bedrooms which by the way yes if has everything in that respect that you could wish for. More importantly it has a feeling of calm, sit out at night and watch the sky burn its colours out in front of you, catch a shooting star and count the hundreds of twinkling stars which adorn the night sky, listen to the wild life. The nights are magical - you feel so much a part of it, its as if you could nearly touch it. No I dont drink! You dont need to!

Azmina went far and beyond you would expect from any host and I now consider her to be my friend hopefully forever, this was no holiday romance it was a life changing experience for our family we plan to return. I can only recommend you try too

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Kathryn, Beautiful review. You got what this space means with its energy, surroundings and the nature. It has always been a healing place for everyone including me. I always come back to get back to being me and hear my whispers. How wonderful to meet you and your lovely family. I know that we will stay friends and can't wait to welcome you all back to the Buddha House in the mountains.
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Perfect Home for a Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, we have to say Azmina is one of the best hosts we have ever had on a vacation rental. She was ALWAYS available for questions and provided us with wonderful welcome amenities. Azmina is a true gem!

The house is perfect for a relaxing vacation - it has everything you need to enjoy the beautiful nature of Topanga. There are nearby hiking trails and the pool was a definite favorite of our daughter. The outdoor space is heavenly with fabulous views.

All of the beds were comfortable with nice linens; we enjoyed watching movies in the inviting living room. Kitchen completely stocked for cooking meals.

The home is about 15 minutes up the canyon in Topanga; the benefit is that you are away from the LA noise and "busyness" which is wonderful after a day out and about. There is one Italian restaurant that delivers and was very good. This is not the home to choose if you wish to walk down the street for a cup of coffee. You really are about 7-8 minutes away from the little town of Topanga and 15 minutes from gas, grocery stores, etc. We don't see this as a negative; just feel important to disclose.

Thanks Azmina and Marshall for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hilary, We loved having you and your family as our guests, the perfect guests. We would love to welcome you back to the Saddle Peak Buddha House anytime in the near future. Hope your daughter makes it big time with her career and we hope to see you very soon. Thanks for a great review.
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Wedding week....in Topanga!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for one week at the Saddle Peak Budda House in Topanga. We were there for a wedding and couldn't have picked a more beautiful location to stay. Saddle Peak Budda House has spectacular views from most rooms in the house. It was stocked very well for all our needs. The only reason I didn't give five stars is that it needs updates in the bathrooms. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
LAX
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Topanga, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
March 2018
30 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£489
for 1 night
From
£368
From
£394
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,775
£10,357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,793
for 5 nights
From
£330
From
£353
Fri,Sat
£2,320
£7,097
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
cleaning £121.31

There is an additional fee of $160.00 for cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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