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The Great Room is suited to a couple. It has privacy and a beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding hillsides. The bathroom features a double-sided cedar-lined shower fit for a king & queen. There is a cal. king sized bed, a flat screen TV, and a small kitchenette area. Outside there is a fountain, fireplace, swimming pool and jacuzzi. Or sit under the pergola and enjoy a glass of wine while you enjoy the view. From the property you can roam for miles on the many trails of the Santa Monica Mountains. Or take a quick drive down to the beach. Great for outdoor lovers.
My husband and I are now 'empty-nesters' with a big property to share. Our home and swimming pool and jacuzzi are all solar powered. We live in the house above the great room and have had a lot of friends and family stay there. They love it and so will you. You'll feel right at home.
Julie Howell purchased this studio in 2006
We bought this property because of the spectacular views and the surrounding nature. We've since started a vineyard on the property and are enjoying watching that grow. This is a very serene/spiritual location. It's suited to people who love the outdoors.
We love our place because of the sweeping mountain views, the swimming pool, jacuzzi, the gardens, and the solitude. There are no street lights, no street noise, just the occasional sound of coyotes, frogs, and crickets.
My husband and I had a great time at the vacation apartment. I say apartment because it is a basement apartment that has just enough space for the two of us. The host provided plenty of movies to watch and books to enjoy. We did use the hot tub which was excellent but it was too cold for the pool. There was a nice view from the a deck that you walk up to that we drank our coffee on one morning. Overall it was a good experience.
The Great Room is a cozy little one room studio in the walkout basement of the main house. It has a semi-private walkout patio with access to the property. The pool and Jacuzzi are well maintained and a cool respite from a warm day. David and Julie and very sweet and friendly as are their two dogs who will greet you as you come and go. We enjoyed our stay and the drive up the winding roads was not as difficult as we thought it would be.
Topanga Canyon....offers the most stunning views of California. Julie and David have created, quite possibly, the perfect oasis.
The views from their property are breathtaking. My wife and I sat outside many nights enjoying wine and taking in the beautiful landscape as well as the hardscape created by Julie and David.
The hot tub was amazing after a day full of exploring. We would jump back and forth from the pool, 83°, to the hot tub, 102°. Though we did not see Julie or David, their assistant Debbie made sure we had everything we needed and more.
Topanga is close enough to Santa Monica, Malibu and Los Angeles but far enough away from all the hustle and bustle. A short drive north to Calabasas for breakfast at the Blue Jam Cafe, a delicious start to our day. Do not miss out on this gem.
This will be our forever California home away from home. Can't wait to come back.
PS: Thank you for the wine upon our arrival. We did not realize it was personalized for us until our last night. We thought it was part of the decor.
The Clarks of Buffalo
Julie and David are warm and friendly, gracious hosts.
The efficiency was very comfortable with great amenities.
Off the beaten path but worth it.
Would stay again if ever back in LA.
We live in the beautiful and infamous Topanga Canyon. There are sweeping views of the mountains and with just a little hike a view of the ocean as well. We have outdoor theater at the Theatricum Botanicum, activities at the community center, and a beautiful new library. Anyone who like mountain biking, hiking, getting away from it all belongs here. You can bike/hike for miles straight from our house (no driving required. Or take an eight minute drive and you're at beautiful Malibu beach, where you'll find restaurants, shops, and more. We are also twenty minutes from Santa Monica, which has many activities including the 3rd street promenade, a beautiful farmers market and a brand new shopping mall.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest|
we can handle events. Just let us know what you'd like to do.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.