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- Intimate Luxury... Minutes From Malibu Beach in a Beautiful Park-like Setting-

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Fernwood

Beautiful 1 Bedroom. Cottage (Sleeps 2)

Spend your time in a Designer Styled Cottage that is 1/2 the price of nearby Hotels and Definitely more Charming. This cozy little hide-a-way is Nestled Off The Banks Of A Seasonal Creek In A Romantic Park-like Setting... and Is The Perfect Spot To Relax, Kick Your Feet Up, and Enjoy our 42" Plasma TV, along with All of The Beauty And Nature That Surrounds This Magnificent Location.

Minutes From Malibu Beach... Inspired By our Love Of The Sea, The Cottage Is Designed With Warm Subtle Hues Of The Caribbean That Is Sure To Leave You Refreshed And Rejuvenated - Similar To A Day At The Spa...

Speaking Of A Spa, Burke Williams Spa Is Just 20 Minutes Away In Heart Of The 3rd Street Promenade. Located In The City Of Santa Monica Also Home To The World Famous Pier And Amusement Park.

* For Summertime Enjoyment there are 'FREE Outdoor MOVIES & CONCERTS' in the park... Outdoor Theatre... and a Summer Concert Series every Thursday on the Santa Monica Pier- Bring a blanket, Snack up on some goodies, and ENJOY all that Southern California has to offer - Amusement parks are Fabulous this time of year, and 'Catalina Island' is only 45 min. away by ferry. (A definite Favorite of mine)

Whether You're In The Mood For A Little R & R Or Exploring The Sights Of The City, There Are A Plethora Of Activities To Keep You Busy...

Beautiful Hiking Trails Surround This Location, Along With Top Rated Restaurants, Shopping, Intimate Cafe's, Coffee Shops, Yoga, Seasonal Outdoor Theatre, Art Galleries, Museums, And Much More...

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

- Intimate Luxury... Minutes From Malibu Beach in a Beautiful Park-like Setting-
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
Lake Oswego, OR USA

Enchanting Topanga Treehouse Adventure

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were searching for a location both nature-filled and close to the man made bustle of LA, Malibu and Santa Monica. Shari & Bert's Cottage here fulfilled that blend. This set of structures (a cottage and a couple houses) cling to the side of the canyon, anchored by Bert's landslide reinforcements and large oak, eucalyptus and palm trees which they planted here many years ago when only a hunter's blind occupied the property.

Access through the windy canyon road and then parking, once you have located the small driveway apron along the 27, is challenging. However, once you have climbed the hillside stairs through the park like setting and set down your bags, your pulse returns to a resting pace. The cottage itself is cozy in a generous way. We applaud the furnishings. There is a space heater that we turned on in the morning. There is a complete kitchen set which we utilized for our delightful al fresco breakfasts . At night, when returning to the cottage from our LA wandering , the darkness is broken up by thoughtfully placed footpath lighting and the romantic presence of many votive candles along deck & bridge railings. Magical.

We were close enough to hop over to the San Fernando Valley for groceries, visit Hollywood for St Patricks Day partying and a visit to the nearby and splendid Getty Villa. We hiked along the beach and another day into the hills of giant Topanga State Park.

This place gives you both worlds represented by sound, the ebb and flow of cars and motorcycles racing by below you, then at times deep canyon silence - surrendering only to cheerful birdsong and water fountain gush.

All in all charming hosts, enchanting setting.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unpleasant stay

  • 1 of 5

We were super excited after booking this property and were looking forward to our stay there but this was quite a disappointment.

Don't get fooled by those photos, this property doesn't even get close to that. We could not get hold of the owner throughout our stay there, so we were on our own. Had trouble finding the place first and then the parking.

The key to the property wasn't provided so there's no way to lock the cottage when you are gone. It was cold at night when we were there but there's no heating except for a portable heater which made a heck load of noise so we decided to leave it alone. The 'hot' water in the shower was barely lukewarm.

The kitchen was barely stocked and there were two old towels in the bathroom in the name of linens. The curtains in the kitchen could not be drawn which left the whole cottage exposed. The comforter on the bed is so heavy that you can get buried underneath it but you can't move it, lol. And there's not much you can do about anything when the owner ignores your phone calls and texts for two straight days. Basically this turned out to be an expensive tree house vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, CA

Exceeded My Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The grounds surrounding the cottage were lush and verdant. Every window of the cottage afforded a view of trees - oak, bamboo and a huge eucalyptus. Plants of every variety blanketed the ground. Birds filled the air with their songs and I enjoyed listening to the hooting of owls at night. At dusk, the propery came alive with lights - in the trees, along the walkways and in the bushes, which created an ambiance that was spectacular. The cottage sat on a hill and was accessed via 4 staircases. The cottage was situated on the property in such a way that I had complete privacy.

The cottage was clean to a fault and was filled with lots of natural light during the daytime. At night the lighting inside the cottage was supplied by lamps, wall sconces and can lights in the kitchen. The furnishings were beautiful as well as comfortable. I prepared all my meals in the fully stocked kitchen and ate al fresco on the deck, while viewing the grounds. I appreciated the fluffy white bathrobe, the A/C, the premium linens and the luxury soaps which were provided for my use.

Thank you Bert and Shari for sharing your lovely cottage with me.

I recommend this lovely cottage with its outstanding grounds.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay! Great spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed the location of the cottage on the mountain side! Nice and secluded and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Shari and Bert have invested a lot of effort not only in the cottage but the outdoor deck and walkway are all finely decorated and maintained. We loved how close the cottage was to Malibu beaches- zuma beach, el matador beach to name a few and fine dining. Hope to stay again soon! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy a piece of your paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend and had an amazing experience. We loved staying in Topanga Canyon because we could enjoy both the beautiful nature of the canyon and the nearby beaches! There is great hiking right by the property. We hiked in the morning and saw some deer. There are some really beautiful beaches nearby and some fun wineries. The cottage really is in the perfect location to do it all! The property itself is nice to hang out at as well. We spent one evening just sitting on the patio drinking wine.

Shari was such a warm and welcoming host. She keeps the cottage and the property looking so beautiful. We were able to text her throughout our stay and she even let us borrow her beach bag. I would highly recommend staying in this quaint little cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Own private bungalow- an amazing cottage stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this beautifully finished bungalow to locals and visitors of Malibu!! Shari and Bert are the best host's I've meet via VRBO, and I'm comparing to many surrounding states as well. So accommodating and gracious to guests. The property has a vibe of spa-meets-resort. From candles throughout property, to relaxing sitting areas with bistro tables, it all creates the perfect ambience. Shari/Bert have put much tlc into the bungalow. Two large tree trunks extend out from private front patio, similar to Andrew Lloyd Wright design. As you tell by the pictures, the design of every part of the cottage is done with impeccable taste. It's like your own private hotel suite in the foothills of Malibu. Thank you so much guys!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fernwood, Los Angeles area

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £49
Pet Fee £12

Rates do not apply to all major holidays-

*** Please inquire about Holiday rates & Pet fees ***
* Acceptable forms of payment: traveler's check, money order,
* cashier's check, cash, or a major credit card (w/ pay pal)
- a refundable Security deposit is required for all reservations -
*Currently offered at $175 per night Mon. - Thurs. / $200.00 per night Fri - Sun or a discounted, price of $1025.00 per week; excluding holidays.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fernwood in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Plush, Queen size bed will wrap you in Comfort.
  • Although small in size the bedroom adds a Private space for sleeping.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.

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