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A hilltop alfresco retreat with pool, outside firestone, nr Malibu, LA, SB

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Thousand Oaks - Casa Susalito's Alfresco Life

2 Br/1bath, Pool Fireplace ,hilltop, nr LA, malibu, SB Universal Studio

Immerse yourself in the sanctuary that is Casa Susalito's! Located on top of a hill with a view of the Conejo Valley, plan on a restful, beautiful house to return to after a day of adventure. In Thousand Oaks, Midway between the glitter of LA county, with its many attractions including Universal Studios, the beaches of highway one, including Malibu and Zuma, and the laid back vibe of Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara, you will be able to return at the end of your day and kick back, feel the sun on your face, lounge in the seasonal pool, or sit by the fire pit in the evening and enjoy some s'mores and stars. Casa Susalito's is set up to encourage outdoor living, with a seasonal pool, lounge chairs, picnic table, BBQ, firepit and plantings that attract birds and butterflies, and yet also has a cozy fireplace for when the weather is inclement. Cook on a real reconditioned Merritt O'Keefe stove, with that pancake griddle you remember from your grandmother's house. And each bedroom is themed...The Impressionism room, and the Hawaiian room, so you have the feeling of truly getting away from it all. Birders alert: Are Condors on your list????? Nearby drive to Santa Barabara area may tick this off your list! Please be aware, Casa Susalitos does not have air conditioning. We have lots of fans. This keeps our price point low.

All in all, a vacation home to return to again and again.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Susan Groff
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Susan Groff

I am Susan Of Casa Susalitos. I am a registered nurse, and my husband and I travel all over the world. As such, we know what we like and dont like about places we stay in....a must, a good comfy bed, lots of pillows, neat environment, QUIET!!!!!! PRIVACY!!!!!!!. Coffee in the morning outside, and butterflies and birds! I want to relax. Our house never had air conditioning. And it still does not. When we stay, we enjoy the al fresco life, with fans, jumping in the pool...this keeps our prices reasonable.

Susan Groff purchased this house in 1969

Why Susan Groff chose California

Casa Susalitos is the house I grew up in. It was made into the first divided mother in law in Thousand Oaks, so it is not like other places. The area you will be is in the back of the property with a lush lawn, landscaping to please, the pool, a giant avocado tree, birds, alfresco picnic area, sunning area, and a view of the whole Conejo valley. After growing up here, I can tell you there were many a day we would go to the beach, and it would be fogged in BUMMER MAN! But at 16 years old, we would jump back in the mustang and trundle right back to poolside where it was always hot. And you can do the same. The Pacific ocean might not be under control, however, the pool is always there as backup!.

What makes this house unique

The firestone is so neat. Turn it on in the morning and bring your morning cuppa out at the crack of dawn....or come out at night, gather those smore ingredients, and enjoy the stars and the fire. The pool is lighted, so many a hot night, we kids were in the pool till late at night. It was great.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

A hilltop alfresco retreat with pool, outside firestone, nr Malibu, LA, SB
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable home located near beaches and LA

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. The place was setup with all the amenities needed to feel at home. The owner, Susan, is very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if taking a trip to the LA area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A truly lovely retreat in Thousand Oaks

  • 5 of 5

Our entire experience was flawless- from booking to house instructions from Susan and through our stay at Casa Susalito's. What a lovely home in the Conejo Valley, overlooking the hills. The backyard was a real retreat from the city streets, so peaceful and quiet- only the chittering of hummingbirds. The pool was so clean and inviting. The home had everything we needed and in good condition. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The yard was beautiful and very quiet and peaceful. Centrally located in Thousand Oaks which made getting around to places easy. I really enjoyed the experience of staying here. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeast Florida

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our visit to southern CA. It is centrally located between Hollywood, the beaches and LA/airport so we didn't spend too much time driving. The home is beautiful and immaculate with little extras to help us enjoy our stay. We especially enjoyed the spacious, relaxing back yard that includes a lovely pool (it's bigger and deeper than it looks in the photos!) and gorgeous landscaping. We loved sipping our morning coffee outside while listening to the birds and taking in the view. We even saw hummingbirds and a bunny! We had plenty of space and appreciate the owner's attention to detail. Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Winnemucca NV

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

A very nice little house with a great yard with a wonderful view. Very clean had a blinder fun of places to check out and do. Did go check out a restaurant on the list called Duke great food and a view of the ocean. Did try and use the fire pit but it was low on propane so didn't really work out but other then that the house was great and clean and looked just like the pictures. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Juneau AK

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home away from home

Backyard garden overlooking Conejo Valley so beautiful and peaceful relative to LA hubbub

We enjoyed it immensely

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles area

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £205

Your deposit will be refunded if cancelled 30 days before arrival. We reserve the right to charge up to 100% of the deposit if cancelled less than 30 days before arrival. All items and decorations in the rental are placed there for the enjoyment of the guests and are not to be taken. Any missing items will be charged to the security deposit. Pets are not allowed at this time. In addition, we take great care to make our onsite pool safe for all guests, with emergency equipment and posted directions. However there is no lifeguard. All guests must sign a notification acknowledging that there is a pool on the property, that it is accessible to both adults and children from the rental house, and all guests retain their own personal liability for its use, and parents retain personal liability for their children's use of the pool. Credit card users are charged 2.5% extra for the use of this venue. Check users are welcomed and will not be charged this extra fee, however they must be able to conform to the timing requirements so that Casa Susalito's can confirm clearance of checks.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thousand Oaks, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is no bathtub in this unit. Shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , with trundle
  • KBedroom #1 is the larger bedroom, themed as the "Impressionism Room" . Bedroom # 2 is the Hawaiian Room, with high ceilings, four poster bed with trundle, and Hawaiana decor. the fifth real bed is the loveseat in the living room which pulls out to a twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This property is literally 27 minutes from Malibu, 50 minutes from Universal Studios and 1 hour from Santa Barbara!. There is no reason to stay in the city when you can relax on a lovely hilltop, with a wealth of restaurants and shopping options within minutes from the house. Our house book outlines nearby attractions, menus of restaurants, suggestions for day trips. Please note there is no air conditioning. this keeps our price point reasonable. There are lots of fans.

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