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Topanga Country Forest Zen

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Casa Jondy is situated on 3.5 acres near the top of beautiful and historic Topanga Canyon. Enjoy the lush beauty of the protected forest from the deck or any room in the house. This sacred land is home to a family of deer, endangered tree frogs, monarch butterflies, owls and other unique wildlife which can easily be viewed by respectful visitors. The house is 100% organic/chemical and smoke free and has a new reverse osmosis alkaline drinking water system. We have a strict no-smoking policy. The master bedroom has a new California King pillow-top mattress with 100% organic bamboo bed sheets. The living room has cable TV and a DVD player. The house has WiFi, a Bluetooth sound system, USB charging station, central heating and A/C. The kitchen is fully stocked with coffee pot, French press, electric tea pot, blender, toaster, pots, pans, cooking utensils, cooking spices and condiments, coffee, tea, gas stove top/oven, microwave and dishwasher. Bathroom has a large walk-in shower with Honest Company body products, organic towels, q-tips, cotton balls, toothpaste, an ultra-soft 100% cotton hooded bathrobe and a blow dryer. There is also an iron and an ironing board in the master closet for your convenience. There is a yoga mat, towel and weights for workouts. On the deck there is a BBQ, table and chairs for outdoor eating and a sun umbrella. A swing hangs from the ancient oak tree in front of the house. Golden afternoon light fills the house with a warm California glow.

An inspired retreat for lovers, artists, writers, musicians, nature lovers, star gazers or anyone seeking solace from the city with total peace and privacy. Find your center under an enormous blue sky, beneath protected California Live Oak trees and giant ancient boulders, say goodbye to power lines and feel the stress strip away.

Enjoy local world class hiking trails with 360° views, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnic on the property or in the State Park nearby. One of California's best surfing spots 10 min. down the canyon at Topanga Point, paddle boarding, kite boarding and boogie boarding. Local yoga studio and docent led nature walks. Local coffee, gourmet food, gift and clothing shops and organic restaurants. Ten minute drive to Malibu and 30 minutes to the Studios and Hollywood.

Please remove your shoes before entering Casa Jondy. Thank you!

More Details

Owner
Joni Caldwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Joni Caldwell

We are a family of artists who love nature. We live organically, respect and love our surroundings as well as the planet.

Joni Caldwell purchased this house in 2015

Why Joni Caldwell chose Topanga

We chose Topanga for it's peace and beauty. The ancient oak trees, blue skies, the wildlife and the community are the most beautiful we've ever known.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fernwood in Topanga

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large walk-in shower loaded with chemical free Honest Company shampoo, conditioner and body products and a cedar seat. There is a 100% organic ultra-soft hooded bathrobe provided, 100% organic cotton towels as well as a blow dryer, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton balls and Qtips. A first aid kit rests in the top drawer. Beach towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a brand new California King pillowtop mattress with 100% organic ultra-soft bamboo cotton bedding. There is a sliding door that opens to let in the fresh air and the sounds of the local owls at night. Window treatments provide extra privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The ultra-private property is listed on 3.5 acres of forested nature preserve. Respectful guests can catch views of the local wildlife that live on the property. Deer, Raccoon, Birds, lizards, dragonflies and frogs. No feeding the wildlife allowed. This is a low-noise environment. No parties, and absolutely NO-SMOKING please. Please remove your shoes before entering Casa Jondy. We are 100% chemical free and only use Honest Company cleaning products.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend here over Easter 2017. The house is comfortable and quiet in a lovely setting. The host is responsive and we appreciated the location so close to beach, mountains, and city. This is so much better than a hotel!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a great guest!
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5

Very special place!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this place. The energy was beautiful. This place is really special. Joni is so sweet and the perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and well appointed - this is what every vrbo should strive for

  • 5 of 5

The owner was communicative and very helpful. The location is perfect and very quiet. Everything works as it should and we enjoyed every moment. Really, I wish every VRBO was as well appointed and easy to use as Casa Jondy. We will definitely stay here again. The bed was comfy, the kitchen very well stocked, and the location was peaceful. Thank you Joni!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a genuine pleasure to host you and you are definitely welcome back!
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5

GREAT house, amazing lot and quiet, stars, what more is there to say?

  • 5 of 5

Oh, AC is nice, it gets VERY hot in the heat of the day, but at night, very cool, slept with windows open and no AC at all. The house is decorated very nicely - amazing attention to detail and feels like a real home. The shower's great - HUGE and nice rain shower head. BEST part: it is so quiet, you can hear birds all day, and see lizards, squirrels, and birds, we never saw the deer, but they were probably watching us from the trees. The stars at night seem to be within reach and the dipper (we never decided if it was the big or little!) was right in front of us on the deck after dark. Just a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests! So happy you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations. A truly amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Two days is not enough to sink into the magic & appreciation of Casa Jondy. The ancient forest grove, sacred native rock formations, mix of sun & mist that changes the view constantly & the stewardship of nature that is a priority for Joni & her family. So much care has gone into every detail of their home to make it so comfortable & inviting. I wanted to enjoy everything at once!...yoga, hiking, meditation, cooking, reading from their wonderful library, enjoying wine & romance. Thank you Joni for creating & sharing a truly special retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a genuine pleasure to meet and host you. Thank you for being such a thoughtful guest. You are welcome back.
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5

Peaceful and quiet, yet close enough to everything

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, peaceful, clean accommodation to start our trip after a long flight into LAX. This house has it all. Roughly 1/2 hour drive from LAX and so secluded, private and quiet. It offers everything that we needed. The pictures as well as the other reviews set the bar quite high, but our high expectations were met. For us this is the perfect location. We will for sure rent there again, if travel brings us back in the area. Thank you, Joni.

Joni was very friendly and responsive during the reservation process as well as during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Malibu Farm
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The Topanga Table
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Nobu Malibu
Juicy Ladies
Inn of the Seventh Ray
Cafe Gratitude
Gladstones
Hama Sushi in Venice
Rose Cafe-Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Topanga Living Cafe
The Six
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Topanga
Car: necessary

The house is located on three acres of lush land and is accessed by a private driveway with two car parking to the left of the house. Low-impact exterior motion sensor lights illuminate your way in and out of the property. Guests have access to the entire house, deck, bbq area and multiple hiking and meditation spots on the property. Yoga studio nearby. Mountain biking and hiking within walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fernwood, Los Angeles area

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
 
2016
31 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£431
for 2 nights
From
£174
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£431
for 2 nights
From
£174
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.51
Cleaning £38.57

This is a low-noise environment. No parties. As this is a forested area, we are 100% smoke free and there are absolutely no outdoor fires allowed. This house has expensive furniture as well as sentimental belongings. Treat it as you would like your home to be treated. No pets please, as they could adversely impact the indigenous wildlife. Please respect the peacefulness of the area, the wildlife, indigenous plants and the wonderful spirit of Topanga. Please remove your shoes before entering the house. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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