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Topanga Country Forest Zen

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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. World class cycling right at the end of the driveway. 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, DVD player and a DVD library as well as a book library. The house has high speed 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 organic 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. There is a yoga mat, towel and free weight for workouts. On the deck there is a BBQ, table and chairs for outdoor eating. A swing hangs from the giant oak tree in front of the house. Golden afternoon light fills the house with a warm California glow. In the closet behind Casa Jondy is a washer/dryer and chemical-free laundry soap for your convenience.

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

Joni Caldwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

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 Fernwood

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fernwood in Topanga

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large walk-in shower loaded with organic 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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 organic cleaning products.


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Topanga Country Forest Zen
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Birmingham, Alabama

Serene beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is in an amazing location. It is peaceful and beautiful with an overall calm and quiet environment. Easy hikes are within a few miles. 30 minutes to anywhere you want to go in the area. The house is very well equipped with all basic essentials and the king size bed is extremely comfortable. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being a great guest.
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San Diego, Ca

Quality, Comfort, and Care provided by a Lovely Owner

  • 5 of 5

This property is an absolutely amazing peaceful and tranquil retreat within So Cal. We spent our 20th wedding anniversary here and Joni made our stay so very special. Enjoyed listening to birds, watching lizards, and feeling a million miles away from it all.

Quality - high-end appliances, thick towels and soft linens, knives were sharp, overall everything is maintained extremely well

Comfort - All the items you need to make meals, a supremely comfy bed, pillows and throws to relax on couch, interesting and beautiful art, candles, blue tooth speaker, fast and reliable WIFI

Care - Entire property has a positive energy and is extremely clean, Joni's attention to detail shows throughout the house, plenty of places to sit inside and out, and a stimulating library of books

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful retreat in LA. The owner is very loving and sweet. She makes sure everything is perfect upon arrival. The love and care put into the entire place is rare. Super place if you want to recharge and meditate. Great energy. There are some fun and interesting shops and restaurants in Topanga. Also great places to go in Malibu, Pacific Palasades, Santa Monica .. All very close. I RECCOMEND going left up the canyon from driveway. There is a drive that goes from top of Tuna Canyon to Malibu just amazing !!! A FAB PLACE :-). MANY THANKS :-}

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twyford, Melton Mowbray, XX

Lovely secluded and peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Jondy, the perfect contrast to staying in LA, everything we needed was there there. Our first trip really exploring the Santa Monica Mts. Joni was the perfect host !

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So impressive so quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you need to get away this is the place. Very intimate feeling in a beautiful mountainside - we will def be back. Joni the host, was so attentive. From where to go hike to having wine, chips and salsa awaiting us after a late nite arrival (which was beyond thoughtful). We'd stay again for sure the area is a gem to be so secluded in this mountain nest one day and 10 minutes from the Malibu beaches the next while eating at Nobu along the ocean...let's just say I'd never stay in Santa Monica again...everything you need...if you really wanna relax -starts right here with this humble yet tranquil house along the Rocky tree covered Mountain side.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape! It's a very quiet, nice and natural place

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, peaceful, clean accommodation close to LA after our road trip crossing the US. This house has it all. Roughly 20min drive from Santa Monica but so secluded, private and quiet. It offers everything that we needed. The house is decorated very nicely - amazing attention to detail with comfy beds and beautiful furniture and feels like a real home. We love to cook and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the kitchen gear we needed, even an outside BBQ. For us it is the perfect location. Just a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Highly recommended.

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such nice and considerate guests and leaving Casa Jondy in such immaculate condition upon your departure. It was really great meeting you both and I enjoyed hosting you. Please come back. You are welcome anytime.
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.14
Cleaning £35.72

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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