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Malibu Adjacent Mountain/Beach Guest Studio

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1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
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Set in sprawling canyon views and brushed with a gentle ocean breeze, this Topanga gem is unique in that it gifts its dweller with a temperate climate all year round. Enveloped in natural beauty, with its own poetry at any time of day or year, it invites one to retreat in tranquil simplicity and comfort, yet within minutes to civilization. It is located minutes from the beach and surfing hot spots, nestled between Malibu Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica & Woodland Hills (15 min. away.) Its private entrance leads straight through a naturally landscaped yard harboring a growing orchard on the left, an herb garden on the right, all crowned by a gazebo with a swinging couch. The yard is in a canyon setting, with native plants and rock landscaping - ever changing with the season & climatic ...Set in sprawling canyon views and brushed with a gentle ocean breeze, this Topanga gem is unique in that it gifts its dweller with a temperate climate all year round. Enveloped in natural beauty, with its own poetry at any time of day or year, it invites one to retreat in tranquil simplicity and comfort, yet within minutes to civilization. It is located minutes from the beach and surfing hot spots, nestled between Malibu Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica & Woodland Hills (15 min. away.) Its private entrance leads straight through a naturally landscaped yard harboring a growing orchard on the left, an herb garden on the right, all crowned by a gazebo with a swinging couch. The yard is in a canyon setting, with native plants and rock landscaping - ever changing with the season & climatic conditions. Punctuated by water fountain, bird baths & bird feeders, it is vibrant with birds & butterflies. Growing roses, arches & various artifacts add a secret garden charm to this sacred space. The path, gazebo & side terrace are covered with artificial turf softening the natural ruggedness of the terrain with visual greenery. It keeps moisture, drainage, & conserves precious water resources in our severely drought stricken SoCal. Proudly nestled underneath towering oak trees, the bungalow has a beach cottage feel, perched in the tree, & a vintage white-washed wood planked floor. A side terrace sheltered by an olive tree and a lattice covered patio expand your living space, provide for substantial outdoor living, & gently transition inside. Comfortable with standard amenities, it features one bright room with 5 strategic windows & 4 environments blending harmoniously into each other: 1. a well appointed kitchen area with electric gas stove & oven, refrigerator, cabinets including cookery, toaster, toaster oven (upon request,) French Press coffee maker, coffee grinder, electric kettle, blender & food processor. I supply starter paper product; once used up, you are responsible to buy your own; 2. the dining area has a table and 2 chairs; it can also serve as a work or study area. On the wall is a vintage planter with mirror; 3. the bedroom area features 2 comfortable full size beds - the top bed has a Tempurvedic mattress and pillows; the pull-out bed has a foam mattress. At the foot of the bed is a trunk holding regular pillows, blankets & a bed desk. All bedding is high quality & protected by hygienic anti allergic encasing. Next to the bed are 2 stacked Ikea chests that you can wheel it to the built-in closet to make room for the pull-out bed; 4. the walk-in closet has shelves & rods, & a horizontal mirror & is adorned by shabby chic white cotton curtains. The bathroom is separate, sparkling clean with white tiles from top to bottom. It has a delightful shower, sink and toilet, & and 2 large high windows letting Nature peek in. Essentials including shampoo, soap, body wash & a full size door mirror will keep you well groomed. A built-in electric heater (alternatively a gentle space heater) & an electric blanket will keep you comfortably warm in winter. In the summer, the natural sea breeze will engage the fans for your cooling comfort. The Internet is high speed (FIOS.) Both rooms are bright with natural light pouring through 7 windows into the stunning world of nature: 5 in the main room and 2 in the bathroom. Warm glow dimmable lights help create special atmosphere for relaxation. This bungalow is well appointed, well cared for and has a spacious feel. Walking out, you are back on a private lattice covered patio where you can eat, relax & congregate with nature. Relish in the morning sun, observe wild life visiting, feeding, & bathing, and stargaze. There are 2 comfortable patio chairs, 3 garden chairs & a table. A planter with seasonal vine-like vegetable growing on a fence provides privacy from the main house. Here you can take a break from the city, the busy-ness of life, unleash your creativity, or retreat. You can expect cleanliness & natural beauty - nature & civilization working together. The day weaves a visual tapestry of trees & vegetation, among which California Oaks, Olive trees, massive boulders, fern & wild flowers. The night orchestrates a rich symphony, conducting owls, crickets, & a wide variety of wild life. Sheltering it all, the sky will dazzle its gazer, weather allowing. It is best if you can avoid rush hours (7-9 am downward, 5-7pm upward) to drive down the Canyon. During these times, the 6 minute drive to Pacific coast Highway can turn into 20 minutes. There is public transit on PCH and a beach bus all year around down the canyon. Topanga is a small town within a large city; offering the best of both worlds, it shelters a spirited community in spectacular surroundings. It is my joy to share it with you. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Stove
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Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
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Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Parking
Hiking Trips
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had a very nice stay in Isabelle's cottage in Topanga Canyon. I would recommend to any lone person or a couple looking for a small, quiet place in the mountains. It's exactly like the photos, clean, and comfortable. I was not there a lot...More

Date of stay: May 2014
3  Thank MSkidmore
About the Owner
Isabelle C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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There is no long winding road that lead to the cottage, yet it is nestled in the Topanga woods amidst California Oak, olive, and pine trees. The neighborhood offers the best of all worlds: ocean, mountain and civilization; There are about 7 restaurants in towns including grill, fish, ethnic, spiritual, warm lively cafes and quaint boutiques, Farmer's Market, artistic venue, yoga/dance and performing arts studios. Don't miss a visit to 'The Inn of the Seventh Ray,' offering excellent Sunday brunches. You can also just sit for a cup of tea and a book or conversation. Very low key, yet breathtaking setting. The Canyon is strewn with stunning trails to hike or mountain bike. Should you long for beautiful beaches and surfing hotspots, the ocean will be calling you... 6 minutes away.
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