Private cabin with shower, kitchenette, refrigerator, toaster oven, all you need for cooking short of a BBQ which we offer with three Airstreams. 22 Miles as the crow flies from down town LA, 17 miles from LAX, feels like 100 miles from civilization, 15 minutes to To the beach, 30 minutes to Santa Monica, 15 to Calabasas. Private parking, beds for 2 adults & 1 infant. Borders on open space with hundreds of miles of hiking or mountain biking trails through State Parks and adjacent wild lands.
The Guest Cabin is the smallest livable space on the property but doesn't lack for amenities for the short stay by one or two people(perhaps a baby as we do have a Pack and Play for new parents). A shower, kitchenette, bathroom with a lavatory, a chest of drawers, a desk and a bed built into the hillside, framed by skylights, abundant light and a tile mosaic.
You are free to hike our 4 acres, there are wonderful places to explore, all in a short walk. There are over 70 oaks on the property as well as a dry(most of the year) creek bed, cliffs and hollows, stunning views from parts of the property and lots of trail access to the wilder parts of Topanga.
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When Gordon is not traveling the World as a documentary cameraman he is very available and loves to interact with guests. The family is very warm in general and welcoming otherwise with 2 kids, 5 and 8yrs. If you prefer to be left alone, one of the best reasons to be here is to enjoy the solitude. There are many ways to state your preferences, straight up is easiest for all, "I Prefer to be left alone" is all you need to say.
There are occasional sightings of at least 1 Mountain Lion in the general Topanga area, we don't have pets and haven't seen anything bigger than a Bobcat on our property but rumors and the abundance of Coyotes leaves us with a strict "No Pets" policy. We have a resident Gray Fox family with daily sightings in what is rumored to be the oldest vineyard in Topanga.
We are quiet for a reason, for those looking for a "Party Pad" this is not the place. Other than basic respect for you, your neighbors and environment there isn't allot of stress. We are, as all of Topanga, on septic which requires some consideration but that will be clear for you.
Smoking is Verboten! This is an area of EXTREME FIRE DANGER! If you absolutely have to smoke, smoke in your car, and carefully extinguish and pack out your butts in a sealed container with at least an inch of non flammable liquid, absolutely no incense, we have had damage from incense Any kind of burn damage or smoking inside the units will forfeit your security deposit as you will have not only caused damage, but you will have potentially imperiled yourselves and my whole community. I can tell you horror stories about the deadly wild fires less than a mile from here, but you really don't want to go there, trust me!
The abuse of AC has left us with no choice but to charge a use fee of $20 per day to help cover the electric bills and maintenance fees. You can decide if you really need it once you are here, based on conditions....
Get out and enjoy nature during the hottest times of the day, the beach is a great place to cool off when it gets really hot, the coaches cool down quickly when you do use the AC, so close the windows and do not run the AC when you are gone, I will pull the plug on your power for that act no matter how much you pay, based simply on an environmental ethic we should all share! More than 2 guests will incur additional charges. One last thing please do your dishes, we sanitize everything for you but I get hit with an additional $20-$40 cleaning fee when dirty dishes are left behind.