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Set in Nature Between Mountain & Ocean, & Within Minutes to Civilization

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On the edge of a lovely county road connecting to civilization

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Once the home of Mickey Rooney, this Topanga gem is wonderfully situated for gentle ocean breezes in a 'climate-perfect' area. 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 in between Malibu (15 minutes,) Pacific Palisades (10 minutes,) Santa Monica (15 minutes,) and the Valley (20 minutes.)

The property is surrounded by a lovely fenced yard, a growing orchard, an herb garden, and a vegetable garden, crowned by a gazebo with a swinging couch and garden chairs. The main entrance opens to a rock garden with a fountain. Facing it is the front porch with cushioned wicker chairs providing relaxation at any time of day or night.

The house features a high ceiling with exposed beams, bamboo floors, and sage color carpet in the bedroom harmonizing Nature and hOMe. The space is well designed and enlightened by a warm glow recessed lighting system on a dimmer that creates even more special moments of relaxation. It has an eclectic feel with flavors of Asia, India, Africa and France, inviting simplicity and serenity.

It is proudly erected on a rugged canyon terrain, yet comfortable with amenities of modern life. High tech kitchen with country accents (see detail below,) central heating system, shower/bath, fireplace, home theater with DVD player, surround sound, wireless FIOS Internet. I am also happy to accommodate infants and toddlers, with a portable crib, high chair, car seat, rocking horse, oversize plush animals, foldable play tent and tunnel, books and other toys.

You walk into a warm open space featuring various environments that blend harmoniously into each other: Living room facing the fireplace and a pull down home theater screen. On the left is the dining area overlooking the herb and vegetable garden, growing orchard and gazebo.

From the dining area, you walk into the kitchen on the right. You should find everything you need there, and more: blender, food processor, bread machine, Fondue set, crepe maker, toaster, French press coffee maker, tea pots, electric kettle. Cookery is included. If you need anything else, just ask, I probably have it. The kitchen has two windows into the world of nature. It feels perched in the trees.

The kitchen door opens onto a red brick terrace, with two patio chairs and a small round table. There is a planter (with seasonal vine-type vegetables for your enjoyment) dividing the main house from the guest house. The kitchen has two windows into the world of nature. It feels perched in the trees.

There are four dining areas: the front porch is facing east, good for breakfast, while the red brick terrace is perfect for lunch time; the gazebo is pleasant in mid afternoon for tea or coffee break; if you prefer to stay inside, the dining area overlooks the herb and vegetable garden, the gazebo and beyond, up the hill.

The Master and Guest Bedrooms are on the right of the living room; across, is a full bathroom with a view from the shower and bathtub.

The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. The guest bedroom has 2 twin size beds configured in an L bracket. Both bedrooms are bright and temperate, each window with a stunning view of nature. The maximum occupancy of 4. High quality linen, towels, basic toiletries are all included.

You can expect cleanliness, quietness, beauty of the surroundings - nature and civilization working together.

The days weave a visual tapestry of trees and vegetation, including California Oaks, Olive trees, fern, massive boulders and wild flowers. The nights orchestrate a symphony of frogs and crickets, conducted by owls. A wide variety of wild life reclaims its territory beyond the wooden fence.

And sheltering it all, the light pollution free sky will often dazzle the stargazer.

This is a good place to take a break from the city and the busy-ness of life, where you can be quiet, secluded, and creative, and/or social, active and busy as you wish.

This is a well cared home and property. It gives me great pleasure to share them through HOMEAWAY/VRBO and I love to exceed my guests' expectations.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Property enclosed by a wooden gate within which all tenants are requested to remain. Canyon setting, children need to be supervised. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Facing South East, bright and airy, dimming lights...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 single size beds in an L-bracket...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are Feng Shui-ed, providing balanced energies, bright and airy. The guest bedroom has an extra foam mattress that can be used to sleep one more. All bedding is good quality and in hygienic anti-allergic, anti-parasite encasings...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Water energy balanced with earthy colored tiles and towels...moreless

  • Bathroom with a view.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Home theater, large pull down screen above the fireplace. Small DVD library available....moreless

  • Music Library:

    small library available...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sprawling canyon view with ocean breeze...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lots of good solar energy pouring onto the dining table overlooking the herb and vegetable garden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed FIOS...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    I can offer one load of laundry a week for tenancy over 30 days...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press coffee maker and Expresso machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Wide array covering your needs. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Earthy tones with bright accents through art and flower. Fresh and uplifting, good lighting...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    GE Profile, metallic, self cleaning for the serious cook: precision of a gas cooktop coupled with the evenness of an electric convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking and paper items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE Profile with bottom pullout freezer with ice-maker, lots of space...moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Profile, smooth cooking surface, gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    I can put you in contact with a local friend who can take you Kayaking...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Canyon setting, no manicure garden, small orchard, vegetable and herb garden...moreless

 

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3 night min stay
$220
$1,350 $3,995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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Location

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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
LAX
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Park
26 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Abuelita
128 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Topanga State Beach

Car: Necessary

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum: 'High quality theatre in a magical setting - Pack a box lunch and a bottle of wine and head over to enjoy the grounds before the 8:00 pm show. The setting is wonderful and the performances engaging.'

Getty Villa: 'This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.

Lake Shrine, a meditation garden surrounding the only coastal lake in the Los Angeles area. Swans glide peacefully against a spectacular backdrop reminiscent of many parts of the world, Lake Shrine welcomes visitors from all religions and nationalities. One of Los Angeles hidden treasures.

Walk, hike or bike the Santa Monica Mountains

Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon: 'The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu coastline and is home to a museum that explores the history of Malibu.'

El Matador Beach (Malibu)

Inn at the Seventh Ray (restaurant)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Born and raised in France, I am a linguist, love all languages and cultures. I practice yoga, hike, dance, write. I love the homes I have created for myself, enjoy maintaining them and am constantly beautifying them for myself and all who visit. In the process I have developed a network of professionals with personality, integrity and competence that I am happy to hire when needed. Although I can guarantee you complete privacy, I am usually around if you need anything and am quick to respond. As my guests, you might enjoy special details within my homes and property. It is a joy to share the beautiful surrounding I live in and lifestyle they afford. I Recently spent two months traveling through Nepal, India and Sri Lanka with my youngest daughter (booked a few nights in Jaipur, met a really cool host!!) Since I started hosting , I have enjoyed guests from various States and countries; the world coming to me in this way, and being part of Los Angeles where all cultures are represented, I feel I don't need to travel that much anymore. Hosting is a creative expression for me and I love to exceed my guests expectations.

Why the Owner Chose Topanga:
This is a unique property in that it is small yet well designed, with many different environments, both inside and outside. It is centrally located and easily accessible - no long winding canyon roads to contend with - completely surrounded by nature, and in the climate perfect part of the canyon. The house is modern with loads of vintage charm. It has the best of all worlds: canyon setting, yet close to the ocean; secluded, yet within minutes to civilization. It invites a healthy lifestyle in an eclectic community. The house is simple and tastefully designed.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When you walk through the gate, you are in a world of its own. There is a lovely fence all around. The gazebo with swinging couch and chairs, growing orchard, herb and organic vegetable garden expand the living experience. The main room features a home theater with surround sound. There are hikes right outside the door. The climate is temperate, with a gentle summer breeze.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • On the edge of a lovely county road connecting to civilization

    On the edge of a lovely county road connecting to civilization

  • Front porch, wind chiming through

    Front porch, wind chiming through

  • Eastside.  Morning sun, pull down blinds.

    Eastside. Morning sun, pull down blinds.

  • 6 drawers under bed to keep the room uncluttered

    6 drawers under bed to keep the room uncluttered

  • Master bedroom, Vanity area with closets

    Master bedroom, Vanity area with closets

  • Front Porch with morning sun

    Front Porch with morning sun

  • Fireplace, oriental accents.  Doors to bedrms on the right, Saraswati in between

    Fireplace, oriental accents. Doors to bedrms on the right, Saraswati in between

  • Living room flowing into dining room overlooking herb garden

    Living room flowing into dining room overlooking herb garden

  • Extra sitting/sleeping area, 7 ft long couch

    Extra sitting/sleeping area, 7 ft long couch

  • Modernity with pastoral accents

    Modernity with pastoral accents

  • Front gate leading to main house

    Front gate leading to main house

  • Guest room sleeps 2 in comfortable single beds

    Guest room sleeps 2 in comfortable single beds

  • Westside.  Closet draped with veil, pastoral chest of drawers

    Westside. Closet draped with veil, pastoral chest of drawers

  • Sunny Master Bedroom, queen size bed, writing area with a view of the mountain

    Sunny Master Bedroom, queen size bed, writing area with a view of the mountain

  • Queen size bed, artwork emerging from the right wall.

    Queen size bed, artwork emerging from the right wall.

  • Front door on the right opens to this warm ecclectic space

    Front door on the right opens to this warm ecclectic space

  • Home theater screen halfway down

    Home theater screen halfway down

  • Dining room facing herb garden, open kitchen on the right

    Dining room facing herb garden, open kitchen on the right

  • Well Appointed Kitchen opening to the back yard

    Well Appointed Kitchen opening to the back yard

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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